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As their slogan indicates, Detroit-based nonprofit, Cool Smart puts the fun in fundraising. This year’s Tux and Chucks charity gala was no different. The 5th annual festivities featured plenty of tuxes, Chucks, food, and fun. The DJs kept the crowd moving but, special guest, Slim from 112, turned the party out with a hyped performance…

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Black music has changed immensely over the last 20 years. It’s been 18 years since Harlem hip-hop artist Ma$e said, “first rap cat with an R&B budget” on Brian McKnight’s single “You Should Be Mine (Don’t Waste Your Time).”  In 2015, hip-hop artists are the bigger stars, while R&B singers struggle for attention. The founder…

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(Additional Photos: Adrian S. Burrows Sr.) Chicagoans from across the city came out in droves for the third annual Chicago Westside Music Festival held last weekend in Garfield Park. Radio personalities Consuella Williams and Kenya Simone hosted the admission-free festival created to bring the city and residents of the Westside a day of food, fun, and entertainment…

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The Chicago Westside Music Festival is an annual free event of music and activities designed to establish the West Side as a destination for music and summer festival fun, drawing audiences from both local and citywide communities. In its inaugural year, the festival formed a partnership with the Chicago Park District Parkways Foundation and received…

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Instagram has created a day and a hashtag that has celebs running to find the oldest photos they can to post on #TBT (throwback Thursday). Brandy Norwood, Monica, Drake and even Prince has gotten in on the trend. Above, Monica posted on her Instagram, “Hahaha just saw this pic on #MyYoungsta @devinloud page this is…

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Kandi Burruss has come along way in the entertainment industry. We know her as the former member of the musical group Xscape but now she is known as a one of the main characters of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”  She has posted a few throwback photos on her Instagram, showing off her younger self and…

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It’s rumored that Sean Combs AKA P. Diddy is shutting down Bad Boy Records and moving his roster to REVOLT. Bad Boy brought us The Notorious BIG, 112, Lil Kim, Total, Faith Evans, Craig Mack, Carl Thomas, Mase, Loon, G-Dep and many more, but time waits for no man and neither does hip-hop. Diddy is the owner of…

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Sabrina Brie Rowe, celebrity nail tech and star  of “Big Rich Atlanta“ released her new book Single in the City; My Passport to Boaz.” Rowe’s signing party was held at Aurum Lounge. “Single ladies around the world can relate to this juicy page-turner as we try to stay afloat in this difficult dating era.” In attendance was her sister,…

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