*The number of black churches in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has surged more than 80 percent in the last decade to 3,400 U.S. congregations, says BCNN1.com.
However, the number of African American missionaries remains tiny: Only 27 of the SBC’s 4,900 international missionaries are black.
*Deshai Cole, the Mouth of the South, as she’s so affectionately called, is the host of a provocative, edgy Atlanta-based radio show all about the things your mama would gasp if she heard.
A ‘sexpert’ and author of “30 Ways to Please Your Man,” Deshai loves sex and enjoys sharing tips with women about pleasing themselves and pleasing their men.
“It’s crazy and sometimes my mom laughs at me but I love sex. I was intrigued by it and I wanted to know more about it. I became a certified sex and relationship coach,” she says.
*Rosie Perez is one of those actresses in the industry that can tell it like it is. Beginning her acting career on a Brooklyn stoop with Spike Lee, she’s brought flavor, fire and fierce to femininity in the film industry.
Now she’s the face of Pine Sol’s Women Rise Above It movement to empower women all over the country, encouraging them to share their stories of how they rose above adversity.
*It’s about time someone recognizes the beautiful women overflowing in Africa.
Tyra Banks is pioneering her reality show in the Motherland with “Africa’s Next Top Model.”
The expansion is the fourth branch of her highly successful franchise. And so far, Tyra’s tapped Nigerian model Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi to serve as the host and co-producer.
By Brittney M. Walker
*Brooklyn is a haven for some of the most creative people in the world.
Though it’s just a matter of opinion, hip hop greats like the Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z, both hailing from the indomitable BK, are some of the most lyrical artists ever to bless our eardrums.
But also there’s Spike Lee, Wesley Snipes, and so many others who have set their foundation in this creative space, whether they’ve migrated to the city or were born and raised.
*Raising a child God dropped in her lap suddenly has changed the way Kym Whitley looks at life, love, and family forever.
The comedienne is the star of new OWN docu-series, “Raising Whitley,” where she and her menagerie of friends band together to raise a baby.
When Kym signed up to mentor a troubled young girl, she never imagined herself becoming a mother in an instant. After her mentee gave birth to a little baby boy, she quickly gave the deuces to the maternity ward and left the child for Kym to raise.