Spotlight

Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter

Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter
July 9, 2016, Comments Off on Massive List of Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism and Justice #BlackLivesMatter

This has been a trying week for black people and I am truly exhausted with trying to justify my place in the world and my right to stay alive and my husband’s right to not get shot dead by a ... Read More»

Family Fun Day: Whitewater Debuts New Wahoo Racer #ScreamWahoo

Family Fun Day: Whitewater Debuts New Wahoo Racer #ScreamWahoo
June 27, 2016, Comments Off on Family Fun Day: Whitewater Debuts New Wahoo Racer #ScreamWahoo

You will SCREAM as you stream and slide on down Six Flag Whitewater’s new Wahoo Racer! I was invited out to Six Flags Whitewater to be the first to try out the Wahoo Racer and it was the first time ... Read More»

World’s First DC SUPER FRIENDS Themed Area Debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia

World’s First DC SUPER FRIENDS Themed Area Debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia
May 29, 2016, Comments Off on World’s First DC SUPER FRIENDS Themed Area Debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia

The Super Heroes and Super-Villains – BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE JOKER and HARLEY QUINN reign supreme, as the world’s first DC SUPER FRIENDS themed area debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia. The five thrilling new rides and attractions at ... Read More»

Check us out in BuzzFeed’s Feature on Raising a Radical Black Girl!

Check us out in BuzzFeed’s Feature on Raising a Radical Black Girl!
May 25, 2016, Comments Off on Check us out in BuzzFeed’s Feature on Raising a Radical Black Girl!

Fist bump to BuzzFeed! I am on a real high after my Facebook buddy Tiffany Thomas Lewis sent a BuzzFeed article my way that had a picture of me and my magical brown girl Mikaela, with our fists raised, afros ... Read More»

Family & Kids/Travel

Take your family on a ROARING Dinosaurland Adventure! #Sponsored

Take your family on a ROARING Dinosaurland Adventure! #Sponsored
April 13, 2016, Comments Off on Take your family on a ROARING Dinosaurland Adventure! #Sponsored

My family is always in for a GREAT adventure. So that means we are always looking for a roaring good time that’s a twist from typical family destinations. This summer we’re likely headed to Utah after learning about Dinosaurland. http://bit.ly/1O047kY ... Read More»

Love Across Colorlines: Kaelani and Michael Get Married!

Love Across Colorlines: Kaelani and Michael Get Married!
April 11, 2016, 2 Comments on Love Across Colorlines: Kaelani and Michael Get Married!

I couldn’t be happier that love found its way into the hearts of two really good young people who deserve all the goodness that life can afford them. My daughter Kaelani fell head over hills for Michael Webb and he ... Read More»

An Open Letter in Memes: When So-Called Friends Infect Your Relationship with Preconceived Notions & Prejudice

An Open Letter in Memes: When So-Called Friends Infect Your Relationship with Preconceived Notions & Prejudice
March 23, 2016, Comments Off on An Open Letter in Memes: When So-Called Friends Infect Your Relationship with Preconceived Notions & Prejudice

(Editor’s Note: Kaelani Allen is my oldest daughter. This is an open letter to the so-called friends who hurt her. As a mom it’s hurtful when people judge your children, especially when you worked all your life to NOT be ... Read More»

Entertainment & Celebrities

Kinky Boots is a High Energy Show with an Electric and Eclectic Lesson About Acceptance

Kinky Boots is a High Energy Show with an Electric and Eclectic Lesson About Acceptance
April 1, 2016, Comments Off on Kinky Boots is a High Energy Show with an Electric and Eclectic Lesson About Acceptance

I was invited out to a high-energy show that made me want to sashay all up and down the Fox Theatre in Atlanta! Kinky Boots was a fun, eclectic and electric production that was inspired by true events. KINKY BOOTS tells ... Read More»

Film & Music Star Tyrese Gibson Joins 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program to Help Inspire Teens

Film & Music Star Tyrese Gibson Joins 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program to Help Inspire Teens
March 28, 2016, Comments Off on Film & Music Star Tyrese Gibson Joins 2016 Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Program to Help Inspire Teens

By Keri Herndon-Brown If you’re my age, when you hear “have a Coke and a smile”, you probably think of Eddie Murphy impersonating Richard Pryor telling Eddie what to do if Bill Cosby ever tries to tell him how to ... Read More»

So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!

So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!
February 10, 2016, Comments Off on So You Know the Lyrics to Formation, But Not This? Insert Side-Eye!

Money maven Patrice C. Washington is working to help women get their finances in order but after Sunday’s Superbowl with Beyonce busting out with a Formation tour, many women may get a little off-track buying expensive concert tickets. Patrice, the ... Read More»

Around Town

Family Fun Day: Whitewater Debuts New Wahoo Racer #ScreamWahoo

Family Fun Day: Whitewater Debuts New Wahoo Racer #ScreamWahoo
June 27, 2016, Comments Off on Family Fun Day: Whitewater Debuts New Wahoo Racer #ScreamWahoo

You will SCREAM as you stream and slide on down Six Flag Whitewater’s new Wahoo Racer! I was invited out to Six Flags Whitewater to be the first to try out the Wahoo Racer and it was the first time ... Read More»

World’s First DC SUPER FRIENDS Themed Area Debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia

World’s First DC SUPER FRIENDS Themed Area Debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia
May 29, 2016, Comments Off on World’s First DC SUPER FRIENDS Themed Area Debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia

The Super Heroes and Super-Villains – BATMAN, SUPERMAN, WONDER WOMAN, THE JOKER and HARLEY QUINN reign supreme, as the world’s first DC SUPER FRIENDS themed area debuts at Six Flags Over Georgia. The five thrilling new rides and attractions at ... Read More»

Mega Water Slide Complex Debuts as Tallest of Its Kind in the World at Six Flags White Water

Mega Water Slide Complex Debuts as Tallest of Its Kind in the World at Six Flags White Water
May 25, 2016, Comments Off on Mega Water Slide Complex Debuts as Tallest of Its Kind in the World at Six Flags White Water

60-Foot Wahoo Racer Now Open and Park Extends the 2016 Operating Season Consistently named one of the Nation’s Top Water Parks, Six Flags White Water announces opening of the all-new Wahoo Racer water slide at the South’s Most Thrilling Water ... Read More»

Product Reviews

Let’s Talk About FRESH baby! Ruby Tuesday Debuts New FRESH Garden Bar! #SaladSelfie

Let’s Talk About FRESH baby! Ruby Tuesday Debuts New FRESH Garden Bar! #SaladSelfie
February 20, 2016, Comments Off on Let’s Talk About FRESH baby! Ruby Tuesday Debuts New FRESH Garden Bar! #SaladSelfie

Let’s talk about FRESH baby! I was invited to an exclusive premiere of the new Ruby Tuesday Garden Bar which boasts more than 70 new ingredients, hand-made dressings and bursts of flavor to create your dream salad sensation. As you ... Read More»

Meet Sadness: Chick-fil-a’s New Crusty & Sad Kale Salad

Meet Sadness: Chick-fil-a’s New Crusty & Sad Kale Salad
January 26, 2016, 1 Comment on Meet Sadness: Chick-fil-a’s New Crusty & Sad Kale Salad

It’s a dream deferred wrapped in disappointment and despair. I want to fit into a bikini by summer and thought I’d stop by Chick-Fil-A to pick up their highly anticipated kale salad.as a sidekick to help me on my weight ... Read More»

Beauty & Fashion

Raising Brown Girl Magic + Mikaela’s Crazy Knee Socks For a Cause!

Raising Brown Girl Magic + Mikaela’s Crazy Knee Socks For a Cause!
September 4, 2015, Comments Off on Raising Brown Girl Magic + Mikaela’s Crazy Knee Socks For a Cause!

Raising black girls is not easy. It’s not difficult in the way you would think though: sassy mouth girls who are disrespectful who don’t listen and have an ax to grind for no good reason. Nope. That’s not why I’m ... Read More»

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

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»

Home & Living

How You Can Do Everything For Less This Holiday Season #TracFoneFamily #Spon

How You Can Do Everything For Less This Holiday Season #TracFoneFamily #Spon
November 22, 2015, Comments Off on How You Can Do Everything For Less This Holiday Season #TracFoneFamily #Spon

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, that means that the kids and I have a week off and it also means sometimes people like to call and give me MORE to do since I’m a schoolteacher with a whole week ... 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 on How to Re-purpose a Room & Make a Kids Homework Retreat For Pennies Or Less

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»

Disney/Pixar/Dreamworks

Alice Through the Looking Glass! Coming to Theaters May 27th!

Alice Through the Looking Glass! Coming to Theaters May 27th!
March 16, 2016, Comments Off on Alice Through the Looking Glass! Coming to Theaters May 27th!

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter. Directed by James Bobin, who ... Read More»

Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR -­ Girls Reforming the Future Challenge!

Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR -­ Girls Reforming the Future Challenge!
March 16, 2016, Comments Off on Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR -­ Girls Reforming the Future Challenge!

Challenging Young Female Avengers to Create Positive World Change through Science and Technology with a Chance to Earn an Internship with Marvel Studios Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Synchrony Bank, Broadcom MASTERS and Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of National ... Read More»

The Good Dinosaur Adventure Game!

The Good Dinosaur Adventure Game!
November 22, 2015, Comments Off on The Good Dinosaur Adventure Game!

Check this out! I have new family activity sheets inspired by Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR including a Dino adventure game, a maze and a make your own Dino-rama tutorial! Are you excited to see this awesome new Pixar movie? So am I! ... Read More»