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I'm so proud of my lil cousin/sister.

Wasssssssssssss up fam,


I just wanted to post this video of my cousin from the Nate Berkus Show today. She was able to be interviewed by Nate and had a chance to meet Star Jones. I'm so proud of her. This is one black young lady who is doing her thing. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Marist College, a Master of Divinity Degree from New York Theological Seminary, a preacher at my home…


Added by Cousin Ed on April 4, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

I wonder......

I wonder just how many people out there are actually listening to the podcasts and NDN radio.....
Just a thought that popped into my head just now at 5:40am.....lol figured I would blog it.......

Added by PrincefromQueens on March 27, 2010 at 5:30am — 10 Comments

My interview with Black Pearls Magazine


Ella: Where are you from? How did you start your writing journey?

I am originally from NYC but have resided in NJ for the past 15 years. I began my writing journey as a child with short stories and poetry but it wasn't until I was in my mid-twenties that I published my first poem. It would be another ten years before my first book was published.

Ella: Ana, introduce us to your new book, LatinTemptress' The… Continue

Added by LatinTemptress on October 8, 2009 at 6:37am — No Comments

Remembering 9/11…..

I just want to pay tribute to the men, women, and children who lost their lives, the brave people who gave their lives, and the Heroes who responded to 9/11. I was in New York City when the World Trade Center was attacked. I will never forget the faces, I will never forget the sound, and I will never forget my friend who lost her life in the Twin Towers.


Added by Cindy on September 10, 2008 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments


My wonderful hood family......

I just finished watching what may have been the most emotionally draining memorial service I've ever endured. The one and only Michael Joseph Jackson has gone home to be with our Father. I sat here and cried as I watched and listened to Stevie bellow "Michael, why didn't u staaaaaaaay". I cried and listened as Lady Bernice spoke with such conviction and authority. I even laughed as I cried when Old Barry said Michael sang the song better than Smokie. His big… Continue

Added by Laydee Redd on July 7, 2009 at 3:50pm — 8 Comments

Will The Real Men PLEASE Stand Up!!!!!!!!

I was listening to Mr. Moody's Neighborhood (shout out to Moody, Cousin Ed, Naturel, and Tracy for an AMAZING show!!) and I was so intrigued by everything the crew had to say. So I'm pretty much just going to be piggy backing off of some of the things they spoke on. Granted there are some extraordinary men in the world and we have a great amount of them right here in the hood. Regardless of that fact there is a significant amount of men (or so called men I should say) who are not stepping up… Continue

Added by Lyrical Beauty on May 12, 2009 at 3:00am — 17 Comments



Young, Black, and Fabulous

UNDER THE SEA: Mariah Carey & 'Dem Babies Visit The Georgia Aquarium!

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Mariah Carey and her kids were spotted down in Georgia where they spent a family day at the aquarium.  See their adorable photos inside...


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Mariah Carey, "The Elusive Chanteuse" has come out of hiding...in Georgia.

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Though we haven't seen her out and about lately, Mariah has been in the headlines for her estranged relationship with hubby Nick Cannon.  For the record, the twosome have not been seen together for months and neither will comment publicly on the state of their marriage (though the rumor mills says the split is a done deal).  While folks have been dragging Mariah for various forms of diva behavior on Twitter, Nick has taken up for his soon to be ex-wife on Twitter.

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Single, separated or married - Dem Babies come first!  Mimi took the kiddes to the Georgia Aquarium this week and posted the shots for fans to see.

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It looks like Roc and Roe love dolphins!

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Mimi walked around with a glossary of fish, talking the time to describe to Roe what they were seeing and was also seen playing interactive games with Roc (below). Cute!

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Pretty soon, Mimi is packing up the kids and heading to Asia and Australia for The Elusive Chanteuse Show world tour.  This should be interesting...



Photos via Mariah Carey's Facebook

Usher Loves On Alicia Keys' BABY BUMP, Hits The Stage With Chris Brown + Nicki Minaj & More At The 2014 iHEART Radio Festival Day One

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The 2-day iHeartRadio Festival kicked off in Las Vegas last night and we have pics and video from Usher, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Alicia Keys backstage and performing for the crowd inside.  Plus, the cutest pic of Usher & Alicia ever...

Last night, international radio superstar Usher helped kick off the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Usher hit up the festival to promote new music from his eighth studio album UR which will include the hits "Good Kisser" and "She Came To Give It To You."  UR hit stores later this year.

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While backstage, Usher bumped into pregnant singer Alicia Keys (above) who allowed him to touch her baby bump.

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Usher also paid tribute to Alicia's new single "We Are Here" by stating why he's here: For his sons Usher V and Naviyd.  Sweet.

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Usher was also seen greeting one of his young fans.

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During his stage set, Usher brought out Chris Brown to perform their song "New Flame."

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"Girl Code" star and radio personality Nessa posed for a pic with Alicia and said she's HERE to make her parents proud. 

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Nessa also caught up with Chris before his performance.

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Alicia Keys performed her latest song "We Are Here" tweeting the pic, "I'm here!!...Y’all ready?!"

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Nicki Minaj was spotted backstage prior to her set.

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If the dude above looks familiar, it's because you've seen him (Casper Smart) in the arms of Jennifer Lopez, who he dated and choreographed for. Apparently, Casper is now working with Nicki and it may have kicked off a low key feud between the two divas.  We'll follow that one and see where it leads..... 


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The Breakfast Club (Charlamagne, DJ Envy and Angela Yee) posed for their fans and interviewed a few artists.

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"Wiggle Wiggle" singer Jason Derulo was spotted backstage prior to his performance. 




Watch Nicki's full set:

Watch Usher and Chris Brown perform "New Fame":

Usher's "OMG" and "U Make Me Wanna":





Photos via iHeart Festival's Instagram/Getty

SPEAKING OUT: Petition DEMANDS Apology After NY TIMES Article LABELS Shonda Rhimes An "Angry Black Woman"

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A new online petition demands the NY TIMES retract an article that deems award-winning writer/producer Shonda Rhimes an "Angry Black Woman."  And we're also not feeling the unnecessary attack on Viola Davis' beauty. 


Read it all inside...


Friday morning, NY Times writer Alessandra Stanley described Shonda Rhimes, the writer/executive producer of ABC's "Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy" and the executive producer of the new "How To Get Away with Murder," as an "angry black woman" in what was billed as a light-hearted, positive feature about her. Well....folks weren't too happy about that because "we" know how those labels are often used to close doors and shut down opportunities. 

The NY Times story begins:

When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called “How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.”

On Thursday, Ms. Rhimes will introduce “How to Get Away With Murder,” yet another network series from her production company to showcase a powerful, intimidating black woman.

It seems, to many, that the mainstream publication was attemptiing to overshadow Shonda's historic acomplishment of having 3 shows airing on the same night on a major network show.

An online petition was set up, demanding a retraction from the paper and attempting to explain to non-Blacks why the label is offensive.
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In her own defense, Shonda took to Twitter to express her displeasure over the term and to also tell the NY Times that you can't label her an "angry Black women" over Viola Davis' new show "How To Get Away With Murder"  because the show was actually created by a White man!  Does that make HIM an angry Black woman? 

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Tell 'em Shonda! 

Also in the article, the writer called Viola Davis "less classicaly beautiful" than Kerry Washington

As Annalise, Ms. Davis, 49, is sexual and even sexy, in a slightly menacing way, but the actress doesn’t look at all like the typical star of a network drama. Ignoring the narrow beauty standards some African-American women are held to, Ms. Rhimes chose a performer who is older, darker-skinned and less classically beautiful than Ms. Washington, or for that matter Halle Berry, who played an astronaut on the summer mini-series “Extant.”

Not only was this subjective criticsm unnecessary, it's yet another stab at the black women who are part of tv history.

Meanwhile, we're twiddling our thumbs until September 25th....



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