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My Movie Of The Week: Faster (Movie Trailer)

Hey, I like The Rock. I’m going to check out Faster… What do you think? Worth the price of admission?? Let me know… Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected […]

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Just Read: The Girl Who Played With Fire (Video)

People are often wondering what I’m reading and on a complete whim (I was in the airport and saw someone else pick it up)–I bought the book, The Girl Who Played With Fire. The book was authored by Stieg Larsson and its a fantastic book. But its […]

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Dancing With The Stars is Rigged?: What do you think?

For those of YOU who are watching Dancing with The Stars, I understand that my girl, Brandy was robbed recently. Well, I read on Yahoo News! that ABC is acknowledging some voting issues from the show that was on Monday, November 22, 2010. People, people, people, when […]

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Kanye Admits Contemplating Suicide: But Look DEEPER

I just read on a couple of blogs that Kanye recently admitted to contemplating suicide. I want to make a clarification that contemplating or thinking about suicide is not the act itself. Artists are emotional creatures by nature. We experience the highest of highs and the lowest […]

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Get Your Laugh On!: This is Messed Up! (Video)

On my quest to help everyone–including myself– get more chuckles in my life, I gotta share my daily dose of “Get Your Laugh On!” So, laugh it up, tell a friend, come back to my site, tomorrow. Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation […]

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My Movie Of The Week: The Town (Video Trailer)

I’m in the theater on this one. Are you with me? Ben Affleck is outstanding as a writer/director and actor! Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one of […]

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In Case You Missed It: A Documentary You Gotta See…

I just finished watching the documentary, Deliver Us From Evil which is about the 30-year pedophile history of Father Oliver O’Grady who molested, raped and abused countless children in California from the 70′s and onward. The documentary shows how the Catholic church moved Father O’Grady from place […]

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My Movie of The Week: Machete (Video Trailer)

This is what I’m watching this weekend. Will you join me? Check out the trailer below. Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one of the top Ten Quick […]

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Sex Tapes: Why do we care so much? (Photo)

I’m stumped by the American fascination with the sex tape. I’m surprised at how the sex tape has launched so many careers. When I hear that someone has a sex tape, I immediately think, “And?” I don’t think stuff like, “He or she MUST have TALENT.” I […]

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My Movie Of The Week: Charlie St. Cloud (Video)

Some of you are probably saying, ‘Uh, no way!’ to my movie of the week. However, I saw the promos in the movie trailer and the film has a real dose of fantasy, sentiment, family-ties,–a lot of great stuff. So, I’m going to go see it. I’ll […]

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Screening in Alexandria, VA: Can She Be Saved? Comes to Old Towne

Hey there. As a part of the opening night ceremony for Female Shorts: Film & Video Showcase, my film, Can She Be Saved? will be screened. The screening will take place on Thursday, June 3rd at the Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St, Alexandria, VA. The reception […]

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Stand For Peace Assemblies & Screenings: Major Successes!

I met some really motivated young people at Trenton Central High School today. I had two assemblies and a luncheon meet and greet. I just want to thank the students for sharing their stories and speaking up. I met some young entrepreneurs, aspiring actors, and just all-around […]

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My Movie Of The Week: Sex and the City 2

The preview and trailer is CRAZY! It opens this week and I’m in the theater on this one! Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, it was selected as one of the top […]

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Film News: Can She Be Saved? Goes International!

The International Youth Film Festival Festival in the UK has selected Can She Be Saved? to screen at its 2010 festival which features Sir Anthony Hopkins as a patron. The film festival is being held in Port Talbot, South Wales from August 3 – 7th, 2010. The […]

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My Movie Of The Week: Just Wright

People have said that this movie is Love and Basketball 2010 but I don’t know about that. Love and Basketball is classic and untouchable as far as I’m concerned. Director, Gina Prince Blythewood did her thing with that movie. But anyway, love to Queen Latifah and Common […]

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My Movie Week Confession!

Yo! The line was so long for Iron Man 2 which was my last week movie of the week that I had to see The Back Up Plan! That’s right. My back up plan was seeing the Back Up Plan! The movie was fine. A lot of […]

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Lifestyle Change: 5 Good Things Can Change Your Outlook

The longer I stay on this journey, the happier that I get, the more grateful I am for everything in my life. I rebuke negativity and negative thinking. I will not accept failure in any forms. I’ve met people in my life who believe that they have […]

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Lifestyle Change: Day 11 of 70 – Just Hold On, Tomorrow’s Coming

Day 10 had kicked me in the teeth, but after surviving it, I realized that I must just hold on. Day 10 made me feel that I couldn’t stay on this path that would uplift my life in a hundred different ways and just as I was […]

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Female Shorts: Film & Video Showcase Selected Can She Be Saved?

When it rains it pours, and so today I got two pieces of Good News. The first piece was that the San Francisco Black Film Festival selected Can She Be Saved? and then shortly after receiving that notification, Female Shorts: Film & Video Showcase notified me that […]

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San Francisco Black Film Festival: Can She Be Saved? Is An Official Selection!

Can She Be Saved? is an official selection for the 2010 San Francisco Black Film Festival. This will give me an opportunity to see all my fam in the Bay area!  Thanks SF Black Film Festival for selecting Can She Be Saved? I plan to represent to […]

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    Official Site of Yasmin Shiraz |Welcome to Episode 21 of Live Better with your host, Yasmin Shiraz. Today’s tip deals with gifts, specifically your gifts. I believe everyone has qualities that make them unique and special. Sometimes we don’t know what our gift or gifts are. Sometimes we abuse our gifts and […]The post Improve Your Life: Honor Your Gifts #pod