Why buy when you can borrow?

I still remember learning the Dewey Decimal System in elementary school.  I started my research papers with a trip to the card catalog.  Like me, your local library has grown up a lot over the past few decades.  My family relies on the local library system for free entertainment....more


This is it.  Here comes your Easter Break Down in, like, just a few short sentences.  The only one you really need.  Yes, Easter is cool.  And I'm old school about it.  I like to see the kiddos doing the whole Easter egg thing.  Coloring them, finding them, Easter bonnets, baskets.   O.C. Pastor Dan Mendoza's church does all that, but the challenge he says, is to move beyond the glitz and "get to the heart of the message."  ...more

MOM IS THE RULE: 5 Most Famous and Compelling Momisms

Most of the time mom’s just stays at home cooking meals, doing laundries, cleaning everyone’s mess and keeping all the things in clean and in order inside and outside the house, day till night. It’s always a 100% released energy everyday just to keep a family safe and sound. ...more

The Must Read Book of February: My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

The Must Read book of February: My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh...more

Why Beyonce's Grammy Performance Strikes The Wrong Chord

Photo: Lester Cohen/ Kevin Mazur/ Kevin Winter/ Steve Granitz/ Jon Kopaloff/ Getty Images This is how in one song, an influential musical artist like Beyoncé can propel the feminist movement forward by leaps and bounds, only to, in one fell swoop of another song, knock all of creation back to nearly the dark ages of gender (in)equality:...more

I found the American Dream

How many times have you ever heard someone say, in general- “Get a job Or Get a real job.” in spite of what you do, because they don’t see the earning potential for what it is that you do. Or they really don’t know or understand exactly what it is that you do. Let’s just talk about the ones who don’t have a job. They hear it all the time. “You should get a job, there are jobs out there, and you can’t be choosy”...more

I Think I'm Falling Out of Love With Scandal

I know this confession may make me a BBG (bad black girl) but I’ve got to get it off my chest. The hit show returns from its winter break in two days, but I’m not super excited like I have been in the past. This is a huge shift in my attitude towards the show, but then again the show has taken a huge shift in direction....more

The Book That I Never Get Tired Of Reading

*This post is Day Fifteen of the January Nablopomo 30-day blogging challenge hosted by BlogHer....more


As the previews for the Fox TV show Empire flashed across my screen, I dismissed it as another attempt to portray "us" as the stereotypical music business folks. I was getting my panties in a bunch, chip on shoulder, lamenting that Hollywood thinks all African-Americans do are rap and sell drugs. Closer to the series premiere, I couldn't shake the image of Taraji P. Henson snarling "I want half my company back" as she flicked her white fur coat. Then Hozier's "Take Me to Church" became my shower song, me belting it out to the chagrin of my sleeping family. ...more