*Spiritual renewal, this is what author Denise L. Buchanan is left with, as she takes the reader through the true story of her harrowing ordeal as a teen who was molested by a Catholic priest in her new book, “Sins of the Fathers.”
Buchanan, now a successful entrepreneur who holds degrees in Landscape Architecture and Spiritual Psychology, appears to have come full circle since “Brother Paul,” the young pastor who had initially befriended her sister as a mentor; gained the trust of her family, and for years, went on to take advantage of that trust, which resulted in two pregnancies and subsequent abortions for Denise.
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Neffeteria ‘Neffe’ Pugh
*Reality star Neffeteria Pugh, affectionately known as Neffe, from BET’s reality show “Neffe and Frankie” has recently signed a book deal with Talk Dat Ish Entertainment.
The older sister of singer Keyshia Cole, Neffe is venturing into the writing game with a book entitled “The Price I Paid.”
The book tells her personal account of life after the reality TV cameras stopped rolling, detailing her personal struggles and triumphs.
Neffeteria ‘Neffe’ Pugh
Visit theJasmineBrand.com to read why Neffe decided to pen her first book about her life.
*The black father is a station like none other on the planet. He is under constant scrutiny and racially profiled by police.
He is stereotyped as a deadbeat, down low, irresponsible, uneducated, and now cannibalistic humanoid. But, the real stories don’t make the headlines and we know that this is not true for MOST.
Atlanta Black Star has made a week-long celebration out of Father’s day. They have invited some of our most celebrated black women authors and journalists to weigh in on fatherhood.
Journalist and author, Joyce E. Davis, who is also the associate director of publications at Spelman College shared her story on what makes the black man a great father in her essay titled Black Fathers: Building and Sacrificing to Lift Their Families.
*The chairs in the barbershop often morph into psychiatrist’s couches as men begin to share their thoughts with one another like they are not willing to or cannot do with their significant others or children.
In this conversation, these men get together and talk about their fathers and how they impacted their lives one way or another. (more…)
Author Kyle Chais, 20, motivates others with his heartbreaking journey to becoming an author.
*There are so many barriers in front of our dreams that sometimes we forget the dream and ride the barriers.
Things get so difficult that we just stop trying and give in to the obstacles. But, one young man kept pushing because he figured he had seen the bottom, so everything else must go straight to the top.
According to The Root, the young man, Kyle Chais, 20, decided one day that he was going to change his own circumstances.
Chais and his mother lived in Flatbush, Brooklyn (more…)
*Sherri Shepherd has yet another project to add to her resume of work that includes a long list of talk show hosting, acting, and even game show hosting.
Now she’s returning to the big screen for a film adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s popular mystery series “One for the money.”
“I love working,” says Shepherd. “If somebody took away my jobs, I don’t know what I would do. I’m just the kind of person who has to stay busy.”
She’s got more going on, by the way.
Author of a book will also be added next to executive producing a new sitcom.
But like she says, she loves working, and who wouldn’t when unemployment is astronomical.
Anyway, in an interview with Essence.com, she admitted that spending a lot of time with television has left her longing for more films and big screen action.
“I miss it a lot; which is why I’m so appreciative when I book a part. It’s hard being in New York when they cast out of LA, and I can’t just fly out there when I have to work. I love the entire process of being on the set and being able to create a character. It’s so much fun. In ‘Think Like a Man,’ I have a very small part. They told me it wasn’t a big budget, but I don’t care about any of that. I’ll do it for free simply because I love being on the set with other creative people.
Check out the full interview here.