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This Formerly Incarcerated Author/Publisher is Helping Other Imprisoned Women Tell Their Stories

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Dorothy ‘Serenity’ Hall By Roseann V. Warren Returning to some level of normalcy after incarceration is difficult, especially when the system is designed to perpetuate a disadvantaged state of living. Dorothy Hall, an Augusta, Georgia-based author, dispelled the stigma of being prescribed to poverty and crime when she discovered her calling to write and assist others in getting their stories…

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The Rebirth of Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert: From The Bottom Up

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Nicci Gilbert  By Mwabi Kaira Twenty four years ago, Detroit native Nichole “Nicci” Gilbert burst onto the music scene with her powerhouse vocals. She, Monica “Mimi” Doby, and Charmayne Maxena “Maxee” Maxwell were the founding members of Grammy-nominated Brownstone, the first group signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ Music record label. Brownstone had 2 successful albums that spawned the hits including…

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Finding A Way In Trump’s America Through MLK’s ‘Drum Major Instinct’

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Erickka Sy Savané via Essence.comWhen it became official that the Electoral College had voted for Donald Trump my stomach dropped. And it’s been dropping every day since. Unfortunately, no amount of protest has changed that. But during times like this, it’s the voices of the great leaders who have come before us that speak…

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Choose Who You Want To Be.

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Continue You can’t be both your old, limited self and your real SELF. It’s either one or the other, because the ONE replaces the other! So in each moment, you must choose. You have to #StayWoke enough to: Relax Say, ‘I am now fully present’ Feel the peaceful joy of that Smile And stay there, as HER #BeHerNow #NewEnergyNewLife #ThereIsNoOtherWay…

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No Mud. No Lotus.

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 Thich Nhat Hanh by GG of AllTheManyLayers.com   Each petal opens one by one. Flowers need dirt to grow. I started this blog because I needed a place where I could be messy and honest and real and disheveled. Because that’s who I really am and the complexity of life intrigues me. Because I was tired of trying so hard…

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CharyJay Reveals Her ‘Naked’ Hair!

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CharyJay writes:  Usually, my videos are focused on how to get super defined hairstyles and ends with a full face of makeup to complete the look in order to look FAB. Obviously there is nothing wrong with that, but as I was reflecting on a lot of my past style tutorials, I noticed there wasn’t one single video where I…

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