Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe
rocked all back everything as she accepted her honor from ASCAPs Rhythm & Soul team during their 3rd Annual Women Behind The Music Series in Atlanta.
After a successful performance last month at the White House, Janelle made it back to the “A,” where ASCAP’s empowerment series made a stop at Ludacris’ Straits Restaurant last Friday (November 18th) to honor women who have made great contributions to the music industry.
In addition to Janelle, Entertainment Attorney, Uwonda Carter; and renowned vocal coach Jan Smith also received honors for their contributions the music industry as well.
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The Real Housewives of Atlanta
is way more real than you could ever imagine. So much so, that newlywed Kim Zolciak
feels the need respond to the resident bully NeNe Leakes
NeNe tweeted last week that Kim and Kroy were renting their fabulous new estate (which you can see HERE) and while “Everybody knows it’s true that Kim is renting” (stated in my Phaedra Parks voice), Kim wasn’t too pleased about NeNe saying it and decided to spill NeNe’s tea online (she even dragged ex housewife Lisa Wu into it)…
Notice that Kimmy didn’t deny that she’s renting, only that NeNe is renting too!
These chicks slay me…. we all know NeNe doesn’t own anything, especially after she and Gregg were busted by that investigative reporter participating in mortgage scams.
[READ: Fox 5 i-Team Investigates Atlanta “Housewife” NeNe Leakes (VIDEO)]
But I digress…
NeNe’s sidekick Cynthia Bailey also got dragged into the online drama, after Kim felt some kinda way about what Cynthia said on the after show.
More of the recent online Atlanta housewives battle below… Continue Reading…
Todd Shaw, the rapper formerly known as Too $hort
, was once rumored to have been killed in a California earthquake in the 90’s and now he’s been killed again as the most recent victim of the dreaded online celebrity death hoax.
Shawt Dogg was killed off this morning via the social networking site Twitter, and just about everyone was calling my phone talmbout ‘we lost another one’.
The rumor spread all the way back to Short’s hometown of Oakland, where I heard people are actually walking around crying.
Well I’m happy to report that Too Short wants everyone to know that he’s still very much alive and issued a statement via the same source that killed him in the first place. Continue Reading…
Lil Wayne recently released another a second version of his “Public Service Announcement.
[click here to view Weezy’s PSA #1 re: Steve Jobs, Tattoos & More]
In his most recent PSA installment, Wayne reveals what he considers to be “the future” of Young Money records, a 14 year old singing dancing sensation by the name of Torion Sellers.
Wayne even gave us a sample of Torion’s talents and even showed us a few moves of his own…
I’m quite impressed.
Watch Lil Wayne’s PSA #2 introducing his newest (youngest) member of CMYMB…. Continue Reading…
Jay Jenkins aka Young Jeezy
‘s highly anticipated TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition
project is scheduled to hit the streets soon, December 20th to be exact.
[READ: Celebs Flock to Jeezy’s TM103 ATL Listening Session (PHOTOS)]
As I stated in my mini review the other day, Jeezy has several features on the song, including Ne-Yo, Jadakiss, Jay-Z, Andre 3000 (and the list goes on).
Jezzy’s camp strategically chose “I Do” featuring Jay-Z and Andre 3000, as his first single and it’s been buzzing every since.
If you haven’t heard it yet, listen to “I Do” and share your thoughts… Continue Reading…
This past weekend I had a chance to premiere “DARK GIRLS : The Story of Color , Gender and Race ” at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre (November 19, 2011).
Georgia actor/director/producer Bill Duke and writer/producer/director D. Channsin Berry premiered the highly anticipated documentary to an auditorium filled with thousands of guests, which included Jasmine Guy, Jaquitta Williams (CBS-Atlanta), Kalenna (Diddy/Dirty Money), famed poet Hank Stewart, as well as other notables from the film community.
The dark skin/light skin debate continues in the Black community.
We, as Black Americans continue to “SHADE” each other on the daily on the issue of color…. from Tameka Foster Glover Raymond’s “She’s Pretty For A Dark Skin Girl” essay to Beyonce’s “Blackface” controversy to Fantasia catching way more flack than a much lighter skinned singer (*cough* Alicia Keys) for the same offense of dating a married man.
[READ: Alicia Keys vs. Fantasia Barrino: The Light Skin/Dark Skin Homewrecker Debate]
These types of discussions bring us closer to understanding the blatant discrepancies that exist in our community between how we treat each other based on intra-racial prejudices. Once we can fully understand WHY it exists, perhaps it will be easier to collectively change our ways of thinking.
Preview a few minutes of “Dark Girls” below + share your thoughts on the light skin/dark skin debate… Continue Reading…