Most Wanted Merch: JAY-Z Library Cards!

Book of HOV exhibition where 14000+ Jay-Z Limited Edition Collectible Library Cards issued by the Brooklyn Public Library (New York).

Grammy nod to NYT Bestseller

When the soundtrack of your life and the 2005 box office hit rom-com “Hitch” share a Billboard top 100 songs, it’s hard not to wonder, “where are they now.” To my surprise, the singer is creating new worlds to explore, bringing us closer one book at a time.

Wanted: A Few Good Black Men

An Atlanta-based college has partnered with an online education provider to increase their 51-percent graduation rate to 100 percent. Read on to find out which high-profile school is looking to reclaim its nongraduated alumni.

Inauguration|Brave New Words

America’s conscience arrived at the nation’s Capitol wearing a vibrant red Crown, masquerading as a Prada satin headband, adorning an upsweep of gorgeous braids. She dressed in a Prada bright yellow double-breasted wool coat, a crisp white poplin shirt, black leather pencil skirt, and pumps. In her repertoire, a message of hope.


UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! With a new CEO at the helm EBONY/JET may be back to iconic status. UPDATE: EBONY/JET will not be headquartered in its former home of Chicago. Digital launch is March 1st!

Basement Party

In the 70s, BBQ Days and Basement Party Nights filled Brooklyn Weekends – and gave party goers a reason to go glam. -Continuing our style through the decades ‘series.

Sidewalk Runway

After nearly a year of messy buns, sweats pants and zoom meetings; a look-back at styles through the decades. This one from the late 1960s.

40s Swagger

The World Was at War for the second time – and women decided to look their best – 40s Swagger

Next on FOX SOUL … Joy and Pleasure with Thea Monyeé

“we are sexual beings and with sexual energy and we have to be taught how to work with that energy and how to use it to hold ourselves up and walk through this world with full power” ~Thea Monyee’, Psychotherapist

Black Lives Images – Going Once, Twice, Sold!

It’s an end of an era as Johnson Publishing Company’s iconic photo archive collection is expected to go on the auction block.  But if you head up to Boston’s Colby Museum, you may get a final glimpse of what could be the last time the 

Bylines and Headlines

The LeadStory founder and principals making headlines and bylines

Byline | EBONY Magazine

Check out my two feature articles in EBONY Sept 2018 Fashion Issue. I had the pleasure to speak with the indefatigable Emmy Award-nominated lead actress and TV show creator, Issa Rae. I write about her experience with the Peabody award-winning HBO series “Insecure” and how 

Historic Beale Street

Traveling to Memphis, Tennessee for #MLK50, commemorating the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? Be sure to visit the First Baptist Church on Beale Street. It’s billed as the first and largest “negro missionary church built after the Civil War.”

Rap*s New Generation

More than music Hip Hop is a movement.

The Havard Gazette : Radcliffe acquires papers of activist Angela Davis

Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library has acquired the papers of famed activist Angela Davis. Angela Davis, iconic activist, scholar and leading advocate for prison abolition, has found a new home for her life’s work. In 2016, Kenvi Phillips, Ph.D. (US History) the newly installed Curator for Race