Model, restaurant owner and lifestyle guru, B. Smith died Saturday night in her home from Alzheimer’s. She was 70. In 1976 she became the first black woman featured on the cover of Mademoiselle magazine. She opened 3 restaurants in New York City, Long Island and Washington, DC. Smith also had her own cooking and lifestyle show, B. Smith with Style, which made its debut in 1997.
Often unfairly called the black Martha Stewart, B. Smith was a legend in her own right. Smith embodied glamour affluence, poise, grace and Afrocentrism. B. Smith rocked natural hair before it was popular in the main stream. She was always different but yet the same. She spoke to many black people who thought that’s exactly me. We drink wine. We are cultured. Conversely she showed others a broader or image of the African-American. (More From: Colorstream Media)
Back when he was in high school, Robert Browne lived and breathed football—and was good enough to earn him a college scholarship for it. But he fractured his knee toward the end of his junior year, which required several surgeries just to repair the damage.
The injury caused depression; he stopped working out, and ate whatever he wanted. Before he realized it, his weight jumped to over 350 pounds.
After a doctor told him that he was at high risk of having a stroke, Browne was prescribed medication to regulate his blood pressure, but realized that he didn’t want to be stuck taking pills for the rest of his life so he decided to take charge of his health. I’d say that’s exactly what he did! (Source: BlackDoctor.org)
In addition to weight loss surgery, he worked with multiple fitness experts, nutritionists and mental health experts, and Jackson was able to lose 114 lbs.
Along with Jackson’s journey he co-founded “Unify Health Labs,” a product that helps “other people in their journey to get healthy — while sparing them the long confusing search [he] went through.” (Source: PEOPLE.com)
Ever struggled to lose weight? Have digestive issues? I've been there. That's why I created Unify Health Labs — formulas to help people live their healthiest, happiest life possible. Follow @UnifyHealthLabs for my favorite healthy recipes, healthy life tips, and lots of support. pic.twitter.com/AkKhJQa6pm
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman, is opening up about her hair. In a video done by “The Root,” Pressley reveals she has been living with alopecia and has no hair.
"My twists have become such a synonymous & a conflated part of not only my personal identity & how I show up in the world, but my political brand. And that's why I think it's important that I'm transparent about this new normal & living with alopecia." — @AyannaPressleypic.twitter.com/jqraqZeiKr