Is there a Grey Area between Integrity and Money for Black Women?

Artwork By: Laurie Cooper, “Timeless (Female)” The recent conversation between Steve Harvey and Monique brought up an even more interesting conversation between me and my husband: can we as black people live in a grey area between what is seen as integrity and money? Meaning, can we honestly live our black selves and maintain the…

Live Your Truth Even If It Scares You

Photo by Judeus Samson on Unsplash I no longer believe that being a woman is both a gift a curse. I only see the blessing and opportunity in living my truth. So let me share my truth with you…hi, my name is Niccole and I’m an alpha female. What is an alpha female? A woman…

3 Reasons to Appoint Your Personal Board of Directors Now

Photo by Mohau Mannathoko on Unsplash As a family woman who is trying to balance a professional life while pursuing my passion, it is vital that I don’t try to do this on my own. God didn’t put certain people in my life for fun. They are here for a purpose and their purpose grows every day as…

CHERISH EACH MOMENT FROM THIS SEASON AND SEASONS TO COME

Originally posted on H.E.R. Crisis:
Artwork by Ellis Wilson, “Funeral Procession” As much happiness as the holidays may bring, sadness sometimes follow from the absence of those who are no longer physically here to share in those occasions. For me, I miss my mom every holiday—really every day. She has been gone now…

Take a Moment to Take it All In

Originally posted on The Chronicles of DNC under “Take a Break from NaNoWriMo” Photo by Charisse Kenion on Unsplash Sometimes you literally have to stop and smell the roses or take in the sunrise, or people watch in the city, or whatever musing fits your mood. Life doesn’t stop moving but we can take a moment, or two, to…

Dear Sis: An Open Letter to Black Women

Photo by Hian Oliveira on Unsplash I am not in competition with you Sis! You are dope and so am I. It’s a genetic thing that we can’t avoid or deny, so why don’t we come to a truce and focus on our revolution. I totally get why you may have issues with trusting the positive energy that…

The Devil Don’t Play So Keep Your Mind Right: 3 Ways I Stay Focused

Photo by Autumn Goodman on Unsplash True story: A couple of weeks ago, I finished my third manuscript and I was elated! If you follow me on Instagram (@author_dnc) you saw my whole dance video dedicated to my #blackgirljoy. I mean it felt like such an amazing accomplishment. Fast forward to 12 hours later as I stood in…