Archive for November 22, 2011

Oprah Network Orders New Episodes of “Welcome To Sweetie Pie’s”

November 22, 2011 2 comments


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The cast of “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s”
Courtesy of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Los Angeles, CA ( — OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is picking up 10 additional episodes of the new family docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s” (a total of 18 episodes for the first season), it was announced today by Sheri Salata and Erik Logan, presidents, OWN. The series, which debuted on October 15, has since shown strong ratings growth week-to-week becoming the network’s highest rated program in the key female 25-54 demo.

“The audience is really responding to this program, and the ratings continue to build, which is a great testament to the show,” said Logan. “We’ve all fallen in love with the Montgomery family. You never know what they’ll do or say next. We couldn’t be more pleased viewers are tuning in to enjoy all the fun,” said Salata. Read more…



November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usThe African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will honor the special achievements of iconic actors Richard Roundtree and Hattie Winston, legendary filmmaker George Lucas and Sony Pictures Entertainment, during its 3rd live AAFCA Awards ceremony on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at Light Space Studios, located at the historic Helm Bakery in Culver City California.  The organization will announce its complete list of winners during a special press conference at the Universal Hilton on Monday, December 12th.  AAFCA is the film industry’s premier African-American film critics group.

“AAFCA is thrilled and honored to bestow recognition to an incredible group of honorees this year,” says Gil Robertson IV, founder and president of the organization. “These individuals and institutions have transformed the face of the cinematic arts.” Read more…

{Ask the Adoptive Mom} 8 Ways To Afford Adopting A Child

November 22, 2011 1 comment

Post image for {Ask the Adoptive Mom} 8 Ways To Afford Adopting A ChildNovember is National Adoption Month and to advocate for and celebrate a family for every child, MyBrownBaby contributor Rachel Garlinghouse, adoptive mom of two brown babies, will be answering adoption questions. Have a question about adoption? Email Rachel at whitebrownsugar [at] hotmail [dot] com.


If you’re thinking about private adoption, be clear: it’s pricey. Domestic adoptions generally cost between $15,000 and $30,000 per adoption, and international adoptions cost even more. Add in legal counsel, paying birth parent expenses, and travel costs, and adopting a child can really take its financial toll.

Adopting a child is expensive because adoption is an industry; there are staff members to pay, court costs, expensive price tags for background checks, travel expenses and much more.  Still,  you can make adoption affordable. Consider the following to cut costs and raise capital for one of the most rewarding, enriching choices any one person can me—becoming a parent through adoption: Read more…

National TV/WBLS Radio Personality and Philanthropist, Egypt Sherrod, 2nd Annual Give Back Tour

November 22, 2011 1 comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usNational TV Host/New York City Top-Rated Radio Personality and Philanthropist, Egypt Sherrod, continues to spread holiday cheer to the tri-state area’s residents who are in need the most by embarking on the 2nd Annual “Egypt’s Give Back Tour” taking place from November 28-December 3, 2011.

Created in 2010 as the inaugural activity of the non-profit, Egypt’s Cares Family Foundation, Egypt’s Give Back Tour is a 6-day coat, toy, and fundraising drive. The goodwill tour will be anchored by a daily 5-hour radio live broadcast originating from locations in Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens, Newark, NJ, and Plainfield, NJ (heard locally via 107.5 WBLS-FM and worldwide via With the support of the public last year, Egypt’s Give Back Tour received thousands upon thousands of coat and toy donations for New York Cares, Jersey Cares, Hudson Cradle, and The Children’s Aid Society.

“The goal for the Egypt’s Give Back Tour is to inform the public of how we all have an opportunity to make a difference. Something as small as a gently worn or unused coat or a new toy brought someone happiness for the holidays. I thank the public for responding to the call of action and look forward to this years’ Egypt’s Give Back Tour being even more of a success!,” says Egypt. Read more…

Yung Juggz – (of RSNY) – Think You Should Know

November 22, 2011 1 comment
Categories: The Industry Cosign, Video

Ron Brown Scholar Program Seeks Black Students

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment


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Nationwide ( — The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Current college students are not eligible to apply. Read more…

Phil Ade Performing at The Barking Dog

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: The Industry Cosign, Video

Robin Thicke – Love After War

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: The Industry Cosign, Video

Jon Black – “Nonsense”

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment
Categories: Music, The Industry Cosign

What’s the Best Oil to Use on My Hair?

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Hair Liberty’s Nicole Harmon, our Resident Curl Chemist, is answering your most urgent hair questions. Got one for her? Email me at using “Hair Liberty” in the subject line and she may answer your question right here on the blog.

Q: What’s the best oil to use on my hair? How should I use it?

A: There’s really no wrong way to use vegetable oils, but just like any other product, when you find the right oil for your hair, everything from detangling to styling will be easier.

Oils for Conditioning Read more…

Herman Cain Is No Booker T.

November 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Booker T Washinton

by Yvette Carnell

Sad thing is, Cain was never able. He has always been a strawman, and just as we always knew it, so did black conservatives. Yet and still, they mothered the distortive myth that Cain was a competent fellow who only drew ire from black Democrats because all black Democrats are “brainwashed”.

Conservative Ron Miller jumped on the “black Democrats are brainwashed” bandwagon when he tossed out the idea of giving a history quiz to every black child in America, the point of which, I guess, would be to reveal how black youngsters are brainwashed into adopting a liberal perspective. I’m all for youngsters of all colors sinking their teeth into history books as opposed to, say, Call of Duty or Skyrim, but you know what I fetishize even more? Political candidates who read.  I’ll allow Miller to administer his quiz if I can craft a current affairs quiz of my own and administer it to Herman Cain. Read more…

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