CEELO GREEN Announces James Brown Tribute Tour “Soul Brotha #100”

Grammy Award winning artist CeeLo Green also known as the “Soul Machine” is announcing today his upcoming James Brown Tribute Tour entitled “Soul Brotha #100” with his first date thisFriday April 29th, 2022 in New Orleansat the Jazz & Heritage Festival. CeeLo will be honoring the legacy and musical genius of his idol James Brown with an unbelievable 75-minute set of 27 hit songs including classics like Superbad, I Feel Good, Man’s World, Sex Machinealong with Green’s hits Forget You, Crazy, Bright Lights, Fool For You and many more familiar anthems. 

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First Look Photos From Upcoming FRESH PRINCE REUNION SPECIAL

Will Smith released two first-look photos at the upcoming The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special from Westbrook Media, taping today on the 30th anniversary of the iconic series. Smith was joined by series regulars Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Alfonso Ribeiro as well as recurring co-star DJ Jazzy Jeff for a family reunion on set in the Banks’ home in this this one-time special. Surprising the rest of the cast, Smith revealed that he sat down yesterday with Janet Hubert, who originated the role of Aunt Viv, for the first time in 27 years for an emotional reunion and a candid conversation.

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Season 3 Also Spotlights Eve, Yandy Smith-Harris, Omari Hardwick, Jenifer Lewis, Debbie Allen and Five New Bonus Episodes

TV One’s edgy docu-series UNCENSORED, which explores the private lives of some of today’s most notable personalities, highlights singer and actor Tyrese this Sunday, September 13 at 10 P.M. ET/9C followed by an encore presentation at 11 P.M. ET/10C The episode will re-air on Wednesday, Sept 16 at 10 PM/9C. On this episode, Tyrese opens up about his marriage, the colorism he faced while growing up, and how the late director John Singleton changed his life when he cast him in the iconic film Baby Boy.  

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With his 9th studio album, Restoration, dropping on August 21st and the follow up to his New York Times best-selling book, I Am Restored: How I Lost My Religion, But Gained My Faith, releasing on October 13th, Lecrae is giving fans a behind the scenes view of his life in The Road To Restoration, a 3 part video narrative posted on his YouTube channel“”Restoration is taking something broken and making it whole again,” explains Lecrae. Through restoration we take something that has been stripped of its value and bring back its worth, meaning, and purpose. I want people to journey with me on The Road To Restoration. The journey begins with this 3 part video experience, then there’s the album, Set.Live virtual concert, and book! Collectively they’re all pieces of a puzzle and each piece helps you to understand the next. When all the pieces come together, you’ll get the full picture.”

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‘Love & Listings’ creators score a new real estate reality show in Atlanta

VH1’s “Love & Listings” creators have been greenlit to start production on a new reality show featuring celebrity real estate professionals in Atlanta. Currently referred to as “Hollywood Of The South,” the show will showcase these luxury real estate experts buying and selling the best estates that metro Atlanta has to offer to their celebrity clients

The men behind the new Atlanta-based show are real estate moguls Tai Savet and Sean Matthews who hit gold when “Love & Listings” premiered its first season last year on Vh1. The show is currently in its second season.

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In the September-October issue of ESSENCE, La La Anthony — best-selling author, actress, designer, producer and multihyphenate maven — graces the cover and provides perspective on the often-discussed issue of Black women and identity. In the cover story, Finding Success on Her Own Terms, Anthony talks candidly with ESSENCE Deputy Editor Allison McGevna about everything from co-parenting, raising and protecting her Black son in America, celebrating her Afro-Latina identity and the importance of telling Cyntoia Brown’s story.

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Yo Gotti and Jay-Z Sue Officials Over COVID-19 Outbreak in Prisons

Court documents that surfaced from the lawsuit said a COVID-19 questionnaire provided to inmates by Jay-Z and Yo Gotti revealed that prisoners did not have the proper PPE, medical care, and social distancing procedures needed to ensure there was no spread of coronavirus. Along with that, multiple inmates noted they were suffering from coronavirus symptoms but were not being appropriately treated for their conditions.

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Pending Legislation would Abolish Life without Parole for Juveniles in Ohio

The United States is the only country in the world known to sentence children to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Though the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that this sentence may only be imposed in the rarest of cases to people who are “irreparably corrupt,” Ohio still has people serving life who were sentenced as children. That could soon change because of pending legislation that would abolish life without parole as a sentencing option for children and grant parole eligibility to all children who are sentenced to extreme sentences in adult prison in the state.

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HBO Max Inks Overall Deal with Marlon Wayans

Projects to Include Stand-Up Specials, Unscripted, and Scripted Comedy Series

HBO Maxannounced today an overall deal with Marlon Wayans, which includes a number of projects in the works from the multi-hyphenate star. On the stand-up front, the deal includes an all-new hour-long special from Wayans along with a multi-act special in which he will serve as host.

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Tye Tribbett Releases “We Gon’ Be Alright” From His Upcoming New Album

Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett’s new song, “We Gon’ Be Alright” is available today. The record is a follow-up to his latest hit release “Work It Out,” off his critically acclaimed album The Bloody Win. The release is an uplifting powerful declaration of positivity in light of the tragic pandemic that’s still gripping the nation. “We Gon’ Be Alright,” is available now.

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Netflix Leads with 30 Nominations in the Television Categories,
Universal Pictures Leads with 15 Nominations in the Motion Picture Categories, RCA Records Leads with 14 Nominations in the Recording Categories and Penguin Random House Leads with 8 Nominations in the Literary Categories.

The nominees for the 51st NAACP Image Awards were announced today at a joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Connie Orlando, Executive Vice-President, Specials, Music Programming and Music Strategy. The winners will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special airing on BET Networks on Saturday, February 22, 2020 8/7c.

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22-year-old acclaimed singer-songwriter Jekalyn Carr earns her 4th career Billboard Top 5 radio hit and her second this year within months. Her chart-climbing song “I See Miracles” spends its 5th week in the Top 5 on Billboard Gospel Airplay chart – the follow-up to “It’s Yours,” which cracked Billboard Gospel Airplay chart Top 5 and became her third career Billboard No. 1 radio hit in February 2019. It maintained that position for 9 weeks. It follows 2018’s GRAMMY® nominated song “You Will Win,” which spent six weeks atop the list (Feb. 3, 2018). Both songs are featured on Jekalyn’s fourth live independent project and GRAMMY® nominated album One Nation Under God (Lunjeal Music Group). Carr’s first Billboard No.1 song and GRAMMY® nominated was in 2016 with “You’re Bigger” (four weeks) from her acclaimed The Life Project (Lunjeal/eOne).

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Irv Gotti’s anthology series, TALES will reimagine Cardi B’s breakout hit “Bodak Yellow,” with a one hour episode staringJustine Skye and Romeo Miller.   In her television directorial debut, new comer Ellie Foumbi(Zenith) winner of the Gold Student Academy Award and shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards in the Live-Action short film category, creates a beautiful visual  to the uplifting story of Violet, a twenty-three year old exotic dancer, raising her teenage sister while looking for her shot at becoming a hip hop superstar.

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Revolt Enters COMEDY Game With New Comedy Series :: Funny AF ::

REVOLT, the Hip Hop culture-oriented digital cable television network founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs,is continuing to boldly reinvent their content wheel with a new stand-up comedy series, candidly titled Funny AF, debuting Wednesday, July 10th at 10p ET. After years of giving a platform to the next big names in music & film, REVOLT is now entering the comedy game.

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Rap and R&B royalty holds court with the BET premiere of “LADIES NIGHT,” starring SALT-N-PEPA (SNP), DJ SPINDERELLA and SWV. With a legacy spanning over three decades, Salt-N-Pepa has landed their biggest career accomplishment to-date, a Las Vegas residency. While simultaneously preparing for their opportunity of a lifetime, the trio has made the ambitious decision to launch the “Ladies Night” national tour in collaboration with SWV.

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LITTLE Movie Premiere in Atlanta

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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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NeighborHood Awards Blue Carpet Arrivals #NeighborhoodAwards2014

Steve Harvey brings a star-studded awards show to everyday neighborhood stars with the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards’ inaugural show in Atlanta. A signature event recognizing the best leaders and organizations in local neighborhoods across the nation. Marking the show’s 12th anniversary, Steve Harvey and television/radio producer Rushion McDonald created the one-of-a kind Neighborhood Awards show (formerly the Hoodie Awards) and Weekend Expo, giving star treatment to celebrate everyday men and women who uplift their neighborhoods through their contributions and excellence as local businesses, religious/community leaders, educators, churches, and high schools. Honoring their continued service driven by fans’ nominations, the show will bestow 12 non-traditional awards in the following Neighborhood Awards categories: Best High School Coach, Best Nail Salon, Best School Teacher, Best Car Wash, Best Church Choir, Best Soul Food Restaurant, Best Barber Shop, Best High School, Best Barbecue Restaurant, Best Beauty Salon, Best Church, and Best Community Leader.   IMG_0498

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