Apparently Raven Symone is adding model to her resume (she’s an actress, singer, hot mess, etc.). Check her out on the runway at the Heart Truth fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC.

Via:  TimesDispatch.com By Michael Phillips Yeshareg Demisse works two jobs at The Nile restaurant. She’s cooking up Ethiopian food for nearby VCU students, but she’s also helping her son realize his Olympic dreams. On Monday in Vancouver, Robel Teklemariam will compete for Ethiopia in the 15-kilometer cross country skiing event. This will be his second […]

Via:  TimesDispatch.com By Carol Hazard More than 670 apartments are coming to the Shockoe Bottom area, with about 480 scheduled to open within the next year. The area has become a mecca for young urban professionals and students from the Virginia Commonwealth University academic and medical campuses wanting to live in apartments, developers say. “Shockoe […]

Via:  TimesDispatch.com By Will Jones The Richmond Police Department spent $333,633 last year to provide 24-hour security for Mayor Dwight C. Jones. The total reflects a substantial reduction — 59 percent — from the $816,260 spent in fiscal 2007-2008 on protection for then-Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, according to information released after a request under the […]

National Jumpoff Day, which we all know is February 13th came early this year for Cassie.  Diddy’s #1 jumpoff took to Twitter to post about her early Valentine’s Day.

Via:  NewsOne.com // CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – Former President Bill Clinton was recovering at his suburban home Friday after leaving a Manhattan hospital where he underwent a heart procedure. Three black SUVs with tinted windows arrived around 7:45 a.m. Friday and pulled through the high gates at the house. The Westchester County hamlet of Chappaqua is […]

Via:  NewsOne.com // From The Daily Press HAMPTON — President Barack Obama will be the commencement speaker at Hampton University in May, the university announced Thursday. “We are honored that President Obama has accepted Hampton’s invitation to speak to our 2010 graduates during our commencement exercises,” HU President William R. Harvey said in a statement. […]

VIA:  RedHotJazz.Com Mamie Smith was the first to record blues songs in 1920 with her versions of Perry Bradford’s “Crazy Blues”, and “It’ s Right Here for You” on Okeh Records. The record was a wild success, selling over a million copies in less than a year, and finally ending up selling over two million […]

VIA:  TheHuffingtonPost.Com 26 year old Joshua Dubois has definitely made a name for himself.  Dubois has recently been appointed to the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships by President Obama.  See this video from the Prayer Breakfast where President Obama made is announcement:

VIA:  Diahann Carroll Official Website Diahann Carroll is the consummate entertainer.  So varied and dynamic are her gifts that she continually astounds fans and critics alike with her versatility and magnetism.  She is one of America’s major performing talents appearing in nightclubs, the Broadway stage, a Las Vegas headliner, in motion pictures and television.  Diahann […]