The taxi ride from the stylish hotel where Joe Frazier lives to the stripped-down, shuttered gym where his name is carved into its stone façade is a tale of two cities. The Joe Frazier Gym, large for-sale signs peering out of every window, once the meeting place of the neighborhood’s young men who hoped to [...]
Susan L. Taylor. To many, her name and face are synonymous with Essence Magazine, the African-American women’s magazine where as a single mother she started as a freelance beauty editor in 1970. It would take her 11 years to rise to editor in chief before climbing to the top of the masthead in 2000, where [...]
When you have shared the acting screen with Bette Davis and Marlon Brando (“One of the few people I have ever met who didn’t give a damn what anyone thought”), you would certainly have some fond moments. But as the star of one of the country’s most popular soap operas, seen by hundreds of millions [...]
When it comes to grandparents in the media, it’s hard to shake the image of Granny from The Beverly Hillbillies, or Grandpa Walton. But if you really want to see an example of today’s average American grandparent, meet Pierce Brosnan.
The average American becomes a first-time grandparent in his or her mid- to late 40s, [...]
Ronnie Milsap talks with Mary Ann Cooper about his passion for his music and his family
Country And R&B legend Ronnie Milsap was born blind and into extreme poverty in the Appalachian town of Robbinsville, North Carolina. Unwilling to accept her newborn’s blindness, Ronnie’s mother gave him to his grandparents to raise when he was [...]
Novelist Nora Roberts celebrates another kind of love: for family, for community and for grandchildren.
Like some preternatural beast clawing its way from the womb, [the fire] burst to life with a cackle that rose to a roar. And changed everything in one magnificent instant.”
Three years after Nora Roberts wrote-in Blue Smoke-of a fictional [...]
Puff, the Magic dragon, bent his head in sorrow, lost his green scales and slipped off into his cave after Jackie Paper “came no more,” but that’s only the song. In the new book, based on the lyrics written by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton and illustrated, magically, by Eric Puybaret, Puff finds a new [...]