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FOCUSED AND FEARLESS BRUNCH

The books are officially closed on another Focused and Fearless Brunch.  Thank you to everyone that supported the event. Whether you purchased a ticket, shared it on your page or simply told someone about it, Thank you!  I would also like to thank the phenomenal guest authors, Dr. Carleah East, Stephanie A. Wynn, Lisa McClendon, and Monica Rhodes.  The staff at the Birchwood were amazing. Their service was A1.  The food was fresh and delicious. I left inspired and understanding just how important it is to share your story. Never…

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Beauty Entertainment Entreprenuership 

4th Annual The FabulouslyUnique Natural Hair and Beauty Expo (FABU)

The FabulouslyUnique Natural Hair and Beauty Expo (FABU)  was nothing short of amazing. Presented by Alikay Naturals and held at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Florida Center.  In its fourth year, the Expo is the love project of Rochelle Graham-Campbell, CEO and Founder of Alikay Naturals  and Creator of the L.O.C. Method.  With the chief goal being to “empower, educate and encourage” owners and consumers of hair, skin, and health/wellness brands. This year’s FABU Expo featured information packed workshops such as: Loving My Hair With Style the Natural Way, Mommy and Me…

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The, Carters, Beyonce, Jayz Entertainment Music 

The Carters OTR II Concert

The Carters “On The Run II ”  concert was everything. Although, I would not expect anything less from two of the hardest working professionals in the entertainment industry.   I hesitated to purchase my ticket because the Camping World Stadium I knew it was an outdoor venue. It’s Florida, so its not a matter of,  if its going to rain, but instead when. Sure enough, it rained all the way up until I arrived in Orlando. No worries though, I had my poncho on hand just in case.  It all…

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Beauty Entertainment Entreprenuership 

Chernique: The Sweet Smell of Success

Chernique is very much indeed the sweet smell of success. In a male dominated fragrance industry, female owned brands have found their voice and are making their presence known. In fact, according to Nielsen, in 2017 alone, black consumers spent 151 million dollars on women fragrances. Inspired by love of fragrance Chernique developed her signature scent bearing the same name. According to her, its the perfect fragrance that will change your mood, give you confidence or transport you to a desired place and time.  Find out more about her fabulous company…

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Entertainment 

Will You Watch? Widows

Listen, I have been itching for a flick on the  level of “Set Off” and baby I think “Widows” is it.  Honey, Viola Davis can act no wrong in my book.   Widows, a female led action thriller directed  by Steve McQueen, features (Oscar® winner Viola Davis), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki) and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) as they fight their way into a new life after their husbands in their death left behind debt, destruction and despair. The movie does not appear to be short on drama or action.  I’m…

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Beauty Entertainment 

Will You Watch? Netflix’s Nappily Ever After

As a card carrying member of the curly girl crew, I am here for Netflix’s Nappily Ever After an adaption of  Trisha Thomas best selling novel with the same title.   It stars  Sanaa Lathan adjusting to her new found sense of self acceptance after shaving her head bald. It’s a journey I’m sure that many women are familiar with. The decision to go natural isn’t always an easy one.  One would think that embracing what naturally grows out of your head wouldn’t be a big deal, but in the world…

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Darlyng, and, company, baby, products Entertainment Entreprenuership 

Babies Are Big Business: Darlyng & Co.

Babies are big business. According to BabyMed, the baby-product industry generates $23 billion in sales each year. Darlyng & Co is here to let the world know they have a firm seat at that table and are looking to enlarge their territory.  Imagine having a child to start teething early, but aren’t able to hold a teething ring to help soothe their gums. That perfect storm is what birthed Darlyng & Co. Unable to locate a suitable product for their child, the couple got to work and developed what is…

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Entertainment 

Will You Watch? Tyler Perry’s Nobody’s Fool

Looks like another gut buster from Tyler Perry Studios, absent Madea and crew! Nobody’s Fool starring  Whoppi Goldberg, Tika Sumpter and Tiffany Haddish looks like the perfect recipe for a good time at the movies.  Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) is newly released from prison and is quickly recruited to assist her ultra successful sister Danica (Tika Sumpter) in tracking down the dude that “cat fished” her.   The movie does not appear to be short on laughs.  Like them or love them, Tyler Perry does know how to bring the funny with…

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Krowns, Kontours, Krystal Entertainment Entreprenuership 

Working the Dream: Krowns And Kontours

Krowns And Konturs is the dream of  Krystal Spaulding and she’s working it. After graduating early and having the smarts to attend any college or university, she decided to follow her dream of becoming a business owner instead.  After attending Pinellas Technical College and majoring in cosmetology her journey began.  The future looks bright for this young lady, read more about her from our interview.  JM: Tell me a little bit about your business. KK: Krowns And Kontours is a beauty studio that provides many hair styling services as well…

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Hair, Weave, Beauty, Female, Entrepreuer Beauty Entertainment Entreprenuership 

Sarah Black: The Weave Whisperer and Owner of Locks of Luxury

Sarah Black is truly a sister about her coin!  I affectionately call her the “Weave Whisperer” because she is so knowledgeable about the hair weave industry.  Locks of Luxury is a premium Virgin hair company that provides high quality hair at an affordable price.  It’s also  company that is very passionate about providing excellent products, coupled with exceptional customer service, so that their customers have a positive experience anytime they interact with Locks of Luxury.  The company serves women of all ethnicities, because hair is a universal language so they don’t…

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