Congratulations are in order for soulful singer and actress Jill Scott and her fiance Lil’ John Roberts. Jill gave birth five days early to a baby boy named Jett Hamilton Roberts on April 20 at 4:20pm
Archive for April, 2009
Chanelle Haynes, a member of Trin-i-tee 5:7 is set to marry Gregory Schwartz on June 20, 2009.
R&B singer Mary J. Blige and Outkast member Big Boi is lending a hand to struggling homeowners, as the two back a campaign to raise awareness for the country’s foreclosure crisis.
Marlon Wayans will star in and produce the new film “The Year of Living Biblically” based on A.J. Jacobs’ nonfiction best-seller – subtitled “One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.”
Lets all welcome unisex hand made Bow Tie Brooches by black designer Marc C.. These fashionable accessories are geared for the “Daring Individual” who aims to build a bridge between fashion and illusion.
Earth Day is today and to celebrate the day, I making a effort to lower my carbon footprint. I must admit, when former vice-president Al Gore started this talk about global warming, that has morph into a full-on frenzy campaign to save the planet, I wasn’t fully convince that this was a serious problem. Especially, since [...]
Fred Hammond set the atmosphere of the night. The night was dedicate to the “Godfathers of Gospel”
The kickoff of the Gospel Music Association’s Music Week, the Christian and gospel music industry’s major annual conference, started off with the BMI Christian Music Awards. U.S. performing right organization BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s most performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards on Saturday night at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville.
I have been enjoying HBO’s adaptation of Alexander McCall Smith’s novel series The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency for a few weeks now. It has become apart of my Sunday night line up that includes Sunday Best. I wanted to do a post on it, but something seemed incomplete about the show. That all changed [...]
First it was American Express’ Centurion, a rare and mysterious card that the super-wealthy considered to be the ultimate status symbol. Its ridiculous perks—a credit limit high enough to buy a small island, and a reputation strong enough to get holders into the most elite of establishments–are outweighed by equally ridiculous requirements, namely, invite-only applications to people who spend more than $250,000 annually on their other American Express cards, and an annual fee of $2,500.
Okay, okay, I have to make a confession….I have been sleeping on Israel Houghton’s new CD “Power of One”. I have had in my possession for a few weeks now and never played it. Well, I put that sucka in and lost my mind.
Eden Roc, A Renaissance Beach Resort & Spa together with Lea & Roy Black are thrilled to present the 14th annual “The Blacks’ Annual Gala” on tomorrow night April 18, 2009 at the newly renovated Eden Roc Hotel on Miami Beach. Patti LaBelle will be the feature performer and guests will be able to participate in the live auction in which they will have the opportunity to bid on a 2010 Rolls-Royce EX200 and Diamonds by Jeffrey Rackover. Celebrity guests include, Lil Wayne, Pamela Anderson, Lance Bass, DJ Irie, Oscar de la Hoya, Joe Francis, Terrell Owens, Warren Sapp, and others.
“American Violet” is based on the true story of a woman who helped to expose corrupt and racist law enforcement in her Texas community with the help of the ACLU and local counsel. Dee, the lead role, is played by newcomer Nicole Beharie in a stunning performance mingling strength and vulnerability. Nicole Beharie is a recent Juilliard graduate, this is only her second role. The movie also stars, one of the greatest actresses in our lifetime, Alfre Woodard. Check out the movie trailer…….
The 2,000 seats in Perfecting Church on Detroit’s east side weren’t enough to hold all of the people who came to celebrate Pop Winans’ life. The home-going celebration was a blend of great gospel singing and preaching, fond remembrances and humorous stories about the man many knew as Pop, a gospel singer himself and the father of 10 children.
Award-winning Gospel music artist CeCe Winans will be among the newest inductees to the Music City Walk of Fame and be recognized officially during an induction ceremony this Sunday. CeCe will join Cowboy Jack Clement, Mike Curb, Marty Stuart and Josh Turner for the unveiling of commemorative sidewalk markers Sunday afternoon in the Hall of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. Also recognized will be Dr. Richard H. Boyd, whose publishing company has influenced Christian music even decades after his death in 1922.
BattleCry was orchestrated by Teen Mania Ministries, a youth ministry founded in 1986 by Ron Luce, BattleCry events are an unorthodox form of religious outreach. All across the nation, these semi-monthly events attract tens of thousands of teenagers. This year, organizers say they expect to reach more than 130,000 young people. BattleCry events strive to preach to younger audiences by using their language — which is to say bright lights, big sounds and stadium-worthy visual effects.
Fall/Winter 2009 sees the mark of a milestone in footwear fashion as Clarks Originals celebrate the birth of an icon. To celebrate the Desert Boot’s 60th anniversary, Clarks Originals have created a collection of bold, vibrant special edition shoes. Each one is masterfully crafted to represent a decade of it’s existence, alive with history and steeped in style, each shoe illustrates a part of the Desert Boot’s Journey and what the shoe means to its dedicated fans throughout the ages.
Sirdeaner Walker, 44, is ferociously protective of her four children. So when her 11-year-old son Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover complained to her last September of being bullied by students at the New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, Massachusetts, for “acting gay,” she did something about it. She spoke to his principal, teachers and guidance counselor and became more active in the Parent Teachers Organization. But the teasing and threats continued and Carl started acting out in school, becoming increasingly fearful and felt even more alienated.
On Monday, April 6, everyone learned just how serious the situation had become. Walker found her little boy with an extension cord wrapped around his neck, hanging from the third floor rafter of their home. Peter J. Daboul, chairman of the Board for New Leadership Charter School, released a statement shortly after Carl’s death saying, “I plan to initiate an investigation into the facts and the allegations to ensure that the school responded in an appropriate manner.” School officials did not respond to our calls for comment, but the school has sponsored a carnation drive and a walk in Carl’s honor.
Pop Winans will be laid to rest in a home-going celebration today. Today’s service follows an appropriately music-filled tribute to his life at a memorial service Tuesday evening at Detroit’s Perfecting Church, pastored by his son the Rev. Marvin Winans.
Your so fly your so high
Everbody around you trying to figure out why
Your so cool you win all the time
Everywhere you go man you get a lot of shine
You draw like a magnet better yet I have it
Everything you wear people say they got have it
From the sweat suit to the white tee to the gucci
You can probably say people wanna get like me