Black Music Honors 2023

 In its 8th celebratory year, Black Music Honors shines a spotlight on revolutionary artists and musicians who have made significant impact on African-American music. Produced by Central City…

BET Her Awards

2023 “BET Her Awards,” honoring the brilliance and beauty of Black women who are moving the community forward took place on Sunday, March 5 in Atlanta. Sponsored…


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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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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Chaz Lamar Shepherd (“Marvel’s Luke Cage”, “The Game”) will star as Marvin Sapp with Ambre Anderson (“Power Book II” “Manifest Evil”) joining him as Sapp’s wife, MaLinda Prince Sapp. The biopic chronicles the prominent gospel music artist and preacher’s Michigan upbringing, battle against teenage alcohol abuse, love for MaLinda Prince, rise in the music industry, and growth in his faith. Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story premieres Sunday, August 21st at 9/8c on TV One.

(photo credit: Jerome Dorn)

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After a successful sixteen-year career in professional basketball, two-time NBA champion J.R. Smith has decided to return to school enrolling at the renowned HBCU North Carolina A&T State University to pursue his undergraduate degree. HBCU’s RISING presented by Toyota Tundra is a short form docu-series featuring J.R. Smith where he takes viewers around the university to share everything he loves about the culture and community. As we follow him on this journey, we will meet members of the NC A&T community who share the special traditions, cultural events and rich history which make this HBCU experience truly unique. 

J.R. SMITH at THE HBCU’s RISING SCREENING. photo credit: Kingsmen Media
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Lamborghini Debuts New Design Aesthetic at Atlanta Showroom

Italian marque cuts the ribbon on new Atlanta showroom following the best global Q1 sales results in brand history

Premier Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini announces the official debut of the redesigned Atlanta showroom with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility asserts the brand’s commitment and new design direction for the future. Beginning with eye-catching exteriors, Lamborghini breaks the mold of the standard storefront with a pure and modern design that is consistent with Lamborghini’s core values.

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‘Made For Me’ Atlanta Featuring Meagan Good

Over the weekend, xoNecole teamed up with Toyota USAfor our Made For Me: ATL event. The two-day event took place on March 19th and 20th in honor of Women’s History Month. Attendees participated in workshops and wellness experiences that focused on the mind, body, and spirit. Special guests included astrologist Dani Simone, Christian psychologist Dr. Alduan Tartt, financial consultant, and yoga teacher Dr. Nicole Garner Scott, entertainment host Gia Peppers, and Meagan Good, who was the keynote speaker.

The event curated a safe space with cutting-edge wellness experiences meant to elevate and expand the community with spaces and vibes. Now more than ever, black men and women are seeking safe spaces for their wellness journeys that meet them where they are. This 4-hour experience took over 350 attendees on a journey to discover and connect to their greatest selves with actionable workshops. 

Meagan is a veteran actress who is often admired for her beauty, style, and down-to-earth personality. But what stands out about the Harlem star is her spirituality and her connection with God. The 40-year-old actress took to the stage alongside Gia and opened up to the xoNecole audience exclusively about her faith, how she deals with rejection and how she really feels about the recent social media attention she’s been receiving since announcing her divorce from DeVon Franklin.

“You just have to trust God. I think throughout my life and my personal experience being a woman, being a Black woman, being an actress, being in ministry, all of those things I’ve experienced tremendous amounts of rejection. Feeling misunderstood, feeling judged, feeling attacked all those things and the thing that sustained me is just trusting God. Even if someone else doesn’t get me or doesn’t love me or doesn’t like me. I know that God gets me.”

Megan Good photo credit: Kingsmen Media Group
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‘Line Sisters’ Red Carpet/Screening with LeToya Luckett, Drew Sidora ,Kierra Sheard-Kelly, and Ta’Rhonda Jones

Premieres Saturday, February 12 at 8p/7c on Lifetime

Starring Drew Sidora, Ta’Rhonda Jones, LeToya Luckett and Kierra Sheard-Kelly

Line Sisters follows four sorority sisters- Valerie (LeToya Luckett), Cassandra (Kierra Sheard-Kelly), Simona (Ta’Rhonda Jones;) and Dominique (Drew Sidora) – as they reunite at a Black Greek Weekend celebration held on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Having pledged the Alpha Beta Omega Sorority, Inc., they share more than the bonds of sisterhood, after the mysterious death of the dean of pledges 15 years prior. But the past comes knocking on their door as they arrive to the island and strange and inexplicable things begin to happen to each one of them, threatening to unearth the deadly secret that may tear them apart. 

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Atlanta Red Carpet Screening of ‘North of the 10’

North of the 10 tells the story of five struggling friends from the south side of Chicago that chase Hollywood dreams and become the first generation of viral video stars. Cam Weston (Don Benjamin), a wannabe model, lives with his best friends — an actor, chef, dancer, and gamer — as they strive for success in Chicago’s entertainment industry.

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Chris Tucker Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament

The Chris Tucker Foundation Held it’s Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament at the exclusive Eagle’s Landing Golf Club In Stockbridge, Ga.

Actor, comedian and humanitarian Chris Tucker was joined by his celebrity friends at the 6th Annual Chris Tucker Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise funds for important programs supporting children and education in the Atlanta community.

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‘Karen’ Red Carpet in Atlanta

KAREN is a thriller about a racist woman who takes it as a personal mission to displace the new Black family that just moved into the neighborhood: they won’t back down without a fight. The film releases on Friday, August 13. Karen is an upcoming American thriller film written and directed by Coke Daniels and starring Taryn Manning.

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‘The Redemption Project with Van Jones’ Partners with The American King Foundation for Screening in ATL

The Redemption Project with Van Jones is a new eight-part CNN Original Series, created and executive produced by Jonas Bell Pasht and Jonah Bekhor of Citizen Jones and Academy-Award®-nominated director Jason Cohen. Offering a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process,each episode follows the victim, or surviving family members, of a life-altering crime as they journey to meet face-to-face with their offender in the hopes of findinganswers or some sense of healing. Van Jones serves as a guide for the viewer throughout this transformational experience. Through unique access to the U.S. prison system, this powerful series explores the human potential for redemption.

Van Jones (Photo Credit:Kingsmen)

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11th Annual LadyLike Foundation Women of Excellence Luncheon

This afternoon, the Beverly Hilton and LadyLike Foundation founder Leah Pump welcomed an illustrious group of young women for the 11th Annual LadyLike Foundation Women of Excellence Luncheon which honored Storm Reid, Marjorie Harvey, Carrie O’dell, and Jordin Sparks. The nonprofit organization, whose mission is to educate, empower and inspire young girls living in underprivileged communities around the Greater Los Angeles area, hosted this annual fundraiser to honor women in the community and who are “Excellent” in their fields of occupation and philanthropy. The event also takes time to recognize its college scholarship recipients for the year.

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LITTLE Movie Premiere in Atlanta

Regina Hall
Regina Hall (photo credit: Kingsmen Media)

Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Marsai Martin as well as Producer Will Packer and Director Tina Gordon, hit the blue carpet for a star-studded premiere at Regal Atlantic Station in midtown Atlanta. The blue carpet screening was a huge success with many of Atlanta’s biggest stars in entertainment, film and music excited to see LITTLE. The movie hits theaters on April 12th.

Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up — and glow up — right. Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, brings an all-new perspective to the body-swap comedy.

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Legendary Awards 2019

The Ninth Annual Legendary Awards were held Sunday March 17 at the prestigious Cobb Galleria. This years honorees were Mr. Louis Gossett Jr, Alton Glass, Heath Maven, Michele Piepoli, Mitch Faulkner, Evander Holyfield, Angie Stone, Stokley Williams, and Pastor Marvin Winans. Check out photos below from Kingsmen Media.

Mr. Louis Gossett Jr. – Pioneer Honoree
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Aretha Franklin Celebrated at the 3rd Annual Black Music Honors

The 2018 Black Music Honors recognized the legacy of Aretha Franklin during the award show taping on Thursday, August 16. . Hosted by 2017 Marconi Award Winner Rickey Smiley and singer/actress LeToya Luckett, the annual two-hour television special honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. This year’s honorees were Bobby Brown, Faith Evans, Bebe & Cece Winans, Whodini, Stephanie Mills and Dallas Austin.
The night included performances by Bell Biv Devoe, Next, Jade Novah, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Page-Lockhart, V. Bozeman, Demetria McKinney, DJ Mell Starr, Sammie, Donnie McClurkin, Sammie, Yo-Yo, Koryn Hawthorne, Rhyon Brown, Raheem DeVaughn, Regina Belle, Paris Bennett, Syleena Johnson, Angela Winbush, Jonathan McReynolds, Monie Love, Ruben Studdard and Doug E. Fresh. Additional VIP’s in attendance included Shiggy, Kyla Jade, Stevie J and more.
Proceeds from the 2018 Black Music Honors will benefit the 2019 opening of the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) in Nashville. NMAAM’s mission is to educate the world, preserve the legacy, and celebrate the central role African Americans play in creating the American soundtrack. Event sponsors include AT&T, McDonald’s, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson, Chevrolet and State Farm as title sponsor.

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BET PRESENTS: 2017 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS took place on Sunday, November 5,

at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The godmother of soul, Erykah Badu, returned to the stage as host and producer, with her eccentric sense of humor and legendary style. The annual event honoring the best in soul and R&B featured powerful performances by Toni Braxton, SWV, Method Man, Tamar Braxton, Keyshia Cole, Kirk Franklin, Jessie J, 112, Tank, Daniel Caeser, DVSN, Le’Andria Johnson, Demetria McKinney, Ledisi, Luke James, MAJOR., Ro James and U-God.

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The BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2017 GREEN CARPET was held Friday Oct. 6 at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and ‘Anthem King’ DJ Khaled alongside Grammy Award winning rapper and songwriter Kendrick Lamar and newcomer Cardi B lead the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2017 with 9 impressive nominations each.

Cardi B

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