Friday, July 17, 2015

NIENKE Van Der PEET On CURVA MAG!!!


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HOLLAND'S NEXT TOP MODEL (HNTM) Contestant/NEW YORK CITY-based PLUS Model NIENKE Van Dar PEET covers ISSUE #6 of CURVA Magazine!!!

-CCG







 

2015 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS: COMPLETE LIST Of NOMINEES!!!


The 67th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS will take place September 20, 2015, at the MICROSOFT THEATER in LOS ANGELES, and be broadcast LIVE On FOX!!!

Here is the full list of 2015 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS NOMINEES:

Comedy Series
  • Louie
  • Modern Family
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Veep
Drama Series 
  • Better Call Saul
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • House of Cards
  • Mad Men
  • Orange Is The New Black
Limited Series 
  • American Crime

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • Honorable Woman

  • Wolf Hall
Lead Actor in a Drama Series
  • Kyle Chandler (Bloodline)
  • Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)
  • Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
  • Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul)
  • Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)
  • Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Lead Actress in a Drama Series 
  • Claire Danes (Homeland)
  • Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder)
  • Taraji P. Henson (Empire)
  • Tatania Maslany (Orphan Black)
  • Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
  • Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Adrien Brody (Houdini)
  • Ricky Gervais (Derek)
  • Timothy Hutton (American Crime Story)
  • Richard Jenkins (Olive Kitteridge)
  • David Oyelowo (Nightingale)
  • Mark Rylance (Wolf Hall)
Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Honorable Woman)
  • Felicity Huffman (American Crime)
  • Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
  • Queen Latifah (Bessie)
  • Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge)
  • Emma Thompson (Mrs. Lovett)
Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
  • Louis C.K. (Louie)
  • Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
  • Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth)
  • Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
  • William H. Macy (Shameless)
  • Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent)
Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 
  • Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
  • Lisa Kudrow (The Comeback)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
  • Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
  • Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie)
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul)
  • Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline)
  • Jim Carter (Downton Abbey)
  • Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
  • Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
  • Michael Kelly (House of Cards)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey)
  • Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
  • Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones)
  • Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
  • Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
  • Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black)
Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Adam Driver (Girls)
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele)
  • Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Tony Hale (Veep)
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On)
  • Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
  • Allison Janney (Mom)
  • Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live)
  • Gaby Hoffmann (Transparent)
  • Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  • Richard Cabral (American Crime)
  • Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Finn Wittrock (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams (Bessie)
  • Bill Murray (Olive Kitteridge)
  • Damian Lewis (Wolf Hall)
-CCG

ESQUIRE

KIM KARDASHIAN On VOGUE: SPAIN!!!

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KIM KARDASHIAN WEST is completely naked, i.e. is photographed sans makeup as she covers the August 2015 issue of VOGUE: SPAIN!!!

-CCG

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ERICA CAMPBELL On ROLLING OUT!!!



Singer/Songwriter/RealiTV star ERICA CAMPBELL is one half of the Gospel Dynamic Duo MARY MARY, now has a very successful solo career, and she covers the new issue of ROLLING OUT!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

You’ve been on the road nonstop promoting yourself as a solo artist. In fact, it seems a lot more rigorous than a typical promo run for Mary Mary. Are we correct in that observation?

 The promotion for Help and Help 2.0 has been pretty rigorous. So many people know me from Mary Mary so that’s what they’re used to, and when you’re introducing people to something new, it just takes some time. I understand how much work it takes to really get people to see, feel, respect and pay attention to your ministry, your music, and what you’re trying to convey to the world. So it requires a lot of travel, shaking hands and smiling. But it’s good. As long as people get the music and the message, then I’m doing my job.

Do you think this campaign requires more than the traditional style of promotion?

 Being Erica Campbell definitely takes more than being Mary Mary because we have 14 years of history, and 14 years of music. We also have Sony, who is a very big machine. And while being with My Block and eOne is amazing, it’s not as large of a team, so it takes a little bit more work and dedication to reach the people. But I feel like we are doing a very good job, so I’m enjoying the whole process.

What is the feeling and connection that you’ve felt from your new single? How has the response been?

 The response to my new single, “I Luh God” has been great. The song helps me share that I know I would not be here if it were not for the help of God. In church you need something to praise to, but you also want something to turn up to. So I decided to put it all together in a song. People were calling it “trap gospel,” but I really don’t know what trap music is so I just did what I felt. My husband created the track and it was banging and we just went with it. I just hope people hear my heart. I know that everyone won’t and that’s OK with me. I’m so unbothered by all of that because I know my purpose and I know my goal. And anytime that you know your purpose and your goal in life and you know beyond a shadow of doubt who you are and what you were put here to do, then they can’t tell you who you are.

How did you get to the point of knowing your purpose and not caring about the opinions of others?

 For starters, I love who loves me. So if you don’t love me, then you don’t have the right to speak into my life or speak about my life. Now, I know you’re going to have your opinion. You can even have a whole blog bashing Erica Campbell 24 hours a day … but I’m not coming to that site. Why would I waste my good gospel energy on a person who doesn't like me?

How has traveling the world and meeting different people changed your perspective on God?

 Traveling the world just opens your eyes. You go places and you meet different people and you find out that we all cry, we all rejoice, we all love, we all want to be loved, we all get discouraged, and [we all] ask questions. So as I travel different places and meet different people, I remind myself that God is not Black, and he’s not Pentecostal … he’s God of the world. So whatever continent you’re on, God is there, too. It really can make you more selfless because we can all be so self-absorbed and think that everything revolves around us, but it doesn’t. Traveling the world helps me see that.

-CCG

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

AMERICAN LEAGUE WINS 2015 MLB ALL-STAR GAME!!!

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CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out head KANSAS CITY ROYALS Manager NED YOST and the AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STARS for their 6 -3 victory last night at the GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK in CINCINNATI, OH, over the NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STARS to win the 86th MLB ALL-STAR GAME!!!

CONGRATULATIONS goes out to LOS ANGELES ANGELS Center Fielder #27 MIKE TROUT who began the game with a home run, and was named 2015 MLB ALL-STAR GAME MVP.

2015 marked the second consecutive All-Star MVP for MIKE TROUT, and he became the first back-to-back All-Star MVP in the history of MLB.

-CCG




USA TODAY 

HUMP DAY FUNK: CIARA - NATIONAL ANTHEM LIVE At 2015 MLB ALL-STAR GAME!!!

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HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

Last night at the GREAT AMERICAN BALL PARK in CINCINNATI, OH, famed R&B Singer/Songwriter/Actress CIARA brought down the house with her rendering of our National Anthem, The STAR-SPANGLED BANNER, for the 86th MLB ALL-STAR GAME!!!

Ms. CiCi is having a big sports week. Tonight, she will accompany boyfriend SEATTLE SEAHAWKS Quarterback RUSSELL WILSON, to the ESPY AWARDS.

HAPPY STAR-SPANGLED HUMP DAY FUNK DAY!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And HUMP DAY FUNKY BLESSINGS

-CCG




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HUMP DAY FUNK: LMG - THE SOUL ECLECTICS' MIX: SOULFUL SUMMER - VOL. 1: DAYLIGHT!!!

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HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

SOUL TRACKS Editor L. MICHAEL "LMG" GIPSON drops another hand-clappin', foot-tappin', body-movin', soul-groovin' concoction that is volume one of a brand-spankin' new summer mix series, LMG: THE SOUL ECLECTICS MIX - SOULFUL SUMMER: VOL. 1 - DAYLIGHT.

Yours Truly CCG hopes that you are free for the next 3 hours or so, 'cause; you will seriously not be able to concentrate on anything else!!!

HAPPY SOULFUL SUMMER DAYLIGHT HUMP DAY FUNK DAY!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And HUMP DAY FUNKY BLESSINGS;

-CCG

 


LMG Soul Eclectics: “Soulful Summer, Vol. 1 - Daylight” Playlist:

Party: Soulful House Meets Acid Jazz (starts: 00:49)

1) Karma (ft. Terrance Downs - Soul Love Edit) – Urban Sound Lab
2) Soul Glow (Extended House Mix) – Paul Vincent
3) Smoking Mirrors (ft. Karma Stewart) – PPP
4) Prism of Light – Katie Leone
5) Always There (The Apple Scruffs Edit) - Incognito
6) Mighty Real 2011 – BSlade
7) Lovin’ Is Really My Game (Silk Mix) – Ann Nesby
8) Henry’s Roller Disco Mix – Various Artists/Henry Greenwood
9) Ride Like The Wind (Henry’s Lost Disco Mix) – Christopher Cross
10) This Place Hotel (The Apple Scruffs Edit) – Michael Jackson
11) Thriller (The Reflex Halloween Disco Edit) – Michael Jackson
12) Runnin’ Away (ft. Martin Luther) – Miguel Migs
13) Spaces & Places (ft. Fertile Ground) – Mitchell and Dewbury
14) Hi5: Taking Me Higher (ft. Lisa Taylor) – Kejam
15) Got To Let It Go – Angela Johnson
16) Do What I Do (ft. Omar – Renegades of Jazz Remix) – Positive Flow
17) Let It Go (Tall Black Guy Remix) – Temika Moore
Hip Hop Soul Meets Old School Soul (1:44:11)
18) Never Knew – Sampson for President
19) Not My Day – Keith James
20) Be Your Baby – Honey LaRochelle
21) Touch (ft. Monet & Eric Roberson) – Collette
22) By Your Side — Melanie Durrant
23) Here – Alessia Cara
24) Tainted (ft. Dwele) — Slum Village
25) Love & Appreciate — Murs
26) Untitled (ft. Musiq Soulchild) – Driis
27) Ethiopia (ft. Sid Sriram) – Damani Nkosi
28) Love and Friendship – Malice and Mario Sweet
Old vs. New UAC Soul (2:08:19)
29) Taboo – ConFunkShun
30) It’s A Shame (cover) – Raphael Saadiq
31) Wait – Laurone Mclendon
32) Always Be – PJ Morton
33) Figure It Out (Live) – Allen Stone
34) Prior To You (ft. Tank) – Tyrese
35) That’s Alright With Me – Andreya Triana
36) Surrender the Pretender – The Rebirth
37) Pots of Gold – Mamas Gun
38) Really Love – D’Angelo

50 CENT & JAKE GYLLENHAAL On VIBE!!!

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Rapper/Actor/Entrepreneur CURTIS "50 CENT" JACKSON and OSCAR-nominated Actor JAKE GYLLENHAAL star in new film SOUTHPAW, and they cover the August 2015 issue of VIBE!!!

SOUTHPAW stars 50 CENT as boxing Promoter/Manager JORDAN MAINS, and JAKE as Boxer BILLY "The GREAT" HOPE.

Here are some interview highlights;

VIBE: 50, you were saying you brought VIBE Robert De Niro for our Hollywood Issue cover back in 2008, now you are bringing us the young De Niro for this cover…

50 Cent: We go through generations of this sh*t, man. [Screams] How many generations do I have to give you? [Laughs]

Jake Gyllenhaal. Young De Niro. Speaking of which, there’s Oscar talk for him on this one.
50: I mean he deserves that conversation. When you get a chance to see the performance in the film, you’ll understand the discipline is connected to Jake’s performance in this joint. We just talked about it briefly on the side. It’s not just the physical portion of it, people identify with that because they know how difficult it is to get ready for the summertime. They’ve got personal goals of losing five or ten pounds and it’s difficult for them to make the physical change. When they see that transformation, then they’re all attracted to him. They’re talkin’ about it so much ‘cause he’s able to commit himself to the point where he’s eight months ahead of the project. You started working on it [To Jake]?

Jake Gyllenhaal: Five months intensely. Before that, it was like a year talking about it. Then getting into it how we wanted to do it and then how we did it. It was like five months.
We met in the back room and he just started talking to me like he was my manager. From that moment, I was like, ‘He’s amazing.’
But it was also one of those things where you had to kind of wait and see because Eminem was attached to it.

50: In the very beginning, yeah. I actually spoke to Em about the project and this was like two days ago. I talked to him and he was like, ‘Yo, Jake looks fuckin’ crazy in that movie. I’m glad it worked out the right way. It went the right way.’ When you’re around something, you’re reading it and you’re comfortable with the material. And then you actually see it on the screen and you go, ‘Damn. Look at this.’ You see all of the creative choices from the talent, from the actors….it’s connected to it. There are points where there’s a lot of improvisation in the actual script at the same time, so it’s not exactly what was on the page. When you watch it, it’s like, ‘Yo!’ It’s a whole ‘nother experience even if you’ve read the script.

But for Jake, in all the research that you did outside of the physical stuff, did you see Don King in 50’s performance?

50: There were a few Don King moments. [Jake laughs]

Jake: Definitely. I mean from the moment I met him…I was training at Church Street gym downtown and Antoine [Fuqua] had 50 come and just talk. We met up and the second we met, I literally got out of the ring. I was done with training, we met in the back room and he just started talking to me like he was my manager. From that moment, I was like, ‘He’s amazing.’
50: I’ve had these communications with professional fighters, so it was easy for me to get into that little pocket and you know I had my [famous boxing promoter] Al Haymon references.

Jake: Yeah, he used Al Haymon more. [Laughs]

50: Add a little bit of Don King there. When you see the…
It’s something in a human being that you wish to know about yourself, but you never wish to know, do you know what I mean?
And a little bit of 50.

50: Yeah, a little bit of that, but you know what? Check this out, my character is not such a nice guy, so there was no 50 in there. There was no 50 in there, no. So a little Don, a little Al, a little bit of sporting nature of boxing.

Jake: I think it comes naturally. A little bit of the hustle.

50: You know what happens? We had a scene where he came out of the actual dressing room and I’m trying to tell him which fighter is the right fighter for him to fight. A lot of times, fighters, he got that real dog blood in him, he don’t care who he’s fighting. He doesn’t feel like there’s any one who could actually beat him. Period. That confidence, when it’s really like that, they can perform at the highest level and it’s almost like their motor skills kick in when they’re hurt or when they’re exhausted and have to keep going. Even when the boxer is completely exhausted because they’re already psychologically in that ‘This person cannot stop me, there’s no way he can beat me,’ mode.

Have you had any of those types of conversations with Floyd [Mayweather], like that happened in the film?

50: Well, funny enough, Victor Ortiz was in the film with us. In the Victor Ortiz fight leading up to it, it was so comfortable. Victor is a nice guy, and he usually smiles a lot. He was so comfortable that I was uncomfortable because of what was on the line. So before I got out the ring, I told Floyd, I said, ‘Yo this motherfucker trying to make sure you can’t feed your kids.’ He said, ‘What you say?’ I said, ‘He tryna make sure you can’t feed your kids.’ In the first available opportunity, he knocked Victor Ortiz out and it just happened to be one of those situations where his guard was down. After the fight was over, we was in a van, riding from the fight and [Floyd] was like, ‘[50] be sayin some shit.’ He was still thinking about it. And then we had a scene like that, in the film, where we’re in the locker room and I tell Jake’s characters to drag him into deep waters and drown him. [Jake: Yeah, I loved that.] That wasn’t on the page

The movie is based on a lot of revenge because of what happened to your wife in the movie. Did you actually look at any revenge fights, like those famous rematches? What kind of fights were you looking at and did any stick out that you used for the film?

Jake: Well, that Ward [vs.] Gatti [2002] fight was a big one for us. I mean that was a fight that we referenced in the last fight of the film because that’s a fight of will, will, pure will. I don’t even know what that is at that point, but it’s something in a human being that you wish to know about yourself, but you never wish to know, do you know what I mean?
That was a big reference but at the same time, the last fight in particular is a fight about using anger but not using rage. Early in the movie, he’s a character who functions only on his rage–anger with violence–and throughout the movie, what he learns is how to use his anger, but without violence meaning he knows how to fight. He learns the techniques of fighting, how to box for real. With that knowledge, he can then when needed, like what 50 said when we talked to Floyd, he can then bring out that rage at times but not in a way that destroys his life. 

50, you’ve had similar situations as Billy when it comes to custody of your kids. How hard was it to go through that on set knowing the reality of the matter.

50: Well, I mean just the process of rebuilding yourself, using those similar parallels between that. I understood the vulnerability at that point, the confusion that’s going on. The ‘Wait so…You can’t take my kid’ feeling. And then you realize they’re actually going try and do it, so you’re gonna fight. That’s when they gotta hold him. That’s the way everything worked out for him in his life. It’s like taking something negative and turning it into something positive. Let’s say the hand he was dealt was just the wrong hand, a bad hand, period. Now, it makes him angry and he becomes violent. He’s aggressive, he’s in foster care, now he takes all that aggression and puts it in the right place. The relationship that he builds and develops with the female turns into a family.

Jake: And you know what he knows? That he’s living. That’s the thing. It’s like we talked about this with Antoine — the story of a man becoming a father. And the only way to do that is to know yourself and the Universe teaches him to know himself, so he can then know his child. That’s ultimately the story. The story that is universal in that way. That’s the hardest thing for him to do in the movie because he’s a child at the beginning of the movie. At the beginning of the movie, he’s a child, struggling with, pretending like he’s grown-up ‘cause he’s got it all. He got the big house, he got the wife, he’s got the child, but then everything gets taken away and he really has to grow up.
50: That’s gonna be a surprise in the film because people look when they see boxers, they think it’s just gonna be action-packed, like a Rocky film or one of those other things that they've seen in the past...

-CCG

50 Cent & Jake Gyllenhaal Pose For VIBE

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BREE NEWSOME & DONALD TRUMP On LARRY WILMORE!!!


Thursday, July 2, LARRY WILMORE discussed DONALD TRUMP, his racist remarks against Mexican people, and losing corporate sponsorships, and; conducts an interview with Writer/Actress/Director/Activist BREE NEWSOME, who courageously climbed a 30-foot flagpole and removed the CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG from the SOUTH CAROLINA CAPITOL - The NIGHTLY SHOW With LARRY WILMORE: BREE NEWSOME INTERVIEW & DUMPING DONALD TRUMP!!!

Also, LARRY moderates a panel discussion between HOLLY WALKER, MIKE YARD, RICKY VELEZ, and RORY ALBANESE on the recent CALIFORNIA WATER SHORTAGE, controversy surrounding 80s TV show DUKES Of HAZZARD, and President BARACK OBAMA singing AMAZING GRACE at the Homegoing Services for Rev. Sen. CLEMENTA PICKNEY (D: SC).

-CCG






 

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY SLAMS NYT ARTICLE On SERENA WILLIAMS!!!


On Saturday, July 11, TENNIS Superstar SERENA WILLIAMS won the 2015 WIMBLEDON WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP, her sixth such title and 21st overall major championship!!!

The day before, THE NEW YORK TIMES published TENNIS'S TOP WOMEN BALANCE BODY IMAGE With AMBITION by Journalist BEN ROTHEBERG - which focused on SERENA and her fellow Tennis Professionals and their acceptance, or; lack of acceptance of their own respective BODY IMAGES.

Sunday, July 12, MELISSA HARRIS PERRY SHOW Host Dr. MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY commented on the piece and proceeded to righteously and rightfully rip the author, article, and newspaper to shreds and had BLOOMBERG VIEW Journalist KAVITHA DAVIDSON, NBC SPORTS RADIO/ UP LATE With JASON PAGE Host JASON PAGE, and  OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL Swimmer DONNA De VARONA to literarily chop it up.

-CCG
 

PASTOR TROY On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!


Earlier today in New York City, ATL met NYC as ATLien Rapper/Producer PASTOR TROY was at the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview with THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

-CCG
 

2015 PROJECT CURVE APPEAL CONVENTION In ATLANTA!!!


HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

The really good people at PROJECT CURVE APPEAL would love to have you, u, You, U, and especially all of YOU to join them in ATLANTA during the weekend of FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 - SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015, for their 2015 PROJECT CURVE APPEAL BEAUTY & FASHION CONVENTION!!!

What is the 2015 PROJECT CURVE APPEAL BEAUTY & FASHION CONVENTION???

One of the best events in the world that caters to the needs of full-figured women sizes 12 to 26.

This is a national convention/expo, fashion show & networking event that attract sexy, confident, sassy, independent and sophisticated curvaceous woman, vendors that cater to them and men that love these, beautiful woman.

This event offers a national platform that showcases fabulous and stylish clothes from some of the trendiest plus size designers & retailers.

Additionally, it offers vendors that specialize in beauty services and products; fashion; bra fitting, body reshaping, style tips, makeup and hair advice, shoe fitting and most importantly how to live a longer, healthier & happier lifestyle. 

Thousands of beautiful women from around the world are invited to this event to join the Project Curve Appeal movement.

Would you and/or your company like to participate as a vendor??? If so, PLEASE see the 2015 PROJECT CURVE APPEAL BEAUTY & FASHION CONVENTION VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM.

-CCG





 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

KEY & PEELE + 2 CHAINZ = ABSORPTION!!!


Meet ABSORPTION!!!

ABSORPTION is a brand-spankin' new wedding band formed by comedy dynamic duo, KEY & PEELE.

ABSORPTION specializes in adding your personal details to popular songs of the day, and; for an additional fee that you can’t pay because this isn’t real, ATLien Rapper 2 CHAINZ will show up in character as saxophone-toting crooner MASTER COLLABORATOR.

-CCG




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AMANDLA STENBERG: DO BLACK FEMALE LIVES MATTER TOO???

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Do Black Female Lives Matter Too???

Sunday, that was the questioned posed by THE HUNGER GAMES 16-year-old star AMANDLA STENBERG.

Her thunderous post addressed the centuries-old double standards faced daily by BLACK WOMEN in AMERICA.

AMANDLA STENBERG posted to her INSTAGRAM;
“Black features are beautiful, black women are not,” Stenberg wrote. “White women are paragons of virtue and desire, black women are objects of fetishism and brutality. This, at least, seems to be the mentality surrounding black femininity and beauty in a society built upon eurocentric beauty standards.”
Just hours before she published her post about black female lives, she left a comment below a picture Kylie Jenner published to Instagram, which showed her hair braided in cornrows.


KYLIE JENNER wrote on her INSTAGRAM;
“I woke up like disss.”
She called out the reality star for appropriating black culture, writing that she mainly took issue with her for adopting traits from black culture while ignoring the dangerous reality that comes with identifying as black.

AMANDLA wrote to KYLIE;
“When u appropriate black features and culture but fail to use ur position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards ur wigs instead of police brutality or racism #whitegirlsdoitbetter,” 
DO BLACK FEMALE LIVES MATTER TOO???

Below is her full post.

-CCG

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DAVID LETTERMAN DELIVERS DONALD TRUMP TOP 10!!!


DAVID LETTERMAN says he had no regrets about retiring from his late-night comedy show -- until Donald Trump's presidential campaign took off!!!

Saturday night in SAN ANTONIO, TX, the now fully-bearded DAVID LETTERMAN said;
"I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen."
CNN reports in a surprise appearance at a show hosted by fellow comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short, Letterman reprised his famous 'Top 10' list to chide Trump, the real estate mogul who has shot near the front of the Republican field even as he's made controversial remarks about undocumented immigrants from Mexico.

TOP 10 INTERSTING FACTS About DONALD TRUMP:

10. That thing on his head was the gopher in CADDYSHACK.

9. During sex Donald Trump calls out his own name.

8. He looks like that gut in the lifeboat with the women in children.

7. He wants to build a wall - how about building a wall around that thing on his head?

6. He walked away from a moderately successful TV show for some...

5. Donald trump weighs 240 lbs. - 250 with cologne.

4. Donald Trump would like all Americans to know that thing on his head is free-range.

3. (Tie) Instead of pardoning a family on thanksgiving, Donald Trump plans to evict a family on Thanksgiving.

3. (Tie)  That's not a hairdo, it's a wind advisory.

2. Donald Trump has p*ss*d off so many Mexicans he's starring in a movie entitled called NO AMIGOS

1. Thanks to Donald Trump the Republican mascot is also an A$$.
 
-CCG
 

4 BLACK NEW YORK OFFICERS HELD At GUNPOINT By WHITE OFFICERS!!!

CNN OUT FRONT Host ERIN BURNETT has Reporter JASON CARROLL report on a group of four BLACK New York State Parole Officers who in April 2015 were en route to execute a search warrant when they were pulled over, removed from their New York State Government vehicle, and held a gunpoint by a group of WHITE Police Officers!!!
 
CNN reports NEW YORK STATE PAROLE Officer MARIO ALEXANDRE said the police officers participating in the ROCKLAND COUNTY, NEW YORK stop violated his civil rights, along with those of three of his fellow parole officers - Officers ANNETTE THOMAS-PRINCE, SHEILA PENISTER, and SAMUEL WASHINGTON.
 
Officer MARIO ALEXANDRE said; 
"I was violently pulled out of the vehicle, and I was slammed against the vehicle." 
The four parole officers have filed a civil lawsuit, alleging that they were racially profiled by the white officers and that their detainment was unnecessarily malicious and reckless.
 
According to the lawsuit, the officers state;
The RAMAPO POLICE DEPARTMENT and the city "failed to adequately train ... its police officers concerning the rights of citizens, in particular against racial bias/profiling and the use of force."
According to RAMAPO TOWN Assistant Attorney DENNIS LYNCH;
the Ramapo police officers were "reasonable under the circumstances" and that the "parole officers had not notified the town that they would be in town."
On the morning of April 21, 2014, the parole officers were on their way back from attempting to execute an arrest warrant when they were stopped on the side of the road by police officers, some of whom had their weapons drawn.
 
The parole officers state that they were all wearing their department-issued bullet proof vests with their gold badges displayed prominently around their necks. Additionally, they said their car had an official New York State placard displayed conspicuously on the dashboard, according to court documents.
 
Alexandre and his colleagues were ordered to "raise their arms high in the air." Alexandre stated he was "punched" by a police lieutenant and was "forced out of his vehicle despite having identified himself as a parole officer," the documents state.
 
Officer SHEILA PENISTER said she attempted to show her New York State ID to a police sergeant, and said;
he "became enraged and approached her in a threatening manner with his hand held on the butt of his gun."
She said that the incident has caused her to have anxiety attacks when she sees other police officers, despite wearing a similar uniform herself.
 
Officer PENISTER continued; 
"It's still the anxiety I have, that I've never had before. I mean, an officer with anxiety, when they see another officer?"
Attorney BONITA ZELMAN is representing the four officers and states that all four parole officers have been diagnosed with POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. 
 
The police officers involved in the case are affiliated with the RAMAPO POLICE DEPARTMENT and the SUFFERN POLICE DEPARTMENT, both in ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY.
 
The police officers said they were simply responding to a 911 call, alerting them to "four big people" with "bullet proof vests on" riding in an unmarked vehicle.
 
The 911 caller did not identify any of the officers by race and told the dispatcher that she didn't notice any identifying police jackets on any of the people in the car, according to a transcript of the 911 call.
Despite the allegations, the dashcam video made public by police does not appear to show Alexandre being slammed against a vehicle, though the parole officers say the incident started before the video begins.
 
Though the parole officers state otherwise, Lynch said the parole officers were "free to proceed on their way" promptly after their identification.
 
Assistant Attorney LYNCH added;
"It's easy to second guess the split second decisions of police officers on the scene. Not being cautious enough at times can result in a Brian Moore situation."
He was referring to NYPD Officer BRIAN MOORE who was fatally shot Sunday by a suspect he was attempting to question.
 
Zelman would not indicate the amount they were suing for, but told CNN that at the very least, the officers should be disciplined for their actions. 

-CCG



The MIXED-UP BROTHERS Of BOGOTA' On NEW YORK TIMES MAG!!!

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We all have heard the myths and legends the similarities and differences between twins, both identical and fraternal!!!

Well how about when a hospital error mixes up two sets of identical twin brothers who then go home with their respective families and are raised as two sets of fraternal twins???

NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE Journalist SUSAN DOMINUS takes us with her to BOGOTA', COLOMBIA, to tell us the story of WILBER CANAS VELASCO and CARLOS ALBERTO BERNAL CASTRO, and WILLIAM CANAS VELASCO and JORGE ENRIQUE BERNAL CASTRO = two sets of identical twin brothers who were mixed-up at birth, have now found each other, and what has since happened in the Truth is Stranger than Fiction story of The MIXED-UP BROTHERS Of BOGOTA'.

-CCG


 


FLORIDA WINS 2015 NCAA WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES (WCWS)!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Head Coach TIM WALTON and the FLORIDA GATORS for their 4-1 victory in Game #3 on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, over the MICHIGAN WOLVERINES at ASA HALL Of FAME STADIUM in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, to win the 2015 WOMEN'S COLLEGE WORLD SERIES (WCWS) CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

CONGRATULATIONS goes out to GATOR Pitcher LAUREN HAEFER. She was earlier named USA SOFTBALL PLAYER Of The YEAR, and for her accomplishments during the series, was named MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER.

2015 marks the second consecutive WCWS for the GATORS, having defeated the ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE in a 2-game sweep for the title in 2014.

-CCG

 

ERYKAH BADU On ESSENCE!!!


The really good people of ESSENCE Magazine went to TANZANIA and KENYA to capture GRAMMY Award-winning Singer/Songwriter/Musician ERYKAH BADU for the cover of  the August 2015 GLOBAL ISSUE  issue of ESSENCE!!!

-CCG

 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: Chef NINA COMPTON!!!

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Fresh out of culinary school, working alongside famed Chef DANIEL BOULUD at his NYC restaurant DANIEL, was the first job for ST. LUCIA-born Chef NINA COMPTON!!!

You may remember her placing second in the BRAVO: TOP CHEF - SEASON 11: NEW ORLEANS.

However, what you may not know is that she has moved from MIAMI to NEW ORLEANS and opened her first solo restaurant venture, COMPERE LAPIN, located inside of the OLD No. 77 HOTEL & CHANDLERY.

Chef NINA COMPTON is officially now Yours Truly CCG's homegirl!!!

PLAYBOY Journalist LINDSAY GOLDENBERG caught up with her just long enough to find out why Chef NINA COMPTON Wants YOU To HAVE MORE FUN When COOKING At HOME.

Here are the SAVORY 7 from the PLAYBOY INTERVIEW: 9 QUESTIONS with Chef NINA COMPTON:

1. What’s an underrated food city and why?
Miami. There are so many great restaurants down there. People assume Miami is just South Beach’s Ocean Drive strip, but there are incredible places and talented chefs in that city making really good food.


2. What food/food trend are you tired of?
Brussels sprouts. Don’t get me wrong, I like them. I just think food should not be trendy, it should be seasonal.

3. How do you feel about Yelp?
Yelp is a double-edged sword. It does help guide people to restaurants, but at the same time, it is an open forum for people to bash chefs and owners, sometimes ruining businesses.

4. If your kitchen is burning down, what’s the one gadget you save?
My Imperia Pasta Machine, without a doubt.
5. Your guilty pleasure food?
Recently it’s been doughnuts. My pastry chef Danny Alas makes a killer doughnut!

6. If you could cook for one person who would it be?
My late father, I think it would really make him smile.

7. What are five ingredients that are always in your pantry?
Maldon sea salt, lemon, chile paste, eggs, and plantains.

-CCG

WATCH The ENTIRE 2014-15 NBA SEASON In 3 MINUTES!!!



SLAM Magazine was blessed by the good folks at NBAE who took the nine-month 2014-15 NBA season and condensed it into three action-packed minutes!!!

From LeBron’s first game back in a Cavs uniform to the Warriors winning the chip, this is the best three minutes you’ll spend all day.

-CCG

SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: FLOORBOARD GEORGE - Shh... It'S JAZZ!!!

Shh...it's jazz
GOOD SUNDAY EVENING!!!

NEW ZEALAND DJ/Producer/Mixologist FLOORBOARD GEORGE laid down this aurally pleasurable mix of Free, Percussive, Spiritual, Vocal Jazz, and loudly whispers... Shh... It's JAZZ.

Shh... It's JAZZ features tracks from SUN And His SOLAR ARKESTRA, BROTHERHOOD Of BREATH, GANG STARR, SONS And DAUGHTERS Of LIFE, JACKIE McLEAN And MICHAEL CARVIN, and so Many MORE.

FLOORBOARD GEORGE says;
"I thought I'd put together this little jazz compilation because I've been really buzzing off jazz this year, plus the Wellington Jazz Festival starts this week.
There's a big mixture of stuff in here, quite a lot of spiritual jazz and free jazz - that seems to be the area I am most drawn to at the moment. There are some tunes that make me wanna dance naked around a fire and some tunes that are more for contemplation at dawn. I'm by no means an expert in this area, in fact I feel like I haven't even scratched the surface yet! Perhaps you can think of this mix as the first entry in my jazz diary.
I hope you enjoy this mix and hear some things that are exciting or even inspirational.
Much love,
FG. x"

HAPPY Shh.. It's JAZZ SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ At NIGHT!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And SUNDAY MORNING JAZZY BLESSINGS;

-CCG


SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: SERCAN SEZGIN - JAZZ EXPRESSIONISM!!!

Jazz Expressionism
GOOD SUNDAY MORNING!!!

WNYU 89.1 FM Producer/Mixologist SERCAN SEZGIN lays down an exercise of Avant-Garde, Experimental, Expressionist, Free, and Spiritual Jazz as a singular IDEA expressed in three ACTS - JAZZ EXPRESSIONISM:

IDEA: The escape from oppression is through art.

ACT I: Well-known Avant-Garde and Revolutionary artists from the 60s - 80s.

ACT II: Time Travel with "Sound Directions - Directions" (one song)

ACT III: Less-known Contemporary and Experimental artists from the 2000s

JAZZ EXPRESSIONISM features musical morsels from artists such as DEPART, HERBIE HANCOCK, JOHN COLTRANE, The LAST ELECTRO ACOUSTIC SPACE JAZZ & PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, MILES DAVIS, PHAROAH SANDERS, SUN RA and His ARKESTRA, VIJAY IYER and so many MORE.

HAPPY JAZZ EXPRESSIONISM SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And SUNDAY MORNING JAZZY BLESSINGS;

-CCG



Saturday, July 11, 2015

CONFEDERATE FLAG STOLEN From STONE MOUNTAIN PARK!!!

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Many people want the CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG at STONE MOUNTAIN PARK taken down!!!

In an unofficial act on the morning of Friday, July 10, someone did.

AJC reports STONE MOUNTAIN PARK POLICE Spokesman JOHN BANKHEAD said who took it, and exactly when they took it, is unknown. The flag was discovered missing about 11 a.m., and added that an investigation into the theft is ongoing.

The discovery was shortly after the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Capitol.

JOHN BANKHEAD said;
“It could have been (stolen) overnight.”
The theft would have required some effort. The flagpole from which it was taken stands 30-40 feet high.

The symbolic flag wasn’t down long, however.

Bankhead said as soon as it was discovered missing, it was replaced, and it was flying again before noon Friday.

It was not immediately clear whether security in the area would be changed in light of the incident.
There have been calls to remove the flag from the park because of new controversy over the flag’s symbolism.

Located in STONE MOUNTAIN, GA, the Confederate Battle Flag Confederate is one of five flags on a flag terrace leading to the top of the mountain. Also on the terrace are three CONFEDERATE NATIONAL FLAGS and the current UNITED STATES FLAG.

Bill Stephens, CEO of the STONE MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION (SMMA) the state authority that oversees the park, has said the Confederate flags will remain because by state law Stone Mountain is a Confederate memorial and they can’t be removed.

In 1964, the flag terrace was donated by the UNITED DAUGHTERS Of The CONFEDERACY (UDC).

Friday morning, the Confederate Battle Flag was officially removed from the SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CAPITOL, ending a long debate over its presence there that was reignited after the CHARLESTON CHURCH MASSACRE, during which nine members of the EMANUEL AME CHURCH were murdered. Included among the nine was the Rev. Sen. CLEMENTA PINCKNEY (D: SC), who was the Senior Pastor and a SC State Senator.

-CCG



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SERENA WILLIAMS WINS 2015 WIMBLEDON WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS to Chocolate-Covered TENNIS Supernova SERENA WILLIAMS for her 6-4, 6-4 straight-set victory over GARBINE MUGURUZA earlier today at the ALL ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS CLUB in LONDON to win the 2015 WIMBLEDON WOMEN'S SINGLES CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

2015 marks her sixth WIMBLEDON title and overall 21st GRAND SLAM.
 
SBN reports in 2015, she has won the AUSTRALIAN OPEN, FRENCH OPEN, WIMBLEDON, and now needs only to be victorious at the upcoming 2015 U.S. OPEN to capture the first full calendar Grand Slam since STEFFI GRAF in 1988.

2015 Wimbledon also marks her fourth straight major title since winning the 2014 U. S. OPEN.
 
At age 33, Serena Williams has become the oldest winner of a major title in what is recognized as the OPEN ERA.

-CCG






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Friday, July 10, 2015

SOUTH CAROLINA REMOVES CONFEDERATE FLAG From STATE CAPITOL!!!

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Earlier today, Friday, July 10, the entire world watched as the state of SOTH CAROLINA officially removed the CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG from the property of the SOUTH CAROLINA CAPITOL!!!

CNN reports this morning at 10:00 AM EST, all eyes were on the state of South Carolina while the Confederate flag was officially removed from state grounds.

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On the heels of the NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, Shooting Death of WALTER SCOTT by NORTH CHARLESTON POLICE Officer MICHAEL SLAGER, and the CHARLESTON CHURCH MASSACRE, during which 9 lives were taken by 21-year-old DYLANN ROOF at the EMANUEL AME CHURCH; the focus on race has now encompassed the Confederate flag, and it's removal has made headline news around the globe.
 
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A crowd of hundreds erupted in cheers, and sang farewell songs ("Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye") as uniformed highway patrol officers lowered the flag from a pole next to a soldiers' monument.
 
President BARACK OBAMA tweeted
"South Carolina taking down the Confederate flag - a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards better future."
 
The officers handed the flag to one of the state's two black Cabinet-level officials, DEPARTMENT Of PUBLIC SAFETY Director LEROY SMITHwho had the flag taken to a nearby state military museum where it will be exhibited.

The symbolic removal happened one day after SOUTH CAROLINA Gov. NIKKI HALEY, who argued for the flag's removal after the Charleston Church Massacre, signed the bill calling for it to come down.

Going forward, the NAACP says this weekend, it will move to lift its 15-year economic boycott against South Carolina during their national convention in PHILADELPHIA, PA.

#TAKEItDOWN and #KEEPItDOWN
 
-CCG
 

 

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Minister LOUIS FARRAKHAN DELIVERS MESSAGE To HIP HOP COMMUNITY!!!

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NATION Of ISLAM Honorable Minister LOUIS FARRAKHAN delivers a serious message to his friends in the Hip-Hop community, who are under attack by his enemies for meeting with him and supporting the upcoming Saturday, October 10, 2015, 20th ANNIVERSARY Of The MILLION MAN MARCH 10-10-15 #JUSTICEOrELSE!!!

-CCG



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THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (TBT): SOUTH REGIONALS - ATLANTA!!!

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MIKE BIBBY, JASON WILLIAMS, and JAMAAL TINSLEY are among the former NBA Players that are on teams competing for the grand prize of $1 MILLION in THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (TBT)!!!

The 97-team tournament begins this weekend in ATLANTA and LOS ANGELES.

There are at least 125 players with NBA or NBA Development League experience in the national field, according to a tournament spokesman, and include familiar names such as Hakim Warrick, Michael Sweetney, Brian Scalabrine and Renaldo Balkman.

The winner-take-all, single-elimination tournament is open to players 18 years of age or older. It debuted last year with 32 teams and was won by the Notre Dame Fighting Alumni, featuring former Irish stars Tim Abromaitis, Luke Harangody, Ben Hansbrough and Torin Francis. They have a bye into the final 17 spots.

Play in ATLANTA will be Friday, July 10 - Saturday, July 11, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. EST, and Sunday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., at CLAYTON STATE UNIVERSITY.

Play continues in Chicago and Philadelphia on July 17-19 before the August 1-2, 2015 championship, taking place at FORDHAM UNIVERSITY in NEW YORK CITY and televised LIVE by ESPN.

Inquiry, Information, and TICKETS at THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (TBT)

-CCG

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2015 WOMEN'S WORLD CUP CHAMPION #USWNT On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS to Head Coach JILL ELLIS, newly-retired Captains CHRISTIE RAMPONE and ABBY WAMBACH, and the US SOCCER WOMEN'S NATIONAL TEAM for their 5 - 2 defeat of JAPAN to win the 2015 FIFA WOMEN'S WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP and scoring a Special Digital Cover of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!

-CCG

 

QUAD LUNCEFORD-WEBB On RYAN CAMERON!!!


This week in The ATL, BRAVO Network ATLANTA RealiTV series MARRIED To MEDICINE star QUAD LUNCEFORD-WEBB was at the V-103 studios with RYAN CAMERON for an interview on the RYAN CAMERON MORNING SHOW With WANDA SMITH!!!

-CCG

 


NORTH DAKOTA MAN Gets 2-WORD OBITUARY!!!


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Add this to the list of  misunderstood things that we have received from FARGO!!!

PLAYBOY reports FARGO, ND, has now has given us: a two-word obituary, lovingly penned to honor former NORTH DAKOTA resident DOUGLAS LEGLER.

The announcement appeared in daily newspaper The FORUM Of FARGO-MOORHEAD and simply states;
"Doug Died."
We can only hope that Doug got a eulogy that was considerably longer.

R.I.P. Bro. DOUGLAS LEGLER.

PEACE, LOVE, And BLESSINGS;

-CCG
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