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“Beyond The Lights!” Lessons in How to Go Beyond Self -Doubt (+ Win Movie Tickets)

A new movie from the writer and director of “Love and Basketball!” That alone makes the movie worth checking out for me. I make it a point to share inspiration wherever I find it so it was great when the the team reached out. This is a sponsored post, but of course my opinions are all my own. The film will be in theaters on November 14, 2014.

Whoo hoo! Photo features the director Gina Prince-Bythewood and star Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Be sure to scroll down to watch a trailer AND see how you can win 2 movie tickets on Fandango.

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Dear InstaDiary: Six Months Since They Didn’t #BringBackOurGirls… (Video)

Our prayers are with the missing Nigerian girls and their families. It’s time to #BringBackOurGirls. -Michelle Obama

On the night of April 14, a group of militants kidnapped more than 200 teenage girls from the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Nigeria. Abubakar Shekau, who leads the terrorist organization Boko Haram based in northeast Nigeria, claimed that his group was behind the kidnappings. “I abducted your girls,” Shekau said, adding that Boko Haram was holding the girls and would “sell them in the market.” -via

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A ‘Joking’ Petition Against Baby Blue Ivy Carter’s Natural Hair?! Really? Coye’s Commentary

As I am preparing to launch The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love, I am talking more these days in interviews and on stages about what it means to love yourself. Here’s one indicator: People who are self-loving do not feel the need to judge the choices of others who are living happy and healthy lives.

Recently, a petition has popped up on of all places concerning the hair of Blue Ivy Carter, daughter of  Beyonce Knowles and Shawn Jay-Z Carter. Really? With everything else going on in the world, this is what people are concerned about? A child’s natural God-given hair doing its natural goddess-given thing?!

Blogger Coye LeRocke is here to discuss how this child’s hair is rocking some people’s sense of self. The sooner that we learn that what other people do with their bodies, their hair, and their lives is has nothing to do with anyone else, the better!