Women Empowerment

VH1’s Girls Cruise is more than a show; a lesson on Women Empowerment By: That Riverz Brand Two words; Girls Cruise! Yass hunty! If you haven’t been watching that show, then you are sleeping on good TV. Girls Crusise starring Lil’Kim, Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, B. Simone, Vella “Pretty Vee” Excell, Tiffany Panhilason, Mya and Char Defrancesco isn’t your average reality show with chairs being thrown and the excess drama, but a show where a group of women and man from different walks of life get together on a big cruise and embrace on empowerment. Women empowerment is a phrase that is used too loosely in society, but watching Girl’s Cruise, it’s the real deal on how to support one another. This sexy and sassy empowering but hilarious show first aired on July 15th with Lil’ Kim the Queen B decided to take some friends on a cruise to have fun, get to know one another and just relax.  As you all should know, Chilli with the “baby hairs” had an issue with letting down her hair (and baby hairs of course), but throughout the show, she was able to loosen up a little sipping on her refreshed ice water and have fun.  There was even a moment on the show where Chilli played “mama bear” to rising comedian and Founder of “Beauty By B.Simone” which by the way launches in five more days when she opened up to some of […]

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You Know What That Is? Growth!

You Know What That Is? Growth! By: Devaun Jay             Fall is a time for reflection and change. From the colors of leaves shifting to drop in temperature, now is the time to look back on what has transpired through the course of the year and how you can improve yourself moving forward. But while we all are gearing up for the holidays and new year, there are some people such as writers, actors, producers, and directors preparing for the following season of their critically acclaimed series. My three favorite shows Insecure, Atlanta, and Power unfortunately go missing until the spring and summer. But while the NBA and NFL keep me entertained, I do find myself wondering what could be in store for their next installments. Will Issa find a career doing what she loves? Will Al get that big break he has been waiting for? And how much trouble will Tariq this time? While these are all valid questions, the key thing each of them is thinking, is what they can implement to keep us on the edge of our couches next go-around. In this article we will cover one primary action each show needs to do, to stay relevant for fans and get extended for another season. Spoilers are included in this so if you are binge watching now, it’s best you read this after getting caught up. Here we go! Issa Rae has a done a phenomenal […]

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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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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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Jill Burrus

5 Types of Management Styles (and How They Affect Employees!) By: Jill Burrus In my years as an employee, and a manager in various capacities, it has been made quite clear to me that there are many different types of management styles out there in the broad work force.  Some work better than others.  Sometimes we need certain qualities in […]

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Jill Burrus

TELL ME WHAT I WANT TO HEAR (INTERVIEW ISSUES) By: Jill Burrus The interviewer sits back and takes a long, thoughtful breath, strokes her chin with her thumb and forefinger, and says, “Tell me…about a time, when you faced adversity… and how or IF you were able to overcome it.”  The candidate immediately mentally rolls their eyes.  Because, who, in an interview where nerves are prominent, the stage fright can be real, can remember a time when… and even if they did, are we certain we are about to hear the facts? SO, the candidate takes a thoughtful moment, tips his head to the side and glances upward, and literally launches into a made-up story on the spot. One in which naturally, he faced a serious problem, and ultimately was the hero of the day.  Because THAT is what the interviewer wants to hear after-all, no? If I am to hire a solid, worthy employee, do I want a smoke blower?  Do I want them to tell me basic truths or to inflate their persona in a made up story so much that I fall for it hook, line and sinker, only to find out when employed that they are nothing like the hero they painted themselves to be.  What then, do I do? Well, it is my opinion that asking questions like these and the “what are your weaknesses” are absolutely set ups for failure on all parties’ accounts.  […]

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