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Koshie Mills: “As African women, It’s important to celebrate our beauty”

The energy was palpable Friday afternoon in Marina del Rey, Calif. as hundreds gathered for the inaugural international women awards luncheon. An occasion to celebrate the beauty, cultural and creative achievements of black women all around the world, the event is the brainchild of host and creator of The Diaspora …

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Oscars So Diverse

An Asian, a Hispanic and two African-Americans all won Oscars at the 90th Academy Awards last night, which discarded old traditions for new ones. Gone was the Academy president’s customary speech with longer monologues padding out the biggest night in show business. Host Jimmy Kimmel wasted no time in addressing …

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Pre-Oscar Gala Celebrates Female Directors in Television and Film

As a prelude to the Academy Awards on Sunday, Uptown Magazine held a pre-Oscar gala celebrating “Women Directors in Television and Film.” Dee Rees, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Stella Meghie and Chandra Wilson were recognized for Their Outstanding Achievements in TV and Film. Jurnee Smollette-Bell, DeWanda Wise, Denise Boutte, Tika Sumpter and …

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Snoop Dogg to perform at the Gospel Music Awards

It’s the gospel industry’s biggest night and this annual salute to Gospel music is now in its 33rd year. First taped in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theater, the Stellar Awards is the first Gospel Music Awards show in the U.S., honoring Gospel Music Artists, writers and industry professionals for their …

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‘This is a story about belonging,’ says director Ava DuVernay

The movie has one of the greatest ensemble casts of all time and at the Hollywood premiere of “A Wrinkle In Time” the entire cast were in attendance. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine, Zach Galifianakis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Storm Reid, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Rowan Blanchard were joined …

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Trendy’s Oscar Favorites

It’s just a few days till the annual Academy Awards and there’s plenty to look forward to for Sunday’s lineup: speeches, surprise winners, golden statuettes and glittering gowns. With less than a week to go till the film industry’s biggest night, Trendy Africa has delved into its fashion archives to …

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Trendy At The Truth Awards

Better Brothers Los Angeles recently presented its 4th Annual Truth Awards at the Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. The black-tie affair honored African-Americans whose personal and professional accomplishments have positively impacted the perception and image of the Black LGBTQ community. Award-winning actor Rockmond Dunbar received the Ally Award and former …

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Gina Yashere has always been one of my favorite comedians,’ says director Nick Park

The lovable British comedian can be heard as the voice of Gravelle, a hypochondriac tribe member who likes to share details of her ailments on Aardman Studio’s latest offering “Early Man.” A prehistoric comedy about courageous caveman battling a world that’s moved on to bronze, it tells the story of …

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