Tiffany Haddish, Samuel L. Jackson To Present At NBA Awards

Turner Sports and the NBA today announced the star-studded lineup of film, television and sports presenters for the 2019 NBA Awards presented by Kia on TNT – Monday, June 24, at 9 p.m. ET.

Award-winning and critically acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson, comedian, actress and producer Tiffany Haddish, and NBA on TNT analyst and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley will take the stage at the third annual NBA Awards along with comedian and host Hasan Minhaj, critically acclaimed actor and producer Justin Hartley, writer, producer and actress Issa Rae, WNBA Champion and NBA TV analyst Candace Parker, supermodel and entrepreneur Ashley Graham and comedian Amanda Seales.



 Additionally, Marv Albert will serve as the live show announcer, models Jesse Conrad and Hilary Cruz will serve as trophy presenters and DJ Kiss will provide the musical backdrop for the night, taking place at Barker Hangar in Los Angeles.

The 2019 NBA Awards on TNT – hosted by Shaquille O’Neal – will honor the league’s top performers from the 2018-19 NBA season, including the exclusive unveiling of the Kia NBA MVP, Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award, among others. The night will once again feature current and former NBA players, coaches and celebrity attendees.

As previously announced, basketball icons Larry Bird and Magic Johnson will be co-recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts will receive the Sager Strong Award, presented annually to an individual who has been a trailblazer while exemplifying courage, faith, compassion and grace.



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President Trump to Present Tiger Woods With Presidential Medal of Freedom

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says he will present Tiger Woods with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Woods won his fifth Masters title Sunday, overcoming personal and professional adversity to once more claim the green jacket.

Trump tweeted Monday that he spoke to Woods and congratulated him on “the great victory” and “to inform him that because of his incredible Success & Comeback in Sports (Golf) and, more importantly, LIFE, I will be presenting him with the PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL OF FREEDOM!”

Trump didn’t say when a ceremony will be held. The medal is the nation’s highest honor for a civilian.

The president is an avid golfer who played a round with Woods at Trump’s golf club in Jupiter, Florida, in February. He watched the Masters from his Virginia golf club on Sunday.

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Black Enterprise will present its inaugural SOAR! Empowerment Series of events, which will kick off in Atlanta on April 6, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Inspired by The New York Times best-selling book SOAR! Build Your Vision From The Ground Up by T. D. Jakes, SOAR is a one-day event business series produced by Black Enterprise in partnership with T.D.J. Enterprises L.L.P. SOAR is designed to be the perfect opportunity for those seeking to maximizing their earning power, gaining optimal health, and creating multigenerational wealth.

“SOAR Empowerment event programming was specifically designed to equip participants with a vision for their health and prosperity, and a flight plan to reach their destinations,” said Black Enterprise President and CEO, Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. “These events are for those who are ready to take immediate action to get their dreams off the ground to create multigenerational wealth.”

SOAR attendees will leave the event with an action plan for acquiring assets, building personal and household net worth, and building real, measurable wealth. SOAR will provide access to career and business opportunities with high earning potential that can fuel long-term wealth creation for attendees.

“I wrote SOAR as a how-to-guide for those individuals desiring to give flight to their dreams but not knowing how to takeoff,” said T.D. Jakes.  “The SOAR series is the transformational master class that delves into the heart of business success strategies with unprecedented access to the mindsets, lifestyles and workstyles of some of the foremost leaders and influencers in the game today.”

SOAR will welcome high-powered sessions on critical life and career topics such as How to Monetize your Business Idea, Talent, or Passion; Maximizing Your Earning Power; and How to Design a Nutrition Plan that Works for You, just to name a few. Get the education, resources, and connections you need to boost your personal net worth and income growth for years to come at SOAR!

Confirmed speakers include:

  • D. Jakes, CEO, TDJ Enterprises L.L.P.
  • Earl “Butch” Graves Jr., CEO, Black Enterprise
  • Ash Cash, Chief Financial Educator, MindRight Management
  • Koereyelle DuBose, Transformational Speaker, WERK PRAY SLAY
  • Charreah Jackson, Corporate facilitator, career coach & author
  • Lamar Tyler, Creator, Traffic, Sales and Profits


To register and find out more information, visit

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Interested press should contact Johann Alleyne-Morris at 212-886-9598 or



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Trump again hits Fed on rate rises; says U.S. firms present buying opportunity

President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated that the U.S. Federal Reserve was raising interest rates too quickly but added that U.S. companies were “the greatest in the world” and presented a “tremendous” buying opportunity for investors.

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Ryan Reynolds Gave a Fellow Expert Troll the Perfect Present

Ryan Reynolds has kicked the holiday season off by gifting a fellow expert troll with an early Christmas present.

After Twitter user @AGuyInChair, who owns the web domains and, changed those URLs to redirect visitors to 20th Century Fox’s website for the Deadpool movies following the release of the Avengers: Endgame trailer, Deadpool himself decided to show his gratitude with a gift.

@AGuyInAChair took to Twitter on Friday to share photos of the Aviation Gin case —and accompanying gifts inside — that he received from Reynolds. However, he also noted that he was ready to trade Reynold’s offerings to accomplish his original goal of finagling tickets to the Avengers: Endgame premiere.

“Package from @VancityReynolds just arrived! Wow! This thing is beautiful!!! And I will trade it immediately for 2 tickets to the premiere! Any takers?” he wrote, adding, “Holy crap! There’s stuff inside too! (These have got to be worth two tickets, right?) They’re from Canada! Or a Canadian at the very least!!”

But Reynolds clearly wasn’t fazed by @AGuyInAChair’s response. “This isn’t to say I’m proud of what you did,” he replied. “Just that I happen to love you.”

Entertainment – TIME


Meghan Markle Makes Surprise Appearance at the 2018 Fashion Awards to Present to Clare Waight Keller

The British Fashion Council’s 2018 Fashion Awards, held on Monday evening at London’s Royal Albert Hall, haven’t exactly been chock-full of surprises: Gucci won Brand of the Year (well, duh), while Virgil Abloh for Off-White won the Urban Luxe Award (double-duh) for the second year in a row. But …

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Watch Andrew Lincoln’s ‘TWD’ Costars (Past and Present!) Say Goodbye

Moving on is hard to do – but the cast of The Walking Dead couldn’t be more grateful for the time they had with Andrew Lincoln. The actor, who has played Rick Grimes since the show’s debut in 2010, will make his final appearance on the drama on Sunday, November 4. Ahead of the episode, the cast – both present and past – filmed a goodbye video for the 45-year-old star.

Scott Wilson, who filmed his return cameo on The Walking Dead before his death at the age of 76 on October 6, opened the video, getting emotional the moment he said Lincoln’s name. “I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Lincoln once more so that was really a great day for me,” he said in the video. Wilson appeared in 32 episodes of the show as Hershel, Maggie’s dad, and was killed in season 4.

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Andrew Lincoln on The Walking Dead. AMC

He wasn’t the only past star who appeared in the video. Sonequa Martin-Green, who portrayed Sasha for five years on the show, also chimed in. “To see someone who has that level of excellence and maintains that level of excellence, brings it out in you,” she said. Michael Cudlitz (Abraham), Chad Coleman (Tyreese) and Lennie James (Morgan) also took part in the video.

One of the most touching moments in the video were the remarks made by Danai Gurira, who plays the badass Michonne, who happens to be Rick’s girlfriend. “He’s the sort of leader who is like, ‘I want the story to open up for others,’” she said. “I really do think he’s the best leading man on television, and I haven’t worked with everybody but I just believe that.”

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Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus on The Walking Dead. AMC

The video ends with a comment from Steven Yeun, who portrayed Glenn Rhee in the series and was killed during the season 7 premiere. “I keep racking my brain to figure out something to say and every single thing kind of fails that,” he said. “So, all I really wanna say is, ‘Andy, I love you.’”

The Walking Dead airs on AMC Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.

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