• Health

    Safe Fitness During Injuries

    Have you been consistent on your journey or just started your journey and injured yourself?  On June 3, 2018, I was sitting on my left leg in bed and from hip to toe fell asleep. I didn’t know it.  I get out of bed, take on step with my right foot and with my left foot, I step down and hear, pop, pop, pop.  As I look down my foot was on the side. Instead of stepping down on the bottom of my foot, I stepped down on the side of my foot, OUCH!!  I grabbed my foot, my blood pressure shot up, saw a few stars, took deep breaths…

  • Style

    A Girl’s Reality: Time & True Collection

    Our goal has always been to present fashion, style, and finesse with a low-cost flare. As a working mother and entrepreneur, I understand the budget crunches of home and LIFE. Always making sure your family is well provided for, but somehow always forgetting about yourself. And that is why we write with you in mind; the working women, the women of different shapes and sizes, women on a budget, and yet your desire is to be sophisticated and fashion forward. As I look back at the articles we have presented, the journey of fashion has taken you to thrift shop finds and how to put it all together, shopping in…

  • Beauty

    Back 2 Basics: Product Review

    Last year around this time I did a product wear test and review of a “waterproof” foundation that ended up having me look like a melted Hershey’s bar during my event. It was horrifying to say the least and I promised myself that it would never happen again. Fast forward to this past weekend and a few very hot and humid weekends before, I decided to give summer makeup another chance. I personally DO NOT prefer to wear makeup in the sweltering heat and humidity. Mostly because I  sweat like I have my own personal rain cloud following me. I have found a primer that can hold it’s own against…

  • Health

    Do You See the Signs?

    Suicide is a highly stigmatized topic, thus preventing much outward expression about it in families, churches, and communities. Because suicide rates are growing, especially in certain populations of people, it’s time to speak out! Let’s hit the high points related to suicide. The Facts: More than 40,000 people die by suicide each year in the U.S. Suicide rates have increased by 30% since 1999. Suicide can affect anyone, no matter the age, gender, or background. Suicide can be the result of a mental health condition, treated or untreated;  – such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, personality disorder, etc. Many times, the family and friends of those who die by suicide have…

  • Cover Story

    Johana Hernandez: Faith, Fashion & Oh So Fabulous!

    Celebrating our anniversary we wondered what woman embodied our motto to inspire our readers to be BOLD believers, BOLD dreamers and BOLD achievers. Johana Hernandez has taken on the fashion industry with grace, style and a dash of sass. She has done so without being ashamed of her faith and relationship with God. Needless to say, Johana was our choice and allow us to share why.  Johana is a California native, raised by both her father and mother. During her childhood she noticed that her mother was very involved in ministry at their local church while her father, at the time, was more supportive of activities outside of church. Johana…

  • Feature

    Javicia Leslie: The Sister to God’s Friend

    Imagine how easy it would be if we could communicate with God the way we communicate with our family, friends, and entertainers via social media. Well it looks like someone thought of that with this new series God Friended Me and Javicia Leslie was blessed to land a role on this promising series. Javicia plays the role of Ali Finer in the upcoming CBS series, God Friended Me, premiering Sunday, September 30th at 8pm et/pt . On the show she has her brother, Miles Finer, played by Brandon Michael Hall. Both Javicia and Brandon’s characters are children of Pastor Arthur Finer (Joe Morton) and Brandon’s character is an atheist sharing…

  • Editorial

    We Brag Different

    Do you journal? If not, you should definitely start. You can use a variety of formats in case you’re not a fan of the traditional pen and paper. Creating a new file on your desktop can help if your hand cramps easily and you’d rather type or there are also journal apps galore to help you find a format that you like best. Now that we’ve eradicated all of the excuses, let’s talk. Lately, I have been amazed by the number of prayers that God has answered on my behalf and the ministries that I lead. What makes the new opportunities even sweeter is the time I get to read…

  • Finance

    Fine with Fintech: An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Virtuality

    Technology has been changing our daily processes since the rise of the internet in the late 90s. Society craves new and innovative ways to get things done in a timely and efficient manner. Are you and your business able to sustain relevancy in this era? Have you noticed a shift in the way your customers purchase your items? Are you asked about applications and resources that you aren’t familiar with? All of these questions are common and if you’re able to answer them with confidence, then you are more than likely in line with recent changes. If you are unsure of your business’s technological health, that is nothing to be…

  • Editorial

    HELP! My Pastor is in Trouble!!!

    According to pastoralcareinc.com: 72% of pastors report working between 55 to 75 hours per week, 84% of pastors feel they are on call 24/7.  23% of pastors report being distant from their family, and 28% of pastors report having feelings of guilt for taking personal time off and not telling the church.  Often times, we hear the phrases “the church is a hospital,” “the church is for sick people” or “the church is for the broken.” But what happens when the Pastor is the one that is in need of help?  The role of the pastor has evolved from being someone who preaches, visits ill members and helps to bury…

  • Feature

    Barnes Books Breaking Barriers

    Brad Barnes became interested with art at a very young age. He and his brother would draw. As he grew up he began to develop his skills. He thought at one time he would go into animation and work for Disney, but he learned more about himself and what he wanted to do to make an impact in the world and desired to take another avenue. Growing up he didn’t see many books in stores for children that represented African American children other than books that shared oppressive moments for those characters, whether historical or fictional. He doesn’t credit blame to the authors and illustrators during that time, he has…

  • Feature

    Tamisa’s Like Us

    Tamisa Hunter is the definition of what we pray our readers are encouraged to become from reading about those we feature through Nouveau Exposure. She is a bold believer, a bold dreamer and a bold achiever. Tamisa has overcome so much and lives everyday with purpose to encourage others to do the same. Tamisa was rejected by her father and told by her mother that she should not have been here. She turned to her grandfather at an early age and he became her father figure. When he passed she felt a void in her life. By the age of 19 she was in an abusive relationship, with a drug dealer…

  • Feature

    Elishama Tekoa: Ministering through Music

    Elishama Tekoa comes from a musical household. Her parents have been singing for decades, so it seems only natural that Elishama began singing by the age of three. She had a desire to be apart of the music industry during her early teen years. At the age of fourteen she, her brother and other friends began a rap group. That was short lived, and with time things changed. She took a break from singing and music by 2003. For Elishama music was attached to church and when she fell away from church and her relationship with God began to dwindle she was no longer passionate about music. As life happens,…