Recently, I presented at the 15th annual Fathers and Family Coalition of America conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. My presentation focused on how fathering practitioners can use their life experience as a springboard to reach and teach fathers about the importance of their role as fathers. During my presentation one of the young fathers asked a very courageous question. Like many single fathers, he gets his son every other weekend and he questioned the significance of his time with his son. He stated that when he picks up his son on Fridays, before you know it the weekend is over and now he has to wait 12 days to see him again. He wanted to know what he could do to maintain his relevance.


Ever since Olivia Pope came on the scene a couple of years ago she has dominated the social media news feeds of Urban America.  She has elements of many women we all know and it's great having a familiar face on television to look to.  When Mary Jane Paul emerged on the scene a year or so ago, things got real.  Now that Being Mary Jane is a full season in, and with Scandal three seasons in, we figured it was time to look at the women that are these characters.  Given the chance who would you choose to date, to be a friend to?  Who could you actually stand to be around?


The latest Jason Derulo album, Talk Dirty, is chock full of party anthems and “get hype” tracks. The album starts off with Jason’s new smash hit, "Talk Dirty" (featuring 2 Chainz), which has spent the last sixteen weeks near the top of Billboard’s “The Hot 100” and currently sits at number four. Derulo has brought in many other popular Hip-Hop artists to collaborate on this record, including Snoop Dogg, TYGA, Kid Ink, and Pitbull. 


There was a huge debate recently about the Mt. Rushmore of the NBA.  Choosing the four greatest players to have ever played the sport of basketball proved to be quite the challenge and there is still no clear and decisive agreement on just four. The Mt. Rushmore of Hip-Hop may prove to be just as difficult, but we figured we'd give it a try and see what the readers think.


It’s a Marlon Wayne’s movie what do want me to say? It was bleeping hilarious. Literally as soon as the movie started the theatre was roaring in laughter and I’m not even exaggerating. The opening scene was arguably the most funny (actually during the Q&A after the screening an audience member said it was his favorite part). Co-star Affion Crokett is one of the first characters you’re reintroduced to and he had my stomach hurting early. I’m going to just say that I would’ve liked to see more of him in the film. Hey, Marlon told us to be honest in our critiques. With that said though, the film still surpassed the expectations of a sequel. 


Who would have ever thought a shy girl from Beaufort, South Carolina would be American Idol's Season 12 winner. She's grown a lot since only being able to sing for her parents. Life has changed for Candice Glover. Her Season 12 win is actually her third attempt at auditioning for American Idol. She's proven that she believes in herself. It was nothing short of courage to be able to face many at a third shot on the show to prove that she had what it took to take home the crown, even if she didn't know for sure herself at the time. She's motivated so many to go after what they want and to never give up. WIth the recent release of her debut album, Music Speaks, and her single, "Cried," Glover continues to motivate women everywhere.  Read the full interview to get Candice Glover a little better...


 
 

 

 

Parlé Teen will be a free monthly magazine distributed throughout New York City and Jersey City high schools. It  will focus on educating teens and young adults on journalism and creative writing, things that quickly becoming a lost art in our school systems. Using urban entertainment we will get the teens interested in reading and hopefully participating in the project as well.
The Impact
Parlé Teen will be created by teens from high schools across the two states. Understanding that everyone isn’t a writer we also hope to show teens everything it takes to create, run, promote, and manage a business, so that they can realize that although they are teens, they have a voice too.
Parlé Teen, the magazine, is the first step in the creation of a nonprofit organization of the same name that teaches journalism, mentors the youth and provides educational enhancement.

Parlé Teen is the next generation of Parlé Magazine.  

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Parlé Magazine is a bi-monthly urban entertainment print publication established in 2004, featuring some of the biggest names in urban literature, music and film. To date we’ve released 33 volumes (issues) of the publication.

Tyrese, Tyler Perry, T-Pain, Mario, Teri Woods, New Edition, Zane-the queen of erotica, Lil’ Wayne, Eric Jerome Dickey and Busta Rhymes are just some of the names and faces who we’ve featured in the publication over the last eight plus years.

Our slogan is ‘Not Your Average’, therefore every volume, we put together a publication unlike anything else in print and now online. Our cover stories aren’t the same generic stories as the other publications; our stories are real stories and not just transcribed interviews like the other guys.

Parlé Magazine is distributed throughout NYC at record stores, bookstores, colleges, laundry mats, barbershops, beauty salons, night-clubs and at events. Every issue we distribute 20,000 free copies.

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