Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tynee Talks: Harambee Wellness, LLC

Tynee Talks: Harambee Wellness, LLC

Getting into a healthy lifestyle can be a bit of a challenge when you approach it by yourself. However, when you have the support of a community behind you, it makes it that much easier to face the challenges that come along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I mean, there is seemingly a McDonald’s on every corner, snacks seems cheaper than veggies, and office holiday parties won’t let you be great! Harambee Wellness, LLC. asks the question: “Why do it alone, when we can do it together?”  Harambee is a Swahili word that literally means, “all pull together.”

The mission of Harambee Wellness is to Transform Health by Renewing and Increasing the Vitality of Everybody through fitness, nutrition, and living a balanced lifestyle.  Harambee Wellness strives to foster a community of people collectively pulling together to encourage and support one another along their personal wellness journey. The wellness journey encompasses:  physical, spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual, and/or financial wellness. That is the culture and trademark of Harambee Wellness, Let’s Thrive Together™

Founder, Marquita Adams, wants her clients to know that she prides herself on fostering a community of support, acceptance, and balance. She understands the demands of an ever-changing global society and wants to meet her clients where they are. She offers one-on-one online training & consulting as well as, personal training, and group fitness training. So, whether you reside locally, stateside or across the globe; Ms. Adams is committed to taking the holistic approach to wellness, and strives to help her clients become the best possible version of themselves.

Oh, and one more thing, not only will Harambee having you looking good physically, Harambee also provides apparel for you to get your sweat on in!

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Tynee Talks: Bundles Luxury Hair Co.

Tynee Talks: Bundles Luxury Hair Co.

Any woman in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area who wants to look and feel luxurious must make an appointment at Bundles Luxury Hair Co.! Bundles Luxury Hair Co. specializes in hair extensions, hair restoration, Dominican & Brazilian Blowouts, and healthy hair. The stylists at Bundles focuses on how women express themselves through their hair. Everyone knows that a woman’s hair is her crown and glory, and at Bundles, you are sure to get the royal treatment every time you sit in the chair.
Photo provided by Shauntele Harvey

The owner of Bundles Luxury Hair Co., Shauntele Harvey, also uses her gifted hands on clients who may not be able to get to the salon due to illness. Her company also, makes wigs for women who have suffered hair loss because of cancer due to chemo treatments.
Owner: Shauntele Harvey
Photo Credit: Point of You Films

Whatever, your hair needs are, Bundles Luxury Hair Co. is there to make your dreams a reality. No need to worry about going to the hair store to find the perfect hair, at Bundles Luxury Hair Co., they have everything you need at the salon. It’s like a kid in a candy store, but for grown-ups!
Actual in-salon hair

Be sure to visit Bundles Luxury Hair Company located at 13740 Midway Rd Suite 524, Farmers Branch, TX 75244. 



Friday, October 12, 2018

Tynee Talks to Cardi B's Dentist: Dr. Catrise Austin

Tynee Talks to Dentist to the Stars: Dr. Catrise Austin

Find out how him not brushing his tongue 👅 and teeth can cause you to have bacterial vaginitis ladies...

Find out how you can detect HIV by looking at a person’s gums...

Find out why you need to see a dentist every six months...

Find out how much the bag cost to fix Cardi B’s teeth...

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tynee Talks to New York Times Best-Selling Author Omar Tyree

Tynee Talks to New York Times Best-Selling Author Omar Tyree

Got a chance to talk to the self-proclaimed OLD HEAD and New York Times Best Selling Author, Omar Tyree. 
Graphic Courtesy of Omar Tyree

Omar and I had a candid conversation about him bringing urban fiction to the hip-hop generation over 25 years ago, Flyy Girl, the critically acclaimed novel that propelled him to literary fame, his latest projects, including the American Disease, and his new venture into music.
Image Provided by Omar Tyree

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Omar Tyree and I at the 2017 Essence Festival

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tynee Talks: 5 Things You Need to Know About Spectacular Spudz!

Tynee Talks: 5 Things You Need to Know About Spectacular Spudz!

If you are reading this, then chances are, you are a human, and if you are a human, you probably eat food. I am sure that if you eat food, then you like to eat good food. And if you like good food, you must really enjoy spectacular food. If you’re in the business of eating spectacular food, then I suggest you indulge in a spectacular spud at the one and only Spectacular Spudz. Spectacular Spudz is a restaurant and local treasure in the heart of Downtown Flint, Michigan.  Whenever I am in Flint Town, I make my way to Spectacular Spudz and every time, my taste buds are pleased with my decision.

Here are 5 things you need to know about Spectacular Spudz:

  1. Keysa Smith is a phenomenal woman, and is the Owner, operator, and master chef of Spectacular Spudz.
  2. Everything is made from scratch!!!!
  3. Spectacular Spudz has the best premium loaded baked potatoes in the country!
  4. Spectacular Spudz is located in the Flint Farmer’s Market
  5. Spectacular Spudz thrives on great customer service.

Don’t just take my word for it, go visit Spectacular Spudz on Tuesdays, Thursday, and Saturdays from 8am-6pm and make your taste buds feel spectacular!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tynee Talks: The Waiting Room

Tynee Talks: The Waiting Room…
Photo Credit: http://orion.neiu.edu/~stagectr/WaitingRoom/WaitingRoom.html

I have been going through a transition. I have all these great ideas and content roaming through my mind, but I am unsure. I am unsure about what my next moves should be. I call this phase the waiting room. I liken this phase to sitting in the waiting room for an appointment. For example, the doctor’s office, you know why you are there, but you are not fully aware of what is to come, once the doctor examines you. However, you do know some things. You know the behaviors that you were actively engaging in before this appointment. Were those behaviors conducive to the outcome that you are hoping for, once you get in front of the physician? Were you eating healthy? Were you exercising regularly? Were you drinking H20? Were you taking your medications properly? These questions, should give you some semblance of what is to come. Are you prepared for this appointment?

Let’s take it a step further. You are sitting in the waiting room, for a job interview. How did you prepare for this life-changing event? This interview will not only change your financial status, but this interview is the catalyst that will propel your family’s trajectory into the next level of success. How have you prepared for this interview? What were you doing prior, to entering that waiting room? Did you learn about the company? Did you stay abreast to the changes in that industry? Did you dress for the part? Not only did you look the part, but did you mentally prepare to handle this next level of responsibility? Did you greet the receptionist as you entered the room? Did you talk to God? Did you ask God to guide your footsteps and your path? Ask yourself: Are you prepared for this appointment? The waiting room is the interim place that stands between you and your victory. The waiting room is the place of peace for the one who prepared. Have you prepared for your appointment? If the answer is yes, Godspeed! If the answer is no, you still have time to prepare.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Tynee Talks: “Dying to be Liked” A Candid Conversation with Kellen Brandon

Tynee Talks: “Dying to be Liked” A Candid Conversation with Kellen Brandon

Pictured: Kellen Brandon CEO of Brandon Publishing
Photo Provided by: Kellen Brandon

On my latest podcast, episode 21 of Tynee Talks, I had the pleasure of talking with CEO of Brand Publishing, Kellen Brandon. Kellen and I discussed the pitfalls of popularity and the destructiveness of dying to be liked by people who are not the authors of your value. The top 5 takeaways:

  •       Popularity is defined by what those around you place value in. When you go against what is the norm, you may often feel ostracized.

  •        Seeking popularity will leave you searching for purpose, but if your purpose leads to popularity, continue to use that popularity for good.

  •        Purpose > is greater than popularity on any day!

  •        In order to find one’s purpose, it may strip you of your popularity and you realize that popularity isn’t in alignment with your true self

  •       Dying to be liked will KILL YOU! It may kill you figuratively or literally, but it will kill you or some aspect of you off!!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Tynee Talks: Breaking the Stigma of Depression and Anxiety (Mental Health Check)

Tynee Talks: Breaking the Stigma of Depression and Anxiety (Mental Health Check)

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness Month! If you have not had your mental health check- up, now is the time to do so! Just like we treat the common cold, we need to be just as adamant about treating our mental health.
Meet TaWanna Morgan
who lives with General Anxiety Disorder
Photo Provided by: TaWanna Morgan

Check out my talk with TaWanna Morgan, a woman diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) at the age of 34, and listen to how she copes on a daily basis. I also go into great depth about my mother's battle with Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder, and Depression, and growing up with a parent with mental illness.

You don't want to miss out on this great talk!

CLICK the LINK BELOW to listen to Ep. 18 of the Tynee Talks Podcast 


Monday, May 7, 2018

Tynee Talks to "Skin Like Mine" Author LaTashia Perry

Tynee Talks to Black Children's Book Author: LaTashia Perry
Author LaTashia Perry
Photo provided by LaTashia

LaTashia Perry is a modern day renaissance woman. Some may even refer to her as a Virtuous woman. She is a wife, mother of 5, children's book author, Lactation Coach, hair stylist, fashion stylist, and entrepreneur. I'm not sure if she's actually Diana Prince, moonlighting as LaTashia, but it's safe to say that this woman is definitely a WONDER. Mrs. Perry is strong enough to bear the children and get back to business. 

Listen to my latest Tynee talks Podcast interview with LaTashia as she talks about what prompted her to write a children's book series centered on the likeness of African-American children, her adventures raising five kids ranging from ages 20 months to 15 years old, and balancing a business, all while finding alone time with her high school sweetheart husband Virgil. 

Follow LaTashia on Instagram: @4kidslikemine 

LaTashia's books and products can be purchased at

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tynee Talks: Kanye West is Trippin’ and I’m Mf’n Tied

Kanye West is Trippin’ and I’m Mf’n Tied

Photo Credit: TMZ.com

I’m tired of loving Kanye’ like the Mother that will not stop giving her crackhead son, another second chance! I’m tired of Kanye’ West living out the lyrics to his hit song, “All Falls Down.” My guy is literally falling down the into the now famous Sunken Place, a key pop-culture phrase, that's been adopted from Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed movie, Get Out. I’ve been rockin’ with Ye’ since 2004. That's Fourteen damn years, and now I feel like the ni%*a done betrayed me like Bernadine’s husband in Waiting to Exhale and I want to burn his shit up!
Nevertheless, the ultimate betrayal did not take place when he got on and left my ass for a white girl *insert* (Kim K). He betrayed me when he took his Black ass on National Television and said “Slavery was a choice!” This Mf’er definitely crossed the line! I have made excuse after excuse as to why Ye’ out here wildin’ and no longer can, nor will I enable carelessness for yourself at the expense of our people and culture. I will not stand for you using your voice and privilege to demean the ancestors that allow us the live the life we are afforded today;just because you are about to drop an album or want to feel accepted by those in power. Not today, tomorrow, or the next day!

You once rapped in reference to the Civil Rights Movement:
“I get down for my grandfather who took my momma
Made her sit in that seat where white folks ain't want us to eat
At the tender age of 6 she was arrested for the sit in
And with that in my blood I was born to be different…”

Mr. West you are most certainly different; and I mean that in most incredulous way! What happened to that Kanye`? Your grandfather and your mother did not risk their lives, for you to be out here actin’ a whole fool. And I do mean a whole fool! I am now just like that Mother that finally realizes she cannot let her crackhead son back in the house because he stole her bill money and took her blood pressure medicine. I now have to love you from a distance and pray that you change your ways.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tynee Talks: Coffee & Conversation w/ Lev Hunter of The Daily Brew

Tynee Talks: Coffee & Conversation w/ Lev Hunter of The Daily Brew

Listen to this very motivational and inspiring podcast talk with Lev Hunter, creator of The Daily Brew Podcast and his signature coffee, "Granny's Roast." Listen as Lev, tells the story of his relationship with his Grandmother, that sparked his love for coffee and conversation. Lev gives 5 tips own how to market your BRAND. We dive into what it means to be social on social media and what social equity can do for your BRAND to take it to the next level. Click the link below and take a listen!!!

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Lev Hunter Creator of "Granny's Roast" 


Tynee Talks: BLACK, MALE, & GAY

Tynee Talks with Brandon B. about what it means to be Black, male and GAY!

On this episode of the Tynee Talks Podcast, I am exploring Black Male homosexuality. I uncover what it means to be queer and black in today's society. We touch on coming out of the closet, being "TRADE", "Down Low Brotha's", Gay's in the church and much, much more... Brandon was so candid and un-apologetically gay and Black in this interview, that you won't want to take your ear buds out!!!

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Tynee Talks to Comedian Ali Siddiq

Tynee Talks to Comedian Ali Siddiq

In this hilarious podcast, I'm talking with Comedian Ali Siddiq about his new comedy special "It's Bigger Than These Bars," that is currently airing on Comedy Central. Ali takes his comedy to the jail stage to give inmates comedic relief and hope. Ali wants former inmates to know that change should occur before to leave from behind those bars. Change begins in the "PEN." Ali's hilarious take on life and his prison stint will have you in tears!!! Ali even gets on me about my Flamin' Hot Cheetos addiction, that I am not ashamed of!! You'll even get a chance to listen to me and Ali role play as Comedian MO'NIQUE and her husband Sydney. You don't want to miss out on this hilarious podcast!

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Tynee Talks: Aisha Howard #anchorbae

Tynee Talks to "Anchor Bae" Aisha "Tanae" Howard.

Aisha "Tanae" Howard is helping to report balanced news and change the face of media. Click the link to check out my fun interview her. We discussed being in relationship "predicaments", image, current affairs, and dating. Plus Black Girl Magic and Black Girl Struggles.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tynee Talks to Pleasure Coach Steven Smith

Tynee Talks to Pleasure Coach Steven Smith

On my latest podcast I'm discussing sex and pleasure with Pleasure Coach Steven Smith.  Get tips on how to please your woman or your man from an expert on sex and mind seduction. Click on the Link Below and listen to the full interview.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018



Photo Credits: Entertainment Weekly 

It’s not every day, they we get to witness history in the making. Just like the ancestors before us, who knew where they were when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historical “I have a dream” speech. Or how it felt when Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States of America. There was something special in the atmosphere on those occasions and I feel like that same vibe is in the air, surrounding Marvel’s breakout hit, Black Panther. Everything about this moment is super lit! The cast, the script, the delivery of dialogue, the timing, and costumes come to together organically to make this movie, a historical moment. And I’m happy to say that I got a chance to experience this moment with my son and good friends.
Photo Credit: Shawn Saffold

Now that we got that out of the way let’s talk about the 3 men in Black Panther that had my ovaries doing acrobatics and cartwheels
Photo Credit: Marvel & Google Images

Exhibit A: King T’Challa. Leader of the Wakandans. Fine chocolate, regal, honorable. T’Challa represents what it means to have to pay for the sins of the father. But having the will to right wrongs even when it’s not the most popular thing to do. Loyal to his country and his people.  

Photo Credit: Marvel Studios & Google Images
Exhibit B: Erik Killmonger- Leader of the Lost Tribe. Fine af! Body of a GOD. Strong, strong-willed, determined and resilient. The connection between Africa and America. A true definition of an African-American. A revolutionary. A man with a heart for his people globally. A man who refuses to be silenced. A seeker of justice. A man who studied and took on his oppressors’ ways in an effort to overcome and defeat them and make his people reign supreme!

Exhibit C: M’baku the leader of the Jabari Tribe in Wakanda. Powerful. Big. Beautiful. This is a man humble enough to accept defeat in an honorable way (You have to watch the movie to understand this reference). A man I’m willing to bore children for. A man of colossal stature. A man who comes through in the clutch. A protector of women. A protector of his people. A man of honor. A man not afraid to silence the oppressor. A gentle giant. A man who has the discernment of when to react and when to lay low in the cut. A man that I’m trying to be captured by and held captive with for a couple of forevers. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TyneeTalks: The School to Prison Pipeline

Tynee Talks: The School to Prison Pipeline

The School to Prison Pipeline is important to me because I’m raising a Young BLACK male student in the American school system. I’ve seen first-hand how a Black male child student, can be demonized and assigned adult punishments for child-like behavior just because of his skin. It’s a sad reality to watch and experience.

Pushing students out of school and straight into the prison industrial complex is what the School to Prison Pipeline is. Targeting students of color is a real practice. Why? Because prisons are being built and someone has to fill them up. How does it happen? Well, it starts in the classroom, when teachers overreact to minor infractions. Like, the student who sleeps in class. Grant it, the student is asleep, but did the teacher talk with the student to find out why? Chances are, the teacher automatically writes the student up, or kicks the student out of the classroom.  Zero tolerance policies play a major role in the push-out of students. For example, a student disagrees with their teacher, instead of the teacher engaging in open dialogue as to why the student disagrees, the teacher will call the student insubordinate and then kick them out of school. Lastly, how the teacher chooses to handle students that they feel are inferior. The lack of cultural competence among K-12 educators allows prejudice and fear to guide their decisions.
Therefore, further disengaging students and pushing them into the school to prison pipeline so that corporations can get free labor and continue the cycle of slavery. Ahhhh the sweet taste of CAPITALISM!

The learn more about the school to prison pipeline, listen to the Tynee Talks Podcast to continue the discussion. Click the Link… 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

TyneeTalks: Are You Broke & Bougie

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Tynee Talks about Credit, Being Broke and Bougie Plus the New spin-off Grown.ish starring Yara Shahidi and teen drug use!

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Tynee Talks: The C.R.O.W.N. Act with Leticia Wilson, M.Ed.

Tynee Talks to Leticia Wilson, M.Ed. about the C.R.O.W.N. Act, which means Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair. Together w...