January 18, 2011

Best Of, books, Grooves, TV/Film, Videos

Best of 2010 & 2011 on theHotness Tip

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18 days into the new year and it’s already been a doozy. The first week I had to travel to South Carolina to attend the funeral of my ever charming, charismatic, and ambitious cousin, Michael. That same week another cousin suffered a mild stroke at the meager age of 42. On top of worry, grief, regret and frustration, I’ve been dealing with an awful case of writer’s block. I’ve been consumed with thoughts about the Read more…

August 3, 2010

books

Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez– my favorite poet, was honored at this year’s Harlem Book Fair. The Book Fair, which I feel is searching for the relevance it once had was clearly leaning on the popularity of the “street lit” community yet still kept its stride with the legends. Most of the vendors on 135th Street were hawking fried whiting sandwiches and books like “Baby Mamas Got Luv Too” (I made that up!:). But in light of this Read more…

May 6, 2010

books, The Goods, Videos

Pam Grier – Funny, Fly & Foxy

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Yesterday, for the second time in my life, I had the wonderful privilege of seeing and speaking to actress, icon and Black super heroine– Pam Grier, who was in Harlem promoting her new book: Foxy: My Life in Three Acts. I first met Ms. Grier two years ago at the Black Girls Rock Awards gala at Lincoln Center. She was humble, outgoing, gracious and bad to the bone. Our chat was brief, but her Read more…