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Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and will world premiere nationwide on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, now exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, rebranded this year as the Bounce Trumpet Awards. Honorees, performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

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Tate is a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and currently stars on the hit series “Power” on STARZ. He has also appeared on the popular shows “Rescue Me,” “Game of Silence” and “House of Lies.” On the big screen, Tate most recently appeared in “Girls Trip,” with previous roles in “Ray,” “Menace II Society,” “Love Jones,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and more.

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Ash is an NAACP Award-winning Broadway, film and television actress currently starring on the hit series “Survivor’s Remorse” on STARZ, as well as playing Brigette Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart) on “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.” She will star in the new legal drama series “In Contempt” and will appear in the new theatrical motion picture “Uncle Drew” from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment.

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III

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Prayers! Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW) Checks Into Mental Health Facility!

Destiny’s Child was undoubtedly one of the hottest girl groups in history. Although the group had its ups and downs–especially with its roster changes–in its final form we were blessed with Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Together they survived it all. Now it seems, the latter member, Michelle, is struggling with mental illness and has opted to check into a mental health facility.

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Destiny’s Child was undoubtedly one of the hottest girl groups in history. Although the group had its ups and downs–especially with its roster changes–in its final form we were blessed with Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Together they survived it all. Now it seems, the latter member, Michelle, is struggling with mental illness and has opted to check into a mental health facility.

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We have nothing but prayers, pride, and love for Michelle Williams. It takes a strong person to realize they need help and a wiser one to understand that mental illness is a serious issue.

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When we have people who would rather commit suicide than seek professional help we really need to uplift the ones who choose to stay, fight, and live. God bless you Michelle, we love ya honey!

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“We Are All Self-Made…” Kim K (@kimkardashian) Defends Kylie Jenner, After Forbes Backlash!

It looks like it is “Big Sister to the rescue” in the “Kardashian Kamp,” as Kim is stepping up to defend her youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, after her controversial cover story in Forbes Magazine.
As you recall, Kylie is set to become the youngest billionaire in history, being worth nearly 900 million dollars thanks to her make up and cosmetic lines. No one denies her success, but many argue that she is not a self-made billionaire having come from an already wealthy family and being given a head start thanks to social media and reality television from a rather young age. Kim not only states Kylie is self-made, but also expresses she does not understand the backlash.

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It looks like it is “Big Sister to the rescue” in the “Kardashian Kamp,” as Kim is stepping up to defend her youngest sister, Kylie Jenner, after her controversial cover story in Forbes Magazine.

As you recall, Kylie is set to become the youngest billionaire in history, being worth nearly 900 million dollars thanks to her make up and cosmetic lines. No one denies her success, but many argue that she is not a self-made billionaire having come from an already wealthy family and being given a head start thanks to social media and reality television from a rather young age. Kim not only states Kylie is self-made, but also expresses she does not understand the backlash.

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on’t mess with Kim Kardashian West’s siblings.

The mother of three, 37, came to her little sister Kylie Jenner’s defense after the latter came under fire for her Forbes cover in which she was called “the youngest-ever self-made billionaire” at 20-years-old.

Kardashian West recently told Refinery29 she “really didn’t get” the backlash“because she is ‘self-made,’ ” explaining that she was proud of the creative way in which her sister took “an insecurity of her and [found] out how to make a really successful business off of it,” referring to Jenner’s lips.

“We are all ‘self-made,’” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reality star said. “What, because we came from a family that has had success? To me, that doesn’t really make sense… I know so many people like that [who] haven’t turned out to be as successful as Kylie. If anything, I’ve seen the complete opposite.”

Kardashian West added, “Me, Kylie, not one [of the KarJenner siblings] has ever depended on our parents for anything besides advice.”

Many, including us, would beg to differ about Kim’s last statement. When you grow up with parents like Robert Kardashian, Sr. and Bruce Jenner (now Caitlyn), a celebrity lawyer and Olympian, respectively; and managed by Kris Jenner you have virtually unlimited resources. We are not hating on Kylie’s success by any means, however, we do feel her being described as “self-made” is not only a fallacy–IT’S A REACH!

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Prayers…Tina Turner Loses Oldest Son, Craig Turner, to Suicide…

Anyone who believes mental illness is not a major threat to our society deserves a spot in the Funny Pages. Yet again another life has been claimed to suicide. This time the tragedy hits a dearly loved and revered artist, Tina Turner, as her oldest son, Craig, committed suicide. Apparently he was found in his home dead, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound

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Anyone who believes mental illness is not a major threat to our society deserves a spot in the Funny Pages. Yet again another life has been claimed to suicide. This time the tragedy hits a dearly loved and revered artist, Tina Turner, as her oldest son, Craig, committed suicide. Apparently he was found in his home dead, killed by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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Tina Turner, Ike Turner, and her their sons. Craig is in the top row to the right of his father

Craig is Tina’s oldest son and first child. She had him with saxophonist, Raymond Hill, when she was just eighteen years old. He was adopted by her ex-husband, Ike Turner, when they wed in 1962.

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Craig worked as a real estate agent in California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Craig Turner

Just hours before her son took his own life, Tina attended Giorgio Armani Privé Haute Couture fashion show in Paris, France, as part of the Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week.

The iconic singer has lived in Europe since 1995 with her German record-executive husband Erwin Bach. In 2013, she relinquished her American citizenship.

Tina has been open about the abuse she suffered at the hands of Craig’s adoptive father, Ike, who died in 2007.

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In May 2005, Tina revealed to Oprah that it particularly took a toll on Craig, who “was a very emotional kid.”

There are few pains greater than the loss of a child. We are sending our prayers and thoughts to Tina Turner during this tragic time. As always we encourage each of you to do your part. If you, or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please alert the proper authorities and/or call 1-800-273-8255, the American National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Remember you are NOT alone and people do care. Suicide is NEVER an option. YOU MATTER!

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