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Simmons inspires youth with ‘Keep the Peace’ program

Simmons inspires youth with ‘Keep the Peace’ program

BY SHAQUILLE WOODS LOS ANGELES SENTINEL/NNPA Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons recently hosted an event for RushCard’s “Keep The Peace” initiative at the University of Southern California; over 75 young people from southern Los Angeles filled the room. Simmons, who co-founded the prepaid debit card company RushCard, provides grants annually to organizations that promote peace and […]

Wife sets record straight on her success before Tyrese

Wife sets record straight on her success before Tyrese

BY NY MAGEE EURWEB.COM Tyrese’s wife, Samantha Lee Gibson, has taken to social media to stress the importance of women having their own before settling with a man. Tyrese, who has 9-year-old daughter Shayla with ex-wife Norma, secretly wed Samantha on Valentine’s Day, and he initially kept her identity a secret. Meanwhile, Samantha’s latest post […]

OWN brings back church drama, starts podcast

OWN brings back church drama, starts podcast

EURWEB.COM (OWN) Oprah Winfrey Network has renewed its original drama series, “Greenleaf” and has launched a new podcast version of its “SuperSoul Sunday” series. “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate and executive producers Winfrey and Clement Virgo will return for a third season, with the promotion of Rick Fox (journalist Darius Nash) to a series regular. The second […]

Former Daytona resident having success as Hollywood actress

Former Daytona resident having success as Hollywood actress

FROM STAFF REPORTS Janab Kareem Davis, a former Daytona Beach resident, is receiving accolades for her work as a Hollywood actress. Davis recently acted in a play, “Chatter,’’ that won three awards at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. The play was nominated for six awards. The festival is described as an annual, open-access, community-derived event celebrating […]

Flo Rida shares his formula for success

Flo Rida shares his formula for success

BY KEVIN C. JOHNSON ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH/TNS Rapper Flo Rida isn’t one to shy away from a good musical collaboration. The “Low” rapper is one of the kings of collaborations, with a repertoire of hits with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Sia, Pitbull, Jason Derulo, Sage the Gemini, T-Pain, Kesha, Timbaland, will.i.am, Ne-Yo, Akon and […]

‘Girls Trip’ is raunchy yet refreshingly fun

‘Girls Trip’ is raunchy yet refreshingly fun

BY KATIE WALSH TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE/TNS Perfecting the raunchy, randy, female-driven comedy can be a tall order. “Bridesmaids” showed it could be done, though such successes can be few and far between. “Girls Trip” proves to be the heir apparent to “Bridesmaids,” a film about female friendship that nails the comedy, the boldness and the […]

More Motown  in Midtown

More Motown in Midtown

The Midtown Motown concert series continued on July 8 with the Two Timers band as well as Luther Vandross songs by Eric Harris. A large crowd enjoyed the free performances at Cypress Park in Daytona Beach. The next concert in the series is Aug. 12 featuring Linda Cole and a Temptations tribute band. (PHOTOS BY […]

Putting baking skills to the test

Putting baking skills to the test

Local chef competes on Food Network’s new desserts competition show BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES On most days, Andra Chisholm can be found creating mouthwatering desserts in the coffee shop at Daytona State College’s main campus in Daytona Beach. She also is the head baker in the Culinary and Hospitality Department, where that job includes […]

July 1 event to include music, slam poets

July 1 event to include music, slam poets

Creative Happiness Institute (CHI) has teamed up with Thank You Five (TY5) Theatre in Port Orange for an evening of pyrotechnic poetry and music to celebrate the holiday weekend. The program, 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, will feature singer/songwriter Ysa Fernandez and her band together with prize-winning slam poet Troy Kody Cunio. […]

Deltona concert changed to June 24

Deltona concert changed to June 24

The reggae and calypso band Caribbean Crew will perform at the Music in the Amphitheater, 7-9 p.m. June 24 at the Deltona Amphitheater, 2150 Eustace Ave. The concert scheduled for June 10 was cancelled because of bad weather. The band’s visit is in celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month. Caribbean Crew is an award-winning Florida […]

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