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For most of this year, I’ve been exhausted by the whole ‘self-help’ movement. I feel like a lot of us have been communicating the same messages about having high self-esteem and be yourself, and confidence is key and YOU CAN DO IT! and blah blah blah and I guess there are still people out there that need this type of positive reinforcement, especially the generation behind me; but I wonder how much is it really helping people? The first time this feeling struck me was in 2012; I saw Oprah

For the first time in almost 5 years, I’m planning my next vacation and it looks like I’m going to see Prince in New Orleans July 2014 for the 20th anniversary of the Essence Music Festival. I was driving home the other night and I heard Prince come on singing “When Doves Cry” and out of nowhere I heard this scream and then I realized the scream came from me as my heart and mind felt that I was going to see Prince and my body reacted before I could

Farewell Nelson Mandela

I’m listening to CNN cover the breaking news of Nelson Mandela passing away and while we’re sad to lose him, I can’t help but get a sense of relief for him. The first time I learned about Mandela was in my Black History class in high school. We learned about his stand against apartheid and his time in prison and how he became the first Black president of South Africa and how much he was loved and celebrated for the unity he brought to his people. And every time I

Do you watch it because it’s a good show or because you want an excuse to swoon over Michael Ealy? It’s only a couple hours before the American Music Awards comes on tonight and I decide to peek in on the latest show to be added to the Global TV family: Almost Human starring the ever-so-sexy Michael Ealy and Karl Urban (loved him in Star Trek). Global describes the show as an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future that centers around the unlikely partnership between a part-machine

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