Rutina Wesley: Fit For A Queen

There’s a good chance you already know actress Rutina Wesley from her role as Tara Thornton on HBO’s vampire hit show True Blood. But her star keeps rising as she plays the character, Nova, on Oprah Winfrey’s mega-hit, Queen Sugar. Many may not have known it when she was younger, but Wesley was seemed like…

You Are Not Alone: 5 Common Frustrations Of Single Black Women

Maneuvering the dating scene as a grown woman can come with any number of frustrations. I’ve listed five of the most common and how to turn the tables. Trust me, you are not alone! 1. Feeling like men have the upper hand Do you feel like you are always competing because there are so many…

An Interview with the New York Kings of Comedy

Continuing our mini-series on comedic acts taking Rochester by storm, Tunya Griffin and her sidekick, local funny lady Char B, recently caught up with the touring troupe of stand-up comedians, the New York Kings of Comedy—Talent, Capone, Drew Fraser, Rob Stapleton and Mark Viera—who have appeared everywhere from the world-famous Apollo Theater to our very…

Interviews with Comedy Stars Tommy Davidson and Brandon T. Jackson

How often do you laugh? Like, really, really, laugh? You know, that side-splitting, almost-crying kind of laughter? Probably not nearly enough. They say laughter is the best medicine, and in these stressful times, a hilarious live comedy show can offer a much-needed mental escape. With that in mind, the Rochester comedy scene has been heating…

RIT Students Help Determine Future of Vacant Lots in Rochester

Students at Rochester Institute of Technology are working with Rochester high school students to see if some of the 300 city-owned vacant lots in the Marketview Heights neighborhood can be turned into assets such as community gardens, playscapes or exercise stations. The survey is a pilot program that is using the leadership team of the…

A Warm Welcome to Jay Z and Beyonce’s Twins

Welcome to the limelight, Sir Carter and Rumi! At 1:10 a.m. ET on Friday, Beyonce posted to Instagram a photo of herself with her twins, writing, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” followed by a series of emojis, including clasped hands, a heart, and babies. In the photo, Beyonce — wearing what appears to…

Melanie Fiona’s Emotional Birth Story: “I Felt Like My Body Failed Me”

Every motherhood journey is unique and new mother Melanie Fiona wants women to know that whatever their experience, there’s no shame in being real about it. The Grammy-winning singer recently released a raw, vulnerable video, “It’s Time To Tell The Truth (uncut),” recounting her birth story that at times was “terrifying” and filled with feelings…

Singer Keke Wyatt Shaves Head To Support Her Child Battling Cancer

In 2012, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a little time with Keke Wyatt when she was on tour with Love Overboard so I’m not at all surprised that she would partner with her child during such a difficult time. #Praying4KeeverWest R&B singer and R&B Divas: Atlanta star Keke Wyatt revealed her child is…

Black Hair: Protective Hairstyles for Summer Flyness

Styling natural hair can be both FAB and DRAB! When it comes to the dog days of summer, some even argue it’s impossible to find a style that protects, holds and looks flawless – all at once – not to mention reduces breakage! Fortunately for naturalistas, the sudden upswing in acceptance of our kinky, curly,…

3 Areas Of The Body To Stretch To Be Flexible At Any Age

A joint is where two bones meet. As we get older, these tissue in between joints begins to contract, or shrink. This makes the joint stiff and harder to move, limiting its range of motion. When you don’t have full range of motion in a joint, you’re forced to make smaller movements. This can set…

Why Aoki Imports Is Your Best Source For Hair Bundles

Aoika Imports is something to talk about! There was a time when I wouldn’t dare wear a weave, because the word on the curb was if you wore a weave then you must not have any hair on your head. Contrary to popular opinion this could not be further from the truth. In fact, many…