Thursday, July 31, 2014

#TBT-What's your Favorite Movie about Black Love?

It's #TBT (Throwback Thursday's).  We all love a good love story from the last 10-14 years.  These  movies have given us hope, inspiration, and diversity.  Mr. Right and Ms. Right always get their man or woman!  Whether it's the bad boy or the good guy coming to the rescue of a Queen searching for love, it's always a gorgeous King playing the role.
Here's our top15 list and we do have more but I think this list will do for now since there's comedy, little cheating/lying going on, even fatal attraction, ruff neck/bad boy, courtship, online dating, best friends falling in love, a little drama, and rediscovering what love is.

1. Think Like A Man Too (2014)
2. Best Man Holiday (2013)
3. Jason's Lyrics (1994)
4. How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
5. Love Jones (2000)
6. Why did I get Married? (2007)
8. Jump the Broom (2011)
9. Black Coffee (2013)
10.Thin Line Between Love & Hate (1996)
11. Love & Basketball (1997)
12. Waiting to Exhale (1995)
13. Poetic Justice (1993)
14. Just Wright (2010)
15. Perfect Combination (2010)

 What's your favorite movie about Black Love?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Do you know your worth as a Woman?

Do you know your worth as a woman?  Do you allow others to treat you like your on the discount rack?  If you don't value yourself then how do you expect others to appreciate the Queen that you were created to be?

A man will treat you based on how you allow yourself to be treated. If he notices that you have friends that walk all over you then he too will under value you and walk all over you. Let's not get it confused with placing a monetary dollar value on your worth.  Your worth is more precious than any dollar amount someone can give you.  When you value yourself, you will step up your standards for your personal development, career, relationships with men, family, and friends.  Your self-esteem will have a recharge button that will help you redefine who you are as a beautiful queen who knows her true worth.

How to determine your worth? 
1. Starts with getting to know you, looking over your journey called life.
2. Re-examine your values, your morals, your beliefs, and your standards. 
3. Stop settling for less than what you deserve with your relationships and career.
4. What makes you happy?
5. Stop being concerned about what everyone else thinks about you and more concern about what you think of you.
6. Stop making others a priority when they make you an option.
7. Stop chasing men that don't belong to you or can't commit.
8. Stop making excuses for your friend or significant other treats you.
9. Realize that abuse is not love whether it's verbal or physical.
10. Love yourself first because if you don't love you then how can someone else began to love you.

 Raise your standards and your requirements because you are the daughter of the most high. 

Monday, July 28, 2014

It's My Time 2014-Step out on Faith!

How many of us have said, "This is my Year 2014'?  How many times have you said, "It's my time to make all my dreams come true"?  How many of your friends and co-workers have you told I am launching my business or I am writing that book?  What's keeping you from taking that leap of faith to say Yes to your dreams?   How many times have you said, I am going to quit my job and start that business?  Who are you trying to convince?  It's time to tell fear to "get out" that it's residency has been evicted. It's time for your faith to grow bigger than your fear. How many excuses have you made not to step out on faith with your passion, your talent, and your gifts?  Faith will sustain you while taking charge as you dare to make the dreams a reality.   It's your year of Harvest to be elevated to your greatest potential.  Dreams require action, dedication, and work.

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Declare today that you will make the rest of 2014  your best yet, for there is still time to Dare to dream the impossible for it's possible.  Your dreams have been tapping you on your shoulders day in and day out, but we ignore because we are afraid. Afraid to leave a job that you hate or no longer are passionate about doing after 10, 20, and even 30 years.   Devon Franklin said it best, "Dip your toe in your purpose, your talent, your gift to get God's confirmation".  Allow God to lead you into your Purpose & Destiny!

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Here's my testimony for Dreamers
After 16 years in corporate America, I found myself re-discovering my true passion as I questioned my purpose and passion for the last year. My dreams kept showing me my future as a business owner, writer, and published author/screenwriter. It was not until I read Purpose Awakening by Toure Roberts that I began to have clarity and direction.  My dreams became more realistic as I began to write them down and put a plan of action into place to make them a reality.  My vision and purpose became clearer as my prayers grew stronger and my faith grew stronger than my fears.  Taking the Leap of faith to pursue my dreams for greatness awaits on this powerful journey. 
Step out on faith today and walk into your purpose and passion!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Birthday Spotlight Shout Out!

We hear at Sistah's Place2 Entertainment News like to send a very special birthday shout out to one of our favorite Actors Mr. Christian Keyes.  He is talented and blessed with so many gifts in the crafts of acting, singing, producer, and writer.  He is inspiring others to chase their dreams and follow their passion with heart and faith.

The talented actor can be seen on BET's "Let's Stay Together, ABC's Mistress, and in most recent movie blockbuster "Black Coffee" by Mark Harris, Christopher Nolen's "The Good Life" &" Four Seasons", and the actors very own "Note to Self". Christian has many other accomplished movies, plays, and TV shows under his belt.  He is truly an amazing actor that is one to keep your eye on him for he is taking Hollywood by storm.  We are looking forward to more classic and classy work from the very talented Christian Keyes.   We will keep you informed of the many projects from this talented actor in the coming future.  To learn more about him check him out on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 

On behalf of Sistah's Place2 Entertainment News, Happy Birthday to Christian Keyes #LEO !

Sunday, July 20, 2014

New Movie- 72 Hours By Christopher Nolen

I want to share with everyone a new movie that will be coming out in 2015 by Mr. Christopher Nolen called 72 Hours.   I have seen some of his other projects such as The Good Life and Four Seasons and they all have positive messages and great story line with a dynamic cast.
I first introduced to Mr. Nolen's work by one of my favorite actors Christian Keyes when he was in "The Good Life" which was a very good movie with a great message.  Both movies had strong messages and leave you with something to think about. This movie will be no different as he always brings us dynamic content and great cast.

Look out Chicago has some talented Directors, producers,actors, and actress!  Let's support this movie and this talented cast!  I will share the trailer when it's available meanwhile, check out their website and stay tuned for the release. You can follow them on Twitter and Facebook.  

Let's support movies with positive messages that tell beautiful stories that we can relate to as well as  entertaining.

Check out the movie's website at

Man with Dreams

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A man with Dreams needs a woman that believes in him, understand him, and supports him. A woman with a vision will elevate them both on their journey to success. By far she will be his purpose mate that pray for his territory to be enlarged.  She will challenge him to be better and want more out of life.  He will honed his gifts and talents that will open many doors for him to excel at what he loves to do. He will leave a legacy because of his commitment to his dreams and determination to take his life to that next level. All this requires of woman with faith and vision and not a woman who will distract him from his dreams because she has no vision for her life or his. 

 It will transform his heart, his love, and his expectations of their relationship.  He will appreciate that woman in his life because she believes in his dreams and his goals. The bigger his dreams the wider her vision becomes for him and their journey.

Allow that man to follow his dreams and build your vision. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Dare to Dream

Have you looked back over your life and asked yourself, What Happened?  You once had dreams of writing that novel, starting your own business, or writing for a big magazine company. Better yet, you wanted to pursue a career in acting or singing.  Somewhere along the journey of life, your dream got deferred and you got older.  Every year you made excuses as why you could not pursue your dreams.  You are never too old to dare to dream.

 If you have a dream of being a writer, launching your own business, being a actor/actress, or even a talk show host; there is nothing stopping you but you.  Sometimes we are our worst enemy and dream killer.  Step out on faith and believe in yourself and your dream.  What has been placed in your dreams are glimpse of your future.

You get one life and its' time to live and pursue your dreams!  Dare to Dream the impossible and realize that dream is possible.  You can make your dreams come true by believing in yourself first, encouraging yourself to step out on faith, and focus on making that dream a reality.  So, what are your dreams?  Have you sat and thought about your deferred dreams because you got married and had kids?  Or became a single parent so you put off your dreams because you were thinking about everyone else but yourself?  Dare to Dream and Dare to believe in You! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Think Like a Man Too

This movie hit theaters on June 19th and #WOWED the country.  I love the fact that it's not being categorized as a Black Film but as a movie with diversity, comedy, love, and a positive message.  There were many plots to follow, but on of my favorites is that mama boys do stand up to their mama's in a respectful manner and get married. 

It was an awesome movie with great comedy, great acting, and a great cast of all of my favorites.  Kevin Hart is hilarious and plays the role extremely well.  I love the fact we got to see the ladies cut up in this movie too at the strip club.  Yes, Taraji P. Henson, Megan Good, La La Anthony, Regina Hall, and Gabrielle Union outstanding performance.  Let's not forget the outstanding performance from the fellas in the movie to Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Romany Malco, Terrence Jenkins, and Gary Owen.
This movie is still showing in theaters and according to Yahoo Movies box office total is $61,8707,244!  Go Head to the cast and crew of #ThinkLikeAManToo!  Check it out if you have not seen it.  You will laugh and love this movie.

I hope there is a third one and thank you to the directors and writers for outstanding project!  and

Monday, July 14, 2014

Black is Beautiful

Have you ever felt like you didn't fit in because you were too dark or not light enough?  When you grow up with siblings that don't look like you and tease you because your darker or lighter does something to your self esteem, your spirit, and your identity. 

Black is beautiful in all shades, whether your light skinned, Carmel, chocolate, brown skinned, or dark chocolate are the labels our family members gave us.  We are all beautiful and uniquely created in God's eyes.  We are wonderful masterpieces in a beautiful puzzle neatly designed by the most high. 
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Tell your daughters that they are beautiful at an early age and let them know that they were uniquely designed and made in love and in God's eyes to be beautiful.  Let them know those freckles in her face are beauty marks from her heavenly father as he created you like no other. The dimples you have showcase your beautiful smile.  The gap in between your two front teeth, says you are beautiful no less.  The shape of your eyes marks your inner beauty from inside out.  You have a unique DNA that makes you a beautiful girl who will blossom into a beautiful woman someday. 

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Teach them that their skin is beautiful and flawless!  There is no need to bleach your skin to live up to society or even your own family and friends ideology of what defines black beauty.  If we don't teach our daughters that they are beautiful then they will go searching for affirmation from the wrong type of man. 

This does not just apply to young girls, young women, or grown women; yet it applies to men to because they too have experienced the ideology of not feeling beautiful or sexy.   It starts at home with the parents telling your children that "You are Beautiful" and that "Black is Beautiful".  It has to be reinforced at home so that you it prepares your children to fight against what their peers and society throw at them about their skin color or tone.

Black is Beautiful!  Tell someone today that they are beautiful I promise you it will place a smile on their face.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dating Men-Location, Location, Location!

Why does the realtor always say these three words?  Location, Location, Location!  Because the locations mean something for your investment.  We can use that same philosophy when meeting someone that one starts dating.

 How about meeting him on the Elevator at the Courthouse with his shoe strings and personal belongings in a plastic bag! Location, Location, Location!  One must ask themself, where is this relationship going?  Is he looking for place to call home or to be taking care of financially?  Yes, we believe in second chances, but one must ask the right questions because relationships are an investment of time, energy, emotions, and your heart.  If he spends more time in the courtroom in front of a judge then that is an investment you should really think thoroughly and pray about.  The talk should not be between you and your heart because if he is FINE, then you need a mediator to intercede on your behalf. 

 How about meeting him in the club?  How about meeting him online?  Let's go one step further, how about meeting him in your apartment complex?  Location plays a serious factor in your return on investment should you decide to date the guy from the club, online, or in your apartment community.  You must be assured that the time invested will be worth it and have no insecurities or questions that places doubt in your mind that he still dating online, hanging out at the club meeting women, and if he dating anyone else in community.  Location, Location, Location!  Be careful who you invest your time with and how you give your heart away.

How about meeting him at church? Meeting him at church can be positive and it can be negative. Simply meaning, if he truly has a relationship with God or his higher anointing than playing games will not be an issue.  I enjoy a brother that is spiritually grounded and has a personal relationship with God.  One should not have to look so hard to figure out if the person your interested in church is sincere and not utilizing the church to play the field.  I have friends that met in church and at church events who are happily married now.  You have to pay attention to the person of interest if he is real about who he is and not who he is trying to portray. 

How about a well dressed, cleaned man approaches you at a museum, a coffee house, a mall, or a grocery store.  He introduces himself and he has an Intellectual conversation with you.  A real Grown Man that is  Mature, Intelligent, Prosperous, Provider, Protector, and is grounded spiritual.  It's all about location when you are sniffling through all the weeds and grass to get to the treasure.  Now this investment has more potential that one can explore and recognize his worth and her worth that will compliment each another. 

 Investing in a relationship is done by both parties involved as it gives direction and guidance on the path that two people can take to develop, nurture, and build a strong friendship and committed relationship.  After all, the investment is long-term to grow old in love with someone that is compatible with you and compliments you.  The end goal is to become a family and the man to hold the role as head of house.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Love-How I want to be Loved!

Love is not about having someone to pay your bills and buy you nice things. That's material and it's not from the heart. Love is about having someone who will care for you and about you. Someone who will stand by you through thick and thin. Someone who will be there with you through tough times and good times. Love is work and love is UNCONDITIONAL. This is the type of love I want from the man that finds me.  But first, one must open up there heart to allow love to come inside. Especially, when one has not known what real unconditional true love feels like.
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When you have NEVER loved; you must learn how to love. That may require some patience on his part, but if he loves you then he will give you that patience & support. He will mend that broken heart by starting to sew a seed of love. When the heart has been broken, the art of forgiveness must be spoken so that you allow love to come to you. Otherwise, you will chase that love always and sometimes block that love from ever happening. 

One must understand that Men love different than women and women different than men.We all have different "Love Language".   We are unique creatures of God. Love is unconditional and that is the love I want in my life.   I want the love that will stand by my side when I am wrong and when I am right. I want the love that will fight for our relationship. I want the love that will be with me when I am struggling and when I am soaring like an eagle.  I want the love when I am talking sideways and twisted up out my mouth with NONSENSE... I want the love that will forgive me and just love me for who I am!

That's the kind of love I want for me.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Forgiveness- Before you move into your next relationship!

 In relationships, sometimes we have to get it wrong before we get it right. Especially when we are trying to restore, build, develop, and nurture a relationship. What is important for us to prosper and grow is to forgive ourselves first and foremost then forgive the person who hurt us.

It’s important to apologize to those you have hurt even if you never say it to them, but speak it out in your prayer because God knows when your heart is sincere. Once you forgive don’t hold onto the anger or grudges just let it go. If the person you forgave or told that you are sorry doesn’t accept it know that it's okay because you have done your part.

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You must stop worrying about everyone else not moving forward, just as long as you have taken the steps to forgive yourself and forgive others who have hurt you.  When you forgive a person don't keep bringing it up when you get mad at them because then you have not "Let it Go". 
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 Inspire, encourage, love, uplift, have faith, prosper, and FORGIVE so that you can live.  The next relationship is counting on you forgiving the person that hurt you so that your #Queen or #King will be able to love you and not be hurt by bitterness, pain, and anger.
Forgiveness will open doors your heart will truly welcome!  The healing starts with those three words, "I Forgive You".