Idris Elba – ‘Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom’

Playing Nelson Mandela is a little like playing God – the public is most likely to be supportive and an aura of saintliness comes with the job. Not that Idris Elba is worried about his image. The dashing British actor who hails from Hackney is now on the verge of Hollywood stardom with the upcoming Read More …

VIVA MANDELA

[quote]“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.”  (Statement during trial, 1962)  [/quote] Sir Nelson Rolihlahla  Mandela was a world-class  leader.  His leadership style a rarity.  He was the ultimate leader of Read More …

N’Visions: Detroit Entrepreneur Tia Shavonne Partners with Kidney Foundation & Launches ‘Relationship Collection’

Buy A Little, Give A Little: The Relationship Collection Launches Just in time for the Holidays! Detroit entrepreneur and Kidney Disease Advocate, Tia Shavonne launched the “Relationship Collection” nail polish line on November 30, 2013. Inclusive of 12 themed polishes and sassy lipsticks, the Relationship Collection is a fun way to subtly express your love Read More …

Nelson Mandela: Definition of Humanity, Courage and Freedom

  A Calm. An Uproar. A Sadness. An Understanding. Nelson Mandela.  We Thank You. The measures of a man are seen with actions. The impact his words, ideologies, and philosophies, leave upon others, inspire. The way a listening ear reacts. The way eyes take in and absorb his aura, his walk, his being. It’s that Read More …

Tennis Comes Strong To The Inner City

For many decades, the Robert Taylor Homes at 51st and State streets was the site of so many hard knocks for Black kids growing up.  Soon, in its rebirth, that same area will be the site for a lot of Black kids knocking hard – on tennis balls, that is – in an effort to Read More …

12.4.69 – Remember Fred Hampton

*Art Work: Fred Hampton by Christopher May*   Today marks the 44th anniversary of the death of Black Panther leader Fred Hampton. On December 4th, 1969, Chicago police raided Fred Hampton’s apartment and shot and killed him in his bed. He was just twenty-one years old. Black Panther leader Mark Clark was also killed in Read More …

N’DULGE: Eat.Drink.Mingle.: Pop-Up Brunch with Chef Julius Russell on New Year’s Day!

You hear Bubbly Bar and exquisite eats, but what do you have when there are sparkling cocktails done four ways and a six-course mid-morning meal? It’s a Holiday Brunch Experience with Chef Julius! So, don’t even think about rambling through your kitchen to prepare a luscious breakfast that follows your New Year’s Eve Soiree. There’s Read More …

‘BLACK FOLK DON’T’ WEB SERIES PREMIERE

The third season of “Black Folk Don’t,” the satirical documentary web series challenging common stereotypes of African-Americans, premiered on Monday, December 2. Alternately provocative, irreverent, comical and profound, the series heads to California for its third season, with engaging interviews of celebrities like John Norwood Fisher of the punk band Fishbone, director Ava DuVernay, actress Read More …