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Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, then like the rest of us you’ve heard about award-winning gospel singer Kim Burell’s anti-homosexual sermon and subsequent mea culpa. It’s blowing up in her face all over social media and has potentially destroyed her career and mainstream crossover in the entertainment industry. Beyond this story, the truth is that […]

Deya Direct reflects on her family’s experiences with HIV/AIDS and how one student helped repair her relationship with her own father. Listen below. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Deya Smith sits down with WUSA 9 to discuss her new book Soft Is The New Power: Embracing Your Feminine Edge To Win In Love & Life and her theory behind the book. Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

The Bible says that the tongue has the power of life and death. Our words can make or break an important moment, a relationship or even a career. How strong is your mouth muscle? Are you using it for good or for bad? Learn how to use the power of your words to give life to […]

For strong, independent women today, being “soft” is seen as a negative characteristic. But from my experience in my career and love life, nothing can be farther from the truth. Regardless of how many times my heart has been broken, somehow it remains resilient and I am still excited about life. I am pumped about fulfilling […]

Deya Direct has an upcoming book dedicated to helping women tap into their ‘soft power’ in relationships. Aboard this year’s Fantastic Voyage, she, along with actress Denise Boutte and Bern Nadette Stanis joined a panel to discuss how that plays out in real life. Take a look at their discussion below. Best Selling Author, Producer […]

Deya gets direct with Jewel Tankard, star of Bravo’s Thicker Than Water. Check out part one of their heart-to-heart on the new season, overcoming disappointment and how to use “soft power” to keep your man happy.

How do men really feel about being in a committed relationship? Do you believe that men value relationships as much as women? In this “Man Whisperer” video snippet, Deya Direct speaks to a panel of men about marriage and what they want from the women they love.   Best Selling Author, Producer and Relationship Expert […]

When relationship expert and “Man Whisperer” Deya “Direct” asks men what they wish women understood about men, this panel of single and married men gave some very powerful responses! Check out this video snippet and all of the videos in “The Man Whisperer” playlist on her YouTube channel. Best Selling Author, Producer and Relationship Expert Deya […]

As your go-to girlfriend, it might sound crazy for me to point out that girlfriends, as wonderful and needed as they may be, are not the end-all be-all in every area. But the truth is that sometimes, the smartest thing you can do is to acknowledge what you don’t know and then be about the […]

I recently read a story about presidential candidate, Donald Trump. It’s hard NOT to see him in the news these days, right? It’s an interview with current/wife number 3, Melania, about how they met. The story is that he saw her in a restaurant, wanted to get to know her better, then proceeded to give […]

Love is in the air! Much like Valentine’s Day, Christmas and New Year’s are pretty important times of the year when it comes to relationships. For many couples, this time marks the beginning of the next stage of a relationship, which can include meeting the family or even romantic New Year’s Eve proposals. But maybe […]