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Legend Shirley Caesar Honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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The Reigning Queen of Gospel, Shirley Caesar was honored in a jubilant celebration in Hollywood on Tuesday June 28th, as her trailblazing music career was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Honored in the category of Recording, Shirley Caesar’s star was unveiled in front of the Fonda Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard, with Pastor Caesar joined by world-renowned artists Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin as guest speakers, and Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Leron Gubler as the emcee, who also declared it “Shirley Caesar Day” in Hollywood during the ceremony.

Sharing this momentous occasion before a packed crowd of family, friends, peers and fans, the Gospel Hall of Fame icon and newly-minted Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipient took the stage, giving an inspiring, energetic and humorous speech.

Providing powerful words of encouragement that remain a hallmark of her longtime worldwide music ministry, with joyful gratitude Pastor Caesar declared:

I honor the Lord for this wonderful privilege….I feel as if I’m in a beautiful fairytale. Who wouldn’t serve a God like this? One who keeps blessing and showing you that your latter can be greater than your former. Been through the storm and the rain, but it’s alright, it’s ok. I made it!”

Marking her 50th anniversary as a solo artist in a music career spanning over 60 years and over 40 albums, Caesar continues to hit the road with her new hit album FILL THIS HOUSE, including TV performances on “Good Day LA” and “Tavis Smiley” on PBS, as well as preaching at home church Mt. Calvary Word of Faith Church in Raleigh, NC.  Released on June 3rd, FILL THIS HOUSE spent two consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart upon its debut, garnering critical acclaim in 11 tracks delivering hope, unifying love and impactful ministry on songs such as “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” (feat. Anthony Hamilton), “Mother Emanuel,” “Prayer Changes Things,” and more.

Watch Shirley Caesar’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony at:

www.walkoffame.com

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Essence Fest 2015: The 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards hosted by Terrance J & Keke Palmer [Photos]

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During this year’s Essence Music Festival, celebs hit the gold carpet for the 12th Annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

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The lively annual event hosted by Terrance J. and Keke Palmer took place during EMF weekend to recognize exceptional leaders who make positive contributions within the African-American community.

The 2015 Honorees were:

 

Community Service Youth Award (CCYA) Recipients: 

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Others in attendance were: B.o.B, Sevyn Streeter, Yolanda Adams, Amber Riley, Smokie Norful, Johnathan McReynolds, Andra Day, Raheem DeVaughn, Dee-1, Avery Sunshine, Avant, Flex & Shanice, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner and more.

[Photos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL) & Peter G. Frost]

Check out more photos below…

-(@GabrielofSFPL)

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FLY Performances: Trey Songz, Pharrell, Usher, Nicki Minaj, August Alsina & More Perform At The 2014 BET Awards

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The BET Awards is the one time a year #Blacktwitter all comes together as collective unit to praise and definitely shade their favorite artists and celebrities. The 2014 Bet Awards definitely didn’t let us down giving us plenty of moments to talk about at the water cooler at work on Monday. 

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2011 B.E.T. Honors Performances…

In case you missed it…here are the performances from the 2011 B.E.T. Honors event…