IWE Festival a Gumbo of BR’s Best

Author/Detroit Lions Safety Don Carey, Author LaKeisha Carey, Councilwoman Erikah L. Green, and Green's parents at the Wade House.

  Earlier this month we attended the IWE Festival on the bluffs at Southern University A&M’s campus. An initiative of Councilwoman Erikah L. Green of District 5 to stimulate unity and economic growth within the North Baton Rouge community. This Read more

2nd “Detroit” Trailer Released


From the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the most terrifying moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67. Detroit tells Read more

MJ Sits Down With “All Eyez On Me” Crew


The wait is  over for one of the most anticipated, biopic movies of all time, “All Eyes On Me”. The story of Tupac Shakur has been released today on the late Shakur birthday. There have been talks for years about the untold story of Tupac and Read more

Sanya Richards-Ross and Tichina Arnold Among those to be Honored at 14th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards Luncheon


Celebrating all female honorees for the first time in its history, the star-studded event to be hosted by actress Essence Atkins OAK BROOK, Ill. –  The 14th annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards is taking a fresh approach, hosting an elegant luncheon-style event to Read more

Grambling’s Doug Williams Receives Promotion Within Redskins Front Office


Washington Redskins make a major announcement following the termination of former General Manager, Scot McCloughan.  Doug Williams has been named the Senior Vice-President of team Personnel.  Williams is best known for his skills as a quarterback for the Washington Redskins Read more



Former Atlanta Falcon Defensive End Chuck Wiley will host a USA Football and Cheerleader FUNdamentals clinic for children ages 9-18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, June 8th at the Adamsville Recreation Center. The fun and free event is Read more

The Beauty has Beaten the Beast Charge Up Campaign hosts 3rd Annual Pink Champagne Gala

Pink Champagne Toast
Photo credit: Ace Photos and Designs

Atlanta, GA – Beauty has conquered the Beast and a celebration of life has commenced. The Charge Up Campaign, along with SC Visionary Services and The Table Talk Series, hosted the 3rd Annual Pink Champagne Gala, Cancer is a Beast, Read more

An Exhibition of Haitian Culture & Fashion: Zoe Beautee

Photo By: Designer @lvcpapparel 
Models @mstreeoftknhs @thebaldmd @_wb24_  @estherd20 @_kaynacole @wilson_louima Asiea Myers 
Hair @platinumhairexperience  
MUA @meljmakeup @jnyce0220 @caribbeangyalmua @nextlevelbeauty863

  Carline Smothers is the owner of the brand Zoe Beautee.  Zoe Beautee is a Haitian apparel clothing company that caters to men, women, and kids. Her clothing line started the month of December, 2011. Since her success with her Read more



(Atlanta, GA) The fathers of arguably the two most influential players currently in the NFL have partnered with “I’M A FATHER F1RST” to appear in Atlanta, GA for Father’s Day for the 1st annual, “A Day in the Park” during Read more

#FancysThoughts: Can I Be Crazy For a Minute?

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A few months ago, I shared what my life is like living with a mental illness in Let’s Be Real Society’s syndicated article “Fresh Air”. While writing my part, I thought nothing of it. I described what it was like Read more

Blog & Brunch a CB Experience Recap


Blog and Brunch a CB Experience presented by Ceesay Banjul was the ultimate chance to celebrate culinary art, up-to-the-minute high fashion, and the joys of being a stylish and empowered woman. Walking up to the reserved, private event art Gallery 43 Read more

Activist Samuel Zinyagwe Visit to Baton Rouge, LA Wake Up Call For Many Louisianians


Activist and co-founder of Campaign Zero, Samuel Zinyagwe, took to Twitter on Friday to share his recent visit to Louisiana and his shock over the experience. Through his tweets, Zinyagwe shares how he was unaware of how regularly prison labor Read more

X-Posed: Domestic Violence


  Domestic violence is an epidemic that is grossly spreading all over the world at alarming rates.  The local news of every city in the country reports weekly, if not daily, of this horrific abuse.  The Center for Disease Control Read more

EnrichHer Business Conference Recap


Last week, the inaugural EnrichHER Business Conference was held at Atlanta Tech Village in Buckhead, GA. Dr. Roshawnna Novellus, event creator and co-founder of Bootstrap Capital, partnered with the City of Atlanta to support women entrepreneurs during a two-day conference that Read more

Fancy Finds: Shelah Marie’s “Meditation Mixtape”


After recently co-writing Let’s Be Real Society’s syndicated article describing what it is like to live with both anxiety and depression, I hit a bout of depression. To be honest, I get depressed everyday around 1pm and I don’t know Read more



What do you do when a person has tried to destroy you? When it was as if they wanted to kill you; they wanted you not to live or be seen again. They wanted to see disgust when someone spoke Read more

3 Tips For a Good Morning

Los Angeles, California, USA --- Man looking in bathroom mirror, smiling --- Image by © Blue Images/Corbis

  I love mornings, but I have a love-hate relationship with Mondays. While I see it almost as a fresh start, it also means it is time to start or go back to work. I feel like we live in Read more

Epileptic Recording Artist and Navy Vet Shares How Cannabis Oil Law Can Help to Change His Future 


Rashad Houston is a Navy veteran, a recording artist, an author, a father of two, and a mental health and epilepsy advocate in support of the new cannabis oil law passed in Virginia. Houston was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2015 Read more

Author Spotlight: Khara Campbell


Khara Campbell holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Midland University. She enjoys blogging about the happenings of life, faith, parenting, her publishing journey, marriage, fashion, and her Bahamian heritage on www.kharacampbell.blogspot.com. She was born and Read more