19 Apr 2012

My Very Real Experience With Housewives Of ATL

If you follow Real Housewives of Atlanta, I’m sure that you saw the explosive Reunion Part 1 this past Sunday.  In preparation for Parts 2 and 3, I thought I would share my personal experience with the Housewives when I got to meet them last summer.  I started watching the

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19 Mar 2012

GREAT XCAPES: Macon, GA – Cherry Blossom Festival

MACON, GA – If you ever take the time to chat with me, you will find out in short order that I hail from the ‘Heart of Georgia’, Macon.  I’m pretty proud of that fact because our little town has given wings to some of the world’s greatest talent.  Legends

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07 Mar 2012

MOVIE BEAT: A Thousand Words Movie With Eddie Murphy Opens This Friday

When I heard about Eddie Murphy’s new film A Thousand Words I was left wondering how good ole Eddie would pull off most of the film without talking??!! C’mon lets face it what is most funny to us is what Murphy SAYS!  Who can forget the sold-out stadiums for his stand up

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06 Mar 2012

Sis 2 Sis: 8 Reasons Why I’m NOT A Hater

First let me offer a warning to my regular readers.  This post is a bit more raw than what I normally write.  I suppose I channeled my alter ego J.Steezy for this post.  I just couldn’t seem to express this in a politically correct way, so I’m getting straight to the grit!!

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27 Feb 2012

Oscars 2012: Short Locks ROCK The Red Carpet

As I sat watching the Oscars last night, I took notice of Viola Davis and Robin Roberts hair almost immediately.  I don’t think I had seen a sister on the Red Carpet with short hair since Halle Berry.  And in this case Viola was also NATURAL.  WOWsers!!! A major change

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22 Feb 2012

5 Types of Seemingly Innocent Flirting

I must admit that I have never quite perfected the art of flirting. You would think that the act comes naturally but this is not necessarily so. It seems my direct style of communication does not lend itself to the subtleties of flirting. Flirting was originally intended to be part

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23 Jan 2012

I Did NOT Vote For Barack, I Voted For Michelle

As another election draws near, we are inundated with literally tons of political propaganda and to say the least its all a bit much for my taste.  I’ve never been one to dig too heavily into politics and dissect all the issues, I tend of focus on the candidate that supports the

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20 Jan 2012

‘Red Tails’ Is Not a BLACK Movie – Its An AMERICAN Movie (…We Fight, WE FIGHT!!)

” From the last plane, To the last bullet, To the last minute, To the last man – we fight. WE fight! “ This will likely be one of the most memorable quotes in movie history, from the George Lucas film RED TAILS set to open in theaters today.  The

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16 Jan 2012

What Martin And Coretta Taught Us About Black Love

We could not allow ‘King Day‘ to pass without acknowledging one of the greatest Black Loves of all time. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King have long been icons not only in the Black Community, but around the world, thus this holiday.  The list of Dr. King’s contributions is

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12 Jan 2012

10 Words That Should Be Added To The Urban Dictionary

For some reason the words that I use tend to catch on and go viral (even the ones that I make up).  So I would like to formally submit a few of the more popular words or phrases that I think should be immortalized. 1. SheCoonery – Shenanigans + Coonery;

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11 Jan 2012

Ole’ For Roble’: Why BRAVO’s Latest Sensation Is A Black Sex Symbol

As much as I love to eat, I RARELY watch cooking shows…it kinda feels like a tease to me.  So needless to say when my BFF kept posting on Facebook about this new show on Bravo, I was less than enthused.  When we spoke over the phone, she insisted that

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11 Oct 2011

21 Days of Thanks

Today I turned 40 and I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a birthday.  Or ANY day for that matter.  It strikes me as odd, because over the years I have heard such negative things from folks as they age. But lucky for me, my Moms was just

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26 Sep 2011

What A Strong Black Woman REALLY Needs

There are many misconceptions about STRONG black women that I would like to formally dismiss.  Granted these misconceptions were likely formed because for the last 30 years women have been thumping their chests and proclaiming independence, afflicted with the “I Don’t Need A Man Syndrome”.  As a result I wonder

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06 Sep 2011

Opinions and A-holes

Recently one of my sisters shared some troubling news with me and I was very supportive (at the time).  A few days later, I began to offer suggestions to her on how she could remedy the situation. I further went on to tell her how she could have avoided the

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29 Aug 2011

15 Things Every Young Woman Should Know

If the title of this post looks familiar that is because it is the sister to a post written by fellow BLF Blogger BigRich (15 Things Every Young Man Should Know).  It never dawned on me to write a companion post until I was sitting at the gas pump collecting

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25 Aug 2011

Beauty + Booty = BONKERS!

DISCLAIMER: Some content in this article may be offensive or inflammatory.  So let me start by saying, I’m far from being jealous or a hater, I’m simply writing my honest opinion.  I will also take the position that this is not a blanket synopsis, however I do believe that generally

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26 Jul 2011

I Wanna Be Like Becky…Maybe

To answer your first question, Who the hell is BECKY???!!  Well, I’m so glad you asked!  Becky is the girl next door…the WHITE girl next door.  The chick that America loves and reveres and holds as the standard for all things womanly and wonderful.  She’s the reason we straighten our hair, bleach

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23 Jul 2011

Stop Being The Zero Calorie Substitute: 5 Ways To Tell If He Is Stringing You Along

Have you ever dated someone and found yourself confused about the status of your relationship or the level of their commitment? And every time you attempted to clarify things you were met with a confusing commentary about ‘labels’?  Or maybe you were told, “I just don’t want to get serious

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21 Jul 2011

Emotional Nudity {Required}

In a few months, I will be hitting the big 4-0.  I have been warned for years about how I would change once I reached that silver plateau.  Finally, I”m starting to FEEL it. Not the body aches and pains (I’m ignoring my aging eyes), but mostly I feel it

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14 Jun 2011

Love, Sex and Magic: The 6th Love Language

FEEL THE HEAT Since I love all things HOT-Lanta grown, I don’t think it will come as a surprise that I am a HUGE fan of Ciara (Atlanta R&B artist). So I was absolutely over the moon when she did a duet with another of my favorite artists, Justin Timberlake.

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14 Jun 2011

Black Women Aren’t Angry, They’re Just Damned TIRED!

No He Didn’t Ask Me That! This past week was crazy for me.  Between events and deadlines, I was swamped.  D id I mention that I also had to do a million things in regards to caring for my disabled father?  And of course the job of being the ‘favorite’

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14 Oct 2008

On the Back Hand Side (Back-handed Compliments)

As you all know I had a recent birthday (the 38 Special), and it should be no surprise that in addition to spending time celebrating and chillaxing I also spent some time in quiet reflection. Now knowing me, you would think translates to something deep and profound…not this time. Over

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Jai Stone reflects
14 Jul 2008

Memoirs of a Fool: How Women’s Lib Ruined My Life

Okay perhaps my title was too strong, but I had to get you to read this didn’t I? I have been torn about writing this post for a while and I finally decided to put on my big girl panties and do the dang thang. PLAYING THE FOOL I grew

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