Stacia L.'s Recent Articles

5 Sleepover Party Ideas For Adults

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Ah, sleepovers. Mani-pedis, hair accessories, prank calls and pillow fights, magazine-flipping, crush declarations, pizza, ice cream, Truth or Dare and the faint whiff of semi-lighthearted hazing born of pre-adolescent insecurity. (Raise your hand if you woke with your hand in a bowl of water or...

Quiz: Are You Bourgie?

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Bourgie. It’s a word with which the black community is fairly familiar. But depending on your attitude toward it, you may feel a little comfortable owning it as an identifier. Is “bourgie” a pejorative, a badge of honor, or something in the middle? For the...

BrotherSpeak Tackles Black Men’s Views on Love

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The Washington Post’s new short film series, BrotherSpeak, debuted its latest offering today, a six-minute documentary in which an all-black cast of men discuss their views on love. Participants include Rev. Frank Reid, Rev. Tony Lee, journalist Jonathan Capehart, and rapper Asheru. The segment, produced...

‘The Sisterhood’: Saintly or Sacrilegious?

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When TLC announced its intention to produce a reality show about five Atlanta “first ladies” (aka pastors’ wives), I had my doubts. Would it be a fair, but honest look into the various challenges women who marry into ministry face? Or would it be like...

New Year’s Eve Resolutions for Celebrities

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While we’re all making our last-minute decisions about what we’d like to give up or implement in the new year, we thought it might be fun to take a break and think about what kinds of resolutions some high-profile celebs might be making today. We’ve...