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As a foodie I live for the opportunity to get my grub on and work at the same time and I had the opportunity to do just that at the Surgeon’s Touch Foundation first ever Scalpel vs. Spatula Celebrity Chef with Angela Simmons, Keisha Knight Pulliam, Monyetta Shaw, & The Dream as they got their cooking on to benefit charity. The evening was dope as guests got the opportunity to sample good food from our favorite stars and learn about a great organization that’s doing good in the hood.

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Dr. Dre is giving back in a major way! The hip-hop mogul and Compton native is donating $10 million dollars to help build a performing arts center at the new Compton High School.

In a statement about his donation, Dr. Dre says, “My goal is to provide kids with the kind of tools and learning they deserve. The performing arts center will be a place for young people to be creative in a way that will help further their education and positively define their future.”

Students and members of the community will have access to the center that will feature a 1,200-seat theater as well as state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for digital media production.

All the Ladies Love Cool Quincy, Last Night Quincy celebrated his birthday inside of Ace of Diamonds Monday in Hollywood, CA.

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Gucci Mane’s long-delayed independent movie The Spot has officially been released. As Rap-Up points out, filming took place as early as 2012, with clips of the movie surfacing online at that time. In 2015, Mane teased the release of the movie, tweeting that it would be available via iTunes and other digital retailers. However, that was not the case, though the film’s soundtrack of the same name was released that year. READ MORE

Announced earlier this year, the ESSENCE Path To Power Conference will take place as part of the 2017 ESSENCE Festival experience. In addition to the previously announced conference lineup, which included names like Carol’s Daughter CEO Lisa Price, Hip Hop mogul Master P, Morgan Stanley Vice Chair Carla Harris, Stubhub executive Bari Williams and former White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer, attendees will now also get a chance to hear from screenwriter/producer Mara Brock Akil and entertainer/tv personality/businesswoman Kandi Burruss, among others.

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Mary J. Blige has given us plenty of reasons to get excited about her hitting the Superdome mainstage at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival over the past 20+ years and with the recent release of her new album Strength of a Woman, she’s continuing to give us even more. READ MORE


A 7-year-old Kentucky boy who lost his life to senseless gun violence is set to be honored by Master P and his Team Hope NOLA organization at this year’s ESSENCE Festival. READ MORE

ESSENCE Festival® presented by Coca-Cola® announces additions to its incredible daytime line-up of the nation’s leading speakers, influencers and artists at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 30-July 2, 2017 in New Orleans, LA.

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