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    The Sister-Circle of Essence Festival 2018

    The Sister-Circle of Essence Festival 2018
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    Now that I’m back home, and have gotten my three kids back into some semblance of a summer routine, and above all, my feet have finally stopped throbbing from five days of everything...

    Spreading KINDNESS in Liberia with Rita Stryker

    Spreading KINDNESS in Liberia with Rita Stryker
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    The passionate CEO of Williette Safehouse and her team spread kindness one disabled community at a time in all 15 counties of Liberia. This is all while she listens to...

    5 Ways to Embrace YOUR Natural Beauty

    5 Ways to Embrace YOUR Natural Beauty
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    Everyone is beautiful despite their differences. That’s what makes the definition of “natural beauty” impossible to explain. What one person believes to be beautiful, another rejects. Although society helps shape...

    Here is How You Can Step Up & Support Women’s Causes

    Here is How You Can Step Up & Support Women’s Causes
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    Painting by Eric Dennis, Jr. (Available at Afropolitan's Flagship Store in Monrovia, Liberia) No matter where you live, whether in Africa, the Americas or the Middle East, today’s social and...

    Ideas for International Women's Day

    Ideas for International Women's Day
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    International Women's Day isn't just about giving a flower to a woman you appreciate and telling her she's great. It’s a day for recognising the achievements of women, and supporting...

    8 Must-Visit African American Museums

    8 Must-Visit African American Museums
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    If you know your history, then you would know where you’re coming from. — Bob Marley, Buffalo SoilderFor more than 50 years, African-American museums have made it their primary mission...

    Valentine's Crafts for Kids

    Valentine's Crafts for Kids
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    While we adults like enjoying Valentine’s Day with a romantic dinner, some chocolates, and certainly a sip or two of champagne, kids have quite a different experience. If you’ve had...

    5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

    5 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month
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    The struggles and successes of many African American personalities. From civil rights leaders to children’s authors, are rich fodder for everyone out there. February was chosen for the celebration because...

    Where to buy romantic Valentine's Day cards

    Where to buy romantic Valentine's Day cards
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    Valentine's Day, a time where people show their love and affection for another person, is quickly approaching. It is about LOVE, sharing and giving. From chocolate to jewelry to romantic...

    The Best Workout Playlist For Any Situation

    The Best Workout Playlist For Any Situation
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    Sometimes getting motivated to exercise can be harder than the workout itself. That’s why it helps to think of your gym time as a middle school dance: You’re going to...

    Easy Ways to Organize Your Recipes

    Easy Ways to Organize Your Recipes
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    Maybe you’re thinking about making one of your tried-and-true recipes. Do you know where to find it? Or you may be looking for something different and plan to flip through...

    10 Awesome American Winter Trips

    10 Awesome American Winter Trips
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    Some people travel during the winter to play in the snow, others to bask in the sun — and some, perhaps, just to breathe in a great smell.America is second...

    Must-read Books for Moms

    Must-read Books for Moms
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    Whether you’re an obsessive bookworm or prefer to just thumb through your favorite magazine, there's a book out there for you to love (and love again, again, and again, if...

    Top 10 Must-See Museums Around the World

    Top 10 Must-See Museums Around the World
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    Museums aren't just for people who love art and design. In truth, a museum is a place for anyone who's broadly interested in culture, whether it be their own or...

    How to Stick to Your Resolutions

    How to Stick to Your Resolutions
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    As the clock strikes midnight across the globe, and the world heralds the start of 2017, millions will resolve to make changes to their lives. Nearly half of us are...

    Christmas Ornament Storage Ideas

    Christmas Ornament Storage Ideas
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    Are you procrastinating on taking down your decor? Many of us are……. it’s so pretty right? Now is the time to grab all those holiday storage items on sale if...

    Recycling Your Christmas Tree

    Recycling Your Christmas Tree
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    Looking for a few ideas of how to dispose of your leftover Christmas tree? We were too as we are avid recyclers and hate the idea of just tossing it...

    Last-Minute Gift Ideas

    Last-Minute Gift Ideas
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    We totally get it. Your social calendar during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas is jam-packed, and you haven’t really gotten around to getting all your holiday gift ideas together.Don't fret...

    Cooking With Kids during the Holidays!

    Cooking With Kids during the Holidays!
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    With special treats and family gatherings, the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition is during the holidays! Kids will not only get to try the new...

    Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Co-Workers

    Secret Santa Gift Ideas for Co-Workers
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    It's the most wonderful time of the year — well, almost. The office holiday party is right around the corner. The annual office Secret Santa game can be a major...

    Our Favorite Host/Hostess Gift Ideas

    Our Favorite Host/Hostess Gift Ideas
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    So you’re invited to a dinner party and are stressing out about a gift for your host or hostess. Maybe you just don’t know what to bring or maybe you’re...

    Dinner Party Music

    Dinner Party Music
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    You’ve set the table, lit the candles, and now you’re ready to dig into this meal you’ve been working on for hours. Set the mood with this soothing dinner music...

    Choosing A Christmas Tree Theme

    Choosing A Christmas Tree Theme
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    The Christmas holidays are the most anticipated time of the year for children and adults alike. When the temperature drops, hearts warm up with the joy and excitement of the...

    Must-Have Coats For Winter

    Must-Have Coats For Winter
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    ​Evenings are are getting cooler and already the shops are full of winter coats ready to fast-track us into winter. With the weather as unpredictable as ever, no doubt you’ll...

    Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas for Your Table Display

    Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas for Your Table Display
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    If you’ve been busy thinking about your Thanksgiving meal, or the 20 people coming to your house, you’ve probably forgotten about the table decor.  NO worries, we’ve got you covered....

    Thanksgiving Dinner Menus

    Thanksgiving Dinner Menus
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    Planning a Thanksgiving menu can be overwhelming. We all have our favorite recipes for staples, like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and stuffing, that we turn to year after year —...

    The Best Dessert Recipes

    The Best Dessert Recipes
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    One of the greatest dilemmas during the holiday season is figuring out what kind of dessert to serve. Sure,  you could go all out and make every type of pie,...

    The Therapeutic Colors of African Print

    The Therapeutic Colors of African Print
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    Imagine it’s a dreary rainy morning, and you go to your closet to pick out something to wear. It’s highly likely that you, like most, will gravitate toward colors reflective...

    How to Make a Pie

    How to Make a Pie
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    The perfect pie crust is something of a work of art, not only visually but also technically. Though we really enjoy all sorts of desserts, there's something about pie that...

    Best Styling of Summer Clothes When Temperatures "Fall"

    Best Styling of Summer Clothes When Temperatures
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    At some point in the year, most people say goodbye to the warmer temperatures of summer or dry-season, and welcome in the cooler temperatures of fall or rainy-season. We therefore...

    Fall Gardening Tips & Ideas

    Fall Gardening Tips & Ideas
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    A little fall planning and prepping can really pay off come next spring. Autumn is the time to clean up beds, manage soil, prepare sod in order to minimize problems...

    10 Easy Fall Decorating Tips and Ideas

    10 Easy Fall Decorating Tips and Ideas
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    There are so many ways to decorate your home in a tasteful and festive way for fall. Pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage, and pinecones are a handful of popular themes that...

    Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Nail Colors

    Fall/ Winter 2016-2017 Nail Colors
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    If the certain polar vortex chill in the air has caused you to slack on your nail game, consider this your official manicure intervention. Just because party season is over,...

    Best Hats and Gloves For Kids and Moms

    Best Hats and Gloves For Kids and Moms
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    Next to slathering sunscreen onto squirmy bodies, gearing up for a snowstorm might be one of your least favorite obligations as a mom. Sometimes if you can cuddle into something...

    Turn Your Summer Clothes Into Fall Outfits

    Turn Your Summer Clothes Into Fall Outfits
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    When the weather turns cold and the first frost appears, there's no need to get an all-new wardrobe. Instead, save money and turn your summer clothing into fall by adding...

    Do You See Their "Beautiful?"

    Do You See Their
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    Afropolitan Ambassadors took to the streets of Washington, DC last weekend to launch its “I 2 Am America” Campaign. Inspired by Langston Hughes’ poem, “I, Too,” the campaign, which is...

    Working From Home? Here's How To Boost Productivity

    Working From Home? Here's How To Boost Productivity
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    The number of people working from home is rising. While working at home increases flexibility and comfort, it’s not that difficult to fall into the trap of the “I’ll do...

    Fall Craft Activities for Kids

    Fall Craft Activities for Kids
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    Fall is a season of beautiful colors and cooler weather. I’m sure you are trying to get in as much outdoor fun, but when the weather is a tad too...

    Best Halloween Costumes for Kids & Adults

    Best Halloween Costumes for Kids & Adults
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    Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become...

    Summer is Over, But Grilling Isn't!

    Summer is Over, But Grilling Isn't!
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    FALL is a great season for taking the party outside. Great food, old friends, and crisp cold weather will make your BBQ one of the best ever! Who doesn’t love...

    Fall's Best Rain Boots: For Moms and Kids

    Fall's Best Rain Boots: For Moms and Kids
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    We all know winter is coming. Your mind may already be bracing itself for a flurry of the dreaded white stuff. But before the snow comes the rain. Rainy season...

    9 After-School Snack Ideas for Quick, Healthy Treats

    9 After-School Snack Ideas for Quick, Healthy Treats
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    “Mom, I'm hungry!” The famous three words heard around the world after school!School's back in session, and so much studying can really work up an appetite! When the kids get...

    Must-Have Shoes For Fall 2016

    Must-Have Shoes For Fall 2016
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    One of fall’s pleasures is buying new shoes. Many fashion experts consider shoes to be the standard of feminine taste. That is why from season to season, they give them...

    5 Ways To Ease Back-To-School

    5 Ways To Ease Back-To-School
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    Move over, summer—a new school year is coming! Instead of just rolling into school with no plan, set yourself up for a whole year of success and fun times with...

    Mompreneur ~ Wifepreneur ~ Ahhh Yes, Entrepreneur!

    Mompreneur ~ Wifepreneur ~ Ahhh Yes, Entrepreneur!
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    Have you ever tried focusing on a business idea while sitting in a room with screaming kids? Their shrills of laughter, although cute, can be quite distracting…That’s what mompreneurs do...

    Rise of THE Print

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    Many years in the making, African print is being incorporated into African American fashion across the United States. I remember a few years back Beyonce and her dancers, while on...

    In a World With 2 Seasons

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    In Liberia we have two seasons – rainy and dry season. Dry season is equivalent to summer in the United States and Europe so as you can imagine it’s quite...

    A Boring Office Dulls Creativity

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    When decorating your office space, I think it’s important that it reflects your inner self and helps foster creativity. My office in Liberia, for instance, has inspirational quotes, such as...

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