A Combo To Die For! Bacon Mac & Cheese!


This recipe is one of my favorites because it takes an old classic Mac and Cheese, and adds a twist to it by adding bacon! Let’s face it; you can never go wrong when you add bacon to anything, and it definitely belongs here in this Bacon Mac and Cheese. Besides that great bacon flavor that we all just can’t resist; you also get a nice crunch while leaving the dish to still remain creamy and cheesy.

Bacon Mac and Cheese

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Ava Duvernay (@AVAETC) WON’T Direct Marvel’s “Black Panther” (@theblackpanther) Movie–Here’s Why!


We have some disappointing news for all the fanboys, fangirls, and “true believers” out there–Selma director, Ava Duvernay will NOT be directing Marvel’s 2018 Black Panther movie. This comes after rumors confirming her as the director. Well now the rumors are cleared and she states her decision boils down to creative differences. At the Essence Festival she stated the following:

“I guess I’ll declare my independence from this rumor on 4th of July weekend and Essence weekend! I’m not signing on to direct Black Panther, I think I’ll just say we had different ideas about what the story would be. Marvel has a certain way of doing things and I think they’re fantastic and a lot of people love what they do. I loved that they reached out to me…In the end, it comes down to story and perspective. And we just didn’t see eye to eye. Better for me to realize that now than cite creative differences later.”

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A Patriotic & Holiday Goody- Easy Strawberry Cake!


Happy 4th of July!! If you’re wondering what dessert to make for this special occasion my Easy Strawberry Cake is a holiday goody and favorite that will come out looking like you spent hours in the kitchen baking it, but in reality will leave you more time to spend enjoying the holiday with your family and friends.

Easy Strawberry Cake

I’m going to share a secret with you. I love using ready made store bought ingredients in recipes. It cuts down on time and honestly can taste just as good as something that was made from scratch. The key, however, to using store bought ingredients is to combine them with fresh ingredients. In this case since I decided to use packaged strawberry cake mix; so I added fresh strawberries to the batter. When you add fresh ingredients to something that has already been prepared; you add more flavor and make it pretty difficult for someone to tell whether it is homemade or not.

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Marisa Tomei (@marisatomei) to Be a Recurring Character on ‘Empire’ (@EmpireFOX) Season 2!


If Lee Daniels and Danny Strong add another actor to the roster for Empire Season 2, we’re going to have to tack on another night to behold such greatness.

Former ‘Hillman’ undergrad and ‘My Cousin Vinny’ actress Marisa Tomei will join the cast in a recurring role as ‘Mimi Whiteman’, who is described as a ‘demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved in Lyon family drama. A Forbes list billionairess, Mimi is a lover of hip hop music, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women.’

Marisa T

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Tamar Braxton Criticizes Her ‘The Real’ (@TheRealDaytime) Cohost, Jeannie Mai, for Not Quitting Donald Trump’s (@therealDonaldTrump) Miss USA Pageant!


Tamar Braxton and Jeannie Mai are both very outspoken women and can be seen voicing the opinions on their daytime talk show The Real. However, we don’t always have to turn on the television to see these two women speaking the truth. Welcome to the world of technology, and more specifically, Instagram.

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last month you know that Donald Trump made headlines after he came under public scrutiny for making racial remarks against illegal immigrants. Long story short, he stirred up controversy for stating that “rapists” and “killers” are migrating over the United States’ southern border. As a result, Univision and NBC Universal have cut ties with him, refusing to air the “Miss Universe” pageant.

Jeannie Mai

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Cinematic Debut! Get Your First Look at Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool Movie (@deadpoolmovie) Set!


The anticipation for the Deadpool movie probably just skyrocketed…and got a little weirder at the same time! Meet Negasonic Teenage Warhead, a Gothic mutant, and the latest comic book character to make their cinematic debut in the upcoming Deadpool movie. In the comics, she was Ellie Phimister, a Genoshan (from Genosha, an island and mutant nation formerly ruled by Magneto) teenager and student of Emma Frost. She has the power of precognitive nightmares and premonitions; one of which warned her  the night before that everyone in Genosha would be exterminated. She told her teacher and classmates, but at that point Sentinels arrived and killed half the world’s mutant population–16 million people! She did not survive, but was later briefly resurrected by an enemy o the X-Men, Selene, to be a pawn in her desperate attempt to exact revenge on Emma and her allies. Dark, right?

Emma Frost holding Ellie's corpse

Emma Frost holding Ellie’s corpse

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A Must Have! Taaluma Totes (@TaalumaTotes)–Backpacks that “Carry a Country!”


Backpacks are one of the few accessories that never go out of style. Wisely, two young entrepreneurs came up with the idea of customized totes (bags) made from the local fabrics of different countries–Taaluma Totes! This means if you cannot afford to travel to the country of your dreams, a piece of it, along with a story can come to you in tote form. The fabrics these bags are made are amazing, giving you a picture of the country and the cultures they originate from. Exotic countries like Uganda, Indonesia, Guatemala, and Mali can be yours for just $65–right in the price range of college students!

Mali Tote $65.00

Mali Tote $65.00

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