The Black Girls Rock! Owning Our Magic. Rocking Our Truth Book

From the award-winning entrepreneur, culture leader, and creator of the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! movement comes an inspiring and beautifully designed book that pays tribute to the achievements and contributions of black women around the world. Continue Reading →

Beverly Bond Talks “Black Girls Rock!” At Build

The Black Girls Rock movement was conceived by Beverly Bond as a mission to uplift black women, to show them respect, to strip away the self-hate and marginalization, and to proclaim, “Hey black girl, you rock.” Continue Reading →

The Best Harlem Style Of First Lady Michelle Obama (Photos)

For eight years, she has been the First Lady of Fitness, the First Lady of Shoulders, and above all the fabulous First Lady of Style. Continue Reading →

“The Meaning Of Michelle,” A Conversation About The First Lady At The Schomburg In Harlem

When history is written, First Lady Michelle Obama will loom large as one of the single most positive influences on legacy, of the Obama Presidency. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: The Jock Vs. The Scholar At The Apollo Theater


By Eartha Watts-Hicks

Walking into the Apollo Theater, Monday evening, September 26th, I saw the crowd of viewers waiting outside, swelling with anticipation. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: First Lady Welcomes Young Chefs to the White House

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First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to the White House Kids’ State Dinner on July 14, 2016. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Michelle, Malia And Sasha Obama Planning Girls’ Trip With Streep, Freida Pinto And Grandma

the obama ladies on the roadMichelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia Obama are leaving dad behind, this summer, and heading overseas. Continue Reading →

First Lady Obama To Give Commencement Speech At City College In Harlem

800px-Michelle_Obama_official_portrait1Michelle Obama is in New York to deliver the final commencement speech of her tenure as first lady at City College in Harlem NY. Continue Reading →

First Lady Obama Celebrates College Signing Day In Harlem

first lady obama in harlem for grads1First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to Manhattan Tuesday to celebrate the decision by so many high school students to pursue higher education.
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The Museum Girl’s World Cool, Cultured And Colorful Have A few Spots Open

23962196776_a6b3b41835_oMuseum Girl’s World expands the horizons of young women and girls of color by holding space for cultural appreciation, celebration and exploration of museums.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Aretha Franklin Sings “You Make Me Feel” At Kennedy Center (video)

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The world was reminded of Aretha Franklin‘s divaness on Tuesday when CBS aired the pre-taped Kennedy Center Honors celebration from Washington, D.C. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Dougie Fresh Hosts Health In Key Gala Event

DougHarlem man Dougie Fresh is hosting the HEALTH IN KEY Celebrating a Decade of Youth Empowerment through Music event on Thursday, September 19th 2015. Continue Reading →

CC Minton Talks First Lady Michelle Obama On The Danny Tisdale Show

cc minton 2Join CC Minton as she discuss her experience in the article Up Close with CC Minton: First Lady Hosts White House Kids State Dinner that took place on Friday, July 10, 2015, with Danny Tisdale on the The Danny Tisdale Show on the HW Radio Podcast. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: First Lady Hosts White House Kids State Dinner

By CC Minton

First Lady Michelle Obama hosted fifty-five young and talented chefs at the White House “Kids State” Dinner. Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Iconic Fashion Designer Stephen Burrows Kick Starts a New Collection

Jonathan-Bodrick-Veronica-Jones-Stephen-Burrows-JJ-Langan-and-Tina-Ronelle_sildeBy CC Minton

Stephen Burrows, one of the most influential black designers in American history, was joined by guest and legends of the fashion world at JB b.o.r.n. Vintage Fashion Show Room in Harlem.

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The Hotness: Black Power Without Black Women Is Weak


By Nicole Moore

When most people think about Malcolm X they immediately think of Black manhood leading to associations of Black power tied exclusively to the work of Black men. Continue Reading →

President Obama Reps In His Columbia U T-Shirt With The First Lady Michelle

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on College Signing Day, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Barack Obama wears his Columbia University in Harlem and First Lady Michelle Obama wears her Princeton University t-shirt in support of her “Reach Higher” initiative as they strike a pose for their Alma mater on College Signing Day Celebration. Continue Reading →

Salter’s Scene: Rocks ‘Black Girls Rock! 2015’

salters scene at black rockBy Udo Salters

Black Girls Rock! 2015 aired April 5th on BET hosted by actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross. The show kicked off with an incredible performance by percussionist Sheila E. and it was nonstop star power. Continue Reading →