12 Real Life “Waiting to Exhale” Moments

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

7 Quotes to Remember from "Black Girls Rock!" 2015

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

That’s My Jam Thursday: Dreamlover

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

12 Black Films that Could be TV Shows

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

The First Time the Words Made Sense

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

Fun is the Best Dose of Medicine for Life

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.

Because of Oprah…My Life in Her Quotes

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

That’s My Jam Thursday: For the Cool in You

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

7 Lessons That Got Me Through 2014

7. Spend Your Money on Memories, Not Things I don't have the best car, clothes or fancy place to live but the money I've spent this year on culture and travel have earned me everlasting memories that I could never find in material items. Granted, I do pay my bills before