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Road Reunion: Ford Focused On Families During Essence Festival Weekend

Posted July 5, 2016 by jmurray

In 2009, following the exit of Chevrolet, Ford drove into New Orleans and became a premiere brand sponsor of the Essence Festival.  Seven years later, they’re going strong as a partner of what’s now become one the largest consumer live events in America. This year, the company known for vehicles like the Taurus, Fiesta, Expedition, […]

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Chastity Garner, Sherri Shepherd & CeCe Olisa
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Fully Fierce: The Curvy Con Redefines The Look Of Fashion

Posted June 21, 2016 by jmurray

AlwaysAList.com had the chance to attend The Curvy Con, a two-day fashion expo and empowerment seminar in New York City aimed at bringing together plus-sized style brands, celebrities, full-figured fashionistas, influencers, models, shopaholics, fashion media and bloggers. An immaculately-produced event, The Curvy Con is surprisingly only in its second year and attracted upwards of 500-plus […]

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Shaun Robinson
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Formation: Shaun Robinson Developing Girls To Run The World

Posted June 21, 2016 by jmurray

Almost a year to the date that she announced she was leaving “Access Hollywood,” Emmy Award-winning journalist and TV Host, Shaun Robinson has announced the formation of the S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls. The non-profit organization will work to empower young women in five areas derived from Robinson’s name: (S)tem, (H)ealth (A)arts (U)nity and (N)eighborhoods. “I […]

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Montell Jordan: Releases New Memoir & Returns To Performing R&B

Posted June 20, 2016 by jmurray

Former R&B superstar Montell Jordan has released a new book, “Becoming Unfamous: The Journey of ‘How We Do It’ To How He Do It.” The “This Is How We Do It” singer stepped away from his career in mainstream music in 2010 to become a Worship Minister at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia. Jordan, […]

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Common
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HOT SHOTS: Common, Fantasia, Soulja Boy, The O’Jays, Xavier Woods, Ruben Studdard, Case & more

Posted June 16, 2016 by jmurray

Oscar and Grammy Award winning superstar Common was in his hometown of Chicago to celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service at Chicago’s Washington Park. The event was part of the National Park Foundation’s Find Your Park movement. During the event, held in the South Side community of Chicago, the prolific hip-hop star […]

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Iyanla Vanzant
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Iyanla Vanzant: “Fix My Life” Star Talks Donald Trump, Lamar Odom, Prince & Essence Festival

Posted June 16, 2016 by jmurray

Motivational speaker and TV personality Iyanla Vanzant is preparing to deliver a keynote address on the Empowerment Stage during the 22nd annual Essence Festival in New Orleans on Saturday, July 2. “I’ve done it for 14 years and I consider it an honor to be asked back. I consider it a service to the community,” […]

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Forest Whitaker & Roxanne Shante
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Roxanne Shante: Forest Whitaker Producing Film About Female Rap Star

Posted June 15, 2016 by jmurray

Oscar winner Forest Whitaker has signed on to produce a feature film about the legendary Roxanne hip-hop wars that occurred in the music industry back in the 1980s. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz411.com, the film is titled “Roxanne, Roxanne” and is about 14-year-old lyricist Roxanne Shante—born Lolita Shante Gooden—who become the first female star […]

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Deal Done: Ebony Magazine & Jet Website Sold To New Owners

Posted June 15, 2016 by jmurray

After 71 years in the media business, the iconic Johnson Publishing is getting out of publishing. The financially-strapped business founded by the late media mogul, John H. Johnson has sold its iconic magazine Ebony and its digital-only publication Jet magazine to an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, Clear View Group. The deal was finalized in […]

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