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Remembering Bettye Wright: The Soul Icon Has Died At 66

Soul icon Betty Wright has died at the age of 66 after a bout with cancer. The Miami, Florida native is best known for her hits “No Pain, No Gain,” “Tonight Is the Night,” and “Clean Up Woman,” among others. ...
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Corona Conversations: Talking Pandemic Survival On Rolonda Watts’ Podcast

I grew up being a huge fan of Rolonda Watts. I watched her talk show in high school and college. During my high school years, my marketing class took a trip to New York City during my senior year and ...
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Jawn Murray Assembles All-Star Cast Of Singers For “That’s What ...

TV Host & Pop Culture Commentator Jawn Murray has assembled an all-start list of R&B, Gospel & Jazz singers for an inspiring virtual collaboration remaking the classic Dionne Warwick & Friends song, “That’s What Friends Are For.” Feeling the weight ...
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Debut Episode of The Review RapTable: Netflix’s #BlackAF, Lifetime’s “The ...

On the premiere episode of “The Review RapTable,” TV Host & Pop Culture Expert Jawn Murray joins fellow hosts Jasmine Simpkins and “The Curvy Critic” Carla Renatta to sound off on “Black AF” on Netflix. The trio also discusses the ...
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March Madness: Jawn Murray’s Coronavirus Entertainment & Survival Tips

I travel about 75,000 frequent flier miles a year taping TV shows, hosting various events, emceeing panels and doing social media influencer gigs. One of my super powers is “connection” and I love engaging with people both for work and ...
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Sip & See: Black Vines Celebrates Black Winemakers & Toasts ...

I traveled to Berkeley, CA for Black Vines, an annual celebration of Black wineries and Black art. Put on by Fern Stroud, Precious Stroud and their amazing team of partners and sponsors, the event is a true showcase in masterful ...
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Can We Talk? – Should Streaming Services Reboot “One Life ...

Over the last year or so there’s been some buzz that ABC could be toying around with the idea of rebooting two beloved, legendary soap operas, “One Life To Live” and “All My Children.” The daytime dramas were created in ...
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Classic Conversation: Revisiting My Interview With The Late Ja’Net DuBois

On September 11, 2011, I interviewed “Good Times” star Ja’Net DuBois for my former AOL Black Voices column BV Buzz via telephone. I had already met the famed television actress in Los Angeles at an event in 2005 and was ...
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Carnival Of Cars: The Chicago Auto Show Is Automotive Entertainment

It was cold and snowy outdoors, but The Chicago Auto Show brought the heat inside of McCormick Place for their 119th showcase of automobiles. Since the North American International Auto Show in Detroit has now moved to June, The Chicago ...
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White Washed: Jawn Murray Talks Oscars Lack Of Diversity On ...

TV Host & Pop Culture Expert Jawn Murray appeared on CNN International on Oscar Sunday to talk about the lack of diversity in the award show categories and to offer a prediction on how the Academy Awards would overcompensate for ...