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From the Desk of Christine Wright, Chicago, ILL
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13 07, 2012

Lira: The Queen of Afro-Soul

July 13, 2012|

South Africa’s Musical Super Star, Lira

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As South Africa’s biggest artist of the 21st century, the graceful and soulful singer, LIRA, has earned accomplishments that few artists in the history of the entire continent can claim. Her accomplishments of which include a multitude of South African Music Awards (SAMAs), MTV African Awards, MOJO Awards, Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year, a multitude of magazine covers and platinum albums: […]

13 07, 2012

Paul Carrick Brunson: Lessons in Love

July 13, 2012|

In the last three years, Paul Carrick Brunson (also known as the modern-day “Hitch”) has become internationally recognized as one of the most successful matchmakers and relationship coaches. As the pioneering African American matchmaker in the world, Brunson has served more than 267 clients directly and collectively through live events and social media and matched more than 3,000 people on dates. He also served as the first male speaker […]

13 07, 2012

Break Room: Getting Healthy

July 13, 2012|

When First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign we were all ears as the initiative focuses on childhood obesity. The alarming numbers caused us to gasp, as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that approximately 12.5 million children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 are obese, with rates from 2007 to 2008 showing African American girls at a greater risk. Clearly, our children are unhealthy. We want them to grow up without […]

13 07, 2012

James Lesure: Human Resources

July 13, 2012|

While there James Lesure is truly a man that believes in putting himself into the work and the causes he believes in.

Lesure is the new co-star of this season’s comedy series, Men at Work premiering on TBS. Named one of the next generation’s leading men by GQ magazine, he was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His path to Hollywood began with a […]

13 07, 2012

Roland Martin: Politics As Usual

July 13, 2012|

For those of you who may have been under a rock for the last few years and do not know Roland Martin, you have several ways to get to know him: he has penned three books, he is a commentator on TV One Cable Network and is currently host and managing editor of Washington Watch with Roland Martin, a one-hour Sunday morning news show. He has interviewed both the president and the first lady of […]

13 07, 2012

The Wave of the Future: Are You Prepared

July 13, 2012|

Innovation and new markets are growing at lightning speed. We live in a world where cars listen, TV screens bend and machines can write with no humans necessary. We are rapidly growing to reflect the futuristic cartoon, The Jetsons.

Here’s a look at the current tech trends that are defining the future of small business:

Is your company equipped for the future now?

The idea of having a “personal cloud” for storage is so 2011. Now you can […]

12 07, 2012

Gregory Porter – International Soulful Jazz Sensation

July 12, 2012|

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Even though he was born in Bakersfield, California and currently resides in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, Gregory Porter’s music has no geographical barriers. His sultry vocals have made him an international soulful jazz sensation, and his lyrics are unapologetically poetic.

Yet, Porter isn’t just an overnight international success that captured fans hearts in fifteen minutes of fame. He first […]

12 07, 2012

Mark Larush – Let’s Get The Party Started

July 12, 2012|

DJ, NewYork City, NY

If you’re in New York and looking for the go-to hotspots, then you’ll surely want to stop by any place that DJ Mark Larush is spinning. Currently he is one of the most talked about deejays in the New York party scene, and he truly knows how to get the party started.

Mark has got the art of getting […]

12 07, 2012

Will Downing – The Romantic Baritone

July 12, 2012|

Producer, Singer and Songwriter

There are a lot of singers making a name for themselves in the industry, yet Will Downing has earned recognition as a critically claimed singer due to his rich baritone vocals and unrelenting determination.

With over two decades over experience, Downing has crafted an impressive career filled with romantic music, love ballads and sultry vocals infused with […]

12 07, 2012

Kirk Whalum: The Art of Romance Language

July 12, 2012|

Saxophone Player

Kirk Whalum

Often when people think of the Grammy awards, they immediately imagine some big name pop artist or R&B recording artist. Yet, the Grammy awards are home to the overall celebration of all types of music, including the intricate world of jazz. When discussing the legends in jazz, you’d surely have to mention Grammy winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum.

He’s been recognized as one of the […]