04 Jan 2013

Cutting Off My Oxygen: I Say SHAWTY NO – And I Mean HELL NO!!

So over the past couple of days I’ve been inundated with tweets and inbox messages about this Shawty Lo character.  Naturally I had no idea who this dude was, so I had to turn to trusty Google.  Apparently Shawty Lo is a G-Unit recording artist with 10 baby mamas and

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26 Nov 2012

Simply The Best: There Is Only ONE Tina Turner

Today is Tina Turner’s birthday!  The Queen, the myth, the legend turns 73 and her legacy still grows daily.  When I was a kid back in the 80s I was glued to MTV.  There were a handful of Black artists that would have regularly rotating videos on the air…MJ, Lionel

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19 Nov 2012

Holiday K.I.S.S. – A Busy Woman’s Guide To The Holidays In 4 Simple Steps

If you call me busy, then you done said a mouthful!  Between running a business, keeping up with my family and hitting the ATL social scene, I barely have time to breath let alone baste a bird. See, I used to love the holidays, that is until I started to

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16 Nov 2012

HOPE BY KNIGHT: Capturing Hope in Rwanda

ALL ABOUT KNIGHT In addition to being a photo blogger with Team BLF,  Ross Oscar Knight is one of the most sought after photographers in America having had is work featured everywhere from Essence to Oprah to CNN.  Ross is also one of my favorite most inspiring people on the

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06 Nov 2012

I Don’t Vote Because I’m Black, I Vote Cause I Can!

This year my family made a pact to all go and vote early, and I volunteered to take my Dad to the polls.  This is an undertaking that NO ONE usually volunteers for, because its quite an ordeal since my Father is a quadriplegic.  The process of getting him ready

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16 Oct 2012

Classic Black: 7 Reasons Why Doug E. Fresh Will NEVER Get Old!

Two weeks ago, I was living ‘la vida loca’ in Las Vegas at the Blogalicious 2012 Conference.  I had a ton of fun meeting some of the best bloggers on the planet  IRL (in real life)…FINALLY!  There was no shortage of networking and furious fun!  But I must say, the

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02 Oct 2012

IGNITE: Young & Powerful For Obama Honors Jai Stone

As most of you know, I’m all about building healthy relationships and promoting personal growth.  Over the past couple of years, this has become my life’s mission, work and focus.  Quite simply, I believe this is my divinely ordered path.  I’m often and still amazed by how many people follow

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18 Sep 2012

Are Reality Stars Being Held More Accountable For Messy Behavior?

I think nearly every woman I know watched the two-part series premier of Iyanla Fix My Life featuring Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada. I must say that OWN Network hit a home run with this show!  The whole ordeal with Ev and Ocho made me wonder if perhaps Reality Stars weren’t

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17 Sep 2012

Lovetown Comes To A-Town: An Evening With Matchmaker Paul C. Brunson

Last weekend I had the pleasure of finally meeting THE Paul C. Brunson in the flesh.  I know what you are thinking WHO??!! Ok, he is the Black matchmaker dude that has that show on the Oprah Winfrey Network where him and the white chick take over a town in

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12 Sep 2012

Having An Opinion Doesn’t Make YOU A Relationship Expert! [VIDEO]

Having strong opinions does NOT a relationship expert make! Here are my thoughts on the subject.  If you agree with me, then dare to share!!  And follow me on Twitter @JaiStone

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22 Aug 2012

Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks Photographs Gabby Douglas for ESSENCE

Yesterday I got an exciting email update from my friend Derek Blanks (d. Blanks).  For those of you who aren’t in ‘the know’,  d. Blanks is a celebrity and lifestyle photographer most widely known for his infamous ‘alter-ego photos’.  Derek has photographed pretty much every major player in Black Hollywood

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17 Aug 2012

THANK YOU SERENA!! Finally A Butt-Shot That DOESN’T Objectify Women

Every day I take on the daunting task of banishing pervs that post ‘booty pics’ on their Facebook Timeline.  I just HATE scrolling down my newsfeed and seeing the dreaded butt-shots.  Its usually some chic in barely-there drawers poking out her derriere in a suggestive pose, blek! And without fail,

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14 Aug 2012

Media Hype Over Athletes Without Medals Leaves Others Disgruntled

Now that the London Olympic Games are over, we have lots of wonderful moments to reflect on.  But not everyone is happy about the way the media coverage.  NBC came under fire for the ill timed Olympic News Spoilers and the Gabby Douglas “Gymnastics Monkey” incident.   And NBC was

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03 Aug 2012

Fearless Friday: Dawes And Douglas – Inspiring A Legacy

At 6am this morning I was awakened by the sound of little thuds and bumps.  When I went to investigate the mysterious noises, I almost cried at the site of  my 5 year old niece emulating a Gabby Douglas floor routine.  Normally this would be the time when I would

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26 Jul 2012

Black Love’s Founder, Jai Stone Featured on ESSENCE.COM

Back in May, I was happy to announce the launch of Black Love Mag and I went about spreading the word.  To my extreme surprise and delight, I was contacted by the Relationship Editor for Essence/ Essence.com with sincere congrats and appreciation.  When she asked why I had taken on

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18 Jul 2012

Sis 2 Sis: STOP NURSING THE PAIN – Moving Past Infidelity, Abuse And Emotional Suffering

A few months ago, I had a radio interview where a male caller spoke candidly about his past philandering ways.   He swore he was a changed man these past 10 years, yet his wife still treated him as a whoremonger.  The gentleman was at the end of his rope, feeling

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11 Jul 2012

XCLUSIVE: Reality Star Beverly Johnson…”Being Healthy Attracts Healthy Partners” [VIDEO]

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of taking a couple of minutes to chat with Supermodel, Reality Star and Business woman Beverly Johnson about love, life and personal growth. What struck me most about our interview was Beverly’s statement about “attracting healthy partners”….watch the video above!   Find

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22 Jun 2012

Mekhi Phifer, Kim Fields & Danny Glover Talk About Ruby Dee & Ossie [VIDEO]

Mekhi Phifer talks about the #RubyDeeStory. Help fund this documentary today! There are only 7 more days to raise funds for this documentary.  Please support this cause like some of your favorite celebs. Kim Fields and Chris Morgan talk about the #RubyDeeStory. Help fund this documentary today! Follow Kim Fields

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14 Jun 2012

Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis: The Never Before Told Love Story

GREATEST LOVE STORY NEVER TOLD: When we think of Black Love, a few couples come to mind. Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis are always one of the top couples on my list.  Not just because of how much I admired their love and conviction for one another, but also because

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11 Jun 2012

XCLUSIVE: Actor Jeffrey Wright Talks About Balancing Career And Family [VIDEO]

Last month while attending the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, I had a chance to interview Jeffrey Wright, one of my most favorite actors on the planet.  I’m hoping you can’t tell from the video, but I’m shaking in my boots!!  One of the most exciting days in my life…Woot Woot!!

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06 Jun 2012

My Sisters: They Always Got My Back! [PHOTO BLOG]

Over the past holiday weekend, I caught a marathon run of Mary Mary’s reality show on the WE Network.  I was both inspired and entertained by the mob sized family and it brought a familiar feeling to me.  I cringed a bit at the banter between Tina and Erica, then

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01 Jun 2012

The Matriarch That Inspired Generations: RIP Barbara Kydd Graves

I’m sure you can tell by all the photos I have posted around my social networks that I had the most wonderfully exciting time at the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference last week in Chicago.  But there was one very dark cloud that descended over me, it was when I was

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21 May 2012

Let’s Tweet About Love: Join the BLF Twitter Party & Win!

Sears & Black Enterprise: As you know, I won the Sears Skype Blogger Conference and a trip to Black Enterprise Conference (#BEEC2012) which will be held in Chicago, IL this week.  I will be joining the folks at Sears to host a Twitter party from their booth at the conference. The

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04 May 2012

Still Standing: A Documentary On Marriages That Survived Crisis [Review]

THE REVIEW: Last night I attended the Atlanta premier of Still Standing, a documentary featuring black couples and their stories of how their marriages survived crisis.  The film is the brain child of the power house team Lamar & Ronnie Tyler, the founders of BlackandMarriedwithKids.com.  We first mentioned the duo

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20 Apr 2012

3 Brothers BESIDES Steve Harvey That Are Getting Paid For Love

With the release of the highly anticipated movie ‘Think Like A Man’  scheduled for Friday, April 20th, its safe to say that Steve Harvey has officially created a realtionship franchise. The film, based on Harvey’s best-selling book ‘Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man… ‘, has garnered quite a

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