5 Ways to Enjoy Your Own City

I challenge you to get up, get out and do something different on your next chill day. You don’t have a lot of money to enjoy yourself…choose to go enjoy the outdoors. Go downtown in your city and just walk around or be a tourist in your own area.  Explore your hometown like you’ve never…

Blogger Week Conference (ReCap)

Blogger Week “UnConference”  (Recap) This past weekend (8/12/17) I had the pleasure & honor of hosting the 4th Annual Blogger Week “UnConference” in Washington, DC—AGAIN! Yup “again” you read that right.  I was asked back after hosting the conference last year. In case you missed this year’s event…don’t worry I GOT YOU Boo! What is…

Where my Hood Vegans At??

Yup, I’m a product of the hood and I’m not ashamed… I’m also newly vegan…sooooo let me explain.   Listen, when you are from the “hood” there are certain things that you are accustomed to at the dinner table… Golden Fried chicken, fried hot dogs lol, smothered pork chops over rice, bologna sandwiches with the…

OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Hair: Natural Wash and Go Updo Tribal Tank Top: Thrift Store Yellow Pants: Macys Octagon Sunshades: ShopGuiltyPleasure.com Bag: ShopGuiltyPleasure.com   Hello Mahoganies! If you had to classify your fashion sense and style…what category would you group yourself in? I’m a little bit of everything.  My weekday fashion is different from my weekend-fashion and my event-fashion…

Vintage HairStyle

  OMG I’ve been so consumed and caught up in the peace of “home-life” that I forgot to show ya’ll my birthday hair!! Yes grant it, my b-day was in April but I never got the chance to share my style on MC (Mahogany Crown). Every year at the forefront of springtime, my husband and…

OOTD (Outfit of the Day)

Hair: Natural/Wash and Go Updo-Ponytail Lace Shirt: TJ Maxx Pencil Skirt: Fashion Metro Beige Velvet Ankle Scrap Heels: GoJane.com Handbag: shopguiltypleasure.com   Hello Mahoganies! How’s life treating ya?? Here’s my all-natural, non-photoshopped self. If you photoshop–that’s fine too. I’m 100% confident in the way the God made me.  God doesn’t make any mistakes. Flaws and…

(Repost) Failed Shea Moisture Commerical

Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been watching many companies subliminally respond to Shea Moisture’s failed ad. Have you seen the controversial commercial? It has since been removed from the company’s youtube channel and an official apology has been issued to WOC (women of color). In case you missed it here’s the failed commercial and…

They say Natural Hair Equals Low Self Esteem

They say natural hair equals low self esteem. Well to that I say… Girl Pleaseeeeeeeeee!!!! Boy Bye. Oh look, there’s some heavy traffic, go PLAY IN IT! Who raised these morons? I’m convinced that folks are straitjacket crazy. Natural hair actually equals thee exact opposite, CONFIDENCE, PRIDE AND STRENGTH in every sense of the words!…

Afro Billboard! Breaking Boundaries

A Mother Bought A Billboard So Her Daughter Would Grow Up Loving Her Afro!!Original article by: Lynsey Chutel Quartz Africa   Here’s a better view of this AWESOME project!!  A London mother just wanted her daughter to grow up thinking there was nothing wrong with her healthy, puffy Afro. So she found a way to…

I Just Found My Family

I applaud young people who understand the importance of family. Growing up I was the youngest of 3 and the only girl by my mother. She was a strong, single, God-fearing mom my whole life, taking on the duties of raising 3 kids alone. Her and my father weren’t together, they split when I was…

Stop Talking Yourself Out of Stuff

What are some things that will cause you to “talk yourself out of stuff”? Uncertainty Fear Chaos Discomfort Impressions Confusion Needing control Ego Image All these are challenges that can slow you down. …but often times what you have in your mind about things– is NOT what it is really going to be anyway so…

I’m Going back to COLLEGE

Master’s Degree here I come!! I’m so excited that my journey towards a Master’s Degree is about to begin. I’m ready to make some solid changes on my life path and one includes my aspiration in being a College Professor. I’ve already been receiving loads of encouragement from other Professors across the country via my…

Presidential Election AfterMath

I know I’m not the only one DISGUSTED. As a mother I didn’t even know what to tell my children, before they woke up and asked me the dreadful question of “who won”, I replayed 100 responses in my head. I don’t know how to answer that at all.  I have so many questions myself,…

Halloweening!

I know a lot of Christians don’t celebrate Halloween because of it’s origin but heck I do and it’s FUN to me and my family! Call it “Holy-ween” or whatever you need to call it but  I’m the “you only live once, non-traditional” type so dressing up and not “adulting” for a day is something…

The Working Millennial Mom

Like many of my readers, I’m a millennial mom.  I have a teen son, a pre-teen daughter, a teen bonus-son (stepson), and a toddler bonus son (stepson).  I also have a great corporate career, I’m pursuing my dreams as an entrepreneur AND prepping to return back to school in the spring for my Master’s Degree….

This Impersonal Internet World

  In this impersonal Internet world, we live inside our thoughts communicating like this 90% of time.  We have never even heard each other’s voices because majority of all our conversations are taking place just like this all day, from day to day.  Impersonal. Texting Emailing Social Media   Sometimes I have to force myself to sit…

Hair and Self Esteem is Directly Related

Hair and it’s relationship to self esteem is a topic that can without a doubt be a PhD dissertation.  Oh yes, it’s that deep!  It’s indisputable and undebatable. “Hair and Confidence has a direct correlation.” Think back to the time when you were just a little girl… young and innocent.  The time when you began…

Mahogany Crown…My new home

It’s only right that I do an introductory post for my new url name. The title of this post may have led you to believe that I was referring to a physical home, I’m not. I’m referring to Mahogany Crown my new blog home and it’s just as important. It’s the home for motivation, inspiration, and issues…

Be about Your Business

At some point you have to START being about your business. I meet so many people who are more talk than action…you know, those “I want to…” I’m trying to…” I’m about to…” kinda folk. Procrastination assassinates opportunity’s daily. It’s such a bad habit. Pushing things off to handle “later”, turns into those things possibly “never”…

Motivation

MOTIVATION…from the desk of Mahogany Crown’s creator – Royal Beauty Veronica

Are you Living?

One day you are going to wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you wanted.

Mentoring in the Community

“if you don’t know where you come from it’s difficult to determine where you are and even more difficult to plan where you are going”
~ Joseph Lowery

Be Encouraged

Good day Queens and Kings! I once saw a quote online that said… “Encouragement is like oxygen to the human spirit. If you are carrying someone else’s air…encourage them and help them breathe.” I thought that statement was pretty profound so today I’m encouraging YOU! Some people choose to constantly keep it moving, others choose…

We Are All We Got!

We are ALL WE Got!! Since I can remember, even in my years as a young child, I’ve always had a heart for people. I love to see people flourish and doing well. I love to help people tap into their innermost awesomeness because I strongly believe that “where” you are does not define “who”…

Queen Confessions

Conversations and Confessions with my Readers Anonymous Queen: I just checked your blog out its really nice! I look forward to your motivational words some days. You are truly a BLESSING to soo many who dont even know you such as myself. Seeing how God has bought you to where you are now through FB gives…

Back from my Blogging Break

Hey luvs! Whew! It’s been a while. Today benchmarks the RELAUNCH of my blog!! WHOOP WHOOP! My last blog had a world-wide audience and although “fun”, it was unfulfilling honestly and often left me asking myself the question: “whats the point?” Have you ever had to just sit back and examine the point of things….