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Vogue: The Backstory; Lupita Nyong’o (Video)

Vogue: The Backstory; Lupita Nyong’o (Video)

Born in Mexico but raised in Kenya, with a graduate degree from the Yale School of Drama, the stunning Actress, Lupita Nyong’o first got her feet wet in the Hollywood industry as a Production Assistant. Who could foreshadow that she would soon be offered one of the most talked about and hunted roles (over 1,000 actress auditioned)(…)

Alphabet City, A City Within A City

Alphabet City, A City Within A City

I never really shared my father’s past but it is something that has unequivocally shaped who I am today.  My father without exaggeration a protege in many ways, never graduating high school, yet a gifted engineer who was accepted to MIT, a genius with numbers, knew how to fix and build anything mechanically; cars, motorcycles,(…)

Mater Mea: Sarah White

Mater Mea: Sarah White

The beautiful, Singer/Songwriter/DJ and Mother of 2, Sarah White was recently featured on Mater Mea, a site ”celebrating the multifaceted lives of mothers of color”. A friend of my sister years ago, I first met this young woman after a performance in Brooklyn, and let me just say Sarah’s low, sultry and beautiful voice was undeniably(…)

Documentary: Death Metal Angola (Video)

Documentary: Death Metal Angola (Video)

“War ravaged and potentially the richest country in Africa, Angola is the epicenter of the African hardcore music scene. Sonia Ferreira and her boyfriend, Wilker Flores live and breathe rock and roll. They run and live in the Okutiuka orphanage in Huambo, Angola and have a dream. They are going to mount the first ever(…)

Modern Day Matchmaker: 9 Ways to Get Over Him (For Real!)

Modern Day Matchmaker: 9 Ways to Get Over Him (For Real!)

It’s been a while since I have posted any Essence.com articles written by my brother in-law, Paul Brunson. He has been busy doing a lot amazing things which is why I haven’t seen many Essence articles from him the last few months. But today I have an awesome one to share with you guys, 9 Ways(…)

50 Reasons to Excercise Plus Why I Workout with My Husband

50 Reasons to Excercise Plus Why I Workout with My Husband

This picture was taken last Friday evening while working out at the gym with my husband. I asked him if I should do a fitness pose while he took the pic…I’m such a dork! So in a Kevin Hart voice* he said, “no… no… not yet…”…lol.   I have been on about a 3 month(…)