Cheers! 30 Not-As-Obvious Occasions That Call For Champagne

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The champagne toast is one of my favorite customs. I’m all about celebrating happy moments with sparkly wine, so hey, what’s not to love? But lately I’ve been thinking that the traditional requirements for what constitutes a champagne-worthy moment are way too predictable (not to...

Maker of Infamous ‘Sizzurp’ Takes it Off the Market

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So it seems certain individuals will no longer be “sippin’ on some sizzurp” because the manufacturer has snatched it off the shelves. “Given [recent media attention], Actavis has made the bold and unprecedented decision to cease all production and sales of its Promethazine Codeine product,”...

How To Rock: Black Women In Orange Lipstick

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As evidenced by the runway and red carpet, peach, coral and orange are the ‘it’ colors for spring/summer 2014. Whether it’s on your lids, cheeks, lips, or nails, orange adds warmth and shimmer to our skin. We’re in love with the orange and tangerine hues...

Newsflash: Most People Aren’t Down With the ‘Swirl’

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Between news that interracial relationships are on the rise, to the recent dating stats declaring Black women and Asian men are, on average, more single than their peers, there’s been an uptick in people advocating Black women get down with the swirl to broaden their...

Rappers Selling CDs Sue NYC, NYPD For Violating First Amendment Rights

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Eight local rappers have filed joint lawsuits in Manhattan Federal Court against the city and 17 cops for claims that the NYPD has violated their rights to sell their music with a slew of phony arrests. “They don’t want us making money out here,” says...