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Hip-hop Exec Pleads Guilty In NYC

  Hip-hop Executive, Bryan Leach launched the careers of rap stars like Lil' Jon and the East Side Boyz, Ying Yang Twins and Bilingual artist, Pitbull.  He is known for most recently signing A$AP Rocky to Polo Grounds Music.  On Monday, September 24, he plead guilty to driving around Harlem with a loaded handgun. In October 2010 Leach, 43,  was caught… Continue reading Hip-hop Exec Pleads Guilty In NYC

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Mara – The Hip-Hop Socialite

  Former Intellectual Property attorney, sometime model, current celebrity journalist/blogger and urban media personality. You can find Mara's work in Parle Magazine, and on websites such as YoRaps.com, HHLO.net, RollingOut.com, and DrJays.com (Live). The Wilmington, NC native has interviewed and written stories on what reads like a "who's who" of R&B, hip-hop and urban entertainment,… Continue reading Mara – The Hip-Hop Socialite

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Kristen V. Carter – Screenwriter, Television Producer & Educator

Kristen V. Carter is a screenwriter, television producer, and educator from Newark, New Jersey. She has produced for a variety of cable’s top programs including MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, OWN’s My Mom is Obsessed, and Food Network’s Cupcake Wars. In addition, Kristen has served as a speech writer for Viacom executives, including BET’s CEO… Continue reading Kristen V. Carter – Screenwriter, Television Producer & Educator

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Should Zoe Saldana Star in Nina Simone Biopic? The Dark vs. Light Skin Debate Continues

  A movie about the life of African American singer-songwriter Nina Simone is coming under fire in recent weeks. Producers for the forthcoming biopic Nina, announced this week that Zoe Saldana would play the title role. Zoe Saldana, 34, got the role after Mary J. Blige, who’s been attached to the film for years, announced… Continue reading Should Zoe Saldana Star in Nina Simone Biopic? The Dark vs. Light Skin Debate Continues

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Behind The Scenes With Gustavius Smith

Gustavius Smith is an award-winning writer and director from Nassau, Bahamas. With interests in design, writing and acting he studied theater at Florida A&M University and later worked in Nassau as a staff reporter for The Tribune newspaper. His articles have been published by PolicyMic and NYIHA Media. In 2002, Smith’s passion for storytelling led… Continue reading Behind The Scenes With Gustavius Smith

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Usain St. Leo “Lightning” Bolt

Usain Bolt is nothing short of a phenomenon.  He has earned his place among the greatest sports legends of all time. He is the world’s fastest man. Bolt became a professional athlete in 2004, but the he became a worldwide household name after he set world records during the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.  Since… Continue reading Usain St. Leo “Lightning” Bolt

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Gabby Douglas Wins The All-Around Title

  Gabby Douglas’ gold medal winning routine will forever be remembered as one of the greatest moments in Olympic history. It is hard to take your eyes off of the sixteen year old’s exciting routine as she executes with such skill. When she is competing, her energy is electric. When she is being interviewed, her… Continue reading Gabby Douglas Wins The All-Around Title