farewell Ms. Natalie…

“Natalie Cole, Dead at 65”    Seeing those five words displayed across the computer screen last Friday was quite jarring, especially on the first morning of this new year. She’d passed away the day before. But while those five words are technically true, what’s also true, and what we must remember, is that her timeless […]

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it’s March (on newsstands)!

When I think back to Christmas 2014, the first things that come to mind are transcribing, writing, editing and conducting last-minute, I’m-so-glad-I-have-my-recorder-with-me-today secondary interviews for this amazing cover story on Tracee Ellis Ross.  I think I pulled an all-nighter in there, too, but really, it’s all a blur. When I saw this double issue on […]

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Joan was a riot!

Joan was laid to rest yesterday.  I still can’t believe she’s gone.  She was one of those people that so many of us thought would always be around.  After all, she was always around.  She was everywhere, for decades.  And she always made me laugh – out loud!

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