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WATCH: CeCe Winans & Kelly Price Pay Tribute To Cissy Houston At 2017 Essence Festival with Performance of “Count On Me”

CeCe Winans and Kelly Price paid tribute to the legendary Cissy Houston during the Essence Festival gospel tribute on Sunday in New Orleans. The ladies sang “Count On Me” which was originally performed by Winans and Whitney Houston. (more…)

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First Look at “Girls Trip”, Comedy Starring Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Jada Pinkett Smith

Universal has released a first look at its female-led comedy pic Girls Trip starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish. The Best Man Holiday helmer Malcolm D. Lee is directing from a script co-written by Black-ish scribe Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. It’s a Will Packer Production

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Janelle Monae Says Upcoming Film on Black Women Working at NASA Is Key Part of History

Janelle Monae says she's honored to be part of an upcoming film that tells the little known-story of three black women who were a crucial part of NASA's history, including one who helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit earth. (more…)

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Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett-Smith Re-Team for Malcolm D. Lee’s ‘Girl Trip’

This week, Deadline revealed Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith are starring in director Malcolm D. Lee’s latest project, Girl Trip. They are joining previously announced lead Regina Hall. (more…)

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Gospel Recording Artist Latice Crawford Set to Perform at 2016 ESSENCE Festival, Rejoice Musical Soul Food Festival, and Radio One’s Praise In The Park

Gospel recording artist Latice Crawford will join honorary host, Dr. Bobby Jones, along with multiple award-winning gospel artists Melvin Williams of the Williams Brothers, Dottie Peoples, Brian Courtney Wilson, Micah Stampley, JJ Hairston, and others at this year’s Rejoice Musical Soul Food Festival on June 25th in Norfolk, VA. Later

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Gospel Music Star Marvin Sapp Garners Fourth #1 Album Debut With “You Shall Live”

Gospel music superstar Marvin Sapp delivers a smashing debut with the release of his latest album, YOU SHALL LIVE, entering at #1 on the Gospel and Christian Sales Chart.  Garnering his fourth #1 album debut, the 10th solo album from the GRAMMY® nominated, 22-time Stellar Award-winning singer-songwriter, author and pastor

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Rev. Al Sharpton and Iyanla Vanzant Among Those Honored at 11th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Notable community leaders, celebrities and entertainers were out in full force at this year's McDonald's 365Black Awards, held today at the New Orleans Theater in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (more…)

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Erica Campbell at Essence Fest

Some Fans and Followers say Erica Campbell Was Trying to Look Like the World at Essence Festival in New Orleans

As she headed out to the Essence Festival last week, one-half of the Gospel duo, Mary Mary, posted three photos on her Facebook page with the message: "I've been styled by Goo! #essencefest." Some of Erica Campbell's Facebook fans immediately took issue with her choice of clothing, leaving comments such as the

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