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Tasha Smith & Angela Bassett Recharge on Detox Retreat



Tasha Smith and Angela Bassett are charged up after a four-day detox retreat at The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, “an all-inclusive weeklong wellness and fitness retreat in Malibu, California.” Tasha shared moments from what she called an “unforgettable detox and experience” via her Instagram, where she and other participants practiced a vegan lifestyle and remained active – hiking three to four hours, an hour of yoga and an additional two-hours workout. What about recovery? Tasha and Angela received daily massage to soothe their tired and aching muscles.

The retreat was a success for Smith, as she shared inspiring videos with fans touching on lessons that she learned during her time at The Ranch – “[the] hardest thing I’ve ever done! But most rewarding! We can get up any mountain if we put our minds to it! God bless you

      “You only get the view after you do the work.” – Tasha Smith      

The Ranch Live at Oak / Malibu is a luxury bootcamp, where you will gain physical endurance, shed unwanted pounds, tone up and detoxify in a healthy and sustainable way all while “getting off the grid” and back to nature. Visit their website more information.

Ilen & Lauren Bell are the husband and wife team behind Black Fitness Today, born, in 2011, out of their motivation to change culture, build a platform and lead the charge. Their purpose is to help change the culture towards health and fitness in the African-American community, showcase those who are making an impact, and promote healthier living. They also aim to serve as a platform for African-American fitness and health professionals and enthusiasts who are otherwise overlooked in traditional fitness media.

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Recap: 2018 Finding Ashley Stewart Event

Watch our recap of the 2018 Finding Ashley Stewart Finale Pink Carpet at the King’s Theater in Brooklyn, New York.



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The 2nd annual Finding Ashley Stewart Contest searched around the U.S. in search of a diva who personifies Ashley Stewart and everything she stands for: kindness, resilience, confidence, community and fashion! In the video below, Finding Ashley Stewart host and comedian Loni Love, 2018 Miss Ashley Stewart winner Tiffany Gosa-Flamer, journalist and author Soledad O’Brien, DJ Kid Capri, actress Andrea Rachel-Parker, Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Peter Thomas, Essence Editor-at-Large Mikki Taylor and Naughty by Nature all talk with BFT contributor Ryen Watkins about the importance of this competition and how Ashley Stewart is immersing themselves into the communities that support the brand.

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Video: Influencers Talk Health, Hair, Beauty and Empowerment at the Ubiquitous Women’s Expo



From the left: Brand manager of Luster’s Pink, Theresa Luster; Director of OCTFME, Angie Gates; model and TV personality, Cynthia Bailey; CEO of Beyond Her, Brandi Harvey; Founder and CEO of Fearless Mag, Arian Simone; Founder and Editor in Chief of Fashion Bomb Daily, Claire Sulmers (Photo by Brigette White)

It was a power-packed weekend at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC, for the 2018 Ubiquitous Women’s Expo! Celebrity guests included Nicole Ari Parker, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Brandi Harvey, Michael Baisden, Claire Sulmers, Syleena Johnson, and more, filled with health and wellness seminars, panel discussions, workshops, live performances by Doug E. Fresh, Joe Maye and more.

Check out our recap of the event!

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Episode 5: The REAL Bow – Dr. Rainbow Barris

On ‘Black-ish’ Success, Marriage, Motherhood and Living Healthy Her Way!



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We had the great pleasure to chat with The REAL Bow – Dr. Rainbow Barris for episode 5! Click on the link in this article to listen! And, read on to see more info on your chance to enter to win a copy of her brand new book!

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In this episode, we get right into our interview with Dr. Rainbow Barris, who is the inspiration behind the character Rainbow Johnson on ABCs hit show ‘Black-ish’ and author of Keeping Up With the Johnson’s – Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting. It’s hard enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle period – let alone as wife of director and writer Kenya Barris, being a medical doctor and raising six children! But Barris has found what works for her and wants to encourage other women balancing family and career to find what works uniquely for them! Plus, we talk about the show, Mr. & Mrs. Barris’ recent $1 million donation to Clark Atlanta University, and what life is like for her now. Don’t miss this!

Beginning Friday, June 29th – you’ll be able to enter to win a copy of Barris’ book! Stay tuned to our website, and Facebook and Instagram pages.

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