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

MISTY COPELAND SET AS GUEST JUDGE ON NBC’S ‘WORLD OF DANCE’

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Ballet dancer extraordinaire Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal ballerina in the history of American Ballet Theatre, will be a guest judge on the July 18 and July 25 episodes of NBC’s new high-rated competition series “World of Dance.” Copeland will be joining Read more

INDIA.ARIE RETURNS WITH THE RELEASE OF NEW EP

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Multi-Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter India.Arie is excited to announce the release of her upcoming EP SongVersation: Medicine that will be available on all digital platforms June 30. An extension of her 2013 release SongVersation, which received rave reviews from Rolling Stone, Billboard and Vibe among others, this seven song EP is India’s Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Gaining the Edge Event Recap

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Last month Gaining the Edge hosted its first business conference at the Municipal Center in Baker, Louisiana. The free event focused on four major sectors of business, human resources, finance, marketing, and legal. Speakers included the following: Welcome- LaTania Anderson Read more

Black, Mentally Ill Mother Killed By Seattle Police

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Only last week, Philando Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, warned of more police involved shootings during her heartbreaking speech after the ruling of Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer acquitted of  manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm, which resulted in the Read more

2nd “Detroit” Trailer Released

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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

Chris Brown Documentary Premiere

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We all know, the great dancer/singer/actor, Chris Brown and how he is always in the media saying, “People just don’t seem to understand me.” Well, his new documentary, “Welcome To My Life”, shields some light on us getting a better understanding of the Read more

MJ Sits Down With “All Eyez On Me” Crew

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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

Keeyen Martin Releases KMLive Video Series

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(ATLANTA, GA) – June 14, 2017 –Singer and Songwriter Keeyen Martin has been moving non-stop since the release of his Debut EP ” Suitcase” with performances across the country, going into schools and giving back to the children by way of music Read more

Shine Bright- Overcoming Addiction

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The statistics on drug addiction in the United States alone are insanely high.  The numbers could lead to valid discussions and heated disagreements.  Although the statistical information is important, we must not forget those that are suffering endlessly from the Read more

3rd Annual Blue Diamond Gala Recap

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The 3rd Annual Blue Diamond Gala was a night to remember with performances from Earth, Wind, and Fire and Maroon 5 which had everyone on their feet dancing to all the latest jams. The blue carpet was filled with athletes and 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

The Root of the Issue: Self Worth

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Recently, it appears that our youth are under attack! There seems to be an excessive amount of pressure on them especially concerning school. Among school pressure, the youth struggle to grasp the concept of self-worth and love that seemingly has Read more

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

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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

Blueprints & Brunch Workshop On the Menu This Weekend

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“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” – Proverbs 29:18 There is a new vision book workshop happening in Atlanta. Blueprints & Brunch Workshop will be hosted in part by Oasis Media Solutions. Learn more about Blueprints & Brunch Read more

Author Spotlight: Chef Diana Riley

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Wife and mother, Chef Diana Riley is the owner of catering company,The Kitchen Table, LLC, and a multi-tasking, passionate, and purposeful woman. Chef Diana Riley graduated from Chef John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University. She is also the author of “Cooking on Read more

2017 AAMBC AWARDS WILL HONOR ACCLAIMED POET NIKKI GIOVANNI

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(Atlanta, GA) The ninth annual AAMBC Literary Awards will be held in Atlanta, GA on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The featured highlight is the Maya Angelou Lifetime achievement award being presented to acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni. AAMBC creator Tamika Newhouse Read more

X-Posed: Domestic Violence

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  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

WBEA DARES WOMEN TO BE DIFFERENT AT ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO AND MATCHMAKING

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The Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) is gearing up for their 2017 Annual Business Expo and Matchmaking Event. Embracing the quote from Fashion Icon Coco Chanel – “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different”; this year’s theme Read more