Celebrity Contributors

Egypt Sherrod

Awwwwww how amazing is @Essence ? I appreciate that they have been watching my journey and gave me the platform to talk to families about this very serious complication.


I had the pleasure of speaking with @EgyptSaidSo about giving birth to her miracle baby at 42 and how women can have it all! Check out the Q&A with @Essence https://t.co/Q8OiaLWeJl

Thank you @claudiaharmata and @deirdredurkan for the article. 😘😘

Awww thank you @people magazine for highlighting the Jackson clan and allowing me to share my postpartum scare with other people as a warning.


When @EgyptSaidSo was contacted by a furloughed government employee who received an eviction notice, she knew she had to do something:

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Egypt Sherrod is a television, radio personality, author, speaker and home space expert. With over 14 years as a REALTOR, Egypt Sherrod has been named “America’s most beloved real estate agent” as host of HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins” & “Property Virgins”. She’s made recurring appearances as the real estate “go-to girl” on NBC’s Today Show, CNBC, FOX, CNN, HLN as well as being featured in Rolling Stone, Black Enterprise, Fast Company, Time Out New York and a host of other magazines. Egypt is the author of the Best-Selling “Keep Calm…It’s Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide To Buying A Home,” on Running Press/Perseus Books.

Licensed in two states, Egypt is also the real estate columnist for Atlanta Magazine & Atlanta Magazine’s HOME Edition. A powerhouse speaker and moderator, Egypt hosted the stage at Oprah’s “The Life You Want Tour”, and countless business conferences. As a 20-year award-winning radio personality, Egypt has been syndicated in more than 60 cities throughout the USA. Known for her dynamic mix of sass and class, Egypt has landed notable interviews with A-listers such as Oprah Winfrey, Prince, Leonardo DiCaprio, Beyonce’, Jamie Foxx, Tyler Perry, Martin Scorsese, the late James Brown and countless others. She was most recently heard on WBLS in NYC and Atlanta radio station, WVEE.

In 2008 Egypt founded The Egypt Cares Family Foundation which is a non-profit dedicated to financial empowerment and awareness. The main focus of the organization is to educate both men and women about the importance of wealth preservation and home ownership. The foundation’s work has been very successful, earning her many praises including the Mission Award from WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network) and several Proclamations from Brooklyn President Marty Markowitz for her “Egypt Cares Give Back Tour,” an annual coat and toy drive. Egypt has also received the Humanitarian Citation from the Borough of New York, State Assembly Citation as a Humanitarian and Community Advocate, as well as the New York City Council Citation for Community Service.

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Bow Wow

San Antonio TX- March 29th
Bow Wow’s 32nd birthday bash at “Live Ultra Lounge” RSVP NOW! #cirocboybow🔵 #ad

Bow Wow shuts down Dc and Baltimore for his 32nd b day bash!


Albuquerque NM- March 16th Bow Wow takes over “Leo’s Bar” for his 32nd b day bash! ARRIVE EARLY!!!

Keep New Zealand 🇳🇿 in our prayers! God Bless

Just announced- San Diego CA March 21st Bow Wow 32nd bday bash at “Phantom Thursdays” RSVP NOW!!! “

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Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil’ Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor and television host. As Lil’ Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog, in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag in 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using “Lil'” in his name. As of September 27, 2015, Bow Wow has signed a management deal to Bad Boy Records.

Bow Wow made his first movie appearance in All About the Benjamins, in 2002 as a cameo. In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike. He later began to undertake lead roles in movies, such as Johnson Family Vacation in 2004 and Roll Bounce in 2005. He also played a supporting role in the film The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Bow Wow also appeared in five episodes of the television series Entourage, and starred as Brody Nelson in CSI: Cyber until the show’s cancelation in 2016.

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Taraji P. Henson

I am moved to TEARS by this unbelievably moving, culturally relevant and currently necessary film “THE BEST OF ENEMIES”. We MUST SUPPORT THIS MOVEMENT AND THIS MOVIE! #Sponsored #EvenIfItwasn’tI’dStillPost

In order to inspire change, you need to start listening. @TheRealTaraji and Sam Rockwell star in #TheBestOfEnemies – in theaters April 5.

It was raining divas at our last show in Chicago. Thank you @TherealTaraji, @MariahCarey and @IAMJHUD for coming to Madea's Farewell Tour. And thank you Chicago! Madea got her start at the Regal Theater on the south side almost 20 years ago... continued: https://t.co/nYw91hjbEw

Apr 3: Don't miss #GoldenGlobe-winning actress @TherealTaraji and writer-director-producer Robin Bissell for an exclusive pre-release screening of @BestEnemiesFilm about Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in the 1970's. Tickets on sale now: https://t.co/jNFIcJDx3Z

I am still on set 😫😫😫. How is the show @EmpireFOX 💋💋💋

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Taraji Penda Henson (/təˈrɑːdʒi/ tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress, singer and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.

Henson has also had an extensive and successful career in television in series such as The Division, Boston Legal and Eli Stone. In 2011, Henson starred in the Lifetime Television film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, which earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest, for which she won an NAACP Image Award. Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel. In 2015, she began starring as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She also won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards, in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world. That year, she released a New York Times best selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl. Also that year, she received praise for her starring role as Katherine Johnson in the critically acclaimed drama film Hidden Figures, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Stevie Williams (born December 17, 1979) is an African American professional skateboarder and was included in the twenty-seventh position of the “30 Most Influential Skaters of All Time” list that was compiled by Transworld Skateboarding in late 2011.

Taye Diggs

Y'all, @centerstage_md just announced their upcoming season and I'm here. for. it.

@quiarahudes! @TayeDiggs! POC! Women! Important stories! Baltimore! (CC: @CS_Dramaturgy) https://t.co/U0tD5YbOI0

Sometimes you need to lie to protect those you love. Stream the latest #AllAmerican NOW: https://t.co/PwvGNFMTwv

Everything seems fine on the surface. Stream the latest #AllAmerican: https://t.co/PwvGNFMTwv

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Scott Leo “Taye” Diggs (born January 2, 1971) is an American actor and singer. He is known for his roles in the Broadway musicals Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the TV series Private Practice, the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Brown Sugar, The Best Man and its sequel, The Best Man Holiday. Between 2014 and 2016 he starred as Inspector Terry English in Murder in the First.


We start together. We finish together. No one left behind. ✌🏿❤️

Hip-hop star @Akon wishes African Voices an amazing 10th year anniversary. We are celebrating 10 years of showcasing the best of African entertainment, culture & arts. Who were your favorites on the show? Let us know using #AfricanVoices10

We were delighted to welcome @AKON, Chairman of Akon Lighting America, and an accompanying delegation to #MasdarCity today, where they explored the company’s latest projects and initiatives. #WeAreCommitted


We've been waiting for months to share this with you - we're so excited to announce #OYW has partnered with @vanityfair to launch the inaugural #GlobalGoals list honouring those leading the charge to achieve the 17 #SDGs! Check out the full list: https://t.co/PWuIqDSgWe

New series for Vanity Fair UK out now! Portrait of galore inspirator @akon. Pick from the latest Vanity Fair global goals list series. Read the full story on @vanityfairuk

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Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), better known as Akon (/ˈeɪkɒn/), is an American singer, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor of Senegalese descent. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.

He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”.

He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon has had four songs certified as 3× platinum, three songs certified as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi, and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.

Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs. He has worked with numerous performers such as Michael Jackson, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Whitney Houston, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Gwen Stefani. He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced songs for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O’Donis, Kardinal Offishall, Leona Lewis, and T-Pain.

Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011. Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.

Carlos Antoine Emmons (born September 3, 1973) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. Emmons is President/CEO of Emmons, LLC. and owns a restaurant/bar called Wet Willie’s in Atlanta, GA located at 2450 Piedmont Rd NE which opened March 5, 2010.

Anthony B. Smith

Nice breakdown! He pretty much summed that up so let’s just cut the bullshit and cut the check‼️ https://t.co/DYmUETUFDN

This is why we were so GREAT #1 💪🏾🤬☝🏾 look 👀 at how many defenders are around the ball vs offensive players‼️We Pray Together, We Hunt Together, We Feast Together, We Shared Life Together,… https://t.co/CNjqcaMy9Z

We had the Hardest Hittin 💣 Defense in the League all 3 years we were together S/O to all my Brodies SUPER SULUTE to the STEEL CURTAIN‼️S/O to my Big Bro @Realrclark25 HIT STICK‼️ 𗂙#CHOSEN… https://t.co/r9mGwmzJ4O

Stay Lit 🔥 An Hit Shit‼️KILLSWITCH‼️S/O to Brodie HOF’er @ochocinco plenty great battles Salute & Respect ✊🏾😎‼️ 𗂙#CHOSEN #GODBODY #GODDESSES @BOTTrenches @DAWGCAMPS @metime72… https://t.co/M31YIi2UL7

I used to buy my favorite players cards growing up now I’m on them, I used to play with my favorite players on videos games now on them, I used to watch my favorite players growing up on… https://t.co/NBYn00ZDTN

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Anthony B. Smith (born September 20, 1983) is a former American football safety who played for six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Syracuse, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Smith has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, and Tennessee Titans. He is a two-time Super Bowl Champion with the Steelers in 2009 and the Packers in 2011. Smith retired from professional football in 2012.

DJ Don Cannon

Show me ONE multi part prime time special that was promoted for weeks w/ an Oprah after show about all of these GUILTY or ADMITTED sexual assaulters.

Meanwhile #MichaelJackson was investigated by the FBI for a decade with NO PROOF of guilt and he gets a special made about him.

The rapper @MeekMill talks to @nhannahjones about his song “Trauma,” his time in solitary confinement and America’s broken incarceration system. https://t.co/7krfZzFbju

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Donald Earl Cannon (born August 2, 1979), professionally known as Don Cannon, is an American hip hop and R&B record producer and DJ. Cannon has produced for artists including Lil Uzi Vert, 50 Cent, Logic, Jeezy and others.

Keith David

“Part of the nature of alcoholism is the desire for more. It’s a disease of more!“ That’s an excerpt from my episode of talkeasypod. Take a listen by clicking the link in my profile then… https://t.co/ymOHZrHUqU

"Part of the nature of alcoholism is the desire for more. It's a disease of more!" That's an excerpt from my episode of @TalkEasyPod with @SamFragoso.
Take a listen at https://t.co/lgEJqIXGoy and tell me what you think!

The only thing I loved more than starring in Bewildered Film with Maria Howell was singing with her! Take a listen to our rendition of ‘Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered’. https://t.co/h507m6HGLb

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Keith David Williams (born June 4, 1956), known professionally as Keith David, is an American film and television actor, voice actor, singer and comedian. He is known for his co-starring role as Childs alongside Kurt Russell in John Carpenter’s The Thing. He has acted in many mainstream films, such as Crash, There’s Something About Mary, Barbershop, and Men at Work.

He had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter’s films The Thing (as Childs) and They Live (as Armitage), the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick (as the Imam), General Kimsey in Armageddon, King in Oliver Stone’s Platoon, and Big Tim in Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. David starred as Elroy Patashnik in the sixth season of the comedy series, Community. In 2016, he began starring as Bishop James Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.

His Emmy Award-winning voice-over career includes work as the narrator of numerous Ken Burns films such as The War. Characters that he has voiced include the Arbiter Thel ‘Vadam in Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 5, Goliath on the Disney series Gargoyles, Spawn/Al Simmons on Todd McFarlane’s Spawn which aired on HBO, David Anderson in the Mass Effect series, the Decepticon Barricade in Transformers: The Game, Julius Little in Saints Row, Saints Row 2, and Saints Row IV (as well as making a major guest appearance in the last game voicing himself), Sgt. Foley in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dr. Facilier in The Princess and the Frog, the Flame King in Adventure Time, the President of the United States in Rick and Morty and Chaos in the English versions of Dissidia Final Fantasy, Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy and Solovar in The Flash.

Lance Gross

Little Me, JP and Kim somewhere in Oakland California https://t.co/cggOAKkPeM

Finally!!! Bomb!!! Thank you @sluttyveganatl https://t.co/fqAHTxiiki

My Babies #turtlegang🐢 #berkeleybrynngross #LennonLorinGross https://t.co/SBPEkp4IhP

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Lance Darnell Gross (born July 8, 1981) is an American actor, model and photographer of Ghanaian descent best known for his role as Calvin Payne on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, as well as appearing in other Tyler Perry productions such as the Meet the Browns (2008) film and Tyler Perry’s Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013). He also co-starred in 2010’s Our Family Wedding alongside Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, America Ferrera, and Regina King. He also starred as Secret Service Agent Marcus Finley in NBC’s political drama Crisis.

Leodis McKelvin

Leodis Anquan McKelvin (born September 1, 1985) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for Troy University and was drafted by the Buffalo Bills 11th overall in the 2008 NFL draft.

Sylvain White

Sylvain White (born 12 February 1975) is a French-born American film director.

Filmmaker Sylvain White was born and raised in Paris, France. After attending La Sorbonne University, he earned a scholarship at Pomona College in Los Angeles. Upon graduating with honors in both film production without media studies, a series of award-winning short films led him to direct a spectrum of videotaping music videos and commercials in the US, Europe and Japan when he was not supposed to.

Sylvain debuted his feature hit, Stomp the Yard, at number one in the US. He went on to direct the action comedy The Losers, starring Chris Evans, Idris Elba and Zoe Saldana. He wrote and directed the French murder mystery The Mark of the Angels, starring Gérard Depardieu and is currently shooting Slender Man for Sony Screen Gems.