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Awesome #EverydayWomen That Look Like Me

Awesome everyday women that look like me are too often unseen, therefore we think they are non-existent. I began the #EverydayWomen series to help dispel this myth and spotlight a few women that inspire me. On Instagram, I announced that I would run the series via Facebook from Nov. 25 – Dec. 25, 2014. The series would feature images of 30 awesome everyday women. Instead of 30, there are 31 everyday women featured and the series extended through January 1, 2015.

Science, technology, finance, arts/entertainment, government, health/beauty, military, and fashion are some of the career fields these women dabble in. Like countless women, most of these ladies wear multiple hats. While juggling the demands of their careers, several of these women are wives and/or mothers too.

Click an image to enlarge and learn about the awesome #EverydayWomen pictured. Follow their awesomeness on Instagram, handles are included in the captions.

 

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Kelly Rowland Airs Dirty Laundry

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Kelly Rowland serves it up while airing her “Dirty Laundry”.

I’m ecstatic about the woman our girl is becoming. Kelly is like an unofficial big sister to me. Seriously, Destiny’s Child was the music version of Sex and The City. Hell! I quoted lyrics earlier today.

Back to the single… I caught word of “Dirty Laundry” on a friend’s Facebook page. After sharing it there and listening to it more than a handful of times, I had to share it here. Kelly confesses some serious business.

Check out the single below.

What’s Hot In L.A.? It’s RaVaughn!

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Do you remember belting out feel good R&B songs by Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill and TLC? I do and I also recall not having a real clue what the lyrics meant but you couldn’t tell me that. Recently, I’ve been vibing to a few songs that take me back to those days, except I now know the passion behind them all to well.

Talented and gorgeous Los Angeles born and bred R&B song bird RaVaughn is set to drop her first album Love Always this summer, but it’s sure to take you back to the 90s with its soulful story-telling tracks. If the rest of the album continues in the path of the album sampler you will not want to ride in my car summer 2013.

RaVaughn, also known as Ne-Yo’s protege, is signed to CompoundU/Columbia Records. Most people think that she is new to the game but I know otherwise. When I met her about 10 years ago she and music had a full on love affair in progress. Her consistent dedication is paying off and she is receiving well-deserved recognition.

Listen to the Love Always album sampler below and check out the video for RaVaughn’s first official single ‘Better Be Good’ featuring Wale.

Justin Timberlake & Destiny’s Child?

Justin Timberlake & Destiny’s Child? Yes, please!

In a open letter to fans, JT announced that he will release a new album titled The 20/20 Experience, this year. Justin has been secretly working on the album since last June. My ears are open and ready to listen. After hearing the new single “Suit & Tie’ featuring Jay Z, it is safe to say that sexy is back & he’s all grown up.

Speaking of grown ups, the ladies of Destiny’s Child are now gorgeous women. My big sisters (in my head) are reuniting for the first time since 2005. They will release Love Songs, a compilation of some of my fav previously recorded tracks & ‘Nuclear’, their new single. The best news is that they will be performing during the halftime show at Super Bowl, YES (doing my happy dance)!

Check out the singles below.

For more info on Justin Timberlake visit: http://countdown.justintimberlake.com/

For more info on Destiny’s Child visit:  http://www.destinyschild.com/

Alicia Keys Caught On Fire

Just like any other kid I thought celebrities were super human. I assumed they were immune to problems of everyday life. Guess what? I thought wrong. No matter how high they, the media or fans place them on a pedestal they are still humans. Celebrities just happen to live in the spotlight because they possess an extraordinary talent (I use that term loosely). Well, I guess it is an extraordinary talent to be famous for nothing but, I digress.

When I heard Brand New Me by my new BFF (in my head) Alicia Keys, it reminded me that she faces some of the same issues that I do. Did I mention that I love that song?

(Breaks out in song)…

It took a long long time to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don’t be surprised, don’t be surprised

Anyway, I’ve listened to the Girl On Fire album a few times now and I really like it. To clarify, that means that I can listen to more than half of the songs on repeat. I can appreciate the entire artistic expression (voice, lyrics, melody, instrumentals & style). My favorite tracks are:

1. De Novo Adagio (Intro)
2. Brand New Me
3. When It’s All Over
5. New Day
6. Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) f. Nicki Minaj
10. That’s When I Knew
12. One Thing
13. 101

I’m pretty sure AK made the album based off of our girl talk. Or she peirced through my soul and grabbed the thoughts from my head. Check out Brand New Me below.

Tomorrow (Nov. 29),  Alicia Keys will perform on The X Factor (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

She’s just a girl and she’s on fire…