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Record Breaking: Essence Festival Audience Larger Than Ever Thanks To ...

It’s literally the largest festival in the world and this year Essence Festival made new milestones with over 510,000 attendees in New Orleans for the four-day gathering during the July 4th holiday weekend. That number broke previous Essence Festival records, ...
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District Of Comedy: Capital One-Sponsored Festival Of Funny Bound To ...

For the last few years, I’ve attended the District of Comedy Festival at The Kennedy Center sponsored by DC’s hometown bank Capital One and had a laugh out loud time. The annual festival brings together an all-star roster of comedy ...
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You Get A Car: Loni Love Gives Away A Ford ...

Automotive manufacturer Ford continues to be a driving force—pun intended—behind the Essence Festival in New Orleans. The American-made car brand returned as the exclusive car sponsor of the festival in New Orleans for an eighth year, this time bringing Emmy-nominated ...
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A-List Rides: Playing Uber In The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Sophistication, safety and smooth are the first words that come to mind when I think of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. This updated model gets some fresh tweaks, among them new wheels, new headlights, a new grille, and new front ...
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In His Safety: Gospel Singer Lecresia Campbell Has Died

Back in the 1990’s, I was a teenager in high school with aspirations of working in the entertainment industry. At that time, I was cutting my teeth in gospel music and volunteering for a Washington, DC area production company called ...
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Demetria McKinney: She’s Split With Roger Bobb & Reveals New ...

One of Atlanta’s most-prominent couples, singer/actress Demetria McKinney and TV and film producer Roger Bobb have called it quits. The two, who were featured prominently on season seven of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” when McKinney joined the cast, got ...
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Couple Confirmed: Faith Evans & Stevie J Officially Dating

Grammy winner Faith Evans has confirmed what has been suspected by many for months now: she’s dating “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” star Stevie J. In an Instagram post she did on Monday evening, the First Lady of Bad Boy Entertainment wrote ...
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Deal Done: Ebony Magazine & Jet Website Sold To New ...

After 71 years in the media business, the iconic Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing. The financially-strapped business founded by the late media mogul, John H. Johnson has sold its iconic magazine Ebony and its digital-only publication Jet magazine ...
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No Laughing Matter: Kevin Hart’s Robbed For $500K

While Kevin Hart has been on a whirlwind promotional tour promoting his upcoming film, “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his home was burglarized. The Hollywood funnyman returned home from Miami on Monday to discover that the backdoor to ...
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Muhammad Ali: My Two Unforgettable Encounters With “The Greatest of ...

More than a decade ago, I was driving down Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, California in a red Cadillac on loan from General Motors. I had the windows down, as it was a beautiful sunny day in L.A., and I ...