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The consensus among many today is that 2016 was a brutal year when it came to celebrity deaths. From music icon Prince to boxer and the G.O.A.T. Muhammad Ali the following deaths shocked fans across the country and the world. Here are just a few of the deaths that made 2016 a sad year: Natalie…

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Monday night’s Grammy Awards paid tribute to four recently deceased musical greats with performances of their songs by other popular artists. But one legend who some feel was wrongfully left out was Natalie Cole. Her sister is speaking out about the very short nod to the singer, which she believes was “bittersweet.” Although Maurice White…

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Natalie Cole

The new year got off to an inauspicious start after it was announced that Natalie Cole had died at the age of 65. The daughter of jazz great Nat King Cole passed due to congestive heart failure after years of battling health issues. Celebrities and prominent friends of Cole used social media to send their condolences. Check…

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Legendary and “Unforgettable” singer Natalie Cole dies at 65 reportedly of congestive heart failure on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. The daughter of the late jazz singer Nat King Cole and singer Maria Hawkins Cole, won the first of her nine Grammy Awards in 1976 for Best New Artist and Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female. The following year…

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Natalie Cole WCLK

Natalie Cole fans packed the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for an unforgettable evening with the legendary songstress. The nine-time Grammy Award winner delighted fans with her renditions of Latin and smooth jazz standards during the concert celebrating WCLK’s 41st anniversary. The evening also honored the 2015 recipients of the Jazz 91.9 WCLK Jazz Legacy Awards, including Juanita Baranco,…

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The African American Film Critics Association held an exclusive 87th Academy Awards viewing party, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz, on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in the Grand Ballroom of the Four Seasons Hotel. Guests enjoyed a menu that featured sushi, arugula hummus, spicy beef empanadas and duck confit quesadillas, complemented with cocktails that were specifically crafted for the…

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Whether you’re handling end-of-the-week chores, winding down with family, or going for a relaxing drive, here’s a look at five jazz album must-haves to make your Sunday that much more enjoyable. George Duke’s DreamWeaver A sad loss in music, this iconic jazz keyboardist passed away just last month after battling leukemia. Still, Duke’s lifelong love…

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Hampton University’s graduates wore their colors with pride — Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta and Delta Sigma Theta’s wore kente stoles to represent their sororities this past weekend. A few famous AKAs: Toni Braxton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maya Angelou, Phylicia Rashad, Toni Morrison, Iyanla Vanzant, Alicia Keys, Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King. A…

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  Celebrities are always trying to improve their appearance.  Breasts implants and augmentations are very common for celebrity women who have always wanted a little extra up top.  With so much competition in Hollywood, the boobs just keep getting bigger and bigger. Check them and their before and after augmented breasts out below.

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  DoSomething.org and VH1’s 2012 Do Something Awards, held at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California brought out some of our favorite celebrities and young actresses.  Ne-Yo, Keke Palmer, Flo Rida,  Laura Govan, Master P and actress/singer Cymphonique Miller were all spotted on the red carpet. Jennifer Hudson filmed scenes for ‘Smash’ while the waif  Natalie Cole was spotted dining at…

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It can a double-edged sword being the offspring of famous parents. Oftentimes, children of transcendent stars get crushed under the oppressive weight of their parent’s or parents’ fame, unreasonable expectations and, especially, from the public’s unforgiving and extremely discriminating eye, particularly the media who often transmits the children’s awkward forays into adolescence gleefully to an…

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The Harlem Book Fair bloomed with excitement.  Vendors, authors and craftspeople were caught in the mid-morning setup rush that takes place every year at Harlem Book Fair. But just around the corner, even more excitement bloomed, but for a different kind of rush — the annual African American Literary Awards Nomination Brunch. The African American Literary…

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