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Lena Waithe and Mona Scott-Young Honorees for the BWFN

Posted on: March 21, 2024 Posted by: Christina Bronner Comments: 1

Lena Waithe and Mona Scott-Young Among Esteemed Honorees for the Black Women Film Network 2024 BWFN Summit in Atlanta March 23rd Gail Bean, Raamla Mohamed, and Amber Rasberry round out the honorees to be recognized for their impactful contributions as Black women in film and television during awards luncheon   (ATLANTA, 2024) Black Women Film Network (BWFN), the longest-running organization of its kind championing and supporting Black women in film…

Black Hollywood Glam: Recapping the Style Highlights from the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards

Posted on: January 16, 2024 Posted by: Dr. Courtney A Hammonds Comments: 0

Stepping into the heart of awards season, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards commanded attention at LA’s Peacock Theater, the third major red-carpet spectacle in just eight days. Amid the return of dazzling stars to the ceremony and the continuation of trends from preceding award nights, the Emmys red carpet unfolded as a captivating showcase of fashion excellence and sartorial ingenuity. In this edition, we celebrate the glamour of Black Hollywood,…

The Color Purple – First Trailer Released

Posted on: May 25, 2023 Posted by: LeKeisha Edwards Comments: 0

Writer: LeKeisha Edwards The first trailer for The Color Purple musical remake is here and is capturing hearts everywhere.   The 1985 original version of the film, based on the classic Alice Walker novel, served up an amazing all-star cast that included Whoopi Goldberg as Celie, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery, Akosua Basia, and Oprah Winfrey. In a beloved full circle moment, Winfrey now produces the 2023 reboot and the original…

Margaret Avery and Taraji P. Henson as Shug Avery. (Credit: Entertainment Weekly).

Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Forbes’ Cover Caps Busy Year

Posted on: December 6, 2022 Posted by: Quita B! Comments: 0

Grammy-winning recording artist Megan Thee Stallion is calling all the right plays when it comes to her career despite the obstacles, including a criminal trial against rapper Tory Lanez for a July 2020 shooting and a October 2022 home break-in. As proof of that, check out Thee Hot Girl Coach’s latest score. “Forbes” magazine has chosen the Roc Nation artist as the cover girl for their ’30 Under 30′ issue.…

Video Spotlight

This is where Upscale spotlights some of its most popular celebrity interviews, influencer insight and other interesting content, all on video. Check it out…   CELEBRITIES Executive Producer Jermain Dupri stopped by Upscale again to share his thoughts on Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told. A celebratory exploration of the boisterous times of Freaknik, the iconic Atlanta street party that drew hundreds of thousands of people in the 80s and…

Why Mental Health in the Black Community Matters

Posted on: March 24, 2022 Posted by: Upscale Comments: 0

Black people are resilient, but are not invincible. And this notion is important to understand and consider as it pertains to the conversation about mental health in our community. According to a 2013 study, 63% of Black people believe that a mental health condition is a sign of personal weakness. Mental health has historically been seen as a taboo topic in the Black community as we’re taught to be strong…

Which Black Girls Rock! Looks Would You Rock In Real Life?

Posted on: August 9, 2017 Posted by: Upscale Comments: 0

On Saturday night (August 5, 2017), the ultimate celebration of Black girl magic, beauty, intelligence, style, and uniqueness took place in New Jersey the 2017 Black Girls Rock. Black women — and men — piled into the NJPAC in Newark to recognize the excellence of African American women, and three public figures in particular: Issa Rae, Maxine Waters, and Yara Shahidi. Taraji P. Henson was the host of the annual…