Oprah Winfrey: “A New Day Is On The Horizon!”

This year’s Golden Globes was special. Not just because Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. Demille Lifetime Achievement Award, making her the first Black woman to do so. It’s an award she rightly earned. Just look at what she’s done: Winfrey was known as the queen of the daytime talk show with The Oprah Winfrey…

A Chat With Comedians Kym Whitley & Melanie Comarcho

Continuing our series of stand-up comedy act making their way to Rochester, Reel Talk co-host Char Broome held it down while Tunya Griffin was attending an event in the ‘City of Angels,’ Los Angeles. Char B had a chat with comedians Kim Whitley and Melanie Comarcho. Kim was nominated for a BET Comedy Award for…

Why Are Black People Still Color Struck?

Colorism exists in many cultures and has permeated society for thousands of years. In fact, in Egypt, there was evidence that many of the statues were defaced and changed to reflect individuals with sharper and more European features versus their African ones. Years of seeing one type of beauty revealed as better in our culture,…

Why PTSD Is Undiagnosed In Many Black Women

I haven’t been quite right since the abuse. I haven’t been quite right since the accident. The sexual abuse and later, rape, I experienced when I was younger has created emotional and spiritual blocks for me in most of my relationships. I either become too needy with people I’ve deemed safe or too “hard” and…

Guy Torry | Talent’s Comedy Takeover

The latest installment in our mini-series on stand-up comedy performances sponsored by Talent Harris, the driving force behind the New York Kings of Comedy, features Guy Torry, who is performing locally at It’s Just Comedy Club. Guy attended Southeast Missouri State University, the same school as fellow comedian Cedric The Entertainer, before venturing to Hollywood,…

Tiffany Haddish: From The Hood To Hollywood

Comedian Tiffany Haddish beat all the odds stacked against her and is becoming a household name. After 19 years of hard work, she landed a breakout role as “Dina,” the rambunctious, vulgar girlfriend alongside heavy hitters Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Regina Hall in the box office hit Girls Trip. Then, she made history…

Is A “Friends With Benefits” Relationship Healthy?

  In the past few decades, sex has become more casual from the days when sex was only performed if two consenting adults were in a relationship that was leading towards marriage.  More and more people are choosing to hold off on tying the knot to explore their sexuality within non-traditional relationships, and the most common…

Tunya Griffin with students at Eastridge High School in Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, where she spoke about “Making Educational Moves” to provide students with strategies to stay focused on completing their high school education while preparing for college.    

Robin Roberts: “I Choose To Be Fearless”

After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years (1990–2005). She became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005. It was that time during Good Morning America that the whole world would see what…

4 Pillars Of A Healthy Relationship

When it comes to relationship advice there are a plethora of options on the market to help singles and couples get it together, but with all of these different opinions it can become a bit difficult to know what truly makes a healthy relationship.  Every person is going to have a different opinion about what…

Rutina Wesley: Fit For A Queen

There’s a good chance you already know actress Rutina Wesley from her role as Tara Thornton on HBO’s vampire hit show True Blood. But her star keeps rising as she plays the character, Nova, on Oprah Winfrey’s mega-hit, Queen Sugar. Many may not have known it when she was younger, but Wesley was seemed like…