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Jenifer Lewis: The ‘Mother of Black Hollywood’ Gets Down and Dirty in New Memoir

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If Jenifer Lewis can’t make you laugh, then you just don’t have a sense of humor. Lewis’ career spans nearly four decades and she has played mother to almost every major African-American character in television and film, earning her the moniker, “The Mother of Black Hollywood.” In an NPR interview, Lewis discussed that title with pride. “I played Tupac’s mama, Tina Turner’s mama, Whitney Houston’s mama, and the list goes on and on.” Her credits are very diverse and include: The Preacher’s Wife, What’s Love Got to Do With It and Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, Poetic Justice, Sister Act, Beaches, Jackie’s Back, The Temptations, A Different World, Think Like a Man, Think Like a Man, Too and most recently, Black-ish.  I always said…

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Lonely Planet Suggests the 50 Best Museums, Bars and Beaches to Blow Your Mind

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Enter to win these books below!!! Every time that we receive packages from Lonely Planet we are instantly excited even before we see what’s inside. And this time was no different when we received these three fantastic little travel-sized books with summer activities for anyone on any budget. The first one I picked up is 50 Beaches to Blow Your Mind and I was happy to find that the third beach listed was Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico, a place that I’ve recently traveled to. I was taken with its long stretch of white sand and the remnants of an old war tank that has been painted and turned into a surreal piece of artwork. Stick around for dusk at this…

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