If you’re one of the 52 percent of Americans on Facebook, then you know about the people who seem to live there. I’m talking about the folks who never have a thought, attend an event, or eat a meal that they don’t chronicle in their status updates. Their lives seem completely fabulous, like something from the chorus ...

Retired NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is telling all in his new memoir, “Shaq Uncut: My Story,” which hit shelves (and Kindles) last week. Of course, he details his feud with Kobe Bryant and LeBron James and why he left the Lakers, but it’s his admissions about cheating on his ex-wife Shaunie O’Neal that are garnering the most ...

So Beyonce’s much-anticipated, highly-delayed video finally debuted on American Idol last night. Was it worth the wait?  ”Yes!” I watched it this morning on YouTube (I’m working on Belle Book Two. Nothing comes between me and my laptop.) “Who Run the World (Girls)” is like Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” meets Michael Jackson’s “Bad” choreographed by Bob Fosse ...

I was babbling with a good male friend recently and he said something that made me blink fast. We were talking about sex, and his frustration with his current girlfriend whose sex drive doesn’t match his. It’s nothing super off, but he gets turned down, on average, three times a week. He could have sex ...

Took time out if editing The Belle Book last night to tinker around the gossip sites. Sue me. They make me laugh. Over on Necole Bitchie I found a link to the article “Why A Change To Your Appearance Might Mean The End Of You And Your Boo” by LJ Knight.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY. ...

We are not Africans… I say this all of the time.  It would be like white people saying they are  European-American.  That is totally stupid.  
  
I was born here, and so were my parents and grand parents and, very likely my great grandparents.  I don’t have any connection to Africa, no more than white Americans ...

I said I wasn’t going to write about this. I changed my mind. A few weeks back, a good friend and well-known DJ who shall remain unnamed, asked me to host his weeknight party at a Manhattan venue. Sure, no problem. I’m honored. I send the invite to a bunch of close friends. A bunch ...

I kinda don’t want to talk about the Nightline panel that aired late last night. But somehow I feel like it’s my Black blogger duty to do so… that and I was assigned to write a reaction essay for my job’s website (causing me to skip out on attending the ESPN Draft Party) and I didn’t have ...

So if you follow me on Twitter (@abelleinbk), you know I’m sick. Called out of work and everything, which i you know me, you know I only do when I’m on death bed status. I hate sitting at home. The only thing I can do is lay on this couch and sleep, or type, and ...

Main Entry: en·ti·tle·ment Pronunciation: \-ˈtī-təl-mənt\ Function: noun Date: 1942 1 a : the state or condition of being entitled : right b : a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract
2 : a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also : funds supporting or distributed by such a program
3 : belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges   I was reading through the comments ...