Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson star in No Good Deed, the tale of what happens when a criminal escapes from prison and finds his way into an unsuspecting woman's home. We've seen this story before but with a full African-American cast, and no Tyler Perry involvement, it feels like a fresh idea and a worthy watch. Plus the stars make for pretty great eye candy, which I think the production team knew would be good for the big screen.


I was first introduced to Jhené Aiko on Kendrick Lamar's "Growing Apart." Her voice is gentle and somewhat tinged with a sultriness that often encroaches on cutting aggression. Aiko understands where to emphasize her voice, wrapping it around the lyrics to achieve a hypnotic mix of hip hop and R&B. Souled Out, the debut from the singer is made up of mid-temp melodies that emerge as freestyles, rather than songs. This is not a bad thing because Aiko has stated that her process of recording music is one of letting it unfold rather than rushing.

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Originality is such a hard thing to come by these days that it’s no wonder you’ll see so many movies, TV shows and music that look and sound the same.
 When is the last time you heard a song or movie that you couldn’t compare to something else prior? Probably never. That doesn’t mean that originality or creativity has died, but just means that people have a brand new way of seeing things. One of the greatest movies of all times, Star Wars is often compared to Star Trek. They have forums of geeks and nerds sighting the familiarities between these two, I’ll save you the time and say that I’ve seen all the Star Wars series and none of the Star Trek franchise despite their many TV shows and spin-off movies but I'm aware of how they tend to overlap each other in some aspects.


Blacc Hollywood is the fifth studio album from Wiz Khalifa - the rapper known for creating chill songs about getting high and living the high life. Being more of a fan of his mixtapes because he seems to offer more impactful, heavy-hitting rhymes on those, listening to Blacc Hollywood solidified my opinion even further.


Fresh off the stage of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, performing alongside Beyoncé, Alvester Martin—dancer, singer, and songwriter has been accustomed to a dim limelight for many years as a back up dancer for several top celebrities.  But it’s the bright spotlight he better get ready for!


Being born in the 90’s certainly touched the new up and coming triple-threat artist Jo’zzy aka @dopebyaccident in a special way. She’s the protégé’ of super producer Timbaland and a talented singer/songwriter/rapper. Not only is the 90’s an inspiration and influence, but a way of life for this 24 year old; whose real name is Jocelyn Donald. She says of new single “Tryna Wife”, “It’s just nostalgic music and only the beginning. Some of today’s R&B and Hip-Hop can be so watered down and cookie-cutter, but my style of music makes you think of the 90’s.”


 
 

 

 


Chemistry is a very complex emotion. It can be deceptive, impulsive, and even unexpected. It’s a spontaneous spark that is ignited when people who are attracted to each other unite. I can’t help but wonder if that initial spark of chemistry is necessary for a long-lasting love to burn forever? Also, what does chemistry feel like? Is it like the adrenaline rush after a good run? Is it like riding the Cyclone at Coney Island? Chemistry is an emotion that differs from one person to the next based on the connection and the expectations held by each person.

Read more: How Significant is Chemistry in True Love?


Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and love is in the air!
Don't be boring; cancel your dinner reservations and do it yourself this Valentine’s! Plan a night to remember with these out the box ideas that your partner will absolutely LOVE!!

Read more: Do It Yourself Valentine’s Day! ROMANTIC DATES YOUR PARTNER WILL LOVE!

I want to start by saying that if you are a young attractive vibrant woman who happens to be a resident of another country, living in the United States, but wish to become a citizen of our great nation, I’ll gladly marry you for a green card, money or insurance. All I ask is that you be able to cook, clean and keep the sex coming on a regular...

When I was doing article’s called “A.D’s Soapbox” I covered this topic already but I think giving this another look, with more insight should help expand on the opinion I was trying to make before.

I am still NOT married and I'm still very much ANTI-Marriage. I don’t believe anyone should get married, gay or straight. If you can find someone who wants to be with you “forever” then have at it. Who am I to stop you from love? I may like pizza but I couldn’t imagine having to eat it forever. If marriage is such a sacred institution, why does divorce exist?

Read more: HOW TO COPE WITH…MARRIAGE (REDUX)


There are many ways that a good relationship can go sour. Infidelity, trust issues and silly arguments are often the main reasons that relationships fail. Sometimes, things simply just tend to not work out no matter how good things were when the relationship first started. Some people get into rough patches in their relationships and either don't know what the real problem is or how to solve it and save the relationship. In order to actually know if and how you can fix problems in your love life, you have to know when it is time to fully admit that you're at fault.

Read more: The Importance of Realizing Your Own Faults In A Relationship

"Isn't there anyone out there who can tell me what Christmas is all about?" That's a question good ol' Charlie Brown asks in the TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas. Which of us hasn't asked that question before? Our Christmas holidays get cluttered with more and more stuff as life goes on. Every year gets more hectic and we have more and do more. At the same time, we wonder if there shouldn't be more to Christmas. We are often left wondering with Charlie Brown, "Isn't there anyone out there who can tell me what Christmas is all about?" I recently meet with married couple, Kevin & Karen Byrd who took a simplistic stance to answering Charlie Brown's question.

Read more: At Home with the Byrd’s: A Christmas Story

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