Best photos from the Good Morning Gorgeous concert

Grammy Award winner and Oscar-nominated Mary J. Blige brought her Good Morning Gorgeous tour to the United Center in Chicago on Sept. 25, 2022. The opening acts were Queen Naija and Ella Mai. Hologic and The Black Promoters Collective presented the tour.

The Fragrance Foundation opens New York Fashion Week with media brunch (photos)

On Sept. 7, The Fragrance Foundation hosted a brunch for 40 brand owners, designers, influencers, and style makers to celebrate New York Fashion Week. The brunch also provided vital information to attendees about advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the fragrance industry – at every level. Here are some photos from the event, which included […]

Jussie Smollett among honorees during Atlanta Black Pride Weekend (photos)

Many public figures were honored during the 2022 Atlanta Black Pride Weekend‘s annual Pure Heat Community Festival at Piedmont Park over the Labor Day Weekend. This year’s honorees included Jussie Smollett, Kandi Burruss, Joseline Hernandez, Natalie Nunn and Stasha Sanchez. Smollet received the first Alvin Ailey Trailblazer Award. Burruss received the Humanitarian award; Nunn got […]

Chicagoans honor Charles Stepney during Millennium Park Summer Music Series

On Aug. 18, 2022, Chicago converged on Pritzker Pavilion to honor famed producer, songwriter and arranger Charles Stepney. Charles Stepney: Out of the Shadows was a tribute to the unheralded musician who has impacted the world with his talents. His music has been the soundtrack of many lives. His production, song writing and arrangement contributions […]

‘RHOA’ star Drew Sidora hosts brunch with Dr. Aaron Fletcher

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Drew Sidora invited her reality television friends to join her and Dr. Aaron Fletcher at their private, beauty-themed brunch. In attendance were one of Bravo TV’s hottest couples, Dr. Contessa and Scott Metcalfe from “Married to Medicine”; Destiny Peyton from the OWN Network’s “Love and Marriage Huntsville”; filmmaker Cynthia Stephens […]

The 93rd annual Bud Billiken Parade and Festival featured love and legacy

The Bud Billiken Parade and Festival celebrated 93 years of tradition and legacy on Aug. 13, 2022. The Bronzeville community of Chicago was brimming with excitement as the parade made its way down King Drive. The path was filled with the smiling faces of children and adults. The Bud Billiken Parade is the longest running […]

J. Cole and Willow Smith made Lollapalooza 2022 sizzle

Lollapalooza took over Chicago as it usually does every year. Saturday, July 30, was probably the most explosive night of the event. The organizers planned out the set times, allowing patrons time to leave one set and get to another without missing a beat. The only exception was traveling between the T Mobile stage and […]

Jazmine Sullivan and Lil Baby ignite Lollapalooza in Chicago

Jazmine Sullivan and Lil Baby brought their A game to the Bud Light Seltzer Stage last night at Lollapalooza 2022. The four-day festival kicked off with a series of music acts and performances throughout the day with Lil Baby closing out the Bud Light Seltzer Stage in Grant Park. Jazmine Sullivan had the honor of […]

The 17th annual Silver Room Block Party is a way of life

The 17th annual Silver Room Block Party has returned after two years of hiatus. Thousands converged on Oakwood Beach in Chicago to celebrate Summertime Chi as well as each other. Even with the threat of rain looming the two-day festival still sold out, which speaks volumes about what the event means to the community and […]

Black women save the day at rainy 1st day of Pitchfork

The first day of Pitchfork was rainy. The grass was muddy and it was amazing. Black women showed up and showed out. Pitchfork is back at Union Park in Chicago and  I arrived just in time to catch the last few songs of Tierra Wack’s set. Her cadence is flawless and her stage presence is […]

Day 2 of looks at the Essence Festival

The Essence Festival of Culture is a weekend-long celebration dedicated to Black people. There were numerous things to do at the convention, as celebrities and Black vendors fill the space. There were also a lot of panels discussing Black success, which were led by well-known people such as Ashanti, Big Tigger, Chloe Bailey, Michael Ealy, […]

Chance The Rapper and the DuSable Museum host block party for Juneteenth

Chance The Rapper, in collaboration with DuSable Museum, held a block party in honor of Juneteenth. The block party was a celebration of Black culture, art and Juneteenth. Chance hosted a special viewing of his interdisciplinary work “The Highs & Lows” with Yanis Davy Guibingna, a 27 -year-old photographer from Gabon. Thousands filled the campus […]

Hyde Park Summer Fest 2022 was a celebration of Black joy

The Hyde Park Summer Fest has grown from its humble beginnings into a viable summer activity for the city of Chicago. The festival started in a parking lot and is now attracting thousands of people and booking big name acts for entertainment. This year’s two-day festival started on June 11, 2022, on the campus of […]

‘RHOA’ star Drew Sidora attends ‘Girls Who Brunch’ annual gala in Atlanta

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Drew Sidora took a refreshing break from the reality television drama when she and her daughter attended the tutus and tennis shoes-themed “Girls Who Brunch” gala and fundraiser. The organization’s founder Ni’cola Mitchell holds the annual gala to emphasize the importance of celebrating the work of young ambassadors of the […]

2022 Barrister’s Ball brings out Detroit’s brightest and best

The Wolverine Bar Association’s Barrister’s Ball returned to the Renaissance Center in Detroit this past weekend. The highly anticipated 60th edition of the event did not disappoint. Guests were in an especially spirited mood, and better dressed than ever before, after a two-year pandemic induced hiatus. “Everybody’s energized. Excited and definitely wanting to come back,” […]

The Ludacris Foundation hosts Rising Stars ‘Drive, Putt and Chip’ competition

The Ludacris Foundation invited 100 boys and girls ages 17 and under to the Historic College Park Golf Course at 3711 Fairway Drive in College Park, Georgia, to participate in the Rising Stars “Drive, Putt and Chip” competition. It was an amazing opportunity for the kids to hit the links like the pros during Masters […]

Lexus hosts parking lot drive-in experience to celebrate Black restaurateurs

ATLANTA – Lexus treated media and urban sophisticates to an evening of luxuriousness by facilitating an intimate drive-in movie experience while celebrating the delectable delights from some of the ATL’s best chefs on Sunday, April 3. Lexus, which is the quintessential personification of sophistication and class, created an exclusive bastion of comfort dining for reporters […]

The Young M.A party that left this fan crying (videos and photos)

Rapper Young M.A brought in her 30th birthday with a bang. On April 2, the Brooklyn emcee transformed an Atlanta venue into a casino for a true one-night-only experience. A live band and singer welcomed guests who were given “event bucks” upon arrival by ushers and lavish bottle girls. Young M.A. arrived with girlfriend Kaylah […]

Trap Music Museum spotlights women’s impact on hip-hop

The Trap Music Museum has been a hot spot for many Atlanta visitors and residents alike since its inception in 2018. For the month of March, the venue is spotlighting the women who have built hip-hop culture to become what it is today. “[The] Trap Music Museum honored Women’s History Month by dedicating and reflecting […]