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EMANUEL – Trailer, Steph Curry, Photos and More

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‘EMANUEL’ DOCUMENTARY HONORS EMANUEL A.M.E. CHURCH SHOOTING VICTIMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY STEPHEN CURRY AND VIOLA DAVIS, CO-PRODUCED BY MARISKA HARGITAY   In Movie Theaters June 17th and 19th Only Featuring Exclusive Conversation Between Stephen Curry   and Director Brian Ivie  Four years after the devastating tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina that shook the nation, Arbella Studios, in association with JuVee Productions and Unanimous Media, presents an SDG and Fiction Pictures Production, “EMANUEL,” opening in movie theaters nationwide through Fathom Events on June 17 and 19 only. Documenting the events of June 17, 2015, “EMANUEL” is a powerful documentary that examines how faith, hope and forgiveness healed a devastated community after the heinous church shooting at Emanuel A.M.E., carried out by white supremacist Dylan Roof. Executive produced by Stephen Curry’s Unanimous Media, Viola Davis and Julius Tennons’ JuVee Productions and directed by Brian Ivie (The Drop Box), the documentary compellingly weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, it is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate and examines the healing power of forgiveness. Directed By Brian Ivie Produced By Brian Ivie Executive Produced By Stephen Curry, Viola Davis and Julius Tennon PHOTOS  Photos by Guillermo Hernandez Martinez/The Players’ Tribune

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Rambo: Last Blood IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 20TH

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Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo. Now, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance, RAMBO: LAST BLOOD marks the last chapter of the legendary series. Lionsgate in association with Millennium Media presents, a Millennium Media Balboa Productions and Templeton Media production, in association with Campbell Grobman Films, and in association with Dadi Film (HK) Limited. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrianna Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim aka Yenah Han, Joaquin Cosio, and Oscar Jaenada Directed By Adrian Grunberg Produced By Avi Lerner, Kevin King Templeton, Yariv Lerner, Les Weldon  

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THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY – June 29 at 8 P.M. ET- TV One

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THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY explores the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of the 70’s R&B/Funk Band Switch, also the eldest sibling of the world-famous pop group DeBarge. Despite his success in music, the iconic falsetto found his life in peril as he struggled with fame and fortune while coping with the memories of his dysfunctional childhood. In his first role as a leading man, Roshon Fegan brilliantly transforms into the falsetto master, Bobby DeBarge, and takes audiences inside the tumultuous life of the former lead singer of Switch. Fegan is joined by other film stars including Tyra Ferrell as Etterlene DeBarge, Blue Kimble as Tommy DeBarge and Adrian Marcel as James DeBarge. Big Boi (Outkast) portrays legendary music mogul Berry Gordy, while Lloyd appears as Switch member Gregory Williams. Debuting during Black Music Month, THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY, will air on Saturday, June 29 at 8 P.M. ET/7C, followed by an encore presentation at 10 P.M. ET/9C.  

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Netflix’s SEE YOU YESTERDAY Trailer

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Synopsis: High school best friends and science prodigies C.J. and Sebastian spend every spare minute working on their latest homemade invention: backpacks that enable time travel. But when C.J.’s older brother Calvin dies after an encounter with police officers, the young duo decide to put their unfinished tech to use in a desperate bid to save Calvin.   Produced by his mentor Spike Lee, this is Stefon’s first feature film as a director. The film is a sci-fi adventure grounded in familial love, cultural divides and the universal urge to change the wrongs of the past. Please watch the trailer HERE.  

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The 145th Running of The Kentucky Derby & More

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DERBY WEEKEND PHOTOS Dubbed one of the most controversial Derby Days in Kentucky Derby history (Maximum Security being disqualified after winning), Derby fans at Chruchhill Downs were still out in full force, with glitter, glamour, style and fashion. Check out a few of my favorite Kentucky Derby photos and check back later for more!!! Coverage by Sonya’s Spotlight Web Mag Publisher, Sonya Jenkins               THE FABULOUS & UNIQUE CHAPEAUX   Sonya Jenkins’ DERBY VLOG – Below   See You Next Year!!!

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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre Are Married! All the Sweetest Things They’ve Said About Each Other

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Photo AXELLE/BAUER-GRIFFIN/FILMMAGIC – Credit People Magazine Finding Love Idris Elba opened up about meeting and falling in love with his new wife, Sabrina Dhowre, while filming The Mountain Between Us. “Falling in love while making a movie about falling in love is pretty special,” he told PEOPLE in 2017. Click Here: PEOPLE

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Official Trailer for BRIAN BANKS – In theaters this August.

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The biopic tells the story of Banks (Hodge), an All-American high school football player committed to USC by his junior year whose life was upended in 2002 when he was falsely accused of rape. Despite maintaining his innocence, Banks was railroaded through the system and sentenced to a decade of prison and parole. #BrianBanks

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THE INTRUDER Invades Atlanta – Michael Ealy, Meagan Good & Deon Taylor

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In support of Screen Gems’ upcoming release of THE INTRUDER, opening nationwide May 3, the film’s stars and director visited Atlanta for a star-studded red carpet and a Clark Atlanta University event the following day. On Monday, April 22, Ealy, Good and Taylor walked the red carpet at an exclusive screening at Regal Atlantic Station hosted by TV One’s Sister Circle cast members Rashan Ali and Trina Braxton. The packed screening included special guests: Chilli of TLC, TC Carson, Mike Merrill, Tamika Scott of Xscape, Summerella, Lil Duval, David Banner, Vanessa Bell-Calloway, Anthony Dalton, Rita Kay Davis, Reece Odum, Dawn Halfkenny and more. Afterwards, press and influencers were invited to a private reception hosted by THE INTRUDER at Twelve Hotel’s Allora restaurant. Guests and stars mingled and celebrated the film’s upcoming release. PHOTOS Courtesy of Getty Images More Photos  On Tuesday, April 23, THE INTRUDER cast invaded Clark Atlanta University’s Spring Fest with Atlanta’s #1 Hip Hop station Hot 107.9. Held at the Bishop Cornelius Henderson Student Center, Ealy, Good and Taylor engaged with students and spoke about the film, as well as gave career advice for students wanting to pursue the arts. In return, CAU honored the talent’s appearance by presenting them with the 2019 Artistic Excellence awards for their work in the performing arts. After the conversation, Ealy, Good and Taylor surprised the students with a treat – a sweet treat from Atlanta’s own Sweet Treat Bar food truck.  #TheIntruderMovie

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THE INTRUDER in theaters May 3

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When a young married couple (Michael Ealy and Meagan Good) buys their dream house in the Napa Valley, they think they have found the perfect home to take their next steps as a family. But when the strangely attached seller (Dennis Quaid) continues to infiltrate their lives, they begin to suspect that he has hidden motivations beyond a quick sale. Directed by: Deon Taylor Written by: David Loughery Produced by: Roxanne Avent, Deon Taylor, Mark Burg, Jonathan Schwartz, Brad Kaplan. Cast: Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Joseph Sikora and Dennis Quaid.  

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25TH ANNIVERSARY ESSENCE FESTIVAL® Night-by-Night Performance Line Up Unveiled

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THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY ESSENCE FESTIVAL® BRINGS THE 90’s HEAT WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCES OF THE HOTTEST ALBUMS CELEBRATING 25 YEARS Never-Seen-Before Original Artist-Curated Sets Highlight 90’s Albums That Changed the Game  Night-by-Night Performance Line Up Unveiled – July 4-7 in New Orleans, LA The ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola, the world’s largest cultural, entertainment and empowerment experience and largest celebration of global Black culture, is set to bring the 90’s heat with special performances that celebrate the 25th anniversary of some of the top albums of the decade.  The Festival also just announced the official night-by-night performance line up for its concert series taking place July 5th, 6th and 7th at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. With hits that remain timeless, the 90’s era of R&B and hip-hop music significantly impacted our global culture – setting musical trends and a standard of excellence that made space for artists to thrive as creators, visionaries and entrepreneurs.  By spotlighting some of the era’s most forward-looking, game-changing albums that are also celebrating their 25th anniversaries, the celebration will reach beyond nostalgia to new school—with special performances to elevate the groundbreaking sounds that continue to influence the most popular, chart-topping artists of today.  “We are celebrating our 25th anniversary with an extraordinary, multigenerational, cultural celebration featuring nearly 100 Black artists who know that the ESSENCE Festival is ‘home,’” said Michelle Ebanks, CEO of ESSENCE Communications.  “Through an imaginative slate of 25th anniversary curations and a fresh take on our night-by-night line-up, this year’s milestone Festival will creatively represent some of our culture’s most important and influential bodies of work – past, present and future. We are excited to place the spotlight on the music that captivated and inspired our global communities—all reimagined exclusively for the ‘only-at-ESSENCE’ Festival stages.”  Each “25th” set will be curated and …

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