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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

TENNIS HOTTIES: Sexy German Player Dustin Brown Has Us Watching Wimbledon + Serena Williams Rises Through The Ranks

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Wimbledon 2015 is currently going down in London. TheYBF.com has spotted some German eye-candy and he goes by the name Dustin Brown. Now we have another reason to watch.  Come inside for the deets on the sexy tennis star who's making shocking moves on the court, and find out where Serena Williams stands in the competition ….

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We love fresh faces of YBF folks who are doing it up in their respective fields. And it helps when they’re utterly HOT.

Meet German-Jamaican tennis star Dustin Brown. The tennis hottie has everyone taking notice after he surprisingly eliminated two-time Wimbledon champ Rafael Nadal of Spain in the Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Singles second round match at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club earlier this week.

After catching our eye (because let’s face it, he’s very easy on the eyes), we did a little digging and found a few interesting facts about the sexy athlete:

1. The 30-year-old tennis player was born Celle, West Germany on December 8, 1984 to parents Inge and Leroy. In 1996, Dustin and his parents moved to his father’s birth country Montego Bay, Jamaica.
2. He has been growing his dreads for 19 years.
3. He has a tongue piercing.
4. He has a massive portrait tattoo of his father Leroy tatted on his stomach. You see him patting his tat after defeating Rafael Nadal (below).

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Riding high off his exciting victory, he hit the tennis court today to battle it out against Serbian player Viktor Troicki. Unfortunately, Serbia’s 22 seed eliminated Dustin from the tournament, BUT he remained optimistic. Before his match he told the media,

"Obviously having the pleasure and being able to play on Centre Court and to play a match like that against Nadal, it doesn't make a difference if I lost today or not. No-one will ever be able to take that away from me," said Brown.

He's still a winner in our book. Congrats Dustin!

On to a familiar face at Wimbledon....

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Five-time Wimbledon champ Serena Williams is still serving up wins on her quest for her sixth Grand Slam title. The tennis superstar conquered British tennis player Heather Watson during the Ladies’ Singles third round match yesterday.

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And now…a huge match is coming up for the No. 1 seed.

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The 34-year-old star (who celebrates a birthday in September) will go head-to-head against her 35-year-old sister, Venus Williams (No. 16 seed), to reprise their sisterly rivalry in the fourth round on Monday. This will be their first Grand Slam meeting since the 2009 final at Wimbledon where Serena won in straight sets.

Set your DVR’s…we expect it to be a good match. Which Williams sister are you betting on?

Photos: Pacific Coast News/Getty

WOMB FIRE: Amber Rose Showers Baby Bash With Kisses At LAX And You'll Want To Eat His Cheeks

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Mommy & me! Amber Rose was spotted loving up on her son Sebastian while making their way through LAX yesterday. Peep the adorable mother-son pics that will make you want to eat his cheeks inside….

While she’s known to cause a stir on the party scene and on a red carpet, Amber Rose is also a loving mother to her 2-year-old son Sebastian "Bash" Thomaz whom she shares with estranged husband Wiz Khalifa.

Yesterday, the self-proclaimed MILF and Baby Bash were spotted at LAX airport as they trekked to a terminal to hop on a departing flight.

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The 31-year-old star was seen holding her baby boy tight as she showered him with kisses. Aww….

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The Sister Code actress, who’s currently dating rapper Machine Gun Kelly, made a vow a few months ago that she would no longer share any photos of her baby boy on her social media accounts. But, she recently had a change of heart and posted up an adorable clip of Baby Bash saying his favorite word (and every other toddler's favorite word)….NO!

Check it:


A video posted by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on Jun 30, 2015 at 2:10pm PDT


She captioned, "I've decided to have my Pumpkin Pie back on his Mommy's Instagram..... I thought keeping his pics and videos private would allow him to have a more normal life but apparently that didn't really work.... There are pictures posted of him everywhere besides my account. So here u go World! Enjoy my lil smart guy on his Mommy's Page as well"

Welcome back Bash!


Photos: Splash

Chris Brown Dances With Kiddies During Surprise Visit To Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center + Drake SHUTS DOWN Wireless Festival Stage—Fans Go CRAZY!

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Chris Brown is in the do-gooder spirit. He spent his afternoon dancing it up with a group of kiddies in Las Vegas yesterday. Check out Breezy having fun with the youngsters and Drake shutting down the Wireless Festival stage in London inside….

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Chris Brown is back in Las Vegas ahead of his Drai’s LIVE residency set to kick off tonight. But before he rocks the stage, the R&B crooner took some time away from his busy schedule to give back to the youth.

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The R&B bad boy surprised a group of young dancers at the West Las Vegas Cultural Arts Center yesterday. And the kids TOTALLY lost it when Breezy walked through the door:


A video posted by @chrisbrownofficial on Jul 3, 2015 at 6:40pm PDT


After getting over their initial shock, the young stars performed dance routines for Chris as he looked on in amazement. He even hit a few dance moves with them:


A video posted by EJ KING (@ejking21) on Jul 3, 2015 at 6:55pm PDT



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He sat them down and chopped it up with them one-on-one, encouraging them to always follow their dreams. He posted, "Change the world one step at a time." He added, "Everybody comes to Vegas to party but how about helping the community. Giving back and take time to be grateful for the blessings in your life. I'm stealing some of those dance moves too. Lol"

As he walked out of the building, he stopped to pose for a few fun selfies for the kiddies:


A video posted by EJ KING (@ejking21) on Jul 3, 2015 at 7:10pm PDT


Nice! We love to see Breezy like this. Tonight, he will celebrate the 4th of July at Drai's with a performance. Let's hope he stays out of trouble.


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Drake had some making up to do after cancelling his performance last year due to illness. But it appears he made up for it.  Drizzy shut down the stage at the 2015 Wireless Festival held at Finsbury Park in London last night.

The Young Money rapper rocked the stage with a 90-minute set, performing cuts from his most recent mixtape, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, including “Know Yourself,” "Energy," and “Legend.” He also performed a few fan favorites “Trophies,” “We Made It,” and “Headlines.”

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The Canadian rapper had a few surprise guests as well. He brought out OVO affiliate Partynextdoor (who celebrated his birthday yesterday and is pictured below headed to the Fest), iLoveMakonnen hit the stage to perform his radio hit “Tuesday,” and London rapper Skepta (who's a big deal in the UK) to perform his hit "Shutdown."

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Peep the videos below:

Crowd was LIT.  Fun times.


Photos: Chris' IG/EJ's IG/Drake's IG/Splash

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