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Black History Month: More than a memoir with Liza Price

Black History Month: More than a memoir with Liza Price

Beauty products entrepreneur Lisa Price was born on May 18, 1962, in Brooklyn, New York. She is the founder of Carol’s Daughter, one of the first African American-owned product lines with a flagship store. During her childhood, she remembers the smell of the soap her grandmother made at their Brooklyn brownstone. In 1990, Price began making creams and lotions based on natural materials in her kitchen. Encouraged by family members and friends, she began Carol’s Daughter from her home in 1993. Her customers soon multiplied. By 1999, Price added mail-order, website, and walk-in customers, and her business moved from the parlor floor…
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Be together, not the same. An inclusion and diversity conversation with CEO of Brigade of Mercy Ambreen Rizvi

Be together, not the same. An inclusion and diversity conversation with CEO of Brigade of Mercy Ambreen Rizvi

When I walk daily, I intentionally “unplug”. There is nothing on my body to indicate how many steps I have taken during my four-mile walk. I listen to the birds singing and ducks honking as they make love to spring. I notice new flowers in bloom. I am at peace. Yet sometimes, today, for instance, unwanted thoughts insert themselves as a result of something I heard on the news. Today it was the concept of “Othering.” I wouldn’t say I like it and I like even less the fact that it is being intentionally used in this season’s political lexicon.…
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Imagine an organization that fuels its power through service above self. Join my conversation with Ms. Rene Laws, Rotary 7610 District Governor Elect

Imagine an organization that fuels its power through service above self. Join my conversation with Ms. Rene Laws, Rotary 7610 District Governor Elect

Over the past three years, Frankly Speaking with Tyra G has been intentionally curating thematic stories across generations, cultures, and genres. We are learning from and paying tribute to servant leaders, game-changing entrepreneurs, innovative organizations, planting seeds that yield precious harvests, and all who live “despite “rather than “because of.” These leaders and organizations have chosen SERVICE to heal themselves and the nation. Service as a way of lighting up the darkness. Tonight, we are hearing one voice out of 1.4 million members of a 117-year-old international organization called Rotary. Rotary has continued to grow itself into a position of…
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REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES. This movie changed me. A Conversation with NPR movie critic Lily Persy and guest commentator, Virgie Tovar

REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES. This movie changed me. A Conversation with NPR movie critic Lily Persy and guest commentator, Virgie Tovar

“Jimmy, Ana’s boyfriend, says, “You’re not fat. You’re beautiful.” She is both. “Real Women Have Curves” doesn’t argue that Ana is beautiful on the “inside,” like the Gwyneth Paltrow character in “Shallow Hal,” but that she is beautiful inside and out–love handles, big boobs, round cheeks, and all. “Turn the lights on,” she shyly tells Jimmy. “I want you to see me. See, this is what I look like.” Ana has learned to accept herself. It is more than her mother can do. There have been several movies recently about the second generation of children of immigrants–Indian, Filipino, Chinese, Korean,…
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THE COLOR PURPLE. This movie changed me. A conversation between NPR movie guide Lilly Percy and her guest, poet Danez Smith.

THE COLOR PURPLE. This movie changed me. A conversation between NPR movie guide Lilly Percy and her guest, poet Danez Smith.

There is a moment in Steven Spielberg‘s “The Color Purple” when a woman named Celie smiles and smiles and smiles. That was the moment when I knew this movie was going to be as good as it seemed and was going to keep the promise it made by daring to tell Celie’s story. It is not a story that would seem easily suited to the movies. The film is based on the novel by Alice Walker, who told Celie’s story through a series of letters, some never sent, many never received, most addressed to God. The letters are her way…
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REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story’s Abigail Brougher

REWIND:Were it not for those who care with Second Story's Abigail Brougher

From an outsider’s perspective, it looked like “Santiago” was simply a rebellious kid. At Second Story for Teens in Crisis, however, counselors worked on getting to know him and learning why he was acting out. He opened up and the counselors were there for him, helping him rewrite the narrative for his future. When Timothy began attending Second Story’s Safe Youth Project he was struggling in school. The program coordinator worked to tutor him in the subjects he found especially challenging, and at the end of the school year he won an award for his hard work and progress! When…
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NEW YEAR MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS featuring Tyra G

NEW YEAR MOMENTS OF MINDFULNESS featuring Tyra G

What’s so special about celebrating the New Year? “Why does the start of the new year carry such special symbolism? And why is its celebration so common around the world, as it has been for at least as long as there have been calendars? Behavior this universal must surely be tied to something basic in the human animal, something profoundly meaningful and important, given all the energy and resources we invest not just in the celebration but also in our efforts to make good on a fresh set of resolutions, even though we mostly fail to keep them. It’s fascinating…
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REWIND: Unwrapping his gift of music featuring vocalist Mr. Everett Greene.

REWIND: Unwrapping his gift of music featuring vocalist Mr. Everett Greene.

A 2018 blog written by musicians who declare they believe in music says, “Music is simply a very special language that everyone understands. There is no feeling that cannot be described and transported through music. It preserves memories for eternity, turns dreams into reality. It caresses the soul or screams unmistakably. Music conquers fear, dries tears, gives courage and strength. It is the safe and expressive home of our emotions – with all facets between joy and pain, irrepressible lust for life, and thoughtfulness. Music can turn enemies into friends and cross borders. It can ensure that the injustices of…
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Tapping into Joy featuring Deb Beroset, award-winning journalist, speaker, and seasoned PR expert.

Tapping into Joy featuring Deb Beroset, award-winning journalist, speaker, and seasoned PR expert.

Author and coach Iyanla Vanzant, in her 2000 book, Until Today, suggests, “If you are waiting for something to happen that will make you happy, you are killing off your joy. Joy comes through you. Happiness comes to you. If you seek your joy within, you will be happy, no matter what happens. It is easy to believe in more than what you can see when you know you will be protected, guided, and blessed. If you only believe what you can see around you, you may miss the blessings right under your nose. If you have and hold love…
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Unwrapping gifts daddy Jay Little and daughter Gia build a gift of legacy together.

Unwrapping gifts daddy Jay Little and daughter Gia build a gift of legacy together.

Author Kahlil Gibran in his 1962 book The Prophet says, “And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of life longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even…
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