Donell Jones releases first single in 7 years and this love song is for the MEN!

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R & B Crooner Donell Jones released a new song titled KARMA (Payback) on 11/11/2020. This is his first single released in the past seven years. It’s the prelude to his seventh studio album, 100% complimentary.  (Coming December 2020) . I woud say welcome back but when you have genuine R & B songwriters and singers like Donell that are listed among the greats they never leave the R & B radio waves so we know they are here to stay even long after they are gone. 

Unforgettable classic ballads that are fan favorites like “Where I Wanna Be,” “You Know What’s Upft. TLC’s Left Eye,” and “Knocks Me Off My Feet” just to name a few. Jones has also produced and written hit songs for Usher “Think of You,” 702 “Get It Together” Drea “Not Gonna Letcha,” Jacquees “23,” and he’s recently collaborated with singer, Jon B on a song called “Understand.”

Donell has traveled the world and toured with some of the greatest artists in the business. DJ Eddie F sure knew his eye for talent when he discovered this artist! Jones began his journey at one of the best times for R & B artists. It was the Relationship Song scenarios that we loved and how he was basically known as the composer to all life situations.

The American Music Award Winner, Donell Jones is not only a renowned R&B vocalist, an exceptional songwriter, but also a master producer. The inspiration inspiration behind the song Karma (Payback) stems from the Music Love Coach wanting to deliver a profound message that men and women in relationships can relate to, especially during the upcoming holiday seasons.

Karma(Payback)

Check out the song and let me know what you think..

Chef Jernard Wells back in the kitchen with Chef Bren Hererra on Cleo TV

CHEF BREN HERERRA AND HOST, CHEF AND ENTREPRENUER JERNARD WELLS

This is the second time we were introduced to Chef Bren Hererra giving us the good tea on recipes; along with Chef Jerard Wells getting up close and personal with the cast of New Soul Kitchen.  The media was so anxious to preview the one-of-a-kind cooking show; hosted by Chef Jernard Wells, an award-winning TV Host/Celebrity Chef/Bestselling Cookbook Author, best known from his numerous appearances on Food Network & Cooking Channel shows.

Wells has been featured on the “Today Show,” PEOPLE,” “Steve Harvey Morning Show,” “Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” ESSENCE, to name a few. Chef Jernard will provide step-by-step instructions on preparing one of his signature dishes, while giving tips for quick quarantine meals, healthy alternatives to classic soul food favorites, and provide a sneak peek on the top foodie trends taking over this fall.Join us for an opportunity to engage with four leading African-American female chefs and culinary influencers who, throughout the season, deliver an array of flavors from around the world, sure to please every palette.

Joining the press conference were : Chef Bren Herrera, Chef Essie Bartels, Chef Resha and Chef Ahki. Chef Bartels had to leave early but she introduced us to some tantilizing African dishes. We look forward to her continuing the conversation and cooking later.

Check out https://mycleo.tv/show/new-soul-kitchen/ before you get into the video below.

RECIPE TIME!!!! CORNMEAL ONION RINGS BY CHEF RESHA

Source: CLEO TV

Ingredients

  • 1 yellow or sweet Vidalia onion, sliced into rings
  • 2 cups cold buttermilk
  • ¾ cup ground cornmeal
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • dash of chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder

Instructions

  1. Soak the onion rings in the buttermilk overnight.
  2. Mix the cornmeal, flour, dried herbs, and seasoning together until combined.
  3. Coat each ring just once and set to the side. Repeat with each ring until all are coated.
  4. Fry in 375- degree oil until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with a tiny bit of salt as soon as they come out of the fryer and serve on and alongside your salmon BLT.

TRUE TO THE GAME 2 Opens As The #1 Highest Grossing New Independent Film Release This Weekend

Manny Hailey and Deb Antney

Producer and distributor Manny Hailey and Director Jamal Hill (Brotherly Love, Dueces) successfully pulled off an amazing block buster weekend for an independent film. True to the Game 2 stars Columbus Short (Scandal), Vivica A. Fox (Empire), Andra Fuller(Have and Have Nots), Erica Peeples (Fall Girl), Jeremy Meeks, Iyana Halley (HBO’s Sharp Objects) and Lil Mama (The TLC Story, When Love Kills:The Falicia Blakely Story); with Appearances by Rotimi, Tamar Braxton, Faith Evans, Waka Flocka, Bernice Burgos & More.

The film was based on long time author Terri Woods New York Best Seller book ‘True to the Game’. Congrats to producer Manny Hailey on the #1 highest Independent grossing film of the weekend; opening in 247 theaters nationwide on Friday, November 6thearning a three-day weekend box office of $290,000 with a Per Screen Average of $1,174.

Best newcomer performance went to Manny Hailey’s daugher Iyanla Hailey as she becoming into her own woman as an on screen actress. Director Jamal Hill claims he was very impressed with her performance as well as the work ethic of newcomer actor Jeremy Meeks.

Directed by Jamal Hill (“Brotherly Love,” “Deuces”), TRUE TO THE GAME 2 picks up a year after the murder of drug dealer Quadir Richards, whose death carries consequences for all who knew him — especially Gena (Peeples), his love interest. Separating herself from Philly’s dangerous scene, Gena has reinvented herself as a journalist, living and working in New York City. Forced to take some time off of work, Gena is sent on assignment to Los Angeles for a career-changing story.

Though Gena is far from home, her life in Philly seems to always make an appearance. Someone from Quadir’s circle has avenged his death with a hit on Jerrell’s crew members, reigniting another war between the two crews. Jerell (Fuller) is determined to get paid by any means necessary— and he’ll start with Gena.

“We are elated by the strong support for our film this weekend,” says Manny Halley, TTTG2 producer and founder of Imani Motion Pictures. “As a producer and distributor, the highest honor one can achieve is when audiences come to see our films and are receptive to what they saw. That said, we had sold out showings across the country and the overall buzz has been fantastic. We look forward to expanding the film to additional theaters nationwide this coming Friday.” 

TRUE TO THE GAME 2 is written by Preston Whitmore and produced by Manny Halley, Rodney Turner II and Yolanda Halley. David Wolfgang (“Bloomers”) serves as director of photography.

For more information, visit http://truetothegame2.com

Download key art here: https://rb.gy/ow7bzs[Credit: Dennis Byron/Imani]

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About Imani Motion Pictures 
Imani Motion Pictures is a Los Angeles based entertainment music, motion picture and TV production, distribution company with a satellite office located in Atlanta, Georgia. Imani has worked in the music industry for over 20 years with recording artists such as Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, and Keyshia Cole. Imani’s first foray into television production began with the BET reality series “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is” and the spinoff “Frankie and Neffe.”

Imani Media shifted its focus to feature films in 2017 with the release of TRUE TO THE GAME, starring Columbus Short, Vivica A. Fox and the late Nelsan Ellis. The film is an adaptation of the New York Times bestseller by Teri Woods. TRUE TO THE GAME is an urban love story between a prominent Philadelphia drug dealer and a woman, as they struggle to balance street life and love. The film was independently financed and distributed by Halley and earned $1.2M in a limited release. Halley has secured deals w/ Viacom BET and Netflix on this first go around.

In addition to TRUE TO THE GAME 2, Imani will release the film DUTCH in theaters on Friday, November 27, 2020.

SOURCE Imani Media Group

Governor Brian Kemp declares State of Emergency, authorizes 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta

Governor declares State of Emergency, authorizes 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta

Screen Shot 2020-07-06 at 10.13.26 PMAccording to WSB TV news :

The goal, according to the governor’s office, is to free up state troopers from those locations so they can help patrol the streets of Atlanta.

The troops will be deployed as needed to protect state buildings, including the State Capitol, the Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters, the governor’s mansion and the Georgia World Congress Center.

Continue reading Governor Brian Kemp declares State of Emergency, authorizes 1,000 National Guard troops to Atlanta

UK artist KS organically gains fans – ‘No Hook’ Video

 

Most new artist find it difficult to amass a large fan base without help from a major label or without having already established social media pages with tons of likes and follows. The UK artist who goes by the name ‘KS’ exclaims I want to have a big influence on people, just like the people who’ve influenced me.’ Continue reading UK artist KS organically gains fans – ‘No Hook’ Video

Leonardo DiCaprio Surprises Jamie Foxx at ABFF Honors

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Jamie Foxx at 2020 ABFF Honors

Jeff Friday seems to out do himself every year with the ABFF Honors getting better and bigger each year adding well deserving Hollywood Excellence to the list of Award Winners. The guest list for this black-tie gala, invitation only included only three hundred and fifty (350) of the most influential artists, executives and stakeholders in the entertainment industry.

Host Deon Cole did not disappoint with his witty comments between bringing up the honorees and keeping the audience in stiches throughout the entire evening. HonoreeS included Watchmen star Louis Gossett, Jr. with the Hollywood Legacy Award; Queen & Slim writer Lena Waithe with the Industry Renaissance Award and Harriet star Cynthia Erivo presented with the Rising Star Award. Just Mercy star Jamie Foxx was not only honored with the Excellence in the Arts Award but the entire film was also recognized as Movie of the Year. Continue reading Leonardo DiCaprio Surprises Jamie Foxx at ABFF Honors

Cam Newton has a humanitarian side most people don’t know about

Screen Shot 2020-07-01 at 6.46.25 AMCam Newton has been very vocal on social media since the announcement that the Patriots has signed the Free Agent to a 1 year contract. Determined to prove to Carolina they really lost a really good dude Cam has made several videos expressing some pint up agression.

However, rarely has Cam neglected opportunity to pay it forward when it comes to kind deeds especially when a child is involved. Recently, in the midst of all the hoopla at the “Peak of his career the NFL quaterback Cam Newton heard a 10 year old boy had spent Christmas fighting a serious heart condition.

Two days later on his day off, he chartered a flight and flew out to surprise him. This is what happened when they met.

Twitter immediately reacts

These twitter comments really speak volume on how Cam’s fans really feel about him and the people who really know who Cam Newton is and what he stands for are not surprised at this good deed.

Fun Fact. Did you know that Cam’s Newton’s dad’s church is in Newnan, GA and Cam is often spotted in Fairburn at the local Cracker Barrell on Senoia Rd? It’s also not unlikely to spot Cam working out near Camp Creek. It’s not a good idea to prejudge Icons and NFL star like Cam Newton based on blogs and media reviews rather than knowing the side of their  heart.

What are your thoughts? Did you always know that Cam Newton was a stand up kind of dude or did you get caught up with the media’s portrayal of Cam being a selfish know it all Diva?

Mr. Solo & Nuwine – Daddy – New Music Alert

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The late (Gospel Gangstaz) Mr. Solo and Nuwine released one of their final songs today June 5, 2020; recorded days before Mr. Solo passed away. The new single featuring Mr Solo and Nuwine is titled “Daddy” off their upcoming album ‘Problem Solved’.

Mr. Solo & Nuwine’s powerful track with a timely message as the entire nation is scratching for answers while desperately protesting for equality and civil rights. The single is available on itunes, apple music,spotify and all streaming platforms.

Check out the new single and YouTube video and drop a line in the comments.

 

TV One’s UNSUNG celebrates record breaking numbers!

One of the Producer’s Channel’s favorite television music series is TV ONE’s UNSUNG. Season 14 in “my opinion” has been one of the most epic seasons by far. Goodie Mobb fans really turned up on show night and turned out according to the numbers. The city of “Atlanta” has been on the forefront of conversation during this pandemic and finally it wasn’t due to anything having to do with the words “Coronavirus” or “COVID19”.
According to a recent Press Release by put out by the TV ONE “Dru Hill” actually led the numbers with 805k Unique viewers on premiere night. Check out the Press Release:
Network Season 14 of TV One’s award-winning documentary series UNSUNG delivered a combined reach of 5.7MM unique viewers P2+ during its premiere run. Additionally, UNSUNG was the #1 series on Cable, 2020-to-date, in the 10 p.m. timeslot among African American Households: P25-54 and P2+.*
UNSUNG celebrates the lives of trailblazing musicians whose full stories and journeys have yet to be explored. Through first-hand accounts, interviews with family and friends, and archival footage, each episode weaves a tale of the highs and lows of a life in the limelight.
The premiere episode on February 23 featured Dru Hill and reached 805K Unique Viewers 2+ on its premiere night. Competitively, UNSUNG “Dru Hill” was the #1 cable telecast in its timeslot among African Americans: P25-54, and the #4 primetime cable telecast for the full weekend among African Americans: P/W25-54 and African Americans: P/W18-49.
This season highlighted the memorable stories of influential artists including rap’s first female star MC Roxanne Shante; singer/actor Christopher Williams; funk and disco band Skyy; the “Mother of Freestyle” Shannon; Grammy Award-winning crooner behind the 1972 number one single “Me and Mrs. Jones,” Billy Paul; vocal powerhouse Betty Wright, best known for the 70s hit single “Clean Up Woman;” multi-Grammy Award-winning musician Al Jarreau; and Atlanta hip hop quartet Goodie Mob.

Rapper 2Chainz has decided NOT to re-open his restaurant until he has fed the homeless

Rapper 2 Chainz Delays Restaurant Opening

 

2Chainz sent a tweet out on Monday stating he will not re-open his restaurant until he has fed the homeless; and he was seen passing out meals to the homeless in the video. He also had a message to those who criticized him deciding to reopen: Continue reading Rapper 2Chainz has decided NOT to re-open his restaurant until he has fed the homeless

African American Filmmaker Angela White’s “A Question of Faith” to debut on Lifetime TV Easter Sunday

Screen Shot 2020-04-13 at 9.11.29 AMLifetime TV premered ” A Question of Faith” on April 12th Easter Sunday. Although the movie debuted in theaters in 2017 the film’s subject matter is very timely amid these pandemic times. At the time of production Angela White held the designation as the first faith-based film produced by a female African American producer, White, a veteran producer of Silver Lining Entertainment is certainly no stranger to knowing what it takes to produce a great movie.

“A QUESTION OF FAITH” portrays the struggle of three families of differing ethnicities as they seek to answer difficult questions about struggles taking place in their individual lives. One viewer exclaimed “It’s one of the best faith-based films I have seen,  A QUESTION OF FAITH brings three different families together through a tragic accident stemming from texting and driving. A pastor and his family wrestle with God’s plan for their lives. A mother and daughter struggle to find faith. And a couple desperately seeks a way to save their child. All of their lives converge as the question of each person’s faith plays out and they come to discover God’s love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness.

The film was appropriate for the whole family and for both Christians and non-believers, has an amazing cast, including Richard T. Jones (“Hawaii Five 0”) (“Girlfriends”) (“Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married,” “Judging Amy”), Kim Fields (“Living Single”) (“Facts of Life”), C. Thomas Howell (“Criminal Minds”) (“Animal Kingdom”)(“The Amazing Spiderman,” “E.T.”), Gregory Alan Williams (“Greenleaf,” “All Saints”), Jaci Velasquez (“I’m Not Ashamed,” Platinum Christian Recording Artist), T.C. Stallings (“War Room,” “Courageous”), Donna Biscoe, Amber Nelon Thompson, Karen Valero and Marliss Amiea.

The Producer’s Channel had a chance to interview Angela White and get answers to a few questions related to the challenges of being a female film producer. Stay tuned Q & A to be posted soon.

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Fulton County Issues Stay at Home Order $1000 Fines will be enforced

Screen Shot 2020-04-04 at 8.18.08 PMWhile more business owners than less have either had to officially shut down due to decline in business; the others recently placed signs on the door with a note that starts with “Due to Corvid19 we regret to inform you that we will be closed…..” and then follows the explanations. Continue reading Fulton County Issues Stay at Home Order $1000 Fines will be enforced

Did HBO postpone new season of Issa Rae’s Insecure? Check out what other shows have been postponed as well

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Issa Rae – Photo Courtesy of HBO.com

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic residents nationwide have been urged to “Stay at Home” since the latter part of March 2020. Well things just got real serious for Georgia’s Fulton County residents as the only April Fool’s joke was on the entire nation. Effective April 1st Fulton County has issued an immediate stay-at-home order to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and threatened $1,000 fines and/or 12 months in jail for those who don’t obey. Continue reading Did HBO postpone new season of Issa Rae’s Insecure? Check out what other shows have been postponed as well

Lena Waithe living her best life with over 2 million tuning in to BET debut “Twenties”

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Lena Waithe (producer of Showtime series The Chi) and Emmy-winning writer, actress and producer is definitely making headline news with her new show “Twenties” on BET. The premiere night garnered over 2 million viewers and is rumored to already gearing up for a second season. Continue reading Lena Waithe living her best life with over 2 million tuning in to BET debut “Twenties”

Essence Atkins stars in BET Original Movie ‘OPEN’ March 14th

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Essence Atkins & Keith Robinson – Photo Credit @jojondeezstreets on IG

Essence Atkins (Wren) and Keith Robinson (Cameron) have been married for ten years; however, the last three years of their matrimony have been open to polyamorous relationships. They set rules as boundaries to ensure a healthy open relationship, Continue reading Essence Atkins stars in BET Original Movie ‘OPEN’ March 14th

World Championship Boxing Saturday Night Superfights 2020 Center Stage, Atlanta, Georgia

Former Champion Cedric Boswell launches Promotional Series with Three Matches at Atlanta’s Center  Stage on Saturday April 11th at 7:30pm

Carlos monroeOn On Saturday April 11, Former Heavyweight Champion Cedric “The Boz” Boswell and Atlanta’s Center Stage will host an action packed evening of live professional boxing matches. The fights will be featuring WBA Federation Champion, who is ranked #3, Carlos Monroe, Jr.; WBC Latin Champion Ernesto Irias; Undefeated featherweight Deonte “DeeBro” Brown, plus many other promising ring stars.

Center Stage is conveniently located at 1374 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Fights will start at 7:30 pm. Doors open at 6:30. Continue reading World Championship Boxing Saturday Night Superfights 2020 Center Stage, Atlanta, Georgia

Ray J and Princess Love Break their Silence – Zeus Network

There’s been so much speculation that Ray J & Princess Love are divorcing since the end of 2019. The sad news hit the airwaves shortly after the arrival of their new baby boy Epik.  Most of the separation news has been due to Princess Love and her social media posts. Continue reading Ray J and Princess Love Break their Silence – Zeus Network

TWENTIES – BET Network Atlanta Screening

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Jonica “JoJo” T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, & Gabrielle Graham

BET pre-screened the first episode of Lena Waithe’s new series, “TWENTIES” for VIP’s & fans at Factory Atlanta last weel. The episode was enjoyed by fans, VIP guests, and select media in attendance. Following the screening, fans had the opportunity to party with cast members Jonica “JoJo” T. Gibbs, Christina Elmore, & Gabrielle Graham. Continue reading TWENTIES – BET Network Atlanta Screening

Nene Leakes speaks on Kenya Moore estranged relationship with Marc Daly

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Kenya Moore and Marc Daly made quite the spectacle of their relationship or should we say non relationship status at Marc’s fundraiser that Kenya Moore coordinated on the March 1st episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta on the Bravo TV network. Continue reading Nene Leakes speaks on Kenya Moore estranged relationship with Marc Daly

Oprah’s Makeup artist Derrick Rutledge hosts Celebration of Life party

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Derrick Rutledge had more than a birthday party hosted with his longtime bestie actress

and comedian Kym Whitley in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020.  It was a grand

celebration of life.

iKnown as one of the most prolific and sought-after makeup artists, he has painted the
faces of some of the most powerful women in this world, including former first lady
Michelle Obama and Beyoncé, and is most notably known for “beating the face” of one of

the most influential women in media and television,
Oprah Winfrey.  As celebrity guests
arrived for the extravagant birthday celebration, they had nothing but amazing things to
say about their experience with knowing Rutledge over the years.

Continue reading Oprah’s Makeup artist Derrick Rutledge hosts Celebration of Life party

The Photograph staring Issa Rae & LaKeith Stanfield – the perfect Romance Dramedy

Screen Shot 2020-02-17 at 10.08.09 PMWent to see The Photograph today after reading a handful of great reviews even though they had me after I had seen the trailer. I love a great love story & Valentine’s Day (even after having no specific Valentine for the past 12 years). Issa Rae & LaKeith did an amazing acting job of really making the audience feel like they are both in love in real life.

The writer/director Stella Meghie of this film Stella did an amazing job of telling a story line without adding too much drama or conflict to detract from the “love line” of the story. A great job of flip flopping back and forth through two different time eras and telling two love stories of two different generations of women at once. There were a lot of moments in the movie that made the audience look at their own personal love life (looking at their relationship with their own mom), their ability to take a chance on love or wonder why they aren’t willing to take chances on love. Continue reading The Photograph staring Issa Rae & LaKeith Stanfield – the perfect Romance Dramedy

3 People shot at Old Lady Gang restaurant in East Point on Valentine’s Day

Police are looking for the suspect in a shooting at the East Point restaurant ‘OLD LADY GANG’ owned by Atlanta housewife Kandi Burruss & her husband Todd Tucker. The suspect entered the restaurant and targeted another man during the shooting in which 2 innocent bystanders were shot according to East Point Captain Allyn Glover.

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Police are investigating a triple shooting inside a popular East Point restaurant on Valentine’s Day. Story developing.

Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for Disorderly Conduct

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Photo Credit CBS.com

On February 11, 2020  over a year after claiming he was attacked on the cold streets of Chicago, Jussie Smollett was indicted by a special prosecutor in the case that the former Empire star probably thought was behind him. Jussie Smollett was back in court in the city of Chicago. Again, Jussie now faces time behind bars again as a possibility since on Feb 11th Smollett was indicited on six counts of disorderly conduct by a Cook County grand jury over falsely reporting the assault. Continue reading Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for Disorderly Conduct

How Nick Cannon Saved My Life – Camp Nowhere

Screen Shot 2020-02-10 at 12.40.28 PMIf you ever had the privilege to meet the artist “Camp Nowhere” native of Longview, Dallas; I promise you will never forget the energy that permeates throughout his entire body. That energy is reflected in his music. It’s still important to reflect on the lyrics of the non mumble rap true artists as an artist music is typically the window to their soul.

Camp shared a very special story with us of how he traveled to Los Angeles with a former friend that decided to leave him stranded at a gas station parking lot (In Inglewood) and return to Dallas without him. As Camp sat in the gas station parking lot puzzled, depressed and contemplating his next move he reached out to someone he met from Power 106 and told them about his situation. It was through his friend he learned about “New Music Monday.” Of course Camp knew if presented this opportunity the world could get exposed to his music and he knew everyone who heard any of his music would absolutely love it.

Once Camp found out that Nick Cannon frequented the station for his new show he decided to “camp out” (no punt intended) by his Sprinter Van in the parking lot hoping to get the opportunity to holla at Nick personally and present to him his music. After several days with no sign of Nick returning to his vehicle on a day when Camp was really is a dispair mindset he finally runs into Nick. Joyfully greeting Cannon and introducing himself he asked Nick Cannon if he would check out his music. Cannon agreed and asked for Camp Nowhere for his Instagram and followed him.

Screen Shot 2020-02-10 at 12.37.42 PMElated at the chance to finally meet Mr Nick Cannon in person Camp Nowhere’s days were starting to get just a tad bit brighter. After a couple of weeks Nick Cannon DM’d Camp Nowhere about the opportunity to be in a contest on New Music Monday and gave him to information to come to the station and tell his story.  What an amazing day this was for Camp Nowhere.

“Being on the show with Nick Cannon and now my song ‘Bloody Mary’ would go up against Summer Walker’s new single “Come Thru” featuring Usher. The votes were pouring in for my song and then I actually won! Yes! – Camp Nowhere

 

“I’m so happy right now because I caught another W. I’m so glad you are here. The song is super creative. I was super impressed when I met you and super impressed you are here. It shows people still like artists that are unique and not afraid to be themselves.” – Nick Cannon.

 

“When Nick spoke those words from that day going forward I really started to believe more about what I have to offer. It honestly changed the trajectory of my path in life and jumpstarted my engine to push my music. I honestly sat in that parking lot contemplating some really dark things” – Camp Nowhere

Screen Shot 2020-02-10 at 12.37.27 PMWho is Camp Nowhere? Check out how we got to know him more after the break Continue reading How Nick Cannon Saved My Life – Camp Nowhere

Family and Friends Remember Detroit Native DJ Slick B

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Detroit has truly lost a DJ, Friend, Father, Family man and motivator to many of his industry friends. Social media always tells the real story & from all the comments of love and condolences DJ Slick B was truly loved by many and will clearly be missed. The shock of this unfortunate tragedy is just a hard pill to swallow especially since so many people had just interacted with DJ Slick B during the series of events Super Bowl weekend in Miami and DJ & Hosting earlier the same day he was robbed and murdered.

Detroit police are currently investigating a shooting, which took place Friday at 7:25 p.m. on the 10100 block of West McNichols. According to sources, one of the victims, Byron, also known as DJ Slick B, died on the scene and the other victim, who is unidentified, was taken to a local hospital.

Upon further investigation, local police say the preliminary information currently presented is subject to change. Police have not confirmed whether anything was stolen as an attempted robbery has been reported to be the cause of tonight’s tragic events. – Clubhouse.com

“He was a real workaholic and would take every job he could possibly take, to and he would do a lot for free,” said music producer, Helluva.

“Real humble guy, speaks from the heart, loves the city, has a family, that’s what hurts the most,” Dr. Darrius said.

Dr. Darrius says the 28-year-old leaves behind three children. He was born and raised in Detroit, and took that pride on the road with him.

“He never forgot the independent Detroit artists he still rode for Detroit,” Helluva said.

At last check with Detroit Police, Sunday night, they don’t have anyone in custody

A message from Dr. Darrius to the people behind his friend’s murder.

“I say to the people living that lifestyle there is still an opportunity for you to turn your life around,” Dr. Darrius said. – Fox 5 Detroit

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February 8th on TV ONE “Stepping Back to Love “Directed by Roger Bobb

steppinbackTune in Saturday Night February 8th on the TV ONE NETWORK – Are you a fan of Chicago Style “Stepping”? This love story/dance movie stars Darrin Henson, Monique Coleman and Dorien Wilson. Directed by Roger M. Bobb, produced by Angi Bones. Continue reading February 8th on TV ONE “Stepping Back to Love “Directed by Roger Bobb

Shaq Reflects on Kobe & Death of his Sister

According to Complex Magazine: 

Along with his many individual accolades, Kobe Bryant will always be remembered for the magic he made with Hall of Fame center, Shaquille O’Neal. The bond they created as superstar teammates has Kobe’s death weighing heavily on the Big Deisel.

On the latest episode of The Big Shaq PodcastShaq revealed that he’s “not doing well,” in the aftermath of Bryant’s untimely death. O’Neal explained that his younger sister had recently passed and he was still grieving her death when he got the news of Kobe’s accident. He now feels like he’s lost two siblings.

“I have a little brother, but I really lost a brother yesterday,” Shaq told his co-hosts at the episode’s 9:55-minute mark.

Shaq also commented on how he received the news of Kobe’s passing.

Mannnn, Shaq recently lost 2 grandmothers, his father, his sister to Cancer and he is truly hurt. He has never seen anything like this in his life. The fact that Kobe is just gone sso early. It’s going to be hard for the Big Fella.

Lebron James Speaks Out about Kobe Bryant’s death

Screen Shot 2020-01-29 at 2.23.27 AMHe also recalled that the two talked as recently as Sunday morning, just hours before news of Bryant’s death was announced. Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others perished in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. Continue reading Lebron James Speaks Out about Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant his 13 year old daughter Gigi and 7 others die in tragic helicopter crash 1/26

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Venice-based street muralist Jules Muck – Photo Credit

Everyone is speaking on Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi and the tragedy of the other 7 people who died in the helicopter crash on Sunday morning January 26th. It definitely has been a devastation to the entire nationa. So many questions. Why did the pilot get clearance? Why did they have to use the helicopter on a day like this? Did the other families that died have survivors? Was the bodies all splattered into pieces? Why can they only find three bodies which they had to identify by fingerprints?

Even if we had the answers to all these questions it still wouldn’t bring back any of the 9 people who died in that crash. So many updates. Continue reading Kobe Bryant his 13 year old daughter Gigi and 7 others die in tragic helicopter crash 1/26

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel Biopic coming to Lifetime

Screen Shot 2020-01-23 at 10.18.27 PMThe Clark Sisters are taking their act to the big screen and the movie will be super amazing! Just to give you a little taste of what the film will be about :

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel will air Easter on Saturday, April 11th at 8pm eastern and pacific, only on Lifetime.

MOVIE SYNOPSIS:

From executive producers and Grammy Award winners Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott, comes the authorized musical tale of the incomparable gospel singers, The Clark Sisters.   The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel recounts the story of the highest selling female gospel group in history and of their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark (Aunjanue Ellis).  Credited with bringing Gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters (Christina Bell as “Twinkie,” Kierra Sheard as “Karen,” Sheléa Frazier as “Dorinda,” Raven Goodwin as “Denise,” Angela Birchett as “Jacky”) overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal, and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the Gospel music industry.

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The 51st NAACP Image Awards Are OUT – Cast Your Vote!

Deadline News was the first media outlet that I saw to release coverage regarding the 51st NAACP Image Awards. You have no idea the joy that permeated through my body when I saw my girl Logan Browning nominated for Dear White People (it seems like just yesterday she was attending her first NAACP Image Awards Show and after 15 minutes on the red carpet she was ready to go to her seat.

It was amazing to see Kimberly Latrice Jones nominated in the Literary category when it seems like just yesterday she was telling me about how she overcame her battle with cancer 4 times and how Dr Sebi helped save her life. My heart dropped to see writer Cas Beedles nominated for the second time for her brilliant writing (BET) Twas the Chaos Before Christmas. Are all these precious moments the true meaning of my cup runneth over? Continue reading The 51st NAACP Image Awards Are OUT – Cast Your Vote!

Berg and Jay explain 5 Steps to Successful Trading Habits

Screen Shot 2020-01-18 at 10.19.52 AMIn case you haven’t been tuned in to the Producer’s Channel  radio show on Hip Hop Joynt rap radio, you might have might missed some of the most exuberating interviews given by Berg & Jay who are Forex Trading business partners. As sponsors of the popular radio show that can be heard on several radio airwaves, their message is to let the working class know there are other means to earning a living other than clocking in Monday-Friday from 9-5 in an attempt to help someone else’s bottom line. Continue reading Berg and Jay explain 5 Steps to Successful Trading Habits

The Spice House opens second location in Lithonia/Stonecrest Georgia

Screen Shot 2020-01-15 at 2.16.07 AM.pngLino Joseph’s love for community has moved him to open his second location of The Spice House off Panola Rd in Lithonia, GA. The Grand opening kicked off with a night of Carribean, Haitian, Jamaican food prepared by Chef Mike. There was a limited menu in anticipation of a high volume of guests as the Jamaican Dance Hall Queen turned reality television personality ‘SPICE.’

Screen Shot 2020-01-15 at 2.04.56 AMVh1 Love and Hip Hop reality star Scrapp Deleon and his sister were spotted having dinner in celebration of the grand opening. Deleon recently opened his own restaurant in Decatur, GA as well. The Spice House Lithonia Venue off Panola Rd definitely had asthetic Carribean vibes throughout even the beautiful bathrooms (men and women).

https://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/469043/spice-house-restaurant-opens-its-second-location-january-11-2020-in-the-city-of-stonecrest-georgia-introducing-haitian-jamaican-trinidadian-cuban-caribbean-bahamian-dishes

Check out the press release above and photos after the break Continue reading The Spice House opens second location in Lithonia/Stonecrest Georgia

Cynthia Erivo Only Black Female Actress to receive Oscar nomination for Best Actress & Original song for ‘Harriet’

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Cynthia Erivo wearing a custom Thom Browne gown. Photo Courtesy of Essence.com

The public, black twitter and actors were not happy when the 2020 Oscar Nominee list was revealed. It’s seems the #OscarsSoWhite remains #SoWhite as there was still a total lack of diversity not only in the actor/actress categories but also in the Director, Music and Screenplay nominations.

The consensus was the sure way for an African American to be considered for an Oscar nodd would be to star in a film about slavery and storylines that depict the oppression  of Black people. Ironically Cynthia Erivo is not only getting flack for his nomination but she also received alot of flack from the African American Community because of being Brittish and being chosen for the role of Black America’s honored and beloved Harriett Tubman.

Personally, the Producer’s Channel is so proud of Cynthia Erivo for the outstanding acting she displayed in the film Harriet and if anyone of these people criticizing even saw the film they would have to agree that she definitely earned her Oscar nomination and we will be rooting for her all the way to the finish line for the win!

Be sure to tune in to the Academy Awards show Feb 9th as we await Cynthia Erivo walking off that stage with her Oscar in hand! Check your tv guide for local listing and time. Here is the full list of 2020 Oscar nominations: Continue reading Cynthia Erivo Only Black Female Actress to receive Oscar nomination for Best Actress & Original song for ‘Harriet’

The Securus Foundation & State Representative Carl Sherman Sponsor Last Prison Trip of 2019

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Letitia Scott=Jackson (far left)

Co-Founder of Keeping Families Connected Letitia Scott-Jackson was elated when State Representative Carl Sherman Sr. & Securus Foundation offered to sponsor the last prison ride of 2020 for the Foundation.

Keeping Families Connected provides monthly luxury prison rides for families of incarcerated to ensure children and loved ones who otherwise may never see their family members if this service was not provided.

WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas, TX was there to capture it all. Listen to the testimonies from the families and Co founder of Letitia Scott-Jackson as she shares why this 4 year project is so close to her heart.

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‘Keeping Families Connected’ helps community members reunite with loved ones during holidays ‘Keeping Families Connected’ helps community members reunite with loved ones during holidays The program helps the people of Dallas reunite with loved ones who are serving time in jail. Community members say it’s a small effort that makes a big difference.

‘Keeping Families Connected’ helps community members reunite with loved ones during holidays. Families like Linda Rodriguez  and similar families tell their story:

https://www.wfaa.com/video/news/local/keeping-families-connected-helps-community-reunite-with-loved-ones-during-holidays/287-2f801193-9bea-46e6-bfd7-88833fce6201

http://www.wfaa.com/video/news/local/keeping-families-connected-helps-community-reunite-with-loved-ones-during-holidays/287-2f801193-9bea-46e6-bfd7-88833fce6201?jwsource=cl

Dr Heavenly hosts Black & Blue Screening -invites almost all her castmates

Screen Shot 2019-12-08 at 6.35.20 PMDr. Heavenly Kimes (Bravo Network – Married to Medicine Reality TV Star) hosts a private screening of Black & Blue along with her Dentist Dr colleagues from Los Angeles. The colleague Dr. Ijeoma Igwe just happens to be Tyrese’s favorite dentist. Especially since she played it forward during the opening week of the movie Black and Blue she went viral for buying out an entire 300 seat movie theater for the children in the community. Amazing! Dr Heavenly also played it forward by buying out a screen at the Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, GA inviting her cast-mates to also host with her.

Screen Shot 2019-12-08 at 6.19.27 PMBest friend Dr Jackie and her husband were in attendance along with her husband Curtis. Dr. Contessa and her hubby Dr Scott Metcalfe and of course Dr. Damon Kimes was present. Special guestKenny Kenglomerate(Black Designer), Terry Shropshire (Editor Rolling Out), and a host of Dr. Heavenly’s high profile Dr friends all came out to support.

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Dr Contessa & Dr Scott Metcalfe

Prior to Dr. Heavenly’s screening Tyrese and Director Deon Taylor along with actress/co-star Naomi Harris hosted a screening in midtown at the world famous Black owned theater on Ponce De Leon with a host of tv camera crews and a grand red carpet as Tyrese has plenty to say urging everyone to go out and support this film.

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Dr Ijeoma Igwe, Kenny Kenglomerate

If you haven’t seen Black and Blue please go while it is still in theaters. Purchase a group of tickets and send your teenagers. There are a lot of teachable moments in this film. You will not fall asleep or be disappointed. If you loved Training Day you will love this film. Shout out to Tyrese and Naomi who were definitely the dynamic duo! No spoiler alerts in this blog. Check out the photos after the break. Continue reading Dr Heavenly hosts Black & Blue Screening -invites almost all her castmates

Hip Hop Holiday on BET – A Nina Holiday Entertainment Debut

Terry J Vaughn Directs “Hip Hop Holiday” on BET

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Jay Morrison, Terri J Vaughn, Elijah Everett, Ernestine Morrison

Hip Hop Holiday airred at 8pm November 30th on BET Network. The show was written by Atlanta’s gem ‘Cas Sigers-Beedles’ & Directed by Terri J Vaughn and both also served as producers on the project. The ‘Reel Divas’ along with ‘Atlanta Pitch Summit’ and ‘Green Light Media” hosted a viewing party in Atlanta at the Suite Lounge, 375 Luckie Street. Continue reading Hip Hop Holiday on BET – A Nina Holiday Entertainment Debut

LaKeith Stanfield vs Charlamagne tha God- Beefing or discreprency?

Screen Shot 2019-11-19 at 9.25.28 AM.pngRecently in the media the back and forth (black on black) discreprency between author/media mogul Charlamagne tha God (Leonard) and actor/artist LaKeith Stanfield; the two have been lashing out, well actually Leonard lashed out about a disturbing accusation. Charlamagne tha God took high offense to LaKeith Stanfield naming the Breakfast Club amongst media outlets Lipstick Alley, World Star Hip Hop and the ShadeRoom accused of perpetuating the negative when it comes to Black Folk (my interpretation).

LaKeith who plays the character Darius on FX show Atlanta wrote on Instagram  (please click link to see entire quote. In short on Wednesday Stanfield posted the following: Continue reading LaKeith Stanfield vs Charlamagne tha God- Beefing or discreprency?

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