Interviewing Celebrity Dad Terry Crews (Everybody Hates Chris and Are We There Yet) was just the beginning... This week I have the pleasure of hosting our first Jada Pinkett Smith: HawthoRNe Tote and Scrub Giveaway Contest.

I personally love watching HawthoRNe and I'm all about supporting our black family friendly TV shows especially when I get to give you something for showing your support as well.

This contest is being hosted on Black Business Women Online AND on The Black Moms Club.

To enter, simply leave a comment answering the following question: Do you have anything in common with Christina, the character that Jada plays in HawthoRNe. If so what?

My Answer: Like Christina, I always feel an urgency to help someone that I see in distress. And I spend way too much  time at work. (lol)

The Prizes: 
One HawthoRNe Tote &  One HawthoRNe Scrub

I will review your comments and randomly select two winners.

HawthoRNe Video Clip

About The Show
The doors of Richmond Trinity have closed... permanently. That's the dramatic reality that opens the second season of TNT's powerful medical drama, HAWTHORNE. This June, the hit series returns with star and executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith (The Women, The Matrix trilogy) as Christina Hawthorne, a Chief Nursing Officer ready for battle on the front lines of a war against declining patient services and hospital budget cuts.

HAWTHORNE is told from the point of view of nurses as they struggle against the odds to deliver the best care possible. The series also stars Michael Vartan (Alias) as Dr. Tom Wakefield, Richmond Trinity's Chief of Surgery who helped Christina's husband during the last stages of his cancer; Suleka Mathew (Men in Trees) as Bobbie Jackson, a fellow nurse and one of Christina's best friends; David Julian Hirsh (Lovebites) as Ray Stein, a nurse struggling with being accepted in a female-dominated profession; Christina Moore (90210) as Candy Sullivan, a nurse with a patriotic sense of duty; Vanessa Lengies (American Dreams) as Kelly Epson, who continues to find her footing as a nurse; and Hannah Hodson (TNT's The Ron Clark Story) as Christina's daughter Camille.

As the second season of HAWTHORNE opens, several Richmond Trinity doctors and nurses have been transferred to James River, a failing hospital in terrible shape. There, Christina butts heads with the ER's head nurse, Gail Strummer (Vanessa Bell Calloway - The District), who is extremely set in her ways. Christina is impressed, however, by the charming Dr. Steve Shaw (Adam Rayner - Mistresses), who hails from England, and the hard-working ER clerk Marcus Leeds (Collins Curtis Pennie - Half Nelson), who has his eye on Camille.

This season, Christina and Tom will try to forge a romantic relationship, especially now that he is no longer serving as Chief of Surgery and can devote more time to patient care and a private life. Bobbie will once again find herself helping out homeless mother Isabelle. Ray's lust-hate relationship with Dr. Marshall will hit some snags over Ray's continued feelings toward Candy, who is serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Kelly's confidence as a nurse will slowly build, thanks in part to her work with a nurse (guest star Sarah Gilbert - Roseanne) who's even more insecure. And Camille takes a step toward adulthood that her mother isn't sure she's prepared to take.

Created by Emmy winner John Masius (St. Elsewhere, Providence, Dead Like Me), HAWTHORNE comes to TNT from Sony Pictures Television in association with Pinkett Smith's 100% Womon Productions, John Masius Productions and Jamie Tarses' FanFare Productions. HAWTHORNE is executive-produced by Pinkett Smith; Masius; Glen Mazzara (The Shield, Crash, Life); and Jamie Tarses (My Boys).

Contest Deadline
July 23, 2010

Winner Announced
Two prize winners will be selected. You will receive an email requesting your address, which will ONLY be used to you your prize.

Claim Your Prize
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  • Some of the traits/characteristics I have in common with Jada Pinkett-Smith's character, Christina Hawthorne D.O.N., are:

    1. As a Medical Billing Manager (former), I know the daily struggles of fighting for patients' rights when dealing with insurance companies. It makes me feel a whole lot better when a patient tells me "Thanks for explaining my benefits to me" or "Thanks for getting the insurance to reconsider my claim".
    2. My compassion for my job often leads me to do things outside of myself; somethings I know pushes the HIPAA law.

    Fun facts:

    3. My middle name is "Christina".
    4. I'm also an African-American female with a beautiful teenage daughter, a handsome son & an even more handsome, wonderful husband.

    God Bless!
  • Yes, I'm a single mother holding down a full time job and still making time to be a mom to my children. She is strong in integrity and tenacious. Those qualities I too possess. One thing I can say about Christina Hawthorne that I share in common with her is her no nonsense approach to doing things in the best interest of her patients. She will stop at nothing to see that their needs are met and that her staff knows that she appreciates them.

    I enjoy watching the show and because Tuesday nights are library nights for my daughters, I enjoy the show during my lunch break online.

    Please continue to support the Smith family. They are doing something that not many other Hollywood families have accomplished and that is to create a legacy of authenticity for their children and their children to enjoy.

    I absolutely love her.
  • I stop and help people in distress only to find out they really don't want help. They just want to offload some of that negative energy so they can go back and do the same thing all over again.

    I fell like her because I am put in situations in business where there may be attractions. Yet as a single woman and mother you can't act on them. To be taken seriously as a business woman you can't give in to them. Your reputation is everything.
  • I love Christina's character because I can identify with the role. I lost my husband: not in death, but through divorce-therefore making me a single parent. I hold our small family together through faith, love for my daughter, and for dedication to do the right thing. I give 200% to my career, I respect and love others, and I live a clean life. I thank Jada for bringing to life a show that we can identify with, and I watch Hawthrone by choice and respect for the character. Thanks Jada!

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  • First of all I would like to say that I love Jada Pinkett Smith. I have followed her career since she was on "A Different World" and I knew then should become a successful Actress. I think she is a jack of all trades. She can wear many hats and still manage to be fierce. I love HawthoRNe and look forward to Tuesday's.

    There are many things that I feel I have in common with Christina, the first being her drive and determination. In addition to her having a big heart, she will stop at nothing to do what she knows in her heart is right and will fight to the end to make it happen. She is also a hopeless romantic, loves love and being loved and is committed to it. Overall, she like I, feel the most important things in life are holding together family, being 100% present and dedicated in her professon and knowing when to committ to love.
  • Like Christina, I am a single Mom trying to set a good example for my daughter
  • LaShonda,

    This is such a great opportunity. I don’t usually watch tv and this is one show that has captured my attention. I definitely see a part of me in Christina I will break my neck trying to help others that I see are in need. I am such a big giver when it comes to other’s needs.
  • Unfortunately, Hawthorne isn't broadcast here in the Netherlands, yet. I've been reading plenty of positive reviews about the series. I'll definitely check it out the next time I'm in the country. Great contest, LaShanda.
  • Christina reminds me of myself in that she is a single parent, desiring to raise a responsible child. Also she seeks to encourage those who find themselves in dire straits. She goes beyond her job description, battling administrative agendas for the good of the people. I have just become part of the online talk Hawthorne Inspirations with Bishop Vashti Mckinney, Lady Hillard, Paul White and several others. Christina causes me to look at how I make decisions -- always seeking to help somebody, including myself to become better.
  • Like, christina I always feel the need to help those who are in need and overlook my own wants and desires, so that others are happy.
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