Detroit lets freedom ring for MLK Day with Jesse Jackson, Anthony Hamilton

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Grammy Award-winning singer Anthony Hamilton and songstress Melanie Fiona were among those who gathered in Detroit to celebrate the birthday of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the annual Let Freedom Ring Awards ceremony. The event was held at Cobo Center on Monday, Jan. 15. The presence of Black excellence filled the […]

Celebrity trainer Cliff ‘Hollywood’ Boyce is transforming bodies, talks aging

Celebrity trainer Cliff “Hollywood” Boyce tells his story to rolling out in this exclusive interview. Tell us about your education and training. I graduated from Prairie View A&M University, where I studied math and computer science and minored in physical education. I also was All-American in track and field. I’ve always been an athlete and […]

Melanie Fiona opens up about childbirth heartbreak

It was only two months ago that Grammy-winning singer Melanie Fiona and her songwriter boyfriend, Jared Cotter, welcomed their first son, Cameron Lincoln Cotter, into the world. Of course, fans around the globe celebrated the birth of Fiona’s son and she herself seemed to be in bliss over her new bundle of joy. However, a new […]

Antonio Brown and Melanie Fiona host unveiling of LVL XIII’s fall 2015 collection

Antonio Brown stepped out in style to host the unveiling of his fall 2015 LVL XIII luxury shoe collection Thursday night at Atlanta’s Westside Cultural Arts Center. “LVL XIII Unveiling: The World Is Not Enough” was filmed by VH1 and definitely maintained a grown and sexy vibe, similar to the style of LVL XIII footwear. […]

LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross find meaning in new film, ‘Go for Sisters’

When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles’ new film, Go for Sisters, they immediately knew they wanted to be cast in it since they appreciated the script’s sensitivity in dealing with issues of sisterhood and race. “I like the fact that he didn’t pit these […]

Nas turns 40; Mariah Carey, Melanie Fiona, Jermaine Dupri and more celebrate

Congrats to Nasty Nas on another year! The Brooklyn, NY rapper celebrated the big 4-0 Thursday night at the Avenue, alongside long time homie Mariah Carey, Jermaine Dupri and more. Guests were entertained by DJ Mos and D-Nice on the 1’s and 2’s while sipping on a variety of mixed Hennessy drinks, courtesy of their […]

Melanie Fiona, Angie Stone, Terri J. Vaughn meet and greet for ‘da Kink in My Hair’

“Da Kink in My Hair” is a play by Trey Anthony. Melanie Fiona, Angie Stone, Terri J. Vaughn and Trey Anthony did a meet and greet at Hair Guru, Ming Lee’s new luxurious hair salon, Snob Life Studios (101 Centennial Olympic Park Dr SW #200). “Da Kink in My Hair” debuted at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2001. The play’s central character is Novelette, the Caribbean […]

Melanie Fiona stars in Trey Anthony’s play, ‘da Kink in My Hair,’ coming to Atlanta

Canadian comedian and award-winning playwright Trey Anthony is bringing her play, da Kink in My Hair, to Atlanta Sept.  6-8, 2013. Here, she shares her inspiration for the production of how she landed a star-studded cast of Melanie Fiona, Angie Stone and Terri J. Vaughn. What was your inspiration for this production? I was disappointed with and […]

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