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...


 
 

 

 


The names Warren G and Allure Moscato typically don't sound like they go together. In all honesty, Warren G, the Hip-Hop veteran, who made a huge name for himself during a span where he helped create the G-Funk sound, isn't even known for making music that goes with the idea of sipping out of wine glasses. But there is a surprising connection between the "Regulator" and the moscato brand. Warren G is the face of Allure Moscato, a Bronco Wine Company liquor based in California and also available in pink moscato flavor.

Read more: Allure Moscato: The Perfect Start To Every Party


Yes, the holidays are right around the corner so while you are collecting Christmas lists from the kids and adults you definitely want to add this to your own personal list. The Iconic Grammy winning singer/songwriter is back with her very first Christmas album this year. A long time coming, she has teamed up with some of the best musical talent in America, such as Barbara Streisand, Jesse J and Marc Anthony to produce A Mary Christmas, which will contain all of your favorite Christmas/Holiday Songs ranging from “Little Drummer Boy,” “My Favorite Things,” “This Christmas,” and “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” to just name a few.

Read more: Mary J. Blige To Release First Christmas Album...


Mountain Dew is adding a new beverage to its arsenal, a semi-energy drink. The beverage, named "Kickstart" will be a fruit flavored drink containing 5% juice, Vitamins B & C, along with 90 milligrams of caffeine.

Read more: Mountain Dew To Release New Breakfast Drink

Queen by Queen Latifah is the absolute opposite of most female perfumes. While the majority of them are sweet and delicate, Queen is very bold and powerful. The scent embodies the name in every sense of the word.
Long lasting, the scent is strong and slightly overpowering at first splash, indicating that not much is needed to make a final statement. Queen screams a strong and self assured woman has made her entrance. As the day goes on, Queen remains bold and alluring on the skin, but not overpowering. The fragrance lasts for hours and doesn’t need much upkeep throughout a busy day when you are trying to make that transition from board room to the afterhours play room.
While the bottle is a bit bulky for a woman’s perfume, with its studded heart in the center, it is very fitting for the fragrance. If you’re looking for the clean, mature and bold scent to last hours on end, Queen is definitely what you are looking for.

Queen by Queen Latifah is the absolute opposite of most female perfumes. While the majority of them are sweet and delicate, Queen is very bold and powerful. The scent embodies the name in every sense of the word.

Read more: Queen - Bold & Powerful Fragrance By Queen Latifah

Reb’l Fleur is the new fragrance by the rebellious beauty, Rihanna. The fragrance is a light mixture of flowers which include tuberose, hibiscus and violet with a splash of coconut water.
With a light, subtle and airy smell, the fragrance is best worn during the day to leave you feeling fresh, sweet and delicate. While the smell is not overpowering, it strongly favors the scents of body sprays that one can purchase at Bath and Body Works, Victoria Secret and the like. Halfway through the day, the scent is all but nonexistent and requires several splashes in subtle areas to refresh.
Aesthetically, the bottle does not reflect the name or the artwork on the box that it comes in. While the spray bottle is slender and very feminine, I could do without the black and gold art around the bottle.
If you’re looking for a signature scent that will take you from the workplace into after hours without effort, this is not the fragrance for you.

Reb’l Fleur is the new fragrance by the rebellious beauty, Rihanna. The fragrance is a light mixture of flowers which include tuberose, hibiscus and violet with a splash of coconut water.

Read more: Reb’l Fleur: The New Fragrance from Rihanna

The perfect wine is everything! These days with Moscato being everyone's favorite type of wine, its become a priority to find the perfect Moscato to enjoy casually on your own, impress guests with or to compliment a meal with. Piccolo Tesoro Sparkling Rosé Moscato has you covered this holiday season and beyond.

Read more: PT Sparking Rosé Moscato - The Wine For All Occassions

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