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I’m reminiscing about how beautiful and super-powery and Wonder Girl I felt pregnant because of the November 2011 issue of EBONY magazine, which features the 42-year-old, very pregnant, very nude superstar beauty Nia Long. I’m just sayin’. Take a look at the picture. Right. ‘Nuff said.
According to EBONY, the cover story on the Boyz ‘N the Hood, love jones, and The Best Man star gives readers “an inside look into her pregnancy diary, the shocking news that made her knees buckle, and how she and her partner, Ime Udoka, are handling the changes and bracing for a new chapter in life. She also opens up to EBONY for the first time ever about her humble roots, reconnecting with family in the West Indies, raising her son, finding her life mate—and about the pregnancy that wasn’t suppose to happen. Read more…
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Trin-i-tee 5:7’s Angel and Chanelle are known for bringing an edgy, urban sound and style to their gospel and inspirational music. They take it to the edge again in the new video for “Bring Your Praise,” the third single from their current CD, Angel and Chanelle. Produced by Fred “Uncle Freddie” Jerkins III and Imani “IZy” Pressley, this song, with its contemporary beats and hip-hop vibe, also has a hard hitting message about the importance of “bringing your praise” to God. In the video, Angel and Chanelle are seen doing it all: singing and rocking out on the keyboard, bass and drums. The video is shot in black and white with splashes of color, which adds to its edgy presentation. “Bring Your Praise” will premiere on ESSENCE.com on Wednesday, October 12, followed by national and regional release to all video and online music outlets. Angel & Chanelle Deluxe marks thegroup’s 7th recording to date and the group’s transition from a trio to a duo.
Mathew Knowles and Music World Artist Management today announced that they have entered into a worldwide Exclusive Management Agreement with recording artist Le’Andria Johnson.
The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson continues its tremendous growth at radio and retail. The album returns to #1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Album chart. This week, the CD lands at #7 on Billboard’s Digital Genre Gospel chart. At radio, “Jesus” holds at #17 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart with plus 15 spins and over one million in listening audience with a cumulative listening audience of over five million. Le’Andria’s new singles, “Make Him Like You” and “Cast The First Stone” will impact both Urban AC and gospel radio in October. The video for “Make Him Like You” will premiere later this month.
Music World Gospel will release Le’Andria’s first holiday project, Christmas Best, on November 21. Initially, the EP will be sold at Best Buy and all online retail outlets. On December 6, the EP will be available at other traditional and non-traditional outlets. Christmas Best will feature such holiday classics as “Noel,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “Oh Holy Night,” and “Silent Night,” a duet with labelmate and BET’s Sunday Best Season 4 winner, Amber Bullock. Christmas Best is produced by award-winning production teams, The Bamaz Boyz and Sure Fire Music Group, with vocal production by Jamecia Bennett. Read more…
Robertson Treatment Syndicated Column Edition 15, Issue 11 – Catching Up with Former RNC Chairman, Mr. Michael Steele
By Gil Robertson
Michael Stephen Steele was born on Andrews Air Force Base in Prince Georges County, Maryland on October 19, 1958, but given up for adoption while still in infancy. He was then raised by William and Maebell Steele, although Maebell eventually remarried following her husband’s untimely death in 1962.
Michael attended Archbishop Carroll Roman Catholic High in Washington, DC, before matriculating at Johns Hopkins University where he earned a BA in international studies. He subsequently studied to become a monk for several years, until he decided to leave the seminary shortly before being ordained. Instead, he proceeded to earn a J.D. at Georgetown University en route to landing a position as a staff attorney at a leading, international law firm.
Steele first entered politics in 2000, which is when he was voted Chairman of Maryland’s Republican Party. A couple of years later he won the State’s race for Lieutenant Governor, and by 2008 he had become the first African-American ever elected to serve as Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC).
He is currently a commentator on MSNBC, where he’s generally the lone conservative in a sea of liberal pundits. Here, the former RNC Chairman reflects on his life and philosophy, on his hopes for the GOP, and on the Party’s prospects for attracting more African-American voters in 2012. Read more…