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14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

Today I came across an article by BuzzFeed Fellow, Arielle Calderon. She lists 14 movies set to be adapted for film soon. And for my avid readers, we all know that the book tends to be a lot better than the movie. So make sure to add some of these goodies to your summer reading list! 1. Divergent by Veronica Roth In … [Read more...]

TV REVIEW: ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary

The OWN Network premiered the documentary Dark Girls Sunday night. As I watched and surfed my social media, I saw sentiments from people that ranged from "Finally someone is telling my story" to "What was the point of telling this story?" My own opinion lies on both sides of the fence. I am a "dark girl." Like some of … [Read more...]

‘Dark Girls’ Documentary To Premiere On OWN

The documentary Dark Girls is a provocative look at the effects of colorism among the African-American community. It will make its television debut on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network this Sunday. The film was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, where it generated a lot of buzz because of its … [Read more...]

‘Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It)’ By Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd released a new book to help us battle weight loss and treat (or prevent) diabetes. Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It) is Shepherd's story about how she fought to live a more healthy lifestyle after her own diabetes diagnosis and she gives tips on how you can do the same; or better yet … [Read more...]

Mama’s Child: A Novel By Joan Steinau Lester

I've been on a kick lately when it comes to my book selections about racism. Being an 80's baby, I was born into the generation that followed the Civil Rights Movement so I've listened to my parents and grandparents tell me a ton of stories over the years. Books that pull me back to that era have always been my … [Read more...]

Bill Cosby Says Apathy Is A “Plague”

Bill Cosby is no stranger to causing controversy. In his younger years he was the hilarious comedian who turned into America's favorite dad as Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Lately, however, he has been in the news for being one of black America's biggest critics. He recently sat down with the New York Post to discuss … [Read more...]

NEW BOOK ALERT: “Paparazzi Princesses” By Bria Williams and Reginae Carter

Hip-Hop princesses Bria Williams, daughter of Bryan "Birdman" Williams, and Reginae Carter, daughter of Lil Wayne, have joined forces to write their first novel, Paparazzi Princesses. Loosely based on the girls' lives, the book follows two girls who are the daughters of celebrities and have to deal with drama, parents, and … [Read more...]

The Quarter Life Crisis

I specifically remember the time I transitioned from being a child to becoming an adult. I was 25 and had just moved out on my own for good. When I signed that apartment lease I promised myself that I would do everything possible not to move back home. I was working full-time, paying all my own bills, and completely in … [Read more...]

Dwyane Wade Promotes “This Is Fatherhood” Campaign

Hip Hop artist Lecrae, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, and a host of other activists launched the "This Is Fatherhood" campaign just in time for Father's Day. Their overall goal is to promote the importance of fatherhood and the first target is young fathers of color. Started by filmmaker Art Hooker and activist Joshua … [Read more...]

Cherrios Ad With Interracial Family Brings Out The Internet Trolls

A few days ago, Cheerios released an Internet ad showing a bi-racial little girl asking her white mother if Cheerios are good for your heart. Her mom confirms that Cheerios are heart healthy and the little girl runs away smiling. The next clip shows her black father waking up from a nap with Cheerios covering his heart. … [Read more...]