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28 RICHEST BLACK FEMALE CELEBRITIES IN THE WORLD,OPRAH TOPS LIST

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Oprah Winfrey smileMedia proprietor Oprah Winfrey is worth an estimated $2.9 billion.

I am sure most of you may have guessed already just how many of these female celebrities made this list. But did you know how much these women are worth? Well, according to AtlantaBlackstar these 28 black women’s net worth totals over $4 Billion. Funny, considering the caliber of black women on that list this comes as no surprise to us at all.

Check out those who made the list in no particular order.

 

 

Halle BerryOscar winner Halle Berry is worth an estimated $70 million.

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Rapper Nicki Minaj is worth an estimated $45 million.

Beyonce-IASF-beyonce-32700249-1280-960Superstar singer Beyoncé is worth an estimated $300 million.

Oprah Winfrey smileMedia proprietor Oprah Winfrey is worth an estimated $2.9 billion.

Queen-Latifah-EndorsementsActress, singer, rapper Queen Latifah is worth an estimated $60 million.

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Singer Rihanna is worth an estimated $120 million.

serena williams french openTennis great Serena Williams is worth an estimated $100 million.

Venus-Williams-1Tennis great Venus Williams is worth an estimated $75 million.

raven Actress Raven Symone is worth an estimated $53 million.

kelly rowland 1Singer Kelly Rowland is worth an estimated $20 million.

vanessa williams 1Actress, singer Vanessa Williams is worth an estimated $28 million.

monascottyoungCEO of multi-media entertainment company Mona Scott Young is worth an estimated $30 million.

mariah-carey-first-week-salesSinger Mariah Carey is worth an estimated $510 million.

alicia_keysSinger Alicia Keys is worth an estimated $50 million.

Shonda Rhimes poses backstage with her award at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards Awards in Los AngelesScreenwriter and producer Shonda Rhimes is worth an estimated $40 million.

angela-bassett-2013Actress Angela Bassett is worth an estimated $20 million.

naomi campbellModel Naomi Campbell is worth an estimated $48 million.

kimora-lee-simmons-sexyEntrepreneur and former fashion model Kimora Lee Simmons is worth an estimated $50 million.

tyra banksTV personality, producer and model Tyra Banks is worth an estimated $90 million.

kandi-burrussSinger-songwriter, TV personality Kandi Burruss is worth an estimated $35 million.

Gabrielle UnionActress Gabrielle Union is worth an estimated $12 million.

Taraji P. Henson as Detective Joss Carter in Person of Interest Season 3, Episode 3 Lady KillerActress Taraji P. Henson is worth an estimated $6 million.

110713-fashion-and-beauty-dime-nia-long.jpgActress Nia Long is worth an estimated $13 million.

jada-pinkett-smith-2014-vanity-fair-oscar-party-02Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is worth an estimated $20 million.

Kerry-washington_04Actress Kerry Washington is worth an estimated $8 million.

Zoe Saldana at Paris Armani show close-upActress Zoe Saldana is worth an estimated $8 million.

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Actress Regina King is worth an estimated $10 million.

Laila-AliRetired professional boxer Laila Ali is worth an estimated $10 million

GABRIELLE UNION REPORTS TO FBI OVER LEAKED NUDE PHOTOS,VOWS TO TAKE ACTION

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American actress Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade have just released a statement on the recent leaked  nude photos of Union.

The statement obtained by TMZ confirmed the authenticity of the racy pictures saying that these were photos of their private moments as husband and wife which they shared and subsequently deleted and were leaked by “vultures.”

The leaked photos actually show s the Think Like a Man and Being Mary actress topless. The newlyweds have also reportedly been in touch with the FBI, as they plan to take legal action against the perpetrator(s).

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Their statement also touches on violations against women and children, especially women of color, saying that they have, since the dawn of time, been victimized and that these atrocities continue throughout the world today.

They conclude by sending out their love, support and prayers to everyone else affected by the hacking.

Union is just one of several celebrities, including Kim Kardashian and Rihanna, whose racy and nude photos were leaked.

Photos of these women were uploaded onto websites 4chan and Reddit before they were immediately removed. Last Saturday’s leaks are the second wave of attacks after a massive celebrity hacking incident that happened three weeks ago.

 

PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

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LOS ANGELES – The call for submissions is open for the 23nd Annual Pan African Film and Art Festival (PAFF), February 12 – 22, 2015. The largest and most prestigious Black film festival in the U.S., PAFF spans 11 days, and attracts 40,000+ industry and public attendees to scheduled screenings of more than 150 films along with an unrivaled art show to 75,000+ attendees for the works of more than 100 fine artists, designers, and unique craftsmen from around the globe such as countries the United States, Austria, England, Bermuda, Canada, Egypt, Ethiopia, Brazil, Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, Nigeria, and Angola. The diversity of PAFF is represented by its core value of Pan-Africanism in every feature selected and its community programming including an extensive fine art show ArtFest and surrounding schools Black History Month curriculum.

 

“Through the years, our guiding principle of ‘Pan-Africanism’ as a movement remains to unify and provide a space for patronage of the expression of all people of African descent worldwide” said Ayuko Babu, executive director and a founder of PAFF.

 

PAFF ArtFest showcases creativity most often excluded from major museums and affords an exchange place to encourage art collection.

 

”PAFF ArtFest stimulates the Black art trade,” said Allohn, director of PAFF ArtFest. “There is education on fine art as an investment and exhibitor selling by the artists.”

 

ELIGIBILITY:

PAFF ArtFest is juried according to the following guidelines to maintain the objective of featuring fine art, quality craft and designer merchandise.

 

Accepted: fine art and photography, handmade unique crafts and jewelry and designer fashions and accessories, one-of-a-kind, original pieces, designer-crafted or hand-printed T-shirts.

 

Not Accepted: No incense, no perfume oils, no “low-end” jewelry and mass manufactured merchandise imported from Korea, China and etc.; no mass manufactured/printed T-shirts.

 

Gallery applications will be accepted; however, a gallery may not exhibit and sell works by more than four artists. No application will be accepted without accompanying slides and/or photographs; a website can be provided if it includes a representative selection of work.

 


 

 

For complete details on rules, restrictions, fees, deadlines, booth options, equipment rentals and online application, visit www.paff.org.

 

 

ABOUT THE PAN AFRICAN FILM AND ART FESTIVAL

The Pan African Film and Arts Festival (PAFF) is America’s largest, and most prestigious Black film and arts festival. Each year, it screens more than 150 films made by and/or about people of African descent from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, South America, the South Pacific, Latin America, Europe and Canada. PAFF holds the distinction of being the largest Black History Month event in the United States.

 

PAFF was founded in 1992 by award-winning actor Danny Glover (“The Color Purple,” “Lethal Weapon” movie franchise), Emmy Award-winning actress Ja’Net DuBois (best known for her role as Willona in the TV series “Good Times”) and executive director, Ayuko Babu, an  international legal, cultural and political consultant who specializes in African Affairs. PAFF is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the promotion of ethnic and racial respect and tolerance through the exhibit of films, art and creative expression.

The goal of PAFF is to present and showcase the broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images, help to destroy negative stereotypes and depict an expanded vision of the Black experience. PAFF believes film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time, serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

 

Share in the movement:

Official Site: http://www.paff.org/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PAFF1992

Twitter: http://twitter.com/paffnow

Instagram: http://instagram.com/paffnow

 

 

2015 AFRICAMAGIC VIEWERS’ AWARDS OPENS UP FOR ENTRIES

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Submission of entries is now open for the 2015 edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCAs). The AMVCAs were created to celebrate the contribution of African filmmakers, actors and technicians in the success of the continent’s film and television industry.

The first edition of the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards ceremony took place in Lagos in March, 2013, and saw the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama awards going to OC Ukeje and Jackie Appiah, respectively. In the 2014 edition, Nse Ikpe-Etim, took home the award for Best Actress in a Drama, while newcomer, Tope Tedela won the award for Best Actor in a Drama.

Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Regional Director for M-Net (West), said: “We are pleased to announce the call to entry for the 2015 AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards. The African movie and television industry is brimming with exciting talent, and at AfricaMagic we contribute to the industry by not only giving these talents the platform to showcase their art and celebrating their achievements, we also encourage them to keep honing their craft.”

Following are submission guidelines for AMVCA 2015.

Guidelines

  1. All films, made-for-television movies or television series are eligible for entry to the AMVCA if they were produced and broadcast or publicly exhibited during the period October 1st, 2013 to September 30th, 2014.
  2. Entries open on Wednesday, 4 September 2014 at 9pm (CAT) and Close on Friday, 31st October 2014 at 6pm (CAT)
  3. Prepare a reference video clip/trailer 2-3minutes long for your online submission.
  4. Go online to amvca2015.dstv.com, which will you take you to a submission page.
  5. Fill out the submission forms and upload the clip. A Unique reference numbers will be allocated to each completed online submissions.
  6. Once you have received the unique reference number you will be required to send 2x DVD copies of the submitted project to:

Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards
P.O. Box 2963
Pinegowrie, 2123
South Africa
For attention – Manager: Local Productions Africa

NICKI MINAJ WINS SUIT AGAINST FORMER WIG DESIGNER

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A suit against hip pop doll Nicki Minaj (pictured) has been thrown out of the court saccording to TMZ. Minaj was sued for $30 million by her former wig designer Terrence Davidson. Davidson alleged that she agreed to partner with him to sell and license the hair creations he had made especially for her. The stylist  also claimed that  Minaj reneged on their agreement and used his designs to start her own wig line.

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Minaj, whose actual name is Onika Tanya Maraj, is known for wearing extravagant costumes and over-the-top multi-colored wigs. Davidson reportedly began working for the rapper back in 2010, and the pair parted company last year. In the suit, he says he created wigs and shades, including the pink number (pictured) that has come to be associated with Minaj.

Davidson claims not only did Minaj and he brainstorm wig designs and plans to co-share a line, but also conceived a reality show that would feature them both. Instead of these plans coming to pass, though, Minaj and her agents reportedly began pushing him away, not making him privy to any lucrative deals.

To add insult to injury, Davidson say Minaj actually stole a few of his wig creations and repackaged them to place in her own line, with some even being used to design bottle tops for her fragrance line.

VIDEO: ONYE BY WAJE FEATURING TIWA SAVAGE

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Ladies, you can still be woman and sexy.

Today, Waje premieres the video of her  sexy single – Onye featuring Tiwa Savage on our site . Check out the video

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The video was directed by Kemi Adetiba and stars both Bryan Okwara and Omawumi in the video. Watch:
Make-up: Joyce Jacobs Beauty
Stylist: Bubu Ogisi
Hair: Ola Hair

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A couple of days ago, we gave you the behind the scenes pictures of the making of Waje‘s new single ‘Onye‘ and now its time for you to enjoy the video. Today, Waje premieres the video of her single – Onye featuring Tiwa Savage.

– by Shade A’ Onakoya

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The video was directed by Kemi Adetiba and stars both Bryan Okwara and Omawumi in the video. Watch:

Make-up: Joyce Jacobs Beauty
Stylist: Bubu Ogisi
Hair: Ola Hair

– See more at: http://www.genevieveng.com/watch-wajes-new-music-video-onye-featuring-tiwa-savage/#sthash.tJkl9A9T.dpufWajes-Onye-BN-Music-July-2014-BellaNaija.com-01-600x446

FORMER DESTINY CHILD MEMBER , FARRAH FRANKLIN ARRESTED

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Former  member of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, Farrah Franklin was reportedly arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning and charged with disorderly conduct, according to TMZ.

Franklin and Michelle Williams joined Destiny’s Child in 1999, replacing LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.

Franklin, who was hired by Beyoncé’s dad and the group’s then manager, Matthew Knowles, remained with the group for a mere five months. She claimed to have learned about her firing via an MTV news report.

Franklin, now an actress, was allegedly booked into the Horry County Detention Center in Conway, South Carolina. According to TMZ, Franklin was cited for disorderly conduct but no further information was provided to them regarding the arrest.

Franklin was released Sunday afternoon after her bond was posted.