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How to create your own vision board

“Remember that what you see and think about everyday has the power to form in your life..” This month has taken me through a lot...

My First Vision Board

This past weekend, was sort of a drag.. because I felt sad (hey that rhymed); life was just getting the best of me and...

Go From Vision Board To Visionary In 3 Easy Steps!

I made my first vision board in 2002. Not only did I not finish but also I wasn’t really sure what I wanted out...

Our Picks

The People Of Color Behind The Scenes Of Black Panther

Black Panther is a triumph on so many levels for creators in The Culture. It’s a box office smash (10th highest grossing film of all-time), a critical darling, and a cultural phenomenon that has had a global reach. We know about the tremendous actors...

10 Tips For Mastering the Art Of Flat-Lay Photography

If you are an Instagram Fanatic then you know Flat-lays are the IT moment. They took over the photography world since early 2015 correct me if am not wrong and this bad boys keep serving looks on Instagram and all bloggers...

Healing…

How I dealt with my pain-anxiety, and what I'm still working on. The process of healing can be a daunting one, but it's instrumental in the restoration process. I had been dealing with severe anxiety for some time now. I hate to admit...

4 Things I’ve Learned from Cross-Country Moves

My career path has taken me from my home city of Philadelphia, to rural Central Pennsylvania, to a small town in South Carolina, to the bustling metropolis of Chicago, IL. I have lived in places where it’s taken me about 5...
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DIY: How I created my rebirth photo shoot outfit

I recently took one month to clear my mind and heal from a few things that still had a hold on my heart. I took time to clear my mind and work on new content. While coming up with content I decided...

6 Simple Ways to Help Someone Feel Better Today

Help Someone Feel Better About Themselves Back in the old days, communities, tribes, folk and families thrived on doing things together. Not only did ways to help someone feel better about themselves come naturally, it was “normal”. Nowadays the trend in our society is...

Watching Oprah

Last week the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture opened a new exhibit titled "Watching Oprah". Since it's opening September 2016, the museum has had a waiting list that spans months. Fortunately I have been able to visit...

Egypt Meets New York: History, Art and Culture!

I never really liked museums as I thought they were kind of boring and just packed with history and stories that I could not piece together. It changed when I went for an art exhibition last year and it dawned on...

Creativity

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Oprah on What Creativity Means to Her

Oprah shares what she believes about creativity. What does it mean to you? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Why creativity is the missing piece in the wellness puzzle

Way back when quinoa was something that no-one could pronounce – creatives knew the inherent benefit in making art. The anecdotal evidence was clear...

The According to Adrienne Toolbox: My List of Must-haves for the Newbie Creator

Since launching According to Adrienne over a year ago, I’ve often been asked about the resources and tools I use to create my content and...

News and Views

Blerdcon 2019 – Revenge of the Blerds

My Name is Rob and I’m black. I’m a nerd. I’m a blerd. Now that I’ve declared my tribe let me explain. I’ve always had an interested...

Ntozake Shange: A Woman’s Geography in Word & Music

I last saw Dr. Ntozake Shange on the night of her reading event which I organized, in St. Louis, at the Missouri History Museum...

Crowd enthusiastically cheer former President Obama as he leaves Martha’s Vineyard restaurant

A crowd cheers former President Obama as he leaves the Cardboard Box Restaurant in Oak Bluffs, MA., while vacationing in Martha's Vineyard.   View this post...

Movie Review: The Dark Tower

I waited until it came on TV before watching The Dark Tower. Not because I have anything against the movie. In fact, I’ve never...

That Time Michael Jordan got beat by a 45yr old mutual fund manager in a game of one on one!

The first clip shows Michael Jordan and 45 year old mutual funds manager, John Rogers, in a game of one-on-one. The game took place...

Writing

Character Description No-No

There is a pancake house in my area that has the brightest sign on the street. Electric blues, yellows and pinks flash across the screen...

Defining Writing Success

Now that I've been active in the pursuit of writing and publishing, I've had some friends approach me about helping them write some significant...

Why writers love National Library Week

When DJ Khaled made the lyrical announcement that he wasn’t really checkin for “No New Friends” I happily sang along in agreeance. Deciding my...

Recap Series: About ‘The Purple Morrow’

The Rise of the Papilion trilogy is completed, but it has taken years to complete each book. So long, in fact, that when I released Wolf’s...

Finding Your Niche: How to Get Readers for Your Work

I've heard this term used before, finding one's niche, when it came to writers marketing themselves. But it wasn't until I recently attended the...

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Lifestyle

Living the Life…

I have a saying that I pretty much live by. It's my go-to response when people tell me that I seem to be "living...

The Art of being me

Ever been in a situation where you keep asking yourself just who exactly are you? Well that has been me for the past couple...

Stepping Out On Faith

Have you ever found yourself at a surprising life crossroad? Something that you never saw coming but all of a sudden its a thought...

The Best Thing You Can Do Is….Nothing

I’m stagnant at the moment in regards to my ambitions and goals. I’m not failing, but I feel like I’m not progressing either -...

Personal Style

1970s Vintage Sartorial Matters Dress

DRESS: 1970s Vintage - Sartorial Matters BLAZER: Vintage SHOES: ASOS BAG: Inu Inu I feel like maxi dresses do a great job of making you look taller if...

Olive Green 5 Ways

This frugal fashionista is always looking for ways to do more with less. Isn't that the way of the world right now? I have...

JB x Tobi Collaboration: Olive Jumpsuit

This is another look from my collaboration with Tobi: The Anisha Olive Crepe Jumpsuit. I have a very deep love for jumpsuits. Putting on one...

Carousel

Greetings everyone! Life is like a Carousel going round and round!  Let’s not forget to have fun, and not get so busy making a living...

Blogging

Blogging Brings Out My Insecurities

Comme Coco is my baby. It is my little place on the internet that I can share my thoughts, outfits, inspirations and photography. It makes...

What I’ve Learned in 1 Year of Consistent Blogging

It's almost been ONE full year that I've been blogging consistently, and gosh has been a ride! A good ride lol, yet a ride....
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Behind the Pretty Pictures From a Blogger’s View

Hey gorgeous people, it's still woman's history month. In collaboration with my fellow blogger babe and youtuber Sheabutter Shea. I have participated in her...

How To Start a Blog: 8 Easy Steps

Hey Beautiful I am back with another post. Something that has always been close to my heart. While am at it. I might just give...