Kafia Haile Speaks Film And Setting Your Own Course

  Reuniting With My First Love As activists in Chicago’s Black Power Movement during the 1960’s, my parents used films such as Roots, El Norte, and Dry White Season to educate me about the experiences of marginalized people. They coupled the films with bedtime stories of my ancestors, instilling in me an appreciation for storytelling […]

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Kiarra Taylor on Roxanne, Roxanne and April’s Must Reads

Books Times are a changin’, I tell ya! In a matter of weeks, two different books, by two different BLACK women have dropped and went straight to the top of the NYT Bestseller’s list. Growing up, for me, this was unheard of!  So, to see it happening now, especially with the…complicated racial climate in the […]

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Books, Movies, and Film w/ Kiarra M. Taylor

Books In addition to being an author, I am first and foremost, a reader. Whenever I read a good book, I literally can’t and won’t shut up about it. So, step into my virtual office/library/reading space and let me put you up on the latest book I read that has me gushing about it!   […]

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The Glo-Up: Bigger and Brighter


“The moon does not fight. She attacks no one. She does not worry. She does not try to crush others. She keeps to her course, but by her very nature, she gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to her nature and her power […]

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Roses and Cranes: Changing Your Perspective on Pain

I remember when I first heard “A Rose is Still A Rose”by Aretha Franklin as a child. I didn’t understand the depth of the song at all. My mama said I would understand the meaning when I got older…she was right. A Rose is Still a Rose is one of my favorite songs on the […]

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Protect Your Ish: People Don’t Care About Your Energy

You can still be a good person with a kind heart and still say no. What I need you to do is read that first sentence again, let it marinate, and start applying it. They say the best way to keep your peace is to take everything  away that causes stress. Let’s face that the […]

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Breathe.

I”ve been doing a lot of “spiritual maintenance” these past couple of days. Even though I’ve been under the weather, I got a lot scratched off my to-do list. I was able to spend more time with God and less with people. I started reflecting on this year and focusing on things I need to […]

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Britney Harris on Branding and Going the Extra Mile

As we are approaching 2018, the goal is to be ready for 2018. For some people, this means buckling down on certain goals or attaining new ones to accomplish. Some of us might need a push to get to the next level of our lives! Britney Harris, a millennial speaker, empowers unfulfilled millennials to discover purpose and […]

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Alex Baum Talks PR Business And Being a Bawse

The Baum Agency (TB/A) was founded by seasoned PR/Marketing professional Alex Baum, with the mission of cultivating synergy between clients and media via innovative branding platforms.  I had a chance to catch up with Alex as we discussed what it takes to be a bawse, how to be a successful PR strategist, and juggling a […]

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