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Tanya Hart at the Academy Awards
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Her History: Tanya Hart First Woman & African-American To Head Prestigious Hollywood Caucus

Posted April 29, 2016 by jmurray

Emmy Award-winning producer and syndicated radio personality Tanya Hart has been elected as co-chair of The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors (www.Caucus.org), making her the first African-American and first woman to head up the 40-year-old entertainment industry trade organization. The TV host and pop culture expert will co-chair alongside veteran television producer Robert Papazian […]

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Brandy
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Music

Brandy Norwood: Suing Record Label & Returning To “Chicago”

Posted April 5, 2016 by jmurray

R&B singer Brandy Norwood has filed suit against her record company and its president for blocking her from releasing new music and attempting to force her into signing a new contract. In legal documents filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court and first reported by Entertainment Weekly, Brandy alleged that Chameleon Entertainment and company […]

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Austen Jaye & Harry Belafonte
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Being Belafonte: Actor Austin Jaye Brings Hollywood Legend’s Story To Stage

Posted March 24, 2016 by jmurray

Almost two years ago, actor Austen Jaye was scrolling through his Twitter timeline and his friend, writer and digital content creator Issa Rae, posted an article that posed the question: “Will Hollywood Allow Blacks To Make Love On The Big Screen?” The story featured a photo of Hollywood greats Harry Belafonte and the late Dorothy […]

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Tasha Page Lockhart & Madea
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Gospel

Tasha Page Lockhart: “Sunday Best” Winner Joining Tyler Perry On Tour

Posted February 12, 2016 by jmurray

Fresh off the heals of performing on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” with Pastor Charles Jenkins and Heavenly Joy on the song “War,” Tasha Page Lockhart is headed on the road with Tyler Perry. The season six winner of BET’s “Sunday Best” will join the second leg of Perry’s current touring play, “Madea on the Run” […]

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Wendy Style Squad
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TV

Brand Extension: Wendy Williams To Host New Fashion Panel Show

Posted February 9, 2016 by jmurray

Wendy Williams will now moderate a new fashion series called “Wendy’s Style Squad” that will air on BET. In what could be called an extension of a segment she usually does on her daytime talk show on Mondays following most major award shows, the new style panel series will feature three fashion experts offering fashion […]

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Books

Second Act: Christian Keyes Releases Sexy Sophomore Novel

Posted February 8, 2016 by jmurray

Actor Christian Keyes is back with the follow-up his 2015 literary debut, “Ladies Night.” In time for Valentine’s Day, the Detroit-bred author has released “Dr. Feelgood.”  The tome is his second book for Urban Renaissance/Kensington Books. “This was initially a script that I wrote nine years ago into 2007. I wanted to write an intelligent, humorous, […]

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BJG New Hosts
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Gospel

Continuing The Legacy: Should BET Find A New Host For “Bobby Jones Gospel?”

Posted April 27, 2015 by jmurray

BET confirmed last week during their upfront presentation for advertisers and media guests the speculation that the 35th season of their long-running “Bobby Jones Gospel” will be its final season. The farewell season ends Dr. Bobby Jones’ reign as the longest-running original series on cable.  The 75-year-old Grammy winner will retire from hosting his BET […]

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Dr. Bobby Jones
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Gospel

End Of The Road: “Bobby Jones Gospel” Coming To An End

Posted April 27, 2015 by jmurray

After 35 seasons, BET has decided to end their long-running series “Bobby Jones Gospel.” “Bobby Jones Gospel” is hosted by Grammy-winning recording artist Dr. Bobby Jones, who launched the show in 1980 and used to produce the series himself before BET took over the production aspects of the series. The music performance show gave an […]

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