Brooklyn, N.Y., remembers the Notorious B.I.G.

It’s been 17 years since the tragic murder of Christopher Wallace, better known as hip-hop legend the Notorious B.I.G. Every year on March 9th, fans pay tribute to the fallen artist, but in his home of Brooklyn, N.Y., there as a special sense of pride and honor for the man known as Biggie Smalls. Fans in Biggie’s Bed-Stuy community visited the Bishop gallery on Bedford to view artwork inspired by and hear music from the late rap star.

Meet The Game’s daughter, Cali Dream

A smile and rapper The Game seem like two diametrically opposed subjects. We’re so accustomed to seeing a scowl scrawled across the tatted California hip-hop boss’s face and being involved in beefs with everyone from 50 Cent to gang members that seeing the ends of his mouth twist upward is almost a foreign concept. It’s […]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Hosts Political Cocktails With Egypt Sherrod

July 24 was a fun and entertaining evening for Atlantans as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted the re-launch of the quarterly event series “Political Cocktails” at the W in downtown Atlanta. Political Cocktails connects Atlanta’s brightest and most influential urban professionals with the political thought leaders of today; bringing awareness to political issues that have the power to […]

Best of Essence Music Festival 2011 (photos)

Best of Essence Music Festival 2011 (photos) NEW ORLEANS — The world’s largest R&B festival is upon us once again and, in urban America, that can only mean the Essence Music Festival in the Crescent City. Last year, another agglomeration of A-list entertainers thrilled the throngs inside the mammoth New Orleans Superdome including the likes […]

American Black Film Festival 2011 in Pictures

There were a multiplicity of factors that made the 2011 American Black Film Festival special and not just because the premiere African American movie fest was celebrating its 15th anniversary. The poignant, tear-filled tribute to pioneering producer-director-actor Keenan Ivory Wayans by his brothers and sisters and nephews was just one of those factors, along with the […]

Ambassador Andrew Young’s 80th Birthday Party Gala; Oprah, Tyrese, T.I. Attend (Photos)

Ambassador Andrew Young’s 80th Birthday Party Andrew Young, one of the most beloved and influential figures from the civil rights movement, celebrated his 80th birthday at the prestigious Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta, the city that served as epicenter black political activity that he and Martin Luther King and many others spearheaded in during the […]

Azealia Banks, GQ Magazine, Kanye West, Cornel West and More

Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has had a string of good luck after releasing the video for her single, “212” on YouTube. She instantly made a fan of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Chanel’s former creative director, Karl Lagerfeld. Following that, Kanye West flew the multitalented artist to Paris to perform at his after-party, calling her “the future of music.” […]

Around the World With Rihanna

Rihanna didn’t become one of the most popular singers by standing in the same spot every day. This pop star has traveled the globe, let’s follow her journey!

Tom Joyner Cruise 2012: The Best Swimsuits Part II

The Tom Joyner Fantastic Voyage has an opulent oasis in the middle of the Caribbean Sea with an overflow of women in swimming suits. We have taken the time to show you some of the delightful damsels decorating the deck of this party ship that’s percolating with foxes in their skimpiest best. — terry shropshire

Whitney’s Death and Its Impact on Ray J

As most of you know, Whitney Houston and Ray J were long rumored to be in an on-again-off-again relationship. Ray came forth at the headquarters of the Los Angeles Sentinel to express his grief over Houston s passing.  On hand to lend his support to the local Brotherhood Crusade and Mothers in Action group, the singer struggled […]