Woman in the Mirror: Caitlyn Jenner’s Journey

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A wise person once said, “…our lives improve when we take chances, and the first difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” Amen! You don’t have to be transgender to travel down a road of self-discovery or to find a piece of yourself in Caitlyn Jenner’s story[Read more…]

The Baby Breadwinner: 4 Reasons to Think Twice Before Putting Kids in Show Business

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Lights, camera, action! Make room for the Brinks truck following the child star cash cow! Who needs a childhood filled with little league, homework, dance recitals, and trips to amusement parks when your child can have fame and fortune in show business – right? Does the family dynamic shift when a superstar minor becomes the breadwinner of the household? Hmmmm….Here are 4 reasons parents should think twice before putting their child in show business: [Read more…]

5 Signs a Celebrity Couple is Headed for Splitsville

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First, Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa announce their split and now Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo are throwing the deuces…I just can’t…it’s all too much!

For those of you who are pop culture addicts like me, you may have already noticed a few interesting trends that precede a celebrity break-up. In hindsight, we should have known all along, right? Here are 5 Signs a Celebrity Couple is Headed for Splitsville: [Read more…]

The Mike Brown Tragedy: A Mother’s Perspective

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Michael Brown, Jr.

I was in the airport recently with my 20-month old son when he spotted a police officer. My son ran right up to the officer with that cute little wobbly toddler gallop while smiling from ear to ear. The officer, a Caucasian man, promptly placed his cell phone call on hold, smiled right back at my sweet boy, leaned down, and kindly said “Hey there, little fella!” In the moments that followed that gentle exchange, I couldn’t help but wonder one thing. Sixteen years from now, would my then-teenage son be greeted with the same level of courtesy and kindness? This question and many others like it are on the minds of mothers all over the country who are raising black sons. [Read more…]

7 Epic Celebrity Love Triangles…The Heartache of Tug-of-War!

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Celebrity love triangles are all the rage these days – literally. Thanks to social media, everyone has a front row seat to the relationship mayhem. Here is our list of 7 epic celebrity love triangles – some old, some new, some still very much alive…all gracing the pages of gossip columns at one time or another. Here’s to the “it’s complicated” geometry of love! Enjoy… [Read more…]

4 More Reasons I Love Football: Confessions of a Female Football Addict – Part II

PinkHelmetAugust is finally here, so now is the perfect time to reflect on the most exhilarating sport in the land! No, I’m not talking about the epic athletic showdown among shoppers in the women’s shoe department at Saks Fifth Avenue during the day-after-Christmas sale…although that’s a really close second. I’m talking about the other love of my life – FOOTBALL! [Read more…]

Playing to the Cameras: When Reality TV Stops Being Real

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My love affair with reality television is slowly coming to an end. The quest for fame and orchestrated publicity stunts have taken over the once seemingly authentic genre. The novelty of this guilty pleasure is finally wearing off like the red paint on the sole of a pricey pair of stilettos. I guess all good things must come to an end – right? [Read more…]

Open Letter to Newly Single JLo: Chill for > 5 Minutes…Please

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Jennifer Lopez is officially single again…for now. Multiple media outlets are reporting that Jenny from the Block and her much younger beau, Casper Smart, have called it quits after two and a half years of dating. Can you hear that churning sound? It’s the wheels in P. Diddy’s head working in overdrive trying to decide when he’ll start robocalling his lost love in 5,4,3,2,1…but, I digress…lol.

Now is the perfect time, as JLo’s best friend, to give her a little advice. Yes, Jennifer Lopez is my best friend – in my head. In my fantasy world, JLo and I shop together, share secrets, meet for lunch at The Ivy on the regular, and gossip in only the way good girlfriends do. Of course, this has no basis in reality but…whatever – lol.

Here are a few words of advice and encouragement I’d give my girl during this time of transition: [Read more…]

A Gentleman’s Style: 6 Things Women Notice after Age 30

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A wise person once said, “A well-tailored suit is to women what lingerie is to men.” Hats off to all the men who take pride in their appearance. Here is our list of 6 key elements of a man’s style that captures a woman’s attention – especially after she enters her 30’s. [Read more…]

5 Women Who Skyrocketed to Fame after Dating a Superstar

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Some say these women were dating up while others call it the biggest come-up of a lifetime. We call it the A-list Connect Effect!  Here is our list of 5 beauties who catapulted into the spotlight after hooking up with a superstar.  [Read more…]