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HOT SHOTS: Tank, Khloe Kardashian, Charlamagne The God, Chrisette Michele, Black WOMEN Rock & more

Posted March 17, 2016 by jmurray

Jessica Care Moore’s Black WOMEN Rock! organization recently hosted its 12th Annual Black WOMEN Rock! (BWR!) Concert to a sold-out audience at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History in Detroit. Over 500 concert-goers showed up to the Museum for the concert, which paid tribute to Betty Davis, a funk artist and “pioneer rocker.” […]

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Daddy Duty: Stevie Wonder & Tank Have Holiday Babies

Posted January 5, 2015 by jmurray

Soul legend Stevie Wonder welcomed his ninth child just before the Christmas holiday. The 64-year-old entertainer had his ninth child, the second with girlfriend Tomeeka Robyn Bracy. The couple named their daughter Nia, which means purpose, “one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa,” according to his rep. It was originally reported that Wonder was expecting […]

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Nearly Bankrupt & Headed For Divorce: Ginuwine Addresses Troubled Times

Posted November 11, 2014 by jmurray

R&B singer Ginuwine is dealing with some troubled times.  According to court documents, the singer (real name Elgin Baylor Lumpkin) owes the government $300,000 in back income taxes.  His attorney said he’s close to filing bankruptcy. Ginuwine’s financial status was disclosed as part of a pretrial hearing because of a lawsuit filed by the executive […]

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Fab Five: New Gospel Super Group Formed

Posted September 29, 2014 by jmurray

Four Gospel artists and an R&B veteran have formed a new all-star group called Five (V) Men. The quintet includes R&B star Christopher Williams and Gospel singers Melvin and Doug Williams of The Williams Brothers, Shawn McLemore and Wess Morgan. The group aims to fuse traditional and contemporary Gospel music with mainstream R&B sounds. Five […]

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Tech Talk: Lance Gross & Regina Hall Host Verizon Dinner

Posted July 15, 2014 by jmurray

Verizon Wireless returned as a sponsor for the 2014 Essence Festival. To culminate the 20th year of the festival in New Orleans, Verizon Wireless had an interactive booth activation at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center where festival attendees could explore technology, dance to live music, participate in celebrity meet-and-greets with Kim Burrell, Tank, Jazmine […]

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Will Packer, Iyanla Vanzant & Rev Al Sharpton
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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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Pastor Pervert: Male Preacher Sends R&B Star Tank Naked Photo

Posted May 13, 2014 by jmurray

What would Jesus do? R&B singer Tank got more than he bargained for when he accepted a private message from a fan on Instagram over the weekend. A man using the handle @TheBookOf_COGIC93 sent the ‘Maybe I Deserve’ crooner an unsolicited image of him with his penis exposed. Receiving the x-rated image from the man […]

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Soul Train Awards: Paying Tribute To Iconic Soul Train Dancers

Posted November 21, 2012 by jmurray

Nothing says “Soul Train” like the iconic Soul Train Dancers. Actress Rosie Perez, former Shalamar singers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, and the late actor, Fred Berry Jr. are all stars who got their start as a Soul Train Dancer. Watley was on hand for the taping of the 2012 Soul Train Awards at Planet […]

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