Having the internship of my dreams, located in the heart of the city I love most, New York City, went from a far fetched dream to my recent reality.
Tons of rejection emails from internships filled my inbox until one day, this summer I was offered an an internship with Juicy magazine.
As a New Yorker, I had preconceived notions about interning for a magazine. I was sure photocopying, faxing, filing, and coffee runs would become my new day to day, but that turned out to be the furthest thing from the truth.
Instead, pitching and creating posts on the hottest hair, beauty, and celebrity news became my daily responsibility. With the help of a supervisor really invested in my growth, I quickly learned how to writing clearly and concisely, got the opportunity to attend a reality show screening, and was even trusted to do celeb interviews….Click inside to read more...
LOVE IN A CARRY ON BAG
By Sadeqa Johnson
Erica and Warren have one of those love affairs where he “dips his lips” toward her and she “falls against him like syrup.”Rarely is intimacy in contemporary fiction this sexy without getting raunchy.
But lest things get too sweet, her new job in New York and his job in D.C. threaten to keep the bluesy duo apart. Throw in the additional nuance of family obligations and professional ambitions, and this very realistic novel is worthy of attention. -RAKIA CLARK
By Allison Samuels
In just a few short years, First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA has fashioned herself into a style icon and role model respectively. From sharing health tips to knowing how to shop wisely, fab mommy FLOTUS does it all and has become an inspiration for other women to do the same.
Need pointers on how to do things the MO way? Look no further than the book What Would Michelle Do? Packed full of interviews with MICHELLE and some of her closest friends, learn some of her budgeting and organizing tips, what her favorite beauty products are and how to get stylish without breaking the bank. You’ll be presidential status in no time.
This year, August 16th marks another season of bringing education and awareness to young adults across America through media consisted of concerts, PSAs, forums and toll-free hotlines.
In conjunction with the multimedia marketing company Ready Set Impact, founder and radio personality JEANNIE JONES is joining Rap-It-Up to release their very own mixtape.
Artists WALE, 2CHAINZ, JADAKISS, SAMMIE and RASHIDA will be featured on the production and will kick off the college tour, starting September 7 at Virginia State University.
“Music continues to be a universal language that touches people around the world. If my partner and I can produce a music project that motivates people to choose to LOVE and LIVE by living a healthier lifestyle, then it’s a job done well,” JONES said.
For more info on the movement and college tour dates, visit: http://www.rapituppresents.com/Read more inside...
It was all good just a week ago! No really, what just happened?
Five weeks after saying “I Do,” and wrapping up filming their new reality show – EVELYN LOZADA‘s marriage to NFL husband CHAD JOHNSON came to a screeching halt after it was reported that EVELYN was head butted by CHAD. This occurred after confronting him about a receipt for condoms she found in their car.
There’s no disputing that EVELYN and CHAD have put their relationship on front street since day one. Their romance blossomed on Twitter and the two have used every avenue possible to proclaim their love for
the limelight each other. Immediately after CHAD proposed back in 2010, EVELYN wasted no time tweeting a photo of her hefty engagement ring, boasting “10 carats looks good on me. Let the hating begin!!!” EVELYN even cut ties with former best friend JENNIFER WILLIAMS who tried to warn her about the dangers of dating yet another athlete.
EVELYN and CHAD were not only aware of the criticism that stemmed from their high-profile relationship, they welcomed it with open arms. Hell, they sought after it!
The only thing these two loved more than themselves was the publicity that came from their two egos joining forces…
Rapper/budding actor 50 CENT is working with industry vets in his latest film Freelancers.
In this action-packed thriller, 50 stars alongside FOREST WHITAKER and ROBERT DE NIRO, portraying the son of a slain NYPD cop who joins the force and discover secrets of corruption surrounding his father’s death.
Freelancers premieres for a limited time in theaters on August 10 and will be available on DVD and On Demand beginning August 21.
Check out the trailer above, and tell us what you think of the film.
On Friday, American Airlines and BlackAtlas.com held a private reception in honor of actor, LAZ ALONSO, becoming its newest celebrity travel ambassador.
As a travel ambassador, ALONZO will host several travel videos featured on BlackAtlas.com and represent American Airlines and BlackAtlas.com at select events.
BlackAtlas.com is a social travel networking site that urges travelers to share their unique experiences through video, commentary, photos, and blogs while offering specials to promotional fares offered by American Airlines.
The star studded event was held at the Studio Museum of Harlem, abd featured…Click inside for pics and to read more...
THE REVEREND’S WIFE
By Kimberla Lawson Roby
Reverend Curtis Black is back! The best-selling series- first published in 2000- centers around the good rev, his third and current wife Charlotte, and their ongoing struggle to stay saved, stay married and stay faithful.
Both Curtis and Charlotte have had trouble with that last one. This time, it is Curtis’ turn to forgive. But with two dalliances to look past this time, he isn’t feeling very Christian-like.
Meanwhile, another woman has entered Curtis’ life, and she’d love nothing more than to be the fourth Mrs. Black.
It’s safe to say this will be Roby’s 10th best seller.
We Run The Night is an event hosted in NYC that will merge fashion, music, and entrepreneurship by bringing out “the area’s best company of celebs and socialites for a night of networking.”
Held in the heart of the fashion district, We Run The Night, will be a networking mixer where fashion, music, and entrepreneurial insiders, like our web editor SHIREA L. CARROLL, will participate in an open panel discussing media, hair and beauty, relationships, and career/finance.
If you’re a Juicy gal interested in attending We Run The Night, log onto werunthenightevent.com
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