Plus, Ava DuVernay is inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Orange is the New Black star Lorraine Toussaint gets role on new ABC drama, Willow Smith poses for Teen Vogue.
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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida has been sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison for a four-year scam including bank fraud, identity theft reportedly laundering over $2 million dollars through phony bank accounts and cashing stolen checks. Nida’s sentence was reduced from 30 years down to seven in exchange for cooperating with federal investigators. [Vibe]
Orange is the New Black star Lorraine Toussaint is crossing over to the other side of the law in her new role as Lt, Joanna Reece, a seasoned police vet, on ABC’s newest crime drama, Forever. The series follows immortal medical examiner Dr. Henry Morgan. [HuffingtonPost]
ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honoree Ava DuVernay has been inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as an honorary member. In a statement, the sorority’s International President Attorney Carolyn House Stewart said “[DuVernay’s] devotion to directing award-winning films, which portray positive images and convey uplifting messages, embodies the qualities of the Alpha Kappa Alpha woman.”
Willow Smith posed for the August issue of Teen Vogue magazine and talked about her life as the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith. The 13-year-old opened up about her hair, fashion choices and even homework. The young starlet says that new music is on it’s way. [TeenVogue]
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