Friday, October 31, 2014
Last night at the HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM in NEW YORK CITY, Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Philanthropist ALICIA KEYS presented her 11th Annual KEEP A CHILD ALIVE: BLACK BALL that is sponsored by her non-profit organization, KEEP A CHILD ALIVE!!!
KEEP A CHILD ALIVE works fervently raising money to supply HIV/AIDS MEDICATIONS to families in AFRICAN COUNTRIES.
Check out some of our favorite CRAZY COOL GROOVY Gorgeous Gems that carried their Candy Cakes down the Black Carpet Catwalk for the 2014 KEEP A CHILD ALIVE BLACK BALL.
ALICIA & Queen of Soul ARETHA FRANKLIN
LALA & PO JOHNSON
Last week with WANDA SMITH at the V-103 studios in The ATL, RYAN CAMERON aired a telephone interview between himself and President BARACK OBAMA for the RYAN CAMERON MORNING SHOW With WANDA SMITH!!!
JORDAN PEELE is, as they say in explosives laboratories, blowing up!!!
KEY & PEELE, the COMEDY CENTRAL show he stars in and produces with KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY, is cruising in its fourth season. The two are working with Judd Apatow on an as yet untitled comedy. There are rumors that they’re gonna take on a Police Academy reboot. They just signed to produce and star in a New Line flick called Keanu, no relation to the other Keanu.
PLAYBOY Journalist MARC BERNARDIN stole a few minutes with JORDAN PEELE while he was at Samsung’s Galaxy Note Pad in Los Angeles to get some answers to their Lucky 7 questions, what line he won’t cross in comedy, and what Die Hard and Family Matters star Reginald Vel Johnson thought about his Key & Peele sketch.
Check out the TOP 5 of PLAYBOY LUCKY 7 QUESTIONS: JORNDAN PEELE:
What was your first exposure to Playboy magazine?
I think it was the Anna Nicole Smith issue. I wanna say it was ’96. I just remember seeing this and having to literally — I don’t know if I stole one from somebody, or if I had the courage to go buy one or something. But she was a different…there was a different thing going on that. I know that issue front and back.
What movie scared you the most as a kid?
I’m a huge horror movie fan so this is a perfect question for me. The Shining. Still probably the best horror movie I’ve ever seen. The Overlook Hotel, the way that that world — of being one of three people in such a vast, remote, desolate, isolated environment and then seeing a ghost up in there? Seeing twin girl ghosts in a hallway? Forget it. Done done done. I was so terrified of horror movies as a kid. I’ve been spending the first half of my career focusing on comedy but my goal, in all honesty, is to write and direct horror movies.
Heaven forbid you end up on death row — what’s your last meal?
Chicken parmesan sandwich. Some french fries with malt vinegar. Keep it homey.
What’s the first song you knew the words to?
Kriss Kross “Jump”. I don’t know if I could break it down now, but yeah. And there was Das EFX, “They Want EFX.” That was a feat to memorize.
What’s your pop culture blind spot?
There’s a lot of them. I would say the one that I most want to fix would be the young adult novel movie phenomenon. I’ve been out of the loop on the Twilights the Divergents. Part of it’s probably because I don’t read nearly enough, and I have a penis, so between those things, I’m not the perfect Twilight fan. I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, but I’ve never read the books. Basically, I’ve neglected literature for the past 12 years.
CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to GUSTAVO ANGEL TAMAYO, a 23-year-old college senior at BRYAN COLLEGE in DAYTON, TN, who on Monday, October 27, wowed the crowd gathered in the school’s gymnasium when he scored a lay-up, a free throw, a 3-pointer and a half-court shot in quick succession to win $10,000 in tuition money!!!
He had to score all four shots in under 30 seconds to win the prize, and; he did it with a broken finger on his left hand.
HUFF POST: GOOD NEWS reports BRYAN COLLEGE LIONS Head basketball Coach DON REKOSKE said;
"I'm not sure there's a tougher contest. He had to go four for four, and you have to be hurried to make it within 30 seconds. It's a very tough contest to win, but when you win, you get paid for it. He won $10,000; some will probably go toward his school bill and some in his pocket."GUSTAVO, who grew up in ENGLAND said that his parents were thrilled when he told them about his big win.
"My mom started crying, Dad was overwhelmed. Right now it’s a great blessing."-CCG
Thursday, October 30, 2014
This week, NEWSWEEK Journalist RACHEL NUWER describes how some of the rarest wildlife species on earth, including the ones pictured below, are being killed off by internet gangsters and how The BLACK MARKET TRADE For ENDANGERED ANIMALS FLOURISHES On The WEB!!!
CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Manager BRUCE BOSCHY and the SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS for their 3 - 2 Game 7 victory over the KANSAS CITY ROYALS to become the 2014 MLB WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS!!!
CONGRATULATIONS goes out to GIANTS Pitcher #40 MADISON BUMGARENER for being named 2014 MLB WORLD SERIES MVP.
2014 marks the third WORLD SERIES TITLE within the last five years for the GIANTS, with them having won in 2010, 2012, and now, 2014.
Unless you have been completely been living under a pile of rocks, then you, u, You, U, and ALL of YOU are aware that the month of October is acknowledged, commemorated, and celebrated as BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH (BCAM), which seeks to encourage and inspire women towards awareness, activism, education, and a proactive attitude towards taking charge of your own BREAST HEALTH.
Also, if you are a regular CRAZY COOL GROOVY!!! reader, then you also know that on Thursdays we regularly use the platform, BRALESS THURSDAY, to attempt to educate, motivate, and inspire all of you to TAKE OFF YOUR BRA, and both literally and figuratively take your BREASTS, and your BREAST HAEALTH into your own hands.
Here are a few questions that you can ask and answer for yourselves to assist you with increasing your own BREAST CANCER AWARENESS:
At any time within the last 24 hours, have you taken any time just for YOU... to Take Off You Bra?
Are you STILL wearing your bra 24/7/365?
Are able to TAKE OFF Your Bra when in the privacy of your own home?
When you go to sleep at night, are you then able to TAKE OFF YOUR BRA?
Are you aware of any SIGNS And SYMPTOMS Of BREAST CANCER?
Have you made an appointment with your physician to discuss your Family Medical History, including, any family history of BREAST CANCER?
If you are at least 40 years of age, have you contacted your physician to schedule your annual MAMMOGRAM?
If you are at least 20 years of age, do you practice your monthly BREAST SELF-EXAMINATION (BSE)?
Do you practice regular BREAST MASSAGE?
Do you Drink ALCOHOL, Smoke CIGARRETTES, or use any type of illicit drugs?
Do you have, OR; do you have a Family History of HEART DISEASE, DIABETES, or, other types of CANCER?
Are you significantly overweight (your doctor can define "significantly overweight")?
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS Of BREAST CANCER:
The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. They can even be painful. For this reason, it is important to have any new breast mass or lump or breast change checked by a health care professional experienced in diagnosing breast diseases.
Other possible symptoms of BREAST CANCER:
* Swelling of all or part of a breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)
* Skin irritation or dimpling
* Breast or nipple pain
* Nipple retraction (turning inward)
* Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
* Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)
Sometimes a breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes under the arm or around the collar bone and cause a lump or swelling there, even before the original tumor in the breast tissue is large enough to be felt.
Swollen lymph nodes should also be reported to your doctor.
Although any of these symptoms can be caused by things other than breast cancer, if you have them, they should be reported to your doctor so that he or she can find the cause.
SISTERS NETWORK, Inc. is an excellent resource for information on BLACK WOMEN & BREAST CANCER:
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women. Among younger women (under age 45), the mortality rate of breast cancer is higher in African Americans than in whites. The median age of diagnosis is 57 years for African American women, compared to 62 years for white women. Breast cancer incidence rates increased rapidly among African American women during the 1980s, largely due to increased detection as the use of mammography screening increased, then rates increased more gradually during the 1990s 6. In the most recent time period (2000-2009), breast cancer incidence rates increased slightly among African American women (0.7% per year) and decreased among white women (1.0% per year). The decrease in white women during this time period in part reflects the sharp decline between 2002 and 2003 that was related to a drop in use of menopausal hormones.
Breast cancers diagnosed in African American women are more likely to have factors associated with poor prognosis, such as higher grade, advanced stage, and negative hormone (estrogen [ER] and progesterone [PR]) receptor status, than those diagnosed in white women. 30 – 32 Furthermore, premenopausal African American women in particular appear to have a higher risk for TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER (ER negative, PR negative, and human epidermal growth factor receptor [HER] 2 negative) and basal-like breast cancers, which are distinct but overlapping aggressive subtypes of breast cancer that are associated with shorter survival. 30,33 Studies have shown that certain reproductive patterns that are more common among African American women (including giving birth to more than one child, younger age at menarche, early age at first pregnancy ), may be associated with increased risk of aggressive subtypes of breast cancer. 34 - 37.
BLACK WOMEN should also be aware of the TOP 10 THINGS YOU NEED To KNOW About TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER:
1.) Why TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER???
The name itself sounds troubling and the cancer is serious but the “triple negative” phrase comes from the lack of positive receptors or proteins in the body. The three receptors or proteins are estrogen, progesterone and the human epidermal growth factor. (HER). In other types of breast cancers treatments can target these proteins to either slow, stop or prevent their production. But in Triple Negative breast cancer all of these receptors are negative, meaning that type of treatment is ineffective.
2.) Only 10-20 percent of all breast cancers are triple negative Bit for African American, Latina or Caribbean women the likelihood of being diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer increases to 20 to 40 percent.
3.) Triple negative is specially aggressive and more likely to reoccur
4.) Just like with anything else, if you find and treat it early treatment is more successful.
5.) It is most responsive to chemotherapy The daunting name of the this disease leads people to believe that there is no treatment for triple negative breast cancer. There is treatment it’s just different than the way you’d treat other breast cancers.
If you, or a loved one should receive a diagnosis of BREAST CANCER; The NATIONAL CANCER INSITUTE has information for you on BREAST CANCER TREATMENT OPTIONS:
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH occurs during the month of October, BUTT; you should make your own personal health, personal BREAST HEALTH, and personal BREAST CANCER PREVENTION AWARENESS a year-round project.
The next live that you save could be yours.
HAPPY TAKE OFF YOUR BRA, TAKE YOUR HEALTH, YOUR BREASTS, And YOUR LIVES INTO YOUR OWN HANDS, And TAKE CARE Of YOURSELVES For BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH BRALESS THURSDAY!!!
PEACE, LOVE, And BOUNTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BRALESS THURSDAY BLESSINGS;
women's wisdom from Smith Center on Vimeo.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Yesterday in DALLAS, the new COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF Selection Committee Chair JEFF LONG released their inaugural ranking of the TOP 25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS!!!
ESPN CFB Playoff Reporter HEATHER DINICH reports on the breathtaking excitement as well as the historic implications of the day.
ESPN CFB Playoff Reporter HEATHER DINICH reports on the breathtaking excitement as well as the historic implications of the day.
Rapper/Actor/Director ICE CUBE recently teamed up with his good buddy ELMO for an upcoming new episode of SESAME STREET!!!
For their segment, ICE CUBE and ELMO explained the definition of the word ASTOUNDING - something surprisingly impressive or notable.
In the clip, CUBE performs a few “astounding” magic tricks to help break down the meaning of the word in a fun way. He waves his magic wand to make a penny disappear, pulls a dinosaur out of his hat and THEN he turns himself into an actual ICE CUBE.
37-Year-Old GET ON UP actor CHADWICK BOSEMAN is having a great year!!!
Yesterday, CHADWICK BOSEMAN was introduced on stage (above) during the MARVEL STUDIOS fan event at The EL CAPITAN THEATRE in LOS ANGELES as the FIRST BLACK SUPERHERO to nab a solo film.
He will be starring in the lead role for Marvel’s upcoming new action film, BLACK PANTHER, slated to premiere in 2017.
Boseman will play T’Challa, the head of the fictional African nation of Wakanda, in the movie, which is scheduled to be released Nov. 3, 2017. The Black Panther — created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby — was a long-serving member of who also enjoyed multiple critically acclaimed solo runs throughout his 48-year history.CHADWICK BOSEMAN joins other Black Marvel Cinematic Heroes, but; he is the FIRST to go SOLO!!!
Here's AMAZING concept art for #BlackPanther! #MarvelEvent pic.twitter.com/xUC8hLmrSn
— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) October 28, 2014
Late last week in The ATL, Chocolate-Covered NEW ORLEANS-born/WASHINGTON, DC-based Author/Educator/Political Analyst/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation DONNA BRAZILE visited the V-103 studios for an interview with WANDA SMITH and RYAN CAMERON for the RYAN CAMERON MORNING SHOW to discuss the importance of the 2014 Mid-Term Elections, and participating in the VOTING PROCESS!!!
This week, upcoming film, INTO THE WOODS, has its stars ANNA KENDRICK, CHRIS PINE, EMILY BLUNT, JAMES CORDEN, JOHNNY DEPP, LILLA CRWAFORD, MERYL STREEP, and MACKENZIE MAUZY, to score 4 covers for the HOLIDAY MOVIE PREVIEW ISSUE of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY!!!