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 …

Cheerios Stands by TV Ad Showing Mixed-Race Family

I love this commercial! I thought it was cute!

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NEW YORK (AP) — A mom sits at her kitchen table writing something down when her grade schooler saunters up with a big box of Cheerios.

“Mom,” says the girl. “Yes, honey?” mom responds. “Dad told me Cheerios is good for your heart. Is that true?”

Mom glances at the box, noting that it says the whole-grain oats inside are “heart healthy.”

Cut to dad napping on the living room couch. He stirs and starts to sit up, sending a pile of Cheerios on his upper chest (where his heart is) crunchily cascading to cushions and floor.

The message is in line with the company’s long-running Heart Healthy campaign, except this 30-second ad features a black dad, white mom and biracial child and produced enough vitriol on YouTube last week that Cheerios requested the comments section be turned off.

This week, the company is standing by the fictitious family…

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Talks Open Marriage Rumors, Cyberbullying, What It’s Like Being Married to Her & More

This has been a busy week for Jada Pinkett-Smith. After making appearances for "Free Angela and All Other Political Prisoners", she found time to sit down and talk with Marc Lamont Hill of Huff Post Live. Jada talked about her marriage, including rumors of an open relationship with Will, as well as how she feels …