By Cowgirl Candace | Images by Jose Ibarra | Originally published for BBH Heavy rain and lawless winds failed to stop thousands of attendees from witnessing the best horseback riders compete in August’s Atlanta, Georgia, leg of the national tour Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo (BPIR). Showcasing the top African-American competitors in barrel racing, calf roping, bull riding, bareback […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for The Atlanta Voice She sashays into the dirt-filled arena. Flanked by young, black cowboys Devinn Jordan, 26, and Mazi Willis, 24, atop stately steeds, veteran rapper and singer Khia Thug Misses hikes up the front of her black, ruffled Western dress. She gives a little leg. Props a hand […]
Breaking into the biz of selling products or services? Well, you know what that means: You better deliver on its vow(s) to the very ones it’s targeting. If not, quickly kiss your business goodbye. The reason brands like Chick-fil-A, Apple and Walmart pull in the people and boost loyalty status: the brand promise. It’s the […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Photos courtesy of DeBoraha Townson She’s fast. She’s fierce. And she’s undeniably fearless. DeBoraha Townson, 61, is a professional barrel racer and riding instructor who knows the true grit it takes to become a champion. “I’m a big dreamer,” said the veteran, California-based cowgirl. “I’ve always believed in myself and that I […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Intro image by LaSundra Davis A little know-what about Cowgirl Candace: I have a thang for superlatives. I keep a lot of random digits and information in my mind about one-of-a-kind people, places and things. Like, did you know the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo is the only black touring rodeo in […]
Howdy. I'm Cowgirl Candace, an award-winning journalist, internationally published brand blogger and fourth-generation farm girl.