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On Thursday, February 19, ESSENCE magazine celebrated the best of Hollywood at its second annual ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The star-studded event honored four of Hollywood's finest: Halle Berry (The Power Award), director Gina Prince-Bythewood (Visionary Award), Diahann Carroll (The Legend Award) and Taraji P. Henson (Lexus Star To Watch Award). >>see more beautiful pics on the Essence website.  In this photo is young and beautiful actresses: from left to right - Kyla Pratt, Lauren London, Meagan Good, and Eva Marcille. The Founder of Sacculturalhub.com and the Sac Hub Media Squad hope to attend next year.

The Other Boleyn GirlPOWER, GREED, & LUST ... be careful what you ask for! My sister recommended I watch this movie, "The Other Boleyn Girl", as she is so good with picking the best movies with a profound message and thrilling plot.  So I purchased the DVD from Hollywood Video.  I'm not a fan of renting movies.  I like to buy movies and own them.  Because I like to watch them over and over again.  If you're like me, you need to watch this movie in total silence with no noise. And that's hard when you have a big family.  But with me I tend to easily tune the family out and get into the movie as if no one else is even in the room. 

So what makes it a good movie watch for a Sunday afternoon? Two loving sisters and brother relationship get torn apart and ruined by the likes of what their parents lusted for.  It has incredible twists and is reiveting with what comes next.  You will be amazed and aghast by the final ending.  The betrayal, sibling rivalry, seduction and dangers of absolute power are the center of attraction of what make this movie totally captivating! It can become so deadly when opportunity and ambition work to the demise of your ultimate destruction!  Rent it or own it today..."The Other Boleyn Girl"

Submitted by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson

The Other Boleyn GirlPOWER, GREED, & LUST ... be careful what you ask for! My sister recommended I watch this movie, "The Other Boleyn Girl", as she is so good with picking the best movies with a profound message and thrilling plot.  So I purchased the DVD from Hollywood Video.  I'm not a fan of renting movies.  I like to buy movies and own them.  Because I like to watch them over and over again.  If you're like me, you need to watch this movie in total silence with no noise. And that's hard when you have a big family.  But with me I tend to easily tune the family out and get into the movie as if no one else is even in the room. 

So what makes it a good movie watch for a Sunday afternoon? Two loving sisters and brother relationship get torn apart and ruined by the likes of what their parents lusted for.  It has incredible twists and is reiveting with what comes next.  You will be amazed and aghast by the final ending.  The betrayal, sibling rivalry, seduction and dangers of absolute power are the center of attraction of what make this movie totally captivating! It can become so deadly when opportunity and ambition work to the demise of your ultimate destruction!  Rent it or own it today..."The Other Boleyn Girl"

Submitted by Chief Editor, Pleshette Robertson

NotoriousThe movie, "Notorious" was very well written and entertaining. It had wonderful under current messages that may have been lost within the biography of Notorious Big. The message of how a boy makes it to manhood without fatherly guidance and the importance of God in this development was evident. Another message that guided the plot was how one can achieve goals through hard work and dedication. This movie also reflected upon the greed of business and the manipulating of people for profit, regardless of an individuals' well being. Many people remember (from the 90's) the occurrence of the west coast and east coast rivalry, which divided the Hip-Hop community and two good friends (Big & Pac). This movie emphasized the importance of good parenting in fighting against misguided conceptions projected by the media in what makes a man. Furthermore, it inspires individuals to change themselves first in becoming a better person to face life's adversities and responsibilities. This was perfectly expressed by Tribe Called Quest from the song "Keep It Moving," "Hip-Hop can never be a way of life; it doesn't tell you how to raise a child or treat a wife." Submitted by Sac Hub News Reporter Dustin Hunter

The Millerizm GroupA historical moment in sports for Sacramento was Chris Webber's number being retired on February 5th, 2009 . This memorable event was celebrated at his restaurant, Center Court in Natomas. The elegance of this event was evident that he is beloved by Sacramento . The cocktail area was full of toasts to good times as friends shared laughs. The dance floor was jam'n as the DJ CashWell spun the records. The cool weather was perfect for a friendly conversation by the fire in the court yard. The good vibrations continued as a live band, The Bay Area All-Stars, played inside the covered tent. People danced and sat back as they enjoyed this jazzy flow. This event was a wonderful experience that took careful preparation. Many people know about the Miller brothers through their events put on by their entertainment company called Millerizm. They also were involved with the organization of this event. To better understand the Millers, Derrick Miller offered some insight on the way he and his brothers collaborated together through this interview.

Dustin: How do all of the brothers work together in putting this on this event?

Derrick: Jamal, the younger brother, he basically handled coordinating with Center Court . He communicates with Erica, who works with Chris, through phone or emails to establish the details to ensure a positive outcome. Then as a group, we all handled the marketing for this event.

 

Dustin: How did the Millers get this opportunity and become one of the major event entertaining organizers in Sacramento ?

Derrick: Particularly here at Center Court , I came here one time for lunch and it was kind of empty. I thought it has a great atmosphere. I thought that it would be a great opportunity to bring our crowed here. I contacted the headquarters and talked to some executives that worked with Chris. An email was sent to Jamal and since then man, It's been awesome experience. It's been real cool because they've embraced us and we have been working with them since. They let us feel like we're family and trust us like we own the place. It's been real good.

 

Dustin: This is real nice, because the events through the Millers have brought more culture to Sacramento . The bay area has a wider variety of this type of element that ya'll bring here. Adding a band to this event makes it really classy. What's the name of the band and how did you get connected with them?

Derrick: They are called the Bay Area All-Stars. We established a connection with them through Frank McKone that is another artist. We cultivated a relationship at Thermostat Thursdays with some of the band members. They eventually came on board with us.

 

Dustin: It is a beautiful thing that four brothers work together, and work well with each other and delegate responsibilities. What was one of your first major experiences?

Derrick: Well, one of our major experiences we did was about three years ago when Sac State (CSU Sacramento) had the national track and field competition and we were at the restaurant called Sweet Water. That was our first experiences that we did. Ever since then, it has been just growing. Then we did the all white party on the river, which was one of our first major events that was successful. It has just taken off from there.

Submitted by Sac Hub Reporter Dustin Hunter

Young Professionals of the Greater Sacramento Urban LeagueThe networking mixer that was put on by the Young Professionals (YP) of the Greater Sacramento Urban League (www.joinyp.org) was a classy event that was hosted at the Zocalo’s Restaurant off of Capitol Avenue. An eclectic range of people from many professions attended. The restaurant’s environment was soft and mellow in easing a long day’s work for people to relax and network. People’s energy filled the air above the sea of smiles. The excitement of the raffle prizes had every one crossing their fingers in hope that their number would be called. The prizes were thoughtful quality gifts that were appreciated by the winners. As every one was enjoying themselves, a brief question was asked about California ’s current economic situation.

"What do you think about the state of California offering IOU’s to the people for tax refunds?"

Delilah Clay (Public Policy Analyst California Medical Association): I just want to see legislatures do the right thing in balancing the budget. Many people put their faith into this system and it would be a shame if it let them down.

Kerri Sheppard (3rd year law student): Can I get an IOU for the money I owe them?

Lamark (Sport) Barclay (President of the Young Professionals, Urban League): It’s disappointing…I work hard all year long and pay my taxes and expect my reimbursement at the end of the year. This is an American benefit to give to the state and get back what is due.

Darryl Lucien (Office of Assembly Member Carter): I accept it because of the crisis. A lot of people are going to depend on the refund and it is going to hurt the lower social economic status (people in lower tax brackets).

Jason Arroyo (Assistant Vice President Business Banker at Wells Fargo): The government demands their money and if we do not pay on time, we get penalized for what we owe. This does not seem fair or right.

Brandon Quinn (Business Banker at Wells Fargo): A lot of people get paid well to figure out the budget. Look at how much the pinch to put in their pocket. Their salaries should be reduced.

Jasmine Cardenas (YP Staff): Can I get an IOU for my bills? I’m going to tell SMUD I owe you when I get my bill. When I get my money, you’ll get yours… she says jokingly or is she?

Mia Orr (YP Staff and Legislature): Mmm… Sorry, no comment… conflict of interest.

Neketia Brown (Model/Actress/MC-Host): It’s a catch 22. I see both sides. We are in a crisis right now and the only way to fix this problem is to attack it with money.

Submitted by Sac Hub news reporter Dustin Hunter >>see more photos from the Young Professonals mixer at www.sacculturalhub.com/photo-gallery/category/44

Jennifer HudsonWERE YOU THERE? 40th NAACP Image Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  The hosts were Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.  Performances by Beyonce, Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder.  A-listers who attended included: Will & Jada Smith, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Hill Harper, Blair Underwood, Wendy Raquel Robinson, LisaRaye, Russell Simmons, Tyler Perry, Beyonce, Taraji P. Henson, Danny Glover and so many more.  See more photos in the Sac Hub Photo Gallery


Motion Picture Categories

Best Picture Nominations
The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight) - WINNER

Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)
Miracle at St. Anna (Touchstone Pictures)
Seven Pounds (Columbia Pictures)
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (Lionsgate)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Will Smith, Seven Pounds (Columbia Pictures) - WINNER
Derek Luke, Miracle at St. Anna (Touchstone Pictures)
Don Cheadle, Traitor (Overture Films)
Jeffrey Wright, Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)
Rob Brown, The Express (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Rosario Dawson, Seven Pounds (Columbia Pictures) - WINNER
Alfre Woodard, Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (Lionsgate)
Angela Bassett, Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (Lionsgate)
Dakota Fanning, The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)
Queen Latifah, The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Columbus Short, Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures) - WINNER
Cedric the Entertainer, Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)
Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight)
Mos Def, Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)
Nate Parker, The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Taraji P. Henson, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (Paramount) WINNER

Alicia Keys, The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)
Beyonce Knowles, Cadillac Records (Sony Music Film/Parkwood Pictures)
Jennifer Hudson, The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)
Sophie Okonedo, The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight)

 

Television Categories

Outstanding Comedy Series
Tyler Perry's House of Payne (TBS) WINNER
30 Rock (NBC)
Everybody Hates Chris (CW)
The Game (CW)
Ugly Betty (ABC)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
LaVan Davis], Tyler Perry's House of Payne (TBS) WINNER

Donald Faison, Scrubs (NBC)
Paul James, Greek (ABC Family)
Terry Crews, Everybody Hates Chris (CW)
Tyler James Williams, Everybody Hates Chris (CW)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tracee Ellis Ross, Girlfriends (CW) - WINNER
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty (ABC)
Cassi Davis, Tyler Perry's House of Payne (TBS)
Tia Mowry, The Game (CW)
Tichina Arnold, Everybody Hates Chris (CW)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Lance Gross, Tyler Perry's House of Payne (TBS) WINNER
Blair Underwood, The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Dule Hill, Psych (USA)
Larramie 'Doc' Shaw, Tyler Perry's House of Payne (TBS)
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Keshia Knight Pulliam , Tyler Perry's House of Payne" (TBS) WINNER

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Rita Rocks (Lifetime)
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty (ABC)
Wanda Sykes, The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Wendy Raquel Robinson, The Game (CW)

Outstanding Drama Series
Grey's Anatomy(ABC) - WINNER
House (FOX)
Lincoln Heights (ABC Family)
The Unit (CBS)
The Wire (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Hill Harper, CSI: NY]] (CBS) - WINNER
Anthony Anderson, Law & Order (NBC)
Blair Underwood, In Treatment (HBO)
Dennis Haysbert, The Unit (CBS)
Omar Epps, House (FOX)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy (ABC) - WINNER

CCH Pounder, The Shield (FX)
Loretta Devine, Eli Stone (ABC)
Nicki Micheaux, Lincoln Heights (ABC Family)
Wendy Davis, Army Wives (Lifetime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Taye Diggs, Private Practice (ABC) WINNER
Blair Underwood, Dirty Sexy Money (ABC)
James Pickens Jr., Grey's Anatomy (ABC)
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Wire (HBO)
Wendell Pierce, The Wire (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Angela Bassett, ER (NBC) WINNER

Alfre Woodard, My Own Worst Enemy (NBC)
Audra McDonald, Private Practice (ABC)
S. Epatha Merkerson, Law & Order (NBC)
Sonja Sohn, The Wire (HBO)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
A Raisin in The Sun (ABC) WINNER

24: Redemption (FOX)
Accidental Friendship (Hallmark Channel)
House of Saddam (HBO)
Racing For Time (Lifetime)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Bryton McClure, The Young and the Restless (CBS) WINNER

Cornelius Smith, Jr., All My Children (ABC)
Dan Martin, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Montel Williams, Guiding Light (CBS)
Texas Battle, The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Debbi Morgan, All My Children (ABC) WINNER

Christel Khalil, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Eva Marcille, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Nia Peeples, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Tonya Lee Williams, The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
In Conversation: Michelle Obama Interview (TVOne) WINNER

American Gangster (BET)
Anderson Cooper 360: Race in America(CNN)
An Oprah Winfrey Show Special Event: The Dream Lives - A Martin Luther King Day Special (Syndicated)
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (HBO)

Outstanding Talk (Series)
The View (ABC) WINNER
Iconoclasts: Venus Williams & Wyclef Jean (Sundance Channel)
Judge Mathis (Syndicated)
Tavis Smiley (PBS)
The Tyra Banks Show (CW)

Outstanding Reality (Series)
American Idol 7';' (FOX) WINNER

"Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is (BET)
Project Runway (Bravo)
Run's House 5 (MTV)

Outstanding Variety (Series or Special)
UNCF An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson (Syndicated) WINNER

American Idol 7: Idol Gives Back (FOX)
BET Awards 2008(BET)
Chris Rock Kill the Messenger (HBO)
Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam (HBO)

Outstanding Children's Program
Dora the Explorer (Nickelodeon) WINNER

Cheetah Girls: One World (Disney Channel)
Cory in the House (Disney Channel)
Go, Diego, Go (Nickelodeon)
"True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Program (Series or Special)
Keke Palmer, True Jackson, VP" (Nickelodeon) WINNER
Caitlin Sanchez, Dora the Explorer (Nickelodeon)
Kyle Massey, Cory in the House (Disney Channel)
Lil' JJ, Just Jordan (Nickelodeon)
Selena Gomez, Wizards of Waverly Place" (Disney Channel)
Recording Categories

Outstanding New Artist
Jennifer Hudson (Arista) WINNER

Anthony David (Soulbird/Universal Republic)
Estelle (Atlantic/Homeschool)
Jazmine Sullivan (J Records)
Leona Lewis (J Records/Syco)
 

Outstanding Male Artist
Jamie Foxx (J Records) - WINNER

Chris Brown (Jive/Zomba)
Common (G.o.o.d. Music/Geffen Records)
John Legend (Columbia Records)
Will.i.am (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope Records)

Outstanding Female Artist
Jennifer Hudson (Arista) - WINNER

Beyonce (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
Alicia Keys (J Records)
Mariah Carey (Island Def Jam)
Rihanna (Island Def Jam)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration
Jennifer Hudson and Fantasia, "I'm His Only Woman" (Arista) - WINNER
Anthony David and India.Arie, "Words" (Soulbird/Universal Republic)
Estelle and Kanye West, "American Boy" (Atlantic/ Homeschool)
Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, "No Air" (Jive/Zomba)
Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole, "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (DMI Records)

Outstanding Jazz Artist
Natalie Cole, "Still Unforgettable" (DMI Records) WINNER

Esperanza Spalding, "Esperanza" (Heads Up International)
James Carter, "Present Tense" (Emarcy)
The Roy Hargrove Quintet, "Earfood" (Decca Label Group)
Sonny Rollins, "Road Shows Vol. 1" (Doxy/Emarcy)

Outstanding Gospel Artist (Traditional or Contemporary)
Mary Mary (Columbia Records) WINNER

Hezekiah Walker (Zomba Gospel)
Marvin Sapp (Zomba Gospel)
Regina Belle (Pendulum Records/Walker Davis Entertainment)
Take 6 (Heads Up International)

Outstanding World Music Album
Cheryl Keyes, "Let Me Take You There" (Keycan Records) WINNER

Esperanza Spalding, "Esperanza" (Heads Up International)
Miquel Zenon, "Awake" (Marsalis Music)
Omega Bugembe Okello, "Kiwomera Emmeeme" (Alexom Productions)
Toumani Diabate, "The Mande Variations" (Nonesuch Records)

Outstanding Music Video
"Yes We Can", Will.i.am (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope) WINNER
"If I Were A Boy", Beyonce (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
"Single Ladies", Beyonce (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
"Spotlight", Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
"Superwoman", Alicia Keys (J Records)

Outstanding Song
"Yes We Can", Will.i.am (Will.i.am Music Group/Interscope) WINNER
"Greenlight", John Legend (Columbia Records)
"Single Ladies", Beyonce (MusicWorld/Columbia Records)
"Spotlight", Jennifer Hudson (Arista)
"Superwoman", Alicia Keys (J Records)