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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?

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

Jussie Smollett indicted on 6 counts for Disorderly Conduct

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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

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

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!

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’

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?

Terry J Vaughn celebrates her 50th b-day with friends and family at Cascade Skating Rink

IMG_0035Actress Terri J Vaughn decided to do something different this year to celebrate her 50th birthday. She woke up and after giving praise and thanks through prayer she decided it was time to chop off the hair and refresh for the new day. So who did she call? Her good friend and hair stylist the infamous Derek J and high-tailed it on down to the salon.

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Jordan Peele and the 9-Figure Deal

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Photo Credit: @Jordanpeele Instagram

The Oscar Winner Who Became Universal’s New Superhero

Jordan Peele lands the ultimate 9 Figure deal! This is so amazing as he has been going hard working relentlessly over the past decade.With a five-year, nine-figure exclusive production deal, Universal Pictures is putting their money where their mouth is on Jordan Peele’s proven ability to excite critics and bring audiences to theaters.

According to Yahoo News: Continue reading Jordan Peele and the 9-Figure Deal