Daddy’s Girl 💙

Losing anyone you love and care about is never easy. But to me, losing a parent is the hardest hit my heart has ever had to take. Growing up, my father was everything to me. He took me everywhere, showed me so many things. We would ride around the city in his Cadillac and he'd …

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Being Married as a Child of Divorced Parents

About a week or so ago, I was on Essence.com and I stumbled upon this article with a poll attached titled "Does Having Divorced Parents Make Marriage Harder?" and talk about things that make you go "hmmm". So I read the article, albeit brief, and it was about Nicole Richie and her marriage to Joel …

Marriage, What No One Tells You

Marriage - (also called matrimony or wedlock) is a socially or ritually recognized union or legal contract between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between them, between them and their children, and between them and their in-laws.The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually …

Sisters Holding it Together: Keeping a Brave Face When Another Baby Comes Along

What do T.I., Ludacris and Dwayne Wade all have in common? Besides being in the entertainment industry? Well, the three of him have all been accused of fathering illegitimate children outside of their relationships to their significant others. Clifford "T.I." Harris is the latest victim to undergo the scrutiny. Earlier this month, he and his …

Viola Davis Covers Essence Magazine; Says ‘I Took Off My Wig Because I No Longer Wanted To Apologize For Who I Am’

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis covers the October issue of Essence magazine, on stands now, and she looks absolutely stunning! First off, let me just say that I am loving the fact the she is on Essence's cover with her natural hair! As a fellow naturalista, that makes me proud. It is small progress like this …