Ever wonder what people in densely populated areas and non culturally diverse suburbs tuly think about minorities? On its surface the newly released film, The Suspect looks at just that. It goes much deeper though on a journey of suspense for a tangled web since the viewer is kept in the dark about several facts throughout the film. WIth a run time of just 98 minutes the viewer gets a lot in a short time and thefilm doesn't feel rushed at all, in fact it plays itself out at seemingly just the right pace.

“Spare the rod, spoil the child.” “It takes a village to raise a child.” These are quotes that we are all familiar with by now. However, does Facebook count as the “village” needed to raise children or is there a new trend that is getting out of hand? For the past couple of years, there has been a growing popularity of videos showing parents disciplining their children in front of a camera and posting them Facebook. While some videos feature a parent disciplining a child on camera to post on the child's Facebook page as punishment for misbehavior on the site, others have simply posted videos of them punishing their child on their own pages. So is posting videos of a child's punishment on social media a necessary part of the discipline, or does it go overboard? A Michigan mother and 2 others are probably asking themselves that question while they are behind bars.

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.




We can agree that pop culture is undeniably the biggest contributor of fashion trends in a highly digital era. The most notable and vital difference between the celebs we admire and ourselves is simple: tax bracket. We all simply cannot afford the Givenchy Kim K rocks on her dates or Louboutins Lala Anthony steps out in on a night on the town in NYC. However, just because we can't afford their brands doesn't mean we can't be fashionable as we go about our daily lives on the MTA and at the office.  Most people shop at the bigger department stores, which oftentimes comes with some equally big price tags. Alternatively, consumers can shop at local minority owned boutiques, vintage stores, or consignment and thrift shops. It may require a bit more effort in terms of locating stores and actually finding pieces, but you are sure to get more bang for your buck AND increase your originality exponentially.

Read more: Fashion For Less - The Thrifty Way In NYC

Valentine's Day is almost here and the ads, sales and crowds are coming in droves and you don’t know what to do, what to buy or where to go right? I know the feeling. Perhaps you are shopping for someone picky or just need to grab something special for the one you love. The fix? Fragrances.

Read more: The 7 Best Celebrity Fragrances

Thrifting is the art or hobby of shopping in second hand and vintage clothing stores. The amazing thing about thrift shopping is that you always find great stuff for unbelievably cheap that no one else will probably have, at least not in this era. It gives you an opportunity to go out of your element and explore even if you don't have much money. The cool thing about buying thrifted clothes is that once you've run them through the washer and dryer, they're as good as new. Nobody will ever suspect that you dug them out of the bottom of a used clothes box, that is unless you want them to. As fun as it is, it can also be very overwhelming if not done strategically. Below are some tips to help the curious bargain hunter achieve a successful trip to the thrift store.

Read more: The Art of Being A Successful Thrift Shopper

Tired of paying the salon to do it? Think plucking eyebrows is self-torture and unnecessary? Never shaped your eyebrows before? It's really not that painful or complicated. With a few fab tools and a bit of patience along with time you can learn to shape your own eyebrows like a pro!

Read more: Do-It Yourself: How to Shape Your Eyebrows

It was a collision of athletics and aesthetics as NBA draft hopefuls Paul Crosby, Ty Edmondson, Jordan Theodore, Dion Waiters and Tyrone Caldwell helped show off Porsche Design's 2012/2013 Fall and Winter line June 27 in an event hosted by Priscilla Monteiro at Porsche Design's SoHo flagship store.

Read more: NBA Draft Candidates Attend Porsche Design's Court Side Couture Event

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