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Make it Rain "L.A. Experience"

Launch Party & Book Signing
March 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Boss Lady Brunch & Social Media Bar
March 31, 2018 at 11:00 AM


Trump's Heartless Immigration policy

Trump’s Heartless Immigration policy

While many people know that Abraham Lincoln freed slaves by signing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862, what many people don’t know is that the declaration only included enslaved people in the Confederate States. In states such as Texas, the heinous practice of slavery, including the horrible, sinful separation of children from their parents, continued. It…

JPAC Summer Camp

A Mother’s Job is Never Done

“A mother’s job is never done. Even when her children grow up, their well-being comes first.” As we celebrate Mothers’ Day, I am reminded of the truth of that old saying—and not in a good way. In fact, it’s sad for me to think that Black and Hispanic mothers still must worry about their children’s…

Areva Martin esq

Make It Rain Available Today – Online and In Stores

I am sooooooo excited! Today, my new book, Make It Rain, will be released to bookstores and online sites everywhere! It’s been a long and incredible journey from inking my book deal with my publisher, Hachette Book Group, to release of the book. There are so many people who worked incredibly hard to help me…

Slut-shaming, harassment, and cowardly, anonymous internet trolls

I recently posted an article over on Medium in response to a story I had written previously about slut-shaming. In particular, those cowardly, anonymous internet trolls who hide behind their keyboards and hurl insults and pass judgment. It’s impossible in one article to convey all the pain and suffering women have gone through in our…

"You're not going to find a better advocate than Areva Martin. She's passionate, she knows her stuff and the camera loves her."

- Dr. Phil

Oprah in the Oval Office?

In 2004, at the Democratic National Convention in Boston Massachusetts, I watched a junior senator from Illinois give a speech that was so mesmerizing, timely, insightful and powerful that there was little doubt in my mind that I had just witnessed something special—a unique man with all the qualities necessary to become a future leader…

7 Most Significant Social Justice Accomplishments of 2017

For many of us, January 20th, 2017 was the day our world changed overnight, and not for the better. Gone was the fair, inclusive and progressive Obama administration, replaced by its exact opposite — the Trump administration. This bigoted, racist and close-minded Whitehouse is contemptuous of science and facts, and cruel and dismissive to the…

Seven Ways to Ensure Success in 2018

The end of the year is one of my favorite times; when we pause to reflect on what has been and what’s to come. This is the time when we all get to take inventory of the last 12 months and to plan how we will spend the next year. I start my new year…

Seven Topics to Help Avoid a Family Argument at Christmas

  As much as I love the holidays, thinking about Christmas dinner sometimes fills me with anxiety. No, it’s not that I’m worried someone won’t like my Turkey, dressing or candied yams. I got that down! I don’t often talk about it, but I’m an ace in the kitchen! No, what keeps me on the…