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Press Pen: Idris Elba Releases Short Film For Pepsi’s Beats of the Beautiful Game

Idris Elba Directing Short Film for Pepsi's Beats of the Beautiful Game (Photo courtesy of Ketchum Sports & Entertainment)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Ever since I saw American Gangster and Daddy’s Little Girls with Idris Elba, I have believed in his talent as an actor. However, Idris has recently taken on a new role of writer and director as evidenced in the newly released short film, “Unstoppable” for Pepsi’s Beats of the Beautiful Game. […]

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Pen’s Flicks: 5 Classic Romantic Comedies

Love Jones Film Cover (Image from Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, To say that I am a fan of romantic comedies is an understatement. I am OBSESSED with romantic comedies. Most of the time, it’s all I watch. So today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite romantic comedies. These movies are classic not just because they were made some […]

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Pen’s Flicks: 5 Fresh New Films

Not Another Happy Ending (Image from Google)

Dear Pennies & Pens, For as long as I can remember, I have always loved movies. It’s always been a big tradition in my family to go to the movies and watch movies together as a family. I’m the type of person who can quote every line of their favorite movie. But lately, it seems […]

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Press Pen: Dallas International Film Festival

Dallas International Film Festival (Image from Dallas International Film Festival Website)

Dear Pennies & Pens, Fabulous news, The Dallas International Film Festival kicks off this week! If you’re in the area, this is an event, you don’t want to miss. The 8th annual Dallas International Film Festival is being presented by AutoNation and is a production of the Dallas Film Society. As it states on the website, […]

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Press Pen: The Village of Peace

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you all know, it is now Black History Month. You may not know this but I am a true lover and connossiouer of all things related to Black/African-American people. It is my culture, history, and it defines who I am. I’m quick to say: “Fight the Powers that Be” and […]

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Pause. These People DIED — Brittany Murphy, Michael Jackson and more

Dear Pennies & Pens, So last night I was watching Clueless for what seemed to be the millionth time when it hit me that Brittany Murphy is dead. I know that Brittany died almost five years ago in 2009 but it’s one of those things that you never really believe. I mean I saw it on […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Celebrate Thanksgiving with Pen’s Favorite Movies

Dear Pennies & Pens, Now it’s time to talk about my favorite movies. I of course included The Sound of Music, in fact, “Pen’s Favorite Things” was inspired by the Julia Andrews song from the film. Thinking of things that make you happy really does make you happy. It’s about putting positive energy into the world […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Love Film Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I watched an excellent Chinese film called Love that I couldn’t wait to share with you. Today’s post features a Love Film Review.. Love was directed by Doze Niu who also stars in the film. The film is essentially a romantic comedy but it does feature some dramatic […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Diana Vreeland The Eye Has To Travel

Dear Pennies & Pens, Over two years ago, I created de la Pen and one of my first posts was on the legendary fashion editor, Mrs. Diana Vreeland (Tuesday’s Stylish Thoughts: Diana Vreeland…Fashion Inspiration). Diana Vreeland is seriously one of my biggest fashion inspirations. Everything about this woman was just epic and iconic all at […]

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Pen’s Flicks: Bachelorette Movie Review

Dear Pennies & Pens, This past weekend, while lounging around the house, I did what I always do on a lazy weekend which is watch movies! I’m a movie fanatic and I particularly love comedies, romantic comedies, action films, and occasionally a good drama. Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of foreign and independent films […]

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LOUDRead: The Teen Vogue Handbook: An Insider’s Guide to Careers in Fashion

The Teen Vogue Handbook (Image courtesy of Penguin Young Readers)

This post contains Press Samples Dear Pennies & Pens, When I originally created de la Pen, it was to be […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with That Artista Philece R

Philece R. (Image courtesy of Philece R.)

Dear Pennies & Pens, The thing about interviewing new artists is that I get insight into their world. I get […]

Beauty and the Pen: Brown Sugar Beauti

Gracelyn Fraser, Beauty Blogger and Founder of Brown Sugar Beauti (Image courtesy of Brown Sugar Beauti)

Dear Pennies & Pens, As you may know, I’m not the biggest fan of Houston but I have an appreciation […]

Pen’s Eye: Interview with Artist and Illustrator Tabitha Brown

Self-Portrait by Tabitha Brown (Image courtesy of Tabitha Brown)

Dear Pennies & Pens, A few weeks ago, I was browsing around online and came across an article on the […]

Pen.Style: Afropunk Chic

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Afropunk Chick (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya gurl LoudPen here with the last and final Pen.Style post of 2014! I can’t believe 2014 […]

Pen.Style: Coolin

LoudPen in Pen.Style: Coolin (Photo Credit: Megan Mueller Styling by: LoudPen)

Dear Pennies & Pens, It’s ya girl LoudPen back with the latest addition of Pen.Style. When I was going through the […]