The quarantine has many couples experiencing love on a new frontier. The day to day hustle of leaving home for work, picking up kids from daycare and more have all changed. Some are enjoying this new pivot while some are making major adjustments to maintain a healthy relationship. Relationship experts, Tiffany and Terrell Monger, have had their share of relationship woes. At one point in their journey they were seeking a divorce and almost made it final. However, they have overcome their relationship challenges to remain happily married.

The pandemic could have been seen as a struggle for the couple…


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Reading is a source of empowerment. Studies have shown that children who are read to at least 3 times per week are more likely to score in the top 25% in reading as compared to children who are read to less than 3 times a week. This is astounding. While we know that this statistic is true, it is also important to fuel our young readers with positive content that will empower them beyond their bedtime routine. …


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June is National Homeownership Month. It’s a time to celebrate the goal of owning your own home and those who help families achieve that goal. Although it’s a time for celebration there are key racial disparities in homeownership. Black Americans are at a rate of about 44% in homeownership while White Americans are at 74%. According to Market Watch this gap range has existed for more than 100 years between Black and White Americans. In recent years our current pandemic has aided in this disparaging gap due to the higher prevalence of Black and Latino workers being laid off due…


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“COVID-19, like human trafficking, can happen to anyone. But they are a lot more likely to happen to people who are already facing other hardships — like poverty, for one,” reports the Polaris Project. The hidden obstacles in the fight against COVID and human trafficking are more apparent in BIPOC communities that are already facing disparities such as poverty, housing and more. Anyone can become a victim. Survivors such as Sophia A. Strother have seen the horrendous challenges associated with assault, abuse and healthcare. …


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It’s that wonderful time of the year when we show the Mom or special woman in our lives how much we appreciate them. It’s a time to cherish old memories while creating new ones. It’s a time to gather and admire. Although this special time is lovely, many are also scrambling to find that perfect gift to express their love. This may seem simple for some but it’s a great ordeal for others. You want something that is special, useful and possibly budget friendly.

Well, I have three amazing brands that are perfect for the special lady in your life…


(Ive J. Jones, Creator of the Young Women in STEM Conference & Princeton University Scholar)

One of the most challenging times in a person’s life may occur as a college student. It’s a whole new world for young adults. It may be the first time that they are living away from home. It may be the first time that their academic studies are solely left in their hands. It may also be the first time that they have to live in close quarters with others. It’s amazing yet scary at the same time.

Ive J. Jones is a current college student at Princeton University who is mastering her college life and also her career aspirations…


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The future is female and Nadege Fleurimond is a woman on the rise. Nadege wears many hats and has success in various aspects of business. She is a successful entrepreneur, author, speaker, business strategist, branding guru and culinary maven. Nadege was born in Haiti and also raised with her father in Brooklyn, NY. She learned how to cook from her father and expanded her culinary palette into a full fledged brand.

She learned early on how to fuse tradition with modern aspects in all that she does. Affectionately known as the “Professional Epav” (free thinker), Nadege teaches her community how…


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Daily life can seem like a balancing act at times. Many are balancing their full time jobs, talents, interests, parenting and more; in order to make it to the next day. Kira Deevah is the embodiment of motivation and collaboration to successfully leverage yourself to your next level. “I motivate myself knowing that each day I have a choice to create the life I want . I don’t take that for granted. Of course GOD motivates me because He is in me and He guides me,” says Kira. …


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Growing up in New York, Genise Thomas, always dreamed of becoming a entrepreneur. She also longed to have a purpose to help others. Life happened suddenly for Genise through teen parenthood, parents who struggled with drug addiction, low self-esteem and more. However, Genise knew that there was a purpose and calling on her life. She endured some pain but ultimately overcame all obstacles set before her life.

Even as a full-time entrepreneur she experience racism and inequality in the world of business. She learned early on that race, class and gender played a major role in her beginning steps as…


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Love is in the air this winter season. Although it’s Valentine’s Day, love can be expressed and celebrated on any day of the year. For this Valentine’s Day enjoy it with a significant other, your family or while celebrating self love. If you’re a local here are some Maryland businesses that are operated by DMV natives. Stop by and show them some love by supporting.

Sweet Eden Bake Shop

This beautiful shop is ready to serve you from their convenient location near Fort Meade Army Base and Arundel Mills Mall. They not only have several cupcake flavors but a variety…

Curls and Coils

Writer, C. Scott, is a mother of one; author, social worker, and entrepreneur. Follow her on social media as @curls_coils & @mysweettealife.

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