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BitterSweet Goodbyes: “Fresh Prince” Cast Reunites At James Avery’s Memorial

January 14th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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The cast of “Fresh Prince” reunited this past Saturday to say their goodbyes to their television father and real life role model James Avery.

Alfonso Ribeiro, who served as a host for the memorial ceremony, posted the above picture on Twitter with this caption:

“We said goodbye to the amazing James Avery last night. I was honored to host the memorial for Barbara Avery. It was a wonderful tribute and celebration of his life. He will be deeply missed”

Daphne Reid (the second Aunt Viv), Tatyana Ali (Ashley), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), and Joseph Marcell (Geoffrey) and Avery’s wife Barbara were all there to celebrate his life.

**Update** For those of you wondering Will is currently in Dubai. Maybe he’s working on a project. I’m not sure. But he did issue a statement on Avery’s passing.  And the original Aunt Viv wasn’t there because she pretty much didn’t and perhaps still doesn’t get along with her former cast members. 

Yesterday, Ribeiro posted pictures from the service on his Faebook page.

According to TMZ, Avery suffered from heart disease, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes and died from cardiorespiratory arrest in Glendale Hospital on December 31, 2013. He was cremated and his family spread his ashes in the Pacific Ocean. Check out more pictures from the ceremony on the following pages.

Ask a Black Father Pt. 2 | Mommy in Chief Bonus Clip

June 10th, 2013 - By jade
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In this bonus clip of Mommy In Chief, these fathers finish the interesting discussion from the first segment of Ask a Black Father. We posed all of our questions about parenthood to real dads. We’ve welcomed three spirited fathers to share their joys and pains of fatherhood with us. The following questions are addressed in this segment:

1. What are some challenges that you want to talk about that you face when you raise your kids?

2. How is it that some fathers can go through life ignoring their kids as if they don’t exist?

3. What would you like to differently than your father?

Ladies, you definitely don’t want to miss this. When do we ever see great fathers giving us the honest truth about fatherhood?

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Ask A Black Father | Mommy In Chief Father’s Day Special

June 3rd, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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In this special episode of Mommy In Chief, we’re posing all our questions about parenthood to real dads. We’ve welcomed three spirited fathers to share their joys and pains of fatherhood with us. Moms you don’t want to miss this because it’s one fiery discussion once the dads loosen up.

 

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Keeping Your Child Entertained This Summer Without TV | Mommy in Chief

May 28th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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In this episode we’re getting ready for summer by showing you all the many ways to keep your kids active and entertained without the TV!  Kids can get involved with summer camps and community youth groups to stay active.

To give us more insight into summer youth groups, we’ve invited Senior Program Director, Latoya Jackson of YMCA of Greater New York Harlem to share with us. We also give you our top recommendations for family vacation spots and apps for kids.

For more information about the YMCA of Greater New York, visit www.ymcanyc.org

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Actress Kym Whitley Talks New Baby & Food Allergies for Kids | Mommy in Chief

May 20th, 2013 - By jade
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In this episode of Mommy in Chief we have a special treat! The fabulous actress and comedian Kym Whitley stopped by the studio to share her joys of being a new mom, her organization and new show “Raising Whitley” airing every Saturday at 9pm on OWN.

For more information about Kym Whitley’s Don’t Feed Me Campaign, visit dontfeedme.org

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How to Prepare Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict | Mommy In Chief

May 13th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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Just in case you want to celebrate Mom all month long, we brought back personal chef and owner of Remarkable Cuisine, LLC, Mark McLean to demonstrate one more tasty dish for us to prepare for Mom. With the help from our host, Karyn Parsons and father and daughter, Luis and Yuri, Chef Mark prepares Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict with a bonus Creme Brulee desert. Yummy!

About Chef Mark McLean

Mark-McLean-118Mark McLean is a personal chef and owner of Remarkable Cuisine, LLC.  Remarkable Cuisine is the culmination of Chef Marks 4 years of private chef services and experience in catering over 200  events. Through Remarkable Cuisine, Chef Mark displays his skill set and passion in the kitchen.  “I am not here to present a standard or ordinary fare that is “good” or a “decent option”. I attack an ingredient, menu, and dish like the rest of things in my life — with a strong knowledge base and hard work that will make that dish shine,” as quoted by Chef Mark on his company’s website.  Chef Mark is committed to creating a unique and tasty experience in all his dishes, so you’re definitely in for another treat with his Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict. 

Smoked
Salmon Eggs Benedict

Ingredients:

1 8oz. package smoked salmon

Baby arugula

3 tbsp. olive oil

¼ bunch fresh parsley, chopped fine

3 tsp. white balsamic (or white) vinegar

4 slices wheat bread

4 eggs

2 tsp. capers, chopped fine

salt/pepper

1 tbsp. butter, soft

Let’s prepare our components of the benedict:

Fill a small sauce pan with about 4 inches of water and set over medium heat.

Cut the crust off the wheat bread slices to make a perfect square.

Spread the softened butter lightly on one side and set aside.

Open the package of salmon and take out 8 pieces, or enough to cover each piece of toast completely.

Set aside in the fridge until ready to use.

In a shallow bowl, add the olive oil, minced capers, parsley, and a pinch of salt.

Stir to combine and set aside.

Let’s cook:
Check that water is boiling. If it is, turn off the heat. If it is about to (gentle simmer) reduce heat as much
as possible. Add vinegar to the water. Crack an egg into a shallow dish, like a tea-cup. Using a spoon or
spatula, swirl the water in one direction, then add the egg from the shallow dish. We are going to let the
egg poach for about 4 minutes for a runny yolk (3 minutes longer for a tight yolk). Use a slotted spoon to
remove each egg and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
In a sauté pan set over medium heat, add our toast butter side down and let a crust form, about 2 minutes.

Let’s build our benedict. Remove toast from pan and set in the middle of the plate, toasted side down. On
top of that place our salmon in a flat layer. Grab a small bunch of arugula and place on top of the arugula.
Using a spoon, nestle a poached egg in the middle of the arugula. Salt and pepper the egg and arugula, then
spoon the caper oil over the egg and surrounding arugula.
Stand back and take a picture. Serve to Mom with fresh orange juice, the French toast and enjoy!

 

About Karyn Parsons

karyn_and_kidsKaryn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

 

 

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift: Breakfast In Bed Prepared By Husband And Kids

May 6th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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It’s our very first cooking episode! That’s right we’re diving in and cooking on the set of Mommy In Chief  to celebrate Moms on Mother’s Day. Instead of taking Mom out to a fancy restaurant this Mother’s Day, we’re demonstrating how to prepare a tasty brunch for her right at home. Chef Mark McLean of Remarkable Cuisine  is showing us all how to make Cereal Crusted French Toast. 

About Chef Mark McLean

Mark-McLean-118Mark McLean is a personal chef and owner of Remarkable Cuisine, LLC.  Remarkable Cuisine is the culmination of Chef Marks 4 years of private chef services and experience in catering over 200  events. Through Remarkable Cuisine, Chef Mark displays his skill set and passion in the kitchen.  “I am not here to present a standard or ordinary fare that is “good” or a “decent option”. I attack an ingredient, menu, and dish like the rest of things in my life — with a strong knowledge base and hard work that will make that dish shine,” as quoted by Chef Mark on his company’s website.  Chef Mark is committed to creating a unique and tasty experience in all his dishes, so you’re definitely in for a treat with his Cereal Crusted French Toast.

 

Cereal Crusted French Toast With Berry Compote

Ingredients:

1 Loaf French bread

3 cups cereal, crushed fine

3 dashes cinnamon

3 cups raspberries (or another berry) fresh or frozen

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp. butter

2 eggs

1 cup cream (light if available)

2 cups milk

2 cups water

1 teaspoon lemon juice

4 tbsp. vegetable oil

 

Berry Compote

In a medium saucepan, add half the water and bring to a boil. Stir in the raspberries and sugar and reduce heat. Simmer until berries break and release their juices, about 7 minutes or so. Taste. Stir in lemon juice and remove from heat, taste again and cover to keep warm.

French Toast
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, and add the cream and milk. Mix well, and then sprinkle in the cinnamon.  Add egg/cream mixture to a shallow dish. In another shallow dish, add the ground cereal. Slice load bread on a bias in half inch to inch pieces.

Let’s cook:
Place a sauté pan over medium heat. Add half tbsp. butter and a tbsp. of oil.

Place a slice of bread in the egg mixture, saturating both sides, then in the ground cereal, then to the pan.
Repeat with another piece, but be careful not to crowd the pan. Cook on one side until golden brown,
about 3 minutes, then flip and repeat with the other side. Remove from pan to paper towel lined plate and
place in oven on warm until remaining pieces are finished.

Serve French toast with berry compote drizzled on top and whip cream. Take a picture and enjoy.

 

 

About Karyn Parsons

karyn_and_kidsKaryn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

 

 

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Delivery Debate: Natural Birth Vs. C-Section, Which One Is Better For Both Moms And Babies?

April 29th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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We bring Moms together for the ultimate delivery debate! Natural birth verses a cesarean section also known as a C-section. Some moms-to-be are able to choose their birthing method, some don’t have an option. To ensure a fair and balanced discussion we have Moms who have had vaginal births and moms who have had c-sections to share their birthing experiences with us!

Be sure to share your birthing experiences in our comments section below!

About Our Moms

Taiia Smart Young is the Executive Editor of Juicy magazine. If she isn’t interviewing celebs like Kelly Rowland, Jada Pinkett Smith, Melanie Fiona, The-Dream and Chris Rock, she’s busy being a Mom to her 12 year old son, Shateek. Taiia delivered her son naturally

Chrisandra Wells is a Mom of four. Her children’s ages range from an 11 year old, 8 year old and 4 year old twins. As a Mom Chrisandra is always busy but fully of energy. She is also a freelance plus size model, hair model and makeup artist and is currently pursuing her dreams in fashion.

Karen Sanchez is Mom to two girls, and wife for the past 15 years. She is currently a freelance talent manager in TV production and she also has her own blog.

 

About Karyn Parsons

karyn_and_kidsKaryn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

 

 

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Breastfeeding Chronicles: Help My Baby Won’t Latch On! | Mommy In Chief

April 22nd, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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If you’re a Mother having problems getting your Baby to latch on when it comes to breastfeeding this bonus episode of Mommy In Chief  is for you. We’ve invited back Doctor Lisette Lugo, to offer advice and resources for Moms who are experiecing complications when it comes to breastfeeding.

 

About Dr. Lissette Lugo

Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 7.00.23 PMLissette Lugo, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist and instructor, specializing in obstetric anesthesiology and women’s health. Having practiced anesthesiology in the NYC metro area since 2005, Dr. Lugo has carried her passion for improving women’s health around the world. In addition to her primary work in the City, she has provided medical services to underserved women and children while on mission to the Philippines, West Africa, Southern Africa, and South America. Connecting all of her medical experiences, Dr. Lugo believes in the power of a healing environment in serving the best healthcare experience possible.

Dr. Lugo is a graduate and active alumna of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. She completed her Anesthesiology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell and an Obstetric Anesthesiology fellowship at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

To connect with Dr. Lugo visit her at everywomanwellness.com or follow her on facebook, twitter and pintrest at every woman nyc.

 

About Karyn Parsons

karyn_and_kidsKaryn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

 

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The Truth About Breastfeeding | Mommy In Chief

April 14th, 2013 - By Madame Noire
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About This Episode

We are back with a popular topic amongst moms – yes breastfeeding–and its benefits. We invited Doctor Lisette Lugo, founder and managing partner of Every Woman Wellness and obstetric anesthesiologist to clarify the breastfeeding role. Is it truly for every Mom?

 

About Dr. Lissette Lugo

Screen Shot 2013-04-14 at 7.00.23 PMLissette Lugo, MD, is an attending anesthesiologist and instructor, specializing in obstetric anesthesiology and women’s health. Having practiced anesthesiology in the NYC metro area since 2005, Dr. Lugo has carried her passion for improving women’s health around the world. In addition to her primary work in the City, she has provided medical services to underserved women and children while on mission to the Philippines, West Africa, Southern Africa, and South America. Connecting all of her medical experiences, Dr. Lugo believes in the power of a healing environment in serving the best healthcare experience possible.

Dr. Lugo is a graduate and active alumna of the Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. She completed her Anesthesiology residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital – Cornell and an Obstetric Anesthesiology fellowship at the Brigham and Woman’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

To connect with Dr. Lugo visit her at everywomanwellness.com or follow her on facebook, twitter and pintrest at every woman nyc.

 

About Karyn Parsons

karyn_and_kidsKaryn Parsons is best known as the character “Hilary Banks” on the long-running television show, “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” Today she is a wife and mother of two. Parsons is also the Founder and President of the Sweet Blackberry foundation after being inspired by the true tale of a determined slave and the remarkable lengths he travelled to find his freedom.  While growing up, Parsons’ mother, a librarian in the Black Resource Center of a library in South Central Los Angeles, would share stories of African-American accomplishment with her daughter.  A mother and activist, Karyn created Sweet Blackberry to use the power of stories to inspire youth. Follow her on Twitter @Karyn_Parsons.

 

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