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Lupita Nyong’o always carries packs of deodorant wipes on the red carpet. The Us actress “sweats” when she feels “nervous” so keeps the disposable cloths on hand when she knows all eyes will be on her in order to stay feeling “fresh and clean.” Asked about her red carpet essentials, she told Allure magazine: “I…

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The 2019 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019. The event honors the top artists, songwriters, music producers and publishers in the industry. The BMI Awards, which is usually held at Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown, relocated this year to the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center…

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On Wednesday, Feb. 20, Uptown Magazine celebrated its 2019 “Uptown Honors Hollywood” pre-Oscar gala presented by Lexus. Co-hosted by Tai Beauchamp and Chris Spencer, the event honored two of Black Hollywood‘s influential visionaries: director Tim Story and director, screenwriter and producer George Tillman Jr. Collectively, both men have notable box office film credits, including Shaft, Mudbound, Barbershop, Soul Food, Think Like A…

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Award shows never fail to bring out some of the most head-turning or head-scratching fashion moments. Here are the best dressed and worst dressed from the 2019 Grammy Awards. Best Dressed: Hennessy Carolina – Cardi B’s sister looked amazing as she hit the Grammy Red carpet in a bright orange suit dress with balloon sleeves. Chloe x…

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The annual Roc Nation brunch continues to be a staple of Grammy Awards weekend. The Jay-Z produced event serves as a coveted affair where top entertainers gather one day before music’s biggest awards show. Notable attendees of this year’s brunch, which took place near UCLA, included Beyoncé, Diddy, Usher, Kevin Hart, and Meek Mill to…

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Atlanta played host to this year’s BMI R&B Hip-Hop Awards on Thursday, Aug. 30, to honor the top artists in the music recording industry. Songwriters, music producers and publishers all congregated inside Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center in Midtown for one of the biggest nights in music. A-list celebrities in attendance included Keri Hilson, Jussie…

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The ESPYS is an award show that brings together celebrities in music, film, and comedy with top-ranked athletes in a celebration of sports and culture. If you love sports, this is a show you do not want to miss, as it celebrates the best in athletics and honors those who are courageous and inspiring.  The…

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Actress and singer Janelle Monae always makes grand fashion statements, but she usually plays it safe, staying in her signature contrasting black-and-white comfort zone. However, this year on the 2018 BET red carpet, Monae made a statement with a rainbow-colored gown in support of the LGBTQ community. The Covergirl hit the carpet in a dark green, glittering…

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BET has been celebrating our Blackness for decades now, giving us a place to feel safe, understood and see our faces on the screen. Every year in Los Angeles, BET hosts a weekend full of events for the culture from the Celebrity Basketball Game to the BET Experience. The high point of the weekend is always…

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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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