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Fabulous Natural Hairstyles That Are Trending In 2020

The year 2020 has ushered in new fads and crowd-pleasing hairdos. So hold your applause while we go over the top hairstyles that many Queens will be rocking in 2020. Many braiders will be busy this winter season because the braided bob will be a must-have protected hairstyle. Are you feeling like the Egyptian ruler Cleopatra? Then throw in some gold beads to make your hair pop. Embellished braids are also a hot look. Adding color and/or hair ornaments will make you stand out as unique. Don’t fo

Your CNA license and moving to another state

Your CNA license and moving to another state Moving your CNA license between states is doable in states that offer CNA reciprocity. This means that, in many cases, you can move your CNA certification from the state in which you are licensed to a new state. one state to another. This is good news for nursing assistants who are moving for professional or personal reasons. It's also useful for travel CNA who enjoy working as a nursing assistant in new parts of the country. Moving to another state

CNA Reciprocity: Transfer your CNA License To Texas

CNA reciprocity rules and requirements vary from state to state. If you're moving to Texas, also known as the Lone Star State, this article provides helpful information. Texas is famous for its huge cattle population; it is reported to have more than 16 million cattle. They are ranked #1 in the nation! for cattle, They are also famous for musical concerts, barbecues, and more than 100-degree temperatures. There are also many individuals living in Texas who need basic care services. Certified nu

Arizona CNA Reciprocity: How Do I Transfer My CNA License?

Arizona is home to the United States' most visited vacation spot, The Grand Canyon. A large percentage of its land is set aside and reserved for the Indians. It is known for its diverse cultures and tall mountains. According to PHI, there were an estimated 14,750 nursing assistants in the State of Arizona in 2018. Arizona is interesting because of the various types of CNA that are recognized by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. Certified Nursing Assistants are considered CNA or "Registry CNA"

#Destiny Harrison: Baltimore Salon Owner Slain

We lost an astounding, ambitious, go-getter in the fashion/beauty world. Destiny Harrison was a visionary ahead of her time. By the age of 21, Destiny was a licensed cosmetologist and owned a beauty salon that she built from the ground up. With so many triumphs at such a young age, no one expected a tragedy to occur. Destiny Harrison was born in Maryland on April 16, 1998. As a child, she always had a love for hair. She would spend her time attempting to do cosmetology for family and friends. A

Ten Affordable Products You Can Use On 4C Hair

Are you just entering the world of natural hair? Are you worried about wearing your curls because of the maintenance involved? Once you have a clear understanding of what 4c hair is and know what products you can buy at a low cost, navigating the world of natural hair will become easier. You will learn to love your 4c hair. In the beauty world, hair types are put into categories. The sections range from Type 2 to 4. Hair type 2 is relatively straight hair. Hair type 3 consists of wavy curl patt

Afro Puff Bubble Ponytails Are Trending

With winter in full effect, our Queens want a quick easy hairstyle that is gorgeous and protective. New natural hairstyles are popping up, and when examined closely you can tell that they are trying to mimic a tribal look. Afro puffs were hot back in the 70’s when a lot of women of color were fighting for civil rights and revolutionizing the way they wore their hair. Since the summer Afro Bubble Ponytails have been favored as the go to protective hairstyle. Now with many people being “woke” to t

Smart Ways To Save While Shopping For Beauty Products Online

You know the old saying: “A penny saved is a penny earned?” Well, through coupons online much can be saved if you are diligent and resourceful. Where To Look For Online Coupon Codes Every time you take a walk through the mall you might feel wary of making a purchase. So many items are overpriced. And forgetting paper coupons is easy to do. That is why many people are opting to shop online. RetailMeNot.com offers coupons that can create a happier shopping experience. Stores like QVC, Sam’s Beau

The Good And The Bad: Money Habits Of Millennials

Many people perceive Millennials to be lazy, entitled, and social media savvy. But there is more to us than the stereotypes that the media portrays us to be. Although many might view as spoiled, materialistic, and self-centered, there do exist Gen M’s that are giving, minimalistic, and unselfish. We live during times where the money that we earn is a huge factor. It determines what neighborhood we live in, the type of shoes we wear, what school we go to, and what age we retire at. Because Mille

The Modesty Movement In 2019

If you check Pinterest searches in the UK, the searches for modest fashion has gone up 500% since the beginning of 2018. Many who believe that modest fashion is not a trending topic are believing inaccurate claims. It is estimated that the global fashion market is worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Five years from now those numbers will explode into an even bigger magnitude of profit. But what exactly is “modest fashion”? What are the fall runways suggesting when it comes to covering up? Why

The Master Loctician: Jewel Richardson

West Michigan is a melting pot full of many different cultures, ethnicities and personalities. But what really makes Michiganders stand out from the rest is the amount of creative professionals we have. Look on the tag of any product and you will see the “Made In Michigan” sign . The natural hairstyle movement is producing many unique creative hairstylists in the Grand Rapids area. Very frequently you can see an event created that shows off our local Queens rocking their afros,coils,and locs. In

From Child Refugee To Supermodel : Halima Aden

She was born in a refugee camp. Now she is the first supermodel to do a modest swimwear photo-shoot for Sports Illustrated. This is the life and fashion of Halima Aden. Life was not always glamorous for Halima. Originally from Somali, Halima was born in a refugee camp in Kenya. Aden advice to refugee women and girls is this : “There is one thing that I can say to those girls: Nothing is permanent…..you have to be accepting of the change and be ready to evolve”. Once she moved to the United Stat

Femicide In South Africa

Shuga is a TV show that I always get excited to watch everytime a new season comes on. It’s first season was videotaped in Kenya and it was how Lupita Nyong’o got her first main acting role. Ever since then, it has changed countries, jumping from Nigeria to South Africa. Pretty soon a new season will be filmed in Coite D’voire. It touches on the issues a lot of people of color face, such as discrimination, finding oneself, relationship problems, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But what really caught

Black Girl Blues

It is a affliction that develops within us after being strong for too long. After being faced with barriers, negative outcomes, surviving trauma, inheriting a serious health issue, or coming from a disadvantaged background, many Queens of color fall into depression. “Black Girl Blues” has become such a hot topic that may books, movies, and even local community events are focusing on it. And yet, the stigma within the African and African-American community remains.

Shop Healthy At Aldi’s For Only $25 A Week

The main barrier that holds a lot of fast food junkies back from eating more healthier is the claim that healthy, nutritious food is too expensive. But is it really? What store can you shop at to get healthy , nutritious food? And what is United States guidelines when it comes to eating ? We live in a country where obesity is a growing epidemic . The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention states that obesity affected 93.3 million US adults in the year 2015-2016. Being overweight can cause h

How To Grow Long Thick Locs

I have had my locs for four years and 9 months and man, they have grown . Many people have asked me : Are they real? Is that yarn? Yes! These are my real locs and no, this is not yarn. How did I achieve this growth and thickness? Just like a plant needs water to grow, your scalp needs water to stay hydrated and healthy. You can buy a empty spray bottle from Dollar Tree and just fill it up with water. Spritz your hair several times a day or whenever you have a chance. You can massage the moist

Faux Locs Appropriation

When you see Kylie Jenner on a page of a fashion magazine, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many people of color we see a person with privilege using cultural appropriation to catapult their success. She is named this generation’s youngest self-made billionaire, even though it is obvious that she was born into a wealthy family. If she was not trying so hard to mimic black women features, she would not be as famous as she is today. But what was most disappointing to see was when s

How To Deal With The Loss of A Loved One

I remember as a child I loved to travel. My favorite insect was a butterfly. The way it grew from a caterpillar and went through metamorphosis always fascinated me. I always would envision myself growing wings and flying away. My dad was my greatest hero. He would fly away in his taxi and always bring back goodies. His afro reminded me of a vivacious bush. I would sometimes sit in the backseat, just in awe of all the places he would go. I love how he blasted his music. Through him, I fell in l
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