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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

Beyonce Releases "Pretty Hurts" Video (Officially) + Her Half Brother Nixon & His Mama Moved Ino A Trailer Park

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In conjunction with her brand new TIME magazine cover, The Most Influential Person, Beyonce Knowles, has officially put out her "Pretty Hurts" video.  If you have the Beyonce album you've already seen it.  But everyone can check it inside, plus the latest update from Alexsandra Wright...


"Pretty Hurts" serves as one of the "influential messages" songs off the Beyonce album.  So it's only right today is its official release.  Check out Mrs. Knowles Carter reliving her pageant days...with a twist.  She and director Melina Matsoukas sow the ugly side of what it takes to be beautiful.


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Meanwhile, Beyonce's half-brother Nixon is now living in a trailer park...with his mama Alexsandra Wright who apparently doesn't feel like getting a job,

When Mathew Knowles was given the OK to drop his $12K/month child support payments to about $2K/month, his baby moms Alexsandra packed up her home and moved into a trailer park with little Nixon.

And, of course, she brought Inside Edition along for the ride.

She told them at her new trailer home in a new interview airing today, "It’s not Beyonce’s fault. I don’t hold her accountable. I hold the father of my child accountable....Take accountability. Stand up, do the right thing.”


A published report insinuated that Alexsandra blamed Beyonce for their "hardship" since she's not helping them financially.  She said:


“I got over a thousand of death threats last week alone. Because this article said I blamed Beyonce. And again, let me say for the record—it’s not her fault. I’ve never blamed her. I want the best for her.”

So that they do not go homeless, Alexsandra revealed that women’s support group arranged for them to move into a trailer after she was forced to go on public assistance.


The segment airs tonight on Inside Edition.

Lupita Gearing Up To Star In New "Jungle Book" Movie?! + Nicole Beharie & Kerry Washington Nab TIME & PEOPLE Honors

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Lupita Nyong'o's up for a BIG new gig...so we hear!  Check the deets inside, plus big news from Kerry Washington and Nicole Beharie...

We've been wondering what Lupita's next big Hollywood move would be.  The Most Beautiful Person in the world--so says PEOPLE and pretty much everyone--is rumored by the Golden Globes to be up for a big animated film role with "The Jungle Book".

It would be a new version of the classic Disney flick.  And we're so here for it.  Woot!


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In the new TIME magazine's Top 100 Most Influential People issue, with 4 covers from Beyonce, GM's CEO Mary Barra, Robert Redford, and Jason Collins, YBF chick Kerry Washington is also featured amongst that Top 100.

Kerry's piece in TIME was written by White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett.  Yep...she's THAT influential.  Check out what Ms. Jarrett had to say about our fave Gladiator below:

Setting aside the “scandalous” melodrama necessary to sustain a fictional series so titled, Kerry has offered up a fresh new archetype for what it means to lead while combining courage and compassion, strength and vulnerability, passion, steely discipline and unfailing loyalty. It is a role that makes full use of her distinctive talent for drawing in audiences with such authenticity that we often forget she is acting.

Kerry’s work with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities since 2009 is also a source of deep inspiration, using arts education to close achievement gaps and ignite passion among young people.

 In a world that too often tells little girls to choose between womanhood and success, between femininity and a seat at the head of the table, both onscreen and off Kerry Washington embodies the promise that lives in all our young people to shape their own destinies and succeed as “gladiators” for the causes in which they believe.



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And "Sleepy Hollow" star Nicole Beharie is also getting her due.  She's featured in PEOPLE mag's new Most beautiful issue.  And her hot new shot was snapped by actor/photographer Lance Gross.  Lance is also her former co-star in the football flick from Matthew Cherry, The Last Fall.



Photos: Lance's IG/People/TIME

HOT MAMA! Tamera Mowry Housley Shows Off Her Brand New Post Baby Bikini Body!

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That Tamera Mowry Housley is looking straight flawless these days.  Fresh off her EBONY magazine cover with twin sis Tia, mommy Tamera is serving up her post baby bikini body for the world to see.


Check it inside....


How adorable is this?!  "The Real" co-host Tamera Mowry Housley is posing it up with her 1 and a half year old son, Aden, in the new issue of InTouch Weekly.  And he's stealing his mommy's shine with all that cuteness.

Tamera dished on her post baby get-it-tight-and-right plan.  She did it the RIGHT way....and she has no shame that it took her a year to snap back.

She revealed, “It’s the first time I’ve been in a bikini since my honeymoon.  I feel great!”

That means it's been three years since she's let anyone other than Mr. Adam Housley see what's under those clothes.


Tamera shared that she's now a svelte 127 pounds, and got there with her own healthy schedule. And about those Hollywood oms who are magically in perfect shape like, hours later it seems:

“I want to punch them in the face!”

She said about her process:


“I wanted to spend time bonding with my baby, not killing myself at the gym.” 

And when Aden stopped breast feeding at 87 months old, she cut 500 calories from her 1,700-calories-a-day breast-feeding diet and started working out five days a week.

Get it chick!

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A full spread of Tamera's pics, her slimmed down jeans size, workout routine and 80-20 dieting method are in this week's issue of InTouch on newsstands now.


The Randomness:

1.  A video vixen claims 50 Cent blacklisted her name in the industry telling people "Don't not attempt to work with this thirsty b*tch" ....and now she's suing for defamation.  STORY


Photos: InTouch Weekly

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