February 2020

Rihanna, Lizzo, Jamie Foxx and More honored for Black Excellence at the NAACP Image Awards

 Rihanna was this years recipient of NAACP President’s Award. The honor is bestowed on an entertainer whose commitment to philanthropy is unparalleled. Rihanna’s chosen charities which include: The Clara Lionel Foundation, Raising Malawi and UNICEF and was honored at the NAACP Image Awards show, which was broadcast live this year on BET, and introduced to the stage …

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24th Annual Meet The Chefs Benefitting Casa de Amparo

Nearly 350 food enthusiasts and passionate community members will gather to attend Casa de Amparo’s 24th Annual Meet the Chefs on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at the Hilton Del Mar. The popular event annually raises over $125,000, which directly benefits Casa de Amparo’s programs that service foster youth in San Diego County. “Meet the Chefs is one of …

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Harpist Mariea Antoinette Brilliantly Covers Minnie Riperton on New CD

Hey, listen up all of you music lovers!  Critically acclaimed, classically trained harpist Mariea Antoinette has new music coming out and she’s here to let you know that  she’s here to funk it up. She also want’s you to know that one of the world’s finest string instruments has a place in contemporary Jazz and …

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Actress Ja’Net Dubois, of Good Times and Co-Founder of PAFF Dies at 74

There’s been another sad loss in the world of entertainment, Ja’Net Dubois, who famously played the iconic Willona Woods on the classic sitcom “Good Times,” According to TMZ, Dubois was found dead in her sleep on Tuesday. She was just 74 years-old. She also famously performed the catchy theme song for another sitcom, The Jeffersons.  Fans …

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From “Dumpster Baby” to Multi-Millionaire Inventor

At just 30-years-old, inventor, telecom company founder, software engineer and philanthropist Freddie Figgers, CEO of Figgers Communications, runs the only African American owned telecommunications company in the United States and has distinguished himself as a modern day historical figure worthy of recognition. Figgers’ story of perseverance and overcoming adversity is extraordinary. Abandoned at birth next to a dumpster and adopted by …

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Meet Candidate for District 53 in San Diego John Brooks

When Democrat Representative Susan Davis announced last year that she was retiring from her 53rd Congressional District seat, which she’s held since 2003, John Brooks a native of California, and the only remaining African American in any of the local Congressional races, says his background alone should make him a frontrunner in San Diego’s political …

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2nd Annual Black Girls Rock Fest Will Rock Washington DC March 5-8

WASHINGTON, DC (February 14, 2020) — The Kennedy Center, BONDVISION Media, and BLACK GIRLS ROCK!™ collaborate to co-produce the second annual BLACK GIRLS ROCK! Festival™ (BGR!FEST™), an immersive multi-day live experience curated to celebrate the cultural contributions of Black women artists, thought leaders, and creatives. The festival, spanning four days, will take place during International …

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Bruno Mars and Janet Jackson to Headline 2020 Essence Fest

The 2020 Essence Festival continues its 50th anniversary celebration lineup with the announcement of Grammy-Award winning megastar and first time festival performer, Bruno Mars. Also headlining is superstar Janet Jackson, is returning with her just announced and highly-anticipated Black Diamond World Tour. Patti Labelle, Ari Lennox, Summer Walker, Elephant Man, Janelle Monae, Raphael Saadiq, and …

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Black History Month Spotlight: H&M Teams Up with Oscar-winning Costume Designer Ruth Carter

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter and Swedish clothing brand H&M have partnered on a new collection of apparel that will launch Feb. 13. Carter’s credits during the course of her over 30-year career include more than 40 film and television credits including “Do The Right Thing,” “Malcolm X,” “Amistad,” “Selma,” “Black Panther” and “Dolemite …

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