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Black Enterprises' annual fest kicks off today in Bmore (See Schedule of Events)

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BLACK ENTERPRISE will present the 2014 African American Festival with platinum sponsor Pepsi on Saturday, June 21 through Sunday, June 22, at the Camden Yards Sports and Entertainment Complex in Baltimore, Maryland. A powerhouse line-up of musical performers including "R&B Divas" star Monifah, Chico DeBarge, Jacob Latimore, and the rock-based funk band Mint Condition will be on hand Saturday, June 21. On Sunday, June 22, during the day attendees will enjoy Choir Boys, "Preachers of L.A." star Deitrick Haddon and Mario and at night the soulful R&B crooner Johnny Gill takes the stage before ending the festival with Grammy Award winning artist Brandy. Over the two-day festival, attendees are encouraged to visit the Pepsi Pavilion which will be located in the center of "Sponsor Way" walkway. Festival goers can expect two full days of activities in the PepsiPavilion that will be sure to keep them entertained and ready for the main stag…

Teresa Giudice Father-in-law passes away, delayed hearing follows

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Life just got a bit more tumultuous in the household of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice.  

Frank Giudice, the father of her husband Joe Guidice passed away suddenly on Wednesday.The deceased collapsed in the garden of the couple's home in Montville, New Jersey reportedly after he an his son were chasing a dog.Frank Guidice was 63.

This loss  comes as Joe and Teresa face a sentencing hearing on September 23 after pleading guilty to more than 41 counts of fraud and tax evasion as part of a plea deal. The hearing date, originally scheduled for July 8, was changed, but the U.S. Attorney's Office says the new date is unrelated to the elder Mr. Giudice's passing.

The Giudice's arerightfully  keeping their focus on their young family despite the fact that  this unexpected tragedy occurred in the midst of the upcoming sentencing and new season of the reality show. 

In a statement the family released to In Touch magazine, they said, "The ONLY…


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It's been five years since fans have heard from Bryan Andrew Wilson musically.   The studio CD,  “The One Percent” (EchoPark JDI Entertainment)  was released in the USA and Canada on Tuesday.  
Upon his return, the DC-based minister, who got his start at the age of 10 as a soloist singing “His Eye is on the Sparrow” with The Mississippi Children’s Choir in 1994, wants fans to hear the maturity of  his natural and spiritual voice. “This album reflects who I am as a grown man and a believer more than any other album I’ve recorded,” Wilson says.

“Turning Away” the project's lead single debuted at #29 on Billboard Gospel Airplay chart and at #23 on the Mediabase Gospel chart – his highest charting radio single since his days as a teen gospel star in the 1990s. The nationally syndicated Yolanda Adams Morning Show. In the evening Wilson held court about his latest work on The James Fortune Show, also airing on Radio One stations.

Otherwise,the musical roots of the pro…

Actress Ruby Dee dies; Obama responds

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On June 12, actress Ruby Dee passed away in New Rochelle, NY. Dee's talent carried her career over several gernerations from her earliest work with the Negro Theatre to  acting alongside her husband of over 50 years, Ossie Davis who proceeded her in death and for the many roles she played on the Silver Screen alongside Sidney Portier. In 2007 Dee won the "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar for her portrayal of Denzel Washington's mother in "American Gangster".  Dee died of natural causes at the age 82.

President Obama had this to say about her passing:
Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of actress, author, and activist Ruby Dee.  In roles from Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun to Mama Lucas in American Gangster, Ruby captivated and challenged us – and Michelle and I will never forget seeing her on our first date as Mother Sister in Do the Right Thing.  Through her remarkable performances, Ruby paved the way for generations of…

"42" shows baseball hero in a romantic light

We've seen Jackie Robinson depicted as a hero, but in the new movie "42" we also get to see him as a husband.

The 90-yer-old widow of baseball legend Jackie Robinson is pleased with "42," the film about her husband's tumultuous entrance into major league sports. Mrs. Robinson told Essence Magazine she was glad the movie showed how in love they were as a couple.

The movie is about the history-making signing of Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers, the frist African-American to integrate Major League Baseball.

Standing by her man while he faced disgraceful taunts on the filed and dangerous threats in his personal life, Mrs. Robinson's relationship with her husband was woven in to the story appropriately.

Jackie Robinson died over 30 years ago in 1972.  Over the years Mrs. Robinson has kept her husband's legacy alive by maintaining a scholarship fund that was set up in his honor.

"42" stars Harrison Ford as the coach of the Brooklyn Dodg…