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Clifton Davis Forward Times InterviewDavid E. Talbert, Award-Winning Playwright, is bringing his latest stage play, “What My Husband Doesn’t Know,” to Houston. David who is known for his inspirational dramas is calling “What My Husband Doesn’t Know” his best play yet and actor Clifton Davis couldn’t agree more saying, “I believe he [David] has truly hit his stride on this, his 13th play. Twenty years in the business and David has written what I think is one of his best pieces.”

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Lalah Hathaway has a new albumEvery once in a while you come across a song, a lyric, or even a distinct sound that is powerful enough to make you fall in love with music again. This happened to me when I listened to Lalah Hathaway’s, highly anticipated new album, “Where it all begins.” Lalah invites you into her world with warm, smooth alto tones that tell the story of each track. This collection of songs showcases Lalah’s vocal ability, growth, and vision.

Obama Supporters to Launch Rally outside the ‘Smiley and West Radio Station’


Najee Ali and his Project Islamic Hope organization make no bones about being supporters of President Obama. They’re also tired of Tavis Smiley, Cornel West, Ralph Nader and anyone else they consider Obama haters (Maxine Waters, you listening?) And what are they going to do about it you ask? Well, on Thursday, September 29 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, they’re going to stage a rally outside the ‘Smiley and West Radio Station’ at 4434 Crenshaw Blvd. (Near Vernon Ave and Crenshaw Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA 90043. Here’s Najee Ali’s support rally/protest justification statement:

Jayz Love Child ResurfacesNew Interview Offers Details on Jay-Z’s Alleged Love Child

Star magazine recently interviewed a man about the one-time love triangle between his son, his son’s model girlfriend and rap mogul Jay-Z — allegedly. It has long been rumored that Jay-Z fathered a child nine years ago with Trinidadian model Shenelle Scott. But a new twist claims she originally tried to convince her then boyfriend Malik Sayeed that the baby was his – only to have the scheme backfire and result in Scott earning a million dollars in hush money. Jerald Andrews, the father of Malik Sayeed, now tells Star exclusively that “at the time [he] was born, my son Malik thought he was his child, but they did DNA tests. It’s been determined that [the child is] Jay-Z’s baby.” A source told Star that while Beyonce was initially livid about the secret son, she’s stood by her husband. The boy reportedly closely resembles Jay-Z, who is said to be paying Shenelle child support.

092111_kuumba-freequeHouston has a plethoria of gifted, exciting, talented and sexy artists emerging from the burgeoning scene that we call the “underground.” Rappers, poets, musicians, singers and yes….bands. Kuumba Freeque is one of those aforementioned bands that is slowly putting the underground music scene on lock.

Led by the charismatic and ever-charming Kmonte’ (pronounced kuh_montay) and the sexy, beautiful and talented Tresa Jerell, Kuumba Freeque is getting ready to release their debut cd Rezurekshun. I had a chance to sit down with the dynamic duo as they discussed the new music and the meaning of music to them.

Steve StouteJay-Z, Pharrell, & More Talk Race & Culture Relations In Business With Steve Stoute

On the heels of his latest book which hit shelves yesterday, Tanning Of America, businessman Steve Stoute (who is the branding and marketing genius behind some of the biggest celebs you love) has created a web series for AOL HuffPost where he talks with some of Hip Hop & Pop's leading tastemakers (like Jay-Z, Pharrell, Lady Gaga) about the interactions of race and business and how both are impacted by pop culture.

Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain do not see eye to eye. Mr. Sharpton is exactly who he is suppose to be and makes no apologies for his delivery.  Mr. Cain is a black man who wants to be recognized as articulate and worthy of the highest position in America, President of the United States.  With that combination, conflict is unavoidable.

This is what the "media" had to say about these two brothers:

From Breitbart.tv:

During one of Al Sharpton’s more obnoxious moments in NBC’s post-debate coverage, he challenged GOP candidate Herman Cain on his position on states’ rights. During the answer when Mr. Cain referred to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sharpton interrupted him and said “65″ as if he was correcting Mr. Cain’s knowledge of history. Of course, Sharpton got it wrong, the Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 just as Mr. Cain said.

If Al Sharpton can’t even bring an expertise on civil rights issues to NBC News, what does he bring?


What do you say he brings? Let's Talk About It...


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