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The rain couldn’t stop an evening filled with elegant splendor on Chicago’s South Side. Rucker Cigar Lounge and Mikko’s Beauty Bar were venue hosts to the elegant affair dubbed, Cigars and Chocolate. This intimate gathering of 100 patrons was hosted by 20th Ward Committeeman Kevin Bailey and Lamman Rucker of OWN’s hit TV show “Greenleaf.”…

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The return of season 3 of  OWN’s series “Greenleaf” has been setting off all kinds of excitement among fans everywhere, especially in Atlanta where the television show is filmed. In support of the city’s rapidly expanding television and film industry, the Black Women Film Network hosted a “Greenleaf”  watch party at the home of one…

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PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary or life-threatening event. According to Nebraska.gov, an estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives. Women are twice as likely as men to develop PTSD. Approximately five million Americans suffer from PTSD…

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The highly anticipated OWN “Greenleaf” finally returns tonight. Deceit, pride, scandal, hypocrisy and greed are just a few words that come to mind when I think about tonight’s opening episode. The best part of the series is seeing Lyn Whitfield (aka Lady Mae) and Keith David as Bishop James combine their veteran acting skills and…

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Actor Christian Keyes recently starred in the film The Man in 3B, based on New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber’s novel. The film opened in theaters earlier last month. His character is Slim; he gets wrapped up in a love triangle between Lamman Rucker’s character and a young lady named Crystal (Nafessa Williams). Keyes sat down with…

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The 19th Annual Urbanworld Film Festival was swarming with the hottest entertainers in the industry from Sept. 23-27. The event, presented by BET and founding sponsor HBO, featured over 80 independent documentaries, narratives, and shorts that were all shown at the AMC Empire 25 theater in NYC. Some of the most riveting films of the…

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Disney Dreamers Academy prides itself on helping students bring their dreams to fruition. In a classroom setting, the students are split into groups and teamed up with other individuals who want to pursue the same career. Walking throughout the Career Mouse, Wynton Harvey, Jonathan Sprinkles, Princeton Parker, Tracey Powell and more stopped to listen and give advice…

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Coffee comes in all flavors and hues, and this movie serves up variety and various flavors of drama and comedy all poured into one cup. Image Entertainment releases on DVD and digital download the film Black Coffee starring Lamman Rucker (“Why Did I Get Married?”), Erica Hubbard (“Let’s Stay Together”), Darrin Dewitt Henson (“Stomp the Yard”),…

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Photo Credit: Travis Tanner Born and raised in Cincinnati, Gabrielle Dennis knew she wanted to be an actress at an early age. After graduating high school, Dennis went on to earn a degree in theater from the legendary Howard University. Her first break was in the form of a 1990 TV movie with Olivia Newton John titled…

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Kevin Hart is definitely in “the zone.” With an endless string of sold-out concerts, a near $100-million box office blockbuster under his belt (Think Like a Man) and the star of prime-time commercials, the hilarious comedian has undoubtedly ascended to the upper echelon of national entertainers. Hart brings that same comedic magic to a belly-busting…

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According to People magazine, Idris Elba deserves to be named No. 3 on their their annual Sexiest Man Alive list because, “He’s made a lasting impression on fans of “The Wire,” earned an Emmy nomination for his devilish turn in the BBC’s “Luther” and showed off his 6-foot-3-inch form to very good advantage in Thor. So what’s…

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The National Black MBA Association Atlanta Chapter held it 27th Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. More than $15,000 in scholarships were presented to high school, undergraduate, MBA and Ph.D. students for their outstanding achievements. This year’s luncheon them was “PowerUp Your Education!” The Atlanta Chapter also recognized their…

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