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ESSENCE Magazine’s Cover with Ava, Issa, Shonda, Debbie and Mara is EVERYTHING!

Lemme tell you something, ESSENCE Magazine. Why must I have to buy each of your issues TWICE? Why, I ask? Lawdt. The magazine is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary with the May 2015 issue. The cover is the dopest, featuring Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Mara Brock Akil, Issa Rae and Debbie Allen. …

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Black Girls Rock 2015 Was Everything: Recap

Black Girls Rock is awesome for the mere fact that it creates space for the celebration of Black womanhood, Black girlhood, Black femininity and Black girl magic. The organization (and show), created by Beverly Bond, takes time to honor us on a grand scale and that by itself is incredible. …

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I’m So Excited To Be an XFINITY Comcast Black Innovator with Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay!

I’ve been getting tweets and Facebook messages this past week from people who’ve heard my voice on the radio in a commercial talking about what I do. And that’s because I was chosen as a Black Innovator by XFINITY Comcast’s, along with Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay! It’s part …

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SELMA is Not Just Brilliant But Right On Time

I was invited to a private screening of the SELMA movie by Paramount Pictures and Ava DuVernay in New York in November and I didn’t just cry during the film. I wept. I ugly-cried like I wasn’t sitting in a room with 40 other people. But everyone else was in tears …

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The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon Was Magic!

If I could have written this in glitter font, I would have. And you know how I feel about glitter (it reminds me of MySpace and BlackPlanet days of yore where our text shouted out at everyone). But I just feel all glittery and shiny about the ESSENCE Black Women …

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Vermont is for Lovers, Too: Scandal Episode 308 Recap

All the applause for Ava Duvernay, who directed this episode of Scandal, which made history! It was the first time a Black woman (Ava) directed a prime-time network TV drama created by a Black woman (Shonda Rhimes) and starring a Black woman (Kerry Washington). AND IT WAS PHENOMENAL!!! THANK YOU, …