Quick Quotes: Jill Scott, Chris Brown and Mindy Kaling

quick2 Quick Quotes: Jill Scott, Chris Brown and Mindy Kaling

“What I see is trying to make sure that everybody thinks you have more than what you actually have. What’s the point if you actually don’t have it? If you don’t have it, then you don’t have it. Have what you have. Enjoy that . . . The craft is everything. Don’t be afraid of not being the wealthiest person in the room. Be the smartest person in the room. Be the slickest person in the room. Be the most creative person in the room. Be the most entertaining person in the room. Just be in the room.”

Jill Scott tells Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club that she is tired of seeing music artists pretend to be something that they’re not

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Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Union, Quvenzhané Wallis & More Honored At Essence’s Black Women In Hollywood Awards

essence11 Oprah Winfrey, Gabrielle Union, Quvenzhané Wallis & More Honored At Essences Black Women In Hollywood Awards

Essence magazine celebrated the achievements Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Gabrielle Union, Mara Brock-Akil, Quvenzhané Wallis and Naomie Harris at its annual Black Women In Hollywood Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday afternoon (February 21).

The event recognizes the ‘Power of Our Presence’ by spotlighting the stellar accomplishments of African-American female performers and creators in film and television.

Experience the event vicariously by clicking through the gallery and by watching the recorded livestream inside.

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Red Carpet Recap: Essence Black Women In Music Event [PHOTOS]

red carpet Red Carpet Recap: Essence Black Women In Music Event [PHOTOS]

Essence saluted Solange Knowles and Lianne La Havas at its 4th Annual Essence Black Women In Music Event. The Lincoln sponsored invitation-only affair was hosted by Essence magazine editor-at-large Emil Wilbekin and last year’s honoree Kelly Rowland.

“Lianne and Solange are the perfect examples of what’s current in music and having Lincoln sponsor an event celebrating these two young progressive African-American women is an honor,” says Lincoln manager of Multicultural Marketing Shawn Thompson.

RELATED: Verdine White Attends The 4th Annual Essence Black Women In Music

“African-American women play an important role in the luxury landscape, and events like these allow us the opportunity to appeal to them while celebrating their creativity and diversity.”

Did you favorite star bring their fashion A-game? Click through to see who dazzled and whose looks fell flat on the purple carpet.

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Tweets Is Watching: Jill Scott Takes A Stroll Down Memory Lane

jill header Tweets Is Watching: Jill Scott Takes A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Tucked behind the warm smile of Jill Scott is a woman with a lot of memories of yesteryear to share. Some as sweet as a sun-ripened peach and others involving crackheads and Crisco, well, nah bruh.

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Star Tracks: Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Tami Roman And More

header1 Star Tracks: Jill Scott, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Tami Roman And More

Drunk Ass Tami put the Boone’s Farm down long enough to enjoy an evening at the theater, Jill Scott and Queen Latifah visit 106 & Park to promote the all-chocolate version of ‘Steel Magnolias’, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon treat their tiny tots to a day at the Santa Monica Pier and more in today’s edition of Star Tracks. Check out the flicks below!

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Jill Scott Is Keeping The Light On For Ya.

jill1 Jill Scott Is Keeping The Light On For Ya.
Miss Jill Scott (pictured above at the Made In America Festival in her native Philly over the weekend) serves ‘diamonds on necklace, di-diamonds on my records’ teas on the October 2012 cover of Essence magazine.

After a failed first marriage, failed engagement to her baby daddy, and the end of her HBO series ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,’ the neo soul diva has finally decided to stick to the rivers and the lakes that she’s used to.

“This is the simplest form of myself,” Jilly tells writer Lola Ogunnaike. In the cover story there’s lots of talk about “the lights coming on” in her life after turning 40 years old. Let’s hope.

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