Thursday, October 31, 2013

IN The SHADOW Of KATRINA!!!



The morning of Monday, August 29, 2005; HURRICANE KATRINA destroyed the city of NEW ORLEANS, LA, and the GULF COAST!!!

 Since then, the extremely troubled housing recovery in LOUISIANA has shaped the response to every major disaster since, including HURRICANE SANDY.

-CCG

ALLEN IVERSON OFFICIALLY RETIRES From The NBA!!!


Yesterday, during an emotion-filled press conference at which his family was by his side, legendary PHILADELPHIA 76'ERS Point Guard ALLEN "THE ANSWER" "AI" IVERSON announced that he is now officially as a NBA Player!!!

-CCG

 

DJ HARVEY DENT; "A SCANDALOUS MIXTAPE"!!!


Inspired by the Classic Soul from the 1960's and 70's that we love on ABC Drama, SCANDAL, the good folks at SOULBOUNCE have gifted us with a brand-spankin' new soundtrack that is even more SCANDALOUS!!!

SOULBOUNCE Presents THE MIXOLOGISTS: DJ HARVEY DENT - A SCANDALOUS MIXTAPE

-CCG



A SCANDALOUS MIXTAPE Tracklist:

01. Scandal Opening Credits
02. Erykah Badu - I Want You (Rancido's Deepersoul Edit)
03. Raphael Saadiq - Skyy, Can You Feel Me
04. The Brand New Heavies - I Don't Know Why (I Love You)
05. Erykah Badu - Out My Mind, Just In Time
06. Corinne Bailey Rae - Closer
07. Daley feat. Marsha Ambrosius - Alone Together
08. Robert Glasper Experiment feat. Lalah Hathaway - Cherish The Day
09. Quadron feat. Kendrick Lamar - Better Off
10. Rufus feat. Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing
11. The Foreign Exchange feat. Muhsinah - House Of Cards
12. Lianne La Havas - Don't Wake Me Up
13. Maxwell - Bad Habits
14. Jill Scott - Crown Royal (Record Breakin' & Sun Circle Re-Edit)
15. Anthony David - Cold Turkey
16. Alice Smith - Fool For You
17. Eric Roberson feat. Lalah Hathaway - Dealing
18. Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell - Fire We Make
19. Jill Scott feat. Paul Wall - So Gone (What My Mind Says)
20. Janelle Monáe feat. Miguel - Primetime
21. Vivian Green - Emotional Rollercoaster
22. Prince - Scandalous

TAHJERE'; "THE HEIRESS"!!!


Meet TAHJERE'!!!

TAHJERE' is the oldest daughter of R&B Singer/Songwriter FAITH EVANS, and is boldly bursting on to the scene and showcasing her skills as a Singer/Songwriter/Producer/FemCee with her second mixtape, THE HEIRESS.

-CCG



SOULBOUNCE

AB & 14KT; "LOVER'S GALAXY'!!!

Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Musician AARON ABERNATHY, professionally known as AB, and Producer/DJ 14KT, have joined forces to create the album, SATURN RETURN, a collaborative album named after the self-described;
"astrological transit that everyone experiences between 27-30."
SOULBOUNCE says;
"The production gels well with Ab's vocals even if it seems, at first, a little frantic. Representative of '90s R&B masters D'Angelo and Maxwell with a little Roger & Zapp, Ab and 14KT sound like they are trying to push boundaries while also harkening to a nostalgic past. The effort is much appreciated."

-CCG

 

NIA LONG On HEART & SOUL!!!

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Actress NIA LONG covers THE PINK ISSUE: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS issue of HEART & SOUL!!!

-CCG

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CHIWETEL EJIOFOR & LUPITA NYONG'O On ROLLING OUT!!!

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CHIWETEL EJIOFOR and LUPITA NYONG'O - stars of the new film, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, cover the recent issue of ROLLING OUT!!!

-CCG

Michael Fassbender, left, with actress Lupita Nyong'o, center, and Chiwetel Ojiofor

BRALESS THURSDAY - TAKE OFF YOUR BRA And GIVE YOUR GIRLS A MASSAGE!!!


PEACE And GREETINGS;

HAPPY BRALLOWEEN!!!

Since today, Thursday, October 31, 2013; is BRALLOWEEN, why don't you celebrate BRALESS THURSDAY by taking some time for you - take off your bra and give yourself a BREAST MASSAGE.

BREAST MASSAGE is the act of slowly kneading and stroking the breasts, using varying amounts of mild to moderate pressure in gentle lifting and compressive movements. You can perform breast massage on yourself or with the help of a partner. Its primary purpose is to rid your body of the harmful toxins that interfere with your health.

LIVESTRONG reports however, there are many Therapeutic, Health, and Preventative Benefits to BREAST MASSAGE.

Therapeutic Benefits:

Breast massage is also a good healing technique for aching breasts. Because it employs a soft, gentle touch, breast massage can be quite therapeutic. According to the Ayurvedic Cure website, "Simply rubbing an area can have a demonstrable analgesic effect." Massage eases soreness in the tissues, reduces pain and swelling in the breasts and relaxes tightness or tension in the ligaments.
Health Benefits:
There are also several health benefits associated with breast massage. According to the Texas Institute of Functional Medicines, breast massage is a reliable means of flushing out toxins from the body's lymphatic system. Because toxins impede healthy circulation in the breasts, toxic buildup could account for an increased chance of developing cancer. Breast massage stimulates drainage of the breasts' lymphatic system, which eliminates harmful waste products and allows nutrient-rich blood to travel to the breast tissue.
Prevention Benefits:
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), there were 192,370 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 40,170 deaths from breast cancer in 2009. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the shape and feel of your breasts in order to detect any abnormalities. Early detection could be the key to saving your life.

Regular BREAST MASSAGE, coupled with monthly BREAST SELF EXAMINATIONS, is a good way to check your breasts for changes or irregularities.
With breast cancer being one of the most common cancers among women in the United States, it is crucial that you not neglect this important aspect of your health.
FEMCENTRAL says;
"I encourage my clients to do regular breast self- massage 2-3  times a week. It only takes 5 minutes or so. The pressure is very light, about the weight of a piece of paper,  and touch is applied with the full palm or underside of your fingers. Remember to be gentle as it takes very little pressure to move lymph fluid through your breasts.

I recommend that my clients find a regular time to perform breast self-massage. A logical time might be right after you shower, but it can be at any time of the day. For many of my clients, breast massage is a logical extension of an exercise I have taught them called “Love your body, love your belly.” You don’t have to make this complicated. You use simple massage strokes such as lifting and light kneading, small circular strokes and light compression.

Here’s a simple breast self-massage routine for you. I encourage you to experiment. This activity will help you to get to know your breasts and become more comfortable touching them.
 breastcare
  • Start by using the hand opposite the breast you massage (right hand, left breast, left hand, right breast). Begin with light to moderate pressure using circular strokes working out from the nipple and into the underarm and then back into the middle of your chest (breast bone)
  • Using a circular motion, just move your fingers around the breast.
  • Gently massage and knead each breast. You can gently lift each breast and gently apply pressure. Use only light to moderate pressure as this will help move fluids out of the breast.
  • Using both hands, gently twist each breast in a kind of wringing motion
  • Again, with the opposite hand, use the flat part of your fingers to gently lift the tissue beginning at the underarm toward the nipple.
  • Place your fingers on your breastbone until you find the valleys in between your ribs. Using your fingers, gently follow the grooves of your ribs and move all the way up from your breastbone to collar bone. Then move your fingers back to your breastbone and gently follow the grooves of your ribs all the way to the bottom of your rib cage.
That’s it. That’s all there is too it. If you perform breast self-massage regularly, you will begin to notice the subtle changes that may occur in them throughout the month. You have just embarked on a path to better breast health. In the process, you’ll get to know your breasts better. And, you’ll be doing something that puts you in charge of your health and wellness."
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The BREAST MASSAGE video shown below features a REAL WOMAN massaging her own REAL BREASTS.

If NUDE BREASTS offend you, DO NOT WATCH THE VIDEO!!!

HAPPY TAKE OFF Your BRA, TAKE CARE Of YOUR BREASTS, GIVE YOUR GIRLS A GOOD MASSAGE, And TAKE CARE Of YOURSELVES For BRALLOWEEN BRALESS THURSDAY!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And BOUNTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BRALLOWEEN BRALESS THURSDAY BLESSINGS;

-CCG


MUGSHOT MAYHEM: DECATUR MAN ARRESTED For KILLING HIS GRANDMOTHER + WOUNDING HIS GRANDFATHER And ANOTHER MAN!!!

Decatur woman, 75, killed; grandson charged with murder
Meet MARQUIS La' VONTA FREEMAN!!!

DECATUR POLICE announced on Wednesday, October 30, that MARQUIS La' VONTA FREEMAN, 23, was arrested Tuesday night in the death of his grandmother, SHIRLEY KENDRICK, 75, and injury to his grandfather and another relative.
 
AJC reports Decatur fire officials went to Kendrick’s home on Cambridge Avenue shortly before midnight Tuesday in response to a call for medical assistance.

Police said they were called when the fire crew suspected an assault had occurred on the grandmother.

Kendrick had been stabbed and had a head injury, Decatur Sgt. Jennifer S. Ross said.
 
The grandmother was taken to an area hospital where she died later, police said.

Family members attempted to intervene in the attack on Kendrick, police said.

The victim’s son suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Kendrick’s husband also had minor injuries.

Freeman was arrested and charged with murder, aggravated assault and battery, Ross said.

Next-door neighbor John Post said he and his wife, Ali, were standing out on their porch and about to head for bed when they heard a woman scream, a man scream, glass break and a really loud thud at the victim’s home.

A few seconds later, Post said one of the residents of the home called his name and asked for his help.
 
JOHN POST said;
“I rushed inside. Everybody was covered in blood. When I had the guy pinned down, he kept repeating — kill me now. Show me the light. Please snap my neck now.” Post said, “He kept saying it over and over.”

Post said his wife was trying to help the woman, checking her pulse and talking with paramedics by phone.

SHELL RAMIREZ said;
“She was willing to help anyone. She was the nicest person you could meet.”

Ramirez was at the Kendrick home Wednesday with food for distressed family that was gathered.

Kendrick was recognized in 2002 as a Decatur Hometown Hero for her volunteer work in the community.

-CCG
 

BOSTON RED SOX WIN 2013 WORLD SERIES!!!

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CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Manager JOHN FARRELL and the BOSTON RED SOX for their 6 - 1 FENWAY PARK victory over the ST. LOUIS CARDINALS in Game #6 to win the 2013 MLB WORLD SERIES!!!

CONGRATULATIONS to DAVID "BIG PAPI" ORTIZ for being named 2013 WORLD SERIES MVP.

-CCG

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HUMP DAY FUNK: DJ RAHDU - FOLLOW ME: D'ANGELO FLIPS, REMIXES, & TRIBUTES (FULL MIX)!!!


D’ANGELO has influenced so many, and it’s these fanatics that will mine his release for any musical nuggets of note and spread his gospel!!!

It’s also these musically gifted fans that have remixed, flipped and covered his previous offerings to add their interpretation to his musical dialogue.

DJ RAHDU has gifted us with FOLLOW ME: D'ANGELO FLIPS, REMIXES, & TRIBUTES, his tribute to the fans that have been inspired by D, and hopefully inspire and encourage him to release the next album we’ll be enjoying even 18 years later.

-CCG



FOLLOW ME: D'ANGELO FLIPS, REMIXES, & TRIBUTES Tracklist:

D’angelo – Brown Sugar (Incognito Molasses Remix)
D’angelo – Brown Sugar (Budamunk Remix) feat Mabanua
Ebrahim – Paris 2 D’angelo
D’angelo – Me & Those Dreaming Eyes of Mine (Arkiv Remix)
D’angelo – Feel Like Mkain’ Love Rework aka Straight Love
D’angelo – Shit Damn Motherfucker Remix
Exile – Stay Tuned (Here)
Muhsinah – Stay Here
Ekundayo – D and Jello
Abjo – ThrsLove
Q-Tip – I Believe (Simbad Remix) feat D’angelo
Mark Ronson – Glass Mountain Trust (B.Bravo & Teeko Re-Funk) feat D’angelo
D’angelo – Spanish Joint (Miguel Macedo Soulful Mix)
D’angelo – Lady (Manmademusic Remix)
Red Astaire – Follow Me
L33 – D’angelo Impro.. (L33 Refix)
D’angelo – Devil’s Pie (Talpas Remix)
Daru & Dena – Take Your Hand Pt2
Easy Lee – Searching for James River
RoddyRod – Line Dance (Shine Mix)
Raphael Saadiq – Be Here (JBird Remix) feat D’angelo
Boom Baptist -D’angelo (Interlude)
Next Collective – Africa
D’angelo – Cruisin’ (God May Be Funky Remix)
Chris P – ??
D’angelo – Left & Right (Ishfaq Rework)
D’angelo – Devil’s Pie (D-Felic Broken Refix)
i-D Online – (How Does it Feel) (L-Vis 1990 Own Way Edit)
Lauryn Hill -Nothing Even Matters (The Electric Boutique Remix)
Tony Ozier – Ode to D’angelo (The Root)

BAMALOVESOUL

NAOMI CAMPBELL On VOGUE: THAILAND!!!

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UK Uber Sipermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL covers the new issue of VOGUE: THAILAND!!!

-CCG

PARIS PULP FASHION WEEK CELEBRATES WOMEN Of ALL SIZES!!!

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HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

FRANCE has become the latest country to embrace curves in fashion with their first-ever plus size fashion week, PULP FASHION WEEK, taking place in PARIS on Sunday, October 27, 2013.

PULP FASHION WEEK is organized by HISTOIRE De COURBES, a Paris-based fashion group that celebrates the VOLUPTUOUS VENUS.

The best part???

A variety of different sized models, some larger than the industry standard, were used to walk the runway in couture clothing and lingerie from various French plus size designers.

Why the word ‘PULP’ in the name of such a groundbreaking fashion event???

'PULP' in French represents LUSCIOUS Fruit!!!

Some of the French plus size fashion brands that showed at Pulp Fashion Week were CURVY KATE, TAMBOO BAMBOO MARYSE RICHARDSON, La BELLE AFFRANCIE, and FEMME FABULEUSES.

-CCG



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A model presents a creation by Maryse Richardson during Pulp Fashion Week.

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KEY & PEELE: DUELING MAGICAL NEGROES!!!



Two kindly old men (KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY and JORDAN PEELE) battle for the right to offer sage wisdom to a clueless office worker (JOE HARTZLER)!!!

Enter ANNA MARIE HORSFORD!!!

-CCG

ATL NIGHT SPOTS

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

PLAYBOY 20 QUESTIONS: IDRIS ELBA!!!

20Q: Idris Elba
UK Actor/DJ/Model/Singer IDRIS ELBA is in the Hot Seat and takes the 20 QUESTIONS for the November 2013 INDULGENCE ISSUE of PLAYBOY!!!

Check out the First 5.

-CCG

Q1
PLAYBOY: You were a working actor in London before you moved to New York and had some rough years prior to The Wire. How bad did it get?
ELBA: It was a wickedly tough time. I lived in a van for about three months. It was a gold and brown Astro with brown velour seats. I was going through a tough time with my then wife, and the money I made under the table as a DJ went to make sure she was okay. I’d had three or four years of unemployment, not getting acting jobs. I was watching Denzel Washington and Wesley Snipes and saying, “I can do that. I can be right there with them.” My wife was about eight and a half months pregnant by the time I got the news I was going to be on The Wire. If I didn’t get it, I was going to leave the U.S. We knew that if I didn’t have acting work after my daughter was born we would be up shit street.
Q2
PLAYBOY: Do you think the hard knocks you took in those four years gave you a better understanding of Stringer Bell and The Wire?
ELBA: Yes. People I’d been raised with in London made money as a hustle, whether it was drugs or being a pool shark. Flash drug dealers went to jail, cool drug dealers didn’t. I had that embedded in my system since I was a kid. My dad was a pool shark. We’d go to pubs and he’d pretend he didn’t know how to play, put down a bet and win. The point is, Stringer was in my system. And when I got to America, I understood what was happening in the hood. I lived in Jersey City, which is a rough neighborhood, and in Flatbush for a while. That was my preparation for the role. [pauses] By the way, you know I’ve never watched The Wire.
Q3
PLAYBOY: It’s a good show. You should watch it sometime.
ELBA: I’ve seen a full episode at screenings but never at home. I’ve never watched an entire season. I’ve not seen any episode of season two, most of season three and none of seasons four and five. I’m supercritical of my own work. As an actor, if you’re being told how wonderful you are, what do you need to strive for? I don’t know if I’m good just because some critic says I am in the press.
Q4
PLAYBOY: So we shouldn’t tell you how good you are?
ELBA: [Smiles] The Golden Globe award told me that, thanks. And the two Emmy nominations. Just the small things.
Q5
PLAYBOY: You’ve often referred to yourself as an East London boy. What does that mean in terms of your personality?
ELBA: In the circumference of London, if you come from the east, people know you’re a cheeky chappy. You’ve got a bit of a mouth, a gift of the gab, you’re wheeling and dealing. My personality is formed by that. East Londoners speak cockney—if you’re born within a three-mile radius of the Bow Bells, then you’re cockney. That’s typically what my accent is, but it depends on who I’m talking to. Today I did a BET show and was like, “Yo, man, what up? How you feelin’, bro?” I’m a bit of a parrot.

 

A SEA Of TROUBLE On NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!


Journalist JEFF HIMMELMAN asks the question, "Whose Job Is It To Stop South China Sea From Becoming The Next Geopolitical Flash Point?", as he describes A GAME Of SHARK And MINNOW in the new issue of NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

DERRICK, DWIGHT, STEPH, & The NETS On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!


CHICAGO BULLS Point Guard DERRICK ROSE, HOUSTON ROCKETS Center DWIGHT HOWARD, GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS Guard STEPH CURRY, and Head Coach JASON KIDD and his BROOKLYN NETS cover the 2013 NBA PREVIEW ISSUE of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!

-CCG





SC: CENTERPIECE - NBA STORYLINES!!!


ESPN: SC CENTERPIECE has Analysts STEPHEN A. SMITH and BRUCE BOWEN to discuss their TOP NBA STORYLINES going into the 2013-14 NBA Season!!!

-CCG

TERRELL OWENS BLASTS MEDIA For DOUBLE-STANDARD On DEZ BRYANT!!!


Earlier today on ESPN: FIRST TAKE, Analysts STEPHEN A. SMITH and SKIP BAYLESS discuss NFL ALL-PRO Wide Receiver TERRELL OWENS' comments about the media applying a double-standard to DALLAS COWBOYS Wide Receiver DEZ BRYANT, after DEZ and NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Quarterback TOM BRADY both had Sunday sideline tirades!!!

-CCG 

TARA LYNN On ELLE: SPAIN!!!

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PLUS SIZE Model TARA LYNN graces the November 2013 cover of ELLE: SPAIN!!!

-CCG





 








PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE

T. D. JAKES On JET!!!


Bishop T. D. JAKES covers the recent issue of JET!!!

-CCG

CCG SHOOTS: JOHN CROOMS - A GREAT DAY IN ATLANTA!!!

 
JOHN CROOMS: A GREAT DAY IN ATLANTA (photo: BURNAWAY)
 
GOOD TUESDAY!!!
 
Photographer JOHN CROOMS has been documenting the music scene in ATLANTA for over 25 years, and in 2003 - created the now iconic above photograph entitled,  A GREAT DAY IN ATLANTA.
 
Thursday, October 24, Yours Truly, CCG was TRULY Blessed to attend the Artist Talk event surrounding the exibit, A GREAT DAY IN ATLANTA: 2003-2013 BEFORE & BEYOND - Photographs by JOHN CROOMS - held at The ART Of GIVING GALLERY, located at 115 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive; Atlanta, GA; 30303.
 
PEACE And BLESSINGS;
 
-CCG
 




 
 






 





 


Saturday, October 26, 2013

I LOVE 2 EAT #14: CHANTERELLE'S!!!


PEACE And GREETINGS;

GOOD SATURDAY!!!

Yours Truly, CCG offers sincerest apologies for being so tardy with the posts in the I LOVE 2 EAT Series, and promises; that he is almost up-to-date.

The third Sunday in September, Ya Boy CCG had a little extra pocket change. So; after church, he stepped out for Sunday Dinner.

CHANTERELLE'S: RESTAURANT & CATERING
ATLANTA, GA 30310
404.758.0909 (Ofc)
404.758.3671 (Fax)
info@thechantrelles.com

Conveniently located at 646 Evans Street, 1/2 block off of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.; the WEST END ATLANTA establishment known as CHANTERELLE'S is owned and operated by Chef AL BRIDGES.

CHANTERELLE'S bills itself as featuring COUNTRY FRENCH, and GOURMET SOUL Cuisine, with German and Cajun influences.

Food Service is cafeteria-style, and the Dining Room has table seating for about 80 persons. The Dining Room staff were courteous, attentive, and very welcoming.

Arriving at about 1:00 PM ET, the place was moderately busy with several patrons standing on line to place orders, and several tables occupied with diners enjoying their meals.

CHANTERELLE'S follows the 1 Meat + 2 Sides formula, so for an entrée, CCG had the SHRIMP ETOUFFEE (photo below).

Having such a delicacy as SHRIMP ETOUFFEE over rice is really the only way to roll, and the rice counted as one side. CHANTERELLE'S features Yellow Rice, which gave it a different flavoring.

Collard Greens was the second side along with a complimentary Cornbread Muffin. Sweet Tea was the beverage of choice for that particular Sunday afternoon.

The SHRIMP ETOUFFEE .featured  reasonably-sized tender shrimp, was highlighted with visible cut seasonings of onion, celery, green bell pepper, green onion, and got a light kick from the ground black pepper. Since the rice was one side, the Shrimp Etouffee was ladled over a fluffy bed of warm Yellow Rice.

The COLLARD GREENS were evenly-seasoned to retain their natural sweetness, and cooked to a fork-tenderness that maintained a light crunchiness.

GOOD FOOD. GOOD LOCATION, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD TIMES!!!

PEACE And BLESSINGS;

-CCG
 
           




 
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