March 25, 2015

Meet SheROCKS 2015 Performer Queenlin

The third installment of SheROCKS, the celebration of women in the arts, is taking place this Saturday and this year’s program is better than ever with new vendors, new sponsors and most importantly, new talent. Dancer/choreographer Queenlin will be performing for the first time at SheROCKS, but she is not new to …

March 23, 2015

Iyanla Vanzant Says Karreuche Tran Will Look ‘Naive’ In Interview

If you were looking to get the tea from Karrueche Tran’s interview with Iyanla Vanzant, Iyanla says you may be disappointed. According to the life coach, Karrueche, to her surprise, was not forthcoming about the inner turmoil of her relationship with Chris Brown and did not bash him for cheating on and disrespecting her. …

March 19, 2015

Taraji P. Henson Talks Empire, Sexy Co-Stars, Singledom and More with Angie Martinez

In every successful career, there has to be a moment or two that show and prove just how talented you are. We’ve always been fans of our home town gal Taraji P. Henson but her portrayal of “Cookie” on Fox’s Empire has shown EVERYONE just how talented the Academy-Award nominee truly is. …

March 18, 2015

Ronnessa Brown Shares Her Journey To Success, High Heels High Goals Hosts “Mind Business & Spirit” Seminar

The first time I heard the name Ronnessa “Ronne” Brown, it was mentioned by a fellow entrepreneur. The person I was talking to referred to her as “go getter”. So I wasn’t surprised to hear that the DC native became a millionaire earner at the top of 2015. I spoke …

March 16, 2015

Miko Branch Celebrates The Memory of Sister Titi Branch with Book, “MISS JESSIE’S: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch — Naturally”

When the news broke back in December 2014 that co-founder of Miss Jessie’s hair-care company, Titi Branch, passed away of an apparent suicide, members of the natural hair community were left in shock. So was her sister and co-founder of the Brooklyn salon turned multi-million dollar business, Miko Branch. The sisters were …

March 12, 2015

[Product Review] No’Kyem Naturals Shea Amaretto Styling Meringue

I was super excited to receive my package from No’Kyem Naturals containing this Shea Amaretto Styling Meringue. My hair texture is thick and curly, and after being natural for a year and a half, I still have a hard time finding products for styling that give my hair definition. I have …

March 11, 2015
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Ashleigh Demi Talks Broadcast Journalism, Acting, Inspiring Girls & More

Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what you’re meant to do in life. Some people spend their entire adult life searching for their “purpose”. But some people just know. Media producer/broadcaster/actress/model Ashleigh Demi has always known who she was and what she was meant to do. I recently caught …

March 10, 2015

Jussie Smollett Talks Sexuality with Ellen “There’s Never Been a Closet That I’ve Been In”

If you’re one of those people who’ve wondered if art was imitating life in the case of Empire star Jussie Smollett, then wonder no more. The actor who plays the gay son of Luscious Lyons talked with Ellen DeGeneres after his recent appearance on her show about the rumor that …

March 7, 2015
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Voter Rights Remains An Issue as “Bloody Sunday” is Commemorated in Selma

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of “Blood Sunday”, the day that the first march from Selma to Montgomery took place and demonstrators were attacked by police with tear gas and billy clubs. The fact that there is any semblance between March 7, 1965 and March 7, 2015 is more than unsettling. The 1965 …

March 6, 2015
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All About Caring Project, Inc Kicks Off 2015 with It’s 1st Annual “Scholarship and Grants Expo”

As you know from Chattertainment’s previous chat with Chante Bender, the Founder and Executive Director of All About Caring Project (AACP) Inc, she has always desired to be the voice of change in her community. One of AACP’s most recent efforts is to decrease student drop out and college graduation …

March 4, 2015

Natasha Gaspard Starts New Movement with Naturals4Change

Although the disparity between Black lives and non-black lives taken by law enforcement has been an issue for some time, 2014 was a year that catapulted the issue onto the world’s stage. Demonstrations took place around the globe protesting the killing of unarmed Blacks by law enforcement across the United States. New movements …

March 3, 2015

Does the Brown Family Have A Reality Show in the Works That Will Feature Bobby Kristina’s Health Crisis?

It’s been 5 weeks since Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in her bathtub. From day one her father, Bobby Brown, has made it very clear that he wants her privacy respected. Even going as far as to blast his own nephew, Jerrod Brown, for speaking  to the media. So I’m pretty sure he is not …

February 28, 2015

Empire’s Jussie Smollett Signs Recording Deal with Columbia Records

I’m going to act like I didn’t see this coming.  The success and popularity of Fox’s new hit “Empire” is clear and so is the success of the show’s main characters. Jussie Smollett, who plays the gay middle son of Luscious Lyons, Jamal Lyons, is definitely soaring among the stars …

February 26, 2015
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Sybrina Fulton Speaks 3 Years After the Murder of Trayvon Martin, Says Zimmerman “Got Away With Murder”

I’m pretty sure that during the days and months immediately following the murder of her son, Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton would not have imagined that Trayvon’s killer would be a free man three years later. But that is indeed the case. Sybrina expressed her disappointment to the Associated Press that federal prosecutors …

February 24, 2015
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Tatyana Ali, Essence Atkins and Andrea Lewis Team Up for “Black Actress”

The plight of the black actress in Hollywood is one that I’ve heard expressed time and time again from some of my favorite actresses. Just this past week, Essence hosted it’s 8th Annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. The luncheon which uplifts black women in Hollywood is necessary because far …

February 23, 2015
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Common and John Legend Bring Audience to Tears During “Glory” Performance at the Oscars

As expected, Selma, the film starring David Oyelowo and Oprah, didn’t win big at this year’s Academy Awards. The award winners clearly lacked diversity but the show’s attendees and performers didn’t let that make the film’s message null and void. During the show there were several moments that highlighted the need for equality and …