Reagan Gomez-Preston graces the cover of the prestigious KING Magazine‘s 2008 Election Issue. She has certainly come a long way since being little “Zaria” on The Parenthood with Robert Townsend.

Jada Pinkett-Smith covers this week’s issue of JET magazine and talks family:
Petite powerhouse Jada Pinkett Smith may be the wife of actor and entertainer Will Smith, but there’s far more to this talented actress than meets the eye. In addition to her most important roles as mother and wife, she also wears many hats‹including writer, singer, producer and director‹to showcase her artistic diversity. As a Black woman I’ve really been trying to craft a line in my creative life to show that we can do anything, she says about her outlets of creative expression. I feel like that’s an important element to show because people will oftentimes try to keep us Œin our place, she told Jet magazine. Now that acting jobs for the Smith children are becoming more frequent, Pinkett Smith vows that there will be no box-office competition in her household. If this is really going to be our family business, we’re not doing that. Will was already [premiering] on Willow’s [premiere day] for American Girl with Hancock and I was like, Baby, for real? We have to stay united. You can’t allow the business to come between family.

Keri Hilson shares some thoughts on her emergence as a solo artist on PageSIX:
Everything I write has always been personal. The difference is now I can’t hide behind the person I’m writing for,” says R&B singer-songwriter Keri Hilson. The 25-year-old has been penning hits for stars like Mary J. Blige and Usher since she was 18, and is currently working on Britney Spears’ upcoming album Circus. “Britney already made a comeback!” says Keri, who also wrote the 2007 hit “Gimme More.” “That was a top 10 record.” But now Keri, who’s spending an increasing amount of time in the Big Apple, is finally set to drop her own sure-to-be-a-hit album, In a Perfect World…, in early November.