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Issa Rae shows the complexities of being young, Black and single with her hit show, “Insecure.” The HBO show represents a new movement of Black millennials who have taken over Hollywood. Along with Rae, creatives such as Donald Glover, Lena Waithe and Ryan Coogler, have proven that Black stories can have a high impact on a mainstream…

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America has spoken. It does not believe Jussie Smollett. You would think that having the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office drop all 16 felony charges against Smollett would signal a new, happier chapter in the “Empire” actor’s life. Yet, Smollett’s life has only gotten worse since Chicago’s DA Kim Foxx let Smollett off the hook…

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Despite the fact that the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in Chicago dropped all 16 felony charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a hoax attack, his troubles seem to be far from over. Here are seven outstanding and problematic issues that have yet to be reconciled as it relates to the 36-year-old Smollett:…

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Jussie Smollett performing at DC Emancipation Day concert 2018

R&B singer and songwriter Jussie Smollett recently performed at Washington, D.C.’s Emancipation Day concert at Freedom Plaza. Smollett, a four-time NAACP Image Award winner, is known for his musically liberating character Jamal on Fox TV’s “Empire.” In addition, Smollett released a new album, Sum of My Music, that turns up with contemplative lyrics that focus on…

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Black Hollywood’s biggest night was held Monday, January 15, on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in Pasadena, California. The “premiere multicultural awards show” was hosted by TV fave Anthony Anderson and included performances by Common and Andra Day.  The live pre-show from the red carpet was hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika…

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The NAACP Image Awards paid homage to several of the top celebrities, artists, and cultural creators who made a significant impact over the past year. Held at the Pasadena Convention Center, award winners included Ava DuVernay, Omari Hardwick, Daniel Kaluuya, and Taraji P. Henson to name a few. Before the ceremony, entertainers such as Halle Berry, Issa Rae,…

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Toyota executive Al Smith; singer LeToya Luckett; and Sanaa Hamri, executive producer of “Empire” were some of the VIPs we interviewed at the NAACP Image Awards. Smith talked about Toyota’s commitment to the communities it serves. Luckett excitedly showed off her shoes. Hamri did not share spoilers about “Empire.”      

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Backstage Creations, specialists in award show gifts and custom backstage Celebrity Retreats™, produced the “Celebrity Retreat™” at the 47th NAACP Image Awards which aired Live from The Pasadena Civic Center on Friday, February 5, 2016 on TV One. The show featured appearances by some of the industry’s top talent including Anthony Anderson, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington,…

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Black girl magic is real on television and it’s no longer just Shonda Rhimes or Oprah Winfrey shining bright. Although many are still up in arms over the lack of diversity highlighted in this year’s Oscar nominations, we shouldn’t let that detract from the men and women who continue to kill it; from the big screen to…

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