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QUEEN B: Beyonce named highest paid Black artist of all time

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Beyonce has been named the highest paid Black artist of all time according to Billboard Magazine.  This distinction places her ahead of MJ,  Prince, Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson and Stevie Wonder! The Mrs. Carter world tour gave her the boost to take the title (at least that's how MTV believes she got the new ranking.) the Queen B  rolled in some serious dough from the 126 concert dates  on the Mrs. Carter tour, banking some $212 million.

List of new and returning programs on BET and Centric announced

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BET Networks, the #1 network for the African-American audience and a top 20 cable network among all adults 18-49, announced its upcoming programming schedule for BET and Centric at its annual Upfront presentation.  The network defined the Total Market approach, unveiled exclusive research on millennials and showcased its new original content, returning hits, mega-specials and events.  “Our new shows and feature films, combined with our returning hits like "Real Husbands of Hollywood" and "Being Mary Jane," make BET’s original slate stronger than ever,” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO, BET Networks. “We’re excited about our entire schedule, especially our original programming, our strong talk show acquisitions and our exclusive co-production deal with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment to produce new content for Centric.” Audiences continue to flock to BET Networks for quality programming.   In March, BET reached more African American adu…

Music Legend Natalie Cole, R&B Icon Maxine Nightingale and Other Luminaries to Join Tower Cancer Research Foundation in Honoring Julian Gold, M.D., Beverly Hills Vice-Mayor and Randall Katz, CEO, Milestone Entertainment on May 7, 2014

LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Music legend Natalie Cole and leaders in entertainment, politics, business and medicine will come together at Tower Cancer Research Foundation's (TCRF) Tower of Hope Gala on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 to honor Beverly Hills Vice-Mayor Julian A. Gold, M.D. and Randall (Randy) Katz, CEO of Milestone Entertainment. The event will begin at 5:30 PM at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California. R&B music icon Maxine Nightingale will perform. Gold is the Co-Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Katz is a TCRF Board member and Chair of the UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation Board. The evening is designed to bring attention to and raise funding for TCRF, a boutique donor-directed cancer research foundation. TCRF seeks to accelerate the development of cancer treatments, improve patient access to new agents and methodologies, and provide support and educational programs fo…

Iconic Rapper Big Daddy Kane Lends His Voice with 15-year old singer Alissa Cavallaro Anti-bullying Campaign

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"Don't Be Pushed Around" single set for May 2014 ReleaseSinger Alissa Cavallaro, 15 and iconic rapper Big Daddy Kane has announced their anti-bullying collaboration  Together the singer and rapper have created a musical journey of positive, pulsating lyrics ensuring the listener's confidence and giving voice to young people who often feel helpless. The single "The Journey Isn't Over" will go on sale through Battle Records - E 1 Entertainment Distribution, iTunes, CD Baby and other online outlets May 2014.

Every day, young people are chastised and belittled by their peers, leaving an indelible mark on their education and social experiences.Proceeds from the sales of the recording will benefit Suicide Prevention & Awareness Program / Sing into the Sunlight Organization.
Young Alissa stands on the shoulders of this legendary rapperand wants to encourage her peers to "dare to be different" and find security in what sets them apart…

National Day of Prayer observance to air live

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Hosted by Congressman Robert Aderholt (Alabama, 4th District), the National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday May 1.  Beginning at 9:00 a.m. the obeservance will be broadcast  live on God.tv from the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.Anne Graham Lotz (daughter of Dr. Billy Graham) is the honorary host.

Along with Lotz, speakers include  Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, Congressman Robert Aderholt, Mrs. Vonette Bright, The Honorable Bob McEwen, Congressman Mike McIntyre, Don Moen, Chaplain Father Patrick Conroy, Dr. Dick Eastman, Mr. David Butts, Mr. John Bornschein, and more. For more information or to find related events in your area go to www.nationaldayofprayer.org/

Dr. Randal Pinkett and BCT Partners LLC Announce Merger with Lynx Technology Partners, Inc.

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NEW YORK - NY - April 30, 2014 -- Winner of the fourth season of NBC-TV'sThe Apprentice business-oriented reality competition, Dr. Randal Pinkett continues to make significant inroads within the corporate arena.  As co-founder, Chairman and CEO of the multimillion dollar management consulting and IT solutions firm, New Jersey-based BCT Partners, Pinkett will spearhead an Entrepreneurial Empowerment Session on Saturday, May 3,2014 from 9:00 am to 12 noon at Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Sponsored by Abundant Life Family Worship Church and the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens, the event, designed particularly for established and aspiring business owners, will feature a roundtable discussion with Dr. Pinkett and the founding members of BCT Partners (Dallas Grundy, Lawrence Hibbert and Dr. Jeffrey Robinson), as well as breakout sessions regarding goal setting, strategy and execution.  The four BCT Partners f…

Oprah makes and launches her own chai tea for Starbucks

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Oprah's latest business venture is piping hot, although completely outside of her zone.  The media mogul has gotten into tea making in a partnership with Teavana and Starbucks.

2014 MTV Movie Awards Winner and Nominees

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Here's the full list of nominees with winners in bold. MOVIE OF THE YEAR 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Warner Bros. Pictures)The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures) BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE Amy Adams - American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)Jennifer Aniston - We're the Millers (New Line Cinema)Sandra Bullock - Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures) BEST MALE PERFORMANCE Bradley Cooper - American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)Josh Hutcherson - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate)Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club (Focus Features) BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Liam James - The Way Way Back (Fox Sea…

2014 Tony Awards Nominations List

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Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 68th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by actress of stage and screen Lucy Liu and Tony-nominee Jonathan Groff, at the Tony Award Nominations ceremony sponsored by IBM. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 33 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

 The 2014 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (The list of nominations follows.) Marking 68 years of excellence on Broadway, The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS, on Sunday, June 8th, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). Legitimate theatrical productions opening in any of the 40 eligible Broadway theatres during the current season may be considered for Tony nominations. The 2013/2014 eligibility season began April 26, 2013 and ended April 24, 2014.

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