The movie Precious and stars Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe swept the 41st Annual NAACP Image Awards. During the live telecast on Fox, the movie received kudos in the best picture and best indie categories, while Mo’Nique and Sidibe were singled in out in the actress categories. Lee Daniels was blessed for directing the indie film [...]
Archive for February, 2010
Here are the moments the telecast doesn’t capture. Click through the behind-the-scenes photos, everyone knows this is where the real fun happens.
The 41st Annual NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards rolled out its red carpet in front of the Shrine Auditorium on last night (Feb26) to welcome Hollywoods brightest stars to the event. Morgan Freeman, Alfre Woodard, Lance Gross and Eva Marcille were among those posing for photographers at the celebration. [...]
Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson hosted the Ford Freedom’s Sisters luncheon on yesterday (Feb25) at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The luncheon, honored 20 exceptional Black women who have made a difference in Southern California. They were nominated by their peers and have shown commitment to community through their participation in social causes and [...]
Hattie McDaniel was the first black performer to win an Academy Award. She won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Mammy in Gone with the Wind in 1939. Hattie was also a professional singer-songwriter, comedienne, stage actress, radio performer, and television star. She was in fact the first black woman to [...]
“I can see you had bad day, anything that
could go wrong said it came your way”
“Relax your mind, lay your burdens down let me see ya smile”
Patti LaBelle stop by to visit the Wendy Williams Show yesterday (Feb24). Nothing was off limits with Ms. Patti, wigs, shopping, and she even told Wendy about her very famous God Daughter, Mariah Carey. Ms. Patti LaBelle not only chatted with Wendy, she also performed one of her favorite songs, “You Saved My Life.” (watch [...]
After Tuesday’s less-than-stellar round of performances on American Idol, all bets were placed on the Top 12 guys. But, did they measure up? While a number of contestants failed to impress, Wednesday night proved to be successful for a few contestants, including Casey James and Michael Lynche. Two female and two male contestants with the lowest viewer [...]
A federal judge has given a thumbs up on a defamation lawsuit against comedian and radio host Rickey Smiley. Smiley stands accused of calling a security guard gay on “The Rickey Smiley Show” after the guard tried to take a picture with Smiley twice.
The security guard, Henry Robinson, had apparently been a little overzealous [...]
To help celebrate Black History Month, here’s a quick look at Black artists who have made history on the Billboard charts. I also show key achievements by Black artists at the Academy Awards and the Grammy Awards. Here are some important records set by Black artists over the past seven decades. The artist’s name is [...]
- KJLH has opened up the programming to let local churches in at various times during the week. World reknowned Bishop Noel Jones has a new show on the station called “Real Talk.”
- Janet Jackson ex-boyfriend Jermaine Dupri have teamed up to record the theme song for her next film, “Tyler Perry’s Why Did I [...]
“The world is ever changing, but You are still the same”
“While You are working, help me to keep still”
“Take charge of my thoughts both day and night”
J Records artist Monica was in Los Angeles two week ago to shoot the video to her chart-climbing single Everything To Me from her new album Still Standing (set for March 23rd release). Fabulously dressed in a stunning Alexander McQueen (R.I.P.) blouse and gown, Monica takes a star-turning role in the drama-filled clip directed by [...]
Those invited to BET reality show stars’ Tiny and Toya’s taping/benefit concert Monday night at Opera were treated to the bonus of what is believed to be T.I.’s first public appearance since he was released from prison. “I am very well, very happy to be seen,” said the Atlanta rapper-actor, who joined his fiancee Tameka “Tiny” [...]
“You’re listening to WERD Radio 860 AM” — It was 60 years ago when those words were first spoken over the airwaves. In early October 1949, WERD in Atlanta, Georgia became the first radio station owned and operated by an African-American – Jesse Blayton, Sr.
The 1,000-watt Atlanta radio station WERD, which Blayton purchased [...]
The shoe designer – whose high heeled creations are loved by celebrities like Oprah and Beyonce – has develop a comfortable collection of high-top sneakers. Jimmy Choo is taking things down a notch, literally, from sky-high stilettos to flat sneakers.
The stilettos and heels aren’t going anywhere, of course, but 8 sneaker designs made [...]
“Feeling like everything going wrong,
take a step back and edit yourself”
“You gotta let go of your insecurity,
explore the passion in your possibilities”
According to Billboard magazine, gospel duo Mary Mary broke the record for the longest chart-run by a group on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with their Grammy winning single, “God in Me.” The hit record from their album, The Sound, has spent 64 weeks on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, surpassing Dru Hill’s “In My [...]
In 1921 Harry Pace formed Black Swan Records, under the Pace Phonographic Corporation. It was the first record company owned and operated by an Black-American. Pace used the name Black Swan to honor the accomplishments of Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, a remarkably talented singer known as “The Black Swan.”
In March of 1921 under the laws [...]
Jor’Dan Armstrong is what is missing from gospel music today. He comes equipped with a new sound for a new generation that has its own way of expressing praise. As a middle school music instructor and co-founder of a music non-profit organization, Armstrong witnesses on a daily basis how music can impact lives. He hopes [...]