All Articles Tagged "inspirational"

Beauty & Blessings: See How This LA Hairstylist Overcomes Losing Sister in Tragic Car Accident

November 9th, 2015 - By jade
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We created a contest where we encouraged women to share their journey to becoming a boss. The winners received a makeover by a celebrity glam squad.

California native, Angel Toney shares how losing her sister in a horrific car crash, right after they launched their hair company, helped her to rise in the face of adversity.

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AJ Crimson is a Entrepreneur, Makeup Artist and Beauty & Lifestyle Expert as well as one of the most trusted names and leading authorities in the beauty industry. AJ's established reputation as an innovative beauty solutionist has made him and his products first choice for artists and celebrities including Christina Milian, Adrienne Bailon, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Angela Bassett, Eva Pickford, Regina King, Amerie, LeToya Luckett, Brandy, Raven-Symone and more. His products are also used on the television series American Horror Story, Power, Scandal, The Game, The View,  VH1's Hit The Floor, The Real , America's Next Top Model and the box office smash The Hunger Games and in countless runway shows.

AJ's work has been featured in fashion, beauty and music magazines worldwide including Vogue, Glamour, Marie Claire, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire, Essence and leading Japanese Entertainment magazines Blenda and Luire. For more information visit


Professional hair stylist, Keira White of Willingboro, NJ has been recently breaking hair barriers and very well taking the path of success into full drive. Keira is a licensed cosmetologist and also received her BS degree in PR from Morgan State University. From NY to LA, she has worked with popular hair extension companies, published magazines and award shows. As well as, television networks and appearances including, Bravo, MTV, VH1 and TV One. Her dynamic styling has been seen during several seasons of New York Fashion Week and the Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Keira is also a member of the L'OREAL and Soft Sheen Carson Style Teams, as well as many other special projects and documentaries.

She has volunteered with several organizations with young teenagers and women to teach them proper hair care techniques, trick and tips. This Jersey girl has vowed to never settle and to do everything with passion.

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I’ve Been Waiting: 12 Ways To Get Back In Touch With Your Spirit

August 7th, 2015 - By Tanvier Peart
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There are so many things in life that can steal your attention. Work. Family. Friends. Romance. The list practically never ends. No matter how many obligations you have, it’s important to not forget about yourself. Too many people put their needs on the back burner in efforts to help others.

The time has come for you to get back in touch with your spirit.

Here are a few ways.

15 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through The Day

June 20th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Mondays can be rough, and so can Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If your office chair’s uncomfortable or your boyfriend is on your last nerve; sit down, breathe deep and read some of these famous words to live by.

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Take some time to live in the right now.

Are You An Inspirational Woman Working To Improve Your Community?

July 19th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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Attention readers! Are you an inspirational woman working to improve your community? If so, we want to hear from you.

MN will begin featuring black women around the globe who are doing great things to advance our people. If you are that person, or know someone who is, send us a few lines about the work that’s being done along with a photo of the incredible woman, her age, and location to

*By sending in your information, you give us permission to publish your story on and our social networks.

Viola Davis’s Lessons For Surviving Your Industry

February 10th, 2012 - By C. Cleveland
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"viola davis"You can’t control everything. No matter how prepared or talented or strategic you are, your career will not always go exactly as planned.

Viola Davis’s film career spans over 15 years – excluding her years on the stage – and includes over 60 projects. She’s garnered 4 Oscar nominations, 3 SAG awards and one Golden Globe this award season for her role in The Help. But, many feel recognition for her work is long overdue. You won’t, however, hear this sentiment from Davis’ lips.

Davis has overcome institutional and cultural obstacles inherent to her industry to build a lasting career. She’s shared several life lessons as she basks in the well-deserved limelight. The few words of wisdom included below are essential lessons for any woman pursuing success.

Understand your obstacles and have a realistic view of your industry

It’s just the politics of it all. I’m a 46-year-old black woman who really doesn’t look like Halle Berry and Halle Berry is having a hard time… I have an absolute understanding and awareness of the image that I project and its just not a lot of lead roles for women who look like me…I think that African-Americans represent 12.5 percent of the population and that is not the demographic we are targeting in the movie and television industry.

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Esperanza Spalding’s Tribute to Black History Month: “Black Gold”

February 8th, 2012 - By Veronica Wells
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Judging by her Grammy and some live performances we’ve seen over the last year or so, there’s no denying that Esperanza Spalding is talented. But she’s really outdone herself with her newly released single, “Black Gold.” A tribute to Black History Month, the song is a collaboration with songtress Algebra Blessett.

The song is truly inspiring and the visuals are equally beautiful. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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