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March 5, 2012

How To Handle Rude Natural Hair Comments

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Rude comments are one of the many things us naturals have to deal with concerning our hair. I made a video recently entitled, “Stuff People Say to Natural Girls and Behind Their Backs” to laugh at some of the ignorant comments we often hear on a daily basis but what do you do when you are directly faced with an insult? Here are 4 tips courtesy of Natural Chelsea on…

Fighting Sex Trafficking in Hotels, One Room At a Time

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Sex trafficking is not an issue at the forefront of most Americans’ minds. Kimberly Ritter is one U.S. citizen that has her full focus on this topic and is doing everything in her power to stop it. CNN has the Full Story Here

New Orleans Fights “Murder City” Title

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One of every 1,700 residents of New Orleans were murdered last year. The chaos of Mardi Gras and the excitement of Saints’ games can no longer overshadow the violence plaguing the Southern city. Cnn.com has the Full Story Here.

Nick Cannon Reveals His Rare Form of Lupus

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Nick Cannon recently made headlines after journalists caught wind of his declining health. He sat down with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America to open up about the changes he has been forced to make in his life. The YBF has the Full Story Here.

Pilar Sanders Accuses Deion of Cheating with Tracey Edmonds!

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The divorce of retired NFL baller Deion Sanders and model/actress Pilar Sanders has been getting uglier as each day passes. Pilar has somehow managed to add fuel to the forest fire. Full Story Here.

7-Year Old Boy Thrown 350 Feet by Tornado and Survives

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) – A 7-year-old boy was recovering on Sunday after a tornado sheared off the walls of his North Carolina home, snatched him from his bed and threw him 350 feet onto the embankment of a nearby interstate, the boy’s grandmother told Reuters. Jamal Stevens suffered only minor injuries from the Friday twister that demolished his family’s two-story home in Charlotte near Interstate 485, where Jamal was…

Cussing, Cooking and Beating Your Kids: Black Motherhood Re-examined

Cussing, Cooking and Beating Your Kids: Black Motherhood Re-examined

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   by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Black Like Moi Janelle Harris wrote an interesting article at Essence.com discussing stereotypes of black mothers in America.   The title of the article was quite compelling: “Black Moms Do More Than Cook, Cuss and Beat their Kids.” Like everyone else, I thought back to the women who’ve influenced me in my life, namely my mother, aunts and grandmothers.   Yes, they all cooked, a lot.  I…

Oprah Lands an Interview with Several Members of the Whitney Houston Family

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Oprah Winfrey has scored a huge touchdown for her new network by landing interviews with the entire family of the late Whitney Houston.   The show “Oprah’s Next Chapter” will have Winfrey on the air with Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston.   In addition to Bobbi Kristina, Oprah is planning to interview Patricia Houston, the singer’s sister-in-law, and also her brother Gary. Whitney was found dead…

Tre Baker: How Black Love Parallels Black Business Investment

Tre Baker: How Black Love Parallels Black Business Investment

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    I recently read an article on Forbes.com comparing finding the right investors to dating/relationships. Having gone through the process a few times myself, I would say that this is a good analogy and I’ve actually heard it made before.  But when I read it this time, it made me realize something.  If getting investment for your business is like dating, then I guess that explains why there’s so…

Rush Limbaugh Loses Several Advertisers After Calling Woman a “Slut”

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Rush Limbaugh is probably wishing that he’d shown a bit more respect for women’s rights this week.   A flower company is the seventh advertiser to take away its support for the Rush Limbaugh radio program after Limbaugh made disrespectful comments about a woman who testified before Congress on issues related to birth control policy. ProFlowers is leaving the fold of Limbaugh Show supporters, announcing via Facebook that Limbaugh’s comments about…

Halle Berry’s Baby Daddy A Golddigger?

Halle Berry’s Baby Daddy A Golddigger?

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  When will the baby daddy drama end? Gabriel Aubry wants his 3-year-old daughter Nahla to live in surroundings to which she has become accustomed BUT he wants Halle to pay dearly for it. Via TMZ reports: TMZ has learned what Gabriel wants in the way of $$$ — and it’s a lot. We’ve learned Aubry has filed legal docs asking the family law judge to force Halle to give…