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Weekday Worship: Hezekiah Walker Launches National Radio Show

Grammy Award winner Hezekiah Walker’s music is already in heavy rotation on gospel radio stations across the country, but now the veteran recording artist will soon be heard nationwide with a new syndicated radio show called “The Hezekiah Walker Show.” In an announcement made by Rejoice! MSF (Musical Soul Food Radio Network) and first reported […]

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HOT SHOTS: Towanda Braxton, Ciara, Monique Pressley, Clinton Portis, LaTavia Roberson, Mathew Knowles, Flo Anthony & more

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference took place in Washington, DC this weekend and politicians, celebrities, influencers, newsmakers, scholars and voters alike gathered for what’s best described as a party with a purpose. The CBCF is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African-Americans and the global black community. More than 10,000 people […]

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Demetria McKinney: She’s Split With Roger Bobb & Reveals New Boyfriend

One of Atlanta’s most-prominent couples, singer/actress Demetria McKinney and TV and film producer Roger Bobb have called it quits. The two, who were featured prominently on season seven of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” when McKinney joined the cast, got engaged this past January after nearly nine years of dating on and off. The 48-year-old […]

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Instant Vintage: Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” Makes Old New Again

There are circuses, and then there is Cirque du Soleil! The Canadian circus arts company has created masterful productions that are staged in Las Vegas, New York City, Orlando and in multiple international destinations. Cirque du Soleil also has eight different productions on tour, one of which, “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” AlwaysAList.com was able […]

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Lecresia Campbell: Gospel Star’s “Miracle” Recovery After Stroke

Gospel powerhouse Lecresia Campbell is recuperating at a rehabilitation hospital after surviving a stroke. Best known for hits like “Perfect Praise (How Excellent),” “Even Me,” and “Safety,” Campbell suffered her stroke in early August and her initial prognosis from doctors was pretty grim. “I’m a miracle,” the singer told AlwaysAList.com, while recovering at Emory University […]


 
 

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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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Miss D: Said She’s Filling The Void For Absent Black Leaders On “Bring It!”

Posted  July 10, 2014  by  jmurray

Fans of Lifetime’s “Bring It!” get to see more of Dianna “Miss D” Williams and her award-winning Dancing Dolls troupe preparing for competitions and pushing themselves to the limit when the show returns later this month. The popular reality series that focuses on Miss D’s Jackson, Mississippi-based dance collective is more about winning 15 Grand […]

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Apollo Nida: Sentenced In Fraud Case

Posted  July 8, 2014  by  jmurray

Apollo Nida, husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks, is headed to prison for eight years. The 35-year-old reality TV star faced 30 years in prison for his extensive four-year scheme that involved bank, mail and wire fraud, identity theft, and laundering more than $2.3 million in fake bank accounts. Judge Charles Pannell […]

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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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A-List Rides: 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

Posted  June 27, 2014  by  jmurray

The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a practical budget SUV that really feels more like a crossover vehicle with its still-more-sedan-build body. I decided to put the Outlander Sport on the road and see how it did when a me and two friends took a road trip to Norfolk, Virginia for a dinner party with […]

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Patti LaBelle: Praying Angels Will Save Broadway’s “After Midnight”

Posted  June 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Earlier this month news broke that “After Midnight” would close on June 29 after having played 19 preview performances and 272 regular performances. The Tony Award-nominated musical revue originally starred actor Dulé Hill and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino when it opened to critical acclaim on Nov. 3, 2013. Despite having previously announced that Grammy […]

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The Winners Are: Top Prizes Awarded At American Black Film Festival

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

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 K. Allen, Director of General Motors Global Marketing Operations, presented a top prize alongside ABFF […]

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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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D’Angelo: Finally Readying Album After 14-Year Delay?

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Is D’Angelo finally readying his new music? According to his manager Kevin Liles, the CD could finally hit stores this year. In an interview with Billboard, Liles claims that D’Angelo will drop his album “sooner than later.”  Though he couldn’t give a specific date or a working title of the album, he did assure that […]

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Audra McDonald: Marvels As Billie Holliday In “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”

Posted  June 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Want know why Audra McDonald is the most-celebrate performer in Tony Awards history? Well, just go see “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill” and you will understand why! The six-time Tony Award winner is transfixing as Billie Holliday in the musical set in a seedy joint in North Philadelphia where the ‘God Bless the […]

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