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In celebration of the upcoming premiere of the second season of TBS’ No. 1 cable comedy show, “The Last O.G.,” TBS and GrownNYC gave the Hattie Carthan Community Garden a fresh look. “The Last O.G.” star Tracy Morgan returned home to Brooklyn, New York, along with his wife and daughter to host a special garden…

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Season after season, Grungy Gentleman has featured some of the biggest names in sports and music. Staying true to tradition this season, rap icon Styles P opened the show, followed by rapper Dave East, former New York Giants quarterback, “DailyMailTV” host Jesse Palmer, and professional boxer Rickey Edwards. Each celebrity made his runway debut, with R&B…

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Rita Shukhman is a sought after corporate fashion executive. As senior vice president of Global Digital Marketing and Communications at MCM Worldwide, Shukhman is responsible for leading one of the hottest luxury travel and accessories brands in the market today. She is globally recognized for her keen eye for emerging trends and ability to develop…

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Matrix Awards

Ten phenomenal women leaders in the communications industry were honored at the 2018 Matrix Awards before a crowd of nearly 1,000 at New York City’s Sheraton Times Square. Savannah Guthrie, co-anchor of “TODAY,” emceed the awards. The Matrix Awards honors women in communications who are at the pinnacle of their careers and is considered the…

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Dia Simms

D’Angela (Dia) Simms is a corporate executive, entrepreneur, philanthropist and public speaker whose professional journey began uniquely with her work at the Department of Defense. With positions in advertising sales and the pharmaceutical industry following, Simms’ career path took an unconventional digression 12 years ago when she was solicited to work with music and business…

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All Star Code, a nonprofit that provides African American and Latino men the skills, networks and mindsets they need to succeed in tech through coding and computer programming, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in New York. All Star Code kicked off the celebration of the organization’s anniversary with a cocktail event featuring interactive demonstrations by students…

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Swarovski

Swarovski brand ambassador Karlie Kloss cut the ceremonial ribbon in style with Swarovski-crystal bedazzled scissors at the brand’s Times Square store to commemorate its recent opening. Karlie accessorized her Alex Perry dress and St. Laurent blazer with Swarovski’s Luminous Fairyearrings and ring and bangle in silver from the brand’s spring/summer 2018 collection before heading off to celebrate with Swarovski VIPs and celebrity guests at Hudson Mercantile. At the event,…

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Thankful.org

Thankful.org in conjunction with Tavern On The Green, hosted a luncheon for 120 people to celebrate International Women’s Day, to support, honor and celebrate women from all backgrounds and all walks of life. Working with local shelters that provide refuge to women who have been victims of violence, current residents were invited to lunch in…

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Son Jung Wan

For her F/W 18 collection, the darling of the Korean designer community, Son Jung Wan, went to extremes with masterful plays volume, texture and seductive color at her runway show, which was shown on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Spring Street Studios during NYFW. With this collection, Son Jung Wan fully embraces Maximalism fashion with its emphasis on vivid color schemes with…

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Iconic American designer Perry Ellis presented its Fall/Winter 2018 collection during New York Fashion Week. The runway show also heralded its new platform and Spring campaign, Life Ready Since 1976, which harkens back to the brand’s heritage and reinforces the idea of anywhere dressing, an important part of the Perry Ellis ethos. Notables in attendance included 21 Savage, Marc E. Bassy, Danell Leyva,…

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Lifetime Faith Under Fire

Lifetime TV network held the premiere of the movie “Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story.” The red carpet arrivals included members of the cast: Toni Braxton, Yaya DaCosta, Trevor Morgan and Malik Yoba. Seven-time Grammy® Award winner Toni Braxton stars as Antoinette Tuff, a struggling single mom from Georgia who heroically averted a tragedy, saving…

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Donnie McClurkin

The Apollo Theater celebrated the holidays with offerings for the entire family. The stage was set for a night of soul-stirring gospel music for the holidays featuring multi-platinum superstar and five-time Grammy Award winner Yolanda Adams (“Open My Heart” and “The Battle Is the Lord’s”) with Grammy Award winner Donnie McClurkin (“We Fall Down” and “Stand”). Their stunning…

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Chuks Collins

Designer Chuks Collins combined social causes on the runway during New York Fashion Week. After a second lease on life, the designer founded a nonprofit and for the past several years he has presented his latest collections with a fundraising event. This year’s soiree, The Dream: Fall 2017 Benefit Fashion Show and Silent Auction, was in…

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RETRO

RETRO has released a new music video for his new tune ‘G Like’ that gives off a real West Coast vibe in this track while also bringing it to life by shooting the video in California. Be on the look out for his highly anticipated mixtape titled “nine1” dropping everywhere October 3rd.

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Actor Aaron Diaz joined creative director Michael Maccari to unveil the new Perry Ellis fragrance on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, in New York City. The fall campaign starring Diaz was revealed during the intimate cocktail event in celebration of the brand’s ever-constant emphasis on versatile dressing. The new men’s fragrance is refreshing with notes of…

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Lola’s Hair

This past weekend was one for the books at Lola’s Hair stores in New York City. The hair guru created an event series at all three store locations offering back-to-school deals on bundles. The events kicked off on Friday at the Flatbush Avenue store with DJ Spadez on the ones and twos and Hello Beautiful’s…

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The first annual LOL Comedy Honors took place in at the Alhambra Ballroom in New York and lived up to the hype. The LOL Comedy Honors is the first award show ever to highlight comedians. Sponsored by Hidden Agenda, Ncindustrii, The Marriott Hotel, African American Women in Cinema, and 4.0 Public Relations & Marketing, the evening…

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photo credit: Antoine Debrill

The official NYC premiere of the TV One original film “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story” was held at the AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square. Stars of the film, Niatia “Lil Mama” Kirkland, Tami Roman, and director Tasha Smith were all present for the red carpet event. The film premiered to an…

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