See US, we bigger than that and you know eye got yo back. You still young so you gon roam and play, but you know eye been here everyday. See I’m the ocean and you’re drowning in temporary emotions but remember all this time, you and eye been floating. Distractions are disastrous when temptations get in the way but eye bust for you and fuck with you the long way.
Our fave child star turned platinum singer and actress, Brandy Norwood is back!
It’s been so long since we’ve heard new music from the triple threat artist but it was worth the wait. The new single is titled ‘Beggin And Pleadin’.
In the song, Brandy is telling her ex to take his name back. What a powerful message for single folks everywhere.
Shortly after dropping her new song, the singer premiered a new comedy/drama series on BET where she is newly divorced from a rich, ladies man. Zoe Moon is the characters name and the show focuses on Zoe’s brand new single life as a divorced mother of a young son by ex-husband.
Native of New Orleans actor and activist Wendell Pierce talks about how insurance companies discouraged poor and black families from returning to New Orleans after Katrina by refusing to honor homeowner policies. Pierce, whose great-grandfather came to New Orleans as a slave in the 1800s, talks about how Allstate gave his parents just $400 after they paid premiums for 50 years. Pierce also writes about his family in his new book, “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken.”
In 2005, when Katrina shockingly destroyed his old neighborhood, he returned to Pontchartrain Park to revitalize the neighborhood and has built 75 new homes and plans on doubling that number.
WENDELL PIERCE: “I remember the greatest crime that ever happened, I think, was 10 years ago, when none of the large insurance companies honored the homeowner policies. My parents paid Allstate for 50 years, when they moved into Pontchartrain Park in 1955 up to the day we evacuated, and we’re still paying after the flood, because my mother said it can burn down at any time. And for those 50 years of premiums, they received $400. They said, “That’s all we’re going to pay.” There was a lawsuit, a class-action lawsuit, years later that everyone participated in to try to get some sort of mediation, and we lost the class-action suit. So, all of those insurance companies that sold insurance to my parents for years, saying that “You will be made whole. Have some flood insurance, and along with your homeowners’ insurance, when you put them together, you will be made whole,” they only gave them $400 after 50 years of paying premiums.”
“It is the African-American aesthetic: in spite of the challenge, in spite of the oppression, I will survive. And that’s on display in New Orleans, and that’s the reason 10 years after the fact, we are back to where we are.”
Singer/Songwriter Kandi Burrus rose to fame in the early 90’s with hit Rnb girl-group Xscape.
After the group parted ways, Kandi began writing mega hits for your favorite celebrities such as TLC, Beyonce and Whitney Houston.
Burrus has always been about her paper chase. Kandi Koated Nights is Just one of the many ways this entrepreneur racks up her bank account.
Today, Kandi is a multi-millionaire, juggling a few companies at once.
Here is a quote from the CEO on taking the correct steps to building your business:
“I meet people all the time who say they want to do this or that but say they don’t have the money. A lot of times they are living to the full extent of their income and they’ll have nice bags and shoes but haven’t even invested in quality business cards or a nice website for their brand. Who will want to gamble or invest in you if you are not taking the first step to invest in yourself?”
This news was brought to us by The Hush Report- Gynnya McMillen, a 16 y/o child was found dead in police custody earlier this week. Police say they have no explanation for her death.
Gynnya McMillen died in a juvenile detention center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
Officials are not releasing any information. All they’re saying is that she was found unresponsive Jan 11, 2016 at the Lincoln Village Regional Center earlier that day. They’re not saying where she was found.
So Kentucky cops seem to have a thing against Black females. They allegedly beat Antwynetta Houston and killed McMillen.
If I search Gynnya Mcmillen and look under news, there is nothing. Nothing. How is there nothing?!?
Mainstream media didn’t cover this death. We demand answers.
Not only are our black adults coming up dead but our children are falling victim in police custody.
Juices For Life owners, JadaKiss and Styles P are well known to the community. The two rappers linked back up for the greater good of the hood.
We all know these two from Legendary rap group, The Lox, but we had no idea, they juiced.
Juices for Life is a new juice bar in the Bronx, NY but most folks don’t know that rappers Jadakiss and Styles P (The LOX, Def Jam) are behind the business. Whoever heard of a juice bar in the Bronx? Probably not too many. It’s no secret that freshly pressed green juice is a favorite among the epic SoulCycle set, but it may come as a surprise to learn Jadakiss and Styles P have surprisingly brought out juice lovers in the heart of the Bronx. Yelp rated the shop with a remarkable four and-a-half stars.
Styles P and JadaKiss note in a video from Elite Daily, “Our juice bars are open in the hoods on purpose to educate our people on health awareness.” Build it and they will come. “Most of the hood don’t have access to good food, most of the hood don’t have health insurance…” so the two rappers explains, a juice bar achieves several attainable goals: Uplifting the community by providing a place for new employees and a place to seek healthy nourishment. It’s also a platform for the rappers to testify to their old neighbors how they feel now that they’re leading a much healthier lifestyle. Go, watch the full video to see the neighborhood’s new juice bar in action.
The address is: 1026 Castle Hill Ave, Bronx, NY 10472
This is something that has gained much respect in our eyes. Too many celebrities are promoting drugs, alcohol and unhealthy choices, so it feels great to see one of our own, stepping out on faith. Leadership has to start somewhere.