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Higher Learning: “12 Years A Slave” Headed To High Schools

Posted September 18, 2014 by jmurray

Many often say that the younger generation does not realize the impact that slavery had on the American culture. Now, students may have to face the reality of slavery by seeing it first-hand in the Academy Award-winning feature film “12 Years a Slave.” Fox Searchlight has revealed that it has partnered with New Regency, Penguin [...]

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Patti LaBelle: Ready To Be Your Culinary Queen

Posted September 2, 2014 by jmurray

It’s no secret that Patti LaBelle loves to cook. The Grammy-winning entertainer has prepared meals on national talk shows and even has a line of sauces and marinades sold nationwide in more than 600 stores. Now the 70-year-old vocalist is ready to hit the frozen food section.  LaBelle is readying the launch of Patti Cakes, [...]

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The Right Move: Steve Harvey’s Ford Neighborhood Awards Makes Atlanta Debut

Posted August 12, 2014 by jmurray

It’s a party with a purpose and one that celebrates the community, this year the Ford Neighborhood Awards held its 12th award show weekend for the first time in Atlanta.  Formerly called The Hoodie Awards, the weekend was previously held in Las Vegas. Moving the Ford Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta increased attendance for the weekend, [...]

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Cadillac Conversations: Susan L. Taylor Hosts Luncheon At Hamptons Home

Posted August 4, 2014 by jmurray

Cadillac was a sponsor for Russell Simmons’ 15th Annual Art For Life Gale in The Hamptons. Guests of the American automotive manufacturer drove their various vehicles like the Escalade, ELR and CTS from New York City to The Hamptons. While in The Hamptons, famed journalist and philanthropist Susan L. Taylor, who lives in the famous [...]

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Cadillac Cool: Road Trip To The Hamptons For Russell Simmons Gala

Posted August 1, 2014 by jmurray

It’s a party with a purpose and that’s why Cadillac is involved – Russell Simmons held his 15th Annual Art For Life Gala at Fairview Farms in The Hamptons and AlwaysAList.com traveled with the luxury automotive manufacture to Bridghampton, New York for the festivities. Russell’s Art For Life Gala benefits his Rush Kids & Rush [...]

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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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Lance Gross, Regina Hall & Jawn Murray
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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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P&G Executive, The Braxtons & Lisa Nichols
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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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