Jordyn Woods Joins The Red Table Talk To Tell Her Story!!!

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Jordyn Woods shares her story with Jada Pinkett Smith on The Red Table Talk.

Last week, a story broke out that Jordyn Woods and Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend Tristan Thompson allegedly had an affair. Woods has denied all allegations, because of this she has been called a liar by the Kardashian family and the public, along with receiving threatening messages to her and her family. With so much confusion revolving around the story, Woods tries to tell her story. Jada Pinkett Smith has known Jordyn Woods her whole life and has been close with the Kardashian family for sometime. Jada voices that all three families have been impacted by this, but it’s important for Jordyn to let the world know the truth.

After listening to the entire video I have to say I believe Jordyn. Not saying that I can’t be wrong, but everything she says seems like something that could happen to anyone. She doesn’t make up some elaborate story to convince us. It is actually the most basic story. Nothing to question or consider.

We all can agree and Jordyn says it many times that she shouldn’t have allowed herself to follow the other ladies to Tristan’s house. It was inappropriate and she acknowledges that many times.

I do want to explore the comments on her being drunk, as all these blogs feel the need to pick at her for mentioning the alcohol. Let’s be clear, alcohol surfaces a lot of built up energy or feelings that one may have. People are making it seem like she is making an excuse. That isn’t an excuse it’s the truth. She describes her sitting next to Tristan and how their feet touched. Which again is completely inappropriate. This is the only thing that raises a red flag for me. It seems like Jordyn may have had a connection with Tristan before this event. Not something that would cause cheating but a feeling that possibly lingered in the air when their in the room together. Something that neither one of them really acknowledged or possibly just ignored.

Jada Pinkett Smith says it many times that everyone has been in a situation like this or similar. I’m not saying that the Kardashians should forgive her. I’m just saying these kinds of things are more common than not. It doesn’t matter who you are. We just learn from them and move the hell on.

Also when someone tells their story it doesn’t always have to be that they are looking for attention. Sometimes people make mistakes and want to make it known that they made a mistake. It is possible someone can be genuine. Again I don’t know whether Jordyn Woods is lying or not but I won’t dismiss her apology just because people feel she wants attention. If that’s the case no one would come out and say anything they’ve done or been through because unfortunately the world we live in people love scandals that will bring them attention.

For the trollers…with all of the cases of people committing suicide because of bullying its also inappropriate to send someone messages stating things like “That’s why your father deserved to die” and “I hope you die.” This is disgusting and no one should ever speak to someone like that especially not because of an alleged affair. Let’s be frank the Kardashians don’t know half of you who are “defending” them. You aren’t getting your bills paid and you’re not going to become their best friends. You’re just fueling an issue that, when you go home at night, has nothing to do with your real life. Grow Up! These people are hurting and don’t need your petty and childish insults.

The ‘Emancipation of Strong Women’ Event

On January 17, 2019 we OnPointCelebz held a ‘Emancipation of Strong Women’ event to promote wellness and woman empowerment. We had a wonderful turnout with six beautiful women that expressed themselves fully and wholly to establish something about themselves that make them feel empowered. They all came up with a word that represents them as a person. Then they designed a shirt writing OnPoint ‘N’ filling in the blank with their word. The process was the best part of the entire event. What we enjoyed the most about this event is how the women worked together to establish their word. They motivated each other while designing their shirts. The room was full of excitement and respect. Watching these women work together inspiring each other was simply amazing. We will do another event with more beautiful and talented women soon. We were assisted by Jazmyne Brooking Founder and CEO of Refine Entertainment. Below are more picture from the event.

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NEW VIDEO: The Carters – APES**T

The Carters dropped their FIRST joint album Everything Is Love with nine tracks on Tidal with the visual for single “Apes**t”. The footage shows Bey and Jay at the Louvre museum in Paris, including shots of them standing in front of the Mona Lisa painting while wearing pink and mint suits as well as shots of dancers performing in skin-colored tights and crop tops. Two performers appear on the cover of the Everything Is Love album. The video was filmed on location last month, a Tidal rep told E! News. Beyonce sings and raps in the song “Apes**t.” Sample lyrics include, “I can’t believe we made it / This is why we’re thankful” and “Have you ever seen a crowd going apes**t?”

NEW VIDEO: Miguel – R.A.N

With Superfly now in theaters Migual grabs our attention with cinematic video for “R.A.N.” off the original motion picture soundtrack to Superfly.

Produced and curated by Future, the Superfly soundtrack also features appearances from Khalid, H.E.R., Lil Wayne, PARTYNEXTDOOR, 21 Savage, Young Thug, and more.

Drake Bring Together The Degrassi Cast For “I’m Upset” Video

Rapper Drake dropped the music video for “I’m Upset” which displays the reunion of the Degrassi: The Next Generation cast. In the video they all meet up at their high school and party it up. Drake who played Jimmy Brooks on the Canadian TV Show from 2001 to 2009, reunites with 19 his cast members.

Here the list of cast in order of appearance in the video:

Shane Kippel, who played his onscreen best friend Gavin “Spinner” Mason

Lauren Collins played Paige Michalchuk, the queen bee at Degrassi. Before there was a Regina George, there was Paige Michalchuk.

Adamo Ruggiero and Stacey Farber played Marco Del Rossi and Ellie Nash, respectively, joining the cast in season two. Marco spends most of the series struggling to accept his sexuality and getting others around him to do the same, while Ellie deals with a home life in constant turmoil. The two strike up a friendship with Paige to form the best trio since Harry, Ron, and Hermione.

Jake Epstein played musician Craig Manning; he is the boy every girl in school wants, who has to battle some serious inner demons.

Christina Schmidt and Andrea Lewis played Terri MacGregor and Hazel Aden, respectively. Terri is incredibly insecure about her self-image and eventually gets in an abusive relationship. She leaves after the third season, following an assault by her ex-boyfriend. Hazel is the best friend of Paige, who struggles with hiding her Muslim faith from her friends because of facing harassment after 9/11. She eventually decides to live in her truth, as well as dating one Jimmy Brooks later on in the series.

Melissa McIntyre played Ashley Kerwin, another past love of Jimmy Brooks and the “perfect girl” who attracts all the guys. She is hated by quite a few of the Degrassi girls, but Ashley is too busy dealing with her whole drama to bother with all that. We will never forget when Jimmy Brooks has the audacity to call her a slut. She also has a tumultuous relationship with Craig that inspires the classic hit “Mr. Nice Guy.”

Linlyn Lue and Stefan Brogren played Laura Kwan and Archibald “Snake/Archie” Rupert Simpson, respectively. They are both teachers at Degrassi, Kwan for English and Archie for Media Immersions. Kwan is known for being strict AF, whereas Archie is a lot looser. Archie goes on to become the principal and has to tighten the reins a little more. Brogren actually portrayed Archie in the original Degrassi in the ’80s, thus making Archie an official alumnus of Degrassi Junior High and High School.

Marc Donato and Dalmar Abuzeid portrayed Derek Haig and Daniel “Danny” Van Zandt, respectively. They are basically everyone’s annoying little brothers.

A.J. Saudin played Connor DeLaurier, Archie’s godson who struggles with social situations as a result of his having Asperger’s syndrome. He ends up joining the football team and becoming valedictorian of the class of 2014.

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes played Jay and Silent Bob Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes. The two come in the final three episodes of season four as exaggerated versions of themselves who are filming a fictional film at Degrassi.two come in the final three episodes of season four as exaggerated versions of themselves who are filming a fictional film at Degrassi.

Miriam McDonald and Cassie Steele played the unforgettable Emma Nelson and Manny Santos, respectively. They are an unstoppable duo who battle sexism, eating disorders, unplanned pregnancies, and terrible decisions in boyfriends together. They are the definition of BFFL.

Nina Dobrev and Sarah Barrable-Tishauer coming in during season six, Dobrev portrayed Mia Jones, a teenage mother who just wants to model. She eventually leaves to pursue a career in Paris and somehow gets waylaid by some vampire brothers in Virginia, USA. Barrable-Tishauer played Liberty Van Zandt, who never lets anything get in her way, even teenage pregnancy and losing her partner. She is and will always be a genius baddie.

Ephraim Ellis, who played Rick Murray the infamous schoolmate who shoots Jimmy and paralyzes him during season four.

Jake Goldsbie portrayed Toby Isaacs, stepbrother of Ashley Kerwin. He is also best friends with J.T. Yorke.

Paula Brancati portrayed Jane Vaughn, a transfer from Degrassi’s rival school Lakehurst Secondary School and aunt to Mia’s daughter, Isabella.

Below is the full video…Enjoy!!! 😊😊😊

Kofi Siriboe Brings Awareness To Mental Health in Black Communities

Actor Kofi Siriboe from film Girls Trip and TV Series Queen Sugar has created a documentary called What the Fuck Is Mental Health? tackling the unrecognized issues of mental illness in black communities. In the short documentary a group of young Black speak on their personal experience with mental health and how they have overcome.

Siriboe expressed to Huffington Post about being inspired to make a documentary dealing with mental health:

Making WTF Is Mental Health? Has been a part of the healing process for me, one I’m still exploring. It’s the combination piece to Jump, a short film I made after a mentor and a big brother figure died by suicide, just before I got the call that I’d then cast in Queen Sugar. I started working on this beautiful, emotional show and felt how liberating it was to channel my fears into art. As I began to mold Jump, I realize the true conversation I was craving centered on young black people who are figuring out this mental health thing, too.

He also explains that he wants Black people to express themselves:

Everybody doesn’t have that language and doesn’t understand that there is a community or world out there of people who are dealing with similar things, so I really want to explore what it is and what it means to us. A lot of our project is just asking questions, and I think with the questions they’re able to give us answers and able to define these definitions for ourselves rather than what we are accustomed to being told.

It is no secret that Black people have a hard time expressing themselves. It is however difficult for many people to understand WHY Black people have such a hard time expressing themselves. This documentary is just the beginning of a well needed discussion on mental health in black communities.

Maroon 5 Displays Women Empowerment In “Girls Like You” Video

Maroon 5 released a video for Girls Like You that displays a great deal of respect to women. He sings in a studio as women from all walks of life dance around him and sing along to his song.

In the song Adam Levine sings:

Spent 24 hours
I need more hours with you
You spent the weekend
Getting even, ooh ooh
We spent the late nights
Making things right, between us
But now it’s all good baby
Roll that Backwood baby
And play me close
‘Cause girls like you
Run around with guys like me
‘Til sundown, when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah
Girls like you
Love fun, yeah me too
What I want when I come through
I need a girl like you, yeah yeah

Here are a list of women that featured in the video:

Camila Cabello (recording artist/songwriter)

Phoebe Robinson (Comedian/Actress/Writer)

Aly Raisman (Gymnast/two-time Olympian)

Sarah Silverman (Comedian/Actress)

Gal Gadot (Actress)

Lily Singh (YouTube personality/Vlogger/Author/Actress)

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh (Author/Media Entrepreneur)

Trace Lysette (Actress/Producer/Activist)

Tiffany Haddish (Comedian/Actress),

Angy Rivera (Activist/Writer)

Franchesca Ramsey (Comedian/Activist/YouTube Personality)

Millie Bobbie Brown (Actress)

Ellen DeGeneres (Comedian/Television Host/Actress/Writer/Producer/Activist)

Cardi B (Recording artist/Producer)

Jennifer Lopez (Recording artist/Songwriter/Actress/Dancer/Television Host/Producer)

Chloe Kim (Snowboarder/Olympian)

Alex Morgan (Soccer player/Olympian/FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion)

Mary J. Blige (Recording artist/Songwriter/Record Producer/Actress)

Beanie Feldstein (Actress)

Jackie Fielder (Activist)

Danica Patrick (Race Car Driver)

Ilhan Omar (Politician/Activist)

Elizabeth Banks (Actress/Director/Producer)

Ashley Graham (Model) 

Rita Ora (Recording artist/ Actress)

Behati Prinsloo (Model)

NEW VIDEO: Migos ft. Drake – Walk It Talk It 

Today rap trio Migos released the visual for a “Walk it Talk It” featuring the rapper Drake from the Culture II album. The video is directed by Daps and Quavo and produced by Sarah Lacombe.
The first scene opens up on the set of the soul train called ‘culture ride’ with actor,singer and songwriter Jamie Foxx introducing Migos. Everyone is dressed in 70’s attire. They were lined up, like the temptations, in sink with each other killing us with the moves…lol Meanwhile the audience is playing games and starting a soul train line. 

I the video. I like how they got their lyrics to match with not only the setting but their moves. It’s SUPER cute!!! OnPoint!!! 💋

(Full Interview) Torrei Hart talks about Hair Care and Comedy

O: Can you describe yourself in three words?
T: I definitely can, I would have to say funny, happy and spiritual.
O: When did you first fall in love with screenwriting? Where did you get your inspiration from?
T: Oh screenwriting! You know what, I never fell in love with screenwriting (Chuckles) Im not a screenwriter.
O: I’m sorry! Online it says you wrote and produced ‘Victims of Circumstances’
T: I did write it…but I don’t consider myself a screenwriter to be honest with you. I have…you know what, I guess maybe I should take that back.
O: (Chuckles)
T: Now that you said it. I have written two scripts. So it hilarious that I just said that. Screenwriting I would have to say is not a passion of mine, but it is something I did do. I connected with a friend of mine. [We both came up with the ‘Victim of Circumstances’ idea because we were both from philly at the time] which was a short film. We just wanted to do something that gave back to the community. That’s actually how that happened. I guess it was more so of a piece that we wanted to put positive energy into the universe. For the city of Philadelphia…based on an incident that happened in philly…I did write a project called “Relation Trip” that I never even released. [People] don’t really know about that. That was something…I wrote years ago. Its so funny Charmaine’s on the line and she’s actually one of the people that was [my inspiration]. Now that I’m thinking about it, and that was from years ago…Do you remember that Charmaine?
C:I do Torri. You know what you just said it and [I’m thinking] SHIT! [that needs to go out] its funny! (giggling)
T: But I write my own comedy materials. I do get help with that, people get help with everything. I’ve definitely written sketches, but screenwriter (Thinking) I’ve only done two. I don’t necessarily know if that makes me a screenwriter. I’ve written but I don’t know if I’m a screenwriter.
O: You know what, I just found out that once you’ve touched it once, that’s what you do (Laughing)
T: Oh Okay!
O: Once you’ve touched it once, your a screenwriter. (Laughing)
T: Well I did write in final draft. So I know that much. I know you have to do the outline
(Laughing)
O: When did you first launch your hair care line “Heavenly Hart” by Nzari and how has the business grown since then?
T: Well it actually launched last year in 2017. The end of July actually. It’s something that’s dear to me of course, because it was inspired by Heaven, my daughter. It’s really grown. For it to not even be a year old, and were already in stores in Atlanta, New York [and] on Amazon. We’re actually in the process right now of you getting into the stores in Los Angeles. So I would say that it’s really grown, at a great pace. Everything takes time. I’m in no rush for it to turn into a fortune 500 company, right away, but I do know that one day it will be and I’m looking forward to seeing that process, but right now, I would say it has grown at a good pace. I’m happy with the way [growth] right now.
O: What is something you would say to the younger generation about self-appreciation, when it comes to hair their hair?
T: You know, I would say be happy with what God gave you. Sometimes we envy, or we look at others. [We] wish we had what they have. Instead of embracing our own beauty and understand that you were made in God’s image. You were made to be exactly who you are. And nine times out of ten, the person that you’re envious of, they don’t even like what they have. I know growing up I used to want curly hair. My father has different hair than me. I used to love my dad’s hair because I thought it was beautiful. His sisters had a different texture, it was curly, and I like that but then I had to realize. As they got older, their hair started to thin out quicker than my hair texture. Not only that, I look back and say you know what, I’m appreciative of what God gave me. I do have thicker hair. My hair is not thinning in the middle and it is not doing stuff that [their hair is doing because they are getting older]. I would just have to say, appreciate what you got because the person you maybe envious of [may want what you have]. Just appreciate what God gave you. [Main Point]
O: Its funny you say that because I encounter a lot of people, even Caucasian people come up to me and say, “I wish I had curly hair”, because I can’t do anything with it.
T: And you know what’s so funny? that’s happened to me too. As Black Women we don’t realize the [amount] of [styles] we can do, and that’s why I say appreciate what you have. Really, we’re the ones changing the game, they mimic us. They do the braids, they do the weaves, they do things that we’re doing. We set the trend.

O: Did you enjoy being apart of the “Atlanta Exes” cast? Would you do reality television again?
T: I did, reality tv was fun for me and I would defiantly do reality tv again. Some people try to give reality tv a bad rep. I don’t see it as being a bad thing. I was able to launch a company from [it]. I was able to get product in Walmart and Kroger. It had a big impact because they did see me on TV. That’s how I was pitching my meeting, “Listen, I’m on television. I can make this product grow”. So, when that happened for me, I knew the power of reality TV. I also was able to help people out when I did reality TV. I was making a different type of money, I was able to hire different people and get them jobs. [That being said] if you look at anything, instead of [being focused] on the negatives and understand its just entertainment. You will have a different appreciation for it. I LOVE reality TV and I would be open to definitely doing [it again].
O: I agree! I’ve interviewed a far share of reality stars and as soon as the show airs it’s the third episode they launch so many things. They start nonprofits, Organizations, companies, and we don’t know that because that’s not what the TV show tells us. That [causing] people to have a negative image of it for whatever reason, and you don’t know the good things that their doing.
T: Yeah! You know reality TV, they love the drama, that drama is what keeps people tuned in. That’s like with any situation, you have the good and the bad. If you don’t have the bad, you won’t have the good. Like I said [before] its entertainment. A lot of people that watch reality TV are trying to forget about their boring Monday. Its like a soap opera. My mother and my grandmother use to watch the soaps. There would be Dynasty and all the other soap operas and that was the reality TV back in the day. Just entertainment. I think people get too caught up in it, its not that serious its just entertainment.

O: When did you know you wanted to be a comedian? And how is your first tour going?
T: Well I’ve actually been a comedian my entire life. I was always the one in the family entertaining my family. High school I got class clown, I was like “Wow is that how my classmates see me?”. I was always pranking the teachers. I was the one leading the mischief stuff that was going on. That was always my personality and my character. That’s why my classmates voted me the class clown. In high school I didn’t see it as a good thing cause I’m like “I’m not no clown” but now looking back, I’m like “Okay it makes sense”. I pretty much knew when I was seven years old I was going to be in the entertainment industry. I would tell my mom and dad, “I’m going to be in Hollywood. I’m going to be in movies. I’m going to be on tv I’m going to be a star”. [Me and my parents] were living in north Philadelphia. That wasn’t their world they would say, “Yeah whatever!”. They didn’t know the first thing about Hollywood. So when I would say stuff like that to them they would just say okay. I can tell you I’ve always known since I was a little girl, that my dreams and goals [were going to happen].
O: It funny you say that, because I tell my family the same thing. I’ve been writing screenplays for forever. There nothing else I can do. I don’t know if I’m good at anything else. The entertainment industry is me and I can’t see myself doing anything else.
T: And you have to stick to that. I didn’t have a plan B, I went to the military, but I don’t have a plan B. That’s it, I don’t have a college degree. I don’t have a skill other than entertainment, so this is what I now I’m supposed to be doing.
O: What advice would you give to young people trying to pursue a career in the entertainment industry?
T: The main thing it is not easy. Understand entertainment is not easy at all. The way that I did it, I would not recommend it. I would recommend going to school. Do training, at least, in what you want to do because everything I’ve been doing is self-taught. I took some classes, but I bought a whole lot of books and just read a lot. Which is my journey, that works for me but I would say [youth] coming up now, GO TO SCHOOL!…whether Harvard or Juilliard performing art school. Try to do a preforming arts school at least because I feel like that would have helped me. Would I change my journey? No, I would not! For the [younger] generation I would say make sure your getting some formal training.
O: Where do you see yourself in the next five years? And the next ten years?
T: I don’t know! I say this because I had my whole twenties planned out. I didn’t want to have my first kid until 35. I said my career [needs to be] on track. I’m going to be on a hit tv show. I’m going to have movies under my belt. I still wanted to be married. As soon as I hit 35, I’m going to take it slow. We were going to plan for a baby. When I tell you, I had…I thought I had everything planned out, figured out. But nothing went according to plan. Well looking back I’m like, how did I think that was going to happen when I was partying all the time. That wasn’t going to happen. My thirties is when I really started getting super super serious. I was taking classes in Hollywood, and I was studying with coaches. I would get parts [here and there]. Actually booked a few commercials, but I wasn’t as serious as I was once I got into my thirties. Now I’m so focused nothing can stop me. Were ever God leads me, I trust his journey. I trust that I’m on the right path. I will say I see myself very successful, but as far as is it on tv? Movies? I don’t know and I’m not putting pressure on myself. Sometimes you just have to let it unfold the ways it unfolds. I do know I will be successful, but I’m not exactly sure how…There’s goals and you can set goals for yourself. I will say this, I did set goals for myself. I set a goal to have a perfect twenty minute comedy set in six months. I’m already on track with that. Now what happens [after] that goal, I don’t know, but goals like that, you can set for yourself. To say I’m going to be a big movie star in five years…I don’t know. I can put that into the universe and hope for that but I’m okay with setting the goals for myself and working toward those things, and let everything else manifest the way its supposed to happen. God had put something in me, that I was born with. I don’t believe God would put that in me and not let me succeed. I don’t believe that at all.
O: What do you want your legacy to be?
T: More than anything she was always a positive person that uplifted people. There’s so many things I want to accomplish, that the world doesn’t know I want to do. Goals that I want to accomplish, and I don’t necessarily share those things, because I don’t think its time to share those things yet, but I will say every time I come in touch with someone, I try to leave a positive impression on those people. Someone feeling down I try to uplift them. I recently was in New York City doing stuff with Heavenly Heart. A lot of men came out and I was shocked [with the amount] of men that came out. I had conversations with men and one-man broke downing crying to me and I just started praying with this man. Started talking to him, lifting him just trying to let him see that the moment he’s in is temporary moment, you will get your happiness back. This is a temporary moment that you have to go through and you have to fight for what you want. I would just want people to look at me as [woman] that was positive and tried to uplift instead of being negative and breaking people.

O: Are you apart of or do you have your own nonprofit organization?
T: I actually have one with my sister. Its called SOAR and it stands for Starting Over Again Ready. Right now, we just haven’t been too active with it because of my schedule and her schedule but we have already created that. It’s a nonprofit that gives back to women. The vision we have for that is helping women that go through relationship issues to women starting to get back into the work force and there can be women that been married four times. They were married to someone that took care of everything and the relationship fell apart and now they don’t know where to turn to. So, that is something we have been doing. I do give back. I give back to organization, I give back to churches. I help a lot of people on the low. Some people go around saying they’re going to feed the homeless. I do it all the time its not a big deal. You would be surprised to the people that I have given back to. I don’t speak about it because I don’t think its necessary it [reflect] in my life meaning I’m doing something right. When it comes to SOAR people will know when its updated. I just don’t think right now is the time for that to be the main focus.
O: Is there anything going on that you would like you put fans to know about?
T: Right now, I’m on my “Bold and Boujee” tour with comedian Malek S. and we’re about to go on a five-city tour. I will be announcing that very soon. I’m going very hard with my comedy, I have films that are out right now on DVD in stores at Walmart, BestBuy. One is called “But Deliver Us From Evil” by director outside of Philadelphia Joshua Coates. [Cast Include] Eric Roberts, Pooch Hall, Alice Rose. The second film is a faith-based film that is very dear to my heart because allowed me to take real life emotions and put it into this character. Its called “Resolution Song” by director Antonio D. James. [This] film is actually out right now, on demand and in stores. [Cast include] Lester Speight, Ella Joyce, Kenneth Slocum. It’s a great piece and it actually Will Smiths company, Smith Media Global is the distribution company behind that. That’s a project I’m proud of. Eventually their work on getting it on television and other places as well.

WINNERS Of The 2018 NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding Actress In Motion Picture – OCTAVIA SPENCER (Gifted)Outstanding Actor In Comedy Series -ANTHONY ANDERSON (Black-ish)Outstanding Actress In Drama Series – TARAJI. P HENSON (Empire) Outstanding Actress In Comedy Series – TRACEE ELLIS ROSS (Black-ish)

Outstanding Actor In Drama Series – OMARI HARDWICK (Power)

Outstanding Comedy Series – Black-ish

Chairman Award – WILLIAM LUCY

Outstanding Documentary (Television) – “THE 44th PRESIDENT: IN HIS OWN WORDS”

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special – The New Edition Story

Outstanding Talk Series – The Real

Outstanding Writing In Motion Picture (Film) – JORDAN PEELE (Get Out)

Outstanding New Artist – SZA

Outstanding Directing In A Dramatic Series – CARL FRANKLIN (13 Reasons Why)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series – JOE MORTON (Scandal)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series – JAY ELLIS (Insecure)

Outstanding Jazz Album – SOMI (Afrique)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In Comedy Series – MARSAI MARTIN (Black-ish)

Outstanding Performance By A Youth (Series, special, Television Movie, or Limited-Series) – CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

Outstanding Female Artist – MARY J. BLIGE

Outstanding Children’s Program – DOC MCSTUFFINS

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture – TIFFANY HADDISH (Girl’s Trip)

Outstanding Directing In A Television Movie Or Special – ALLEN HUGHES (The Defiant Ones)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture – IDRIS ELBA (Thor: Ragnarok)

Outstanding Host In A Talk Or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual Or Ensemble – ROLAND MARTIN

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture – Detroit

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition – THE MANNS

Outstanding Literary Work – CHILDREN – LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY

Outstanding Supporting Actress In Drama Series – NATURI NAUGHTON (Power)

Outstanding Director In A Motion Picture – JORDAN PEELE (Get Out)

Outstanding Writing In A Drama Series – GINA PRINCE- BYTHEWOOD (Shots Fired)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) – Unsung

Outstanding Literacy Work – Poetry – INCENDIARY ART: POEMS – PATRICIA SMITH

Outstanding Variety Or Game Show (Series or Special) – LIP SYNC BATTLE

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary) – GREENLEAF SOUNDTRACK

Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series – JANINE BARROIS (Claws – Batsh*t)

Outstanding Literacy Work – Debut Author – STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS (No One Is Coming To Save Us)

Outstanding Host In A Reality Competition, Game Show Or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble – LL COOL J (lip sync battle)

Outstanding Literacy Work – Fiction – THE ANNOTATED AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKTALE

Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series – ANTON CROPPER (Black-ish)

Outstanding Character VoiceOver Performance (Television or Film) – TIFFANY HADDISH (Legends Of Chamberlain Heights)

Outstanding Documentary (FILM) – STEP

Outstanding Song (Traditional) – BRUNO MARS (That’s What I Like)

Outstanding Actor In A Television Movie, Limited-Series Or Dramatic Special – IDRIS ELBA (Guerrilla)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album – BRUNO MARS (That’s What I Like)

Outstanding Literacy Work – Youth/Teens – CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND

Outstanding Writer In A Television Movie Or Special – ABDUL WILLIAMS (The New Edition Story)

Outstanding Literacy Work (Biography/Autobiography) – BEING MS.BURTON FROM PRISON TO RECOVERY TO LEADING THE FIGHT FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN

Outstanding Album – DAMN (Kendrick Lamar)

Outstanding Actress In A Television Movie, Limited-Series Or Dramatic Special – QUEEN LATIFAH (Flint)

Outstanding Literacy Work (Nonfiction) – DEFINED MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY: READING BETWEEN THE LINES

Outstanding Literacy Work (Instructional) – THE AWAKEN WOMAN: REMEMBERING AND REIGNING OUR SACRED DREAMS

Outstanding Male Artist – BRUNO MARS

Outstanding Duo, Group Or Collection – KENDRICK LAMAR FT. RIHANNA – Loyalty

Outstanding Song – Contemporary – Humble (Kendrick Lamar)