Matthew Cherry shares journey from NFL player to film director

Matthew Cherry

After playing football for 20 years, first as a child and then professionally in the National Football League, film director Matthew Cherry found himself retired at 25 and humbled going from NFL wide receiver to what he describes as the “lowest person on the entertainment industry totem pole” — a production assistant getting coffee and […]

2020 NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon celebrates creatives

NAACP Image Awards

On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, the NAACP Image Awards committee gathered together all of the fabulous examples of Black excellence who have been nominated for awards this year to celebrate the occasion. Hosted by comedians Gina Yashere and Roy Wood Jr., there was nothing off limits when it came to entertaining the crowd like Wood’s […]

Gabrielle Joffie on her rise from intern to brand manager at Indique Hair

Gabrielle Joffie knows hair. More specifically hair extensions. That’s her job as brand manager for Indique Virgin Hair Extensions. Headquartered in India, the company has retail stores across the United States, distributors in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America and a celebrity clientele that includes Gabrielle Union, Rihanna, Ciara, Zendaya and others. “Hair extensions […]

Meet world traveler and hostel owner Deidre Mathis

At only 32 years old, Deidre Mathis operates the first African American-owned hostel in the United States. An avid traveler and a risk-taker, Mathis has traveled to almost every continent, authored one book and is working on a second while running her brand-new Wanderstay hostel in the heart of Houston, Texas. For those unfamiliar with hostels, they […]

Black Girls Golf helping women build careers by teeing off

So often, we’ve heard of the “official meetings” not really happening until attendees have left the boardroom and headed to the golf course. Unfortunately, most women are not invited for a variety of reasons, the most prevalent being the assumption that they don’t know how to play the game. This is where Tiffany Fitzgerald and Black […]