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GRAVITY

Some years ago I was having a conversation with my mother (aka OG Judy) about love and family and she said, “There are some loves I believe you SHOULD be able to take for granted.” It wasn’t until recently I began understanding what this meant because aren’t we always talking about how we shouldn’t take love for granted? To use the analogy given to me recently by a friend, who’s more like a brother, this is like gravity. When’s the last time you thought about gravity? You don’t. Because it’s such a sure thing we don’t have to question it or worry if it will be there. This brings me to another sure thing. When it comes to healing we will break before we heal.

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Musicians Using Their Voices to Change The World

From foundations to beautiful messages, these artists are transforming countless lives.

Alicia Keys

(photo courtesy of Variety magazine)

As one of the founders of Keep a Child Alive, Alicia Keys has experienced a global reach beyond using her voice for music. She fights tirelessly for HIV/AIDS and has done so for over twelve years.  More recently, she co-founded the We Are Here Movement to educate the world on unjust issues everywhere. She has worked with major brands and corporations to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes, as well.

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Ashaunna Ayars Shines Light on Her Success and Strengthening Her Faith in the Process

Ashaunna Ayars is the Founder and CEO of the brand marketing and talent management firm- The Ayars Agency.  The Ayars Agency  develops and executes creative and strategic marketing campaigns for talent and brands including- Mary J Blige, Common, Ne-Yo, and brands Starbucks, JCPenney, and MGM Pictures.

   The companies foundation is built on a customized mix of analytics and real- work insights, understanding this generation’s world view, behaviors, relationship to culture, and the importance of the brands in their lives.  
   Growing up in Queens, NY, Ashaunna spent most of her childhood attending catholic school Monday through Friday, going to a  Pentecostal church on Sunday, and hanging out in the NYC housing projects on Saturdays.  Being well rounded is an understatement.

   Ashaunna sits with Herfaith and gives details on her life as an intern at Atlantic Records, to building one of the music Industry’s most sought after Marketing Agencies , and how her careers journey has strengthened her faith.

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Aisse’ N’Diaye Uses Her Faith, Creativity and African History To Build Her Brand

Aïssé N’Diaye, Is the creator of the brand Afrikanista.
Afrikanista is a brand that was ounded in 2014. It is a line of T-shirts, sweatshirts and accessories that pays tribute to her parents and to the older generations of Africans (especially sub-Saharan in West Africa). The idea of ​​launching the brand sprouted little by little in my head. This is how the picture of my mother became the thread of Afrikanista.
The concept of the brand revolves around four themes: the African photographs which are in Aisse’’s opinion a legacy that every family has at home, African proverbs because beyond their figurative meaning hides very often a morality on the life and our relations as human beings, but also the slogans because through Afrikanista, she also ask questions to identity in the place of immigration into French society. Egyptian hieroglyphs because she passionate about Egyptian civilization since the age of 11; and also because it’s part of African history. Moreover, the logo of the brand, which is a hieroglyph is a nod to this passion. And lastly the FUNKY DIVA epaulets that connote a confident woman in her and her style, at once independent, audacious, who knows where she comes from and where she is going.
Afrikanista is an extension of Aisse’, and is part of her ourney in her quest to find her identity. She shares a portion of herself that has developed her faith and how its importance in her life has grown her as an individual.

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Why Today’s Music Can Help Create A Major Change In Uniting A Divided World

Music is a powerful expression of emotions that reaches innumerable cultures, people and parts of the world with ease. Music has always signified a very robust and resilient part of entertainment. Songs have been tied to healing and even promoting normalcy in individual’s lives after heavy hitting diseases have struck.

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Fashion Stylist Kanayo Ebi Discusses How She Continues To Build Her Brand While Building Her Faith

Kanayo Ebi, Wardrobe Stylist to Angela Simmons and creator of Kach It Project a platform created  in partnership with PopUp Africa curating international pop up events showcasing designers in Europe and Africa. Kanayo shared how her faith has allowed her the opportunity to remain a relevant force in the fashion world.

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Deesha Dyer, Shares How Her Faith Shaped Her from Being a Girl From Philly to Being The Social Secretary for The Obama Adminstration

Deesha Dyer, is a speaker, writer, creative event and strategy consultant but most notably known as the former Obama Administration Social Secretary. Deesha, is also the executive director of a black teen travel organization called beGirl.world. Deesha sat with us to discuss how herfaith helped shaped and develop her to becoming the woman she is today.

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Khadija Aisha Ba, Owner of the Senegalese Brand “L’Artisane” discusses HerFaith Story

Khadjia Aisha Ba, is a designer from Senegal, she is the creative force behind the brand “L’Artisane”, a name which is used to express the fierceness and passion about fashion and design all shown in the handmade crafts. Khadija Aisha took time to discus with Herfaith what is her driving behind her creating the brand.

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The Two Most Important Steps In Order to Maintain A Successful Business, Family and Relationship

As women, we pride ourselves in being the queen of Balance. We do a little shopping, a little business, a little love making, a little cooking, and a little us time. What is becoming a sore popularity is how many businesswomen find themselves wanting to pursue balance yet not having fulfilled roles to do so. What do I mean?

In 2012 over 80,000 professional women where quoted as “single”. Let me just note, there is nothing wrong with being single, as long as you want to be.

However, stepping out of singlehood into a relationship can be an adjustment for any superwoman. We turned to Business and Entertainment professional, Glenda Williams for advice on how to maintain a healthy business, spiritual life and family life. Being married for over 30 years and one of the biggest Philanthropist and Producers in Georgia, we took ear to Mrs. Williams’s advice.

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4 Ways to Obtaining Provision in Our Lives

Yesterday I attended my home church, and the feeling was different for so many reasons. Not in a wrong way but more like a feeling of sincere expectancy, a belief that no matter what I was going through, facing or about to endure receiving this word today would change all that for me. As my pastor was speaking, i could feel the presence of God reassure me that all is well! And then Pastor Dollar confirmed it by saying “Faith doesn’t make sense, Faith is to create manifestation,” that’s beyond powerful! What a beautiful feeling it is to know that all provision is made available, everything that pertains to life and godliness, how wonderful is that to understand that every single thing that requires us to live a fruitful, prosperous grace-filled life is already made available to us. The time now is to dominant!! Here are four principles needed to obtain the provisions for our lives.

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