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UNCF 39th ANNUAL ATLANTA MAYOR’S MASKED BALL RAISED 2.1 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT Record-breaking fundraiser attended by a sellout crowd of 1,300 It was a night to remember the generosity and goodwill support of attendees and sponsors of UNCF’s 39th annual Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball.  “This year’s event was historic. It was record-breaking for UNCF Mayor’s Masked Balls generating the largest amount ever raised for this event. We far exceeded expectations by raising 2.1 million in scholarship support thanks to our awesome donors who love HBCUs,” said Justine Boyd, assistant vice president, Atlanta Region, UNCF. “I am enormously grateful for the outpouring of support for this legacy event, which brought together guests from around the nation. The excitement and enthusiastic support were simply amazing.”   The stellar event held at the Atlanta Marquis in downtown Atlanta was an evening of excitement and entertainment for the sold-out audience. As the newly installed mayor of Atlanta, the Honorable Andre Dickens hosted his first UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball. Joining Mayor Dickens as Honorary Co-Chair was Nicole “Nikki” Clifton, president of social impact, at the UPS Foundation where she leads UPS’s global philanthropy, social impact and international community affairs and oversees the company’s efforts to respond to the world’s most pressing social, humanitarian, and environmental needs. UPS was the title sponsor of the ball, joined by Presenting Sponsors, Chick-Fil-A, Norfolk Southern, Nike, Google, and Delta Air Lines. The Billye Suber Aaron Masked Award Honorees were Charmaine Ward-Millner, Kaiser Permanente vice president of mass communications, community relations and Bentina Chisolm Terry, Georgia Power senior vice president, customer strategy & solutions. Actor Timon Durrett was master of ceremonies. Grammy-Award winner Babyface was a major highlight of the evening as he took to the stage to entertain a sold-out crowd of 1300. The celebrities present were musicians Jermaine Dupri, Jeezy and wife, Jeannie Mai, actor …

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CREED III in theaters 3/3/23

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After dominating the boxing world, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) has been thriving in both his career and family life. When a childhood friend and former boxing prodigy, Damian (Jonathan Majors), resurfaces after serving a long sentence in prison, he is eager to prove that he deserves his shot in the ring. The face off between former friends is more than just a fight. To settle the score, Adonis must put his future on the line to battle Damian – a fighter who has nothing to lose. Creed III is the third installment in the successful franchise and is Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut. Director: Michael B. Jordan Screenplay by: Keenan Coogler & Zach Baylin Story by: Ryan Coogler and Keenan Coogler & Zach Baylin Starring Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Jonathan Majors, Wood Harris, Mila Davis-Kent, Florian Munteanu, and Phylicia Rashad Produced By Irwin Winkler, p.g.a., Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, p.g.a., Elizabeth Raposo, p.g.a., Jonathan Glickman, Sylvester Stallone

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Emancipation L.A. Premiere Photos

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Apple Original Films world premiere of “Emancipation” at the Regency Village Theatre. “Emancipation” premiered in theaters on December 2 and globally on Apple TV+ on December 9, 2022.

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Emancipation – in theaters December 2, and globally on Apple TV+ December 9

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“Emancipation” tells the triumphant story of Peter (Will Smith), a man who escapes from slavery, relying on his wits, unwavering faith and deep love for his family to evade cold-blooded hunters and the unforgiving swamps of Louisiana on his quest for freedom. The film is inspired by the 1863 photos of “Whipped Peter,” taken during a Union Army medical examination, that first appeared in Harper’s Weekly. One image, known as “The Scourged Back,” which shows Peter’s bare back mutilated by a whipping delivered by his enslavers, ultimately contributed to growing public opposition to slavery. Starring Will Smith, Ben Foster, Charmaine Bingwa, Gilbert Owuor, Mustafa Shakir, Steven Ogg, Grant Harvey, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Jayson Warner Smith, Jabbar Lewis, Michael Luwoye, Aaron Moten, Imani Pullum Directed By Antoine Fuqua Produced By Will Smith, Jon Mone, Joey McFarland, Todd Black Executive Produced By Chris Brigham, Antoine Fuqua, James Lassiter, Heather Washington, Cliff Roberts, Glen Basner, Scott Greenberg

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Diddy Song Link- Link – Combs WHO: Sean “Diddy” Combs  Christian “King” Combs WHAT: Sean “Diddy” Combs and his son, Christian “King” Combs, each soared to the top of the charts with their hit new songs “Gotta Move On” featuring Bryson Tiller and “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” featuring Kodak Black, respectively. Diddy topped the R&B Airplay chart with “Gotta Move On” as Christian dominated the Mainstream R&B Airplay chart with “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop.” This is a proud moment for the legendary mogul, whose recent return to music has been met with nothing but LOVE and to experience it alongside his son, Christian, who’s worked hard to forge his own legacy with Bad Boy Entertainment, makes it all the more significant for Diddy.  With “Gotta Move On” hitting number 1, this marks 11 number 1 hits total for Diddy and King Combs’ first number 1. “Seeing me and my son Christian climb the charts together is a dream come true and I’m so proud of all the hard work to reach No. 1, but this win is much bigger than music,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “This milestone is about carrying on the legacy of our family and showing the world that 30 years from now, we’ll still be on top.” “Locking in my first #1 record is crazy. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into getting this record to where it is, we’re finally here and we can’t stop now!”, states Christian. “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” featuring Kodak Black was released in July and has quickly become the unofficial song of the summer. The track has over 14 million views on YouTube and 33 million+ streams. The single was derived from the 1996 Bad Boy classic “Crush on You” by Lill Kim and Lil Cease. This is Christian’s first number 1 smash record. “Gotta Move On” featuring …

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THRILLER 40 TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 18Preorder HERE Forty years after the release of Thriller, the album that catapulted Michael Jackson into the superstardom stratosphere, Sony Music and The Estate of Michael Jackson announce the start of the global campaign to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the King of Pop’s landmark album. As part of the campaign, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music will host fan events around the world, all free to the public, including immersive experiences, screenings of the Thriller 40 documentary, and other fan parties. There will be two immersive experiences. The first occurs in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 10-13, and the second in New York City, November 18-20. Each will feature specific track-focused experiences, interactive elements, and social and photo opportunities throughout.  Fans in eight other cities around the world will be treated to a private one-time-only screening of the Thriller 40 documentary, which details the making of the biggest-selling album in the world.  And in other cities, fans will be invited to special Thriller-themed parties celebrating the release of the new expanded album and will have the opportunity to hear the full double-disc album for the first time. Further details and info on how fans can get tickets for the various fan events can be found HERE. Released November 30, 1982, the Thriller phenomenon revolutionized music, video standards, and choreography through Michael’s innovations for melding sound and visual art, the influence of which is still felt today. Thriller went on to win a record-setting eight Grammys. With over one hundred million copies sold, it is the best-selling album of all time and the first to be certified triple diamond by the RIAA. Read more HERE.

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The 7th Annual Hollywood And African Prestigious Awards (HAPAwards) – OCTOBER 29

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Check Back For Photos… The HAPAwards is one of the most attended awards shows in the Hollywood calendar. This year, the HAPAwards honored American and African community leaders, international political figures, dignitaries, celebrities, and stars who are pioneers in motion pictures, arts, music, and comedy. As an organization bound to celebrate the outstanding achievements of artists in various entertainment genres, the vision is to continue blending cultures and promoting the beauty and richness of Africa and America while spreading peace throughout the world. We stand together in harmony with the African and Hollywood music, films, and comedy entertainment industry while supporting positive and respectful messages to the world, especially about Africa. WHO: Paula “Sacrifice” Patton; Michael M. ”Power Book III” Mays; KJ “Tyler Perry’s Sisters” Smith; Ser’Darius “The Big Leap” Blain; Cedric “The Neighborhood” The Entertainer; Lawrence Hilton “A House Divided” Jacobs; Bianca “Queen Sugar” Lawson; Elisha “Wonder Years” Williams; Dule “The Wonder Years” Hill; Chrissy “Howard High” Stokes; Yolanda “The Chi” Ross;  Donnel “General Hospital” Turner; Susan Kelechi “This Is Us”  Watson; Connie ”Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Chiume; Michael “Coming 2 America“ Blackson; Devaughn “Winning Time-The Rise of the Lakers Legendary Dynasty” Nixon; Taryn “Karen” Manning; Joel “The Chi” Steingold; Hosts: Actor Darius McCray and Mbuki Litvishkova (Former Miss Kenya- Miss Universe); and many more

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Check out exclusive and shocking outtakes from Mario’s episode on Uncensored: Unscripted! UNCENSORED: Mario Van Peebles The hit autobiographical series, “UNCENSORED”, explores the lives of your favorite personalities as they provide first-hand accounts of their success and the obstacles they faced throughout their careers. Mario Van Peebles is the talented director behind classic films like New Jack City and Posse, which played major roles in shaping American culture. He was inspired by his famous filmmaking father, Melvin Van Peebles’, legacy, and gets UNCENSORED on how he built his own legacy in Hollywood on his terms.This season will finale with Deon Cole next, Sunday, November 6. “UNCENSORED” is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, and James Seppelfrick (Executive Producers), Jay Allen and Nikki Byles (Co-Executive Producers), and Rachel Valley (Producer) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production.  This season will finale with Deon Cole next, Sunday, November 6. “UNCENSORED” is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal, and James Seppelfrick (Executive Producers), Jay Allen and Nikki Byles (Co-Executive Producers), and Rachel Valley (Producer) of Swirl Films. For TV One, Austyn Biggers is the SVP of Programming and Jason Ryan is the Executive Producer in Charge of Production.  For more information on “UNCENSORED” and “UNSUNG,” visit TV One’s YouTube Channel and check out exclusive, behind-the-scenes content on Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TV One’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) Be sure to follow “UNCENSORED” & “UNSUNG” on Facebook and Instagram (@UncensoredTVOne) using the hashtag #UncensoredTVOne and #UNSUNG.  About TV One NetworksTV One Networks is the hub of black culture and entertainment with a broad offering of original programming and classic series, serving both diverse audiences for TV One and CLEO TV. Launched in January 2004, TV One currently serves 43 million households and …

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MARIAH CAREY’S “MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!” COMING TO TORONTO’S SCOTIABANK ARENA + NYC’S MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY, OCT. 28 AT 10 AM ET ON LIVENATION.COM Today, singing and songwriting icon Mariah Carey has announced her latest Christmas revue – Merry Christmas To All! – which celebrates the global superstar’s repertoire of classic holiday songs. The special two-date only run will be on December 11th at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada and December 13th at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. Presented by Live Nation, the Merry Christmas To All! shows will be a hot-ticket this winter as these live dates will be the only Christmas concerts from Mariah Carey this holiday season.  Tickets will be available to the general public starting Friday, October 28th at 10 AM ET at During ticket checkout, fans will also be able to purchase an exclusive t-shirt as well as a copy of Mariah’s illustrated holiday fairytale, The Christmas Princess, which is set to release on November 1st. About Mariah CareyMARIAH CAREY is an author, entrepreneur, philanthropist, producer and multiple award-winning artist and songwriter. She is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to-date and 19 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (18 of which are self-penned) – more than any solo artist in history. With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah is also an inductee to the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has been recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, numerous American Music Awards, three Guinness World Record titles, both Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” and “Icon” awards, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” the Ivor Novello Award for “PRS for Music Special International Award,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for …

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters November 11

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Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with Nakia and Everett Ross to forge a new path for their beloved kingdom. Release date: November 11, 2022 (USA) TrendingDirector: Ryan CooglerLanguage: EnglishCostume design: Ruth CarterScreenplay: Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert ColeProducers: Kevin Feige, Nate Moore

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