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Broadcast journalist and philanthropist, Soledad O’Brien along with her husband, Brad Raymond, started the Starfish Foundation with the premise to help young women of color achieve success. Standing on the three pillars of education, advocacy and impact, the Starfish foundation “provide[s] hardworking young women with the resources necessary to succeed.” The young women (of color and/or low-income) take…

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Celebrity Hairstylist, trendsetter and visionary Ursula Stephen kicked off her new brunch series,“The Beauty and The Brand” at the boutique luxury Nolitan hotel in New York City. Guests enjoyed a tasty brunch at the hotel’s restaurant, Cantine Parisienne, prepared by acclaimed chef Marcel Agnez. The crowd boogied to sounds by DJ Olivia Dope. Beauty and fashion influencers in…

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The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013’s sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country’s yearly 12 hours…

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Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, the co-founder and CEO of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network, has released her new book, The GirlPrint. At the Aloft Harlem hotel, friends, mentors, tastemakers and industry influencers gathered to celebrate the release of the first book from the business maven. The Girlprint gives young women a springboard of information to propel them from having dreams,…

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Top athletes took a break from gathering in the locker room; instead they put on their tailored suits and dazzling dresses to gather on the red carpet at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angles on Tuesday, July 15 for the 2014 ESPY Awards. Your rapper’s favorite rapper, Drake, hosted the show, opening with a shade-filled song. Honorees included…

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Summer means tons of plans with friends and family. Whether it’s a summer festival or brunch on the weekend, make sure you look your best! Below you will find a complete list of summer beauty must-haves. Keeping skin healthy should be your number one priority, especially when it can be your best accessory. Keep your skin protected…

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No Fourth of July BBQ is complete without BBQ. If you’ve been looking for a sauce outside of the normal grocery store brands, Rufus Teague is what you’ve been looking for. “Rufus Teague made some sauce” is the company’s tagline, but they’re totally being modest by just calling it “some sauce.” The sauces are more than sauce (and rub),…

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To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the critically acclaimed  film Do The Right Thing, director Spike Lee is hosting a free block party in Brooklyn. The 1989 film was originally shot in the Bedford Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, New York on Stuyvesant Avenue between Lexington and Quincy Streets. Brooklyn borough president, Eric Adams announced on June 25, that the free block…

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These bands will definitely make you dance, especially if your thighs touch. Summer heat amplifies the effects of what some call “chub rub”— when your thighs rub together. After a hot day of walking in the sun and heat, whether wearing a skirt or shorts, thighs can become red and irritated, making it uncomfortable to…

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  The award-winning SheaMoisture personal care brand announced the highly anticipated release of their deluxe color line cosmetics exclusively sold at Target. “We are thrilled with the buzz surrounding our debut cosmetics collection,” said Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of SheaMoisture. SheaMoisture cosmetics follows suit with the hair and skin product line with Shea butter based, natural,…

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D’Autrefois Rosé de Pinot Noir $10.00 This versatile dry wine is a tinted and bright rosé from the South of France. This wine can be used as an aperitif or paired with pork or seafood at dinner. Mallee Point Pink Moscato $6.00 A mellow summer wine from Southeastern Australia with notes of melon, peach and tropical fruits. It’s…

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Ray D is an L.A. based celebrity hairstylist with clients like Adrienne Bailon, Cassie, Jeannie Mai, Draya Michele, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Niecy Nash, RaVaughn, Amber Riley, and Sherri Shepherd. For each one of these gorgeous gals, he has created everything from the coiffed up-do to long breezy beach waves. Below he tells us how he got…

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The Governors Ball Music Festival got its start in 2011 and initially was a one day event. The festival features varying genres of music and this year’s focus was on local food trucks. The festival has grown to a full weekend and is produced by Founders Entertainment based in New York. Governors Ball is held every…

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On Tuesday, June 3 the Big D witnessed five teams of entrepreneurs pitch their businesses in an effort to win $20,000 at the Miller Lite Tap the Future live pitch event. Teams took the stage of the Dallas City Performance Hall to impress the audience and a panel of renowned judges, including Daymond John from ABC’s “Shark Tank.” Three teams from…

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INGLOT HD Illuminizing Pressed Powders Get your duck-lips ready and prepare your Instagram timeline for a flood of selfies. INGLOT Cosmetics is releasesing a new line of HD powders. Available in 5 colors corresponding to those within the HD Illuminizing Loose Powder Collection. INGLOT HD Pressed Powder can be used on bare skin, over foundation…

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If you need a reminder to stay on the “straight and narrow” try walking on “Do The Right Thing” Way, soon to be formerly known as Stuyvesant Street. Located between Lexington and Quincy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the block up for the name change is where Spike Lee filmed the famous Do the Right Thing movie 25 years ago.…

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Chastity Garner is a Southern belle with a flair for fashion. This Georgia Peach is so stylish that many flock to her blog for the latest in “fatshion.” Yes, you read that right. Garner is a full-figured woman with impeccable style. Like any fashionista with a well-developed sense of style, Garner mixes both high-end and…

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Nasir Jones, known to the world as Nas, has received accolades both within the hip-hop community and in the world of business. His newest investment is in the future. Nas has teamed up with Seattle-based company, Koru, to help make sure the new generation is prepared for the real world. The rapper-advocate-activist donated $100,000 from his investment company, Queensbridge Venture…

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