The mental ramblings of a bad mom

I once read somewhere that life doesn’t come with a manual; it comes with a mother. Well, had I been given the option, I’d much rather have the manual. Now, before we go any further, I encourage you to grab a glass of wine and get comfortable; the story that I’m about to tell you certainly isn’t your average, happy-go-lucky Mother’s Day tribute. I apologize in advance for any triggers, but I need you to understand how I got here before I can give my confession.

As a child, my home life…


How Satoshi Art will lead the way

In the course of doing research for an article about businesses that are helping the black community, I stumbled upon something unique and quite unexpected. Hip hop superstar, actor, and business mogul, Waka Flocka, along with cryptocurrency genius and entrepreneur, Stally, have joined together with William Wang, a former hedge fund manager, on a new business venture within the NFT market. Unlike cryptocurrency, where one can be traded for another, NFT’s are each unique in nature with a single owner at a time. …


The anniversary of the death of George Floyd has sent me deeply searching for brands, businesses, and public figures that are building up the Black community. Ma’Khia Bryant’s murder is only the most recent event in the series of episodes depicting the problems faced by black Americans. These events have sent shockwaves around the world; however, we’re starting to question how many are still as determined to stand for change as they claim to be a year ago. And even more, how many people were fighting for racial justice, equality, and empowerment long before it was the cool thing…


How I started my first business with no money

Starting a business is HARD, not to mention the costs that are associated with it. As most aspiring owners, I planned on saving a large sum of cash before I quit my job and started my business. Life, on the other hand, had other plans for me.

I was laid off from my job a little more than two years ago and, as a result, had to lay off my nanny. I made the decision that I’d have to start a business with no money (because I had no money) and…


Without a doubt, public relations has GOT to be one of the most misunderstood and thankless jobs that I’ve ever had. Make no mistake; I absolutely love being a publicist; nonetheless, I’m not naive about what I signed up for.

After being laid off from my job in 2019 and laying off my nanny, I was forced into a position where I had no choice but to make an income from home. I had been starting books and leaving them unfinished on my laptop for years, so I decided it was time to publish. While researching ways to promote self-published…


Though the term “broken mind” can’t be found in the dictionary, I imagine that the term implies that one’s mind isn’t working properly. After all, if you’re leg is broken then you can’t walk properly, if you’re heart is broken then you can’t love properly. Ergo, a broken mind must not think properly. Yet therein lies my confusion. You see, I’ve had my mind for 28 years, and though I didn’t always know this, my mind works perfectly fine. Different than others? Absolutely. But improperly? Not at all. And different isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s what makes…


And Here’s Where I Went Wrong The Last Time

If I’m being completely honest, sharing this content is a bit intimidating for me. It’s hard to admit to failing when so many eyes are looking at you and when a good amount of those eyes are expecting, and even hoping, for failure anyway. But that’s the truth of the matter. I was forced to take a few steps back a few months ago when life gut checked the shit out of me. I disappeared from the public eye to handle the whirlpool of garbage that was closing in on…


Briahna Gatlin is an established media maven and Entrepreneur on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry setting new trends and breaking new talent for over 15 years. She has a Bachelors Degree in Magazine Journalism with over 10 years of experience in writing for Source Magazine, Allhiphop.com, Mass Appeal Magazine, XXL Magazine, and Tribune Media as well as other printing and online publications. After interning at various major publications including VIBE Magazine & N’Digo Magapaper, she wrote pieces ranging from biographies to concert reviews, feature articles and interviewed an array of signed and unsigned artists within the music industry.


With 2021 being a fresh start for so many, I’ve felt compelled to share stories of success, perseverance, and overcoming from some amazing entrepreneurs. The first entrepreneur that I’d like to introduce you to is Crystal Willis. Crystal Willis is a Corporate Marketing & Communications Brand Strategist, Thought Leader, and quickly blossoming “Queen of Cannabis.” Hard to fit into one box, she is a 17-year Entertainment Industry Veteran, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker, Mindset Coach, and Media Maven.


Closing The Gap Of Dental Care In The Black Community

As someone who understands the pain of struggling to find an affordable dentist for much-needed services, I was moved by the story of A Plus Dentistry and its owner, Dr. Ndidi Uka, who went out of the way to provide services to a young dancer on America’s Got Talent.

A Plus Dentistry, a multi-specialty dental office owned by Dr. Ndidi Uka continues her support and mission, advocating for those who need her dentistry gift in South Los Angeles. Always championing the Black and Latino youth in urban areas, Dr. Uka…

Dove Bennett

Author 💙 Publicist 💙 Producer 💙 Serial Entrepreneur. Find free marketing and entrepreneurship resources on my website. www.dovebennett.com

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