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BLACKOUT TUESDAY

ECONOMIC BLACKOUT IN SUPPORT OF BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT Protesting with our money is not a new idea but on  July 7 it was an important one. Calvin Martyr said so in his video that sparked the flame for Blackout Tuesday. He called back to the boycotts of the civil...

JULY COVER MODEL: LORNA ALEXIS

NO: Congratulations, on being our Luxe July cover model! What were your first thoughts when you found out you were selected?  LA: My first thought was excitement! I have followed the growth of Luxe Kurves over the course of my tenure in the plus community and have always loved their...

HBCU STUDENTS ON FRONT LINES

CHANGING OUR COMMUNITIES Across the country, people have been protesting non-stop for equal treatment of black people. Among those protestors are Historically Black College/University (HBCU) students who want to participate in bringing about the necessary changes in our communities.  Students have gone out and protested in their cities in response to...

WHAT IS JULY 5TH TO THE BLACK AMERICAN?

HOW JULY 5TH IN THE PAST CAN REFLECT TO AMERICA TODAY Everyone is provided with an opportunity to learn something new every day. Whether it’s to catch up with what’s happening or unveil hidden things from the past. In 1776, on July 4th, the fourth of July became the celebration...

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH FREEDOM AND POLICE BRUTALITY

FREEDOM FROM FEAR Most people have their own definition of freedom, but if we look back at our history then it is clear that the meaning of freedom changes. For our ancestors, freedom was being treated with basic decency, having the right to vote, and ending segregation. Today, freedom is...

BEACH READS 2020

SUMMER READS FOR YOU This probably isn’t the first book post you’ve read. In fact, if you’re like me, you have a Pinterest board, a list on your Notes app, and an album on your photo app about books. And why shouldn’t you? Books give life, escape, and entertainment without...

WHAT DOES FITNESS MEAN IN SOCIETY TODAY?

CREATING A HEALTHIER TOMORROW According to The History of Fitness, it can be dated all the way back to 10,000 BC, when in order to survive you had to be able to hunt, fish, chop wood. Staying active was mandatory. In today’s society we don’t necessarily need to do these...

ASK LADY A ADVICE COLUMN

  ASK LADY A Dear Lady A, Recently my company CEO sent out a very general email attempting to promoting unity during these times of protest which represents a genuine and legitimate frustration over decades of failure to reform police practices. He failed to appeal to his black employees l, in fact,...

JUNETEENTH ON TIK TOK

HOW TIK TOK CREATORS ARE USING JUNETEENTH TO PROTEST FOR THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT After the death of Armaud Ahrbury, Black creators on the social media platform TikTok,  got together to stage a successful online protest against injustice towards black men and women. On May 19th, countless creators changed their...

THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION

This is a collection of stories and comments people have sent us on the wonderful benefits meditation has brought them, published with the hope of inspiring YOU to try meditation for the first time (or pick it up again if you’ve just been lazy with it. Sure, meditation has been...