Monday, January 27, 2014

The Million Dollar Black & White Gala: A Charity Fundraising Event

You Are Invited to An evening filled with excitement, opportunities, fun, and stimulating growth...and surprises on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM (CDT) at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1310 E. Wintergreen Rd., Desoto, Texas 75115.

The gala will bring all important business, entertainment, and young professionals together and build networks. Black Access Granted would like to recognize each and every one of these individuals for their great accomplishments.

The evening will be filled with:
A fabulous dining setting
A delightful menu
Red Carpet
Paparazzi Pictures
Live Prime Interviews
Special Celebrity Guests (Speakers & Performances)
Fabulous Fashion Show
Live Jazz Band
Casino Games

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Stories That Make Perfect Gifts for Valentine’s Day by Miss Know It All

If you are stumped as to what to get the love of your life on Valentine’s Day, why not give books that explore romance, love, and relationships. What better way to spend the day, relaxing in bed or in front of the fireplace reading to each other. Who knows, the stories may be a prelude to unforgettable lovemaking.

Following are eight titles that will bring more passion and romance into your lives and at the same time say, “Happy Valentine’s Day to My Soul Mate.”

Café Mocha by Vivienne Diane Neal

My Heart In Seoul by Sydney Arrison

Don’t Do What We Did by Michelle Y. Talbert and Ricardo Kingsbury

The Forbidden Secrets of the Goody Box by Valerie J. Lewis Coleman

Secrets of a Kept Woman by Shani Greene-Dowdell

Mocha Chocolate: Taste A Piece of Ecstasy edited by Shani Greene-Dowdell

Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Intimate Acts Can Have Dire Consequences by Miss Know It All

There are certain intimate acts that should never come to light. They should be for you and your mate’s eyes only.  But what happens when your most private videos or pictures are suddenly exposed for the whole world to see? It can wreck havoc on your personal, family and business life for years to come. Once a loving relationship is over, sometimes anger and retribution can rear its ugly head.

Don’t ever assume that explicit photos or videos taken by your lover will remain locked in a vault, never to be seen by anyone. With the height of the digital age, it seems to be a free for all when it comes to uploading explicit images by jilted lovers. Even if the relationship ended on a good note, there is no guarantee that your image will not show up on some sleazy site.

This trend is known as Revenge Porn. People will upload images taken either recently or eons ago on sites, which are promoting and profiting from this type of conduct at the victim’s expense. Women are primarily marred by this act, especially younger females since they are more likely to be knowledgeable and involved with the workings of modern technology, posting pictures of themselves on social networks to either gratify their boyfriends or just for the fun of it.

Protecting yourself against future humiliation is extremely important. No matter how much you adore your mate, avoid recording sexual acts or taking photos while engaging in sex or in any other intimate situations. Today you are madly in love, but tomorrow you might be mad at each other. There is no way to know if a person will use your image for lewd purposes.

Presently, New Jersey is the only state that has a law against uploading an image on the Internet without the other person’s consent.

Never e-mail or upload sexually explicit photos to online dating sites, social networks or chat rooms. Someone can easily forward those images, which can land into the wrong hands or possibly into your employer’s inbox.

Recording sex acts secretly and without the other party’s permission is illegal. If you suspect that an individual has videotaped you without your consent, you can call the police and have law enforcement go to his or her place and confiscate that tape.

If someone has uploaded your image without your authorization, consult a lawyer; he or she can write a cease and desist letter to the offender and to the site profiting from your picture, demanding that the image be removed or legal actions will follow.   

Be careful what you upload on the Internet. Remember, once your image is in cyberspace, it is there forever.

Monday, January 06, 2014

To Satisfy Your Palate, There is B. Smith’s Restaurant By Vivienne Diane Neal

Recently, I had the opportunity to join Ms. Precious L. Williams, founder of CurvyGirlz Lingerie and her group for brunch at B. Smith’s Restaurant, and it was a great treat. We were also lucky to meet the owner, Mrs. B. Smith, who joined us for brunch, and it was such a delight to have a woman of such elegance and style to grace us with her presence, giving us advice on dating, love, romance and marriage.

The restaurant is serene and welcoming; the food is phenomenal, and the service is extraordinary. You can sit and enjoy a leisurely meal without feeling rushed. I ordered the chicken and waffles, which was delicious, and I had a taste of the red velvet cake, which was scrumptious. I was going to order two slices to take home, but the restaurant ran out of the dessert. That explains why the cake is so popular.

Nevertheless, a great time was had by all. So if you are looking for down home southern cooking in a relaxing and pleasant setting, then B. Smith’s Restaurant is the place to explore. For more information, visit their site at

B. Smith’s Restaurant
320 West 46 Street
New York, NY  10036

Phone: 212-315-1100