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This past weekend during the Essence Festival in New Orleans, bloggers Jessica Andrews of GlamazonsBlog.com, Christina Brown of LoveBrownSugar.com and Lexi Felder of LexiWithTheCurls.com celebrated their second annual #NOLACrawl with an exclusive Style Suite presented by Ford and sponsored by Beautiful Textures. Taking place Saturday, July 5, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, the event was…

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Cannon Kent, southeast promotions manager, Atlantic Records How would you define the role of a marketing professional? A marketing professional’s role is to be the creative force of their brand that communicates to its target audience for an eventual sale of their product. How has digital technology changed promotional and marketing programs? With digital technology,…

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On Saturday June 21, 2014, the city of Detroit and the Hot 107.5 radio family celebrated the 17th Summer Jamz concert at Chene Park. After nine months of planning and promotions by media director J. Hicks and Ikeisha Baker, the event was almost scuttled due to the untimely cancellation of the most anticipated performance by…

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Essence has partnered with Walmart and Coca-Cola to present the Road to Essence multi-city tour. So far the festival has stopped in Atlanta, Chicago, and this past weekend Dallas. The festival offers a free, fun, family day, held in the parking lot of Super Walmart. So, think “mini-Essence Festival” with live music, celebrity appearances, cool…

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As a part of the countdown for Essence Festival 2014, Essence has partnered with Walmart and Coca-Cola to host a series of performances and speaking engagements. There are only two dates left to catch live performances from Tank, Sevyn Streeter and Marsha Ambrosius and engage in meaningful dialogue with featured speakers. Road to Essence events are completely free…

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Angela Simmons, Sevyn Streeter host Beautiful Textures in-store Angela Simmons and Sevyn Streeter recently teamed up with Beautiful Textures for the “Preserving the Beauty of Our Heritage” in-store experience in Chicago. Held at Walmart (8331 S. Stewart Avenue) the event was hosted by WGCI’s Loni Swain and featured Simmons and Streeter meeting and greeting fans with music from DJ Phantom and DJ 33…

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UNCF An Evening of Stars moves to Atlanta Actor-comedian Anthony Anderson returns to host the 35th Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars for the second consecutive year. This year’s taping on Sunday, April 6, 2014 will be held at it’s new home, Atlanta, specifically The Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. Grammy Award-winning artists Jill Scott, the…

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Sevyn Streeter may seem like a new pretty face on the scene, but the powerful singer-songwriter has already made a name for herself in the music industry. Before stepping out as a solo artist under Chris Brown’s label, the sexy Sevyn Streeter worked behind the scenes with some of today’s biggest stars including Alicia Keys,…

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