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February is National Heart Month. Actress Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty”) and her daughter, Jillian Hervey, a performing artist with the hit group Lion Babe, have partnered with WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease and Burlington Stores, to raise awareness. Donations can be made at Burlington and every woman who participates, Burlington is giving $5 to…

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    Several Black women of excellence were honored at Black Enterprise’s 11th Annual Legacy Awards. The gala took place during the Women of Power Summit which was held at Hilton Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Honorees included actress Vanessa Williams; golf pioneer Renee Powell; and founder of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Dr. N.…

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Lion Babe was one of the headlining performers at Black Enterprise’s Women of Power summit. The duo, Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman performed songs from their album Begin. Lion Babe’s soulful sound has garnered the attention of artists such as Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, and Childish Gambino. Hervey, the lead singer of the group, paid…

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Having a world famous mother and father who’s managed some of the greatest performers in music history can make things a lot easier for a person to become famous. However, in the case of Jillian Hervey, she would be a star no matter who her parents were. This week, Lion Babe’s album release party was…

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Veteran actress Vanessa Williams (“Chicago Hope“, New Jack City) has landed a role in the second season of the CW drama “The Flash.” Williams will take on the role of Mama West, mother of Iris West (Candice Patton) and wife to Joe West (Jesse L. Martin) in the series. According to Variety, the series, which…

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In 1983 a young, beautiful Vanessa Williams was crowned Miss America and became the first Black woman to receive the coveted title. Not long after being crowned, nude photos of Williams were published in Penthouse magazine. The resulting scandal over the photos led to Williams being stripped of her crown and for some tarnished the…

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The 2014 Soul Train Awards weekend kicked off at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by BET and Centric, the annual awards show pays tribute to the achievers in R&B music and hip-hop. Before the show, celebrities hit the red carpet to show their style and share their thoughts on music and culture.…

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Congrats are in order for Vanessa Williams! On Friday, Sept. 26, the Broadway and TV actress announced on “The Queen Latifah Show,” that she and her boyfriend, Jim Skrip, are tying the knot. “Vanessa, I have been trying to have a conversation, but I’m blinded by the light coming from that bling ring on your…

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Vanessa Simmons and daughter Ava grace Angela I AM spring 2015 Runway at #NYFW Angela Simmons debuted her Angela I AM spring 2015 collection at Style360 during New York Fashion Week. The collection included suitable for every occasion silk screens, faux leather (including a yellow French marigold leather moto jacket) and lace. Attendees included dad Rev. Run…

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Happy 50th birthday Blair Underwood! Talk about aging well, Underwood has been in the entertainment industry since an appearance on “The Cosby Show” starring Bill Cosby in 1985 launched his acting career. Underwood played major roles in the television series “L.A. Law,” “In Treatment” and “Dirty Sexy Money.” He attended the same high school as…

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Former Miss America and actress Vanessa Williams was very transparent with Oprah in her Oprah’s Master Class about her experience of being molested by an 18-year-old girl when she was only 10 and the psychological aftereffects. The life-changing traumatic incident was perpetrated by the much older “cool girl” who performed oral sex on her while she was…

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Prior to the 2014 ESPY Awards, football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders was honored at the third annual Champions for Choice event benefiting the American Federation for Children. The event was held at Los Angeles’ premier rooftop hotel, LUXE, and was hosted by the following celebrity ambassadors: boxing champion Laila Ali, WNBA and six-time Olympian Lisa Leslie, NBA veteran Jalen Rose…

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Tony winner Cecily Tyson, Vanessa Williams, KeKe Palmer and Blair Underwood star in the Oscar, Pulitzer Prize, and Emmy Award winning adaptation of author Horton Foote’s Tony Award nominated play, “The Trip to Bountiful.” Originally presented as “Bountiful” in 1953 as a Broadway drama and NBC teleplay, then revived as a film in 1985, the…

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During a recent appearance on “The David Letterman Show,” Two time Oscar winner Tom Hanks announced that he has type 2 diabetes. The 57-year-old star best known for his role in Forrest Gump recently revealed to BBC that he would no longer be “gaining or losing any more weight for movie roles.” Hanks has been…

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