Remember that time I went to San Jose for the 10th BlogHer convention and I interviewed Kerry Washington? You do?! Great  There’s video. Scroll down. You don’t? A quick refresher. (You can read the full story here): Shortly after I get settled backstage on Saturday, in walks Kerry. . Frankly, I wasn’t expecting her yet. Most ...

  Last week, seemingly like everyone else, I was discussing the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. In a private email chain, I shared some of my un-PC thoughts about Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson’s press conference, in which Jackson alleged that Brown had robbed a convenience store prior to his life-ending encounter with Officer ...

My man [and I] got in a heated argument and [it] got pretty loud. Fine. The next day, I was looking for my phone and found it in a weird spot. It smelled like [urine]! I asked my boyfriend about it and he admitted that he [urinated] on my phone because he was mad. Yes!! ...

  TO READ PART I & II of #DNADad STORY, CLICK HERE After the last update, many of you rightly guessed that wasn’t the end of  ”Bio Dad”. He’s back— and he’s a bigger ass than anyone could have guessed. The reason he doesn’t want anything to do with his son? “It’s not part of ...

NOTE: This story was updated on Aug. 04, 2014. Please scroll to read the latest update.  NOTE 2: This story was updated AGAIN on Aug. 15, 2014. CLICK HERE    In many ways, I’ve learned to detach from some of the hard scenarios that come up on Ask.FM. It’s a defense mechanism to keep me from ...

  The season finale of Power aired last night. Overall? Eh… solid. Not astounding, but re-watchable for sure. Episode 7 was the best of the season. Without further adieu, my running thoughts on last night’s “Power” finale (in almost chronological order):   *Ghost is haunted by Rolla’s killing. The irony. Get it? Ghost? Haunted?  Oh, ...

I went to see “Get On Up” on opening night. I usually avoid opening weekends unless I can catch a matinee or a non-”Black” theatre. (I love Black folk, but the stereotype about us talking during films is true. We’re a call and response people.) But I worked on the social media promotions campaign, and ...

Seven years ago, I was invited to a rooftop soirée, an industry- only event for women. It was a Who’s Who of industry professionals. I knew their names and faces. They didn’t know mine. A friend and her friends were annoyed by the prevailing idea of women in “the industry.” They were the types that ...

I’ve noticed a pattern lately. When I write about some aspect of my life, I find myself “saying”, “I don’t usually get nervous, but…” I‘m antsy a lot these days. I wasn’t sure if it was some reaction to beginning to think of myself as a real adult (and the contrasting feeling of not feeling ...

My flight from San Jose landed at 5:15AM yesterday morning. I got home to find out I was locked out. (Long story.) Finally got in at 7AM, laid down to actually sleep (because plane sleep sucks even though I finally bought a plane pillow, which helps immensely). And then when I couldn’t sleep though I ...