[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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[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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[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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[VIDEO/EVENT RECAP] “The Haves and the Have Nots” Cast Dish on New Season at Atlanta Press Lunch!

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(l-r) Tyler Lepley, Renee Lawless, and Angela Robinson at the haves and the have nots atlanta press lunch

Lunch time! We LOVE Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots!

Like millions of viewers everywhere, every Tuesday night we find ourselves glued to the television ready to watch the latest antics of a cast that always delivers the drama! Thankfully we were invited to the Atlanta Press Lunch for the latest season where three cast members; Angela Robinson (Veronica Harrington), Renee Lawless (Katheryn Cryer), and Tyler Lepley (Benny Young).

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As we mentioned the press conference began with lunch–and what a lunch! The spread was amazing with everything from fried chicken to decadent cheesecakes and miniature pies. Afterwards,  guests were greeted by welcome remarks from show producer and Tyler Perry Studios, vice president, Mark E. Swinton. Then guests were treated to an advanced screening of the first episode of the new season. Naturally, everyone was excited! As you may recall, the prior season ended with Katheryn Cryer shooting the District Attorney and demanding Veronica Harrington “get her off!” We won’t spoil the details of the episode here, but we will say fire and ice collide! The brutality, viciousness, and sheer outrage throughout this episode will knock you off your feet! Check out a preview of the season by clicking here.

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[Event Recap] IVY Celebrates Artist Bradley Theodore (@araki4lyfe) In Miami During 2016 Art Basel

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IVY is a social community that influences and brings together young leaders from around the world to collaborate and inspire each other. IVY believes in lifelong learning and they strive to make a positive impact on the world. This year IVY showcases visual artist Bradley Theodore.

2016 Art Basel Celebration in MiamiBradley Theodore was celebrated this week during the 2016 Art Basel celebration in Miami, Florida. IVY celebrated Theodore along with his first prints which were limited editions. The celebration was held at the Nobu Eden Roc.

Theodore is known for his notable style. His work often features skeletal paintings that are full of color and often feature icons in pop culture such as Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. Due to his style, Theodore has often been described as “the Jean-Michel Basquiat” meets Banksy”. Bradley Theodore has managed to gain fans from all over the world through his work.

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[PHOTOS/EVENT RECAP] HIDDEN FIGURES – Janelle Monáe (@JanelleMonae) Private Dinner x Spelman College (@SpelmanCollege) Convocation!

In celebration of HIDDEN FIGURES, Janelle Monáe hosted a private dinner with Stem Leaders on Tuesday, November 15th in Atlanta at Livingston Restaurant + Bar. Janelle also spoke to students at Spelman Convocation at Spelman College for a special HIDDEN FIGURES Q&A Discussion on Thursday, November 17th.

 HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Check out pictures from the event below and be sure you catch Hidden Figures in a theater near you in January!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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