Per @Sab_1908: Some Interesting #Periscope’rs to watch!

What is Periscope?

Periscope, is a live streaming video mobile app purchased by Twitter in February of 2015, and it has been the talk of the town since its official launch on March 26. Source: SmallBizTrends.com. To date Periscope has over 10 million users with 2 million active users — which means — if my math is correct 80% are there just consuming content! People are just watching live streams!

You can learn the Periscope ABC’s of how to use Periscope here!

sheesh — I just want to engage

You will quickly notice a lot of people on periscope teaching, sharing tips, giving branding techniques, motivating ‘scopes, inspirational ‘scopes, cooking how to’s, tutorial ‘scopes and whatever else people deem valuable content to spew — and all that is great — truly! But there has to be a balance, sometimes I’m like sheesh — I just want to engage — let’s be virtual friends and shoot the shit — Let’s chat/talk about something other than you trying to teach, inspire, motivate or provide tips on how to’s — mmmkay?

With that being said, here are 10 Periscoper’s that I have enjoyed, and have gotten value from — they have a good balance of tips, learning’s and inspirations; however, they still provide a lot of personality and they haven’t always scoped about teaching me, motivating me, branding, sales, etc.. because I can also find value in talking about life, dating, pop-culture, fashions, good book reads and watching a FUN personality!

Here we go!

Kela Walker (@kelawalker)

Kela Walker

…love her scopes! Kela Walker of Kelaskloset.com is an award winning producer, among her other titles — who seems to have her finger on the happenings in the Big Apple. Kela is fun and full of personality. Kela gives makeup tips at times, she shows her followers around NYC where she resides and gives her thoughts on various events she patronizes (i.e. Dinner en Blanc). Her commentary is cackle worthy…lol Kela is not about that let me teach you something life.. all of the time — that’s just a lane she chooses not to delve in. And I appreciate it!

Tepsi (@Tepsii)

Tepsii

If you don’t smile within the first minute of scoping with Tepsii — there is something definitely wrong with you! Tepsii is a copy writer who is a recent transplant that emigrated from Washington, D.C. to South Africa with her family. She is such a joy to ‘scope with — her effervescent personality, rapport with her family, beautiful smile, and fun laugh is enough to reel you in. Scope with Tepsii and she’ll take you on an exploration of South Africa!

Naptural Nicole aka (@Scoprah) (NapturalNicole) aka Monetizethyself.com

Scoprah_Naptural Nicole

Nicole is about her coins!! She’s an Income strategist, Blogger and Speaker. Now… a lot of Nicole’s scopes are about how you can GET MONEY! She is one of the… teach, tips, how to.. scopers; however, her authenticity and passion jumps through the screen. Not to mention her big beautiful smile.

Nicole has scoped about other things that don’t always teach you about how to do something — e.g. she did a periscope last week where she quit her 6 figure job LIVE on Periscope! BAAUUSEE!! Nicole wanted to pursue her passion of helping others MAKE MORE COINS! And we’re all about that life — so she’s definitely someone to watch!

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‘Fabulosity’ Brunch in Dallas

brunch at taverna in dallas

Beautiful Brown Girls Dallas Meet-Up Group @ Taverna in Highland Park

Brunch is becoming my thing — partly because I’m the  organizer for a Meetup group in Dallas, and the staple event are the monthly brunches.

Beautiful Brown Girls Social Club in Dallas dined for brunch on Sunday, July 13th @ Taverna in Highland Park. This place lived up to the upper echelon of clientele, and it was packed to the brim! Our Beautiful Brown’s in Dallas turned it out though — they looked fabulous — and it was awesome to bring a splash of color into the place 🙂 Our brunch sponsor for the day was JustFab.com, a worldwide online fashion retailer of shoes, accessories, jewelry and clothing.

I met some amazing young ladies — I also met a new fab friend named Cassie — whom also does PR. Such a uber-cutie. Check out the brunch snaps here!

August is brunch is set and we’re dining here!

New Docu-Series “Love In The City” Coming To ‘OWN’ April 12th (VIDEO)!

LoveintheCityCast

LEFT: Chenoa Maxwell (actress & photographer), Tiffany Jones (founder of PinkChoseMe), Bershan Shaw (founder of social networking site URAWARRIOR.com) RIGHT: Kiyah Wright (celebrity stylist)

There’s a new — substantive docu-series premiering on OWN (Oprah Winfrey’s Network) on April 12th. The YBF.com labeled the upcoming docu-series as the black woman version of “Sex In The City.”  The show centers on four friends of more than a decade, who are professional working women of color in New York City. Through the group’s adventures, misadventures, romances, successes and life-altering struggles, they may not always see eye-to-eye, but when push comes to shove, they are there for each other — with solid and unwavering support as they each face their own unique challenges and triumphs. Press Release…

It’s like OWN is giving us the SITC Fab-Ebony edition..lol. Will you be tuning in?? Watch the ladies in action below!

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10 Ways to End “Black Woman” Stereotypes


Portrait of Smiling African American Woman

Every race has its stereotypes. And we’re all aware of the stereotypes directed at black women. There are stereotypes that depict us all as ghetto, loud, argumentative, bitter, etc. I don’t like to be stereotyped-especially negative stereotypes likes the ones I’ve listed below. That’s why, as a black woman, I’m very mindful of my words and actions. NOTE: This story appeared on Madamnoire.com, I (Sabrina) did not write this post, but I agree with it — hence why I posted it on my personal blog.

Stereotype: Angry
How to end it: Smile- Black women are often stereotypes as being angry. And sometimes many of us do walk around with scowls on our faces. And this, for some people, confirms their suspicions about us being angry and bitter. But combating this myth doesn’t take much. In fact, one simple and highly effective way of dispelling this myth is by smiling. Smiling instantly makes you and the people around you more comfortable.

{RELATED ARTICLE: 15 Interesting Facts About Smiling}

Stereotype: Argumentative
Be Less Defensive- Yes, life can be unfair and black women are sometimes disrespected. Some Black women try to counteract this by being overly aggressive with everyone they interact with. I don’t think it’s necessary- and there are better ways to handle people than by trying to dominate them. Furthermore, not everyone is out to take advantage of and/or disrespect you. Don’t make it your life’s mission to “check” everyone that crosses your path.

Stereotype: Loud
How to end it: Listen- My friend’s grandfather used to say,“Only a fool got something to say about everything.” And I completely agree.

Stereotype: Always on CP Time
How to end it: Be on time. We may joke about it among ourselves, but operating under CP Time can damage your personal and professional reputation

Stereotype: Unprofessional
How to end it: Be mindful of your environment. It’s not cute to be the co-worker that talks like they’re at their girlfriend’s house, when they’re at work. While a certain tone and speech is appropriate for certain settings- it may not be for another. Be a black woman who’s mindful of your environment and the people around you.

Stereotype: Uneducated
How to end it: Be a well-rounded woman. I think it’s important to be a well-rounded black woman, because you’ll be the type of woman that can hold a conversation in various circles. If you’re the type of woman that loves a Lil’ Wayne song, also be the type of woman that can name the three branches of government

Stereotype: Black women are hoes
How to end it: Dress like a lady. As Black women (and women in general), we can’t dress “loose,” and then get mad if we’re objectified by men and labeled as over-sexed. In order to get respect, we should act and look like you’re worthy of respect.

Stereotype: Ghetto
How to end it: Don’t model ignorance. Media has definitely helped to perpetuate a perception of black women. And while it’s fun to enjoy some of the television drama and antics on shows like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, realize that the goal is purely entertainment. Don’t use some behaviors (and you know what I’m talking about) that you see on shows like RHOA as models for personal etiquette.

Stereotype: Superficial
How to end it: Be a woman of substance. Occupations like “professional gold-digger” shouldn’t be on your list of aspirations. Be the type of women that works for, and deserves what she has.

Stereotype: Unwed, baby-factories
How to end it: Make it a priority to establish a relationship before making a baby. Seventy-percent of black children are being born to unwed, single black mothers. Being a single mother is hard. Stability (having both parents actively involved) is important in raising a child, and phrases like “baby daddy” and “baby momma” make light of this issue and glorify a dysfunction in the black community.