Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers

Labor is a difficult ordeal for many women who experience pain. But labor doesn’t have to be like that. There are comfort measures specifically designed to relieve a pregnant mama’s pain. These positions are often done with your husband, boyfriend or support person. I wanted to learn more about comfort measures firsthand with doula Nikia Lawson, of Fort Worth, Texas. With over 22 years experience helping mothers through pregnancy and postpartum, Ms. Lawson was the Read more about Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers[…]

African American Women DYING to Give Birth

The headline by Pro Publica/NPR caught my eye. It startled me. It read, “Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth.” Does nothing protect us? A month earlier I had learned I was pregnant with my second child. My first pregnancy ended at 26 weeks, 5 days when I gave birth to my son William. I spent 84 consecutive days in the hospital with him. I had no desire to repeat that experience but I Read more about African American Women DYING to Give Birth[…]

Black Panther Premiere in Harlem

Beautiful people from all over New York City came to the AMC Magic Johnson  in #Harlem to enter the world of Black Panther! Opening night was full of love, peace, and happiness. The kind seen in #Wakanda and briefly being experienced by every Black person who sees this film in a predominantly Black theatre. #OGirlMedia greeted fans in the lobby near the #BlackPanther poster. Fans stopped before and after the movie to take pictures and share their favorite Read more about Black Panther Premiere in Harlem[…]

January RECAP! NEW YEAR! NEW ME!

  HOW DID YOUR NEW YEAR START?  January came in here fast and furious! I started the year in Texas with my parents, siblings, boyfriend and of course William! We spent an extended amount of time in Texas celebrating Christmas and the New Year. As my parents get older, time with them is precious and my son NEEDS it. He is truly the apple of their eye! William loves Granny and Papa!   Also while Read more about January RECAP! NEW YEAR! NEW ME![…]

A Coach’s Journey With Cancer

Melford English, a husband, father, and Coach was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. O Girl Media is exclusively telling his story of faith and disease. Yes, men get breast cancer too.   Eight days after his last round of chemotherapy treatment, Mr. English and his wife Marlo sat down with O Girl Media to tell his story.   In March of 2017, Mr. English discovered a lump in his breast while doing a self-exam. He is Read more about A Coach’s Journey With Cancer[…]

#FBF: Flashback to #CITYFEST

The weather has turned colder. The leaves aren’t green anymore. And the sun doesn’t shine like it does in Spring and Summer. That is why I’m taking it back to #CITYFEST, a fun free event held in Mount Vernon, NY! #MVCITYFEST was presented by the City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas and Friends of Mount Vernon Arts Recreation & Youth Programs (FMVARYP). Last years festivities took place between East 1st Street and East 2nd Read more about #FBF: Flashback to #CITYFEST[…]

O GIRL MEDIA is hanging out with Ms. Jenifer Lewis!

  Jenifer Lewis The Mother of Black Hollywood The contest has ended but you can still submit tributes to the great Jenifer Lewis! O Girl Media is asking fans of veteran actress Jenifer Lewis to submit videos of          1 minute or less telling why they LOVE Jenifer Lewis!   CONTEST RULES 1.Upload your video to our #OGirlMedia Facebook page telling us CREATIVELY why you love Jenifer Lewis! 2. Have your supporters Read more about O GIRL MEDIA is hanging out with Ms. Jenifer Lewis![…]

The Incomparable Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni is on tour promoting her new book of poetry “A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter.” She stopped in New York City for several events including a discussion and book signing at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.   Her new book of poetry focuses on the memories of friends, family and former students. I have not read the book yet but just listening to the discussing had Read more about The Incomparable Nikki Giovanni[…]

O Girl Media Interviews Dres

I Interviewed a #hiphop legend at #CityFest in MountVernon NewYork! Dres is 1/2 the hip hop duo BlackSheep! He gave a special evening performance in MV a few weeks ago. This was such a surreal moment because I grew up watching Dres in Texas. I never thought I’d ever interview the guy behind “The Choice Is Yours.” The iconic drum line and catchy chorus was a favorite of mine to try to rhyme. I definitely Read more about O Girl Media Interviews Dres[…]

Happy November! Celebrate With Me!

HAPPY NOVEMBER!  I was born in November. Legends are born in the fall.   CELEBRATE WITH ME! I am approaching a milestone age on the 11th of November. As I look forward to the day I am reflective on my life thus far. The theme for this year’s birthday for me is CHANGE! I am seeking life-changing moments & opportunities for the last two months of the 2017 in terms of my media/creative output! I Read more about Happy November! Celebrate With Me![…]

What’s Your Plan B?

In life, does our careers ever go as planned? What’s your plan B? What is your plan C? Are you prepared for the curve balls life will throw at you? I was invited to participate in a webinar sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists entitled “What’s Your Plan B? How to Prepare for Career Transitions.” I began to think what advice would I have to give. As I sit and write this at 11pm Read more about What’s Your Plan B?[…]

O Girl Media presents Cruising with Classic Cars

The Moonlight Cruisers Car Club, based in Eastchester, NY held their annual car show this past weekend in New Rochelle. O Girl Media attended the family friendly event. A portion of the proceeds benefitted The Ursuline School.  100 trophies was given out at the cars show that was bursting with close to 400 cars! There was no way to film them all. Enjoy a look at a few classic cars. Learn the stories behind the Read more about O Girl Media presents Cruising with Classic Cars[…]

Celebrating My Baby Boy!

Happy 6th Birthday William! October 18th, 2010 I became a mother to a 3-month preemie baby boy I named William. My son is a fighter, a survivor and intelligent boy. I have been his Mom for 6 years. For most in my family the time flew by, but to me I felt these 6 years.  YEAR ONE: The first year was filed with sickness and hospital stays. At birth, my son was diagnosed with Chronic Read more about Celebrating My Baby Boy![…]

The Soundtrack To My Depression

October 5th, nationwide is National Depression Screening Day. The annual day is held during the first week of October which marks Mental Illness Awareness Week.   To commemorate both I am sharing my journey with Depression.    THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY DEPRESSION   It has a familiar tune in my spirit. The melodies paralyze me out of nowhere, forcing me to deal with emotions I thought I buried deep inside. Emotions and feelings I thought I dealt Read more about The Soundtrack To My Depression[…]

African American PRIDE in Harlem

In its 48th year the African American parade is an awesome display of the beautiful diaspora of Black people living in New York City. The African American Day Parade celebrates the best of #BlackPride! Watch the parade as thousands of people marched through Harlem. #OGirlMedia is proud to bring you another #NYC parade celebrating ethnic pride! Shoutout to Srexprezzions for sharing her beautiful artwork with #OGM!         Be sure to follow #OGirlMedia on Read more about African American PRIDE in Harlem[…]

A “Soulful” Car Show in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Classic Car Club of New York recently held their 6th Annual “I Know You Got Soul” Car Show in Mount Vernon, New York. Featuring classic cars from around the five boroughs, the car show was a family friendly event with soul music.   O Girl Media enjoyed our time browsing through the cars and learning the stories of many of the car owners. We took our camera to capture this wonderful event in Read more about A “Soulful” Car Show in Mount Vernon[…]

Lisa’s Story: Love, Faith and Kidney Disease

Did you know that African American are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? O Girl Media is telling the story of Lisa Love and her five-year battle with kidney disease. She wears her scars proudly from the fight, no longer using arm cover-ups. Her arm is her personal testimony. The family matriarch overcame at home hemodialysis to receive a life changing kidney transplant. Her new kidney isn’t the cure to her disease but Read more about Lisa’s Story: Love, Faith and Kidney Disease[…]

Dominican Pride in New York City

O Girl Media attended the 2017 Dominican Day Parade, celebrating the people and culture of the Dominican Republic. In its 35th year the parade was attended by thousands who marched along 6th Avenue to the sounds of Dominican music.   This years theme “Nuestra historia, al ritmo de guira tambora y acordeon is an ode to the richness and diversity of Dominican culture. It’s a fusion of African, European and Taino roots. Dominican Americans are Read more about Dominican Pride in New York City[…]

The Freedom of Dance

I’ve always been a dancer. My Mom says I was never too shy to shake my little butt as a child. I grew up dancing the wop, the snake, the reebok, the prep and other dances imitating my older sisters. It was something I always felt good at. I did it freely whenever a song moved my body. At a summer program I attended we did a production of The Wiz. I got to dance Read more about The Freedom of Dance[…]

Women Filmmakers: Sharing Their Story

While checking out the local indie film scene in my hometown, Fort Worth, Texas I was reunited with two friends from college. I was happy to meet local filmmakers at the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase. Read the story of two awesome women in film, whose film Given Circumstances debuted at the film festival. Watch the story of their film, complete with interviews from two actors in the movie. Patrice M. Logan Working on this Read more about Women Filmmakers: Sharing Their Story[…]

Lexington Avenue Merchandise Fair

FOOD AND VENDORS! New York City street fair are truly a wonderful experience! Summer in New York City means some of the coolest streets fairs. O Girl Media spent a sunny Sunday afternoon walking the street festival. Watch our story of the Fair. We featured a few street vendors. Check out their products and the artist during our story! Links coming soon!       FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM!

The Black Family Reunion You Aren’t Attending!

*Only scene names were used to write this piece.   It’s the Black Family Reunion you aren’t attending this summer! Weekend Reunion (WR) offers fun, BDSM and fetishes! Yes you read that right! BDSM and fetishes! “Weekend Reunion is the only national three day black BDSM event in existence,” says cofounder *Coffeebaby. Weekend Reunion takes place the first weekend in August in Piscataway, New Jersey. Right now Black kinky folks are taking over in Piscataway! Read more about The Black Family Reunion You Aren’t Attending![…]

Up Close and Personal with Coach Robert Hughes, Sr.

I grew up chanting, “Yeah!! We going to Midland!” As the boys crushed another team to advance in the playoffs I know the agony of defeat I was there in 93 when they scored 70+pts And became the State Champs. I remember the names, familiar faces Of life long fans you only see during the season I’ve caravanned with family members to Midland and Austin No city in Texas was too far I followed the Read more about Up Close and Personal with Coach Robert Hughes, Sr.[…]

Insecure Season 1 Recap

Season 2 of this hilarious new Black rom-com premiers tonight! Whether you ended season 1, #TeamIssa or #TeamLawrence or maybe you didn’t even watch, catch up briefly with my notes on Season 1. These are my random musings as I binge watched the show one weekend. I enjoyed watching the show. I was able to connect instantly with all the characters especially Issa, Lawrence and Molly. I’ve faced relationship issues similar to Lawrence and Issa, Read more about Insecure Season 1 Recap[…]

TBT: What a Blessing I Was Fired

*Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.   I have this complicated work history. Sadly I’ve been fired twice but it was such a good thing. Once I explain, you will think so too. I was fired from Walt Disney World in college and secondly from a summer teaching job in high school. Had I not been fired from Disney World I would not have been able to Read more about TBT: What a Blessing I Was Fired[…]

Happy Fourth of Ju-Lie!

O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, It’s Fourth of July! America’s Independence Day! The day we celebrate our country with patriotic red, white and blue. I wanted to spend the day at the beach being a bum! I’ve never celebrated the nationwide holiday at the beach! In Texas my longstanding tradition was the backyard family BBQ every year. It never failed. Read more about Happy Fourth of Ju-Lie![…]

I WAS ON THE CHEW!

WATCH ME NOW on The Chew! This all started as something fun for my boyfriend and I to do. Audience tickets for TV shows are free. Living near New York City gives us ample access to so many shows we couldn’t possibly try to attend them all. My boo attended culinary school and has some interest in cooking. I grew up cooking with my Mom and sisters. The Chew seemed like the perfect show for Read more about I WAS ON THE CHEW![…]

Black Music Month: The Beautiful Soul of Donnie

A friend introduced me to soul singer Donnie’s album The Colored Section (TCS) while in college and changed my world! I had just started my sophomore year at the University of North Texas. This album would become a major part of the soundtrack of my college years. Recently I spent one gloomy Saturday stuck inside interviewing the wonderfully insightful Donnie. I was nervous, breaking out into a sweat like a whore in church as our Read more about Black Music Month: The Beautiful Soul of Donnie[…]

I Skipped Class for El DeBarge

  I have many goals and dreams I want to do with my journalism career. I have literally dreamed about interviewing El DeBarge. I skipped news writing class, checking this off my bucket list. Leaving school early to film DeBarge at the now closed J&R Music World was a once in a lifetime opportunity. #YOLO Being a fan, I knew El’s new album was coming out. It had been 16 long years since he had Read more about I Skipped Class for El DeBarge[…]

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