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“It is just the stuff you dream about as a kid. Getting letters in the mail and having coaches call you. It is the stuff you hear about, it is actually happening….,” says college-football prospect Justin Combs. The 17-year-old son of mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs already has offers from several top level colleges, including Wyoming, Middle Tennessee State, UAB, Virginia, Illinois, to name a few:

Teen star Skye Townsend is set to debut in a BET new original web series called 8 Days A Week on Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 p.m. The 10-part drama series, which is based on the book series The Come Up by New York Times bestselling author Lyah Beth LeFlore, “follows the lives of six urban youths navigating the perks and pitfalls of living life in the fast lane.”

“This project showcases the Networks’ strong scripted capabilities and marks our first in-house produced web series.” “8 DAYS A WEEK brings to life the energy, attitude, drive and relentless spirit of young African-Americans, in particular,” says series’ creator Lyah Beth LeFlore. “I’m especially excited that the cast is so diverse and reflects the dreams, determination and day-to-day trials and triumphs of BET’s core audience.”


Blue Reynolds (played by Justin “Irocc” Williams) – the music mogul-in-the-making, who despite his father’s wishes and family’s legacy, is determined to change the game on his own terms

Jade Taylor (played by Skye Townsend) the struggling college coed, striving to become a psychologist

Jayson “J-Shine” Martin (played by Nicolas Green) – the musical prodigy and rapper hoping to be crowned the “next one”

Mamie “DJ Ill MaMa” Lopez (played by Alex Lynn Ward) – an ambitious deejay fighting to get her moment in the spotlight

Tommy “Whiteboy” James (played by Justin Jacoby) – an aspiring artist fighting the pull of his hustling past

Zoe Olivia Daniels (played by Skye P. Marshall) – a budding fashion designer with dreams of Paris runways



I’m a conservative dresser and believe that it’s best to maintain your “interview attire” a couple of weeks after you’ve landed a new job. Believe me, you want to get your seat warm before you start testing the waters with your wardrobe. Not too long ago some companies mandated that women wear pantyhose with sandals to work. The rule of thumb for me is that if you don’t work at Hooters or The Gentleman’s Club, then you probably don’t want to show cleavage on the job.

Tight Booty Jeans and over the Bra Cleavage are a “No Go” in the Workplace.

You do not want to shock your supervisor the second day on the job by wearing a mini shirt, and a purple push-up bra reveling your weekend tan-line cleavage. That kind of outfit would have you in the Human Resources Department in a flash. Don’t test the waters.

Susan M. Heathfield writes for About.com suggests, “Clothing that reveals too much cleavage, your back, your chest, your feet, your stomach or your underwear is not appropriate for a place of business.” Most companies have dress code policy’s and mandate that their employees follow the dress code.

Dearroka Winfrey, from PrettyGirlsRockDresses.com, runs a website where women from around the world share their best dressed work attire. There are over 1,000 photos of women in everyday wear from Target to Prada. Dearokka shared photos of women who have a clear sense of style in their daily wear.

“Jean Day” at work doesn’t mean your tightest pair either. Below are a couple of items not to wear to work:

1. Tight jeans
2. Low cut tops
3. Short Shorts
4. Flip-Flops
5. Short skirts and dresses

Put that miniskirt back in the closet. The rule of thumb for me is that if you’re standing up straight with your arms on your side and your fingertips don’t touch the hem on your skirt, then your skirt is too short. Save it for the club. I like to select my clothes several days or the night before, because I don’t have time to get the kids ready for school and choose a suitable outfit in the morning.

Kim N Carswell, Chief Brand Strategist from Persona Affairs states, “Unfortunately many women unwittingly compromise their professional brand credibility by making costly missteps in following fashion trends, which ultimately sabotage opportunities for career advancement.”

It’s fine to have a unique sense of style. I admire people who are able to mix different patterns and colors together, but office attire needs to remain professional and not sexy.

What would you add to the list of what not to wear? Do your co-workers dress too sexy? Have you talked to them about it? Let’s start a conversation!

About Dearroka Winfrey: The girl who was always in search of a RIGHTEOUS cause or person to support has now found a cause and her very OWN righteous movement. Her mission is empowering women and girls to do better by embracing femininity. Feel free to email her at: prettygirlsrockdresses@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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Just call them the lemonhead boys!

Singer Monica Arnold-Brown tweeted this cute picture of her sons “Rocko” Hill,6, and Romelo Hill,3, with their Ferra Pan’s backpacks, saying, “Super excited. The family and I are headed into Ferrara Pan Candy Co. to make candy & tour…I love their Lemonheads & Cherryheads…LOL.”

Check out more random pictures of the brothers below!

Photos: @MonicaBrown/ Its_teen_queen


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