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KANYE WEST TO DEBUT “BOUND 2” VIDEO ON ELLEN TODAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

November 19, 2013 Leave a comment

KANYE WEST TO DEBUT “BOUND 2″ VIDEO ON ELLEN TODAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

 

THE YEEZUS TOUR RESUMES; BROOKLYN & MSG ON DECK THIS WEEK

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“There are very few modern artists with the kind of vision, ambition, and means to execute it as Kanye West right now.a distinct statement of his combined artistic ambition, penchant for excess, and desire to simply outdo every other entertainer out right now.” – Seattle Times

 

“Awe-inspiring.West’s energy level was extraordinary.truly electrifying.The stage as imagined and executed by West was truly something to behold.” - Rolling Stone

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 – NEW YORK, NY -  Kanye West will debut the music video for ‘Bound 2‘ on daytime powerhouse The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Marking the second time Ellen has premiered a Kanye West video – “Love Lockdown” debuted on the Ellen Show in 2008 – the video launch coincides with the Northeast leg of West‘s acclaimed Yeezus Tour, with the tour making stops in Brooklyn, Washington DC and New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden throughout the week. Read more…

Why Did DC Police Gun Down Unarmed Miriam Carey, Suffering from Postpartum Depression?

October 4, 2013 Leave a comment

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MiriamCareyMiriam Carey, 34, was not armed and apparently was suffering from postpartum depression when she sent Washington, DC, police on a car chase yesterday afternoon that resulted in Carey dying in a hail of police bullets.

We will never know why the 34-year-old tried to use her black Infiniti as a battering ram and attempt to drive through barricades into the White House, or why she turned around and flew down Pennsylvania Avenue at 80 miles per hour—all while her one-year-old baby was in the car!

The reason we’ll never know is because when she emerged from her car, unarmed, after hitting a barrier outside of the Capitol building, she was hit by so many bullets that authorities said it was difficult to identify her body. The police fired a hail of bullets at her—all while her one-year-old baby was in the car!

It is true that two officers were injured by Carey’s out-of-control Infiniti, but I’ll never understand in these situations why police officers found it necessary to empty their guns into the unarmed woman’s body after she emerged from her vehicle. Was that really necessary to subdue her, particularly since she was no longer in the Infiniti, which was actually serving as her weapon in this case? It would be akin to opening up on her after she dropped her weapon to the ground.

But as these cases go, we can predict that we will never get any answers to these questions, not when officers were hurt and she was aiming the car at the White House and the Capitol building. Not when Washington was already tense from the spectacularly stupid government shutdown. Not two weeks after Aaron Alexis killed 12 inside the Washington Navy Yard and apparently died himself in a hail of police bullets. Read more…

TGT MAKE LONG AWAITED DEBUT AS “THREE KINGS” ARRIVES AT LAST

August 20, 2013 2 comments

TGT MAKE LONG AWAITED DEBUT AS “THREE KINGS” ARRIVES AT LAST;

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WITH SUCCESSFUL TOUR AND EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL EVENTS;

NEW SINGLE, “I NEED,” IMPACTING NOW;

“THREE KINGS” AVAILABLE TODAY IN STORES & AT ALL DSPS

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Atlantic recording group TGT (Tyrese, Ginuwine, Tank) has announced this week’s release of their hugely anticipated debut album. “THREE KINGS” – which features the hit singles, “Sex Never Felt Better” and “I Need” – arrives today in stores and all digital retailers.

TGT recently heralded the album’s release with this summer’s smash “Three Kings Tour,” a nationwide tour that included sold out headline dates and showstopping main stage performances at such events as New York’s Groovin In The Park, Virginia’s 46th annual Hampton Jazz Festival, and the 2013 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans. In addition, the superstar trio hosted a series of exclusive listening parties, personally introducing “THREE KINGS” to fans in such cities as Dallas, Chicago, and Washington, DC. Read more…

Jamie Foxx, will.i.am at the “Hennessy V.S Inauguration Takeover”

January 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Big Tigger and Jamie Foxx performing on stage

The other night, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx kicked off the “Hennessy V.S Inauguration Takeover” at the swanky Park at 14th in Washington, D.C. The actor/singer tore the house down performing several songs from his catalog including “Unpredictable” and “Blame It”.  Jamie took over the event performing for over 2 hours and covering popular songs including “All Gold Everything” by Trinidad James and A$AP Rocky’s hit song “F*ckin’ Problems”. will.i.am was also in attendance as well as NY Giants superstar, Victor Cruz and radio personality, Big Tigger. Read more…

QUEEN OF BOUNCE BIG FREEDIA USHERS IN 2013 WITH NEW TOUR!

January 7, 2013 Leave a comment

QUEEN OF BOUNCE BIG FREEDIA USHERS IN NEW YEAR WITH 2013 TOUR

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It’s a new year and NOLA based Big Freedia is excited to announce some exciting projects for 2013. First, on January 18, the Queen of Bounce will hit the road again on a national tour starting in Tampa, Florida and ending in San Diego, CA. See below for Big Freedia’s full tour.

More, next week a documentary about Big Freedia, ‘Almost Famous,’ will premiere at the 2013 Zurich Film Festival in Switzerland. The festival will screen the full length film by RMM Media, on Sunday January 13, along with a performance by the Diva herself.

Even more exciting, next week, Pitchfork TV will release a 30-minute mini-doc that will give fans a rare peak into Freedia’s life in New Orleans. Read more…

Wise Intelligent joins PE on the HIP HOP GODS TOUR!!!

November 4, 2012 Leave a comment

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INFORMING the HIP-HOP COMMUNITY

Wise Intelligent joins the HIP HOP GODS TOUR!!!
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Chuck D proudly presents the first annual HipHopGods Tour, blasting off in Washington DC on November 29th.

The 12 date tour will feature Public Enemy, X-Clan, Monie Love, Schoolly D, Leaders Of The New School, Wise Intelligent from Poor Righteous Teachers, Son Of Bazerk & No Self Control, Awesome Dre, Davy DMX and DJ Johnny Juice holding it down as the official tour DJ.

The initial tour will be filmed for future documentary, and subsequent tours will follow in 2013. The 3 hour concert, hosted by Chuck D, will move like a 1960s James Brown revue or Dick Clark Star Caravan making the concert a true once in a lifetime event.

Official tour dates can be found below: Read more…

Vivica A. Fox sings Happy Birthday to her film son, Jonathan McDaniel, at the Spirit of Democracy Awards

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

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Vivica, demetria, illai, jonathan

Participants pause for a photo with rapper, actor and technology advocate, Jonathan “Lil J” McDaniel, who received the Black Youth Vote Leadership Award during the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s 15 annual Spirit of Democracy Awards Gala. Pictured (L-R): Vivica A. Fox, actress and producer; Illai Kenney, NCBCP Black Youth Vote; Demetria McKinney, singer and actress; and McDaniel.

 Vivica A. Fox, Demetria McKinney & Jonathan McDaniel

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Husband and Wife Died on Christmas Fighting for Civil Rights: They Deserve to be Honored

December 31, 2011 Leave a comment

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december28.pic6 .article Husband and Wife Died on Christmas Fighting for Civil Rights:  They Deserve to be Honored

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World

Today on BlackAmericaWeb, Tonyaa Weathersbee writes about the lives of Harry and Harriette Moore, two heroes of the civil rights struggle.  You may not know about the Moore family because they were fighting for our freedom long before it was fashionable to do so.  Mr and Mrs. Moore were, according to historians, the only husband-wife team to die in our nation’s quest for racial equality.  They were killed in an explosion on Christmas day, 1951.

Harry Moore died instantly from the blast, and Harriette died just nine days later.  Both of these heroes deserve to be recognized.

The Moores are believed to be the first martyrs in the struggle for civil rights, but I don’t consider this to be the case.  The first martyrs in the struggle were the Africans who died on slave ships during the Middle Passage.  However, the fact that the Moore family confronted the white power structure in Florida about the ills of lynching makes it clear that their courage deserves a place in our nation’s history books. Read more…

6th Annual FORD Black College Quiz Show Hits the Road

December 8, 2011 Leave a comment

The 6TH Annual Ford Black College Quiz Game Show Hits The Road, Bringing HBCU’s Finest Student Intellectual Athletes to Howard University Campus for Two Days of Fun and Competition.

PHOTO CAPTION: (l-r) Sherelle Stevens/Florida Memorial University; Peter Huges/Cheyney University; Game Show Host/Actor GregAlan Williams; Krysta Beck/Virgina State University; Joseph A. Franklin/Kentucky State University

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Howard University Names New Chief Marketing Officer

December 6, 2011 Leave a comment

CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN ADVERTISING AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NEW CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

Washington, DC(BlackNews.com) — The Center for Excellence in Advertising (CEA) at Howard University has named LaTanya Junior as the Chief Marketing Officer. Junior is the ingenious author of “Creating Your Marketing Blueprint,” which was ranked among the top 100 workbooks for Jumper-starter Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine, and Thumbology: Defining Your Desired Direction Step by Step. Aside from writing books, Junior has helped to create dynamic and ground-breaking strategic plans for several companies, including True One Agency, Ogilvy & Mather, Stedman Graham & Partners, Grey Advertising and Young & Rubicam. Read more…

Too many Sunday Only Preachers

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment

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By Torrance Stephens

As I observe the police crackdown of the Occupy movements from Atlanta to New York and from Oakland to Chicago, I am troubled. Namely for two reasons the first being how inept many of us African Americans are in supporting and understanding the axiological meaning of the protest and second, how fickle, taciturn and downright ill-informed we are as African Americans and a nation as a whole. This is made even more obvious as I listen to talk show host that seem to consistently abrogate logic for the sole purpose of manifesting partisan political support. Unfortunate also is the fact that many who lead these charges offer their myopic positions on the premise of objectivity yet fail to encourage the type of fully involved intellectual discussions that were the foundations of both the platforms of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

To the first point, I am amazed. It seems as if we as a culture, albeit not monolithic, purport ourselves in a monolithic disposition. Taking the support for our current President alone and his political party, it has been estimated that regardless of affect or effect, African Americans support both at an astonishing 95 percent clip. More astonishing is that the section of our community that used to engage in the politics of what was best for the people as opposed what was best for political accomplishment is no longer in existence. Instead they have returned back to the day prior to Dr. King and are more akin to the black ministers who engaged him to stop his protest and accept the status quo as opposed to stand on the side of right, liberty and justice.
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Martin Luther King is Getting a Monument, Let’s Now Build Something for Malcolm

August 9, 2011 Leave a comment

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black WorldScholarship in Action

As we prepare for the unveiling of the Washington memorial for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., it is important that we take a second to contextualize this extraordinary event. Dr. King deserves to be celebrated next to other great heroes of American history, and it is a proud testament to the growth and maturity of our nation that Dr. King has been honored in this way.

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