First it was CNN’s in depth expose’ about Black Women being too Picky and now ABC’s Nightline has followed up with their own panel of experts ready to give insight on Black woman and their relationship issues.
Comedian/Author Steve Harvey moderates a panel consisting author/actor Hill Harper, journalist/VH1 star Jacque Reid, Comedian and ‘The View’ panelist Sherri Shepherd and author Jimi Izrael.
The show was filmed in Atlanta (surprise…surprise) and aired last night (April 21st). The hot topic on the table was why successful black women can’t get a man. Is it education? is it societal issues?
According to the press release for the taping it’s because there’s more educated Black women than Black men:
“Black college educated women (in the United States) outnumber black college educated men 2 to 1. Considering all the other factors that could lend to this disproportion, it’s not surprising people wonder why many successful black women cannot find a man.”
That’s the premise of the argument, but of course the panelists have their own opinions. In case you missed it, watch it in it’s entirety and discuss: Continue Reading…
Monique and Steve Harvey, photographed above with Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, helped set off the lauch of Carol’s Daughters 9th store, which opened in Atlanta’s Lenox Square Mall. [sidebar: I wonder what Monique was thinking in that pic? Hopefully Fresh will mark this one in the side-eye hall of fame.] You may have even spotted Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, at the location all weekend long. Friday kicked off the grand opening celebratory events with a VIP charity event. Comedian Steve Harvey, Monique, Boris Kodjoe, Steve Stoute, and many other industry heads dropped by Lenox Square to support the event where 33% of all proceeds went Mary J. Blige’s FFAWN organization.
Boris Kodjoe & Carol’s Daughter Founder Lisa Price
The event lasted all weekend long with celebrity sightings on both Saturday and Sunday as well. Tameka ‘Tiny” Cottle was spotted shopping Saturday afternoon while Keri Hilson held a signing at the location on Sunday. There was even an Atlanta Housewife sighting! More flix below:
This has absolutely nothing to do with O.S.A.M.s. Or maybe it does? Seeing as it’s one of the last posts this 2009 Women’s History Month, perhaps it’s a conduit (or excuse) for re-evaluating: 1.) every bad (and good) romantic relationship I’ve ever been in, and 2.) why I’m a woman who’s always been lousy at……..sharing cookies?
I’ll buy me some cookies quick, fast and in a hurry, and Neiman Marcus at Lenox has the best chocolate chip cookies EV-ER. As I had a doctor’s appointment Monday morning that required I not eat for the 8 hours beforehand, I took myself to lunch there for succulent shrimp salad and some of those N(eedless) M(arkup) cookies immediately after that doctor let me go. On my way out the door, I saw Steve Harvey looking at ties. Later that same day, I saw him on Oprah. Wednesday morning, I got a chain email about said appearance on Oprah. See how exciting life really is in The A?
While I ain’t never gonna be mad at a black man truly in love with a black woman (‘specially in ‘Lanta), I was kinda skeptical at this particular black man (of all folk) going on Oprah (of all shows) trying to tell black women howta make that (of all things) happen. Here’s why:
Comedian Steve Harvey is letting all hang out for the cameras. Harvey and the cast of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” are going topless for the “Take Your Shirt Off” Campaign. The campaign is aimed at encouraging people to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. (Source)
I commend Steve and his friends for their self-esteem..but some things are better left covered up! For the record, “man-boobs” are NOT sexy…and what’s up with all the oil? 😕 This don’t make no dayum sense…I swear there’s a baby walking round somewhere ashey as hell.