February 23, 2012 Leave a comment
By T Strong
If you’re one of those parents who like the space but you’ve out grown your SUV and just the thought of transitioning to a mini van makes you want to relive your college days, the Mazda 5 Grand Touring is the car for you. I had the opportunity to drive this…well, I don’t exactly know what I should call it since it literally defies all of the current categories but let’s just go with “car” for now. It’s not an SUV and not quite a mini van but the Mazda 5 is full of surprises. Read more of this post
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Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce the 2012 national winners of the 37th Annual Gracie Awards. The awards will be presented at a black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 22, 2012. This black-tie event will be hosted by Angela Kinsey of the award-winning TV show The Office. Local market, public and student award winners will be announced later this week.
In preparation for the awards Gala, Gracie Award statues are being engraved for such talented women as Christina Applegate, Giada de Laurentiis, Delilah, Angie Harmon and Rachel Maddow and in recognition of such dynamic programming as ABC’s Revenge, CBS News’ 60 Minutes and OWN’s Oprah’s Master Class. The Gracies each year recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.
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It’s DJ Chill Will of the University of Michigan’s WCBN 88.3 FM. Home of the longest running Hip Hop show in the Mid-West and maybe the country. Check our Top 40 chart February 22, 2012. And be sure to tune into the show weekly on 88.3 FM in the Ann Arbor/Metro Detroit area or at www.wcbn.org Saturday night’s from 9pm until 12 am est.
What’s up people? Hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was great!!!! We finished up our fundraiser strong, and kept the phones ringing. Thank you to everyone who donated, it’s much appreciated. You help us keep things in good working order, and encourage us to keep giving you great programming. Shout out to O.D.D who is new to the game and only 16. He’s got a joint “Pop Off” that’s blowing up and it’s his first song ever. Keep your ears open because if he keeps this up you’ll all be hearing about him. For more information about me DJ Chill Will got to www.facebook.com/djchillwill734., www.twitter.com/chillwill734 or www.djchillwill734.com
Here is our chart: Read more of this post
THE-DREAM’s ‘LOVE’ ALBUM SAGA CONTINUES WITH LOVE IV MMXII, SET FOR SPRINGTIME RELEASE ON RADIO KILLA/DEF JAM
VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “ROC” PREMIERES TODAY ON VEVO – AND GOES UP FOR SALE AT iTUNES ON MARCH 6th
March 7th: 3-week, 15-city “Kill The Lights Tour” of intimate U.S. venues opens in Greensboro, NC, including:
• March 11-12th: two-night stand at SOB’s in NYC
• March 15-16th: two performances at SXSW Music Conference
Music World Gospel Has Two Albums in the Top 5
on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart,
One Album in the Top 10,
Four Titles in the Top 15, and
Six Albums in the Top 25
The Evolution of Le’Andria Johnson and The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson Deluxe Edition Debut at #4 and #5 Respectively
Brian Courtney Wilson’s So Proud Lands at #8 and
Amber Bullock’s Thank You Moves to #15 on
Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart
Gospel Duo Trin-i-tee 5:7 Receives GMA Dove Award Nomination for
Urban Album of the Year
GOIN’ NOTTZ MIXTAPE PRESENTED BY THE BEST MEN
There are those producers who demand attention, there are those whose discography boasts nothing but hits and then there are those who do all that while maintaining the true Hip-Hop vibe upon which they have nurtured their craft. Norfolk Beach native, Nottz, embodies all that plus more. Read more of this post
February 23, 2012 2 Comments
By Kia Morgan Smith
Sometimes I just want to throw my hands up and ask why and walk out of my kids’ school with them in tow.
The work is not challenging, some of the teachers are uncaring and my kids are learning nothing more than how to answer test questions. I want them to be able to analyze, think deeply and be encouraged to be inquisitive. Shut up and sit down, should not be the vocabulary of the day. And insensitive test questions that reference counting how many slaves would get beat shows there’s a lack of cultural empathy and understanding.
But I’ve come to realize the sad reality that if you don’t have the dough to put your kids in a high-priced private school, then you probably have to settle for a half-baked public school education with a watered-down curriculum. See, the problem is that your child might get a good first-grade teacher, but then their burned-out second grade teacher with all of her mandates on test-taking and meeting AYP, will probably suck. Then the third grade teacher might be an OK educator fresh out the box, having recently graduated and all happy-go-lucky, but by the time Thanksgiving rolls around she’s done had it up to here being a teacher, counselor, referee and commander, and is calling out every other day—and the substitute who takes her place doesn’t really give a good hoot. Read more of this post
PLATINUM SELLING HIP-HOP STAR MAINO READIES SOPHOMORE ALBUM “THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW” Read more of this post