in Culture, LIFE

Uplift Leslie Jones with #LoveforLeslieJ

Leslie Jones is the star of the new Ghostbusters’ film, something that has been wildly celebrated as another black actress and role model fulfilling her dreams. But in the midst of this celebration, there has been a major cloud lingering around Leslie as the hate and bigotry of our country takes over once again. First Leslie was faced with an uncommon issue of not having a dress to wear to her own premiere. Not because she couldn’t find one she liked, but because no designer would make one for her….

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in Culture, LIFE, Uncategorized

Leslie Jones Shares Her Love for Whoopi Goldberg

  Embed from Getty Images Have you ever had a dream and you didn’t think it could ever come true? You didn’t think this because you never saw anyone like you doing it. Not a soul that looked like you, had your skin color, your hair, your nose or came from your neighborhood. Some may use that as a sense of motivation to be the first and others may see this a symbol of the impossible. However, what happens when for the first time you do see someone like you…

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in Culture, LIFE

Gabby Douglas Has Her Own Barbie

Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas is still setting records and breaking down barriers. In 2012, Gabby proved that she would be a role model for young girls for generations to come when she won gold medals in both the team and individual all-around competitions at the Olympics. She was the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast in the history of the Olympics to be named the all-around champion. Pretty amazing right?! Gabby is a true symbol and role model for girls and women everywhere that they can achieve their…

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Jurnee Smollett-Bell is Pregnant
in Culture, Feature, LIFE, Love, She's A Mom, Young and Married

Jurnee Smollett-Bell is Pregnant!

In 2010 Jurnee Smollett became Mrs. Jurnee Smollett-Bell when she married musician Josiah Bell. They planned their entire wedding together and enjoyed it! “We didn’t hire a wedding planner. Josiah and I literally decided every detail together,” she said. Now they have even bigger things to plan for because Jurnee is pregnant! The 29-year-old mom-to-be posted this adorable announcement on Instagram of herself and her husband admiring her baby bump. He+Me+Baby= Three. So in love with this beautiful blessing God has given us. #WeArePregnant!! ❤️❤️❤️ @josiahbell A photo posted by…

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miss-usa-deshauna-barber
in Culture, Feature, LIFE

Miss USA is a Pretty Strong Sista

Miss District of Columbia is our new Miss USA, and will be representing our country in the Miss Universe competition. Yes she is beautiful, but she’s more than just a pretty face. Deshauna Barber is the definition of black girl magic from her beauty, confidence, strength and humility, which is exactly why The Strength of SHE loves her too. In case you missed the boat, here’s why we love our new Miss USA and you should too. Deshauna is just as Tough as Any Man A photo posted by Deshauna…

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Mother of Color
in Feature, LIFE, SHE Series, She's A Mom

What It Means to Be A Mother of Color

As black women, we have many roles that we play, but one of the most rewarding and important titles we hold is—mom. As mothers of color, we are responsible for instilling culture, morals, identity and pride in our children for them to conquer the world with great confidence. While embedding this confidence in our seeds, we are also responsible for warning them of how the world may view and label them, but ensure that being themselves is good enough. Mothers of colors—we salute and celebrate you! Here’s what some of…

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Aisha Herring, The Strength of She Founder
in Advice, LIFE

Why I Quit To Be My Own Boss

So things got real. No, seriously, they did. As you may have come to realize, I’m busy. I always have been. I thought that I had it down pack and I knew how to truly balance my life, fun and work, but somewhere along the way, something got off track. My schedule became uncoordinated. My life went from being double booked to being triple booked—which is humanly impossible btw. I was no longer meal prepping every Sunday. My healthy eating turned into two days healthy and five days of missed…

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