Comerica’s Sheila Harton-Montgomery helping businesses thrive

Sheila Harton-Montgomery is a trusted relationship manager for Comerica Bank with a $50 million portfolio of existing clients. She works every day to build that portfolio and provide clients with financing. She shares her journey in corporate America as a single mother. When you started your career, did you think it would be for a […]

Summer Faussette of Comerica Bank drops gems for creating good financial health

Summer Faussette, African American business development manager of Comerica Bank, is tasked with strengthening Comerica’s internal and external initiatives among the bank’s established African American business resource groups. She shares tools to not only improve and maintain healthy financial relationships but to create long-term changes in the Black community and businesses. As a national African […]

Brandon Q. Jones is exploring community partnerships in finance at Comerica Bank

Texas Southern University graduate, Brandon Q. Jones has spent more than 10 years working his way up the ladder at Comerica Bank. Having landed in the position of vice president of external affairs, it is his job to create innovative ways to enrich the surrounding populations through community engagement, philanthropy and financial education. Walk us […]

Angela Birchett returns to church roots in ‘Kirk Franklin’s A Gospel Christmas’

Angela Birchett is a recording artist and actress from the Motor City of Detroit. With multiple Broadway performances — The Color Purple, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Once on This Island, and more — the vocal powerhouse also portrayed singer Jacky Clark Chisholm in the biopic The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel in 2020. The Lifetime original movie […]

Danyelle and Dionna Gray empower women with Womanish exhibit

Sisters Dionna and Danyelle Gray started the Womanish exhibit to share a bigger message with visitors at their selfie museum. Womanish is an interactive, immersive backdrop experience, providing 16 different rooms in which visitors can snap photos, videos, and create social media highlights. Originating from the Windy City, the duo has brought the installation down south […]

Dwayne Fields channels inner wild child in ‘Welcome to Earth’ episode

Born in rural Jamaica, Dwayne Fields fell in love with nature as a child. Things changed when he moved to the U.K. at the age of six. After being a victim of gun violence, Fields had an epiphany. He completed a combined honors degree in psychology, international development, and business management and spent three years […]

NBA YoungBoy embracing a new look after release

NBA YoungBoy says he feels comfortable in his new look. After being released on bond and living in Utah on house arrest, YoungBoy filmed the music video for his latest track “Black Ball,” in which he sports a gothic look, complete with dark lips, dark eyes, and the words “Rock” and “Peace” scripted across his […]

6 items she doesn’t want to unwrap for the holidays

Christmas decorations are going up while holiday sales are selling out. So if you’re stressing over what to get your lovely lady this Christmas, we can guarantee you, she does not want to unwrap any of these six items. Hope you kept the receipt. Sexy underwear or anything intimate There is nothing more awkward than […]

Ari Lennox arrested in Amsterdam after reporting racial discrimination

R&B singer, Ari Lennox has been arrested at Amsterdam Schipol airport after accusing an airline staff of racially discriminating against her. On Monday, Nov. 28, around 2 AM, the 30-year-old star posted a quick tweet alluding that she would be arriving in Amsterdam, simply saying, “Hi Amsterdam.” Things quickly turned sour an hour later when […]

Morehouse alum Jauan T. Durbin explains the duty of holding HBCUs accountable

Morehouse graduate Jauan T. Durbin is a community organizer and social impact consultant. An Atlanta resident and an HBCU graduate, he shares his college journey and his fondest memories and details some of the activist work going on in Atlanta University Center and why we have to hold our institutions accountable. Tell us about your […]

Ambi brand manager Tricia Mckenzie details new sweet potato complex products

As the air gets chillier, it’s even more important to provide your skin with the nutrients it needs to remain supple and moisturized. Ambi is sweetening up your fall skin care regimen with their new sweet potato complex line, including three facial cleansers to address specific skin types. Tricia Mckenzie shares more information about the […]

Students Mya and Czaria share realities of queendom and importance of HBCUs

Meet two beautiful and graceful HBCU queens: Mya Schofield who serves as the 79th Miss Benedict College; and Czaria Reid, the 48th Miss Lincoln University. They highlight the culture and importance of all HBCUs, the blunt realities of queendom, and share some important advice for aspiring queens. What is it like juggling all of your […]

Ronnie Williams Jr. makes HBCU history as 1st Mister Stillman College

On Nov. 21, 2021, as Stillman College crowned the 74th Miss Stillman College, Destiny Gardner, HBCU history was made. Not only was this a queen’s crowning, but the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, HBCU crowned their inaugural Mister Stillman College. The title went to a well-deserving senior, Ronnie Williams Jr., a business administration major. The trailblazing scholar joins […]

Iman explains why she will not remarry

Iman will never remarry after David Bowie’s death. The 66-year-old model — who was married to the “Space Oddity” legend from 1992 until his death in 2016 — insisted she “still” feels like she’s married to the late musician. Recalling a conversation with her daughter Alexandra ‘Lexi’ Jones, now 21, she told PEOPLE magazine: “I […]

Dr. Daphanie Taylor explains how breast cancer affects Black women disparately

Dr. Daphanie Taylor is a hematologist and oncologist at Christus St. Michael W. Temple Webber Cancer Center in Texarkana, Texas. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and completed her internal medicine residency at the […]

Entrepreneur Candace Spears explains the billion-dollar cost of misalignment

Author, entrepreneur, and life and business coach Candace Spears explains how life-changing moments made her realize her worth in the workplace. From Fortune 500 marketing job to entrepreneur, she discusses the billion-dollar cost of misalignment, her book, and podcast, “Ambition, Honey, and Hustle.” Could you share with us a bit about your journey and how […]

ShaMiracle Rankin details her triumph over breast cancer

Louisiana native and Spelman alumna ShaMiracle Rankin lives up to her name. An attorney with The CP Law Group in Atlanta, she was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer in 2016. She shares her story of victory and what got her through the darker days. When were you diagnosed? How did you find […]

Ye makes dedication to lives lost at Astroworld

Ye West dedicated his latest Sunday Service to the victims of the Astroworld disaster. The “Jesus Walks” star’s Christian gathering returned on Nov. 7, which was live-streamed on platforms including YouTube, and it paid tribute to the eight people who died and the hundreds left injured in a stampede during Travis Scott’s set at his […]

Jarrhod Johnson, co-founder of BLK & Bold, recounts rush seeing product hit shelves

Jarrhod “Rod” Johnson is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of BLK & Bold, the specialty coffee and tea company that prioritizes domestic social impact. Through their 5% For Our Youth Program, the brand donates to youth in need. The brand has quickly become the first Black-owned nationally distributed coffee company, a top seller at […]

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