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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

When Seduction Becomes Obsession… A Sneak Peek At Tyler Perry’s “Temptation” Movie

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ROMANCE | BETRAYAL | RECKLESSNESS | FORBIDDEN DESIRES Starring Eve Bayou’s Jurnee Smollett; sexy vixen Kim Kardashian; Grammy Award Winning songstress Brandy Norwood;  & the choco handsome Lance Gross, this intense Tyler Perry drama may just top Beyonce & Idris Elba‘s movie, Obsessed (2009). Or nah? The two stories aren’t related, but they both give off that […]

Celebrities, Gossip, & Entertainment: “Tyler Perry Takes a Break From Madea”

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According to s2s.com, the playwright that we have all grown to love has decided to take a break from his famous stage character, Madea. You know… The funny, bold, charismatic woman also known as Mabel Simmons — that will go to jail for family and do almost any and everything that she wants to do […]

AFFRM: “Together We Are Strong” — What is the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement?

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So. One of my MFA professors presented us with this video of the AFFRM (African American Film Festival Releasing Movement) on last week; and in return, we were asked to give a brief 100 – 500 word response  on our thoughts regarding this… … my response personally… “I too was pleased to see an outstanding […]

Sophisticated Saturday: Meet New York Times Best-Selling Author: Omar Tyree

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He is known for his best-selling books, What They Want, Boss Lady, For the Love of Money, and one of the first books that we ever read of his, Flyy Girl. After 19 successful books in 17 years, New York Times Best-selling author Omar Tyree is gearing up to release another one! As a fan […]

Meet… Baldwin Hills’ Star Moriah Johnson

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From the West Coast of Los Angeles, to the southern soil of Alabama, the talented, yet humble Moriah Johnson is “creating new footprints” as he lives his American Dream.  I recently got a chance to chit chat with the handsome Baldwin Hills‘ star and  wanted to get the inside scoop on his current life, after […]

What Constitutes as “Black Film”? …Your Opinion?

Once upon a time… back in the early 70′s to be exact… There was this group of black independent filmmakers attending UCLA. They were members of an organization known as the Los Angeles School of Black Filmmakers. Three of the most notable filmmakers in this group were:  Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust); Charles Barnett […]

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Music + Entertainment | Paris Hilton at Echostage‏ – Washington, DC May 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2014) - On Friday, May 9, DC’s newest concert venue Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC. www.echostage.com) will host Paris Hilton, for her first-ever DJ set in the nation’s capital. Tickets to see The Heiress start at $20 and will go on sale today at noon. District high-rollers and true Hilton fans can get their own royal treatment with Echostage’s VIP-table service. To reserve a table, call 202.503.2330. […]

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Beauty Tips | Recreate Looks From MTV Movie Awards 2014 With Mary Kay

For ladies of Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards it seemed as though there were two vastly different, yet both stunning, popular trends. While half of the ladies showcased their relaxed natural looks, the other half went the dramatic route by getting playful with color. Recreate two of the most gorgeous looks of the night – Rita […]

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Healthy Living | Migraine Prevention Tips

Got a Headache? You’re Not Alone Neurologist & Mind-Body Doc Shares Natural Migraine Prevention Tips Headaches are the number 3 reason women ages 18 to 44 go to emergency rooms, and the fifth-leading cause of emergency room visits among all Americans, according to a 2013 National Institutes of Health report, which calls headaches a major […]

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Fashion + Style | Expert Advice From Wardrobe Stylist Gen Bell: 2014 Fashion Trends‏

From professional and celebrity stylist Gen Bell, here are 5 signature fashion pieces that are guaranteed to be a smash hit this Spring! Crop Tops will be sticking around this spring. Sweatshirts will be in this spring. Shade of pastels will add softness and femininity to your looks this spring. It’s all about getting a […]

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Food + Nutrition | Stay Away — Nearly 9 Million Pounds Of Beef Recalled

If you’ve been struggling — trying to let beef go for some time now, this might just do it for you. Almost a year’s worth of meat products processed from diseased and unhealthy animals without full federal inspection has been recalled. California based supplier Rancho Feeding Corp. has been under scrutiny by the USDA Food Safety […]

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Love + Relationships | Getting Over A Breakup: 6 Ways To Give Yourself A ‘Breakover’

6 Ways to Give Yourself a ‘Breakover’ Valentine’s Day Isn’t about Being Alone; It’s about Being Yourself, Says Self-Empowerment Entrepreneur There’s a reason Neil Sedaka’s “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” became a pop classic – because it’s true! But breakups can also be a time to reflect and embark on a new chapter in […]

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Music + Entertainment | Paris Hilton at Echostage‏ – Washington, DC May 9, 2014

Washington, D.C. (April 14, 2014) - On Friday, May 9, DC’s newest concert venue Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd. NE, DC. www.echostage.com) will host Paris Hilton, for her first-ever DJ set in the nation’s capital. Tickets to see The Heiress start at $20 and will go on sale today at noon. District high-rollers and true Hilton fans can get their own royal treatment with Echostage’s VIP-table service. To reserve a table, call 202.503.2330. […]

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Lifestyle | Jesse Ventura Gives Smack-down On Gay Marriage, the NFL, the 1% and More‏

JESSE VENTURA’s new online-only show “Off The Grid”— carried by Ora.tv and YouTube – has been broadcasting Tuesday through Friday for a full month. In one month’s time, “Off The Grid” already has a viewership of 1.3 million. Meaning that Ventura’s message is not only out there, it’s clearly gaining support and approval.  In the former governor’s opinion, the […]