Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Demonize The Black Male ...

Question - So if Bill Cosby had zero dollars, how many females would he have attracted? Initially, all the women in question, saw an opportunity to come up.  What were their motive; what was the gain?  Flash forward today its DEMONIZE the Black male day.    Am I to believe that one Black male has frightened the entire white race, for wanting to have his own?  As if killing his son wasn't enough.  

The Subway star, the GLEE star, the actor, director Woody Allen, the director Roman Polanski, Jerry Lee Lewis weren't saints, but all seem to have been given a 'pass' cause we're fed to believe that the 'white' is the best forgivable way, and according to the media the 'right' way.  At some point we must learn to think for ourselves. Ugh

The senseless killings of Black men continues, and nothing gets done about it.  Time and Time again.  Michael Vick held dog fights, he went to prison, two white police officers weren't indicted for killing twelve year old Tamir Rice, ONLY IN AMERICA!

Bill Cosby saved the NBC network!

All the recent pictures of Bill Cosby shows him as a hardened animal.  I remember otherwise.  I challenge those of you who grew up feeling, that this man, helped shadows your culture and gave you something to believe in, if so please post positive pictures of Mr. Bill Cosby.

Monday, December 28, 2015

No Justice for Tamir Rice

An innocent unarmed twelve year DEAD within a cause Tamir Rice we will always remember you.  Another senseless killing!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rest In Peace ...

Rest In Peace - William Guest was a co-founding member of one of my all time favorite groups Gladys Knight And the Pips.
Guest died Thursday at the age of 74, the Associated Press reports. 

Guest's sister-in-law Dhyana Ziegler told the AP that Guest died in Detroit of congestive heart failure. 

Ziegler, who helped Guest release his autobiography, Midnight Train from Georgia: A Pip's Journey, in 2013, told the AP, "I am so glad we finished the book, so his wonderful life and legacy will be celebrated throughout eternity. I loved my brother so much." 

"My heart is broken, but I know his legacy will live on," Guest's daughter Monique said in a statement. 

Guest, who was a cousin of Gladys Knight, performed background vocals with Gladys Knight and the Pips from 1953 until their split in 1989, on hit tracks like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine." The band received Grammy Awards in 1973 and 1988, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. 

After the group split to allow Knight to pursue a solo career, Guest and fellow Pip Edward Patten formed Patten and Guest Productions. Following Patten's 2005 death, Guest continued to manage artists as CEO of Crew Records, which he had formed with other members of Patten's family.

Affirmation ...

Happy Sunday Everyone ...
To God be the Glory ...
No Weapons Formed Against Me ..

'I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love.'
Ephesians 3:16-17

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Remembering ...

Remembering - Blue Eyed soul singing Teena Marie, truly left this earth much too soon.   Born Mary Christine Brockert born on March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Great Ol Memories ...

Flashbacks of the times weve had. Some made us laugh and some made us sad. We used to breakup to make up  'Same Ol Love' ... Waiting to Exhale

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

More accolades

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama's legacy after he's left the White House, it's the number of lifetime judges he put on the federal bench.

In its final act of the year, the Senate blew through a dozen U.S. district court nominees on Tuesday night. That puts Obama at a whopping 89 district court and circuit court confirmations for the year, and means he'll wrap up his sixth year in office with a grand total of 305 district court and circuit court confirmations -- a tally that puts him well beyond where his predecessors were by this point in their presidencies.

President George W. Bush confirmed just 32 district court and circuit court judges during his sixth year in office, according to data provided by Alliance for Justice, a progressive advocacy group focused on the federal judiciary. President Bill Clinton confirmed 65 judges in his sixth year. In total, Bush confirmed 256 district and circuit court nominees after six years in office, Clinton confirmed 302, and President Ronald Reagan confirmed 295. Those numbers include a handful of Court of International Trade confirmations.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Thirty Million Dollar 'Thriller' ...

THRILLER - Michael Jackson game changing CD 'Thriller' continues to rule the world.   The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings announced today that Michael Jackson’s THRILLER is the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 30X Multi-Platinum for U.S. sales, continuing The King of Pop’s reign as the biggest selling artist of all time with worldwide sales of over 100 million for Thriller and 1 billion overall. “RIAA has awarded Gold & Platinum records on behalf of the music business for nearly 60 years, but this is the first time an artist has crossed the 30X multi-Platinum plateau,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA.

“We are honored to celebrate the unique status of Thriller in Gold & Platinum history. What an exceptional achievement and testament to Thriller’s enduring spot in our hearts and musical history.” Michael Jackson’s masterpiece Thriller, produced by Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson, won a record setting 8 Grammys, more than any album ever, and has been earning awards and setting new standards of success since its release on November 30, 1982. 

Thriller spent nearly 2 -1/2 years on the Billboard album chart and holds a modern day record of 37 weeks at #1. It was the first album in history to spend each of its first 80 weeks in the album chart’s Top 10, a feat only reached by one other album in the more than three decades since. During its 112th week on Billboard’s album chart, it became the first title ever to be certified RIAA 20Xmulti-Platinum (October 30, 1984). Worldwide, Thriller went to #1 in practically every country in the world, including the UK, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada and apartheid South Africa.

Sunday, December 20, 2015


Happy Sunday Everyone ... 
I left my Hands and give Thanks ...
Heavenly Father I surrender all ...

'Fight the good fight of Faith, but as for you, O man of GOD, flee these things.  Pursue righteousness, Godliness, Faith, Love, Steadfastness, Gentleness' 
1 Timothy 6:11

Friday, December 18, 2015


Forward movement is about being, the 'change' that you would like to see.  We must participate in life, than merely exist. #TGIF

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Trailblazer ...

Before the gorgeous Dorothy Dandridge and Halle Berry Cinema had Lena Horne and another Breath takingly beautiful actress name Acquanetta who was born July 17, 1921 – August 16, 2004. She was nicknamed "The Venezuelan Volcano," and was a B-movie actress known for her exotic beauty.

Acquanetta started her career as a model in New York City.  with Harry Conover and John Robert Powers.  She signed with Universal Studios in 1942 and acting films Arabian NightsThe Sword of Monte CristoCaptive Wild Woman and Jungle Woman, in which Universal attempted to create a female monster movie franchise with Acquanetta of an all things an ape, go figure, makes sense why it didn't work. Studios are infamous for trying to take away from the black experience, it's clear that our beauty reigns.

After her contract with Universal expired, Acquanetta signed on with Monogram Pictures but did not appear in any movies; she then signed with RKO where she acted in her only big-budget movie, Tarzan and the Leopard Woman.

In 1948, Acquanetta and “Mexican-Jewish millionaire” Luciano Bashuk had a son, Sergio, who died in 1952 at age 4, after the couple's bitter divorce in 1950, where she lost her suit for half his fortune when no record of their marriage could be produced.

In 1950, Acquanetta married painter and illustrator Henry Clive and returned to acting.

She retired from movies and became a disk jockey for radio station KPOL (AM) in Los Angeles, CA in 1953.  After she married Jack Ross, a car dealer, the couple settled in Mesa, Arizona, and she returned to a degree of celebrity by appearing with Ross in his local television advertisements,  and also by hosting a local television show called Acqua's Corner that accompanied the Friday late-night movies.  The couple were prominent citizens, donating to the Phoenix Symphony and the construction of Mesa Lutheran Hospital and founding Stagebrush Theatre. She and Ross had four children, and divorced in the 1980s. In 1987, Acquanetta sold the Mesa Grande ruins to the city of Mesa.

Acquanetta also wrote a book of poetry, The Audible Silence, illustrated by Emilie Touraine (Flagstaff, Arizona): Northland Press, 1974.  She did not smoke, and did not drink alcohol, tea, or coffee.

In 1987, the all-girl band The Aquanettas adopted (and adapted) their name from hers.

Acquanetta succumbed to complications of Alzheimer's disease on August 16, 2004, at Hawthorn Court in Ahwatukee, Arizona. She was 83.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sunday, December 13, 2015


Happy Sunday Everyone ...
I give thanks to GOD for abundance life 
I honor GODand I give him the Glory ...

'In their hearts human beings plan their course, but the LORD establishes our steps. Proverbs 16:9

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Happy (75) Birthday Dionne Warwick ...

Some refer to her as Whitney Houston's first cousin while legions refer to her as one of the greatest singers of the POP era. 

Marie Dionne Warrick, known as Dionne Warwick was born December 12, 1940 is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.

Having been in a partnership with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era, based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts. Dionne Warwick is second only to Aretha Franklin as the most-charted female vocalist of all time, with 69 of Warwick's singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998.

Happy (100) Birthday Blue Eyes ...

Some say Mafia ties, Some called him a womanizer but I call Frank Sinatra one of the greatest male vocalist of all times.  He could swing with the best of the best.   Sinatra was one of my earliest introductions to jazz and swing.

Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American jazz and traditional pop singer, songwriter, actor, producer and director, who was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

The skinny, big-eared kid from Jersey who grew up to be the Chairman of the Board influenced generations of singers, musicians and fedora-topped hepcats; triumphed on stage, in the movies (winning an Oscar for his performance in From Here to Eternity) and on TV; and crafted a public persona so indelible that, even today, the image of a figure in a tux, alone on stage, drink in one hand, mic in the other, smoke swirling in the spotlight — that image likely evokes for millions of fans the man known, simply, as The Voice.

In 1965, the year Sinatra turned 50, LIFE photographer John Dominis and editor Thomas Thompson were, as the magazine put it, “permitted” to spend time with the singer and his crew — friends, family, cohorts, fellow performers — for a cover story the magazine hoped to run. The result was a remarkable window into the man’s closely and famously guarded private world, as well as Sinatra’s own take on his celebrity and his music. Here, presents photos by Dominis that ran in that cover story, as well as many others that were not published in LIFE.

Friday, December 11, 2015


The brain is God given and our finest tool, we must keep feeding the machine. #TGIF

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Queen Latifah shining Bright ...

Queen Latifah has landed a lead role in a music-themed television pilot created by Empire‘s Lee Daniels.
The series, previously titled Star, centers on three young women in Atlanta, Georgia, who form a girl group and are forced to navigate the challenging music business as their success grows.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Queen Latifah will portray Carlotta, “the owner of an Atlanta beauty salon who boasts an amazing voice and becomes a surrogate mother to the three girls—even though she doesn’t approve of their musical aspirations.”

Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady have also been cast in the pilot after a recent nationwide talent search.

Amiyah Scott, a transgender model who was rumored to have joined The Real Housewives of Atlanta earlier this year, will also reportedly star, according to TMZ. Variety reports that while Fox declined to comment on Scott’s addition, ‘insiders’ confirm she’s been cast.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Congrats Venus ...

A sensational start and fantastic finish to 2015 propelled Venus Williams back into the Top 10 for the first time in years. The icing on the cake? You've voted her the WTA Comeback Player Of The Year.

Williams' season was highlighted by two vintage stretches, winning 18 of her first 22 matches of the year - which pushed her as high as No.11 in the world in February, and then winning 18 of her last 21 matches of the year - which pushed her to No.7 in the world on the November 9 year-end rankings.

At 35, she's the oldest Top 10 player since a 38-year-old Martina Navratilova on January 1, 1995.

She won three WTA titles at Auckland, Wuhan and Zhuhai, the last two being her two biggest titles in over five years, and she also made the quarterfinals at both the Australian Open (falling to Madison Keys) and US Open (falling to Serena Williams), her first two Grand Slam quarterfinals since 2010.

And the biggest reason the former World No.1 is the WTA Comeback Player Of The Year?

Because she fell as low as No.137 in the world the week of February 13, 2012, right before she came back from a seven-month lay-off due to the energy-sapping Sjögren's Syndrome disease, something she's had to climb her way back from, step by step, until finally getting back to where she belongs now.

"For me, giving up wasn't an option," Williams said after conquering Zhuhai in November.

"I was put in a position that was out of my control, and that's life, but if I was going to end playing tennis, I wanted to end it how I wanted it to end, not because I was forced out. So maybe this wasn't the easiest road, but it was a road that I had, and it was a challenge that I was up for.

"That's life. I've learned so much. And I'm still grateful for everything."

She's also still hungry for more success. Very hungry.

"It's a great thing to be Top 10 now with the level of the game, but I'm still very hungry. I'm ready for more," Williams said in Zhuhai. "I've had so many experiences in tennis and I still expect a lot from myself. So I'm very happy to be moving forward, but I also want to continue, and not stop here."

In January, Williams will be seeded Top 8 at a major for the first time in five years - she was the No.4 seed at the 2011 Australian Open. Can the seven-time Grand Slam winner win her eighth in 2016?

This award was voted for by media and fans. Williams won the media vote with 81% (Bethanie Mattek-Sands next with 11%); Williams also won the fan vote with 63% (Kateryna Bondarenkonext with 24%).

Grammys at it AGAIN ...

Firstly congratulations to Kendrick Lamar on his astounding 11 Grammy nominations.  Let's just hope that the Grammy board has changed the error of their ugly ways, it's tradition for them to make headlines with a slew of nominations for an artist India Arie and Lamar were the recipients of multiple nominations, but no ones, only to Coke back a few years later and win a couple Grammy's in the urban field. Ugh

Grammy board I got my eyes on YOU!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Affirmation ...

Dear Heavenly Father,
I humble myself before you and give thanks for all the Blessings in my life.  I am nothing without you.  Please continue to protect me from Hurt, Harm, Fear and Danger.  Guide and Direct my path.  I look to the Hills with comes my health and strength.  Watch over me, my family, my friends and my foes.  I am merely a vessel to spread the word of your Goodness and your Mercy.  For all the Blessings and the Lessons in my life. I do give thanks as I surrender my all to you. 


Friday, December 4, 2015

Robert Loggia Rest In Peace ...

Robert Loggia, a durable and versatile tough guy actor in movies and TV shows including Brian De Palma’s 1983 drama “Scarface” and “Big,” died Friday at his home in Los Angeles, his widow Audrey confirmed to Variety. He was 85.

Loggia had been battling Alzheimer’s Disease for the past five years, according to his widow. They had been married for 33 years.

He was nominated for a supporting actor Academy Award for “Jagged Edge” in 1986 for his portrayal of  blunt private detective Sam Ransom.

Audrey says she and their daughter Cynthia were at Robert's bedside when he passed. The couple had 4 kids. They've been married for 33 years.

She says, "He was an awesome husband and an awesome father."

Variety first broke the news of Loggia's death.

Xxxxxactly, I totally Agree

BBC host Aaron Heslehurst advised Americans this week that they would have to “break” or “dismantle” the National Rifle Association (NRA) if they wanted the mass shootings in the United States to stop. 

On Wednesday’s Morning Business Report, BBC presenter Adnan Nawaz pointed out that journalists still did not have all of the details about the shooting in San Bernardino.

“There have been more mass shootings in the United States this year than there have been days this year,” Nawaz noted. “We’re at about 330-odd days with 350+ mass shootings. And it’s becoming far too common as far as almost any sensible person including President Obama is concerned.”

Columnist Maike Currie agreed that the figures were “staggering.”

“Obama has said this is not normal, this shouldn’t be considered as normal,” she explained. “And Hillary Clinton has said the same thing. And on her presidential campaign, gun control is actually one of the key things she’s looking at.”

Nawaz observed that Clinton was unlikely to put in place new gun safety measures because Congress would block her.

“The thing that everyone points to is the Second Amendment,” Currie said. “But the Second Amendment was set up in 1789. That was a different world then and something needs to be done about this.”

Heslehurst revealed his own “staggering” statistics: “In the last 43 years, more Americans have been shot by another American — shot and killed by another American — than all of America’s soldiers killed in wars in the last 240 years.”

“And you go where’s the priority?” he asked. “You talk about Congress — NRA, right? If Clinton really wants to get serious, that’s what you have to try to break, dismantle.”

Watch the video below from BBC News 24, broadcast Dec. 3, 2015.