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Hyleas Fountain

Go the Distance with Your Health like Olympic Medalist Hyleas Fountain

Our #wcw this week is Olympic medalist, Hyleas Fountain. Known as one of the most talented heptathletes in the country, Fountain knows a thing or two about going the distance. And, even though most of us aren't training to compete in Olympic events, we all can relate to the challenges that come along when you're in the race to take charge of your health. With a track record that includes accolades the likes of Hyleas Fountain, being healthy is just a part of life. But, for the rest of us, in order to go the distance that staying fit, eating well, and taking care of our bodies requires, we have to be intentional. And, according to Fountain, it all starts with approaching being healthy as a...

Miss USA Deshauna Barber

Breaking Boundaries with Miss USA Deshauna Barber

Almost a year ago at the Miss USA 2016 pageant, it was announced that "District of Columbia!" was be to crowned the next Miss USA. That beauty queen was Deshauna Barber, an African American woman who broke countless boundaries with her flawless performance and now, legendary win. Here's everything you should know about our #wcw, KICKSTART special guest, and beauty queen Deshauna Barber. 5 Things You Should Know about Miss USA Deshauna Barber She is a member of the Army Reserves. Yes, you heard that right. This Miss USA is the first to hold the title while being an active member of the military. She credits her disciplined upbringing to helpi her excel both in the military AND in the pageantry world. Training, research, and holding...

Black History Lesson: 8 Pioneers That Define Black Girl Magic

Before the Civil Rights Movement and all that activists like Martin Luther King Jr. did for the equality of African Americans, there were women advocating for freedom of enslaved Africans. These women were Black Girl Magic before it became fashionable. The term Black Girl Magic was created by CaShawn Thompson in 2013 to celebrate the beauty, power and resilience of black women. While the term is relatively new the notion that black woman are magical, according to Thompson’s definition, dates back to the 1800’s. While not as widely celebrated as women in later centuries – these enslaved African women proved that they were indeed beautiful, powerful and resilient. Here are 8 examples of pre-emancipation Black Girl Magic. Phillis Wheatley – learned to read and write while enslaved....

New Year, New Mantra

Let go of 2016's stress and embrace the love 2017 has to offer. No doubt 2016 was a tumultuous year! Unfortunately, 2017 has gotten off to a kind of a rough start. As we prepare to say goodbye to our first scandal free first family, our commander-in-chief had to interupt his busy schedule to once again address heinous crimes committed by his constituents; just as he's had to do multiple times last year & his successor seems to be fanning the flames of hate. So, how might we go forward with our year? How can we make sure we don't end 2017 the same way we ended 2016?! It's simple, stick with love. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was once quoted saying: "I decided to stick...