Army Veteran and author Dee Bryant empowers young girls to be anything they want to be in Girls Wear Combat Boots Too

We all have moments where we are faced with challenges. How we face those challenges…

Nature-based healing with recreational counselor™ Dr. Tanisha Denise Manning

Did you ever step outside after being inside all day, and just breathe in the…

Photographer Emmanuel Whajah captures the heart and pain of the George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests

Protests erupted around the world after the death of George Floyd on May 25th, and…

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Essential films & series about the Black experience

Film can be a powerful tool for education. From MLK to BLM, these films will teach you something the history books don’t. They celebrate black excellence and prove black film is no longer a genre, but a vital part of film across all genres. In the spirit of creating a dialogue, we created a list designed as a resource guide to connect movie watchers with more relevant than ever classics like Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing and George Tillman Jr.’s The

The Making of a Phenomenal Woman by Marsha James empowers female readers to reach their full potential

Marsha James provides women the motivation to change the game plan of their lives in her debut book, The Making of a Phenomenal Woman: The Ultimate Belief to Move Ahead: Chess or Checkers. Just like planning out the next move in a game of chess or a checkers match, the book is a tactical course of action in effective strategies for the future.

Fashion model Ria Serebryakova is staying true to herself

Ria Serebryakova began modeling in 2013 in her homeland of Russia and was quickly scouted by a modelling agency at the age of eighteen. A year later she received her big break walking the runway for Italian brand Miu Miu at Paris Fashion Week. In 2014, Ria made the move to New York and has been making waves in the fashion world ever since.

The future is bright for Canadian brothers, dance duo Flow XS

Flow XS is an urban dance duo from Canada with a unique advantage; they are brothers who have danced together for over ten years. Michael (23) AKA “Hydroflow” and Kevin (19) AKA “Kid XS” are brothers of Filipino and German descent who have trained in various dance styles and have been recipients of numerous awards and scholarships in their already impressive career.

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Behind the scenes of James Barker Band’s “Never Be the Same” music video starring Luka & Jenalyn

Luka & Jenalyn’s emotionally powerful style of dance is captured in the official music video for James Barker Band’s country cover of “Never Be the Same.” Filmed in one day at ProdStudio in Toronto, the video was directed by Ben Knechtel with video work by Lee Zavitz. Luka & Jenalyn hold nothing back as they use stunts and strong movement to capture the intimate lyrics of the song.

Les Twins perform a powerful street dance to My Mind

Larry Bourgeois, one half of the legendary French dance duo Les Twins, performed a poignant dance to “My Mind” by YEBBA while in London last month that will move you to tears. The raw, yet controlled riffs and runs of the Grammy-nominated singer’s soulful vocals are equally matched by Larry’s precise movements.

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Army Veteran and author Dee Bryant empowers young girls to be anything they want to be in Girls Wear Combat Boots Too

We all have moments where we are faced with challenges. How we face those challenges and move past them is an important process in growing as an individual. This is hard enough as adults, but children may not have the maturity or tools to move beyond their struggles. So, what can they do?

Letter from Santa Claus by Robin Jones is based on a letter he received while sick in a children’s hospital in 1949

In Letter from Santa Claus, a children’s picture book by Robin Jones, readers are introduced to five-year-old Robin who is hospitalized with pneumonia leading up to the Christmas of 1949. It’s a heartwarming story, complemented by charming artwork that embodies the magic of Christmas. We caught up with Robin recently to find about more about him and the story behind the story.

Anne Hutcheson brings elder abuse to the forefront in Beyond the Moon and the Heartache Too

There are a lot of untold stories out there, and if we stop and listen to people, you’ll find even those around us have struggled in unique ways. Anne Hutcheson writes stories that focus on human depth, dysfunction and the complexities of relationships whether it is about abuse, surviving tragic circumstances or coping with disease. She

Ernie Hasler speaks to injustice in Poems: Reflecting the Truth

Ernie Hasler has lived a life that came with many ups and downs, while watching things change around him. While he sees injustice, he also delights in the simplicities of changing seasons. He believes greed is the basis of many things and strives to speak of difficult issues through his verse and poetry as a way to spotlight topics that are often overlooked.

Judith Abernethy is teaching children the importance of what to do if they get lost in Where Is Pete?

Thousands of children get lost or go missing each year. Many lives could be saved by learning to stay put instead of wandering when lost. Focusing on this very important message is what outdoor enthusiast and horse lover, Judith G. Abernethy is accomplishing with her book Where Is Pete?. During the years of raising her children, she became involved with environmental education on a voluntary basis with the Boy Scouts and Leave No Trace to share important tips that would help the youth in wilderness survival. As

Psychologist Dr. Kim Chronister helps heal broken hearts in new book Breakup Recovery

Neil Sedaka may have said it best, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.” Dr. Kim Chronister is a licensed clinical psychologist with a newly released book that you’ll want to read if you’ve just gone through a break-up, haven’t gotten over one, or need some extra relationship pointers. Kim gets it.

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Photographer Emmanuel Whajah on taking his passion behind the lens

Emmanuel Whajah, a creative director and photographer known as Emzy Production Films, has always involved himself in creative pursuits. Born in Hanover, Germany, his first passion was dancing. At the age of five he imitated his idol, Michael Jackson, and a couple years later, won a dance competition. After dancing in front of the camera for over seventeen years, Emmanuel started thinking about how he could use his talent behind the camera.

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Army Veteran and author Dee Bryant empowers young girls to be anything they want to be in Girls Wear Combat Boots Too

We all have moments where we are faced with challenges. How we face those challenges and move past them is an important process in growing as an individual. This is hard enough as adults, but children may not have the maturity or tools to move beyond their struggles. So, what can they do?

Letter from Santa Claus by Robin Jones is based on a letter he received while sick in a children’s hospital in 1949

In Letter from Santa Claus, a children’s picture book by Robin Jones, readers are introduced to five-year-old Robin who is hospitalized with pneumonia leading up to the Christmas of 1949. It’s a heartwarming story, complemented by charming artwork that embodies the magic of Christmas. We caught up with Robin recently to find about more about him and the story behind the story.

Out of the struggle: Tyler Unknown unlocks his future

When Tyler Unknown found out he was signed to the record label Star Child Management Group (SCMG), he knew his dreams were starting to become a reality. SCMG, in affiliation with One Mic Productions, are owned and operated out of Delaware with multiple headquarters throughout the United States including Los Angeles and right now pushing into the South Florida demographic.

Anne Hutcheson brings elder abuse to the forefront in Beyond the Moon and the Heartache Too

There are a lot of untold stories out there, and if we stop and listen to people, you’ll find even those around us have struggled in unique ways. Anne Hutcheson writes stories that focus on human depth, dysfunction and the complexities of relationships whether it is about abuse, surviving tragic circumstances or coping with disease. She

Ernie Hasler speaks to injustice in Poems: Reflecting the Truth

Ernie Hasler has lived a life that came with many ups and downs, while watching things change around him. While he sees injustice, he also delights in the simplicities of changing seasons. He believes greed is the basis of many things and strives to speak of difficult issues through his verse and poetry as a way to spotlight topics that are often overlooked.

Judith Abernethy is teaching children the importance of what to do if they get lost in Where Is Pete?

Thousands of children get lost or go missing each year. Many lives could be saved by learning to stay put instead of wandering when lost. Focusing on this very important message is what outdoor enthusiast and horse lover, Judith G. Abernethy is accomplishing with her book Where Is Pete?. During the years of raising her children, she became involved with environmental education on a voluntary basis with the Boy Scouts and Leave No Trace to share important tips that would help the youth in wilderness survival. As

Nature-based healing with recreational counselor™ Dr. Tanisha Denise Manning

Did you ever step outside after being inside all day, and just breathe in the fresh air? Nature is soothing in a way that goes down to our soul. We reconnect on a cellular level with healing that slowly unravels our tightly bound stress. For some people, that’s enough. Others need more, like talking or healing modalities that allow you to release those bits of you trapped inside.

Psychologist Dr. Kim Chronister helps heal broken hearts in new book Breakup Recovery

Neil Sedaka may have said it best, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do.” Dr. Kim Chronister is a licensed clinical psychologist with a newly released book that you’ll want to read if you’ve just gone through a break-up, haven’t gotten over one, or need some extra relationship pointers. Kim gets it.