Stop Tasting The Snake Oil

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Rihanna vs. the Parents Television Council: 'Man Down' Video Inappropriate?

In the middle of a season of crazy tornado weather and political scandals, what was the lead story yesterday on CNN.com? The fact that Rihanna's new music video was being called 'inexcusable' by a parent watchdog group. ...more

I want to clarify, I blame Chris Brown exclusively. I certainly don't believe that she is at ...more

BET on Yourself: Inviting Women Seeking Business, Entrepreneurism, Tech Mentoring

If you're a woman who has a big idea that involves technology, the Internet or social media, we have an opportunity for you. With the leadership of 50 pioneering entrepreneurs, technologists and business leaders, BlogHer is hosting a special event for women who want to start something. Whether you're considering a start-up of your own, or innovating from inside a company, we invite you to join BlogHer's 2011 Business, Entrepreurism and Technology conference on March 24-25 in Silicon Valley.This is a long post, so here's a roadmap:...more

Hi Elisa, thanks so much for responding. I'm getting back on the productivity wagon after the ...more

Why I love Mo’Nique.

I recently attended a taping of BET’s The Mo’Nique Show.  You know Mo’Nique that won an Oscar for the movie Precious....more

My Black is Beautiful Reality Television Show on BET taping

I decided to keep pursuing my quest for work in the entertainment industry.  I tried to get casted on a reality makeover show.  I wasn't chosen but to my surprise they invited me to attend the taping of the show with VIP access.  Lucky Me!  The show is called My Black is Beautiful http://myblackisbeautiful.com/ and will air on BET. You can also follow them on Twitter MBIBMovement....more

New Multi-Cultural Educational/Entertainment show begins airing Sept. 5

Hey all you Music lovers out there! What do The Jazz Crusaders, India.Arie, Wyclef Jean, Amy Grant, CECE Winans, Roberta Flack, Donnie McClurkin and Jon Secada have in common? They are all performing, showing their videos, interviewing and/or appearing on the all new multi-cultural music television show, Yhur Music TV  (not spelled Your Music TV, its spelled YHUR Music TV) coming your way this season! ...more

2009 BET Awards: Michael Jackson Tribute or Travesty?

BET gave out their annual music awards last night.  I'm going to be straight up right now and say I didn't watch it.  That's right, I'm the BlogHer TV Contributing Editor and I didn't watch that TV show. In fact the only way my cable box ever lands on the dreaded BET channel is if my finger slips on the remote.  Then I make sure to get the heck out of there before my eyeballs fry and my blood boils. ...more

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The 2008 Fall TV Season: Thrills, Chills and Do-Overs

Grab the remotes, Folks! It's the 2008 Fall TV Season and shows are coming at us faster than political shots from Obama and McCain. Or Tina Fey and Sarah Palin. Or Biden and...you get what I mean. Between the new shows and the returning shows, my DVR and I are working hard to bring you, dear BlogHer readers, all the info there is to know about what's good or will be good this fall.  There's even a show about me, Megan Smith.  Well, sort of...but more on that in a minute. ...more

Why BET dishonors this Black woman

*Editor's Note: What About Our Daughters?, a netroots community "organizing to combat the destructive portrayals of African American women in popular culture," reports that McDonald's, Nissan, the Army and the Navy advertise on BET.com's "B-Girl" website. ...more