Black History Month: A Salute to Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was born to enslaved parents in Dorchester County, Maryland, and originally named Araminta Harriet Ross. Her mother, Harriet “Rit” Green, was owned by Mary Pattison Brodess. Her father, Ben Ross, was owned by Anthony Thompson, who eventually married Mary Brodess. Araminta, or “Minty,” was one of nine children born to Rit and Ben …

Marriage, What No One Tells You

Marriage - (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually …

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 …