30 Jan 2014

It’s Crazy As Hell In The A-T-L: And It’s Not Just The Weather!

This is not my normal kind of blog post, but after this week in the Peach State I had to take commentary that I usually save for Twitter and drop into a full blown article. LOL!!! Low and behold if the dung heap ain’t deep in the A-T-L this week.

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13 Jun 2013

Haters Can’t Hate, When They Don’t See You Coming

SPOILER ALERT: Over the weekend I went to see the movie After Earth starring Will Smith and his son Jaden (great acting, ehhh…so-so film).  I won’t ruin the whole picture for you, but I am going to share a key component.  So if you plan to go see the film…err,

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05 Jun 2013

High Five: What Oprah Winfrey Said About Men

Whether or not you love Oprah, there is no doubt that she often drops life-altering pearls of wisdom.  For those of us who came late to the “love yourself first” arena, here is a great perspective about men (in my humble opinion). If a man wants you, nothing can keep

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05 Apr 2013

Oh Snap,You Messed Up: 8 Tips To Win Back The Woman Of Your Dreams

So if you are reading this, its safe to say that either you want to win back the woman of your dreams.  Either that or you just want to see if this article is full of sh*t (LOL).  You would probably rather have heard this from a dude, but I

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28 Mar 2013

SCANDAL: Why I Think ABC Made A HUGE Mistake

I always thought the phrase “cult following” was over used when it comes to television shows. But I must say that ABC’s Scandal has earned the title in spades. Its been a long time since I have been this utterly addicted to a show. In case you missed it, I’m

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18 Mar 2013

Hell Nawl: Same Sex Relationships as a Last Resort?!

Seems like lately there is a trend of women moving towards same sex relationships as a last resort.  They seem to be simply swearing off men altogether.  While I understand that the need to be loved is the most basic of human desires, I still question the practice.  How strong

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05 Mar 2013

Why Is Being Dark Skinned Newsworthy In 2013

Before this week I had not heard of Rapper Kendrick Lamar, but he made the news for taking a very nontraditional approach to choosing the lead model in his “Poetic Justice” video.  According to Black Enterprise, Lamar fired the lighter skinned model and replaced her with a darker one, Miss

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28 Feb 2013

The Black Love Crisis: Why We Need to Do More Than Just Talk

I wrote this post last summer for Essence.com.  Given the fact that I’ve just become a regular contributor on the site, I thought it would be nice to share this on BLF. ENJOY!! Do you remember three years ago, when Hill Harper’s book The Conversation: How Black Men and Women

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26 Feb 2013

Why Must ALL Relationship Advice Be Directed At Women??

In September of last year I did a vlog entitled “Having An Opinion, Doesn’t Make You A Relationship Expert” and it was met with a luke-warm reception.  Especially from a few of the folks that took it personally.  I felt like I was a lone voice wanting to hold men

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22 Feb 2013

7 Reasons She Won’t Go Out With You Again

This one is for the fellas, keep in mind that women are fickle beasts with many delicate sensibilities.  Its not our fault, but not only are we bred differently, but we also are affected differently by things that don’t have much of an effect on men.  So when it comes

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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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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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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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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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