On Sunday November 3, BET premieres Black Girls Rock! 2013. The organization founded by DJ Beverly Bond, provides mentorship for Black girls and pays tribute to Black woman and girls who have a positive impact on the community through an annual awards show.
This year’s show, hosted by Actresses Regina King and Tracee Ellis Ross, will honor the legendary singer Patti Labelle (Living Legend Award), hip-hop pioneer Queen Latifah (Rock Star Award), esteemed writer and producer Mara Brock Akil (Shot Caller Award), tennis icon and entrepreneur Venus Williams (Star Power Award ), community organizer Ameena Matthews (Community Activist Award), ground-breaking ballet dancer Misty Copeland (Young, Gifted & Black Award), and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman (Social Humanitarian Award).
Some of the presenters and performs are recording artists Marsha Ambrosius, Jennifer Hudson, Sevyn Streeter, Actress Nia Long, Actress Tatyana Ali, TV Personality La Anthony, and broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien.
Additionally, Black Girls Rock! likes to highlight the next generation of young ladies who are Making A Difference (the MAD Girls). The MAD Girls being recognized this year are Brooklyn Wright who is passionate about litter prevention, Mary Pat Hector the founder of Youth Action USA and Ty-Licia Hooker Founder of Summer Success and Leadership Academy.
When the night starts with a PInk Carpet with all of these names, you know it’s going to be a big night.
On Wednesday October 3rd, Queen Latifah and the cast of the Steel Magnolias remake were at the Paris Theatre in midtown Manhattan for the premiere of the Lifetime movie. The cast includes Queen Latfiah, Jill Scott, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye and Condola Rashad.
It was a very festive night and good time to celebrate. There were a lot of hurdles that were jumped for this movie’s Lifetime October 7th showing. With the challenges behind them, the cast was able to enjoy making their appearance on the red carpet.
Condola showed up with her father Ahmad Rashad. Queen Latifah attended with her mother Rita Owens. Alfre Woodard attended with her Husband Roderick Spencer. Besides cast members, Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition Judges Abby Lee Miller and Robin Antin walked the carpet and Singer Keri Hilson was there to show her support for this fantastic cast.
Check your local listings to see the time for the October 7th Lifetime television premiere of Steel Magnolias.
SummerStage in conjunction with GlobeStar Media and WBLS presented the 4th Annual Free R&B Fest Concert in Central Park on Sunday August 12, 2012. The advertised performers were Kenny Lattimore, Q Parker of 112, Christopher Williams, Salt-n-Pepa and Eric Benet. In addition to the great talent, it is always interesting to see who pops up at these shows to hang out. Continue Reading →