Archive | February 5, 2013

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Apparently Miss Bobbi Kristina is not too pleased about Cissy Houston’s new book about her mom, the late Whitney Houston called “Remembering Whitney.”

Although Bobbi Kristina doesn’t come right out and say why, she’s boycotting the book and wants her fans to do likewise.

Here’s what she tweeted to her (nearly 120,000) followers: “Anything concerning my grandmother’s book, I and @nickgordon of course personally have nothing to with.”

She continues: “I haven’t read and won’t … I find it to be disrespectful to my mother and me being her daughter won’t tolerate it.”

Meanwhile, Cissy pretty much knew her granddaughter had a problem with the book being released, but went ahead with it anyway. When she was on with Oprah earlier in the week, she was asked whether Bobbi Kristina wanted the book to be released.

“That’s what I heard. I guess somebody telling her something. I don’t know.”


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Originally posted on Joanne Guidoccio:

oprahayanaAfter reading the first chapter of The Twelve TribesofHattie,  Oprah knew she had found her second Book Club 2.0 pick. On yesterday’s Super Soul Sunday, she sat down for an interview with author Ayana Mathis.

Ayana started by describing her experiences at the prestigious Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Grateful for this opportunity to work with Pulitzer Prize winner Marilynne Robinson and other up-and-coming writers, she talked openly about the hopes, dreams and frustrations that lie behind those hallowed walls. When she arrived at the workshop, she was working on another book, a fictionalized memoir. At one critique session, Robinson suggested that her characters were “insufficiently complex.” Ayana took the criticism to heart, had her ugly cry and then turned to writing short stories. Her first story was a hybrid of the first and last chapters of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.

Inspired by Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth…

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Originally posted on Journalism Blog:

Earlier this week Oprah endorsed a product called Skin Medica. An anti-aging cream that gives the user a very youthful appearance, but this cream has some controversy attached. This  skin correcting agent has human foreskin in it!

The ingreidents for the TNS Recovery Complex are

Key Ingredients

Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS®) → A physiologically balanced, naturally secreted and stabilized combination of multiple natural messenger proteins


Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media, Isoceteth-20, Ethoxydiglycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Fragrance/Parfum, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Isoeugenol

Human Fibroblast Conditioned Media (TNS®) are “mature” stem cells, which means they are not in the embryonic stem cells. Doctors can retrieve these cells from new born baby foreskin cells and human fat cells. While most people may think that this is a little bizarre and a new innovation in skin 

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Originally posted on National Post | Arts:

Superbowl 47 has come and gone leaving us exhilarated still from Beyonce’s outstanding (and honest-to-goodness live) performance. There was some actual sport played too, right? In-between the power getting blown for almost 30 minutes and the 49ers losing hard to the Ravens, about 90 highly anticipated commercials played throughout for audiences. While these commercials are fiercely sought after and cost companies a pretty penny to air during the game, they can also teach us an important cultural lesson or two. Here’s what we picked up this year: 

Gangnam Style isn’t going anywhere

There really is no direct correlation between Gangnam Style and the delicious nut that is the pistachio. The tag line at the end of this aesthetically confusing commercial (do we really want to eat the jazzy-dancing pistachio?) hits home what Gangnam Style was and will forever be.

“Psy does it. Why don’t we all go nuts?”


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Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:


With an ever-growing problem of debt in this country, it is vital for us as parents to break this vicious cycle. We need to take the time to teach our children just how important money is and how they need to use it. If you want your children to be financially independent as adults, then there are vital lessons they should learn growing up. Here are some tips in how to teach kids the importance of money.

MUST READ: 8 Encouraging Things To Say To Your Child Today

Introduce money at a young age– As soon as a child can count, then they should be introduced to money. It may be as easy as just telling them what money is and what we do with it. Answer any questions they may have about money. Children definitely learn by observation and repetition. These are great ways for your children to…

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