Author Archives: Marcus A. Williams

  • Tre Thomas: Inspiring Everyone to Love

    Inspirational singer Tre Thomas is ready to return to the world of gospel music and continue his quest to bring everyone to a state of love with his sophomore album, Finally. Tre is an honorary Washingtonian. After completing his undergraduate degree at Howard University, he decided to call DC ...

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  • Smokey Loves the Kids

    The nationally respected Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts tapped legendary songwriter and performer Smokey Robinson to headline their Performance Series of Legends 2012 benefit concert, March 3, at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The annual event was initiated by DC native and ...

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  • Sharing the Teachings of the Black Panthers

    Former Black Panther member turned author, Jamal Joseph, is hoping to mobilize a generation to find their love for community and humanity in his latest release, PANTHER BABY: A Life of Rebellion & Reinvention. The 59-year-old author has a unique story. At a very young age he was rocked by ...

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  • SWV Returns

    One of the most successful female R&B groups of the 1990’s, who gave us timeless hits like “Right Here”, “I’m so Into You” and a personal favorite, “Weak” is back to do it all over again. Sisters With Voices better known as SWV have put aside ...

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  • Late Free Throws Lift Hampton Past Morgan State

    Hampton senior guard Christopher Tolson was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the second half, but his final four points scored secured the Hampton University men’s basketball team’s 68-63 win over Morgan State on Jan. 30 at the HU Convocation Center in Hampton, Va. The ...

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  • The Game Puts a New Play in Motion

    Actor Hosea Chanchez aka Malik from the BET #1 hit series The Game sat down to discuss the fun drama, new cast addition and the new set of the sitcom’s fifth season premiering in January. “I’m eating, sleeping and breathing the The Game. We are working 20-hour days sometimes ...

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  • The Next Male Heavy Weight of Soul?

    R&B’s teddy bear Ruben Studdard, is gunning to be the next Luther Vandross with his fifth album dropping this January. “This is the first opportunity I had to really be in complete control of the project and make the kind of music that I want to make,” confessed Studdard. ...

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  • Diggy Simmons – Rap Royalty Seeking a New Sound

    Diggy Simmons says he is not letting the success of his father, the Rev. Run, formerly of legendary Hip-Hop group Run DMC, or his uncle, Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons, dictate his own style and career path as a rapper. “I’m not trying to walk in their footsteps, I love what I do ...

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  • Roc Stea'D: Old Concept, New Approach

    It looks like music is getting a new R&B and Hip-Hop duo. Detroit’s own “Roc” lyricist Brittany Elliott and “Stea’D” vocalist Jessica Lamarre are LIVE Record Label’s debut duo, Roc Stea’D. Music lovers have witnessed several failed attempts by ...

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  • Shanell The Woman Running Young Money

    While Lil Wayne is the engine, and Drake, Nicki Minaj, Lil Twist, and Chuckee are the tires, Shanell is the steering wheel that keeps the Young Money Maybach on the road to success. Over the years we have seen cameos of Shanell at concerts, in interviews or in videos, but little did we know she ...

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  • Chant Moore Promotes Women’s Health

    Singer, songwriter and all around beauty Chanté Moore recently visited Washington, D.C., to work up a sweat with the ladies of Sporty Girl Fitness, a nutrition, exercise and fitness organization founded by celebrity trainer Basheerah Ahmad. The health and fitness organization’s ...

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