Friday, July 31, 2015

TGIF


Some people enjoy misery, Be happy. Let go of what's gone, Be grateful for what remains, and celebrate what's to come. #TGIF

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Resurgence ...


Resurgence - Singer/Actress Brandy the second time around, success is just a little sweeter. Older, wiser AND stronger than ever.  Broadway, a new sitcom AND New music.  She's ready for her closeup ... AGAIN!!!

Killing the Game ...

Chris 'Breezy' Brown ....       Undeniably in a league of his on!!!

Flashback Who's That?

Van Hunt was born March 8, 1970.  He is an American singersongwritermulti-instrumentalist and record producer. He released his debut album, Van Hunt, in 2004, and a follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, in 2006, both on Capitol Records. He won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for appearing on the tribute version of the Sly & the Family Stone song, "Family Affair", in 2007. He transitioned to Blue Note Records where his 2008 album, Popular, was shelved and never released. He self-released the compilation album Use In Case of Emergency in 2009.  The struggle continues, for the Independent artist, to find their audience, with the refusal of AirPlay at radio, for those artists whose pockets are not deep enough lace palms.

Van Hunt released his 5th studio album 'The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets' in May. A 14-song project, the Los Angeles native is managed by Randy Jackson. The latest material from him, hints at an immense trajectory and un-matched musicality. 

Songs like 'Headroom' and 'Teach Me A New Language' lead the way into the R&B, soul singer's 'The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets' album. These songs demonstrate Van Hunt's dynamic vocal range, and remarkable song-writing talent. Van Hunt uplifts the songs with positive lyrics that he delivers with a soothing and smooth vibe. Furthermore, Van Hunt inspires much of 'The Fun Rises, The Fun Sets' material with elements from his musical roots, including various improvisation moments. The funky bass and edgy rock music influences on songs like 'Old Hat' are what the independent crooner calls, "Black-American music,".  Van Hunt himself displays charming sense of passion, individuality, and experimental bravado that all together go with the flow of his life's experiences, with little bitterness, all of which attests to a never broken spirit to his artistry, it's pure love.

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Hot Pocket Kevin Hart ...


Hollywood right now. Whether you find him funny or not, his incredible success has solidified him as a force to reckoned with when it comes to producing numbers at the box office. After laying the ground work with many years of performing at practically anywhere, he’s enjoying enjoying the fruits of his labor.


While he once slept in a bunk bed squeezed in the hallway of a one-bedroom apartment he shared with his single mom and older brother, the 36-year-old international superstar now lives in a massively gorgeous mansion sitting inside a gated community in the Los Angeles suburb of Tarzana. That’s where the Ride Along actor sat down with Rolling Stone magazine to give us a closer look inside his life as one of the funniest men in Hollywood.





Sunday, July 26, 2015

Affirmation

Heavenly Father,
I thank you for my purpose to BE, to Exist, to do YOUR will.  I am merely your servant and Vessel, to spread the word of your goodness and your mercy.  Please continue to guide, protect and direct my path.  I am nothing without you, continue to humble my heart with patience and understanding.  I ask for Favor, Mercy and Grace all the days of my life.  For all the Blessings in my life ... I DO GIVE THANKS ~ AMEN!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Flashback Who's That ???


Angie Stone was born Angela Laverne Brown December 19, 1961.  She is an American soul/neo soulsinger-songwriterrecord producer, and actress. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards. Stone has been most successful on the R&B charts, with four top 10 albums, including a number one, and 10 singles, including a top 10. She has sold over 1.4 million albums in the U.S. and over five million worldwide.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thelma and Louise ...

I caaaaaaaaaaaan't !!!!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous ...


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lonette McKee, she is cinematic royalty. McKee got turntup in SPARKLE and turned out. We fell in love with 'Sista'. Lonette McKee was born July 22, 1954. An American film, television and theater actress, music composer, producer, songwriter, screenwriter and director. She is most known for her role as Sister Williams in the original 1976 musical-drama film Sparkle. She is also known for roles in such movies as Which Way Is Up, The Cotton Club, Jungle Fever, The Women of Brewsters Place, QUEEN, ATL and Honey. She also appeared on the sitcom The Game as Mrs. Pitts, the mother of Jason (played by Coby Bell).



Monday, July 20, 2015

Diahann Carroll at 80

Legendary singer, theatre, television and film actress Diahann Carroll proving at 80 years old, that Black doesn't crack. Ms, Carroll celebrated her 80th birthday last week (July 17th)

What a gorgeous Babe!

This is what Courage looks like

Stuart Scott taught us what 'Carpe Diem' is all about.  His moving speech at the ESPYS last year STILL resonates in my spirit.  Scott lost his battle to Cancer, but he won with his ability to live everyday that he could, while he could.  RIP 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Where's My Daddy ...

Thiefs in the Temple.  Judge Bradberry made an example out of your father before and he will again.  Child support is a beast, over 800.00 dollars a month. We're trying to get your stepmother to back away from the Bottle.  Anthony Bartie I see you.

Angela Moore do u Swear

Soon she'll have all her questions answered, and rightfully so.  Angelette Bartie hang in there.

Hey Caitlyn I see you ...

20 years ahead of time ... Oh Bruce!!!

Affirmation ...

Heavenly Father,
I thank you for another day. Thank You Thank You Thank You , for loving me in spite of my faults.  You have enriched my life.  Please continue to use me to do your will.  I am a vessel to spread the word of your goodness and your mercy.  Protect me from hurt, harm, fear and danger.  For all the Blessings in my Life, I do give thanks.  Amen~

Shades of Beauty ...

Proving once again that beauty comes ...

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Flashback Who's That???

Myron Avant was born April 26, 1978, he is better known as Avant, is an American R&B singer and songwriter.  Known for hits such as "Separated" (the remix to which features Kelly Rowland), "My First Love," which one version features KeKe Wyatt, and "Read Your Mind" (remix featuring Snoop Dogg on the extended promo vinyl and released September 30, 2003). He was featured in the remix to the Lloyd Banks song "Karma" from the 2004 album The Hunger for More, and has had a cameo appearancein the 2004 feature film BarberShop 2: Back in Business.

Avant cites R. Kelly as his biggest influence and inspiration.  In 2013 The singer released his Seventh album 'Face the Music' it marks Avant’s first release on the Capitol/EMI-distributed independent label Mo-B Entertainment. On the album, Avant pulls inspiration from R&B legends such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Frankie Beverly & Maze, Luther Vandross and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. By blending traditional sounds with a contemporary flare, the album not only pays homage to these R&B legends, it stays true to Avant’s own sound.

Having recently appeared on an episode of TV One’s “R&B Divas” alongside his “You & I” co-singer, Avant is busy touring the country in support of Face the Music.


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Kennedy Honors ....


America to Celebrate Honorees' Lifetime Artistic Achievements
Sunday, December 6, 2015

Gala will be broadcast on CBS on December 29, 2015 at 9:00p.m., ET/PT.

The Kennedy Center announced the selection of the six Honorees who will receive the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 38th annual national celebration of the arts are: American rock band the Eagles, singer-songwriter Carole King, filmmaker George Lucas, actress and singer Rita Moreno, conductor Seiji Ozawa, and actress and Broadway star Cicely Tyson.

"Quite simply," said Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein, "our Honorees represent the voices, soundtracks, and stories of our personal lives and memories."

"When I look at this year's outstanding slate of Honorees, I am struck by a powerful common theme-artists as history-makers, artists who defy both convention and category," commented Kennedy Center President Deborah F. Rutter.

In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment, the 2015 Honorees will be saluted by today's leading performers from New York, Hollywood, and the arts capitals of the world. Seated with the President of the United States and Mrs. Obama, the Honorees will accept the thanks of their peers through performances and tributes.

Monday, July 13, 2015

King and Queen Wimbledon


Wimbledon - Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams the King and Queen of Wimbledon both Grand Slam Champions 2015!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Novak triumphs at Wimbledon

His 9th Grand Slam ... congrats Novak Djokovic!!

Stunning ...


Serena Williams won her 6th Wimbledon title on Saturday. She attended the Champions' dinner in a gorgeous cream gown on Sunday night.

With jewels embellished across her front, the gown hung tightly showing off her incredible figure, as she walked the red carpet at the Guidlhall in London.

Affirmation

Heavenly Father, 
I come to you Grateful for another day of life.  Loving the opportunity to be better than I was the day yesterday.  I need you all the days of my life.  I ask that you continue to Bless, Guide and Direct my path.  No weapons formed against me shall prosper.  Please give me patience to accept and understand all things that I do not fully comprehend. Show me the way Dear GOD, your way.  Watch over my Family, Friends and my Foes.  For all the Blessings in my life, I do give thanks.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Serena Slam ....

GOAT !!!

21 Grand Slams ...

Best Tennis Player - Ever!!!

Rest In Peace ...


Audigier began working in the fashion industry at the age of fourteen. He designed a line of denim that was inspired by his love for rock and roll-specifically The Rolling Stones. Christian Audigier’s designs became so popular that a top executive from Macken jeans took notice of Audigiers talent, affording him the opportunity to create with the company and travel the world. He moved to New York in his early twenties to expand his own brand.  While in New York, Audigier worked with top brands such as Guess, Levis, Diesel, American Outfitters, Fiourucii, Bisou Bisou and XOXO.  He then moved to Los Angeles where he would achieve most of his success as a fashion designer.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Rest In Peace


Omar Sharif, who won acclaim in such films as "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Doctor Zhivago," has died, his agent told the Associated Press. He was 83.

TGIF


Distraction is the enemy, what is truly meant for you, can not be denied. Stay focused. #TGIF

Remembering ...


Remembering - Tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe.  His manta was 'Start where you are' Use what you have' and. 'Do What You Can'.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Scandal ...Cornelius Smith Jr


When Scandal returns this fall for season five, a familiar face from season four will be returning in a far more expansive role.
Cornelius Smith Jr. has been upped to a full-fledged series regular for the show’s fifth outing.
Cornelius appeared in two season-four episodes, including the polarizing Ferguson-inspired episode titled The Lawn Chair.
It’s unknown if Cornelius will essentially replace Columbus Short’s ill-fated Harrison Wright, but many viewers suspect that Cornelius’ character (activist Marcus Walker) will join Olivia Pope & Associates as its new gladiator.

Flashback Who's That???


The resurgence of Missy Elliot at this years SuperBowl, makes you want to know about her creativity and creations.  'Total' was one her babies.  Total is an American R&B girl group and one of the signature acts of Sean Combs' Bad Boy Records imprint during the 1990s. The group consisted of members Kima Raynor, Keisha Spivey, and Pamela Long. Total is best known for their hits "Kissing You", "Can't You See" (featuring The Notorious BIG), and "Trippin'" (featuring Missy Elliott). Pamela Long also featured on The Notorious BIG hit song "Hypnotize" singing the chorus. Stevie J, Rodney Jerkins, Chucky Thompson, Chad Hugo and Pharrell, were newbees handling production along with Sean Combs.  Though TOTAL only released two CD's, they left their mark on Hip Hop, leaving their fans wanting more.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wimbledon


Wimbledon - Richard Gasquet triumphant return to the big stage.  He beat Stanislas Wawrinka in a 5 Set thriller 64 46 36 64 11 9 win over the French Open Champion.  Next up is the Semi-Finals where he will meet #1 male tennis player Novak Djokovic.  Game ON!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Serena @ Wimbledon ...

On to the SemifinalsS.  It was an EPIC match against Victoria Azarenka in a Three-Set thriller. Serena Williams was down a set but came back to do what she does best ... WIN!!! 36 62 63
Next up is nemesis Maria Sharapova.

Champion

Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic 
Stanislas Wawrinka 

Are on pace to meet each other again!!!