PRINCE PROTÉGÉE: TAMAR DAVIS

Tamar performs with Prince on Good Morning America

COVER STORY: TAMAR DAVIS By Teryl Warren  For decades, Houston, Texas has been known for its NASA Space Center. But thanks to the powerhouse vocals of Beyoncé, gospel star Yolanda Adams and multi-talented entertainer Tamar Davis, it’s now known for cranking out some of the most influential women’s voices in recent memory. Long before she [...]

COVER STORY: VIVICA A. FOX

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COVER STORY: VIVICA A. FOX By Teryl Warren Empowering women. It’s a principle that’s been shaping our society since the days of the Suffragettes. It’s a notion that almost put a woman in the White House in 2016.  And, on a very real level, it’s the motivation behind a new provocative series about male exotic [...]

MR. RIGHT: CHRIS PAUL

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MR. RIGHT: CHRIS PAUL By Teryl Warren When the clock strikes midnight on December 25, Chris Cringle will begin his shimmying-down- the-chimney-thing.  But hundreds of kids in LA got an up-close look at their very own Santa Chris earlier this week. And he wasn’t just handing out toys – he was handing out life lessons, [...]

Office Party Attire

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The Holiday Office Party Conundrum: Women Worry More About The Office Party Than Any Other Holiday Event QVC Survey Finds 56 Percent of Women Are Stressed About What to Wear Whether it’s selecting the right outfit or styling their hair or makeup, one out of two women say that prepping and primping for the holiday [...]

Merge Summit Recap

2016 MergeSummit-MichelleWilliams,TashaCobbs,EssenceAtkins,Dr. Thema Bryant Davis

MERGE SUMMIT 2016 RECAP By Teryl Warren From August 25 – 27, the luxurious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles played host to the 8th Merge Summit. Founded by producer Dr. Holly Carter, and Co-Chaired by legendary casting director Robi Reed and prolific television executive Traci Blackwell, the Merge Summit is a unique event [...]

National Anthem Etiquette

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What to Do When They’re Playing Your (Country’s) Song! The 2016 Rio Olympics are here! Years of early morning workouts and late night practices finally pay off for the athletes who will represent the United States at the games. And some American fans will even travel to Rio to support the team. But what happens after the [...]

Nastasya Generalova

Rhythmic gymnast Nastasya Generalova/Photo by Richard Knapp

SOCIALITE SPOTLIGHT: NASTASYA GENERALOVA By Alyssa Salela Never give up hope. That is Nastasya Generalova’s mantra. Growing up, the 16-year-old rhythmic gymnast was told by coaches she didn’t have what it took to make it in the sport. Her dark skin color was different than the other girls. Her athletic build stood out next to [...]

Summer Survival Guide

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Whether you’ve got several weeks, or just several days left, make the  most of your summer with these essential tips!   Read it online, or download and take it on the go. Either way, you’ll be ready to Survive Summer Wiles Style!   

Wyclef’s Renaissance

Wyclef Jean and The Knocks Headline Debut of NYC's "First Living Hotel" Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel (PRNewsFoto/Renaissance Hotels)

Wyclef Jean And The Knocks Headline Debut Of NYC’s First ‘Living’ Hotel, Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel Event Included Top Fashion, Design, Culinary and Entertainment Talent Including ‘It Girls’ Olivia Palermo and Chanel Iman, DJ Harley Viera-Newton and Fashion Designer Timo Weiland To celebrate the debut of the Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel, the brand’s new [...]

AMERICA’S FAVORITE DRINK

Margarita

What America Is Drinking: Margarita Tops The List Of America’s Favorite Cocktail Continuing Nielsen’s vision toward total consumer measurement, today, Nielsen CGA, a joint venture between Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) and CGA Strategy, released insights from their first On-Premise Consumer Survey for the U.S. market. The Nielsen CGA On-Premise Consumer Survey is a biannual survey of [...]