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BMI Awards 2018

WHO: BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.), the global leader in rights management, was proud to announce that multiplatinum superstar Janet Jackson named a BMI Icon at the 2018 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.  The event will be held Thursday, August 30th at The Woodruff Arts Center’s Symphony Hall in Atlanta and will be hosted by BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and BMI Vice President Creative (Atlanta), Catherine Brewton, with Lifestyle Specialist Kenny Burns as co-host.

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The 2018 Black Music Honors recognized the legacy of Aretha Franklin during the award show taping on Thursday, August 16. . Hosted by 2017 Marconi Award Winner Rickey Smiley and singer/actress LeToya Luckett, the annual two-hour television special honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. This year’s honorees were Bobby Brown, Faith Evans, Bebe & Cece Winans, Whodini, Stephanie Mills and Dallas Austin.
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Kandi Burress threw husband Todd Tucker a wild ‘Jordans and Jerseys’ themed party for his 45th birthday. View photos inside!

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The 2018 BET Awards!

Named after the Black Entertainment Television network, the awards celebrate the work of African Americans and other American minorities across the entertainment industry and have been broadcast live on television since 2001.

Hosted by actor and comedian Jamie Foxx, this year’s event saw Beyonce walk home with the award for best female R&B artist, while Cardi B won best female hip hop artist.

One of the most coveted events among the fashion crowd, there were standout looks all-round as stars made bold fashion statements that celebrated everything from African-Amercian culture to Pride month.

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Katie referenced as the “Queen Of Drill” is gladly adjusting her crown this new year with a brand new single called

“Work It Girl” released in May 2018 on all major platforms.   On top of that you can expect a heavy hitting Ep entitled “Sista B*tch” set to debut June 26, 2018 with her fresh new sound showcasing a different side of the “Drill Queen”. You might say that she’s just getting started but Katie is not new to the game and trust it wasn’t always easy.

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2018 BET Social Awards held at Tyler Perry Studios!

 

 February 12, 2018 – BET Owned Social! “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” was the biggest celebration of the genre EVER! Music and television stars Erykah Badu, Tony Rock, Justin Combs, Amanda Seales, Reginae Carter, Symone Sanders joined social superstars Kash Doll, Blame it on Kway, La La Sizahands, Amara La Negra, Jess Hilarious and more to set the inaugural social kudofest on fire! The African king of comedy Michael Blackson hosted the show live from Tyler Perry Studios Ft McPherson in Atlanta.   Executive produced by Mike Epps, this first-of-its-kind awards show celebrated all things social media over the past year. Watch all the must see moments now at BET.com/Social and on social platforms by following the hashtag #BETSocialAwards. In case you missed the show LIVE, catch an encore airing of “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” Monday, February 12 at 10 PM ET/PT on BET.

 

The night opened with a high-energy medley of the top dances of 2017 starring social media sensations Blame it on Kway and Lala Sizahands followed by Michael Blackson who took the stage with an African-inspired dance number. From President Trump to Tyrese to Kevin Hart, nobody was off limits – including Blackson himself. He was joined by his “For the D and P Challenge” co-star Erykah Badu who roasted Blackson’s outfit, as she took the stage to present the ‘Issa Wave’ award.

The night honored the celebrated hashtag #BlackGirlMagic with a spoken word tribute by comedian and actress Amanda Seales and “THE BET SOCIAL AWARDS” honored the founders of the Women’s March, organizers Tamika D. Mallory, Bob Bland, Carmen Perez and Linda Sarsour. Actor and comedian DC Young Fly was given the Social Verified Award by Executive Producer Mike Epps. 

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The all-star nominees for the 2017 Soul Train Awards span across 12 different categories. Solange leads the roster with seven total nominations including Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, and the highly coveted Video of the Year and Song of the Year for hit single “Cranes in the Sky.” Bruno Mars follows with six total nominations including two nominations for Song of the Year for his hit single “That’s What I Like,” and Album/Mixtape of the Year for “24K Magic.” DJ KhaledRihanna and Bryson Tiller also received multiple nominations this year including Video of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Collaboration. The next generation of soul is also being recognized, including Khalid and SZA, who are multi-nominees across categories including Best New Artist, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist, Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Best Collaboration and the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award.
 

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(ATLANTA) – October 23, 2017 – On Friday, as numerous colleges kicked off their Homecoming festivities, black excellence was front and center at the inaugural HBCU Power Awards presented by Morehouse College. Guests gathered at Martin Luther King Jr International Chapel in Atlanta to celebrate eight individuals who have made significant achievements in their respective fields: actress Jada Pinkett Smith, who received the HBCU “
Icon Award;” Coltrane Curtis (founder, Team Epiphany); Kyle Hagler (president, Next Management); Nzinga Shaw (Chief Diversity Officer, Atlanta Hawks); Keinon Johnson (VP, Urban Promotions, Interscope Records); Phylicia Fant (SVP, Publicity, Warner Bros Records); 
Beverly Anderson (EVP, Cards & Retail Services, Wells Fargo); and Rob Rumley (Chair, Atlanta Housing Authority).
 
 
Co-founded and executive produced by Morehouse alums Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins (c/o ’96), Jash’d Kambui Belcher (c/o ’99; movie producer, A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night starring Meagan Good and Omari Hardwick) and Roderick Hardamon (c/o ’98), the HBCU Power Awards was full of exceptional moments: an opening “Swag Surfin'” performance by the Morehouse Glee Club and Horns section; host Deon Cole keeping the audience laughing; the crowd singing along to “Focus” during R&B singer H.E.R‘s performance; an impromptu stroll in the aisles from an Omega Psi Phi frat; the music by DJ Trauma; Coltrane Curtis’ emotional tribute to his late father; and Jada Pinkett Smith’s moving words on the dynamics of power and the responsibility we all have to manage it wisely.
 
Smith’s recognition comes on the 30th anniversary of the seminal series “A Different World,” where she played the feisty “Lena.” The first of its kind on national television, “A Different World” ushered in an era of HBCU pride and shaped a positive perception of black college life that inspired many to join its ranks.
 
Special guests included producer Will Packer, supermodel Jessica White, actor Michael Jai White, style expert Tai Beauchamp, Atlanta Hawks Foundation EVP David Lee, Morehouse College President Harold L. Martin, creative consultant and entrepreneur Taiye Samuel, radio/tv personality Gary “With The Tea” Hayes, actor Mike Merrill, singer Dondria Nicole, rapper Silento, author Zane and many more.
 
Many thanks to sponsors Morehouse College, the Atlanta HawksRadio One, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley, Experience Grands Rapids, the Lowman Group/ dba the Athletes FootAmway Hotel Collections, and Hush Beauty Bar & Loung
 
    

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