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The unique new Fox TV show “The Masked Singer,”  where stars wear elaborate costumes to conceal their identities, ended with a shocking surprise on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. The contestant known as “Monster,” who revealed himself as rapper and singer T-Pain on the show’s finale, was the winner, triumphing over Donny Osmond and Gladys Knight. The 33-year-old…

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Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles,was raided on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 after Georgia’s Department of Revenue accused the owner, Shanga Hankerson, Gladys Knight’s son of theft and tax evasion. GDOR executed search warrants at all locations of Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles – Midtown Atlanta on Peachtree Street; east of Atlanta at Stonecrest Mall in…

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With a dismal health inspection score of 56 now required to be posted prominently on the wall, an iconic Midtown Atlanta restaurant is facing the music and eating humble pie. Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken and Waffles on Peachtree Street failed its latest health inspection on Feb. 8 and, according to WSB reports, restaurant officials are…

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Gladys Knight, aka “The Empress of Soul,” has a new song, and it definitely has the makings of a hit. Rolling Out had the pleasure of attending an intimate listening party in Chicago last week where her new single, “Just a Little” was debuted. The self-proclaimed balladeer shared that “I have wanted to do a…

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The dapper crowd that gathered at Thursday night’s Uptown magazine pre-Oscars salute to Lee Daniels party could have posed for a who’s who in Black Hollywood collage. L.A.’s hottest talents, including the cast of “Empire” were mingling, toasting glasses of ginger cocktails and taking selfies. Directors, casting agents, managers and press enjoyed free drinks, networked, shared experiences and hobnobbed with the man of…

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Can you still be sexy in your 70s? Gladys Knight says yes. There are plenty of celebrities in their 70s that are still going strong in their careers and are in the limelight. Having so many years in the entertainment industry, it’s great to see stars like Morgan Freeman and Paul McCartney still at the…

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There is no question that Gladys Knight is the “Empress of Soul.” She exemplifies how entertainers should conduct themselves. It’s Black Music Month and we’re taking the opportunity to celebrate her. While hanging out with the good folks at Walmart I was blessed to plant a kiss on Gladys Knight’s forehead. She is an entrepreneur who understands products and services but…

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As we celebrate Founders Day to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha. Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women, founded January 15, 1908. Check out 10 celebrity AKA’s in the gallery. Above, The First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement Coretta Scott King was the model AKA because of her tireless community…

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Legendary singer and Atlanta native Gladys Knight, aka the Empress of Soul, lent her voice to celebrate the honorees at 30th Anniversary of the UNCF’s Mayor’s Masked Ball held at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was joined by Dr. Michael L. Lomax, President and CEO of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), to…

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Rainbow Promotions is excited to present some of today’s most distinguished jazz and R&B artists at the 26th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival on August 9-11, 2013. As with the previous festivals, the event will take place at the lovely Rainbow Lagoon Park on Shoreline Drive in Long Beach, Calif. Staying true to this year’s…

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NEW ORLEANS — McDonald’s has helped to create more black millionaires than any other corporation in the world. So it makes sense that the world’s leading food provider would celebrate 365 days of black excellence through the McDonald’s 365Black Awards. The 10th annual awards programs run in conjunction with the annual Essence Music Festival during…

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  A stunning array of legendary artists, A-list celebrities, dignitaries and major business leaders dominated the 10th annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards at the New Orleans Theater inside the mammoth Earnest N. Morial Convention Center during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight, supermodel Beverly Johnson, education connoisseur and leader Dr.…

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