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#SoSoSummer17 Tour Will Be Lit!!!

One thing that makes an icon special is their ability to remain relevant by capturing the next big thing. For hip-hop mogul and icon, Jermaine Dupri, it is simply a matter of listening to the youth. The So So Def boss just announced the SoSoSummer17 tour featuring performances from members of the Lifetime hit show,…

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Dave Chappelle Returns!

He’s back! Over a decade ago, after reaching legendary status as a comedian, Dave Chappelle walked away from the game – and 50 million dollars. After his hugely successful sketch comedy show The Chappelle Show blew up on Comedy Central, the network offered the comedian a 50 million dollar deal for new seasons of the…

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K’wan Foye

The creative gene is definitely something that is passed down and as K’wan said, if you do not notice it now, it will “hit you on your own time.” Some authors will tell you how they began being a writer in the simplest love story: I picked up a pen and started writing and have…

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The Cast of “Greenleaf” Celebrate Season 2 Premiere in Atlanta

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network celebrated the second season of the hit series “Greenleaf” with a screening and after-party in Atlanta. Over 200 local influencers previewed the premiere episode at SCADShow and were then treated to a lively post-screening reception at the W Atlanta Midtown. Attending from the cast were Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Merle Dandridge,…

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Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds & More Attend “Shots Fired” D.C. Screening

    Last night, FOX continued its promotional tour for the new series “Shots Fired” with a screening in Washington, D.C. Over 500 locals flocked to the Newseum to preview the highly-anticipated show created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Cast members in attendance were Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds and Richard Dreyfuss along with creator/executive…

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On The Plus Side: The Lit. Bar Will Serve Up Books, Wine, & Bronx-Pride!

  The last independent bookstore in Bronx, New York, Books In The Hood, followed in the footsteps of the much larger Borders conglomerate and closed its doors in December 2011. With the new digital era, real brick and mortar bookstores were becoming obsolete. The reality finally hit home when in 2016, the last bookstore in…

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5 days of Women’s History Month with 5 Women

Ladies and Gentlemen, after coming from a strong Black History Month, we have now entered March. March is just as important because this month we celebrate Women’s History Month. This month we celebrate the paths that we dominated and continue to dominate. Though Beyonce told us that girls, in fact, rule the world, we’ll take…

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“ESSENCE BLACK WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD AWARDS & GALA” PRIMETIME SPECIAL TO AIR ON OWN SUNDAY, MARCH 5

Star-Studded 10TH Anniversary Event Celebrates Hollywood’s “Next Generation,” Janelle Monáe, Issa Rae, Aja Naomi King and Yara Shahidi  Issa Rae, Gabrielle Union, Janelle Monáe and Yara Shahidi arrive at the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Los Angeles – The 10th anniversary of Time Inc.’s Essence “Black Women in…

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Book Review: Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With

Every now and then there comes along a book that blurs the line of fiction and nonfiction, a book so entertaining and true that it’s hard to draw the line between fact and fiction. Dear Women I Haven’t Slept With  by Bryant Buntin is one of those books. The book is about a popular blogger…

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Issa Rae Presented with “Trailblazer Award” at The Hollywood Confidential

Insecure’s Golden Globe Nominee Issa Rae Presented with “Trailblazer Award” at The Hollywood Confidential (Issa Rae) Credit: Getty Images / Desiree Stone   An open forum for aspiring actors, producers, writers and directors to gain insight on the inner workings of the industry.   Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event creator, Steve Jones, moderated…

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