Planet Fitness: Not Such a “Judgment-Free Zone” After All – Ban Women’s Hair Scarves

By Stephanie Humphrey I consider myself to be many things – friend, tech-life expert, daughter among others.  I like to think that activist falls somewhere on that list, but beyond the sporadic addition of my name to a petition on Change.org, I don’t regularly make very many causes a priority in my life.  So while…

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No More Mayhem with Mayweather – 3 Things Boxing’s Champ Should Consider While in Jail

By James L. Walker, Jr. –  What a difference a few days can make. Less than three weeks after Floyd “Money” Mayweather – the sports world’s highest paid athlete – went to jail as part of his 90 day sentence for a domestic violence conviction, several things have changed. His chief rival Manny Pacquiao –…

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Mix & mingle with Motions, Celebrity Stylists and Special Guests at the Style Bar During Essence Music Fest 2012

Hey Relaxed and Naturalistas, Motions has whipped up something fab for you to enjoy during the Essence Music Festival weekend.

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Damali Elliott is Having a Huge Positive Impact in The Lives of Young Ladies

My Name is…Damali Elliott …and I’m an out of this world, leap for the stars DREAMER! I believe we each have dreams that are connected to our purpose. As the super nice do-gooder, who smiles at everyone and will most likely greet you with a hug, it may be hard to see that I am…

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Michael Jackson: 3 Years Later Have We Learned Anything From MJ’s Death?

WAKE UP MUSIC INDUSTRY AND AMERICA: WE HAVE A DRUG PROBLEM! BY JAMES L. WALKER, JR. – ENTERTAINMENT LAWYER Today, marks the 3rd anniversary of the death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. On June 25th, 2009, the great singer was found unconscious at his home and rushed to a hospital.  We later learned he died from…

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Omar McGee is Bringing Financial Literacy to South Central LA

My name is… Omar McGee.

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Support your local CSAs

Community Supported Agricultures. Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm…

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Hunger Hits Home

The problem of childhood hunger is not simply a moral issue. Child hunger hampers a young person’s ability to learn and becomes more likely to suffer from poverty as an adult. Scientific evidence suggests that hungry children are less likely to become productive citizens.

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