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12 Feb. 2015

Valentine’s Day Vault, scented indulgence


Romance beckons.  February 14th is full of aromatic enticement and the senses are engaged from delectable edibles to intoxicating elixirs. Many have been planning this special day since last year’s observance.  All’s good.  We are taking this opportunity to open our Valentine’s Day Vault, an index of fragrances that we hope you find as appealing as […]

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09 Feb. 2015

Ready for love? February 14 awaits!


What’s in your Valentine’s Day Vault? Valentine’s Day is less than one week away. There are a number of celebrity couples that make love look beautiful!  A few of our favorite famous couples include: Boris Kodjoe and wife Nicole Ari Parker, Samuel L. Jackson and wife LaTanya Richardson Jackson, “Big Willy” Will Smith and wife […]

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06 Feb. 2015

Superbowl 50 is one year away!


The entire San Francisco Bay Area is thrilled to host #SuperBowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, 2016.  Meetings are ongoing, held by every conceivable entity that may play a part–major or minor–in arguably the single largest televised sporting event in the world.  The beauty of the Bay Area is consistent throughout its contiguous communities, unique […]

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26 Jan. 2015

Rare look at race in BLACK OR WHITE very well done


It’s been a long time since I’ve been so excited about a film that deals with contemporary race relations in America.  And, I’m not alone.  Following a packed advanced showing of BLACK OR WHITE, starring Oscar winners Kevin Costner (Dances with Wolves) and Octavia Spencer (The Help), the audience repeatedly expressed their appreciation and desire […]

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22 Jan. 2015

RAISING WHITLEY, new episodes on OWN


The adventures of comedienne Kim Whitley, her adopted son Joshua, and their extended family take us into the home and hearts of this amazing group of friends: Val, Wendell, Harold, Sam, Rodney, Boutte and Stacy among others.  Raising Whitley is my favorite reality television show.  New episodes on OWN; see details below– Saturdays (9 p.m. – […]

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12 Jan. 2015

BET rolls out new programming


BET Networks will premiere the new docu-series, “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” starring David and Tamela Mann, Wednesdays at 9 P.M. ET/PT. Known for their starring roles on stage and screen, Tamela and David Mann have become household names for their comedy series, “Meet the Browns.”  Their new show, “IT’S A MANN’S WORLD” will take a […]

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17 Dec. 2014

Chaz Ebert on “Life Itself” and matters of love


Roger Ebert was one of my private heroes—he, through his work, made me believe I could pursue my love of films and entertainment.  I never got to meet him but, it was as if I did, even when catching glimpses from afar. When he passed away (April 2013), I felt as if a longtime friend […]

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10 Dec. 2014

Oakland CA among top cities for 2015


LONELY PLANET ANNOUNCES BEST IN THE US 2015 The US-based guidebook writers and editorial staff at the world’s leading travel publisher select the best places to visit in the United States next year Lonely Planet, the #1 travel guidebook publisher in the world, has released today its annual list of the best places to go […]

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29 Nov. 2014

Rock, Thoms, Carteris & Harper: SEND ME


Chris Rock on board as Associate Producer of web series, SEND ME     Tracie Thoms and Gabrielle Carteris headline the cast of “SEND ME,” a provocative new web-series set for production in 2015. The six-episode series is described as a time-travel drama that explores what would happen if people could be sent back in […]

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