Culture & Entertainment

Lupita Nyong’o: A Beautiful Role Model and So Much More

Culture & Entertainment

by Beccastone Editorial

What a cause for celebration that People magazine selected Lupita Nyong’o (the Oscar winner for her role in12 Years a Slave) for its cover as the most beautiful person in the world!

Lupita Nyong’o is a positive role model for all young people and presents a good opportunity for parents to talk to their kids generally about what makes someone …

Make Reading Cool…Even in the Summer

Culture & Entertainment / Parenting

by Beccastone Editorial

As the days get hotter, it can be quite challenging to get kids to tackle their summer reading lists.  Beccastone spoke with Katie Titterton, communications director for the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF), for some tips on why summer reading list are important and how we can get our children to read more.

 

Isn’t summer the time for kids …

A Conversation with Dr. Jessica B. Harris, Culinary Historian

Culture & Entertainment

by Beccastone Editorial

Dr. Jessica Harris is a noted author, journalist, professor, and culinary historian. Dr. Harris is a professor of English at Queens College in New York City, and was the inaugural scholar of the Ray Charles Chair in African American Material Culture at Dillard University in New Orleans. Dr. Harris’ latest book, “High on the Hog: …

An Interview with Debra Martin Chase

Culture & Entertainment

by Beccastone Editorial

Ms. Chase is a successful motion picture and television producer and a Harvard educated lawyer by training. Her credits include Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Just Wright and the movie franchises The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, The Cheetah Girls, The Princess Diaries and Lemonade Mouth.

What is the best advice your Mom gave you?
The first thing …

In Conversation with Kelly Rowland

Culture & Entertainment

by Beccastone Editorial

Kelly Rowland is a Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, actress, model, TV host and philanthropist. Kelly was one of the founding members of the famed singing group Destiny’s Child. Kelly’s next solo album is due out later this year.

Q. What piece of advice did your mother give you that has stayed with you?
A. As a kid, I …

In Conversation with Kem

Culture & Entertainment

by Beccastone Editorial

Kem is a musician and philanthropist. He was nominated for two Grammys this year.

Q. What piece of advice did your mother give you that was particularly valuable and useful in life?
A. My mother always encouraged me to be true to myself. The older I get, the more I appreciate and understand the value of her …

An Interview with Dr. Maya Angelou

Culture & Entertainment

by Beccastone Editorial

Beccastone had the great privilege of speaking with Dr. Maya Angelou, one of the literary giants and artistic treasures of our time. Dr. Angelou gave Beccastone some of her thoughts on parenting and her mother’s and grandmother’s advice.

Q. What is the best advice your mother gave you?
A: My grandmother gave me one …