Who Is Meghan Markle

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Rachel Meghan Markle (born August 4, 1981) is an American former actress who is engaged to Prince Harry of the British Royal Family. She has also been a model and campaigned for humanitarian causes. Since 2011, she has portrayed Rachel Zane on the legal drama series Suits. She is also known for her role as special agent Amy Jessup in the sci-fi thriller Fringe. She had previously worked as a freelance calligrapher.

Markle was born and raised in Los AngelesCalifornia by her mother Doria Ragland She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in theater and international studies in 2003.

Her engagement to Prince Harry was announced on November 27, 2017, when it was said that she would retire herself from acting and devote her time to humanitarian causes.

 

Markle was in a relationship with actor and producer Trevor Engelson from 2004 until 2011. They married in Ocho RiosJamaica, on September 10, 2011, and divorced in August 2013. Since June 2016, she has been in a relationship with British royal Prince Harry, who is fifth in line to the throne. Prince Harry and Markle met on a blind date that a mutual friend set up. The press reported on the relationship in October 2016.

On November 8, 2016, the British royal family‘s communications secretary released an official statement that addressed the “wave of abuse and harassment” directed toward Markle. The statement spoke to the sexism, racism and defamatory stories directed at Markle, including an unspecified “smear on the front page of a national newspaper”. It urged the press to “pause and reflect” before driving these storylines.

During a September 2017 interview with Vanity Fair, Markle spoke in public for the first time about her love for Prince Harry, saying, “We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception.” Later that month, they made their first public appearances together at an official royal engagement—the wheelchair tennis event, and the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Markle maintained an apartment in Toronto because Suits was filmed there but moved out in late November 2017 after work on the seventh season had been completed. Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghan_Markle#Relationship_with_Prince_Harry

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Zendaya

Conquering the World with Style
By: Paige Brown

“Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway” said by the lovely Coco Chanel. If the world is a runway, Zendaya has been shutting it down whenever she steps out thanks to her stylist, Law Roach, who she met when she was around the age of 14. To say the least, the two have been unstoppable ever since.


Law has styled Zendaya for campaigns such as Madonna’s Material Girl and Dolce & Gabbana and magazine covers such as Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Vogue and more. For example, her outfit at the 2017 Met Gala had tons of people turning heads; one of them to was Rihanna. Zendaya graced the red carpet in a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda ball gown with her hair styled in a voluminous afro.

Law and Zendaya are rule breakers, especially on that night. We never expect anything less but greatness from them. Law has been accomplishing more than ever—from being a judge on ANTM to styling Celine Dion, the dream is never ending for him. Zendaya also hit the big screen in Spiderman Homecoming and just appeared in Bruno Mars’ “Versace On The Floor” music video.
Both, Law and Zendaya, have been conquering the world with style one day at a time. Zendaya owns her style and rocks every outfit, which are styled by Law. Law and Zendaya make a great team and they keep us on our toes.


“Every day is a fashion show and the world is your runway” said by the lovely Coco Chanel. If the world is a runway, Zendaya has been shutting it down whenever she steps out thanks to her stylist, Law Roach, who she met when she was around the age of 14. To say the least, the two have been unstoppable ever since.
Law has styled Zendaya for campaigns such as Madonna’s Material Girl and Dolce & Gabbana and magazine covers such as Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Vogue and more. For example, her outfit at the 2017 Met Gala had tons of people turning heads; one of them to was Rihanna. Zendaya graced the red carpet in a Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda ball gown with her hair styled in a voluminous afro.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: Zendaya attends the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)

Law and Zendaya are rule breakers, especially on that night. We never expect anything less but greatness from them. Law has been accomplishing more than ever—from being a judge on ANTM to styling Celine Dion, the dream is never ending for him. Zendaya also hit the big screen in Spiderman Homecoming and just appeared in Bruno Mars’ “Versace On The Floor” music video.
Both, Law and Zendaya, have been conquering the world with style one day at a time. Zendaya owns her style and rocks every outfit, which are styled by Law. Law and Zendaya make a great team and they keep us on our toes.

Dr.Shekina Farr Moore

Dr.Shekina Farr Moore is thee definition of fierce. She is a woman who has taken the word entrepreneur to another level. She is a woman who gets the job done by any means necessary. She’s bold; but humble. I would also dare to say unapologetic. Where’s she at in her business, her family life, and her personal life she worked for it. Nothing was handed to her. She’s paid the cost to wear the crown she wears! And my God! Doesn’t she wear it well?!

1. Who is Dr. Shekina Moore at her core? I am a strong woman, passionate about advancing the lives of women and girls; a woman who is clear about my purpose and the value that I bring to the world; a woman enjoying the journey of life and all the challenges this life presents; a mom, wife, sister and friend who loves God.

2. Why are you so passionate about helping young girls and women thrive? My own struggles as a youth definitely fuel my passion. I didn’t have a mentor outside the home. Some things you can’t share with family. I needed that big sis or that cool auntie I could confide in and get sound feedback. I second-guessed myself—my decisions and my worth—a lot growing up. I believe having a good mentor would have changed the game for me much sooner. It all worked out…but I was a late bloomer, that’s for sure. I believe the spark to bring about change hit me when came when I started teaching in 1999. In every school I have ever worked in, students were drawn to me and called me their mentor. I have always had this effect on students. My own experiences with overcoming low self-esteem and playing small to appease others somehow made me relatable and magnetic. I love how things come full circle in that way.

3. Are you open to mentoring? Absolutely! Even as an adult, it is a must. I still mentors with whom I soul search and dig deep. I honestly do not know how I would have made it without their help and their wise counsel. Indeed, there is safety in a multitude of counsel. I advise all women pursuing free enterprise or professional careers to seek out mentors who can help them navigate the tiered challenges they will surely face as they matriculate.

4. Tell us about your businesses? I am Co-CEO of Eroom Marketing Group, an empowerment parent company that oversees Intercontinental Coaching Institute, Literacy Moguls Publishing, Black Reins Magazine, ZOOM CON (featured on the White House’s United State of Women in 2016) and my flagship Non-profit, B2F Girls Worldwide–a gender empowerment incubator that produces advocacy initiatives, campaigns and events. B2F Girls offers a girls empowerment certification program that equips women with skills, tools, strategies and the training needed to run a successful girls empowerment program. Our Girls Empowerment Coach program is a licensed program available for women with a calling to mentor and train girls, specifically. The bonus is having a network of industry insiders with whom to collaborate and to share ideas, methods and innovation. We initially started as an organization that offered free workshops for girls ages 10-17 that addressed the areas of self-worth, body image and leadership. After our first successful year we had an influx calls, messages, inboxes and emails from women from various parts of the country asking how they could implement a similar program for the girls in their communities. It was then that we realized that this need required a systematic and accessible way of providing the training we were already offering. Women were seeking to give back and mentor girls but didn’t know where to begin or how to launch. They wanted me to mentor and guide them in how to implement a successful program, but I was busy running my own. Fast-forward, another six months went by and the requests to train women from all around the country continued to come in. In June 2015, I acquiesced and Tween Style Power became B2F Girls!™, a certification platform that equips women to launch their own girls empowerment programs across the country. In essence, the mission stayed the same; the how changed. We have network affiliate companies in many states now.

5. Where do you see yourself in the next 2 years? 5 years? In the next two years I am expanding my Fierce brand to include apparel, a national challenge and my new book and tour. I also have my eyes set on introducing the B2F Girls curriculum to schools around the country. I would love a partnership that would empower girls on a grander scale. In the next five years I envision Black Reins Magazine available in every major retail store and airport across the globe.

6. What’s next for Shekina personally? I am getting in the best shape of my life right now. With that there are levels. God is preparing me for more. More income and more travel. Through my journey, and God’s grace, I would love to inspire women across the nation to join me in my journey from fierce to formidable (the title of my next solo project).

7. Tell us about your coaching practice? Sure. I run an accredited coaching and coach training company called Intercontinental Coaching Institute (ICI) at traintocoach.com where we train and certify individuals as life coaches (we also offer many other niches). We specialize in certifying coaches to become coach trainers as we teach them how to open their own academies and we accredit their schools. We even provide materials. I am really excited about our new Open Your Own Academy Program that is allowing coaches to not only empower others as coaches but to also leverage a lucrative income stream with our turn-key system.

8. How do you handle setbacks? I handle setbacks by embracing them as learning opportunities. I haven’t always embraced setbacks, but I have learned to. Everyone loves a comeback story. I remember being so depressed because my clothing design business was doing well but I couldn’t financially keep up with the new collections that had to be put out every new season. I was exhausted and I folded the operation. It bothered me so badly. But. What I learned from it was priceless. So, now, moving forward, we already know what to expect when we return to the brand at a future date. My husband and I learned so much going through the process of designing, working with factories, marketing, getting into fashion shows, getting our pieces into stores that we have no fear. And the knowledge that people will pay you for is bananas.

9. What is the greatest lesson that you have learned in business? The greatest lessons I have learned in business are (1) to be impeccable with your record-keeping; (2) to keep your business books and your personal books separate; and (3) share but don’t over share. Everyone doesn’t have good intentions.

10. What advice would you give to that woman who’s business is not doing so great and wants to give up? Pause. A lot of people confuse pausing with quitting. And, for me, they are very different. Sometimes you have to be okay with taking a break to recup and to regroup. I took a hiatus from a major conference to reassess its effectiveness, whether it should continue and, if so, what could be tweaked to improve its impact. I have put together surveys, focus groups and mastermind groups to access the effectiveness of programs. There is nothing wrong with taking needed time to reflect so that you can come back refreshed, renewed and stronger than ever.

11. What does it take to have a successful business? That’s a loaded question, but, if I had to name just three things they would be tenacity, faith and a willingness to say no. Tenacity—You have to be able to go the distance while other give up. Faith—You won’t always be able to see the end but you have to trust the process. Say No—You can’t get distracted by every fad. You have to say no to things that simply are not aligned with your vision and ethical standards.

12. Are you your sisters’ keeper? Sisterhood is very important. I hear women say that they don’t need their sisters. It’s a lie. We need each other’s support, encouragement, celebration, collaboration and elevation. Yes. I am my sister’s keeper. So, let’s embrace “each one teach one” and let’s make the sister circle a bond that can’t be broken. Let’s hold each other up. There is no lack and there is room for everyone!

Connect with Dr.Shekina on the following social media sites: Facebook: DrShekina Moore Instagram: @blahtofierce

Contributor:

Jessica Mosley is a serial entrepreneur. She has a book publishing and a PR Firm. She is also the 2016 Recipient of the Barack Obama Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. You can connect with her on Facebook: Jessica Mosley or The Leadership Tribe; Instagram: @jessicaellemosley

Zinc And Hair Loss

Zinc Facts

Before anything else, here are some facts about zinc that you should know. First, zinc is a trace mineral that is found in the body. It plays a vital part in many bodily processes and functions such as in cell reproduction, hormonal balance, proper absorption of vitamins, and in protein synthesis. All these processes are vital for proper hair growth such that an adequate amount of this mineral is needed to prevent hair thinning and loss.

Causes of Hair Loss

You must know that a certain amount of hair loss everyday is normal. We usually shed off about 50 to a hundred hair each day, and this should not be a cause of alarm since it will not necessarily lead to permanent hair loss. This shedding is equivalent to the number of hair that grows. But, if you happen to shed more than average, you may want to find out what causes this shedding. Hair loss can be caused by various reasons such as hormones, genetics, poor diet and nutrition, age, radiation or chemotherapy treatment, stress, infections, chemicals, rapid weight loss, or other diseases. The most common cause of hair loss is poor nutrition.

Zinc and Hair Loss

Hair LossDeficiency in zinc can contribute a lot to hair shedding because without zinc and other related minerals, you hair shafts get weakened, causing hair breakage and very slow hair regrowth. Zinc benefits for hairinclude promotion of cell reproduction, tissue growth and repair of broken tissues. It also maintains the oil-secreting glands that are attached to your hair follicles, thus decreasing their chances of falling off.

Zinc Hair Treatment

There are various zinc supplements now available in the market. They are usually used to counter zinc deficiencies, but one of the secondary uses of zinc supplement is to fight hair thinning and hair loss. Usually, zinc gluconate at a dose level of 50 or 60 milligrams per day for two weeks is recommended. Other forms ofzinc supplements are zinc oxide, zinc chloride and zinc sulfate.

Zinc Selenium Hair Loss Treatment

Aside from zinc, the mineral selenium is also associated with hair loss. Selenium, along with zinc, can help your body properly utilize proteins and hormones to produce more hair. It has also been found that vitamin A , C, E and vitamin B6 aid these two minerals in promoting hair regrowth.

Excess Zinc and Hair Loss

Well, there is a certain truth in the studies that claim that zinc can also trigger hair loss. BUT! Hair loss can only be triggered by too much zinc in the body. The recommended daily amount of zinc is only about 11 milligrams. To counter hair loss, a dosage of 60 milligrams is effective. Taking too much or taking zinc supplements longer than recommended (more than three or four weeks) would do more harm than good to your hair. This is very probable because too much zinc in the body can hinder the absorption of other minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and manganese, all of which may also take part in maintaining healthy hair. For instance, copper helps in forming blood vessels so that lack of it may be detrimental to the scalp and may limit the growth of your hair. In summary, there is a close knit relationship between zinc and hair loss. The bottom line is that too much zinc in your body would cause hair loss, but too much of it and you lose hair, as well. Thus, for safety and better results, take them only as prescribed.

Article found here:http://www.nutritional-supplements-health-guide.com/zinc-and-hair-loss.html

Pinterest Is The New Fashion Stylist

Who needs to hire a fashion stylist when we have Pinterest??!!

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Have you ever sat and browsed Pinterest? If you haven’t you should start! Pinterest is the new way to find the most fashionable outfit ideas. You can find your entire wardrobe on Pinterest or an outfit for any ocassion even if it’s only a simple grocery store run (especially the single women hint hint 🙂 ). Not only will you look cute grocery shopping you can also find your weekly dinner meals on Pinterest as well.

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No matter what your style type is you will always be able to find the perfect outfit on Pinterest! Even if you’re only looking for the perfect shoe to match your outfit, you will surely find it on Pinterest. Pinterest is definitely stealing fashion stylist jobs and before long even the celebrities will start using Pinterest for red carpet ideas. Why spend money on a fashion stylist when you can browse Pinterest for free!

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(All photos are from Pinterest.com)

African American Women And Heart Disease

Heart disease & stroke is the No. 1 killer in women, and stroke disproportionately affects African-Americans. Importantly, African-American women are less likely than Caucasian women to be aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death.

Diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity and a family history of heart disease are all greatly prevalent among African-Americans and are major risk factors for heart disease and stroke. What’s more, African-American women have almost two times the risk of stroke than Caucasians, and more likely to die at an earlier age when compared to women of other ethnicities.

Here are a few unsettling stats:

  • Cardiovascular diseases kill nearly 50,000 African-American women annually.
  • Of African-American women ages 20 and older, 49 percent have heart diseases.
  • Only 1 in 5 African-American women believes she is personally at risk.
  • Only 52 percent of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack.
  • Only 36 percent of African-American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.

The truth about high blood pressure

More than 40 percent of non-Hispanic blacks have high blood pressure, which is more severe in blacks than whites, and develops earlier in life. This little known fact is something that, if known and treated in advance, could have led to a more romantic first date for Shermane.

But why is it targeting African-Americans?

Researchers have found that there may be a gene that makes African-Americans much more sensitive to the effects of salt, which in turn increases the risk for developing high blood pressure. In people who have this gene, as little as one extra gram (half a teaspoon) of salt could raise blood pressure by as much as five millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).

The African-American population also tends to have higher rates of obesity and diabetes, which puts them at greater risk for high blood pressure and heart disease. But for many African-American women, particularly those who consider themselves perfectly healthy, perception may not always equal reality.

Read more here: https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/african-american-women/


One woman dies every minute from heart disease, a little know fact that is overshadowed by other high profile diseases for women. Heart disease, once considered a “man’s disease”, is a cause of great concern for women.  It is called a “silent killer” because it often has no symptoms or presents pain that is barely noticeable. The most commonly recognized symptom is persistent chest pain, pressure or other discomfort, called angina. This pain results when the heart is getting too little blood or oxygen. It can be felt under the breastbone and tends to accompany exercise or extreme emotional stress. Women, however, are more likely than men to experience a different type of chest pain which is sharp and temporary.

What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is a term used to describe a number of problems affecting the heart and the blood vessels of the heart. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of heart attacks. CAD occurs when the coronary arteries that surround and supply blood to the heart muscle lose their elasticity and become hardened and narrowed because of plaque build-up inside the artery. This process is called atherosclerosis. As the coronary arteries narrow, blood flow to the heart can slow down or stop, causing chest pain (angina), shortness of breath, heart attack, and other symptoms.

Why is this Important to Black Women?

Black women suffer rates of heart disease that are twice as high as those among white women. Some of the factors that contribute to this disparity include higher rates of overweight and obesity, higher rates of elevated cholesterol levels and high blood pressure and limited awareness of our elevated risks. In addition to having high heart disease rates, Black women die from heart disease more often than all other Americans.

 

Read more here: http://www.bwhi.org/issues-and-resources/heart-disease-and-black-women-the-silent-killer-that-speaks-volumes/

Getting Back To Healthy Hair

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Healthy hair isn’t achieved just by buying the best products or simply going to the best hair salons. Your diet plays a big role in having and maintaining a healthy head of hair. Healthy hair begins on the inside! Eating a variety of healthy hair foods and cutting back on sodas and sugar will help you achieve your goal of having a beautiful head of hair, no matter short or long, as long as it’s healthy and strong!

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If you have done irreversible damage to your hair by wearing tight braids, weaves, quick weaves, lace fronts and chemical burns which can all damage the hair follicles which makes it almost impossible to grow hair hair in those damaged areas again (such as the edges).

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We are going to share some healthy hair foods and vitamins that will put you on the right track to healthy hair again. If your hair is damaged from over-processing it with harsh chemicals you MUST get a haircut first before you can begin on your journey. If you’re natural you still have to take care of your hair just like women who have chemical treated hair (if not more).

Water

Water supports vitamin intake and assists in efficient and healthy hair growth. Water makes Almost 25% of the weight of a hair strand. Thus, it makes sense to drink enough of water each day to acquire gleaming and healthy tresses.

Your hair grows well on moisture-rich environment and aqua is one of the best ways to quench its thirst. Just like your skin, hair also needs lubrication from inside out. Drinking enough has a considerable impact on the growth of hair. Inadequate water intake for your hair results in dry and brittle hair. If you drink not enough water to meet daily needs, your hair growth may halt from growing at the maximum genetic rate. The roots of the hair are the means by which water is transported from the body. They soak up water and provide hydration to the rest of the hair strand. Reference: (http://durablehealth.net/drinking-water/benefits-of-drinking-water-weight-loss-skin-hair-hurt/)

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Vitamin D

Several studies have found that vitamin D may help activate hair growth. However, D is a tricky vitamin. Few foods contain it naturally, and although sitting in the sun for a few minutes a day can help your body produce more of it, many experts advise against it due to the increased exposure to harmful UV rays. Your best bet? Take a 1,000 IU supplement daily. Reference: (http://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20734150,00.html#vitamin-d-10)

Honey

Honey is an emollient which means it is a natural softener. This makes it a great hair conditioner that smooths your hair. It is a natural antioxidant, so it tends to make your scalp healthy and stimulate hair growth. As honey is an emollient, it also improves the health of the hair follicles which are responsible for hair growth. Researchers say that proper use of honey of treatment of hair can waken up the sleeping hair follicles which boost the growth of hair. We all know that honey is a humectant, and thus, tends to prevent the loss of moisture from your scalp. But honey also has high sugar content which helps to retain moisture. This as a result prevents hair fall and strengthens the hair follicles. Honey also comprises of antibacterial and antiseptic qualities. This prevents our scalp from infections or psoriasis, and tends to keep our scalp clean and bacteria-free. This also keeps us away from dandruff and itchiness on your scalp. If your hair is dry or increased pollution and direct exposure to the sun as made them lifeless, then use of honey can bring back that lost sheen and shine of your hair. Reference: (http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-honey-for-hair-growth/)

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Oysters

Opt for these to get plenty of zinc, a mineral that helps regulate the production of androgens. These are hormones that, in low levels, are associated with hair loss. People with low levels of androgens can also suffer from slow hair growth and dandruff. Adjusting your diet—and emphasizing zinc-rich choices like oysters, along with crab, clams, liver, lean beef, and wheat germ—will help stave off hair loss and keep your mane shiny and healthy.

Eggs

They’re full of biotin, a B vitamin that promotes hair growth and overall scalp health. A deficiency can cause brittle hair. Other high-biotin foods include peanuts, almonds, wheat bran, salmon, low-fat cheese, and avocados.

Lean red meat. Too little iron can cause baldness, according to research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic. Treating iron deficiency may help regrow hair. “People who have problems with hair loss or hair growth tend to be iron deficient—especially women,” says dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani, who practices in Vallejo, Calif. Other iron-rich options include turkey, egg yolks, whole grains, dried fruit, and dried beans (soaked and cooked, of course). Reference:(http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2012/06/14/10-best-foods-for-your-hair)

This is just a few healthy hair foods that will help you achieve healthy hair as well as skin. Visit often for more great articles like this!

There are over 30 million women suffering from hair loss and 70% of them are black women! The images below are one of the main reasons 70% of that 30 are black women.

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