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In 2014, after the death of Mike Brown and the outcry in Ferguson, Missouri, Blacks across the country decided to boycott for Black Friday. A such, no products would be purchased from any merchant on a particular day. This nationwide protest occurred to show how serious the Black community was about the deaths of so many…

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You may have heard her sing about heartbreak in songs like “JumpBack” or about the past coming back to haunt you in “Leftovers,” but do you know about the Wonder Woman that is PatriceLIVE? Patrice Nickols, a native of Prince George’s County, Maryland, is a phenomenal R&B singer and songwriter, who also happens to be…

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Pay attention to the Marvel superhero Target commercial and you’ll notice the big four Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk) taking down Ultron armed with the trademark ruby red shopping cart, all to endorse the latest Avengers movie, Age of Ultron. As you’re watching this commercial, what do you notice is missing? Well, you…

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Families, friends and neighbors all gathered on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon at the Regency Furniture Stadium in Waldorf, Maryland, for the Charles County Food and Wine Festival. Food trucks rolled in from the District of Columbia and some from Prince George’s County (Feelin’ Crabby? and Capital Chicken and Waffles to name a couple). Lawn chairs…

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Miss Black USA

When you hear the name Karen Arrington, you may immediately think of female empowerment, philanthropy, and Miss Black USA. Miss Black USA is a pageant held every year to celebrate the empowerment and achievements of black women across the Untied States. The pageant is a national scholarship program, so the winner receives an academic scholarship while…

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Journey through the three realms of the dead in The Divine Comedy exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. The exhibit, which opened on April 8 and runs through Nov 1, explores the allegorical epic poem written by Dante Alighieri, which took him 12 years to write and was completed in…

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It is nearly impossible to go to the movies and not see a trailer for the next up-and-coming superhero film. Ant Man dropped in theaters July 17, Fantastic Four starring Michael B. Jordan, will debut Aug. 7 and San Diego Comic Con just ended with a slew of trailers and teasers any fanboy/fangirl could ever…

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When you think of barbershops it is very clean cut. Go in. Get a cut. Get out. Boom! Plain and simple. But there’s more to it, shaved bare you’ll find that there are layers and complexity. When you are the one owning the business, there is a lot more one has to think about. There…

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