A full "Nadia Cakes" display fit for a king. Nadia Cakes and owner Abby Jimenez were the winners of the Food Network's "Cupcake Wars." Photo Credit: Daniel Photography/Nadia Cakes

Nadia Cakes Reign Cupcake Supreme

Abby Jimenez is getting a lot of love these days. So is her cupcake business. Her success today as one of the hottest desert bakers in the country didn’t come the conventional way. When Jimenez launched Nadia Cakes, winners of the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars,” she did so in the confines of her own home. […]

Actress Vanessa Williams, winner of an NAACP Image Award in 2011, is up for another award this year. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman
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Vanessa Williams Still Rolling Along

The ABC hit comedy, “Desperate Housewives,” is on its last legs. The cast of the show are pretty much in mourning at the ending of the long-running series. Unfortunately, television won’t be the same without standout actress and singer Vanessa Williams’ Renee Perry character to fuss at. But don’t worry TV fans, Williams has a […]

Actress Kerry Washington, star of ABC's new drama, "Scandal," is on a career upsurge. Photo Credit:ABC/DANNY FELD
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Kerry Washington’s Climb to Superstardom

Pasadena, CA-Kerry Washington is doing big things. The past decade has seen Washington grow and solidified herself as one of the busiest and best young actresses in Hollywood today. She is one of the hottest and more gifted thespians on the scene. Her impressive body of work includes head-turning roles in “Ray,” “For Colored Girls,” […]

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Aviators Enjoy “Red Tails” Big Flight

Los Angeles, CA-The George Lucas epic “Red Tails,” a film inspired by the legendary and historic exploits of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first black military aviators, has proven to be a hit in its first weekend at the box office. Some of the men who served the country during that time period are excited […]

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“Red Tails” Soars in Airmen Tribute

  Film Review By Dennis J. Freeman The much-anticipated George Lucas film “Red Tails” looks good on the exterior. It’s even better upon close inspection. The high-flying tribute to the legendary Tuskegee Airmen, the famed black pilots who battled racial injustice and segregation just to prove to its own country that they were just as […]

Carmelita "The Jet" Jeter owns the title as "World's Fastest Woman." Photo Credit: Cory Coffield
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“The JET” Honored as 2011 Sportswoman of the Year

World champion sprinter Carmelita Jeter, who lays claim as the “Fastest Woman Alive” by winning the gold medal in the 100–meter race at the 2011 IAAF World Track and Field Championships, will be presentedwith the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year award during the seventh annual LA Sports Awards, presented by AT&T U-verse on March 15 at […]

Living Legends: Major League Baseball Hall of Fame members Dave Winfield are all smiles at the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation gala in Los Angeles.Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman
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A Well-Deserved Honor

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles, CA-Frank Robinson has accomplished a lot of firsts as one of the all-time baseball greats. He slugged 586 home runs in his storied big-league baseball career. He is the only player in the history of the game to win the MVP award in both the American League (Baltimore Orioles) […]

Actor Stephen Bishop on the red carpet after the People's Choice Awards.Photo Credit: Cory Coffield

Stephen Bishop Talks “Moneyball”

By Dennis J. Freeman Los Angeles, CA-Actor Stephen Bishop found himself in a great space when he was picked to play his boyhood baseball hero David Justice in the critically-acclaimed hit-movie Moneyball. Due to the overwhelming awards nominations hype going towards Moneyball, which has grossed over $104 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo, Bishop […]

Wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham (Hillcrest H.S., Springfield, Mo.), the Army Player of the Year, needs just one hand to haul in a long touchdown pass from quarterback Cyler Miles.
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Dominating the Field

Prep Football Star Claims Nation’s Best Player Honor San Antonio, TX-Hands down, Dorial Green-Beckham is the best high school football player in the country. College recruits have been wowed by the mercurial and athletic wide receiver for the past few seasons. Just about every college football power has Green-Beckham on their list to sign. It’s […]


Organ Donors Make Life Count

By Dennis J. Freeman Pasadena, California-Kara Thio has had 20 years to be grateful for the life she has. It is a young life that was nearly snuffed out by a rare disease, which required the then eight-month-old Thio to get a liver transplant. Thio’s parents searched high and low for the right donor transplant […]

Former Los Angeles Crenshaw High School football star De'Anthony Thomas put his name in the Heisman Trophy conversation with his electrifying performance in the 2012 Rose Bowl presented by Vizio./Photo Credit: Cory Coffield
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Thomas is Oregon’s Black Mamba

By Dennis J. Freeman Move over, Kobe Bryant. There’s another Black Mamba in town. His name is De’Anthony Thomas. Bryant has earned that moniker as a quick-strike assassin on the basketball court as an NBA star for the Los Angeles Lakers. Thomas, the freshman wonder for the University of Oregon football team, has been given […]

Former Washington Senator George Fleming (right) and legendary sports broadcaster Dick Enberg salute each at the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame ceremony./Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman
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A Senator Enters Rose Bowl HOF

By Dennis J. Freeman Pasadena, CA-George Fleming says he used to dream about playing in the Rose Bowl.  As a youngster, Fleming would watch the Rose Bowl on television, hoping one day he would get an opportunity to showcase his talents in the prestigious college football game. When he got his chance, Fleming made the […]