Entertainment

‘Love & Hip-Hop’ Star Karlie Redd Signs Multi-Million Dollar Album Deal

Reality TV ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ star Karlie Redd has signed a global multi-million dollar album deal with famed “cryptocurrency label” Legacy Records. To celebrate the partnership, Legacy Records hosted an exclusive red-carpet dinner event Thursday, Nov. 11, at Spice House Restaurant in Atlanta.

Tamron Hall Teams with Court TV For New True-Crime Series

Daytime EMMY Award-winning TV Host, Journalist and Author Tamron Hall will host a new, weekly true-crime series on Court TV, the popular multi-platform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting, and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials.

“The Next ‘50s & ‘60s Pop, Soul And Doo-Wop Star” Seeks Talent

Starting today, aspiring Acapella and vocal group harmony singers are invited to audition for The Next ‘50s & ‘60s Pop, Soul and Doo-Wop Star worldwide talent search. The effort will culminate with a national PBS special in 2022 commemorating the classic 1950s and 1960s pop, soul and doo-wop eras in American musical history.

Alicia Keys To Perform Special for SiriusXM and Pandora

SiriusXM announced today that 15-time GRAMMY ® Award winning artist Alicia Keys will return to her hometown, New York City, to perform at the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem for a special, intimate, and exclusive invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners on Thursday, Nov. 11. The special performance in Keys’ hometown is a part of SiriusXM and Pandora’s Small Stage Series.

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds Honored at Keep Memory Alive’s 25th Annual Power of Love® Gala

Keep Memory Alive’s 25th annual Power of Love® gala at Resorts World Las Vegas on Oct. 16 brought top talent Anthony Anderson, Tori Kelly, Kenny Loggins, Demi Lovato, Bruno Mars, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr., AJ McLean, Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men, Jordin Sparks and Charlie Wilson together to honor legendary musicians Smokey Robinson and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and raise crucial funds and awareness for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

Sheryl Underwood Announced as Grand Marshal of Hollywood Christmas Parade

SHERYL UNDERWOOD, Comedian, Actress and Host on the Daytime Emmy award-winning CBS hit television show, THE TALK, has been announced as the Grand Marshal of The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots. The parade will be presented live in the streets of Hollywood, CA on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. PST by Associated Television International and The City of Los Angeles.

J. Cole to Perform for SiriusXM and Pandora’s Small Stage Series

SiriusXM and Pandora announced that J. Cole will perform in Los Angeles for SiriusXM and Pandora’s Small Stage Series on Saturday, Oct. 23. The intimate set for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners will feature J. Cole performing songs from his latest album The Off-Season as well as fan favorites.

Black Girls Dance Premieres ‘Mary’

Black Girls Dance®, which empowers young women of color to pursue professional dance, presents the world premiere of “Mary,” a holiday “dansical” choreographed, written, and directed by Founder Erin Barnett. The performance takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago.

STARZ’S New Original Series “BMF” Celebrates World Premiere

On Thursday, Sept, 23, STARZ hosted a star-studded Red Carpet World Premiere Screening and Concert event in celebration of the new original series “BMF’’ at the Cellairis Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia. “BMF ‘’ was produced in Atlanta and Detroit, where the real-life Black Mafia Family that inspired the series had bases of operation from the 1980-2000s.

VIOLIFE® Plant Grants Awards $100K to Five Black-Owned Restaurants

Upfield’s Violife® vegan cheese brand today announced the recipients of its 2021 Plant Grants, a new program aimed at making plant-based meals more delicious, affordable, and available in local communities. This year’s program aims to address the disproportionate challenges faced by Black-owned restaurants and communities, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Five Black-owned restaurants have been selected to receive $20,000 each, as well as education and mentorship, to add new plant-based dishes to their menu and perform outreach in their communities. Restaurants are often the economic and cultural centers of their neighborhoods, and the goal of the Plant Grants program is to help these restaurants give everyone – vegans, flexitarians, and the plant curious alike – an easy and inspired way to eat more plant-based food every day

Pepsi® Brings Jalen Hurts Into Fans’ Kitchens

Pepsi knows that for the diehard, loyal fans, football is more than JUST football watching: it’s an unapologetic, highly anticipated weekly ritual that takes preparation – from the gear and the snacks to the crew you celebrate every play with. This year, Pepsi is providing Eagles fans everything they need to get ready for game day no matter where they are from a virtual Jalen Hurts for at-home watching to the launch of the Pepsi Plaza for fans at Lincoln Financial Field.

Remy Ma makes dynamic acting debut

This real-life drama, snatched from the BET original series, “American Gangster, Trap Queens”, tells the true story of the unbelievable life of Delrhonda Hood aka “Big Fifty”. In her own voice, Big Fifty navigates the twists and turns of her fast-paced, dangerous journey that leads to the ultimate story of redemption. Hers is a story of a notorious American Gangster, which stems from th traumatic events from her childhood, and leads to a life of crime, violence and the repercussions from bad decisions.

Black Women and Girl Athletes Take Center Stage

ONYX Media, LLC announced today the official launch of EMPOWER ONYX, a diverse multi-channel platform celebrating the stories and transformative power of sports for Black women and girls. The minority women owned media company aims to inspire young black women through in-depth profiles, articles, podcasts and documentaries showcasing leaders in sports who champion social justice, equality and self-empowerment.

Kandi Burruss Covers HelloBeautiful’s Digital Cover

HelloBeautiful’s “The Fall Preview” digital cover spotlights Kandi Burruss -- singer, songwriter and reality TV star. Kandi gets candid about her supportive husband, non-stop grind, making the foray into acting, becoming a Broadway producer and building her own brands in our “Welcome to Kandi Land” cover story. In this issue, Hello-Beautiful features comprehensive guides to prepare our readers for the fashion month of the year. From NYFW to the MET gala and back to school, September is our favorite time of year.

Black Broads Abroad X Clark University To Host, Get The F Out Of America: The Blueprint Conference

Phelena Jean, founder of the multi-media platform Black Broads Abroad is hosting the Get The F Out of America Blueprint conference, being held at Clark Atlanta University, October 2-3, 2021.