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Laz Alonso: Celebrate But Don’t Bootleg Our Stories

“Jumping the Broom” star Laz Alonso is excited about the resurgence in Black film and television projects that have him and his peers working more in Hollywood. The 39-year-old actor, who is one of the honorees for the Verizon Wireless ...
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McTelevision: McDonald’s 365Black Awards To Air On BET

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 2013 Essence Festival. McDonald’s 365Black Awards was launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonald’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate the ...
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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 ...
Music

BET Launches Festival: Should Essence Be Worried?

Black Entertainment Television recently announced its inaugural BET Experience in Los Angeles—a three-day “music, entertainment and Black culture” festival nearly identical to the Essence Festival. The idea that BET would be expanding into the festival business doesn’t really raise eyebrows! ...
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Mathew Knowles’ Music World: A Record Label In Crisis

It’s not a good time for Mathew Knowles’ Music World record label. In December 2011, EURweb.com broke news that Cathy Hughes’ radio juggernaut, Radio One had banned all Music World artists and songs from appearing on their cluster of stations ...
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CONFIRMED: Kevin Hart Hosting 2012 MTV VMAs

Comedian Kevin Hart is apparently in final negotiations to host the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Sources close to the 32-year-old comic confirm the rumor originally reported by HumorMillMag.com that Hart’s deal to host the award show “is pretty much ...
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Soul Sisters: R&B Divas Coming To TV One

TV One is gearing up for the August 20 debut of its new reality series, “R&B Divas.” The Atlanta-based show stars five R&B singers Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Keke Wyatt, Syleena Johnson and Monifah. “R&B Divas” is an eight-episode, one-hour ...
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Evelyn Lozada: Working With Iyanla Vanzant To Change Her Life

Evelyn Lozada Johnson has faced tremendous backlash in recent months over some of her actions on the hit VH1 reality series “Basketball Wives.” Acknowledging the wrong of her ways and meeting with “Basketball Wives” detractor, TV host Star Jones to ...
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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 ...
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Ford Focus: Auto Brand Drives Through Essence Music Festival

Since 2009, Ford has been the premiere brand sponsors of the Essence Music Festival. This year, the company known for vehicles like the Flex, Mustang, Expedition, Focus, Explorer and Edge was on hand for the festivities in New Orleans and ...