I don’t know who needs to hear this, but…

You're not the standard for which other folk should live by nor do you have the right to set the standard for which people should live by.   As I scrolled Facebook the other day, I saw a post that suggested people liked to complain, beg, and look for handouts. The person hypothesized that if … Continue reading I don’t know who needs to hear this, but…

Serena did NOT come to play!

Where do I start when it comes to Serena Williams? She's already a household name, and if you don't know her by now, something's wrong with you. As if her accolades aren't enough to turn your head, the tennis star is now tackling what we view as traditional beauty standards as well as letting us … Continue reading Serena did NOT come to play!

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

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

{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