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Pearls of Hope 

By Eren Simpson Photo courtesy of Marissa Joy Kaplan Photography What started as a weekly women’s bible study among friends has evolved into a nonprofit organization that’s expanding its reach beyond the members’ living rooms. In 2013, Katrina McCain and her friends were all attending different churches when they all felt the need for female fellowship opportunities.…

The Festive Life: Your Guide to Outdoor Fun

By Jimese Orange   As springtime brings longer days with lots of sunshine, a festive life is here for the taking. There’s no shortage of outdoor entertainment going on just about every weekend throughout the spring, summer and fall. You might not be able to do them all, but this list will help you get started.…

The Ultimate Home Makeover

By Cheryl Luckett If you’re like most people, you probably love a good before and after.  I think we all love the idea that no matter where something or someone begins, there’s typically much hidden potential. The opportunity to see that potential brought forth is so very satisfying.…

Are You Hooked on Social Media?

By Eddie D. Love Today you hate me, tomorrow you love me, and sometimes you neglect me and shut me down! My name is “Social media” and no matter what, I’m here to stay! Like most people, you’ve probably deactivated your Facebook account or shut down Twitter at some point.…

A South Carolina Vacation Leads to Self-Discovery

By Lashawnda K. Becoats I love to read but never thought a book about slavery would lead me on an unexpected journey of self-discovery. It all started after I began reading Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad”. The book chronicles the journey of a young slave girl named Cora, who escapes from her plantation in Georgia onto a real train that runs underground through the South towards freedom.…

New Style Trend Alert: Rollerball Perfumes

By Majesty Acheampong Majesty Acheampong I love to try new fragrances, but I’m always afraid to commit to a full sized bottle. Thanks to Rollerball perfumes, I no longer have to commit to full sized bottles anymore. In the past, my desire for variety left me with many expensive perfumes bottles collecting dust in my bathroom drawer.…