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2015 Trumpet Awards Celebrates Janelle Monae, Jamie Foxx and More

The stars came out for the 2015 Trumpet Awards. The night was hosted by four-time boxing world champion Laila Ali and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince. Honoree presenters included Lou Gossett Jr., Roland Martin, Quvenzhane Wallis, Egypt Sherrod, Cathy Hughes and Naturi Naughton. 2015 TRUMPET AWARDS honorees are:  Lou Brock – Baseball Legend […]

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Mali Music Drops Jewels During His ‘Mali Revealed Tour’

We all know Grammy nominated Mali Music for his passionate thought-provoking lyrics embedded over a blend of amazingly produced tracks with a soulful R&B/hip-hop feel. His vocal range alone sets him apart from many. Recently I had the pleasure of experiencing his sold out ‘Mali Revealed Tour’ when it came to ATL. Between songs he […]

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The Franchise Continues: ‘Preachers of Detroit’ Debuts Tonight!

Recently we spoke with a few cast members from Oxygen‘s newest docu-series, Preachers of Detroit. Extending into the heart of Motown, this year focuses on the powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these spiritually appointed men and women of the cloth share their life, confirmations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit […]

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Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life-An All-Star GRAMMY Salute: Recap

“Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” aired February 16 on CBS after being taped last week. The auditorium was filled and the audience was entertained by compelling tribute performances to the legendary Stevie Wonder by Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, John Legend, […]

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New Film “Blackbird” featuring Oscar winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington Coming Soon to Theaters

Urban Movie Channel, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, created by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Chairman of RLJ Entertainment today announced the April 24, 2015, U.S. theatrical release of the urban coming-of-age film BLACKBIRD. Based on the novel by the same name by Larry Duplechan, the film is directed […]


 
 

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2015 Trumpet Awards Celebrates Janelle Monae, Jamie Foxx and More

Posted  February 21, 2015  by  Kim Ford

The stars came out for the 2015 Trumpet Awards. The night was hosted by four-time boxing world champion Laila Ali and “The Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince. Honoree presenters included Lou Gossett Jr., Roland Martin, Quvenzhane Wallis, Egypt Sherrod, Cathy Hughes and Naturi Naughton. 2015 TRUMPET AWARDS honorees are:  Lou Brock – Baseball Legend […]

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7th Annual ‘Phazes Of Love’ Offers Captivating Evening of Dance

Posted  February 20, 2015  by  Corey Stanley

The Historic Buckhead Theater won’t be the same after the seventh installment of CiCi Kelley’s Phazes of Love dance extravaganza. Founded by Atlanta native CiCi Kelley, herself a dancer and choreographer who has achieved numerous performance and choreography credits including work with the Atlanta Falcons, MTV, BET and Beyonce Knowles. Phazes of Love is a […]

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Mali Music Drops Jewels During His ‘Mali Revealed Tour’

Posted  February 20, 2015  by  Kim Ford

We all know Grammy nominated Mali Music for his passionate thought-provoking lyrics embedded over a blend of amazingly produced tracks with a soulful R&B/hip-hop feel. His vocal range alone sets him apart from many. Recently I had the pleasure of experiencing his sold out ‘Mali Revealed Tour’ when it came to ATL. Between songs he […]

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The Franchise Continues: ‘Preachers of Detroit’ Debuts Tonight!

Posted  February 19, 2015  by  Corey Stanley

Recently we spoke with a few cast members from Oxygen‘s newest docu-series, Preachers of Detroit. Extending into the heart of Motown, this year focuses on the powerful themes of faith, family, and friendship as these spiritually appointed men and women of the cloth share their life, confirmations and triumphs in and out of the pulpit […]

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Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life-An All-Star GRAMMY Salute: Recap

Posted  February 17, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

“Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute” aired February 16 on CBS after being taped last week. The auditorium was filled and the audience was entertained by compelling tribute performances to the legendary Stevie Wonder by Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Annie Lennox, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, John Legend, […]

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New Film “Blackbird” featuring Oscar winner Mo’Nique and Isaiah Washington Coming Soon to Theaters

Posted  February 17, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

Urban Movie Channel, an RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) brand, created by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET) and Chairman of RLJ Entertainment today announced the April 24, 2015, U.S. theatrical release of the urban coming-of-age film BLACKBIRD. Based on the novel by the same name by Larry Duplechan, the film is directed […]

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New Artist Amber Sauer Links Up With Industry Greats and Expects to Release EP This Year

Posted  February 17, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

“A small town girl with a big voice” Amber Sauer is a native of Paradise, Ca. seeking to follow her dreams. Sauer recently moved to Los Angeles and has began to achieve her goals. Knowing she was gifted with a soulful/ melodic voice, she pursued becoming a background vocalist, and was hired for the likes […]

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RAPPER DEE-1 RELEASES NEW EP 3’S UP

Posted  February 16, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

Just in time for Mardi Gras, New Orleans based rapper Dee-1 is set to release his new EP, 3’S UP on Tuesday, February 17. 3’S UP, the six-track offering, marks the first major label release for the former school teacher and positive lyricist. “Be Real” “Be Righteous” “Be Relevant”—are the three key tenets behind Dee-1’s […]

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Tyler Perry and Gelila Bekele Christen Their Son in Their Backyard

Posted  February 16, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

Tyler Perry, Gelila Bekele, many celebrities, family and friends gathered on February 15, 2015 in Perry’s backyard to christen their son Aman Tyler Perry. Perry decided to christen Aman in the gospel. Perry had a church built in his backyard in honor of his mother. The church is almost a direct replica of the church […]

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The 6th Annual 2015 Awards Ceremony Celebrate The Best In TV And Film

Posted  February 12, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

Celebrities and executives across the entertainment industry spectrum of film, television and new media converged at the Taglvan Complex in Hollywood last night for the 6th Annual African American Critics Association (AFFCA) Awards Ceremony. Celebrating the best in directing, screenwriting, acting and producing; AFFCA Awards attendees included Ava DuVernay (Director, Selma), Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, […]

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Alexis Spight Releases New Single “All The Glory” and Shares Encouraging Message

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

Alexis Spight, 21, released “All The Glory” Tuesday as her first single off her new album “Dear Diary”. The song was produced by one of her all-time favorite producers, Travis Malloy. “Travis and I had been talking for a while about him producing a song on my next album,” Spight said. This summer we sat […]

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Sorority Girls & More Turn Out for “Match Made In Heaven” ATL Screening

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  E'Vonne Gipson

Last night, WE TV hosted a screening in Atlanta of their new series “Match Made in Heaven,” starring millionaire bachelor Shawn Bullard. A number of press, VIPs and WE TV talent gathered at TWELVE Hotel Atlantic Station to shake hands with television’s first African-American “Bachelor” and get a glimpse of the show that chronicles Shawn’s […]

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"Black Or White" Red Carpet Screening in Atlanta, GA
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[PICS & VIDEO] Kevin Costner and Anthony Mackie Chat With JubileeMag.com at ‘Black Or White’ Screening

Posted  January 31, 2015  by  Kim Ford

Recently I attended an advance screening of Kevin Costner and Anthony Mackie‘s new film, ‘Black Or White’. BLACK OR WHITE is the story of a grandfather (Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the […]

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Our Chat with Pastor and Former NFL Player Terrell Fletcher

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Kim Ford

I recently had a chance to chat with San Diego pastor Terrell Fletcher. Terrell and I connected a few years ago on Twitter and we finally had the opportunity to catch up. As Senior Pastor of The City of Hope International and CEO of Wake UR Dream, the St. Louis native is on a mission […]

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The Walls Group, Marvin Sapp, Taffi Dollar, Jonathan McReynolds + More Attend eOne/BMI Private Mixer

Posted  January 19, 2015  by  Kim Ford

Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) hosted a star-studded kickoff event during this weekend’s annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards that took place in Atlanta, with a packed celebration at the Hard Rock Café. Celebrating the sounds of gospel, the evening celebrated the release of eOne Music’s new hits collection, ‘Billboard #1 Gospel Hits,’ available […]

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