Black History Month: A Salute to Zora Neale Hurston

Born on January 7, 1891, in Notasulga, Alabama, writer Zora Neale Hurston created several acclaimed works of fiction, including the novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. She was also an outstanding folklorist and anthropologist who worked to record the stories and tales of many cultures, including her own African-American heritage. Her birthplace has been the …

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Black History Month: A Salute to Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was born on June 7, 1917, in Topeka, Kansas. When Brooks was six weeks old, her family moved to Chicago as part of the Great Migration. Brooks was known as "Gwendie" to close friends and family during her childhood. Brooks attended three high schools: the prestigious, integrated Hyde Park High School; the …

Black History Month 2015: Salute to Susan L. Taylor

Meet Susan L. Taylor. Born January 23, 1946 in Harlem, Ms. Taylor is an African-American editor, writer and journalist. Taylor is most likely best known for her work with Essence Magazine, where she served as editor-in-chief from 1981-2000. Taylor started her career at Essence in 1970, the year the magazine was founded. Her first position …

Check Me Out in College Lifestyles Magazine!

Hey WordPress fam! I recently wrote an article for College Lifestyles Magazine titled "The Top 10 Ways to Be & Stay Classy, Confident, Chic & Happy!" Head on over to http://www.collegelifestyles.org and check out their website for all things nutrition, etiquette, style, how-to's & more! More specifically though,  check out my article here: "The Top …

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 …