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Black Issues Social Commentary

Why Black Women Feel So Disrespected + Unprotected (Unpopular Opinion) 🤦🏾‍♀️🙇🏾‍♀️

In the last few years alone, Black women have made history, topping lists as the most-educated1, fastest growing entrepreneurial group2, and having some of the highest voter turnout rates in the U.S.3 We’ve been essential workers long before the phrase was coined and have been on the front lines fighting injustice. Oddly enough, no matter […]

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books

‘Americanah’: A Novel of Race, Love, and Identity #booksblogsandbubbly🍾 {Video Review}

Synopsis Americanah (2013), “a novel of race, love and identity” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (whose TED talk on Feminism was sampled in Beyonce’s 2014 Flawless) follows the life of Ifemelu (main) who has departed her native Nigeria to pursue education in the States, leaving behind her family, friends, and America-obsessed boyfriend. While in the U.S., […]

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Uncategorized

3 Things We Can All Do To Help During the CoronaVirus Pandemic

It’s safe to say that nothing quite threw a wrench in our plans to make 2020 our year quite like the Coronavirus. Travel plans have halted, college courses have been re-routed to an online format, and let’s not get started with dating. While we find solace in humor during these troubling times, it’s certainly not […]

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Fashion fashion tips Personal Styling

4 Types of Earrings Every Woman Should Own 💎🎀

..from work to play, there’s hardly an occasion for which earrings are unsuitable.

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Fashion OOTN

How To Mix and Match Patterns like a True Fashionista (My Most-Liked Instagram Post)🤳🏾❤

Mixing and matching patterns is something I’ve wanted to do more of in terms of fashion, lately. While it’s not rocket science, it does, however, require a certain level of je ne sais quoi. There’s no one size fits all, textbook answer to playing with patterns, but you can run the risk of looking (and […]

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Reflections Things to Do

3 Things I Did for the First Time in 2019! ✔💪🏾

Whew, chile. 2019 definitely wasn’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re reading this post, it means you made it through. Thank God. While 2019 was far from my favorite year on record, I still managed to make a few great memories by stepping outside my comfort zone and doing things that the constraints […]

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Fashion Philly

Philly Streetwear Brand MILANO DI ROUGE’s 7th Anniversary Fashion Show + Holiday Party #Recap

MILANO DI ROUGE is a luxury streetwear brand based out of Philadelphia, whose garments are beloved by many. Its supporters include loyal Philly-natives, socialites and celebrities such as Meek Mill, Rick Ross, and Cardi B., to name a few. To celebrate its seventh year in business, Milano hosted a fashion show in December and alas, […]

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Social Media

3 Ways Small Influencers Can Attract Brands on Social Media and IRL 🤳🏾

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own* The term influencer gets thrown around an awful lot these days, perhaps even too much for our liking. Social media has made influencing out to be a members-only club where only those with an excess of 10k followers are granted access. While the […]

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Philly Reflections

Finding Myself Again after Losing My Job..😢💔💪🏾

Just one week into a promotion at work, I received the shock of my life. Hahnemann University Hospital will be closing on September 6, 2019. This announcement sparked instant tears in the packed auditorium and soon enough it would make headlines across the country. The place where I’d spent pretty much all of my twenties, […]

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Philly Things to Do

Sistahs in Business Expo| Philadelphia|2019 Recap👭🏾👭🏿

Last weekend, I attended the 2nd Annual Sistahs in Business Expo here in Philadelphia. The day-long event featured a marketplace to shop from 100 unique vendors, 2 power packed panels of business owners who shared their success stories, and keynote speakers Activist Tamika D. Mallory and serial entrepreneur and reality T.V. star Yandy Smith-Harris. With […]