Michael Bonner: The Children’s Champ

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ~Rita Pierson Show me a great teacher and I’ll show you someone who has the capacity to change lives! That’s the power […]

What Girls Trip Did for Women, Hollywood and Travel

The consistency of Regina Hall, the versatility of Jada Pinkett-Smith, the legend that is Queen Latifah and the emergence of Tiffany Haddish just turned Hollywood on it’s ear this past weekend with the release of the hilariously funny film Girls Trip. These four women created the kinda #BlackGirlMagic via the big screen that will keep […]

The Color of Ingenuity Spotlights Lupita Nyong’o

Scrolling through social media today, I ran across a wonderful display of beauty wrapped in melanin, Ms. Lupita Nyong’o. While her beauty was captivating, it was her words from a few years ago that kept ringing in my head. Hollywood crowned her a star for her riveting portrayal of Patsey in Steve McQueen’s critically acclaimed […]

Solitude Scents: Discovering the Gift of Solitude

LaToya Adkins moved to Durham NC in search of a change of scenery but stumbled upon her path to entrepreneurship. Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI following graduation from high school; while most of her friends were going off to college hours away from home, Adkins made the decision to attend UW Madison which was […]

#BlackExcellence: Salute to Colin Kaepernick

Whether you agree with Kaepernick’s actions or not, he has caused a dialogue that was a whisper after the Espy’s address by Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, Chris Paul and spearheaded by Carmelo Anthony to become a loud roar. The question about what role celebrities and athletes should play when it comes to social issues, injustices […]