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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Top 10 Posts Readers Loved in 2015

(Remember this? This was the old banner for Artz of Culturez)

As you can see Artz of Culturez went through several minor changes in 2015. First, I got rid of the blogspot extension. Then I swapped the letter ’s’ to the letter ‘z.’ I also posted an armature head shot of myself on the home page so you can put a face to the ideas that fill up the pages of the blog.

Some of the new ideas include, Artz of Culturez TV, Diggin’ in the Crates, and Empty-Nest Chronicles. However, I couldn’t help but notice that when I created the Money Culture tab and filled it with personal finance postings for Money Method Mondays, the page views went though the roof. Turns out readers want to know more about how to handle their finances.

1. Roth IRA for Beginners was a big hit. It was simple and got right down to the basics of the alternative nest egg.

2. Empty-Nest Chronicles: Financial Literacy 101 was a Money Method and Empty-Nest Chronicles special. This is where I shared the story of when I took my youngest college aged child to the bank to open his first checking and savings account. He had several questions about credit scores, identity protection and Regulation D.

3. Money Method: Educating Youngsters About Finance tapped on the importance of teaching kids how to mange their money, building their credit, credit cards, and where they should house their monetary funds.

Felicia Speakes
Since you’ve shown much love to the Money Culture posts, I will be sure to give you more in 2016.

The other stories you loved revolved around disparities of race, the media, and fashion finds.

4. The Media is Not Trying to Distract You was a guest blog post from one of my former college classmates, who majored in journalism and worked in the business as a local news producer. Felicia Speakes set the record straight about how you view the news.

Kim and her Vintage Purse 
5. Fashion Friday: Vintage Purse Sighting is a post that I would like to do more of in 2016. I approached Kim on The Path as we were heading to NYC to ask her where she baught her hobo purse. The chat lasted three stops and I was even able to do a mini photo shoot to pull the story full circle.

6. Minority Opinion: Zendaya, Rancic Works it Out is actually a post that I normally wouldn’t do. I try my best to stay clear of celebrity gossip and trash talk. However, I managed to put a spin on the patchouli oil and dreadlocks conversation by inserting my personal natural hair experience into the story.

7. Baltimore: It’s Not About Race stemmed from a story I heard on National Public Radio about the Baltimore riots that took place in the summer of 2015. It definitely opened my eyes a little wider as to what is taking place in American culture.

Bobby Seale & D'Angelo 
The headline to the last three most read stories really speaks for themselves, so I won't bore you with the description of each one.

8.  D’Angelo, Bobby Seale Discuss Racial Injustice in America 

9. Guest Post: 4 Tips to Launch & Preserve Your Brand

10. Things I tell My Black Son - Pt. 2

For those of you who are regular readers and subscribers, thank you. For those of you who just found out about Artz of Culturez, I hope you become regulars and join in on the conversation.

Is there a post that was your personal favorite that didn’t make the list? Leave a comment below, Tweet me @TCsViews, or shoot an email to

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