Purse Strings – June

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Daddy’s Little Girl By Wiles Magazine At 5 years old, Nitalya Williams sat in her father’s chair, grabbed one of his dentistry tools and told one of his patients to “open wide.” Several years later, she and her father are a team, working side-by-side, as partners in practice at Williams and Williams Orthodontics. She recently [...]

Socialite Spotlight: Sean Sheppard


(L-R) Jerry Tarkanian, Retired UNLV Basketball Coach and Embrace Spokesperson and Sean Sheppard, Founder and CEO of Embrace In keeping with our June issue’s theme of celebrating men, this week’s Socialite Spotlight highlights Sean Sheppard.  Sean is the founder and CEO of the Embrace program, which mobilizes college students to assist less fortunate members of [...]

Socialite Spotlight: Keren Taylor


Welcome to the Socialite Spotlight: a weekly Wiles feature that shines the spotlight on fabulous men and women from all over the world! The focus of our first socialite spotlight is Keren Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of WriteGirl.  WriteGirl was launched in December 2001 to bring the skills and energy of professional women writers [...]

Socialite Spotlight: Melky Jean

Melky Jean, Entertainer, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian

Wiles Magazine “Socialite Spotlight” this week is on Melky Jean. Melky is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, composer and happens to be the younger sister of Fugees founder Wyclef Jean.  Melky’s distinct vocals can be found on artists like Carlos Santana’s album “The Shaman.” She has also contributed songs to soundtracks like ”Love Jones” (their [...]


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[three_fourth] Mothers. For most of us, theirs was the first voice, the first touch and the first smile that informed us of our human existence. As daughters, the trajectory of our relationships with our mothers can follow an intriguing, complicated and sometimes, tumultuous path. During childhood, our mothers are the centers of our tiny universes [...]


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Why We Love This Girl By Teryl Warren   As the star of Love That Girl!, the TV One network’s first original scripted program, executive produced by Martin Lawrence, Raphael Saadiq and Bentley Kyle Evans, Tatyana Ali shines as the smart, sexy, independent “Tyana Jones.” “Tatyana Ali shines?” Well, that’s nothing new. Since shooting the [...]

Wiles Tunes

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Songs You and Mom Can Agree On By Monica Vergel de Dios There are few areas where generational gaps are more apparent than in our various tastes in music.  If you’re “a little hip hop” then your parents are probably “a little rock, funk or disco.”  The wonderful thing about music is that it can [...]

World View – May

Changing the Guard

“Changing the Guard: The Movement to Modernize the British Monarchy” By Alice Charles   The British monarchy boasts a proud legacy of powerful rulers including the likes of Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and the current Queen Elizabeth II. In light of this past and present glory, it’s hard to imagine that an “equal rights” [...]

The Death of Erica Kane


The Death of Erica Kane By Miriam Brown The recent cancellation of soap operas All My Children (AMC) and One Life to Live marks the end of an era, and seemingly foreshadows the overall demise of the American daytime drama. Only four series now remain: General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Young and the [...]

Live From Coachella

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In this era of easy-access internet downloads, we often miss out on the powerful experience of music being performed live: the crowds, the cacophony, the rhythm of energy passing back and forth between audience and artist.  Major music festivals feature diverse artist line-ups and bring together music lovers from all cultural backgrounds. The previous generation [...]