All of the haters and foes I've encountered in my life don't have sh*t on the damage I've done to my damn self. We're all our own biggest enemy and worst critic, so I can admit that my inner voice definitely gives me serious Simon Cowell vibes, and I know I'm not alone.
In this great American pie that we're all a part of, it's fair to say that we all want a piece. As Black women, we are taught to be grateful for our portion, say our grace, and to most importantly, mind our manners and say "thank you." If we ask for a bigger slice, we're called "greedy," or worse, "difficult," as though fighting for our fair share is an act of treason. Although this rhetoric remains dominant in our society, anyone who thinks that women are meant to be seen and not heard is in for serious reality checks from one of the Original Queens of Comedy.
With Will Packer being the man behind so many of our favorite romantic comedies like Girls Trip, About Last Night, What Men Want, and many more, it's hard not to wonder how he is so in tune with concepts that women love. Perhaps his secret sauce is being a great listener and valuing the input of women. Madame Noire got the chance to speak to this mega-producer and his wife, Heather Packer, to figure out firsthand what he thinks men truly want, and what the couple learned from each other during their relationship.
Modern technology has revolutionized how the world communicates, how we learn, and now, even how we give birth. With all of the holistic options available, it's worth it to at least check out some alternative methods before you automatically decide that the hospital is the best place to give birth to your bundle of joy.
First comes love, then comes marriage, and I'm sure we all know the rest of the story. Disney movies and cheesy rom-coms have successfully convinced us all that this process should be easy and painless as long as we're good people. The problem with this logic is, that's not always how it works in the digital age for all women.
Stars of the iconic film Black Panther Lupita Nyong'o and Michael B. Jordan have had a busy year! From red carpets, award shows, and diving head first into their new films Creed II that is still playing in theaters, and Us that will be debuting in March, the two actors have proven not to skip a beat. Thankfully for us, alongside the two sharing their accomplishments, they have also shared their methods of recovery from their fruitful yet hectic lifestyle.