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For Us By Us: Luke Cage and Solange Releases

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For Us By Us: Luke Cage and Solange Releases

The album [A Seat at the Table] is what would happen if you threw The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Amel Larrieux, the black power fist and Angela Davis in a stockpot together to create a tasty gumbo...

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Church on the 9

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Church on the 9

 "When the revolution comes afros are gonna be trying to straighten their heads, and straightened heads are gonna be wearing afros...when the revolution comes." - The Last Poets Poetry for me hasn't been exciting for a long while, admittedly. I haven't purchased a book of poetry since Saul Williams S÷he which came out around/bout 2000. I have always been a rap/trap/hiphop head though, so at the last minute I decided to go to Church on the 9 after seeing the event for it on FB. I went off the strength of knowing that wherever there is poetry and prose, there...

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The Making of a Maverick

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The Making of a Maverick

We all know a maverick, that free-spirited person who embraces individuality and independence like no other. Have you ever thought about what it takes to become that person? Is it something that they innately have? If not, how is it taught? How do we teach the children in our lives to reach their fullest potential? With there being an even greater discripency among girls in comparison to boys, how do we teach our daughters mental toughness, confidence, and courage?   According to The National Report on Self Esteem 98% girls feel there is "an immense pressure from external sources to look a...

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I Come to Fill, Heal, and Restore!

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I Come to Fill, Heal, and Restore!

The Moxie Shoppe recently had the chance to talk with Jenny Marie Christian, Miss Illinois Black Globe 2013, Miss United States Empire Empress 2014, and Ms. Chicago, IL 2016 (Miss Corp America). Among these titles, Jenny is also the CEO of the ever inspiring spirituality based website and blog FillHealRestore.com. Her power lies not only  in her light, but her ability to cultivate an online space, as well as personal relationships that builds and uplifts the human spirit. She shared with us her values, beliefs, wisdom, and of course her Moxie.  It is with great pleasure that we share them here with you.     What...

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And You Wonder Why We Call You King

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And You Wonder Why We Call You King

Here at the Moxie Shoppe we call men Kings not as term of endearment, or because it is popular, instead it serves as a reminder. It is a reminder of not only power and presence but history and legacy too! We absolutely loved speaking with Personal trainer Marty McGee, of Bfit-fitness located in Oak Park, Illinois, as he gave his interpretaion on all things kingly! What does it mean to be a king? Being a king means you lead by example, you constantly try to improve yourself and try to do better. It means doing whatever it takes to take care...

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