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LaToya Jackson Talks Marrying Her Best Friend Jeffre And Planning For Kids

June 20th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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We know we can’t be the only ones who were shocked when LaToya Jackson and her longtime best friend and business partner Jeffre Phillips decided to take their relationship from business to personal. Jeffre proposed to LaToya during the first season of her OWN reality show “Life With LaToya,” and when she stopped by the office to talk about season 2, we had to get all the details on their budding romance and, more importantly, their upcoming wedding. Check out what she had to say in the video up top.

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

May 28th, 2013 - By Raven Carter
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About This Episode

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

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Plastic Surgery And Skin Bleaching: Celebrities Who Took It Too Far

May 22nd, 2013 - By Davisha Davis
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These notorious celebrities are known for taking things way to far when it comes to cosmetics. They undergo plastic surgery or they bleach their skin to appear lighter for reasons mostly unknown to us. We understand that they want to enhance their, ahem, natural beauty but when you start to look like an entirely different person, you’ve gone way too far.

OWN Rising Up: LaToya and Iyanla TV Shows Are A Hit With Black Viewers

April 26th, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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Finally some positive feedback for Iyanla. After DMX going off on her and Sheree Whitfield complaining about her recent appearance on Iyanla: Fix My Life, the OWN Network show is reaping rewards with the viewers, particularly those in African-American households, according to Nielsen. Moreover, reports Target Market NewsLife With La Toya, the reality show tracking LaToya Jackson (who seems to be making a Kardashian-like career out of being on multiple reality programs), was a favorite on the Top 25 chart of black viewers’ favorite shows for the week ending April 14. Iyanla: Fix My Life and Life With La Toya were the only adult-oriented Saturday night shows on the list, reports the site.

Looking at other numbers, Bravo was the week’s most watched cable network and BET had 4.8 million across four shows, such as The Game, followed by VH1’s 4.4 million for four shows.

Fewer African Americans were viewing TV for the week, however. The total number of viewers watching the Top 25, according to Nielsen, was 27.3 million, or three percent less than the previous week,” reports Target Market News.

The top shows for the week among African Americans were the two episodes of American Idol, The Voice, and Dancing With The Stars.

Haven’t been tuning in to LaToya’s show? (We know you’re watching Iyanla!) Here’s a teaser for the next episode of Life With LaToya. Are you tuning in?

Quit Being Messy: 15 Celebrities Who Can’t Seem to Mind Their Own Business

April 26th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Is it just us or are celebrities these days making more headlines with Twitter shade than talent? These celebrities have made drama and pot stirring part of their personal brand.

Jackson Family Values: The Perils Of Being The Breadwinner

March 8th, 2013 - By C. Cleveland
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Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

America’s favorite case study of familial fame and dysfunction made its way back to the headlines last weekend. Fresh off driveway disputes over the late King of Pop’s estate this summer, the latest Jackson family gossip has LaToya Jackson stepping up to take the heirs of the family fortune under her wing. According to reports, LaToya signed all three of her brother’s children to her Ja-Tail enterprises talent agency. Her nieces and nephews would be the agency’s only clients. LaToya later denied the claims.

It’s tempting to judge the Jacksons. But we have to remember, when money’s involved it’s always about more than money. Money triggers emotions. Add in family drama and income equality and it’s easy to understand how things repeatedly get out of hand.

The breadwinner of the family seems like the best role to be in in all this mess, but the position comes with responsibility and stress. Just ask Michael and Janet. Money gives you more power in business and family. An imbalance of power means one thing – drama.

Even if you haven’t eclipsed your family’s earnings yet, it’s probably something you should start preparing for if it’s in your future. Women are increasingly becoming the breadwinners of their households. And the income gap between rich and poor continues to grow.

We’ve combed the web for advice from financial and relationship experts to help you navigate the rocky terrain where family and funds overlap. Paris Jackson, this one’s for you.

Understand That Money Makes People Crazy

Don’t take it personally when your sister feels you owe it to her to pay her credit card bill, or your cousin tells your aunty you’ve changed. Psychiatrists have proven that people generally feel worse about themselves the more they feel they earn less and have lower social rank than those around them. Try and be empathetic to the emotional impact your difference in wealth has on your family.

Have A Plan For Your Money, Honey

When you experience an increase in wealth, the first step is one of adjustment and planning. Decide what type of life you want to live and the personal financial goals you want to set for yourself. Don’t think about your family during this stage. This is your money, so take care of you first. You can’t help anybody if you’re broke too.

Empower, Don’t Enable

Money doesn’t fix everything. If a family member comes to you with a need, discuss other options that could remedy their problem. Asking for money is a simple solution, but it might not be the best. Use your wealth to empower your family to be self-sufficient rather than taking care of them. That goes for friends, too. Learn from MC Hammer and his 40-member entourage.

Give What You Can & Don’t Keep Score

Only lend money you can afford to lose. If you won’t miss the money, just give it as gift. Money is a notorious relationship destroyer. Avoid feeling bitter about a transaction later by being upfront about your ability to part with the money, and the other person’s ability to pay it back. Furthermore, communicate! Address problems when they arise. If you plan on leaving your money to your kids and giving your siblings the cold shoulder, say that while you’re alive.  A lot of money problems are made worse because people are so uncomfortable talking about them.

C. Cleveland covers professional development topics and entrepreneurial rebels who blaze their own career paths. She explores these stories and more on The Red Read, Twitter (@CleveInTheCity) and Facebook (/MyReadIsRed).

Nene Leakes Talks Bentley Repossession During Hilarious Appearance On ‘The Price Is Right’

February 25th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The fabulous Nene Leakes made a rather humorous appearance on The Price Is Right’s Celebrity Week. The show cleverly pulled its questions from past episodes of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, “Celebrity Apprentice” and even gossip headlines, which made for a hilarious four minute cameo.

Host Drew Carey warmed the reality star up by first quizzing her on the cost of a brand new, one of a kind, blue alligator Birkin bag. If you recall from previous seasons of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Nene’s millionaire boo John loved showering with lavish gifts like Louboutin shoes and Birkin bags. That didn’t appear to have helped her out though, as her guess was almost $60,000 off from the actual price, which was $82,500.

“Wooo, the was insane.I have a couple, but I don’t one for 87. Jesus,” Nene reacted to the actual price of the bag.

The next item that Nene was asked to estimate the price of was “a custom-made blonde wig.”

“You’ve had your hands full of a wig like this in the past,” the show’s announcer joked before a photo of Nene’s former co-star Kim Zolciak appeared on the screen.

Nene, of course didn’t know the price of the wig either. While she estimated that it was $2,000, the price was actually $12,000.

“See, that’s why I don’t wear wigs,” she responded.

The show also played on those rumors that Nene allegedly had her Bentley repossessed, and asked her what a brand new Bentley Continental GTC would cost. Ironically, this was the only item that Nene guessed the correct price for. She also used the opportunity to address those repossession rumors.

“Let me just set the record straight. I have never owned a Bentley. I’ve never even driven one. It is not even my dream car, so let’s set that record straight. My dream car is a Range Rove and I drive it everyday.”

It’s difficult not to love her willingness to poke fun at herself… and others.

Check the next page for footage of Nene on The Price Is Right.

Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh? 10 Cute Celebs Who Didn’t Need The Plastic Surgery Or Enhancements

January 10th, 2013 - By IndigoBlack
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Let’s be clear, there are only like two or three people on this list who you could say look “bad” after delving into the world of plastic surgery. And while some might look okay with their enhancements and changes, if you ask us, they looked perfectly fine, if not fabulous, before they decided to mess with the knife, Botox and other things that changed their features dramatically. Sometimes it’s just good to work with what God gave you, even if you have the money to morph yourself.

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Tamar Braxton

It’s clear almost every woman in the Braxton clan has had a little somethin’ somethin’ done, but aside from Tamar, every other sister kind of knew when to quit. She doesn’t look bad per se (though some, like K. Michelle for instance, like to say she looks like a Muppet), but baby girl didn’t need the cheekbone changes and other work. And all the make up that her make up artist piles on, along with the big lacefronts, don’t do her true beauty justice.

Sliding Up And Down: 9 Celebrities Who Worked a Pole Before Working a Red Carpet

January 4th, 2013 - By Kendra Koger
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Hey All!  The entertainment business is very diverse, and sometimes you will see one celebrity move seamlessly from one entertainment profession to another.  Singers become actors, actors become directors and sometimes ex0tic dancer become celebrities.  Last year IndigoBlack released a list of 8 celebrities who you might not have realized had some past dealings with poles.  Here is a newer list.  Let’s see if any of these were surprises for you:

Mo Money, Mo Problems: 14 Celebs Who Were Affected By Foreclosure (Tough Market!)

November 13th, 2012 - By Ashley Page
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Celebrities make a lot of money, and with that money comes an expensive wardrobe, nice cars, vacations all over the world, and of course, multiple homes. Though the Hollywood elite make more money than many of us will ever have in a lifetime, sometimes some of them aren’t so money-wise. Here are 14 celebs who foreclosed on their homes, but thankfully, most of them have plenty of other places to call home.