Island Pride – Tessanne Wins The Voice!

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  I’m not usually one for reality show singing competitions, but two main factors can suck me into any kind of television programming. #1 – show me a competitor with true, raw, undeniable talent and #2 – let me know that someone on the show is from the Caribbean and is proud to represent our […]

What Beyoncé’s New Album Release Taught Me

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In case you took a social media break over the weekend and missed the explosion, Beyoncé released a new album when absolutely nobody was expecting it. 17 songs. 14 videos. And all she did was post a sneak preview video on Instagram and say “surprise!” She sold 450,000+ in the first day. Her latest release […]

How To Live A Life More Like Nelson Mandela’s

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  On December 5, 2013, the world lost Nelson Mandela. At age 95, he had lived an incredibly full life and news of his ailing dominated headlines this year, so hearing that Mandela had passed made me feel a strange mixture of sadness and acceptance. As Bishop Desmond Tutu expressed, “we are relieved that his […]

Scandal! Creating an Olivia Pope Wardrobe For Plus Size Gladiators

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Scandal is one of the hottest shows on television right now, and if you’re not watching just know that you’re being excluded from passionate conversations and pertinent pop cultural information on a weekly basis. It happened to me and I had to catch up real quick to stay current. Every Thursday night, that is ALL […]

The Queen Latifah COVERGIRL Black Girls Rock 2013! Beauty Product Breakdown By Sam Fine!

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Last night I was sponsored by my friends at COVERGIRL, to host their official Black Girls Rock! #EasyBreezyQueen  Twitter party! We discussed beauty and music and fashion, and my friend Sam Fine (@SamFineBeauty) broke down the beauty trends and top products, in his official role as COVERGIRL Beauty Ambassador! I specifically had to press Sam on ALL […]

Black Girls Rock 2013! Was All About Beauty And Inspiration

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This post is sponsored by COVERGIRL!  Last night BET aired the annual Black Girls Rock! awards and I was SO thoroughly entertained and inspired. I’m so taken with Beverly Bond’s creation. Her organization goes so much further beyond glitz and glamour. It’s about reaching back and lifting up our sisters, it’s about recognizing our accomplishments […]

Tweet With Me, Sam Fine and COVERGIRL during Our Black Girls Rock! Twitter Party!

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Every year, the Black Girls Rock! award show is one of the coolest events on television. The brilliant Beverly Bond created an unstoppable movement, intended to inspire and uplift black women and thanks to BET, the revolution is televised! Every year, Black Girls Rock! is like a who’s who of cool women of color, all […]