Battling Doubt

Have you gotten to that point in your life where you feel overwhelmed for no real reason? You know the days where you don’t feel like you are getting anything done, but you still end up worn out? Guess what… you are not alone. We have all had those days, myself included. Unfortunately for me,…

Simple Tricks to Always Keep Your Relationship Fresh

Whether you believe in soulmates or think that people simply cross each other’s paths and ‘randomly’ fall in love, the one thing every couple in a long-term relationship will tell you is that great relationships take work.

How To Motivate Yourself To Workout At Home

Let’s face it: needing to go to the gym to get your workout in can be a commitment. Sometimes gyms are far, out of the way, or too crowded to get anything meaningful done. It has certain advantages, but learning how to work out on your own in the comfort of your own house is…

WATCH NOW: GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST STOKLEY RELEASES “WE ME” VIDEO

With so many distractions from what really matters, multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Stokley releases a new video for his song “We Me.“ The song is featured on his new album Introducing Stokley.  A gift to his fans to help motivate them and keep their focus, Stokley acknowledges the part that music plays in…

Not So Basic Gifts for a Lady Boss

Gifts are always one of the trickiest things to purchase. It always carries the risk of buying something the one it’s meant for won’t like or, what is equally excruciating, already has. Picture this scenario – your lady boss works 24/7 to secure the best possible working environment and terms for you and your team,…

The Nine Days That My Breast Stood Still (Part Two)

UNCAGED PHOENIX Note to self… the next time I write Part One for a blog post, I need to post part two the same day [Some of you made it very clear that you did not plan to wait too long for part two.] Nonetheless, thank you for all my readers who reached out to…

The Nine Days That My Breast Stood Still (Part One)

UNCAGED PHOENIX (Sunday March 4th, 2018) …. I believe that the Universe provides subtle hints to where our lives will take us. Now that I have the gift of hindsight, I think it sent one to me four days early, and of all places, it was sent to me on the bridge. No, I am…

WATCH NOW: R&B SUPERSTAR TANK RELEASES “WHEN WE REMIX” VIDEO

Earlier this year, Tank dropped the “When We Remix” featuring labelmate Trey Songz and Ty Dolla $ign. Soon after, his single “When We” was officially certified gold by the RIAA. In an interview with Vulture, the 42-year old R&B shared, “I want artists from my generation to not feel like it’s over. As long as you still have…

Fifth Annual All ATL Show ​to Feature 112 * Jagged Edge * Silk * FABO * Ying Yang Twins Wolf Creek Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, GA (March 12, 2018)  The annual All ATL Show, which usually sells out, will return to Wolf Creek Amphitheatre, in Atlanta, GA, on Saturday, July 7, 2018. Grammy-winning quartet, 112 and Grammy-nominated group, Jagged Edge will co-headline.  They will be joined by the highly celebrated, R&B quintet, Silk, Grammy-nominated duo, Ying Yang Twins, and FABO. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, March 13th at 10am EST!! Tickets start at $45…

Must-Haves: Home Essentials for 2018

Regardless of whether you are buying a new house and thinking about your dream décor, selling your current home and want to make it more appealing to home buyers or you just want to update your interior, it is always a good idea to incorporate some of the freshest interior design trends. While nothing beats…

How to Capitalize On Your Creative Talent

Talent is one of those terms that we’ve heard a lot either in reference to us or those around us. Talent comes in all shapes and sizes. Perhaps you can memorize pages upon pages of poetry. Maybe you’re particularly skilled at wood carving. We use talents in our daily lives, turn them into hobbies, utilize…

Third Annual ATL Soul Life Music Festival ​Announces Line-up Ledisi, Eric Benét, Anthony David, and Raheem DeVaughn: Day 1 Lalah Hathaway, Will Downing, Avery*Sunshine, and Eric Roberson: Day 2

ATLANTA, GA (February 16, 2018)  The annual festival which drew over 10,000 music lovers the first two years will, once again, take place in Atlanta, GA on the scenic grounds of Wolf Creek Amphitheater. Twelve-time Grammy-nominated songstress, Ledisi and Five-time Grammy Award-Winning artist, Lalah Hathaway will headline this highly anticipated Memorial Day weekend event. On day one, the celebrated R&B recording artist,…

Premiere: GStampz releases new poetic freestyle “Symbols”

“We often see our life through the perception of symbols.” – Gstampz GStampz continues to bring poetry to life with beautiful lyrical content coupled with an awesome array of dope beats. During the month of January, he successfully reintroduced himself to the world with the premiere of his freestyle song entitled  “If I Could Meet…

Social Media Influencers Dazzle Offline at the BET Social Awards

Last night, BET Networks presented their first Social Awards. The event focused specifically on social media icons, from Instagram megastars to YouTube creators. Michael Blackson, a Ghanaian-born American actor and comedian, hosted the show, which included nominee categories such as Best Tea, Issa Wave, Social Hustle, LMAO!, Clapback, Best Podcast, Mood AF, and BaeWatch. An…

I sometimes get these moments: Personal Piece

“I already know that I must accept my differences, not as an ailment [as suggested by others], but instead to embrace that, though I am different with many layers, my diversity and uniqueness is not something to be ashamed of. Rather, it is something that I should cling to as it is and has always…

The 2nd Annual Southern Laced Creative Arts Awards

UPDATE 2/19/18: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF PARTICIPATION. STAY TUNED FOR MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS. Southern Laced would like to recognize individuals who inspired communities through the field of arts in 2017. Awardees, which include artist working in literary arts, visual arts, theater, music, singing, design, and dance from the Jackson Metro Area…

How You Can Look Slimmer By Wearing Fashionable Plus Size Clothing

If you aren’t yet convinced that all bodies are beautiful no matter what size and shape they come in, just take a look at the stunning Ashley Graham who isn’t only shattering the ‘standard beauty’ stereotypes with her incredible curves and her hugging thighs but is also walking for such designers like Michael Kors, proving…