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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.

Afrolicious Wakanda 2018 in Atlanta photographic memories #tbt

All the talk of Corvid 19 cannot erase memories of the past great events that have taken place in Atlanta. The participation from the vendors, natural hair product curators and best of all the hair braiding competition. Shout out to Afrolicious Founder Rhonda Thompson of West Los Angeles, Check out the gallery

 

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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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

Will Porsha & Dennis move forward? RHOA

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Photos from @Porsha4real IG

Media blogs have been going viral with headlines “Dennis & Porsha Break Up”, “Porsha Heartbroken After Dennis Admits to Cheating.” What does all this mean for the future of Porsha and PJ? Before you get all bent out of shape and start feeling sorry for Porsha remember these episodes we are watching were filmed at least 4-6 months ago. That’s enough time for some major reconciling to begin.

Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 8.20.30 AMA little birdie close to the blog told us they ran into Dennis McKinley this summer at the Bronner Bros Hair show and Dennis said the following “you know I had to go and get my family back.” Sounds like Dennis is no fool and realizes that he could really have a family and future with Porsha Williams. Since the first season of RHOA Porsha has expressed she wanted a baby and a family. She may have not gotten it right the first or second time looking for Mr Right after her divorce but seems like the third time might be a charm even though there seems to have been some bumps in the road.

We have seen Porsha really mature and seems like she wants to have her priorities in order and keep PJ closely connected to her father despite the future for her and Dennis. I think this couple will make it through the rough patches. With Dennis being on national television and knowing “the world” is watching him, I believe Dennis will do the right thing for a while at least. After all, Dennis isn’t getting any younger, and he is going to need a real partner in his corner to help him build the empire he’s accumulating with all his businesses.

Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 8.28.02 AMPorsha already has fame and her own cash and lil PJ. She’s got an entire network and cast mates to keep her time occupied (and a check coming in). Having a husband would be a bonus and help Porsha live the American Dream but the reality of the situation is sometimes men don’t really know how to appreciate what’s right in front of them because money & power usually leads to distractions for MEN.

Screen Shot 2019-11-12 at 8.25.44 AMEither way we know Porsha is going to be just fine. She’s got her Momma and her Sister right by her side to lend a shoulder for her to lean on. Oh and her bestie Shamea Morton and baby Shya. Heck, she even has Kenya Moore and baby Brooklyn; not to mention her Dish Nation family.  Porsha Williams you have real back up on your side and most important God Got Her.

Rolling Out CEO Munson Steed and Dr Tyrone Carter join the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo

The Minnesota Black Authors Expo aim to promote the work of Black authors on October 19, 2019 at 1 De LaSalle Dr., Minneapolis, MN 55401

image1Minneapolis, Minn. — “The Minnesota Black Authors Expo was founded by two authors, De’Vonna Pittman and Jasmine Boudah. Their vision is to support authors, promote literacy, and stimulate the income of authors of color. Theyrecognized “other expos didn’t celebrate or cater to Black literature or its readers,” and felt it necessary to create the much-needed space. Continue reading Rolling Out CEO Munson Steed and Dr Tyrone Carter join the Minnesota Black Author’s Expo

Tyler Perry Studio Reveal Biggest Party of the year in Atlanta

Tyler Perry Names 12 Sound Stages After Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Cicely Tyson, Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg, Diahann Carroll, Will Smith, Oprah Winfrey,  Sydney Poitier, Della Reese, Spike Lee, Harry Belafonte

Screen Shot 2019-10-08 at 7.16.08 PMTyler Perry’s Star studded A list celebrity party all gathered to celebrate his studio reveal was by far THY bigggest party to hit the city of Atlanta this year hands down!

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Oprah Winfrey – Photo Credit Jonell Whitt

Let’s just say Mr Tyler Perry’s friends really know how to show support. His friends also had some of the most amazing things to say about Mr Perry.  Now I’m going to do some serious name dropping; Sydney Portier, Cicely Tyson, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Whoopie Goldberg, Queen Oprah Winfrey, Samuel Jackson, Jill Scott, Maxwell, Denzel Washington, Reuben Cannon, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Continue reading Tyler Perry Studio Reveal Biggest Party of the year in Atlanta

STACEY ABRAMS EMPOWERS THE LGBTQI+COMMUNITY AT ATLANTA BLACK GAY PRIDE’S 8TH ANNUAL PURE HEAT COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

Screen Shot 2019-09-17 at 3.18.42 AMOn Sunday, September 1st, Atlanta’s Piedmont Park welcomed the 8th Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The free cultural event is equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways – all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision. This year’s festival honored trailblazing triple-threat entertainer Angelica Ross (“POSE” on FX), Award-Winning songstress Tweet, AARP’s Hillary Thomas, Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon and style guru Japan.

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Jamie Foxx stunts at Luda Day weekend annual celebrity basketball game

IMG_9989Jamie Foxx showed up and showed out as Coach the the opposing team during Ludacris annual celebrity basketball game at Morehouse College auditorium. This is one of the most star studded events that happens every Labor Day weekend for the past 14 years. Ludacris’ foundation focuses on educating youth and fostering economic development; the weekend events, which are held at various places raise money that benefits the LudaCares Foundation and other children’s charities.

Michael Rainey from 50cent Starz Network hit show POWER is becoming quite the regular b-ball athlete in attendance. Isaac Hayes III, Central Park exonerated Yusef Salam, 44 year old Lorenz Tate, actor/singer Tyrese, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Star Bambi, rapper Kodi Shane, Light Skinned Keisha,  Miss Mulatto, and Charlie Mack were also a few of the celebrities spotted to witness the Luda Team victory! Continue reading Jamie Foxx stunts at Luda Day weekend annual celebrity basketball game

Ronreaco Lee Stars in First Wives Club Streaming on BET This Fall

 

Screen Shot 2019-07-12 at 9.24.30 AMFrom the co-writer of Girls Trip comes First Wives Club, an original scripted series that celebrates the friends who are there when you need them the most.

We loved Ronreaco Lee in Survivors Remorse on the Starz Network and numerous other fim and television shows. But we get to see Ronreaco Lee in an entirely different acting mode as he plays the nerdy husband Gary in ‘The First Wives Club’ coming to BET.

Lee joined  2 of his castmates in a panel during the Essencefest at a BET event during festival weekend and everyone gushed about their roles on this new series. Keep logging on to BET.com for updates.