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BILL COSBY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST BLACK MEDIA, NOW BEING ACCUSED OF "RAPING" THE BLACK COMMUNITY

By Mona Austin

 Having finally broken his silence this week after a two month media circus around rape and drugging allegations,  Cosby said the African American media in particular should be impartial in an interview with New York Post reporter Stacy Brown this week. "I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that, you have to go in with a neutral mind." Cosby did not get into the allegations he said er his attorney's advisement.   Bill Cosby's lawyers are now trying to clarify remarks their client made about the Black press. Both Camille Cosby, his wife and their daughter defended Mr. Cosby, alluding to the failure of media to report fairly. But his attorneys say Cosby's comment about Black media are being misconstrued by MSNBC Contributor Michael Eric Dyson.  Dyson said Cosby's views about Black America are "hurtful" and "unjust." “The very kind of man who would rape women, alleg…

Gerald Alston reflects on the passing of the Manhattans' Blue Lovett

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Sheryl Pepsii Riley stars in Tyler Perry's 'Hell Hath No Fury' and readies new CD

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Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley has been a regular in Tyler Perry's plays starring role in Tyler Perry's latest release, "Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned - The Play," on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video on Demand from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Playing a successful, single woman who has it all, then almost loses it behind a man, Riley keeps viewers riveted with an engaging performance and her soaring singing ability. Filmed in front of a live audience, Riley originally toured with the popular, sold-out show in more than 50 cities across the U.S.
Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley first burst on the music scene in the late '80's with her torching classic "Thanks for My Child." Unlike many "old school" artists however, she has remained relevant and continues to build her brand and platform. Her inclusion in over ten Tyler Perry productions, including stage plays, DVD releases, film cameos and soundtr…

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons, 2014

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Each year the President of the United States uses his power to grant pardons to criminals he deems are deserving of forgiveness.  The Constitution gives the president authority to exercise this judgment except in the case of impeachment.  Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons.

The President granted commutations of sentence to the following eight individuals: ·Sidney Earl Johnson, Jr. – Mobile, AL Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a communication facility to commit a felony (Southern District of Alabama) Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 13, 1994) Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015. ·Cathy Lee Jones – Portsmouth, VA Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine ba…

TIPS: Teach your child the real meaning of Christmas with ease

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Getting children to understand that Christmas is about giving rather than receiving can be daunting.  It's especially hard to teach the value of giving when messages about possessing  the latest and greatest toys, gadgets, games, etc. are coming form every direction well before Christmas time, making parent's voices hard to compete with the noise of media and advertisements. No worries this holiday season.  Professional advice on this very topic from parenting expert Jennifer Chung will help you teach your little ones the importance of giving in the following article.

By Jennifer Chung

Santa, reindeer and elves. Lights, decorations and presents. It’s easy for children to get wrapped up in the hype of Christmas. Sometimes even us parents do. And it’s hard not to as the holiday continues to become more and more commercialized. We can’t even finish Thanksgiving before it all starts, after all.

But it’s important that children know this really isn’t what Christ…

RCA INSPIRATION RECORDING ARTIST JASON NELSON TO RELEASE NEW LIVE ALBUM JESUS REVEALED

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Featuring Hit Single “I Am,” Album Available For Pre-Order Now New York, NY – Talentedgospel singer/songwriter and musician Jason Nelson, will release his much-anticipated new album, JESUS REVEALED, on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.  Featuring the Top 2 hit gospel single “I Am,” the album is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.com.  Pre-order JESUS REVEALED now and receive the Instant Grat track, “Can’t Stop Calling.” 
A worshipper at heart, Jason Nelson recorded 14 live tracks earlier this year before a packed audience in his native Baltimore. Nelson teamed up with long-time songwriting partner, Dana Sorey to co-write most of the tracks, along with his twin brother and fellow gospel artist Jonathan Nelson contributing writing on “Can’t Stop Calling,”while, Tasha Page-Lockhart lends her voice to join Nelson on “I See The Lord.”   Following his hit solo releases I SHALL LIVE, PLACE OF WORSHIP, and the Stellar Award-winning SHIFTING THE ATMOSPHERE, Jason Nelson b…

Black Greeks unite to get VH1's 'Sorority Sisters' off air

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By Mona Austin

Unlike the image that was portrayed on the first episode of VH1's "Sorority Sisters," where grown women ganged up and verbally bashed each other, nearly coming to blows in the name of sisterhood,  members of Black Greek organizations are uniting to get the show cancelled.  They feel the show is an affront to Black Greek life at large. 

During its Monday night premiere, social media was heavy with criticism about how negatively Black women (and the one white soror, a member of Delta Sigma Theta) were depicted on the show.

The name "Sorority Girls" may give the impression the is  about  college girls.  The catty cast members featured on the show are full grown, post-college, and at various level of their lives and careers.  The fact that the show is focusing on women who are not college aged makes sense because as the intro of the show indicates, Black sororities make the commitment for a lifetime. 

What doesn't make sense i…