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BET Presents: American Soul Screening Experience

Star Kelly Price (left) and Singer Elle Varner

By Akela Moore

Don Cornelius was a legend in the making when he started “Soul Train” over 40 years ago and BET’s new show “American Soul” brings to life the behind the scenes work of this legend. Recently, attending the premiere, I was already so excited from seeing the trailer that watching the first episode with my fellow media peers had me wanting more.

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Grammy Week Kicks Off with a Quad BET Pop Up Salon

By Akela Moore

The Quad is one of BET’s newest drama series that made its second season premiere last week.  As the beginning of Grammy Week in NYC for the first time in 15 years The Narrative, held a Quad Pop Up Salon at the Eva Scrivo Salon in New York. Guests included Emil Wilbekin, Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily and Will Packer, Executive Producer of The Quad.  All enjoyed augmented reality hair dryers, cocktails and manicures. I was a little excited to get my nails done by Nail Artist and owner of the Nail Suite in Harlem, Lisa Logan. (She does Beyonce`’s nails and recently Rapsody’s!!) (more…)

Black Girls Rock 2017 hosted by Taraji P. Henson

By Akela Moore

Who isn’t in love with Cookie aka Taraji P. Henson? The Fashion Plug loves her and we’re so glad she’s the host of this year’s BET Black Girls Rock Awards. Taking place at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ tonight, this year’s Black Girls Rock theme is “Black Love”. Honoring Issa Rae, creator and star of HBO’s “Insecure”.

Other honorees include singer Roberta Flack (Living Legend Award); “black-ish” actress Yara Shahidi(Young Gifted and Black Award); financier Suzanne Shank (Shot Caller Award); and community organizers Derrica Wilson and Natalie Wilson of The Black & Missing Foundation (Community Change Agent Award). (more…)

Gabrielle Union X NY & Company

By Amber Monaé

Gabrielle Union teams up with New York and Company for a Being Mary Jane inspired collection. Now that Gabby’s character has moved to New York City she has to show off a new style. I think this partnership makes perfect sense for Gabby and her TV persona’s brand. See more (more…)