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Hill Harper & Nate Parker Host 10th Annual Toy Drive & Fundraiser on December 5

Nate Parker (L) and Hill Harper (R) pse together at their Annual Toy Drive and Fundraiser. Courtesy: thejasminebrand

*Hill Harper and fellow actor Nate Parker team up again to host their 10th Annual Toy Drive & Fundraiser — and this year the men are joined by a host committee of change makers that include political commentator Angela Rye, popular DJ B Hen, TV personality Vanessa Simmons and iHeart Media program director, Doc Wynter.

The charity event takes place in Hollywood on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 8pm-12am at the Avalon Hollywood – 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles, CA 90028 and boasts attendance by numerous leading actors, entertainers and philanthropists.

For the past nine years the dynamic duo has changed the lives of underprivileged youth across Los Angeles. Both men are respected for their activism; but in addition, Harper is a successful actor, author, television host and entrepreneur and Parker has gleaned success as an actor (You’ve seen ‘Birth of a Nation’ right?), director, producer, writer, and musical performer.

Together, these two powerhouse men create a joyful holiday season for hundreds as they collect toys for youth and raise funds for the Manifest Your Destiny Foundation?s Summer Empowerment Academy and the Nate Parker Foundation?s Summer Film Institute.

The toys donated benefit the Salvation Army Transitional Living Center and other families in need. Continue reading

Interview With A 5-Month-Old Will Have You Rollin’ (Watch)

New dad, LaGuardia Cross, with his star child, Nayely

*All he wanted was to be called by his proper name: “Da-da,” but apparently, though his 5-month-old girl is very well spoken, “Ma-ma” is the only name she will say.

So what’s a dad to do?

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Tips on How to Help Your Children Understand Tragedy (Watch)

*What about the children?  How do we explain this to them? These are no doubt some of the questions on any parents mind in light of the recent mass shootings in Las Vegas. 

With the wide media coverage and access to Internet, there is little doubt your child, if he or she is old enough to understand, has been cushioned against hearing about all of the killings and injuries.

Two child psychologists speak on how to talk to children about tragedy and provide guidance on approaching this delicate subject.

Here are some tips they shared.

#Age Matters

Dr. Jennifer L. Hartstein, a psychologist, says first consider the age of the child. If they are very young, they may not need to know anything.

“But if they do ask questions be mindful to only answer what is asked,” she adds, saying that as adults we tend to over-talk and bombard them with too much information.

If your child is a teen or tween she suggests you check out what they’re looking at on social media. Continue reading

These ‘Try Not to Laugh’ Videos Will Have You Cracking Up! (Watch)

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*OMG, its the first day of Daylight Savings Time. Congratulations for getting to church on time (assuming you did!).

You deserve a laugh today and these videos will not only demonstrate the crazy things we do to showcase our kids, but the hysterical ways they make us love them even more … if that’s possible. Continue reading