The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its latest inductees on Dec. 12th which includes the godmother of rock ‘n ‘roll, Sis. Rosetta Tharpe. Sis. Rosetta Tharpe, many believed was the pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll. Her distinctive voice and unconventional style reverberated off her gospel background as she broke ground with her electric… Continue reading Rock & Roll Hall of Fame to Induct the Woman Who Basically Invented Rock and Roll
The holidays are usually a time for spending quality time with loved ones, creating some of our fondest memories and giving back. And in that spirit of giving, we've compiled a list of 25 Black-owned businesses we'd love to support this year. Take a look and check out these cool gift suggestions, brand, and businesses… Continue reading Gift-Guide: 25 Black-Owned Businesses You Should Support This Holiday
TIME magazine has revealed its 2017 Person of the Year cover and when you see it, transparency comes to mind. The spread ranges from plaintiffs of the NY Plaza Hotel to well-known actors to the LGTBQ community to anonymous workers who fear retaliation. All boldly stamp the magazine’s cover proudly for giving voice to open secrets,… Continue reading TIME Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year: The Silence Breakers
On March 29th, 2014 at Le Skyroom at the FIAF / French Institute Alliance Française 22 East 60 St, New York, New York 10022, BWIM will debut their first annual panel and awards ceremony in NYC! This platform was created to honor Black women who are pillars and have undoubtedly represented greatness in their respective fields. This event will… Continue reading JOIN US ON MARCH 29TH IN NYC!!!!
On Friday October 11, 2013, Joshua Marks well-known from season 3 reality cooking series ‘MasterChef’ was pronounced dead after a self-afflicted gunshot wound according to Chicago Police. Reports have said that Marks was diagnosed with mental illnesses prior to taking his own life Friday night.
According to John Maribelli, spokesman for Chicago Police witnesses are being questioned and security cameras are being reviewed in the Chicago south side area where Marks body was found.
Upon his sudden death, Marks had recorded a public service message highlighting his mental illness for the program Make a Sound Project. Friend and founder Mike Castaneda have reacted throughout media outlets replying “I will miss Josh more than anyone will know” said Castaneda.
In addition, the foundation recently released a statement saying “he had a great heart and wanted to do what he could to help kids who struggled with thoughts of suicide or depression. He was the most kind…
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We are happy to announce that Panla and A Taste of Africa USA are hosting their first annual NY African Restaurant Week from Sunday, October 13th to Sunday, October 20th, 2013. We would like to invite you to participate in this exciting and unique opportunity which celebrates the best of African cuisine and culture. Contact us… Continue reading NYC African Restaurant Week!!!
BLACK STREET PRESENTS: “BLACK CELEBRATION” Come Join BLACK STREET at Their 2nd Annual Black Tie Awards Ceremony AD SPACE & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE!!! On September 21st, 2013, BLACK STREET, for its second year, will conduct an awards ceremony like none other in the Black community. BLACK STREET will choose two finalists from 25 categories to go on the awards… Continue reading 2nd Annual “BLACK CELEBRATION” Awards 2013