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Episode 3: Samantha Chatman on her natural hair journey on-air

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 […]

Episode 2: How Tabi Bonney juggles music & entrepreneurship, with his company Itadi Coffee/Body

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, […]

Episode 1: How Howard alums are keeping the homecoming spirit alive virtually

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 […]

How a Howard University senior runs a popular clothing line, while giving back to HBCUs

  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 […]

Review: Nail kits you can try at home for a salon-grade manicure

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 […]

30 DMV restaurants viewers are loving

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 […]

My top 10 feel-good stories in 2019

(1) Parker Curry releases new book  (2) Ballou Senior High School valedictorian receives honor (3) D.C. church celebrates the wisdom of two members, both over 100 years old (4) Chef Kwame‘s life story to play out in new movie (5) Wale lends voice to cell phone’s store go-go fight (6)Viral comedian honored at BET award  […]