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The Fixer Fashion: Kerry Washington’s “Scandal” Clothing Line On The Way

Posted July 25, 2014 by jmurray

Remember Olivia Pope’s white trench coat? Well, you can have that look and more because Pope’s signature look is coming to The Limited. “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and the hit drama’s costume designer Lyn Paolo have developed a new fashion line for the retailer inspired by the Shonda Rhimes’ series. The collection is set to [...]

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Tech Talk: Lance Gross & Regina Hall Host Verizon Dinner

Posted July 15, 2014 by jmurray

Verizon Wireless returned as a sponsor for the 2014 Essence Festival. To culminate the 20th year of the festival in New Orleans, Verizon Wireless had an interactive booth activation at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where festival attendees could explore technology, dance to live music, participate in celebrity meet-and-greets with Kim Burrell, Tank, Jazmine [...]

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The Braxtons: Reality Sisters Show Why Their Black Is Beautiful

Posted July 14, 2014 by jmurray

Procter & Gamble returned to the Essence Festival as a sponsor for its seventh year. The company returned with its My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) campaign, a program instituted by P&G as part of its long-standing commitment to touch and improve the lives of African-American women. This year, P&G expanded its MBIB campaign with “Beauty [...]

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McHonorees: Rev. Al Sharpton, Iyanla Vanzant & Will Packer Among 365Black Awards Recipients

Posted July 11, 2014 by jmurray

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 365Black platform, created to celebrate the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year-round. Held at [...]

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Rhythm Ride: Ford Brings Detroit Beats To New Orleans Heat

Posted July 11, 2014 by jmurray

Ford returned to the Essence Festival this year, an event that they’ve been the premiere sponsor of since 2009. This year, the iconic automotive company began its road to New Orleans by partnering with R&B newcomer Sevyn Streeter on a Road To Essence web series. Streeter was especially excited to make her Essence Festival debut [...]

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Cricket Cool: Wireless Company Captures Candid Photos At BET Awards

Posted July 7, 2014 by jmurray

AT&T is vying to be a contender in the prepaid wireless business with the re-launch of Cricket Wireless. AT&T purchased Cricket as part of its $1.19 billion Leap Wireless acquisition just a couple of months ago and officially kicked off its re-launch in May. As you may have noticed in your respective neighborhood, Cricket Wireless [...]

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Move To Manhattan: American Black Film Festival Drove Into NYC With Cadillac

Posted June 25, 2014 by jmurray

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, founded by Jeff Friday, had actors Morris Chestnut and Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike [...]

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Call Log: Cricket Wireless Dials Queen Latifah & Offers Tickets To BET Awards

Posted June 24, 2014 by jmurray

Talk show host Queen Latifah has partnered with Cricket Wireless. The Oscar nominee and her syndicated daytime talk show have signed on to help Cricket Wireless promote its simple, affordable nationwide no-annual contract wireless phone service. “I’m personally selective about the brands I associate with, and I couldn’t be more excited about Cricket’s goal to [...]

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Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Choir at Walt Disney World Resort
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‘Happy’ Kids: Detroit School Choir Gone Viral Meet Mickey Mouse

Posted June 17, 2014 by jmurray

They are the Detroit-based choir that became a viral video sensation and ended up being surprised by Pharrell Williams on “The Ellen Show,” but now, the students of the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences have gone to Walt Disney World. This past weekend, the Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences 40-voice choir traveled from [...]

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Dynamic Divas: Cynthia Bailey, Gloria Gaynor, Demetria Lucas, Lola Ogunnaike & More Saluted By Café Mocha

Posted June 11, 2014 by jmurray

Nationally syndicated radio show Café Mocha will recognize dynamic Black and Latino women making contributions within the communities and breaking down barriers with their businesses at their upcoming Salute Her: Superwomen Making a Difference Awards. The June 21 brunch will celebrate women in the New York tri-state area and take place at the New Jersey [...]

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