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American Black Film Festival: Movie Magic In Miami Heat

Film Life’s 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) concluded on Sunday, June 23 after five days of film screenings, insightful panels, celebrity one-on-ones, master classes, talent showcases, symposiums, entertainment and corporate soirees. This year the festival, founded by Jeff ...
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Sisters Summit: Female Power Players Leading Ladies In Business

While businessmen are known for networking and deal making on the golf course, successful women executives will take these arts to the next level by connecting in seminars, pampering sessions and a luxurious fashion event in a luxurious Caribbean environment. ...
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Essence Festival: TV One Out, MSNBC In

Don’t look for the “TV One Night Only: Live From The Essence Festival” this year on TV One. The annual music and cultural festival usually packages some of its main stage performances from the Essence Festival with backstage interviews for ...
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It’s Showtime: Apollo Launches Festival With SWV, Tichina Arnold, Lamman ...

The Apollo Theater has announced its first Harlem Healthy Soul Festival – a new community initiative focused on family health and wellness. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the cultural celebration will feature performances by SWV, Noel Gourdin, Doug E. Fresh, John Michael, Angelique Sabrina ...
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Idris Elba: Makes Commercial Debut For Toyota Avalon

Actor Idris Elba is the star of a new commercial campaign for Toyota Avalon that premieres today. The Golden Globe winner, who many believe should be the first Black actor to play James Bond in the next installment of the franchise, is at ...
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Rhythm Ride: Toyota’s Evolution Of The Avalon

It’s Toyota’s flagship sedan and it’s been reworked! Though the 2013 Avalon craftsmanship and styling has been completely revamped, just like its new campaign suggests: “only the name remains.” To highlight the contributions that African-Americans played in the evolution of ...
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Water Works: Sigma Gamma Rho Wants Black Folks To Swim

Who said Black people don’t swim? Well USA Swimming is trying to change that perception. USA Swimming is partnering with the historically Black Greek service organization to have a presence in their five regional conferences in March and April. Each ...
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Chaka Khan: New Business Is Her “Sweet Thing”

Grammy-winning superstar Chaka Khan is flexing her entrepreneurial muscles by launching a line of chocolates and candles. During Grammy Week in Los Angeles, Khan introduced Chaka’s Chakalates and Khana Sutra Candles. Khan’s her signature products were offered in gift bags ...
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Elise Neal: Hollywood Star Launches New Hair Line

Actress Elise Neal is getting into the hair business. The star of TV shows like “The Hughleys” and “All of Us,” and films like “Hustle & Flow” and “Scream 2,” has been tapped to design a signature collection of hair ...
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Celebrating Your Story: Verizon Wireless Empowering With Power

Verizon Wireless hosted a brunch at New Orleans during the Essence Music Festival atfamed restaurant Dooky Chase to introduce their newest initiative, “Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network” campaign to media guests and tastemakers. Launched earlier this year, the program ...