“Blood Sweat and Heels Star, Ms. Geneva A. Thomas
* Meet Geneva Thomas – the smart, sassy and funny media dynamo who has become a breakout star due to her role on the hot TV reality show “Blood, Sweat and Heels.”
Throughout the season the Detroit beauty has been “the voice of reason,” even though she’s the youngest amongst a cast of professional women living in New York City who are in pursuit of their big dreams.
Of course turning her dreams into reality is nothing new for Thomas, who is an enterprising lifestyle journalist whose byline has appeared in publications like Ebony Magazine, Italia’s Vogue, Huffington Post, and Uptown Magazine. Continue reading
*Early one Tuesday evening, “Angie” got off from her middle-management job at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles, went home and changed from a beige Ann Taylor business ensemble and heels into faded jeans, tan wedge sneakers and a black fitted hoodie with a rainbow NORTH FACE logo on the front.
After scarfing down a Lean Cuisine meal and freshening her make-up, this mom who just turned 50 was off again, attending for the first time a monthly Neighborhood Watch gathering at a library a few blocks from her midtown home.
*Last week I covered the main political and economic issues that I believe are stumbling blocks to this country’s continued progression. Here are the social and cultural issues.
Cultural – The cultural phenomenon that is most distasteful is the proliferation of reality television archetypes. It seems like in the quest for viewers television producers are content to cast people who portray stereotypes.
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*I was just strollin’ down memory lane, thinking about the old-school hustlers of my youth. They were a lot different than these youngsters who think they’re players and hustlers today.
No joggin’ suits and tennis shoes for these brothers, it was Florsheim’s and very expensive Brooks Bros. suits all the way, and you’d never see ‘em in the same one for weeks.
And they weren’t loud and crude, Edward G. Robinson-like cutthroats. While they undoubtedly lived outside the law, they reflected a style that was more like a Michael Corleone, yet, less intense.
*I usually write a black history month column in March—largely because I don’t like people telling me when I, or others, should celebrate my history. I decided to write the piece early this year, because a point needs to be made, when it happened—not after it happens.
So, Happy Black History Month. Truth be told—every month is black history month, because American history is black history, and vice versa. Society just refuses, many times, to tell it correctly—or tell it at all. There is no America without black people—who helped build this country, bled and died for this country—and has been the source of every major conflict.
Universal’s Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson is action packed, in theaters February 28, 2014
Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson stars in the Universal Pictures presentation of Non-Stop.
* The newest Universal Pictures release, “Non-Stop,” starring Academy/Golden Globe Award nominee Liam Neeson (“Darkman”) is action packed as the entire film takes place on an international flight from New York to London.
Neeson is Bill Marks a US Federal Air Marshall trying to stop a hijacking from an unknown source on the plane using text messages – the ransom is $150 million.
Non-Stop is in theaters February 28 and is Rated PG – 13.