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Is Fitness a Goal This Summer? Here’s 7 Myths That Keep You From Reaching Your Ideal Body.

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By Michelby Coco-Whitehead There’s nothing like your favorite pair of jeans ripping in the thigh area to let you know it’s time to back away from the table and bust a sweat in the gym. If you’re serious about shedding pounds, you’ve got to be able to distinguish fitness facts from fiction. This is where Dani Taylor comes in. Continue…

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24 Shades of Business: A Coloring Book for the Black Entrepreneur’s Soul

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Book illustration by Shakira Rivers By Michelby Coco-Whitehead As a single 30-something with no children, I sometimes feel like I’m in my second childhood. I still watch cartoons and collect baby dolls that exude black girl magic with absolutely no shame. But coloring has never excited me as a kid, and it didn’t appeal to me in adulthood when my…

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Everything You Need to Know About PR From Publicist Deidre Palode

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Deidre Palode By Michelby Coco Whitehead A publicist’s job is quite fascinating, especially as it relates to the beauty industry. From your favorite hair care commercials and even the infamous Dove and Shea Moisture ads that made consumers of color say “Girl, bye!” you can bet your good wig that a publicist was involved somewhere in the process. Having a…

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Therapist Vladimire Calixte Discusses The Horrors of “Gaslighting” In Relationships

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Vladimire Calixte By Michelby Coco Whitehead When I was in high school, I didn’t see the hype about the Lifetime channel. Every Saturday afternoon the women in my family would be glued to the television watching what I thought was a bunch of cliché’ drama between a female protagonist and her insane male love interest. At 16-years-old, I thought it…

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7 Must-See Moments from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards Luncheon!

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  Tess Thompson, Lena Waithe, Tiffany Haddish, Danai Gurira By Michelby Coco Whitehead Have you ever taken a deep breath and thought to yourself, “God, I love being a Black Woman in 2018?!” From Amara La Negra to the women of Wakanda, and Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated A Wrinkle In Time film, being a sister is lit! And this year’s…

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When The Family Claps Back: Zeola Gaye & Rain Pryor Dispel Quincy Jones’s Rumors

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Rain Pryor & Zeola Gaye  By Michelby Coco Whitehead Quincy Jones’s interview with Vulture has been a doozy in every way imaginable. While the interview did provide great commentary on what he thinks about today’s music industry and his relationship with Ivanka Trump, it also spilled some messy tea that has left a lot of people pissed off. Continue The…

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Is Public Speaking Your Thing? Here’s 5 Ways to Win at the Podium Like Mother Maxine…

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters By Michelby Coco Whitehead Hands down Congresswoman Maxine Waters is the most adored woman in modern politics. CNN’s Angela Rye refers to her as her mentor, and when Mother Maxine delivers a speech, the people sit up and pay attention—haters and fans alike. When you’ve got the gift of gab, you have influence and the ability to…

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