Breaking News: Jennifer Hudson Joins Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as Coach on Season 13 of NBC The Voice

Platinum Recording Artist, “Dreamgirls” Breakout and “Hairspray Live!” Alum to Join the Three-Time Emmy Champ. May 10, 2017 —Oscar, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will join Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as a coach on season 13 of NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” The 13th season will begin this fall. “Jennifer is an extraordinary vocal talent and one of the premier voices of our time. She embodies the experience, expertise, positivity and sheer talent that “The Voice”…




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A Service of Memory Celebration and Obituary of Edgard J. Chatila

On a rainy day and at a beautiful church it was was the place to honor and give the respects to a very nice person who was loved by hundreds of people. This is what our CEO, President and Executive Editor-In-Chief Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine posted on IG: “#breakingnews and #shockingnews – Omg I just found out today and I am feeling sad that the greatest person I met in 2011 on this earth has #died of #heartattack#edychatila (#EdgardChatila) all my respect to you in #Heaven and #ThankYou…




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The 69th Annual Writers Guild Awards 2017 Winners Announced

Los Angeles and New York – On Sunday, February 19, 2017, The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2017 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories at concurrent ceremonies at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and the Edison Ballroom in New York City. FILM WINNERS ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Moonlight, Screenplay by Barry Jenkins, Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney; A24 ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Arrival, Screenplay…




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Latino Celebrities to be Honored at Oscar-Weekend 20th Annual Impact Awards Gala by National Hispanic Media Coalition

BEVERLY HILLS – Kicking off Oscars weekend, on Friday, February 24, the National Hispanic Media Coalition will host their star-studded 20th annual Impact Awards Gala at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, where Latinos making outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in film and TV will be honored. WHAT: Black tie affair to honor outstanding contributions to the positive portrayals of Latinos in media, hosted by the National Hispanic Media Coalition. WHO: Karla Souza, Outstanding Performance in a Television Series (How To Get Away With Murder)…




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Hillary Rodham Clinton to be Honored with the Trailblazer Award by NYC LGBT Community Center

New York, NY—February 9, 2017—New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) will honor Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at its annual Center Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street. Secretary Clinton will receive The Center’s Trailblazer Award in recognition of her tireless work in the fight for full equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. “It is an incredible privilege to honor Secretary Clinton for her lifetime of service to the American people, and particularly her service on…




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Jarvee Hutcherson, President MMPA Honored With the MCPA Diversity Legacy Award

On February 2, 2017, Jarvee Hutcherson, President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) was honored by the Multicultural Community Production Association Diversity Legacy Award. The Multicultural Community Production Association (MCPA) in conjunction with the City Club Los Angeles, A Member of the Club Corp Family… honored JARVEE HUTCHERSON with the DIVERSITY LEGACY AWARD presented by Tina T. Phillips, Partnership Strategist for the MCPA. The award was presented in recognition of his Lifetime Achievement for Advocacy Television/Film Diversity for over 25 years. The Inaugural Diversity Recognition was held on the 51st floor of…




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2017 Writers Guild Awards Talent and Presenters Line-Up Announced for WGAW’s West Coast Show

A top talent line-up is scheduled to present honors at the 2017 Writers Guild Awards West Coast ceremony to be hosted on Sunday, February 19, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. In addition to this year’s host – Emmy-winning actor-writer-comedian Patton Oswalt (Talking for Clapping, Veep), who just won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album (Talking for Clapping) at Sunday night’s Grammys – the WGA L.A. awards ceremony presenters are slated to include: Emmy-nominated actress Kerry Washington (Scandal, Confirmation), who will present the WGAW’s Paul Selvin Award to…




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NAACP to honor LeBron James with Jackie Robinson Sports Award At Special Presentation game

Highlights from Ceremony to Air During 48TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Airing On Saturday, February 11, 2017  The Two-Hour Live TV Special airs on TV ONE Hosted by Anthony Anderson On  Wednesday, February 1, 2017, NAACP Image Awards announced that for the first time in nearly 18 years, the prestigious NAACP Jackie Robinson Sports Award will be presented to LeBron James – one of America’s most respected, talented and influential athletes.   This award is presented to individuals in sports for their high achievement in athletics and contributions in the pursuit of…




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Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer Among 48th NAACP Image Awards Presenters for Feb. 11, 2017 to Air on TV One

TARAJI P. HENSON, STERLING K. BROWN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, TREVOR NOAH, JANELLE MONAE, ISSA RAE, MIKE COLTER AND MYKELTI WILLIAMSON TO PRESENT AT THE 48TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 ON TV ONE Anthony Anderson to Host LIVE Two-Hour Special At 9:00pm ET/8:00pm C  Nischelle Turner Confirmed to Host LIVE from the Red Carpet Pre-Show Starting at 7:30pm ET/6:30pm  On Tuesday, January 31, 2017, NAACP Image Awards announced that Taraji P. Henson, Sterling K. Brown, Octavia Spencer, Trevor Noah, Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Mike Colter and Mykelti Williamson are the first…




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48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Luncheon Kick-Off Celebration at Loews Hollywood Hotel

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, the NAACP Image Awards held their 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Luncheon at the Loews Hollywood Hotel – Laurel/Runyon Rooms 1755 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 from 10:30 am. This annual event kicks-off the celebrations for the NAACP Image Awards and honors all of the nominees. The 48th NAACP Image Awards90-Minute Live Red Carpet Pre-Show and Two-Hour Live TV Special to air Saturday, February 11, 2017 on TV One Hosted by Anthony Anderson. The nominees expected to attend were: Tracee Ellis Ross, Nate Parker, Aja Naomi King, Amirah Vann, Anthony Hamilton,…




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Charles Ogletree to Receive NAACP Chairman’s Award at 48th NAACP Image Awards on February 11, 2017

The 48th NAACP Image Awards Ceremony to Air February 11 on TV One and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson On Wednesday, January 25, 2017, NAACP announced that Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., who taught Barack and Michelle Obama, will be honored with the prestigious NAACP Chairman’s Award which is bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change. Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors will present Ogletree with the award at the 48th…




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Doctor Thomas Frazier to join Autism Speaks as Chief Science Officer

New York, N.Y. – On January 19, 2017, Autism Speaks announced that clinical psychologist and autism researcher Thomas Frazier II, PhD, is joining the organization as its chief science officer effective April 1, 2017. Dr. Frazier comes to Autism Speaks from Cleveland Clinic Children’s, where he has directed its Center for Autism since 2013. Previously, he was the autism center’s research director. Dr. Frazier’s clinical interests include the assessment and behavioral treatment of children with autism spectrum disorder. His research includes pioneering work on the potential under-diagnosis of autism in girls…




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The New Celebrity Apprentice Season Premiere January 2 from 8-10 pm ET Airs on NBC

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Jan. 28, 2016 – Sixteen celebrities are set to compete for their favorite charities when “The Celebrity Apprentice” shifts to Los Angeles for its eighth season where twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the boardroom. Advising the new head of the boardroom this season will be world-class business minds, including investment guru Warren Buffett, one of the most successful businessmen in the world; former Microsoft CEO and Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer; Tyra Banks, a supermodel, actress, TV host, producer, accomplished businesswoman…




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ILieen Ramirez Representing with Pride her Mexican and Guatemalan Culture at 128th Rose Parade 2017

Ilieen Ramirez selected to participate on Kaiser Permanente’s 2017 Rose Parade® Float Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Watts Counseling and Learning Center (WCLC). At only 11 years old, Ilieen Ramirez is dedicated to helping the community, especially the children who have lost a loved one to Cancer and those who have been victims of crimes. “Kids Can Cope taught me that I can develop from my grief,” says Ilieen Ramirez. She continues “I learned that I don’t have to stay in this position forever, that it’s OK to cry, but…




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Bruno Mars, Sting, The Weekend, Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande to perform live on NBC The Voice Finale

  Wonder and Grande to Sing “Faith” From the Soundtrack to Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ Upcoming Event Film “Sing” and Join Star-Studded Musical Performers Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd on Two-Hour Live Telecast. UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 8, 2016 — Superstar recording artists Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd are all set to perform on the Tuesday, Dec. 13 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC’s three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice.” One of the four finalists – Josh Gallagher from Team Adam, Billy Gilman…




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Olivia Newton-John and Cyndi Lauper to perform at 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Set Sunday, November 27, 2016

THE HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE ANNOUNCES THE TALENT LINEUP FOR ITS BIG 85TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION TO BE HELD IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA ON NOVEMBER 27 MUSICAL PERFORMANCES TO INCLUDE:  OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN; CYNDI LAUPER; KENNY G; WAR; ERIC BENET; SCOTTY MCCREERY; THE EMPTY HEARTS WITH ALL STAR MEMBERS FROM BLONDIE, THE CARS, CHESTERFIELD KINGS AND THE ROMANTICS; BAND OF MERRYMAKERS FEATURING MARK MCGRATH, KEVIN GRIFFIN AND SAM HOLLANDER; AND MORE PARADE TO SHOWCASE A SPECIAL MAGIC PERFORMANCE BY THE STARS OF CW’S HIT SERIES “MASTERS OF ILLUSION” THE HOLLYWOOD CHRISTMAS PARADE WITH GRAND…




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Halloween Cartoon Animated FrankEnstein Video by Hit Recording Artist Fawn Celebrates Diversity

On Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 4pm PST/7pm EST Billboard chart topping recording artist and singer-songwriter Fawn® will debut her first Halloween cartoon animated music video. The anti-bullying music video ‘Frank Enstein” will makes it’s entry into the world at www.youtube.com/FawnTV. “Frank Enstein” is one of five Halloween songs from the singer’s first Halloween EP “Monster House” which was officially released by Stonedef Records, Inc. on Friday, September 23, 2016. Fawn said, “This was a super fun music video to create. It was a blessing working with such a talented team…




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Monster House by Billboard Hit Recording Artist Fawn Rivals Monster Mash This Halloween

Billboard hit recording artist and singer-songwriter Fawn released her first Halloween EP “Monster House” on Friday, September 23, 2016. Pre-orders began September 10, 2016. On Monday, September 26, 2016, Stonedef Records, Inc., announced that hit recording artist and singer-songwriter Fawn (also known as “Songirl’) released her first Halloween EP, ‘Monster House.’ In 2010 Fawn hit the top of the Billboard Dance charts alongside Lady Gaga and Maria Carey, with Fawn’s song ‘Wish U Love,’ Produced by Chad Jack and Tim Letteer. Since the massive success of ‘Wish U Love,’ Fawn has…




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