Read the rest of this entry » ‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Jackie Christie, A Jack Of All Trades [Exclusive]
06
May
2014
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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Jackie Christie, A Jack Of All Trades [Exclusive]

Check out my exclusive interview with Jackie Christie via BlackEnterprise.com: Jackie Christie may be the better half of former NBA star Doug Christie, but rest assured she’s no trophy wife. Best known these days as the star of VH1′s Basketball Wives LA, over the last 20 years Christie has been a tenacious business woman, with her […]

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Stop Silencing Women: Why Domestic Violence Is No Laughing Matter

Via CentricTV.com: Domestic violence has taken center stage yet again in the press thanks to D.L. Hughley’s major fail of a joke when he called Columbus Short’s wife Tanee McCall-Short “thirsty” on his morning radio show, because she accused her husband of being physically abusive. Instead of treating it as a serious news story, Hughley decided to spew a […]

Read the rest of this entry » Album Review: August Alsina – ‘Testimony’
17
Apr
2014
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Album Review: August Alsina – ‘Testimony’

Everyone loves a good story, and August Alsina has quite one to tell. The singer’s rag-to-riches tale is captivating but, as documented on his debut album, Testimony, he could’ve been just another statistic. Luckily for Alsina, rather than ending up six-feet under or behind bars in the mean streets of New Orleans, he ended up […]

Read the rest of this entry » Gerren Keith Gaynor Guest Talks on ‘Huffington Post Live’
07
Apr
2014

Gerren Keith Gaynor Guest Talks on ‘Huffington Post Live’

I recently appeared on HuffPost Live on a segment called “Where Did All The Divas Go?” to discuss the decline of the “diva” and whether it has lost its meaning or significance over the years. Check out the video and accompanying article: Aretha. Celine. Whitney. Mariah. The ultimate divas. Miley. Katy. RiRi. Gaga. The … ummm? We hardly […]

Read the rest of this entry » Ledisi on Living Your Truth and Loving The Skin You’re In [Exclusive]
12
Mar
2014
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Ledisi on Living Your Truth and Loving The Skin You’re In [Exclusive]

Check out my exclusive interview with Ledisi via CentricTV.com: If you’ve seen Ledisi as of late, you probably took a double take. The powerhouse soul singer not only sounds better than ever, but she looks it too. Ever since debuting her slimmer frame and sexier image at Black Girls Rock! late last year, the music world and […]

Read the rest of this entry » Album Review: Candice Glover – ‘Music Speaks’
19
Feb
2014
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Album Review: Candice Glover – ‘Music Speaks’

There’s an unfair stigma that comes along with the American Idol title. Some have managed to eclipse its sugary brand, while others were forgotten as quickly as they shot to fame. There are even fewer successful urban acts, however, to come out of the reality singing competition machine. With the exceptions of Fantasia, Ruben Studdard […]

Read the rest of this entry » Is Beyonce’s ‘Sexy’ Image Changing The Perception of Motherhood?
06
Feb
2014
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Is Beyonce’s ‘Sexy’ Image Changing The Perception of Motherhood?

We all can agree that Beyonce is one hot mama. Long before giving birth to her daughter Blue Ivy, the once self-described “bootylicious” singer was often, and still is, touted as the sexiest woman on the planet. Now, as the mother of a two-year-old, Beyonce has easily become not just one of the most beautiful women in the […]

Read the rest of this entry » The Sexism, Racism Behind Black Hair In Entertainment and Sports
03
Feb
2014
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The Sexism, Racism Behind Black Hair In Entertainment and Sports

Via CentricTV.com: While almost the entire country had their eyes glued to television sets to watch Super Bowl XLVIII, others were paying closer attention to Fox Sports news reporter Pam Oliver’s hair. The 19-year veteran is one of the few women in sports broadcast, especially among women of color, and despite being an intelligent, pioneering woman […]

Read the rest of this entry » ‘SNL’ Proves Why Drake Is Bigger Than Hip-Hop
20
Jan
2014
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‘SNL’ Proves Why Drake Is Bigger Than Hip-Hop

Many tuned in to the latest episode of Saturday Night Live to see Drake host and perform – or to see the premiere of the show’s newest and only Black comedienne Sasheer Zamata, which was clearly secretly what people really watched for. But what’s clear is that Drake hands-down stole the show. His skits – […]

Read the rest of this entry » The ‘N-Word’ and ‘Queer’ Debate: To Use Or Not To Use
05
Jan
2014
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The ‘N-Word’ and ‘Queer’ Debate: To Use Or Not To Use

Recently, I wrote a commentary on CentricTV.com about news anchor Robin Roberts’ coming out and posed the question (also the headline) “Will Robin Roberts’ Coming Out Shatter Stereotypes of Black Queer Women?” To my surprise, my editor brought to my attention some backlash from Centric’s Facebook page, where my article had been shared. Many of the […]

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