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Jay Z’s buddy President Obama was on hand to induct his friend into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.  Jay Z of course could not make it due to the birth of his twin babies with wife Beyonce.  Jay Z gave his acceptance speech via twitter and thanked a number of rappers including Atlanta’s own 2 Chainz and T.I.  He ended his thank yous with this…

 In addition to celebrating his big induction, Hov is still on his crusade to make a positive impact on the lives of people in his community.  The rapper wrote an OpEd in Time magazine with a focus on “Taking On the Exploitative Bail Industry” as he stated. Take a peek at his plans to bail out men for Father’s Day. READ MORE

 

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BET is turning-up for the upcoming 2017 BET Awards. The latest performers slated to take the stage include DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Big Sean, New Edition, Post Malone, Jessie Reyez and Roman Gianarthur. READ MORE

 

 

   

Last night was epic night; I got the chance to celebrate with one of the most outstanding and influential men of our time Ambassador Andrew Young. Atlanta’s former mayor celebrated his 85th birthday with grandeur and style with dignitaries from all walks of life at Phillips Arena. 
 
Ambassador Andrew Young has done so much for the city of Atlanta, for our people, for our country and for the world. He’s known as the ambassador to the world and tonight the world celebrated his special day. The birthday celebration included a phenomenal concert and turned into an award show celebrating the work of two outstanding
people who serve.  I once heard on the news that it’s nearly impossible to pack Phillips Arena but there were people everywhere and the event was near capacity. The crowd was electric and Atlanta was there to celebrate the life of Ambassador Young. 
 

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HipHop Is On The Rise With Rapper “Short Boy”

If you’ve been waiting on HipHop to die off anytime soon your just going to have to wait until hell freezes over and we all know that will never happen.HipHop rapper “Short Boy” straight out of Richmond, Va better known to others by his born name Russell Bailey is sure to turn up the heat this summer with some blazing tracks and heavy lyrics.

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Iconic music awards joins BBCA’s slate of global pop culture events in February – including Planet Earth II and EE BAFTA Film Awards READ MORE

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La La Land leads the race with the most nominations at the 2017 Academy Awards. The 2017 Academy Awards are scheduled to air on Sunday February 26 on ABC and the nominations were announced this Tuesday morning.
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Diana Ross Headlines ESSENCE Festival For First Time

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Icon Diana Ross is headlining the 23rd Annual ESSENCE Festival for the first time.

The supreme entertainer and businesswoman, Ross has continued to be a polarizing figure in the entertainment industry for the duration of her nearly 60-year career. From her modest Detroit beginnings as a founding member of the Primettes (who later became The Supremes) at only 15 years old, to her memorable time as Motown’s leading lady and showstopping performances today, Ross’s unrivaled longevity and signature stage spirit has influenced generations of flourishing young women in multiple music genres.

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Atlanta, GA (October 16, 2016) – On Saturday, October 15th, The Gentlemen’s Foundation brought the Harlem Renaissance to the city of Atlanta for the 5th Annual Gentlemen’s Ball. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis ballroom was filled with influential LGBTQ community leaders, politicians, allies, entertainers, entrepreneurs, and tastemakers alike as the soulful sounds of the roaring 20s and unlimited cocktails flowed. Community activist Darnell L. Moore and television personality Miss Lawrence (Real Housewives of Atlanta and Empire) served as hosts for the evening. Guests will also enjoy complimentary gifts from allied sponsors, casino tables, live performances from R&B Diva’s Monifah and The Dingalogues, and more.

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