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The 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards: A Community Celebration

  (click on an image to enlarge and view gallery) Celebrity meets community was the consistent theme of the 13th annual Steve Harvey 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards. Last year was the first year the event was moved from Las Vegas […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Wants You to ‘Move’

Punching bags should fear First Lady Michelle Obama. Behind each strike is her passion to end childhood obesity in America, and she’s been going

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Q&A: Shanti Das Talks the ‘1,2,3s of Entrepreneurship’ was excited to have spotted Shanti Das, founder and CEO of Press Reset Entertainment, at Essence Festival 2015. The widely celebrated, always

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Whether it’s the Soul Train Cruise, Essence Fest in New Orleans, the Mad Decent Block Party in Atlanta, or Jazz in the Gardens in


Q&A: Freda Mays

Throughout her career, Freda Mays discovered and nurtured talent, negotiated multi-million dollar deals and put superstar tour packages together, but all of her experience

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The Self-Sabotaging Factor of Social Media

As I catch up with my teenage sister over lunch, our sushi arrives to the table.  Yearning for a piece of sashimi, I reach

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Chef Jess Talks Soul Food

Fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, fried okra, cornbread, grits, smothered pork chops, candied yams… Are you hungry yet? I sure hope so. When

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Q&A: Big Daddy Kane—Icon in an Iconic Shoe

“It’s the Queens New Yorker with a bulletproof parka/In ’84, it was Calvins and British Walkers…”—Kool G Rap, “Money on the Brain” As an emcee, Big


Style Watch: 2014 Fashion Trailblazers

In just a few weeks, we’ll be bidding farewell to 2014, a year chockfull of memorable fashion moments, missteps and mind-blowing triumphs. And while we’ll

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Recap: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015

The runway lights for the eight-day Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 event have dimmed, but the future of fashion indeed looks bright and in some

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