[EVENT RECAP] “Greenleaf” Season 2 Premiere Party!

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 13: Actress Merle Dandridge attends "Greenleaf" Season 2 Premiere Party at W Atlanta Midtown on March 13, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Last night, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network celebrated the second season of the hit series “Greenleaf” with a screening and after-party in Atlanta.

Over 200 local influencers previewed the premiere episode at SCADShow and were then treated to a lively post-screening reception at the W Atlanta Midtown.
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ATLANTA, GA – MARCH 13: A general view of “Greenleaf” Season 2 Premiere Party at W Atlanta Midtown on March 13, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Attending from the cast were Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Merle Dandridge, Deborah Joy Winans, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, GregAlan Williams, Desiree Ross, Lovie Simone, T.C. Carson, Parnell Damone Marcano, Jason Dirden, Julian Brittano and “Greenleaf” executive producer Clement Virgo.

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[RECAP] Chicago Screening For Fox’s New Drama, “Shots Fired!”

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The Fox network is rolling out a new special series called “Shots Fired”.  The show will be a 10 hour event series that will focus on race relations in our country. The show will also focus on racial profiling of African Americans by the police force. “Shots Fired” will follow two racially charged shootings that take place in a small Southern town and the aftermath which occurs from the situations. The new drama series will star Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Stephen Moyer, Will Patton, Aisha Hinds, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Conor Leslie, Dewanda Wise, Richard Dreyfus, Helen Hunt, and Jill Hennessy.  

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Recently, Fox held a screening for the anticipated series in Chicago. The event was attended by the shows creators and executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. The screening was held in the AMC River East 21 theater and there were over 200 guest in attendance. Also, in attendance were the stars of the series Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, and Mack Wilds.

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Little Women: Ms. Juicy Celebrates Royal Themed Birthday

This past weekend the little woman that packs a big punch known as Ms. Juicy aka “Ms. Juicy Baby” held her birthday celebration in a royal fashion.

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We’re all familiar with Ms. Juicy on the syndicated radio show Rickey Smiley Morning Show. Additionally, she has also made a name for herself on Little Women: Atlanta which airs on Wednesdays at 9 pm on Lifetime network.

The theme was Royal Purple and Gold and her entrance into her party was very Mariah Carey esq. and something made to be bragged about on her Juicy Talk radio show. It featured Juicy being carried out on a bed with topless men and a musical performance by Tarvoria.

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[PHOTOS/EVENT RECAPS] Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) & Ambassador Andrew Young (@AmbAndrewYoung) Attend “I Am Not Your Negro” Screening at Morehouse College (@Morehouse)!

(ATLANTA) January 24, 2017On Monday, musical superstar and social critic/activist, Janelle Monáe and civil rights icon, Andrew Young engaged with students, press and influencers at a private screening of I Am Not Your Negro.

Hosted by famed visual artist and scholar, Fahamu Pecou, the evening kicked off with a special presentation by Janelle Monáe who shared background on a special connection that her label, Wondaland Records, has to James Baldwin and his work. She then recited a moving excerpt from Baldwin’s Notes from a Native Son, which set an empowering tone for the event.

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(L to R): Rob Woods (Georgia Equality), Dr. Francine Allen (Morehouse), Ambassador Andrew Young (Civil Rights Icon), Dr. Stephane Dunn (Morehouse), Dr. Daniel Black (Clark Atlanta University) and Fahamu Pecou (Famed Artist & Scholar)

In the building were: Egypt Sherrod (HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins”); DJ FaDelf (Celebrity DJ, Author and Motivational Speaker); Isis Valentino (St. Beauty); Jack A. Daniels (Psychotherapist, 5x Bestselling Author and Host of FYI’s “Black Love”); Marshawn Evans (Author, NBC’s “The Apprentice”); Christopher Hicks (Director, Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment); Jerika Head-Stewart (Founder, Hat-titude Big Hat Brunch) and many more!

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Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das (@ShantiDas404) Teams Up with the American Heart Association!

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Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das teams up with the American Heart Association to Recruit Volunteer Ambassadors to Drive Healthy Living in Urban Communities! (Atlanta,GA, January 18, 2017) – Music industry mogul Shanti Das and the American Heart Association teamed up to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke in the urban communities. The campaign launched on Monday January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

Das, who is one of the newest national ambassadors for the American Heart Association’s EmPowered To Serve movement, is featured in Take Me Home, a short video docu-series produced by the Association in collaboration with MIRAR. The video, which also includes singer/actress  Demetria McKinney (House of Payne, Saints & Sinners, RHOA 7), chronicles Das’ life growing up in a food desert in Peyton Forest, a community of Atlanta, Georgia.

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“After learning about the social determinants of health, I decided to learn more about how that may have impacted the community where I grew up. In the process, I learned that I basically grew up in a food desert, which is a community without easy access to healthy food options. This is driving a lot of health issues in my community such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke,” says Das, CEO and founder of Press Reset Entertainment.  “In fact, I found that 2 million Georgians, including 500,000 children live in food deserts. There are more than 35 food deserts just in the perimeter of Metro-Atanta.”

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[VIDEO] “Sleepless (@SleeplessMovie)” LA Premiere Pictures w/ New Movie Clip!

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SLEEPLESS’ cast members showed up on Thursday, January 5th, for the movies grand premiere. Stars from the movie such as, Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney and director Baran bo Odar, walked the red carpet at the #SleeplessMovie LOS ANGELES PREMIERE. Check out the red carpet photos and see the latest movie CLIPS!

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Cast members Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan pose at the premiere of the movie ‘Sleepless’

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Cast member Gabrielle Union poses at the premiere of the movie ‘Sleepless’

 

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Garcelle Beauvais’s Sleepless Los Angeles Premiere

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Star Power! George Clooney, Solange (@solangeknowles), Kelly Rowland (@KELLYROWLAND), Usher (@Usher), & More Attend President Obama’s Farewell Party!

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We cannot express enough just how much we are going to miss President Obama and First Lady, Michelle Obama! Thankfully, and rightfully, they are being ushered out of The White House in style! This past Friday the celebs came out in swarms to attend The Obamas’ farewell party.

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Attendees included George Clooney and Amal Clooney, Tom Hanksand Rita Wilson, Bradley Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Robert De Niro, George Lucas, Jerry Seinfeld, Al Sharpton, Solange, Kelly Rowland and her husband Tim Witherspoon, rapper Wale, La La Anthony, SNL alum Jay Pharoah—who parodied the president on the NBC show, Usher, Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour, Magic Johnson, Lorne Michaels, Nick Jonas, Chris Rock, Stevie Wonder, Lena Dunham, Jordin Sparks, Bruce Springsteen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracy Ellis Ross, Steve Harvey, Paul McCartney, Tyler Perry, Gloria Estefan, Jon Hamm, Once Upon a Time star Lana Patrilla and husband Fred Di Blasio and Meryl Streep, who CNN reported had arrived in a cab.The star-studded guest list also reportedly included Sarah Jessica Parker, Marc Anthony and Oprah Winfrey. The Washington Post had earlier this week also named Oprah Winfrey, J.J. Abrams, Beyoncé and husband Jay Z.
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