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Wendy Williams.
Wendy Williams.
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After 13 seasons, “The Wendy Williams Show” officially came to an end on June 17, according to Variety. The daytime talk show has been airing all season with guest-hosts, instead of Wendy Williams, who was not  present for the final episode, which included a video montage celebrating her groundbreaking television run. Without Williams in her purple chair, the show has been airing with a slew of guest hosts and panelists, including Sherri Shepherd, who hosted the final week and the final episode. This fall, Shepherd will be launching her own nationally-syndicated talk show, titled “Sherri,” which will takeover the time slots currently occupied by “The Wendy Williams Show” on the Fox- owned-and-operated stations.

The California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) has operated from its home base in Sacramento for almost 25 years now as the largest African American non-profit business organization representing thousands of small and emerging businesses throughout the state, the CBCC is expanding to Los Angeles. Jay King, the CEO and President of the CBCC, is honoring Juneteenth with the opening of new offices in Inglewood, California and a momentous liaison with KBLA Talk 1580, owned by media personality and host, Tavis Smiley. The official office grand opening will be held Friday, June 24, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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According to US Magazine, Regina King made her first red carpet appearance nearly five months after her son, Ian Alexander Jr., died by suicide. The Oscar winning actress walked the carpet at Filming Italy Festival in Santa Margherita di Pula, Italy on June 10. King stepped out in a sleeveless white gown and matching heels. The Watchmen alum was being honored with the coveted Women Power Award at the Italian event, which was jointly presented to Naomie Harris.

Liz Player (Founding Executive and Artistic Director, Harlem Chamber Players) recently announce the rare NYC performance of Harlem Renaissance composer Nathaniel Dett’s (1882-1943) Masterpiece oratorio “The Ordering of Moses.” The concert was presented during the weekend of Juneteenth on June 17 for one night only at The Riverside Church in Harlem. In 1937 “The Ordering of Moses” was actually cut from the airwaves during a national radio broadcast. It is now believed the network caved to racist complaints from listeners. Produced by Ms. Player and brought back to its original splendor, this epic performance included a 60-piece orchestra from The Harlem Chamber Players, a 75-member choir composed of members from Chorale Le Chateau, and five Metropolitan Opera soloists. The production was helmed by conductor, music director and multifaceted artist Damien Sneed and was hosted by WQXR personality Terrance McKnight.