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Ask Lashawnda: Advice for Everyday People

Lashawnda Becoats By Lashawnda Becoats People ask me questions everyday. Sometimes it’s because I’m the editor of Pride magazine. Sometimes it’s because they know I’m a certified life coach. Sometimes people follow my fabulous adventures on social media. I love helping people so I decided to create an advice column based on the questions I get.…

Are You A Born Leader?

By. Eddie Love Some people possess the natural ability to lead others, would you agree? On the other hand, there are many that have to work hard at cultivating a leadership mindset. Here are three ways to manifest a leadership mindset into your world.…

Art is the Soul of Home Design

Cheryl Luckett By Cheryl Luckett Art can be such an essential part of design and every now and then, I have the pleasure of working with a client that has a great art collection. Such was the case a couple of years ago when a South Charlotte client with a love for black art reached out to me about decorating her new home.…

A Taste of Africa in the Queen City

By Jimese Orange My first experience with African food was through Ethiopian cuisine. As I tore into the spongy flat bread called injera, using it simultaneously as food and a utensil to soak up the spicy assortment of stews, vivid memories of my maternal grandmother were invoked.…

Redefining your Personal Style

By LaShanda Millner-Murphy As an expert in the fashion industry, I feel one way to build a “perfect” wardrobe is to know the style that fits your personality. One tends to get an idea of what that style is when you notice similar silhouettes, patterns, colors, textures and fabrics that tells a story throughout your closet/drawers.…