Akon has quite literally been a beacon of light for the African community. Though he’s been away from the spotlight for some time now, the singer, songwriter, producer, and business mogul is far from forgotten for many. In 2014, Akon started Akon Lighting Africa, a non-profit that provides solar energy to 14 African countries andContinue reading “Lighting The Way: How Akon is Illuminating Africa, One Country At a Time”
On Feb 5-7, 2018, powerful men and women gathered together to discuss one thing: empowering women. Some of the participants were entertainers, some lawmakers, and some Fortune 500 CEOs. But what they all had in common, is that they wanted to engage in thoughtful dialogue surrounding the #metoo movement, and encourage both men and womenContinue reading “MAKERS Conference 2018”
I spoke with some of the stars of the network’s biggest shows, and they shared what they love most about being on their shows, how they’re most like their characters and which shows are their favorites to watch on Freeform.
If you watched last season, you’d know that the show’s first ever black Bachelorette won all of America’s hearts from the moment she stepped on screen. The attorney at law from Texas was sassy, yet sweet, and definitely was representing for the sistas (though some critics argued the opposite). Regardless of whether or not everyContinue reading “Former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay uses Wedspire to plan her big day”
This past Thursday, Hollywood’s newest it girl, Yara Shahidi, was given the utmost praise at Freeform’s very first Freeform Summit. The Grown-ish actor sat on a panel titled, Millennials Are Destroying All The Industries, and wowed the crowd with her take on how millennials (and her generation, gen x) are using social media to makeContinue reading “Yara Shahidi was the belle of the ball at the inaugural Freeform Summit”
Last night, I got to report from the Team USA Awards red carpet–an awards ceremony to honor world class olympic and Paralympic winners for the “Best of the year” awards. Maroulis, the Rio 2016 gold medal freestyle wrestling champ, was up for Olympic Female Athlete of the Year. I got to talk to her aboutContinue reading “Helen Maroulis #TeamUSAAwards Red Carpet”
So, last month, I got to report from my very first red carpet. It was such an exhilarating and exciting experience, and I never thought it would get to happen so soon after moving to Los Angeles! The entertainment industry and red carpets in particular are extremely competitive, and people seldom get chosen to reportContinue reading “MY FIRST RED CARPET!!! OPRAH’S QUEEN SUGAR”
I’ve been thinking of doing a mini series for a while now. I know that not everyone my age is into politics or watching the news, so I came up with Bedside Chats: a quick summary of the week’s biggest stories, paired with a highlight of the week’s least talked about story that still deservesContinue reading “BEDSIDE CHATS EP. 1”