Saturday, October 31, 2015

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC @ PALEY CENTER TRIBUTE To AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS In TV!!!

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Monday, October 26, in BEVERLY HILLS, #BLACKGIRLMAGIC was in full effect as the stars came out to shine for the PALEY CENTER HOLLYWOOD TRIBUTE To AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS In TELEVISION 2015 at the BEVERLY WILSHIRE HOTEL!!!

Salivate and Lick Your Lips over some of our favorite CRAZY COOL GROOVY Glamorous Gems who carried their Candy Cakes down the PALEY CENTER HOLLYWOOD TRIBUTE To AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENTS In TELEVISION BEIGE CARPET.

-CCG


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TIME: 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL TEENS Of 2015!!!

Most Influential Teens 2015 Malia Obama
MALIA OBAMA

MALIA OBAMA is the elder First Daughter of our POTUS And FLOTUS, Mr. and Mrs. BARACK And MICHELLE OBAMA!!! 

MALIA  is now a full-fledged cultural icon, whose fashion choices and college visits (most recently, to Brown University) routinely make headlines.

It is for these reasons and so many more that MALIA has made the list of TIME: The 30 MOST INFLUENTIAL TEENS In The WORLD Of 2015.

Let's see who else made the cut:


Most Influential Teens 2015 Ahmed Mohamed.
AHMED MOHAMED

Not many people make national news by bringing a homemade clock to school. But the ninth grader’s arrest, after teachers and authorities mistook said clock for a bomb, kicked off a national debate over racial profiling—and a outpouring of support for Mohamed, who was personally invited to the White House by President Obama (who called his clock “cool”). In October, he accepted a full scholarship to a prestigious school in Qatar.


Most Influential Teens 2015 Amandla Sternberg
AMANDA STEINBERG

The actress is best known as Rue from The Hunger Games series—a role that earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination and a Teen Choice Award—but she doesn’t just take part in pop culture, she actively critiques it. For a school history project, she and another classmate made a video called “Don’t Cash Crop My Cornrows” that was widely covered by the media and examined how white “pop stars and icons adopted black culture as a way of being edgy” while staying silent on issues such as police brutality. Stenberg is unafraid to call out celebrities she thinks are appropriating culture: in July she criticized Kylie Jenner—also on this list—for showing off her cornrows on Instagram but failing to use her “position of power to help black Americans.” 


Most Influential Teens 2015 Moziah Bridges
MOZIAH BRIDGES

The Memphis resident started his own bow tie business, Mo’s Bows, at age 9. Now—thanks in part to an appearance on the investment show Shark Tank—he’s running a $200,000-a-year apparel company touting licensing deals with Cole Haan and Neiman Marcus. Bridges’ latest accomplishment? Supplying bow ties to basketball players at the 2015 NBA draft.


Most Influential Teens 2015 Malala Yousafzai
MALALA YOUSAFZAI

Three years after being shot by the Taliban while going to school in her native Pakistan, Yousafzai is now a fierce advocate for girls’ education. In the months following her Nobel Peace Prize award, the He Named Me Malalasubject spoke at the U.N. General Assembly, appealed for the release of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram, and launched the #BooksNotBullets campaign to encourage politicians to redirect some military spending toward global education. On July 12—her 18th birthday—she traveled to a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon to open a school. “Spending time with Malala Yousafzai made me stronger,” wrote Mezon Almellehan, a Syrian refugee, inthis year’s Time 100. “She suffered, and yet she continues to fight for what she believes in—for the rights of children and for their education.”


Most Influential Teens 2015 Silento
SILENTO

Six months ago, barely anyone had heard of Silentó (real name: Richard Lamar Hawk), an aspiring rapper from Stone Mountain, Georgia. That all changed on June 25, 2015, when the rising high school senior dropped the video for his first single, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”—an infectious clip centered around popular hip-hop dance moves. (He says he came up with the idea while entertaining classmates at lunch.) Within a week, the video had earned roughly 2.5 million views. By mid-October, it had logged more than 300 million, spawning countless parodies and celebrity imitations and eventually reaching Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Next up for its multiplatinum singer? Attending college, where he plans to study business.



Most Influential Teens 2015 Zendaya
ZENDAYA

The former Disney Channel star (full name: Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman) has emerged as a champion of body positivity, schooling E!’s Giuliana Rancic earlier this year for mocking Zendaya’s dreadlocks at the Oscars and sharing unretouched versions of a magazine photoshootwith her 14.1 million Instagram followers. Recently, Mattel debuted a custom Barbie modeled after Zendaya’s Oscars look, meant to honor “a moment of confidence that was so positively received.” 



Most Influential Teens 2015 Jaden Smith
JADEN SMITH

Sure, Will Smith’s son gets the most attention for enigmatic pronouncements—telling the New York Times that “school is not authentic because it ends,” for example, or tweeting “Kanye For President” to his 5.7 million followers. But he’s also making waves in the music industry. After dropping digital EP This is the Album earlier this year, Smith signed on to host his own radio show on Apple’s Beats 1

-CCG


Friday, October 30, 2015

SCANDAL HIGH: EPISODE 1 On JIMMY KIMMEL!!!


If there’s anything that could make Scandal even more dramatic, it would be an injection of teenage hormones.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY reports Thursday night on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, many of the stars from the ABC drama were accounted for in an aptly tiled parody, SCANDAL HIGH — including Joshua Malina in a Justin Bieber-esque wig and Kerry Washington serving as narrator, declaring that election season at Scandal High just might turn Hunter (Tony Goldwyn) and Tanner (Malina) from “besties forever into besties for never.” 
Meanwhile, Darby Stanchfield is Courtni-with-an-I, a student hot for teacher (Jeff Perry), and Guillermo Díaz and Katie Lowes play a geek and goth in love.
See the first episode of four below to find out what happens when Hunter gets “super-dissed” by Tanner. 
-CCG

LISA PRICE, BERNARD BRONNER, & TALIAH WAAJID On UPSCALE MAG!!!

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BERNARD BRONNER is flanked by LISA PRICE (left), TALIAH WAAJID (right), and they collectively are the CEOs of BRONNER BROTHERSCAROL'S DAUGHTERTALIAH WAAJID NATURAL HAIR CARE PRODUCTS, and they cover the new issue of UPSCALE Magazine!!!

-CCG


NBA REVEALS TEAM UNIFORMS For CHRISTMAS DAY 2015!!!


Courtesy of the really good people at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED: NBA here are the uniforms, socks, and sneaks, for the 10 teams that will be in action on CHRISTMAS DAY 2015!!!

-CCG


Thursday, October 29, 2015

I LOVE 2 EAT #99: ESQUIRE MAG - BEST NEW RESTAURANTS In AMERICA 2015!!!


GOOD THURSDAY!!!

According to the Food and Drink experts over at ESQUIRE Magazine, the restaurant world is changing!!!

Because of their observations regarding this gastronomic revolution, it to famed late ESQUIRE Food Critic/Correspondent JOSH OZERSKY that they dedicate the 2015 edition of their annual ode to eateries - ESQUIRE: The BEST NEW RESTAURANTS In AMERICA 2015.

Here is the full listing of The BEST NEW RESTAURANTS In AMERICA 2015:

Shaya, New Orleans
Townsman, Boston
The Progress, San Francisco
Muscadine, Portland, Oregon
The Grey, Savannah
Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, Morristown, New Jersey
B.S. Taqueria and Broken Spanish, Los Angeles
Momotaro, Chicago
The Duck Inn, Chicago
Little Park, New York
Shuko, New York
Santina, New York
Mountain Bird, New York
PEACE And BLESSINGS;
-CCG

ALABAMA SHAKES On STEPHEN COLBERT!!!


Last night in NYC, Lead Singer/Guitarist BRITTANY HOWARD and her ATHENS, AL-based Rock/& Roll band ALABAMA SHAKES were at the ED SULLIVAN THEATER to perform their hit single, JOE, on CBS late night talk fest, The LATE SHOW With STEPHEN COLBERT!!!

-CCG


SERENA WILLIAMS On WIRED!!!

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Chocolate-Covered Tennis Superhero SERENA WILLIAMS is the Guest Editor/Cover Story for the new issue of WIRED!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

On giving girls in Africa the same access to education as boys:
I opened a school in Kenya in 2008 and a second in 2010. Now, sometimes in Africa they send only the boys to school. So we had a strict rule that our schools had to be at least 40 percent girls. It was impossible to get 50-50 boys to girls, and we really had to fight for 60-40. But we got it.
On progressing for equality for all:
Nothing like Black Girls Code existed when I was growing up. (And I know what it’s like to be interested in a field where the other kids don’t look like you.) So I think we’re making progress. But we can keep working even more to increase equality—whether it’s making sure to interview black candidates for tech jobs or standing up to cyberbullying or making sure that our technology is designed by all kinds of people. Eventually we’re going to make the world better. For everyone. And hopefully my next school will be 50-50.
On battling racism in the workforce:
In the NFL, they have something called the Rooney rule. It says that teams have to interview minority candidates for senior jobs. It’s a rule that companies in Silicon Valley are starting to follow too, and that’s great. But we need to see more women and people of different colors and nationalities in tech.
On being a role model and inspiring kids to change the future:
I’m a black woman, and I am in a sport that wasn’t really meant for black people. And while tennis isn’t really about the future, Silicon Valley sure is. I want young people to look at the trailblazers we’ve assembled below and be inspired. I hope they eventually become trailblazers themselves. Together we can change the future.
On taking a stand against inequality:
So to those of you involved in equality movements like Black Lives Matter, I say this: Keep it up. Don’t let those trolls stop you. We’ve been through so much for so many centuries, and we shall overcome this too (see “Get Up, Stand Up”).
On fighting against bullying:
To other people, I say: When someone’s harassing someone else, speak up! J. K. Rowling spoke up for me this summer, and it was an amazing feeling—I thought, well, “I can speak up too.”
On how she uses technology to stay positive:
Back in 2008, when I was competing in the US Open, I would keep little “match books,” where I’d write affirmations to myself and read them during matches. It worked pretty well. But before long I found an even better way to inspire myself: I started using affirmations as the passwords to my phone and my computer. (No, I’m not going to tell you what my current affirmation is!) You should try it. You’ll be surprised how many times a day you log in and have an opportunity to trigger that positivity. I love that I can use technology that way.
-CCG

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LIL DUVAL On ROLLING OUT!!!

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DUVAL COUNTY, FL-born/ATLANTA-based Comedian/Actor ROBERT "LIL DUVAL" POWELL covers the new issue of ROLLING OUT Magazine!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

You’ve come a long way since your start in Duval County, Florida, and later moving to Atlanta. What do you remember most about your first day doing stand-up?
My first day doing stand-up was probably my first time in a comedy club. Back then, I didn’t know the difference between stand-up and being funny. I actually did good the first time. I’m going to be honest with you. Had I did bad that first time, I probably wouldn’t even be doing comedy. I’m not that guy that’s going to keep getting booed. But I started getting the big head. I actually got booed maybe a month afterward. I told a joke and it didn’t go over well and my boys let me have it. My friends and family booed the hell out of me.
A lot of people think comedians just get up there and talk, but it takes preparation. How do you prepare to be on stage?
You’re right, some people think we just get on stage and say whatever comes to our mind. But our stand-up act is like a monologue that we’ve been perfecting or trying to perfect. And once you see it, we’re usually in our building process. In that building process, you might see us mess up. That’s the difference between comedians and musicians. With a musician’s performance, you rarely see them during the building process. You only see the end results. So the hardest thing to do in comedy is to build a set because everybody has cellphones and [they] want to get footage before the process is complete. You have to make sure jokes have the right timing and placement. It takes a lot of work.
How were you able to build your comedy brand through social media?
When I first started getting on social media, it was MySpace. So when Twitter came about, I was able to do some of the same things on Twitter that I did on MySpace. So it was just really easy. It was perfect for me because I could post a joke and it would hit fast. And it’s crazy now that I’m seeing the offspring of what I’ve done. I used to be the only comedian that represented for the young hip-hop, urban crowd. But now since social media is exploding, there’s a bunch of them. Now I see all of them, so I guess that’s a good thing because now I’m looking at it like, “Dang, I’m kind of the O.G. of this s—.”
The cool thing about social media is that you were able to create catchphrases that went viral. How did you feel about people using terms that you initially started?
“Basic b—-,” “Kill yo self,” and “What that mouth do,” are a few that indirectly came from me. The good thing about the Internet is you can go back. If you look at all these skits and memes, if you go down my Twitter, I can guarantee you that 90 percent of them came from stuff I tweeted about. They won’t ever admit it, but that’s the good thing about the Internet you can prove all of that stuff. The craziest part to me is some new comedians will say another comedian inspired them. But when you look closely, they act more like me than the person who they said inspired them. But that’s just how the game goes.
Name three clichés you often see on social media.
Dudes who stunt [show off money or material goods], selfies, and photo shoots. That’s pretty much all of Black Instagram. And people selling tea and other products. It’s like a flea market now. You see all that type of stuff. I like to say that I’m an innovator. I’ve always been like that and I think my generation has always been like that. If you see someone doing this, you do something else. I get bored real quick, even with those catchphrases. When I hear everybody say them, I don’t say it anymore.
When you talk about comedy legends like Richard Pryor, his comedy still resonates today. How will you ensure your jokes are still funny 30 years from now?
Everything that’s happening now has happened before in some way or the other. I can take an old joke and add what’s going on now to make it new. Like the stuff with Bill Cosby, that’s happened before. Nothing is new under the sun. Police brutality isn’t new. They been beating Black folks a–es for years. I’m not saying you should take it, but it’s not new.
-CCG

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

PUBLIC ENEMY Performs FIGHT THE POWER On JIMMY KIMMEL!!!


Friday night, legendary HIP HOP group PUBLIC ENEMY was at the ABC studios to perform their iconic hit, FIGHT THE POWER, during an appearance on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!!!

-CCG


SELF-TAUGHT ATLANTA FILMMAKER Premieres NEW HORROR FILM - GPS!!!


ST. LOUIS-born/ATLANTA-based Filmmaker CARLA SAUNDERS wants to make this Halloween an extra-terrifying one -- and she's doing it by releasing her latest pulse-pounding horror/thriller.
GPS is her new short film, running 26 minutes and premiering Thursday night at the LANDMARK MIDTOWN ART CINEMA in Midtown ATLANTA.  

The film was shot locally in just two days, and features a talented cast of local actors who say they were thrilled to work with Saunders. 

You may remember the indie filmmaker was featured on Good Day Atlanta last year, when she'd just finished up her first short film ("Triste"). 
 Journalist PAUL MILLIKEN caught up with CARLA SAUNDERS and her GPS cast for a few moments on GOOD DAY ATLANTA


-CCG







HUMP DAY FUNK: DJ RAHDU - THE DIAMOND SOUL XXXPERIENCE 029: KRISWONTWO & KHARI CABRAL SIMMONS!!!

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HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

Episode 029 of the DSXXX has DJ RAHDU and the really good folks at BAMALOVESOUL bringing forth some of the musical delights from Musicians/Producers KHARI CABRAL SIMMONS and KRISWONTWO.

Georgia Anne Muldrow’s album Olesi made such an impression on KrisWonTwo as a youth he worked hard to build up his skills to not only meet Georgia but produce for her and become an artist on her label, SomeOthaShip. 

Khari grew up in a musical climate that produced substantial musical acts, but had no idea he would be involved in one of the most important soul movements of this generation. Hard work and faith are words that are thrown around often when discussing success – listen to actual stories of their application.

This episode implements show notes for the first time. Show notes are footnotes from the interviews and provide easy access to information mentioned to begin your research.

Press PLAY and ENJOY; BAMALOVESOUL: DJ RAHDU - THE DIAMOND SOUL XXXPERIENCE 029: DIAMOND SOUL & OTHER DELIGHTS - KHARI CABRAL SIMMONS & KRISWONTWO.

HAPPY KHARI CABRAL SIMMONS And KRIWONTWO HUMP DAY FUNK DAY!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And HUMP DAY FUNKY BLESSINGS;

-CCG




WEON (MonoNeon x KrisWonTwo) – Black, White ThenNeon ft Mojcksn
Renee Neufville – Watching Me
D’angelo – Brown Sugar (KrisWonTwo Remix)
DJ Rahdu – KrisWonTwo Interview 1
KrisWonTwo – Elevations ft Georgia Anne Muldrow, Oh No & El Da Sensei
DJ Rahdu – KrisWonTwo Interview 2
KrisWonTwo – Lost Gates feat MED, Ab & Nicholas Ryan Gant
Brenk Sinatra – Midnite Blue Pt 1
Mike Blankenship – Something Beautiful ft Juan Perez
Outkast – Prototype (Starro Bossa Edit)
Cecilia Stalin, Khari Cabral Simmons, Daz I Kue – Norwegian Wood
Julie Dexter & Khari Simmons – Dove (Jiva Remix)
DJ Rahdu – Khari Cabral Simmons Interview 1
Jiva – Love Chooses Lovers (The Heart Chakra Mix)
DJ Rahdu – Khari Cabral Simmons Interview 2
Monday Michiru – New Morning
DJ Rahdu – Khari Cabral Simmons Interview 3
india.arie – Litte Things
Anthony David – Yes (Salah Ananse Remix)
Seek – Something Real
KrisWonTwo Interview Notes 
Khari Cabral Simmons Interview Notes

MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER Explains WHY Saying ALL LIVES MATTER Is SO FRUSTRATING On HUFFPOST LIVE!!!!


During a recent interview with CAROLINE MODARRESSEY-TEHRANI on HUFFPOST LIVE, Actor/Director/Musician MALCOLM-JAMAL WARNER took a question from fan MIMI GREEN, and then proceeded to give his perspective on WHY Saying ALL LIVES MATTER Is SO FRUSTRATING!!!

-CCG


Monday, October 26, 2015

BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT Faces BIG DECISION On MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY!!!


An offer from the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE for a town hall on social and racial justice elicited different responses from two groups within the broader #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement!!!

DeRAY McKESSON of CAMPAIGN ZERO and #BLACKLIVESMATTER Co-Creator ALICIA GARZA join Dr. MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY.

-CCG


Rev. AL SHARPTON On Pres. OBAMA And CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM PUSH On TAMRON HALL!!!


President BARACK OBAMA is launching a multi-state speaking tour as a part of his push for broad CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM REFORM!!!

Friday, October 23, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK Founder-President/MSNBC POLITICS NATION  host Rev. AL SHARPTON joined TAMRON HALL.

-CCG


Saturday, October 24, 2015

BIBI, JAY, NAS, & USHER On JIMMY KIMMEL!!!



Recently at the ABC studios in LOS ANGELES, viewers were witness to BIBI BOURELLY, JAY-Z, NAS, and USHER performing the song, CHAINS, on late-night talkfest, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!!!

-CCG


RIHANNA On MISS EBENE MAG!!!


BARBADOS-born Singer/Songwriter/Model/Spokesperson RIHANNA covers the October 2015 issue of MISS EBENE Magazine!!!

-CCG

THE WEEKND On ROLLING STONE MAG!!!


CANADIAN Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Producer THE WEEKND has a lot on his mind, and you can learn all about SEX, DRUGS, And R&B: INSIDE The DARK TWISTED FANTASY Of THE WEEKEND in the new issue of ROLLING STONE Magazine!!!

-CCG




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EMILIA CLARKE + FOOD, SEX, And CARS On ESQUIRE!!!


Learn ALL about ESQUIRE'S BEST NEW RESTAURANTS In AMERICA For 2015WATCH 12 CARS MORPH From CONCEPT To PRODUCTION, and see why HBO Fantasy Drama GAME Of THRONES star EMILIA CLARKE has been dubbed the ESQUIRE Magazine SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE 2015 in the FOOD, SEX, And CARS ISSUE of ESQUIRE Magazine!!!

-CCG













DJ HARVEY DENT: HIGH YELLOW SOUL - SOULBOUNCE EDITION V2!!!

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GOOD SATURDAY!!!

DJ HARVEY DENT and the really good people at SOULBOUNCE have gotten together to bring us a finger-snapping, toe-tapping mix of SOUL, R&B, & HIP HOP joints that have been released thus far this year, SOULBOUNCE Presents: The MIXOLOGISTS - DJ HARVEY DENT: HIGH YELLOW SOUL - SOULBOUNCE EDITION V2.

PEACE And BLESSINGS;

-CCG




The Foreign Exchange - Body
The Internet - Somthing's Missing
Dornik - Drive
Edo. G feat. M1 (of Dead Prez) - Speak Ur Mind
Childish Gambino feat. Christian Rich - The Palisades
Chill Rob G - Court Is Now In Session
Jill Scott - Closure
Aso - When The Love Comes
MNEK - In Your Clouds
Kendrick Lamar - You Ain't Gotta Lie (Momma Said)
D'Angelo And The Vanguard - Back to the Future (Part I)
Yasiin Bey & Ski Beatz - Sensei On The Block
Groove Theory - Tell Me (CatBlack Remix)
Illa J - Never Left
Kane Mayfield - Dream Killers
Dr. Dre feat. Anderson .Paak - Animals
Skyzoo feat. Black Thought & Bilal - Money Makes Us Happy
Janet Jackson - No Sleeep (DJ Beset Edit)
Sy Smith - When I Think Of You
Tuxedo - Lost Lover

Friday, October 23, 2015

JILL SCOTT On JIMMY KIMMEL!!!


PHILLY-native Singer/Songwriter/Musician JILL SCOTT was recently in HOLLYWOOD to stop by the ABC studios for an appearance on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and perform her most recent single, RUN, RUN, RUN, from her new album, WOMAN!!!

-CCG


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