Come With Me to Black Girls Rock!

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I make a point of watching the annual celebration of amazingness that is Black Girls Rock every year on BET. My favorite actresses hanging out with my favorite singers, paying homage to incredible women who uplift and inspire on every level. Tributes to ladies who work hard every day, who are living legends, rock stars, […]

In Case You Need a New Copy of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings…

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There’s a reason why Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is the #1 best seller in American poetry on Amazon. This book has made an impact on so many. Since its release in 1970, it has changed lives, saved lives, inspired new writers to pick up a pen or a computer keyboard to […]

5 Reasons You Should Visit Jamaica

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Growing up in Trinidad, I believed that intra-Caribbean traveling wasn’t necessary.When you’re born and raised in a place with 80 degree weather, coconut trees and sandy beaches of its own and you’re the last of 5 kids, a “vacation” is a trip to someplace foreign and exotic like…New York. Or Los Angeles. Or Miami (all […]

Valentine’s Day Tips From an Old Married Couple

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Today is Valentime’s Valentine’s Day, and I do believe it will be the 16th that my husband and I have celebrated together. This year will be 13 years that we’ve been married. While that doesn’t necessarily make us an OLD married couple, it does mean that we’ve pretty much run the gamut of the kinds of […]

When Do You Feel Your Most Beautiful?

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Recently I did an interview with my dear friend Kristen Booker — if you’re not up on her blog, Fashion Style Beauty, VISIT NOW! She offers such a fresh, individual perspective on style and self care. Anyway! I really love her series, How She Does It and I was honored to be included. She asks […]

Happy Birthday, Bob Marley.

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I was born in Trinidad and raised on Bob Marley’s music. Back in 2010, I wrote this homage that still is so true: When I was a toddler, my dad spent time in Jamaica studying for a master’s degree. When he returned, he brought what seemed like Bob Marley’s entire record collection with him.Uprising. Natty Dread.Burnin’. Survival. Rastaman […]

New Year, New View – Realistic Resolutions to Improve Your Life

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It’s 2015 and I’m still getting used to it. The holidays whizzed by me in a blur and now here we are, in a brand new year filled with promise and opportunity. It’s the season for vision boards and resolutions, a chance to dust yourself off and try again. January 1 is a natural invitation […]