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Viral Victory: NotKarltonBanks Launches New Emoji Line

Viral video sensation Karlton Humes—known by his more than a half-million Instagram followers as NotKarltonBanks—has launched a line of emojis. The virtual entertainer has landed a groundbreaking deal with Eboticon for the NotKarltonBanks Emoji Pack, an exclusive line of emoji icons based on the characters and gestures Humes uses on his social media platform. “It […]

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Whoopi Goldberg: She’s Leaving “The View” – Details On When

Whoopi Goldberg has revealed she plans to leave ABC’s long-running talk show “The View” after season 20. The Emmy-winning talk show host told Wendy Williams during an appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” to promote her new reality show, “Strut,” that her time on the flagship panel show will end after the summer of 2017. […]

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Gabourey Sidibe: Shows Off New Weight Loss

Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe has been showing off her new weight loss on social media. The actress, who took Hollywood by storm with her breakout role in the critically acclaimed 2009 film “Precious,” hasn’t revealed exactly how she lost weight or how many pounds she’s lost. But Sidibe is noticeably slimmer in several images and […]

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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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No Laughing Matter: Kevin Hart’s Robbed For $500K

Posted  June 14, 2016  by  jmurray

While Kevin Hart has been on a whirlwind promotional tour promoting his upcoming film, “Central Intelligence” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his home was burglarized. The Hollywood funnyman returned home from Miami on Monday to discover that the backdoor to his home in Tarzana, Calif. had been pried open over the weekend while his family […]

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Model Behavior: Sheree Whitfield’s Son Releases Shirtless Model Shots

Posted  June 14, 2016  by  jmurray

Kairo Whitfield, son of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Sheree Whitfield and former NFL star Bob Whitfield, is embarking on a modeling career. The 19-year-old (he’ll turn 20 in July) aspiring model has released some images from a recent professional shoot. Kairo—who is six-foot, six inches tall—shocked viewers and cast members alike when he appeared […]

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Bobby Brown: Wife Gives Ultimatum Following Birth Of 7th Child

Posted  June 13, 2016  by  jmurray

R&B singer Bobby Brown is in the midst of a whirlwind publicity tour to promote his new book, “Every Little Step: My Story: Bobby Brown.” The book is filled with some shocking and wild personal admissions about his own life and the life of his ex-wife Whitney Houston in the book, some of which are […]

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McHonors: McDonalds To Honor Toni Braxton & Charles Tillman At Essence Festival

Posted  June 10, 2016  by  jmurray

The 13th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards will take place on Friday, July 1, 2016 in New Orleans during the Essence Festival Weekend. The annual star-studded mid-day awards ceremony honors outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community. This year, the 365Black Awards will honor Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton; former Chicago Bears cornerback […]

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First 15: JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Record To Culminate Music Milestone

Posted  June 7, 2016  by  jmurray

Stellar Award winning Gospel star J.J. Hairston and his choir Youthful Praise recently culminated 15-years in gospel music with a live recording at City of Praise Ministries in Hyattsville, Maryland. Thousands were in attendance at the mid-week concert that featured J.J. and Youthful Praise revisiting classic songs like “Lord, You’re Mighty,” “Deliver,” “Awesome God,” “Resting […]

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Big Return: Ebony Steele Back On Radio & Lands New TV Show

Posted  June 6, 2016  by  jmurray

Ebony Steele is back on the radio as the co-host of the “The Doug Banks Show.” Steele’s full-time return to radio was first reported by Radio Facts. It was originally believed that the late Doug Banks’ last co-host Dee Dee Renee would be staying on to co-host with the show’s new host, comedian Rudy Rush. Instead, American Urban […]

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Muhammad Ali: My Two Unforgettable Encounters With “The Greatest of All Time”

Posted  June 4, 2016  by  jmurray

More than a decade ago, I was driving down Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, California in a red Cadillac on loan from General Motors. I had the windows down, as it was a beautiful sunny day in L.A., and I was blasting my Syleena Johnson CD, “Chapter 2: The Voice.”  I was on my way […]

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Nine Lives: “Cats” Returning To Broadway Starring “X Factor” Winner

Posted  June 3, 2016  by  jmurray

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famed musical “Cats” is returning to the Great White Way in July and pop superstar Leona Lewis has been tapped to play the lead role. Lewis will star as the withered and worn lonely cat Grizabella in the Broadway revival, which will start in previews at New York City’s Neil Simon Theater […]

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Sonically Superior: Maestro Damien Sneed Marvels In Marrying Music Genres

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  jmurray

He’s church-reared and classically-trained; young maestro Damien Sneed gets to marry the best of both worlds on “The Abyssinian Mass,” a musical opus recorded with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra that features Sneed alongside his mentor Wynton Marsalis and his acclaimed choir, Chorale Le Chateau. Combining elements of gospel music, classical and jazz, this […]

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Rolonda Watts: Talks New Novel & Rumored Romances With Al B. Sure, Henry Simmons & James Brown

Posted  June 2, 2016  by  jmurray

She’s a beloved talk show host, actress, voiceover goddess and radio personality. But now, Rolonda Watts can add author to her multi-hyphenated list of titles. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina native, who was one of the hosts of “Inside Edition” before landing her own talk show, “The Rolonda Show” in 1994, can now be heard as […]

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LisaRaye McCoy: Her White Being Right Revelation

Posted  June 1, 2016  by  jmurray

For some, Memorial Day kicks off the season to officially wear white clothes and shoes. If you’re a person who defies traditional fashion rules and Hollywood actress LisaRaye McCoy, wearing white is a year-round thing. When AlwaysAList.com editor Jawn Murray interviewed LisaRaye back in 2010, she said that her affinity for white wasn’t something contrived, […]

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