BusinessFeature|Oya Arts

My name is Karen Alleyne founder of OYA Arts, an international business that produces Afrocentric art pieces and merchandise. My work celebrates the beauty and complexity of the African Diaspora through colorful and vibrant eye-catching pieces that push the boundaries of identity and challenge perceptions and stereotypes of race and gender. Through the brush, I … Continue reading BusinessFeature|Oya Arts

Guest Blog|Story of Starting a Business

Growing a business is work- Hard work! Can you imagine not only growing and running a business but also taking care of a home and a family? This is my life. The life of a mother of 4 children, wife to an active duty Sailor, and a businesswoman. When I say I have had my … Continue reading Guest Blog|Story of Starting a Business

Entertainment|What women learned by watching THE COSBY SHOW

Before we begin this post about The Cosby Show we just to say that this post is very random and is not relative to the recent allegations of Bill Cosby. For those of you that are not familiar with the Cosby Show. Here's a bit more information about the television show: Cosby played a doctor and … Continue reading Entertainment|What women learned by watching THE COSBY SHOW

Inspiring words from Maya Angelou

A year ago yesterday we lost  a beautiful queen. She was a woman of wisdom and of talents-Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou will always be in our hearts. Although she has been gone a year it still seems like yesterday that we all heard the news of her passing. We're so grateful for her many works. … Continue reading Inspiring words from Maya Angelou