Margaret Adeyemo 80th thanksgiving

As the saying goes, ‘age is just a number’ and so it was for Ma Margaret Omolara Adeyemo at her 80th birthday thanksgiving and reception held in her honor in Richardson, Texas. Ma Adeyemo looked radiant and wore a cheerful smile to the admiration of family and well-wishers who joined …


Ifeoma and Ricardo McKenzie traditional marriage

The Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck New York was the choice venue for the traditional marriage between Ifeoma Ukwubiwe and Ricardo McKenzie. The young love birds and their bridal party entourage ensured that there was no dull moment at the exquisitely decorated venue. Guests were elaborately entertained all through the …

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“A Wrinkle in Time,” the live-action fantasy drama directed by Ava DuVernay made its debut in London

DuVernay and stars from the Disney film including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Storm Reid, attended the European Premiere in London earlier. The event took place at the BFI IMAX Southbank and included a Q&A panel with the filmmakers moderated by Sunday Times Style Editor Lorraine Candy. The …


Lifetime to air film on Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

A fictional film on the royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is set to air on the cable network Lifetime. “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance” will follow the fairytale romance of couple who are due to wed in May. Actor Murray Fraser (“The Loch”) plays Prince Harry while …


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 …


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 …


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 …