Before there was Sex in the City and Girlfriends four women: Savannah, Bernadine, Gloria and Robin were Waiting to Exhale. Bad relationships, bad sex and good friends carrying inevitable luggage thrown at them in life. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Terry McMillan, the film directed
Black Girls Rock! (BGR) on BET is like watching my own personal Academy Awards of excellence by women in education, health, music, tech, politics and the list continues. Women of color are vastly underrepresented and largely forgotten for top honors although they are everyday innovators and game changers in a wide
I will never forget the first time that I saw Mariah Carey; she was absolutely breathtaking in 1992. My Ma (nana) was flipping through the channels and I caught a glimpse of people running through fields on MTV and I remember saying "Stop! Turn it back!". And there
There are countless movies, so deliciously good, that have a way of leaving you wanting more way beyond the closing credits. So, what if some of your favorite films with predominantly black casts were resurrected on the small screen? Hey, it worked for Soul Food on Showtime. Yes, some cult classics should remain
Tyler September 1992In honor of National Read Across America Day, I cannot help but to reflect on the day the words on the pages finally made sense to me. I get so excited when I think about the first time I learned to read. The earliest memories of mine are age
My days are often wrapped in headaches and stressful deadlines. Instead of having pity on myself, I suck it up and find humor in it all. Today's stress reliever came packaged in the form of a giant, plastic ball. I cannot confirm or deny if my ball was properly inflated.
9. Because of Oprah I know that "Doubt means no". 8. Because of Oprah I "Think like a queen".7. Because of Oprah I realize that "You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once" 6. Because of Oprah I can "Learn from every mistake because every
Who didn't love Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds in the '90s? He was and still is a triple threat: singer, song writer and producer. His label, LaFace Records practically dominated much of the decade as the driving force behind big names like Toni Braxton and Usher. The 10 time Grammy award winner has