Spotlight

Ways Your Grown Child Is Taking Advantage of You!

Ways Your Grown Child Is Taking Advantage of You!
August 29, 2015, No Comments

Grown children are a trip. I’m writing this in humor but was inspired by my darling 22-year-old daughter Kaelani who moved back home in December. I’m actually happy she moved back home because I’ve been able to really help her ... Read More»

The Powerhouse Black Bloggers & Businesswomen you KEEP Missing on Your Top Blogger Lists

The Powerhouse Black Bloggers & Businesswomen you KEEP Missing on Your Top Blogger Lists
August 28, 2015, 5 Comments

Anyone else tired of those blogger lists that name “top” bloggers but always seem to miss the mark? Well I am. I’m not hating. I’ve just happened to notice and have been disappointed about the fact that there are some ... Read More»

Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!

Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!
August 28, 2015, No Comments

Who the hell wrote the pilot for the Carmichael Show? Inquiring minds want to know because they are going to catch a case because my side burst and split open from laughing so hard last night! The Carmichael Show on ... Read More»

Family & Kids/Travel

Ways Your Grown Child Is Taking Advantage of You!

Ways Your Grown Child Is Taking Advantage of You!
August 29, 2015, No Comments

Grown children are a trip. I’m writing this in humor but was inspired by my darling 22-year-old daughter Kaelani who moved back home in December. I’m actually happy she moved back home because I’ve been able to really help her ... Read More»

#MoonGirl is Marvel’s Newest Brown & Brainy Super Hero!

#MoonGirl is Marvel’s Newest Brown & Brainy Super Hero!
August 20, 2015, No Comments

Marvel has done it again and is making headlines with a beautiful, brainy, bi-focal wearing brown girl named Moon Girl and my daughter Mikaela is OVER THE MOON ABOUT IT! Marvel Comics has revamped Devil Dinosaur, a classic 1978 comic, and ... Read More»

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less
July 7, 2015, Comments Off

I assume that we all have that one room that is either our junk room with loads of stuff we’re stowing away or it’s a very neglected room because we don’t need it at all. Well I have that room ... Read More»

Entertainment & Celebrities

Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!

Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!
August 28, 2015, No Comments

Who the hell wrote the pilot for the Carmichael Show? Inquiring minds want to know because they are going to catch a case because my side burst and split open from laughing so hard last night! The Carmichael Show on ... Read More»

Are you watching? Meet & Greet with the Cast of Bravo TV’s Mother Funders

Are you watching? Meet & Greet with the Cast of Bravo TV’s Mother Funders
July 29, 2015, Comments Off

Contributor: Keri Herndon-Brown www.butterandbeats.com I have a confession to make: I do not make female friends easily. I tend to be hesitant or even reluctant to engage with women I don’t know. I’m not exactly sure why — I have ... Read More»

Why I View Ciara as a Role Model for Young Girls Everywhere

Why I View Ciara as a Role Model for Young Girls Everywhere
July 7, 2015, Comments Off

Before you turn your nose up and judge the title of this post because you already have your mind made up about Ciara and all the grinding and grooving she does on stage, I ask that you don’t judge and ... Read More»

The Haves & Have Nots & Love Thy Neighbor Cast Discuss New Season & Praise Tyler Perry For Creating Fiery Characters

The Haves & Have Nots & Love Thy Neighbor Cast Discuss New Season & Praise Tyler Perry For Creating Fiery Characters
June 24, 2015, Comments Off

You already know I’m locked, loaded and ready to ride with the new season of the Haves & the Have Nots. I am hooked thanks to Tyler Perry and his creation of scandalous, over-the-top, jaw-dropping characters on the steamy show ... Read More»

Beauty & Fashion

OshKosh B’gosh Back to School Clothing Preview with Deeply Discounted Deals

OshKosh B’gosh Back to School Clothing Preview with Deeply Discounted Deals
August 8, 2015, Comments Off

Oh my GOSH! I had the pleasure of being invited to the OshKosh B’gosh Back to School VIP/Media Party and took a tour of the new Buckhead store. I know the OshKosh brand as a favorite among moms like me (I ... Read More»

Jaden Smith Wears A Skirt & Then This Happened…

Jaden Smith Wears A Skirt & Then This Happened…
April 11, 2015, Comments Off

…Absolutely nothing… Jaden Smith wears a skirt. Who the EFF cares? So what! It’s only in our culture that we care if he wears a skirt or pants. Guess what? Women wear both! #MindBlowing At least he’s not busting people ... Read More»

Around Town

Staples & Think It Up Awards Atlanta Teachers with $250,000 for class projects #StaplesForStudents

Staples & Think It Up Awards Atlanta Teachers with $250,000 for class projects #StaplesForStudents
August 8, 2015, Comments Off

As a teacher I had the pleasure of being invited to hear a great announcement by Staples and a new program, called “Think it Up,” which awarded Atlanta students and teachers more than $250,000 dollars for their class projects. Staples ... Read More»

Channel 2 Action News Back 2 School coverage kick starts the school year

Channel 2 Action News Back 2 School coverage kick starts the school year
August 3, 2015, Comments Off

Channel 2 Action News is mobilizing its resources to help moms and dads across Georgia receive all the information they need with unprecedented media support. Coverage from all angles and multiple platforms includes on air, online and on mobile with ... Read More»

Channel 2’s “Stuff the Bus” Saturday, August 1st Help local children in need start school with supplies to succeed

Channel 2’s “Stuff the Bus” Saturday, August 1st  Help local children in need start school with supplies to succeed
July 29, 2015, Comments Off

SIX LOCATIONS TO DROP OFF CONTRIBUTIONS Atlanta – July 24, 2014 – Channel 2, WSB-TV, The Family 2 Family Project and The Children’s Restoration Network (CRN) announce the return of the annual school supply donation event “Stuff The Bus” (Hashtag ... Read More»

Home & Living

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less

How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less
July 7, 2015, Comments Off

I assume that we all have that one room that is either our junk room with loads of stuff we’re stowing away or it’s a very neglected room because we don’t need it at all. Well I have that room ... Read More»

Keeping Up with the Johnsons: My @black_ishABC set tour! #ABCTVEvent

Keeping Up with the Johnsons: My @black_ishABC set tour! #ABCTVEvent
November 19, 2014, Comments Off

Forget about keeping up with the Joneses and who cares about the Kardashians. The new head family in town is the Johnsons and every Wednesday night at 9:30EST, you can keep up with the what’s-going-on’s of Dre, Rainbow and their ... Read More»

Gina Neely’s reinventing dinner! Join @OinkGurl and @GreenGiant for a #GoogleHangout #GGReinventDinner #Spon

Gina Neely’s reinventing dinner! Join @OinkGurl and @GreenGiant for a #GoogleHangout #GGReinventDinner #Spon
September 22, 2014, Comments Off

My wish is to be able to whip up some effortless lip-smacking meals in a minute just like Celebrity Chef Gina Neely! With my super busy schedule I truly need some assistance so I’ll just consider myself Gina’s apprentice and pay close attention ... Read More»

Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks

Get your GROOVE on & Order Your Copy of HOME on iTunes Digital Release #HOMEMovieParty #ad

Get your GROOVE on & Order Your Copy of HOME on iTunes Digital Release #HOMEMovieParty #ad
June 27, 2015, Comments Off

We got our GROOVE on with Tip and the Boov and partied yesterday as we celebrated the release of the adorable movie HOME on iTunes Digital release! We attended a #HOMEMovieParty on Twitter and it was fun! We got to ... Read More»

An Interview with the Rock Star Superheroes From Age Of Ultron Movie #AvengersEvent

An Interview with the Rock Star Superheroes From Age Of Ultron Movie #AvengersEvent
April 11, 2015, Comments Off

What do you get when Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr, and Chris Evans enter a room? Heart palpitations. At least that’s what 25 bloggers got during the Disney/Marvel #AvengersEvent today in LA when they met the rock star talent in the ... Read More»

‘HOME’ Is An EMPOWERING Movie That Hits Home For Brown Girls #DreamWorksHOME

‘HOME’ Is An EMPOWERING Movie That Hits Home For Brown Girls #DreamWorksHOME
March 24, 2015, 2 Comments

When I saw the trailer for the new Dreamworks movie HOME, my face immediately lit up. For one, this is the first major Hollywood studio that dared to release a 3D animated feature starring a black character — all the ... Read More»