Don’t think a year-long incarceration will stop T.I. from helping his native Atlanta with its recent floods. Rappers Ludacris and T.I. have each donated $10,000 to help the victims of flooding in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. The city was hit by freak weather conditions last week, leaving 10 people dead and devastating more than [...]
Archive for September, 2009
Janet Jackson was the keynote speaker and Co-Chair of AmFar’s gala on Monday night in Milan. During her speech, Janet spoke on the importance of AIDS prevention, research and awareness. “I’d just like to thank everyone here in the global fashion community who’ve done so much to help amfAR and to support HIV/AIDS research,” Janet [...]
The hardest working woman in Gospel, Vickie Winans, is overly excited about her recent number one album “How I Got Over”. She’s just as excited about the second single, “Release It”. “I went on the radio and (WCHB radio personality) Mildred Gaddis played it and by the time it was over I was crying, she [...]
Moved by the senseless beating death of a 16-year-old honor student by gang members in Chicago, rapper Nas has written an open letter to teens who throw away their future by battling each other.
As previously reported, Derrion Albert was repeatedly stomped in the head, punched and beaten with planks in a gang-related brawl outside of [...]
A lot of reality shows featuring singers, actors and rappers are for those with a career on the way out, said actor-singer Tyrese Gibson. Not him!
So, rather than go that route, Tyrese is getting into reality as a producer and narrator of “First In,” a 10-episode series launching tonight (9/30) at 10 on BET that [...]
Mama I Want To Sing has been in can for a few years now and still doesn’t have domestic distribution granting it a theatrical release date just yet, but it was feature last week on the closing night of this years Urban World Film Festival.
The story of a down-south preachers daughter that goes from the [...]
Dottie Peoples is set to kick off her own beauty line next month. The cosmetics, dubbed DUE (short for Dottie’s Ultimate Enhances), are the result of a partnership between the singer and the Beaumont, TX-based firm, Dime On A Dollar, Inc.
The new line, in production now for a year, will launch in her home base [...]
The First Lady will help kick off the 40th year of “Sesame Street” with an appearance on the Nov. 10 season premiere.
Michelle Obama will bring with her a message touting the importance of planting gardens and healthy eating. She’ll teach children how to plant tomato, cucumber and lettuce seeds as part of the show’s new [...]
Four teenagers, ages 16 to 19, were arrested in Derrion Albert’s death and will be charged as adults in his murder, according to prosecutors. They are: Silvonus Shannon, 19; Eugene Riley, 18; Eugene Bailey, 17; and Eric Carson, 16.
Yesterday, Chicago police lined up in a show of force outside Fenger High in the wake of [...]
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Just when you think Hammond has fully mined his expressions of love for God, he comes out with another album full of treasures.
On “Love Unstoppable,” Hammond’s high-ringing tenor, circuitous phrasing and jazzy chord changes are applied to joyous, uptempo praise tunes and the intimate, slow-burning worship songs that his listeners have [...]
Tevin Campbell’s debut single was “Tomorrow (A Better You Better Me)” which reached number one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart in June 1990. It was the lead single from Quincy Jones’ critically acclaimed ensemble LP Back On The Block which won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1991.
CENTRIC is a 24-hour entertainment channel that’s the result of a partnership with BET Networks and MTV Networks. It’s a 24-hour entertainment network featuring the artists, series, movies, music and reality programming that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multi-cultural adult.
The network began broadcasting yesterday morning September 28 at 6:00 a.m. [...]
Get on board!!! The Soooouuuuul Train Music Awards gala is coming to the Georgia World Congress Center.
In November, CENTRIC will bring viewers the return of the highly-popular urban music awards show, THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS, the music special that bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday and today. Taping at the famed Georgia [...]
Afro-European designer and entrepreneur Alexander Amosu, is known for his over-the-top designs. You might remember a while back, when we posted his creation of the most expensive suit in the world. Amosu is back claiming to have the World’s Most Expensive Blackberry.
The handset is a BlackBerry Curve 8900 encrusted with 4,459 diamonds and coated in [...]
Ted Winn of the Stellar-winning Ted & Sheri duo is back on the gospel scene after a five-year recording hiatus. Now, Ted has re-emerged with a new recording label, a new look and a new sound that is sure to thrill Ted & Sheri fans while attracting a new audience of music lovers.
He has expanded [...]
Actor and AIDS activist Blair Underwood was in Washington DC on Thursday to help the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) open a new health clinic in his name. The AHF Blair Underwood Healthcare Center is a 15-room clinic in Suite 606 at 2141 K St. with four examination beds and a single doctor, Roxanne Cox-Iyamu. The [...]
50 Cent’s latest project The 50th Law has risen to the top of the book charts, according to a list yesterday (9/27) released by The New York Times.
The 50th Law, which is the rapper’s strategic advice book on life and how to become successful, was written with 48 Laws of Power author Robert Green. The [...]
The Black-Eyed Pea’s Apl.de.Ap is reaching out to fans in hopes that they will support his efforts to raise relief funds for flood victims in his native Philippines.
In a statement released yesterday (9/28), Apl announced that his imprint, Jeepney Music will be accepting donations on behalf of the Apl Foundation online at www.jeepneymusic.com.
So far, 140 [...]
Amidst the drama and rumors of a fake wedding, NBA star Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian, walk down the isle yesterday (9/27) in front of 200+ of their family members and closest celeb friends.
After only meeting and dating for only one month, the 29-year-old Los Angeles Lakers forward and the 25-year-old reality TV [...]
TONEX IN HIS OWN WORDS:
After all of the buzz surrounding the Lexi interview, things started spinning out of control. What was said, what wasn’t said, and how after you tell the truth even that truth has the propensity to get twisted. However, it’s never a crime to face yourself and speak your heart. And [...]