Samantha Pounds is an avid reader, entertainment junkie and loves a good glass of wine. When she is not busy writing or researching she enjoys a career in public relations. A journalist by trade, Samantha received her B.S. from Indiana State University where she majored and minored in public relations and marketing. She also holds her A.S. in journalism.
Imagine sitting in a theatre and reliving hard economic times, the struggles of keeping the family together, trying to rebuild life and more importantly-trying to survive as a black man living in the United States. That's exactly what the stage production of King Hedley II does.
From the outside looking in, Andria Mayberry is just the former manager and mom to Empire star, Bryshere Gray who plays Hakim on the hit series. But Andria, otherwise known as Ms. Berry is more than just a celebrity mom-she is a heavyweight in her own ring with a message to share.
If you're slightly into music as much as I am, imagine my ears when I first heard musician, Kerry Marshall's latest single, Puppy Love which is rhythmatic bliss at its finest. This ten-minute track pays homage to Snarky Puppy as Marshall has been a fan of the jazz ensemble for over 5 years.
2018 has been the year of infinite change for me. Just as everyone else, I started the year out with setting attainable goals including working out, drinking more water and better time management skills. It would be a sudden surprise to me when by the end of the first quarter I found myself single, friendless ...
Now that we are in full swing of the holiday season, I couldn't help but to think and reflect on the African-American community as a whole as many of us use the holiday season to mask the pain and struggles we tend to experience throughout the year.
Bernie Mac was known as America's funny man, but the comedian didn't have fans laughing when he suddenly passed away last August due to complications of pneumonia and sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs in the body, but primarily the lungs and lymph glands. The U.S.
By definition, the word colorism means discrimination based on the color of skin. In other words, it's prejudice and discrimination in which people are treated differently. While colorism varies in definition compared to racism, its very much a prevalent issue dominating both the Black culture and other ethnic groups of color.
More recently I decided to take a hiatus from everyday life including work, friends, family and my passion and love-writing. In my quest to find a more peaceful life and balance, I decided to start reading books that would inspire me to get back on balance of everyday life.
Meeting author Tamara Winfrey-Harris was not a coincidence-it was fate. The first encounter with the author and public relations professional was during a panel for up-and-coming authors looking to get published. Winfrey-Harris was amongst a group of published authors talking about their experiences in the publishing industry whether good or bad.
According to research, there are roughly 400,000 U.S. children who are in the foster care system and approximately 100,000 are waiting to be adopted. Purposely Awakened's Samantha Pounds, recently sat down with Hazel Walcott author of The Choice which is an inspirational story about a young girl who lives in an orphanage and is waiting ...