Music

Bad Boy Breakup: Day 26 Goes On Indefinite Hiatus

R&B group Day 26 is a product of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ MTV reality series “Making the Band.” The quintet, made up of Qwanell “Que” Mosley, Robert Curry, Brian Andrews, Willie Taylor and Michael McCluney, released two CD’s “Day 26” (2008) ...
Auto

A-List Rides: Space-Age Spinning in Cadillac’s CTS

I’ve consistently said for the last two years that the new slogan for Cadillac should be: “This aint your father’s Cadillac anymore!” Cadillac is a brand that has deep history in the United States, particularly in the African-American community.  For ...
Faith

Motivational Moment With Oprah Winfrey

“All trial does is it brings you to the center of the source of who you are. There is no way you accomplish anything of any value without having a challenge!  No one just rides info anything!” – Oprah Winfrey ...
Wrestling

Wrestling Move: Kenny King Leaves ROH For TNA

Professional wrestler Kenny King has created a stir in the wrestling world after an appearance on Spike TV’s TNA “Impact.” As one half of the tag team The All Night Express with wrestler Rhett Titus, the current Ring of Honor ...
Lifestyle

Celebrating Your Story: Verizon Wireless Empowering With Power

Verizon Wireless hosted a brunch at New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival atfamed restaurant Dooky Chase to introduce their newest initiative, “Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network” campaign to media guests and tastemakers. Launched earlier this year, the program ...
AutoLifestyle

Ford Focus: Auto Brand Drives Through Essence Music Festival

Since 2009, Ford has been the premiere brand sponsors of the Essence Music Festival. This year, the company known for vehicles like the Flex, Mustang, Expedition, Focus, Explorer and Edge was on hand for the festivities in New Orleans and ...
Lifestyle

Style Star: June Ambrose Partners With Coca-Cola For Major Makeovers

Stylist to the stars June Ambrose made her first appearance at the Essence Music Festival with Coca-Cola for their first Style Refresh. The Coca-Cola sponsored contest offered two festival attendees the opportunity to receive a shopping and style experience with ...
Lifestyle

365Black Awards: McDonald’s Celebrates Community Contributions During The Essence Music ...

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 2012 Essence Music Festival. McDonald’s 365Black Awards was launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonald’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate ...
Lifestyle

Essence Music Festival: Bevy Smith’s My Black Is Beautiful Dinner

Social Media Socialite and marketing maven Bevy Smith hosted one of her swank Dinners with Bevy at Rambla at the International House Hotel for Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful. While media guests and tastemakers were invited to join ...
Auto

A-List Rides: Classic Cruisin In Toyota’s Camry

Toyota makes good cars! That’s not a secret. Just recently, I attended a corporate dinner unrelated to the automobile industry and as I sat around with a group of entertainment industry executives, all of them shared stories about recently shopping ...