Check out Grammy Award winning rap superstar Kendrick Lamar covers the new issue of GQ Style. Get into the holiday issue cover story as he talks with music pioneer Rick Reuben about his journey in music, his inspirations , his albums & more HERE . Get into his fashionable cover spread below then watch his in dept interview with Rick Reuben below.
Check out NBA superstar Russell Westbrook as he covers the new issue of GQ Magazine. Get into his cover story as he opens up about his journey in basketball , his love for fashion & more HERE. Check out more shots from his fall inspired cover spread and a behind the scenes feature from the shoot below.
Check out sultry star Teyana Taylor as she covers the new issue of Paper Magazine. Get into the living for fashion issue as she opens up about her journey in the music business & more HERE. Peep more shots of the singer/actress & a behind the scenes clip from her sizzling cover spread shot by Albert Watson below.
This past weekend 107.5 WBLS ,Hot 97 & WLIB has once again taken over the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC for the 2016 Circle Of Sisters Expo. The two day event was jam packed with thousands of fans from the tri-state area who couldn’t wait to come out and enjoy all the various things to get into this year. The expo in itself was filled with tons of vendors and booths who sold everything from Food, Clothing, Music, Books ,Toys, Hair Care, Health & Fitness products among other things. Panels were once again held over the weekend with seminars on every topic you could think of including Marriage, Relationships , Health , Politics, Police Brutality , Wealth , , Black in Hollywood ,Fashion , Branding , Hair Care ,Education , Cooking , The Music Business , Women Empowerment and more. Some of our favorite celebs in Music, Television , Politics , Radio , Fashion & more sat in on these panels and trust the Circle Of Sisters delivered as always.
Superstar Rapper/Actor Common joined Rev Al Sharpton on a Panel to talk about everything from politics , relationships , black lives matter & more. Actors Rotimi , Clifton Powell and Ninja Devoe sat with Mona Scott Young on a Red Carpet panel to discuss the ins & outs of the entertainment business. TV Host/Comedian Loni Love made her presence known on the life style , love & relationship panel with Love & Hip Hop star Tara Wallace , singer Joe and radio host Shirley Strawberry. Hot 97’s own Ebro Darden joined a panel with Bishop Hezekiah Walker as well to speak about the importance of voting and the power of Black Lives Matter, while former athlete turned tv host John Salley spoke with Chef Brenda Beener about the importance of fitness , health and wellness.
Superstar actress Vivica Fox stopped by The Expo to talk with fans & media about her new projects along with the support of AARP NY. The King of R&B Bobby Brown of course was back once again to promote his famous fried chicken & barbecue sauce with a special cooking demonstration. He also took to time to do a meet and greet with his fans who also purchased a copy of his memoir . Mona Scott Young held it down with her Myx By Moscato lounge as fans got a chance to meet the entertainment mogul along with some special guest like Tara Wallace , Peter Gunz , Rich Dollaz , Young B & Mariah Lynn from the hit VH1 Love & Hip Hop series. The legendary Jennifer Holliday stopped by to promote The Color Purple On Broadway as she makes her return to the stage as Shuge Avery in the Tony Award winning play. Comedic stars Luenell , Kym Whitley ,George Wallace & Brian Hooks all came through to promote their latest projects while meeting with their fans as well.
Now if that wasn’t enough Ashley Stewart definitely tore down the runway with their exclusive fashion show as they debuted some of their new looks for the fall. Now of course coming to the circle of sisters you cant forget the music aspect of it. Some of our favorites in R&B hit the stage like Joe, Mario , Yuna , KeKe Wyatt , Rotimi & Ro James to promote their latest albums which definitely had the crowd going crazy singing along to every song throughout the day.
If you missed out this year then you truly missed out on one hell of an expo and of course it had to be great with sponsors like AARP New York , Emblem Health , AT&T , Healthfirst , Consumer Reports , Ashley Stewart , Metro PCS , Metro Plus Health Plan , Fidelis Care , StateFarm , SONYMA , Maybeline , ShaeMoisture MTA , American Heart Association , Nyack College , EXPG , McDonalds All Day Breakfast , AIDS Health Foundation , The Color Purple On Broadway , Harlem Hospital , Nubian Heritage , Fox 5 NY , Village Voice & Black Enterprise supporting them this weekend. Check out tons of pics & footage from the epic weekend which will were sure will once again get bigger & better next year.
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This past weekend r&b star RL of Next &his longtime fiance Lena Huggar officially tied the knot. !! The two expecting parents got married at the beautiful Victoria Belle Mansion in the outer skirts of Atlanta, Georgia. The private ceremony was surrounded by tons of family , friends & loves ones who came to celebrate their union. Now of course the Bravo cameras were rolling now that Lena has joined the new season of their hit series ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’. Notable guest in attendance included Kandi and Todd Tucker , Tionna Smalls , Toya Wright , Monyetta Shaw ,Tameka Foster and of course Tlow & Tweet of NEXT. Check out pics & videos via Instagram from the newlyweds special day below.
It’s with sad news that we have to report that actor Thomas Mikal Ford has unfortunately passed away at the age of 52. Earlier this morning it was reported that he was in the hospital on life support from complications after falling into a state of unconsciousness due to a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen after a post-op check-up after his knee replacement surgery . The actor most known for his roles on ” MARTIN ” , ” Harlem Nights ” , ” Class Act ” , ” New York Undercover ” , ” The Parkers ” & l Who Got Jokes ? ” was surrounded by his wife Gloria & family in Atlanta when he was sadly taken off of life support. He lived behind his spouse Gina & his kids. We want to send out prayers to his family , friends & loved ones during this this unfortunate time.
Check out Academy Award winning superstar actress Monique as she covers the new issue of Sheen Magazine. Look for her cover story as she opens up about her new film ‘Almost Christmas’ & more when it hits newsstands later this month. Peep an excerpt from the article HERE.
Last night rising star Ari Lennox hit the stage at Studio 151 for a private performance as she showcased new tracks off her upcoming debut Ep “PHO” . The event filled with music execs, managers, press & celebs including Elle Varner , Audra The Rapper & Roble were all ready to finally see what J.Cole & Dreamville has been cooking up with their first lady. Ari hit the stage like a pro with her refreshing soulful sound which was reminiscent of Nicole Wray with a gritty edge that had everyone taking notice whenever she hit certain notes which just made us want to hear more & more. Her boss man J.Cole along with other members of DreamVille & Roc Nation watched from the back of the venue as his latest songbird proved that she has finally arrived. Now of course if you wasn’t there then no worries. You can check out footage from her showcase exclusively from us below. Look out for her debut EP ‘PHO’ when it drops on Oct 21st.