Pomp & Circumstance: My Graduation Day

http://instagram.com/p/olryuMNwYW/ Two months ago, on May 26, 2014, I overcame an obstacle and a circumstance. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati here in Ohio. It was one of the best days of my life. I had pictured this day in my head many times since I first started college back in 2010, and even …

Jennifer Hudson on Being Fine & Fearless; “I Know Who I Am & I Got This”

  Gracing the cover of the January 2014 issue of ESSENCE magazine was none other than the positively fierce Jennifer Hudson. Inside, she talked about it all -- from her successes, to her love life, to maintaining her faith. ON HER SUCCESSES: Since busting onto the scene back in 2004 on as a finalist on …

Kerry Washington Covers the November Issue of Essence Magazine

In the November 2013 issue of Essence magazine, the cover girl was none other than the magnificent Kerry Washington. In this issue, Kerry talked about her role as Olivia Pope, also known as Queen of the Gladiators, what it's like working for Shonda Rhimes, Scandal's creator and the difference between real life as Kerry and …

Viola Davis Covers Essence Magazine; Says ‘I Took Off My Wig Because I No Longer Wanted To Apologize For Who I Am’

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis covers the October issue of Essence magazine, on stands now, and she looks absolutely stunning! First off, let me just say that I am loving the fact the she is on Essence's cover with her natural hair! As a fellow naturalista, that makes me proud. It is small progress like this …

Be Not Swayed

A few hours ago, something was dropped into my spirit and I feel compelled to share. Ever wonder why some people are just so mean with no explanation? Or why some people are always angry without a valid reason? Or maybe you've wondered why some people seem so easily influenced? Well, we are products of …