Style: a manner of doing something
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Jessica Williams’ Irregular Exposure Fashion Academy Brunch was Everythang!

Last Sunday, I attended fashion designer Jessica Williams of Irregular Exposure‘s Fashion Academy Brunch and it was everythang. I love to see a young sista do her thang. Jessica is from Baltimore and has built a fashion empire that makes over six figures. On the first stop of the Irregular Exposure Fashion Academy Brunch Tour in Greenbelt, Maryland, I sat with…


Mag Snapshot: The Marley Family Reunites For ‘GQStyle’ Spread

Reggae music’s first family reunited for a new spread with GQStyle. In the issue The Marley fam are clad in designer threads and open up about their roles in the family, and their various business ventures and interests. Anything I do is for Marley. That’s what I wake up for, to help build this empire that I promised my parents…

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Ameriie Returns After a Lengthy Hiatus With ‘Drive’

It felt so good to hear Ameriie on the radio last week, I enjoyed her interview with the Breakfast Club. Ameriie returns to music with a fresh EP. Drive is your new summer soundtrack. The EP is filled with rich melodies, a funky synths, and warm sounds. Take a listen below.

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Listen Now: Miles Davis, “Maiysha” (Robert Glasper & Erykah Badu Remix)

Following the release of the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead, Jazz pianist Robert Glasper returns with a reworked number for a Davis tribute album entitled, Everything’s Beautiful. Glasper commissions Muva Erykah Badu for a remix of Davis’ mid-70s trumpet solo “Maiysha.” Glasper recently told Rolling Stone that the collaboration and recreation with Badu came about naturally. I think Miles would’ve loved…


Watch Now: Lee Daniels Debuts the Trailer for New Fox Series ‘Star’

Gah! Another super dramatic series from Lee Daniels is on the way to a television near you. Following the success of Empire, Lee Daniels is bringing another music-themed scripted series to Fox. Star centers around a girl group formed in Atlanta and the highs and lows attached to navigating the music business.Queen Latifah is set to star in the new Fox drama…

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Mag Snaphshot: Bazaar & Chanel Iman’s Prince Tribute Covers

  Shout out to Harper’s Bazaar Serbia for its fab remembrance of Prince with four tribute covers for their June 2016 issue. Supermodel Chanel Iman as styled by Kisha Jones and shot by Joshua Jordan, Iman is featured in looks that recall the iconic singer with labels including Phillip Plein, Sacai and Dolce & Gabbanna among others. Learn more about the issue…


Grace: the free and unmerited favor of God
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Inspired by Beyoncé: What to do when life hands you lemons

  The truth is that life is hard. You can dream chase, you can love hard, you can grow into your best self and sometimes it’s still not enough. Life is in the business of handing out lemons. It’s what you do with the lemons that showcases your strength and resistance. And yes, we all can be as strong as…

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The Truth about Dream Chasing

My mother, who is also my best friend, put me in the worst mood last Friday. She barked at me for not telling her my car insurance payment was overdue. I’m like, what’s the big deal? My car is in Baltimore and I’m in Los Angeles. My only transportation is BMW – bus, metro, walking. I bought Shawna (my 1998…

Spiritual Growth Ain’t Pretty

Spiritual Growth Ain’t Pretty

You know, some people want change but don’t want to actually change. Some people want God to place them in high places but can’t handle where they are currently. Some don’t understand that in order to get where you want to go, you first have to become the person God wants you to be. If you aren’t changing, you aren’t…

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Does Hip-Hop Dismiss Jesus?

I was on Facebook and a video of rapper Ghostface Killah speaking about God’s blessings appeared on my timeline. Ghostface spoke very clearly about God’s miracles and blessings in a message to the youth, saying, “…that’s not a miracle to you? For you to wake up and still be breathing every day? Every disappointment is a blessing. God will test…


God’s Daughter

Non-believers don’t understand the power of God, they only see the natural. They don’t see God’s supernatural and how it can change one’s entire life. When people see that you are hard pressed from every side, they truly believe you will break under pressure. They can’t fathom that you have a higher power breathing in your direction. When you are…

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Plot Twist: When God Upgrades Your Dreams

We can plan how we want our lives to go. We can create vision boards, timelines, and work on our dreams. But God has a way of changing it all up. It’s really all about His plans for our lives. Ultimately, we should surrender to God’s will and let Him use us for His glory. But it’s totally easier said than…

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I’m not Lonely, I am being prepared

While listening to my R&B faves I realized Erykah Badu will have you feeling swaggy because you’ve got “Plenty”, Teedra Moses will keep you believing in love (despite dealing with fuccbois) and Jill Scott will make you get your sh*t together. Jilly from Philly will make you see that you are a seasoned, grown woman. Some women deny their age…


God is the God of Gaps

Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know. How is the second month of the new year treating you? Are you still excited about the new things God has promised you this year? Or has the new year’s luster dulled already? I am going to be…

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Anyone Wanna Buy a Heart?

  I recently tweeted, “Sometimes you gotta add “homie” to the end of your message for friend zone clarity. #pettywap.” True story, after someone called me an affectionate pet name via text, I replied to them with “homie.” I’m normally not petty but in this case I felt like I needed to regain control of the situation. I just won’t…

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How To Dodge Real Life Dementors

  Yes, I’m referencing Harry Potter. Because outside of Potter’s fictitious magical world, Dementors are real; and I dodge them like raindrops. Not a Harry Potter fan? Well a Dementor is a dark creature, considered one of the foulest to inhabit the world. Dementors feed upon human’s happiness, thus causing depression and despair to anyone they are around. In real…