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Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline Upcoming ESSENCE Festival
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Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline Upcoming ESSENCE Festival

ESSENCE Communications, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, has announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will headline its 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans, LA, taking place July 4-7, 2019. On the heels of the historic success of her book Becoming, the appearance will mark Mrs. […]

The "Supreme Glamour" of  Mary Wilson
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The “Supreme Glamour” of Mary Wilson

Mary Wilson was in Las Vegas when we talked. As a former Supreme, Ms. Wilson expressed her love of being a Supreme but assured me she is enjoying her life now as a solo artist. Wilson is performing her own music, stepping out from the background into the forefront as a performer in her own […]

Movie Review: John Wick 3
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Movie Review: John Wick 3

Nearly five years ago, the action film John Wick burst on to the scene and became one of the biggest sleeper hits of the decade. Critics lauded it’s action scenes, story, world building and of course, the film’s star Keanu Reeves. It catapulted first time directors and long time stuntmen, as well as second unit […]

Jonathan Butler Sings the Songs of  Bacharach
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Jonathan Butler Sings the Songs of Bacharach

This writer had the opportunity to talk to South African singer/songwriter/producer, Jonathan Butler, who is presently touring his latest album CLOSE TO YOU which features the timeless music of composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David. Mr. Butler was in NY for a day before he moved on to Richmond, Va. Butler grew up in […]

Kevin Byrd Set To Be Interviewed On July 30, 2019 At Famed Stanley Theater On The Joe Kelly Show In Utica, NY Commemorating 30th Anniversary of His Life Work
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Kevin Byrd Set To Be Interviewed On July 30, 2019 At Famed Stanley Theater On The Joe Kelly Show In Utica, NY Commemorating 30th Anniversary of His Life Work

On Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 3:00 pm internationally recognized Award Winning Actor, Prostate Cancer Advocate, Founder of BrownByrd Foundation, Inc. Kevin Byrd will be interviewed on the Joe Kelly Show of WUTR.  WUTR is an ABC-News Network affiliated television station licensed to Utica, New York, United States and serving Central Upstate New York’s Mohawk […]

Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke
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Author & Navy Seal Remi Adeleke

Statistics tell us that African American males who grow up in a single-parent household are nine times more likely to drop out of high school and twenty times more likely to end up in prison than any other demographic. But what would it take for one young man not only to rise above those statistics […]

The Citywide New York African Film Festival Returns May 23 - June 9
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The Citywide New York African Film Festival Returns May 23 – June 9

The citywide New York African Film Festival(NYAFF)reaches backward into time and forward into the unknown for its 26th edition to center audiences in the present, with cutting-edge films from throughout the ages, films that regale with resplendent talesof all things African.Under the theme “Beyond Borders: Storytelling Across Time,” this year the event launches at BAM […]

"Invincible" Returns to Lehman Center
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“Invincible” Returns to Lehman Center

In honor of the 10th year of the passing of Michael Jackson, I spoke with Darrin Ross, the creator/producer of “Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson,” who is once again bringing his blockbuster extravaganza to Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West in the Bronx, on Saturday, May […]

Diana Ross Returns to Las Vegas
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Diana Ross Returns to Las Vegas

Adding to her headlining engagements at Wynn Las Vegas this summer, Diana Ross is set to return to the Encore Theater with her “Diamond Diana” production in Aug. 2019. Ross will present six more performances Aug. 14-24 at 8 p.m. Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 a.m. PDT. The launch […]

Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary Offers an Opportunity to Reflect on 50 Years of the Michael Jackson Soundtrack
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Motown Records’ 60th Anniversary Offers an Opportunity to Reflect on 50 Years of the Michael Jackson Soundtrack

Motown 60: A Grammy® Celebration broadcasted on Sunday, April 21, 2019, was a stirring journey through 60 years of American music history and a reminder that it is music — the universal language crossing time and generations – and its artists that have helped to shape the country’s cultural identity. While 2019 marks a 60-year […]

Gloria Gaynor Releases New Single “Joy Comes In The Morning”
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Gloria Gaynor Releases New Single “Joy Comes In The Morning”

Legendary songstress Gloria Gaynor has unveiled a new single “Joy Comes In The Morning” from her forthcoming gospel album Testimony out June 7th. LISTEN HERE.Fans will automatically receive the song as an instant-grat track with each pre-order of the album. “Joy Comes in the Morning” captures Gaynor’s smooth, soulful vocals with an authenticity that could only come from someone who has experienced the challenges […]

Philip Bailey Announces New Album & Tour
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Philip Bailey Announces New Album & Tour

Philip Bailey, the legendary falsetto voice, Grammy Award winner and co-founder of Earth, Wind & Fire announces his upcoming solo album Love Will Find A Way via Verve Records on June 21 with the release of the first single “Billy Jack,” which he co-produced with Robert Glasper. Listen to “Billy Jack” here: https://Verve.lnk.to/PBBillyJack   “Billy Jack” was originally written […]

The 2019 Kimmie Awards (presented by SHEEN Magazine) Celebrates “The Illustrious Woman”
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The 2019 Kimmie Awards (presented by SHEEN Magazine) Celebrates “The Illustrious Woman”

2018 has been defined as the “Year of the Woman,” and in 2019 the movement’s momentum only continues to grow. Therefore, the 2019 Kimmie Awards will shine the spotlight on “Illustrious Women,” proudly saluting individuals who promote the message that all women have unique gifts and attributes which make them illustrious.  To name a few […]

Black Public Media's PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System
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Black Public Media’s PitchBLACK Winners Take on the Criminal Justice System

Three projects that indict the American criminal justice system have been chosen as winners of PitchBLACK, an interactive pitching session that culminates Black Public Media’s 13-week 360 Incubator+ for broadcast programs, web series and virtual reality projects. The Black Public Media (BPM) incubator and talent development program, designed to identify and pipeline quality black content while honing the skills of […]

Hiplet Ballerinas Bring Unwrapped's  "Pick Up The Phone" To Life In New Video
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Hiplet Ballerinas Bring Unwrapped’s “Pick Up The Phone” To Life In New Video

The internationally acclaimed Hiplet ballerinas deliver uplifting and inspiring visuals for Unwrapped‘s hip-hop jazz version of Travis Scott’s double platinum single “Pick Up The Phone.” Watch the Hiplet ballerinas in the new video for Unwrapped‘s “Pick Up The Phone” HERE. Based in Chicago, the Hiplet ballerinas have appeared in New York, Germany, Spain, South Korea, […]