Sunday, August 31, 2014

Affirmation ...

Heavenly Father ...
Thank you for the opportunity to greet another day with promise and hope.  You are my rock and my shield.  I need you all the days of my life.  Some days are harder than others, when I think of the sacrifice that you made for us.  It makes the tough days so much easier to bare.  Please continue to watch over me and family/friends. Guide and direct my path.  Keep evil risers away my tent.  Im merely a vessel to spread the word if your goodness and mercy. This is the day they The Lord hath made ...
For all the Blessings in my life, I do give thanks.

 For all the Blessings in my Life ~

Mother Figure ...

Strength - Trailblazer actress Roxie Roker one of Television first interracial couples (Helen and Tom Willis) Roker's personal life imitated her art, her interracial marriage produced Legendary rocker Lenny Kravitz.
Roxie Roker

Get Well Soon ...

Joan Rivers was placed in a medically induced coma after going into cardiac and respiratory arrest Thursday during outpatient vocal cord surgery.Comedy legend and fashion police commissioner Joan Rivers remains in serious but stable condition.



Saturday, August 30, 2014

Father Figure ....

Strength - One of the first Television Father Figures for African American culture. He was strong when we needed strength, tender when we needed love/encouragement and devoted, because he was PRESENT!!Any guesses who this underrated actor is???? Hmmmm 
Thank you sir for being a hard working positive role model for our culture, in a time when Television society, claimed us to be deadbeat absentee .... YOU were there representing.

Thanks Dad to America ...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Only ONE Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson ...

Composure/TGIF

Happy Friday everyone, ... Let's Talk about it!!

STOP wasting time on something that isn't yours.  Dead end roads leaves the heart yearning, and fighting a losing battle.  Channel that wasted energy into yourself, absolutely you are worth it. Though at times you've seem lost along the way, the focus is 'today' clear the haze, the wave has shifted into new horizons with much brighter forecasts.  Learn to smile at every situation.  See it as an opportunity to improve your strength and ability.  The never let them see you sweat is the correct theory, always keep your composure, most especially under pressure.

Ever wonder why the hanger on's  stay in your life?  Understand the light that you possess, its is a GOD given gift that YOU possess.   Clearly they enemy is there to drain your soul.  We cannot give passes to those who fall short in their approach to 'be'.  GOD is the easy go to answer, why run from the obvious choice.  As you learn to pick and choose your battles, make sure that you are not fighting yourself.   We live in a world, full of hard questions with no easy answers.  Nervous energy is a healthy attribute in our ability to stay humble, grounded and centered.  Composure is a characteristic that is developed through trial and error.  At your best is when you have those nervous jitters of uncertainty, its your composure that directs your position.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Opens September 26 ...


Flashback Who's That Thursday ...

Flashback Who's That Thursday 

If you want to really know what the 'real' Beyonce' Knowles is like, just ask LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson.  The music industry is a beast!  In 1993, LeToya Luckett joined Beyoncé Knowles, LaTavia Roberson, and Kelly Rowland to complete the Houston-based R&B group, Destiny's Child. After being signed and later dropped by Elektra Records, the group eventually signed with Columbia Records in 1997, but not before signing with 'suspect' Mathew Knowles the group's manager (AND also Beyoncé Knowles' father).  After two highly successful Destiny's Child Albums, which she was awarded two Grammy Awards.   Luckett and Roberson were ostracized by the Knowles family and fired from the group.  Later winning a lawsuit against Mathew Knowles for an undisclosed amount. 

She began her solo career after signing a record deal with Capitol Records. Her solo debut album, LeToya was released in 2006 and topped the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart in July 2006, and was certified platinum by the RIAA in December 2006. The single, "Torn", achieved records on BET's top ten countdown show 106 & Park. She was also named "One of the Best New Artists of 2006" by AOL and the "Top Songwriter of 2006" by ASCAP.   The Knowles machine was in HIGH gear to sabotage Lucketts second solo album.   With payola in place she received VERY little airplay, which prevented her Lady Love  project from getting the attention that it deserved.  It was released on 25 August 2009, in spite of the Knowles payola propaganda it debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart but failed to top the Billboard 200 chart, like its predecessor.  With the Capital/Virgin records merger Lucketts was dropped.  These days she's acting, still running her Lady Elle Boutiques in Houston Texas and is currently working on her third CD 'Until Then'.

(http://youtu.be/wJbxIBYVntU)(http://youtu.be/OBq1kyGQ-PQ)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Loretta Devine ...

Love - Loretta Devine appears on screen, and IMMEDIATELY its like seeing a familiar family member or friend.  She was born August 21, 1949 in Houston, Tx.  After Graduation from George Washington Carver High School, Devine graduated from the University of Houston in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Drama and Brandeis University in 1976 with a MFA in Theater.  Devine was initiated into Alpha Kappa Alpha the Epsilon Lambda Chapter.


Devine is an American actress, she captured attention in Dreamgirls, a Broadway musical loosely based on the history of The Supremes, in which she originated the role of Lorrell Robinson.  Other notable roles 'Stevie' on Diff'rent World,  Marla Hendricks on the Fox drama series Boston Public (2000-2004) and her recurring role as Adele Webber on the Shonda Rhimes' Grey's Anatomy, for which she won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.  In film, Devine appeared in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, I Am Sam, Urban Legend, Crash, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Dirty Laundry, For Colored Girls, This Christmas and Jumping the Broom.

Horace Julian Bond

Hero - Julian Bond is a civil rights leader who had to go to the Supreme Court to be allowed to take his seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.
Julian Bond was born on January 14, 1940, in Nashville, Tennessee. He became a civil rights activist while in college. In 1965, he was elected to Georgia's state legislature, but his opposition to the war in Vietnam meant that it would take a U.S. Supreme Court ruling for him to be allowed to take his seat. Bond later served as the head of the Southern Poverty Law Center and of the NAACP.

Horace Julian Bond, generally known as Julian Bond, was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 14, 1940. His family moved to Pennsylvania five years later, where his father served as the first African-American president of Lincoln University. In 1957, Bond enrolled at Atlanta's Morehouse College, where he helped found The Pegasus, a literary magazine, and interned at TIME magazine.

While still a student, Bond became a founding member of the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights. He led nonviolent student protests against segregation in Atlanta parks, restaurants and movie theaters. In Raleigh, North Carolina, Bond helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. The next year, he left Morehouse to serve as the SNCC's communications director, a position he held for five years. He returned to Morehouse a decade later and received a degree in English.

Julian Bond ...

Monday, August 25, 2014

Richard Pryor Bio cast ...

I can't wait!!!

Remembering Aaliyah ...

Aaliyah Dana Haughton you are loved and desperately missed.  Tragedy came to your young life on August 25th 2001 in your prime.  Haughton performed under the mononym Aaliyah was an American recording artist, dancer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.  After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R. Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.  Her star was on the rise, but apparently GOD other plans.  lucky for us, her music and films live on.  

Kevin Knighton 360

Kevin Knighton 360

Chris Brown's Death Wish

(http://youtu.be/2ZxEOJBrbes)
Beyonce's staged love for hubby at the VMA's, Nicki a Minaj booty clap, Chris Brown and Suge Knight's 9 lives, Zac Efron likes the Boys AND the booze)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Affirmation

Heavenly Father,

I humbly come to you with open arms, I ask that you continue to Bless and Guide me on the right path.  Please protect me from Hurt, Harm, Fear and Danger.  I need you all the days of my life.  In my pursuits to exist, the journey is not always easy, I carry the love I have for you every step of the way, at the end of the day, I know that because you are for me, no one can be against me. GOD I ask that you continue show me the way to go and to watch over me.  I am your vessel, here to spread the word of Grace and Mercy.  Thank you for allowing me to greet another day.  Bless my Family, Friends and my Foes.  Constantly keep a watchful eye over me, preventing evil from rising against me. Forgive me of ALL my sins, and allow me to be the better me that I can be. For all the Blessings in my life, I do give thanks.  Amen~

Friday, August 22, 2014

Pacifier/TGIF

Happy Friday everyone, ... Let's Talk about It!

It's okay to not have the answers yet, continue on your path and trust the journey.   Today I lay my burdens down, I own all the good, and I accept my part, in the bad that has come my way.  I'm no Angel, and yet Ive been a Saint to many.  Through it all, I live to testify that it has shaped and molded me into the person that I am today.  You must be accountable for your actions, we are active participants in a forward movement, denial is stunting.  Growth is attained on a daily basis. A due diligence is what we all must put forth in life epiphanies.  Things that unfold are about the rapture that we face in the midst of the storms.  

Stop feeling sorry for yourself, no pity parties, leave the pacifier behind.    No matter what comes your way, you have to believe that goodness will prevail again.  Seek GOD, he's the easy out.  Time is an investment, use it wisely. Active participation helps with the anticipation that ignites, the butterflies in the pit of our stomach, for an all system go, hands on approach, that unlocks the key to the future, YOUR future. The unknown keeps us inquisitive and willing to investigate by seeking answers to help formulate a rightful passive.  

What Are You Doing With Your Life?


Best'


Kevin Knighton

Thursday, August 21, 2014

We 'all' live for the 'After Party', where the drinks, food  and music are flowing, living for the 'feel good' times in our lives. Koffee Brown was an American R&B and neo-soul duo consisting of male singer Fonz and female singer Verlene "Vee" Sales. They were discovered by music producer Kay Gee and RL of Next and were signed to Arista Records. They are best known for their song After Party released in December 2000. and recorded in December 1999.


Their first and only album, Mars/Venus, was released on March 6, 2001 and featured the hit "After Party", which peaked at 44 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album itself peaked at 32 on the Billboard 200,  at height of their debut album, a lawsuit ensued from a Bay Area singer named Kofy Brown over the name, the Indie singer won the lawsuit, and Koffee Brown virtually disappeared from the music industry.  So unfortunate because 'After Party' still KNOCKS at any good club or house party.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SuperModel CoverGirl


Covers - My ALL time favorite SUPER Model Beverly Johnson is an American model, actress, and businesswoman. She made history when she rose to fame as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in August 1974. A year later, she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle. Together along with Naomi Sims and Iman, all were forces for African American females to enter into the modeling and fashion arenas. She was the star of the reality series Beverly's Full House, on the Oprah Winfrey Network, which focused on her attempt to heal the flawed relationship with her daughter, Anansa Sims.


The New York Times named Johnson one of the 20th century's most influential people in fashion. Given the success of her 1990s wig line, she has been a leading influencer in hair care, especially among women of color. Today Johnson is 61 and STILL a stunner.
#BeverlyJohnson #Fashion #Model

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Get Well Soon ...

Get Well Soon - In the wake of the Mike Brown senseless killing.  Racism is an ILLNESS.  Killing happens everyday behind racism and bigotry.  America GET WELL SOON!!! Will you do your part???

Let the Healing begin !!!

Fight Ovarian Cancer

I stand with you.  Keep fighting!

Richard Pryor Bio

CASTING - Nick Cannon’s hints that he nabbed the role of Richard Pryor in his forthcoming biopic may have been premature. Reportedly, the front runner to play the late comedian and actor is now Mike Epps.  According to Deadline, Epps impressed during his audition for the role in the Lee Daniels directed film, placing him at the head of a talented pack of candidates. Besides Epps, Michael B. Jordan and Marlon Wayans as well as the aforementioned Cannon all auditioned. Both Epps and Wayans had been tapped to play Pryor in previous attempts to get his biopic made.

Michael Epps & Richard Pryor

Epps was reportedly hand-picked by Pryor himself for the role when he was still alive and the Next Friday star was still a relative unknown. 
"My choice is Michael Epps" KK

Monday, August 18, 2014

Kevin Knighton 360

Kevin Knighton 360

(http://youtu.be/N2cnDHQv178)

(Brandy is the head doctor,  Chris Brown, Reggie Bush smart on and off the Field, Trey Songz,  RIP Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Happy (56) Birthday MaDonna

Iconic MADONNA ...

Stellar

Stellar - Lady Sings The Blues!!
Diana Ross performance as jazz singer Billie Holliday was a timeless work of art. Her film debut showed her to be a natural with poise and range. Showing to the masses that she came to compete, and demanded her the recognition that she deserved, no fluff ALL substance. Though she lost out to Liza Minnelli that year, as the academy's best actress, many felt that she was robbed. Diana's portrayal will go down in history as a masterpiece.


(http://youtu.be/BKxhaYFEsF0)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Worth II/TGIF

Happy Friday everyone, ... Let's Talk about It!!!

Even when the walls are crashing in, hold steady and steadfast  you were NOT built to break.  Challenges arise, and frustrations become very real.  Do not find yourself being a pawn in the chess game.  You must make the right decisions, as best possible for your life.  Extremely difficult days will come, all temporary.  You must know your worth, and your value, if you do not others will constantly chip away at you.  Let's not stifle growth of being the greatest that we can be.  In your spirit some are deliberately there to drain you, why second guess the constant truth that is revealed?

We are here, we are the 'now' its all we have, we must utilize it for maximize potential or else we're wasting time and space.  If someone chooses to eliminate you from their life, it could be a blessing in disguise.  Your keen eye is for you to recognize. If GOD be for you, who can be against you.  Be absolute in your life, be the best at whatever you are giving, and wishing to receive.   It's of upmost importance to be genuine in your approach and intentions.

What Are a You Doing With Your life?


Best'



Kevin Knighton

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Dancing Beast ...


A dancing beast - Anthony Burrell star continues to grow. First came the notoriety of being Rihanna's boyfriend, then as Beyonce' Knowles lead dancer, now he's one if the most sought after choreographers in the country. A native of Philadelphia, Anthony Burrell began his dance career at age 14 as a student at the Point Breeze Performing Arts Center, and while attending he started teaching other students. Burrell's extraordinary talent earned him an emerging choreographer award which later resulted in him being selected as resident choreographer for the school.
Later he attended Franklin Learning Center for high school, where he studied with Horton Master, Faye Snow. While in high school, he performed professionally with Eleone, KTM Extreme, Danco 2 (Philadanco second company) Koresh, and Prism. Anthony also studied at The Pennsylvania Ballet and the National School of Ballet in Lima, Peru.


During his freshman year of college, Anthony was hand selected by Judith Jamison to joined Ailey II, the second company of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (AAADT). Also, at this time, Anthony taught Master Classes at universities and other dance institutions across the country. 

After a year with Ailey II, Anthony joined Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and toured nationally and internationally with the company for five years. During his time with the Alvin Ailey Company, he set choreography on Ailey members and was described by reviewer Jennifer Dunning as a “choreographer to watch.” And I can personally say that he's an all around nice guy.


Peep the link below to see Mr. Burrell's work in action, this boy is ON FIRE! 

Flashback Who's That ...

Flashback Who's That Thursday:
"I HATES YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW" are probably more real lyrics for Ciara to her ex-fiancé' Future, but in truth thats how singer Kelis introduced herself to the world of music. Big curly hair, body and sass.  Kelis, is an American singer-songwriter and certified chef. She has won Brit AwardsQ Awards, and NME Awards, and was nominated for two Grammy nomination.  Perhaps ahead of her time, the brand that she was giving to world was soulful ROCKSTAR.


Kelis began recording her debut album, Kaleidoscope, in mid-1998 and was finished within a year. Produced by The Neptunes (Pharrell) it sold 11,000 copies in its first week of release, and ending up selling a quarter of a million copies.  The single, "Caught Out There", peaked at number nine on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.  The entire album took off in Europe, where Kelis's colorful style in both clothing and hair received considerable attention.  Kelis found mainstream success in the U.S. in 2003, with her Hot Dance Club Play number-one, Billboard Hot 100 top three single, "Milkshake"; this helped to propel her third album, Tasty, to sell over 400,000 copies in the U.S in only two months.  Although The Neptunes contributed a number of tracks to the album, Kelis began collaborating with other producers, such as Dallas Austin, André 3000, Rockwilder, and Raphael Saadiq, producing an altogether more eclectic, alternative sound.  Still chasing success, she released in 2006 her next project "Kelis Was Here'  containing the single 'Bossy", it sold 157,000 copies, her label Jive dropped her in 2007.  She met ex-husband rapper Nas in 2002, got engaged in 2004, married in 2005 , she filed for divorced in 2009, when she was 7 months pregnant, their divorce was finalized in 2010.  With six albums under her belt, Kelis never achieved the attention that her big hair of  colorful outfits did, sadly.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rest In Peace ...

"Anybody Got A Match" ... Rest in a Peace screen and television Legend Lauren Bacall.

Lauren Bacall

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Rest In Peace ....

A comedy GENIUS Robin Williams

Fantasia Barrino ...


HELL YES - Ten years strong, against all odds singer, actress Fantasia Barrino is triumphing over the naysayers, who sad, she's too dark, to ghetto, uneducated, etc.., all those judgements were placed against her.  She lived to prove the haters wrong, an American Idol WINNER, Best r&b Female GRAMMY winner, a Broadway STAR, Platinum and Gold records, adoring fans across the nation.  We have witnessed Fantasia facing her demons, growing stronger everyday into a business woman, with the full understanding that trouble dont last always.  Ten years strong in the Entertainment business swimming with sharks, surviving and coming up for air when needed.   When Barrino takes the stage she's in full flight committed to giving your her ALL.  Her stage presence is bananas, she is there to perform and entertain you, full on 'Rock and Soul'.  Tasia' you are a 'survivor' you were not built to break.  Here's to the next 'ten' years, I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. 

Rock and Soul Fantasia Barrino

Monday, August 11, 2014

Damn Damn Damn!!!

One of The Greats -  Robin Williams.  He was 'comfort food' for any child growing up with an active imagination.  His untimely death of a suspected suicide, has sent shock waves throughout the Entertainment industry.  Williams was 63 years old. 1951 - 2014. He will surely be missed!

Oscar Winning - Robin Williams

Kevin Knighton 360

Kevin Knighton 360

(http://youtu.be/BApriPd3R8s)

I Will Always Love ....

(Loving Whitney Houston, Michael Strahan gives Murphy a choice pre-nup or bounce, NeYo pay your Bills, George Clooney's Beard, Beyonce Knowle's in talks with her Atty, KKKHodiggers)

A Goddess ... 


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Affirmation

I love the Lord .....
Heavenly Father, I thank you for another day.  You are the light of my world.  Thanks for loving me more than I could ever love myself.  This is the day that the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Im your humble servant, lifting my hands in your honor, and praising your name every step of the way.  AMEN-

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Venus She's GOT It!!

Venus Williams RULES over Serena Williams today 67 62 63 on to the FINALS of the Rogers Cup!!! 34 years old and STILL doing it!! 'L'eggo

Sisterly Love

Whitney Houston

Happy Birthday Whitney. It was love from the very beginning, that VOICE, that SMILE!!! You were very easy to love. I still can't wrap my mind around your absence, but in my heart of hearts, I think that you were tired and it was time for a well deserved rest. GOD will give you no more than you can bear. I remember the exhilarating feeling of seeing you LIVE or getting a 'new' masterpiece of music from you. Those were some of the best times of my life. I always rooted for you and I never stopped believing you. Again it was easy to do, the love and believability factor was always unconditional. I MISS YOU!

Happy Birthday Whitney - I miss U

Friday, August 8, 2014

Remembering ...

Remembering and LOVING - Whitney Elizabeth Houston would be celebrating her 51st birthday tomorrow. Her untimely passing caught the world at large, by surprise. During her career she achieved the most accolades and the most unwarranted ridicule. The best revenge is silencing the 'haters'. Below watch her get turnt up at the 25th Anniversary of Arista, at the time much speculation was surrounding her name, would she show up? Was she on drugs? Was her career over? Madness like that ... Not only did she show up, but she showed OUT and had the crowd eating out of her hands. Thats how you shut them down BOOM!! Whitney Houston an ultimate force to be reckon with. Her star was another level. I MISS YOU!!


Legendary Whitney Houston

Crossroad/TGIF

Happy Friday Everyone, ... Let's Talk about It!!

Standing at the end of the road, the tide has changed, you are faced with a crossroad effect of to stay or go.  Recent events has taught me to wait on The Lord, its not my time, but his time.  Anticipation can weigh heavy on one's soul, the answers are not always the easy choices.  In waiting the emotions can be overbearing.  The challenge is to overcome the naysayer.  The light is always there to see, regardless of how bleak things may seem.  FOCUS!

Being a vessel is the ability to shine your light in a dark corner and make life better for people who are living in the darkness, thats what purpose is about, finding your niche, to be of use and value.  We all face a crossroad in life, being torn in the struggle is a constant test of Faith.   Its so easy to see the negative, which supports the enemies plight.  Why are we faced with such adversity?  Perhaps the obvious was overlooked, and just maybe the crossroad that has been presented, was just the right gem, for a new walk. appreciating the past and welcoming the dawn, its your future, suddenly a weight has lifted, a 'new' shift has arrived.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

http://youtu.be/9Cwpiwb_oY8

Best


Kevin Knighton 
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