Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

EP Stream: Slick Talk (LOEGz) & Eric Dingus – deathbeDreams

February 19, 2014 Leave a comment

EP Stream: Slick Talk (LOEGz) & Eric Dingus – deathbeDreams
The Smoking Section Debuts Hazy EP deathbeDreams from LOEGz Rapper Slick Talk and Austin Producer Eric Dingus

Critical Praise for Slick Talk and League Of Extraordinary Gz:
“Slick Talk offers a tour of the streets of the South Side of Austin in a soft-spoken drawl that at first makes his subject matter seem calmer than it actually is.” – Complex
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‘Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s’ Returns March 15 on OWN

February 16, 2014 1 comment



Jenae, Charles, TJ, Miss Robbie and Tim


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(LOS ANGELES) February 14, 2014 – Sassy soul food entrepreneur Miss Robbie Montgomery and her rambunctious family are returning to OWN on March 15 at 9 pm ET/PT for another lively season of the NAACP Image Award-winning docu-series “Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.”

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Tour: Iamsu!’s “Only That Real” Tour Feat. P-Lo and Skipper of HBK

February 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Iamsu! To Go On Promo Tour in Support of Forthcoming Album Sincerely Yours

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Slick Talk of the LOEGz – “That Lower (Southside)”

December 19, 2013 1 comment

MP3: Slick Talk of the LOEGz – “That Lower (Southside)” [Prod. by Eric Dingus]
League of Extraordinary Gz Member Slick Talk Leaks First Track from Collaborative EP With Producer Eric Dingus

Critical Praise for League Of Extraordinary Gz:
“The eight members of the group were a high-energy bunch, rapping with distinctive Texas twang and pogo dancing nonstop.” – The New York Times

OWN To Premiere “Houston Beauty” November 2 at 10/9c

October 25, 2013 Leave a comment


Docu-series follows Franklin Beauty School, a nearly century-old, family-owned African-American cosmetology school in Houston, Texas

The cast of “Houston Beauty”

Photo Credit: OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

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Pregnant Texas Teen Sues Parents For Right To Have Baby. Isn’t Reproductive Choice Grand?

February 20, 2013 Leave a comment

by Denene Millner

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My mother’s “birds and bees” talk began and ended with this simple directive: “Don’t bring no babies home because I’m not trying to take care of any.” She meant that. And I was real clear about it. I was to get a college degree. A career. Love. Marriage. And then babies. In that order. She never said it, but I have no doubts that if I’d have messed up her order of things and come home with a baby in my belly, Bettye would have tried to go out like the parents of the pregnant Texas girl who sued her mom and dad for allegedly trying to force her to have an abortion.

I mean, I can’t be sure that this would have been my mom’s reaction. But it sure didn’t seem far-fetched at the time. Which was more than enough for me to keep my legs closed and my books open. Apparently, that hard-line parental message didn’t really get through in time enough for the pregnant Texas girl, who claimed in a lawsuit that after she revealed she was pregnant, her mother took her phone and car and kept her home from school as punishment for refusing to have an abortion, and even threatened to “slip” her an abortion pill. Dad weighed in, according to the lawsuit, by telling the pregnant teen she “needs an ass whoopin’,” and that he was going to “look into canceling” her health insurance. Their ultimatum for their daughter, now 10 weeks pregnant? “Continue to live in misery” at her mom’s home or “have an abortion and tell everyone it was a miscarriage,” the lawsuit said. Read more…


October 18, 2012 Leave a comment


For immediate release:

New Orleans, LA (Thursday, October 18) Versatile Entertainment presents The 4th Annual Praise Fest On The Bayou. This highly anticipated 3-day Outdoor Event is FREE to all and will take place “On The BAYOU” , October 19-21, 2012 11am-6pm Co-Sponsored By The Abundant Life Tabernacle. The event is located at 0 North Jeff Davis Parkway (corner of Orleans Ave. & N. Jeff Davis Pkwy). Read more…

The 5Ws: Derrick D. Thomas-Mckinney

January 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usWho: Derrick D. Thomas-Mckinney

What: Live Out Ur Dreams   aka L.O.U.D. Muzik

Why:  Living Out Ur Dreams or L.O.U.D. MUZIK is not your ordinary Record Company!! We pride ourselves in being able to deliver timeless music, creative marketing, & the brightest stars of tomorrow.

Tim Ned is our debut artist. Discovering him was catching lighting in a bottle for our label. His talents stretch way beyond rapping, and singing. He is a very accomplished producer & songwriter as well. His debut release SkyHigh the Mixtape has recieved rave revues. His first single Chuck taylor’s is generating a strong awareness on youtube, and many more of the top social sites on the web.

L.O.U.D. is on pace to take the music industry by storm. “If it’s not L.O.U.D. then you aren’t listening

Where:  Houston, Texas

When: Established June 6th, 2011 Read more…

3rd Annual My Brothers Keeper Thankgiving Food Drive

October 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Rising entertainer Vincent “Young Heartbreak” Tucker and Nikki Hayes of the Future Billionaires of America once again partner in the fight against hunger this holiday season. “My Brother’s Keeper – Feed the Homeless Drive,” will take place at Emerald City’s Bar and Grill in South Dallas from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. central on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24). In its third year of existence, the event supports the local community by providing meals to the homeless and low-income families who will not have anything to eat on Thanksgiving.
Donations of Food, disposable utensils & plates amongst other things are needed including volunteers. For more information and/or to participate, please contact Nikki Hayes via email –

“I take pride in being a part of this yearly tradition in giving back to South Dallas.” says Vincent “Young Heartbreak” Tucker, founder & president of CWC Entertainment Group L.L.C. “My whole career I’ve always been about giving back and I’m proud that Nikki Hayes continues to allow me to join her every year. This is a historically poverty stricken area therefore anything we can do to help will definitely be appreciated.” Read more…

ChrisCo f. Obie Trice & Killa Kyleon “A Different High”

September 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Dr. Wilmer Leon: In the Case of Troy Davis, the Price of Justice was Just Too High

September 23, 2011 1 comment

by Dr. Wilmer Leon, Howard University

When protecting the systems in a society becomes more important than the people the systems are designed to protect, that society is in great peril.

Troy Davis languished on Georgia’s Death Row for four additional hours until the stay of execution he hoped and prayed for was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court. At 11:08 pm EST Troy Davis was executed for the murder of Officer Mark MacPhail even though recent evidence indicated that he may not have committed the murder. Members of the Georgia Supreme Court, a Butts County Superior Court judge, the Georgia Pardons Board, prosecutors and others were more concerned with conviction rates and reputations than justice. They wanted “justice” at any cost but many in this country and around the world demonstrated because the price that was paid was too high. Read more…

Mathew Knowles’ Houston-Based Music World Entertainment Partners with the City of Houston and Houston Independent School District (ISD) for the 1st Annual Back To School Fest with Over 30,000 Product Donations to Students

August 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Mathew Knowles’ Houston-Based

Music World Entertainment Partners with the City of Houston and Houston Independent School District (ISD) for the First Annual Back To School Fest

Saturday, August 6, 2011


Music World Entertainment Makes Over 30,000 Product Donations


(Houston, TX – August 5, 2011) – Mathew Knowles’ Houston-Based Music World Entertainment partners with the City of Houston and the Houston Independent School District (ISD) to sponsor the First Annual Back To School Fest on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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