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Chatting With: Angie Stone

By// Joyce E. Davis At 50, Stone’s career has taken her everywhere from the stage to reality television. Still, it’s the consummate musician’s ability to ...

Cover Story: Janet Jackson— Staying Ahead Of The Curves

By// S. Tia Brown The Black community has never considered the fabulous Janet Jackson fat. Thick? Sure. Stacked? Yes. Voluptuous? Most certainly— even with the ...

Jane by Design’s Meagan Tandy

By// S. Tia Brown Ironically, traffic jams have Meagan Tandy on the move. At 27, the Fontana, CA native recently relocated to Los Angeles— and ...

Chatting With: Romeo Miller

By// S. Tia Brown While most young adults decide between attending college or working, Romeo Miller’s dilemma was a tad more grand: become a sports ...

Michael Baisden on his latest project

BY// S. Tia Brown Don’t let the title (or first few pages) fool you, Michael Baisden’s latest book, Maintenance Man II, is more about government ...

Cover Story: Cedric the Entertainer – Here Comes Daddy

By//S. Tia Brown “There is such a thing as a sexy dad, but with morals and values,” Cedric the Entertainer explains about his character on ...

5 Things About: The Ultimate Wingman, Thomas Edwards Jr.

By//S. Tia Brown One of the nation’s foremost wingmen didn’t start off schmoozing the ladies. In fact, he was ready to wed at the tender age ...

Chatting With: Raven-Symone

By// S. Tia Brown AT 26, RAVEN-SYMONÉ has long since debunked the curse of the troubled child star, headlining a billion dollar brand and currently ...

Everybody Loves Tyler

By// Kyra Kyles Those striped Cosby sweaters. That tiny halo of an Afro. Those wide-as-saucers eyes. It’s been four years since we’ve seen Tyler James ...

Cover Story: Idris Elba – Man On A Mission

By//S. Tia Brown British-bred cutie Idris Elba grew up with a militant father, isn’t afraid to say he doesn’t solely date Black women and is ...

5 Things About: Arthur Wylie

By//Kyra Kyles Arthur Wylie is nobody’s employee—and hasn’t been since college. The millionaire investor kicked off his hustle almost 20 years ago from his dorm ...

European singer Emeli Sande brings her talents stateside

By// Bonsu Thompson SCOTTISH MUSICIAN,singer and songwriter Emeli Sande personifies the oft-used term “artist” in a rejuvenating fashion. For the 25-year-old, it’s less occupational tag ...

Cover Story: LisaRaye McCoy – Notes From A Scandal

LisaRaye McCoy may be the former first lady of Turks and Caicos, but one title still reigns in the brassy actress’ DNA: Queen of Candor. ...

Life: Go On, Get Out

By//Kyra Kyles Since childhood, Rue Mapp has relished the great outdoors. The San Diego-based mother of three grew up hiking through national parks and sitting around ...

Chatting With: Nicole Ari Parker

By// S. Tia Brown Actress. Wife. MoM. Entrepreneur. Those are just a few of the names we’ve used when referring to Nicole Ari Parker. The ...

Tameka “Tiny” Harris: All About the Harrises

BY//S. TIA BROWN Writing and singing made Tameka “Tiny” Harris rich. Marrying rap superstar Tip “T.I.” Harris made her famous. The star of VH1’s newest family-friendly ...

A Model Pair

BY// S. TIA BROWN Some reality shows get it right: They offer honest portrayals of the intricate bonds that connect all relationships. Few mother/daughter duos ...

Family Dollars

BY//MIKI TURNER There are about a gazillion reasons why you shouldn’t work with your family— and most of them are valid. Still, there is one ...

Spotlight: Leslie Odom Jr.

BY // MICHAEL ARCENEAUX Apparently, stardom can creep up on you. “I think you don’t necessarily notice the strides that you’re making all the time,” ...

Still The Ones

BY//BRANDI FORTE Wonder what perfect harmony, sans Auto-Tune and overproduced tracks, might sound like? Probably the 10-time Grammy Award-winning ensemble, Take 6. The a cappella hit-makers ...

Spotlight On Singer Luke James

BY// JAMILAH LEMIEUX Don’t be surprised if you hear Luke James singing about fighting the power. “I’m inspired by Marvin Gaye,” the 27-year-old offers. And ...