• Finance

    Searching for Funding

    This time of year marks the end of most academic years across the nation. Graduations are among us and thoughts of higher learning are at an all time high. What’s the first thing that comes to mind after knowing that college is next on the horizon?  How can I pay for it? How can I get a degree for free? How many grants and scholarships are out there? These are all common questions but it’s rare that people really know the answer to them. This article will discuss the misconception of Financial Aid applications, scholarships and give tips on how to make your individual search and process easier. FAFSA is…

  • Editorial

    Say No to Insecurity

    There’s been a lot of talk lately concerning self-love and freedom in connection to our hair, or the lack thereof.  There’s been even more action attached to our words– we’re going back to the natural state of our hair and cutting it all off or doing big chops–from celebrities to everyday women such as myself.  Of course, we know women have been “going natural” and rocking short cuts for a long time now. However, the intentional reason behind it, I believe, has peeked to a new level lately with rhyme and reason. I question if this refreshing breath of freedom is the recent birth of the understanding that we are…

  • Health

    Summer Fitness for a Summer Body

    What time is it?  It’s spring/summer time.  This is the time where we want to wear shorts, sundresses, sleeveless shirts and swimming suits.  Are you ready? If you aren’t, that is perfectly okay. You can start this journey any day of the week.  Now, let’s discuss how you can reach your goals as the weather warms up. Previously I gave tips on how we can workout at home or on the go.  What are some of the things we can do outside now that the weather is warming up?  There are sooo many options of things we can do for the first time or just very simple things that will…

  • Editorial

    3 Tips to Conference Confidence

    It’s that time of year that we are being inundated with advertisements for conference and retreats and it can be overwhelming to decide which is right for you. I mean, if you name a subject-any subject-there’s an expo, a conference, or a retreat for it, but the question that we have to ask ourselves is will it add value. As someone who loves to attend conferences (and host them), I have to think carefully about where my time and finances are best spent, and I bet the same is true for you. We don’t have time or money to waste so I’ve answered a few questions for you to consider…

  • Health

    Miscarriages: Facts & Faith

    Having a miscarriage can be a devastating event for a family unit, one that can lead to friction and separation. On the other hand, it can lead to closeness and perseverance to move forward and try again. Most commonly, when family units remain steadfast, one can move forward and have a normal, healthy pregnancy. It is only in 1% of cases that women will experience a concept called, recurrent pregnancy loss, a condition where one has two or more miscarriages. If you or a friend is in this 1%, there is hope! Let’s learn about miscarriages and recurrent pregnancy loss. The Facts Most miscarriages are by chance. There is nothing…

  • Feature

    50 Shades of Red: Just the Beginning

    Dee Lewis and Kentonna Smith are founders of 50 Shades of Red, Every Woman Has A Story. Dee was inspired watching Preachers of L.A. as she witnessed Myesha Chaney sharing on her ministry through her organization, Hiding Behind the Lipstick. In that moment the title came to Dee, 50 Shades of Red, Every Woman Has A Story. The next morning Dee did a little research and found out there were indeed 50 shades of red. She shared this idea with her friend Kentonna and from their they took off. Dee and Kentonna became friends through Dee’s sister. Dee and Kentonna grew close by working together in ministry. From their, the…

  • Cover Story

    Lisa Page Brooks & Tasha Page Lockhart on Relationship Values

    When it comes to a relationship between a mother and daughter some relationships thrive and flourish while others suffocate and crumble. The award winning gospel singers hailing from the city of Detroit, Michigan have definitely had their share of highs and lows. Lisa Page-Brooks and Tasha Page-Lockhart have managed to maintain a loving and thriving relationship that is REAL. Don’t be fooled, the love they exemplify through social media and on stage they show to each other even more from day to day life. Many women may consider their mother or daughter friendly once adulthood comes into play for the child in the relationship but Lisa and Tasha give each…