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The ninth installment of The Hollywood Confidential was held Friday, July 6, at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, California, in partnership with Essence magazine. The evening was filled with amazing moments with some of Hollywood’s finest actors, producers, and directors in attendance. The Hollywood Confidential is a panel event series produced by Brand Maverick Entertainment president Steve…

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  Time Inc., the company that owns Time magazine and other high-profile properties, wants to sell off its majority stake in the African American woman lifestyle magazine Essence. This is the first move for the company since it announced back in April that it would not be selling the entire company despite the fact that…

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Spectre, the 24th installment in the James Bond 007 franchise, is hitting U.S. theaters Nov. 6, but first, the Black women who have played an instrumental role in the world-famous films will be acknowledged. The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is teaming up with Essence magazine, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Terry Hines and…

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The second day of Disney Dreamers Academy was filled with seminars, classes called “Deep Dives” at Disney University, and interactive activities with other Dreamers and celebrities. “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” broadcast live from the ESPN Club at Disney’s Broadwalk Resort. The Dreamers’ parents were in attendance and Harvey spoke to them candidly about not…

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Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine kick off the eighth annual event at Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The three-day weekend started March 5 and the 100 dreamers will graduate on March 8. The Academy is a career-inspiration program for 100 high school students from across the U.S. and includes…

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Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) and Jamie Foxx (Django Unchained) win over hearts, including each other’s, in the magical remake of Annie. Featured in Essence magazine’s December cover story, “Gifted & Grateful,” the stars of the highly anticipated film talk about the fun they had working together, handling show business and how they each plan to spend the holiday season. “I don’t think…

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At this point, it’s safe to say that this is Laverne Cox’s breakthrough and that everyone wants a piece of the mesmerizing transgender activist. After nabbing a groundbreaking cover of TIME as well as a historical Emmy nomination, Cox had another monumental moment this week when it was revealed that she’s one of the cover…

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First lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Essence magazine’s August issue. In the mag, she discusses her advocacy for higher learning and explains how success in school really starts at home. “I know I tell my kids all the time that they shouldn’t shy away from difficult things, because that is the point at…

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Essence magazine‘s July edition is the covered with the handsome gents from ‘Think Like a Man Too:’ Kevin Hart, Terrence J, Micheal Ealy, Romany Malco, and the director Will Packer. Looking dapper dressed down in denim, navy and shorts the men are all smiles as they promote the June 20 release of this summer’s long awaited sequel. ‘What…

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Neosoul songstress, Jill Scott, can now officially add doctor to her list of accomplishments. At her alma mater, Temple University, Scott was bestowed with the title Doctor of Humane Letters. Scott is the first from the university to receive a degree from Temple of this magnitude, she had to drop out of the school’s secondary…

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