Asani – Women Who Sing

ASANI is an Aboriginal women’s trio from Edmonton.  They are Debbie Houle, Sarah Pocklington and Sherryl Sewepagaham.  This circle of First Nations and Metis women have performed across Canada and internationally at such venues as Carnegie Hall in New York, The Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. and the Saddledome in Calgary.  Their debut CD ‘Rattle… Read more »

The Godmother of Rock & Roll – Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was born Rosetta Nubin on March 20, 1915, in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Although the identity of her father is unknown, Tharpe’s mother, Katie Bell Nubin, was a singer, mandolin player and evangelist preacher for the Church of God in Christ; the COGIC, founded by a black Baptist bishop named Charles Mason in… Read more »

Remembering Natalie

American singer-songwriter Natalie Cole, daughter of mid-century crooner Nat King Cole, is best known for her Grammy Award-winning album ‘Inseparable.’ “I never got to make the transition from little girl to young woman … and that really screws you up.” —Natalie Cole Natalie Maria Cole was born on February 6, 1950, to vocal legend Nat… Read more »

Impress Your Guests: Six Must-Haves For Your Holiday Party This Year

    For many of us, throwing fun parties is the best part of the holiday season. It’s a time when your home is decorated and looking beautiful and your friends and family can come over to gather and enjoy each other’s company. To ensure that you impress your guests, here are six must-haves for… Read more »

Looking Gorgeous! 5 Jaw-Dropping Fashion Ideas for Winter

If you’re mourning the loss of your sundresses, tank tops, and sandals, that means it’s time for you to spice up your winter wardrobe. Even if you loathe the winter months, you might find yourself liking them a bit more with a fashionable cold weather wardrobe. Casual for Cool Days Your winter wardrobe doesn’t have… Read more »

Why Women Tend to Excel in Humanities Careers

  Studying human culture shows us some of the most incredible traits of the human race. Small nuances can make or break civilizations, influence countless generations, and result in large and lasting changes. Looking at statistics, women tend to excel in humanities-driven careers. They have an innate sense for paying attention to those smaller things,… Read more »

Fair Wage: Which Careers are Still the Worst Paid for Women?

The topic of fair wages for the sexes has been a hot button issue since the women’s movement in the early 70’s. Activists continue to raise awareness, which has been able to make a small impact, and though women have earned these nominal gains, the fight is ongoing. A New Jersey Harassment Attorney says wage… Read more »

Healthy Diet Tips to Help With Your Weight Loss Plan

    Getting into shape and staying healthy and fit is a worthy goal, one that more people than ever are making a top priority. There are many good reasons to change up your health plan, since maintaining a reasonable level of fitness has been repeatedly shown to help prevent, mitigate, and even reverse the… Read more »

Aging with Grace: Tricks to Make Your Teeth Last You Longer

There are several reasons to hold on to your natural teeth for as long as you can. When you lose your teeth, the body reclaims some of the precious minerals from the area, and you suffer some bone loss from your jaw. In addition, while dentures and tooth implants have come a long way, they… Read more »

Simple Tips for Applying Makeup on Sensitive Skin

Living with sensitive skin requires paying a little more attention to your beauty products and regimen than the average person might have to. People with sensitive skin tend to develop problems when scrubbing too hard, for instance, or applying a new skin product. Read on to learn how to treat your skin well, so it… Read more »

  • Embracing Ourselves As We Age

    by Tomaca Govan My conversations with women from all over the world has revealed something astonishing to me – they are all fighting the wrinkles and are afraid of looking older.  The story is the same from most of them.  Drastic measures are being taken to avoid or eradicate wrinkles and smile lines.  Companies who… Read more »

  • Once For All, Inc.

    THE SECOND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER The second annual benefit concert. To date we raised $600.00 toward our scholarship before our actual event. This year the theme is Exposure, so in keeping with our theme we hosted mini-exposure interviews with influential people who give back who also have non-profits/business to share their thoughts on Domestic Violence. Here… Read more »

  • Are Women Really Moving Up?

     by Nancy Nelson, Ph.D Women have moved ahead though at a slow pace; chipping away at the glass ceiling that will one day crumble. Magazines carry articles to help women advance in a man’s world and still maintain herself as a woman. The magazines also give women ideas on dressing for success. This is where… Read more »

  • How to Avoid Cancer

    This was sent to me in a viral email.  I don’t know where it originated, but it’s good stuff and I wanted everyone to be aware of the information.   This is what I’ve been telling people for years…   AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS… Read more »

  • Sister on the Road

    by Nancy Nelson, Ph.D I am that which seems to be unique, at least in the state of Washington where I live, have lived for 30 years; all of my adult life. I am an African American woman, a fulltime, solo RVer. I started RVing a month ago after downsizing from a five bedroom house…. Read more »

  • In An Instant

    By Dr. Nancy J. Nelson A tear slides down my cheek as I make the long ambulance ride to the emergency room. If I could talk I would say not to take me, but the only part of my body I can control are my eye lids; one blink for yes and two for no…. Read more »

  • Be Careful Whom You Kiss: HIV/AIDS

    Nancy J. Nelson, Ph.D.                            Be careful whom you kiss.                         Be careful whom you kiss.                         Wish I could tell you what I feel and see.                         Wish I could tell you what I feel and see.                         I can’t prevent what’s certain to be.                         I can’t prevent… Read more »

  • Awakening

    by Dr. Nancy Nelson            We spent the day together drinking cold sodas, going for walks, and listening to music that lifted us to the clouds.  We had not touched, although I had longed to run my fingers across her bare shoulders; but I did not know how to touch a woman. As a refreshing… Read more »

  • Do You Still Dream?

    I do, and I actively pursue them.  I don’t let my age become a factor.  I’m one of those women who put her career as a singer on hold for decades so her children could come of age.  As a singer, I know that the major record labels are not interested in old female singers, especially… Read more »

  • No More Secrets

    by Tomaca Govan A lot of us have deep, dark secrets – the things in the shadows of our minds that we don’t want anyone else to know.  I used to hide those shadows from not just others, but also myself! I no longer do that. There are survivors of cancer and other diseases, survivors… Read more »

  • Baby Boomers

    by Nancy Ayo Nelson, Ph.D   I am disappointed in some of my fellow Baby Boomers who seem to have trouble with aging. Let us be serious. When did aging become a fight or a disease to be cured? Try for 10 or 20 years younger – especially women who grow old while men mature…. Read more »

  • Good Girl Gone Bad

    by Josayne M. Anderson-Tejera   “Good Girl Gone Bad,” the title of Rihanna’s third album turned out to be more than a motto but a theme. A theme that has echoed thru time and has now returned to the spotlight as high profile, international superstar Rihanna has been affected by it, and that is Domestic… Read more »