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Essence, Prudential Present Empower U Financial E-Learning Courses
November 25, 2015
Officials at ESSENCE Magazine partnered with Prudential Financial, Inc. to help its audience tackle college debt with the most recent installment of its EmpowerU e-learning series, College Debt: Money Lessons Everyone Should Know. ... read more »
New Book! Motown’s 1st A&R Man, William “Mickey” Stevenson
November 25, 2015
(l – r) Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and Stevenson Thus began the career of William “Mickey” Stevenson at legendary Motown Records. In his recently published self-penned book titled ‘Motown’s First A &R Man Presents The A & ... read more »
A Tribute to New Orleans Musical Legend: Allen Toussaint
November 25, 2015
Allen Toussaint was an American musician, pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer. He was the quintessence of New Orleans music and on Friday, November 20, the city that loved him paid tribute to him. ... read more »
The YWCA Greater Los Angeles Host 14th Annual Rhapsody Gala Honors: BET’s Debra L. Lee, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Toyota’s Tracey Underwood
November 24, 2015
On November 13, 2015, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA-GLA) hosted their 14th annual Rhapsody Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. The Rhapsody Gala, ... read more »
Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition Crowns 2015 Vocal Winner Jazzmeia Horn and Honors Quincy Jones
November 18, 2015
What do you give Quincy Jones; a man whose life personifies all that is good about music, the arts, and is intent on making the world a better place for everyone? ... read more »
Kirk Franklin Releases New Music, “Losing My Religion”
November 13, 2015
It’s been almost five years since we’ve heard from the prolific and visionary artist, Kirk Franklin and it was well worth the wait. Losing My Religion, ... read more »
In View: Blindspot’s Marianne Jean-Baptiste
November 11, 2015
The new hit drama, Blindspot, tells the story of a beautiful woman with no memories of her past, found naked in Times Square with her body fully covered in intricate tattoos. Her discovery sets off a vast and complex mystery that immediately ignites the attention of the FBI, which begins to follow the road map on her body into a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity. ... read more »
Keep a Child Alive raises $3.8 for children and families impacted by HIV and AIDS
November 11, 2015
Keep a Child Alive’s CEO Peter Twyman recently announced that the 12th annual Black Ball, held at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, raised a total of $3.8 million. The funds will provide HIV treatment, care and support to children, young people and families affected by HIV in Africa and India. Keep a Child Alive’s co-founder, Alicia Keys, hosted the evening and was joined by actor, comedian and director, Chris Rock, who served as the emcee for the night. Additionally, Lenny Kravitz, Wale and LION BABE joined Alicia Keys on stage for unique performance collaborations. ... read more »
Six-time Grammy Nominee KASHIF Performs Live at Catalina Jazz Club
November 9, 2015
  Producer/songwriter/director/author/singer Kashif makes his first live appearance at the Catalina Jazz Club on Thursday, November 12.  Billed as an “Intimate Evening with Kashif,” his rare performance celebrates the release of TV One’s “Unsung/Kashif.” Radio personalities Melanie Comarcho and Adai Lamar of KJLH will host the event. ... read more »
Grammy Winner Lalah Hathaway Releases Seventh Album
November 8, 2015
Two-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway wants to take us on a musical train ride. Hathaway released her seventh studio album, “Lalah Hathaway Live” and she could not be more excited. ... read more »
Beverly Johnson “The Face That Changed It All”
November 4, 2015
Beverly Johnson rose to fame in August of 1974 when she made history as the first African-American to grace on the cover of Vogue magazine. The multi-talented supermodel/actress/businesswoman/author has enjoyed an enduring career which has included writing several books and starring in her own reality-TV series, "Beverly's Full House." ... read more »
Southern California McDonald’s® Announces Community Partnership and Local Talent Line-Up For Taste of Soul Family Festival
October 15, 2015
Jackie Gouche Southern California McDonald’s is bringing hope, inspiration and fellowship to the 10th Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival by presenting the Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage. ... read more »
Beasts of No Nation shines a light on child soldiers
October 8, 2015
Abraham Attah, who plays Agu, alongside Idris Elba, who plays Commandment in the film Beasts of No Nation opening October 16th. On October 16, Netflix will release its first original movie, ... read more »
UCLA Alum Hits Honest Tone With Millennials
September 24, 2015
As is the case with previous generations of 20-somethings, there’s been quite a bit written and reported on the Millennial generation. But for one filmmaker, what’s been reported hasn’t always aligned with the realities that Millennials often face on a day-to-day basis. ... read more »
Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Stabbed to Death in New York
August 17, 2015
  E’Dena Hines, the 33 year-old granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman was stabbed to death on Sunday, August 16 in Manhattan, police said. Responding to a call of a stabbing, ... read more »
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