EMPIRE or Scandal: Who is YOUR Diva?

Team Empire or Team Scandal! If Scandal and Empire aired at the same time, which would you watch?  Lets be honest:  these shows are all about their leading ladies.  The men of these shows are important; but Girls, Girls, Girls run these shows! Scandal’s Olivia: 1.  President’s side jawn, and the President’s wife believe’s Olivia is critical to her husband’s happiness. 2.  Crazy daddy and an even crazier mama. 3.  Killer wardrobe.  The consummate professional look with quite a bit of style. 4.  Works with a broken team that she’s…

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The Power of Reflection

Let me ask you something: 1.  What will it take to make you truly happy? How do you know? 2.  What words (mantras and mottos) frame the way you strive to live your life (I pray it isn’t YOLO)? 3.  What questions would you like to have answered so that you could make the most of your life? 4.  What choices would you make if there were no consequences or if nobody was watching? Could you answer these questions immediately without wanting to change your answer as soon as soon…

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7 Tips to Getting Off on the Money Good Foot!

There are countless numbers of people who are in their 30s and 40s paying for financial choices (aka mistakes) that they made in their 20s.   Unfortunately, life isn’t the most forgiving of your ignorance; thus, it is a hard pull to fix credit and build savings.  So, avoid it if you can.  As you sacrifice today, you’ll be happier tomorrow, and you’ll laugh about the things that you thought were so necessary.  I mean, do you really need your closet and makeup bag to represent all that you own in…

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What is honesty? Lying versus Failure to Disclose

What pieces of information do you need to know to make it feel safe for you to date somebody? I mean, what do you need to know before you even bother trying to learn whether he is a good person or if she has values that you appreciate? Below are questions that I want answers to. These are the pieces of information that are important to me. Don’t criticize what I want to know, and I won’t criticize the pieces of information that are important to you. The point is,…

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You CAN Wear That….But, Should You?

I believe every woman should have some “sexy” gear. But here’s the thing: everybody’s definition of sexy is different. While we are all human, some opinions are more right than others, and I believe mine are such opinions! Of course, I’m kidding.   Seriously, every diva ought to have the five items below, and each should fit her in such a way that when she walks in the room, her energy says, “I know you see me, and I feel awesome!”   1. Over-the-Knee Boots 2. Shorts 3. Skinny Jeans…

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STOP Putting Stuff “In There”!

When I initially became part of The Hype family, we spent a lot of time working with young girls and young women in sexual health workshops.  There were lots of things that the ladies said and shared that threw me for a loop; however, there were two things that were said that shocked and horrified me: If you douche with a Pepsi, you can’t get pregnant; and A guy can tell if a woman has an STD by pulling earwax from his ear and placing it on her genitals.  If…

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Lupita, Alek, Viola, & Gabby

As Viola Davis accepted the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actress in a New TV Series rocking a straight brown shoulder length wig, I thought it was funny that she thanked Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Peter Nowalk for “thinking of a leading lady who looks like my classic beauty”.  What is classic black beauty, and does it wear a shiny, straight, brown, shoulder-length wig? Oh the images and drama of dark skinned women in the entertainment industry!  Initially, I couldn’t figure out the value of even writing about these…

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