INTERVIEW: Kendra Bell talks to Author Felica Kelly-Brookins about her first Christian fiction novel, Sister Nadeen’s Ways, the Write the Vision-Writers Conference, and the Inspired Resources Writers’ Club

Who does God say you are? How do you know when He has called you to something? The guiding or edging of the Lord may come as a still small voice, then gradually escalate above the decibels of the human voice, and finally, combust into a loud thunderous sound of “I have called you to…

​INTERVIEW: Southern Laced talks to Joey Robinson from Gospel recording group Joe Robinson and Faithful about their new single “Nobody’s Fault​ But Mine” and more!

I had the privilege of speaking with Mississippi’s own Gospel recording group Joe Robinson & Faithful. Joey Robinson shares insight into how the group came about, what their most memorable performances were, their new single “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”, and what we can expect from the group in the near future. Here is what he…

SOUTHERN LACED TAKES FIVE WITH TONY T. YARBER

Tony T. Yarber was born in Jackson, Mississippi and raised in the west Jackson neighborhood known as Subdivision #2. Yarber, who is the Pastor and founder of Relevant Empowerment Church and former Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, is a renowned motivational speaker and a pioneer in leadership development. He is also the author of Man Tips:…

SOUTHERN LACED TAKES FIVE WITH HOT COP BYLYNN HATCHER

In the midst of chaos during Hurricane Irma, Bylynn Hatcher emerged as one of the #HotCops from the Gainesville Police Department. Although social media was taken back by his dashing good looks, those who know him best can attest that he’s just as beautiful on the inside. As a cop for four years, not only…

Happy Birthday to Me!

For my birthday this year, I’m asking for donations to Jackson Association of Black Journalists. I’ve chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW!!! Lace…

PinkFest!: Stylist L. Roy Talks to Assistant Producer and Casting Director Angel Lee about Friends of Survivors’ Annual Pink the Runway Show on Oct. 8th

Confidence is not segregated by race, gender, height, social enigmas, social statues, etc… Instead, confidence is excluded by the individual. It is an acquired trait; one that you learn through repeated sessions in front of your mirror expressing, “You can do this.” – Angel(a) Lee’s motto Friends of Survivors will be hosting its annual breast…

Editor’s Pick: Laced Twitter Quotes of the Week

#10 “Please get “brand new.” Please do not stay the same. Please learn & grow. I’m rooting for your evolution.” – Gabrielle Union, Actress Please get "brand new." Please do not stay the same. Please learn & grown. I'm rooting for your evolution. — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 3, 2017 #9 “Embrace this new season…

Editor’s Pick: Laced Twitter Quotes of the Week

#10 “Too many half healed people looking for a relationship. If you are still carrying baggage from your old relationships, you are not ready.” – Idris Bolton, Motivational Speaker, Author, Life/Relationship Coach Too many half healed people looking for a relationship. If you are still carrying baggage from your old relationships, you are not ready….

Finding Our Black and Brown Girls!

Over the past weeks, many black and Latina girls have been disappearing in Washington D.C. and a lot of people have been wondering why there hasn’t been a public Amber Alert. It’s as if they are not trying to find these girls who are being kidnapped. Missing Person: Jessy Hernandez, 23, last seen 3/21 in…

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…

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 interview 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 Picture, it’s amazing…

Afro Latino History Is Black History 

So one of my friends was telling about a conversation he was having in class with his teacher and students about there is no such thing as an Afro Latino. He told them yes there is because one of my friends is an Afro Latina. So the teacher asked,“what is that?” He told her that…

Osez Le Foulard’s African Head Wraps

Tell us about yourself. What is Osez Le Foulard? My name is Dk Ange.  Ange means ‘angel‘ in English. I like to define myself as an African queen as a promoter of the beauty of African ladies. This is why I started everything around the head wrap. This is why I started the movement. And this…

The 59th Grammys Recap

I would have to say that this is one of the best Grammy shows I have seen in a long time. There were so many amazing moments throughout the show… from Chance The Rapper to Beyoncé to Bruno Mars to even the speech Adele gave to acknowledge the work of Beyoncé. Those performances gave me…

Racist or A Bad Joke? ​

I recently watched a video of comedian George Lopez at one of his comedy shows. As he was telling a joke about Latinos, he stated, “There’s two rules in the f*cking Latino family. Don’t marry anyone black and don’t park in front of their house.” View this post on Instagram @georgelopez you'd think after having…