Saturday, August 23, 2014

SMUGGLED BUSHMEAT COULD OPEN A BACK DOOR For EBOLA Into AMERICA On NEWSWEEK!!!

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BUSHMEAT, which can range from bat to monkey to lion, including a number of endangered species, is beloved by many, despite the fact that it is illegal in the U.S!!!
 
In BRONX, NY, the high price attached to bushmeat (or viande de brousse, as it is known in the French-speaking world) indicates a luxury indulgence in the same way illegally imported caviar might for Russian émigrés in Brooklyn.
 
Bushmeat may be a luxury, but it may also pose a deadly threat. A memo obtained by Newsweek that circulated among customs officers and agriculture specialists in 2007 noted that bushmeat is “a potential vector of diseases such as Monkeybox, Ebola Virus, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and other communicable diseases.”
 
Seven years later, the worst Ebola epidemic in history is ravaging West Africa.
 
As the world watches the devastation the disease is bringing to Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, many worry about what could happen if the virus makes it out of the region. Two Americans stationed in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, were infected with the disease in mid-July. Soon after, the U.S. sent specially designed medical evacuation planes to fly them back to Atlanta for treatment at Emory Hospital, near the headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
 
This week, NEWSWEEK Journalists GERALD FLYNN and SUSAN SCUTTI explored BRONX and BROOKLYN, NY, in search of BUSHMEAT to report on A BACK DOOR For EBOLA: SMUGGLED BUSHMEAT COULD Be EBOLA'S BACK DOOR To AMERICA
 
-CCG

Friday, August 22, 2014

COMMON & SELITA EBANKS On UPTOWN!!!

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CHICAGO-native Rapper/Producer/Actor/Philanthropist COMMON and CAYMAN ISLANDS-native Model/Actress SELITA EBANKS cover the 10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE of UPTOWN!!!

Here are some interview highlights from the August/September 2014 anniversary edition:

Common is no stranger to violence:

 His 6-foot-8 father, Lonnie Lynn, (Common was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr.) was a basketball playground legend who suffered from an addiction to drugs and the fast life. He once kidnapped Common, then a toddler, and his mother at gunpoint, taking them to a tryout with the Seattle SuperSonics to prove to recruiters that he was a family man.

On almost marrying Serena Williams:

 Common is single now, and enjoying his unattached life, but says he believes in marriage. He thought it would happen with Williams, but he is taking his time now before he jumps into something else. “If I’m in it as much as I was with Serena, as much as I loved her...it takes time to heal and find that peace to be able to move on.”

On being labeled as "soft":

 "I’m hardcore which to me is coming from the heart. Putting your heart on that paper and being true."

Speaking for the first time on the death of close friend and industry peer J. Dilla:

 "He was physically deteriorating. It would be sad for me to see. You know you coming home healthy. You feel guilty. It brought my own immortality to the forefront […] Until I did ["Rewind That"], I wouldn’t answer questions in interviews about him. I wouldn’t keep pictures around. That song has been part of my process in dealing with it still."

On his tenth album Nobody's Smiling and the youth of Chicago:

 "One way of giving back is by having young Chicago artists on the album. This album is an action to increase awareness to people in the city. I owe it to Chicago […] The most beautiful thing about this project is it’s not ahead of its time, it’s not a throwback album. It feels like today. I feel like a new artist. There are people out there that don’t know my music, but they know me from acting. Some don’t know me at all."

-CCG




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REMY MA On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

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Recently released from incarceration, Chocolate-Covered NEW YORK-native Rapper REMY MA recently stopped by the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview with THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

-CCG
 



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DEEE OMAR; "THE BROWN ARTS MIXTAPE"!!!

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UK DJ/Producer/Writer DEEE OMAR just dropped off a steamin' hot pot of his brand-spankin' new musical gumbo, THE BROWN ARTS MIXTAPE!!!

-CCG

 


umo - “Coco “
Zikomo - “Bozoo”
Losco - “IMPO
Jesse Boykins III - Restless Dreamer (Freddie Joachim
Da-P - “Shotta
LAKIM - “Need Want”
Tabi Bonney - “Fever ft. Raheem Devaughn”
starRo - “Feeling For You”
Alcordo - “Window Seat”
Jarreau Vandal - “Don’t Think About It”
Losco - “Scriptina”
LAKIM - “Rent4”
TEK.LUN - “Reafter “
Losco - “Scriptina”
Slakah The Beatchild - “The Cure (Elaquent Remix)
Mikos Da Gawd - “What Would I Do”
Jordan Rakei - “Shaclackclack the Puppet “
Lule - “Everybody (Interlude)”
Mikos Da Gawd - “What Would I Do”
Jay Lyn Gatz; - “Jay Lyn Gatz - So Real”
J-Louis - “All About the Panties (That Mara Hruby Flow)
amp; Keri Hilson - “Number One (STWO Remix)”
K. Michelle - “Pain Killa (DatPiff Exclusive)
et - “Aja Monet - Nomads (master)”
The Stuyvesants - “Crazy Love (The Stuyvesants Remix)”
Jesse Boykins III - “Jesse Boykins III (Musiq Soulchild -
D.J. Robinson - “Sure Thing Remix Feat. Miguel”
Corey Davis - “California Sunshine ft. Nivea, A.ware”
Sid Sound - “Foreign Driver Ft. YP”
LAKIM - “In The Mood (TNGHT)”
Boyfriend JENI (Justin Bieber Remake)
AbJo - “DASEIN”
Sage The Gemini - “Gas Pedal Ft. IamSu (YAYAYI
Kannon And Monk - “Theophilus London - Cold Pillow”
MerCee - “Mercee’s Room
Anthiny King - “365 (Prod. Team Titans)”
Waldo - “Poison”
Kannon And Monk - “Theophilus London - Cold Pillow”
Dazz Lightburn - “Access (Addiction)”
Aral et Sauzé feat.JoBee Project - “‘Entre La 05 Et La
Jordan Rakei - “Imagine (Moods Remix)”
Toni Blackman produced by Eden Ladin - “Let’s Wait “
Corinne Bailley Rae - “Put Your Records On (Nehzuil
Zikomo - “Yo Yo”
Amel Larrieux - “Afraid Pete Rock DJThinkable Mixtape…
Jesse Boykins III - “Broken Wings ft. Jesse Boykins III”
Masspike Miles - “2 Sides (Masspike Miles) Dirty
Little Simz & Waldo - “Mandarin Oranges”
Big La vs. Todd - “Almost Done With You (Bye Bitch f/
BusCrates x Brett Eclectic - ” Move Everything You Got…
Sabrina Lebon - “EveryTime map V3”
Zikomo - “Run Pon Dem Ting
Hiatus Kaiyote - The World It Softly Lulls (Dan Marshall
Oddisee - “Fievre
L33 - “D’Angelo Impro.. (L33 Refix)”

NOT TOP 10 PLAYS Of The WEEK!!!

If today is FRIDAY, then it is time for the ESPN: SPORTSCENTER NOT TOP 10 PLAYS Of The WEEK!!!

-CCG

NENE LEAKES On POSE!!!


REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA (RHOA) star NENE LEAKES strikes a pose for the September 2014 cover of Full Figured Lifestyle publication, POSE Magazine!!!

-CCG

EUGENIE BOUCHARD On NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!


According to the WOMEN'S TENNIS ASSOCIATION (WTA), 20-year-old MONTREAL, CANADA-native EUGENIE BOUCHARD is the 8th RANKED WOMAN In The WORLD, and this week, she covers the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

BIGGEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL STORYLINES For 2014!!!


ESPN: COLLEGE GAMEDAY Analysts KIRK HERBSTRIET, DESMOND HOWARD, and LEE CORSO discuss their biggest storylines heading into the 2014 NCAA FOOTBALL SEASON!!!

-CCG

CRYSTAL, INDIA, TROY, & WANKAEGO On STRAIGHT STUNTIN (NSFW)!!!


LA-based CRYSTAL RENAY, CHARLOTTE, NC-based INDIA BABY, ORLANDO, FL-based WANKAEGO, and NYC-based Rapper TROY AVE cover the FALL 2014 EDITION of STRAIGHT STUNTIN!!!

-CCG








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Thursday, August 21, 2014

DJ CLEVELAND BROWNE; "THE MOVE"!!!

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The really good people over at SOULBOUNCE have partnered with DJ CLEVE;AND BROWNE to bring you a gumbo mix that even if you are not in the mood, you will no choice but to get your body moving with SOULBOUNCE Presents THE MIXOLOGISTS: DJ CLEVELAND BROWNE - THE MOVE!!!

-CCG

 

Joy Jones - Over (Vibe Conductor vs. Markus Gramm Retouch)
Zo! feat. Eric Roberson & Phonte - We Are On the Move (Black Coffee Remix)
Ayah + Slakah the Beatchild - Keep Up
Stephanie Cooke - Love Will (Roots Vocal Mix)
Heston - Resign 2 U (Reel People Vocal Mix)
Elements Of Life feat. Anane - You Came Into My Life (Ralf Gum & Raw Artistic Soul Remix)
Jill Scott - Whenever You're Around (Jason B Remix)
Elements Of Life feat. Lisa Fischer - Love Will Know (Louie Vega Roots Mix)
Incognito - Freedom To Love
Ralf GUM feat. Kafele - Burning Star (Ralf GUM Main Mix)
Faith Evans - Catching Feelings (K2 Edit)
Angela Bofill - I Try (F2F Bump)
Joey Negro pres. Akabu feat. Tony Momrelle - Life Is So Strange (Joey Negro Medusa Mix)
Studio Apartment feat. Blaze - The Rising Sun (Extended Mix)
D'Angelo - Spanish Joint (Osage Remix)

DJ FRANCES JAYE; "PRESCRIBED GROOVE: VOL 1"!!!

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DJ FRANCES JAYE emerged from the kitchen at the NEO SOUL CAFE and made a run for the pharmacy to bring back a brand-spankin' new PRESCRIBED GROOVE: VOL 1!!!

-CCG
 

JILL SCOTT On ESSENCE!!!


PHILADELPHIA-native Singer/Songwriter/Actress/Poet JILL SCOTT shows off her new look as she covers the September 2014 issue of ESSENCE!!!

-CCG
 


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THE TRAGEDY Of FERGUSON On TIME!!!

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The tragedy of the midday Saturday, August 9, 2014, shooting death of unarmed BLACK 18-year-old FERGUSON, MO-native MICHAEL BROWN at the hands of WHITE Ferguson Police Officer DARREN WILSON have only given extreme exacerbation to the previously existing problems faced by the city of FERGUSON, MO!!!

Ten days after MICHAEL BROWN died in a storm of bullets from the sidearm Officer DARREN WILSON—and after nine nights of protests marred by spasms of violence—the authorities in ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO, announced plans to lay the facts of their investigation before a grand jury.

FBI agents had been busy behind the scenes, interviewing witnesses. Forensic experts for the federal government and local police had pored over the evidence collected in their separate but cooperating inquiries.

No fewer than three autopsies had been performed: one for the locals, one for the feds and one on behalf of Brown’s family.

This week, TIME Journalists DAVID Von DREHLE and ALEX ALTMAN have traveled to THE SHOW ME STATE to investigate THE TRAGEDY AT FERGUSON.

-CCG
 

UNSUNG: THE EMOTIONS!!!

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TV ONE continues with the Summer 2014 season of Documentary Series, UNSUNG, with the UNSUNG story of four sisters from South Side CHICAGO, IL, that became R&B Girl Group, THE EMOTIONS!!!

-CCG

 

NAOMI CAMPBELL On INTERVIEW!!!

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September 2014 has UK-native Chocolate-Covered NAOMI CAMPBELL as one of 6 models shot by one of 6 photographers for one of 6 different covers for the FALL FASHION: THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S ISSUE of INTERVIEW Magazine!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

TONY SHAFRAZI:

This year, it’s 25 years since you started working as a model. Today, it’s a miracle to reach the top of any business, let alone the fashion business, and to have stayed there as long as you have and still be so hot, so in it, and so active . . . What you’ve been able to do is amazing for so many reasons. What do you think accounts for it all? How do you think you’ve managed to do what you’ve done in your career?

NAOMI CAMPBELL:

I don’t know. I was always told a long time ago by a mutual friend of ours, Bob [De Niro], to avoid being famous just for being famous. That’s something that has always stuck in my mind. I like to work. It helps if you like what you do. I understand when people complain about their work—they do what they do so they can make a living and take care of their families. So I am grateful to be doing something that I like. I also got to be around the group of beautiful women I came into this business with—Linda [Evangelista], Christy [Turlington], Cindy [Crawford], Tatjana [Patitz], Stephanie [Seymour], Claudia [Schiffer], and Helena [Christensen].

SHAFRAZI:

It was an incredible time in fashion when you were coming up in the late ’80s and early ’90s, when the idea of the supermodel was born. There was everything that was going on in terms of design, but I don’t think there has been an occasion before where there were so many big models who were so different from one another and yet also so successful.

CAMPBELL:

You know, none of us ever cared about this word supermodel. It was just a kind of terminology that the press came up with for whatever reason. But what we did like was being together. We were very supportive of one another, my group of girls, and I don’t think that happens so much nowadays. We were all doing shows in each country, working nonstop, but it didn’t matter, because we enjoyed being together. We would all have our rooms next to one another—it was like a dorm on tour. Even if we were always in fittings until one or two o’clock in the morning, we didn’t care, because we felt like we were part of something. We used to shoot all night in Paris—couture with Patrick Demarchelier. There’s only one of each couture dress, and they have to go around to every magazine, so we’d be waiting—sometimes for hours—for a dress to arrive. But as long as we had good music, nobody said they were tired. Nobody cared. So I’m happy that I got to be around such a great group of ladies. Don’t get me wrong, it was hard work. But it was also a lot of fun—and I didn’t feel alone. Those ladies still look amazing today. Time has gone by, but they still look amazing.
-CCG

NELLY In FERGUSON On ROLLING OUT!!!

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The tragic Saturday, August 9, 12:00 Noon shooting death of 18-year-old FERFUSON, MO-native MICHAEL BROWN at the hands of FERGUSON Police Officer DARREN WILSON has provoked coast-to-coast outrage and outcry from the BLACK COMMUNITY in general, and seems to specifically have sparked a new activism from the HIP HOP COMMUNITY!!!

This week, ROLLING OUT releases SPECIAL REPORT: NELLY & HIP HOP JOIN The NEW REVOLUTION In FERGUSON, MO.

-CCG

MORE AUGUST 2014 EVENTS @ HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM!!!


There's ALWAYS Something EXCITING HAPPENING At HAMMONDS HOUSE MUSEUM!!!

-CCG

2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW On ESPN MAG!!!


UNIVERSITY Of TEXAS LONGHORNS Head Football Coach CHARLIE STRONG is but one of the feature stories for which college football fans have ardently been waiting that is within the 2014 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW ISSUE of  ESPN The MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

CCG SHOOTS: 2014 MARDI GRAS INDIAN HALL OF FAME AWARDS @ ASHE' CENTER!!!

Though Yours Truly CCG has just recently returned to The ATL, while home in The N.O., Sunday, August 17, Ya Boy CCG was BLESSED to attend the 2014 MARDI GRAS INDIAN HALL Of FAME CRYSTAL FEATHER AWARDS!!!

The MARDI GRAS HALL OF FAME CRYSTAL FEATHER AWARDS annually pays homage to the history, culture, and spirit of the BLACK NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS INDIANS.

The celebration took place at the ASHE' CULTURAL ARTS CENTER, located at 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd; New Orleans, LA; 70113.

2014 was the 16th Anniversary of the event that is annually sponsored, produced, and presented by the MARDI GRAS INDIAN HALL OF FAME.

Please visit the MARDI GRAS INDIAN HALL OF FAME for the full listing of their 2014 HONOREES.

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