Posts in Inspirational Women
'Empathy and Eyebrows': Why Your Bounce-Back Game Needs to be on Point

Before she was known for her controversial antics on Bridezillas and her apperance on the first season of Marriage Boot Camp, Danni Starr was already a seasoned radio personality who'd been hustling in the industry since the age of 19. Like everyone else, she has a story to tell, and, man, is it a good one. 

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It's Pop Up Season

What better way to satiate your retail appetite and support up-and-coming small businesses than to visit and shop Pop-Up style. Spring has spring, and so has the new pop-up shop curated by Femme Fetal DC.

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When Chic Brides Brunch

Are you newly engaged and don't know where to start? Are you a bride-to-be ballin' on a budget? I spoke with Michelle from A4dable Events about her experience as a wedding and event planner, her upcoming event When Chic Brides Brunch, and why planning a wedding doesn't have to turn you into a Bridezilla.

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"The Woman Who Would Be King" comes to DC

 On March 25thThe Woman Who Would Be King is making its way from South Africa all the way to Washington, DC. This one woman fictional play is inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, who is known as one of the greatest women in history. In this play, the audience will be able to step into the shoes of a woman who strategically mastered her adversities to emerge as the first female ruler of ancient Egypt.

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Ladies in the Industry Conference

No two women are created alike, and it's our differences that will allow us to create our version of success in our lives. That was my major take-away after attending the Ladies in the Industry Networking Conference curated by Serene MGMT and held at the Sheraton in Silver Spring.

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10 Reasons Why Inclusion in the Arts is Vital

The calm after the awards season is here, and I had many thoughts on what I saw and did see during this time. And while Chance the Rapper won 3 Grammys without a label, and Moonlight won the Oscar for Best Picture, I still couldn't shake lasts year's #OscarsSoWhite sentiment. Not that this is new, but what we witnessed this years seemed to be a more concerted effort at inclusion than ever before which left me slightly conflicted yet hopeful.  Adele beat out Beyoncé, and Denzel didn't win for Lead Actor again, but we still had glimpses of a more fair and well rounded selection process.

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Rihanna to be awarded Humanitarian of the Year by the Harvard Foundation

Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty has sold more than 200 million records to date at the ripe-young age of 29. While she shows no signs of slowing down in her music career, the trajectory of her humanitarian efforts seem as brilliant as her musical accolades. This time she has been awarded "Humanitarian of the Year" by the prestigious Harvard Foundation. *blows blow horn Caribbean style*

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Missy says "I'm Better" with New Track and Video

If you know me at all, then you know how much I love Missy! I will never forget the first time I heard her, the first time I bumped her in my car, and how much I've marveled at her creativity, talent and ability to transform in front of our eyes. 

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Women's March

Yes, I attended the Women's March in Washington, DC this past weekend. Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I have been quiet lately, mostly due to personal things, the passing of my dear Grandfather, and other things that I shall keep to myself.

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Hidden Figures: A Story That Needed To Be Told

I had the honor of attending a special screening of the film Hidden Figures last night at the Regal Cinema Theater in D.C.'s Chinatown.  It's the true story of 3 African American female engineers and mathematicians that each, in their own remarkable way carved their own place in history.

As this film is set to premier in theaters nationwide on January 6th, I won't spoil the details. What I gathered from this film was more pride than I ever thought imaginable.

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New Music from the Hamilton Mixtape and Robin Thicke

New Music Friday is Poppin'

New music Friday is poppin' this week.  From the ATCQ album, to new offerings from the Hamilton Mixtape and Robin Thicke we have another dope week of new music.

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New Music from Alicia Keys, HERE

HERE is the follow up to Alicia Keys' 2012 album Girl On Fire.  The much anticipated album is available now on Tidal, iTunes and Spotify.  With an 18-track offering, the album is reminiscent of old-school New York while feeling fresh.  With themes of empowerment, love, struggle and finding power in our difference, this album is right on time. Alicia Keys is a legend in her own right, so I am so happy to digest this album over the weekend. 

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In My Own Lane ft. Von Vargas, Carolyn Malachi and Japhia Life

Look at God.  I had the opportunity to cover the Press Play event in August, so I was more than pleased to attend this time around.  And I was not disappointed.  If you ever have the chance to attend an event at the Motor House, don't miss out--the space is gorgeous.

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TIDAL x 1015

You knew I was going to blog about it, but I will spare the nuts, bolts and fancy details to say this is more of a thank you letter. Sorry for the delay, but this will be in several parts. There were a lot of acts, and the show ran a glorious four and a half hours. I may not mention every performance, but I will say I think this is sort of what it must feel like to go to a big music awards show. Shoutout to Angie Martinez for keeping the flow going between performances and giving us valuable reminders about the importance of education and how a good teacher can change the lives of their students for years to come.

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Finally Magnificent

At 15, I had no idea that I had my whole life ahead of me. It's bittersweet to think that those memories of the hours I spent in the gym are still so vivid.

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