Art Activism with Jewelry Designer Oneka Ijeoma

“Success is a progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” – Earl Nightingale Nigerian jewelry designer, Oneka Ijeoma, owner and CEO of King Onye Label located at 707 W. Armitage, is an artist entrepreneur with a heart for activism. With her campaign, Speak Progress, the political science and sociology graduate combined her skill of Read More …

Hollywood Film A-Lister Antoine Fuqua Directs As Olympus Falls Down!

The Filmmaker’s Filmmaker: Antoine Fuqua   With films such as Training Day, Shooter, King Arthur and Brooklyn’s Finest, Antoine Fuqua is definitely one of Hollywood’s A-List movie directors. The Pittsburgh native has carved out his niche as one of the last of the real men’s tough, masculine film directors who brings a commitment and intensity Read More …

Remembering Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was a prince of a guy.  He was absolutely delightful and insightful. A brilliant writer and beautiful soul was he. He literally took movie review and made it unto itself an art form.  He took it to a new height, absolutely another level.  His thumbs up was legendary and made or broke a Read More …

It’s STILL Better In The Bahamas!

By Farrah Turenne As the Bahamas approaches the 40th anniversary of its independence, a massive campaign is underway to celebrate the historic event and make sure that the islands continue to remain the number one Caribbean destination for the African-American consumer market for years to come. The Bahamas became a sovereign nation on July 10, Read More …

Money, Who Needs It? You Do If You’re Going To Write A Book

                            By Walter M. Perkins Writing a book, once the impossible dream for many, is now a reality for many more due to technology and the many available how-to books on getting it done. Now comes veteran journalist Walter M. Perkins, with Read More …

Actress Tina Lifford Uplifts with ‘The Circle’

SOMEBODY ALMOST WALKED OFF WID ALLA MY STUFF! This line from Ntozake Shange’s artistic and in-your-face 1975 body of work, for colored girls who considered suicide/ when the rainbow wasn’t enuff  holds a valuable weight as it relates to womanhood. The original monologue given by Alfre Woodard as ‘The Lady in Red”, mirrored a woman Read More …

Give Her Flowers, The Right Way

Love is in the air and florists are busy filling Valentine’s Day orders, but many consumers have learned the hard way that everything doesn’t always come up roses. In 2012, florists were among the most complained about service categories on Angie’s List.  Most complaints stemmed from the quality of the flowers as well as issues with Read More …