March 2015 archive

Women’s History Month: #WCW MJB

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Mary J. Blige

This Woman Crush Wednesday in honor of Women’s History Month (as my daughter would correct me, Herstory), we chose Mary J. Blige this month for a few reasons…..

 

1. Mary sings from her heart and soul….it does not get any better than that. She real to the core. When she is in a dark place, Mary uses the music to release and has made the sound that helps heal the soul. Since What’s the 411? to her latest album, Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions, she has remained consistent with giving us music that helps us through our most trying times. Mary is one of the most honest and humble artists of our time!

2. Mary is New York to the fullest!!! I am a big fan of NYC….it is something about that city that I just love; however, New York City although small on the map, is a huge place with its tall buildings and the dubbed accolade ‘the concrete jungle’. Not that there aren’t places around the globe that has hardship but if you can come up and survive the toughness and roughness of New York City, you can make it anywhere.  Mary embodies that ‘survival of the fittest’ attitude and style.

3. Mary shows us that anyone woman can wear a scar with class and grace. Despite having a history  of drugs, alcohol and abusive relationship, Mary has showed us what resilience looks like.

4. Mary is a timeless artist and entertainer. With 12 albums on her resume, we hope that she continues to give us more of her music. To SocietyKeeper, Mary J. Blige is a living legend.

Check Mary’s latest music video, ‘Doubt’ off of her recent project – Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions – which she has documented her journey through her musical evolution in the creation of this project.  We are truly excited to watch how far Mary went to give us more of that soulfulness.

Download Mary J. Blige: The London Sessions – http://smarturl.it/thelondonsessions

 

The London Sessions Documentary Trailer

 

Women’s History Month: #WCW – Skylar Diggings

Hello Beautiful People,

 

Skylar Diggins - A Phenomenal Woman

Skylar Diggins – A Phenomenal Woman

This is one month I can truly get excited about, not just because I am a phenomenal woman creating the life I always wanted – I get the privilege of talking about all the great phenomenal women that are making noise in society today. So I thought, why not do it on Woman Crush Wednesdays, known as #WCW! SocietyKeeper will be doing a feature on a phenomenal woman that is making a difference and writing herstory! So this week’s pick is Skylar Diggins and here are a list of reasons why she’s the pick:

1. Trailing through Instagram and discovered this beautiful woman and was intrigued to learn more: She’s a basketball player (forgive me I do not follow sports) for WNBA playing at #4 for Tulsa Shock. She has received accolades and broken some records playing at this position.

 

2. She is a philanthropist!!! Giving back is huge for SocietyKeeper….Skylar is a member of the Board of Directors for GenYouth Foundation, which collaborates with leaders and other partners to identify solutions to improve nutrition and physical activity in the lives of young children. Skylar, also has a foundations of her own, Skylar’s Scholars – a program that highlights academic achievements of the youth who have overcome challenges.

 

3. She has entrepreneur mindset – partnering with several sports and fitness companies such as: BodyArmor (a super drink packed with electrolytes, vitamins,  and coconut water),  Nike’s latest shoe for women’s fitness training called Zoom Air and a protein milk beverage called Rockin’ Refuel as part of a healthy fitness routine.

 

4. Skylar is only 25…… and 5’9, did I mention she is really beautiful.

 

5. Skylar loves Martin! Anyone that loves Martin and will post clips of the show on their IG has put major points on the board in my book. (check out her Instagram when you get a chance)

6. (Bonus but most important) Skylar takes care of her body inside out! She is a clean eater and promotes this lifestyle to the kids she works with and on her social media.

To learn more about Skylar Diggins, visit her website and follow her social media handles! Oh and check out an interview with Skylar and Stack Magazine

Official Skylar Diggins (website)

Twitter/Instagram: @skydigg4

Be sure to follow Stack Magazine on Youtube after you watch the video 😉

Returning Home: Rest Peacefully

 

Charmayne "Maxee" Maxwell of 90s R&B Group, Brownstone

Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell of 90s R&B Group, Brownstone

 

Maxee Tribute

(click the link above to enjoy our tribute to Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell of 90s R&B group, Brownstone)

 

Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell died over the weekend and I could not be more shocked by this sudden death. She was one of my favorite group members and singers of the 90s R&B Group, Brownstone. She was my favorite because she had an essence of uniqueness about her from her sound to her look! She had an attitude of ‘I only want to be me.’ I was hoping to hear her voice back on the in the music frequency but I am glad I’ve got the records she contributed her voice to listen to and reminisce about life back then. Maxee will live on through the music she made and her family. SocietyKeeper sends our condolences and prayers to her family at this time.