National, award-winning Gospel artist Melinda Watts (winner of GMC’s Gospel Dream Talent Search) is headed to our neck of the woods this weekend for the…

A pastor friend of mine once declared during a singles’ bible study that a man knows within three weeks of meeting a woman if he wants to marry her. Recently, a friend recalled this teaching and posted the quote to her Facebook page. Within minutes, the comment thread had garnered over 20+ comments, some rather […]

Tonight I was out for a friend’s birthday and at the end of the night, it ended up being myself and five wonderful ladies (lucky me). They began talking about and sharing different experiences they had with men approaching them and trying to build relationships (or some pathetic excuse for a relationship). I, honestly, was […]

If you’re a man, I’m sure you’ve thought about how complex women are. How they simply can’t be figured out. How they do the most bizarre things, for unknown reasons. (If you’re a woman, it’s likely you agree.) If you have, then you will find this next statement confusing and perplexing. Women are not as complicated […]

While browsing YouTube the other day, I noticed an interesting ad, placed below a video entitled, “Single black women find the search for love is especially difficult.” The ad pictured a Black woman with a shirtless White man next to the text, “AfroRomance — Where love is more than skin deep.” I didn’t want to […]

As Vanessa Williams celebrates her birthday today we are reminded of all the great charity work that she has done in her lifetime. She is no stranger to difficulties and struggles. Yet, she has managed to use  her talent and fame  for positive activities. In the summer of  2010 she kicked off a breast cancer […]

Over the years I have watched my share of reality television. I have even taken part in one. I was appalled by the actions and behavior of  Evelyn Lozada on last night’s ‘Basketball Wives Reunion Show”. One of the reasons I chose to write for Elev8 was to uplift and inspire people. It was  a […]

March honors and celebrates the many beautiful women all over the world who are doing amazing things 365 days a year! Women make the world go ’round.  We are Fabulous! We are Phenomenal!

Over 50 Valentines Gifts It seems  a lot harder to purchase gifts for people over 50 than it is for younger folks. Most of us just go out and purchase what we really want and have established tastes. A huge chocolate heart may not be on our diets. Instead of showing love and appreciation, it may just […]

Dr. Alveda Celeste American Christian minister, conservative, pro-life activist, and author and  niece of the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out about MTV’s show “16 and Pregnant”