Rutina Wesley: Fit For A Queen

There’s a good chance you already know actress Rutina Wesley from her role as Tara Thornton on HBO’s vampire hit show True Blood. But her star keeps rising as she plays the character, Nova, on Oprah Winfrey’s mega-hit, Queen Sugar. Many may not have known it when she was younger, but Wesley was seemed like … Continue reading Rutina Wesley: Fit For A Queen

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Very Necessary: Why You Should Take (Guilt-Free) Mental Health Days

I’m not sure about you, but I constantly feel as though my life is moving at a super frantic pace. Being a mom, daughter and significant other can be a lot to balance. And with 24-7 access to technology, it makes it difficult to disconnect and relax. You may feel burned out, too! But, I … Continue reading Very Necessary: Why You Should Take (Guilt-Free) Mental Health Days

RIT Students Help Determine Future of Vacant Lots in Rochester

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with Rochester high school students to see if some of the 300 city-owned vacant lots in the Marketview Heights neighborhood can be turned into assets such as community gardens, playscapes or exercise stations. The survey is a pilot program that is using the leadership team of the … Continue reading RIT Students Help Determine Future of Vacant Lots in Rochester

Melanie Fiona’s Emotional Birth Story: “I Felt Like My Body Failed Me”

Every motherhood journey is unique and new mother Melanie Fiona wants women to know that whatever their experience, there’s no shame in being real about it. The Grammy-winning singer recently released a raw, vulnerable video, “It’s Time To Tell The Truth (uncut),” recounting her birth story that at times was “terrifying” and filled with feelings … Continue reading Melanie Fiona’s Emotional Birth Story: “I Felt Like My Body Failed Me”

Singer Keke Wyatt Shaves Head To Support Her Child Battling Cancer

In 2012, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a little time with Keke Wyatt when she was on tour with Love Overboard so I'm not at all surprised that she would partner with her child during such a difficult time. #Praying4KeeverWest R&B singer and R&B Divas: Atlanta star Keke Wyatt revealed her child is … Continue reading Singer Keke Wyatt Shaves Head To Support Her Child Battling Cancer

3 Areas Of The Body To Stretch To Be Flexible At Any Age

A joint is where two bones meet. As we get older, these tissue in between joints begins to contract, or shrink. This makes the joint stiff and harder to move, limiting its range of motion. When you don’t have full range of motion in a joint, you’re forced to make smaller movements. This can set … Continue reading 3 Areas Of The Body To Stretch To Be Flexible At Any Age

Psychologically Hijacked

The definition of hijack, based on Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, is “to stop and steal (a moving vehicle); to take control of (an aircraft) by force; to subject to extortion or swindling.” Although it may sound harsh to use the word “hijacking” when referring to some relationships, but this has happened more times that we’d like … Continue reading Psychologically Hijacked