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Viola Davis Just Became One of The Newest Faces of L’Oréal Paris

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Viola Davis Just Became One of The Newest Faces of L’Oréal Paris

Viola Davis just keeps on winning! The 54-year-old actress will be the new face for L’Oréal’s Age Perfect line which is designed for mature skin, Essence reports. Davis will appear in TV, print and digital advertising campaigns for the new skincare product.  L’Oréal Paris’ Global Brand President, Delphine Viguier-Hovasse said that the brand is “thrilled to welcome Viola as a member of [the L’Oréal] family.” She continued to talk about the partnership saying, “Viola’s tenacity authenticity, and bold spirit resonate with and inspire so many people. She challenges the status quo in all aspects of life and her drive to succeed...

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Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Debuts Book to Help Children Like Her See Themselves

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Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad Debuts Book to Help Children Like Her See Themselves

Three years ago Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first Muslim wearing hijab to represent Team USA in the Olympics.  Now the bronze medalist has launched a book to help children like her see themselves. Muhammad shared her excitement about the book’s launch on her Instagram account, noting why it was important for her. “I wanted to tell this story so that children who look like me could see themselves in a picture book – a story of family, love and faith. So that they can see two sisters taking pride in hijab, and see that the parts of ourselves that might...

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Berry Gordy Donates $4 Million to Motown Museum Expansion

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Berry Gordy Donates $4 Million to Motown Museum Expansion

What a way to keep the legacy alive! Billboard is reporting that the legendary Motown founder, Berry Gordy Jr. has donated $4 million to the Motown Museum’s expansion project.  The Motown Museum is located in Detroit, Michigan at the Hitsville, U.S. A. site, the building where Gordy first built his music empire. The museum announced its expansion project back in 2017. The goal is to raise $50 million to grow the museum into a 50,000 square foot world class tourist attraction. The new museum will feature interactive exhibits, a state of the art performance theater, brand new recording studios, an...

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Angela Bassett Shared the Importance of Purpose and Gratitude in Speech During Black Girls Rock Awards

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Angela Bassett Shared the Importance of Purpose and Gratitude in Speech During Black Girls Rock Awards

Angela Bassett received her flowers and a series of standing ovations as she was honored with the Icon award at the Black Girls Rock awards. The show was taped on August 25 and aired Sunday on BET. Created by DJ Beverly Bond, the show celebrates the beauty, excellence and boldness of Black women. Each year the event gives us a moment to stop and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Black women who often time go unnoticed or overlooked. This was our night, and Angela Bassett delivered a speech that reminded those in attendance and the millions watching exactly why...

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Just Mercy Trailer Tease Released Featuring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx

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Just Mercy Trailer Tease Released Featuring Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx

Warner Bros. just shared a first look trailer tease of the new Just Mercy film based on the New York Times best-selling memoir by the same name. In it, Bryan Stevenson, a civil rights defense attorney and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, fights on behalf of the wrongly condemned and death-row prisoners trapped in the criminal justice system. The film follows Stevenson's first case, Walter McMillian, a Black man who was sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit.   Cast members include Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Rob Morgan, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall and...

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