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One to Watch: How Choosing Herself is Paying Off For Singer Aisha Badru

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Aisha Badru By Sharee Silerio Singer and Yonkers, New York native Aisha Badru was three years into college when she realized that she’d had enough. The daughter of Nigerian educators was living a life that she didn’t choose and it was taking its toll. So after much contemplation, she did what would seem crazy to many and she quit. Continue…

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The Rebirth of Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert: From The Bottom Up

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Nicci Gilbert  By Mwabi Kaira Twenty four years ago, Detroit native Nichole “Nicci” Gilbert burst onto the music scene with her powerhouse vocals. She, Monica “Mimi” Doby, and Charmayne Maxena “Maxee” Maxwell were the founding members of Grammy-nominated Brownstone, the first group signed to Michael Jackson’s MJJ Music record label. Brownstone had 2 successful albums that spawned the hits including…

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When The Family Claps Back: Zeola Gaye & Rain Pryor Dispel Quincy Jones’s Rumors

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Rain Pryor & Zeola Gaye  By Michelby Coco Whitehead Quincy Jones’s interview with Vulture has been a doozy in every way imaginable. While the interview did provide great commentary on what he thinks about today’s music industry and his relationship with Ivanka Trump, it also spilled some messy tea that has left a lot of people pissed off. Continue The…

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See What Fun Thing Lethal Weapon Actress Keesha Sharp Does With Hubby On The Side!

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Actress Keesha Sharp & Husband Brad Sharp via IG By Erickka Sy Savané You may have seen beautiful, Brooklyn-born actress Keesha Sharp lighting up your television screen on shows like ‘Are We There Yet,’ ‘American Crime Story,’ and currently ‘Lethal Weapon,’ since early 2000. But you may not know that when she’s not doing her acting thang, she’s spending time…

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Tai Allen: Shedding the Stigma for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse in the #MeToo Era

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Photo of Tai Allen by Taylor Flash By Sharon Pendana  Tai Allen is a multidisciplinary creative— poet, performer, music and event producer, graphic designer, to name a few of his many hats. He is also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. His recently published chapbook, No Jewels: A Biography (of sorts) Writ in Stanzas, through revelatory poetry uses his violation…

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