How To Plan A Romantic Night In

Happy Valentines Day! Yep, it’s that time of year again, the one night everyone goes crazy to create the perfect romantic moment. While the retail aisles are filled with chocolates, roses and teddy bears, the restaurants are gearing up to customize a menu you probably already tried and marking up the prices because everyone knows…

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…

Five Ways to Brace for Life’s Storms

Photo: Favour Omoruyi Our journey through life has many sunny and cloudy days. The blessings that we receive normally come after an obstacle or storm. There are times we want something to happen by XX date and it never does because God has the final word. And a lot of the time as we wait on…

TEST FOR YOUR TEMPLE: NATIONAL BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

Did you know that Feb. 7 was National Black HIV/AIDs Awareness Day #NBHADD? Well, I didn’t until David Johns, the former executive director for the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and now executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition, went on The Breakfast Club to speak to the day. Then he…

CLOSED MOUTHS DON’T GET FED

Artwork By: Laurie Cooper, “Face Reality (Female)” I’ve always been that girl; loud, sassy and not afraid to speak her mind. Personally I was labeled angry, crazy, and gangsta (Born and raised on a military base, that shit’s real gangsta). As a professional, I struggled with scaling that back. I was labeled aggressive. Hard to…