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Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

Fast-paced look at the day's essential news and buzz-worthy stories

Moxie Girl

Moxie Girl: Power in the Afro Puffs

With the help of her mom, a little girl creates a comic book to empower other little girls. Moxie Girl, just as the name implies, stars a seven year old superhero filled with determination.

In Moxie Girl, what some may think is a flaw gets transformed into superpowers to save a community. Melissa Knowles got a chance to catch up with the little girl behind this awesome comic book and found out what power is really packed in those afro puffs.

Draft Day

On Draft Day: Who's #1?

The NFL's 2015 Draft begins on Thursday and ends on Saturday. Which of college football's best players will go first... and to which team?

Will FSU Quarterback Jameis Winton's off-field troubles have any impact on his selection? And what about Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota? There are lots of questions this year.

Weekend Express' Coy Wire went to an expert to get some answers.
Photo Dos Before The Big "I Do"

Photo Dos Before The Big "I Do"

Everyone wants their engagement photos to be perfect, but in order to capture that special moment there are a few things you need to know.

Photographer Christopher Bartelski for The Reason Chris & Allie LLC  shows Lynn and Graham some do's before the big "I do."

A Peak At Lynn's Engagement Photos

A Peak At Lynn's Engagement Photos

An exclusive peak at Lynn's Engagement Shoot Photos taken by Christopher Bartelski of The Reason Chris & Allie LLC

Want to see more of Christopher's work? Check out his Instagram page @thereason_chrisallie here.

These pups will make you 'paws' for a moment

These pups will make you 'paws' for a moment

April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. The Atlanta Humane Society is just one group trying to stop cruelty and rescue the animals who are being harmed. They joined us to talk about how we can help. 

Apple Watch

Apple Watch is running late

Thousands of people have pre-ordered the Apple Watch. The company says the high-tech smart timepiece should be delivered some time next month. But there's bad news for anyone who had hopes of buying one in the store this week as promised. Apple has taken the April 24th date off its website. Tech correspondent Samuel Burke looks into the reasons why.

Facebook friends rescue girl's party

Facebook friends rescue girl's party

A Minneapolis girl hoped to have a great 10th birthday party, but when no one RSVP'd her mother posted a public invitation on Facebook.  The turnout was more than they could have hoped for.  Thanks to our friends at WCCO for this great story.

Down To "The Wire"

Down To "The Wire"

Coy Wire, also known as the "Ninja Prankster" to us around the office, has officially joined the Weekend Express team, and here are a few things you didn't know about him. 

ABC's of setting S.M.A.R.T financial goals

ABC's of setting S.M.A.R.T financial goals

If you sat down to create a financial plan, the first thing you would probably do is look at your savings, your investments, or your debt levels. But, when it comes to creating 'smart' financial plans, our passions are a better guide than our portfolios. Black Enterprise financial expert Stacey Tisdale tells Weekend Express why it's about more than the numbers.

Read: How to win $10,000 in Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Contest

Skinny Chicken Alfredo

Skinny Chicken Alfredo

Who can say no to pasta?! Now you can indulge without the guilt with this skinny Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo recipe we tried from Iowa Girl Eats on Pinterest.

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked chicken breasts  
2 cups cooked broccoli
8 oz rotini (we used quinoa pasta)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup milk (we used fat free)
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
salt & pepper
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

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