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TV One continues its month of “Love Lies & Murder” movies with the film In Broad Daylight premiering Sunday, July 14 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, along with an encore presentation at 10 P.M. The original movie stars Shad “Bow Wow” Moss (“Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta”), Chyna Layne (“She’s Gotta Have It”), and Curtis Hamilton…

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Starz hosted an immersive art meets music experience, “VIDA Sip & Paint,” at Valentine DTLA in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday night. “VIDA Sip & Paint” celebrated local Latinx culture, Latinx artists and the highly anticipated second season of the Starz comedy “VIDA.” The Tanya Saracho-created series follows the Hernandez sisters, Emma (Mishel Prada) and Lyn…

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Social media is the new frontier of entertainment and BET is at the forefront. The network is slated to present the first-of-its-kind BET Social Awards Sunday, Feb. 11 at 10 p.m. EST. Executive produced by Mike Epps and hosted by comedian Michael Blackson, the awards will be filmed live in Atlanta and will celebrate the best (and worst) social media…

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Business partners Jessie T. Usher (“Survivor’s Remorse,” Independence Day: Resurgence, Son of Shaft) and Kellon Akeem hosted a private game-night-inspired mix and mingle on Saturday, Jan. 13 to celebrate the launch of their production company, Mansa Productions. Held at the Gathering Spot in Atlanta’s Northyards Business Park, the event served as the perfect playground and networking mixer…

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In the early 2000s, four young men, Markus Free, Chris Voice, Anthony and Royce P., met at a park on the east side of Atlanta. The men formed an R&B group, Hamilton Park, aptly named after the park where they honed their gifts and dreamed about creating albums and selling out shows. After reaping success…

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A testament to self discovery and a cautionary tale, Trip, Jhene Aiko’s sophomore 22-track LP, transforms her grief and the hallucinogenic highs weed, LSD, and shrooms into matchless, seemingly effortless, sound. Last month, Aiko released two parts of a three-part project that she refers to as MAP, an acronym for “Movie, Album and Poetry” and…

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Four hundred entrepreneurs applied, 10 startup teams presented their pitches and five finalists were selected to compete in the third Atlanta Startup Battle on Sept. 28 in Atlanta. Atlanta Startup Battle is the freshest and most unique pitch competition in Atlanta. With over 100 ideas and 2 days of competition, the top participants develop their…

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Rolling out and Amplify 4 Good teamed up for the inaugural RIDE Conference hack, a fun and intensive 48-hour-hackathon where teams built applications with the goal of enabling more people to become citizen entertainment journalists by leveraging rolling out‘s assets. Held at the Loudermilk Conference Center in downtown Atlanta, designers and developers formed teams of…

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Rolling out addressed the myth of the digital divide with the aid of Swan Simpson, founder and CEO of Black Moguls Magazine and Swan Simpson Media Group, in a workshop led by the media maven on Friday, Sept. 22 at the inaugural RIDE Conference in Atlanta. A digital divide is an economic and social inequality with…

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J Lee has spent the last 12 years navigating Seth McFarlane’s world, from being a receptionist for the “Family Guy” show to starring in McFarlane’s latest project, “The Orville.” Since taking a leap of faith and moving to Los Angeles with $200 in his pocket, the St. Louis native and accomplished pianist has lent his talents…

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Upscale magazine and Starz recently hosted the “Champions Table,”  a private tastemaker dinner in celebration of Upscale’s latest cover featuring Tichina Arnold, Erica Ash and Teyonah Parris of the Starz comedy “Survivor’s Remorse.” All three honorees were in attendance and were joined by their co-stars Jessie T. Usher and RonReaco Lee. Held at American Cut…

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Maleke O’Ney discovered blues music on a Saturday morning at her grandparents’ home, unsure of exactly what she was hearing. At five years old, the small town Pentecostal girl hadn’t heard anything outside of gospel music. She didn’t know it then, but her adult creative prowess would thank her grandfather’s love of blues greats B.B.…

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With a widely celebrated music scene and growing film industry, it is vital to note that visual art, painting, design and sculpture still have a home in the A. It’s even more vital to note that true works of art are best enjoyed in person. Exit the Instagram app and blog feeds and enjoy art…

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Kevin Durant prepares for game with Golden State Warriors (Photo by Derrel Johnson for Steed Media Service)

Up 2-0 in the series, the Golden State Warriors met the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland last night. On the 10th anniversary of LeBron James’ NBA Finals debut, King James and the Cavs defended their home court and played entertaining, competitive basketball. Then, Golden State won. With 45.3 seconds left,…

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