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Perfect Partnership: Why Hollywood & Brands Flock To New Orleans ...

“Essence Festival is the largest festival in the world,” said Michelle Eubanks, President of Essence Communications, during a room packed full of sponsors, celebrity guests, influencers and media personalities at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans to kick off the ...
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HOT SHOTS: Regina Hall, Terrence J, Kelly Price, Salt-N-Pepa, Gabrielle ...

This weekend, the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The event conceived by activist Xernona Clayton recognized individuals making history in the world of entertainment, humanitarian work, the political spectrum ...
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Viola Davis: Set To Play Harriet Tubman For HBO

Two-time Oscar nominee Viola Davis is set to play Harriet Tubman in a project being developed by HBO Films. The story of the activist who helped devise a system that allowed hundreds of slaves to escape to freedom via the ...
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The Winners Are: Top Prizes Awarded At American Black Film ...

Film Life’s 18th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced the winners of their independent film awards in the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on Sunday, June 22. AlwaysAList.com attended the award ceremony with premier sponsor Cadillac and Jocelyn ...
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Move To Manhattan: American Black Film Festival Drove Into NYC ...

Film Life’s 18th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF) concluded on Sunday, June 22 after five days of film screenings, industry panels, celebrity interviews, master classes, talent showcases, symposiums, and soirees presented by its corporate sponsors. This year the festival, ...
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Major Movie: Mo’Nique Books Part In Bessie Smith Film

Oscar winner Mo’Nique has finally landed a part in a major Hollywood film. It was just announced that Mo’Nique has signed on to star opposite Queen Latifah in HBO’s film about Bessie Smith. Actress Khandi Alexander (“Scandal“) will also star ...
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I’m Booked: LeToya Luckett Lands Another TV Show

Singer/actress LeToya Luckett has landed a new acting role. The original member of Destiny’s Child has been cast on a new HBO series executive produced by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The half-hour show, “Ballers,” focuses on the lives of both ...
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Whoopi Goldberg: Acclaimed Comedienne Has Never Hosted “SNL”

Whoopi Goldberg is one of the most successful comediennes in the world and one of only 11 EGOT winners – people who have won an Emmy Award, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award. The 58-year-old comic, who has executive produced a new ...
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Shopping While Black: Rob Brown Sues NYC Macy’s For Racial ...

Actor Robert Brown has just sued Macy’s in NYC for racial profiling. The star of the TV show “Treme” and the movies “Finding Forester” and “Coach Carter” went public last month with the news that he had been falsely arrested ...
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Luenell Lays It All Out: Talks Katt Williams, Rick Ross, ...

She started as an actress at the Oakland Ensemble Theatre and later became a performer in the longest running cabaret show in San Francisco, “Beach Blanket Babylon.” In March 1995, Luenell Campbell‘s life changed when her mom died suddenly and ...