Tag: Leela James

Music

Double Date: Two “R&B Divas” Stars Dropping Music Same Week

Two stars of TV One’s hit reality franchise “R&B Divas” are preparing to release new music on Oct. 28, 2014. “R&B Divas ATL” star Syleena Johnson will unveil her latest album, “Chapter 6: Couples Therapy” via Blakbyrd Music/eOne Entertainment. Led ...
Lifestyle

McHonorees: Rev. Al Sharpton, Iyanla Vanzant & Will Packer Among ...

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 20th Anniversary of the Essence Festival in New Orleans. McDonald’s 365Black Awards was launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonald’s ...
TV

Fresh Voices: New Singers Added To Both “R&B Divas” Casts

The “R&B Divas” franchise has finalized its new cast members for both its Atlanta and Los Angeles ensembles. Now that Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert and LaTocha Scott are no longer on the Atlanta cast, former 702 lead singer Meelah Williams ...
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! ...