Happy Weekend!

Well, let me start off by saying a big THANK YOU to everyone who read my first post. It means the world to me. People who know me, know how important the story is, and if you don’t know me, you got a pretty good picture of myself. If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, please read “An independence shout out” and you will understand. Moving on, yesterday marked my fourth anniversary in LA, five and half in the US. So many things have happened during this time that I will in the future share some of these stories....more

Diva Do's

There are updos for when you're going to the gym or lounging around the house. And then there are updos for a girl's night out or when attending a spectacular party - those are called the diva do's. Christmas and New Year's Eve are right around the corner and these do's would be a perfect addition to your outfit. Here are some looks to replicate by Marion, Gisele, Alicia and Rihanna....more

Fantasia Barrino's Suicide Attempt Sheds Light on Classism and Colorism in the Black Community

Many people were surprised in August when it was announced that former American Idol winner and Broadway actress Fantasia Barrino was hospitalized after a suicide attempt. What was more surprising is how quickly she returned to the spotlight. She appeared on the talk show circuit, openly discussing the recent tribulations that caused her to take a handful of aspirin so she, in her words, could "sleep forever:" ...more

thank You bringing the historical perspective to the skin color issue. I think too many people ...more

Mean Girls and Where to Find the Nice Ones!

What do Chelsea Clinton and Alicia Keys have in common? They both rocked Vera Wang dresses this past weekend, in two very different ceremonies, as they exchanged their “I Do’s”. While an expecting Alicia married her DJ lover, Chelsea opted for the Wall Street Banker (doing her parents proud we are sure). Both weddings appeared in Google’s “top 10” trend list proving that we are either romantics at heart, or that we are simply happy to see two “nice girls” find love....more

Summer’s Strapless Dresses

Prince, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah and El DeBarge: Bloggers on the Highs and Lows of the 2010 BET Awards

Overshadowing the BET coverage is the fact that Chris Brown cried during the Michael Jackson tribute when he tried to sing "Man in the Mirror," but bloggers are talking about the winners and performances at the award show, including Prince's lifetime achievement award. ...more

I love how he's half-smiling and nodding through the performances.

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