Salters Scene: The Tanning of America Screening

Nas and Steve Stoute

Nas and Steve Stoute

 

Before VH-1 aired The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop on Monday February 24th, there was a private screening at The Paley Center for Media. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: BET Honors 2014

Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson

Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson

The BET Honors 2014 airs Monday February 24th on BET.  This year’s honorees are  The Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy, American Express CEO & Chairman  Ken Chenault, Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems and Entertainment Trailblazer Ice Cube.  Held at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C.  the Actor and Comedian Wayne Brady put his talents on display as the host of this extravaganza.

 Ken Chenault

Ken Chenault

Big names in music performed to help pay tribute to this year’s honorees – Mariah Carey – and the much talked about low cut dress, Tamar Braxton, Janelle Monae, the legendary Smokey Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard, Jennifer Hudson and The Queen of Soul herself-Aretha Franklin touched the stage.

Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton

There are a number of highlights throughout the show.  It was a moment for Hip Hop when Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges presented the Entertainment Award to O’Shea “Ice Cube” Jackson.  Ice Cube has come from the days of N.W.A. to producing and acting in box office hits like Ride Along.  Cube expressed his appreciation for the award and appreciation for his wife during his acceptance speech.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube

Salters Scene: 135th Agency Holiday Party & Beautiful Textures 2014 Upfront

Shante Bacon, Sway Calloway and Saptosa Foster

Shante Bacon, Sway Calloway and Saptosa Foste

By Derrick Salters

The 135th Agency closed out 2013 with a fabulous holiday party at Arena hosted by MTV’s Sway Calloway, TV Personality/Designer Angela Simmons and Power 105.1 FM’s Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee.  Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Black Girls Rock! 2013

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah

On Sunday November 3, BET premieres Black Girls Rock! 2013. The organization founded by DJ Beverly Bond, provides mentorship for Black girls and pays tribute to Black woman and girls who have a positive impact on the community through an annual awards show.

Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

This year’s show, hosted by Actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross, will honor the legendary singer Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), hip-hop pioneer Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), esteemed writer and producer Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), tennis icon and entrepreneur Venus Williams (Star Power Award ), community organizer Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), ground-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted & Black Award), and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian Award).

Some of the presenters and performs are recording artists Marsha Ambrosius, Jennifer Hudson, Sevyn Streeter, Actress Nia Long, Actress Tatyana Ali, TV Personality La Anthony, and broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien.

Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter

Additionally, Black Girls Rock! likes to highlight the next generation of young ladies who are Making A Difference (the MAD Girls). The MAD Girls being recognized this year are Brooklyn Wright who is passionate about litter prevention, Mary Pat Hector the founder of Youth Action USA and Ty-Licia Hooker Founder of Summer Success and Leadership Academy.

 Mary-Pat-Hector


Mary-Pat-Hector

When the night starts with a PInk Carpet with all of these names, you know it’s going to be a big night.

Salters Scene: SummerStage-The Glasper Experiment

Robert Glasper

It was a great evening in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Tuesday August 7th, 2012. There was standing room only at SummerStage’s free concert. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: NYC Red Hook Summer Movie Premiere

Spike Lee and son

Spike Lee’s new joint NYC Red Hook Summer opens in theaters on Friday August 10th. The movie premiered at the DGA Theater in Manhattan on Monday night. Continue Reading →