Panera Breads, Targets & Starbucks – No Guns Environment

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By Vikki Hankins| Panera Breads, Targets and Starbucks are a few of many retailers who aim to maintain a comfortable environment for their guests.  It's always a pleasure to enjoy shopping, a cup of coffee and pastry or simply socializing in hospitable, warm locations; due to recurring catastrophes involving guns, a number of gun owners are demanding the right to carry ...

Tyler Perry’s, “If Loving You is Wrong” – Most Watched

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TYLER PERRY’S NEW TELEVISION DRAMA  “IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG” TO PREMIERED TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 ON OWN  HIT RECORD HIGH If Loving You Is Wrong' Makes History As OWN's Most Watched Series Premiere  with 1.93 million viewers. According to a press release If Loving Your is Wrong came on the heels of OWN’s popular series “The Haves and the Have Nots”.  With a diverse ...

2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards – 30 Years

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Last year's hosts, Rickey Smiley and Sherri Shepherd at the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. (Photo Credit: Moses Robinson/Linximages, courtesy of The FrontPage Firm) (PRNewsFoto/Central City Productions, Inc.) 2015 Stellar Gospel Music Awards Marks 30th Anniversary Milestone With New Date And Location In Las Vegas, Nevada Telecast Taping Moves West to Las Vegas' Orleans Arena on Saturday, March 28, 2015; ...

Practicing Business Ethics & Accountability

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Commentary by Vikki Hankins Ethics: A system of moral principles 'Short term profit at the cost of losing a customer is long term death for a business.' Customer value, strong work ethics and respect are always good for business. A number of products/foods we enjoy started from individuals who had a dream. Although the visionary may have started 'from the bottom', they ...

Kerry Washington Designs Fashion for ‘The Limited’

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Plaid Cape, Olivia Modern Trouser Kerry Washington, Lyn Paolo To Debut 'Scandal' Collection Inspired By The Hit ABC Series At The Limited Look for Fashion Created by Style Icon, Actress Kerry Washington and Emmy® Award Winning Designer Lyn Paolo Starting this Fall Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress Kerry Washington and costume designer Lyn Paolo, in partnership with Elliot Staples, head of ...

Uncle Snoop (Dogg) Hosts BET Hip Hop Awards 2014

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Snoop Dogg - BET New York, NY  – Back by popular demand, Uncle Snoop and BET Networks team up once again to present the biggest night of hip hop with cyphers and legendary tributes that encompass the BET “HIP HOP AWARDS” 2014! Highly respected with more than 20 years in the industry, Uncle Snoop continues to set trends and pave ...

The Have & The Have Nots – Tyler Perry

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  Candace Young (Tika Sumpter), Jim Cryer (John Schneider), Hanna Young (Crystal Fox),Photo by Jeremy Cowart and courtesy of OWN The Haves and the Have Nots, hits a record high for OWN's strongest premiere. From prolific writer, director, producer Tyler Perry, 'The Haves and the Have Nots' is a new television drama which follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and ...

Wonderful Women in My Circle – A Letter

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Minister Mary Edwards, Leaves of Gold Consulting, LLC, CEO By Minister Mary Edwards When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, and then I started to become a woman.  And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God will show you the best in many friends. One friend’s best ...

Actor Terry Crews on Ray Rice & Domestic Violence

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By Vikki Hankins| In a recent interview Actor Terry Crews, shared his personal experiences surrounding domestic violence and the affects of former NFL Player Ray Rice's actions.  Recently a video released by TMZ shows Baltimore Ravens' Player Ray Rice, assaulting a woman and either knocking her down in an elevator or knocking her out. Whichever of the two, the incident has ...

Chocolate Cups for Chocolate Lovers!

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By Vikki Hankins| For everyone that loves chocolate, a few fast facts on this delicious flavor: Almost 3 million tons of cocoa beans are turned into chocolate products each year. Worldwide, 40 million to 50 million people depend upon cocoa for their livelihood. Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by 1/3. The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which ...
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