United Melanin Queens RSS

Business & Leadership, Lifestyle & Travel, Self-Care & Wellness -

This weekend, I was in Los Angeles attending a 3-day business conference. But I had a few other things on my agenda as well!

On Friday night, I went to see my girl Anita Baker on the last stop on her Farewell Tour! She was gracious, playful and sang all my favorites, including “Caught Up in the Rapture.” It took me wayyy back to being a teenager listening to her music on the “quiet storm” radio...

Read more

Business & Leadership -

This weekend, me and my boo decided to take a “stay-workcation” at the L’Auberge Del Mar hotel and it was so refreshing! I actually want to do this at least once a quarter now, especially with so many lovely coastal areas within an hour from our home in San Diego.

Del Mar is a small beach town about 30 minutes from San Diego. We spent time working, planning, talking, laughing, walking on the beach...

Read more

Black Women, cardi b, Nation, Newsletter, Opinion, Serena Wiliams -

The controversies involving Cardi B and Serena Williams aren't nearly as unrelated as they may seem.

Read more

Self-Care & Wellness -

We had an incredible time at my 2018 Happy Black Woman Summer Camp last week!

32 amazing women flew into North Carolina for 5 glorious days of self-care, relaxation, healing and sisterhood on the top of a beautiful mountain.

At Summer Camp, I taught a powerful workshop on self-care.

I called it “Radical Self-Care” because I wanted the ladies to imagine what it would look like if they gave...

Read more

Personal Growth & Spirituality -

Last night I was in my office, journaling in my cozy purple chair, when I got the inspiration to share more about my personal manifestation process with my tribe. I’m learning to trust my intuition more and ACT on inspiration as it comes, instead of overthinking it.

So! Here are some of my best tips on how to dive into what I call “manifestation journaling.”

Journaling is how I affirm myself and...

Read more

manifestation, Personal Growth & Spirituality -

Back in 2012, I traveled to Europe alone for the first time. I took a month-long trip to Greece, Italy and Spain. At that time, I was on a tight budget, but I decided to go anyway because I was determined to experience the freedom that I originally set out to have when I became self-employed.

I got a good deal on a plane ticket. I stayed in cheap hostels with 4-12 other people in a room. I only...

Read more

Love & Relationships, Slideshows, wedding advice, wedding planning, wedding tips -

There should be a clear itinerary and well-marked signs so that guests always know where to go to eat/use the restroom/take photos/dance etc. Without these, your whole night could be thrown off. You might make your grand entrance to the dining hall and find that only half the guests are there.

Read more

angela davis, athens georgia, county commissioner, malcolm x, mariah parker, News, Slideshows, social justice -

Mariah Parker was recently sworn in as the new Athens, Georgia county commissioner. And she did so in a very Black way.

Read more

Beauty, hair -

You don't want to miss these tips.

Read more

deadbeat dads, Living, Parenting, relationship problems, single mothers -

Miriam shares her experiences with her child's absentee father and juggling a boyfriend who doesn't understand their relationship.

Read more

Fashion, fashion tips, thrifting, thrifting haul, thrifting tips -

It doesn't have to be a chore and it's not only for those that are having money troubles. Here's how you can shop designer looks and find trending styles for less.

Read more

Adrienne Bailon, Adrienne Houghton, Entertainment, The Real -

Houghton says they enjoy guest hosts, but the four hosts are doing just fine as is.

Read more

Fitness, Usher, yoga -

Seriously, though. And he seems to be enjoying himself.

Read more

Health, healthy her, Video -

Stretching is an easy way to reduce fatigue on the body and the mind after a long day.

Read more

External Videos, kate spade, Living, News, sheryl underwood, sheryl underwood's husband, suicide, the talk -

In light of the news about Kate Spade, Sheryl Underwood discussed the impact of her husband's suicide on a recent episode of "The Talk."

Read more

boxing, Fitness, Slideshows -

Boxing is a pretty great form of a workout, as it is a blend of everything and makes cardio anything but boring. That's why these stars can't get enough of it.

Read more

alice johnson, External Videos, kim kardashian, News, president trump, prison reform -

On Good Morning America, Alice Johnson shared her gratitude for Kim Kardashian and Pres. Trump & asked him to help others.

Read more

Family, family dynamics, family problems, Slideshows -

Since you are around, and you ask for help often, you’ll also be asked for help. So you could find your Saturday plans to hit the beach are derailed by your mom’s request to help her re-paint her office.

Read more

black panther, good deeds, kids, News, Noire Newsworthy, tattoo -

As first reported by "Because of Them We Can," the boy received a Black Panther-themed prosthetic leg from a local tattoo artist, and his reaction will blow you away.

Read more

dating, love, Love & Relationships, relationships, sex -

Maybe they aren't "weird," but the places I've managed to have the best luck meeting decent men haven't been the most traditional.

Read more

beyonce, Fashion, fashion deets, on the run, outfit, tour -

From opening the show in a Black designer to whining on Jay-Z in a leotard you can buy right now, learn all about her lewks!

Read more

Adrienne Banfield-Jones, Body Positivity, Entertainment, Hair, Health, Jada Pinkett Smith, red table talk, red table talk series, Willow Smith -

Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk series with Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones and her daughter, Willow Smith have revealed some very deep things about family and friend dynamics. But there's one very shallow thing they also like to talk about - Willow's armpit hair.

Read more

Health, healthy her, MommyNoire, Video -

Instead of trying to find time to workout when you're kids aren't around, why not have your mini-mes exercise with you?

Read more

black women, Living, Politics, women -

The Black feminist is mad as hell and she has every right to be, but her anger is just as destructive as it is deserved.

Read more

Health, Lifestyle, shopping advice, shopping tips, Slideshows, splurge -

If you’re still using a manual toothbrush, then it’s time to move up to the modern age. Electric toothbrushes can move so much faster than your hand ever possibly could. That results in removing more plaque, which results in fewer cavities, which means fewer (expensive) fillings.

Read more

Tags