Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan!

Chaka Khan is a Legend of the Decade! Even after all these years, she still looks just as beautiful as ever. Honestly, I need to see what kind of water she’s drinking so I can look as young as she does when I get her age. I didn’t hear about Chaka Khan until I was…

Shots Fired Is A Powerful New Series on Fox

Shots Fired, a 10-hour event series created by Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious,” “New York Undercover,” “Get on the Bus,”) examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. The series premiered tonight on FOX with a…

Organic Beauty Embraces Minimalism

For a while now, the minimalistic approach has been trending in the beauty world and many women have started minimizing their skin care arsenal. The main advantage of being a minimalist isn’t having just a few products in your beauty bag – it’s finally finding the perfect product for your skin and sticking to it….

Jussie Smollett Just Dropped a NEW Video – F.U.W.

Earlier this week, Jussie Smollett took to social media to announce the release date for his new video, F.U.W. As promised, the Empire star released the politically laced video shortly before midnight on Wednesday. F.U.W. music video directed by yours truly. Tomorrow 3.15.17 at 11:59pm. #Resist A post shared by Jussie Smollett (@jussiesmollett) on Mar…

USING THE CRISIS TO BREAK THE CYCLE

When everything is not going as planned, and you already feel like your world is smashing into you, hearing someone say that everything happens for a reason may make you cringe and cause you to scream. Or maybe it is just me who screams on the inside mid conversation. And it’s not that you don’t…

Top 5 reasons to visit Oz

I am all about traveling and adventure, and as a true Aussie I’ve made sure I find the time to indulge the gorgeousness of my beautiful country. I’ve got to tell you, though – not many people had the luck to experience Australia firsthand like I did, and I’m proud of myself for having made…

Person of the Week: Commercial Beauty and Fashion Photographer Mario Epanya

Mario Epanya is a Paris based commercial beauty and fashion photographer whose work focuses on diversity in fashion and portraiture. Born in Cameroon, Epanya started his career as a self-taught hair and makeup artist in 1995. In 2000, he moved to France where he studied and became a professional makeup artist working for the likes of…

Afro Latino History Is Black History 

So one of my friends was telling about a conversation he was having in class with his teacher and students about there is no such thing as an Afro Latino. He told them yes there is because one of my friends is an Afro Latina. So the teacher asked,“what is that?” He told her that…

FEBRUARY 2017 BESTSELLING AFRICAN AMERICAN BOOKS/EBOOKS

Brokenhearted Girl 3: When Your Heart Hurts (Kindle Edition) by Diamond Johnson  They say that what’s done in the dark will eventually come to the light. The secret about Reese being Camryn’s biological father had gone on too long, and now it’s finally been revealed. How will something like that end? Sticks has been raising…

Out of the Ruins

“Why do you always forget us? Why do you forsake us so long?  Restore us to yourself, LORD, that we may return; renew our days as of old unless you have utterly rejected us and are angry with us beyond measure.” – Lamentations 5:20-22 In poetic symbolism, you find Jeremiah’s love poured out in scripture…