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"Awkward Black Girl" creator Issa Rae

Issa Rae Creator of The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl Debuts New Series

The Choir, a faith-friendly comedy, premiered on Alright TV to mixed reviews

A new digital series, The Choir from YouTube sensation Issa Rae premiered on Alright TV…

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Photography courtesy of Amber McKynzie

The X Factor’s Marcus Canty Talks Music, Success & Becoming a Brand [Video]

This young singer has a lot he wants to accomplish after X-Factor put him on the scene

X Factor is over but that doesn’t mean the show is over for R&B soul…

By Amber McKynzie

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On Sept. 1, the 8th annual Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEAs) honored the who's who in African entertainment at New York University's Skirball Center for Performing Arts. The night brought together the best of the best in global talent and business.
The event was hosted by the hilarious comedian Bright ‘BasketMouth’ Okpocha, who kept the audience roaring with laughter. The more than 10-year industry vet has made more than a few celebrities let out a chuckle or two, including Boys 2 Men, Sean Paul, Beyonce, Snoop Dogg, and Wyclef Jean. 

(Photos by Oye Diran of FE Photography)

PHOTOS: Who’s Who of Global Talent Honored at NYC Awards Show

International leaders in film and music take home wins

The Nigerian Entertainment Awards brought the best of the best in global talent at NYU’s…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Q&A: 7 Minutes With ‘The Butler’ Director Lee Daniels

On a black president, artistic obligation and the film's success

The Butler is already getting Oscar buzz.

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Hallmark Movie ‘The Watsons’ Takes us Back Into The Civil Rights Movement

A middle class African-American family takes on racism in the 1960s.

A new Hallmark movie highlights the civil rights movement through the eyes of a middle…

By Sasha King

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The NEA Awards Returns to New York to Honor Who’s Who in African Entertainment

Top talent from U.S. and the Diaspora will perform and attend

On Sept. 1, the Nigerian Entertainment Awards return to New York in the heart of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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The rapper Meek Mill and NBA guard Dion Waiters -- both Philly natives -- are taking to their backyard for the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit. Their goal? Help young people realize what it takes to help realize their potential.

Why Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers Summit Really, Really Matters

In the 26-year-old Philadelphia native few observers will see anything but just another rapper

Temple University is hosting the first-ever Dreamchasers Summit on Aug. 30.

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August Wilson’s American Century Cycle to be Recorded at Greene Space

The series kicked off Monday, August 26th bringing together many longtime Wilson collaborators and interpreters.

Will you be checking out the show during its limited run?

By Kimberly Wilson

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Spike Lee Talks About His Kickstarter Campaign

Lee clears the air on his controversial campaign

As you have probably seen, some controversy has come about regarding Spike Lee and his…

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D.C. homeboy Wale is slated to take the stage at Trillecto, fast becoming one of the hot new festivals of the summer.

Young, Gifted, Black: With Boost From Wale, Local Boys Make Good on Lofty Promise

Trillectro, a combination of the words "trill" and "electronic,” was created with one goal: to enhance the local music scene

The festival was founded by three friends and founders of the music blog “DC to…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg & Paula Patton Take NY W/ 2 Guns

Denzel, Mark, Paula and more dish on their latest Hollywood hit.

Denzel Washinton, Mark Whalberg and Paula Patton share the excitement of their newest film in…

By Amber McKynzie

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The Soul Man's Parker and Tucks with Cedric and Nash celebrate their characters' marriage

Cedric The Entertainer Takes on Lesbian Wedding

Comedic actor’s TV Land series "The Soul Man" features episode on same-sex marriage in the church

They are exploring more controversial topics this season.

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Ailing Frank Ocean Cancels Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation announces cancellation of three dates in Sydney, Melbourne

Frank Ocean has a small tear in one of his vocal chords.

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Black Blogger Month: Black N Bougie, It’s Not a TV Show, It’s a Lifestyle

Michele Grant uses her blog, Black N Bougie, to show people across the country that the Cosby's really do exist

Being Black and “bougie” may seem like something negative or just a dream, but to…

By Amber McKynzie

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Nile Ivey a.k.a. LowKey is the founder of the hip hop blog

Black Blogger Month: You Heard That New? Of Course You Have

Nile Ivey, widely-known as LowKey, paints a realistic view of the music industry and focuses on the art of the craft

The You Heard That New blog is very popular in the urban space, run by…

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Nelson Mandela's daughter and granddaughter

Spirit of South Africa

A political leader’s daughter and granddaughter toast to new opportunities in the wine industry

To South Africans, Nelson Mandela’s clan name, Madiba, identifies him in terms of his history…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Black Blogger Month: The Jasmine Brand, An Objective Side to Pop Culture

Entertainment and pop culture lover, Jasmine Brand, givers readers a new way to look at Hollywood

With Black Blogger Month underway, Jasmine Brand breaks down the ins and outs of the…

By Amber McKynzie

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ESSENCE Music Festival Returns to New Orleans for 19th Anniversary

The festival continues to serve as a staple among the African-American community

Over half a million people journeyed to the Big Easy for the 19th annual ESSENCE…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Change Agents Danielle and Aisha C. Moodie-Mills

Capitol Hill Power Couple’s Radio Show Serves Up Politics and Pop Culture

Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills dish on hot topics from racism to sexuality

Listeners can download episodes of Politini on iTunes.

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Black Blogger Month: The Fab Empire, The Voice of Reason for Young Influencers

Entertainment producer for a TV news network by day, curator of cool happenings by night, Joi-Marie McKenzie talks about her fabulous empire

As part of Black Blogger Month, caught up with Joi-Marie McKenzie to chat about…

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