Author: Alana Brown

My name is Alana Brown and I am a native of Paterson, New Jersey. I am a Junior at William Paterson University majoring in Print Journalism with a minor in Public Relations. I am a hardworking, overachieving, humble, beautiful black women. I appreciate the arts and use art as a way of expressing how I feel, especially in writing, music, poetry, and photos. Follow me on twitter @alanalynette__ (two underscores), Instagram @alanalynette_ (one underscore), and Facebook at Alana Brown.

Favorite Deep Conditioners

Aussie 3 Minute Miracle I discovered this deep conditioner about a few months ago when I was looking for a conditioner that would work safely with my newly colored jet black hair. I tried using deep conditioners and my curls were very dry and brittle. I thought, maybe I should add an oil such as […]

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Influential Woman: Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi is a beautiful and talented 17-year-old, African-American and Iranian model and actress. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is one of three siblings to her parents Afshin and Keri Shahidi. She began starting in ads and commercials at the age of 6 and ever since, her career has taken off. We first saw Yara Shahidi […]

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YouTuber Spotlight: NaturalNeiicey

  NaturalNeiicey, Canadian Natural Hair YouTuber, has been spreading her love for the natural hair community since 2012. Prior to starting YouTube, NaturalNeiicey was just a small town girl from Canada going to Catholic School in highschool as well as completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She realized that her passion for social work […]

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Overcoming Self-Doubt

*Disclaimer: I do not own the Featured Photo* It’s the beginning of a new school year. You’re ready to tackle anything that comes your way. Your drive and motivation is at its peak. *First Day of your First Year* You get to your classes and the professors talks about the syllabus. You’re staring at the […]

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Wigs 101: A Beginners Guide

It’s very stressful trying to find a wig that will be the best fit for you and I know it can be frustrating choosing one for everyday wear, going out, and more. Before choosing my first wig, I definitely did some deep research on how to choose a wig that will last long, how to […]

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My Go-To Favorite Places to Shop and Save

*Direct Deposit hits at 3am* “Yes, finally some money in my pockets. Time for me to prioritize and set a budget. What bills are due this week? Can I buy a new outfit for the party next Friday night? Should I eat today or put gas in my car? Is that last minute payment for […]

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Influential Woman of the Week

An inspirational woman is like a hero. Someone you know that wants you to strive and excel in life. Someone who will give you great advice for the future and that you can look up to. My inspirational woman of the week would have to be my mother. Now as cliche as it may be, […]

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3 Tips for Incoming College Freshman

As an incoming freshman, going to a brand new school with complete independence can be a struggle and an adjustment to deal with. You really aren’t sure what to expect the first day of classes and haven’t met that many people to socialize with on campus. You’re questioning whether or not you should purchase textbooks, […]

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My Go-To Protective Style: WIGS?!

When it comes to protective styling, I have a very hard time choosing what I want to go for, whether it be twist outs, box braids, bantu-knots, flat-twists, etc. My hair is super short now in the front so I always have trouble finding cute protective styles that will flatter my face. I started YouTubing women who struggled […]

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YouTuber Spotlight: Ms. Jackie Aina

  She’s sassy and sweet with an outstanding, humorous but blunt personality that will make you want to keep watching her videos for hours. She’s a fellow Leo, US Army Veteran with a passion for filming beauty, skin, and hair tutorials for all 1.5 million subscribers and of course, I can’t leave out that she’s […]

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