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Zoe Saldana snags a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

She plays the daughter of the evil villain Thanos in Marvel’s “Avenger Infinity War” and has built a solid reputation as a versatile and well-respected actress by choosing roles she “feels passionate about.” Best known for her starring role as Neytiri in the record-breaking film “Avatar,” a James Cameron’s sci-fi …

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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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Jermaine Dupri and Cameo to be honored at the Trumpet Awards

It’s a prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements, and this year’s event will honor hip-hop record executive and songwriter Jermaine Dupri and the R&B/Funk band Cameo. Dupri, a Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter, hip-hop artist will receive The Music Innovation Award and the soul-influenced funk group Cameo, well-known for their …

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Halle Berry and Lupita Nyong’ to Present at SAG Awards

Actresses Halle Berry and Lupita Nyong’o have been tapped to present at the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. Berry has two SAG awards and was first recognized for her role in the movie “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” in the Female Actor in a Television …

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Danny Glover to receive NAACP’s “President’s Award”

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover, who served as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program, will be presented with the NAACP “President’s Award” at the 49th NAACP Image Awards on Monday. A huge presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years, Glover served as  a …

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Lagos hosts AFRIMA 2017

Celebrities from the music, film, fashion, media stormed Lagos, Nigeria for the 2017 All Africa Music Awards – AFRIMA. Nigerian artist Wizkid won big with Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Awards and the Best Male West Africa award. Tiwa Savage won the female equivalent of the …

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ADB President Adesina receives $250K award, dedicates it to young farmers

The Governor of the State of Iowa USA, Kim Reynolds, has officially named President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, as the 2017 World Food Prize Laureate, on behalf of the World Food Prize Foundation. — “I am proud as the Governor of Iowa State to proclaim …

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RCCG Winners Assembly celebration service in Dallas

The Redeemed Christian Church of God Winners Assembly Dallas Texas hosted a special celebration service to mark Nigeria 57th anniversary. The celebration service was also an avenue for the church to honor Nigerians who have made a positive impact in the Dallas Fort Worth area. During the sermon, host Pastor …

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