• Mariah Carey Jokes About Wearing A Dress With A Train Longer Than The One In Her Christmas Special For Her First Wedding

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    Loading the player... By Brande Victorian · Updated December 3, 2021 Mariah Carey season has officially begun with the arrival of the singer's new holiday special, Mariah's Christmas: The Magic Continues , debuting on Apple+ TV today. Promotional clips for the event, which will feature cameos from Kirk Franklin and Khalid, whom Carey collaborated on for her new song, Fall in Love at Christmas, have been circulating for the past few weeks. And among the many things that have caught viewers' eyes - and ears - is the stunning gown the “ Queen of Christmas ” wears in the holiday spectacular...
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  • Issa Rae, USBC and American Express Join Forces To Support Black Business With Holiday Pop-Up Shop

    Issa Rae, USBC and American Express Join Forces To Support Black Business With Holiday Pop-Up Shop

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    Getty Images By Jasmine Browley · Updated December 3, 2021 There are many parallels between Issa Rae and her ‘Insecure' character, Issa Dee. They're both smart, honest and dedicated to supporting Black upward mobility AKA, ‘rooting for everybody Black.' Her latest effort in amplifying Black excellence comes in the form of a partnership with American Express and the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. , who earlier this year announced the expansion of ByBlack ,the national certification program exclusively for Black-ownership designation. Now in time for the holidays, ByBlack and American Express...
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  • TikTok Is Amplifying Black Creators With Billboard Campaign

    TikTok Is Amplifying Black Creators With Billboard Campaign

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    Getty Images By Jasmine Browley · Updated December 3, 2021 Black creators drive culture, especially on social media. This can be seen across all platforms, especially Tik Tok. With Black users creating catchy dances that help propel songs to the top of the charts to coining the phrases we use in our everyday lexicon, creators of color are at the helm of all things cool. Now, Tik Tok is recognizing the value Black creators bring to the platform in a big way. According to Tik Tok, from November 26th to December 19th, they are highlighting its ongoing SupportBlack campaign with a prominent...
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  • New Music This Week: ‘Insecure' Soundtrack, Khalid, Juice WRLD And More

    New Music This Week: ‘Insecure' Soundtrack, Khalid, Juice WRLD And More

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    By Okla Jones · Updated December 3, 2021 Move over, November-it's time for a new month, which means more new music. This week, Khalid released his new EP Scenic Drive, Lecrae and 1K Phew dropped their collaborative album No Church For A While, Tierra Whack returns with Rap?, Dreamville rapper Cozz is back with his Fortunate EP, and the highly anticipated soundtrack to the fifth season Insecure finally arrives. Today's list also includes new music from Baby Rose, Juice WRLD , Polo G, Kaien Cruz, and more. Check out this week's list of new releases. 01Khalid - ‘Scenic Drive'Today, singer...
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  • Grace Byers Talks Sisterhood In ‘Harlem' And The Importance Of Women Seeing Black Joy On Screen

    Grace Byers Talks Sisterhood In ‘Harlem' And The Importance Of Women Seeing Black Joy On Screen

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    By Veronica Wells · Updated December 3, 2021 Actress and author Grace Byers is lending her talents to another sister circle-centered project created by writer Tracy Oliver. Harlem , which premieres on Prime video today, follows a group of four women who met in college and are now chasing their dreams in the backdrop of New York City's historically Black enclave. ESSENCE caught up with Byers who portrays Quinn, a Caribbean-American fashion designer struggling to keep her business afloat, in the new comedy series. We discussed what makes Harlem different from similar shows, portrayals of joy...
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  • What's New And Black Across Streaming Platforms In December

    What's New And Black Across Streaming Platforms In December

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    By Keyaira Boone · Updated December 3, 2021 This month's streaming options are full of the inspirational, feel good content you need during the black hole that is the day after Thanksgiving and What's New And Black Across Streaming Platforms In December
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