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*ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood*

Yesterday in Hollywood at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel. . ESSSENCE Magazine hosted it's 4th Annual *Black Women In Hollywood" Luncheon honoring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, and Loretta Divine.

A Few of our other Favs were in attendance for the festivities. 
Kerry Washington
Tia and Tamera Mowry
Niecy Nash

Gabrielle Union
Garcelle Beauvais

Jenifer Lewis
Anika Noni Rose
Tatyana Ali
Lynn Whitfield

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kissing

Ladies get your Pen and Pad out. .and Get ready to take Notes. Here are the "10 Things You Didn't Know About Kissing". .

1. There are tons of nerve endings. .in your lips (100 times more than in your fingertips!) that stimulate desire. That's why smooching before, during, and after sex can be extremely arousing and satisfying.

2. Forty Percent of men say that. .a really long, steamy kiss will get them immediately ready for sex. 

3. Pay attention to those "See Ya Later" pecks. If your guy routinely only gives you a quick kiss on the cheek when saying good-bye, it could be that he's guarded and doesn't emote easily. If this is a more recent development, it's a warning sign; he may be feeling ambivalent about the relationship.

4. Instantly turn up the kissing intimacy by. .closing the "A-frame": a smooching stance in which you and your guy are in the middle of a smooch but your hips are a mile apart. By pressing your hips together, the degree …

OPI Texas Collections: "Guys Meet GALveston"

Earlier this month we introduce the "Texas Collection" from OPI. The Spring/Summer 2011 Colors. We would be providing a review on our FAV colors. The first to be tried out is "Guys Meet GALveston".
This is a beautiful sheer sorbet coral. 
To achieve the desired shade seen in the bottle we ask that you start out with using  a base coats. Preferably OPI Natural Nail Base Coat ( or if you wear Acrylic Nail Base Coat). 

After applying 1 coat of your choice of base coat. .Apply 2 coats (and maybe 3. .and this is based on the intensity of the color after the second coat) of the "Guys Meet GALveston". Once your nails are completely dry apply the OPI Top Coat for a beautiful shine and finish.
This will be a HOT color that will go with anything in your wardrobe for the Spring/Summer 2011.  No complaints here SophistiKATS.
For more info on "Guys Meet GALveston". .The Texas Collection. .and OPI. .visit

Today in Black History

Hirman R. Revels of Mississippi sworn in as first Black U.S. senator and first Black representative in Congress.

1928 "One-Man Show of Art by Negro, First of Kind Here, Opens Today," read the headline of a front-page article in 'The New York Times' on this day. The article announced the opening of Archibald J. Motley, Jr's show at the New Gallery on Madison Avenue. This was the first time in History that an artist had made the front page of 'The New York Times' and it was the second one-person show by an African-American artist (the first being Henry O. Tanner). African scenes, voodoo dances, and African-Americans at leisure were themes presented by the artist.
1948  Martin Luther King ordained as a Baptist minister
1964 Nat King Cole, the singer with the "Golden Voice", dies.

1964  Cassius Clay becomes world heavyweight boxing champion.

1975  Death of Elijah Muhammad (77), leader of the Nation of Islam, in Chicago. He was succeeded by hi…

"Let's Move!" with First Lady Obama

Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative to prevent childhood obesity. 

The First Lady has kicked off her initiative by addressing governors, mayors,  doctors and community leaders and thanking them for their efforts to educate and encourage citizens to get moving.

"We cannot solve this prob by signing a few bills or holding a few press conferences in Washington. We need to address this issue at the grassroots level," said Mrs. Obama.

Here are 10 Steps to Getting started. .Let's Get Healthy. .Let's MOVE!!

1. Make exercise fun. You don't have to spend hours slaving away at the gym to get in shape. Instead, dedicate as little as 30 minutes a day to shooting hopes, swimming, bike riding or playing touch football in the backyard. "We also know just how hard it is to pull these kids away from the TV, the computer, the video games and that's why we worked so hard to reignite the magic of play for these kids," said Mrs. Obama. 
2. Get more out…

Today in Black History

1841 Grafton Tyler Brown Lithographer and Painter, born

1888  In West Chester, Pennsylvania, African American painter Horace Pippin was born. Pippin is considered one of the major American painters of his period. One of his more significant works, "John Brown Going to His Hanging," is owned by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

1898  Black postmaster lynched and his wife and three daughters shot and maimed for life in Lake City, S.C.

1911 On this day, the "Bronze Muse" died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper wrote more than a dozen books, including 'Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects'(1854); 'Moses, a Story of the Nile'(1869);and 'Sketches of Southern Life'(1872). Harper was the most famous female poet of her day and the most famous African-American poet of the 19th century. Also a well-known orator, she spoke frequently in public(sometimes twice in one day)promoting equal rights for women and African-Americans. She was a w…

2011 ESSENCE Music Festival Line Up

The 2011 Essence Music Festival  line up has been announced.
"The Roots of R&B"  is the theme for this years 3 day event July 1-3 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Headliners for this year are Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Jill Scott, and Trey Songz 

 The headliners will be supported on the main stage and in the super lounges by Charlie Wilson, Fantasia, Boyz II Men, Stephanie Mills, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Macy Gray, Dwele, Alexander O'Neal & Cherrelle, Mint Condition, Kelly Price, M.C. Lyte and New Orleans talent including Irma Thomas, Kourtney Heart, Rebirth Brass Band, Charmaine Neville Band, and TBC Brass Band.
For more information on this event visit

Today in Black History

Congress passed resolution readmitting Mississippi on condition that it would never change its constitution to disenfranchise Blacks.
1891  A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the churn, patent #466,470
Opera singer Marian Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anderson was entered in the New York Philharmonic Competition at age 17 by her music teacher, and placed first over 299 other singers. Awarded a Rosenwald Fellowship in 1930, Anderson went to Europe for a year of study. She returned briefly to the United States but went back to Europe in 1933 to debut in Berlin and again, in 1935, in Austria. In 1933, Anderson performed 142 concerts in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. On Easter Sunday in 1939, Anderson performed an open air recital at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The performance was scheduled for the concert hall controlled by the Daughters of the American Revolution but was cancelled when the DAR refeused to allow Anderson to sing ther…