Thursday, November 26, 2020

Tyler Perry Feeds 5,000 Atlanta Families In Need At Thanksgiving Giveaway Event

Tyler Perry - Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Billionaire Film Maker Tyler Perry continues his philanthropic initiative in the metro Atlanta area feeding Thousands of families in need just in time for thanksgiving. 

Tyler Perry Studios hosted its #TPSGiving food giveaway where volunteers in protective equipment were handing out boxes of non-perishable food items that included canned vegetables, thanksgiving trimmings and $25 gift cards for 5,000 families to drive through and pick up. The studio reportedly were out of food boxes by 10 a.m. but accommodated those additional families with a $50 voucher as many families are particularly struggling this year, as the pandemic has led to massive job losses. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

50 Cent Hosts Starz Power Book II: Ghost Hamptons Premiere Drive-In Event

50 Cent at STARZ “Power Book II: Ghost” Premiere Drive-In Screening Event

The stars were aligned over the holiday weekend to celebrate the highly anticipated series premiere of “Power Book II: Ghost” with a drive-in screening in the Hamptons. 

Executive producer and creative force behind the “Power” Universe franchise, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson hosted invited celebrity guests at TV journalist Jill Rappaport’s horse farm in the exclusive Hamptons neighborhood in Water Mill, New York. As COVID-19 health concerns continue to loom, social distancing orders were in place requiring drivers to pull up in their cars in front of a large screen for the exclusive airing of the first episode. Guests were served car-side with items like lobster rolls, mini pizzas, homemade sea salt popcorn, s'mores in a jar, rose champagne frozé and bottled margaritas. 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Master P Teams Up With Bet On New Docuseries ‘No Limit Chronicles’

Percy "Master P" Miller (Photo Credit: @Masterp)

Fresh off walking away from the reality show he created - Growing Up Hip-Hop, Master P teams up with BET on a new docu-series 'No Limit Chronicles' which depicts the story behind No Limit Records. 

The five-part docuseries will recount the remarkable journey of the label, from its extraordinary rise to decline and rebirth to prominence. The series features candid sit-down interviews from No Limit insiders like Master P, Romeo Miller, Snoop Dogg, Silkk The Shocker, Mia X, Mystikal, Fiend and Mr. Serv-On, in tandem with rare archival footage and dramatic recreations of pivotal events. Viewers will get an in-depth look into the saga of this iconic entity which hasn’t been told definitively, until now. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation Announces $12 Million Covid-19 Relief Fund

Oprah Winfrey - Photo Credit: OWN Network

The Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation announced today the newest grant recipients of Oprah Winfrey’s $12 million COVID-19 Relief Fund. The $12 million in grants support organizations in Oprah’s “home cities” of Nashville, Chicago, Milwaukee, Baltimore and Kosciusko, Mississippi that are helping underserved communities currently experiencing a disproportionate impact from the pandemic. Winfrey previously announced she was giving $10 million to help those affected by the pandemic and has committed an additional $2 million in support, bringing the total figure to date to $12 million. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Grammy Award-winning Q Parker Releases New Single "I Need You"

Photo Credit: Q Parker

GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Q Parker releases his new single "I Need You" from his forthcoming album, The Bridge Project: Brothers United. The track serves as the forthcoming album's second single, coming in right behind its lead single "Made For" featuring Q Parker, Avery Wilson, Deitrick Haddon, and Eric Dawkins. In light of the current political state of unrest, “I Need You” champions unity, humanity, community and brotherhood. The Bridge Project: Brothers United, a musical and visual project with a goal of unity, cultural advancement which bridges the gap in genres of mainstream and gospel, is slated for a fourth quarter 2020 release. 

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Roots Partners With Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote for Virtual Festival Experience

Michelle Obama - Photo Credit: Paras Griffin—Getty Images

This year, in partnership with Michelle Obama’s national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization, When We All Vote, The Roots are launching the 13th Annual Roots Picnic as a virtual broadcast experience on Saturday, June 27th, exclusively on YouTube. The event is Executive Produced by Shawn Gee (Live Nation Urban), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tarik Trotter (Two One Five Entertainment) and Dan Parise (DPS).

The Roots - Photo Credit: Recording Academy 

Fans can anticipate performances by The Roots, H.E.R., Roddy Ricch, Lil Baby, SZA, Kirk Franklin, Snoh Aalegra, Earthgang, G Herbo, Polo G, D Nice and Musiq Soulchild (backed by The Roots) and appearances by Michelle Obama, Lin Manuel Miranda, Chris Paul, Tom Hanks, Liza Koshy, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, Janelle Monáe, and Elaine Welteroth. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

Towanda Braxton Launches Age-defying Skin Care Line "Ladybug Skincare"

Toward Braxton - Photo Credit: @itowandabraxton

Towanda Braxton is finally letting fans know her secret to her flawless skin. Known as the "Responsible One" of the Braxtons, Towanda has deemed it as her responsibility to help others combat wrinkles, acne, dull skin, and other skin impurities with her new cosmetic line, "Ladybug Skincare."

Towanda has always had a keen interest in the beauty and skincare industry since she was a child, but after meeting the “Skin God” Charlotte Wilson of Glow Skin Enhancement, she took actions into her own hands. Towanda decided to take her acquired knowledge and create her very own skincare line called “Ladybug Skincare” backed by Charlotte Wilson. The products are created for all skin types, and gives the user a young, natural, and refreshing glow. Her mission is to educate others on how to keep their skin looking and feeling healthy, one step at a time. With that, she plans on spreading her knowledge across the world, and become a Go-To for all things skin care. The affordable line features A Bar Day & Night Soap,Timeless Ageless Morning Toner, Timeless Ageless Day Moisturizer, Timeless Ageless Night Lotion, Anti Aging Serum, and Glow Sunscreen. 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Billy Porter Graduates From ‘Quarancuts’ Virtual Hair School

Billy Porter - Photo Credit: Barba 

One of the less discussed challenges of the lockdown following the COVID-19 outbreak has been that individuals all over are finding themselves in dire need of a haircut with spouses, partners, parents and children are suddenly being drafted as amateur barbers and stylists – with potentially catastrophic (stylistic) results. 

To help remedy the situation and deliver some much-needed relief, New York City’s Up-Scale men’s grooming boutique Barba, in partnership with agency, Terri & Sandy has launched the Quarancuts Virtual Hair School. 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Families Mourning Remotely During Coronavirus Pandemic

Lisa Dozier - Photo Credit: Paul Frangipane 

Lisa Dozier, has been a resource to grieving families for over two decades. A pillar of strength and a foundation to lean on when families are weak, experiencing all the emotions that go along with grief. Funeral home owner and director of Lisa S. Dozier Funeral Service, says it’s business as usual, despite the circumstance. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

NBA Superstar Iman Shumpert Talks New Album + Has a Message For Skeptics

Iman Shumpert - Photo Credit: @Royaleyez 

Entertainment Correspondents - The Von Boozier Twins caught up with NBA Superstar Iman Shumpert to discuss his forthcoming album “This Car Ain’t Stolen”. 

Check out the exclusive interview.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

BET Celebrates “BOOMERANG” Season 2 Premiere

Cast of "Boomerang" - Photo Credit: Liliane Lathan/Getty Images for BET 

BET Networks celebrated the season two premiere of its Lena Waithe and Halle Berry executive produced show “BOOMERANG,” at Paramount Studios. Show cast members Tequan Richmond, Tetona Jackson, Lala Milan, Dime Davis, Leland B. Martin and RJ Walker were in attendance. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Waka Flocka & Tammy Rivera Celebrates Premiere of Brand-new WE TV Series

(L TO R) Kenya Moore, TammyRivera, Waka Flocka, Kandi Burruss - Photo Credit: Getty Images WE tv 
WE tv hosted a premiere party in Atlanta at Republic Night Club in celebration of their brand-new series, “Waka & Tammy: What The Flocka” starring rapper Waka Flocka Flame and his wife R&B songstress/fashion designer Tammy Rivera. 

Joining Waka Flocka and Tammy Rivera for the premiere were Atlanta’s VIPs and influencers including “Braxton Family Values Star” Trina Braxton, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Kenya Moore, Kandi Burruss and Eva Marcille Sterling; actors Taja V. Simpson (“Tyler Perry’s The Oval), Dawn Halfkenny (“Saints & Sinners”), Anthony Dalton (“Sistas”); “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta” cast members Drea Kelly, Ayana Fite, DJ Hurricane, Buku Abi, ReeMarkable; “Love & Hip Hop” stars Karlie Redd, Melissa Scott and Nikki Natural. Additional friends of Waka and Tammy in attendance included Quad Webb (“Married 2 Medicine”), T.S. Madison (“Queens Court”), Akbar V, Dondria, B5 and more. Guests enjoyed sounds by DJ Toni K. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Notorious B.I.G’s daughter T'yanna Wallace unveils Notoriouss Collection

T'yanna Wallace - Photo Credit: Johnny Nunez/Wireimage 

Entertainment Correspondents - The Von Boozier Twins caught up with Notorious B.I.G’s daughter T'yanna Wallace as she unveils the first ever “Notoriouss Collection” and talks about the pressure to live up to her father’s legacy. 

Check out video highlights from the invite-only event.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Zaya Wade Makes Red Carpet Debut at the Truth Awards With Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union

(L TO R) Dwayne Wade, Zaya Wade and Gabrielle Union. - Photo Credit: Andreas Branch 

Better Brothers Los Angeles (BBLA) in association with award-winning actress/activist Sheryl Lee Ralph and her non-profit organization, The DIVA Foundation, hosted the Sixth Annual Truth Awards. 

Among the attendees were Gabrielle Union (“L.A’s Finest,” “Being Mary Jane”), Dwyane Wade (Former NBA player), Zaya Wade (Transgender Activist), Angelica Ross (“Pose,” “AHS 1984”), Simone Missick (“All Rise”), Renee Lawless (“Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots”), Keith Boykin (CNN Contributor) writer/producer Ben Cory Jones (“Boomerang,” “Insecure”) Jason Bolden & Adair Curtis (Fashion and Home Stylists and stars of Netflix’s “Styling Hollywood”) and Kalen Allen (Ellen Show Contributor). 

Sunday, February 9, 2020

13th Annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

(L-R) Marie Osmond, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eve and Sharon Osbourne. Photo Credit: Getty Images

To kick off OSCAR weekend, ESSENCE— the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women globally—celebrated extraordinary Hollywood visionaries and culture shifters during its 13th annual Black Women in Hollywood Awards, held Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood Awards was presented by Ford and sponsored by AT&T Humanity of Connection, Coca-Cola, Geico, Hulu, L'Oréal Paris, McDonald's and Netflix. 
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