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Priscilla Phifer started her “accidental” career late in life. From decoupage, tablescape design and floral arranging to painting, Phifer has become a professional intuitive abstract artist at the golden age of 70. She creates art primarily without a brush and chose abstraction as her preferred method because it “… affords more freedom and flexibility than other…

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Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes is one of the funniest stand-up comics of this generation. Her three-decade career in comedy has spanned stand-up, TV, film, animation, and production and according to her, she’s not finished yet. Earlier this year, she released her fifth stand-up special “Wanda Sykes: Not Normal,” a partnership with Netflix, and later…

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Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers has passed away at age 90. The legendary congressman had a career in politics that lasted over 50 years, making him the longest Black person to serve in the U.S. Congress. A native of Detroit, Conyers worked to establish a national holiday for Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Conyers introduced…

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The fatal shooting incident involving Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley has fans drawing comparisons to rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle’s death. Fans have been speculating whether the bullets that tragically claimed the life of Grizzley’s aunt and manager Jobina “JB” Brown were meant for the “No Effort” artist instead. Since releasing his breakout hit “First Day…

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Aretha Franklin’s estate is funding new cancer research. The late soul legend died in August 2018 at the age of 76 after a battle with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) on the pancreas, which occurs in only seven percent of pancreatic cancer cases. Her estate has held a joint benefit with Detroit’s Women’s Informal Network to…

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Salon Plaza, the nation’s leading salon suite franchise for independent cosmetologists, recently secured a multi-unit deal with five-time NBA All-Star Chauncey “Mr. Big Shot” Billups. Launching the flagship store in Detroit’s nearby suburb of Southfield is apropos because the city is a renowned hair capital. The oasis of beauty offers private, spacious suites for independent…

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Krystal Garner is a woman of many talents. Actor, model, on-air personality, marketer, event manager, philanthropist, consummate basketball hoopster, winner of T.I.’s competition series ‘BET’s The Grand Hustle’, and currently the general manager of the Trap Museum, all describe roles Garner has played over the years. Garner has learned how to take control of her…

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Season 8 of Basketball Wives is off to a volcanic start and the series just may have introduced us to reality TV’s newest star: Dominique Lenard. She’s a down-to-earth natural beauty, a mom of three daughters, an entrepreneur and a native Detroiter who was previously married to retired NBA player Voshon Lenard for 20 years.…

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Aretha Franklin‘s sons disagree over who should manage her estate. While Sabrina Owens, Franklin’s niece and an administrator at the University of Michigan, has been appointed executor of her estate, attorneys for Theodore White II last week told a Michigan judge in a court filing that he should be named co-executor, along with Owens. It…

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“Deeetroit Basketball!” is the signature call whenever the Detroit Pistons play, but last night, it was all about the BIG3. The groundbreaking league co-founded by Ice Cube shook Detroit with its season three opener, surrounded by 14K basketball fans at Little Caesar’s Arena. The epic evening was full of hard-fought contests, impressive individual performances, several…

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Video credit Jourdan Bender for Steed Media Game one of Ice Cube’s BIG3 Basketball League is set to be played in Detroit on Saturday, June 22 at Little Caesars Arena. Ice Cube was in Detroit promoting the event and rolling out caught up with him during his fan meet and greet to talk about the…

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