2014 Authored, edited, and published Decor and the Single Girl (BenBella/Steffans Publishing Enterprises, May 2014)

2013 Authored, edited, and published How to Make Love to a Martian (Steffans Publishing Enterprises, February 2013)

2011 Authored, edited, and published SatisFaction (Hachette Book Group USA/Grand Central Publishing, August 2011)

2009 Authored, edited, and slated to publish The Vixen Manual (NYT Best Seller) (Hachette Book Group USA/Grand Central Publishing)

2008 Authored, edited and published The Weight of Fire (XXL Magazine, Harris Publishing)

2007 Authored, edited, and published The Vixen Diaries (NYT Best Seller) (Hachette Book Group USA/Grand Central Publishing, September 2007)

2005 Authored satirical editorial Real Time with Bill Maher

2005 Authored, edited, and published Confessions of a Video Vixen (NYT Best Seller) (Harper Collins Publishers/Amistad, June 2005)


Best Sellers Lists (Selective List)

The New York Times

Debuted at number seven (Confessions of a Video Vixen)

Peeked at number five (Confessions of a Video Vixen)

Remained for twenty-three weeks (Confessions of a Video Vixen)

Debuted at number six (The Vixen Diaries)

Peaked at number six (The Vixen Diaries)

•Remained for over twenty weeks (The Vixen Diaries)

Debuted at number seven (The Vixen Manual)

USA Today

Wall Street Journal

Los Angeles Times

The Washington Post

Publishers Weekly

Library Journal

Essence Magazine


Academic Course Adoptions

University of Arkansas

University of North Carolina Greensborough

California State University Northridge


Foreign Rights Sales




Awards and Honors

School Library Journal Reluctant Young Adult Readers in Non-Fiction/2006 Award  (American Library Association)       

African American Literary Award Nominee


Discussion Panels and Lectures

The Enigma of Beauty  (Harlem Book Fair)

Standing on Strong Ground (Essence Music Festival)

Bless the Mic (Philander Smith College)

Sexuality and Gender Week (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

Confessions of A Video Vixen (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

Hip-Hop Summit (Hip-Hop vs America)

Hip-Hop’s Effects on Women (University of South Florida)

Hip-Hop Think Tank (California State University, Northridge)

The Vixen Manual’s Empowerment Pow-Wow (California State University, Northridge)

Stop the Confusion! (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

Be an Agent of Change (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

–Violence as a Language (California State University, Dominguez Hills)

I Cram To Understand: Hip Hop, Sex, Gender, and Ethical Behavior (Dillard University)

Television Appearances (Selective List)           

ABC: The Oprah Winfrey Show

NBC: The Today Show

FOX: The O’Reilly Factor

−HLN: Jane Valez-Mitchel

−HLN: On-Call with Dr. Drew

CNN: Erin Burnett

CNN: Prime News with Erica Hill

NBC: Nightly News with Brian Williams

MSNBC: The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch

FOX: Geraldo at Large

FOX: The Strategy Room

MSNBC: The Suze Orman Show

CNN: Paula Zahn Now

UNI: The Cristina Show (Español)

MSNBC: Hotlist Entertainment Show

CW: Tyra Banks Show

NBC: Access Hollywood

CBS:  The Insider

E! : Chelsea Lately


Television Specials and Documentaries

NBC: Starting Over with Iyanla Vanzant (Peer Counselor)

VH1: Hip-Hop Videos: Sexploitation on the Set (Consulting Producer and Feature Interview)

E!: True Hollywood Story: Hip-Hop Wives (Feature Interview)

E!: Seven Deadly Sins of Hollywood (Lust) (Feature Interview)

E! 50 Most Shocking Celebrity Scandals (Feature Interview)

E! Int’l: 50 Most Shocking Celebrity Sex Scandals (Feature Interview)

–E!: The 50 Most Shocking Political Sex Scandals   (Feature Interview)

BET: Hip-Hop Summit: Hip-Hop vs. America (Panelist)

VH1: What Perez Says: The American Music Awards Special  (Feature Interview)

 –truTV: The Smoking Gun (16 episodes) (Feature Interview)

–VH1: The Fabulous Life of Sugar Daddies (Feature)

TV One: Celebrity Crime Files  (Feature Interview)

TV One: Life After (Sole Subject)


Radio Appearances (Selective List)   

Sirius: Yo! On E!

Sirius: The Foxx Hole with Jamie Foxx

WBLS: The Wendy Williams Experience

NPR: Tavis Smiley

ABC: The Tom Joyner Show

ABC: The Doug Banks Morning Show

MTV: Radio Satellite Tours

KISS FM: The Wake-Up Club

HOT 97 FM: The Morning Show Book Club

BBC: BBC Caribbean

WCHB AM: Keeping It Real with Reverend Al Sharpton

NPR: Tell Me More

National and International Radio Tours


Magazine Appearances (Selective List)

Marie Claire (Australia)

Jackie (UK)

Jolie (Denmark)



Vanity Fair



British Elle


King (Cover)


FHM (Australia)

FHM (Spain)

FHM (Singapore)

Playboy (Print, Online, Radio)