Here’s the tale of a girl who often overworks and rarely enjoys the moments.

“Don’t work yourself to death,” is my father’s way of telling me that my scales are tipping too far in one direction.

My relationship with work is a complicated one in the past few years that…

In honor of Women’s History Month, I honor how the 1989 ABC miniseries was progressive in showcasing the facets of black women on television.

(Top) Olivia Cole, Lonette McKee, Paula Kelly, (Bottom) Cicely Tyson, Robin Givens, Lynn Whitfield, and Jackee Harry. | ABC Network

When I’m on a nostalgic trip, I can hear the sound of the late Vesta Williams’ vocal runs from the theme of The Women of Brewster Place that turns into me falling into a rabbit hole watching clips on YouTube.

“Go on Jessie.”

“I’m making meatloaf! You old bat! Meatloaf…

Season 3, Episode 13 | Grade: 9.4/10

Writer(s):Anthony Sparks, Erika L. Johnson, and Kat Candler| Director: Kat Candler

Frances Boudreaux (Annalee Jefferies) and Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) | Photo by Skip Bolen © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. / Courtesy of OWN.

Disclaimer: To the writers of this episode, please DM me your addresses so I can ship you each a small bottle of my tears to place on your mantles.

“From On The…

The actress reflects on the tumultuous journey of her character in season three.

Charley Bordelon. | Photo by Skip Bolen © 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. / Courtesy of OWN.

Season three of Ava DuVernay’s critically acclaimed series Queen Sugar — which has been renewed for a fourth season — has been emotionally introspective with shocking revelations, growing pains, vulnerability and uncovering truths. (Read episodic reviews here).

Before tomorrow’s season finale, actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner, who plays the fierce Charley Bordelon…

Ashley Gail Terrell

Creator of ASH LEMONADE. Entertainment Writer: Ebony, Essence, VIBE, The Root, Black Girl Nerds, HuffPost, Paste Magazine, & more.

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