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 | 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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