By Eva Said It
First off, I think I’ll call you Ana. Anastasia was a young Russian czarina, killed (or maybe not?) with her father a long time ago. When I read your name in print, all I can think is “what a cheesy evening network TV movie that was…’Mystery of Ana’ my ass”. And I’m sure we don’t need that. There’s enough cheesy here already.
So anyway. I
got hoodwinked into buying read the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy about you. Actually, no. I’m lying. I read the first book really quickly, bought and started the second and…well…I didn’t finish, sweetheart. And I just won’t waste a dime on the third book. I’m sorry. Aside from the piss poor writing and editing…I mean… It’s not you personally, but… ::deep breath:: Read more…
Kingdomanity/Relevé Entertainment inspirational recording artist Myesha Chaney will release her debut CD, Take Him to the World, in stores and online everywhere on July 3. Myesha has burst onto the gospel music scene with a fresh new sound and a simple but radical goal: to take Jesus into the world by any means necessary. It’s the concept and the title of her debut CD. She is taking Jesus to the world through music that captivates and changes the lives of people in and outside of the church. The lyrics of her songs focus on praise and worship of a loving and powerful God while she effortlessly fuses urban worship with rock and soul. She brings to her music a unique artistic vision shaped by both her creative energy and her roles as a pastor’s wife, minister, worship leader, radio personality and columnist.
By NICK CHILES
Researchers have found that the children of the poor spend more time than children of wealthier families using technology to play and waste time, rather than for constructive things. While we were spending all that time fretting about the digital divide in the 90′s, it turns out that as the divide began to close, a new divide was growing—the “wasting time” divide.
But as with everything else concerning children and childhood, what this divide is really about is children of the poor don’t get as much quality time with their parents—whether that time is spent preparing dinner in the kitchen, reading a book together, walking in the park, talking about the events of the day, or searching for crazy factoids on the computer about beetles. Read more…
Vivica A. Fox sings Happy Birthday to her film son, Jonathan McDaniel, at the Spirit of Democracy Awards
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Vivica A. Fox, Demetria McKinney & Jonathan McDaniel
Light Up the
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By NICK CHILES
There was a story that sprang to my attention a couple weeks ago and it’s been bothering me so much that I had to write something about it. It involves a 6-year-old boy in the Bronx who was saved by the school janitor when the boy was approached by a crazy-looking man who claimed to be his uncle and who was trying to take the boy away with him.
The janitor, a man named John Velasquez, sensing that something was not right, asked the little boy if he knew the man and then grabbed the boy’s hand and pulled him into the school. The janitor said the man’s eyes were bulging and he looked like he was “definitely on something.”
While that all sounds horrific and the janitor certainly deserves the praise that came his way, there was another part of the story that floored me. It was this line in a piece on the Huffington Post: Read more…
Nashville to Host Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church General Conference The First Time in Nashville since 1872
The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest Black religious denomination in America will hold the 49th Session of the General Conference June 27-July 4, 2012 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, home of the world famous Fisk University Jubilee Singers.
Nashville is part of the 13th Episcopal District, which comprises the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. The last time the 13th District hosted the General Conference was in 1996 in Louisville, KY., and this year is the first time the conference has been held in Nashville since the late 1800s.
The mission of the AME Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ’s liberating gospel through word and deed.