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Gerard and Brittney Klass, the co-creators of Soul Bowl are launching their Kickstarter campaign and fourth pop-up restaurant. Gerard, regional chef for Crave and Brittney, most recently service manager for D’Amico have combined their more than 20 years of restaurant experience to bring reimagined soul food to Minneapolis. Soul Bowl is the first, fast-casual build-your-own-bowl…

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The Sweetie Pie’s clan is back to business as usual. Miss Robbie prepares for her birthday event and is forced to make a hard decision concerning who will manage her new venture, Hamburger Heaven. Meanwhile, although they don’t always see eye-to-eye, Charles and general manager Bruce finally reopen the NoHo location to the public. However, things aren’t…

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The former chef and proprietor of Amy Ruth’s, Carl Redding, has experienced the heights of success and depths of challenges. But while most of those ebbs and flows pertained to business matters, he now faces one of his greatest personal trials after a diabetes-related medical emergency led to the amputation of his leg and the possibility…

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Basketball legend Charles Barkley took a light-hearted question from a group of students from Morehouse College. Barkley apparently loves pigs feet, pig ears and other delicacies of Louisiana.  Barkley was speaking at a special event titled A Night With Sir Charles at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on campus.    

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Rapper Issa is back with his second installment of Sample Sundays. The series was created to give the fans and music enthusiasts an opportunity to see the creation of a song from inception to fruition. Viewers will also have access to exclusive behind the scenes footage of in-studio collaborations with A-list producers. This week showcases the track “Soul…

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Goodie Mob’s debut album might be the best debut in southern rap history and it represents that period in Atlanta’s history just before the cultural and aesthetic shift that defined the city after the 1996 Olympics. If OutKast were your cool cousins you’d hung out with in high school, Goodie Mob was like college “super seniors,” passing blunts while dropping knowledge in university housing.

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Veteran actor Rockmond Dunbar (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Soul Food,” “The Mentalist”) has just signed on to play the male lead in a new series for NBC. The series, a drama called “Love Is a Four Letter Word,” centers around three diverse couples and their dealings with issues such as race, sexuality and gender. Dunbar will play the role of Nick,…

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Vanessa A. Williams

Emmy nominated actress Vanessa A. Williams, best known for her roles in New Jack City, “Melrose Place” and in the Showtime series “Soul Food,” discusses her latest role as an ambassador for the Family Dollar Fabulous event, shares her beauty secrets and breaks down good hair. What’s your favorite beauty secret? Oh my goodness, well I go nowhere…

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Writer, director and producer George Tillman, Jr. is a graduate of Columbia College in Chicago. He became inspired to make films on his own after seeing Cooley High and Taxi Driver. In 1994, Tillman wrote and directed his first feature film, Scenes for the Soul. Shot entirely in Chicago using local talent and resources, the film caught the attention of Doug McHenry and…

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