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What to Wear to the 2014 Essence Music Festival

The Essence Music Festival takes place this weekend in New Orleans and it’s going to be hot, literally and figuratively. But don’t let the weather deter your style because I got you covered. Take some inspiration from my three outfits that serve two purposes: they’re fashionable and they’ll keep you cool. Get ready for all of the fun, food, and…

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Met Her At Coachella

Before Frank Ocean sung about Coachella, die-hard music fans have been attending this music and arts festival for the past ten years. The Coachella Music Festival has a desert setting (the city of Indio is a part of the California Desert), with daytime temperatures frequently rising to over 100 degrees. The festival enjoys little cloud cover or shade and then…

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The Lil’ Kim Guide to Sex and Love

The majority of Lil’ Kim’s lyrics went over my head when her debut album Hardcore dropped. The chorus was catchy on her “No Time” single and I thought her style was fresh in the “Crush On You” video. Who knew you could match your hair to your clothes? I was wearing a school uniform and pigtails when I wanted to…

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What Do Chimamanda Adichie and Pharrell Have In Common? A Single Story

I wasn’t going to write about the uproar of Pharrell’s new album cover, as I said my two cents on Twitter and Facebook. But while at the gym doing my HIIT workout on the treadmill and listening to the Roscoe Dash radio station on Pandora (don’t judge me, ratchet music is the best workout music), I listened to eight songs;…

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The Fabulous Life

No squares in my circle best shape I’ve been.”- Fabolous The past two years I went through a season in which I call the “purge.” God removed some people from my life who did more harm to me than good. These people were in my life for a season in which I learned the reason. When God started to work…

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#np I’m Prettier by Jill Scott

#NP I’m Prettier by Jill Scott Stress doesn’t look good on anyone and when I’m stressed out it shows. It shows up on my skin and then I get even more stressed out because my face is breaking out. In an effort to not let stress weigh me down I did plenty of things to relieve it. I smoked, I…