There are certain times in life when silence is recommended, and even required. These times would include a funeral, a library and maybe the random trip to God’s house. Conversely, there are also times when one should be a chatty-Kathy – these would include cocktail parties, gab sessions with your girlfriends, and a rowdy night […]

The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority plans to issue $150 million in bonds for a cancer treatment facility at Hampton University that uses proton radiation to destroy cancers. Gov. Timothy M. Kaine announced Monday that he has authorized the bonds. Kaine says proceeds from the bonds will help finance construction and equipping of the Hampton […]

From Nicholas D. Kristof at nytimes.com: Jasmine Caldwell was 14 and selling sex on the streets when an opportunity arose to escape her pimp: an undercover policeman picked her up. The cop could have rescued her from the pimp, who ran a string of 13 girls and took every cent they earned. If the cop […]

Money is powerful, and it can become a real beast in a relationship! Money can cause severe marriage or relationship problems – especially if you don’t have enough. According to Dr Judy Kuriansky, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Healthy Relationship, money is one of the top three sources of tension between couples. […]

From HuffingtonPost.com: If there’s one thing in this world that we love unabashedly, it’s awesome kid reporter Damon Weaver from Pahokee, Florida, who gained national attention after interviewing Joe Biden, and heroically keeping his microphone aloft for several of the Vice President’s long-winded answers. From there, Weaver went on a quest to gain an interview […]

Anthony Hamilton’s voice just keeps getting better with time. The Grammy Award winner’s arresting voice—a favorite staple on the scene since 2003—recently provided the perfect accompaniment to Jill Scott’s earthy vocals on the captivating duet “So in Love.” Their dynamic pairing also set a record: 18 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary […]

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Remember when I said that I get paid to play video games? I wasn’t bullshittin’…. From E3 to beating EA Sports developers, the competitive nature of video games is as addicting as Cassie is to Ryan Leslie. But through it all, no one quite got a hold of my joystick like this young lady from […]

I readCornel West‘s “Race Matters” with more of a sense of obligation than any real interest. The book’s been out since ’94 and I only got around to reading it this year, so that should tell you something. See, I think the “Black people as a scientific study” books have only been done right once: […]