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On Thursday, December 19, Georgia Whirl Productions LLC, a proud member of SOMBA (the Sisterhood of Miss Black America) which produces the nationally televised Miss Black America Pageant, produced The Inaugural Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant; hosted by 11 Alive’s “Up Late” Host,  Aisha Howard.

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Georgia Whirl Productions LLC rolled out the red carpet at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for a night truly fit for a queen. The show took place in the luxurious Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom where guests enjoyed a red carpet reception, a southern-themed 3 course buffet, and musical performances throughout the evening by: Latoya London (American Idol Season 3, Billboard-charting recording artist & Actress), Secrett (Viral Sensation with the hit song “Melanin”) , Teresa tha Songbird ( Poet and Performer), “The Real Black Santa”, an awe inspiring performance by Orchestra Noir; and more!

Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant

  Judged categories included: “Sister to Sister Interview,” “Projection,” and “Evening Gown” where contestants were escorted by dapper gentlemen from the 100 Black Men of Atlanta.

The Crowned Queens Court of the Night

Miss Black America Atlanta 2020: Kayla Jordan 

Miss Black America Atlanta Teen 2020: Mirecial Thurmond
Miss Black Positivity 2020: Ekeoma Nwakanma
Miss Black America Atlanta 2020 1st Runner Up: Jekarra Gaines
People’s Choice Queen: Mirecial Thurmond
 Best In Projection: Kayla Jordan
Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant

2019 has been a momentous year for the crowning and acknowledgment of black beauty. For the first time in history, black women have been crowned as Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, and Miss Universe!  This years’ show was centered around the platform “Beauty is Black.”   This event celebrated blackness in its many shades, as it should be celebrated–unapologetically.

The purpose of The Miss Black America Atlanta Pageant is to support, educate, and uplift its delegates through workshops, community service projects, educational courses in: etiquette, business, self care, physical and mental health awareness, and personal development. These endeavors culminate in a pageant production each year that celebrates the art, culture, and history of African American culture. The shining moment of this affair was the choosing, by way of areas of competition, of one delegate who will advance to the national Miss Black America Pageant representing the state of Georgia.

*Courtesy of The Resource Guild*

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[PHOTOS] Octavia Spencer & Other Celebrities Attend “ONWARD” World Premiere!

Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” celebrated its world premiere tonight at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., welcoming stars from the film to the red carpet, including Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Ali Wong, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, George Psarras, John Ratzenberger and Dave Foley, as well as filmmakers Dan Scanlon (director), Kori Rae (producer), Pete Docter (executive producer), Keith Bunin (screenplay by), Jason Headley (screenplay by), Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna (original score composed by), Brandi Carlile, who performs the original end-credit song for the film, and Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, who wrote and produced the song with Carlile.       

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Disney and Pixar’s “Onward” celebrated its world premiere tonight at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., welcoming stars from the film to the red carpet, including Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Kyle Bornheimer, Ali Wong, Tracey Ullman, Wilmer Valderrama, George Psarras, John Ratzenberger and Dave Foley, as well as filmmakers Dan Scanlon (director), Kori Rae (producer), Pete Docter (executive producer), Keith Bunin (screenplay by), Jason Headley (screenplay by), Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna (original score composed by), Brandi Carlile, who performs the original end-credit song for the film, and Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, who wrote and produced the song with Carlile.

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We cannot wait to see Disney and Pixar’s Onward, which hits theaters March 6, 2020, unveiled a new trailer, poster and images this morning. Set in a suburban fantasy world, “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt), who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. Also featuring the voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Ian and Barley’s mom, Laurel Lightfoot, and Octavia Spencer as the voice of the Manticore, Pixar Animation Studios’ all-new original feature film is directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae—the team behind “Monsters University.”

Check out photos from the event below! Happy Viewing!

 

 

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He’s “Supersonic!” Win Your Free Movie Passes to See “Sonic The Hedgehog!”

Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

Now is your time to get in on the fun! All you have to do is answer these four Sonic The Hedgehog-themed questions below, CORRECTLY!

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FOR ATLANTA RESIDENTS ONLY!

He’s “Super Sonic!” Everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog has made his way to the Big Screen!

sonic the hedgehog movie

Based on the global blockbuster video game franchise from Sega, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG tells the story of the world’s speediest hedgehog as he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend Tom (James Marsden) team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) and his plans for world domination. The family-friendly film also stars Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz as the voice of Sonic.

sonic the hedgehog movie

Now is your time to get in on the fun! All you have to do is answer these four Sonic The Hedgehog-themed questions below, CORRECTLY!

  1. What is another name for Dr. Robotnik?
  2. What is the name of the planet Sonic is from?
  3. What is the name of Sonic’s sidekick?
  4. What game system first introduced us to Sonic?

The first 25 people to answer the questions above (again) CORRECTLY will receive a free movie pass that admits themselves and one guest to a free screening of Sonic The Hedgehog.

Date:

Saturday, February 8th

Location:

xx

Time:

11:30 AM

 Email your answers to heymikeyatl@gmail.com! Happy viewing and “may the odds be forever in your favor!”

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG OPENS IN THEATRES

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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[PHOTOS/RECAP] “Cherish the Day” Atlanta Launch Party w/Ava DuVernay & Cast!

Last night, a bevy of Atlanta’s most influential press, celebrities and influencers gathered at The Stave Room to celebrate the launch of OWN’s new original anthology drama, CHERISH THE DAY, from award-winning creator Ava DuVernay.

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Last night, a bevy of Atlanta’s most influential press, celebrities and influencers gathered at The Stave Room to celebrate the launch of OWN’s new original anthology drama, CHERISH THE DAY, from award-winning creator Ava DuVernay.

ava duvernay at cherish the day launch party event atlanta

Creator and executive producer Ava DuVernay, along with cast members Xosha Roquemore, Alano Miller, Michael Beach, Anne-Marie Johnson and Kellee Stewart were on hand to introduce the project to guests.

Additional celebrities and influencers in attendance including our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, DeWanda Wise, Santana Raymond, Joel Rush, Terri J. Vaughn, Karon Joseph Riley, Deelishis, Trina Braxton, Rashan Ali, Syleena Johnson and Jasmine Guy.

cast of cherish the day launch party event atlanta

Guests were treated to an interactive conversation with the cast and crew, led by Ava DuVernay, where they were able to preview the series through episodic clips and engaging discussion. Following the conversation, attendees had the opportunity for a Q&A with the cast. 
Throughout the night, guests vibed to the sounds of DJ Princess Cut, sipped on refreshing cocktails, sampled an array of tasty food selections and flicked it up at the ever so popular Mirmir photo booth.
We really loved this event, and of course, getting to meet some of the truly amazing media, personalities, and socialites. Most of all, however, we enjoyed “Cherish The Day!” The show is going to be amazing from the clips we saw. Love, Black love in particular, really deserves its day in the sunlight. Thanks OWN for this amazing new anthology series. It may be just what the doctor ordered.
“Cherish the Day” will have a two-night premiere on Feb. 11th and Feb. 12th at 9/8c on OWN. 
@owntv #CherishtheDay
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[credit: Paras Griffin / Getty Images]

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