Jenifer Lewis shares secrets to Hollywood success in new memoir Jenifer Lewis, affectionately nicknamed “Auntie” in Black Hollywood, recently made a special appearance at the Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where she shared the trials, tribulations and triumphs of her journey to superstardom, while sending a strong message to millennials to … [Read more...]
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It’s that time of year when we look forward to a fresh start in some area of our lives. Whether it is to lose weight, exercise more, get better rest, or save money, many of us see this time as a chance to hit the restart button. So, why not use this same “restart button” as an opportunity to walk into the New Year and into your closet with a clear mindset, clean space, and … [Read more...]
One of my favorite quotes by Maya Angelou gives us a timely reminder that our mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive. Yet even with the best of intentions, we can find ourselves stagnant, catering to the demands of our daily grind — unconsciously going through the motions of our routines and giving little attention to the things we say we desire the … [Read more...]
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri emerged the early favorite in this year's Oscar race after taking home a quartet of trophies in the Best Picture, Actress (Frances McDormand), Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Screenplay categories at this year’s Golden Globes Awards held Sunday, Jan 7. Meanwhile, Cecil B. Demille Award-winner Oprah Winfrey emerged as the early … [Read more...]
You have to believe it's hard to go wrong with a book enthusiastically endorsed by Toni Morrison, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. or Walter Mosley, never mind all three, and your money's safe betting on a copy of Policing the Black Man (Pantheon Books). Edited by American University Law Professor Angela J. Davis, eleven incisive essays, including her own "The Prosecution of Black … [Read more...]