The Problem with Interracial Dating

I bet that title caught you off guard, huh? You’re probably asking yourself, why is there a problem with interracial dating? Well, allow me to answer that for you. There isn’t. There is absolutely nothing wrong with love across the color lines…unless you make it a problem. For the black community, interracial dating is almost … Continue reading The Problem with Interracial Dating

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Black Women love to read, but…

Black women love to read. I don’t know if you’ve gotten the memo, but this is a well-known fact. We already know that women read more than men. However, the most likely woman to read a book is a college-educated black woman. Now that we have that out of the way, I want to discuss … Continue reading Black Women love to read, but…

What Do Black Women Do When Their Best Isn’t Enough?

Is it me or does it seem like black women can never do enough? What do we do when our best isn’t enough? We’re the fastest growing business owners. We’re the highest educated group of women in the United States. 43 out of 50 of us graduate from high school. Black women outrank any other … Continue reading What Do Black Women Do When Their Best Isn’t Enough?

Black Women Rock…but you already knew that.

Black Women Rock, but you already knew that… Black women. All black women. My black women. Your black women. My sisters. Your sisters. Their sisters. Our sisters. All sisters… We’re the shit. We’re the stuff. We are strong, yet we get tired. We mourn. We grieve. We have moments of weakness. We pick ourselves up … Continue reading Black Women Rock…but you already knew that.

Dear Black Women…I’m Sorry

Dear Black Women, I’m sorry. I’m sorry for the pain you’ve endured. I’m sorry for the sexual abuse. I’m sorry for the physical abuse. I’m sorry for the emotional abuse. I’m sorry for the way racism has taught us that having lighter skin is better than having darker skin. I’m sorry for the way the … Continue reading Dear Black Women…I’m Sorry

{Shelf Life} LaChelle Weaver Spills the Tea On Her Debut Novel ‘Sister Surrogate’

I had the opportunity to sit down with LaChelle Weaver before she gave birth to her debut novel Sister Surrogate. So sit back and enjoy what we discussed and please comment and share this interview with everyone you know. Hi LaChelle, how are you? LaChelle: Hello, King. I'm doing great. Thank you for this opportunity. … Continue reading {Shelf Life} LaChelle Weaver Spills the Tea On Her Debut Novel ‘Sister Surrogate’

{Shelf Life: Excerpt} The Star Side of Bird Hill: A Novel by:Naomi Jackson

The people on the hill liked to say that God’s smile was the sun shining down on them. In the late afternoon, before scarlet ibis bloodied the view of sunset, light flooded the stained-glass windows of Bird Hill Church of God in Christ, illuminating the renderings of black saints from Jesus to Absalom Jones. When … Continue reading {Shelf Life: Excerpt} The Star Side of Bird Hill: A Novel by:Naomi Jackson

{Hollywood} Taraji P. Henson Covers UPTOWN

FOX Queen of Wednesday Night TV Taraji P. Henson a.k.a Cookie covers The Hollywood Issue of UPTOWN magazine. This cover marks Henson's first cover with the magazine, which reminds us of Diana Ross in "Mahogany." The cover was shot by Gomillion & Leupold. “This is the happiest I’ve ever been in my career,” Taraji P. … Continue reading {Hollywood} Taraji P. Henson Covers UPTOWN

{Business} ‘Sister 2 Sister’ Magazine Ends Printing Era

It has been no secret that Sister 2 Sister print magazine was coming to an end. Over the last 2 years some issues would be combined or not released at all. Back in October, founder Jaime Foster Brown said that "it would be on a temporary hiatus." The internet/economy played a big part in many … Continue reading {Business} ‘Sister 2 Sister’ Magazine Ends Printing Era

{Hollywood} Academy Award Winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner In One Film

What do two Academy Award Winners have in common? They star in 'Black or White' a new film set to kick off 2015 with a Bang. 'Black or White' is a film about a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal … Continue reading {Hollywood} Academy Award Winners Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner In One Film