Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

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

Lebron James had this to say about Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout

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Unfortunately, for the 25 NFL teams that showed up at the Atlanta Falcons workout training facility in Flowery Branch, GA. The former NFL quarterback and activist decided to make a last minute change in his workout venue. Although “black twitter” was outraged Kaepernick received a warm welcome by Clayton County public school officials and hundreds of fans who cheered him on from behind a chain-link fence.

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Continue reading Lebron James had this to say about Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout

Gieava Stinchom, LaRhonda Sutton & Philana Williams host panel discussions at “Women in Music” event

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Gieava Stinchomb / Producer

The Women in Music hosted a post networking event in SW Atlanta. Gieava Stinchom LaRhonda Sutton & Philana Williams host a panel on each level of the 3 tiered venue off Metropolitan Avenue in the heart of Atlanta. This “Women in Music” network event was very enlightening and informative,

There were several brands there promoting their products. Ben Carter the VP/Director of Sales for TALERO TEQUILA a Luxury Organic Tequila was very nice and informative of his product. The Tequila was very tasty and didn’t leave me with a headache the next day. Check out the photo gallery Continue reading Gieava Stinchom, LaRhonda Sutton & Philana Williams host panel discussions at “Women in Music” event

Wendy Williams tears up during Hollywood Star ceremony

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Wendy Williams receives her Hollywood Star on the Hollywood Walk of fame; yes in Hollywood, California. What better way for Williams to end the year after going through a tumultuous divorce enduring 20 years of marriage to former manager and business partner Kevin Hunter. She celebrated the star, Thursday, October 17, with close friends at Catch in West Hollywood. Continue reading Wendy Williams tears up during Hollywood Star ceremony