Lyrica Anderson turns a bad relationship and bad hair day into a successful EP

Lyrica Anderson made her television debut as an up-and-coming singer-songwriter in a relationship with a hot producer on “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,” but her career actually started more than a decade before that as one of the hottest songwriters in the business. Writing for industry icons like Chris Brown and Beyoncé was rewarding, but […]

Woman sues Marriott, says only Blacks were forced to sign ‘no party policy’

A Black woman who checked into a Portland-area hotel is suing the hotel for discrimination based on race. Felicia Gonzales, 51, claims that a desk clerk at the Residence Inn by Marriott Portland Downtown-Convention Center told her that all guests had to sign a “no party policy,” according to The Oregonian. The two-page “no party […]

Issa Rae shares a true perspective on racism at National Black MBA conference

Actresses and education advocates Issa Rae (“Insecure”) and America Ferrera (“Superstore”) participated in Marriott International’s EmpowerME last night at the National Black MBA Association and Prospanica Conference in Philadelphia. The discussion, moderated by “Good Morning America’s” T.J. Holmes, centered around education, empowerment and how one can use their platform to drive change, as part of […]

Daymain C. Smith Discusses Diversity and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry

No stranger to hospitality, Daymain C. Smith has more than 13 years experience in the hospitality industry having worked for the Marriott Corporation and Choice Hotels International. In his most recent role as general manager at the new Comfort Suites Downtown Atlanta, he knows the ins-and-outs of the industry along with the duties of running […]

Melia Hotel Atlanta Throws Rooftop Summer Splash Party

It was a gorgeous evening in the city of Atlanta, and my hubby had just got back into town. What better way to spend a wonderful evening together than to head over to a great party! I was invited to celebrate the opening of Atlanta’s newest rooftop pool and luxe lounge at Melia Hotel. Melia […]