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Bad Boys For Life in theaters January 20th

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The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey (Will Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life. Genres Action/Comedy Starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Paola Nunez, Kate Del Castillo, Nicky Jam, and Joe Pantoliano Directed By Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah Produced By Jerry Bruckheimer, Will Smith, Doug Belgrad Executive Produced By Barry Waldman, Chad Oman, Doug Stenson   #BadBoysForLife  

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The Photograph in theaters February 14

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From Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, comes a sweeping love story about forgiveness, and about finding the courage to seek the truth, no matter where it may lead you. Starring Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Chanté Adams and Y’lan Noel, The Photograph is directed by Stella Meghie (Everything, Everything, Jean of the Joneses), from her original screenplay. The film is produced by Packer and his producing partner James Lopez, and is executive produced by Meghie and Rae. Genres Romantic Drama Starring Issa Rae, Lakeith Stanfield, Chanté Adams, Y’lan Noel Directed By Stella Meghie Produced By Will Packer, James Lopez Executive Produced By Stella Meghie, Issa Rae https://youtu.be/kmicB3J1emw #ThePhotograph

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JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL in theaters December 13

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  Synopsis: In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.     #JUMANJI

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BLACK AND BLUE ATL BLACK CARPET SCREENING

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Atlanta’s own Tyrese Gibson, Academy Award nominated Naomie Harris, and Nafessa Williams (CW’s BLACK LIGHTNING), plus the film’s director Deon Taylor welcomed a lively audience to the exclusive black carpet screening of the Screen Gems’ BLACK AND BLUE at The Plaza Theatre on October 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photos by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Screen Gems) SYNOPSIS:      BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Academy Award® nominee Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage. www.blackandblue.movie. BLACK AND BLUE opened nationwide on October, 25, 2019

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Black Excellence Celebrated The Grand Opening Of Tyler Perry Studios

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Black Excellence Celebrated The Grand Opening Of Tyler Perry Studios BY JOI-MARIE MCKENZIE · OCTOBER 6, 2019 The stars were out Saturday when Tyler Perry invited hundreds of A-list celebrities to celebrate the grand opening of his studios in Atlanta. The director, screenwriter, producer and playwright made history as the only Black man to own a major movie studio in the U.S. Perry invited many of his frequent collaborators to his fete, which took place on the 330-acre lot, including Oprah Winfrey, Cecily Tyson, Taraji P. Henson, Jill Scott, Whoopi Goldberg, and Keshia Knight Pulliam. Other Hollywood heavyweights came, including Spike Lee, Ava DuVernay, Beyoncé, Jay Z and Halle Berry, along with politicos such as John Lewis, Bernice King and Stacey Abrams. Back in June, Perry explained during his BET Awards acceptance speech that “when I built my studio, [it was in the] poorest Black neighborhood in Atlanta so the kids can see that a Black man did that and they can too.” “The studio was once a confederate army base,” he said of the land, known as Fort McPherson, which was previously used as a Confederate Army base during Civil War, when the south fought to keep Black people enslaved. According to his website, Perry purchased the land in June 2015, which now holds 12 sound stages for movie productions. He dedicated each soundstage to a Black person who’s made strides in Hollywood, including the late Diahann Carroll.  Source:  https://www.essence.com/celebrity/tyler-perry-grand-opening-studios/ Source: https://www.essence.com/celebrity/tyler-perry-grand-opening-studios/   ______________________________________________________________ ESSENCE WAS THERE! EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED AT THE CELEBRATION OF CINEMA’S PAST AND PRESENT Back in 2006, Yolanda Adams said three simple words to then rising writer-director Tyler Perry when he questioned how he scored an invite to Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball. “I’m looking at all these people in the room. There’s Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson. Turn around: there’s Sidney …

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Gemini Man in Theaters October 11

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SYNOPSIS:   Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.  The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renown producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.  Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.  Gemini Man opens in theaters October 11, 2019. CAST:            Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong Directed by Ang Lee Screenplay by David Benioff and Billy Ray and Darren Lemke Story by Darren Lemke and David Benioff Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer,David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger Executive Producers Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Guo Guangchang, Brian Bell, Don Murphy #GeminiManMovie

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Black And Blue in Theaters October 25

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BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Academy Award®nominee Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage. Directed by: Deon Taylor Written by:  Peter A. Dowling Produced by: Sean Sorensen Executive Producers:  Joshua Throne,  Roxanne Taylor Cast:  Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, Nafessa Williams #BLACKANDBLUEMovie

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2019 BLACK MUSIC HONORS XSCAPE, FREDDIE JACKSON, YOLANDA ADAMS, TAMIA, & ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

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Rousing Performances by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, 702, MAJOR. & More Captivated the Audience Nationally Syndicated Television Special Airs September 14-October 20 Airs On Bounce TV On Sunday, Oct 20   The highly anticipated 4th Annual 2019 Black Music Honors hosted by television and radio personality Rickey Smiley and Grammy® Award-winner and actress LeToya Luckett-Walker is currently airing in national broadcast syndication. The star-studded show was taped live at The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA. Honoree Xscape, received the Urban Music Icon Award presented by AT&T for the platinum selling quartet group’s 25 years in the industry. Chart-topping crooner, Freddie Jackson, whose career has spanned over 33 years, received the Legend Award, presented by State Farm. Yolanda Adams received the Gospel Music Icon Award, culturally-conscience eclectic group, Arrested Development, received the Hip Hop Icon Award, while songstress, Tamia, received the Soul Music Icon Award. Leon Timbo and Major. performed a special tribute in honor of Rock and Roll Hame of Famer, Bill Withers. Many memorable performance tributes (PW: BMH) by Avery Wilson, Dee-1, Jade Novah, Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Naughty By Nature, June’s Diary, Keke Wyatt, Kelly Price, Le’Andria Johnson, Melanie Fiona, 702, were met with standing ovations. Viewers can click Blackmusichonors.com/Airtime.html to check local airdates and broadcast times. The night culminated with founder and chairman, Don Jackson, expressing gratitude to the honorees, presenters and performers for making the night unforgettable. He stated,” the Black Music Honors gives us an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the trailblazers of African-American music.” The 4th Annual Black Music Honors show is Executive Produced by Don Jackson, with Jennifer J. Jackson serving as Producer and Michael A. Johnson as Producer and Director. State Farm returns as …

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HUSTLERS SCREENING IN NEW YORK – HUSTLERS in theaters September 13

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ALEXANDER WANG HOSTED SCREENING METROGRAPH, NEW YORK TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2019 HUSTLERS follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.  The film is inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores” written by Jessica Pressler.     #HUSTLERS

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@TravelingDannyBoy Excursions, Destinations & More!

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@TravelingDannyBoy, my travel blog and Instagram page, features some of my best photos on my exotic excursions. Enjoy! For photo permission contact me @TravelingDannyBoy. Gallery & Videos Coming Soon! Click @TravelingDannyBoy to follow me via social media.

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