Say a Little Prayer for Aretha Franklin

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When the news hit that she was sick and had been hospitalized, many assumed they knew the cause. I heard two Chicago-area DJs LOLing on live radio about the possible cosmetic reasons and their expected outcome of Aretha Franklin’s hospital stay. I wonder how they’re feeling now that the news has been released. The Queen […]

An Interview with Phylicia Rashad

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Phylicia Rashad is an icon to women around the world. Note that I just say “women,” not African American women or black women…The Cosby Show reached into households of every creed, and inspired people all around the world to laugh and love. It’s been almost twenty years since the show’s been off the air (how’s […]

IMAN at the Met, by Sam Fine

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Sam Fine and I are besties now. I just want you to know that. In my head, anyway. I had the amazing, amazing fortune of meeting the makeup artist to the stars last weekend – EPIC post and video to come, bellas! For now, it’s all about IMAN. 55, and more stunning by the day […]

Grace Jones, Still The Baddest

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“[Grace Jones] drinks her wine through a straw so as not to mess up her lips. Does she think she has changed over the years? “Of course I’ve changed. I’m not as impatient as I used to be. I used to hit people if I didn’t like what they were saying. Just lash out. Bam […]

Happy Birthday, Aunty Opal!

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Most families have at least one person like her — the warm one, the one with all the culinary skills, the one who is most likely to watch cartoons with the kids, or play games. The one who’s motherly without necessarily being your mom. In my family, her name is Opal. And she’s always been […]

Lena Horne, Auntie In My Head

Sometimes, randomly I’ll wonder what she’s up to. Is she in good health? Is she still lucid? Is she surrounded by people who love her and care for her? I hope and pray she is. Lena Horne is a living legend who has retreated completely from the spotlight. She turned 92 on June 30, and […]

How Many Times Have I Watched the Susan Boyle Video?

Let’s just say, several. Perhaps too many. But I can’t help it! Team Susan all the way! Susan Boyle on Britain’s Got TalentUploaded by dwarthy As my homie E-Fresh who just moved to South Korea told me — you know something’s an international phenomenon when people are gathering around computers in South Korea to watch. […]