It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for.
Not failure, but low aim is the sin. – Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
When I was a li?l gul, 3450 Sewell Road was just a big old hill with a bunch of trees next to I-285 expressway that we passed if we took the long way to Southwest Hospital. A couple of years and a street name change later, it became Mays High School.
I went to its feeder middle school, but I didn?t go to Mays because I was lazy. While they cleared a number of the trees, the school was built at the tip top of that dang-on hill. My momma didn?t have reliable transportation, so if I had to (or chose to) stay afterschool, I had to hike ?The Hill? to get home. Do that in 90 degree August and May Atlanta heat, get on a MARTA bus and then do some homework:
But I digress…
Back in my day, Mays was virtually an all African-American institution at the pinnacle of urban public education. It was located in one of the more affluent neighborhoods in the city and the Math and Science Academy magnet program was literally churning out rocket scientists. Continue Reading…
This wasn’t no regular ole concert. Nope. Not at all. ATLien’s united in the rain and mud to celebrate the reunion of one our most heartfelt groups. Khujo, T-Mo, Big Gipp & Cee-Lo. Collectively known as The Goodie Mob.? The venue was outside and the weather was rainy but I, personally, was in heaven from the moment the show started.? DJ Jelly was on the ones and twos providing Atlanta classic jams during each intermission while DJ Kizzy Rock, Pastor Troy & The Youngbloodz all performed as we celebrated our A-town musical history. These weren’t just no regular ole opening acts either. Each one has a history about as colorful as the Goodie Mob and each shared in the historical value of the event.
Pastor Troy ~ The People’s Champ (Photo by ValKyrie)
The most highly anticipated concerts of the year lived up to its expectations when at 9:42pm the legendary group Goodie Mob hit the stage despite the rain that had already started. When group members Cee-Lo, Khujo, Big Gipp and T-Mo hit the stage last night, the crowd went into a frenzy in anticipation of them performing some of their
biggest hits to date. Peep video and photos below: Continue Reading…
The two shared the stage during VH1’s DIVA’s the other night, while a fight was brewing behind the scenes. It appears that Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak feels that castmate NeNe Leakes has been tryna take credit for penning her top 10 dance hit “Tardy For the Party” and makes no qualms about it during her red carpet interview. Kim states that she was quite “disturbed” by NeNe’s? claims and says that her 9 year old daughter wrote the song along with her music instructor:
Of course you already know that Mrs. Leakes was’t gonna let that slide…and she stated her rebuttal quick fast in a hurry while at the same event: Continue Reading…
I initially refused to believe all the hype about the breakup of Real Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss and her finace’ Ashley “AJ” Jewell cause I’m a die hard optimist. I thought the two were gonna fight against all the naysayers and tie knot. I envisioned a Black version of The Brady Bunch where Kandi & AJ would merge families and all would move into one house and live happily ever after while we all watched it all unfold on reality TV. Well, apparently my vision was askew:
Kandi let it slip during a recent Essence interview that she and AJ were on “Hiatus” and that although she and AJ had hit a rough patch, two of his girls, who had moved into her place while the couple was engaged, are still living in her home.
We’re on hiatus. He’s a great guy and he’s not the type to sit on his behind like a scrub, so it has nothing to do with that. Yes, he has a lot of children, and yes, I didn’t know about them all at first but I got over it because as long as you handle your responsibility and spend time with your children it’s not an issue for me. Another thing I want to set the record straight on is that AJ was married before. A lot of people make comments like, if he didn’t marry his other children’s mothers then why do you think he’s going to marry you.
Well AJ says they?re not on no “hiatus”: They?ve broken up and he?s moved out. Kandi’s future ex-husband also confirmed that although they’ve gone their separate ways, they remain good friends and are raising his twin daughters together.? Ok…I guess he cleared that up.
You can find AJ over at The Body Tap where I heard he’s part owner. That’s where I found him anyway. *ding* I just had a light bulb moment about where Kandi learned those infamous skripper moves she taught Fantasia. It all makes sense now.