Patti LaBelle, Lee Daniels, L.A. Reid & More Celebrated at BET Honors

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Awards season is coming to a close, but not before BET payed tribute to “black excellence” in Washington, DC at this year’s BET Honors. The 2016 honorees were Lee Daniels (Television and Film Award), Mellody Hobson (Award for Corporate Citizen), Patti LaBelle (Award for Musical Arts), L.A. Reid (Award for Excellence in Entertainment) and Eric Holder (Public Service Award).  

Essence Magazine Spotlights the 29 Black Women of the White House

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Taraji P. Henson isn’t the only black woman serving power in November 2015’s issue of Essence. Next month’s issue of the magazine also features 29 incredible black women who contribute to the success of President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Obama administration.

The ladies who gathered for a photo shoot in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building include young staffers 23 year old Jordan Metoyer, Assistant to the Deputy Director and Senior Advisor to the Office of Management & Budget Director, 27 year old Desiree Barnes, Press Assistant and Senior Wrangler and  27 year old Chynna Clayton, Michelle Obama’s Special Assistant and Trip Director. They all share a common trait, says Clayton, “The White House is composed of people who are passionate about the country.”

Taraji P. Henson Covers Essence’s November 2015 Issue, Talks Building her Off Screen Empire

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If you thought that DC native, Taraji P. Henson, was only building a empire on TV you are sadly mistaken. The actress is building an empire in real life and she’s taking no shorts while building her kingdom. Taraji is killing Essence‘s November 2015 cover, all the while dropping knowledge on surviving in an industry full of up and downs. Check out a few excerpts from Queen Taraji below.

[UP NEXT] Get Into Singer/Songwriter Maya Milan

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At 21 a lot of young ladies are having college fun and chasing guys…not Maya Milan. The young starlet has bigger fish to fry, like selling out arenas and setting an example for young girls everywhere. Marriage, kids and a white picket fence are definitely in the plans, but not yet. Maya’s dream is to perform in front of thousands of fans as they sing every word of her songs. I chatted with the young songtress with big plans and she shared all about her musical journey, her surprise performance wit K.Michelle and more. Check out our chat below.

Baltimore Protests for Freddie Gray, Ask For Empathy Instead of Criticism

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Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath. -Proverbs 28:9

Depending on where you are in the world or what media outlets you frequent, you either think the city of Baltimore is full of fed up individuals seeking change or a bunch of savage animals taking advantage of a terrible situation. Unruly riots AND peaceful protests have ensued In the wake of the death of 25 year old Freddie Gray who died on April 19th as a result of injuries he sustained while in police custody. The citizens of Baltimore can now add their portrayal in mainstream media to their reasons to be outraged. It is very clear that there are people taking the opportunity to loot, destroy property and act out in violence. However, according to local media, those people are the minority. 

[CHATWORTHY SPOTLIGHT] Meet SheROCKS 2015 Performer Queenlin

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The third installment of SheROCKS, the celebration of women in the arts, is taking place this Saturday and this year’s program is better than ever with new vendors, new sponsors and most importantly, new talent. Dancer/choreographer Queenlin will be performing for the first time at SheROCKS, but she is not new to expressing herself through movement. I caught up with the seasoned dancer to discuss how it feels to be apart of the SheROCKS 2015 and more. Check out the interview below.

Taraji P. Henson Talks Empire, Sexy Co-Stars, Singledom and More with Angie Martinez

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In every successful career, there has to be a moment or two that show and prove just how talented you are. We’ve always been fans of our home town gal Taraji P. Henson but her portrayal of “Cookie” on Fox’s Empire has shown EVERYONE just how talented the Academy-Award nominee truly is. During a recent interview with Power 105’s Angie Martinez, the actress dished on how her new found popularity has impacted her life, how she keeps her sexy co-stars at bay, how the infamous “booty scene” came to be and more. Check out a few excerpts below.

[CHATWORTHY SPOTLIGHT] Ashleigh Demi Talks Broadcast Journalism, Acting, Inspiring Girls & More

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Sometimes it takes a while to figure out what you’re meant to do in life. Some people spend their entire adult life searching for their “purpose”. But some people just know. Media producer/broadcaster/actress/model Ashleigh Demi has always known who she was and what she was meant to do. I recently caught up with the WPGC 95.5 on-air entertainment reporter and media mogul in the making. She shared some important tidbits that all of us girls should add to our arsenal when navigating through the entertainment industry. Check out our interview below.