*Demetria Lucas, author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria Books), is known for her savvy in the realm of romance. Now, the enterprising journalist and relationship coach is tapping into an additional need among her audience, with many women not only wanting counsel on matters of the heart but on professional development.
BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Lucas as she expands her brand with “Conversations with Belle,” adding career coaching to the mix to provide women on-the-go advice– conveniently via the Web—on professional development and purpose.
BlackEnterprise.com: You’re most known as a relationship coach. Why were you inspired to add career coaching to the mix?
Lucas: Maybe two years ago, I was in the midst of promoting my book, and I started a Form Spring account, and it turned out people had lots of questions about dating and relationships and the other part was career. People wanted to know how I turned from a journalist to a blogger to an author and built a brand and they had a lot of questions about getting started in a career. I thought it was a natural transition to begin offering career advice.
Read more at BE
*When women think you are a typical male and all the stereotypes of men are true, they tend to label you with them.
But as we all know, while stereotypes may be based in some truth, that doesn’t mean they can’t be false.
For instance …
Men Think About Sex All Day
False. The statistic we frequently hear is that sexual thoughts cross a man’s mind every seven seconds. This couldn’t be further from the truth. According to the Kinsey Institute, 54 percent of men think about sex every day, but 43 percent only consider it a few times a month or a few times a week, while four percent make it the whole month before pondering the subject.
Read more at Essence
Jamie Mendez & Essence Atkins
*Did you know there are way more celebrity interracial relationships that you know about?
Well, MadameNoire does and they’ve created a list of them.
Check out the first one below:
Essence Atkins & Jamie Mendez
Best known for her roles as Yvette Henderson on “Smart Guy,” Dee Dee Thorne on “Half & Half” and Suzanne Kingston-Persons on “Are We There Yet?,” Essence Atkins married Jamie Mendez in 2009 after meeting him online through Match.com. Hey, who said online dating couldn’t yield great results? The two welcomed a son, Varro Blair Mendez, into their lives on December 25, 2011.
Read more at MadameNoire
*Time flies when you’re having fun– and you’re famous! Check out our gallery of your favorite stars and their transitions through Hollywood!
Check out Pebbles close to 30 years after she was a big star.
1987: Perri “Pebbles” Reid releases her self-titled debut album.
2012: Pebbles attends the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Atlanta Legends Mixer to kick off BET’s Hip Hop Awards weekend.
Read more at Uptown Magazine.
*We have seen so many great pictures of President Obama speaking and smiling.
But what about all those great pictures we have seen of him with children?
Check out the excerpt talking about the above picture at Uptown:
Eight-year-old Janiya Penny was overwhelmed with emotions last month when her dreams of meeting President Barack Obama finally became a reality.
After a few tears and tissues, the darling Make-A-Wish child got her opportunity to chop it up with the POTUS in the Oval Office as he welcomed her family.
The incredible shot, captured by Pete Souza, is just one of the many moments Obama has shared with young America.
Check out several other touching photos at Uptown.
*Did you ever meet someone you like and immediately wanted to find out more about him or her?
Well a lot of people go to the practice of “Googling” to finding out about a potential mate.
But should you?
Here’s an excerpt from a recent Essence article:
Modern technology has done wonders to advance business and give the world a more global perspective. We are repeatedly told we are in the “information age,” because the Internet gives us instant access to information on a variety of subjects. In most instances it’s a good thing, but I’m not so sure it is when it comes to dating.
Yesterday, one of my sister-friends and I were talking about a first date she had last week. She is a bit of a celebrity, though not a household name, and her accomplishments are varied and quite impressive. In short, my sister-friend has it going on and her star is rising. She met a guy at a launch event for another friend’s new company and they exchanged numbers to set up a date.
Read/learn more at Essence