TV One’s Fifth Annual First Lady Tea Awards

Minister Doretha Long, Scripture Cathedral Ministries

“Many are called but few are chosen” Matthew 22:14. Being a Pastor is not an easy title to hold and being the wife of a Pastor has it’s own set of challenges and sacrifices that one cannot even begin to imagine. Radio One- DC, 104.1 FM and Spirit 1340 AM thought it was time to honor these valiant women who are the backbone of their respective congregations,

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The Women Behind the Crown: meet Jasmine Jones, Miss District of Columbia

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I wanted to use the Ruby Spot light as a platform to introduce you all to real people in the community who are doing great things; and to celebrate the wonderful work happening all around us each and everyday. They  are true examples of #blackwomanmagic and #bigthingspoppin. I hope sharing their stories will inspire and motive you to pursue your

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5 tips to avoid stress this holiday season

The holidays are around the corner and with food, family and fellowship can also come holiday pressure and frustration. Some things are out of our control, however here are a few tips to help avoid or reduce holiday stress, so you can enjoy time with friends and family.

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Product Review: Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous Foundation

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I am always on the hunt for  foundation options that I can use on a regular basis and won’t hurt my pockets. I picked up my Covergirl’s Ready, Set, Gorgeous foundation while it was on sale at Walmart. It usually retails from 6-8 dollars and you can find it at local stores such as Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, or Target to name a few.

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NYX Cosmetic Stores have a new home in Virginia

For a long time make-up lovers like myself were only able to find NYX cosmetics at local retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Target, Ulta or your local beauty supply store to name a few places. The long wait for a free standing location is finally over if you are in the Virginia area.

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Signature Dresses Fashion Show hosted by Miss District of Columbia

Signature Dresses welcomed their Georgetown neighbors along with members of the Metropolitan community to the Grand Opening of their new location on 1626 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC. The boutique is located on the historic Book Hill Row of Georgetown. With a Paris feel, Book Hill Row is just steps away from Book Hill Park, its name sake. It is also where many shops and boutiques call home and now where Signature Dresses resides.

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Happy Hour at La Sandia

Catching up with friends  is always fun and why not do it after work. I prefer happy hour for the food and not so much the alcohol, eating my calories is more my speed. When my friend suggested La Sandia (a Richard Sandoval Restaurant), I was not familiar with it. While  I love my old faithful “go- to” places I love trying new experiences.

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October is Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month

With the internet a blaze about the Michel’le Lifetime Biopic, “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Me”. One can not forget that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I must say that the story that was told of her alleged abuse at the hands of both Dr. Dre and Suge Knight had me clutching my real pearls.  I felt moved and prompted to remind us all that Domestic Violence is quite serious!

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Saturday Brunch at Mulebone

This weekend I had the pleasure of spending time with some very talented and intelligent young ladies (I’ll share more about them at a later time). We had a great time laughing and giggling as women often do and we went to Mulebone for brunch. I’ve been to this location before however it was not called Mulebone at the time. I was elated when my friend invited me out to see what the atmosphere was like now. Mulebone is located on 2121 14th Street NW if your in the DC Metropolitan area.

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