Chris Rock is back in he spotlight with his new documentary ‘Good Hair’. He traveled the world and back to uncover the secrets of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ hair. He talks to celebrities and everyday women about weaves, extensions and natural beauty. Check out pictures from his LA premiere where Nia Long, Melyssa Ford, Raven Simone, […]

In late 2007, I was asked by my good friend Nelson George to be a part of a documentary he and Chris Rock were co-producing about black women and their hair. The idea originated from Chris’ curiosity about the concept of “good hair” after one of his adorable daughters came home and asked, “Daddy, why […]


Hey Global Grinders… First, I want to thank you for reading my blog. Whether we agree or disagree, this is a forum for us to discuss events that are happening in our world currently. The topic of my blog is something that I struggled with because it is such a touchy subject.  But I write […]

Last year a photo of myself and a male friend, who happens to play football, was posted on under the over used-heading “New Couple Alert!!”  In addition to false heading was another comment on the accompanying photo which read something like “Awwww, Melyssa finally found an NFL’er to wife her up!” Really? Thanks for […]

Today was a good day. A few weeks ago, I told Uncle Russ that I do not want to ‘waste my celebrity,’ as my celebrity is a gift to me, my family and the world…not only for me to get ahead, but for others as well. So, I am happy to announce that I have […]


Population control often times crosses my mind every time I run into some asshole who seems like a total waste of skin. My suggestion comes packaged within three little letters: I.U.D.   For those of you who don’t know what an IUD is, and surprisingly there are many, it’s what is referred to as an […]