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So, I Wrote A Book

Confessions of a Black Travel Diva: Stories of a Brown Girl and a Suitcase

This year, I’ve been on a mission. 2017 has been the year of getting shit done. More than any other year, I’ve set out to cross off my to-do list with a vengeance. From traveling to Haiti to run a marathon, doubling up on travel, and making more money, to pushing forward with building a legacy for my daughter, I’ve been handling my business, one by one.

Nearly 8 years ago, I began writing what I thought would be a memoire about my years of travels as a Black girl. What came after was years of edits, rewrites and pauses and starts. I sent it out to several publishers and dealt with rejection over and over again. After all this work, I thought I would never see my book in print.

Cue 2017. I quit with the excuses, went through another round of edits and just put it out, critics be damned. I’m proud to release Confessions of a Black Diva, a fictional tale of love, lust, ambition and boarding passes.

From a suburban Long Island town, a five-year-old Black girl and her grandmother begin embarking on road trips across America in a four-door Riviera. This little girl becomes infected with the travel bug, moving to New York City to pursue a career in art and fashion. Her life of couture, travel and love a airs form a seductive web that rocks her world from Brooklyn to Bahia.

Confessions of a Black Travel Diva is available on Amazon

and Barnes & Noble.

Lavish Reads: The Power of Broke

When your back is up against the wall, your bank account is empty, and creativity and passion are the only resources you can afford, success is your only option.

PowerOfBroke

So many people have the mindset of “if I only had $X, then I could start $Y”. But few really know that many of the millionaires and billionaires we know of started with nothing: no inheritance, no angel investors, little to no savings. Instead, they had a big dream and some truly ingenious ways of putting their vision out to the world and making it a reality. That is true entrepreneurship, and I am constantly learning how to build wealth this way.

Daymond John, founder of iconic hip hop brand FUBU, and a judge on ABC’s Shark Tank has a new book out where he details his own rise to the top with $40 and a hunger to win. In The Power of Broke, are stories from himself and other entrepreneurs on the struggles and victories of building a brand. Definitely something to add to my Blackenomics collection.

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