It has always been my belief that Black history should be taught 365 days a year just like “White” history, but since we’ve been dedicated the Month of February, we may as well make good use of it.
A letter from a freed former slave to his onetime master has recently gone viral.
The letter was written in response to an August of 1865 letter from Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, who wrote to his former slave Jourdan Anderson, requesting that Jourdon return to work on his farm.
After being emancipated, Jourdon had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family. He responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below, which was reprinted in the New York Daily Tribune weeks after it’s mailing.
It is quite clear in the letter, that the now free “Slave” felt some kinda way about his former Master’s request. The letter is a MUST read, especially in light of OUR history month so please take a moment to honor Jourdon by reading it in it’s entirety. Continue Reading…
, pictured above with Maria Menounos of EXTRA!, hit the field in Indianapolis for 2012 Super Bowl Media Day earlier this morning (January 31, 2012).
Ciara’s love of sports (and single athletes) landed her a gig co-hosting with Kevin Frazier on “The Insider” to kickoff Sunday’s Super Bowl 46 and she rocked quarterback Tom Brady’s jersey to show her support.
The single songstress got a chance to personally interview a few of the New England Patriots on the playing field and she seemed to hit it off quite nicely with NE safety Sergio Brown (#31).
Ciara also caught up with Deon Sanders and the two reportedly reminisced about their “A” town stomping grounds.
Photos of Ciara on the field with the NFL ballers below… Continue Reading…
is in deep doo doo with Uncle Sam!
TMZ revealed yesterday that a tax lien was filed against the former NFL “Dirty Bird” by the Georgia Department of Revenue, claiming he owes money for the 2007 fiscal year. And what started out as $52,234.28 has nearly doubled to $102,797.06, due to interest, penalties and fees.
But Anderson ain’t no broke “A”zz Atlanta rapper… he’s a former FALCON for God’s sake!
So guess what? He got a new gig that can pay that debt and MORE!
Peep game… Continue Reading…
In celebration of Antwan “Big Boi” Patton’s
partnership with Crown Royal Black, cameras have followed him around to document his vision of the “Crown Life.”
Big launched the series last year and began filming short video segments documenting the “Crown Life” of Sir Lucious Leftfoot and now he’s allowed the cameras to go behind the scenes to document his European tour.
The most recent short film follows Big Boi overseas as he performs at Glastonbury in England and at The Hove Festival in Norway.
The cameras also document Big as he spends a day off in Budapest, Hungary.
[Sidebar: Big is still "solo" at the moment... but he and Andre 3000 have been in the studio a lot lately. So Outkast fans may have a lil surprise coming sooner than later! But you didn't hear that from me...shhh!]
Check out video of Twan’s travels below… Continue Reading…
Just last week, Waka Flocka Flame hooked up with Drake in L.A. to jump start the video shoot for his hot strip club anthem, “Round of Applause.”
Waka brought it on home to the ATL to finish it up with the home team, and wrapped up the shoot at Diamond’s of Atlanta strip club last night (January 30, 2012).
Waka Flocka Flame (right) with OJ Da Juiceman
As expected… there was lots and lots of “A”zz on set (it was a strip club… duh!) so be careful if you’re at work!
Behind the scenes photos + video from Waka Flocka Flame’s “Round of Applause” video shoot below… Continue Reading…
I just got this in my inbox about Olivia
from VH1′s Love & Hip-Hop…
Please check out the video from my newest client, VH-1′s Love & Hip Hop Co-Star/Recording Artist, Olivia.
Her new single highlights an important issue of Domestic Abuse and makes us all question when is enough enough in lackluster relationships.
Olivia gets all glammed up in the new visual for the song, which was also featured on the show.
Check out the OFFICIAL video for Olivia’s “Walk Away” below… Continue Reading…