Archive for March 2015

That Awful Time That I Hit My Mother

That Awful Time That I Hit My Mother
By Shemeka Michelle “Say one more word and I’m going to knock your teeth down your throat,” or, “Keep talking back and I’m going to knock your teeth out!” Those statements are both threats from my mom and also ones I utter to my kids anytime they take a leave of their senses. Recently, Grammy... Read more »

CELEBRATING WOMEN: Robin Thede

CELEBRATING WOMEN: Robin Thede
by Dawj Sangster– In honor of Women’s History Month, I wanted to give a big shout out to the amazing Robin Thede. I met and interviewed her when I visited New York for the The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. She is one hilarious and amazing lady.  She enters the room with such style and grace... Read more »

Black Women's Expo: 6 Black Men Decode Wives, Girlfriends and Side Chicks

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The Black Women’s Expo is happening this weekend, and six real men will join us:  Vince Adams, Dwayne Bryant, Lee Farmer, Vincent K. Harris,  Maze Jackson and Che Rhymefest Smith, on the relationship panel Wives, Girlfriends and Side Chicks Decoded. WHO:       Six Brown Chicks and Vince Adams, Dwayne Bryant, Lee Farmer, Vincent K. Harris,  Maze... Read more »
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Are You a THOT? Take the Test!

Are You a THOT? Take the Test!
by A Comeaux It’s been a while… Between muddling over life’s detrimental decisions while juggling desires and necessities, I have a family and a brand to nurture. As per usual, it was all in my head. The moment I decided to prioritize and de-clutter my life, here we are. Writing, living, being present in the... Read more »

Larry Wilmore: The Nightly Show Good Guy

by Dawj Sangster– I went to New York recently to attend the Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and to interview Larry and his team (Head Writer Robin Thede and Executive Producer  and Writer Rori Albanese). To say the very least, I had such a wonderful time. Larry has to be one of the nicest guys... Read more »

When a Mother Attacks Her Grown Child

When a Mother Attacks Her Grown Child
By Devin Miller When a mother fights her grown child, do doves cry? Does the mother lose her spot at the pearly gates? Does time stop? These questions were pondered after the news of Grammy nominated neo-soul singer Angie Stone, was arrested Monday for aggravated assault against her 30-year old daughter. Reports state that the... Read more »
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"Why Are We Together"? I Hope You Have a Good Answer!

"Why Are We Together"?  I Hope You Have a Good Answer!
by Gina B. Even the strongest relationship can be as fragile as fine stemware.   One bad argument (or a few hours of serious introspection) is often all it takes to make both parties wonder why they’re together.   Even if the question lingers for only one minute, the answer can be pivotal. If you’re smart, you... Read more »

The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know

The One Definition of Beauty EVERY Woman Must Know
How do YOU define BEAUTY? The iconic Mikki Taylor was ESSENCE Magazine’s groundbreaking Beauty & Cover Director for three decades and is now Editor-at-Large. We spoke with her at the Steve Harvey and Essence magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy event in Orlando, Florida. Here, Mikki Taylor defines beauty, and it has nothing to do with your... Read more »

Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success

Steve Harvey, Lisa Nichols and Yolanda Adams: Top 3 Rules for Success
By Zondra Hughes Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine’s Disney Dreamers Academy 2015 is a success bootcamp for 100 lucky students; the event also provided some sage advice for parents as well. Here are three rules for success from Steve Harvey, motivational speaker and best-selling author Lisa Nichols and gospel sensation Yolanda Adams. Wake up with... Read more »
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Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed

Why Your Ex Doesn't Belong in Your Bed
by Toni D. Bailey Please allow me to leave you with this food for thought. An ex of mine thinks that I won’t have sex with him because I’m still in love with my most recent ex. This ex can’t seem to grasp that my refusal to allow him to taint my sheets and body... Read more »