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  • CAPTION SATURDAY

    field negro
    18 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
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  • The Boys of Baraka

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    brian
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    "The Boys of Baraka" is a documentary about a group of poor, black kids from Baltimore city who are selected to attend a boarding school in rural Kenya. It begins with a grim statistic: "In Baltimore, Maryland 76% of African-American boys do not graduate from high school." I couldn't help but detect a certain amount of opportunism on the part of the filmmakers. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady appear to be sensitive enough to be able to grasp the overarching issues (i.e. education, family, racism and poverty), but this is still just a documentary for them. If one logs onto the official…
  • There’s No Ex-Cub Factor in This Year’s World Series … Or Is There?

    This Week in Blackness | #TWIBnation
    David Von Ebers
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Baseball is a game of absurd complexity and equally absurd superstition. It has nearly unfathomable regulations, like the infield fly rule or what constitutes a balk, and there are at least seven different ways for a batter to get on base other than by getting a hit. That is, if you count offensive interference and defensive interference as separate methods of getting on base … which you should, when you really think about it. But it’s the sheer goofiness of baseball lore that makes it the idiosyncratic, byzantine and yet uniquely American phenomenon that it is. And there is no greater…
  • Caribbean American Entrepreneurs Jamaican Style

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    LO is Blog Show Host
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Join me as l talk with Dr. Glen Laman, author of Jamaican Entrepreneurs and Board member of the Atlanta, GA Jamaican Chamber of Commerce, along with Co-President and Founder, Lois Reid-Hines Tropic Isle Living.  Our talk will be on Jamaican American entrepreneurialship and its impact on todays ecomomy. Mrs. Reid-Hines and husband founded Tropic Isle Living haircare comany twenty yeares ago drawing from her Jamaican roots.  The orginial Jamaican Black Cator Oil, as well as their other natural and organic hair and skin care products has seen an increase of popularity with more visible nature…
  • Black people, Asian people and white privilege: Jarvis DeBerry - The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

    Black News Junkie - All the news and black news junkie needs
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:27 am
    Black people, Asian people and white privilege: Jarvis DeBerryThe Times-Picayune - NOLA.comKochiyama, who was held at a Japanese internment camp in Arkansas during World War II said being held in...
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  • There’s No Ex-Cub Factor in This Year’s World Series … Or Is There?

    David Von Ebers
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:35 am
    Baseball is a game of absurd complexity and equally absurd superstition. It has nearly unfathomable regulations, like the infield fly rule or what constitutes a balk, and there are at least seven different ways for a batter to get on base other than by getting a hit. That is, if you count offensive interference and defensive interference as separate methods of getting on base … which you should, when you really think about it. But it’s the sheer goofiness of baseball lore that makes it the idiosyncratic, byzantine and yet uniquely American phenomenon that it is. And there is no greater…
  • Extreme Haunted Houses and the Privilege of Paying for Fear

    Pia Glenn
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    Like any holiday, ways in which Halloween may be observed vary greatly. One of the ways in which merchants rake in the holiday cash is by setting up professional haunted houses. These are not the haunted houses some of recall from youth, though. Today, a professional haunted house might include physical assault, being verbally berated, or submerged in water, all occurring under the legal umbrella of a waiver signed by the participant to indemnify the organizers in case of injury or accident. I don’t mind a good horror movie jump cue and I see the entertainment value in staged fear, but I…
  • Upon Further Review #1: How Fans Become Horrible People, a Fanatical Look at St. Louis

    Shane Paul Neil
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    In my experience, explaining why I love sports to non-fans is much like explaining my Christianity to atheists. It usually ends in a debate I’m not so excited to participate in and I usually end up feeling a little less intelligent than when I started. There are certain groups of people who by default are bestowed a certain intellectual (and sometimes moral) superiority including non-sports fans, atheists and people who don’t own televisions. (They are by far the most intimidating people. WTF do you do all day?) It is sometimes easy to see where this superiority comes from. There are more…
  • #TWIBprime #590 | Happy Birthday Elon! Sponsored By @Bevel

    shanepaulneil
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:51 am
    #TeamBlackness celebrates Elon’s Birthday, National Boss’ Day, and our sponsorship all AT THE SAME TIME. #TeamBlackness celebrates Elon’s Birthday, National Boss’ Day, and our sponsorship all AT THE SAME TIME. Featuring: Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman Elon James White @elonjameswhite Imani Gandy @angryblacklady & Emily Epstein White @emeps Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon  - Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! Want more @TWIBprime:  SUBSCRIBE: iTunes |Stitcher| RSS Feed FOLLOW: Facebook…
  • @BlackGirlNerds #9 | Extant Dissected!

    aaron rand freeman
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Extant! Hosts Jamie and Shareef spend an hour with Greg Walker and Mickey Fisher of Extant. Featuring: Jamie Broadnax @jamiebroadnax and Shareef Jackson @ShareefJackson Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon - Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! Want more @BlackGirlNerds: SUBSCRIBE: iTunes |Stitcher| RSS Feed FOLLOW: Facebook |Twitter|[DONATE]  
 
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  • Caribbean American Entrepreneurs Jamaican Style

    LO is Blog Show Host
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Join me as l talk with Dr. Glen Laman, author of Jamaican Entrepreneurs and Board member of the Atlanta, GA Jamaican Chamber of Commerce, along with Co-President and Founder, Lois Reid-Hines Tropic Isle Living.  Our talk will be on Jamaican American entrepreneurialship and its impact on todays ecomomy. Mrs. Reid-Hines and husband founded Tropic Isle Living haircare comany twenty yeares ago drawing from her Jamaican roots.  The orginial Jamaican Black Cator Oil, as well as their other natural and organic hair and skin care products has seen an increase of popularity with more visible nature…
  • The ATLANTIC AXIS w/ David Jones

    American Nationalist Network
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Atlantic Axis is a radio show promoting the efforts of British Nationalists and featuring related Nationalist news stories coming out of the United Kingdom and the Anglosphere in general. Visit the ANA: WWW.ANA-ANN.COM                       WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ANNRADIO                       TWITTER: @ANNRADIO
  • A Chat in the Garden

    Survival Radio Network2
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    If you are interested in hearing about women in leadership roles in sports join us Tuesday,  at 11:30 am est and hear from the only sitting Division I  non-HBCU African-American female Athletic Director,  Carla Wilson  of University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).  Wilson’s leadership in the department has touched many facets – budget, human resources, facilities, sport administration and student-athlete welfare and development.Wilson became the only female athletics director in the Western Athletic Conference, and the first ever female leader of intercollegiate athletics at UMKC.
  • Exit Coach 1M Preview: Business Coaching - Juan Ortega

    Exit Coach Radio
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:05 am
    Host: Bill Black.  Juan Ortega explains business coaching, why it works, and why your company should consider it.  Audio library: www.ExitCoachRadio.com. New content daily - check back often!
  • KINGS IN THE MORNING

    Jay King Network
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    KINGS IN THE MORNING, is the daily, Monday through Friday show, that airs from 8a to 10a pacific, 11a-1pm eastern and 10a-noon, central time.  This show contains entertainment, information, comedy, everything you expect to get you going and keep you on the up. We have tackled issues like the Trayvon Martin shooting, Michael Brown's shooting, we've had conversations about the Kardashians, and the power couple, Jay Z and Beyonce.  We talk sex, movies, songs, and we interview a vast variety of people that may have an impact on your existence.  347-205-9366 is our contact number - are you…
 
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  • Wall Street lacks diversity

    The Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Wall Street may lead America in financial rewards, but it is a laggard when it comes to diversity. The lack of diversity among its CEOs and managing partners is notorious. Now a survey by Vettery, a recruiting firm, reports that the Street fails the test among its first year hires as well. It isn’t only [...] The post Wall Street lacks diversity appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Experts: Minority Talent Available for Silicon Valley

    The Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
    With Silicon Valley firms under scrutiny as recent employment disclosures show little racial and gender diversity at top firms, a new analysis finds that the nation’s leading research universities produce African-American and Latino graduates with computer science or computer engineering degrees at twice the rate leading companies hire them. The finding, documented in an analysis [...] The post Experts: Minority Talent Available for Silicon Valley appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Democrats Bash Obama Yet Want Black Vote

    The Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here are a few election-time questions to think over: Why in the world do Democrats think they can bash President Obama and his policies and still win Black votes? Why should Black voters be motivated to turn out after months of watching Democrats bash the president? What exactly is the strategy for Democrats to get [...] The post Democrats Bash Obama Yet Want Black Vote appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • For black voters in D.C.’s mayoral election, this time the choice isn’t so clear

    The Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:54 am
    James Baldwin, an African American who lives in Southeast Washington, describes himself as a rabid Democrat who always supported his party’s mayoral nominee, whether it was Marion Barry or Anthony A. Williams or Vincent C. Gray. Not this year. Baldwin, 90, once the director of the city’s Office of Human Rights, plans to vote for [...] The post For black voters in D.C.’s mayoral election, this time the choice isn’t so clear appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline

    The Admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody. Stephen Perry, now 18 years old, was trying to avoid a water balloon fight in 2013 when he was swept up by [...] The post For More Teens, Arrests by Police Replace School Discipline appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
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  • Revisiting the porch and patio Negroes, and the fear merchants are working overtime.

    20 Oct 2014 | 7:22 pm
    As you all know I like to keep tabs on all the house Negroes in America. I often list some of the most noteworthy ones from time to time just to give you an idea of the type of Negro that we all need to be careful of.There are some other  Negroes who we need to keep an eye on as  well. These Negroes aren't necessarily house Negroes but they are getting close. I suppose that these Negros could be referred to as porch (or patio) Negroes, since they aren't quite in the house as yet, but they sure as hell aren't out here in the fields with the rest of us.So anyway,…
  • News you will never see on FOX.

    19 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    I get a lot of racists visiting my website from time to time. Unfortunately I am linked to a couple of websites with less than desirable examples of human beings, and every now and then some of their regulars like to come into the fields.This is why I am going to post a couple of stories tonight for their benefit. Stories that I know that they would never have seen had it not been for their friendly neighborhood Field Negro. This is because ----sadly for them--- they get all of their news from certain right wing and far right websites and cable television…
  • CAPTION SATURDAY

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:32 pm
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  • "Donald Trump Stands by Diagnosis of Obama as ‘Psycho’", and a silly debate on cable.

    16 Oct 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Projection anyone?"Last night, Donald Trump used his prolific Twitter account to make this assessment of President Barack Obama’s mental health in light of the country’s Ebola panic: @realDonaldTrump Follow     I am starting to think that there is something seriously wrong with President Obama's mental health. Why won't he stop the flights. Psycho!4:23 AM - 16 Oct 2014 Manhattan, NY, United States 911 Retweets 989 favorites When NewsMax’s Steve Malzberg confronted Trump with those words during an interview Thursday, the mogul made no attempts to back away from his…
  • New levels of crazy, and dunces for the confederacy.

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:28 pm
    There is a serious level of crazy going around in some political circles in America.We all get the Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS), heck there was Bush Derangement Syndrome when he was president. Your political enemies are going to dislike you no matter what. And sometimes they will take it to ridiculous levels.Sometimes, though, it goes beyond ridiculous. Let's take the example of Debbie Dunnegan Waters, a republican elected official in the state of Missouri. (I am starting to dislike that state more and more.)"An elected official in Missouri is trying to explain herself after…
 
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  • Alexis Bledel: ♥ Argot Ladyidiy!The best women Wigs in the world should be like?

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:48 am
    http://www.ladyidiy.com/luckinlove/2014/10/alexis-bledel-%e2%99%a5-argot-ladyidiy%ef%bc%81the-best-women-wigs-in-the-world-should-be-like/
  • Survey on Relationships

    8 Oct 2014 | 9:15 am
    Hey Everyone,I am a psych student at the University of Florida. I'm doing a study on our attitudes toward relationships. I've posted the survey around, but my demographics are skewed with 91% of the participants being white. I was able to post it on my facebook page and got some of my family members to take it, but I need more black participants. It should only take 2-3 minutes. You have to read a short scenario and then answer some multiple choice questions about it. There are no right or wrong answers, so you can answer in whatever way you think is best. I would also love some advice on…
  • CDC Employee Attacked by Crazy Infected Man

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    I found this video on my daughter's cell phone in her office this morning after she stopped answering my calls last night. She is missing. I pray she is out there and alive somewhere. The CDC is a dangerous place to work. Please share, get the word out, these infected monsters must be caught and stopped!!They gotta be stopped. Sarah's a brilliant young woman and she didn't deserve this. People thought she was crazy but her curse was that she just knew too much. Please help. Please pray. Please share. I'm begging you.
  • *blows the dust off the comm*

    7 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    So are we gonna get things happening here again or not? =)
  • ahem

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Steps over tumbleweed.Where yall at Blackfolk?
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  • Pumpkin Fest White Privilege Follies Continued: This is One of the Best Statements of White Entitlement That I Have Ever Read

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Sometimes you have to laugh and smile and shake your head all at the same time.[Question. Is there a word for that type of movement?]In a previous post, I pointed out the hypocrisy surrounding how racism and white privilege influence the ways that the media frames news events as highlighted by the "Pumpkin fest" riot in Keene, New Hampshire. As we all know, it is only black people who "riot"...white folks are just overly enthusiastic partiers who are easily seduced by the call to obnoxious revelry.In CNN's story about the Keene Pumpkin fest riots, a white student was interviewed about…
  • White Privilege and the 'Pumpkin Fest' Riot of 2014

    19 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    White supremacy structures how the news media frames and reports events in the United States (and elsewhere). There are so many examples of this reality that the difficulty is not one of finding them, rather, the challenge involves which examples of white racial framing to discuss and detail.Saturday's riot by white college students at Keene State College's annual Pumpkinfest is a priceless example of white privilege and white racism as a type of social practice and habit.It was high comedy. Twitter had great fun with mocking and calling out the fuckery foolishness of the white pumpkin…
  • If You Could Nominate Any White Person, Living or Dead, Fictional or 'Real', to Participate in PBS's the 'Whiteness Project', Who Would It Be?

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Akeem the African Dream is My ChoiceMy curiosity about the PBS documentary the Whiteness Project is not satisfied. While thawing my langostino, I was compelled by the Whiteness Project's unintentional Andy Kaufman-like performance to look at the comments on Slate's piece about PBS's white victimology documentary/group therapy exercise. [Slate's piece by Jamelle Bouie exhibits a common and problematic framing where the article's title "Why It Shouldn’t Surprise Us That Whites and Blacks Have So Little Empathy for Each Other", is both incorrect and misleading: black Americans have…
  • What Would Andy Kaufman Say? PBS's 'The Whiteness Project' is Unintentional Racial Satire

    16 Oct 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Two questions.If you saw an ad in the newspaper or online seeking individuals who are willing to be interviewed about "what it means to be a 'person of color' in America?" for a documentary or research project, would you participate?If you saw an ad in the newspaper or online seeking individuals who are willing to be interviewed about their experiences as a "white" person in America for a documentary or research project, would you participate?I can only answer the first prompt.I would not participate in such an exercise because the feelings held by black and brown folks about our lived…
  • A Question to Which We Already Know the Answer: Does Race Shape Americans' Passion for Guns?

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:09 pm
    I hope that you had a restful Columbus Day which is set aside to honor the deeds of a man (and those of his brother) who were murderous and genocidal towards First Nation's peoples and directly led to the murder of millions of black people through the Transatlantic Slave Trade.CNN recently posted the editorial/exploratory news item "Does race shape Americans' passion for guns?" It is a good and very accessible piece about race and American gun culture. In some important ways Does race shape Americans' passion for guns? is atypical: it features some serious…
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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Pretty Little Liars,' Even If You're On Your 'A' Game

    Lily Karlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's time for some amAzing trivia."Pretty Little Liars" is a scintillating teen thriller currently in its fifth season on ABC Family. The series focuses on a group of high school friends who are stalked by a terrifying figure called "A," and caught up in a mystery that takes complete control of their lives.More...
  • Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

    James Nichols
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.BCALLA is a queer fashion designer living and working in New York City whose work has been worn by stars like Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga. To quote the designer, his work is "built on collaborations with other dreamers who refuse to see the world the way it is." Read the interview below to learn…
  • Brides Literally Take The Plunge For Stunning Underwater Portraits

    Sarah Barness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A woman in a wedding gown can look royal, but an underwater bride can look like a character out of a fantasy world.To capture such a surreal image, wedding and lifestyle photographer Adam Opris merged his passions for the ocean and bridal photography, became diving-certified and armed himself with the proper equipment.More...
  • Here's How Benedict Cumberbatch Became Smaug In 'The Hobbit'

    Erin Whitney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course.In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," released as part of the Extended Edition Blu-Ray out on Nov. 3, we find out what really went into creating the greedy dragon. In the clip, Cumberbatch dons a motion -capture suit as he lays on the floor talking to an unseen Bilbo. "We wanted someone who would something original, unexpected," director Peter Jackson says in the video. "Something that was a surprise to us."More...
  • Castle's Childish Ways Help Solve A Murder In 'Child's Play'

    Ana Benedetti
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Castle finally gets to use his inner child to help solve a case.In “Child’s Play,” the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Castle,” the mystery writer’s childlike tendencies finally come in handy when having to deal with a lively class of second graders.More...
 
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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Pretty Little Liars,' Even If You're On Your 'A' Game

    Lily Karlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's time for some amAzing trivia."Pretty Little Liars" is a scintillating teen thriller currently in its fifth season on ABC Family. The series focuses on a group of high school friends who are stalked by a terrifying figure called "A," and caught up in a mystery that takes complete control of their lives.More...
  • Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

    James Nichols
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.BCALLA is a queer fashion designer living and working in New York City whose work has been worn by stars like Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga. To quote the designer, his work is "built on collaborations with other dreamers who refuse to see the world the way it is." Read the interview below to learn…
  • Brides Literally Take The Plunge For Stunning Underwater Portraits

    Sarah Barness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A woman in a wedding gown can look royal, but an underwater bride can look like a character out of a fantasy world.To capture such a surreal image, wedding and lifestyle photographer Adam Opris merged his passions for the ocean and bridal photography, became diving-certified and armed himself with the proper equipment.More...
  • Here's How Benedict Cumberbatch Became Smaug In 'The Hobbit'

    Erin Whitney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course.In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," released as part of the Extended Edition Blu-Ray out on Nov. 3, we find out what really went into creating the greedy dragon. In the clip, Cumberbatch dons a motion -capture suit as he lays on the floor talking to an unseen Bilbo. "We wanted someone who would something original, unexpected," director Peter Jackson says in the video. "Something that was a surprise to us."More...
  • Castle's Childish Ways Help Solve A Murder In 'Child's Play'

    Ana Benedetti
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Castle finally gets to use his inner child to help solve a case.In “Child’s Play,” the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Castle,” the mystery writer’s childlike tendencies finally come in handy when having to deal with a lively class of second graders.More...
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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Pretty Little Liars,' Even If You're On Your 'A' Game

    Lily Karlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's time for some amAzing trivia."Pretty Little Liars" is a scintillating teen thriller currently in its fifth season on ABC Family. The series focuses on a group of high school friends who are stalked by a terrifying figure called "A," and caught up in a mystery that takes complete control of their lives.More...
  • Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

    James Nichols
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.BCALLA is a queer fashion designer living and working in New York City whose work has been worn by stars like Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga. To quote the designer, his work is "built on collaborations with other dreamers who refuse to see the world the way it is." Read the interview below to learn…
  • Brides Literally Take The Plunge For Stunning Underwater Portraits

    Sarah Barness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A woman in a wedding gown can look royal, but an underwater bride can look like a character out of a fantasy world.To capture such a surreal image, wedding and lifestyle photographer Adam Opris merged his passions for the ocean and bridal photography, became diving-certified and armed himself with the proper equipment.More...
  • Here's How Benedict Cumberbatch Became Smaug In 'The Hobbit'

    Erin Whitney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course.In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," released as part of the Extended Edition Blu-Ray out on Nov. 3, we find out what really went into creating the greedy dragon. In the clip, Cumberbatch dons a motion -capture suit as he lays on the floor talking to an unseen Bilbo. "We wanted someone who would something original, unexpected," director Peter Jackson says in the video. "Something that was a surprise to us."More...
  • Castle's Childish Ways Help Solve A Murder In 'Child's Play'

    Ana Benedetti
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Castle finally gets to use his inner child to help solve a case.In “Child’s Play,” the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Castle,” the mystery writer’s childlike tendencies finally come in handy when having to deal with a lively class of second graders.More...
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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Pretty Little Liars,' Even If You're On Your 'A' Game

    Lily Karlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's time for some amAzing trivia."Pretty Little Liars" is a scintillating teen thriller currently in its fifth season on ABC Family. The series focuses on a group of high school friends who are stalked by a terrifying figure called "A," and caught up in a mystery that takes complete control of their lives.More...
  • Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

    James Nichols
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.BCALLA is a queer fashion designer living and working in New York City whose work has been worn by stars like Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga. To quote the designer, his work is "built on collaborations with other dreamers who refuse to see the world the way it is." Read the interview below to learn…
  • Brides Literally Take The Plunge For Stunning Underwater Portraits

    Sarah Barness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A woman in a wedding gown can look royal, but an underwater bride can look like a character out of a fantasy world.To capture such a surreal image, wedding and lifestyle photographer Adam Opris merged his passions for the ocean and bridal photography, became diving-certified and armed himself with the proper equipment.More...
  • Here's How Benedict Cumberbatch Became Smaug In 'The Hobbit'

    Erin Whitney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course.In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," released as part of the Extended Edition Blu-Ray out on Nov. 3, we find out what really went into creating the greedy dragon. In the clip, Cumberbatch dons a motion -capture suit as he lays on the floor talking to an unseen Bilbo. "We wanted someone who would something original, unexpected," director Peter Jackson says in the video. "Something that was a surprise to us."More...
  • Castle's Childish Ways Help Solve A Murder In 'Child's Play'

    Ana Benedetti
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Castle finally gets to use his inner child to help solve a case.In “Child’s Play,” the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Castle,” the mystery writer’s childlike tendencies finally come in handy when having to deal with a lively class of second graders.More...
 
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  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Pretty Little Liars,' Even If You're On Your 'A' Game

    Lily Karlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's time for some amAzing trivia."Pretty Little Liars" is a scintillating teen thriller currently in its fifth season on ABC Family. The series focuses on a group of high school friends who are stalked by a terrifying figure called "A," and caught up in a mystery that takes complete control of their lives.More...
  • Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

    James Nichols
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.BCALLA is a queer fashion designer living and working in New York City whose work has been worn by stars like Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga. To quote the designer, his work is "built on collaborations with other dreamers who refuse to see the world the way it is." Read the interview below to learn…
  • Brides Literally Take The Plunge For Stunning Underwater Portraits

    Sarah Barness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A woman in a wedding gown can look royal, but an underwater bride can look like a character out of a fantasy world.To capture such a surreal image, wedding and lifestyle photographer Adam Opris merged his passions for the ocean and bridal photography, became diving-certified and armed himself with the proper equipment.More...
  • Here's How Benedict Cumberbatch Became Smaug In 'The Hobbit'

    Erin Whitney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course.In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," released as part of the Extended Edition Blu-Ray out on Nov. 3, we find out what really went into creating the greedy dragon. In the clip, Cumberbatch dons a motion -capture suit as he lays on the floor talking to an unseen Bilbo. "We wanted someone who would something original, unexpected," director Peter Jackson says in the video. "Something that was a surprise to us."More...
  • Castle's Childish Ways Help Solve A Murder In 'Child's Play'

    Ana Benedetti
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Castle finally gets to use his inner child to help solve a case.In “Child’s Play,” the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Castle,” the mystery writer’s childlike tendencies finally come in handy when having to deal with a lively class of second graders.More...
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    Huffington Post

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Pretty Little Liars,' Even If You're On Your 'A' Game

    Lily Karlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's time for some amAzing trivia."Pretty Little Liars" is a scintillating teen thriller currently in its fifth season on ABC Family. The series focuses on a group of high school friends who are stalked by a terrifying figure called "A," and caught up in a mystery that takes complete control of their lives.More...
  • Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

    James Nichols
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.BCALLA is a queer fashion designer living and working in New York City whose work has been worn by stars like Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga. To quote the designer, his work is "built on collaborations with other dreamers who refuse to see the world the way it is." Read the interview below to learn…
  • Brides Literally Take The Plunge For Stunning Underwater Portraits

    Sarah Barness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A woman in a wedding gown can look royal, but an underwater bride can look like a character out of a fantasy world.To capture such a surreal image, wedding and lifestyle photographer Adam Opris merged his passions for the ocean and bridal photography, became diving-certified and armed himself with the proper equipment.More...
  • Here's How Benedict Cumberbatch Became Smaug In 'The Hobbit'

    Erin Whitney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course.In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," released as part of the Extended Edition Blu-Ray out on Nov. 3, we find out what really went into creating the greedy dragon. In the clip, Cumberbatch dons a motion -capture suit as he lays on the floor talking to an unseen Bilbo. "We wanted someone who would something original, unexpected," director Peter Jackson says in the video. "Something that was a surprise to us."More...
  • Castle's Childish Ways Help Solve A Murder In 'Child's Play'

    Ana Benedetti
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Castle finally gets to use his inner child to help solve a case.In “Child’s Play,” the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Castle,” the mystery writer’s childlike tendencies finally come in handy when having to deal with a lively class of second graders.More...
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    Huffington Post

  • 5 Things You Didn't Know About 'Pretty Little Liars,' Even If You're On Your 'A' Game

    Lily Karlin
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    It's time for some amAzing trivia."Pretty Little Liars" is a scintillating teen thriller currently in its fifth season on ABC Family. The series focuses on a group of high school friends who are stalked by a terrifying figure called "A," and caught up in a mystery that takes complete control of their lives.More...
  • Meet Queer Fashion Designer BCALLA

    James Nichols
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    This is the first installment in a miniseries that elevates the work of up-and-coming queer individuals working in the fashion world. Check back at HuffPost Gay Voices regularly to learn more about some of the designers of tomorrow and the way their work in fashion intersects with their queer identity.BCALLA is a queer fashion designer living and working in New York City whose work has been worn by stars like Azealia Banks and Lady Gaga. To quote the designer, his work is "built on collaborations with other dreamers who refuse to see the world the way it is." Read the interview below to learn…
  • Brides Literally Take The Plunge For Stunning Underwater Portraits

    Sarah Barness
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    A woman in a wedding gown can look royal, but an underwater bride can look like a character out of a fantasy world.To capture such a surreal image, wedding and lifestyle photographer Adam Opris merged his passions for the ocean and bridal photography, became diving-certified and armed himself with the proper equipment.More...
  • Here's How Benedict Cumberbatch Became Smaug In 'The Hobbit'

    Erin Whitney
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:24 am
    How do you play a giant dragon when you're a mere human? By being Benedict Cumberbatch, of course.In new behind-the-scenes footage from "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," released as part of the Extended Edition Blu-Ray out on Nov. 3, we find out what really went into creating the greedy dragon. In the clip, Cumberbatch dons a motion -capture suit as he lays on the floor talking to an unseen Bilbo. "We wanted someone who would something original, unexpected," director Peter Jackson says in the video. "Something that was a surprise to us."More...
  • Castle's Childish Ways Help Solve A Murder In 'Child's Play'

    Ana Benedetti
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    Castle finally gets to use his inner child to help solve a case.In “Child’s Play,” the fourth episode of the seventh season of “Castle,” the mystery writer’s childlike tendencies finally come in handy when having to deal with a lively class of second graders.More...
 
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    Afrobella

  • It’s Spa Week 2014! Get Your Life

    afrobella
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    For the past few months I’ve been walking around slightly hunched over, feeling as tense as a coiled up spring in a too-tight box. I tend to store my tension in my shoulders and neck, and lately an overabundance of work has had your girl feeling less like a human and more like C3PO. I […] The post It’s Spa Week 2014! Get Your Life appeared first on Afrobella.
  • The Most Popular Signature Fragrances. What’s Your Favorite?

    afrobella
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:20 pm
    This time of year always makes me crave a new fragrance. The weather’s cooled down and I’m less likely to be sweaty – now’s the time when a new perfume can truly last and linger on my skin. There’s something cozy and sensual about smelling my scarf or the inside of my coat, fragrant with […] The post The Most Popular Signature Fragrances. What’s Your Favorite? appeared first on Afrobella.
  • Obsessed With Coconut Oil For Your Hair and Skin? Get Into Organic Fiji

    afrobella
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Hello! I’m Afrobella and I’m obsessed with coconut oil. These are my confessions. I use it in my cooking. I use it on my skin. I use it in my hair. I use it to remove my makeup sometimes. And lately, I’ve been literally slathering myself with the stuff from head to toe, thanks to […] The post Obsessed With Coconut Oil For Your Hair and Skin? Get Into Organic Fiji appeared first on Afrobella.
  • You’re Invited to My J. Jill Compassion Fund Styling Event for Sarah’s Circle!

    afrobella
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:10 pm
    “Dress for success.” “Clothes make the man.” There are many clichés about clothing, and so many of them are tired but true to some degree. What you wear creates a perception about who you are and your clothes carry you through life. I’m not even necessarily talking about style and flair, here – I’m speaking […] The post You’re Invited to My J. Jill Compassion Fund Styling Event for Sarah’s Circle! appeared first on Afrobella.
  • RIP Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian Renaissance Man.

    afrobella
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The world lost Geoffrey Holder at the beginning of this week. The great man was 84 years old. It’s been fascinating seeing the various ways that the media has covered his passing. CNN described him as “famed dancer, 7-Up pitchman.” Deadline said “RIP Un-Cola Man, Bountiful Artist.” The New York Times recognized him as a […] The post RIP Geoffrey Holder, Trinidadian Renaissance Man. appeared first on Afrobella.
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    onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

  • Juan Atkins / The Berlin Sessions

    brian
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:34 pm
    By now you’ve probably heard Missy Elliott’s “Lose Control,” in fact you may recognize the keyboard sweep and electro pulse that form the foundation of the track. Issued in 1983 on Fantasy; “Clear” by Cybotron has rightly maintained “classic” status. Juan Atkins split from his partner in Cybotron and continued as Model 500 (and others) on his own Metroplex Imprint, which released another classic “No UFO’s.” This track along with others from Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson would create the blueprint for modern techno and change the sound of music around the world.
  • The Boys of Baraka

    brian
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:32 pm
    "The Boys of Baraka" is a documentary about a group of poor, black kids from Baltimore city who are selected to attend a boarding school in rural Kenya. It begins with a grim statistic: "In Baltimore, Maryland 76% of African-American boys do not graduate from high school." I couldn't help but detect a certain amount of opportunism on the part of the filmmakers. Directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady appear to be sensitive enough to be able to grasp the overarching issues (i.e. education, family, racism and poverty), but this is still just a documentary for them. If one logs onto the official…
  • Bastards Of The Party

    brian
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:19 pm
    "After the L.A. Riots in 1992, someone at ABC began to seek people out to speak about what was going on. The Bloods referred ABC to me and Puddin, who was my elder, presented me because he wanted me to speak for them," says Cle Sloan. "They felt that I could articulate in a way that blacks and whites could understand." And that may, in fact, be how this lifetime member of the Los Angeles Bloods found his voice. However, it is no where near the beginning of this story.Still, it may be helpful to start with Cle Sloan, the documentarian who created and developed "Bastards of the Party," since…
  • Buck And The Preacher

    brian
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Our first video of the month is the classic Buck and the Preacher, starring Sydney Poitier, Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee. In this movie alone, we see the power and ability of Sydney Poitier as an actor; never mind the fact that he directed the movie too. Hollywood’s recognition of Poitier this year at the Oscars was long overdue, and if Hollywood were about anything remotely real, this picture would have swept the Oscars back in the day.Released in 1971, Buck and the Preacher is a natural for video pick of the month. It set a new standard for what a movie can be, do and make you feel.
  • Realities We Otherwise Would Never Know / Beyond Ideology

    brian
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:52 pm
    "You know what I wanted to be? I wanted to be Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison. That was my dream. I blue sky'ed it like crazy. I dreamed and dreamed. And while I was dreaming, I was living in my sister's basement. Dreamers often end up living in the basements of relatives, FYI. ... And I thought, I could dream about being Toni Morrison, or I could do."- Shonda Rhimes"The old models either are outmoded or didn't work in the first place. While I give all praises due to the spirits of Coretta and Sister Betty, I can't create my activist-self in their image 'cause it ain't me.
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    Movie Trailer Reviews

  • Constantine Preview

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Kriss and Shanna preview Constantine starring Matt Ryan and premiering on NBC on Friday, October 24th. Shanna - inspirationcocoa.tumblr.com - @shittybonmots Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter - @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
  • Insanity Check #454 - Penis Privilege

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Topics: Women talk about dating men with Micropenises Steve Harvey's dating site Several Great Moments in White Privilege Dan Snyder has Native American friends White people talk about the white experience John Grisham thinks old white child porn watchers get treated too harshly Ferguson is still going on Fucking with black people Ebola in America isn't a crisis Gamergate supporters are idiots Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Rod & Karen - @Rodimusprime &…
  • CBBC #2: Saga 1-6

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    19 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is the second episode of the Comic Book Book Club! You can check the first episode out here. For this episode I bring together another panel and we discuss the first 6 issues of Brian Vaughan's SAGA.  We had a great discussion about the world of SAGA.  We talk about how SAGA deals with a lot of real life issues but hides them behind comic book characters.  We also discussion our favorite characters (and moments) and relationships.  We end with Kriss talking about why he prefers comic books to novels and why that's not necessarily a bad thing.   Panelists:…
  • Fury Review

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Movie Trailer Reviews reviews the 'Fury', starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Ayer   Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/user/movietrailerreview Twitter – @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
  • Agents of SHIELD Review: Face My Enemy

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Kriss & Dpalm review the latest episode of Agents of SHIELD:  Face My Enemy.  May vs May action...SHE'S 50. [quote]While on a mission to learn more about the secrets of the mysterious writing, Coulson finds himself attacked by the only person he can trust: Agent Melinda May. Meanwhile, the rest of the team is trapped in an explosive situation, and it's up to Fitz to save them - but is he up to it?[/quote] Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site DPalm - @dpalm66 -…
 
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    The Black Socialite

  • Friday's Fabulous Flick

    3 Oct 2014 | 2:19 pm
    This week's flick features venture capitalist and philanthropist Sarah Kunst (right) and Carolynn Penner attending Elle Magazine's recent celebratory affair in honor of Women in Technology. The event was held this past summer in San Francisco.While Ms. Kunst did not make Elle Magazine's list this year, she is definitely one to watch. She was honored Business Insider's 30 Important Women under 30 in Tech list in 2013 (she's #13) and is committed to diversifying the field of technology.Ms. Kunst also provides sound advice for careerists. Her classic introduction and…
  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    This week’s flicks feature some attendees at the 5th Annual Diversity Affluence Brunchin The Hamptons this summer. This stellar event is created by the Founder and CEO of Diversity Affluence Andrea Hoffman. Mitch Kapor, Andrea Hoffman, Freada Kapor Klein, & Van JonesVan Jones of CNN’s Crossfireserved as host and attendees feted an incredible group of honorees: Professor James I. Cash Ph.D.–James E. Robison Professor & Sr. Associate Dean, Emeritus Harvard Business School (board member of GE, Walmart, Chubb and former Microsoft board member), Marian Croak PhD – SVP of AT&T…
  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    5 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This week's flicks features music mogul Quincy Jones' two daughters (actress Rashida Jones (top) and model Kenya Kinski) attending a celebration event in honor of Rashida's new venture - as a columnist for Glamour Magazine. Her first piece devels into the "pornification of everything"  and is worth a read.I'm catching up to email after a much needed period of rest and reflection so hang in there with me. I have some other really neat photos to share with you soon!
  • Taking A Few Weeks Off

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Good people - your girl is beat!So I'm taking a few weeks off.In the meanwhile, consider working on your fabulous fall.plan.You are meant to be awesomeChat with you soon!Xoxo
  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    This week's flicks features some lovely smiling faces at The Links, Incorporated 39th National Assembly.The conference was held in National Harbor, Maryland and hosted a record number of "Connecting Links" (husbands of Links). My hubby was in attendance and having quite the good time with one of his buddy Connecting Links. Yours truly was on the move - from Las Vegas to National Harbor (and working both conferences). So I asked my Sister Links to share some their photos!Congratulations to the new National President of The Links, Incorporated Dr. Glenda Newell Harris. She is the first…
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    Lovebabz: A Life in Transition

  • This Is The Guiding Force Of My Life...

    15 Oct 2014 | 7:09 pm
    I can't tell you how I have decided to move on. I just do. I can't put into clarifying words how I picked myself up over and over and over again. I can't begin to explain how I stopped my self from suicide. Wretched myself back from crippling despair. Oh, I live knowing deeply that I benefit from undeserved grace.I could lay before the world my life... filled with all kinds of twists and turns. Great highs and gutter lows. Crippling defeats and humiliating moments that seemed to last an eternity. I've known unimaginable pleasure in the arms of men I couldn't pick out of a line-up tomorrow.
  • Grace Isn't Getting What You Want....There's More My Dears

    11 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    I thought once I saved this house I would be happy. I thought once I got married I would be happy. I thought once I started a family I would be happy.  I thought once I earned all these degrees I would be happy. I thought once I got out of prison and all this was behind me I would be happy.I have come to painfully realize that happiness is not predicated on having shit. Happiness is a state of being that you decide upon right now. Not when shit goes right. You gotta be happy when shit goes wrong. And therein lies the gift. To stand in the state of grace and joy even as the ground beneath…
  • The Great Question.

    6 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
  • Happy Un-Anniversary 2007

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    I thought this was worth re-posting. I have indeed moved on and I am not looking back. I am in a good place. Tomorrow is October 1, 2014. I find October to be a time of magic for me. Tomorrow I usher in a renewed sense of energy. I am in a good place, but I am also complacent. I gotta push myself beyond my comfort zone. I gotta amp up my drive. All the signs are there.  My heart is yearning for something more.  I am tired of wishing for things to be different. It's time to sprint!So as I take this Fall as my jump off time... my resolution time... I am standing in a kind of grace I…
  • Always Believe...

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
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    Bossip

  • At The Tender Age Of 46 Nicole Murphy Is Steady Flossin That Bawwwwwwdy In A Bikini [Photos]

    thatsmybiz1
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:27 am
    Cotdayuuuum she fine! Nicole Murphy Shows Off Her Bikini Body On Vacation In Miami Hard to believe that Nicole Murphy has had five kids riiiiiight? The stunner who recently split with longtime boo thang Michael Strahan was photographed showing off her spectacular bikini body while vacationing in Miami Beach. Goodness… Hit the flip for more photos INFPhotos
  • Ray Rice Halloween Costumes Are Happening [Photos]

    bhollis7
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    It’s something about Halloween that brings out the dregs of society…Continue
  • Caption This

    Danielle Canada
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    Secret Service looks so confused in the back… Bill Clinton Poses With Members Of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. A picture is currently circulating online of President Bill Clinton during a recent visit to The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In it, we see Billy Boy showing some love to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. of which he became an honorary member of in 2009. Unfortunately for Bill and his frat brothers, they’re getting a little backlash online from folks who don’t realize that the 42nd President of the United States is an official member of the org. What do YOU…
  • Carissa Rosario’s Instagram Pics Will Explode The Internet

    avalencialossip
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:14 am
    This sexy Latina goddess will get you all clicky with her hottest Instagram pics — Check ‘em out!
  • Graffiti On Fleek: Johannesburg’s Biggest Graffiti Hotspots

    nscarlett
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    the city is your canvas…
 
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    The Young, Black, and Fabulous

  • SPOTTED: Rihanna Takes A Few Meetings, DINES OUT In NYC + Ashanti BARES Her Midriff Around Town For Christmas Album Promo

    _YBF
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Rihanna and Ashanti were both spotted out and about in New York City handling their business.  Check out their sidewalk catwalk inside..   Rihanna looked like a Boss as she strutted out of an office in midtown Manhattan yesterday in a pair of zebra-patterned kitten heels, black tights and some pretty "smart" looking glasses. The 2014 CFDA Fashion Icon winner may be on trend to start something new for the fall.  She rocked an interesting pair of blue and pink leather gloves which she paired with her Chanel clutch.  Only Rihanna..... Rihanna's business…
  • Amber Rose CELEBRATES Her 31st Birthday With Chris Brown, Kae, Nelly, Miss Jackson, Blac Chyna & MORE At A Halloween Costume Bash

    _YBF
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    Amber Rose turns 31 today! And last night, she partied it up at a creepy, hocus pocus Halloween bash as Peggy Bundy with her friends Chris Brown, Karrueche, Nelly, Miss Jackson, Eva Marcille, Blac Chyna and more. Peep their spooktacular pics inside…   BOO! “School Dance” star Amber Rose was ready for a frightening good time last night to bring in her 31st birthday. The budding actress got dressed as a “zombie” Peggy Bundy from the classic sitcom “Married With Children”. And she pretty much nailed it. Creepy! Donning a animal print cat suit, red…
  • THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME: Teyana Taylor Returns To Harlem For A Funky "ELLE" Photoshoot

    _YBF
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:03 am
        Teyana Taylor returned to Harlem to model the latest fall fashions for ELLE Magazine.  See the pics inside... Harlem-native Teyana Taylor went back to where it all began for the latest issue of ELLE Magazine.  The 23-year-old posed at some of her favorite landmarks--like Rucker Park and the Big L mural--in some cute new looks.  The “Maybe”singer modeled fall looks from Alexander Wang, Coach, Ellery Maryfair and Calvin Klein.   Inside the mag, Teyana proves why she's everyone's favorite around-the-way girl as she talks about her love of high…
  • Tamar Braxton SHADES Kenya Moore On "WWHL", Kenya SNAPS And TWIRLS Back + L'OREAL Acquires Carol's Daughter

    _YBF
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Tamar Braxton threw some shade at Kenya Moore on "WWHL" last night and Kenya quickly fired back.  See the dramatics inside and get the deets on L'Oréal getting acquired by Carol's Daughter. In case you missed it, Tamar Braxton appeared on Bravo's "WWHL" last night and Andy Cohen asked her about Kenya Moore's "Gone With The Wind Fabulous" single. Tamar came back with, “She sings?” I didn’t know that was a serious record. No shade.” When asked directly about Kenya, she said “She’s not my favorite..My…
  • Beyonce POSES It Up In Front Of The London Eye + FSU Marching Band Does “Single Ladies” Tribute During Halftime

    _YBF
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Beyonce is still flossing in London. And of course, she’s looking hot. Also, Florida State University’s marching band nailed Bey’s “Single Ladies” routine during their halftime performance. Check it inside… Beyonce is on her flawless ish in London. And she’s slaying, per usual. After dining with her hubby Jay Z and singer Adele earlier this week, the “Flawless” one got on her model behavior, posing it up outside with the London Eye ferris wheel as her backdrop.   During some down time, Mrs. Carter took the photoshoot to her terrace…
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    Gureala

  • Back soon.

    Gureala
    4 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    In the meantime, you can find me here: @Gureala
  • This one time, at Brand Camp…

    Gureala
    21 May 2013 | 11:37 am
    Yesterday, I traveled to New York City to attend Brand Camp University–a national conference series centered around branding, technology and entrepreneurship. The conference is the brainchild of tech entrepreneur and personal branding strategist Hajj Flemings. I first learned about Hajj through his appearance on CNN’s “Black in America: The New Promised Land – Silicon Valley”, in which he was one of featured tech startup founders. As an aspiring tech entrepreneur, and someone who understands the critical role that branding, technology, and entrepreneurship can play in your…
  • Decisions, decisions

    Gureala
    9 Jul 2011 | 11:59 am
    Resurrect this spot, or chart a new path over on Tumblr? In the meantime, you can find me on Twitter: @Gureala.
  • Searching.

    Gureala
    12 Aug 2010 | 5:45 pm
    What is there to write about anymore? Why write here when I can, Tweet? Why Tweet, and limit my ideas to 140 characters when I can explore them without limits here? Who cares? On one hand, I feel like I’ve forgotten how to do this, why I do this. On the other hand, well, I’m not sure. I do know that I miss it, though. The lights have been out long enough around here. Proceed and continue, I shall.
  • Act Deux.

    Gureala
    9 Mar 2010 | 11:24 am
    Let’s try this again, shall we?
 
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    Nah Right

  • Video: Onyx – The Realest (Prod by Snowgoons)

    eskay
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Off Sticky and Fredro’s Snowgoons produced #WakeDaFucUp LP, out now. Previously: Onyx on Juan Epstein
  • DJ Infamous ft. 2 Chainz & Jeezy – Dikembe

    Mr. X
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:22 am
    New single from DJ Infamous called “Dikembe” featuring 2 Chainz and Jeezy. Previously: DJ Infamous ft. Big K.R.I.T. & Yo Gotti – Somethin Right
  • Video: Dave East – Take Money

    Mr. X
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Dave East drops off a video for “Take Money”. Black Rose mixtape is out now. Props: Miss Info Previously: Dave East – Stretched Out (Video)
  • Bobby Creekwater – Violet Blonde

    Mr. X
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    I Am From A Place coming November 4th. Previously: Bobby Creekwater – Fuck Out The Way
  • Dej Loaf – Sell Sole (Mixtape)

    Mr. X
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:15 am
    Detroit rapper Dej Loaf, who recently signed to Columbia Records, drops off her Sell Sole project with assistance from Birdman, Young Thug, Remy Ma and Ty Dolla $ign. Tracklist and download link below. Download: Link
 
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    Colorlines

  • Oscar De La Renta: 'I Feel Very Lucky That I've Had a Wonderful Life'

    Jamilah King
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Oscar de la Renta died on Monday. The 82-year-old designer, who was born in the Dominican Republic, was an icon of global fashion, holding an especially special place in American fashion. In this video from the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, de la Renta talks about dressing Hillary Clinton and playing an instrumental role in helping her land her first Vogue cover. 
  • RIP Oscar de la Renta, New Ebola Gear Guidelines, Leslie Jones Joins SNL

    Aura Bogado
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    Here's what I'm reading up on this morning:  Oscar de la Renta, 1932-2014.  Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to five years for killing Reeva Steenkamp.  Total CEO Christophe de Margerie dies in a crash in his private plane at Moscow's airport; he was in Russia to further expand his oil empire.  The CDC finally issues new Ebola protective gear guidelines for healthcare workers that state what seems obvious, like covering up so that no skin is exposed. A former Marine convicted of sexual assault confesses to killing seven women; investigators believe Darren Vann may have killed even…
  • Rinku Sen and Jeff Chang Discuss His Latest, 'Who We Be'

    Rinku Sen
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    My friend Jeff Chang has written "Who We Be: The Colorization of America," a wide-ranging history of racialized culture clashes of the last 50 years. It's a great sequel to "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," which is about the early years of hip-hop. Jeff and I have known each other since 1987, when we went through the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program of Center for Third World Organizing together. He later went on to become the first associate editor of Colorlines upon the founding of the print magazine, and later still to become a music and cultural critic. He is now the director of the…
  • In Georgia, Immigration Frustration May Test Latino Voters' Impact

    Julianne Hing
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Latinos are already remaking U.S. demography, but their impact on elections is still up for debate. In Georgia, demographic shifts, combined with Latino voters' perennial disappointment over immigration reform, make for a unique race this fall. A key question, as in other recent elections, is whether Latinos will express their frustration by staying home. Such a move would hurt Democrats more so than Republicans, who in 2010 sought to capitalize on this tension by airing a political ad urging Latinos to stay home from the polls. Los Angeles Times' Mark Barabak reports on the issues at play…
  • Hari Kondabolu Knows How to Fix the Most Racist Team Name in the NFL

    Jamilah King
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Funny man Hari Kondabolu took on the R-word controversy with a new satirical video. He swaps out the logo of Washington, D.C.'s pro football team from an indigenous man's head to a severely burned white person. Kondabolu even asked for submissions from the internet and posted them on Tumblr. In an email, he told Colorlines: "My logic is that if human decency won't lead to them to changing it, then perhaps some creative public mockery will, at least, devalue the brand!"
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    AAreports

  • Some blame racism but could anger be the cause of Eric Duncan’s death?

    glciii
    11 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Some have pointed to racism in the death of Eric Duncan.  My question is could it be something other than racism. Could it be that doctors and nurses were angry at Duncan for coming back into the United States knowing that he may be sick and thus endangering them all? – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/10/some-blame-racism-but-could-anger-be.html
  • Read a copy of the offensive & racist email by Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson

    glciii
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Read a copy of the offensive & racist email by Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson Here is a copy of the offensive email by Bruce Levenson that led him to make the decision to sell his stake in the Atlanta Hawks. It is important to not that Levenson reported himself and made the decision to sell on his own as well. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/09/read-copy-of-offensive-racist-email-by.html
  • Watch Rev. Al Sharpton deliver a eulogy at Michael Brown’s funeral.

    glciii
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Watch Rev. Al Sharpton deliver a eulogy at Michael Brown’s funeral. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/08/video-al-sharpton-delivers-eulogy-at.html
  • From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

    glciii
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson The following is a statement on the Michael Brown shooting from the US Attorney General Eric Holder to the people of Ferguson Missouri. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/08/from-eric-holder-message-to-people-of.html
  • New Kindle Book: Giant Land Octopus!

    glciii
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Giant Land Octopus Yes its as preposterous as it sounds! When there’s no more food in the ocean, it will feed on land!15 years after a baby octopus is flushed down a toilet it suddenly returns to wreck havoc on a small Texas community. Only a disgraced scientist, a nerd, and a small town sheriff stand between the Land Octopus and the end of the world! Okay maybe just the end of the small Texas town, but you get the idea. 99¢ for #kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M9TZU8M UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00M9TZU8M
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    Black Women in Europe (™) Blog

  • Call for nominations and sponsorship for the 5th Black Women in Europe™: Power List – A List of Our Own©

    B.W.I.E (™)
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    2014 Black Women in Europe™: Power List – A List of Our Own© To mark the list’s 5th year we will celebrate 5 women who have inspired us to be more than we thought possible. Call for Nominations Who do you think should be on the 2014 Black Women in Europe™: Power List – A List of Our Own©? Is she a politicians? Performer? Educator?
  • Alice Bah Kuhnkes is Sweden’s new Minister for Culture and Democracy

    B.W.I.E (™)
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:35 am
    Many people were disappointed with the election results in Sweden. Seems there may not be many if any mandates over the next four years. However, in my opinion, one bit of good news is the appointment of Alice Bah Kuhnkes as Minister for Culture and Democracy. She became only the second black minister in the Swedish government following Nyamko Sabuni. Click on the photo above
  • An Unexpected Road to Life in Europe

    B.W.I.E (™)
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    In the 10th article in the “Inside View” series, Terra Robinson shares how education lead to her life in Europe. During my undergraduate days, I decided to do a semester abroad programme in England. Little did I know this experience would be the spark that led to me living, studying and working in Europe for most of my adult life (thus far). After graduating with
  • Our DC brunch – thank you so much for coming

    B.W.I.E (™)
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Yesterday sisters in DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York city and Philadelphia gathered in the Nation’s Capitol for brunch with Black Women in Europe founder and DC native. Good food, laughs, smiles, and hugs were plentiful as we soaked up the sun, personal and professional stories and made promises to get together again this year. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post
  • Kristen Lewis – Soprano in Vienna

    B.W.I.E (™)
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Source: Visit Kristen Lewis’ website Kristin Lewis, Soprano, a lyrico-spinto soprano lauded for her interpretations of Verdi heroines, is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas/USA. Ms. Lewis began her vocal studies at the University of Central Arkansas under the guidance of Dr. Martha Antolik. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree, she continued with her Master of Music studies at the University of Tennessee with
 
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    Adrienne's House

  • Modern Family’s Fall for All

    Adrienne Van Houten
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:22 pm
    This Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Fox11 LA is offering Modern Family’s Fall for All, a day of family-friendly, Fall-themed event.  A unique, family-friendly Halloween event takes over The Grove. Families will be treated to a free, immersive Halloween experience complete with an interactive corn maze and pumpkin patch. The larger than life corn maze will be over 60’ long and stand 8’ tall. As guests journey through the corn maze, they will be met with several activities that allow them to test their “Modern Family” knowledge, retrieve iconic show clips through…
  • Sprinting for a Sport

    Adrienne Van Houten
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf Influence Central for Sprint. I received a thank you item for participating in this program A Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport that is. Recently I attended an event at Sprint courtesy of MomCentral.  The focus was on the new Samsung Galazy S 5 Sport phone and the Sprint Fit Live app on their phones.  I was impressed.  I switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone almost 2 years ago and although I am happy enough with my phone choice, I have been considering a switch to an Android phone in the future. Some facts about the S 5: Exclusive to…
  • Not So Wordless Wednesday – Back To……

    Adrienne Van Houten
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Most of my colleagues will show pictures about their kids going back to school, but my kids are grown and the grands have been in school for almost a month already.  So, for me it is “Back to Life, Back to Reality”. I’ve taken on more responsibilities at work and am now on a salary instead of hourly.  I have dropped almost all of my blog responsibilities and am concentrating solely on the rink.  So if you don’t see me around for a while this is where you can find me.     An InLinkz Link-up The post Not So Wordless Wednesday – Back To………
  • Luminasia at the Los Angeles County Fair

    Adrienne Van Houten
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Usually this time of the year I tell you all about the amazing food choice that are available at the LA Count Fair.  Well this year, there is amazing food (let’s just say someone ate an entire triple decker cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme bun) but there are also really cool new displays.  With so much to explore from Aug. 29-Sept. 28 – vibrant night life, fire dancing, superheroes, a Steampunk nightclub – visitors will want to come back again and again. LACF lights up the night with Luminasia. A larger-than-life Chinese lantern display, Luminasia takes the ancient art form of…
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Adrienne Van Houten
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the most viral thing on the internet right now. While I was critical of it in the beginning because so many people were just dumping a bucket of ice water over their head with no intention of donating to the charitable cause. There was also this little issue of the severe drought we are suffering from in California. It may seem miniscule to the rest of the country but the water shortage out here is extrememly serious. I was challeneged by many people to take the challenge, and ignored most. It wasn’t until I read on the ALS website that they had generated…
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    Clutch Magazine

  • Teyana Taylor Takes ELLE to Harlem for Fall Fashion Editorial

    Clutch
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    Credit: Katie Friedman/Elle Entertainer Teyana Taylor is featured in a full-length fall fashion editorial in ELLE. Teyana was photographed by Katie Friedman in her hometown of Harlem. ELLE captured Teyana in some of her favorite Harlem landmarks like Rucker Park, 125th street, and the Big L mural. Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney are just some of the designers Teyana rocked for the shoot. Check out our gallery to check out the shoot. To read the full profile visit elle.com. Check out Teyana’s latest video ‘Broken Hearted Girl’ ft. Fabolous Photo Credits: Katie…
  • Three Messy Hairstyles — Revamped!

    Ariana Gordon
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Credit: Pinterest In the past, topknots, messy ponytails and other relaxed styles were relegated to comfy Friday nights or Saturday morning trips to the grocery store. However these loose and lazy ’dos were recently spotted on the latest runways of NYFW, which led us to wonder: Are these styles making a comeback? If so, we want you to be prepared! Here are some ways to revamp some of our favorite sloppy-sweet hairstyles. Credit: Pinterest Topknot: Looking to take this ’do from bedhead to __________? Add a cute headband to the mix. You can create the look by scooping your hair up into a…
  • Dreams Do Come True — So Be Specific

    Erika Turner
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    My spirituality is based heavily on the idea of energy, chemistry, and interconnectedness. I believe that what you think and feel is pushed out into the universe and subsequently repackaged in the form of either positive or negative outcomes. In popular culture, there’s the vague conviction that if you want something badly enough, or think about something often enough, it will eventually manifest. Unfortunately, when the manifestation doesn’t come as quickly as we’d like, it’s easy to get disheartened and feel like our energy has been wasted on a whole lot of wishful thinking. This is…
  • Tatyana Ali Felt Singled Out For Having ‘Good Hair’ As a Kid

    Nikki Tucker
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Credit: Instagram In an interview with VladTV, Tatyana Ali opened up about people’s obsession with the her hair. “When I was younger it was something that set me apart, and not necessarily in a good way,” the actress said. Ali, whose mother is Panamanian and father is Trinidadian, revealed she was not always fond of her “good hair.” “My mom is Black, she’s from Panama and my dad is Indian, he’s from Trinidad. Even if you look at like the color of my hair with my Indian friends, my hair is more ‘Indian.’ It’s funny. When I was younger [my hair] was something…
  • 6-Year-Old Girl Buying Bubble Gum Killed in Drive-By Shooting

    Nikki Tucker
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:29 am
    Angel Hooper (Credit: KCTV5) Angel Hooper, 6, was fatally shot in the parking lot of a Kansas City convenience store, a local station reports. Hooper and her father, Booker Hooper, had just purchased snacks at a 7-Eleven when someone inside a passing car opened fire, shooting into the parking lot. Angel’s mother, Charity Guinn said, “Before he could grab her and take her to the ground, she was already on the ground. She passed away.” The first grader, who was enrolled in a gifted program, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The shooting occurred around 7:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17th.
 
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    Everyone's Blog Posts - Black Author Showcase

  • October is Black Speculative Fiction Month!

    Stafford Battle
    4 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    October 2014 is Black Speculative Fiction Month, so tell everyone.  Visit your favorite online book site or visit a local bookstore in your neighborhood. Read some of the great Black authors. Purchase books by emerging Speculative Fiction authors -- there are many writers who are very, very good. If you are a writer, give us your best. Reveal the incredible people and worlds that you imagine. Dream the fantastic. Make us aware. Give us inspiration. Reading and writing is what this month is all about. Get involved with  Black Speculative Fiction Month. Spread the word. 
  • BLACK MEN ARE ASKING: WHY SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO MARCH?

    Eric M. Deadwiley
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    THE DEADWILEY TRUTH OP-ED COLUMN THE “PEN,” WHEN USED EFFECTIVELY CAN CHANGE THE WORLD By Eric M. Deadwiley August 25, 2014 For well over 60 years, Black people in America have been utilizing the “Archaic” and “ineffective” strategy of marching and rallying to call attention to systemic problems and abuses plaguing our communities. The Honorable Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., successfully utilized “non-violent” resistance and “civil disobedience” to bring about a change in public policy in the 60’s. However, back in the 50’s and 60’s there were other groups that…
  • Philly's Famous Fictional Detective is Back in the Deadly Gamble a short story from the Alexander Steele Mystery Series

    Lawrence Johnson
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Mrs. Matthews and Sam the pool boy were having an affair until the two were found murdered inside an old shed locked from the inside.  Can you catch the killer? Free on the Alexander Steele Mystery BlogPart #1 http://j.mp/1svR2JjPart #2 http://j.mp/1sVDarYhttp://j.mp/1oQCvSM
  • Kindle Summer Reading Sale

    Jean Holloway
    24 May 2014 | 9:52 am
    So today's Kick off your Kindle Summer Reading Sale is Ace of Hearts for $2.99 (5 hours left at the $1.99 price!) http://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Deck-Cardz-Jean-Holloway-ebook/dp/B003UV984U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1400945377&sr=1-1&keywords=ace+of+hearts+jean+holloway and Black Jack for $2.99 http://www.amazon.com/Black-Jack-Deck-Cardz-Holloway-ebook/dp/B003VWCJ0I/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0C7A599Z958KRW3W04X7 Happy Reading!
  • Staying Within The Margins

    Torie 'Beloved' McLaughlin
    22 May 2014 | 9:21 am
                    In writing we are taught that when we right we are to write within the margins.  By adhering to the rules of English we have developed a standard by which we can communicate in harmony with those of our nation.  These set of rules are taught to us in school and is enforced when turning in term papers and so forth in writing.  Of course we do have those who break the laws of English and by so doing reap the repercussions of writing outside of the margins in their road to success, at least by the world’s standards.                  What we do…
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • JGM Pick of the Week: October 20, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:07 pm
    “Take It to the Lord in Prayer” Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music (2014) From the CD Majesty: A Recording of Anthems, Hymns, and Spirituals www.plundymom.com Incorporating the semi-classical flourishes of Richard Smallwood and Donald Lawrence, Patrick Lundy and the Ministers of Music give Rev. Nolan Williams’ “Take It to the Lord In Prayer” a lush, restorative reading.  The voices rise and fall with the effortlessness of breathing. Though the melody is different, the lyrics pull verses from Joseph Scriven’s nineteenth-century hymn, “What a Friend We Have in…
  • Wanda Nero Butler Tells JGM How She’s “Identified”

    Bob Marovich
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Journal of Gospel Music‘s Bob Marovich interviews the Princess of Gospel, Wanda Nero Butler. Her new single, “Identified,” immediately follows the interview. The post Wanda Nero Butler Tells JGM How She’s “Identified” appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Evang. Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse – The Kind of God We Serve: Live in Chicago

    Bob Marovich
    18 Oct 2014 | 8:16 pm
    Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse The Kind of God We Serve: Live in Chicago TREWWORKS Music Group/Deznell Music Group (2011) www.cdbaby.com/cd/nelsonlarkinsgodsposse By Bob Marovich It is always a pleasure to hear a live gospel quartet album that truly captures the excitement of a group having church. Such an album is The Kind of God We Serve by Chicago-based Evangelist Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse. Although the group’s name gives the impression that it is a contemporary small choir, make no mistake: Nelson Larkins & God’s Posse is a rompin’, stompin’…
  • Casey J’s Leap of Faith Lands “Fill Me Up” on Billboard Chart

    Bob Marovich
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Bob Marovich of the Journal of Gospel Music interviews Casey J, whose “Fill Me Up” is currently in the Top 20 of Billboard‘s Top Gospel Airplay Chart. The post Casey J’s Leap of Faith Lands “Fill Me Up” on Billboard Chart appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • “All We Need Is Love” – Totally 4 Him feat. Doug Williams & Stan Jones

    Bob Marovich
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:53 pm
    “All We Need Is Love” Totally 4 Him feat. Doug Williams & Stan Jones T4HBless@gmail.com Totally 4 Him, a young male quartet from the Full Gospel Church of God in Lumber City, Georgia, calls its style “quartemporary:” quartet music with a contemporary twist. The group’s national debut single, “All We Need Is Love,” illustrates the singers’ commitment to genre-bending by combining quartet harmonies with an island beat and smooth pop production. The Caribbean flavor gives the song’s inspirational we’ve-got-to-love-everybody theme a Bob Marley feel. The…
 
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    Vyne World

  • L’Oreal Acquires Carol’s Daughter

    thevyne
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:59 am
    Today beauty giant L’Oreal announced it is acquiring Lisa Price’s Carol’s Daughter. You may remember the story we did a while back about Carol’s Daughter stores filing for bankruptcy, though that announcement was related to retail stores, not the entire brand. You can see an excerpt from and link to the full press release from PR Newswire below: NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — L’Oreal USA announced today the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Carol’s Daughter. Headquartered in New York City, Carol’s Daughter is a premier…
  • Upgrade Your Wardrobe: Fall 2014 Outerwear Trends

    Kailei Carr
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Fall is officially here so you know what that means: it’s time to shop! ‘Tis the season for boots, outerwear, tights and sweaters and we want you to look great in all of them. We’ve compiled some of our favorite fall outerwear trends for this season to give you a start. Leather jackets, capes and wrap coats are going to be all the rave this season, so if you don’t have them in your closet, now is the time to get them.              
  • Healthy July 4th Meal Without a Grill

    Kailei Carr
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’m trying to get back on healthy eating. Last year, in getting ready for my wedding, I lost close to 15 pounds doing Paleo (if you aren’t familiar with Paleo, check out my post here). That lasted a while, but let’s just say I’m now almost at my starting point before Paleo. It’s a critical time to get this body back on track. So this week, I’ve been back on Paleo! Even though I don’t have an outdoor grill, I wanted make some burgers and get in the spirit of the 4th of July. So I made some chili lime chicken burgers (no bun), sauteed onions and…
  • [VIDEO] Black Women Run Hollywood

    thevyne
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:49 am
    Oh, you didn’t know that Black women run Hollywood? Funny or Die created this star-studded video revealing the “real deal” about why Black women continue to play minor roles in Hollywood, depicting a secret society of entertainment heavyweights including Loretta Devine, Alfre Woodard and Tracee Ellis Ross. Even though it is a comedy, there is a lot of truth in the last line: “Remember, when Black women stick together, we are the most powerful force in the universe.” Black Women Run Hollywood from Funny Or Die    
  • Legendary Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead at 91

    thevyne
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:27 am
    We are saddened to hear that we’ve lost another legend, Ruby Dee, who peacefully passed away yesterday in New Rochelle, NY at the age of 91. This award winning actress and dedicated activist also set a great example of a strong Hollywood marriage and professional partnership with her husband, Ossie Davis (passed away in 2005), who she shared her life with for 56 years. She is survived by three children and seven grandchildren. Read more about Ruby Dee’s life and career CBSNews.com.
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    theGrio

  • New twist on Rapunzel in indie film ‘Rapunzel Jackson’

    theGrio
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A new twist on the classic fairytale Rapunzel is seeking support on the crowdfunding site GoFundMe. The independent film, titled Rapunzel Jackson, is seeking $10,000 to create a film that’s “the story of a young girl being pulled by her roots into womanhood,” according to the site. The reference to roots is quite literal, as this version of the eponymous heroine must ‘get a perm’ in order to be united with her prince. On the film’s IMBD page, a brief synopsis of the film states that, “Rapunzel Jackson is an urban take on the fairy tale “Rapunzel.” A one minute…
  • Serena Williams rolls in WTA Finals opener

    Chris Lines, Associated Press
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    SINGAPORE (AP) — A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams’ winning streak at the WTA Finals. The three-time defending champion made it 16-straight wins at the season-ending championships by beating Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-4 in Monday’s tournament opener, shaking off the injuries that forced her out of her previous two tournaments and the off-court distraction of disparaging comments about her from Russian tennis official Shamil Tarpischev. Williams is now five wins behind Martina Navratilova’s…
  • Comedian Hannibal Buress calls Bill Cosby a rapist during stand-up routine

    Carrie Healey
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:23 am
    Comedian Hannibal Buress called Bill Cosby a rapist during his stand-up set in Philadelphia last week. Last Thursday at the Trocadero, Buress referred to the allegations of sexual assault made against Cosby by multiple women. The comedian suggested it was hypocritical of Cosby, who played the upstanding Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, to give younger men or “black people” advice. Philadelphia Mag first posted the video of the Cosby bit the day after Buress’ show. Thirteen? And it’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the fucking smuggest old black man…
  • Shonda Rhimes blasts critics of her shows’ love scenes

    theGrio
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    Recent tweets and comments regarding her shows’ love scenes led Shonda Rhimes to take to Twitter to talk about the controversial scenes. Two of her hit Thursday night shows—How to Get Away With Murder and Scandal—have gay characters that are part of the main cast. And when someone tweeted at Rhimes, “@shondarhimes the gay scenes in scandal and how to get away with murder are too much. There is no point and they add nothing to the plot,” the creator and executive producer of the ABC hit shows fired back. . @Dabdelhakiem There are no GAY scenes. There are scenes with people in them.
  • Chicago voter jokes to Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’

    theGrio
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    President Obama didn’t miss a beat Monday when a Chicago man joked: “Don’t touch my girlfriend.” Obama was in Chicago casting an early ballot alongside Aia Cooper, whose fiancé just couldn’t resist the hilarious warning. “I really wasn’t planning on it,” Obama fired back. At this point Cooper was mortified but laughing off the exchange in an ‘I can’t believe this is happening’ sort of way. “There’s an example of a brother just embarrassing you for no reason,” Obama continued.  “No reason…
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    MyBrownBaby

  • The Truth About Age 46: On My Birthday, So Happy Being Me

    Denene Millner
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:44 pm
    Celebrating my birthday at age 46: it just gets better with time. The post The Truth About Age 46: On My Birthday, So Happy Being Me appeared first on MyBrownBaby. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • New Study Says Labor Pains Don’t Hurt As Much As We Remember. Moms Everywhere Want To Shank Them In the Gut.

    Denene Millner
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Do labor pains hurt? A new study says it's not as bad as moms think. We think the researchers should go into hiding now. The post New Study Says Labor Pains Don’t Hurt As Much As We Remember.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • #VestOrVote: the Dream Defenders Bulletproof Vest Campaign Is Chilling

    Denene Millner
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:10 pm
    The Black activist group aims to inspire Black voters with this incredibly chilling ad. The post #VestOrVote: the Dream Defenders Bulletproof Vest Campaign Is Chilling appeared first on MyBrownBaby. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How To Talk To Kids About Sex: Great Resources from Planned Parenthood

    MyBrownBaby Staff
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:01 pm
    October marks Let’s Talk Month, aimed at getting families to talk to kids about sex. Here, ways to go beyond “the talk” and say what matters—and sticks. The post How To Talk To Kids About Sex: Great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Black Teen Mom Wins $225K After Losing Custody Of Newborn

    Denene Millner
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Just seven days after giving birth, a teen mom had her daughter taken away during a dispute with her mom. Here's why we should all care. The post Black Teen Mom Wins $225K After Losing Custody Of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    mommyshangout.com

  • How to Check Your Home for Water Leaks

    Jen Williams
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    A leak can be a very costly problem for your home if it goes unnoticed. When your water bill arrives, you will be paying for the water wastage even on a small leak. One drip per second can amount to 2,000 litres a month, which is a staggering amount to go down the drain under... [read more]
  • Sweeping Saturday 10/18/2014

    Jen Williams
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do you Have Giveaways? Please Share them here! Every Saturday there is new post with a Mr. Linky for you to list your giveaways. So Please Check weekly To Add yours!
  • Renovating Your Bathroom? 5 Things To Remember

    Jen Williams
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    Is it a real drag to freshen up in your tired old bathroom? It might be time to spend the time and money on a complete bathroom rejuvenation. This article will discuss five important things to consider while you’re in the planning stages of your renovation. In these early stages, it can be worthwhile to... [read more]
  • How to Pay the Bills When you Can’t Work Due To Injury or Illness

    Jen Williams
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:25 pm
    For majority of people, if you’re unable to work your entire livelihood will be changed dramatically. No more eating out, no more vacations, no more treats for the kids, but most importantly, no more bills will get paid. Being off work due to an injury or illness is hard enough as you have a whole... [read more]
  • Sweeping Saturday 10/11/2014

    Jen Williams
    10 Oct 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Do you Have Giveaways? Please Share them here! Every Saturday there is new post with a Mr. Linky for you to list your giveaways. So Please Check weekly To Add yours!
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    Fine Natural Hair & Over 40 Beauty

  • Tips for Loose Two Strand Twisting Fine Natural Hair

    Michelle
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sometimes you just don’t don’t feel like dealing with your hair. Getting up every morning and styling it can be a chore. You may even dread it at times. Wouldn’t it be great to just get up and go for days on end without having to do your hair but still look like you actually […]
  • Beauty Reshare: The Perfectly Lined Pouty Lip

    Michelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    A perfectly lined lip (and groomed brows) can really polish up your face. It’s still beauty reshare month and I had to come on and share this video with you! HelloFritzie shares how she gets a perfectly lined pouty lip using concealer. Check it out: And while HelloFritzie isn’t a woman of color, I think […]
  • Tips for Maintaining Length on Fine Natural Hair – Part 2

    Michelle
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Continuing with sharing tips to maintain length on fine natural hair, now we are going to talk about  the actual care of your fine tresses. You can read part 1 here. Picking up with the tips… Wash Hair in 6 Sections For my hair at the length it’s at now, I’m finding 4 sections is […]
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    Chicago Fabulous Blog

  • R&B Divas Lil Mo Tells All In New Book “Taming Lil’ Mo”

    mzchifab
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Lil Mo’s book will chronicle Lil Mo’s life tapping into her relationships, untold secrets, religion and family. The book is said to be part memoir and part tell-all. ” ‘Taming Lil’ Mo’ is a book about my life, trials and tribulations,” says Lil’ Mo. “If you think you know me, you have no idea and I’m not holding back. This book will enlighten you and make you raise an eyebrow at the chaos I’ve endured over these past years. It’s witty and there are moments where you may grab a tissue. The media and television outlets can only give you a glimpse into my life, but…
  • CONGRATS: Stevie J & Joseline Hernandez Expecting 1st Baby!

    mzchifab
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Love And Hip Hop Atlanta’s Stevie J and Joseline Hernandez had a interview with V100.7’s Reggie Brown in Milwaukee. Stevie J confirmed that his wife Joseline Hernandez was pregnant, and they would be extended their family. “Were extending and expanding the Jordan family, If you understand what I mean….” Stevie J also announced that the couple have a new spin off called “The Jordans” that will air soon. This should be interesting.. (Photo Source:Instagram) The post CONGRATS: Stevie J & Joseline Hernandez Expecting 1st Baby! appeared first on Chicago Fabulous…
  • MCM: Waka Flocka X Nude For PETA

    mzchifab
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Waka Flocka Does A PETA Photoshoot & Speaks On His Love For Animals And Not Eating Red Meat “You Skin My Lil Puppy We Gon Lay Your Ass Down. Them Folks Is Really Electrocuting & Killing Animals!” PETA selected Waka for the campaign, in part, because of the numerous tattoos that decorate his upper body, which is on full display in the advertisement. In a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot posted to PETA’s website, Waka asserts, “I love animals. As a kid, I had dogs, fish, iguanas, lizards. … “I don’t want nobody to skin my puppy.” (Photos Source: PETA) The post…
  • Ray J Accussed Of Assault By Assistant Morgan Hardman!

    mzchifab
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:29 am
    Love And Hip Hop Hollywood’, Ray J’s now former assistant, Morgan Hardman, took to Instagram to get some things off of her chest. Morgan has some pretty incriminating things to say about her relationship with Ray J. Plus, she has a mouthful to say about his relationship with other women! Morgan was seen arguing with Ray J about “loyalty” on Monday night’s episode. Apparently, Ray J isn’t as loyal as he claims to be and when it comes to women, he has trouble keeping his hands to himself. SMH… Not only is Morgan accusing Ray J of hitting her, she claims he did it in front of her…
  • Dance Moms Abby Lee Miller Sued For Child Abuse!

    mzchifab
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    They say what’s done in the dark always comes to the light. I am not sure to take this lawsuit by Paige with a grain of salt. Is she just doing this because her mother is is being sued by Abby Lee Miller for assault. Then on top of that Abby kicked her out of the dance studio, I can imagine what that has done for her dance career but you be the judge. Kelly Hyland and her daughters left Dance Moms in the midst of an uproar last year, with Abby Lee Miller accusing Kelly of physical assault. But Kelly is certainly not the only Dance Moms star targeted by assault charges — her daughter…
 
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    Celebrating Ndi-Igbo

  • Phillip Ihenacho

    21 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    Phillip Ihenacho has 20 years of corporate finance and consulting experience. He is currently Chairman of Seven Energy, a leading independent oil and gas company in Nigeria that was bought out from Weatherford, the NYSE listed oil and gas services company.Phillip was previously CEO of UBA Capital Europe Ltd (formerly Afrinvest UK) and is a co-founder of the premier West African investment bank, Afrinvest West Africa. Phillip has been active in the African telecommunications, financial services and oil & gas industries for more than 12 years.During the course of the last several years, he…
  • Kelechi Anyadiegwu

    6 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    One to watchKelechi Anyadiegwu (@KelechiUjuu) is the founder of Zuvaa. Zuvaa creates a unique social shopping experience that connects customers all over the globe to African style. Zuvaa also offers unique products from around the world as well as a community that embraces and engages the customer through meaningful cultural stories about each designer. She started Zuvaa to fill a void she saw in the African Fashion Industry, a place for affordable, ethically made, African Inspired Pieces.Kelechi is a also social media and community engagement expert, having worked on a wide range of…
  • Blossom Nnodim

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    One To WatchBlossom Nnodim is a Nigerian writer, compère, entrepreneur and public servant. She is popular across major cities in Nigeria for her social media educative start-up known as #AdoptATweep.Blossom was born in Bauchi, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri and Rivers State University of Science and Technology.Blossom Nnodim was awarded the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) of the U.S Department of State as one of the Young African Leaders selected to monitor the U.S Elections in November 2012. She has since been involved in…
  • Catherine Uju Ifejika

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Catherine Uju Ifejika is chairman and chief executive of the Britannia U Group, a group of oil and gas companies. The Company is an indigenous and Integrated Oil & Gas Company, incorporated on 4th December, 1995 under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Company has Upstream (Exploration & Production), Downstream, (Supply & Trading), Shipping and Sub-Surface Engineering Affiliate Companies. Recently her business bought a stake in a major oil and gas field, Ajapa. The reserves, according to Britannia, are worth $4.3bnA lawyer by profession, Mrs Ifejika previously worked…
  • Yagazie Emezi

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    One to WatchDedicated to the cultural preservation of the African aesthetic, Yagazie Emezi began her website yagazieemezi.com - as a project to locate young and upcoming photographers with the intent of providing a platform that showcases their work and points of view of Africa. This is part of a concerted effort to encourage the creative arts movement within Africa and the Diaspora, to provide us with spaces to tell our own stories, support our creative entrepreneurs, and view ourselves through our own lenses. With a dual degree in Cultural Anthropology & Africana Studies, Yagazie…
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    Urbanmecca.com | African American News

  • ‘Beats by Dre’ Welcomes LeBron James Homes to Ohio

    C. George
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    NBA All-Star LeBron James is back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, so what better way to highlight King James’ return to Ohio than an all-new commercial, courtesy of Beats by Dre in the midst of ongoing controversy. Since signing with his original NBA team, this summer has been all about one thing for King James’ first fans: coming home. The commercial narrated by James’ mother, Gloria, features the song “Take Me to Church” by Hozier. The video titled “RE-ESTABLISHED 2014″ offers a sentimental look into James’ hometown roots in Akron that it will…
  • Former ‘American Idol’ Contestant Joanne Borgella Dies at 32

    C. George
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Singer and model Joanna Borgella, an American Idol contestant in 2008, died on Saturday (Oct. 18) at age 32 after battling a cancer, her family said on her Facebook page. Borgella has been open about her battle with cancer, as she revealed in a video that it started in her throat and spread to her chest. The New York-born Haitian-American entertainer made American Idol’s Top 24 on season seven, three years after appearing on Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance, a contest for plus-sized models. Borgella went on to model professionally for brands such as Ashley Stewart, Macy’s and…
  • T.I. To Star in Marvel Film ‘Ant Man’

    Meredith Seay
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:42 am
    T.I. will soon be heading back to the screen for a much different role than he has in the past. The rapper turned actor will be starring in “Ant-Man,” Marvel Studios’ new super hero movie. According to IMDb, the film description reads: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. T.I., real name Clifford Harris, has not revealed too much about his role in the film, but said he will be…
  • Chris Rock Stars In “Top Five” Comedy Trailer

    C. George
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Not only is this upcoming film going to feature comedians Chris Rock and Kevin Hart, but it will also be produced alongside Jay Z and Kanye West. That’s a lot of success jam-packed into one film! Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of a New York City comedian-turned-film star. He tries to make it big as a serious actor when his reality-TV star fiancée, played by Gabrielle Union, talks him into broadcasting their wedding on her TV show. On the other hand, Kevin Hart, who plays Chris Rock’s agent, wants him to make his next blockbuster. Opting…
  • Kevin Hart Attempts to Save Bus Driver’s Job

    Meredith Seay
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Kevin Hart is a stand-up guy. The comedian took a moment to make a plea to National Car Rental service to reinstate a fan, who was suspended for taking a selfie with him. Genesha Bradley-Douglas stopped her National Car Rental shuttle bus at LAX and jumped off to take a quick selfie with Hart. Consequently, she was suspended indefinitely without pay from her job. The A-list actor is now hoping that making a plea on his fan’s behalf will get her back in the good graces of her employer. “I’m asking ‘National Rental Car’ to please give Ganesha Douglas a pass. She…
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    My Beautiful Life

  • FKA Twigs Releases Video For #throughglass

    MBL Editors
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:10 am
    FKA Twigs Releases Concept Film FKA twigs creates a concept film for Google Glass, working both as performer and director the piece is set to a re-scored version of her songs ‘Video Girl’ and ‘Glass & Patron’. Twigs uses Glass to call upon references and inspirations as well as incorporating the device into the actual filming. The post FKA Twigs Releases Video For #throughglass appeared first on My Beautiful Life.
  • Besotted Admirer Takes The Narrow Path to Affection

    MBL Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:51 pm
    Besotted Admirer Takes The Narrow Path to Affection…and Quick Road to Jail! According to People and KTLA News, desirous admirer Genoveva Nunez Figueroa thought it was a good idea to get closer to the man she longed for by scurrying down his chimney. It didn’t go well. Reports say the pair had only met twice, determined to increase their that number to three, Figueroa set out on her plan. With more thorough planning and forethought Ms. Figueroa might have brought along a few lubricants, like the dish washing liquid Firemen apparently used to slide her out of her tight spot.
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw Covers November Elle – The Women In Hollywood Issue

    MBL Editors
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Gugu Mbatha Raw on Cover of Elle Gugu stuns in simple yet elegant shot against teal blue background. The “Belle” actresss was chosen as one of the actresses highlighted in the Women in Hollywood issue. For the Women in Hollywood series  eight covers were done of Hollywood notables that included Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, Annette Bening, Tina Fey, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Lange, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Brie Larson. Check out a full set of covers below. For more in-depth profiles visit Elle here. Gugu can currently be seen in Gina Prince Bythewood’s “Beyond the…
  • Alt R&B Singer SZA Talks Inspirations and Influences

    MBL Editors
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:01 pm
    Newcomer SZA Talks Inspirations and Influences This Jersey girl is fresh on the scene and making good listening neo soul. Signed to TDE records SZA recently performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Below is here clip from the Vitamin Water, Life and Time Series she talks about her inspiration. “JAY Z’s Life+Times and vitaminwater® present the next episode of the new documentary series “Where I’m From.” This episode follows St. Louis born singer and songwriter, SZA, and details her outlook on hustling past life’s unexpected issues, growing up as an…
  • British Singer Hollie Cook Tours the US

    MBL Editors
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Hollie Cook Hits the U.S. Hollie Cook is a talented British pop reggae artist. She performs as a solo artist and also as a member of The Slits. Her sound is very intoxicating. The Boston Globe described her as follows: “Cook puts a sly twist on reggae, imbuing it with the soft caress of ’70s soul — Sade by way of Kingston, if you will.” Cook comes from a musical family, she is the daughter of the renown Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook. Her mother Jeni was a back up singer for Culture Club. In addition, Boy George is her godfather. Hollie Cook’s US tour dates can be…
 
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    The Church Lady Blogs

  • The church Lady Take on Pastor with AIDS sleeping with Members

    The Church Lady
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Lawd have mericy I have a lot to say about this Pastor with AIDS sleeping with members story, here is my Take On it: I  posted an article relating to the confession of Juan McFarand,  an Alabama Pastor with AIDS sleeping with members of his church and his refusal to step down after the church voted […] The post The church Lady Take on Pastor with AIDS sleeping with Members appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Pastor With Aids sleeping with members still in pulpit???

    The Church Lady
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Will somebody please share with me a church reasoning to allow a pastor with Aids sleeping with members who  made a full confession and has been fired, still allowed in the pulpit to preach on Sunday’s? Allegedly, the congregation voted Reverend Juan McFarland out of their pulpit on Sunday, October 5, 2014, yet he refuses […] The post Pastor With Aids sleeping with members still in pulpit??? appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Dr. Cornel West Ferguson & Clergy Protesters Go to Jail

    The Church Lady
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    While other clergy and activists raced to Ferguson recently to give speeches, Dr. Cornel West said he did not come to give a speech but to go to jail and that brothers and sisters he did! It is being reported that “Moral Monday”  and Ferguson October led by Dr. Cornel West and other noted local […] The post Dr. Cornel West Ferguson & Clergy Protesters Go to Jail appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Black Church “Souls to the Polls”

    The Church Lady
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:16 pm
    The Black Church is setting yet another trend called “Souls to the Polls” in an effort to encourage their members to VOTE they will take you to the voting polls  after church on Sunday Chile, by bus van or any means necessary, check out the history behind this new trend below:   As Reported by BY […] The post Black Church “Souls to the Polls” appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • WTAL 2014 RECAP

    The Church Lady
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:18 pm
    Chile, if you have not been tuning into  WTAL 2014 (Woman Thou Art Loosed) are you are missing your blessing,  Bishop and Serita Jakes have outdone themselves with this year’s line up.  The WTAL 2014 Recap doesn’t even do match up to the energy in Altanta’s Phillips Arena, for the past two days. See below: […] The post WTAL 2014 RECAP appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
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    Food For The Soul » Blog

  • The #1 Tool For Successfully Changing Your Diet

    Ama Opare
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    Making the transition to or maintaining your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle is often challenging for people. Some folks start and stop many times. Others stay vegetarian for a good length of time and then fall off. Some may worry they…Read more ›
  • Black Owned Vegetarian Restaurants: Reader Responses

    Ama Opare
    7 Oct 2014 | 10:04 am
    Recently I asked you, my readers, to let me know about black owned vegetarian restaurants so that I can share them and build a resource. I received a good many responses both in reply to the blog post and on…Read more ›
  • Transitioning To Vegetarian: Black Vegetarians Offer Their Tips

    Ama Opare
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    This is the final day of VeganMoFo 2014! Whew! Bloggers around the world have been posting (or at least trying to post ) every day during the month of September. I only missed 3 days out of the month. Now…Read more ›
  • Queen Afua and the Seven Kitchens of Consciousness

    Ama Opare
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    This is the third and final part of our three-part interview with the amazing Queen Afua. She has so much to share with us about healing and has been instrumental in helping thousands of women and men on their healing…Read more ›
  • Interview with Queen Afua Part 2

    Ama Opare
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    This is part 2 of a 3 (or maybe 4?) part interview Nana Kwaku and I did with Queen Afua earlier this summer. Queen Afua is the author of many books including Heal Thyself and Sacred Women. In this segment she talks about why…Read more ›
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    Black Politics

  • American Revolution -Huey Newton and AIM

    Segundo Modibo
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    This is number four in the collection of soon to be many docos... I have to say that I was told this vid was a little depressing b4 I posted it. But I feel that its not depressing. Its truth and history, what happened happened, I am not posting this to take the guts away [More]The post American Revolution -Huey Newton and AIM appeared first on Black Politics.
  • Atlanta Post-Election Reflection: Kali Akuno

    Reginald Patterson
    18 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    What lessons about Atlanta politics can we draw from the recent mayoral elections? What are the possibilities and limitations of building movements for social change in the coming years? This forum will feature left perspectives from Bruce Dixon (Managing Editor, Black Agenda Report), Kali Akuno (National Organizer, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement), and a speaker from [More]The post Atlanta Post-Election Reflection: Kali Akuno appeared first on Black Politics.
  • [1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975)

    Reginald Patterson
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    The Black Power Mixtape examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in the black community and Diaspora from 1967 to 1975. The film combines music, startling 16mm footage (lying undiscovered in the cellar of Swedish Television for 30 years), and contemporary audio interviews from leading African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars. Writen and Directed [More]The post [1/7] The Black Power Mixtape (1967-1975) appeared first on Black Politics.
  • RBG | “The Black Power MixTape” Excerpts from the Acclaimed Swedish Documentary

    Angie Jackson
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    FULL FILM DESCRIPTION http://blackpowermixtape.com/ In the late '60s, after the assassination of both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement in America gave way to a more militant breed of activists who were demanding greater self-determination for the African-American community and the right to defend themselves against a system they felt was [More]The post RBG | “The Black Power MixTape” Excerpts from the Acclaimed Swedish Documentary appeared first on Black Politics.
  • The Black Power Movement

    Enrique Rodriguez
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This is an history photo montage and overview on The Black Power Movment I did for my independent history class I am currently doing. Enjoy!!! -note: When I uploaded the video onto youtube it significantly lowered the sound. So to hear it you need to turn up the volume on your computer up very high [More]The post The Black Power Movement appeared first on Black Politics.
 
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    The Babbling Brooke

  • That Wasn’t Funny, But I’m Laughing Anyway

    Brooke
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Have you ever laughed about something that you didnR […] The post That Wasn’t Funny, But I’m Laughing Anyway appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Define Your Own Success

    Brooke
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:00 pm
    I've been watching a lot of Gordon Ramsey's kitchen nightmares, and other shows where he screams at people because they keep f*king up their restaurants and subsequently their lives. Although he is a very harsh guy, he does have a point. If you're gonna open a restaurant, you need to try! You need to put in effort every single day if you want to get to where he is, or anywhere near there. The post Define Your Own Success appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Sneak Peak of My Novel: Alone Part 2

    Brooke
    3 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    My name is Aubrey. I’m running around this story called life amidst a long painful existence of loneliness and neglect. Situations with men always seem to leave me flailing; I've never been able to settle down, it’s been years since I've found love, and even when I feel I might be falling... some whim of disappointment turns my outlook to the ground. The post Sneak Peak of My Novel: Alone Part 2 appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Zucchini Cakes

    Brooke
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I love zucchini. I love zucchini so much because you can grow it pretty easily at home. I grew one huge zucchini, which was the only one I got off of my plant the entire summer because the dang birds ate every flower that could've been a beautiful zucchini. The post Zucchini Cakes appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Jill Kirsh Color: The Experience

    Brooke
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    My last post was about Jill Kirsh's Color Program and how she began this awesome business. This article is about the results of her business, and how I, myself, experienced it. The post Jill Kirsh Color: The Experience appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
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    Coily By Nature

  • My Twist Out Success!

    Coily ByNature
    8 Oct 2014 | 2:17 pm
    After I washed shampooed and conditioned my hair Sunday night, I decided to try for a twist out. I had Naptural85’s tutorial in my mind. Products Used: Diluted Jane Carter Revitalizing Leave-In Shealoe Mix (recipe) I did one flat twist in the front of my hair to make a nice sideways part and just did […] The post My Twist Out Success! appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • Start Your Own Hair Product Business: The Truth About Natural Preservatives

    Coily ByNature
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:11 pm
    I was on Etsy looking at different lotion ingredients. I was shocked at how many stores did not use an adequate preservative in their water based lotions and creams! Not using the proper preservative in a product that contains water or a perishable ingredient (such as aloe vera juice) is a breading ground for mold. […] The post Start Your Own Hair Product Business: The Truth About Natural Preservatives appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • Start Your Own Business: Tips For Making Whipped Shea Butter

    Coily ByNature
    5 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I get so many questions about making homemade whipped shea butter for the hair and body that I figure I should  make a post with the answers. Making your own shea butter mix is a easy once you get the hang of how butters and oils work.  Where can I get ingredients for my mix? […] The post Start Your Own Business: Tips For Making Whipped Shea Butter appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • Natural Hair Product Choices: 8 Inexpensive Natural Hair Products

    Coily ByNature
    3 Oct 2014 | 1:01 am
    The Natural Review recently made a post with 8 Natural Hair Products $15 & Under. 1. Cupuacu Hair Butter by Pura Body Naturals $14 (4 oz) This is a nice alternative to the regular shea butter. I also like the gentle vanilla scent. 2. Kinky Curly Knot Today by Kinky Curly $12 (8 oz) I’ve used this one regularly. It’s very […] The post Natural Hair Product Choices: 8 Inexpensive Natural Hair Products appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • Fall and Winter Must Haves For Natural Hair Types

    Coily ByNature
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fall and Winter Must Haves For Curly, Kinky and Cute Natural Hair Types There are some months that I prefer more than others, and there are definitely beauty items that I must have for my natural hair.  This February, as the Polar Vortex threatens to tear our ends to pieces, I wanted to share a […] The post Fall and Winter Must Haves For Natural Hair Types appeared first on Coily By Nature.
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    Pan-African Alliance

  • Ebola is Crushing West Africa’s Economy

    Asad Malik
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    By Raymond Gilpin The speed with which the current Ebola epidemic swept across parts of West Africa, claiming over 3,000 lives in the first six months and affecting millions more, exposed the extreme fragility of primary health care facilities in the region, the disproportionate impact on particularly vulnerable groups, as well as the increasingly globalized implications of the outbreak. Almost overnight, the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative from the August 2014 US-Africa Leaders’ Summit was replaced with the more familiar refrain of ‘death, destruction and disease.’…
  • Guess What Police Use Your Money to Buy?

    Asad Malik
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Earlier this week, we talked about how the police are out of control, engaging in every crime imaginable from murder and perjury to theft in the form of “asset forfeiture and seizure”. Today, the Washington Post has a story that highlights the legalized theft of civilian property which lets cops make money from seizing cash and property from alleged criminals. From Business Insider: The Justice Department’s Equitable Sharing Program allows local police departments to keep 80% of the stuff seized during drug raids and other investigations. While it sounds unbelievable,…
  • [Podcast] UBA Radio Presents: The Irritated Genie-War on the Horizon

    Asad Malik
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:13 pm
    This week we saw major events unfolding on the world stage. From the spread of ebola and the death of the first American victim to the disease to Officer Joseph Weekley walking out of the courtroom with just the misdemeanor charge after Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway dismissed the involuntary manslaughter charge against him in the death of 7 year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones. Unfortunately, I was almost taken out by the flu and wasnt able to properly build on these topics, but if you would like to fill in, give us a call and leave a voicemail to be played on the next episode.
  • Another Black Man Shot And The Police Are Out Of Control

    Asad Malik
    10 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    If fraud, murder, and prosecution are weapons of white supremacy, the police stand on the front line with those weapons in the war against Black men, women and children. 4489 soldiers have been killed in the Iraq war. The number of Americans killed by Police in the last decade is over 5000. Those should be some startling numbers for you. Oh, and the terrorists that the government is always telling us are so dangerous have killed 238 Americans since the 9/11 attacks. So, let’s get this straight. You are more likely to be killed by Police, than terrorists. The number killed in the Iraq war is…
  • Asad Malik X War on the Horizon Radio

    Asad Malik
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:24 pm
    This week I had the pleasure of being a guest on War on the Horizon’s weekly radio show. The warrior spirit that the Irritated Genie brings to the family, along with the insightful questions posed by his listeners made it a truly empowering experience, so shouts out to the War on the Horizon family for having us. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the work that the Irritated Genie continues to do in the name of African liberation and Black Power. In This Interview, You Will Learn… The strategies that we used to organize events on the ground in Ferguson Missouri following the murder of…
 
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    VannDigital.com » Portfolio Categories » Channels

  • Editorial: Chief Keef Has Been Dropped By Interscope Records…Anybody Surprised???

    D. Vann
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:58 am
    Rapper Chief Keef has been quietly dropped from Interscope Records. According to sources, the separation occurred about two weeks ago. Earlier this year, matters began to sour with Chief Keef, his camp & the bosses at Interscope. Our source maintains Interscope began to “subtly disassociate” itself from the 19-year-old rapper after he had a series […] The post Editorial: Chief Keef Has Been Dropped By Interscope Records…Anybody Surprised??? by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • Editorial: Four Myths About Slavery In America Debunked

    D. Vann
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:40 am
    People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 hundred years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was a long […] The post Editorial: Four Myths About Slavery In America Debunked by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • Video: @CocoonMovements (@SyntaxIsADummy @TheRealLIFELong @ElohemStar) » Dark

    D. Vann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    New York City music imprint CocoonMovements presents “Dark”, the first leak off the ‘Caterpillar Steps’ compilation album (slated to drop in 2015). The single features the Cocoon’s caterpillars Syntax, Liggy (aka L.I.F.E. Long), & ElohemStar on the vocals, along with French producer Fatra Beats on the boards. Lookout for the compilation dropping in 2015 via […] The post Video: @CocoonMovements (@SyntaxIsADummy @TheRealLIFELong @ElohemStar) » Dark by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • Video: Onyx (@Onyx_HQ) » The Realest [Prod. @Snowgoons & Dir. @BigShotMusicInc]

    D. Vann
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Music video by Onyx performing “The Realest” that’s produced by Snowgoons, directed by Big Shot Music Inc, & appears on their album ‘WakeDaFucUp‘ which you can cop below!!! © 2014 Major Independents/Mad Money Movement/Onyx Domain/Goon MuSick. You can cop the ‘WakeDaFucUp‘ album here on VannDigital.com!!! The post Video: Onyx (@Onyx_HQ) » The Realest [Prod. @Snowgoons & Dir. @BigShotMusicInc] by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • Radio: The @HipHopDigest Show: Step’Em Up

    D. Vann
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:34 pm
    Another two man show this week… Curt G was getting his travel on again. So King Killa and e.Green hold it down and cover topic after topic… make sure you stay till the end. There’s a question for you, and we want the answers SWAY! One!!! The Hip-Hop Digest Weekly Pick Hits: “Illa Ghee – […] The post Radio: The @HipHopDigest Show: Step’Em Up by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
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  • Today in Black History, 10/21/2014

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    • October 21, 1865 Matthew Wesley Clair, Sr., one of the first African Americans elected bishop in the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Union, West Virginia. Clair earned his bachelor’s degree from Morgan College in 1889 and was licensed to preach. He earned his Ph. D. in 1901 from Bennett College. From 1897 to 1902, Clair was presiding elder of the Washington District of the Methodist Episcopal Church. From 1902 to 1919, he was pastor of Asbury Church in Washington, D. C. where he spearheaded the construction of a 1,800-seat sanctuary. He also edited the conference paper, “The…
  • Today in Black History, 10/20/2014

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    • October 20, 1859 Sherrard Lewis Leary, one of five Black men that participated in John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, died. Leary was born March 17, 1835 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Frustrated with southern racism, he moved to Oberlin, Ohio in 1856. There, he joined the Oberlin Anti-Slavery Society and participated in the Oberlin-Wellington Slave Rescue September 13, 1858. He was arrested and indicted but the charges were later dropped. On October 15, 1859, Leary joined John Brown to prepare for the raid on Harpers Ferry. During the raid, he was severely wounded and died shortly…
  • Today in Black History, 10/19/2014

    19 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    • October 19, 1898 Raymond Pace Alexander, lawyer, judge and civil rights leader, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Alexander earned his bachelor’s degree, with honors, as the first Black graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1920. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1923. He and his wife, Sadie Tanner Mossell, established the premier Black law firm in Philadelphia. Alexander played a leading role in ending de jure segregation in Philadelphia public schools in the 1930s and in 1935 was instrumental in the enactment of the…
  • Today in Black History, 10/18/2014

    18 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    • October 18, 1887 Granville T. Woods of Cincinnati, Ohio received patent number 371,655 for the Electro-Magnetic Brake Apparatus. His invention provided an economical and efficient system for the operation and control of railway brakes by electro motive force. Woods was born April 23, 1856 in Columbus, Ohio. In 1884, he and his brother formed the Woods Railway Telegraph Company to manufacture and sell telephone and telegraph equipment. Woods was often called the “Black Edison” and over his lifetime was granted approximately 60 patents. Despite these achievements, he died virtually…
  • Today in Black History, 10/17/2014

    17 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    • October 17, 1806 Jean-Jacques Dessalines, the first ruler of independent Haiti, was assassinated. Dessalines was born enslaved September 20, 1758 in Saint-Domingue, Haiti. He worked in the sugar cane fields until he was 30 years old when he was bought by a free Black man. He worked for the Black man for three years until the slave uprisings of 1791. Dessalines joined the rebellion and quickly rose to the rank of lieutenant. He then joined the forces of Toussaint Louverture and by 1799 was serving as brigadier general. After the capture of Louverture, Dessalines became the leader of the…
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