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Kelsey Minor

The Empire of "DMK"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

In the 90s girl groups dominated the music charts, whether it was En Vogue, Xscape, SWV, and later Destiny's Child, the music world was strong with female empowerment.

Through the Lens of a Mama's Boy

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.07.2016 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

'Mama's Boy' according to the dictionary is a term referring to a boy or man who is excessively attached to his mother or highly influenced by his mot...

Tor: "The Gladiator of Music"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

At 22, Tor Miller has a sound well beyond his years. I suppose you can credit that to the great David Bowie and other musicians from that era. You see...

Cazal Eyewear Still Stylin' After 40 Years

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.11.2016 | Style
Kelsey Minor

It was a room of who's who in the Flatiron District in Manhattan for the Cazal Eyewear 40th Anniversary celebration. The eyewear line worn by some of ...

VH1 Explores Chicago Barbershop Culture & Violence in Town Hall Event

Kelsey Minor | Posted 04.12.2017 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

(Photo Provided by VH1) The barbershop, a staple in the black community for many years now, it is also a place where fathers and some mothers take t...

Dina Lohan Speaks Her Truth in "Family Therapy"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 03.16.2017 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

For years the Lohan family, both parents and famous daughter Lindsay, have lived their lives in the public spotlight. The fame came with plenty of con...

Black History in Idaho through Basketball & Art

Kelsey Minor | Posted 02.19.2017 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

This year during a special February game, The Idaho Stampede and Patrick Hunter will be paying tribute to influential African-American or Blacks whichever you prefer.

LHHNY: DJ Self & Cisco Rosado Open Up About Show, Music & Women

Kelsey Minor | Posted 02.15.2017 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

The Love & Hip Hop franchise on VH1 draws in millions of viewers across its select cities the show is filmed. In New York, those characters are just a...

The World According to Cardi B

Kelsey Minor | Posted 01.25.2017 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

The infamous Cardi B, Bronx native, found her way onto the hit VH1 show Love and Hip Hop New York this season and really captured the audience. Watchi...

Out of Bounds for Season 3 of "Hit The Floor "

Kelsey Minor | Posted 01.15.2017 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

(Photo Courtesy of VH1) Devil's Nation is waiting for the return of VH1's hit sports drama "Hit The Floor." The highly anticipated third season, fol...

VH1 Brings 1990 Hip-Hop Back to TV with "The Breaks"

Kelsey Minor | Posted 01.04.2017 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in 1990? How about when you first heard hip-hop? Picture it, New York City, 1990 and a genre of music that really tappe...

Remy Ma Back for REDEMPTION

Kelsey Minor | Posted 12.11.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

UPDATE: VH1's hit series "Love & Hip Hop: New York returned for season six Monday night (12/14) ranking as the highest rated season premiere of a real...

Visiting a Plantation but No Mention of Slaves

Kelsey Minor | Posted 11.06.2016 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

Yes, slavery is dark and sometimes you don't want to hear about it but we can't sweep it under the rug like it never happened. Let's be truthful about the history of this country and let's not water down that history.

Brooklyn Based Prodigy DJ Nominated for Major Award

Kelsey Minor | Posted 11.03.2016 | New York
Kelsey Minor

New Yorkers may know the name DJ Young Chow because he's likely the person getting you in the mood for your Saturday night out on the town as a DJ at popular radio station Hot 97.

'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood': Miles & Mona Uncensored

Kelsey Minor | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsey Minor

"The first thing that comes out of another man's mouth in our culture when you are trying to humiliate somebody or diss them, you call them gay, you call them soft, you call them a sissy, you call them a punk, these are the words, it's like the biggest disrespect."

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood: The Miles Effect

Kelsey Minor | Posted 09.15.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

There was some chatter on the blogs about two gay cast members joining the cast of Love and Hip Hop all summer long but it wasn't until the premiere and that kiss between Miles and Milan that viewers knew for sure that the season was going to be like no other season, moreover, no other franchise of Love and Hip Hop

From Athlete to Artist: Athletes for Art Renaissance Tour

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.19.2016 | Arts
Kelsey Minor

It was there that I also spoke to three of the artists about their professional life in the high-stakes game known as the art world. These athletes aren't your basement-starving artists. It's been their life mission to work hard on the field or court, and now in their art.

Corruption Officer: A Man's Story From Guard to Inmate

Kelsey Minor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Home
Kelsey Minor

Take the journey with Gary Heyward and you will learn things that you maybe did not know about the jail system but most importantly you will leave fully committed to the fact that there is such thing as second chances.

Harlem Rapper: CashFlow Back to Hip-Hop

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.19.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

Do you remember where you were in the fall of 2002? How about this, do you remember the movie "Brown Sugar" with Sanaa Lathan and Taye Diggs? What about that famous line "When did you fall in love with hip hop?"

J. Drew Sheard: The Long Way Home

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.26.2016 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

His famous last name automatically gets him recognized but J. Drew Sheard definitely holds his own in the music industry. The multi-talented singer and producer has dropped his second EP, appropriately titled "The Long Way Home," and if you have followed his career you can understand why that is the title of the project.

Faith: 20 Years Strong

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

When you look up the word 'Incomparable' it means "unable to be compared.' It's also the name of the newest album from Faith Evans. The R&B singer from New Jersey has a music career spanning 20 years.

David Lyve: The Music and the Man

Kelsey Minor | Posted 05.11.2015 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

I first met David Lyve in the fall when he was a part of a music showcase at SOBs in SoHo here in New York City. When it was his time to hit the stage, the announcer called out his name and he emerged from the crowded room of people playing the strings of his guitar.

Bisexual: The New 'It' Word

Kelsey Minor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kelsey Minor

In my talk with David and Ashton I gathered that they are looking to create programs that are not only entertaining but will also educate people on some of the difference that make up or world. The two of them decided to create a production company catered to that.

Black, Male, Mad As Hell

Kelsey Minor | Posted 01.29.2015 | Black Voices
Kelsey Minor

We must listen to each other and we must be willing to hear the difference within each other and seek common ground. We must stop the finger pointing because it gets us nowhere. If we want the change we seek we must all be willing to have and open and honest conversation.

Tweet: The Singer and Her Magic!

Kelsey Minor | Posted 12.28.2014 | Entertainment
Kelsey Minor

On what was a pleasantly warm Sunday Fall night in New York City there was even more heat taking the stage at SOB's in the SoHo neighborhood for R&B Spotlight. Singer Tweet took to the stage with her signature hit 'Boogie 2 Nite' and the crowd went wild.