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December 10, 2018

This particular blog is for big girls and boys; and like a shot of Hennessy - it will sting a bit. This will not be my usual “you’ve got everything you need to thrive living in and on purpose” content. We’ll get back to that, but for now ... this one. I recently read the Bloomberg article "Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Costs" and was immediately disgusted. Yes, disgust is the most accurate representation of my thoughts after reading. 

As a domestic and sexual assault thriver, the fundamental question I’ve been perplexed with since my first abusive experience is, "Why is the female body always up for...

August 27, 2016

The mind fascinates me. Depending on your primary side of the brain you’re either creative or analytical. Of course, there are variances, and it’s a lot more complicated than creative or analytical, but that’s beyond the scope of this article. Every once in while you meet those who have mastered both and flow seamlessly between the two, much to the benefit of those directly and indirectly affected by their God-given greatness. Carla Harris is one of those masters. She is the highest ranking black woman on Wall Street, and you may already know she is the Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and is the Senior Client Advisor at Morgan...

June 22, 2016

“My sound is soul music that interprets what the mouth is incapable of expressing."

Chrisette Michele is no stranger to the industry. The Grammy-award winning artist with hits like Ashton Martin, A Couple of Forever, and Golden celebrates 10 years in the music industry with her 5th studio album “Milestone”. The album is a love story of breakup and reconciliation. Chrisette graced the scene and took the world by storm - a melodic storm that is. Her voice speaks a language only your soul can truly comprehend. However, the music she loves is also what nearly cost her her soulmate. The business of music caused a rift and the journey b...

 

Single parents and their kids can flourish, and there are plenty of examples to prove it. I invited my friend Alechia Reese to attend the screening who’s an awesome single mother and who could relate with Wanda Durant’s struggles. Seeing all of these success stories and many more unfold before my eyes is proof that single parenthood is not only manageable, but an incredible gift that allows others to shape their kids into a wonderful human being.

 

Raising children is no easy feat. Doing so alone with the mounting pressures of being the sole provider, under daunting statistics with even scarier unknowns, Wanda Durant decided early...

April 20, 2016

 

My mom has always said mentors keep the world spinning. I always thought it was because it’s on a big stick, but she’s right about most things so I’ll believe her. On Friday, April 1, 2016 as the youngest girl in the room I watched CURLS, natural hair care brands, launch its empowerment campaign for women and girls to take control of their destinies with “CURLS Girls Rule The World!”

 

Over 150 attendees at the Empowering Entrepreneur Luncheon, we were joined by mentors like Nicole Ari Parker, of Fox's Rosewood; Brandi Harvey, Executive Director of Steve & Marjorie Harvey's Foundation; and Tracy Wilson Mourning, Founder of Honey S...

September 25, 2015

Music … my first love & lost. A lost I was unsure I’d ever fully recover, but September 21st, Monday night in Atlanta, GA in a listening session for Avery Wilson hosted by Sean Garrett, singer, songwriter & producer of hits for artists like Beyoncé, Usher, Chris Brown & Fergie, I found my lover once again. I must admit the saddest part about my first love lost is he didn’t leave willingly. Somewhere along the way we shifted from purchased to pirated music and my lover took the brunt of the backlash. Ever heard the saying, "Cash rules everything around me?" Well whether we like to believe it or not in the music industry it does. T...

May 19, 2015

“He who gets behind in a race will forever remain behind or run faster.”

 

 

Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur Summit is the catalyst to aid in running faster! The conference began unlike any other and focused on properly equipping attendees with the background knowledge, skills and tools needed to advance from A to B. Your tools are insufficient if not used for the proper job. A screw driver can’t hammer a nail and hammer can’t sand wood. No matter your skill-set you’ve been given a bag of tools and it’s up to you to use them properly and wisely.

 

“How do I achieve success and reach those I need to connect with?” Everyone has asked t...

April 1, 2015

 

To say Black Girls Rock is in no way saying other girls don't. But, other girls have always been very aware of their history, their roots and how they've contributed to civilization. See other girls historically have been celebrated and lauded for their beauty while the little black girl was mocked, raped, objectified and taught to fight and hate the image staring back at her. Little black girls young and old didn’t always get a chance to study and celebrate their history and learn of their royal lineage. She many times is unaware that her rich history began well before America’s enslavement of her people. So, yes Black Girls Ro...

March 18, 2015

 

In Miami, FL I sat down with Lauryn Williams, University of Miami Hall of Famer and 4-Time Olympic Champion to discuss her defining moment. A simple decision to focus on opportunities and not obstacles carved a path for Williams that to date no other person has tread. Her predominate thought? Focus on your opportunities and not on your obstacles. And when a door opens RUN through it! No matter how awesome the idea of anything sounds if you don’t get up and get out into what it is you say you want you will not see results.

 

At an early age Williams took her education and learning into her own hands and took ownership of what she’d...

March 12, 2015

That sounds crazy right? I know! I’ll be the first to admit, but this truth is evident in the success achieved by Leanne Fremar, Senior Vice President and Executive Creative Director of Under Armour Women. So, how’s it possible? Can one simple decision truly help you get exactly what you want in life? You’ll find the answer is even simpler than the actual question. It’s all a matter of choice. Choice is the single most powerful asset on the planet. Choice makes all the difference and once you have made a choice that simple decision will help ensure you get exactly what you desire. There is true power in simply making a decision a...

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