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EXCLUSIVE: Fantasia vows to Boycott 2011 Grammy Awards
Atlanta– By Kia Morgan Smith -The soulful, shoe-kicking, belly-busting American Idol, Fantasia Barrino says you won’t see her at this year’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards next Sunday. She’s stepping out of her shoes -again- to take a stand for what ... Read More »
Black, Red, White or Blue, Idris Elba Deserves to Play in Thor movie!
I didn’t intend on writing a blog post about this, but I was compelled to. There’s a new movie coming out called Thor about a Norse god and other gods, roles that traditionally were played by white men. But now ... Read More »
Behind His Smile: Scott Bogan Talks About His Life Living with HIV
In honor of World AIDS Day I am highlighting someone who will bring light to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. No matter what we believe about people and their lifestyles, no one deserves this disease. It’s not time to judge, it’s time ... Read More »
A Dull Performance, Dubbed a Queen, and a Slap on the A$$ from an Old Player- Nicki Minaj has a Hell of a Cyber Monday Morning
Did I just see Regis Philben slap the backside of Nicki Minaj? *Rubbing my eyes* Ok, did I just hear him say he wish he could GO HARD on her too? Is this morning family-friendly TV or is he trying ... Read More »
Kevin Hart Brings Laugh at My Pain Tour to the ATL
I know this post is late. I went to the Kevin Hart’s “Laugh at my Pain” comedy show on Saturday. And since then I have been recovering from a very fun weekend coupled with a terrible cold. Anyway I had ... Read More »
Miasha Coleman and Lisa Wu Hartwell’s book signing bash!
Last night I had the pleasure of hanging out at the Danging Goats on Piedmont Road with two FABULOUS sisters with BEAUTY and BRAINS who are on tour promoting women empowerment AND their new book “When the Cake is Made”. ... Read More »
Sesame Street cares about Black Hair!
So I called two of my daughters, Mikaela and Kaitlin, over to my laptop and told them I wanted them to watch something. I didn’t make a statement about the video I simply just clicked the play button because I ... Read More »
It wasn’t a Dream… Girl it was one FANTASTIC reality!
FAN-TAS-TIC!Tuesday night I was invited to see The Broadway musical Dreamgirls at The Fox Theater in Atlanta and I was overjoyed, anxious and excited because I absolutely LOVED the movie. This 1981 Broadway hit has been around the circuit for ... Read More »
Eddie Long’s ordeal just brought to light what’s been going on in the dark at MANY churches
What’s happening to Eddie Long is no surprise to me. I have dealt with a lot of pastors on a professional and personal matter for many years. But I’ll get to that in a minute. But this whole situation takes ... Read More »
FINALLY! My labor of love has been released!
FINALLY! After a year of blood, sweat and yes tears, I have finally, FINALLY released GOONY GOO-GOO and GA-GA TOO, my beloved children’s book. Right now, there is nothing that could make me happier (well, a million dollars will trump ... Read More »
The GOOD family gone BAD? NAH! We just had a blast on a family vacation in Orlando!
The good family had to rob a bank in order to fund our vacation!!Ok, maybe not! But I got a GOOD laugh out of our alter ego photo!! This is a pic of the good family gone B-A-D! Guns are ... Read More »
CANCEL THIS SHOW!! This is buffoonery and explotation of our children!! Enough is enough!!
As a black mother of five beautiful children, four of them girls, I am outraged by the buffoonery and exploitation of T-Pain’s The Return of Freaknik Cartoon on the Cartoon Network. My childen LOVE the Cartoon Network and watch many ... Read More »