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…A Piece Of Modern Day “Brown Sugar”: When Is Love Truly Worth a Second Chance?

Once upon a time…. If you were to ask me about my love life. I’d laugh. Right there, in front of your face. Like that uncontrollable — or quite often, that ugly, hilarious laugh. I’d laugh and most likely, by the end of that laughter (if it were to ever cease), you’d know why.  Then […]

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Beauty Tips | How to Clear Your Skin Up Safely at Home

If you’re paranoid about your spot prone skin, there’s no need to just put up and deal with it any longer. There are a number of things you can do that will not only clear up your skin, but do it in a safe way. Here are just a few ideas that will leave you […]

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Lifestyle | Behind the Scenes Of My Little DIY Blogger Work Space + Tips On How To Style Your Own

For awhile now, well — at least ever since knowing that I would be moving into a new apartment, decor ideas GALORE were going MAD through my mind. MAD, I say! I kind of knew what type of environment I would be going for — like a chic, bohemian type of environment; I mean, why […]

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Love, Dating + Relationships | 10 Steps to Deeper Intimate Relationships‏

Intimacy develops in all of our relationships when we are able to be honest with ourselves, honest with others, and express our vulnerability. Intimacy is often considered as a sentiment shared only by couples or in romantic relationships, but all of our relationships have varying levels of intimacy associated with them dependent on the level […]

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Aussie Artist, ALLDAY Makes His US Debut | Touring With Mod Sun, 11/4 @ U Street Music Hall‏

Mixing the indie aesthetics and #healthgoth attitude of underground artists like Yung Lean, with the laid back beats of hip hop faves like Chance The Rapper, Allday is leading a new era in a genre all his own. The Adelaide rapper arrived with his new mixtape, Soft Grunge Love Rap via US label, Wind-up Records, […]

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Healthy Living | Home Improvements To Encourage A Healthier Lifestyle

With the new year just recently starting, millions of us are currently trying to keep those resolutions going strong. Two of the most common items are to get fit and to build a better home. What better way to ensure that you achieve those goals than killing two birds with one star? Home is the […]

How-To & DIY

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Lifestyle | Behind the Scenes Of My Little DIY Blogger Work Space + Tips On How To Style Your Own

For awhile now, well — at least ever since knowing that I would be moving into a new apartment, decor ideas GALORE were going MAD through my mind. MAD, I say! I kind of knew what type of environment I would be going for — like a chic, bohemian type of environment; I mean, why […]

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Let’s Talk Summer Hair | Box Braids, Senegalese Twists, Marley Twists, Faux Locs + Update On My Dreadlocks

Girl — what better topic to discuss during vacationing season other than protective styling and travel hair? Womp, not a thing. Box braids, Senegalese Twists, Faux Locs and Marley Twists. Do you know the difference or steps to take before deciding on what’s best for you? Torn between the four? Well for starters, with any type of hair […]

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Film + TV

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Did O.J. Do It? Here’s What the Cast + Writers of “The People VS. O.J. Simpson” Have to Say‏

Shock. Disbelief. And though even now I hate to admit it, a bit of relief. Those were three of the emotions I experienced on Oct. 3, 1995, after a TV had been wheeled into our classroom for us to witness the live verdict being read in the O.J. Simpson trial. The relief came not because […]

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47th NAACP Image Awards [LIVE Friday, Feb. 5] — Talent Announcement‏

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 2, 2016 – An all-star lineup of talent is confirmed to attend and/or present at the 47th NAACP Image Awards and Terrence Jenkins + Tracey Edmonds are set to co-host the LIVE red carpet pre-show, it was announced today by Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, the executive producers of the […]

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Health + Fitness

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Healthy Living | Home Improvements To Encourage A Healthier Lifestyle

With the new year just recently starting, millions of us are currently trying to keep those resolutions going strong. Two of the most common items are to get fit and to build a better home. What better way to ensure that you achieve those goals than killing two birds with one star? Home is the […]

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Beauty Tips | Health Advice That Makes You Beautiful Too

Deep down, we all know that there’s a huge responsibility to look after our health. However, the fact we can’t see the benefits can make it hard to find motivation. That should not be an excuse to miss out though, and you need to find an incentive from somewhere. Let’s face it, we live in […]

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Lifestyle + Life Coaching

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Love, Dating + Relationships | 10 Steps to Deeper Intimate Relationships‏

Intimacy develops in all of our relationships when we are able to be honest with ourselves, honest with others, and express our vulnerability. Intimacy is often considered as a sentiment shared only by couples or in romantic relationships, but all of our relationships have varying levels of intimacy associated with them dependent on the level […]

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1 Year Later: The Case of Bobbi Kristina Brown; What Has Happened Since the Day Whitney Houston’s Daughter Was Found Unconscious?‏

It’s been a year since Whitney Houston’s only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found face-down and unresponsive in her own bathtub in Atlanta. And there are still so many questions left to be answered. Bobbi Kristina died at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015, nearly seven months after that fateful day. Roswell, Ga., […]

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Family + Children

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Family + Motherhood | 5 Ways To Stay Stylish When Pregnant

Whenever you’re lucky enough to have your first child, you’re going to have to experience pregnancy. It’s an incredible, maturing experience – but not always a great one. For starters, you put on weight, and none of your clothes fit anymore as that bump continues to get bigger! But don’t worry. As important as it […]

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Family + Children | A Novel Way To Explain Online Bullying To Your Children

“What did I do to deserve this?” asked Mark Cheverton’s 7-year-old son with tears in his eyes. A short while prior, Cheverton, a former public school teacher of 15 years and an engineer with GE, made the decision with his wife to buy the video game Minecraft for his son, who begged his parents for […]

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Love + Relationships

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…A Piece Of Modern Day “Brown Sugar”: When Is Love Truly Worth a Second Chance?

Once upon a time…. If you were to ask me about my love life. I’d laugh. Right there, in front of your face. Like that uncontrollable — or quite often, that ugly, hilarious laugh. I’d laugh and most likely, by the end of that laughter (if it were to ever cease), you’d know why.  Then […]

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Love + Relationships | Crucial Mistakes to Avoid After a Breakup

Breakups are never easy to deal with, even if you’re the one to initiate it. It might be the right thing for you, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t difficult. You got used to being in a relationship, and now everything has changed. You might not know how to react, what you’re feeling or what […]

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Food + Nutrition

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Healthy Living | Five Mindless, Harmful Eating Habits to Avoid in 2016

Once upon a time, the word “diet” was only associated with weight loss. Thank goodness, times are finally changing. In recent years, science and technology have taught us so much about all of the ways that nutrition and specific foods can alter the entire function and overall health of our human systems. We now know […]

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DC Events | Zeke Emanuel to Kick Off Breakfast Series at Union Market This Weekend

Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, healthcare pundit and eldest of the esteemed Emanuel brothers trio, will run a breakfast series this Saturday and Sunday, July 25 & 26, and Saturday and Sunday, August 1 & 2 from 8:00am-1:00pm at Union Market in Nick Stefanelli’s new eatery, Masseria (1340 4th St NW). For the series, Zeke will make […]

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Features

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Aussie Artist, ALLDAY Makes His US Debut | Touring With Mod Sun, 11/4 @ U Street Music Hall‏

Mixing the indie aesthetics and #healthgoth attitude of underground artists like Yung Lean, with the laid back beats of hip hop faves like Chance The Rapper, Allday is leading a new era in a genre all his own. The Adelaide rapper arrived with his new mixtape, Soft Grunge Love Rap via US label, Wind-up Records, […]

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DC Events | Shinola to Host Opening Block Party Saturday During Howard Homecoming Weekend

Shinola, known for its Detroit-built watches, bicycles, journals, pet accessories, small leather goods and leather care, will host a neighborhood block party on Saturday, October 3 from 2:00 to 7:00pm. The brand has partnered with DC Central Kitchen for the day-long bash, featuring a variety of District favorites, including Compass Coffee and Jrink Juicery mobile […]

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Celebrity Interviews

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Celebrity Interview | The Star Cast Of “Drumline: A New Beat” Talks About Movie + Character Challenges

With large success following the TLC biopic, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, VH1 is on a roll with original films. I had the pleasure of catching up with a few cast members of new VH1 movie, “Drumline: A New Beat” while they were promoting at this year’s Howard University Homecoming game. Alexandra Shipp, Letoya Luckett and […]

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Grammy Winner and Music Mogul DJ Khaled on Jay Z, Drake + Peace in the Middle East [Interview]

Anthem King DJ Khaled joins the King of All Talk, Larry King, for an illuminating conversation on the Emmy nominated web series “Larry King Now” about hip hop’s mounting influence, Jay Z’s genius, and the mistake young rappers make. Plus, the Palestinian producer on the chance for peace in the Middle East. During the interview […]

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Interview | UFC Octagon Girl and “Overhaulin” Co-Host, Arianny Celeste Talks Career and Future

Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, this gorgeous model booked her first modeling job when she was just four months old. Many years later, Arianny Celeste is currently a host for the family show “Overhaulin” on Velocity. She was also recently seen on the fourth season of MTV’s “Guy Code” which premiered on April 16th. While most […]

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Interview | Kit Williamson Talks “Mad Men” Role & New Project, “EastSiders”

Another star has found his way on PSLoveCharli’s entertainment radar! Kit Williamson returned to AMC’s final season of “Mad Men” as Ed Gifford which premiered on April 13. Additionally, Kit is best known for the award winning web series “EastSiders” that premiered on LogoTV.com and will begin shooting a second season this summer. Kit wrote, directed […]

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Exclusive Interview | #RHOA Mama Joyce Sets The Record Straight: “I Just Want the Best For My Daughter”

To all my reality TV fanatics, enthusiasts and aficionados  — this one is for you. In light of all the negative small screen playback this newbie Real Housewives Of Atlanta star has received, she figured it was time to set ALL of us straight. You know, give us a few unknown facts Bravo is apparently […]

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“I was never that mom trying to make my son famous”: Justin Bieber’s Mother Pattie Mallette Opens Up In Inspiring Interview With Charli

Her Twitter bio perfectly sums up everything you need to know: Yes Justin Bieber is my son. I have many other great qualities besides being his mom haha! No really. But in this case, I had the honor of getting to know her on a much more personal level. Pattie Mallette grew up in Stratford, Ontario […]

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Celebrity Interview | Hollywood Actress Fernanda Romero Talks Career, Her Style, and Latest Films Including “Mission Park”

Born in Mexico City, Fernanda began her singing career as part of the sensational teen-pop group Fryzzby, signed under BMG. Although she originally distanced herself from the industry to pursue a career in Fashion Design, she ultimately returned to her roots as an entertainer. Recently, Fernanda filmed PENDEJO with Danny Trejo, MISSION PARK, with Vivica A. […]

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Exclusive Interview | YMCMB Manager Cortez Bryant Talks Career, Blueprint Group, Relationships, + His Future

Such a freakin’ pleasure to talk to one of my own. As being both Jackson State University + Mass Communication alums, this was kind of an important thing for me. A couple of weekends ago, I got a chance to catch up with a very involved music related Manager and Chief Visionary Officer — whom […]

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Celebrity Interview | Actor Patrick Faucette Talks About His Role In “The Haves and the Have Nots”

Written and directed by Tyler Perry, Patrick Faucette plays the role of Tony Watson, the long lost father of Benny Young played by Tyler Lepley.  His character creates quite a stir in the lives of the “have nots” with his renewed interest in the life of his son,  it’s a point of conversation throughout the […]

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Celebrity Interview | Devon Werkheiser Talks New EP “I Am” + His Transition From Nickelodeon To Committed Artist

Born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Devon Werkheiser found his passion for performing at an early age, starting in musical theater at age 7, followed by commercials, TV and film. He developed his skills as a singer/songwriter after being signed to Universal Music at age 16 and working with many well-known songwriters around LA. As […]

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Celebrity Interview | Jaclyn Betham To Make TV Debut On Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”

This rising actress who started her acting experience filming shorts “J.A.W.” and “Quiet“, led her to want more, despite her promising professional ballet career. Since the age of 13, new actress Jaclyn Betham has danced for such companies as San Jose Ballet, Houston Ballet, and continued her work with Anaheim Ballet, Luminario Ballet, and the Legion […]

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Celebrity Interview | Daphne Wayans Gets Personal & Talks About Her Role On Season 2 Of VH1’s “Hollywood Exes”

 I treat my friends with a lot of care and I treat them like sisters, we have a sisterhood, and when I decide to take on a friend, it’s with that mind. –Daphne Wayans ​When asked to describe herself, Daphne Wayans will tell you she’s her children’s mom – their happiness her calling, their well-being […]

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[Interview] Southern Starlet Erica Michelle Opens Up + Discusses Her Road To Success In Landing a Role On “The Last Exorcism”

“Girl, my mind was so far from school, I was just trying to figure out ways to get to LA.” Just one of a few quotes that stuck out to me when interviewing this strong, passionate young starlet by the name of Erica Michelle. The first day I met her, after discovering her sass, and […]

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Interview: Virginia Welch Discusses Her Role As Casey Anthony in “Prosecuting Casey Anthony”

We all remember her story — Casey Anthony, the woman accused and later acquitted for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. We watched the 6-week long trial, listened to all the news stories that left us with a shocking, yet unexplainable outcome. Now, we get to see how the real story unfolds through the prosecutor’s […]

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Celebrity Interview: Edwin Hodge Talks About Success & New Theatrical Movie, “Red Dawn”

After telling his mom, only at the age of 3 years that he wanted to be in “that box”- she didn’t quite understand what he meant, but it was then that Edwin Hodge began his early career, yep, in the box – our TV sets that is. Years later, Edwin continues to leave his mark […]

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Celebrity Interview: “Dance Moms” Christi Lukasiak Shares Her Story On Life As a Reality TV Star

On twitter, her 160 word bio might say: Just a mom of two beautiful blondes. Dabble in the world of competitive dance…from a mother’s perspective, of course. Cast of @lifetimetv @dancemoms. But after getting a chance to talk with her about life outside of Lifetime TV‘s “Dance Moms“, Christi Lukasiak does live a normal life – […]

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Celebrity Interview: Journalist Turned Actress, Margaret Judson Discusses Her Debut On HBO’s “The Newsroom”

A native of the mid-west (Chicago), with a professional background in broadcast production, Margaret Judson is now a series regular on HBO’s new hit television show, “The Newsroom”. After doing consultant work, Margaret was hand picked by Aaron Sorkin to switch from her career in cable news with NBC – to playing associate producer Tess […]

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Interview: Ana Lucasey Discusses Life and ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”!

After being born into the arts, there wasn’t anything that she couldn’t do. From singing, to dancing, to piano lessons, to theatre, Ana Lucasey challenged herself even more, after finally deciding on acting. Making her way through, while overcoming life’s obstacles, and settling into the industry, Ana began making guest appearances on some of TV’s […]

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Beauty Tips | How to Clear Your Skin Up Safely at Home

If you’re paranoid about your spot prone skin, there’s no need to just put up and deal with it any longer. There are a number of things you can do that will not only clear up your skin, but do it in a safe way. Here are just a few ideas that will leave you […]

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Washington, DC Events | Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Mary J. Blige + More at BET Honors This Weekend‏

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2016) — BET Networks announced today that Empire’s Jussie Smollet and V. Bozeman, American Idol winner Fantasia, soul singer Leon Bridges, R&B star Ledisi and legendary band The Deele will pay tribute to the 2016 BET Honors recipients. Also joining the star-studded lineup as presenters are Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. […]

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Lifestyle | Behind the Scenes Of My Little DIY Blogger Work Space + Tips On How To Style Your Own

For awhile now, well — at least ever since knowing that I would be moving into a new apartment, decor ideas GALORE were going MAD through my mind. MAD, I say! I kind of knew what type of environment I would be going for — like a chic, bohemian type of environment; I mean, why […]

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Sports | Exclusive Coverage: NBA Stars Durant, Harden + Curry Go 2K15 Uncensored‏ [VIDEOS]

NBA 2K15 UNCENSORED was a free-flowing conversation with four of the NBA’s top stars Kevin Durant, James Harden, Stephen Curry and Anthony Davis moderated by Ernie Johnson. They covered several topics in the NBA, pop culture, and additional sports-related content. Highlights included Durant talking about leaving USA basketball, James Harden declaring himself the best all-around player […]

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Love, Dating + Relationships | 10 Steps to Deeper Intimate Relationships‏

Intimacy develops in all of our relationships when we are able to be honest with ourselves, honest with others, and express our vulnerability. Intimacy is often considered as a sentiment shared only by couples or in romantic relationships, but all of our relationships have varying levels of intimacy associated with them dependent on the level […]

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…A Piece Of Modern Day “Brown Sugar”: When Is Love Truly Worth a Second Chance?

Once upon a time…. If you were to ask me about my love life. I’d laugh. Right there, in front of your face. Like that uncontrollable — or quite often, that ugly, hilarious laugh. I’d laugh and most likely, by the end of that laughter (if it were to ever cease), you’d know why.  Then […]

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Washington, DC Events | Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Mary J. Blige + More at BET Honors This Weekend‏

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 21, 2016) — BET Networks announced today that Empire’s Jussie Smollet and V. Bozeman, American Idol winner Fantasia, soul singer Leon Bridges, R&B star Ledisi and legendary band The Deele will pay tribute to the 2016 BET Honors recipients. Also joining the star-studded lineup as presenters are Golden Globe-winning actress Taraji P. […]

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Beauty Tips | How to Clear Your Skin Up Safely at Home

If you’re paranoid about your spot prone skin, there’s no need to just put up and deal with it any longer. There are a number of things you can do that will not only clear up your skin, but do it in a safe way. Here are just a few ideas that will leave you […]