You MATTER: 5 Ways to Feel More WORTHY

When my boo Oprah Winfrey’s talk show on ABC ended, she reflected on what she had observed after interviewing women, men, and children from all walks of life, all ages, and with all different issues that impacted their lives. She found a common thread. It is the same thread I have found in my own […]

15 Empowering & Soulful Life Lessons to Live By in 2015

For me 2014, broke my heart…open and cracked my soul into being. It was challenging. It was a struggle. There were tears. There were questions. There were prayers. There was confusion. There was war within the battle of being who I thought I was to realizing that who I am becoming required me to change. […]

How to Stop Feeling Like “You Are Not Enough”

Every woman on this planet has felt that feeling deep down in her body. The “I am not enough. I am not adequate. I am not good enough. I am not smart enough. I am not talented enough. I am not skinny enough. I am not pretty enough, I am not as organized as her…so […]

We Have Evolved, But Still Have A Long Way to Go: The Civil Rights Movement & Lee Daniels’ The Butler

It couldn’t have been more perfect timing, the premiering of Lee Daniel’s The Butler and the 50thAnniversary of The March on Washington. Both come at a time when it is evident that Black America is still facing racial inequality. With the outcry of the most recent injustices still plaguing Black America one can only reflect […]

15 Quotes by Confident, Successful Black Women

When you’re down and out, not feeling too hot about yourself where do you draw your inspiration from? I like to think that I live a pretty balanced life for the most part. But every once in a while I have to break out my “Self-Motivation Journal of Quotes” to get me fist pumping my […]

OWN to premiere Dark Girls & Candid Talk on African American Actresses in Hollywood

Real Talk: All this programming is exciting, but why can’t we have programming like this all the time? On  Sunday, June 23, Oprah will premier Bill Duke’s much see documentary, Dark Girls.  “Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color particularly dark-skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.”  The film looks at […]

5 Rules to Live By on Your Pursuit of Happiness & Fabulousness

Ever feel like you still haven’t made it quite yet? Like you haven’t got to the life you dreamed of as a little girl. Well, guess what? I haven’t made it there yet. I am certain of that. But, as we make our way there we should do it with style, class, and grace. Of course, […]

6 Secrets of Successful Women of Color

“Success leaves clues.” –Tony Robbins There are some women we look at in awe! That is for a reason. Success takes hard work, dedication, and focus. But, women of color also have their own secrets that lend to their success that allow them to break barriers beyond racial and sexual stereotypes that may say otherwise. […]