#HERStory: Dear Ohio….

My first day on air in Ohio was in Toledo, March 1, 2008. Three years later, I was homeless and sleeping in a motel. Or my car. My daddy said "you know you can come home and start over." Without hesitation, I told him "daddy I can't come home; I just got this new...

#GoGIRLS: New Jersey 3rd Grader Named ‘Mayor for the Day’

Kori Scott was eating lunch with her best friend Astah, when things suddenly turned very serious. “And all of a sudden my friend started choking on a burrito,” Kori told New Jersey’s News 12.“She forgot she couldn’t drink nothing because she was choking and wasn’t...

#WomanConvoWednesday: Do You Go Out Alone?

Is it me, or do you always see the groups of girlfriends on social media looking fabulous, eating out, going on trips, or just taking pictures in a random hallway? I always wish I had a group of girlfriends who were there whenever I wanted to get cute and go out. Then...

#GoGIRLS: Jasmine Rene’s Fashion Sense

The first year I did "12 Days of Christmas," a young girl named Faith wanted to be a fashion designer. I only had to ask a couple people if they knew a female fashion designer for Faith to shadow, and they both said Jasmine Rene. Faith and I met up at the shop, where...

#GoGIRLS: Black-Owned Water Brand Makes History

For the first time, Walmart is selling a black-owned bottled water brand on their shelves, and the co-owner is a woman.Live Alkaline Water is based in Jacksonville, Florida, but the water comes from the North Carolina spring that has been in Robert McCray's family for...

12 Days of Christmas: Semaria is an Engineer!

On Day 7 of our '12 Days of Christmas" event, Semaria becomes an engineer! She got to tour Microsoft, learn all the different careers an engineer can have, and sit in on a round table discussion with engineers who look like her! Thanks so much, Ade, for showing her...

12 Days Of Christmas: Jasmyne is a Cosmetologist!

On Day 6 of our "12 Days of Christmas" series, Jasmyne becomes a cosmetologist! She came in only knowing how to braids (she even did her mom's hair and it was beautiful), and she left knowing how to cut, wash, and curl human hair! Huge thank you to Danyel at D&I...

12 Days of Christmas: Gema is a Nurse!

On Day 5 of our '12 Days of Christmas' series, Gema becomes a nurse!Gema learned about school, the importance of studying in college, and how to do a wellness exam. She even got to perform a strep test on a patient.Thank you Nurse Brooks and Nurse Cole for allowing us...

12 Days of Christmas: Kihanna Becomes a Baker! [VIDEO]

On day 4 of our '12 Days of Christmas' series, Kihanna becomes a baker!In her entry, she said she wants to own her own bakery and call it 'Kihanna's Kouture Kakes.' 12 years old and already knows what she's going to name her business!Kihanna met the owner of the Cake...

12 Days of Christmas: Arah is a Dentist! [VIDEO]

On day 3 of our "12 Days of Christmas" series, Arah becomes a dentist!I had no idea there was a such thing as a 24-hour dental office, but they exist! So one evening after school, Arah put on her scrubs and assisted in doing a cleaning and an x-ray on a patient.Check...

12 Days of Christmas: TJ’s an NFL Player [VIDEO]

On Day 2 of our '12 Days of Christmas' series, Tammy, aka TJ works out with Nicole Peterson of the Legends Football League, and their coach for the day is former NFL player Melvin Bullitt.Tammy was ready to go from the moment she got there, and was doing training at...

12 Days of Christmas: Chaniya Becomes a Dancer! (VIDEO)

For Day 1 of our "12 Days of Christmas" series, Chaniya speaks to Queen Dawkins about originality, authenticity, and learns a dance routine to Yella Beezy's "Up One."It took Chaniya a second to open up, but once she did, there was no stopping her! She was a very fast...

You Go G.I.R.L. ‘Ugly’ Christmas Sweaters Are Here!

Who says ugly Christmas sweaters have to be ugly? If you know me, you know I'm gonna find a way to be cute, regardless. So if you're anything like me, grab one of our sweaters, on sale through Christmas. We've got them in red, white, and grey, in sizes ranging from...

Hungry People Are Hungry…All Year

Salute to all the people and organizations that are hosting turkey drives, coat drives, blanket drives, and other events for the purpose of helping our less fortunate people. This is the "season" of giving, and I'm sure the recipients are enthused for the donations....

#WomanConvoWednesday: Should Women Get Sick Days for PMS?

Perhaps this is on my mind because it’s that inevitable week of the month where I crave sweets, am easily annoyed, and continuously appear to be constipated for 15-second increments. In other words, I’m experiencing the dreaded “p” word that no one is supposed to talk...

Bossip Interviews lilD About #Route2Book

Popular entertainment site Bossip.com interviewed our founder Dee "lilD" Porter about her book, which comes out today (October 10). Here's a piece of it:Her infectious voice has entertained scores of listeners over the years.But 97.9 The Beat’s Dee “lilD” Porter’s...

"You Don’t Understand. YOU’RE NOT SINGLE."

Let me guess: you're in your early 30's and have been happily married around 10 years. Now when you met your husband, he was 21 and had no idea what he wanted out of life. He was working a fast-food job, stayed with his mom, and his biggest accomplishment was that one...

10 Easy Ways to Create a More Organized, Peaceful Home

It’s amazing the impact our homes can have on our minds. In a clean, tidy home, life feels in order. But when clutter creeps in and cleanliness gets away from us, that serenity turns to frustration, forgetfulness, and stress. Maintaining that calm, organized feel all...

Today in Black HERstory: Marian Anderson

Today in Black HERstory, Marian Anderson was born. She's the first African-American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera. Anderson was born to a babysitter mother and ice and coal miner father, and her love of music began early, at the Union Baptist Church in South...

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