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March 20, 2012

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Ladies, Should You Wait for Him to Marry You?

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Far too often I meet with devastated female clients who are upset because their long-term boyfriend has not asked for their hand in marriage.  They are oftentimes torn between breaking up with him or waiting on him to propose on his own terms. The most common question asked is “Should I wait for him?” My response is a bit sophisticated, obviously because the causes of this situation vary from case-to-case….

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

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In this video, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh is just the latest example of the disdain this country has for women. It has to end if we really care about future generations of women. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGXnm7umKI&w=420&h=315]

What I Learned About Marketing From Lil Wayne

What I Learned About Marketing From Lil Wayne

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For the last 4 1/2 years it has been virtually impossible to turn on the radio or video channel and not see some representation from the crew the music world has fondly grown to know as “Young Money”. A brain child spawned from the imagination of Dwayne Carter, AKA Lil Wayne who was mentored since 11 years old by then drug dealer and music producer Bryan “Baby” Williams. Over the…

Oprah Winfrey Network lays off one-fifth of staff

Oprah Winfrey Network lays off one-fifth of staff

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    Oprah Winfrey’s struggling television network, OWN, said Monday it is laying off one-fifth of its workers and restructuring its operations in New York and Los Angeles. The decision to let 30 employees go is a “tough” one, but the economics of a start-up cable network didn’t fit with OWN’s cost structure, Winfrey said in a statement. “As CEO, I have a responsibility to chart the course for long-term…

A challenge to those who blame blacks

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In this video, I discuss the many commenters to my prior post who are quick to mention the fact (as if it’s a revelation) that black people kill more black people in our neighborhoods than any other group. They say it as if we have no right to speak on the Trayvon Martin killing. My challenge to those of you who feel this way is to see this as an…

Shaq Dumps Hoopz And Security Escorts Her Out!

Shaq Dumps Hoopz And Security Escorts Her Out!

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  Shaq and his (now) ex-fiance Hoopz seemed so happy together. We would see them at social functions, hand in hand, smiling from ear-to-ear. That was until…Shaq had Hoopz escorted out of his home by his security after dumping the “Flavor Or Love” contestant! According to a source of MTO “Hoopz got emotional, and Shaq had to protect himself [from a lawsuit] . . . so he left the house…

Coca-Cola Said To Discriminate Against Minority Workers: Lawsuit Filed

Coca-Cola Said To Discriminate Against Minority Workers: Lawsuit Filed

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  A total of sixteen Black and Hispanic employees at the Coca-Cola soft drink company have filed a lawsuit claiming that they have been forced to work under conditions that can be categorized as being “a cesspool of racial discrimination,” reports the New York Daily News on Monday. The Brooklyn Federal Court lawsuit which was filed against two of the company’s five production plants in Maspeth and Elmsford, New York,…

Basketball Wives Royce Reed Files Motion Against  Custody Judge Citing Bias

Basketball Wives Royce Reed Files Motion Against Custody Judge Citing Bias

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  Ok, ok, Royce Reed isn’t exactly a basketball wife but who’s keep tracking of that kind of thing anymore? Apparently, a Florida judge, who the Basketball Wives star has accused of impropriety in presiding over her custody battle with the father of her child Dwight Howard. Reed claims that Judge Tim Shea has a particular problem with women who have children out of wedlock with NBA players and has…

Tiger Woods’ Former Coach Writes Tell All Book

Tiger Woods’ Former Coach Writes Tell All Book

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  Publicly shamed golfer Tiger Woods banned his ex-wife from smiling on the golf course, according to his former swing coach Hank Haney. In a revelatory book he reveals the pro sportsman’s controlling attitude towards Elin Nordegren. He claims Woods banned Nordegren from smiling on the golf course if he won, because he felt that he was ‘supposed to win’. Controlling: Tiger Woods told his ex-wife she wasn’t allowed to…

Michelle Obama to David Letterman: “Don’t Make Me Cry. This Isn’t Oprah” [VIDEO]

Michelle Obama to David Letterman: “Don’t Make Me Cry. This Isn’t Oprah” [VIDEO]

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  NEW YORK (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says she thought for sure her cover was blown during an undercover visit to Target last year when a woman approached her in the detergent aisle. But the first lady told David Letterman on Monday the woman only wanted help with a package she couldn’t reach. During Obama’s visit to CBS’ “Late Show,” Letterman held up a picture of her after…

African American Student Instructed By His Teacher To Read Langston Hughes Blacker? [VIDEO]

African American Student Instructed By His Teacher To Read Langston Hughes Blacker? [VIDEO]

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  A black ninth-grader in Fairfax Country, Virginia was reading a Langston Hughes poem in class when his teacher instructed him to read it blacker, The Washington Post reports. As Jordan Shumate recalls the incident to The Post, the teacher didn’t hold back in punches in expressing her displeasure with how he was reading the poems. “She told me, ‘Blacker, Jordan — c’mon, blacker. I thought you were black,’ ”…