Category Archives: Behind the Scenes

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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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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