Happy Birthday, Chaka Khan!

Chaka Khan is a Legend of the Decade! Even after all these years, she still looks just as beautiful as ever. Honestly, I need to see what kind of water she’s drinking so I can look as young as she does when I get her age. I didn’t hear about Chaka Khan until I was…

Shots Fired Is A Powerful New Series on Fox

Shots Fired, a 10-hour event series created by Gina Prince-Bythewood (“Beyond the Lights,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” Love & Basketball”) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (“Notorious,” “New York Undercover,” “Get on the Bus,”) examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings in a small Southern town. The series premiered tonight on FOX with a…

‘America’s Got Talent’ Sets Tyra Banks As New Host For Season 12

Recently, everyone has been wondering, “Who will be the new host for ‘America’s Got Talent’ ?” It was set to have Marlon Wayans, but shockingly we were completely wrong. The new host of ‘America’s Got Talent’ is none other than Tyra Banks. America, strike a pose. #AGT has a brand-new host! Welcome to the fam,…

Person of the Week: Commercial Beauty and Fashion Photographer Mario Epanya

Mario Epanya is a Paris based commercial beauty and fashion photographer whose work focuses on diversity in fashion and portraiture. Born in Cameroon, Epanya started his career as a self-taught hair and makeup artist in 1995. In 2000, he moved to France where he studied and became a professional makeup artist working for the likes of…

G-Boogie Talks to Former Marine and Hip-Hop artist Big K 

I was inspired to do an interview with Big K (aka Killah Kizzle) when I witnessed his dedication and consistency when it comes to his music and constantly improving his craft. Check out what he had to say about his music and his time in the military below. Q: Tell our readers a little bit…

Person of the Week: Actor, Writer and Producer Jesselynn Stegall

I was able to do a great interview with actor, writer and producer Jesselynn Stegall about her new film “PK”last Sunday, which was the night of the Oscars. With Viola Davis giving an emotional and exciting acceptance speech for her Best Supporting Actress win, and Moonlight winning the biggest award of the night for Best…

Oscars 2017: Moonlight crowned best film in the confusion

In an odd and peculiar moment, that will go down in the history of fails, the feature film Moonlight by Barry Jenkins won the Oscar for best film while the presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had previously announced that the trophy was going to La La Land by Damien Chazelle. The error has created…

Oscars 2017: Top 5 Best Dressed Women on the Red Carpet

Beautiful women adorned in gorgeous gowns graced the red carpet at the Oscars this year. Here are Southern Laced Top 5 Best Dressed Women: 1. Janelle Monáe Just SLAYYY dammit ! 😩🙌🏽 Like why are you such an effortless queen ?! 👑✨🙌🏽 #perfection #queen #janellemonáe #hiddenfigures #oscars #redcarpet #fashion A post shared by Mone Rivera (@mkr_plusfashion)…

7-FOOT-7 ‘GAME OF THRONES’ ACTOR NEIL FINGLETON DIES AT 36

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON – Feb. 27, 2017 7:52 AM ET LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in “Game of Thrones” has died at 36. The Tall Persons Club says Fingleton, who was Britain’s tallest man, died Saturday. British media reported the cause as…

Jackson Medical Mall Foundation to Honor MS Music Legends During Black History Event

February 21, 2017 (Jackson, MS) –   The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation will host Sounds of Hope: Honoring Our Legends, Celebrating Our Legacy, on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 PM at the Center Stage inside the Jackson Medical Mall.   Sounds of Hope is a Black History celebration honoring the contributions of Black Americans to entertainment and humanities through music….