2:00 AM / Sunday June 7, 2020


10 things to be grateful for this holiday season, and everyday

November 29, 2019

By Danae Reid The holiday season is officially in full swing, and while some people are reveling in festive cheer, others can’t wait for the season to be over. For the past few months, departments stores, television ads, and more have turned their focus to the holidays in anticipation of the huge spike in consumerism…

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A Millennial Voice: Millennials On the Move: Dr. Elizabeth Holder

November 22, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Dr. Elizabeth L. Holder By Danae Reid Dr. Elizabeth L. Holder was a young girl when her mother began schlepping her to volunteer/community service events in the area… At the time, Holder didn’t particularly enjoy such long escapades; however, little did she know, her early experiences of service were laying the foundation for…

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Alawfultruth: Using our teeth to dig our graves

November 22, 2019

What will it take? Dear Lovies — In September 2019, Muva told you all her business and disclosed that I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. In an effort to use this as a teachable moment since over 100 million of us are either pre-diabetic or a full blown owner of this disease, I decided…

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A Millennial Voice : Homecoming

November 15, 2019

By Danae Reid The first official homecoming celebration is said to have taken place in the early 1900s, but its origin is still highly contested. The long-standing tradition gained popularity quickly at colleges and universities across the country, and has been a collegiate staple ever since.   Every year, millions of alumni look forward to returning…

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Divine Muva Diva: The House, The Duct Tape, and the Mouse

November 8, 2019

Dear Lovies — I can’t stand rodents — mice, in particular. The suburban town I lived in for a quarter of century had them everywhere, and no matter what was done to be rid of them, there was always one, running to hide somewhere. They were in schools, churches and restaurants. I will never forget…

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A Millennial Voice: Coffee, Cream, and Dreams

November 1, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Stephanie Ford and business partner Sonja West. By Danae Reid Black women are officially the leading demographic of entrepreneurs in the United States and everyone is talking about it! The number of businesses owned and operated by Black women throughout the country continues to increase at rapid rates and shows no signs of…

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A Millennial Voice: To Discharge and Unwind

November 1, 2019

By Danae Reid The first smartphone, the Simon Personal Communicator created by IBM, was officially released to the consumer market in 1994. And while it took some time for the smartphone to gain global traction, these devices have completely revitalized the way we communicate with one another.  Now, approximately 95% of Americans own a cellphone,…

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Divine Muva Diva

October 25, 2019

Dear Lovies: After observing the Sean Schellinger trial, where a young Black man was being tried on charges of manslaughter, and the ensuing fallout after the verdict was read in court, something struck me yet again, that I must address here: bad behavior from children that is left unchecked into adulthood.  There are far too…

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A Millennial Voice: Gretel Munday – From Essex to the Stage

October 18, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Gretel Munday By Danae Reid Gretel Munday’s fiery red hair and piercing blue eyes showed me her personality far before she could utter a word. With a strong English accent and an exceptional talent in tow, I knew immediately that I was in the presence of someone special.  The 23-year-old actress and model…

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