SheaMoisture Apologizes After Backlash Over Ad Featuring White Women

SheaMoisture, a black owned personal care business, has caused an uproar on social media after rolling out ads marketed towards white women. For over 25 years, black women with natural hair have loyally purchased SheaMoisture’s shampoo, conditioner and body wash. So it came as no surprise when some of these same women accused them of…

Southern Laced Interview with Violinist Daniel D.

“Lord, allow others to be drawn to You through the gift and character embedded in me.” – Daniel D. Daniel D., a 27-year-old professional violinist from Charleston, South Carolina, started playing at the young age of 12. With a fan base reaching internationally, the skilled Charleston School of Arts alumni began touring immediately after graduation….

Zumba 101 with LaTasha Estus

Name: LaTasha Estus Occupation: Licensed Zumba® Instructor Location: Madison Baptist Healthplex & Quest Fitness Club What is Zumba? It is a dance fitness class that mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves which creates a dance fitness party to music from all over the world! What made you want to be a Zumba instructor? I needed to…

Beginners Guide to Finding Balance

Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? With so much going on in the world, it’s easy to get bogged down. Whether it’s love, money or the war of politics, they can all leave you feeling a bit unbalanced. There are a lot of things you can do to clear your head and catch your second wind….

7 Quick Tips to Combat Depression

  “In my deepest, darkest moments, what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was ‘Help me.’ Sometimes a prayer was ‘Thank you.’ What I’ve discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer away.”…

7 Easy Everyday Drinks That Fight Inflammation

Are you suffering from inflammation all the time? Don’t take it lightly. Depending on which part of your body is affected, this problem could end up fatal. It is true especially if major organs are affected. The truth is that inflammation happens because of the kind of food you eat. A change in lifestyle could…

Surviving A Camping Trip…With The Kids!!

Deciding to bring your kids on a camping trip is never easy. You have to consider a lot of things and prepare weeks in advance just to get it done. If you really want to make this happen, be positive. You will go through a lot as you prepare, but don’t give up. Camping is…

Happy Birthday, Luther Vandross!

Happy Birthday, Luther Vandross! Today, the most soulful singer I’ve ever heard would have been 66 years old. Gone, but not forgotten. Rest on… Click below to listen to my favorite Luther Vandross song. WARNING: Grab your Kleenex.

The Minimalist Guide to Perfect Office Makeup

According to a study, a lot of women seem to think that going to the office with no makeup on is more stressful than public speaking, job interviews or going on a date. Makeup is a cultural thing, and it’s very important to a lot of women. But, how do we get it right when…

7 Ways Superfoods Can Change Your Life

Eating superfoods has become quite popular nowadays, but it’s more than just the latest trend. Fruits, veggies, fish, and various sorts of nuts have numerous benefits that impact both our physical and emotional health. Here’s how nibbling superfoods can save you from your old ways. They slow down aging Apart from being good for your…

KELLY ROWLAND’S NEW BOOK “WHOA, BABY!”

In addition to Kelly Rowland’s credits as a Grammy-award winner, executive producer, and actress, she can now add being a book author to the list. Rowland released her first book titled “Whoa, Baby! – A Guide for Young and New Mothers Who Feel overwhelmed and Freaked Out”. For her mom’s guide, she enlisted the assistance…

Person of the Week: JWonn

I recently had a chance to talk with JWonn, one of the brightest stars on the Southern Soul Music scene. We had a great conversation and it was definitely an honor for me to able to talk to this talent after hearing his music over the airwaves for so long. His song “I Got This…

Top 10 Most Amazing Beaches in Costa Rica

There are a lot of reasons for going to beaches. If your goal is to surf and ride the huge waves, check out Playa Conchal in Costa Rica. It is one of the many amazing beaches that the Costa Rica has to offer. It is just stunning. You may have tried surfing before, but nothing…

Remembering Charles Quinton ‘Charlie’ Murphy

Charles Quinton ‘Charlie’ Murphy is an American actor, comedian and writer with an extraordinary legacy behind him. Charles Murphy died at 57 after a long battle with leukemia, an illness he kept so secret he didn’t even tell his co-stars on ‘Power’. The actor who was a brother to the world-famous comedian Eddie Murphy became…

New Music Video: BLUSH – ‘Work’

Recently, Southern Laced contributor Carmen Hibbler had the pleasure of interviewing R&B trio, BLUSH. Click here to read [INTERVIEW] Mathew Knowles’ Group, BLUSH, Releases New Song and Sneak Peek of Video.