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Impulse buy alert! "A Different World" Hillman College tees and hoodies

Before there was an Olivia Pope or Mary Jane, there was Whitley Gilbert. Freddie Brooks. Kimberly Reese. Jaleesa Vinson.                 I long for the leading ladies of NBC’s iconic sitcom, “A Different World” when I think about what’s on TV these days. Sure, we can all sit around... Read more »

Russell Simmons’ Harriet Tubman Sextape Apology Statement: Sounds like Martin’s first proposal to Gina…slathered in wack sauce

Russell Simmons’ Harriet Tubman Sextape Apology Statement: Sounds like Martin’s first proposal to Gina…slathered in wack sauce
Thank you Crystal Fleming for creating the Change.org petition requesting the removal of the “Harriet Tubman Sextape” skit and an apology from Russell Simmons whose company All Def Digital (ADD) created and distributed it. I was up early into the morning re-posting updates on the petition and writing to All Def Digital’s director of communications. It... Read more »

SNATCHED! Pink gives life to Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire"

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I think the wrong Alicia is singing at Super Bowl XLVII tonight. As much as I’m sure we’ll all enjoy Alicia Keys’ Super Bowl remix of “Girl on Fire” (“this bowl is on fiiiiiiiiiire!”), I know Alecia Moore, better known as Pink, would actually do the song justice. Never, ever, ever in a million years... Read more »
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Pimp in Distress: Katt Williams is dying before our eyes and all we see is how “aged” he looks

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Gapers’ block. That’s what it felt like trying to weed through all the comments of the repeatedly shared video of Katt Williams announcing his retirement from stand-up comedy today.  Most of the comments were about how “old” and “horrible” he looks. Some said he “wasn’t in tune with his star player,” using his own jokes... Read more »

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets

Prince in Chicago! 5 Tips for Getting Great Presale Concert Tickets
“The Secret” is real, ya’ll. Put your requests into the Universe with lots of belief and watch them manifest! The last few weeks, I’ve been telling people how I am super overdue for a really good concert. The concert gods heard the meditations of my heart and lined up the most EPIC show imaginable:  PRINCE! I’ve... Read more »

Hasana, Inc. Launch Party to Benefit the Aparecio Foundation

Hasana, Inc. Launch Party to Benefit the Aparecio Foundation
There’s no better way to party than to party with a purpose. On December 14, 2011, the Aparecio Foundation, a Chicago-based nonprofit utilizing mentoring programs to promote the personal and professional development of low-income, high-potential young women in Chicago high schools,  celebrates the launch of its embedded marketing arm, Hasana, Inc, with simultaneous events in Chicago and New... Read more »
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soflynmythirties Blog Talk Radio Show Interview with Sandria Washington

soflynmythirties Blog Talk Radio Show Interview with Sandria Washington
Tonight at 10:30 p.m. CT, I’m chatting with Kymberly Keeton, host of the soflynmythirties Blog Talk Radio Show and woman behind the soflynmythirties blog.   I’ll be talking about the Study Hall – Chicago: Writing-Based Creativity Community I facilitate every Sunday in the Bridgeport neighborhood and hopefully, plugging anything else she let’s me sneak in! Hey, there are... Read more »

Boutique Hotel in Manhattan, "Sister Act" on Broadway and Southern Cuisine in Brooklyn: a crash course in where to stay, what to do and where to eat on a weekend getaway to New York

Boutique Hotel in Manhattan, "Sister Act" on Broadway and Southern Cuisine in Brooklyn: a crash course in where to stay, what to do and where to eat on a weekend getaway to New York
I don’t just like things to be awesome. I need them to be awesomer–more awesome. I appreciate people, places and things with character. A story. Ambiance. Aesthetics is extremely important to me. It’s the nuances and idiosyncrasies of people, places and things that give them depth and make them memorable. Basically, I like any nouns I encounter to... Read more »

Today's Life Lesson C/O God and Groupon: Stop procrastinating!

Today's Life Lesson C/O God and Groupon: Stop procrastinating!
They say when you snooze, you lose, but I ended up gaining a valuable lesson today.  Lately, God has really been making me smile because it seems like the things I think about have been happening right away. Nothing terribly major, but little cutesy things. Last Friday I was thinking about how I had clothes... Read more »
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Urban Radio's War on Black Girls: My Black Princess and the Frog Theories

Urban Radio's War on Black Girls: My Black Princess and the Frog Theories
This morning I was skimming through Dave Ramey’s book, The Total Money Makeover, and came across this dope example he used about frogs to explain our habits and money. To paraphrase, if you throw a frog into hot boiling water, he’s going to fight and hop out. However, if you throw a frog into some... Read more »
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