Clarke Lau’ren

A Chicago Native, representing LA – Clarke Lau’ren is an Entertainer and Model! Clarke has been in the Entertainment industry for 5 years now, but says that she’s always been an entertainer in all ways – with taking photos and posing becoming a part of her expressing herself.” “I had always heard that I should give modeling it a try and one of the first photographers that I worked with sold my pictures (I signed them away not knowing) to TMZ and Essence magazine. That woke me up! Lol” Clarke tells us that she had so much fun being featured in the Migos “Bad & Bougie” & Jidenna “Classic Man” video, and can also be found in the following videos: Wiz Khalifa ft Snoop “You & Your friends” Haim ft ASAP Ferg “My song 5” Sammie “I’m Him” Clarke loves modeling and enjoys projects that truly allows her to show her personality and loves being able to try different looks and pull them off so gracefully.  Not only is Clarke a model, she is very excited to get into acting and is finally dropping and showing the world her first love of music. With so much competition, Clarke’s initial challenges of her career was knowing her place, who she was, where she thought she fit in with so much competition. “People think that it’s easy to look pretty and take pics.  I’ll have a day where I question everything, but so do we […]

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DēP

Meet the super talented Singer, Actor, and Model – DēP (pronounced “Deep”). Though currently residing in Los Angeles, CA – DēP is a Houston, TX native who has made some MAJOR BOSS moves in the industry! Although DēP came from a musical family, he pursued college for a degree in Education prior to music.  However, his degree in Education was his backup plan – in case music didn’t work out. “I have always wanted to sing. Yes, I grew up around music but ever since they put me on a table top at my Aunt Linda’s church and let me sing, I was hooked. Funny thing is my mom didn’t really want me to pursue a singing career. I’ve always had a fire for going after things I desire, especially when someone says I shouldn’t.” So how did DēP make his grand entrance into the entertainment industry? DēP tells us that he got his first big break by winning a VIBE magazine talent competition for unsigned artists. While getting his first record contract with Versatile Records in Washington, DC – he realized that the industry was ready for him! “Everyone thinks that there is this one magical moment that unlocks success in anything, and that’s just not the case.” My life quote is “Nothing Is Happenstance!” – which means everything happens for a reason.” DēP tells us that there were many experiences that made him a true contender in the […]

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Tomekia Y. Luckett

  Meet Tomekia Y. Luckett, PhD, RN! The Certified Life Coach, Assistant Professor of Nursing, & Owner – CEO of Dr. Tomekia Yvette Enterprises LLC, representing Summit, MS! With serving God while living a purpose filled life as her motivation, Tomekia is making some major boss moves! Though being an Author was not her passion, she says that there was a need to share her story. “For years, I had people tell me that I should share my story of how I overcame poverty, rejection and becoming a single mother of triplets at the age of 20. God really prompted me this year to go ahead and share my stories.” To date, Tomekia has written the following three books, which were written in 30 days and were written to help anyone looking for inspiration and motivation: Finding purpose in the pain: A journey of pain, healing and purpose “Finding purpose in the pain, is a triumphant journey of how I overcame challenges to include: poverty, rejection and becoming a single mother of triplets at the age of 20. I was able to pursue education, and eventually earned a PhD in nursing leadership. I looked for love in all the wrong places and finally found the love I was looking for in God.”     Welcome to Nursing: A prayer and devotional for new nurses A nurse’s touch : A prayer and devotional for nurses “The two nursing devotionals are designed […]

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Leslie Crawford

Meet Leslie Crawford – An amazing full-time Entrepreneur from Baltimore, MD! Leslie is not only a super dope Entrepreneur, but she wears many hats of entrepreneurship such as an Author, Speaker, and the Creator of the campaign – “I Choose Me.” Leslie is an Urban Fiction Author, whose books are geared towards women. Although she never had the desire to […]

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CBD Beauty Hacks

CBD Beauty Hacks! Written By: Sheena Roberson The beauty world is lighting up! Cannabis is infusing the industry, and is taking self-care routines to a higher level. That’s because the star ingredient, known for its apparent stress-reducing and pain-relieving (among many others) benefits in the wellness space. From anti-inflammatory to pain relief CBD has proven to be a clutch product in a multiple of beauty based dilemmas and routines. Here are a few well known and not so well known CBD beauty hacks and uses you may not be aware of! 1. Foot freedom As a pain reliever CBD works by affecting receptors in your brain and immune system. Receptors are tiny proteins attached to your cells that receive chemical signals from different stimuli and help your cells respond accordingly. This creates anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects that can help with pain management. Applied topically or ingested CBD can relieve pain so the relief rubs or medicated lotions available are great to use when your night requires a dedication to heels that your feet may not have agree too. The natural pain relief coupled with the plants ability to reduce swelling definitely decreases the ouch factor. A little lotion over the foot before or during foot pain critics say are full proof against withstanding a night on the town. Fashion designers and stylist have been seen toting CBD infused creams in their ready bags for celebrity clients who walk runways and […]

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The Boss Lady Collection

The Boss Lady Collection Location: www.thebossladycollection.com If you’re looking for jewelry that is fashionable and will turns heads, look no further than The Boss Lady Collection. Owned by Valerie Brown, The Boss Lady Collection is full of affordable and statement fashionable jewelry – regardless of the occasion. Whether you need jewelry for business or pleasure, The Boss Lady Collection is […]

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Beats By Deb

Do you love and wear make-up? Love those make-up tutorials on Instagram? Well if you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, we have a super dope MUA who is killing the game and is definitely worth an Instagram follow! Meet Deborah Bland – a phenomenal Cosmetologist specializing in Makeup Artistry! Representing Detroit, Michigan, Deborah is a MUA who is very creative and talented with make-up! Deborah received her Cosmetology license from Douglas J. Aveda Institute and specializes in colorful/glitter dramatic makeup looks. Though make-up has not always been her passion, she is now obsessed with it! “Makeup has not always been my passion. I started doing nails at age 13 and got more into hair throughout high school, with makeup coming later during my senior year.  I have been obsessed with makeup for about a year and a half now, but just started on other people in the last 6 months.” Deborah tells us that she wanted to get her Cosmetology license in case she ever wanted to pursue a career in a different field of beauty, but actually got into make-up to show people the purpose of make-up. “What made me most interested in being a makeup artist was showing people that makeup is not made for “covering imperfections” or “hiding your insecurities”.   Makeup can not only enhance features of your face, but it can help people build inner and outer confidence. It makes you feel beautiful, which […]

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Aurore TV

Did you know that BET isn’t the only network catering to Black entertainment?! Are you looking for entertainment that is relatable and enjoyable? Well, we’re here to give you the scoop on Aurore TV! Meet Latasha! Representing Queens, NYC, Latasha is the Founder of Aurore TV, and the Writer/ Producer of the Amazon Prime comedy series “Sit Black & Relax.” Latasha […]

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Indigenouz Royalty

Indigenouz Royalty Location: www.indigenouz-royalty.com   If you’re looking for some amazing tees and apparel that look good and make statements – look no further than Indigenouz Royalty! Founded by Danielle & Edward Humes III, Indigenouz Royalty is all about the cultural influence and history of African Americans!  Their tees and apparel are super dope and has been created to spark […]

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Indigenouz Royalty

Indigenouz Royalty There’s more to a business than just the products or services it offers and we’re here to give you the scoop! In this interview, we learn more about the BOSS behind the business! Check out our recent interview with Danielle & Edward Humes III! Q: Can you please give us a brief description of your company, products, and/or services? A: African American History/Culture-Inspired Tees and Apparel. Q: Why do you believe your business is vital to your community? A: My business teaches black people our history in a positive way by highlighting the untold truths of where we come from. We must not leave it up to society to tell our history, especially everything before the “slavery era”; we are so much more than that and there’s more to our story to be told and revealed. Q: What do you believe makes YOU a BOSS? A: I would rather say I’m a LEADER because a boss tells people what to do in a controlling way, vs. a leader being someone who motivates and inspires others to follow their lead. Q: What would you say has been the biggest BOSS move, you’ve made with your business thus far? A: Signing up for our first pop-up shop on October 27th at the Quarry Event Center, hosted by MimisTotCloset ! Q: What is something that has kept you grounded with your business? A: Knowing that it inspires growth while respecting our […]

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The Chrysalis Program

The Chrysalis Program There’s more to a business than just the products or services they offer! In this interview, we learn more about the BOSS behind the business! Check out our recent interview with Asha Valda Ntim! Q: Can you please give us a brief description of your company, products, and/or services? A: The Chrysalis Program is a nonprofit that […]

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Ethnikids

Ethnikids There’s more to a business than just the products or services it offers and we’re here to give you the scoop! In this interview, we learn more about the BOSS behind the business! Check out our recent interview with: Precious Mdlalose, Khumo Tapfumaneyi, Mpho Maje, Kgalalelo Nazo & Tina Akuoko!  Q: Can you please give us a brief description of your company, products, and/or services? A: Ethnikids is an online bookstore that specializes in Afrikiddies literature. We sell books that feature protagonists of color in all 11 official South African languages – sourced locally, throughout the continent as well as internationally. Our mission is to empower and affirm children by providing them with books that they can identify with, and relate to. Q: Why do you believe your business is vital to your community? A: Our business is vital to our community because finding inclusive and diverse children’s literature in South Africa is difficult. We believe representation matters, and would like to instill a love of reading in our children from a young age. We also serve as a platform for many independent authors that don’t always have access to markets.  Q: What do you believe makes YOU a BOSS? A: What makes us bosses is that we were able to identify a problem, and instead of just complaining about it – we took it upon ourselves to be part of the solution. Q: What would you say has been the biggest BOSS move, you’ve made […]

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The Goddess Healing™️

The Goddess Healing™️ There’s more to a business than just the products or services it offers and we’re here to give you the scoop! In this interview, we learn more about the BOSS behind the business! Check out our recent interview with The Goddess Healing™️ ! Q: Can you please give us a brief description of your company, products, and/or services? A: […]

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Goals

Goals  What are your goals? Where do you see yourself and/or your business in the next few year? If you’ve never asked yourself these questions, now’s the time. Write the question down & answer it. Notate in your calendar or set a reminder in your phone a year from today to see how much closer you’ve come to completing those […]

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What CBD Can Do For You

CBD & U Written by Sheena Roberson For over 3,000 years, Cannabis has been helping people with a variety of afflictions from pain aides to reductions in inflammation to anxiety and stress relief. CBD is a non-psychoactive (so you won’t get you high from using it) and is said to offer relief from anxiety & depression, stimulate appetite and offers anti-acne properties naturally that drug store creations mimic in design. It wasn’t until 1937, when it was unjustly prohibited, that cannabis elixirs were pulled from the shelves of pharmaceutical shops and doctors’ offices alike. Since then Cannabis and Cannabinoid oils have made a grand reemergence into our everyday routines. Once a household name, cannabis and its derivative CBD have always been an imperative part of our lives, day to day maintenance and health regiments. While CBD’s ability to reduce pain in inflammation is an opportunity for all, beauty brands and influencers have begun to leave flags in the sand denoting that a new era of self-care has commenced.   We already know that inflammation is the root cause of most if not all of one’s skin woes from acne, to eczema. Because of cannabinoids’ anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, using it (especially regularly) can reduce puffiness, swelling, and tenderness. This is perfect for the problem skin consumer whose typical regiment contains multiple products to attack these issues, CBD offer a simultaneous solution to them all in one an attractive sell to […]

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