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My Night At The Movies: Brooklyn’s Finest

I’ve been to Brooklyn and everything there isn’t always fine. So, I’m going to see this movie and see if its as hot as Director, Antoine Fuqua says it is. Something tells me its gonna be a scorcher. I’ll let you all know what I thought. But, […]

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NC Black Film Festival: Here, we come! (Video)

Can She Be Saved? is an official selection of the 2010 NC Black Film Festival and I will be receiving their Emerging Filmmaker award. I wanna say thank you again to everyone who has supported the film and my work as a filmmaker. I can’t wait to […]

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See A Clip: Beyonce on the Tyra show (Video)

Its hard to be a R&B superstar, actress, cultural icon, but Beyonce is showing more and more how much she has it all together. I love her energy and her talent. And you know I got love for Ms. Banks, too. But I must say if Beyonce […]

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Politics of Hip Hop Culture Day 2: Women turned off by crotch shots!

On day two of my Politics of Hip Hop Culture tour I discovered that college women are turned off by the open crotch shots ie (Lil Kim and Nikki Minaj.) When I asked men if they liked the photos, of course they said yeah. But it still […]

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Color for New Moon? Yup, it’s called Dark Moon (Video)

Life is hard sometimes and we could all use a laugh. So check out this Dark Moon clip. Its funny! Dark Moon from Brandon T Jackson Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to youth violence. In 2009, […]

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Lil Wayne’s Sentencing Delayed to March 2

Lil Wayne will not start his prison sentence today. According to Rolling Stone magazine, his sentence was delayed for dental surgery. I guess he had to get all of those diamond fronts removed from his mouth cause you can’t hardly go to prison with those things in. […]

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Lil Wayne Gets Sentenced Today (Video with Katie Couric)

Lil Wayne gets sentenced today on charges stemming from this incident. The blogosphere has been all the buzz with the going away parties that he’s had over the weekend. Whatever happens he reports to Rikers today. Today I also kick off the first day of my 2010 […]

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ARISE: Global African themed magazine- Have you heard of it?

As I perused the internet tonight, I came across a magazine entitled, ARISE. According to their publicist, it’s the “leading global African-themed style and cultural magazine.” I don’t know how long its been around, but I’ve never even heard of it. This week ARISE selected top African […]

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Fantasia on Oprah (Video Clip)

Here’s a great interview clip of singer Fantasia on Oprah. 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 Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers […]

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Spike Lee Says: Stop Being Mediocre! (Video)

In the spirit of my Rules to Live By column, I’d like to share a portion of a short speech that Spike Lee gave Saturday night at the San Diego Black Film Festival. He talked about people subscribing to mediocrity and how as filmmakers–but also as people–we […]

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Yasmin at San Diego Black Film Festival (Photos)

Hey peoples! My film, Can She Be Saved? is screening tomorrow at 1pm at Regal Cinemas in downtown San Diego and also on Sunday at 11am in the same location! I’m excited. It’s a big milestone. Someone told me yesterday that thousands of films submitted for this […]

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Sweet Sixteen, Indeed: Diddy’s Son Gets a Maybach!

I know all the 16 year olds in the US want Diddy to be their Daddy, now that they’ve seen son Justin has gotten a $360k Maybach for his birthday! My goodness. What is he gonna get for his 18th birthday? It’ll have to be worth at […]

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Diary of A Wimpy Kid: Movie Trailer (Video)

For my young fans who are obsessed with the Diary of A Wimpy Kid books, the trailer is already out on the internet though the movie doesn’t hit theaters til April. So, here it is. I hope the movie doesn’t disappoint you but honestly, its hard for […]

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Entertainment Power Players: New Directory Elevates Thinking, Empowers Your Life!

Publisher Dackeyia Q. Sterling has put together Edition 4 of the Entertainment Power Players: The Premier Fashion, Film, Music, Sports and TV Directory. This resource includes over 5,000 contacts in 75 categories including Film, TV, Screenwriting, Sports Teams, Internships, Celebrity Owned companies, Celebrity Fashion and Fragrance Lines, […]

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Wyclef Defends his charity (Video) —

Amid accusations that his charity Yele is not on the up and up, recording superstar Wyclef Jean holds a press conference and defends it. Watch the video. It shouldn’t require that much concentration to tell the truth. In his press conference, Wyclef said that his father told […]

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Congrats to Mo’Nique for her Golden Globe Win!

Congrats to comedienne turned actress turned radio host turned tv host, Mo’Nique for winning best supporting actress for her role in the movie, “Precious.” Go Mo! Go Mo! Go Mo! Yasmin ShirazYasmin Shiraz is the Award winning Author of Retaliation a novel about a community’s response to […]

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Charles Barkley as Alicia Keys: Receding Hairline Extra! (Video)

One of my readers sent me the link to Charles Barkley dressed as Alicia Keys. It was for SNL. I don’t know if everyone else saw this already, but I didn’t. So watch it, laugh and then weep. Charles Barkley needn’t try this again. Big ol’ Charles […]

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Music Video Of The Day: Trey Songz “Say Aah”

I like the fact that Trey Songz has been in the music business for a minute and he hasn’t given up. He stays on his grind. I also love the fact that his manager went to Hampton! I also love the fact that Trey is from Virginia. […]

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Can She Be Saved? Gets Selected for the Texas Black Film Festival

I affectionately refer to my film, Can She Be Saved? as the little film that could. Last night when I was on the way home from the airport, I received an email that alerted me that Can She Be Saved? is an official selection of the 2010 […]

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5 Teen Reader Shout Outs for Exclusive: “Very profound & real…”

A few months ago I visited New Jersey and keynoted a teen life conference for Planned Parenthood. It was an event that reached out to high school students and encouraged them to be “The Change That You Want To See In The World.” In addition to speaking […]

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  • Cherish Your Successes #podcast
    Official Site of Yasmin Shiraz |CHERISH YOUR SUCCESSES Welcome to this episode of Live Better with your host, Yasmin Shiraz. Today’s tip actually came to me on Mother’s Day a few years ago. For some reason, I was in a craft store thinking about my career on that day. I was thinking […]The post Cherish Your Successes #podcast appeared first on Official Site o