HBCU Businesses

This week on Historically Black Friday – It’s Already Summer

HBCU Alumni Owned Businesses-

This week on we have to acknowledge that the seasons are changing. For those of us who can remember our time on the yard / the set / main campus, depending where your Alma Mater lies on the map it’s almost that particularly challenging time of year.

Now I know that we didn’t all attend school at the same time or even the same place, but the number of campuses I’ve visited is larger than the list of those that I haven’t. I know for sure that we have more in common than our differences, so you’ll understand me when I share this experience.

On the campus of Howard University, for the first few years of undergrad, before I got into my core classes, many of my introductory classes were held in Frederick Douglass Hall, with windows that opened up directly onto the yard. This is a problem when you’re 18 years old, away from home and surrounded by beautiful people.

There comes a time in the spring semester when the sun begins to shine, and a warm breeze rolls across the yard, and because at the time that Douglas Hall had no air conditioning those windows opened up… and ALL of the student’s attention went outside with the hot air.

That’s spring on an HBCU campus. It’s a alert that summer is approaching and soon we’d be wearing more revealing clothes. For some it signified the return to the gym, or running, eating better, you name it.

This week on HBF is dedicated to our health, wellness, and becoming the best version of ourselves. And here are a few HBCU alumni owned businesses that can help you reach your goals.



Shayla Cornick – Spelman College
Shayla Cornick
CYCLED! is a boutique, indoor cycling studio located in downtown Silver Spring, MD. At CYCLED!, we ride to the invigorating beats of the latest music, and provide a full-body workout while challenging your endurance and maximizing your caloric burn. CYCLED! classes are suitable for all levels.
Find out more about CYCLED here >>>


Eating For Abs Nutrition and Training

Be Moore – Howard University
Coach Be
Eating For Abs is a multifaceted wellness brand delivering results through scientific method, up to date research, and backed by years of experience. We’re committed to improving the health and happiness of our students, their friends, families and communities worldwide. We achieve this through nutrition informed education, mentorship, and fun activity.
In addition to providing world-class nutrition and physical training in our life-changing online course, we consistently partner with organizations whose missions are to make the world a healthier, happier place.

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Find out more about E4A here >>>


Princess Mhoon Dance Institute

Princess Mhoon – Howard University
Princess Mhoon
At PMDI we believe that dance and movement are for everyone, those seeking a professional career, as well as the novice. Our training institute emphasizes a balance between serious study and fun. We are a team of highly trained and nurturing faculty who look to help you discover your highest level of artistry. We are committed to providing high quality dance and movement instruction to young students, adult professionals, serious adult dancers, and the adult novice who takes a special interest in using dance as fitness.
Find out more about PMDI business here >>>


Are you microwaving your life?

Get Rich Quick! Get Slim Fast! Find Love Now! It seems as though patience, attention to detail and dedication to excellence have become dead virtues in today’s society. We want it all; pre-packaged and ready now. Is this microwave mentality creating the same outcome as microwaved food… appetizing superficially but unappealing at its core?

Health + Wellness

Rahman “Ray” Grayson Says “Shut up & Train” With His 30 Day Cardio Challenge

Health + Wellness

Tracey Wilson Dropped 100 Pounds. Help her Show the World!

Tracey Wilson has worked her butt off and as a result dropped an astonishing 100 pounds. The journey wasn’t a straight line, she suffered her share of ups and downs. In the process she’s discovered her passion and the warrior inside her. Now she has the chance to be on the cover of Fitness Magazine with your help. Click Here to vote her onto the cover, then check out her story and photos below.

Entertainment Health + Wellness

Jill Scott Interview w Cameo by Scott Parker

Jill Scott fans have noticed that the songstress and mother has been looking great lately. Well Jill’s shape isn’t a side effect of her awesome stage show, or her rigorous tour schedule, its the product of a better diet and working out. The talent behind that diet and workout is our very own Alumni Fitness expert Scott Parker (FAMU). Check out this press interview with Jill at Essence Music Fest. She is asked about her routine and gets a little back up on the topic.

Health + Wellness

The NEW New Year


The birds are a little louder, the sun is a little brighter, and the tissue box is only half full. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Spring has arrived! At the equinox, when the sun crosses directly over the Earth’s equator, most of us gladly welcome the changing season, after a winter that was much too long, harsh and frigid.

For many cultures around the world, this season symbolizes awakenings and new beginnings.

Health + Wellness News

Locker Room: Perspiration and Inspiration

ESPN: Serena Williams Body Issue
ESPN: Serena Williams Body Issue

What does it take to get off the couch, wake up at 5am to run 5 miles, put another stack on the bench or decline second helpings of your favorite comfort food? The motivation comes from within. Sometimes, however, I find myself weak and tired. But then from out of nowhere something or someone will encourage me. Last week nauseous from sit-ups and dreaming of a big bowl of cheesy nachos, I was ready to stray into bad habits when I saw the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue. And there she was, the Athena of sports, sprung right from Zeus’ head—Serena Williams. With nothing on but her golden bronze skin, die-hard muscle body and bright red lipstick smile.

Health + Wellness

The Not So Sweet Truth About Artificial Sweeteners


When I was a child I was told, “eating too much sugar will rot your teeth.” Well… it seems that using artificial forms of sugar will rot the rest of your body. High fructose corn syrup and aspartame are common sweeteners found in almost every processed food in your local supermarket. Learn what they are, where they are, and what effects they have on your body. Are they in your kitchen?