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Air Jordan, Instagram, and Life: Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand @balleralert Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! It has been announced that AsahdKhaled, DJKhaled’s firstborn, and star since birth (literally) has officially signed a deal with Air Jordan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At just one-years-old, Baby Khaled is the face of Jordan’s first kid's collaboration for apparel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Ok world here I come,” captioned Asahd on his Instagram page, announcing his major deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Khaled’s caption in an IG post, the collection will include a range of colorful and sporty tops, bottoms, hats, and socks that bring out the style of Asahd through the lens of the Jordan brand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the same caption, Khaled expressed how proud he was of his son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Today is a proud day for me not only as a father but for the young kid that still lives inside my heart. I was a kid when I was introduced to the iconic Jordan sneaker. It represented everything I wanted to be aka a winner and the flyest kid on the block. So imagine the joy I felt knowing that my son Asahd Khaled would have the opportunity to have his own partnership with the Jordan brand. @wethebestmusic” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think it’s safe to say that Asahd is the busiest baby Hollywood’s seen. From executive producer of his first album, ‘Grateful,’ that went platinum, to an award show performer, and now this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess that’s the life you live when ‘you the best.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations Asahd!
Air Jordan, Instagram, and Life: Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With
 Jordan Brand
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Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! It has been announced that AsahdKhaled, DJKhaled’s firstborn, and star since birth (literally) has officially signed a deal with Air Jordan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At just one-years-old, Baby Khaled is the face of Jordan’s first kid's collaboration for apparel. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Ok world here I come,” captioned Asahd on his Instagram page, announcing his major deal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Khaled’s caption in an IG post, the collection will include a range of colorful and sporty tops, bottoms, hats, and socks that bring out the style of Asahd through the lens of the Jordan brand. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the same caption, Khaled expressed how proud he was of his son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Today is a proud day for me not only as a father but for the young kid that still lives inside my heart. I was a kid when I was introduced to the iconic Jordan sneaker. It represented everything I wanted to be aka a winner and the flyest kid on the block. So imagine the joy I felt knowing that my son Asahd Khaled would have the opportunity to have his own partnership with the Jordan brand. @wethebestmusic” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I think it’s safe to say that Asahd is the busiest baby Hollywood’s seen. From executive producer of his first album, ‘Grateful,’ that went platinum, to an award show performer, and now this? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I guess that’s the life you live when ‘you the best.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations Asahd!

Asahd Khaled Lands A Deal With Jordan Brand - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Someone is following in his father’s footsteps early! ...

Guns, Kendrick Lamar, and Memes: Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning the Use of Cell Phones and Digital Cameras From His Concerts @balleralert DAMN KENDRICK LAMAR RIAA CERTIFIED DOUBLE PLATINUM Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning the Use of Cell Phones and Digital Cameras From His Concerts - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re planning on attending a KendrickLamar concert, you might want to read the rules first. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Guardian, the Grammy award-winning lyricist will now be prohibiting the use of cell phones at his live performances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reportedly, the new policy was established in order to “protect Kendrick’s valuable brand and ensure that the appetite for tickets remains keen.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additionally, it is also said that professional photography won’t be allowed either. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this stipulation doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Cell phone and digital camera restrictions at concerts aren’t unusual. This actually happens quite often. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alicia Keys, Guns N’ Roses, and the late Prince are all known for banning mobile devices from their shows. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of course, though, if you spend your hard-earned money on a ticket, naturally, you’re going to want to capture footage for the sake of keeping good memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, by putting the ban on filming-snapping photos, artists are hoping to keep the audience members more engaged and to provide potential attendees with an even better, enjoyable, and exclusive experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Currently, Kendrick is on the European leg of his DAMN tour, which kicked off on February 7th in Dublin.
Guns, Kendrick Lamar, and Memes: Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning
 the Use of Cell Phones and Digital
 Cameras From His Concerts
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 DAMN
 KENDRICK
 LAMAR
 RIAA CERTIFIED
 DOUBLE PLATINUM
Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning the Use of Cell Phones and Digital Cameras From His Concerts - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re planning on attending a KendrickLamar concert, you might want to read the rules first. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to The Guardian, the Grammy award-winning lyricist will now be prohibiting the use of cell phones at his live performances. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Reportedly, the new policy was established in order to “protect Kendrick’s valuable brand and ensure that the appetite for tickets remains keen.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Additionally, it is also said that professional photography won’t be allowed either. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, this stipulation doesn’t necessarily come as a surprise. Cell phone and digital camera restrictions at concerts aren’t unusual. This actually happens quite often. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Alicia Keys, Guns N’ Roses, and the late Prince are all known for banning mobile devices from their shows. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of course, though, if you spend your hard-earned money on a ticket, naturally, you’re going to want to capture footage for the sake of keeping good memories. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But, by putting the ban on filming-snapping photos, artists are hoping to keep the audience members more engaged and to provide potential attendees with an even better, enjoyable, and exclusive experience. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Currently, Kendrick is on the European leg of his DAMN tour, which kicked off on February 7th in Dublin.

Kendrick Lamar Said to Be Banning the Use of Cell Phones and Digital Cameras From His Concerts - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I...

Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: Remembering Legendary Singer and lcon, Whitney Houston @balleralert Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death of legendary singer, actress, producer, and model, WhitneyHouston. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston died at 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel. It was reported that the singer passed due to cocaine use and heart disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s legacy included winning six Grammys and selling 170 million albums, singles, and videos over her career. Whitney, to this day, is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs and is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 album awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston made her acting debut in “The Bodyguard” in 1992, where she performed the lead single from the film’s soundtrack, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song easily became a highlight of Houston’s career, and one of her signature records. It received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s pursuit in acting didn’t stop there. Aside from her appearance in Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ she landed leading roles in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘The Preacher’s Wife.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whitney’s career contributed to breaking the color barrier that so many African-American artists faced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day we remember her legacy, career, angelic voice, and the contributions she made to the entertainment industry as we know it. Houston left behind her mother, two brothers, and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died three years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May Whitney Houston continue to Rest In Peace!
Anaconda, Bailey Jay, and Billboard: Remembering Legendary Singer and
 lcon, Whitney Houston
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Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death of legendary singer, actress, producer, and model, WhitneyHouston. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston died at 48 in 2012 after being found unconscious in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel. It was reported that the singer passed due to cocaine use and heart disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s legacy included winning six Grammys and selling 170 million albums, singles, and videos over her career. Whitney, to this day, is the only artist to chart seven consecutive No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 songs and is the only woman to have two number-one Billboard 200 album awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston made her acting debut in “The Bodyguard” in 1992, where she performed the lead single from the film’s soundtrack, ‘I Will Always Love You.’ The song easily became a highlight of Houston’s career, and one of her signature records. It received the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1994. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Houston’s pursuit in acting didn’t stop there. Aside from her appearance in Disney’s ‘Cinderella,’ she landed leading roles in ‘Waiting to Exhale’ and ‘The Preacher’s Wife.’ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whitney’s career contributed to breaking the color barrier that so many African-American artists faced. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On this day we remember her legacy, career, angelic voice, and the contributions she made to the entertainment industry as we know it. Houston left behind her mother, two brothers, and her daughter Bobbi Kristina, who died three years later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May Whitney Houston continue to Rest In Peace!

Remembering Legendary Singer and Icon, Whitney Houston - blogged by @lanaladonna (swipe) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s been six years since the death...

Beyonce, Life, and Logic: Aretha Franklin Handpicks Jennifer Hudson To Play Her In Upcoming Biopic @balleralert ArethaFranklin Handpicks JenniferHudson To Play Her In Upcoming Biopic - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day ahead of music’s biggest night, Clive Davis hosted his annual pre-Grammy Gala at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Music’s biggest party kicked off with performances by Migos, AliciaKeys, Khalid, and Logic. During the celebration, the famed music industry exec addressed Beyoncé as the First Lady of Music and presented her husband, JayZ, who he described as a “towering talent,” with the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The party also included an exclusive from Davis himself, as he introduced Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson to sing a few songs for his attendees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Davis revealed that Hudson will be playing Aretha Franklin in the forthcoming biopic about the legend’s life, Deadline reports. However, not only will Hudson be playing the Queen of Soul in the new film, but according to the publication, she was handpicked by Franklin, herself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Deadline, the film will be produced by ‘Straight Outta Compton’’s Scott Bernstein, alongside producer Harvey Mason Jr.
Beyonce, Life, and Logic: Aretha Franklin Handpicks Jennifer
 Hudson To Play Her In Upcoming Biopic
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ArethaFranklin Handpicks JenniferHudson To Play Her In Upcoming Biopic - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day ahead of music’s biggest night, Clive Davis hosted his annual pre-Grammy Gala at the Sheraton Times Square in New York City. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Music’s biggest party kicked off with performances by Migos, AliciaKeys, Khalid, and Logic. During the celebration, the famed music industry exec addressed Beyoncé as the First Lady of Music and presented her husband, JayZ, who he described as a “towering talent,” with the 2018 Salute to Industry Icons Award. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The party also included an exclusive from Davis himself, as he introduced Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson to sing a few songs for his attendees. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Davis revealed that Hudson will be playing Aretha Franklin in the forthcoming biopic about the legend’s life, Deadline reports. However, not only will Hudson be playing the Queen of Soul in the new film, but according to the publication, she was handpicked by Franklin, herself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Deadline, the film will be produced by ‘Straight Outta Compton’’s Scott Bernstein, alongside producer Harvey Mason Jr.

ArethaFranklin Handpicks JenniferHudson To Play Her In Upcoming Biopic - blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Just one day ahead of music’s ...

Complex, Memes, and Music: Nas Will Be Honored with the NYC Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment 'Spotlight Award' @balleralert Nas Will Be Honored with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment ‘Spotlight Award’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With over twenty-five years in this game of Hip-Hop, no one could ever deny Nas’ legendary contribution to the culture… which is exactly why New York City has always been proud to call him one of their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Complex, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) will be honoring the Queens, New York-born lyricist with the ‘Spotlight Award’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The estimable accolade serves as a way to shed light on heavy-hitters in entertainment, such as film, television, music, publishing, digital content, and advertising. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “His roots run deep in our city. From Brooklyn to Queens, he is a product of New York City public housing and exemplifies what it means to give back,” MOME Commissioner Julie Menin says. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Menin will be presenting Nas with the honor at Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2018 Artist Showcase, which is set to be hosted by the Universal Music Group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “As a musician, Nas has made his name known worldwide, helping to put New York City on the map,” she adds. “But, beyond that, he’s a role model for the next generation of young artists. He leads by example through [his] philanthropic efforts.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For Nas, the recognition of his many years of accomplishments is actually quite profound and dear to his heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Anyone who knows me know what New York City means to me, and this is special because of that connection," the rapper said.
Complex, Memes, and Music: Nas Will Be Honored with the
 NYC Mayor's Office of Media and
 Entertainment 'Spotlight Award'
 @balleralert
Nas Will Be Honored with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment ‘Spotlight Award’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With over twenty-five years in this game of Hip-Hop, no one could ever deny Nas’ legendary contribution to the culture… which is exactly why New York City has always been proud to call him one of their own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Complex, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) will be honoring the Queens, New York-born lyricist with the ‘Spotlight Award’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The estimable accolade serves as a way to shed light on heavy-hitters in entertainment, such as film, television, music, publishing, digital content, and advertising. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “His roots run deep in our city. From Brooklyn to Queens, he is a product of New York City public housing and exemplifies what it means to give back,” MOME Commissioner Julie Menin says. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Menin will be presenting Nas with the honor at Sir Lucian Grainge’s 2018 Artist Showcase, which is set to be hosted by the Universal Music Group. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “As a musician, Nas has made his name known worldwide, helping to put New York City on the map,” she adds. “But, beyond that, he’s a role model for the next generation of young artists. He leads by example through [his] philanthropic efforts.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For Nas, the recognition of his many years of accomplishments is actually quite profound and dear to his heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Anyone who knows me know what New York City means to me, and this is special because of that connection," the rapper said.

Nas Will Be Honored with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment ‘Spotlight Award’ - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wit...

Bad, Fall, and Love: Sterling K. Brown Becomes First Black Person To Win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama At 2018 SAG Awards @balleralert 4 Sterling K. Brown Becomes First African American To Win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama At 2018 SAG Awards - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This Is Us” actor SterlingKBrown keeps serving up BlackManMagic and making history, this time for being the first African American person to win the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is the second time Brown changed the game. Just a couple weeks ago he became the first Black man to take home a Golden Globe for a TV drama. Brown who plays “Randall” on the series, delivered an acceptance speech on Sunday that showed his humbleness and genuine joy for his craft. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What a blessing it is to do what you love for a living," he said. "What an honor it is to be recognized by your peers for a job well done. This room is a source of endless inspiration for me.”- "People call us [actors] weird and strange. The truth of the matter is, everybody is weird and strange and we just embrace ourselves for who we are." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fall of 2017 wasn’t too bad for Brown either. Brown was the first Black actor to win an Emmy for outstanding lead actor since 1998. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The NBC hit series, ThisIsUs also bagged the best series award just moments after his speech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats, Sterling!
Bad, Fall, and Love: Sterling K. Brown Becomes First
 Black Person To Win Outstanding
 Performance by a Male Actor in a
 Drama At 2018 SAG Awards
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Sterling K. Brown Becomes First African American To Win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama At 2018 SAG Awards - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “This Is Us” actor SterlingKBrown keeps serving up BlackManMagic and making history, this time for being the first African American person to win the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is the second time Brown changed the game. Just a couple weeks ago he became the first Black man to take home a Golden Globe for a TV drama. Brown who plays “Randall” on the series, delivered an acceptance speech on Sunday that showed his humbleness and genuine joy for his craft. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "What a blessing it is to do what you love for a living," he said. "What an honor it is to be recognized by your peers for a job well done. This room is a source of endless inspiration for me.”- "People call us [actors] weird and strange. The truth of the matter is, everybody is weird and strange and we just embrace ourselves for who we are." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fall of 2017 wasn’t too bad for Brown either. Brown was the first Black actor to win an Emmy for outstanding lead actor since 1998. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The NBC hit series, ThisIsUs also bagged the best series award just moments after his speech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congrats, Sterling!

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Community, Memes, and American: First Black Oscar Award Winner, Hattie McDaniel Gets A Biopic @balleralert First Black Oscar Award Winner Hattie McDaniel Gets A Biopic – blogged By @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, a biopic for African American and Hollywood pioneer, HattieMcDaniel is now in the works. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those of us who’ve slept on black history- McDaniel was the first African American (man or woman) to receive an Oscar. Her role as “Mammy” in the film “Gone With The Wind” earned her the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” in 1940. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the film’s success and eight Oscar Awards, McDaniel, along with the rest of her black castmates weren’t allowed at the premiere of the film in Georgia. The color of her skin also caused for McDaniel to not be allowed to sit with the rest of the nominated cast at the Oscar Awards, but allowed her a seat in the back of the venue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Variety, producers of the film, AaronMagnani and AlysiaAllen got their hands on the rights to Jill Watts’ published biography, “Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood” to help them with the film. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Though people in the black community criticized her for playing roles that they felt fed into racial stereotypes for African Americans, McDaniel served as a pioneer and example for aspiring African American actors and actresses for generations to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Considering the fact that the first black man to receive a golden globe for best actor in a TV series happened just a week ago, this biopic is a big deal, and long overdue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Continue to rest in peace Ms. McDaniel and congratulations.
Community, Memes, and American: First Black Oscar Award Winner,
 Hattie McDaniel Gets A Biopic
 @balleralert
First Black Oscar Award Winner Hattie McDaniel Gets A Biopic – blogged By @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, a biopic for African American and Hollywood pioneer, HattieMcDaniel is now in the works. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For those of us who’ve slept on black history- McDaniel was the first African American (man or woman) to receive an Oscar. Her role as “Mammy” in the film “Gone With The Wind” earned her the Oscar for “Best Supporting Actress” in 1940. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite the film’s success and eight Oscar Awards, McDaniel, along with the rest of her black castmates weren’t allowed at the premiere of the film in Georgia. The color of her skin also caused for McDaniel to not be allowed to sit with the rest of the nominated cast at the Oscar Awards, but allowed her a seat in the back of the venue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to Variety, producers of the film, AaronMagnani and AlysiaAllen got their hands on the rights to Jill Watts’ published biography, “Hattie McDaniel: Black Ambition, White Hollywood” to help them with the film. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Though people in the black community criticized her for playing roles that they felt fed into racial stereotypes for African Americans, McDaniel served as a pioneer and example for aspiring African American actors and actresses for generations to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Considering the fact that the first black man to receive a golden globe for best actor in a TV series happened just a week ago, this biopic is a big deal, and long overdue. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Continue to rest in peace Ms. McDaniel and congratulations.

First Black Oscar Award Winner Hattie McDaniel Gets A Biopic – blogged By @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, a biopic for Af...

Birthday, College, and Community: 9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. @balleralert 9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a special remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrate his birthday and achievements as a civil rights leader and activist in black history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we remember his heroic efforts today, there are still a few things you may not have known about MLK. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Micheal King, and both he and his father changed their name after the German Protestant leader, Martin Luther. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Martin Luther King Jr. began taking college classes full-time at Atlanta’s Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated with his Ph.D. at 25. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. On October 14th, 1964, at age 35, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for resisting racial inequality through non-violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. King donated all of the $54,123 (worth about $400,000 today) of his Nobel Peace Prize award to the Civil Rights movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. He was the first African American to be granted a national federal holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6. Over 1,000 streets in the U.S are named after Martin Luther King Jr. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7. MLK was arrested more than 20 times for his non-violent civil rights protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8. King won a Grammy for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9. In 2006, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Monument in Washington, D.C. was marked the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to an African-American. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Birthday, MLK. We appreciate all that you’ve done for the black culture and the sacrifices you’ve made to help create equality inside and out of our oppressed community.
Birthday, College, and Community: 9 Things You May Not Know
 About Martin Luther King Jr.
 @balleralert
9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a special remembrance for Martin Luther King Jr. as we celebrate his birthday and achievements as a civil rights leader and activist in black history. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we remember his heroic efforts today, there are still a few things you may not have known about MLK. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was born Micheal King, and both he and his father changed their name after the German Protestant leader, Martin Luther. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Martin Luther King Jr. began taking college classes full-time at Atlanta’s Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated with his Ph.D. at 25. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. On October 14th, 1964, at age 35, Martin Luther King Jr. became the youngest man to receive a Nobel Peace Prize for resisting racial inequality through non-violence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. King donated all of the $54,123 (worth about $400,000 today) of his Nobel Peace Prize award to the Civil Rights movement. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 5. He was the first African American to be granted a national federal holiday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 6. Over 1,000 streets in the U.S are named after Martin Luther King Jr. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 7. MLK was arrested more than 20 times for his non-violent civil rights protests. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 8. King won a Grammy for ‘Best Spoken Word Album’ for “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 9. In 2006, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Monument in Washington, D.C. was marked the first monument on the National Mall dedicated to an African-American. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Birthday, MLK. We appreciate all that you’ve done for the black culture and the sacrifices you’ve made to help create equality inside and out of our oppressed community.

9 Things You May Not Know About Martin Luther King Jr. - Blogged By @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Every year on January 15th marks a spec...

Ali, Anthony Anderson, and Bill Clinton: Danny Glover To Receive The NAACFP President's Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards @balleralert Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.
Ali, Anthony Anderson, and Bill Clinton: Danny Glover To Receive The NAACFP
 President's Award At the 49th NAACP
 Image Awards
 @balleralert
Danny Glover To Receive The NAACP President’s Award At the 49th NAACP Image Awards - blogged by @Msjennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week, actor and philanthropist DannyGlover will be adding a prestigious honor to his long list of accolades and accomplishments. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On January 15th, Glover will receive the NAACP President’s Award at the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards. According to Deadline, the organization announced the news on Thursday, as it will be honoring Glover for his philanthropy, distinguished public service, and advocacy for economic justice. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” the NAACP President and CEO said. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestie this year’s NAACP President’s Award in Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With this honor, Glover joins the likes of John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Muhammed Ali and more, according to Deadline. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The award show will broadcast live on Monday and will be hosted by Anthony Anderson.

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Children, Family, and Memes: Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From "Blackish" to "Grownish" 05 13 @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From “Blackish” to “Grownish” - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are Ballerific Women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is YaraShahidi, who is a young actress and model. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s best known for her role as Zoey Johnson of “Black-ish,” and it’s spin off show, “Grown-ish,” that premiered last week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the 17-year old isn’t a new face to the screen. Back in 2009, Shahidi starred in Paramount Picture’s “Imagine That,” alongside actor and comedian EddieMurphy. For this film, she received a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2012, she starred in the TV series, “The First Family,” where she played the daughter of President William Johnson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shahidi also received NAACP’s Image Award for “Best Supporting Actress in Comedy......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Children, Family, and Memes: Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From
 "Blackish" to "Grownish"
 05
 13
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 Read More: www.balleralert.com
Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From “Blackish” to “Grownish” - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are Ballerific Women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is YaraShahidi, who is a young actress and model. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s best known for her role as Zoey Johnson of “Black-ish,” and it’s spin off show, “Grown-ish,” that premiered last week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the 17-year old isn’t a new face to the screen. Back in 2009, Shahidi starred in Paramount Picture’s “Imagine That,” alongside actor and comedian EddieMurphy. For this film, she received a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2012, she starred in the TV series, “The First Family,” where she played the daughter of President William Johnson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shahidi also received NAACP’s Image Award for “Best Supporting Actress in Comedy......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From “Blackish” to “Grownish” - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women wo...

Memes, American, and Appreciate: Sterling K. Brown Becomes First African American To Receive Golden Globe Award for "Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama" @balleralert Sterling K. Brown Becomes First African American To Receive Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama” - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well look at 2018- showing out already! Last night, The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards aired live. It was a room full of A-list celebrities there to celebrate and recognize 2017’s best in film and television. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amongst the stars, shined a bright one. SterlingKBrown, co-star in NBC’s “This Is Us” won this year’s “Best Actor in a TV series, Drama” making him the first African American to do so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown didn’t realize the history he made upon his acceptance speech, but let it be known that Black Hollywood is a force to be reckoned with. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “What I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m being seen for who I am, and I’m being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me,” said Brown during his acceptance speech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Come through with the history being made! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations again to the “Jackie Robinson of acting!”
Memes, American, and Appreciate: Sterling K. Brown Becomes First African
 American To Receive Golden Globe Award
 for "Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama"
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Sterling K. Brown Becomes First African American To Receive Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama” - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well look at 2018- showing out already! Last night, The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards aired live. It was a room full of A-list celebrities there to celebrate and recognize 2017’s best in film and television. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amongst the stars, shined a bright one. SterlingKBrown, co-star in NBC’s “This Is Us” won this year’s “Best Actor in a TV series, Drama” making him the first African American to do so. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Brown didn’t realize the history he made upon his acceptance speech, but let it be known that Black Hollywood is a force to be reckoned with. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “What I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m being seen for who I am, and I’m being appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me,” said Brown during his acceptance speech. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Come through with the history being made! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Congratulations again to the “Jackie Robinson of acting!”

Sterling K. Brown Becomes First African American To Receive Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama” - blogged by @lanalado...

Golden Globes, Lit, and Memes: Oprah Winfrey Delivers Thought- Provoking Golden Globes Speech @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Oprah Winfrey Delivers Thought-Provoking Golden Globes Speech - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last night, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the honorable ‘Cecil B. DeMille Award’ at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 63-year-old lit up the night when she delivered a thought-provoking acceptance speech that made the moment even more powerful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the recent launch of the TimesUp anti-sexual misconduct group, hundreds of industry heavy-hitter women graced the red carpet in all black as a silent scream for justice against sexual assault and abuse in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During her speech, Winfrey expressed how overwhelming it was to be granted such an esteemed award. But, she wasted no time in shedding light on something that it has often been dimmed on-abuse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies," she says. "What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A victim of sexual abuse herself, Winfrey admits that she has been inspired by all of the stories of the women who have come forward. She later highlighted Recy Taylor, a woman of color who was brutally raped by six white men in 1944. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.” Winfrey boasts.......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
Golden Globes, Lit, and Memes: Oprah Winfrey Delivers Thought-
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Oprah Winfrey Delivers Thought-Provoking Golden Globes Speech - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last night, Oprah Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the honorable ‘Cecil B. DeMille Award’ at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 63-year-old lit up the night when she delivered a thought-provoking acceptance speech that made the moment even more powerful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following the recent launch of the TimesUp anti-sexual misconduct group, hundreds of industry heavy-hitter women graced the red carpet in all black as a silent scream for justice against sexual assault and abuse in Hollywood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ During her speech, Winfrey expressed how overwhelming it was to be granted such an esteemed award. But, she wasted no time in shedding light on something that it has often been dimmed on-abuse. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It's the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies," she says. "What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A victim of sexual abuse herself, Winfrey admits that she has been inspired by all of the stories of the women who have come forward. She later highlighted Recy Taylor, a woman of color who was brutally raped by six white men in 1944. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.” Winfrey boasts.......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Oprah Winfrey Delivers Thought-Provoking Golden Globes Speech - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Last night, Oprah Winfrey became t...

Anaconda, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" @balleralert Baller Alert’s Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” blogged by @lanaladonna⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you believe it? A whole 21 years ago, who we then knew as PuffDaddy made his debut with the single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” from debut album, “No Way Out.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dominating the charts, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” sat comfortably on the Billboard Hot 100 as 1 for six weeks. Diddy though, didn’t stop there. “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “All About the Benjamins Remix,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” all found themselves on the billboard charts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being certified seven times platinum, a 3x Grammy award winner, an entrepenuer, rapper, songwriter, actor, and producer, it’s safe to say Diddy is more than goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, he is still topping charts without even putting out music, as he was recently named the world’s highest paid hip hop artist in 2017 by Forbes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your favorites from Puff Daddy?
Anaconda, Baller Alert, and Billboard: Baller Alert's Today In Hip Hop: Diddy
 released "Can't Nobody Hold Me
 Down"
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Baller Alert’s Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” blogged by @lanaladonna⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you believe it? A whole 21 years ago, who we then knew as PuffDaddy made his debut with the single “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” from debut album, “No Way Out.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dominating the charts, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” sat comfortably on the Billboard Hot 100 as 1 for six weeks. Diddy though, didn’t stop there. “Mo Money Mo Problems,” “All About the Benjamins Remix,” and “I’ll Be Missing You,” all found themselves on the billboard charts. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Being certified seven times platinum, a 3x Grammy award winner, an entrepenuer, rapper, songwriter, actor, and producer, it’s safe to say Diddy is more than goals. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, he is still topping charts without even putting out music, as he was recently named the world’s highest paid hip hop artist in 2017 by Forbes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are some of your favorites from Puff Daddy?

Baller Alert’s Today In Hip Hop: Diddy released “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” blogged by @lanaladonna⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Can you believe i...

America, Apple, and Barber: Apple To Develop True-Crime Drama Series Starring Octavia Spencer @balleralert Apple To Develop True-Crime Drama Series Starring Octavia Spencer - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Apple has green-lit a brand new thriller drama series, and esteemed Oscar award-winning actress OctaviaSpencer is the star of it, Deadline informs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Created and penned by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, ‘Are You Sleeping’ will offer “a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenge its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The forthcoming project is based on a novel by Kathleen Barber, which holds the same name, and will be executive produced by ReeseWitherspoon’s content company, Hello Sunshine, Endeavor Content, and Chernin Entertainment. Spellman and Spencer will also serve as a part of the executive producing team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An official release date hasn’t been announced yet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So far, 2018 is already off to a great start for Octavia Spencer. The "Hidden Figures" leading lady is also set to appear in the upcoming film, 'A Kid Like Jake', alongside ClaireDanes.
America, Apple, and Barber: Apple To Develop True-Crime Drama
 Series Starring Octavia Spencer
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Apple To Develop True-Crime Drama Series Starring Octavia Spencer - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Apple has green-lit a brand new thriller drama series, and esteemed Oscar award-winning actress OctaviaSpencer is the star of it, Deadline informs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Created and penned by Nichelle Tramble Spellman, ‘Are You Sleeping’ will offer “a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenge its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The forthcoming project is based on a novel by Kathleen Barber, which holds the same name, and will be executive produced by ReeseWitherspoon’s content company, Hello Sunshine, Endeavor Content, and Chernin Entertainment. Spellman and Spencer will also serve as a part of the executive producing team. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ An official release date hasn’t been announced yet. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So far, 2018 is already off to a great start for Octavia Spencer. The "Hidden Figures" leading lady is also set to appear in the upcoming film, 'A Kid Like Jake', alongside ClaireDanes.

Apple To Develop True-Crime Drama Series Starring Octavia Spencer - blogged by: @ashleytearra ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Apple has green-lit a brand ne...

America, Apparently, and Community: Dave Chappelle Responds to Backlash Over Transgender Jokes: "It's f*cking insulting all this talk about how these people feel inside" @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Dave Chappelle Responds to Backlash Over Transgender Jokes: "It’s f*cking insulting all this talk about how these people feel inside” - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dave Chappelle has been in the comedy industry for 30 years and even after he walked away from his hit show, “Chappelle Show,” 13 years later he steps on stage like he hasn’t missed a beat. At the start of 2017, Chappelle released two specials, followed by two more Netflix specials. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Throughout the year, the comedian was ranked top 10 on the 50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time, according to Rolling Stones and won an Emmy Award for his appearance on Saturday Night Live. With Chappelle being on the top of the game there will always be some criticism. There are two beliefs when it comes to comedians. One, comedians are able to say whatever they want or two, comedians can’t say certain things about certain people. Apparently, Chappelle is on the side of saying what you feel as a comedian. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After receiving backlash for his jokes about the LGBTQ community in his earlier Netflix specials, he discussed the controversy in his recent special, Equanimity. “I don’t understand all the choices people make but I do understand that life is hard and those types of choices don't disqualify you from a life with dignity, happiness, and safety,” he said. “But if I’m honest, my problem has never been with transgender people, my problem has always been with dialogue about transgender people. I feel like these things should not be discussed in front of blacks. Its f*cking insulting all this talk about how these people feel inside. Since when has America given a f*ck about how we feel ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)
America, Apparently, and Community: Dave Chappelle Responds to Backlash Over
 Transgender Jokes: "It's f*cking insulting all
 this talk about how these people feel inside"
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Dave Chappelle Responds to Backlash Over Transgender Jokes: "It’s f*cking insulting all this talk about how these people feel inside” - Blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Dave Chappelle has been in the comedy industry for 30 years and even after he walked away from his hit show, “Chappelle Show,” 13 years later he steps on stage like he hasn’t missed a beat. At the start of 2017, Chappelle released two specials, followed by two more Netflix specials. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Throughout the year, the comedian was ranked top 10 on the 50 Best Stand Up Comics of All Time, according to Rolling Stones and won an Emmy Award for his appearance on Saturday Night Live. With Chappelle being on the top of the game there will always be some criticism. There are two beliefs when it comes to comedians. One, comedians are able to say whatever they want or two, comedians can’t say certain things about certain people. Apparently, Chappelle is on the side of saying what you feel as a comedian. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After receiving backlash for his jokes about the LGBTQ community in his earlier Netflix specials, he discussed the controversy in his recent special, Equanimity. “I don’t understand all the choices people make but I do understand that life is hard and those types of choices don't disqualify you from a life with dignity, happiness, and safety,” he said. “But if I’m honest, my problem has never been with transgender people, my problem has always been with dialogue about transgender people. I feel like these things should not be discussed in front of blacks. Its f*cking insulting all this talk about how these people feel inside. Since when has America given a f*ck about how we feel ......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Dave Chappelle Responds to Backlash Over Transgender Jokes: "It’s f*cking insulting all this talk about how these people feel inside” - Blog...