Tiana Marie Ford

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This beautiful sista is Tiana Marie Ford.  Ford is a poet and speaker.  She is on Instagram and on YouTube.  She delivers some captivating poems that really move you.  The video(below) is one of my favorites.

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Funmilola Fagbamila

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Funmilola Fagbamila is an amazing woman. She can do it all. Funmilola Fagbamila is a Nigerian American scholar, activist, playwright and artist. While her artistry is multifaceted, including spoken word and hip hop, her current project, entitled The Intersection, is a stage play on the complexities of black identity and what she has coined the “black liberation ego”.
​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay-UA1d-N50

Having recently completed her graduate program at UCLA in Black Studies, Funmilola now serves as a professor of Pan African Studies at Cal State Los Angeles. As an original member of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement she has been organizing with BLM since its inception in 2013.
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In 2015, Funmilola was honored by the United States Congress and the Black Community, Clergy and Labor Alliance for her commendable activist scholarship, service and struggle. She frequently sits on community panels regarding police brutality, criminal justice and overall wellness in black communities; most recently presenting at a conference held by the UCLA School of Law. Her resume is pretty impressive.

Graduate Research Assistant Bunche Center, UCLA
Oct 2014 – Sept 2016
•    Assisted with quantitative and qualitative analysis of 2013-2014 Hollywood Diversity Report by Darnell Hunt, PhD and Ana Christina Ramon, PhD
•    Research examined relationship between racial and gender diversity and the bottom line in Hollywood entertainment industry •    Conducted literature reviews
•    Collected and analyzed data
•    Prepared material for submission to grant agencies
•    Summarized project results

Graduate Research Assistant                                                        Fall 2015 African American Studies Department, UCLA
•    Assisted with quantitative and qualitative analysis of research project on policing and federal prison systems by Bryonn Bain, PhD
•    Searched online for compelling images and articles related to topic •    Composed presentations on subject matter and overall project
•    Collected and analyzed data
•    Summarized project results

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Sociology Department, CSULA                                                      Spring 2012
•    Worked with a faculty member to create a study on contemporary public higher education in the United States and the emerging student and faculty movements seeking educational justice and transformation •    Created models for intervening in educational inequalities by building community awareness, organizing discussion forums, and initiating actions

Undergraduate Research Assistant                                             Fall 2011 Pan African Studies Department, CSULA
•    Worked with a faculty member on a grant aimed at obtaining funds for a study abroad program for CSULA Pan African Studies students
•    Conducted research on the effects of West African revolutionary hip hop on community consciousness
•    Grant was successfully funded and implemented in Fall 2012

Nahla Ward

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This gorgeous  sun-kissed beauty woman is Nahla Ward. She also goes by the name Nahla Bee.  Nahla is beautiful woman with natural beauty from head to toe. She’s a very talented rapper and singer. Nahla Victoria Ward also know as Nahla Bee was born and raised inDanbury, Connecticut. Nahla Bee is a singer, lyricist and song – writer.
Nahla Bee’s impactful music has reached nations. She has been
recognized by the Huffington Post, HypeFresh Magazine,BuzzFeed
and many more for her musical talent and her memorable image. Nahla
Bee is a recent graduate from Temple University that studied Criminal
Justice and Spanish. Her most recent international engagement was to
Heredia, Costa Rica where she received her certification in Latin America studies, while leaving her musical influence through a live
performance in Spanish. Nahla is well – known for her lyrical content, image, and her musical gifts through her viral social media videos. She has shared stages with
artist such as Wale, Nick Cannon and many more. She has been a
headline performer for the Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative:
College Signing Day, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to uplift
and encourage high school students to pursue higher education. She
is most noted for her guest appearance on The Real Talk Show that aired nationwide on Fox News for her viral So Gone Challenge that was millennials to love themselves first
and understand we are all created in God’s image.

Here’s some nice videos(above) by Nahla I thought you would enjoy.  She has a beautiful voice!

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Robin Barrett

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This gorgeous sista is Robin Barrett.  She is a real gem!  One of the most beautiful women I’ve found on the internet. This weeks feature is all about D.C. fashionista, Robin Barrett. She is the multifaceted 26 year old, Syracuse University graduate and owner of online fashion boutique, Vintage Expresso. Robin studied biology and was Pre-Med at Syracuse, when she created the sexy and chic online store. How’s that for beauty and brains? The site carries both men’s and women’s clothing, with everything from tee’s to dresses to vintage pieces. Aside from the chic garments you can grab at VE, your money is supporting a company very active in the community. Vintage Expresso is involved with a host of organizations and charities like the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the American Diabetes Association. Robin is quite the entrepreneur and is one to keep an eye out for in the future!

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She’s a real knock out beauty!  A real Black diamond!

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Betty Kanu

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This stunning woman is Betty Kanu.  Kanu is a gorgeous upcoming model. She lives in New York but is originally from Sierra Leone.  You can check this lovely African beauty out on her Instagram page.

https://www.instagram.com/leonegoddess/?hl=en

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