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Actor and Howard University alumnus Laz Alonso has partnered with The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program, which was launched by the home improvement retailer to help HBCUs renovate their campuses. The winning institutions were announced on May 10 and Alonso served as a celebrity judge. Rolling out spoke with Alonso on why he joined…

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On Wednesday, May 10, The Home Depot awarded the grand-prize winners of the company’s Retool Your School competition at its Atlanta-based headquarters. The home improvement retailer launched the program in 2009 to help accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities upgrade and renovate their campus facilities. “HBCUs are under attack right now. Trump potentially wants to cut federal…

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Culture Creators has become a prominent platform that brings together millennials and generation X leaders across various industries that shape Black culture. Started in 2015, Culture Creators was produced with the next generation in mind, as it balances the right mix of philanthropy, mentoring and fun. Culture Creators was designed to highlight the contributions of…

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Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq hits theaters on December 4, and the film has drawn both early praise and derision from fans and critics. At the New York City premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in Manhattan, Spike, stars Nick Cannon and Harry Lennix, as well as other celebs in attendance, shared their thoughts on community, Black Lives Matter, Chicago and what they hope the audience takes away from the movie.

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For three years The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program has made a remarkable difference for Historically Black Colleges and Universities looking to upgrade their grounds and facilities. The competition, which is designed to increase student and alumni school pride, also gives students the opportunity to learn from other case studies by touring competing college campuses. This…

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Meet Billy! Sounds like a strange name for a devilishly handsome Cuban American like Laz Alonso. But it’s the name of the newest TV character he’s added to his wheelhouse. Currently, the superstar actor is co-starring alongside Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot “The Mysteries of Laura,” written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG,…

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Actors Laz Alonso, Boris Kodje, Nicole Ari Parker and entrepreneur Angela Simmons joined the Marriott International throughout the Essence Festival, and invited festival attendees to “Be You, With Us” to explore epic travel experiences. As a global hospitality leader, Marriott’s “Be You, With Us” campaign exemplifies their commitment to making everyone feel comfortable being who they…

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Essence has partnered with Walmart and Coca-Cola to present the Road to Essence multi-city tour. So far the festival has stopped in Atlanta, Chicago, and this past weekend Dallas. The festival offers a free, fun, family day, held in the parking lot of Super Walmart. So, think “mini-Essence Festival” with live music, celebrity appearances, cool…

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