2X GRAMMY AWARD WINNER LL COOL J SET TO BE HONORED AT 5TH ANNUAL URBAN ONE HONORS IN ATLANTA

November 28, 2022 – Today, Urban One announced the return of the annual URBAN ONE HONORS taping in Atlanta, GA on Friday, December 2, 2022. The two-hour telecast premieres Monday, January 16, 2023, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on TV One and Cleo TV, a division of Urban One and will be hosted by R&B singer and actor, Tank. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, education, and the community.

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ARES’ SHAREHOLDERS IN ZÜRICH FOR THE NEW E-MOBILITY RANGE

ARES Modena, an innovative luxury coachbuilder, after announcing in August 2022 the admission of three new shareholders with profound experience in the automotive, finance and luxury sectors – Alfredo AltavillaBoris Collardi e Marco Bizzarri – has the pleasure of hosting them again on November 25th and 26th 2022 at the ARES Studio based in Zürich to present the new E-Mobility range and to define the business’ medium-long term strategic objectives.

ARES’ innovative electric product range will be manufactured starting from 2023, and consist of:

• E-bike

• Kickscooter

• Scooter

• Motorbike

• City car

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2022 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS WINNERS: BEYONCÉ, LIZZO, CHRIS BROWN, SILK SONIC, AND JAZMINE SULLIVAN

Soul and R&B music was full of life, last Saturday night at the feel good party of the year, the “Soul Train Awards” 2022 presented by BET. Hosted by award-winning comedian and actor Deon Cole, the “Soul Train Awards” 2022 featured an exciting lineup of unforgettable performances including special moments and appearances by some of the brightest stars in Black culture and entertainment. Beyoncé led the night with three wins for Album of The Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration with Ronald Isley & The Isley Brothers. Watch an encore airing of “Soul Train Awards” 2022 Sunday, November 27 at 8 PM ET/PT and Thursday, December 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET. The “Soul Train Awards” 2022 will air internationally on BET Africa on Sunday, November 27 at 3:00 CAT, BET France on Thursday, December 1 at 20:45 PM CET. The show will also be available to watch on My5 and Sky On-Demand in the UK beginning Thursday, December 1.

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Naturi Naughton & Luke James Star in ‘Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas’ on Lifetime

Lifetime has an excited slate of upcoming holiday movies including the original film, Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas starring Naturi Naughton, Lorea Turner and Luke James. The film is set to premiere Saturday, December 10th on Lifetime at 8PM ET. The family film was executive produced by 16x GRAMMY Winner Kirk Franklin who stars in the film as well. 

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“2022 American Music Awards” Full Slate of Winners and Show Highlights

Taylor Swift broke her own record of the most wins of any artist in the history of the American Music Awards Sunday night by clinching the top spot in the winner’s circle with six wins at the “2022 American Music Awards” (AMAs), to bring her total count to 40 wins. The year’s hottest night in music represents top achievements in music determined by the fans, for the fans. Hosted by Wayne Brady, the thrilling evening filled with world premiere performances and pop culture moments aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.

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Hawks and Atlanta Tipoff Club Announce the Return of ‘Hawks-Naismith Tipoff Classic

After a three-year hiatus, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Academy and Atlanta Tipoff Club, administrators of the national Naismith Awards, today announced the return of the ‘Hawks-Naismith Tipoff Classic presented by adidas,’ which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (Atlanta). The showcase will feature eight boys teams and four girls teams.

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FEMME IT FORWARD INAUGURAL
GIVE HER FLOWHERS AWARDS GALA

Femme It Forward, the revolutionary female-led music and entertainment company  Empowering creative and accomplished female visionaries, held its inaugural Give Her FlowHERS Awards Gala, recognizing trailblazing women in entertainment who empower, uplift, and inspire change. Convening a host  of notables, artists, influencers, executives, and tastemakers for an unforgettable evening, the star-studded red carpet ceremony recognized an illustrious group of women who represent all facets of culture and who have made the biggest impact in their respective fields.

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Georgia Filmmaker Uncovers Buried Truths Caused by Racial Divide in Small Town Georgia

The documentary-feature film, “UNSPOKEN,” has been named an Official Selection for the 19th annual Rome International Film Festival (RIFF). The debut feature film from  Georgia-based filmmaker Stephanie Calabrese will screen in-person on Nov. 12 at 1:15 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium (601 Broad St.). 

UNSPOKEN” shatters a code of silence that has distanced neighbor from neighbor for generations. By tracing her journey as a small town Georgia resident, Calabrese uncovers buried truths and explores how the tight-knit community has been impacted by its racial divide deepened in part by the 1946 Moores Ford Lynching, also known as the “the last mass lynching in America.” Sourced from 40 interviews with fellow Monroe residents and research over the course of three and a half years, the film offers an insider’s intimate look at the impact of the lynching, segregation and integration through today.

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Mike Epps, Donell Jones, TK Kirkland, and More Attend The Shhh Show

Big Bank of Big Facts Radio and Patrick Week of Basement Entertainment had celebrities and influencers in a frenzy filled with uncontrollable laughs at the sold-out launch of The Shhh Show. Hosted at the historic Buckhead Theater on Thursday, November 4th, The Shhh Show is a live entertainment series created to launch the careers of undiscovered talent. But first, they must win over The Shhh Show, no hold’s bar tough audience.

Thirteen talented acts from around the country competed to win a cash prize of $2000, a diamond necklace from Clarity Custom Jewelry, two interviews on The Big Facts Radio with Big Bank, and iHeart’s 105.3, and another chance to compete on the next show scheduled for February 14, 2023. Singer ZayTeegy won this month’s competition with her sultry voice and amazing stage performance.

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LECRAE RELEASES THE LAST IN THE CHURCH CLOTHES 4 MIXTAPE SERIES

Before the Grammys, multi-platinum sales, and releasing the #1 Album on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts (Anomaly,2014), Reach Records’ president & co-founder, LECRAE, dropped arguably the most seminal project in his catalog, Church Clothes. In the ten years since Church Clothes initially dropped, Lecrae has evolved from an artist into a New York Times best-selling author, investor, thought leader, entrepreneur, activist, financial educator, and philanthropist. Yet, his mission remains the same, to represent faith and hip-hop with an unashamed edge! 

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Vivica A. Fox to Host 9th Annual American Reality Television Awards

Recognizing the year’s highest achievers in unscripted television production, the 9th Annual American Reality Television Awards (ARTAS) will premiere on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 5PM PT / 8PM ET . Hosted by the vivacious film and television actress Vivica A. Fox,the 60-minute show is produced in partnership with Reel Mood and celebrates the genre’s “best-in-class” across 21 individual categories.

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MEAGAN GOOD TO APPEAR IN UPCOMING DOCUSERIES “THE BLACK BEAUTY EFFECT”

Today,Comcast NBCUniversal and FaceForward Productions announced acclaimed actress Meagan Good will appear in the upcoming three-part docuseries The Black Beauty Effect, set to premiere on November 25th on the Black Experience on Xfinity channel, a first-of-its-kind destination of Black entertainment featuring the ultimate in Black storytelling. From creator and executive producers Andrea Lewis(Degrassi: The Next Generation, Black Actress); and executive producer Emmy-nominee CJ Faison (Giants & Junebug), Jackie Aina and Kahlana Barfield Brown, the docuseries will spotlight the social change that has taken place in the beauty industry, as told from the perspective of the successful Black women who galvanized it.

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XSCAPE TO RECEIVE ‘LADY OF SOUL’ HONOR AT “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” 2022 

Today, BET announced“Kandi” Burruss-Tucker, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott of legendary, multiplatinum-selling R&B supergroup Xscape will collectively receive the ‘Lady of Soul’ honor at “Soul Train Awards” 2022, the feel good party of the year. Xscape emerged on the scene in the ‘90s with a sound of their own. With hit songs like “Just Kickin’ It,” “Understanding,” and “The Arms of the One Who Loves You,” the powerhouse group took the industry by storm with their amazing harmonies and industry-defining sounds. Hosted by actor, comedian, and writerDeon Cole, “Soul Train Awards” 2022 premieres Sunday, November 27 at 8 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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HBO Sports Documentary ‘SHAQ’

HBO Sports Documentaries presents SHAQ, a four-part documentary series from director Robert Alexander and Peter Berg’s Film 45 detailing the life and career of NBA Hall of Famer and multi-hyphenate Shaquille O’Neal, debuting WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23(9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), with new episodes on subsequent Wednesdays on HBO and available to stream on HBO Max.

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BEYONCE AND MARY J. BLIGE LEAD “SOUL TRAIN AWARDS” 2022 WITH 7 NOMINATIONS EACH 

Today, BET announces the host, nominees and premiere date of “Soul Train Awards” 2022presented by BET taking place, Sunday, November 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Actor, comedian and writer Deon Cole will host an incredible night celebrating the best in soul music and the iconic legacy brand. Additionally, BET has released the official nominations for “Soul Train Awards” 2022. “Soul Train Awards” recognizes the best in Soul, R&B, and Hip Hop from both established industry legends and the next generation of promising artists. The official “Soul Train Awards” nominees, selected by a voting academy of esteemed music industry insiders, performers, and presenters. The “Soul Train Awards” 2022premieres Sunday, November 27 at 8 pm ET/PT on BET and BET Her.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2022 Inductees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced
today its 2022 Inductees in the following categories:
Performer Category
• Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
• Duran Duran
• Eminem
• Eurythmics
• Dolly Parton
• Lionel Richie
• Carly Simon
Musical Excellence Award
• Judas Priest
• Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
Early Influence Award
• Harry Belafonte
• Elizabeth Cotten
Ahmet Ertegun Award
• Allen Grubman
• Jimmy Iovine
• Sylvia Robinson
“This diverse group of inductees each had a profound impact on the sound of youth
culture and helped change the course of rock & roll,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Their music moved generations and influenced so many
artists that followed”.

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JUNGLE (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

Jungle follows the connected lives of several strangers, each facing their own struggle, viewed through the prism of UK rap and drill music, and giving a perspective on an often unseen world. Frequently misunderstood, it’s a world where one law governs everything: only the strongest will survive. As the strangers’ worlds begin to unravel around them, they come to the realisation that every action, no matter how small, has a consequence.

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BLACK ADAM SCREENING IN ATLANTA

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – OCTOBER 13: Aldis Hodge attends the BLACK ADAM Red Carpet Screening Atlanta at Regal Atlantic Station on October 13, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images for Black Adam )

Aldis Hodge as Hawkman
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HOUSE PARTY (TRAILER)

New Line’s reimagining of the 1990 cult comedy “House Party.” Check out the trailer A high school student sneaks out to his friend’s house party,…

Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas on Lifetime Dec. 10

Caught in a blizzard on Christmas Eve, estranged mother and daughter Journee (Naturi Naughton) and Nia (Lorea Turner) are forced to take refuge inside a church where a handful of also-trapped parishioners are reeling from the cancellation of their annual holiday concert. The spirit of the season takes hold as Journee and Nia weather the wintry storm together with the other churchgoers, including handsome youth pastor Adam (Luke James) and a heavenly music teacher (Kirk Franklin), who motivate the mother and daughter to reconcile their differences through music, faith, and love. With the help of this unlikely yet spirited group of strangers, Journee and Nia band together to help the church salvage their holiday traditions and show-stopping Christmas day performance, despite the raging storm outside.

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