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Author: AishaAdams

Soulversation With Ramunda Lark Young

Last Sunday, I had a Soulversation with Ramunda Lark Young. She is the co-owner of Mahogany Books and the founder of Ramunda, INC. Ramunda is such an amazing woman, and I wanted to share her inspiring spirit with you. In her role as co-owner of Mahogany Books, she helps meet the literary needs of readers in search of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora. She also creates innovative event experiences called Sessions that equip women to Surpass Obstacles And Rise (SOAR).       See other interviews...

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DeShuna More Spencer is Building kweliTV

We have all said it at least once; we are tired of black caricatures and unfair depictions of our culture. Deshuna Moore Spencer has found the solution. She is the founder/CEO of kweliTV, a video streaming network. Similar to Netflix, Hulu, and other paid streaming video services, kweliTV is specifically targeted towards black consumers. Her goal is to enhance knowledge, encourage self-empowerment, and promote positive change within the global black community through challenging, inspiring and thought-provoking video content. DeShuna took some time out of her busy schedule last month to talk to me about...

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Beyonce’s Dad: Mathew Knowles Talks Success and Parenting

Mathew Knowles is a successful talent manager, college professor, and dad. He took a few minutes to talk with me about his book, The DNA of Achievers. The book highlights several characteristics that all high achievers possess. At first glance, the characteristics are all cliche; vision, passion, work ethic, etc… However, within the book are worksheets, stories from several high achievers, and gems that can only be dropped from someone with Mathew Knowles’ success. The most valuable part of the conversation for me was when he discussed parenting. Since he raised two super successful daughters (Beyonce Knowles Carter and...

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Curl Centric

I don’t know if you read Curl Centric or not, but I do. Akira Byrd ( owns and manages a serious informational style natural hair blog. If you are attempting to grow out your natural hair, Curl Centric has some pretty solid information. Even if you’ve been natural for a while, her Natural Hair 101 is a great read. I was thrilled to find out that she is from Bessemer, Alabama. A.A: You have been running Curl Centric since 2011, how long have you been natural? What made you choose to make the transition? What inspired you to become...

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Get to know Victoria Theodore

Victoria Theodore is one of the very few classically trained pianists I follow online. You’ve probably seen and heard her play on The New Arsenio Hall Show or tour with Stevie Wonder. I found her on YouTube a while back, and I have been following her ever since. I reached out to her to feature her here because she has released Grateful, a 14 track, all around great album. The songs that resonate with me the most are Paris Rain, Reveal, and Human. Victoria is a serious musician with an entrepreneurial spirit; she is driven and successful. Whenever I...

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