Friday, September 20, 2019


Finish the Marathon In life and death, Nipsey Hussle laid a blueprint for how we can change communities from within. It was March 31 when rap star Nipsey Hussle was shot dead outside his Marathon Clothing store in the Hyde Park section of South Los Angeles. That day that will always be remembered for the […]


POWER MOVES Celebrities come out in full force as Lionel Richie is honored at the annual Power of Love gala.  Musical legends and Hollywood luminaries recently gathered at the MGM Garden Arena for Keep Memory Alive’s 23rd Annual Power of Love gala, benefiting the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Lionel Richie was […]

Dead Serious

Dead Serious Is Tyler Perry ready to put a beloved character to rest? Director, actor, and screenwriter Tyler Perry is releasing the final Madea movie, “A Madea Family Funeral.” Over the course of 10 movies the matriarchal character has gone to jail, hid out in the witness protection program, battled zombies, confronted the KKK, decked the halls and dealt with every conceivable size and […]


February 12, 2019 by  
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‘This is who I am, unapologetically’ Las Vegas has historically been a haven for comedy greats: legends like Redd Foxx, Slappy White, George Kirby, and Richard Pryor all wowed audiences in the entertainment capital of the world. Now, another name is being added to that illustrious list: Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, who is making history […]


Cole-Hearted The only thing more impressive than rapper J. Cole’s chart-topping hip-hop dominance? His commitment to the community and causes larger than himself. New Year’s Eve is one of Las Vegas’ biggest nights of the year, and the transition between 2018 and 2019 was no exception — more than 300,000 visitors poured an estimated $403 million into the Nevada economy, delighted […]

Know You Got Soul

December 18, 2018 by  
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Top stars gathered in Vegas for a Faith-ful celebration of the best in black music. Black Entertainment Television recently held the Soul Train Music Awards at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Celebrating the best in soul, R&B and hiphop — while highlighting both legends and breakout stars — the show did not disappoint. A signature moment of this […]

‘Business is a marathon, not a sprint’

November 19, 2018 by  
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‘Business is a marathon, not a sprint’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | BYRON ALLEN Byron Allen became a household name on NBC’s hit series “Real People,” a 1980s forerunner to the reality show phenomenon that has redefined how Americans watch television. Today, as one of the nation’s top media moguls, Allen is making history of a different kind: his $300 million purchase of The […]

‘I am living proof that a woman can raise a black boy into a man’

‘I am living proof that a woman can raise a black boy into a man’ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS | DELISA LYNCH When NFL star Marshawn Lynch opened the Las Vegas outpost of his Beast Mode retail store last month, hip-hop thumped from a Mercedes van parked outside of the location at the Town Square mall. But even more resonant than the […]

Queen of Soul Power

September 23, 2018 by  
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Aretha Franklin’s legacy will live forever — in her legendary voice, timeless songs, and the excellence and dignity that defined a legendary life Once in awhile, a legend slips into immortality — and the passing feels like the world has lost a part of its soul. And when the fallen is the Queen of Soul, the sense of loss and sorrow cuts deep […]


As he prepares to release another unflinching examination of American race relations, Kimberly Bailey-Tureaud recalls special moments in a legendary director’s career. Whenever a new movie by master filmmaker Spike Lee is released into theaters, the memories come flooding back. I was in my third year at Spelman College when Lee — a Morehouse man — asked me to help […]