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Join MadameNoire & Black Public Relations Society At The “Leveraging Our Legacy” Mixer

October 14th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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Is it about time, you order some business cards, put on your flyest business casual dress, sip a cocktail and get your network on?

Well, if you’re in New York City this Wednesday, October 16, come the MadameNoire staff and the Black Public Relations Society at the “Leveraging Our Legacy” mixer.

If you’re in the public relations or communication fields, don’ miss out on one of the biggest public relations and media mixers of the fall. At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders, cultivate relationships and expand your network.

If you interested meet us at the Katra Lounge at 6:00 pm, this Wednesday.

Read more about the MadameNoire editors who will be attending here.

You can RSVP for the free event here. 

Evelyn Lozada Says She’s Tired Of Phony Friendships: ‘I Just Really Want Real Friends’

October 10th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Real friends are difficult to come by—especially for us regular folk— so I can’t even imagine what it’s like for those who are constantly in the spotlight. During a recent interview with OK! Magazine, Basketball Wives star Evelyn Lozada expressed her desire for sincere, solid friendships.

“The only one that I’m friends with is Shaunie [O’Neal]. I may talk to Suzie [Ketcham] from time to time. I don’t tell her any secrets or anything like that,” Evelyn said of her BBW co-stars.

After forming silly inner circles filled with women who she probably wouldn’t even trust to watch her dog, Ev says that she’s ready for real friends.

“I’m just at a point in my life where I just really want real friends.”

“I don’t want the fake, part-time friends. I’m too grown for that.”

She went on to further discuss her relationship with the show’s executive producer, Shaunie O’Neal.

“I was the first one that Shaunie asked to be on the show. We were really good friends before this entire thing happened, not knowing that it was going to become something big.

I’ve given up hope on Evelyn ever reconciling with her former BFF and co-star Jennifer Williams, but something deep down inside would still love to see them iron out their differences. Although it appears that the damage that has been done to their friendship is irreversible, they did appear to have a legit bond at some point.

“The Future Is Now”: 14 Technologies That Are Changing The Way We Live

July 31st, 2013 - By Michelle Alerte
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“The future is now,” according to the character Chip Douglas from 1996’s The Cable Guy. Of course then he was talking about mind-blowing cable technology whereas now we are talking about the mind-blowing technology of…well…everything else. Prepare to be astounded by the latest advances meant to make our lives that much easier. Whether or not you’ll agree is another topic entirely.

Back On The Market: Hollywood’s Most Recent Bachelors

July 10th, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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Source: WEEN

Did you think they were still tied down? Lucky for you, they’re not! We’ve done our research and found some of Hollywood’s most available bachelors who are recently back on the market. You know what that means girls — rebound!

Like Father, Like Child: Ten Celebrity Dads And Their Successful Children

June 13th, 2013 - By Blair Bedford
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Success, work ethic and drive runs in the families of these famous celebrity children and their fathers. From one father who managed the entire career of his son to celebrities who followed in the exact same musical footsteps of their father, these father-and-child relationships encompassed business and family life all in one.

Here are ten celebrities Dad who fathered some of the most successful singers, songwriters, fashion designers and more in the entertainment industry.

Father and son in 2005, via Nikki Nelson / WENN; Lil Romeo in Hollywood in March on the right. Josiah True/

Father and son in 2005, via Nikki Nelson / WENN; Lil Romeo in Hollywood in March on the right. Josiah True/

Master P

Hip-hop and rap artist Master P is known for his hit singles like “Make Em Say Uhh” in the 1990’s and as the founder of No Limit Records. He is also known for being behind his son’s rap career as well Romeo Miller, Jr., popularly known as Lil Romeo. As father and manager of Lil’ Romeo, he helped advance the 23-year old’s career in the 2000s. Romeo went on to play basketball for USC and is still active in the entertainment industry, recently competing on Dancing With The Stars.

I Never Dreamt Of Singing Professionally: Yolanda Adams Talks Her Dreams With MadameNoire

March 11th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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Photo: Gregg Newton

Photo: Gregg Newton

If you’re a gospel fan, chances are Yolanda Adams’ music has inspired you over the years. Well, this weekend Adams used her music and her story to inspire the 100 high school students at Disney Dreamers Academy this weekend. MadameNoire had the chance to speak to Yolanda about how she started singing professionally, though she never had an interest in doing so. She also talked about how the high school students ended up inspiring her as well.

Calling All The Single Brothas!

January 24th, 2013 - By Raven Carter
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Source: Shutterstock

Love is about to be in the air during the month of February and we’re looking for bachelors who are interested in smelling those roses — and handing them out!

Madame Noire is looking for single men across the globe who are looking for awesome women (with great reading taste) to date to feature in our new Man of the Moment column. We don’t see enough intelligent and attractive regular guys around these parts so we’d love to feature some of you great catches out there and give our readers a chance to get in touch with you. And ladies if you know of some great bachelors who you think should be showcased, please send us their info — after you’ve gotten their consent, of course.

To be featured as a Madame Noire Man of the Moment, please email the following to

1. Name, age, and location

2. A small paragraph about yourself, i.e. what you do for a living, hobbies, interests, and any other unique detail about yourself we’d love to know

3. A photo showing us what you’re working with


We’ll be in touch soon!

MN Exclusive: Things Joe Budden Has Learned About Love From Women

January 16th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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When Joe Budden says the way he loves is a gift and a curse we believe him. From just two episodes of “Love & Hip-Hop” we can see the New Jersey rapper has a big heart, unfortunately it often seems to get lost underneath that hot head of his, and his seeming inability to take responsibility for the pain he causes others — particularly the ladies in his life.

Well, MN sat down with “Joey” to see what all of his lazy attitude toward love is about, and though it’s clear he’s not quite yet the man you would probably want to take home to your mama. He’s getting there by acknowledging the things he’s learned about love from women over the years. Check out this interview and see what he had to say about his approach to a happy relationship. Thoughts?

I Always Wanted To Ask…Why Are White People So Hell Bent On Using The N-Word?

January 15th, 2013 - By madamenoire
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Black people debate over the n-word all the time and though there’s mixed opinion as to whether we have the right to use the word and should use it, one thing that’s unanimous is that white people should not use the word under any circumstances. Unfortunately, a lot of non-black people seem to have missed that memo. Consequently, they try to sneak in the word any chance they get, whether in a greeting, a rap song, or on the news. We can’t for the life of us understand white people’s fascination with using the n-word; so, we brought it up to the ladies of The Frisky to get their take on this phenomenon and fess up to whether they’ve used the word themselves and think they should be able to.

Check out the episode and weigh in below.



Somebody Done Told Him Wrong: Marlon Wayans Tells MN He Doesn’t Think He’s Sexay

January 14th, 2013 - By madamenoire
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We have to get this clip over to Marlon Wayans asap because brotha doesn’t know just how sexay the ladies — and apparently gay men — think he is. Check out the chat we had with him after our NSFW game of Charades when we asked him how he feels about getting all sorts of metrosexual love, and more importantly why he’s surprised by it. Ol’ boy’s been sleeping on himself!