Archive for June 2015

Coca-Cola and Jambalaya: Creating NOLA Flavor at Home

Coca-Cola and Jambalaya: Creating NOLA Flavor at Home
The Coca-Cola Company provided promotional consideration for our participation in the 2015 Coke Essence Festival. As we count down the days until the ESSENCE Festival 2015®, we are joining our friends at Coca-Cola to celebrate the tastes of New Orleans (NOLA)! And there is no taste of NOLA without jambalaya. A melting pot of Native American, European... Read more »

6 Things Bobbi Kristina Tried to Tell Us

Bobbi Kristina's love for her mother was unbreakable. But you knew that so this one doesn't count.
By Zondra Hughes Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of music superstars Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has died, according to multiple reports. We’ve always known of Bobbi Kristina, and the tight bond that she shared with her mother, Whitney.  But who is she, really? Bobbi Kristina was in the spotlight, initially, as she tried... Read more »

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch

Colored People Salad: Race Talk Over Lunch
By Nicole Harding You know it’s summer in our house when that first Saturday comes and the macaroni salad is in the fridge waiting for the boys to come and get it. It’s a summer Saturday staple; from Memorial Day to Labor Day, you can count on it. As I stood at the island making... Read more »
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Just Had a Baby? Top 3 Ways to Get Your Groove Back!

Yes, go outside, without your baby, and your treat yourself to someone else washing the spit-up out of your hair for a change.
You'll be able to read girly magazines, breathe in some girl time, and you will come out looking like a million bucks. Why do you need this? To feel good, is to look good. Your spouse/significant other probably forgot what how fabulous you looked, and you probably did too. DO IT. If you have some time, get a manicure and pedicure as well.
By Devin Miller Feeling beautiful after having a baby is not easy. Your body created and carried miracle; the miracle is here and you are faced with the reality you’ve signed up for: the late night feedings, the blowout diapers, and the spit-up on your shirt. You feel just about as sexy as an old... Read more »

Photos--American Black Film Festival 2015: Hot in Hollywood

Cory Hardict, Natasha Eubanks, Naturi Naughton, YAYA DaCosta and Lance Gross  ABFF HOT IN HOLLYWOOD
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF), a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films and television content by and about people of African descent, took place this week in New York. One of yesterday’s highlights of the #ABFF2015 was the Hot in Hollywood panel. Held at the Hilton Midtown, NYC, Hot in Hollywood presented a... Read more »

Let's Talk About Race--and What We're Doing Wrong

Let's Talk About Race--and What We're Doing Wrong
By Andrea Wright If you’ve had a bad experience with a person, isn’t it just a bad experience with that person? For some reason, people want to assign the negativity they feel about one (or several) people to the entire race/culture/religion. It’s not fair and it’s less than smart. Recently, I visited a writer’s pub... Read more »
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The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed

The Shame Game Parent Ought to be Ashamed
by Nicole Harding The Shame Game Parent: is an internet sensation, but let’s not forget their co-stars. The co-stars are the very ones the Shame Game parents say they love the most: Their wanna-be thug sons, or perhaps their puberty passionate daughter. The plot is the same no matter who plays the game: Child acts... Read more »