Arts & Culture

13 Healthy Halloween Treats

13 Healthy Halloween Treats

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ for recipes. 13 of my favorite healthy Halloween treats that will not only have your little ones screaming trick or treat but having you set aside more than a few treats for yourself!   *Click links for recipes from a few of my favorite vegan/vegetarian bloggers   Leggy Whoopie Spiders(…)

Documentary: Death Metal Angola (Video)

Documentary: Death Metal Angola (Video)

“War ravaged and potentially the richest country in Africa, Angola is the epicenter of the African hardcore music scene. Sonia Ferreira and her boyfriend, Wilker Flores live and breathe rock and roll. They run and live in the Okutiuka orphanage in Huambo, Angola and have a dream. They are going to mount the first ever(…)

Modern Day Matchmaker: 9 Ways to Get Over Him (For Real!)

Modern Day Matchmaker: 9 Ways to Get Over Him (For Real!)

It’s been a while since I have posted any Essence.com articles written by my brother in-law, Paul Brunson. He has been busy doing a lot amazing things which is why I haven’t seen many Essence articles from him the last few months. But today I have an awesome one to share with you guys, 9 Ways(…)

50 Reasons to Excercise Plus Why I Workout with My Husband

50 Reasons to Excercise Plus Why I Workout with My Husband

This picture was taken last Friday evening while working out at the gym with my husband. I asked him if I should do a fitness pose while he took the pic…I’m such a dork! So in a Kevin Hart voice* he said, “no… no… not yet…”…lol.   I have been on about a 3 month(…)

Artist: Keturah Ariel

Artist: Keturah Ariel

Click ‘Read More + Comment’ for additional photos.   “We are all here for a purpose. Our mission is to discover exactly what our purpose entails. Mine is to create art. I was born with a paint brush in hand.”-Ariel       For more of Keturah Ariel’s work, including products for sale like these(…)

Music: Laura Mvula (Videos)

Music: Laura Mvula (Videos)

The 27-year-old, who studied classical composition at Birmingham Conservatoire, sets herself apart from the post-Winehouse glut of British nouveau soul singers with her ability to deftly hopscotch between jazz, soul, classical and even bluegrass, creating something complex yet cohesive and at times ethereal — like the soaring overture of an Elia Kazan film. These skills(…)