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“I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.”- Serena Williams' MESSage

Serena Williams’ MESSage was loud and clear at the U. S. open final.  For many of us, this match was a ball of emotion no matter what side you were rooting for.  Among recent controversy, Serena has been using more than her tennis moves to make waves, but her words have been on the forefront from combating body shaming and the policing of women’s bodies to standing up against the sexist inequalities so commonly found in the sport of tennis.  

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Black women’s equal pay day: Aug. 7, 2018

Black women’s equal pay day:Pay me like you pay him! According to social media, black women are shinning right now. They’re launching businesses and climbing up corporate ladders everywhere. Let them tell it and they’ve BEEN shinning since the beginning of time. Shea butter wearing, melanin popping women have always been giving that black girl magic. Even though they might be making major moves in these internet streets, their pockets aren’t reflecting that shine at all.“Nationally, black women working in full time, year-round positions make 63 cents to each dollar earned by a white man.”-Vox Media Inc. It’s 2018 and black women are still getting the short end of the stick and most don’t even realize it. This year, on...

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Confessions of an Entrepreneur: 7/30/18

I’m at a weird growth place in my business... I have not accepted where I am in my business or my success. I am stuck in the place where I nickel and dime, do things with a discount because I think I have to, cut corners and not do things officially because this is how I hustled in my business for so long. Today I had a speaking engagement in New York City. I live in Baltimore and I freely take vending and speaking engagements in New York. I woke up this morning feeling like I didn’t want to go. I just went to the Jay and Bey concert, I was tired and have a lot of personal home issues...

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7 days to Essence Music Fest

7 days before Essence Music Fest.... 1. The coils on my machine don’t fit my bottles (too tight)...2. I might be charged $800 on way to move the machine from the truck into the Convention Center. (One way!... thats $1600 brush to move it a couple hundred feet)3. I have 0 bottles. They are coming from overseas and haven’t arrived.4. Trying to wrap my head around driving 20 hours in a 20’ truck to NOLA.5. We have no shirts ready.6. Just got thrown a monkey wrench and have to go to NYC for a business opportunity. This is the life of an entrepreneur. I have 7 days TO FIGURE SHIT OUT! So last year I attended Essence Music Fest. The...

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Father's Day

 A Father, living in [Baltimore]: An inner city. Home to countless Black men struggling to cultivate their beautiful seedlings in a garden of dilapidated dwellings and rubble; spanned across miles of intricate city blocks. Yet, there is splendor here – within these walls, these Baltimore city limits.

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