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

Black Creative Inspiration Abounds At The American Black Film Festival

(2) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 4:56 PM

Last week, I packed my swimsuit and headed to Miami, Florida. I'm sure it's hard to believe, but I didn't spend four days on South Beach simply for sun and surf. As someone who's been a working journalist and video content creator for more than a decade, I want to...

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Black Girls Rock Is Going Global

(9) Comments | Posted April 5, 2016 | 2:55 PM

There's no doubt the Black Girls Rock movement has already had an impact outside the United States. But now, it's officially going global. Plans for Black Girls Rock Africa were announced during BET's Black Girls Rock 2016 award show taping on Friday. 

I was lucky to attend the taping for...

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Four Black Actresses Give Advice on Having Great Girlfriends

(2) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 6:44 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 | 5:51 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 | 12:59 PM

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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Drake Is Cheating on Toronto With Houston

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 6:55 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 | 6:12 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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