It’s Okay To Be Single

I have a special place in my heart for single women. I can’t stand the stigma that has been placed on us that there must be something wrong with you if you haven’t had a ring put on it by a certain age. Not so. Some take longer to find love than others, some take…

Valeisha Butterfield Jones Has Got the Juice

Thursday, April 26th I attended the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis Annual Tribute Luncheon. The guest speaker was Valeisha Butterfield Jones. I wasn’t familiar with her before this but I must say that I am thoroughly impressed. She is the Global Head of Women & Black Community Engagement for Google and the co-founder and…

What I’ve Learned About Politics

This is my first time participating in the political process by working on a campaign. For years I avoided it like the plague because I believed that politics was a necessary evil. There has been so much corruption over the years and the revelation of back door deals that don’t benefit the masses but I’m…

What Meagan Good Taught Me

Last night, I saw actress Meagan Good for the first time at my alma mater, The University of Memphis. I was invited by one of my clients. It was part of U of M’s Black History Month celebration. The entire month features programming organized by the students and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity and each year, they invite someone famous to share their life experiences and accomplishments. The event was simply entitled, “An Evening with Meagan Good”. As she gave us details about her upbringing, her career, her marriage and her faith I took notes of what I thought were some of her most profound points of the evening. Here’s what Meagan taught me:

Loving Fashion Tribute to My Mother

Today my mother, Lillie Bell Marshall, would have been 70 years old. To celebrate her life and honor her memory, I, Jae Henderson, Ms. Marshall’s only child, released photographs I took in my mother’s vintage clothing. I also launched a scholarship in her honor as well. It will be awarded to students who are pursuing…

Prince Is Still Teaching Us

Last week, we lost an amazing musical icon when Prince Rogers Nelson was found unresponsive in the elevator of his home, Paisley Park. Prince entertained the world and through his music and movies we learned many lessons. We learned what it sounds like when doves cry, why little red corvettes are so sexy and why…

Dr. Joyce Knudsen Refuses to Quit

I met the most amazing woman yesterday! Her name is Dr. Joyce Knudsen. She is a 72-year-old imaging consultant who has made it one of her goals to let women over 60 know that they still have a lot of living to do. Contrary to popular belief, once we reach retirement age we can still…

What Is International Women’s Day?

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day but what does that mean? I know that March is Women’s History Month but honesty, this is the first I’ve heard of International Women’s Day. So if you’re like me, let’s get a clue together. International Women’s Day (IWD) is a corporate-sponsored global campaign to raise awareness of…