Budget Traveling

Do you want to travel the world, but are low on funds? Ever been on social media and wonder how people are traveling to all these amazing places? Well here are a few tips, that will enable you to travel, just as much as that famous travel blogger you follow on your social media! Know before you go! Are you wanting to go somewhere fun and exciting, but not too sure on where to go? Planning a trip to a particular place, but want to know the best places to eat and explore while there? We highly recommend Trip Advisor! Trip Advisor provides you reviews from recent travelers, ratings, and more to help ensure your trip is nothing short of amazing! So make sure you know before you go! Put your 9-5 to use! One way to travel on a budget is to plan your trips around your pay dates! This method is great, as you are able to “count” your coins! If you’re planning well in advance, planning around your pay dates allow you to purchase things one at a time – all while still buying what you need. Need a payment plan? You can utilize the following sites to plan and pay for your trip on a payment plan: Airfordable Bookit Funjet Vacations Do you have a side hustle? Looking for a payday TODAY?! Sign up for ride-share platforms such as Uber and Lyft! Did you know that […]

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Lady Singh Photography

Are you looking to do a photoshoot soon, but need an experienced photographer? Do you have an upcoming project that may need voice overs or just need a model or 2? Well meet Jeanine Singh! A multi-talented photographer making serious BOSS MOVES! Originally from New Have, CT, but now residing in Ocala, FL, Jeanine Singh is a Product Photographer of […]

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Black Republic & Company

Ever heard the famous James Brown song, “I’m Black and I’m Proud” ? Well go ahead and start singing that song now, as we bring to you a phenomenal clothing company that screams that they are Black and proud LOUDLY!! Introducing Black Republic and Company…  Representing Clarendon, Jamaica, West Indies, Stokely Stennett is the Founder and CEO of Black Republic and Company. Black Republic and Company  is a collective social conscious brand that provides a platform which discusses a variety of topics pertinent to the forward movement of the black culture, as it stands in America today and global effects. Through a weekly podcast comprised of diverse male characters, monikered, The Black Manist Podcast, where they debate different perspectives for their audience to both identify with and to be inspired to continue the discussion and revolutionize towards change. Additionally, they have a dope clothing brand which reiterates the movement of the republic for which they stand, including clothing and wares that speak life to black global mobilization and organization. Black Republic and Company has 35 products available, and offers Winter and Summer gear. There products includes custom men and women’s apparel, with the trending logo of the elephant. They also include Unisex, Men and Women’s Tees, Hoodies, Socks, and Tanks! So how did Stokely get into deigning clothes? When younger, Stokely  was inspired by FUBU!  “The For Us By US was for me, the Ralph Lauren for Black Folks. I mean […]

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The Traveling Nurse

Do you have dreams to travel and see the world? Want to travel, but unsure if you can handle traveling alone? Wanting to plan a nice getaway or experience some amazing culture? Well we spoke with a true BOSS who makes traveling a priority! Born and raised in Southern California, Minci Sekou Stenson is a Labor and Delivery Travel Nurse. […]

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Passionate Rebel

Looking for stylish clothing and accessories that make statements? Want to support a clothing line that provides fashion, but also gives back to the community? Well we have just the brand for you! Say hello to “Passionate Rebel LLC.” Repping Newark, NJ, Warith EL-Amin Jumu’ah is the Founder/ Sole Proprietor of the Lifestyle Movement ‘Passionate Rebel LLC.’ Passionate Rebel is a clothing line and lifestyle movement that promotes following one’s passion through creating fashionable apparel, being community active, and coordinating networking opportunities to redefine what it means to be an individual. Passionate Rebel offers a prethala of clothing and accessories, such as Passionate Rebel sweatshirts, hoodies, varsity and bomber jackets, hats, buttons, and book bags. The company also coordinates community events and networking engagements, as well as does motivational speaking at various educational institutions and speaking engagements. (BOSS Status!) So how did Warith get into designing products? Warith tells us that he’s always wanted to be an Entrepreneur, but just didn’t know how I would become one. In June 2014, Passionate Rebel came alive a month before he was laid off from his primary means of income. (Boss Moves!) “I always had an eye for fashion. I knew fashion would allow us to create more awareness of the brand. With that being known, I started producing fashionable items that would allow me to promote becoming a better individual.” I’m very attentive to what occurs around me. I become inspired by […]

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Sister and Suitcases

Do you have a passport, but no stamps? Ever dreamed about seeing the world? Ever become inspired to travel, based on photos and videos seen on social media? Well Boss Up Magazine interviewed Tamaya Walker McClendon, Founder of Sisters and Suitcases, who is changing the game for Women of Color and Travel! (Get those passports ready NOW!) Originally from Little Rock, AR and now residing in Washington, DC, Tamaya Walker McClendon is a wanderlust, educator, entrepreneur, public speaker and travel influencer. (BOSS Status!) Tamaya is the Founder/CEO of Sisters and Suitcases, LLC, as well as the onsite host to all the company’s global experiences. (Dope Right?!) Did you know that due to socioeconomics, lack of general opportunities, resources, or fear of the unknown, when it comes to African American students studying abroad, it doesn’t happen at the rate of other groups of students? Did you know that African American Students make up less than six percent of studying abroad in the United States? Tamaya is currently working on an initiative that will play a role in increasing the number of students of color that study abroad! (You Go Girl!) Sisters and Suitcases was registered and founded in 2013, with operation beginning in 2016. Tamaya tells us that Sisters and Suitcases was founded from her own personal interest in traveling, as well as her desire to see more girls of color travel and be exposed to varies cultures and experiences at […]

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Donta the Designer

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Fashionista? Or what it felt like to be a high demand MUA? Well Donta Henson-Garrett has given Boss Up Magazine those lovely details, and we are here to share them with you! Coming from Washington, DC, Donta Henson-Garrett is an Employment Service Specialist, Fashion Designer, Seamstress, Make-Up Artist. (A multi-talented BOSS!) Donta has a fiery passion for fashion and beauty, which has been built on his ability to make people smile, and to feel as though he is being a blessing into their lives! Though fashion and beauty were not his first passions, it soon took the number one spot after he saw how much joy and excitement it brings to his clients, when they are trying on clothes or when someone sees their transformation after getting their make-up done. So what really got Donta into pursuing fashion? Due to the experience of having someone make an outfit for him that he didn’t like (oops!), Donta took the steps to assure himself that he would never let that happen again. Donta soon began to sew for himself, which ultimately turned it into a business called, Labasia Designs. (Cashing Out!)     “Ultimately, I just would love to be a blessing to someone. If I can make my clients feel like they are a million bucks at the end of our fittings., then I have accomplished my goal! If you are […]

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The Runway Ripper

Fashion week is a true highlight of the fashion industry! Everyone loves seeing those amazing designs, and it is a true delight to see them for the first time. Well Boss Up Magazine spoke with Fashion Designer, Lenese Calleea Griffin, on how she rips the runway with her fashion designs! Residing in NYC, but from Chicago, IL, Lenese is an Apparel Production Manager Consultant and Fashion Designer, and she has a true passion for fashion! Lenese is motivated by educating and making dreams come true for other creatives, inspiring others, and creating new things. Fashion has always been her passion, and at the age of 10, Lenese’s Grandmother began teaching her how to sew, which stuck with her throughout her life. Lenese took her passion for fashion and got herself a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, as well as a Masters in Fashion Management and Merchandising. (FASHION FIERCE!) Lenese then took her talent and passion to the next level and created her own fashion line, called Calleea’Vatein. Even though capital and manufacturing were Lenese’s initial business challenges, that did not stop her! Lenese still pushed through and got her business up and running! So you may be asking, what is Calleea’Vatein and what does it mean? Lenese told us that it is actually a combination of her middle name and her my Grandmother’s name. She stated that her Grandmother helped her through school and helped her secure her […]

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The Travelnista

Traveling around the world is a dream of many, but a reality of few! Well we spoke with the lovely Louise Ngcamu, who is living the reality of traveling around the world!! Currently residing in Boston, MA, Louise is originally from Johannesburg South Africa, and works as a Nurse’s Aide and she is continuing her education! (Such a BOSS!) Louise yearns to live a full life and not be consumed with the materials of this world or work, work, work! Driven by the precious time spent with her family and friends, Louise loves traveling to places near and far, getting to know people from different backgrounds, exploring nature, and trying new foods. Louise states that all of those things really drives her and most importantly brings her closer to God. (AMEN!) Louise told us that when she travels, she usually travels alone. Since living in the U.S, she has made a ton of friends who are now like family to her. She has done some local trips with friends, but says those are hard to plan. She has had the joy of traveling with her Mom, who Louise says is a great travel partner (So sweet), however Louise tell us that she travels alone because it is easier. Louise stated, “I get to plan exactly what I want and once I’ve committed to the plan, I do whatever it takes to see it through.” Boss Up Magazine asked Louise about […]

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The Motherland

If you could go on your dream vacation, where would you go? Jamaica? Bahamas? Africa? That’s right, the Motherland! Ashley Lowe went to South Africa!!! Born in Peoria, IL, currently residing in the DMV area. Ashley is a mother, first, a licensed social worker, a published author, and an entrepreneur (Hustle! Hustle! Hustle Real Hard!!!) As long as Ashley can remember, she has always had the dream of traveling to Africa. Not only is Africa the Motherland but it is the mother of all nations. Ashley’s trip was to Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa. It took a total of 11 days including travel to and from. Ashley’s most unforgettable moment was her visit to Constitution Hill. (So amazing!) Constitutional Hill is where various political groups meet to fight for various causes. It is also the site of their courthouse, where various cases are tried and it is the site where the jail used to be located. The jail is now a historical site, where hundreds of tourists come yearly to visit. Ashley was able to see and hear stories about the mistreatment of the detainees and it was heart breaking. Furthermore, Ashley learned that many of these detainees had not really committed crimes. (This is so terrible!) During the tour, she visited the solitary confinement section of the jail, which SUDDENLY shifted her mood. At that moment, Ashley stated that she literally felt the spirits of those that experienced the […]

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