Tyler Perry Hosts Fundraisers for President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

History in Southwest Atlanta: The President Visits Tyler Perry Studios Movie mogul Tyler Perry helped raise millions for President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign by hosting fundraisers in Atlanta at his very own Tyler Perry Studios and at his private estate March 16. The cost of the fundraisers ranged from $250 to $35,800, with the least [...]



 WHITNEY HOUSTON – Aug. 9, 1963-Feb. 11, 2012 WhitneyHoustonTribute Click Here For – WhitneyHoustonTribute Reprint of Sonya Jenkins’ cover story on WHITNEY HOUSTON for UPSCALE MAGAZINE – December/January 1993 (Partial Article)   A likely superstar from early childhood, singer/actress Whitney Houston is now the epitome of success. With three albums reaching multi-platinum status, her musical talent and [...]

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Hosts Mayor’s Masked Ball


Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Hosts 28th Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball Featuring a Special Performance by Keith Sweat     Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted his second UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball Saturday, December 17 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.  Mayor Reed’s co-host of the 28th Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball was UNCF’s president and CEO Dr. Michael [...]



SANAA LATHAN: FABULOUS & FEARLESS  By Sonya Jenkins                           Actress Sanaa Lathan is making an indelible mark in Hollywood as a stellar actress in film, television and theatre. Best known for her roles in Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Something New and The [...]



 In conjunction with the release of “CONTAGION” (OPENING IN THEATRES NATIONWIDE SEPTEMBER 9), SONYA’S SPOTLIGHT WEB MAG is giving away 5  “CONTAGION” FLU BAGS & 5 “CONTAGION” T-SHIRTS to the first 10 SONYA’S SPOTLIGHT READERS WHO CAN E-MAIL ME ACCURATE ANSWERS ABOUT ACTRESS SANAA LATHAN, WHO IS IN “CONTAGION.”   Stay tuned for Sonya’s Spotlight interview with SANAA!   Answer the following questions and e-mail [...]

College Girl Beauty & Health Tips for Any Age

Kristin Jenkins

Kristin Jenkins BEAUTY, FITNESS, DIET, GLAMOUR  by Kristin Jenkins As a student at the University of Georgia, maintaining a beauty and fitness regimen is essential to looking good and feeling good. Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and ages, and just like a college girl, you, too, can have an inner and outer glow. College [...]

TRUMPET AWARDS Celebrates 20 Years

Aretha Franklin, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson

2OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TRUMPET AWARDS  Wayne Brady Hosts 2012 Trumpet Awards in Atlanta Some of America’s finest turned out to witness the 20th Anniversary of the Trumpet Awards and the celebration of African American achievers.  The famed “Red Carpet” of the Annual Trumpet  Awards rolled out and welcomed an international cast of who’s who in [...]

San Francisco 49er Vernon Davis Launches Modern Class Design

Vernon Davis

MCD Co-Founders Antone Barnes (left) and Vernon Davis (right). NFL TIGHT END AND PRO BOWLER VERNON DAVIS TACKLES INTERIOR DESIGN AND INNER-CITY URBAN RENEWAL WITH THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW COMPANY MODERN CLASS DESIGN     NFL tight end Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers is tackling a new endeavor off the field, the business of [...]



   Multi-talented R&B Star’s New Album Due October 18, 2011 from Stax/Concord       Lalah Hathaway, one of contemporary R&B’s most prized artists and in-demand vocalists will release her sixth solo album and second for Stax Records, “Where It All Begins”on October 18, 2011. The versatile, critically-acclaimed musician, songwriter, vocalist and producer found creative regeneration and [...]



 Sonya Jenkins has a conversation with Yolanda Adams…. Four-time Grammy-Award Winning Singer Yolanda Adams has blessed us with her impeccable voice and inspirational songs for more 20 years. Since her 1988 CD debut, Just As I Am, the statuesque singer has become more graceful and multi-faceted with time. Fittingly, her new CD, BECOMING, gives credence [...]

THINK LIKE A MAN – Opening in theatres April 20

Think like A Man

One guy loves his girlfriend, but when is he going to grow up and propose? One woman wants a man as successful as she is, but what about the up-and-comer right under her nose? Then there’s the ladies’ man with his sights set on that smart beauty, but will her standards throw him off his [...]



27TH ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS   Gospel music’s finest showed up in force at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House Theatre for the taping of the industry’s premier event, The 27th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards in January. The celebration began with star-studded red carpet arrivals including stars Tina Campbell (of Mary Mary), Teddy Campbell, Dr. Bobby [...]

Dr. Sherry from “Braxton Family Values” releases book,The Single-Married Woman


Dr. Sherry, renowned therapist to the stars as seen on “Braxton Family Values” on WE-tv releases her book, The Single-Married Woman Dr. Sherry Blake, better known as “Dr. Sherry,” is a therapist to the stars.  She considers everyone a “star” in their own right.  She inspires people to reach their goals.  Dr. Sherry has worked with [...]

TERRELL OWENS – Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow


           PHOTOS COURTESY  VH1.COM BY DARREL CANTY Editor-In-Chief of Legacy & MIA Magazines               While Terrell Owens enters the twilight of his football career, the T.O. brand continues to identify markets of opportunity beyond the playing fields of the National Football League. I had the opportunity to talk with T.O. shortly after he [...]

DIGGING FOR PLATINUM – LisaRaye: The Real McCoy returns for Season 2


WWW.B2BMIXDOWN.COM Photo credit: Robert Kley/TV One   DIGGING FOR PLATINUM – LisaRaye: The Real McCoy returns for Season 2 LisaRaye McCoy has come full circle. The Hollywood actress and former First Lady of the Turks and Caicos, often called a “banger” in modern day terms because of her sultry and striking beauty, is back on [...]