Muhammad Ali Jr. Caught Up in Trump’s Muslim Ban; Detained at Florida Airport

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*It happened earlier this month on Feb. 7, but we’re just now hearing about Muhammad Ali Jr. and his mother, Khalilah Camacho-Ali, the first wife of Muhammad Ali, having to deal with drama at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. After returning from a Black History Month speaking event in Jamaica, family friend and attorney, Chris […]

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Glad You Threw that Bacon Away? Why it’s Important to Adhere to ‘Use By this Date’ Warnings

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*As hungry as I was, am, I just threw out a few slices of bacon that had a use by date of a week ago. So glad I paid attention this time.  I generally stick with my Lowfat Berry Cereal in the red box — which I get from Trader Joe’s; but I was out and […]

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Oprah Winfrey Booked for Graduation Speech at Skidmore College

*Oprah Winfrey will be the commencement speaker at Skidmore College, the upstate New York school where some graduates of her South African school attended. The school’s website says the TV mogul and actress will be a speaker at the May 20 graduation ceremony at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Winfrey will also receive an honorary Doctorate of […]

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The Pulse of Entertainment: Motown ‘Heals’ the Nation; RCA’s ‘Wow Gospel’ Debuts at #1

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*“We’ve developed an appetite for negativity,” said Grammy nominated Brian Courtney Wilson about the concept for his single, the title track on the new Motown Gospel compilation album “Heal: Songs of Hope for Our Nation.” “Negativity is more popular.” Brian took the idea of a “healing” album to his label and the result is an […]

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Issa Rae, ‘Insecure’ Golden Globe Nominee, to Speak at the Hollywood Confidential

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*Brand Maverick Entertainment (BME) president and event creator, Steve Jones, announced today that Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae (creator and star of HBO’s Insecure) and more are scheduled to speak at the fourth installment of The Hollywood Confidential on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills (8440 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, […]

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Audiences Expected To Get Into ‘Get Out’ This Weekend

*Audiences are expected to turn out this weekend for the Universal/Blumhouse thriller, “Get Out” — with an estimated $20M-$25M opening at 2,773 theaters, per deadline.com. “Get Out,” a psychological thriller written and directed by actor Jordan Peele, earned a coveted 100-percent score on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes. As Huff Post notes, only four […]

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Sara Spencer Washington — Life of Black Cosmetics Heiress Documented at Hollywood Black Film Fest

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*A documentary about the life of noted black businesswoman, philanthropist, and political activist Sara Spencer Washington will have its West Coast premiere as part of the Hollywood Black Film Festival. It will screen as part of the “Our Amazing Stories” program. Sara Spencer Washington Door-to-door sales of her hair supplies in Atlantic City and a […]

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Dr. Jackie Eubany Tells Women How to Reduce Heart Disease Risk by Up to 80% in New Book

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*Mission Viejo, CA ― Heart disease remains the number one killer of women in the United States, killing more women than breast and lung cancer combined. Silence is one of the most deadly aspects of women’s heart disease, and cardiologist Dr. Jacqueline Eubany (Dr. Jackie) makes that point in her concise, accessible book, “Women and Heart […]

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