my first, fab February moment!

I can’t front. Writing cover stories, with nearly-impossible deadlines, is a stressful situation – always.  It’s challenging and frustrating and, at times, physically-painful (no lie), but all of those feelings seem to fly out the window when you see your issue on newsstands. The first thought that usually comes to mind is, “Oh my God, […]

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Iyanla…wiser and more courageous.

When Iyanla, Fix My Life premieres this Saturday at 10 p.m. on OWN, Iyanla Vanzant will have traveled quite a journey— one that requires constant tending, still. “Once you peel back the layers, you can use [the lessons] you’ve learned,” she says of reestablishing her footing during the decade-plus since losing her daughter, dissolving her marriage […]

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embracing autumn (and Anita!)

In my perfect world, the sun always shines, the mercury hovers at the 78-degree mark and I get to rotate my ever-expanding collection of bejeweled sandals all year long. But that’s just a fantasy. After moving 3,000 miles from home in search of eternal bliss, I’ve learned that the sun doesn’t shine simply because I ask, […]

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August, please don’t go!

So, it’s August 24th and I’m kind of losing my mind.  Each day that passes, I find myself asking, “Where has the summer gone?”  Needless to say, I’m holding on to each and every day, for dear life.  There’s just so much more to do, so many more books to read and so much more […]

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celebrating Blair.

Although his big day is actually on Saturday, I think Blair Underwood is more than deserving of an early 48th birthday greeting, don’t you? After all, he has given us so much of himself over the years. From his performances in film, on television and on the stage to his literary work, humanitarian efforts and burgeoning […]

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at what price fame?

When the late Rick James declared, “Cocaine is a hell of a drug” during that now-legendary Chappelle’s Show skit, everybody cracked up laughing. He did too, but you could tell that he was dead serious. And while I don’t doubt that he spoke the truth about his experiences with the powder, it seems that the quest for […]

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