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Entertainment

Freeform supports Halle Bailey’s Ariel casting amid backlash

July 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Halle Bailey ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES— A Disney-owned cable network has taken aim at critics who disagreed with the decision to cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the upcoming adaption of “The Little Mermaid.” Freeform posted an open letter on Sunday in support of Bailey after some on social media used the hashtag…

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Comedian Tracy Morgan hosts The ESPYS to help fight cancer

July 11, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Tracy Morgan By Beth Harris ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES  — For Tracy Morgan, hosting The ESPYs is personal. It’s not just another gig to the comedian. The star of TBS’ “The Last O.G.” presided over Wednesday night’s show honoring the past year’s top athletes, performances and achievements. It airs live on ABC from…

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Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first

July 11, 2019

By Rachel D’Oro ASSOCIATED PRESS ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Princess Daazhraii Johnson grew up eating dried salmon and moose-head soup — foods labeled weird by other kids who had no understanding of her culture and traditions. Now the Fairbanks woman and other Alaska Natives are presenting their world to a general audience with “Molly of Denali,”…

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The new WERUradio becomes an Atlanta Black Pride media sponsor

July 11, 2019

ATLANTA–The all new WERUradio is a web radio station that features music artists from the LGBTQ community and combines the genres of R&B, house music and hip hop. The station can be heard on WERUradio.com and on Alexa/Echo by using the WERUradio skill.  WERUradio also broadcasts 24 hours a day on WERUradio.com, Live365, streema.com, https://www.radio.net….

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Essence announces 2020 presidential candidates Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren to speak at the 25th Anniversary Essence Festival in New Orleans, July 6-7

July 9, 2019

ABOVE PHOTO: Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke and Elizabeth Warren Black PR Wire NEW YORK–This week, ESSENCE Communications, Inc. announced that the 2019 ESSENCE Festival presented by Coca-Cola will host exclusive keynote conversations with five of the leading Democratic contenders in the 2020 Presidential race, including Senator Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg,…

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Detectives Quinn and Velazquez investigate the sudden abduction of Demetrius Robbins on next episode of ‘ATL homicide’

July 9, 2019

SILVER SPRING, MD –This week’s episode of ‘ATL HOMICIDE’ explores the case of Demetrius, a loving husband and father dedicated to his family. One evening when Demetrius doesn’t arrive to pick up his children from daycare, his wife becomes frantic with worry and files a missing person’s report with the Atlanta Police Department. Around the…

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Bring It! Live the Dance Battle Tour: A One on One with Coach D

July 8, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine The non-scripted TV series “Bring It!” has been making waves on the Lifetime Network since 2014. The show highlights the lives of The Dancing Dolls, a nationally recognized competing dance troupe. The Dancing Dolls were founded in 2001 by Dianna Williams, affectionally known as Miss D or Coach D. Since their start,…

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“CATS”: The First North American National Tour

June 28, 2019

By Kharisma McIlwaine Some Broadway shows have stood the test of time and continue to do so; “CATS” is one of those shows. The Tony award-winning play has the distinction of being the 4th longest running Broadway show of all time. “CATS” tells the story of a group of junkyard Jellicle cats on the most…

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