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Judge Temporarily blocks ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

The City of Atlanta elated with judge decision

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 6.04.18 PMFinally things are taking a turn around in Atlanta. Just when things seemed bleak with film production companies pulling out left and right and actors refusing to walk red carpets due to the heartbeat abortion law; it seemed like things were on a downward spiral.

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 6.04.46 PMAccording to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday October 1st, it just might be the day one federal judge makes a lot of people happy for the following reasons:

A federal judge temporarily blocked a law in Georgia on Tuesday that would ban abortions after six weeks, once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which was supposed to take effect Jan. 1.

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, an Obama appointee, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, who filed a complaint on behalf of abortion providers in June.

“In a state with a critical shortage of medical providers and some of the highest rates of maternal and infant deaths, especially among black Georgians, politicians should focus on expanding access to reproductive care, not banning abortion before someone even knows they’re pregnant,” said Talcott Camp, deputy director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project.

The law, signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in May, would make exceptions in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s life was at risk. Federal judges have issued injunctions against similar six-week bans in several states, including Kentucky and Ohio.

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Curly Girl Collective brings out the best hair product sponsors at Curlfest 2019

IMG_0064Nothing comes between a girl and her curls except the best hair products; and Curlfest did not hold back when it came to the special give-aways. The crowd was non stop pouring into Candler Park from the time the doors opened at 11am and people were still lingering around at 7pm when the event ended.

IMG_0083Upon arrival everyone was given a giant Creme of Nature product carrying gift bag and we certainly needed them as the festival did NOT hold back on the freebees. Continue reading Curly Girl Collective brings out the best hair product sponsors at Curlfest 2019

Hustlers opens to $33 million

Screen Shot 2019-09-17 at 1.35.47 PMHustlers exceeded the expectations of the film company who expected the movie to at least hit 30 million. Fans are excited that Cardi B is in the movie especially since the theme of the film relates to the typical lyrics her fans crave. Robbing men and using sexual tactics as the lure seems to be the new theme amongst the millenials and now some smart writers and filmmakers decided to captialize on the hot topic and create “Hustlers.”  Roger Ebert had the following to say: Continue reading Hustlers opens to $33 million

Netflix Announces “The Family Reunion” now available July 10th

Family Reunion
Photo Credit – Jonell Whitt

The new show “The Family Reunion” created by Meg DeLoatch is now available as of today July 10th on Netflix. This type of Family Show could be described as being “just what the doctor ordered.” It’s definitely a prescription for laughter and exemplifies the union of family. Continue reading Netflix Announces “The Family Reunion” now available July 10th

Scrapp Deleon to Attend Third Annual Creation of Fashion – June 1st

Screen Shot 2019-05-28 at 5.38.20 PMScrapp Deleon to attend the 3rd Annual Creation of Fashion Event on June 3rd in Dallas

Phaedra Parks is scheduled to be the host and mistress of ceremony at the 3rd Annual Creation of Fashion. Jamila T. Davis will also be a special guest as well as radio host Michael Moultrie. Letitia Scott-Jackson Co-Founder of Keeping Families Connected is elated about the weekend of events scheduled. She and her husband self fund this entire event to raise money for their non-profit organization “Keeping Family Connected.” Purchase tickets here.

This non profit provides luxury uber rides for families of incarcerated that have no transportation to visit their loved ones. Keeping Family Connected was created after the release of once (wrongfully accused) incarcerated Letitia Scott-Jackson; when she had no access to her family especially her kids because no one was able to provide them transportation to see her. This was an awful feeling she never wished anyone else to experience. Once released she and her husband decided to devote their lives to families of the incarcerated to make processing this new temporary way of life a little less painful for those grieving. Keeping Families Connected is definitely an organization that walks the walk and is not just about lip service.Screen Shot 2019-05-28 at 5.31.30 PMPlease join the above mentioned celebrity talent. Scrapp Deleon from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta (and newly released from Federal Prison in Georgia) will actually be a guest speaker at this event to drop gems of knowledge and comforting words of wisdom to the families that may help ease the pain of their situation. Advocate Jamila T Davis who also recently served several years in Federal Prison will also be a guest speaker at the Third Annual Creation of Fashion Show.

If you want to hear more information on co-founder Letitia Scott-Jackson please click the following link to hear her full interview. Letitia Scott-Jackson interview

 

Andre Harrell, Teddy Riley, and DJ Eddie F Reflect on Heavy D

On May 24th 2019 the late Dwight Arrington Myers aka Heavy D would have been 50 years of age. Gone too soon due to a pulmonary embolism the Hip Hop World was shook. Gone was one of the finest Hip Hop Pioneers who repeatedly proved to be a ray of light by way of song, rap and melodies; a pillar in the Hip Hop Community and his monicker was to spread inspiration through his music and even in the advice and interest he took in his friends personal problems.

Amazon Prime Video released a documentary  “The Life of Heavy D – Be Inspired” a video documentary is now available for download on Amazon Prime Video. Originally recorded in 2012 featuring interviews by Will Smith, Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, Chuck D, Doug E. Fresh, Kim Fields, DJ Eddie F, Kool Moe Dee, Brett Ratner, MC Lyte and others. In the documentary Queen Latifah talks about what Heavy D was the first to do for her when she was 18 years old. Will Smith mentions how Heavy D was the first to embrace DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince into the world of Hip Hop. Continue reading Andre Harrell, Teddy Riley, and DJ Eddie F Reflect on Heavy D