Americans are lining up for flu shots after dire predictions that the swine flu will sweep the country. However, Desiree Jennings a 25-year-old, from suburban Washington, D.C., life took a tragic turn just 10 days after she got a flu shot this past summer. Doctors say it triggered a rare neurological disorder they’re calling a-million-to-one [...]
Archive for October, 2009
This year’s induction and awards celebration will be held in Detroit, MI at the Max M. Fisher Music Center on tomorrow night (10/31). Among the 2009 inductees are: Bishop T.D. Jakes, BeBe Winans, Willie Mae Ford Smith and Myrna Summers. To be consider for induction into the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum®, [...]
Patti LaBelle, baptized the “Queen of Rock & Soul”, is about to cast her spell on South Africa. The concerts in the Motherland will take place at the Grand West Casino in Cape Town tonight and at Sun City Resort tomorrow night.
The undisputed grande dame of R&B is having a serious love affair with South Africa. [...]
First Lady Michelle Obama is looking holiday fabulous on the cover of Glamour’s Women Of The Year December issue. It’s the first time in Glamour’s 70 year history that a First Lady has been the cover girl. Here’s a few snippets from her interview:
With men, don’t be swayed by “cute”: “Cute’s good. But [...]
I try to promote positive R&B music on this website and Ne-Yo has a new I like. “Never Knew I Needed” is taken from soundtrack album of upcoming movie “The Princess and the Frog”. Ne-Yo works as a waiter in “Never Knew I Needed” music video. He falls in love with one of the [...]
Rapper Jamal “Shyne” Barrow arrived in Belize at 2:40 pm Wednesday afternoon on a Continental flight from Houston escorted by a U.S. Marshall following his deportation from the U.S. after serving almost nine years in a New York penitentiary for his role in a nightclub shooting in New York city.
The rapper was processed by local [...]
A&E announces the Jackson Family reality show just in time to correspond with This Is It. Official name of the show is “The Jackson’s: A Family Dynasty.” No word yet on when it will air. A&E has released a trailer for the upcoming reality TV show which highlights the Jackson Family’s reunion as they are [...]
Dr. Bobby Jones, host of BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel will host a special benefit concert on Nov. 14, 2009 in Richmond, VA at the Arthur Ashe Center. Slated participants include Tamela & David Mann, Jackie Clark-Chisholm, Stephen Hurd, Phillip Carter & SOV, Kendall King, and Bryan Wilson. The concert is designed to assist in building [...]
Last week we reported, how out spoken singer Tiffany Evans felt about the music industry and the negative influnce songs like Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette” will have on people. Now singer Omarion wants to add his dime worth of talking to the subject:
“I don’t personally know Rihanna’s beliefs but I think there’s a very dark [...]
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation has partnered with multinational company Procter & Gamble’s Bounty brand to kick off the Building Bounty-ful Bridges Program, which gives the importance of youth arts education. The program is designed to
On this day 40 years ago, the very first e-mail message (long before they called it e-mail, of course) was sent by UCLA’s Leonard Kleinrock over the ARPANET system from Los Angeles to the Stanford Research Institute, more than 400 miles away.
Kleinrock, while still a student at MIT, developed the principles of “packet switching,” which [...]
Gospel music artists, industry members and fans gathered at the Sommet Center this morning for the announcement of nominees for the 25th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. Gospel stars Donald Lawrence and Vickie Winans lead the pack with 8 nominations, followed by Hezekiah Walker and Kierra Sheard
Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Martin Lawrence, Vivica Fox, and so may other celebrities – together with Jermaine, Tito, and Marlon Jackson – were among the thousands who attended the much-anticipated world premiere of This is it at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles last night.
CHRIS BROWN has sealed his comeback with his first live performance since that infamous night back in February (09). Chris has been lying low for the last eight months, but recently announced he would be returning to the stage for a series of Fan Appreciation gigs across the U.S. He took his first step back [...]
We have a real treat for you today. We will be giving away a CD of all the new releases today. This is how it works: The first three people to e-mail me will receive one of the three new CD’s release today. I’m actually feeling nice today, so I will even dig-in-the crates and [...]
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys will perform their homage to New York, “Empire State of Mind,” to kick off Wednesday’s first game of the World Series featuring the rapper’s hometown Yankees against defending champs, the Philadelphia Phillies. The song has become an unofficial anthem for the team,
Someone had to hold Bill Cosby back to keep him from crawling over a balcony and joining fellow comedians on stage as the stars lined up to pay tribute to his life’s work. When the lights went out for the start of the 12th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, Cosby filled the dark [...]
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and The Ludacris Foundation held its sixth annual benefit dinner at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. and honored several reputable individuals who are making strides in the community.
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones received the Chairman’s Award, Debra Lee and BET Networks won the Corporate Award, Executive Vice President Kevin Liles [...]
At the unveiling of the state-of the-art Cicely L. Tyson Community School of Performing and Fine Arts in East Orange, N.J., some of the biggest names in arts and entertainment were on hand to honor the legendary Ms. Tyson and celebrate the opening of the school.
“It’s a wonderful model for what can be done,” said [...]
A new crop of Oscar prospects crammed the red carpet last night (10/26) at what is widely considered Tinseltown’s award-season starting gate: The Hollywood Awards®.
“I think I was extremely naive when I showed up here tonight,” giggled New Hollywood Award winner Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe, who plays the title role of an abused daughter in “Precious: [...]