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Meghan Said ‘Yes’ to Prince Harry’s Proposal!

Blame it on my tea-drinking commonwealth heritage or my love of Jane Austen, monogrammed stationery, and bone china. But when the British royals announced on Monday that American actress and humanitarian Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are engaged, I took notice. We should have all suspected that Ms. Markle was going to get a special […]

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Where Are the Black Romeos?

Lately it seems like the one segment of society that broadcast networks are loathe to affirm in a dominant time slot it’s that of a stable, intact and even affluent Black family, especially one anchored by a Black man.

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Here We Go Again: Backlash Over TV One Sitcom Calls It ‘A Wrap’ On Black Women

TV One has a new sitcom about a ‘family curse’ that results in the women having unplanned pregnancies on their 16th birthdays. Does this make Black women look as dumb as rocks? Nope, and here’s why:

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How Did #OscarsSoWhite Get So Messy?

Since this is the second year of exclusively white Oscar snubs, Jada Pinkett Smith thinks that doing not much is not an option, and some think she took to social media to do too much.

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Love in Black and White

The other day I went to see “Selma” with a friend of mine (it’s well worth the ticket and the running time), and one of the trailers promoted a new Kevin Costner movie, “Black or White.” Kevin portrays Elliot Anderson, a recently widowed attorney drawn into a custody battle over his biracial granddaughter, whom he has helped […]

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Keep Calm and Date Interracially

So apparently Robert Pattinson, the heart throb from the Twilight franchise has been broken up from Kristen Stewart, who played the human-turned-vampire girlfriend in the same movie series. You might say, “Lady, this is old news! Get with it!” But wait! Plot twist! Apparently, Robert Pattinson has left his vampire lover boy persona far behind, and has […]

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Eve and Maximillion

  Nicely done, Eve! Nicely done. The rapper and actress from Philadelphia married longtime boyfriend Maximillion Cooper over the weekend. You know Eve as a Grammy-winning rapper, and as Shelley Williams from the UPN TV sitcom “Eve,” and two of the first “Barbershop” movies. The celebrations were in Ibiza, Spain, and the two shared a few […]

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While Dencia Seethes, Lupita Lands Another Cover

Wow, some folks are really sensitive. Like Cameroonian-Nigerian pop star Dencia for instance, who is taking yet another shot at Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o. Readers who are faithfully following this rivalry (Lupita versus who again?) might remember that Dencia took offense to remarks that Nyong’o made in a speech at the Essence luncheon for women […]

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There Goes the Neighborhood — Again

You fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me, the saying goes. What are we to make of our gatekeepers in mass media who keep handing victories to a woman with no discernible talent — except making a public spectacle of her sex life, heading up a cottage industry based on […]

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Looking Forward to Zoe’s Story

It’s been a year since actress Zoe Saldana married Italian artist Marco Perego, and did so in such privacy that my nosy (and overworked, tired, blog-neglecting) self missed it. Well, she wants to talk about it now, and I’m interested in hearing what she has to say. The Huffington Post has a preview and excerpt […]

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