NEW SEASON OF ‘WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIES’ RETURNS MARCH 15 ON OWN
Jenae, Charles, TJ, Miss Robbie and Tim
Photo Credit © Harpo Studios, Inc.
(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.”
‘HOUSTON BEAUTY’ TO PREMIERE NOVEMBER 2 AT 10/9c ON OWN
The cast of “Houston Beauty”
by Denene Millner
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…
Who: 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…
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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…
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
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.