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Morris Chestnut talks ‘Kick Ass 2′ and ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Morris Chestnut talks ‘Kick Ass 2′ and ‘The Best Man Holiday’

Frederick Douglass’ Bronze Statue Unveiled in Nation’s Capital

Frederick Douglass’ Bronze Statue Unveiled in Nation’s Capital

Hailed as an “equality fighter” and a self-proclaimed member of the Republican Party, Frederick Douglass takes his place among other African American greats honored in the Capitol with a statue or a bust – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Sojourner Truth. Gifted by residents of the District of Columbia, Douglass’ bronze [...]

Lexus IS 2014: Let’s Ride

Lexus IS 2014: Let’s Ride

It’s more than “fun to drive.” The 2014 Lexus IS cruises a very fine line between menacing and chic. It’s a badass babe. Yeah, I said it! It’s a girl and she’s on steroids. Having taken the F SPORT model for a spin around a NASCAR race track, the Rockingham Speedway, this writer knows this [...]

Aston Martin Celebrates 100th Birthday: Gifts Car Lovers the Rapide S

Aston Martin Celebrates 100th Birthday: Gifts Car Lovers the Rapide S

You can’t watch a James Bond movie without being mesmerized by the noble sports car that Agent 007 uses to fancy the girls, among other things. That amazing automobile has a name; it’s called  an Aston Martin. The first one to catch our eye co-starred in Goldfinger, the 1963 DB5. Then there were cameos in [...]

Legendary Cabinetmaker Thomas Day Defied All Odds During Height of Slavery

Legendary Cabinetmaker Thomas Day Defied All Odds During Height of Slavery

African American furniture designer and cabinetmaker Thomas Day (1801 – 1861) was an iconoclast. A free man, his creations were in demand during the height of the south’s antebellum era. From now through July 28, 36 of his best works and photographs of his architectural work are on display at the Smithsonian Museum’s Renwick Gallery. [...]

Untitled. Mobile, 1956.

Gordon Parks in L.A. (Lower Alabama)

A new generation of film aficionado was introduced to the character of Shaft when Sam Jackson starred in the 2003 re-make. While it was a fresh attempt at modern storytelling, the film didn’t quite have the same intensity or ‘storytelling without words’ feel that the original had. What was missing? The touch of famed photographer [...]

Tracy Reese Is Having Fun With Fall 2013 Collection

Tracy Reese Is Having Fun With Fall 2013 Collection

Tracy Reese’s Fall 2013 Collection is colorful, fun and alive with touches of retro-whimsy. Having an air of retro-styling that immediately recalls the 1980’s, old school Luther and Force MD’s were background music to the memory of our then-new love for all things thrift store. What was better than scoring a bold patterned, tea-length dress [...]

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Los Angeles home

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Los Angeles home

Grammy Award–winning singer and songwriter John Legend and his beautiful fiancée model Christine Teigen show off their lovely 1960s home in the Hollywood Hills. Legend tells Architectural Digest, “Our style is chic and tailored but also earthy and casual. Since this is our first home in Los Angeles, we wanted it to feel right not [...]

A Look Inside Diddy’s $8.5 Million Dollar Home

A Look Inside Diddy’s $8.5 Million Dollar Home

Diddy has listed his 66th floor Midtown West apartment at The Park Imperial for $8.5 million. Photos of the apartment were held in privacy until yesterday. That’s when Prudential Douglas Elliman finally posted multiple pictures showing every room of this unique apartment. First thing that takes the attention is a large Notorious B.I.G. painting hanging [...]

LeSean Thomas shares failing his way to success

LeSean Thomas shares failing his way to success

    LeSean Thomas is a celebrated Pop-Artist with a Hip Hop/ Anime-driven aesthetic that is praised by industry veterans and fans of the genre. His most notable work was on the Award-winning show “The Boondocks”. This video is from TEDxSinchon, where he gets the chance to speak on his successful failure and how he [...]