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A conversation with women’s rights crusader, Essence Atkins In a poignant and moving show of genuine gratitude, beloved actress Essence Atkins, star of the hit television show “Ambitions,” expressed heartfelt appreciation as she accepted the 2019 Woman of Influence Award from show co-stars Kendrick Cross and Brely Evans at Loudermilk Center on Friday, Sept. 6.…

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Sometimes we need people who will challenge us to think, make us laugh while drying our tears, and check us when we’re trippin’ — all on the same day. Brély Evans does this and more in her multiple roles as actress, comedienne, vocalist and radio show host. The Oakland, California, native has appeared in several productions on…

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This Memorial Day weekend all kinds of celebrity film and television faces were popping up in the ATL. Pleasantly surprised, I received an invite headlining the names Thomas Q Jones, LeToya Luckett, Brely Evans and Jasmine Burke. However, instead of it being an invite to one of the weekend parties, it was an invite to…

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The Merge Symposium is where the best in entertainment and the faith-based communities connect and have a finger snapping, hand clapping and feet stomping good time. It’s where stars go deeper than you’ve ever seen them go before; they shares their truth, their triumph, their pain and even how they overcome their fears. The morning commenced with…

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My First Love

Modern technology has simultaneously improved communication between those far apart and driven a wedge between those closest to us. Chicago filmmaker Mark Harris utilizes his new film, My First Love, to examine how the dependency on technology can have an adverse effect on relationships. Pooch Hall and Gabrielle Dennis, both former stars of “The Game,” play a…

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Hundreds of Chicagoans flocked to south 87th Street to check out the heavily buzzed about new film Christopher Nolen’s 72 Hours when it premiered at the Studio Movie Grill in the famed Chatham neighborhood last week. Actors Timon Kyle Durrett and Thea Camara attended the screening, which sold out for both available nights, and greeted fans afterwards.The film…

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