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Anna-Lysa Gayle
As the co-founder of Black Nomad, 32-year-old Orville “Auzzi” Aiken is living out the definition of his brand. He’s fearless and willing to travel, alone, to places that are unpopular. The Howard alum, who has been to 64 countries, recently survived Covid-19 while in Jamaica. When he was cleared to travel again, he went to...
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Samantha Chatman is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with ABC7 Chicago. “Chatman, who grew up in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood, joined Chicago’s Number #1 news station in September 2019.” When I first found out she was embarking on her natural hair journey, I was so excited. You may have noticed that there aren’t many Black women...
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Special thanks to Tabi Bonney for making time in his busy schedule. He’s a rapper/singer, photographer, entrepreneur and much more in between. His latest business venture is Itadi Coffee & Itadi Body.  Both companies use resources from his family’s cacao farm in Togo, West Africa. The products are named after his late father Itadi Bonney,...
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For many, there’s no fall without Howard Homecoming.  On this episode of ‘The Anna-Ly-sis’, I sat down with Terrell Williams (aka DJ Chubb E. Swagg) to find out more about the plans for virtual homecoming events. “We want to have all the fun, with all of the safety. We don’t want to be irresponsible, we...
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  NBA star Chris Paul is the latest celebrity to support ShopLHP.com, with popular pieces selling out quickly.  The clothing line created by Howard University senior Tahir Murray promotes “Legacy, History and Pride.” “With every LegacyHistoryPride™ sale, a portion of the proceeds specifically benefits the College or University through our Licensing Agreements,” according to Murray’s...
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Amid this pandemic, we’re all discovering new products. For most women, nail care has been especially challenging. I spent at least $100 on nail care products, since March. In my latest vlog, I’m sharing some of my favorite products for getting a salon-grade manicure at home. Watch & subscribe! (1) Kiss Salon Acrylic Press-On Nails...
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Riding in the front seat, in the middle of this historic moment, has been surreal.
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In honor of Restaurant Week, I asked our viewers to share the names of their favorite DMV restaurants. I got so many responses, I thought I’d share in a blog post! I love that this is a diverse list that gives us a taste of the many flavors in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Send me...
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