July 28

Food Insecurity And The New Face Of Hunger

I was listening to Leonard Lopate and he had author Tracie McMillan on talking about the article she wrote for National Geographic about hunger and food insecurity in the United States. There are people who are hungry who have jobs but don’t make enough to eat three square meals a day. It is a big [...]

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July 25

Sam Smith: The Next British Soul Singer

photo by StrobePT A few weeks ago, I tweeted that Sam Smith is the “Male Adele”.  I probably wasn’t the first to say it, but I think it is true. His voice is soulful. His songs are soulful. He sings from his experience and it is authentic. Before Sam Smith, I thought Daniel Merriweather was [...]

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July 24

Some Things Cannot Stand The Test Of Time

Four years ago, Cathy Horyn of the New York Times compares Snooki (Nicole Polizzi) to Liz Taylor. To clarify, it was more of a comparison of Snooki’s style to Liz Taylor’s, but it was more of a stretch than the spandex Snooki wore on “The Jersey Shore”. That comparison didn’t work then and it definitely [...]

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July 23

Turning The Tweets Into Blog Posts

As much as I love to use Twitter to express opinions or share ideas, I should save stuff for my blog. I just read a great post on Buzzfeed with advice to journalists and writers of color. I especially like this quote: I truly think Twitter is where personalities go to live and writers go [...]

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July 21

I Made A Cake

I have a Google alert for “red velvet” and one day I will write a book about red velvet cake. First, I have to do a book proposal and a Kickstarter. Last week, I spotted a recipe for Red Velvet Banana Bread. It was a cake mix hack using a red velvet cake and banana. [...]

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July 10

What I Have Written Lately

Cupcakes are not over, but the media thinks so. I wrote it about on Cupcakes Take The Cake. If Google says cupcakes are still trending, then they are. That potato salad guy’s Kickstarter is stupid and he will pay a lot in taxes. I got a little personal on BlogHer.

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June 28

Dem Thrones

“Who died and made you Khalessi?” is something I saw as a lede to an article that I didn’t read, but I can’t wait to use. I had been meaning to write a little something before the season finale of “Game of Thrones”, but life happens and so this post is two weeks late. I [...]

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June 17

Cupcake Presentation at Social Shorts

Last Thursday, I presented at the Social Media Club of Atlanta’s Social Shorts. It was a night of Pecha Kucha presentations with 20 slides on screen for 20 seconds. The event was held at J. Walter Thompson’s lovely offices in Buckhead. My presentation was on how cupcakes have lead to the democratization of desserts. Let [...]

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June 16

On the Content Grind

The goal is to blog more and I got off to a good start today. I am now an auntie, and I wrote it about my desire to share pictures of my niece on Medium. If Black Women ran Hollywood, this video would be the most popular. (CoolBlkPppl) Intuit, the makers of Quickbooks, is hosting [...]

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June 9

Little Pink Book Event

Last Thursday, I went to Little Pink Book’s Fifth Annual Women’s Entrepreneur Event. Little Pink Book is a digital magazine for women entrepreneurs. This year’s event was focus on women in the food industry. The keynote speaker was Kat Cole, the President of Cinnabon Inc. She was so inspirational and authentic. She encourage all women [...]

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June 8

Reviews: OITNB, Power, Hold Me In Contempt

This weekend, I binge-watched the second season of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black, and I loved it even more this season than last season. It is especially nice to watch on TV using my Chromecast. Lorraine Toussaint deserves an Emmy nomination. Five Stars Watch Power only to see Omari Hardwick’s fine self. The show [...]

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June 4

Chicks And Giggles

On May 18th, Chicks and Giggles had a tenth anniversary show. It was an excellent reunion. It was lovely to see comedians and old friends. We took a group photo that included past performers. One of the takeaways from producing Chicks and Giggles is that there is a community of women comedians who support each [...]

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