Tag: spotlight

Lifestyle

Style Star: June Ambrose Partners With Coca-Cola For Major Makeovers

Stylist to the stars June Ambrose made her first appearance at the Essence Music Festival with Coca-Cola for their first Style Refresh. The Coca-Cola sponsored contest offered two festival attendees the opportunity to receive a shopping and style experience with ...
Lifestyle

365Black Awards: McDonald’s Celebrates Community Contributions During The Essence Music ...

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 2012 Essence Music Festival. McDonald’s 365Black Awards was launched in 2003 as an extension of McDonald’s 365Black platform, created to celebrate ...
Lifestyle

Essence Music Festival: Bevy Smith’s My Black Is Beautiful Dinner

Social Media Socialite and marketing maven Bevy Smith hosted one of her swank Dinners with Bevy at Rambla at the International House Hotel for Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful. While media guests and tastemakers were invited to join ...
Gospel

“Sunday Best:” BET Competition Show Renewed For Another Season

Season five of Black Entertainment Television’s hit faith-based competition series “Sunday Best” doesn’t premiere until July, but fans of the show were excited to learn that BET has already renewed the show through season six. During the network’s upfront presentation ...
Exclusive

Whitney Houston: Jawn Murray Recaps The Death of Whitney Houston

After a whirlwind of media appearances and intense reporting on the untimely death of music icon Whitney Houston, I appeared on CNN’s “Sunday Morning” to recap her homegoing ceremony and discuss her legacy. VIDEO: Watch the interview with CNN’s Gary ...
News

Rock Star President: Jawn Murray’s Take On President Obama

I recently appeared on HLN’s “Special Report” with host Vinnie Politan to discuss the latest happenings with President Barack Obama. VIDEO: Watch and see why I call President Obama a “rock star President!”
Lifestyle

Island Grooves: North Sea Jazz Festival in Curacao

North Sea Jazz Festival held its second music festival on the Caribbean island of Curacao over Labor Day weekend. North Sea Jazz Festival, which I call the Rolls Royce of international music festivals, lined up an all-star roster of performers ...
Music

Turn Off: Hearing Her Own Songs Would Spoil the Mood ...

Music:     The idea of being romantic to her own music causes Grammy-winning vocalist Patti Austin to make faces –- and I don’t mean the kind of ‘Love Faces’ that Trey Songz warbles about. The 60-year-old song stylist was ...
Movies

George Tillman Jr.: Eager to See a Resurgence in Black ...

In the late 1990s through the mid-2000s, there were a bevy of great films with African-American themes, and filmmaker George Tillman Jr. was responsible for ones like ‘Barbershop,’ ‘Soul Food,’ ‘Beauty Shop’ and ‘Roll Bounce.’ These days, Tyler Perry (‘For ...