Southern Laced

1,014 Added | 3 Magazines | 484 Likes | 66 Following | 43 Followers | @SouthernLaced | Getting Laced on Life, Love, Arts, Inspiration & Real Life People

AT&T to Live Stream the Summer Concert at ATT.com and Twitter; and Freeform to Broadcast A 90-Minute Televised Special on June 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

April 23, 2018 10:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time<p>LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iHeartMedia will kick off the summer with the 2018 <b>iHeartRadio Wango Tango By</b> …

Pop Music

How to Know If It’s True Love or Just Lust?

Most people in the world (those who haven’t yet settled down) are out there in the dating world or dating game. Perhaps “game” is a more appropriate …

Relationships

How Slick Woods Went from Homeless Teen to Fashion and Beauty Industry Force

The in-demand model gets candid about her experiences with racism, unrealistic beauty standards, authenticity and balancing being a rebel with being …

Fashion Industry

Be like Rihanna: We’re Taking Shots In Here

The 2017 Grammys will forever be remembered as the year Rihanna dazzled the cameras with her bedazzled flask. Although the customized handmade flask …

Celebrity Style

Glam Metallic Decorating in Shades of Gold, Bronze, and Copper​​

There is nothing more stylish than introducing some metallic details into your home decor. Of course, it is all about mixing and matching and the …

Home Decorating

3 Black women listen to Taylor Swift’s ‘September’ cover—and their faces say it all

Taylor Swift released a country cover of Earth Wind and Fire’s R&B disco hit “September” last week that, uh, didn’t impress Twitter (to say the …

Women of Color

BET Networks Launches Exclusive Beauty-Focused Tutorials in Partnership with Beautycon to Bring Viewers the Latest in Make-Up Trends for the African American Consumer

April 16, 2018 04:46 PM Eastern Daylight Time<p>NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BET Networks reimagines the make-up tutorial format with stunning visual and …

African-American News

It's official: The Obamas have their first fellows. They're impressive, to say the least.

Michelle and Barack Obama have always been dedicated to public service and diversity, and their foundation's new fellowship program is indicative of …

South Africa

'Father Of Gynecology,' Who Experimented On Slaves, No Longer On Pedestal In NYC

<b>Updated at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday</b><p>New York City has removed a statue of J. Marion Sims, a 19th-century gynecologist who experimented on enslaved women, from a pedestal in Central Park.<p>The statue will be moved to a cemetery in Brooklyn where Sims, sometimes called the "father of gynecology," is …

New York City

Starbucks will close 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias.<p>The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called …

Trespassing

#LaurynHill paying tribute to Nina Simone at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. 🖤🖤🖤 #Repost @musicmesfin with @get_repost ・・・ The Miseducation of #LaurynHill via #NinaSimone #HOTDAMN #rockandrollhalloffame

Va. Man Shoots Himself In His Leg, Blames Injury On 2 Black Men

Random, black guy strikes again. Except of course he didn’t. But a white, Spotsylvania County, Va. man was arrested and charged with felony offenses …

Black Culture

Kendrick Lamar Wins An Historic Pulitzer Prize

Move over, Bob Dylan. The 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music was announced today, and the winner is: Kendrick Lamar’s <i>DAMN.</i>. This marks the first time that a non-jazz, non-classical work takes the high prize (Dylan’s 2008 Pulitzer was in the Literature category), putting Lamar in the company of past …

Kendrick Lamar

boohooMAN.com Celebrates the Launch of Their Collaboration with French Montana by Hosting a Party in LA

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This evening, international online retailer<b>,</b> boohooMAN.com, celebrated the launchof their collaboration with French …

French Montana

STAPLES Center Concert Line-Ups Announced for BET Experience at L.A. LIVE Presented by Coca-Cola

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–<b>BET NETWORKS</b> and <b>AEG</b> haveannounced the first wave of star-studded talent that will take the stage at the 6th annual <b>BET</b> …

Chris Brown

Remembering Charles Quinton ‘Charlie’ Murphy

Charles Quinton ‘Charlie’ Murphy is an American actor, comedian and writer with an extraordinary legacy behind him. Charles Murphy died at 57 after a …

WATCH: NEW ORLEANS RAPPER DEE-1 RELEASES EMOTIONAL VISUALS FOR HIS NEW SINGLE “I DON’T WANT TO LET YOU DOWN”

New Orleans rapper <b>Dee-1</b> releases new visuals for his single <b>“I Don’t Want To Let You Down”</b> off his album <b>Slingshot David</b>. Directed by Dee-1 (shot & …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Third Anita Baker Show ADDED for Mother’s Day Weekend Atlanta, GA Stop | Thursday, May 10th @ 8pm | Fox Theatre

If you missed out on an opportunity to purchase tickets to one of the SOLD OUT Anita Baker Shows for Mother’s Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, you …

Awards

Dangerous, growing, yet unnoticed: the rise of America's white gangs

White gangs are less covered by the media, and less punished – even though 53% of gang members in Mississippi are white<p>When he was 13, three white teenage boys beat Benny Ivey. They aimed for his chest as his back pressed against the wall of his friend’s house in Florence, Mississippi. The skinny …

Crime

Lakeith Smith Gets 65 Years for Death of 16-Year-Old Killed by Police

Much has been made of the fact that a black teenager laughed openly in court before being sentenced to 65 years in prison.<p>But the brutal truth of it …

Crime

5 Tips for Chic, Budget-Friendly Shopping ​

As anyone who has ever stepped into a high fashion store knows all too well, designer clothes don’t come cheap. Ridiculously high price tags typical …

Clothing

WATCH: Drake Releases New Video For “Nice For What” Starring Tracee Ellis Ross, Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Yara Shahidi and More!

Drake never disappoints! Just this year alone, he’s already gifted fans with two tracks from his EP Scary Hours, which includes his lead single …

Tiffany Haddish

R&B VOCALIST LEDISI TO HIT THE MAIN STAGE AT THE 2018 ESSENCE FESTIVAL

(Los Angeles, CA- April 6, 2018) R&B vocalist Ledisi is excited to join the lineup for the 2018 ESSENCE Festival taking place in New Orleans during …

New Orleans

Battling Doubt

Have you gotten to that point in your life where you feel overwhelmed for no real reason? You know the days where you don’t feel like you are getting …

Entrepreneurship

Simple Tricks to Always Keep Your Relationship Fresh

Photo byToa Heftiba on Unsplash<p>Whether you believe in soulmates or think that people simply cross each other’s paths and ‘randomly’ fall in love, the …

Relationships

How To Motivate Yourself To Workout At Home

Let’s face it: needing to go to the gym to get your workout in can be a commitment. Sometimes gyms are far, out of the way, or too crowded to get …

Fitness

5 Steps to Unleashing an Uninhibited Creative Process

“Always remember why you started. Get back to the basics… Otherwise, you’ll start to neglect your gift.”<p><b>CHAPTER 1</b><p>Embrace and Enjoy your Gift<p>You were …

Creativity

WATCH NOW: GRAMMY NOMINATED ARTIST STOKLEY RELEASES “WE ME” VIDEO

With so many distractions from what really matters, multi-Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer <b>Stokley</b> releases a new video for his song</b> …

New Albums

Interview

When it comes to making it in the music industry, there’s no such thing as an overnight success. Careful planning and hard work are sometimes …

Aretha Franklin

7 Surefire Ways to Revamp a Struggling Relationship

As is the case with all things on Earth, if something is not growing, it is likely the relationship will die without any given effort. At any given …

Staycations