Elev8 is proud and happy to send CONGRATULATIONS to Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell on the birth of her new daughter. Representatives for Mary Mary have just announced that Erica Campbell gave birth to a baby girl, Zaya Monique, Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Mother and daughter are resting comfortably. Read: Maurette Brown Clark Celebrates Her Third […]

On Wednesday morning, the Fulton County medical examiner confirmed that the body found on Monday in South East Atlanta is indeed Stacey Nicole English, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. SEE ALSO: FAMU Dismisses Students Charged With Hazing The medical examiner was able to identify English through the dental records her family provided. English, a bank […]

This week Kym Lee introduces us to a wonderful home grown boutique in the infamous Bloomingdale area of NW, DC it called Studio 85. Studio 85 is located at 53 Florida Ave, NW in Bloomingdale. Their website says: Tammi, Tamika, & Tiffany are sisters who were born & raised in Washington, DC. As kids they […]

As i was going through my mail I found this and was appaled as well as grossed out! To think so many of us eat at fast food restaurants and not think twice what is in the food or how it is handled or processed. I believe you will find this very interesting. Via […]

GMC, America’s favorite channel for uplifting music and family entertainment, announced today that it is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on the second annual GMC Faith and Family Screenplay Competition. The competition, promoting the development of faith friendly family entertainment screenplays, with a focus on the American Black cultural experience, is a […]

This is President Barack Obama‘s fourth State of the Union address. And, if the Republican Party has anything to say about it, it’ll be his last. RELATED: What To Expect In Obama’s State Of The Union Speech Tonight at 9pm EST, Obama is expected to focus on the economy. Obviously. But, more specifically, he is […]

By theGrio The White House will take advantage of technology by hosting the president’s first Google+ hangout next Monday. RELATED: Obama’s Base Focused On Jobs “Your Interview with the President,” will be a 10-person digital conference where citizens can interact with the commander in chief. Currently, you can submit questions to the president via the […]

BALTIMORE-The Algebra Project which was founded by Civil Rights leader, Bob Moses has launched a campaign against Maryland’s planned $104 million detention center for juveniles charged a adults. The Algebra Project uses mathematics as an organizing tool to make sure that urban students are given a quality public school education and has fought against what […]

This month I grace the cover of Kingdom Voices Magazine. Things get real interesting when I sit on the other side of the interview chair with editor-in-chief, Latoya A. Young. Check out the up close and personal interview here. Kingdom Voices (KV) is a revolutionary online Christian lifestyle magazine for all men and women of […]

It was one of the most touching moments during Bishop T.D. Jakes’ 2011 Woman Thou Art Loosed conference. His daughter, Sarah Henson, who became a mom at the young age of 14, shared how her father was her rock and biggest champion during such a difficult time in her life. Today, on her blog, the […]

As President Barack Obama preps for his State of the Union Address, I thought I’d share some topics that  I’d love to see him attack head-on.  Of course, I’d be delusional to think that he can or should hit all of these issues during one speech, but I figured we could lay out an African-American […]

By Ashley Michelle Williams Jalen Rose can now add “educator” to his long list of social contributions. SEE ALSO: Why Obama’s Critics Are Right Who Will Be Gifford’s Successor? The former NBA star and current ESPN analyst has established the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (JRLA) in his hometown of Detroit in order to help improve […]