We were standing at the bar of a very low key venue in Soho. It was the joint birthday party of two of my editors and the night was young. Imani and I were laughing at something when a couple of guys introduced themselves. We all chatted before we split into one-on-one woman/man conversations. Emile [...]Continue Reading →
Dear Mr. Perry,
Let me begin by congratulating you on your massive success. It is truly commendable to overcome the obstacles you have—molestation, poverty, abuse and homelessness—to becoming the highest paid man in entertainment. If nothing else, your story of triumph is living proof that achieving a dream is attainable even when one’s [...]Continue Reading →
On Friday night I attended a private dinner in the Gold Room at Pranna with a few of the cast members of “Love & Hip Hop.” The event was hosted by 135th Street Agency at one of NYC’s swanky restaurants on the east side of Manhattan. Every event I’ve attended that 135th Street Agency hosted [...]Continue Reading →
Yesterday morning I had to stop for gas on the way to the train station because my car had below a quarter of a tank. Dougie Fresh was on the Tom Joyner Morning Show on 105.1 discussing who Heavy D was as a person. Apparently Heavy D was sort of Dougie’s protege, which resulted in [...]Continue Reading →
“You almost feel ashamed. That someone could be that important that without them you feel like nothing.”
The first time I watched Rihanna’s “We Found Love” was like staring in a mirror watching my life with an ex sans smoking 20 cigarettes at once or sitting in a tub full of water fully clothed. [...]Continue Reading →
I’ll admit, my first thought was to immediately cast Kelly in the same boat as Keyshia Cole, Keri Hilson and Ciara when I heard she posed topless for VIBE’s latest issue. The timing of it all appeared to be an attempt to turn up the sexy in an attempt [...]Continue Reading →
(Written for Jezebel February 9, 2011)
Rihanna is pushing the envelope with her latest salacious “S&M” video, which has resulted in it being allegedly banned by 11 countries according to the U.K.’s Daily Mirror. I guess chains and whips aren’t so exciting after all.
The banning of the video reeks of [...]Continue Reading →
* SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t seen the film you may not want to read any further. There are a few spoilers.
Opening night I sat in a packed theater of folks who I’m certain had never heard of Ntozake Shange to see Tyler Perry’s adaptation of the 1975 choreopoem For Colored Girls Who [...]Continue Reading →