Exclusive Interview: Raheem Davaughn Chats on Comeback with New EP, “Decade of a Love King”

After a 4-year hiatus, R&B vocalist, Raheem Davaughn is back. For those that need a memory refresher, Mr. Davaughn first emerged on the music scene with his debut album, The Love Experience in 2005, which reached No. 46 on the US Billboard 200 album chart. From that album, Raheem released the singles, “Guess Who Loves You” and “You”. Three yeas later,…

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Exclusive Interview: Granddughter of the Late Bob Marley, Donisha Prendergast, Chats on Family Legacy, Film and Activism Work

Over the last couple of weeks, Donisha has been in countless newspapers, blog sites and news coverage regarding the recent race issue that she and her friends were faced with when checking out of an Air BNB in Rialto, California. Although that issue is of importance within the community, Miss Donisha and her family actually enjoyed bringing the Kaya…

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ACTRESS STEPHANIE CHARLES CHATS ON TYLER PERRY’S ‘THE PAYNES’

Stephanie Charles is an actress and producer. She is known for her roles in Adulterers (2015), Instant Mom (2013) and NCIS (2003). Her most current role is playing Nyla in Tyler Perry’s latest series The Paynes, which is a spin off of House of Paynes.  In a recent interview with Charles, she chatted with Purposely Awakened on her inspirations in getting into acting, her current role in The Paynes and…

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Newbie Actor, Gonzalo Martin, Lands First Big Movie Role with Hollywood Icons in Upcoming Thriller ‘When It Rings’

It takes some actors years to get their big break and then it takes others just a short amount of time. Rising Actor, Gonzalo Martin, landed a lead role in the upcoming Indie Film, “When It Rings.” The film features Golden Globe Winner and Best Actress Oscar Nominee Sally Kirkland and is produced by Tyrone Tann of Stauros Entertainment…

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Freestyle Rappers Bring the Heat in Verizon’s 2nd Annual #freestyle50 Challenge

Freestyle is culture. Freestyle is art. And art and culture is Hip-Hop. On Tuesday, August 29, at Play House Nightclub in Hollywood, nine freestyle rappers from across the Nation battled it out at Verizon’s #freestyle50 challenge where they competed for a debut produced by London On Da Track, an opening slot in the upcoming 300 Artist Development Tour, and…

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[Exclusive Interview] Atlanta Spokenword Artist, Georgia Me, Chats on Tour with Jill Scott x Upcoming Career Endeavors

During my undergrad years at Clark Atlanta University, we would have several local and national celebrities that would come through the campus and speak to us on a variety of topics. Atlanta’s rising spoken word artist, Georgia Me, was one of those individuals. When she came she recited some of her poetry and then she gave us some words…

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Exclusive Interview: Loretta Devine, CoCo Jones, Chat On Latest Project ‘Grandma’s House’ in Theaters Now

The best movies usually are depicted from real life situations. Those situations that we can all relate to. Milwaukee multi-business owner and Harmony Social Services CEO,Kimberley Zulkowski is proud to share the true story of her beloved grandmother, Margie Ree Harris, on the big screen. Under her company MzK!m Product!ons, Grandma’s House’ gives moviegoers a private and emotional look into the life of…

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Exclusive Interview: The People vs. OJ Simpson’s Noree Victoria Chats Career x Inspirations

While we have been on a break from popular shows Power and Empire, viewers have been tuning into a new series. The People Vs. O.J. Simpson has been having people talking and raving since it first aired on FX Networks. However, there is one particular role on the show that had caught everyone’s attention–and that is the juror that appeared in…

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Macy’s Celebrates Black History Month with Jurnee Smollett-Bell x Monica in Baldwin Hills

About a week in a half ago I had the pleasure of attending a Macy’s Celebrates discussion for Black History Month with Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Monica. It was definitely a night of empowerment. Talk about a great way to celebrate Black History Month. Each year Macy’s celebrates Black History with a tour of a panel of discussions from inspirational leaders within…

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