LL COOL J and FRENCH MONTANA JOIN WORLDSTAR HIP HOP in GETTING KIDS SET FOR SCHOOL at its SECOND ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL GIVE AWAY
NYC Groovin In The Park Festival (JUN 29) Announces Line Up – Air Supply, Chronixx, Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Judy Mowatt & Bob Andy
GROOVIN’ IN THE PARK RETURNS
TO ROY WILKINS PARK ON SUN. JUNE 29
WITH STAR-STUDDED LINE UP
Performances by Air Supply, Beres Hammond, Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption, Marcia Griffiths & Friends (Judy Mowatt, John Holt & Bob Andy)
Gates open: 12pm / Show: 2pm
All Ages (Kids 12 & under are free)
Ticket Price: GA $59.99, VIP $149.99
www.groovininthepark.com / +1 (347) 980-2252
Slowbucks’ S.B.O.E. Share Personal Stories via
Cipha Sounds’ Hip Hop Improv
TAKE IT PERSONAL Will Feature Hip Hop’s Elite Each Show
New York, NY, January 22, 2014 – On Friday, January 17th, 2014 Slow Bucks/ S.B.O.E, Queens based rappers and CEO of clothing company Slowbucks were featured in the Hip Hop Improv Show - TAKE IT PERSONAL presented by Hot 97’s Cipha Sounds and Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB), the top improv theatre and school in NYC. Improvisers from Cipha Sounds’ team A Tribe Called YES (Abra Tabak, Anthony Atamanuik, Christian Capozzoli, Brandon Gardner, Natasha Rothwell, Lydia Hensler, Shaun Diston, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (from new Comedy Central show Broad City) and Cipha Sounds) reenacted stories originally told by Slow Bucks/ S.B.O.E.
During the show, SlowBucks and S.B.O.E shared stories about other members of their team and their many experiences of owning a military tank which apparently they drive around NYC! Cipha Sounds said, “Laughter is universal, and my goal is to bring all types of people together to enjoy a great show. Two girls with a new show on Comedy Central called ‘Broad City” mixed with Queens based hustlers Slow Bucks/S.B.O.E makes for some great comedy. The whole spectrum is covered at The Take It Personal show.”
#WhatTheFICO?!: Harlem’s Sisters Uptown Presents “Hip-Hop Finance Guru” ASH’CASH’s Book Signing/Workshop
Motown Gospel Artist Tye Tribbett’s
New Album, Greater Than In Stores August 6
Album Pre-Order Available Now on iTunes
Tribbett’s Greater Than Promotional Tour
Kicked-Off at the Howard Theatre in Washington, DC
Hit Single, “If He Did It Before…Same God” #3 at Gospel Radio
(Nashville, TN – August 1, 2013) – Motown Gospel recording artist Tye Tribbett’s new album, Greater Than hits stores on August 6. Fans will receive a new song instantly from Greater Than by pre-ordering now at iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/greater-than/id672949110). This week, Tribbett’s hit single “If He Did It Before…Same God” moves up to #3 on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Song chart and has an accumulative listening audience of over 12 million. Read more…
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…
Written By Ryan Mack, President of Optimum Capital Management and Author of Living in the Village
The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey in the year of 2008 calculated the average annual contribution of Black households to religious organizations was $683. With well over 9 million Black households in America, that means well over $6 billion in 2008 was contributed to Black churches across the country. What is done with this money and are the churches doing all they can to make sure this money is fruitful?
In the year of 2008 I spoke with over 80 pastors in the NYC area to discuss how they can more effectively use their church as an empowerment vehicle these are just a few of my findings… Read more…
FINALLY! A SOLUTION FOR STRUGGLING WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS
– An affordable online site to connect women business owners with essential training and resources to grow their business –
New York, NY(BlackNews.com) — Introducing the Network for Women in Business, an affordable online resource created especially for training, connecting and advancing women business owners. At this site, women can get the most up-to-date and cutting-edge training in all areas of business as well as instant networking with fellow entrepreneurs and expert instructors. With the tools found at www.networkforwomeninbusiness.com, members will be able to measurably increase their business’ production and sales. Read more…
New Mixtape & Track From De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 As First Serve
The last we heard of First Serve it was 3am in a Parisian suburb at an out of control house party with ‘The Goon Time Mixtape’ blasting into the night. That was just a taste of things to come from De La Soul’s Plug 1 & Plug 2 present ‘First Serve’; a dynamic hip-hop group, an album, a concept, the soundtrack to a movie that has yet to be made and a fable for our times. Read more…
National TV Host/New York City Top-Rated Radio Personality and Philanthropist, Egypt Sherrod, continues to spread holiday cheer to the tri-state area’s residents who are in need the most by embarking on the 2nd Annual “Egypt’s Give Back Tour” taking place from November 28-December 3, 2011.
Created in 2010 as the inaugural activity of the non-profit, Egypt’s Cares Family Foundation, Egypt’s Give Back Tour is a 6-day coat, toy, and fundraising drive. The goodwill tour will be anchored by a daily 5-hour radio live broadcast originating from locations in Brooklyn, Bronx, Harlem, Queens, Newark, NJ, and Plainfield, NJ (heard locally via 107.5 WBLS-FM and worldwide via WBLS.com). With the support of the public last year, Egypt’s Give Back Tour received thousands upon thousands of coat and toy donations for New York Cares, Jersey Cares, Hudson Cradle, and The Children’s Aid Society.
“The goal for the Egypt’s Give Back Tour is to inform the public of how we all have an opportunity to make a difference. Something as small as a gently worn or unused coat or a new toy brought someone happiness for the holidays. I thank the public for responding to the call of action and look forward to this years’ Egypt’s Give Back Tour being even more of a success!,” says Egypt. Read more…
Yawn. Another book from another musician. Let’s guess: He rose from the depths of hell with his talent and went big time. He changed the face of music and made millions. Yeah, a few drug addiction, arrest, and STD stories are sporadically sprinkled throughout for excitement and authenticity, but at the end of it all, he finished his ride a musical legend. He finally gave up dressing room groupies and nose candy; he currently resides with his wife and the children that aren’t illegitimate in Calabasas, CA.
Who can really relate to that shit besides other successful musicians?
My name is J-Zone. If you actually know who the hell I am, either you listen to way too much rap music, you’re a Tim Dog fan, or you stood outside my distributor’s warehouse the day my CDs and records were destroyed. I was on the hip-hop come-up, then I came down – hard. Splat. Some critical success, incessant praise from pop stars and hip-hop legends alike, and then…abysmal commercial failure. I did tours on Greyhound buses filled with wide-bodied, Jheri curled women and knife-wielding gang members. I witnessed my life-long passion for music dissolve in 12 hours and my final album sell a whopping 47 copies in its first month for sale. I left my little-known spot in a small, niche quadrant of the hip-hop world and joined my fellow overqualified stiffs with useless college degrees in the world of dead end jobs. For some sick reason, I find all of the above hilarious and have made an omelette out of any egg that wound up on my face. Read more…