Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian is 2017 Legendary Award recipient and still vocal

If leaders lead by example, then Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian is a prime example of the well-deserved Legendary Award. And, as a leader, he became the 2017 recipient of the Pioneer Award. A road well traveled, the Rev. Dr. Vivan has been through a lot and seen a lot in …

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The 7th Annual Legendary Awards honors leaders in their field for 2017

Don’t get it wrong: there is a difference between an icon and a legend. As an icon, one is in the moment of time but as a legend, one transcends time to longevity in history. Arguably the terminology is synonymous, though there is a slight difference in verbiage. It’s the …

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‘Watch Me Whip & Brunch’ cook-off comes down to skills at Atlanta Boys and Girls Club

It was a serious yet fun-filled competition between Team Breakfast vs. Team Lunch at the Thomasville Boys & Girls Club recreation center late in February. However, the Network of STARRS Foundation is all about serious yet fun-filled events that help the kids. The foundation stages the events at various Atlanta …

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Rapper Big Boi honored with Pepsi ‘#ChampionTheDream’ award in Atlanta

Rapper. Musician. Actor. Producer. Businessman. Philanthropist. Father. Friend. Husband. Animal Lover. Icon. These are the many titles given to just one man. Now, add Advocate to the growing list of a accomplishments for Big Boi. Although Antwan André Patton, also known worldwide as Big Boi, has been involved with kids …

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Actor Tommy Ford lives on in final movie ‘The Last Time’

When you’re gone too soon, you change a lot of lives. What makes the mark of a true icon, however, is the body of work that elevates you in those people’s minds. This is true of Actor/Director/Producer Tommy Ford. As elevated nationally by his character “Tommy” on the successful long …

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‘The Last Time’ new movie targets domestic violence awareness

  There’s too much violence in the world, and it’s amazing that domestic violence and abuse is still prevalent in our society. This is a good reason and perfect timing for The Last Time, a new film about this subject. The film stars Reece Odum, Tiffany Hill, Wardell Richardson, Charmin …

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Rick Ross becomes hair care industry mogul featuring men’s products

Let’s start with the numbers. Overall, the hair care industry in America is big business and the African-American hair care industry is projected to bring in $761 million in 2017 according to market research firm Mintel. That’s not counting weaves, extensions, wigs independent beauty supply stores, e-commerce, styling tools and …

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Singer Jordin Sparks philanthropy is based on family and community

Jordin Sparks

The wonderful thing about being famous is the availability and chance to help change lives for the better. If you watch those celebrities who donate their time, talent and testimony to affect a change, you’ll see Jordin Sparks right in the mix. We caught up with her at the 51st …

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Jekalyn Carr is a gospel music miracle with a purpose

What can you say about a young woman in the gospel music business that not only sings, but has aspirations to reach the masses through many portals? If you’re Jekalyn Carr, who just ended 2016 with dual Billboard magazine music chart-toppers with an album titled “The Life Project,” and a …

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