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.


 
 

 

 

Let me start by saying yes, everything is bigger in Texas and that’s the way we like it. We all have big hats, big hair and big Texas pride. You’d be hard pressed to find another state in the contiguous 48 with more state pride than my fellow Texans. Now that I’ve set the record straight on that; how about a little Texas history?

Read more: Introducing You to San Antonio in the Great State of Texas

The aura of female bonding is an amazing, incredibly powerful sometimes indescribable, yet undeniable phenomenon. Women, need other women in their lives and it starts from an early age. Our childhood girlfriends help define who we are and who we hope to become. We play a fun tug-o-war of pushing, mentoring, and learning from each other as we transform into young women. As we grow up and start our lives, our careers and our families we may go separate ways and sometimes lose connections with our female friends. Life gets busy and that’s understandable, but now its time to get back on track and reconnect.

Read more: The Importance of the Traveling Sisterhood

 

When you think about the state of Georgia, which city is the first place that comes to your mind? Of course, it is the capitol city, Atlanta. You can't help but to instantly think about the music industry, large malls, and excellent night clubs whenever someone mentions A-town. Although these traits attract many outsiders to Atlanta, people are likely to miss out on everything else that Atlanta and the other cities surrounding the area might have to offer. Whether you want to go there for the nightlife, culture, or just have a good vacation with the family, there is always something offered in Atlanta.

Read more: Atlanta, Georgia - More Than Just Malls & Music

Norfolk, Virginia, home to the Norfolk Tides, The Norva, MacArthur Mall, The Tide, Granby Street, Waterside, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, HOT 91 and the largest naval base in the United States. To an outsider these are just names of places and things; but to a resident these are just a few of the city’s many landmarks. With a population of about 250,000, Norfolk is Virginia’s second largest city next to Virginia Beach. It is number two out of the seven cities that comprise Hampton Roads.

Read more: First Stop Norfolk VA, Next Stop…The WORLD!

Toronto, Canada might bring to mind images of blizzards, igloos and parkas, but don't be fooled: Toronto's summers are hot and humid, and most of its citizens live in high rises or town houses. In fact, Toronto's too warm to even build one igloo.

If Toronto's not all about igloos and parkas, what is it about?

Read more: Introducing You To... Toronto, Canada

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