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The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the prestigious annual event celebrating African-American achievements and contributions, world premieres exclusively on Bounce on Sunday, February 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

The Red Carpet Pre-Show, featuring arrival interviews with the honorees, performers, presenters and stars, will air immediately beforehand at 8:30 p.m. ET; Ed GordonDemetria McKinney and Juhuan Jones host.

The 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards is hosted by actors Larenz Tate (“Power”) and Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”) and the spectacular show includes powerful performances, moving tributes and appearances by many entertainers, politicians, activists, thought leaders and more.  

Memorable moments from the show include:

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  • A rousing musical tribute to So So Def Recordings Founder and honoree Jermaine Dupri which included performances by Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Xscape and a surprise appearance by Ludacris that brought the house down. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joined for the presentation.
  • A crowd-pleasing celebration of honoree group Cameo featuring Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, Carl Thomas, Stokley Williams, Bilal and Mr. Talkboxx performing a medley of Cameo hits including “Single Life,” “Sparkle,” “She’s Strange,” “Rigor Mortis,” “Word Up!” and “Candy.” CeeLo Green presented the group their Lifetime Achievement Award and then joined in for the closing number.
  • Thrilling performances by Arrested Development, Michel’le and Major.
  • Estelle, V. Bozeman and We’ McDonald with a powerful rendition of “Conqueror” to open the show.
  • Sir the Baptist performing “Heaven” joined by Keke Wyatt, Donald Lawrence and the Kevin Lemon & Higher Calling choir.
  • Honoree Rhyon Brown lighting up the stage with an energetic performance of her hit single “After Party.”
  • Angie Stone, Lamman Rucker, Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell appearing as presenters, and more.

The 2018 Honorees were: Jermaine Dupri, the GRAMMY® Award-winning record producer, songwriter, and hip-hop artist who received The Music Innovation Award; Founder of Sundial Brands and new owner of Essence Communications Richelieu Dennis recognized with The Entrepreneur Award; Activist and National Co-Chair of the Women’s March Tamika Mallory who received The Impact Award; 13-year old social activist and author behind the #1000BlackGirlBooks Marley Dias who was presented with The Trailblazer Award; nuclear engineer and inventor Dr. Lonnie Johnson receiving The Innovator Award; Actress, singer and dancer Rhyon Brown who was given The Rising Star Award presented by McDonald’s and legendary American soul-influenced funk group Cameo being honored with The Lifetime Achievement Award.

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. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

 

 

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[PHOTOS] #AboutLastNight! “BLACK PANTHER” (@theblackpanther) World Premiere!

Last night in Los Angeles, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira,  Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis were joined by writer/director Ryan Coogler and producer Kevin Feige for a walk down the red carpet where they greeted enthusiastic fans at the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”

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Last night in Los Angeles, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira,  Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Andy Serkis were joined by writer/director Ryan Coogler and producer Kevin Feige for a walk down the red carpet where they greeted enthusiastic fans at the world premiere of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”

Michael B. Jordan

They were joined by special guests Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Janelle Monáe, Donald Glover, Issa Rae, Lena Waithe, Jamie Foxx, Usher, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Yara Shahidi, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Banks and George Lucas.

Check out a few more pictures from the star-studded event below. Be sure you catch Black Panther in theaters everywhere Friday, February 16th!

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A Night To Remember–Screening Room ATL (@SCRNGROOMATL)!

Atlanta has truly become a hub for some of the most prominent game players in film and entertainment. Everyday a new project is born and one amazing Atlanta spot is highlighting the best and brightest of those indie filmmakers–Screening Room Atlanta!

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Atlanta has truly become a hub for some of the most prominent game players in film and entertainment. Everyday a new project is born and one amazing Atlanta spot is highlighting the best and brightest of those indie filmmakers–Screening Room Atlanta!

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Set in Negril Village Atlanta’s second level room for private parties, Screening Room ATL takes place every Wednesday and is hosted by Christopher Allison and the lovely Khalimah Gaston! Khalimah is a rising star and amazing actress who you may remember from Signal 23 TV’s Steel River, among other projects. This past Wednesday, for the second week in a row we found ourselves there enjoying some amazing people and delicious Caribbean food–we definitely recommend you try the Jerk Chicken plate with cabbage, plantains, rice and beans, YUM–and of course a few new films!

That night we saw three trailers for films entitled Vindictive and  F.A.M. and watched the first episode of the award winning hit web seriesTough Love. Vindictive is a bit of an action thriller with a Bourne Identity feel to it. The film stars Jarrett Michael Collins who also appears in a supernatural thriller called They. F.A.M. is rather endearing film about a blended family. A man tries raising his teenage daughter with the help of his wife and her mother, his childhood sweetheart. Naturally, there is a bit of family drama when he is in a tug of war between three women he loves and cares about.

Tough Love was the real jewel of the night, however. The web series details the lives and love lives of six millennials living in New York City. The various story lines and characters are all too believable and relatable, with a character everyone either knows or is. Check out the first episode of the series below:

Two of the series’ stars, actor and model, Travis Cure, and actress and singer, Meela Williams (702, R&B Divas Atlanta) made an appearance discussing not only their characters but their upcoming projects. Travis is set to appear in more series and campaigns while Meela is continuing work with various organizations that combat autism, a condition her son with Musiq Soulchild suffers from.

Screening Room ATL takes place EVERY Wednesday night and you can be sure that we will be there in the mix–networking, partying, and most of all updating you on the latest indie flicks to hit the scene. Be there, or be boring! Check out a few pictures from that night!

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[RECAP/REVIEW] #AboutLastNight! We Got ALL The Feels @ “The Love, Sex, & Marriage Show Premiere!”

The Web World grew just a little larger last night thanks to the premiere of 2018’s first hit web series, Love, Sex, & Marriage!

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The Web World grew just a little larger last night thanks to the premiere of 2018’s first hit web series, Love, Sex, & Marriage!

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(l-r) Wendell Holmes (Vonte), Marcus Jones (Andre), Rekio Thigpen-Holland (Ken), Larry Carter/Phylle (Darren), and Savion Garcon (Terrell)

It all went down at The Sandtown Pub, a cute little bar on the south side of Atlanta. There, family, friends, bloggers, and Web Stars gathered together to catch the screening of the series as well as lend their support to the cast. Needless to say it was hella fun!

The event was hosted by the director/creator of the series, Tre Floyd, and began with a performance by Sylvia Camile, singing Sweet Love. The night moved on with a cast interview by our very own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning, as he discussed with them what drew them to do the series, its relatability, how they get into character, their future projects, and the overall message of the series. Shortly thereafter, Grammy-nominated artist Phylle, nearly stole the show performing a medley of his own hit songs. (We have to say his music is now in heavy rotation on our Apple Music, check him out on iTunes!) Next, Web Star and director, Rahim Brazil interviewed Tre, discussing with him the directorial process, how his series stands out, his next project, and the importance of having a supportive network of people. Finally we screened the first episode of the series, Cheers!

Attendees included Rocc (H.I.M., The Come Up ATL, Currently Mikey w/ Rocc), Alex Jante (About Us, Kaleidoscope, About Him 2: The Revolution), Larry Whiteside (Whiteside Management), Alvin Agaratt (About Him, We Are Fam), Marquis Wiley (The Wiley Show) and as aforementioned Rahim Brazil (Twisted, About Him, H.I.M., Pharm, Kaleidoscope) and Mikey (HeyMikeyATL.com, Kontrol Magazine, Urban Socialites Magazine, Currently Mikey w/ Rocc, Blackville)!

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The series centers on four friends; Ken (Rekio Thigpen-Holland), Vonte (Wendell Holmes), Andre (Marcus Jones), and Terrell (Savion Garcon). Ken prepares for his first anniversary party with his boyfriend, Darren (Larry Carter/Phylle) and enlists all his friends’ help. Vonte, his self-proclaimed best friend is all too happy to provide food from his prestigious restaurant, while Terrell is busy getting something else “done” with Deon (Alex Jante). Meanwhile, Andre is more concerned with borrowing his clothes and eating for free.

The four friends–all very different–still manage to pull it together just for Ken. However, Darren is not too happy with all the money Ken is spending for the party and in his own way outright questions if they should even be having one. Ken reminds him of which of them makes the most money and a fight ensues. Ken has to look to his for advice to return his happy home to normal. Meanwhile, we learn Darren is up to some dirt…You have to see the show for yourself to catch the rest. Simply subscribe by clicking here!

Needless to say this was an amazing event, bursting with positivity. Perhaps we have our generations’s Girlfriends or Golden Girls. It is really amazing that Tre Floyd was able to reach across the table to his family and friends to make his show happen. We can ALL learn a lesson from that. We will definitely be supporting this series and anything Tre Floyd has coming out. Check back here soon for more interviews with the cast! Welcome to the Web World you guys! Check out more pictures from last night in our gallery below!

 

 

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