Education

Salli Richardson-Whitfield Talks Moving From Acting to the Director’s Chair

By: Mia N. Hall

Alfred Edmond Jr. and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Image: Courtesy of ABFF)   After 30 years of success acting on camera, Salli Richardson-Whitfield is now thriving in the director’s chair, where she has already worked on some of today’s top shows including Scandal, Queen Sugar, Shadowhunters, Underground and more. ‘Forget everything you’ve...

3 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have a Side Hustle

By: Kandia Johnson

Should you dip your toes in entrepreneurial waters? Although it’s probably one of the hardest things you’ll ever do in your life, a side hustle or entrepreneurship may be the solution for three things most of us dread—being unemployed, broke, and in debt. (Image: iStock/jezphotos)   K. Renee Ward, a...

This Entrepreneur Knows Self-Care Is the Most Important Investment

By: Kandia Johnson

Nowadays, it’s common to see the glamorization of what it takes to be successful—16-hour days, sleepless nights, no social life outside of work, etc. But the reality is, burnout and depression are inevitable if your success plan doesn’t include self-care. (Image: iStock/skynesher)   Simply put, self-care is one of the...

Nicole Roberts Jones on ‘Finding Your Fierce’

By: Lisa Fraser

(Image: iStock/ddraw)   Nicole Roberts Jones is on a mission to bring out the best in each woman. The founder and CEO of FIERCE Factor Lab and author of a new book, Find Your Fierce, made it her life’s work to help women turn their passion and purpose into something profitable—what...

12 Quotes from Black Trailblazers That We All Should Live By

By: Kevin Y. Brown

As host of the “Create Your Life Series” radio show and podcast, I have the privilege of interviewing everyday people-turned-trailblazers who have followed their dreams to fulfill their life’s purpose. These amazing guests range from book publishing legends, to startup founders, all the way to Hollywood actors. Sharing their “How’s”...

Learn the Art of Effectively Mastering Time Management in 4 Steps

By: Cameka Smith

Have you ever said, “I’ll do that later,” only to find that there were at least three more things waiting for you to complete…later? For the next two minutes, read this carefully and take notes. Here are four free tips to help you master managing your time more effectively. These...

FlyTechnista Is Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead

By: Kandia Johnson

(Image: Instagram/FlyTechnista)   As the founder of FlyTechnista—an online platform seeking to “bridge the gap between women and girls and access to education, resources, and career and entrepreneurship opportunities in technology”—TeLisa Daughtry breathes life into the phrase, “Don’t complain; contribute.”   (Source: YouTube, User: Entrepreneur)   The self-taught developer combined her experiences in...

7 Tips To Help You Stay On Task When You Work From Home

By: Selena Hill

As a freelancer, one of the hardest things for me to do is stay on task. When you work from home, your office is everywhere and distractions abound. While it’s not always easy to stay on task — even when you’re working on a deadline — when you work from...

Want to Spread the Word About Your Work? Find Your Tribe

By: Kandia Johnson

(Image: iStock/ranplett)   “You can’t do it alone.” This is one of the hardest truths you’ll ever have to accept—especially if you’re looking to build a successful business or rewarding career. Enter the value of a “tribe,” a group of like-minded people who can help spread your work around the...

3 (Non-Creepy) Ways to Follow-up After a Networking Event

By: Kandia Johnson

(Image: iStock/GCShutter)   If you’ve ever exchanged contact information at a networking event, then waited too long to follow-up, you’re not alone. A great way to break the ice is to show value. Ways to Follow Up After Networking Reference the event. Mention something specific that was discussed during your...

6 Essential Skills Necessary for Success But Not Taught in School

By: Kandia Johnson

  (Image: iStock/Wavebreakmedia)   If you’re ready for next level success, you’ll have to master a few essential skills you probably didn’t learn in school. Whether you’re an employee or entrepreneur, make a commitment to life-long learning and put yourself in a position to win with the skills below: Negotiation–...

11 Denzel Washington Characters That Define Business Leadership

By: Preston Charles

Image: Getty In the book Think and Grow Rich, self-help guru Napoleon Hill defines 11 “Major Attributes of Leadership,” which can translate well into various facets of life. However, these qualities are especially critical when in the pursuit of business success. Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington has portrayed a number of powerful characters...

9 Ways to Tackle Your To-Do List like a Boss (Part 2)

By: Cameka Smith

(Image: iStock/RoBeDeRo) Parent. Spouse. Employee. Entrepreneur. Managing your daily tasks while wearing multiple hats can become overwhelming. Sometimes it feels like you’re busy being “busy,” but accomplishing nothing. Each day seems to add more items to your to-do list. In part two of this two-part blog, I share the first...