Monday, March 30, 2020

Are You a Senior Looking for Love?

You are never too old to find true love? You have probably heard it by now that the producers of The Bachelor are creating a new dating show for on the go men and women over 65 years of age searching for love. For more details, go to

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dating During the Coronavirus Crisis by Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
There is so much information, false information, and crazy rumors circulating on how we should protect ourselves during this crisis. And if you are dating or searching for love either online or in person, it is pertinent that you protect yourself and others by using common sense.

One of the most important methods to protect oneself is to wash your hands well and often after using the bathroom, touching surfaces, or handling food with soap and water for 20 seconds or longer, something we should have been doing long before this outbreak surfaced. And cover your mouth when sneezing, and coughing.

Before engaging in sexual intercourse, you should know your partner’s status. You are more at risk of getting STDs or HIV/AIDS than getting the Coronavirus if you are participating in this act indiscriminately. As a doctor once said on a TV talk show during the HIV/AIDs epidemic, “If you are having sex, you are participating in high-risk behavior.” So, no matter how well you may think you know your partner, or if you are just meeting someone for the first time and can’t control those lust demons, please encourage your partner to use a condom. If he refuses to use a condom, then walk away. #

For more information on the Coronavirus, visit 

Monday, March 16, 2020

How To Ask a Woman Out, and Succeed

Ever wonder what are some of the best ways to ask a woman out and succeed? Well, wonder no more. Find out how by clicking here

Monday, March 09, 2020

New Releases by Camryn King

An ambitious photojournalist. An uber-dedicated enforcer. And an explosive, high-profile scandal ignites Camryn King's provocative new thriller…

Breathtaking oceanfront views, friendly locals, festive meals. At first, award-winning photographer Kennedy Wade’s magazine shoot in the Bahamas is more play than work. Until she loses 48 hours of her life after flirting with a sexy stranger. Until her camera goes missing—and once back in the States, she feels certain of being watched. So when Kennedy gets an unmistakable warning to quit digging deeper, she’s not about to give up.

His instructions: confidential. His orders: stop a traitor from posting photos threatening national security. But former Special Ops agent Zeke Foster’s instincts are telling him something isn’t right with this picture. Especially as Kennedy challenges his special skills and lethal tenacity to get her life back and find the real story.

Soon she has evidence that casts everything she and Zeke thought they knew in doubt—and puts them on the same team. Nothing will stop Kennedy from exposing the truth. Not losing her career, being personally exposed, or a cost far more than she ever imagined . . .


A tenacious reporter. A billionaire philanthropist. And all-access secrets that won’t leave anyone safe fuel Camryn King’s relentless new thriller . . .

Mallory Knight knows all too well how perfect lives can be illusions. Her best friend, Leigh, seemed to have it all. But then she’s found dead. Suicide, or so they say. Mallory isn’t convinced and decides to put her investigative journalist skills to use in a whole new way.

To the rest of the world, superstar athlete Christian Graham seems perfect—he is kind, honorable, and easy on the eyes. But after discovering his name in Leigh’s journal, Mallory wonders if there are secrets behind his megawatt smile. If every generous public gesture is a lie.

Challenging the popular superstar puts Mallory’s career and reputation on the line. But she won’t back down in her pursuit of the truth—even if the cost is her job . . . or her life.


Camryn King’s sizzling debut novel delivers an intriguing tale of three resourceful women with a ruthless senator in their sights—and even more explosive ways to take him down . . .

A successful businesswoman who used to play by the rules. A cautious single mother who never took chances. A gorgeous rebel out of money and almost out of time. Each loves a man unjustly charged and convicted by former prosecutor Hammond Grey. They've tried every legal remedy to get justice—only to see Hammond climb ever higher up the political ladder and secure himself behind power and privilege . . .

So when Kim, Jayda, and Harley meet in a support group, they've got no options left. It’s time for them to launch Plan B. And they won't stop at infiltrating Hammond's elite world and uncovering mass corruption. Exploiting his deepest weakness is the ultimate delicious payback—and the kind of justice they'll gamble everything to get . . .

“A thought-provoking takedown of the $70 billion commercial-prison industry. Readers might find it’s just the right time to read about women fighting injustice—and one despicable man—together.”—Booklist


About the Author

Camryn King a.k.a. Lutishia Lovely

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Lutishia Lovely, a.k.a. Camryn King is in love with words. Her diverse career path has embraced almost every form of use imaginable: executive assistant, radio personality, actress, and that which she presently enjoys the most—writer.

She also loves to travel, having visited more than a dozen countries and forty states.

After unpacking her bags, she unwinds by attending a great show, chilling at the beach, reading a good book, or cooking vegetarian masterpieces for family and friends at home.

Monday, March 02, 2020

How Dating Terms Have Changed by Vivienne Diane Neal

I must say, “I am dating myself.” No, this is not what you think. I haven’t gone on a date since 1982. But at least I knew back then where I stood when it came to dating and romance, where people vocally said what they meant, and not beat around the bush. There was no internet or social media to fall back on when it came to starting or ending a romantic relationship. If you no longer wanted to be involved with someone, you would face that individual, communicate on the phone or write a Dear John letter.

But today, dating has taken a different route when it comes to the way people deal with dating and romance. The phrases used when referring to dating are so complex that I thought I would list some of these expressions that would make my mother, who passed away at the age of 95 in 2019 and my grandmother who passed away at the age of 90 in 1985, scratch their heads. Boy, how times have changed. I am just wondering what they would say if they were alive today. They would probably be as befuddled as I am, at age 73.

Following are some off the wall words that were created by millennials, those born between 1980-1995, which are now trending when it comes to dating and romance:

Laybe or Layby - strongly feels their relationship isn't going to last longer than rain shower and have turned to a couple of strong prospects, just to be prepared; this individual doesn’t like being single and is ready to make that leap without much hesitation.

Hang Out - has replaced the word dating, which no one says anymore. Hanging out has very little commitment and both parties can feel comfortable being together without any unrealistic romantic expectations.

Cushing - people who are already in a relationship but will flirt with others on the side just in case things don’t work out.

Breadcrumbing - a hit and miss message, a playful "hi" or "what's up" to check-in. But, it's just enough contact to lure a target into imagining the realm of a possible relationship, when in reality there's no chance.

Turning - hitting on an individual and hoping for a more intimate connection.

Slow fades - the relationship is about to end. There are very little texts, social media contacts, and little direct messages.

Ghosting - is nothing new; it means the person has done a disappearing act and you will never receive any more texts, phone calls or social media messages.

Benching - An individual may bench someone they've dated, along with a couple of others, as a way of saying, "I'm just not sure yet!"

Umfriend - another way of saying, “A friend with benefits.”

Catch and Release - is all fun and games, at least for the person doing the fishing? These people don't seem to care about the release part or the hurt feelings that may result.

 I wonder what words will be used to describe the dating scene, fifty years from now? :)


Monday, February 24, 2020

The Lovebirds (2020) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures

A couple (Issa Rae & Kumail Nanjiani) experiences a defining moment in their relationship when they are unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre crime. As their journey to clear their names to take them from one extreme – and hilarious - a circumstance to the next, they must figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night. 

In theatres April 3.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Featuring UBAWA’S Top 100 Authors

UBAWA's Top 100 Authors is an annual list published at the end of every year to celebrate the many talented authors whose work often goes unnoticed. Congratulations to the following authors below who were nominated and chosen by readers as UBAWA'S Top 100 Authors of 2019.

UBAWA'S Top 100 Authors of 2019 will be published in the 36th issue of the UBAWA Magazine and featured in the next edition of Who's Who in Urban LiteratureIf no one else takes the time out to recognize the hard work that many independent authors put in day-to-day, we will. It's been our mission and commitment since 2010 and we are happy that you and thousands of others can join us in giving these authors their props. ​​

A Jova'n
Alexandria House
Alexis Smith
Andrea Jacobs
Ariel Gavin
Ashantay Keys
Asia Monique'
Ashley Blackwell
Aubree' Pynn
Britt Joni
Candice Persail
Carmen Lashay
Cash Alexander
Chanelle McAlister
Chenell Parker
Chey Tibbitts
Christine Davis
CoCo Amoure
Criss Carr
Crystal Alexis
Demetrius Walker
​Deshon Dreamz
Ebony Turrentine
Fatima Munroe
Jadine Royal
Jahquel Jacobs
Jay Jay (the writer)
JD Barnes
Jelissa Shante'
Jenica Johnson
Jennifer Holliman
Josephine Jenesequa
Kandis Tolliver
Karen Renee
Kasha Diaz
Kee Nicole
​Kelsey Hill
Kendra Sumter
Kisha Reinhardt
KoKo Shawnde
Kyra Brown
Lasandra King
Latoya Evans
LeeSha McCoy
Linette King
Lisa Brown
​Londyn Lenz

Malay Renee'
Margaret Cooper
Marina Chestnut
Meesha Turner
Melissa Lampkins
Monica F Walters
Moshay Jones
Myia White
​Niki Jilvontae
Nikki Brown
Nikki Taylor
N.M. Frye
Patrice Balark
Porschea Jade
Raegan Dennis
Rayshon Farmer
Roneisha Cooper
Sabrina Jenkins
Sha Jones
Sha'Kala Hill
Shanay Nicole
Sephiri J
Shanikqua Hunter
​Shatina Shirelle
Shvonne Latrice
Sidni Boykins
Simone Ferguson
Soulja Choc
Stephanie Partee
Summer Mone't
Tamiya Davis
Tammy Cross
Tamyra Griffin
Tanisha Hope
T'Anne Marie
Tanya Deloatch
Tatiana Sanon
Taylor Kirk
​Terence Pollard
Theresa Ann
Tip Montana
Tisha Andrews
TL Blakely
TN Jones
Twyla Turner
Tyanna Coston
Tyeis Washington
​Unique Waterfall

Monday, February 10, 2020

Highlighting Kate Muehlemann-Cataldo Who Captures Images That Connect Us All

Kate Muehlemann-Cataldo is a Brooklyn, NY based artist who works as a Hospice nurse and studies/practices the traditional science of yoga.  The goal of yoga is to come to understand our true Self behind the changeability and temporary nature of our physical and mental experiences.  She makes work to illustrate that something constant remains behind them all - beyond birth, death, and old age, uniting all of us.

Kate's newest body of work (in progress) focuses on patients who are on a Hospice program, and thus is an exploration of the period of time that can be considered End of Life.  She paints large scale oil portraits of mostly her own patients, however, anyone who is facing end of life either themselves or as a caregiver are welcome to contact Kate to discuss being involved in the portrait project at

You can visit Kate's work at, or see her work in progress and updates by following her on Instagram @katemuehlemann.  

Monday, February 03, 2020

Things You Should Never Talk About or Do on a First Date by Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
A first date is an initial meeting between two individuals, whether they have previously known each other or not. An effort is made to ask questions and get to know if they can form a relationship. The goal is to plan a loving connection, finding a romantic or sexual partner for a short time, or seeking a long-term partner or spouse.

Your first date can be a wonderful experience or it can end up being a disastrous event.  So, you want to be on your best behavior and make a good impression. This is not to say there will be a second date, but the last thing you want to do is sabotage your meeting by doing or saying something that will kill your chances of having more dates. If you want to have a date to remember, which will lead to a second, third and fourth date, there are topics you should never discuss and an act you should never do on that first date.

·       Don't ask are you seeing anyone.

·       Why did your last relationship end?

·       Do you still talk to your ex?

·       When it comes to certain topics, avoid discussing politics, and religion. It can get very intense. Reserve that when you have known the person for a longer period.

·       Never talk about how bad your ex was. You will come over as a resentful individual.

·       Leave financial information off the table.

·       If you are a parent, don't bring your children into the conversation.

·       Don't ask personal questions, namely - what is your ethnic background? For People of Color this can be a thoughtless question.

·       Don't discuss your sexual adventures. A lot could be read into this. You could be seen as someone who is just looking for a one night stand or seeking a friend with benefits.

·       Don't tell the person that you are ready to get married and have children. Wait until you have established some sort of relationship before treading into this territory.

·       Don’t text or talk on your smartphone. It’s rude.

·       Never have sex on the first date. With the surge of STDs, HIV, and AIDS, the last thing you want to do is play Russian roulette with your life.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Don’t Miss Attending the Interracial Romance Authors Expo

Image by DarkWorkX from Pixabay

What are you doing on April 23 - April 26, 2020? You can join them at the biggest IR event ever.

There will be 40 featured IR authors and several more making guest appearances. The most ever at one event. Don't miss out.

To book a hotel room, call the hotel directly at 386-255-5494. The booking group is Interracial Romance.

For more information, please visit their site.

Monday, January 20, 2020

How to Recognize When You’re Being Deceived on Your First Date by Vivienne Diane Neal

Image by 1820796 from Pixabay

When a person shows you who he is, believe him the first time; don’t be fooled by his drop-dead gorgeous features, his way with words, and his dress to kill apparel, and the first topic of discussion is money. However, you ignore this sign because it’s love at first sight, and you want to see him again.

On the second date, you are slowly being played by a master manipulator. He invites you to his place for dinner and will make you a memorable meal. The food is most likely frozen dinners, and all he has to do is heat it and serve it. And this where you should you recognize that this relationship is doomed right from the start when he gives you a sob story that he lost his job and will ask if you could lend him money to help pay his rent until he finds another job.

Yet, the biggest shocker is when he asks you to co-sign for a car after knowing him for only one month. You give him the money because you feel sorry for him, have fallen hard for the man and see the two of you living happily ever after. But when you ask for the money back several weeks later, he tells you the monies were gifts. This means you will never see your money unless you take him to court; if you didn’t have him sign a promissory note, most likely you can say goodbye to your money unless you receive a text message saying he borrowed or owes you the money. He will never admit he owes you any money.

Now, this is where the con artist can trip himself up when he refuses to reply to your text messages, demanding he pays you back. Most judges will ask, “If this was a gift, why didn’t you reply to the woman’s message and say, “I don’t know what you’re talking about; the monies were gifts.” This doesn’t mean the borrower is completely off the hook. So make certain you save all messages sent to the borrower as evidence if you decide to take him to civil court. Or better yet, have him sign a promissory note before the cash leaves your hand; it doesn’t have to be formal. You can write it on a piece of toilet paper and make certain you both sign the note. If he refuses to sign the IOUs, you will never see him again.


Happy Birthday, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Image by Gordon Johnson from Pixabay

Monday, January 13, 2020

On The Road February Book Tour with Authors Tomi Adeyemi and Adalyn Grace

Acclaimed author Tomi Adeyemi, creator of Children of Blood and Bone, has written her second book Children of Virtue and Vengeance, and her partner Adalyn Grace is the author of All The Stars and Teeth.

If you're on the West Coast, come out and see the two authors together and get your books signed!
For full event details and ticket information, please visit the stores’ websites:

February 4th : San Diego, CA
February 5th : Menlo Park, CA
February 6th : Beverly Hills, CA
February 7th : Portland, OR
February 8th : Salt Lake City, UT