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Gladys Knight
Gospel

Gone Gospel: Gladys Knight Readying New CD

Posted  August 26, 2014  by  jmurray

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight is no stranger to Gospel music. With more than 40 recorded albums under her belt, Knight has previously released two gospel CDs — “Many Different Roads” (1998) and “One Voice” (2005). Now Knight, who appeared on season 14 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” is gearing up for her third Gospel [...]

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Bright Balance: Avery Sunshine Mirrors Aretha Franklin Model For Marrying Soul & Gospel

Posted  August 25, 2014  by  jmurray

Aretha Franklin did it! So did Al Green! Candi Staton did and Ann Nesby, Dave Hollister and Kelly Price continue to as well! Now, Avery Sunshine is the latest song stylist to bridge the gap between the sacred and secular worlds by recording music that has cultivated her a fan base in both mainstream music [...]

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Michael Jackson & Alvester Martin
Music

Michael Jackson: New Music Video Stars Alvester Martin

Posted  August 14, 2014  by  jmurray

A new music video for the second posthumous single from Michael Jackson has been released. Epic Records unveiled the video for ‘A Place with No Name’ last night on Twitter, after offering an official sneak peak on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” on Wednesday night. ‘A Place with No Name’ is featured on [...]

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TV

Casting Color: “Dancing With The Star” Adds African Dancer To Professionals

Posted  August 13, 2014  by  jmurray

“Dancing with the Stars” gets some color this fall when South African born dancer Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe joins their lineup of professionals. The first professional dancer of color of the ABC competition series, Motsepe joins the hit series after working on the British version of the show “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2013. Earlier this year, [...]

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Rickey Smiley, Porsha Williams & Claudia Jordan
Radio

Diva Divide: Rickey Smiley Hires Two New Co-Hosts To Replace Ebony Steele

Posted  August 12, 2014  by  jmurray

Rickey Smiley has hired two ladies to replace the exiting Ebony Steele. It was announced earlier this summer that Steele would be leaving the show that she has co-hosted with Smiley, HeadKrack and Gary With Da Tea after seven years.  Apparently, the radio personality did not choose to leave the show on her own. Smiley [...]

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Steve Harvey
Lifestyle

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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PJ Morton: Premieres Video For New Single ‘Work It Out’

Posted  July 16, 2013  by  jmurray

Grammy-award winning artist PJ Morton has released a music video for his song ‘Work It Out.’ The song is the latest single off Morton’s new CD, “New Orleans,” his first major label release. In 2011, the popular independent artist signed a recording contract with Cash Money Records division, Young Money. “New Orleans” is Morton’s first [...]

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Laz Alonso
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Movies

Laz Alonso: Celebrate But Don’t Bootleg Our Stories

Posted  July 15, 2013  by  jmurray

“Jumping the Broom” star Laz Alonso is excited about the resurgence in Black film and television projects that have him and his peers working more in Hollywood. The 39-year-old actor, who is one of the honorees for the Verizon Wireless campaign “Celebrating Your Story: Powering Your Network,” sat down for an interview with AlwayAList.com to [...]

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TV

Richelle Carey: Former HLN Anchor Joins Al Jazeera America

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

On June 18, AlwaysAList.com reported the popular HLN anchor Richelle Carey had left the CNN sister channel. On Thursday, Al Jazeera America announced that Carey was one the first four new anchors hired by the channel. Carey will join other Al Jazeera America anchors Del Walters, Jonathan Betz and Morgan Fogarty to present live new [...]

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Tatyana Ali
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Lifestyle

Girl Power: Black Girls Rock In “Imagine A Future” Documentary

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

Procter & Gamble’s My Black Is Beautiful (MBIB) returned to the Essence Festival as a sponsor for its sixth year. This year, the beauty campaign was presenting their documentary “Imagine a Future” for the Essence Festival audience, only one year after introducing the “Image a Future” initiative. This program, a partnership with Black Girls Rock, [...]

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Gladys Knight: Gearing Up For OWN Show

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

R&B icon Gladys Knight is preparing for her reality TV debut. AlwaysAList.com has learned exclusively that the “Empress of Soul” is currently shooting a show that is expected to air on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network. The 69-year-old vocalist was shooting scenes for her as-yet-untitled series while in New Orleans receiving her 365Black Award. Knight arrived [...]

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Mary Mary & Kirk Franklin
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Gospel

Stellar Gospel Awards: Making Big Moves

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  jmurray

AlwaysAList.com has confirmed that the 2014 Stellar Gospel Music Awards is moving from its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend taping in January to April 5, 2014. A rep for Central City Productions, Inc. told us on Thursday that the annual gospel music award ceremony has definitely switched dates, however it is yet undetermined if [...]

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Ford Ride & Drive
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Ford Fusion: Automaker Rides Through Essence Festival

Posted  July 10, 2013  by  jmurray

Since 2009, Ford has been the premiere brand sponsors of the Essence Festival. This year, the iconic automotive company best known for vehicles like the Taurus, Flex, Mustang, Expedition, Focus, Explorer and Edge was on hand for the festivities in New Orleans and was showcasing their new Ford Fusion – a vehicle that has become [...]

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News

Bobbi Kristina: Engaged To Former Play Brother Nick Gordon

Posted  July 10, 2013  by  jmurray

Bobbi Kristina Brown is getting married! The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston got engaged to Nick Gordon, her once-play brother and best friend. The 20-year-old aspiring singer shared news of her engagement on Facebook on Wednesday. She also took time to clarify her and Nick’s prior relationship. “Yes, me and Nick [...]

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LeToya Luckett, Gladys Knight & Brandy
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Lifestyle

McTelevision: McDonald’s 365Black Awards To Air On BET

Posted  July 9, 2013  by  jmurray

McDonald’s held its annual 365Black Awards honoring outstanding African-Americans who are making positive contributions to the community during the 2013 Essence Festival. 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. For its 10th anniversary, the 365Black Awards honored [...]

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TV

Roland Martin: To Host TV One News Show

Posted  July 9, 2013  by  jmurray

Former CNN commentator Roland Martin will host TV One‘s first morning news program, “News One Now.” The one-hour live weekday telecast is set to launch in September and will focus on African-American news, current affairs and will feature experts, newsmakers and celebrities. The show will be culled from the third hour of a three-hour radio [...]

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