Giselle Phelps
Giselle Phelps is a journalist & the founder of She is also the CEO of GJP Media Services LLC, which has operations in New York City & Dallas, Texas. It provides public relations, media training, and video production services to a range of clients, with a specific focus on women & minorities. Giselle has spent the last decade working in television news. She was a general assignment news reporter for television stations in Syracuse & Buffalo, New York and in Dallas, Texas. She also worked in various producing roles at the national level in the U.S. & Canada. She got the idea for HotMessFolder™ while anchoring weekends in Buffalo, NY. Giselle was born in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up in St.Catharines, Ontario and graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto. She also attended the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. Giselle is a regular public speaker, emcee & host for nonprofits, colleges and youth organizations.

Entries by Giselle Phelps

Four Black Actresses Give Advice on Having Great Girlfriends

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 5:44 PM

I've had some really great conversations happen at film festivals. I think it's because film festivals are filled with creative people who have open minds. Seems to make sense. Film fests also give us regular folks unusual access to prominent people. I remember the first film festival I checked out....

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The Ladies of 'Black Girls Rock' Give Powerful Life Advice

(10) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 4:51 PM

Listen, for a black girl who grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario this past Saturday night was a beyond epic experience. I attended the taping of BET's 'Black Girls Rock' award show in Newark, New Jersey. You can watch the telecast Sunday, April 5 at 8 p.m. ET. I even...

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Why I'll Watch The Book of Negroes on BET

(14) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 11:59 AM

I've been eagerly waiting for The Book of Negroes to air in the United States. Last night, it finally did. A three-night miniseries kicked off on BET. As a black Canadian living stateside, I was thrilled to see this CBC production make it to American airwaves. For those that don't...

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30 Reasons Why Your 30s Shouldn't Be a Hot Mess!

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:17 PM

There's nothing quite like a birthday to get you thinking about life. I'll turn 32 this month. Lately, I've been thinking there's something about this particular time in life I just want to bottle up. The 30s surely feel like less of a hot mess. But what is it? I...

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You Should Love Beyonce!

(12) Comments | Posted September 5, 2014 | 9:39 PM

You should love Beyonce. Yeah, that's right. I said you should love Beyonce. You shouldn't love her because she's beautiful. You don't even need to like her music. You should love Beyonce, because she's a black woman at the top of her game. We need it.

I've been a proud...

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How The 1990s Lied To Women Coming of Age!

(5) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 10:10 PM

Wedding season is in full swing for 2014. Like most of my friends, I have several brides-to-be in my circle. I couldn't help note one thing they all have in common: they're all in their 30s. A 30-something first-time bride is no longer a late bloomer, right? It's something we've...

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Drake Is Cheating on Toronto With Houston

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 5:55 PM

Canadian rapper Drake spent the weekend in Houston, Texas. He reportedly held a "Houston Appreciation Weekend". He played a show there and did a bunch of other stuff demonstrating his love for the city. Drake shared all the action with his followers on Instagram.  

Last time...

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Dear Whoopi: Black Canadians Take the N-Word Just as Seriously as You

(28) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 5:12 PM

Comedian Whoopi Goldberg is throwing a little shade at black Canadians. The co-host of The View was recently discussing Justin Bieber's N-word laced videos, when she told viewers the N-word doesn't have the same meaning in Canada.

She was kind of insinuating Bieber should get a pass...

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