You're officially halfway through the work week, and we know you need some juicy coffee talk to spice things up! Here's what we've got boiling over this morning: Gabrielle Union is the latest celeb to branch out from her 9 to 5. The actress is launching a plus-sized clothing line. We can't wait to see what it looks like. Solange was seen going to the secret Tom Ford show looking fab -- and we've got the details on how to recreate her look. President Obama is releasing a children's book, just in time for the holidays. And for your viewing pleasure, we have a video on how to put the sass back into your mornings. Here's what you had to say: Lanita commented via Facebook: "Make it cute and stylish and the line will soar. Great business move Gabby!" Alana wrote via Facebook: "I will definitely get President Obama's children's book...Who knew the President was so talented!"
Sep, 15, 2010


  • Gabrielle Union is the latest celebrity coming out with a clothing line. Love & Blessings by Gabrielle will feature clothes for plus-sized women. She says, "My sister is very plus-size and curvy... As with many Black women, we have a harder time finding clothes to complement our curves..." [Black Voices]
  • Solange was one of a hundred people invited to Tom Ford's top-secret spring 2011 womenswear show. She wore a sassy little outfit that's easy to duplicate. Take a look at how you can recreate it yourself. [The Frisky]
  • Just in time for the holidays, President Obama is releasing a children's book called, "Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters." It will highlight 13 Americans who have shaped history, from a manuscript completed before he took office. The book hits shelves November 16th. [CNN]
  • "Sesame Street" always knows how bring in the biggest names in entertainment. Will.I.Am is the latest celeb to join the lovable gang. He sang an original song, "What I Am," and it's worth playing for your kids. [NY Mag]
  • Oprah to the rescue, once again. She seems to be a modern day fairy godmother. This time she's saving Australia's tourism industry. Her mega-trip giveaway on the season premiere of her show could breathe new life into Australia's economy. [The Celeb Cafe]
  • *2 Snaps* Ladies, you might need a refresher on how to get the sassy back in your morning routine. We've got just the tutorial for you. Check it out! [The Daily]
Check out Jill Scott's live performance of "A Long Walk" at the 2010 ESSENCE Music Festival on our new Vevo channel.

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