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To get your view from across the pond, Miss London Party will be your guide. Every week, sheâ€™ll be casting her eye over the big stories happening with the Brits. From fashion to entertainment to current affairs to politics, sheâ€™s got you covered. A Londoner born and bred, sheâ€™s worked as a journalist for two of the UKâ€™s biggest broadcasters, and is currently presenting daily TV news â€” so sheâ€™ll be giving you an inside view on events. In her free time, she likes sitting in the pub on a Sunday afternoon, going through the newspapers, drinking a glass (actually a bottle) of wine, and tucking into a good olâ€™ English roast. Cliched, but true! She plays netball, swims and is ever so slightly addicted to trashy US shows on her cable TV. Check out her posts here.
Writer and editor Kenrya Rankin is the very opinionated daughter of a Black Nationalist and wife of a metaphysician (can you imagine what her family dinners are like?!). When sheâ€™s not duking it out at home, sheâ€™s doing it in print, writing on the shortcomings of American education, how to work inside Americaâ€™s sucky political system and why we canâ€™t all just get along. She also enjoys telling people what to do, so she publishes pieces in realms as disparate as health, travel, finance, career growth, family and entertaining. Yeah, sheâ€™s a busy chick, but sheâ€™ll be hanging around Parlour giving you her 13 cents on everything vaguely sociopolitical. Stay up! Check out her posts here.
The city of lightsâ€¦love and all things fashionable. French Kissed is all about the pursuit of the good life in Paris, France. Every week she gave us an insiderâ€™s view of the hottest expositions, newest restaurants, latest trends along with Parisâ€™s best kept secrets.Â Originally from Chicagoâ€”she’s already lived in LA and New York and now she’s taking Paris by storm. A self described voyeur, she loves getting lost in a new part of Paris and discovering why the people who live there call it home. She’s a move and a shaker, so hang on and try to keep up. You might even learn a little French along the way! Check out her posts here.
Terita likes three things in life: sports, beer, and watching sports while drinking beer. She also has a Masters Degree in Sports Management, has worked for a pro team, a sports marketing agency and now runs her own sports-based business. Her point of view is truly her own, the faint of heart need not apply. Check out her posts here.
This 20-something Puerto Rican is married with children. And although his wife is no Peggy (she works and is quite the dime piece), the couple goes through the typical ups, downs and in-betweens. Bundy remains anonymous and insists that if a movie was made on his life that Latino actor Rick Gonzalez play the lead, not because of any physical resemblance, but simply because â€œRick plays every Latino in every movie.â€ A loving father and devoted husband, the Brooklyn representative believes in life after death and love after marriage. Barring a steamy affair with Alicia Keys, Al â€œBrooklynâ€ Bundy pledges to be D4L. Check out his posts here.
Donâ€™t let the name fool you. Single Girl is an honorary card carrying member of the Manâ€™s Mind. Years of working at a barbershop, gyms, and having more male friends than she can countâ€¦She’s a half a chromosome away from sprouting a penis and chest hair with all of the man knowledge she knows. Yes, she’s really single. And no, she’s not ugly. Check out her posts here.
Amelda Davis is a twenty-something editor living and partying in New York City. Sheâ€™s realized sheâ€™s much better at friendships than relationships, but keeps dating anyway. The result of her adventures -and those of consenting friendsâ€“ are the subject of this hilarious and sometimes way too honest blog. Check out her posts here.
Be Mockâ€™d is one of PLRâ€™s featured contributors on the environment, politics and how the hood gets mocked by both. Check out his posts here.
Ms. Skeptical has a Masterâ€™s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and works for a womenâ€™s health non-profit organization in Washington D.C. In her free time she enjoys reading technical health articles, graphic novels, and trashy smut romance. Sheâ€™ll be dropping in every week to tell you what health issues you should be aware of, and when you should probably tell your doctor, â€œLetâ€™s think about that diagnosis again, shall we?â€ (Our Lawyers Say: Skeptical is fabulous, but not a doctor, please consult a physician if you are experiencing any health-related problems.) Check out her posts here.
Says Hitched Chick: Single ladiiiesâ€¦make noise!! How else will the eligible bachelors know youâ€™re out there? I jest. But if youâ€™re hoping to find â€œthe one,â€ Iâ€™d like to think I could helpâ€”I got out of the game almost seven years ago. I grew up mostly in the Northeast (Navy brat) and went to college in Florida and North Carolina. But it was in DC that I met and married my southern gentleman. We recently made the move from DC to NYC, and I must say Iâ€™m glad Iâ€™m not single in this city. No dis. Women just have to be really smart if theyâ€™re going to find a worthy man. So, I hope this column will demystify some of the common, and not so common, relationship pitfalls. You might not need all of the advice I give, but for the tips that speak to youâ€”youâ€™re welcome! Check out her posts here.
Says Dilia: Psst. Over here. Yeah, you. Scribble scrabbles and Berlinski rambles from the land of Currywurst and Apfelschorle. Life in Berlin as a true-blue New Yorker unfolds with each day uncovering magical (and ‘WTF?’) moments and revelations. Fleeing from Idaho-anized NYC and eight years of working my (imaginary) balls off in entertainment and media, I yearned for something ‘freshe und neu’ in a city far and removed. So I escaped to the unpaved and crumbling Berlin, Germany. I’ve been here for eight months now and have settled into my outrageously cheap apt in Prenzlauerberg (Expat-ville…get me outta here!) Check out her posts here.
Poema Jones brings you Amsterdam from a colorful perspective. She will be reporting on anything that takes her fancy, from fashion to politics and even love. She owns her own accessories and clothing label and in her free time she enjoys strolling the streets of Amsterdam while taking pictures, going to exhibitions, socializing and having drinks in her favorite cafÃ©, Harlem Soulfood. Being somewhat of a foodie, she also enjoys cooking and trying out new restaurants. Enjoy! Check out her posts here.
I’m Richard M Down, better known as Dick M Down, a grown-ass man living in New York City. I’m a blend of conscious hip-hop fan, corporate executive, gentleman of necessity and a healthy proponent of essential ignorance. I’m here to inject some testosterone into Parlour. Ya’ll chicks need it! By my assessment of relationships, neither women or men are stupid, but some definitely act let like it by letting their emotions override their logic. So, I’m here to help…maybe. Check out his posts here.
Kari Cruz is a well versed media & entertainment professional, an accomplished publicist, writer, proud latina and eternal b-girl at heart. Born in New York City and raised in both the Bronx and Mt.Vernon, Kari was immersed in the vibrancy, flavor, legacy, and culture of each city. She’ll be bringing y0u the freshest fashion and make-up tips fresh from the showrooms! Check out her posts here.
On January 12, 2009, I celebrated my two year expat anniversary here in Barcelona (pronounced Barthalona). The romantic dreams of my life here were, in large measure, fantasy; weekend trips out of town equals going to Venice or Prague, coffee and/or Claras at an outdoor cafÃ© has become a ritual and I can roll my râ€™s now too. But there are some parts that are less fairy tale-like.Â I am looking forward to sharing the aggravations and delights of my vida en EspaÃ±a. Check out her posts here.
A radio personality and all around fly chick, Sheila chimes in from Nairobi with the haps. Check out her posts here.
And more to come from the rest of the fam soon…..