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 Miami Gardens, Florida, Mayor Oliver Gilbert talks about the 2016 Jazz in the Garden. This is the 11th year of the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival; how do you keep this event growing, safe and entertaining for attendees? We just keep entertainment holistic. We want them to come and enjoy the ambiance, each other and…

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Beauty queens are not known for their candor. Models aren’t known for being relatable and reality stars aren’t known for being low maintenance. The consistent theme between beauty queens, models and reality stars is the ideal of a beauty that is untouchable; Claudia Jordan is none of these things and yet she is all of…

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Claudia Jordan quit the Rickey Smiley Morning Show? Yep! It’s the truth. I woke up at 3am only to find Jordan’s goodbye announcement on her facebook page. I was shocked, as I just saw Claudia in New Orleans living it up with her Rickey Smiley show family (well everyone minus Rickey). First, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” unplanned…

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TV One will air the 30th Annual Stellar Awards, the premiere Gospel event that recognizes and honors African-American artists, tonight. Performance highlights: Michelle Williams kicked off a soaring opener with a never-before-seen live performance of her single “Say Yes” joined by Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland. Dorinda Clark-Cole joined Deitrick Haddon on his new hit “My…

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Claudia Jordan may have had some gripes about her humorless role on the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” but it seemed like “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star was in it for the long haul on the radio show. That is until last week when rumors begin bubbling that Rickey Smiley was planning to fire Jordan…

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The student team from Spelman College in Atlanta walked away with the winning title in Ford’s 2014 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge and $75,0000 in scholarships and grants for its original community program. The competition reflects Ford’s century-long commitment to supporting the African American community, and its focus on education. Ford offers the…

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Happy 31st birthday Demetria! The model and singer who played Janine Payne on the TBS series “House of Payne” celebrates her special day today. She began appearing on the “Rickey Smiley Show” in 2012 and began her acting career in the stage production of Tyler Perry’s play Meet the Browns. She also starred in roles in the hit…

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Rickey Smiley brings Bernice Jenkins to the Stellar Awards Rickey Smiley brings back our old friend in Christ Sister Bernice Jenkins to host the 29th Annual Stellar Awards this past weekend. Watch as Smiley, rather, Sis. Bernice reads the church announcements before his co-host Sherri Shephard hits the stage.

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On the biggest night in Gospel music, Tamela Mann’s star shined brightest at the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Awards where she was honored seven times during the show’s live taping at Nashville’s Municipal Auditorium. Mann won “Artist of the Year,” “Albertina Walker Vocalist of the Year,” “CD of the Year,” “Traditional Female of the Year,”…

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Fantasia’s former jump-off and baby’s daddy, Antwaun Cook, the man who left his wife to frolic with the “American Idol” winner, went off on a profanity-laced tirade at funnyman Rickey Smiley where he accused him of being jealous, a closeted homosexual and a “paper” member of Omega Psi Phi for disparaging Cook. He also boasted about sleeping…

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The Rickey Smiley Show premiere  Friday, July 26 marked the premiere of “The Rickey Smiley Show.” During this season viewers will see comedian Rickey Smiley portray a character loosely based on himself who’s a single father to three and works alongside a rambunctious bunch of characters at his job including Maurice (J. Anthony Brown) and…

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