GMO Editor-At-Large Frances Moffett is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. She has worked with GMO since its inception. With a love for journalism and all things writing, she is currently pursuing her master’s degree in public relations and advertising from DePaul University. Frances is also an editor at the country’s largest association management company and has written for a variety of publications, including Jet magazine, The Chicago Defender and The Chicago Reporter.
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Detroit-native Terrance Woods (aka T. Woods) took hold of his future and built his business doing something he was good at—drawing a crowd. After realizing his knack for putting on events that left the whole city talking, Terrance started his event production company, Massive Entertainment, and, according to him, “the rest is history.” He’s worked with some big names in just about every industry, but even more interesting are his insights on success.
Sister entrepreneurs Morae Ramsey-Davis, Milan Ramsey and Nikki Ramsey have paid their dues in the fashion and modeling industries, and with their new business venture—Rich, Fly & Fabulous—they are hoping to build a fashion empire. They’ve already established themselves as style experts who have their fingers on the pulse of what’s hot—this is accredited to their more than 10 years of experience modeling, acting, walking in runway shows for top designers like Akademiks, Betsey Johnson and Nicole Miller, and being featured in music videos with international hip-hop superstars like Jay-Z, Pharrell and 50 Cent.
Their new online boutique (RichFlyFab.com) caters to fashionistas who love celebrity-inspired looks and high-end accessories.
I never read Steve Harvey’s bestselling book, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, and I probably never will. I haven’t seen the blockbuster movie based on this book either, and I probably never will. When I first heard Steve Harvey was writing a “self-help” book for women, I thought, wow, here goes another person trying to capitalize off of the insecurities of women—black women in particular.
Journalist Aliya S. King created a hit with her debut novel, “Platinum.” The book focused on a topic she was more than familiar with as an established music journalist—hip hop megastars and the lives their wives live. In her follow up, “Diamond Life,” she picks up where the storyline left off, adding in scenes of drama that seem all too real.
Pat Tucker is a national bestselling author—yet she still has her day job. The author of six novels and three anthologies is also a radio news reporter in Houston with more than 15 years in the media industry. The L.A.-native’s recent effort, “Football Widows,” takes readers through the lives of the wives of football coaches via a group of friends who experience a betrayal that changes everything. Here Pat talks with GlossMagazineOnline about the novel, her background in media and the future of black literature.
Demetria Lucas––a.k.a. Belle a.k.a the Black Carrie Bradshaw, a.k.a. one of the top bloggers you should know––has taken the black female dating experience to a whole new level. Her personal blog, A Belle in Brooklyn, took off after she created it in 2007, drawing black women in with her anecdotes of being a single and dating African American woman in the professional space. As a former relationships editor and dating columnist at Essence magazine and book editor for Harlequin and BET Books, she gained her foothold on the game of relationships. Now, Lucas, a life and relationship coach, pens the weekly “Ask Demetria” column for The Root and writes the daily “Real Talk” column for Vibe Vixen, Uptown and Essence’s websites. And her book, “A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life,” is making single black women everywhere reevaluate their outlook.
You may know Jackie Christie as one of the infamous wives of the hit VH1 reality series, “Basketball Wives L.A.,” but that’s not all she has in her repertoire. Known as one of the more outspoken and “passionate” women in the “BBW” crew, the wife of retired NBA baller Doug Christie has more up her sleeve, including a new book, a clothing line, a new media venture and work with her Infinite Love Foundation. She spoke with GlossMagazineOnline about her upcoming relationship guide, Sexual Relations: A His and Her Guide to Finding Greater Intimacy, how it felt being in the cast of “BBW” and her opinion of black women’s portrayal on reality TV.
African American women often have the tendency to take care of others more than they do themselves. As wives, mothers, sisters, daughters and friends, there can be a lot on our plates and more than we can handle on our agendas, but one of the most important things we have to make a priority is our health.
A new study recently published in the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention journal explored the relationship between African American women’s risk of developing an aggressive form of breast cancer and how many children they have and if they breastfed them. GlossMagazineOnline talked with Julie Palmer, a professor of epidemiology at Boston University and senior epidemiologist at Slone Epidemiology Center, who co-authored this study. Here she details some of the specifics of the research, as well as how breastfeeding can reduce black women’s risk of certain breast cancers and how her team is planning on expanding the study in the future.
Around this time of year, we all start to hear the reminders to schedule a mammogram and keep track of our yearly breast screenings. But what exactly is a mammogram? Who should get them and at what age? How important are they in preventing breast cancer, and with all the technology developing today, are they even still relevant?