Archive of ‘Culture’ category

The Pursuit of Inches

I spent the early years of my career as a social worker. I did everything from working at an alternative school to doing family reunification therapy for children who were formerly wards of the state. Though I no longer practice social work my passion has always been for youth and more specifically young women. I […]

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Mourning Maya

photo source There have been many personalities to “pass on” but never have I felt a loss as deep as when I opened my email to discover that Maya Angelou was no longer of this earth. No more newly knitted words crafted from the woman who exclaimed ” Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. […]

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Desiree Rogers lands new gig as CEO of Johnson Publishing

Desiree Rogers, the former White House social secretary has landed on her feet just fine as CEO of the Johnson Publishing Company. As CEO, Rogers will be accountable for the day to day operations of the company. Johnson publishing is the powerhouse behind longtime African-American favorite magazines Ebony and Jet. I personally think this a […]

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The Sweeter the Juice

by Lisa I know many people who feel very strongly about white or red wines. I am a certified wine snob (at least in my mind) and as such, my preference runs to GOOD wine, versus a particular type of libation. In spite of my openness to either red, or white, I do tend to […]

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Mary J Blige The Queen of Hip Hop Soul and MUCH More

by Lisa We all know and love Mary J Blige as the queen of hip hop soul, but what you may not have been aware of is that Queen Mary is also head of her own non-profit Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc (FFAWN). The focus of this organization is to empower, uplift […]

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Spring Wine Festivals in MD

by Lisa Spring has almost sprung- and if you didn’t get the memo, you will need to set your clock forward by an hour on Saturday, March 13th. With the increase in temperature comes sandals, sundresses, and one of my favorite spring activities- wine festivals! The Maryland area boasts close to 40 different wineries, and […]

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Icons in Black History

by Lisa Well, Black history month is drawing to a close, and I thought it would be fitting to pay tribute to many of the icons (both past and present!) in fashion, beauty, and fabulousness who have undoubtedly played a key role in many of the trends we see today. There’s no rhyme, nor reason, to […]

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