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1 month ago   |   By Essence

By Rivea Ruff · Updated June 24, 2022 All eyes are on Los Angeles this weekend, as the 2022 BET Awards prepare to kick off with some of the biggest and brightest names in Black music, film, television, and social media. Naturally, stars from all genres and mediums are flocking to the West Coast to see which of them will win the coveted trophy signifying their Black Star Power, and to do a little celebrating in between. Stars like Kehlani , Karruche Tran, the cast of Bel-Air , and the newest generation of Hip-Hop stars were seen dancing the night away and rubbing elbows at several events...
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Taraji P. Henson On Not Being Able To Turn Down Hosting This Year's BET Awards:'As Many Times As They Play Baby Boy?'

Taraji P. Henson On Not Being Able To Turn Down Hosting This Year's BET Awards:'As Many Times As They Play Baby Boy?'

1 month ago   |   By Essence

By Brande Victorian · Updated June 24, 2022 Sunday night, Taraji P. Henson will return to host the 2022 BET Awards for the second year in a row. Taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles June 26, the annual award show has been dubbed “Culture's biggest night,” and Henson couldn't be more proud to be a part of it. “No matter how big I get in my career, no matter how high my star may rise, I will never forget my community,” the Academy Award-nominated actress tell ESSENCE. “The community is who told Hollywood, ‘Hey, pay attention to her.' Where would I be without my community? I...
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Kailee Scales, Former Black Lives Matter Managing Director, Awarded Lifetime Achievement Prize

1 month ago   |   By Essence

By Jasmine Browley · Updated June 24, 2022 Making a positive impact isn't easy, so those who are should be celebrated. Kailee Scales served as the first Managing Director of Black Lives Matter Global Network and helped take the movement from a hashtag to one of the most powerful organizations in the world. Now she's aiming to do the same in her new role as CEO of nonprofit Pencils of Promise, and getting recognized for all of her incredible work. It was recently announced that Scales was awarded a lifetime achievement from Classy , an online fundraising platform with a mission to mobilize...
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Taraji P. Henson Talks Hosting The 2022 BET Awards

1 month ago   |   By Essence

By admin · Updated June 24, 2022 Actress Taraji P. Henson discusses returning to MC this year's BET Awards and why she'll never forget her community, why she loves hosting, and what we can expect from her partnership deal with the network.
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