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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

PHOTOSHOOTS: Iggy Azalea & Nick Young Pose It Up For Forever 21’s Holiday Ad + Alicia Keys COVERS Haute Living Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 Issue + Lance Gross Snaps HOT Shots Of Pregnant Zena Foster

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Iggy Azalea and Nick Young star in Forever 21’s holiday ad campaign, Alicia Keys is gracing the cover of Haute Living magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue and Lance Gross turned his lens on Tank’s pregnant girlfriend Zena Foster. See the hot shots inside…

The holidays are right around the corner, so that means it’s time for some festive editorials to get us in the spirit.

Australian raptress Iggy Azalea got “fancy” with her boyfriend/LA Lakers baller Nick “Swaggy P” Young for Forever 21’s holiday ad campaign.

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The “House of Style” host posed it up for her first national campaign in a fun shoot with her beau. During the shoot, the couple dished to PEOPLE about Forever 21’s digs where Nick said, “It made me want to wear hats more.”

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The pair copped a few favorites from their on-set wardrobe which included a few shirts (that they were able to take home) and leather jackets for family and friends. Nice.

On a magazine cover....

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Alicia Keys got red hot for the cover of Haute Living magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 New York issue. The “We Are Here” singer served up some sultriness in a cut-out red gown flaunting her curves. And we're loving it.

The pregnant philanthropist (who’s expecting her new bundle of joy in December) talked about finding a balance in her life and how it has helped her maneuver through her hectic life. She said,

“Five years ago, the word ‘tired’ would probably have been up in there,” she tells Haute Living with a laugh. “I don’t feel tired now because I have a better concept of balance. It comes through experience—understanding what non-balance is and then making the choice to actually implement some balance. Sometimes, I find myself on the whole other side of the spectrum of crazy, and then I think, this is too much, and I definitely need to find my way back. I think experience is what does it.”

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Since entering motherhood and protesting at the Nigerian Consulate for the "Bring Back Out Girls" campaign, Alicia talks about how she has evolved as in artist. She dished,

“I’ve evolved as an artist in so many ways,” she reveals. “I’ve been exposed to so many things from life and womanhood… music styles, clarity of self, and self-purpose. Musically I’ve evolved, lyrically I’ve definitely evolved, emotionally I’ve totally evolved, and physically I’ve evolved. There’s been a lot of evolution!”

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And her hubby Swizz Beatz has been right by her side every step of the way, encouraging her in everything that she’s doing. He was spotted with his own personal copy of his wife’s magazine cover during the 2014 Angel Ball. Proving that pregnancy isn’t slowing her down any, Mrs. Dean hit the stage for a surprise performance during the ball.


And in a pregnancy photoshoot....

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“Crisis” star/photographer Lance Gross (whose work debuted in VOGUE Italia recently) turned his camera on Tank’s pregnant girlfriend Zena Foster. Lance captured some beautiful shots of the expecting mother.

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In the black and white maternity shots, Zena posed proudly with her growing bump on full display.

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And she kept it classy with a few topless shots. We're sure these will be scattered throughout her and Tank's home.

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Photos: Forever 21/Lance’s IG/Swizz’s IG/@kamalhaute

FAMILY FUN: Eve & Maximillion Attend MOBO Awards +Lil Wayne CELEBRATES His Son Dwayne III’s 6th Birthday + Gabrielle & Dwyane Wade Catch A Movie + Keyshia Cole & Son Daniel Jr. Hit The Beach

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In today’s round-up of family fun, we have pics of Eve & her husband Maximillion Cooper at the MOBO Awards, Lil Wayne celebrating his son Dwayne Carter III’s 6th birthday at the bowling alley, Gabrielle Union and her hubby Dwyane Wade enjoyed a cozy night together, and Keyshia Cole and her son Daniel Jr. at the beach. Peep the pics and videos inside…

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Raptress/actress Eve and her husband Maximillion Cooper hit the red carpet for the 2014 MOBO Awards at the SSE Arena in London last night. And the married couple looked fab while doing so.  Eve put her killer legs on display in a sparkly silver mini teetering on a pair of black and silver sandals.

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Work! A couple that slays together, stays together.


Another family living it up....

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Tunechi is all about his kids!

Yesterday, Lil Wayne hit the bowling alley to celebrate his son Dwayne Carter III’s 6th birthday for a bowltastic good time. Dwayne III was the knocking the pins down one at time with his big sister Jayde and mom Sarah Vivan.

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Mini Tunechi will certainly be breaking some hearts when he gets older. He is too cute.

Check out the pin action below:



Une vidéo publiée par Ess-To-Tha-Vee ✌ (@sarahvivan) le Oct. 10, 2014 at 8:11 PDT





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Fun times. Happy Birthday Tuney!

In music news….Wayne’s highly anticipated eleventh studio album Tha Carter V is expected to drop October 28th.


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Nothing like spending quality time with the ones you love.

In between pre-season games and filming on set, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade cuddled up with his wife “Being Mary Jane” star Gabrielle Union for a cutesy date night. With both of their grueling schedules, it’s hard for the newlyweds to get in some alone time, but last night they made it work. They snuggled up to watch the new movie Gone Girl, starring Tyler Perry.

D. Wade captioned the moment, “And i ended the night on a date with this beauty.. we haven't found time to go to the movies in a long time but tonite we took the time for each other. Oh and we seen Gone Girl!!! I will be sleeping w one eye open... @gabunion”


And for a dose of cuteness...

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Keyshia Cole and her son Daniel Gibson Jr. got in some mommy-son time yesterday. The cutie snapped an “us-sie” of him and his mom before heading to the beach. It looks like little Daniel is ready to star in a kid’s GAP commercial. He is adorable.

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Then the two hit the beach for some fun in the sun.

Keyshia has been busy dropping visuals from her brand new album Point of No Return. She recently released the video for “Remember (Part 2)” which included a cameo from her handsome son. Cute.

Photos: Getty/Sarah's IG/DWade's IG/Keyshia's IG


NOT A LAUGHING MATTER: Las Vegas Clubgoer CLAIMS Blake Griffin PIMP Slapped Him And Grabbed Him By The Neck!

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Blake Griffin is accused of attacking a Las Vegas clubgoer and snatching away his cell phone. Get deets on the alleged attack inside...


What happens in Vegas...MIGHT NOT stay there. Although L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin (shown atop during a standup comedy set) has managed to keep a relatively clean image, a recent incident in Las Vegas threatens to derail that.

According to TMZ Sports, a 39-year-old clubgoer claims he partied at Tao nightclub in the Venetian late Saturday/early Sunday where he was allegedly attacked by Blake.  The man (identified as Daniel) says he took a cell phone picture of the crowd and that seemed to upset Blake, who then demanded the phone. After Daniel refused, he says Blake "grabbed my phone with one hand." When Daniel didn't let it go, Blake allegedly grabbed his neck.  But it didn't end there.....

The two were eventually separated but Blake went in for the guy's neck a second time!  Once security intervened, Daniel says Blake told them, "Get him the f**k out of this club." And then he "slapped me in the right side of my face."

After the "incident" Daniel filed a battery report with the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. So far, there's been no comment from the LA Clippers or Blake. 

In other Blake G. news, the Jordan Super Fly 3 sneaker that the GQ cover man helped design hit shoe shelves on Oct. 1. They retail for $140 if you're interested. 



Photos via Blake Griffin's Instagram

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