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TWS Media and Afrobella Radio Gets Up Close with Sam Fine, Makeup Extraordinaire and Lisa Price of Carol’s Daughter

”He paints the soul of make-up, ” says Mikki Taylor of Essence Magazine. His client list includes Patti LaBelle, Tyra Banks, Jennifer Hudson, comedienne Mo’Nique, everyone who is ANYONE has been blessed to have their face beat by the Master. Sam Fine, one of the  first African-American spokespersons for Revlon and CoverGirl cosmetics, has been featured on the cover pages of Essence, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and Marie Claire Magazines.

Mr. Fine is a Chicago native who is truly representing for the Midwest.  His mission is to make each and every women dazzle, by showing them how to “accentuate their unique beauty by using colors and shades that would best complement their complexions.”

For individuals like me who have a hard time with make-up,  his movie , The Beauty of Basics, will definitely be on my “Things I Need List.”  From smokey eyes, to shading in my eyebrows, to finding that right foundation Sam Fine takes it step-by-step in helping with techniques on applying make-up the right way and will be LIVE this Thursday, July 15th on TWS Media with host Patrice Yursik, who’s also a resident of Chicago.

Also featured on Thursday’s show will be Lisa Price, founder of  natural beauty products we’ve come to know and love as Carol’s Daughter. Carol’s Daughter was created by experimenting in the home of this Brooklyn’s native.   Instead of going out to buy gifts for family and friends Lisa took it upon herself to personalize each thing by making it herself.  These homemade trinkets treats soon spread throughout the area and EVERYONE wanted one.  With demand skyrocketing, Lisa created her own mail-order and web-based business and Carol’s Daughter was born!  This amazing brand exhibiting Beauty by Nature as a signature has grown to house the likes of Jada Pinkett Smith, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Brad Pitt and Chaka Khan.

Carol’s Daughter first boutique was opened in 1999, in her home in Brooklyn New York, specifically in the Fort Greene Neighborhood.  With the many achievements, Carol’s Daughter has been showcased on The Today Show, The View and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Tune in to Afrobella Radio this  Thursday 11AM EST/ 10AM CST  to hear these two dish on EXCLUSIVE beauty with host, Patrice Yursik, so set your reminders.  It’s going to be so Fine & Beautiful! ;o).

Unleashing the Baggage

By: Tamika L. Morrison

Ever listen to the lyrics of Erykah Badu’s ‘Bag Lady’? She says:

Bag Lady

Bag lady you gone miss your bus
You can’t hurry up
Cause you got too much stuff
When they see you comin
[They Just] take off runnin

From you it’s true oh yes they do

Boy, don’t we all carry a heavy load – men and women!  In this fallen world I’ve learned the wounds of living a life that gives you wisdom, experience and success rarely ever – if ever – will protect you from the pains that’s part of obtaining all that ‘good stuff’ I just mentioned.  I never realized it also required me to learn those other benefits like forgiveness, moving on to the next and just letting it go <– the latter is what I often find the most difficult to do and so, my baggage gets heavier.  You know what I’m talking about?

As Badu’s lyrics so eloquently warn, “One day all them bags gone get in your way”. To make sure you got that, I made the last sentence in larger letters on purpose *wink*.  And trust, that day may come as unexpected and unwelcome as all the other curve balls life put in our path – but you don’t have to be caught off guard.  I’m one that embraces the idea – as often as I need – of seeking an objective viewpoint.  For those of you still lost – I mean, seeking out a therapist.  I have sought the help of a trusted therapist in the past and when I need a little help getting over the hump or spring cleaning my proverbial closet when it gets too daunting to tackle on my own, I dial-up my therapist!

Some of us believe that we’re ‘strong enough’, ‘wise enough’, ‘smart enough’ to figure it all out – I’m with you!  But, I also know when things just get a little too convoluted in my quest to understand, forgive, recall, forgive, re-live, forgive, hurt again, forgive – normally that only equates to me going into fierce protection mode which looks like: anger, defensiveness, attitudinal mood swings and maybe actual swings if I don’t get that objective viewpoint soon enough!

So, in the spirit of Badu’s ‘Bag Lady’, I encourage us all to clean up those closets when they very apparently call you to do so and pack light – you don’t want to miss your train or plane to your desired destination (marriage, career advancement, career fulfillment, friends/relationships, vacations, etc.) because you had too much of a load.


Until next time,


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My Thoughts on ‘Baduism’ Continued

By: Tamika L. Morrison

So last week on our radio show, The Greenlight Project, my co-host Rochelle and I took opposing sides on whether or not Erykah Badu’s striptease scene was too much for TV.

Although I do appreciate the creative genius called Erykah Badu and a true fan of her music and holistic earthy approach to life, I thought the video for ‘Window Seat‘ was a bit much from the kids perspective.  I mean, c’mon now, not in front of innocent kids – what did they do??  And don’t kids get enough of inappropriate sexual stimulation,  violence and all kinds of unmentionables? Do you really want to peel it all off in broad daylight, near a park where kids play?  If you didn’t hear the banter on last week’s show, listen to it here.

Well, fast forward a week later and we now know Erykah has been charged with a fine.  Not sure I agree with the punishment, but I’ll rest my case on the matter on a good note: with Wanda Sykes spoof of it all  and Erykah enjoying it with her.

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