Saturday, December 31, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: TEYANA, EUGENIA, INDIA, CHRISSY - SEXIEST WOMEN Of 2016 For PLAYBOY MAG!!!

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TEYANA TAYLOR

What makes someone sexy???

Smoldering looks certainly help, but sexiness is often defined by the undefineable, and that’s what makes it so intriguing. As we say goodbye to 2016, let’s say hello to 16 women who made the year significantly sexier, thanks to their confidence, charisma and undeniable desirability.

Yours Truly CCG days THANK YOU to the really good people at PLAYBOY Magazine for gifting us with TEYANA TAYLOR, EUGENA WASHINGTON, INDIA LOVE, and CHRISSY TEIGEN as being among the  CCG FEMME FATALE FOUR of the  PLAYBOY Magazine: 16 SEXIEST WOMEN Of 2016.

-CCG


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EUGENA WASHINGTON




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CHRISSY TEIGEN

HAPPY KWANZAA 2016!!!


HABARI GANI (What's the News?) and HAPPY KWANZAA 2016 to ALL of My CRAZY COOL GROOVY Family, Friends, Frats, Fans, Followers, Frienemies, and FANTABULICIOUSTICAL Funky Fresh Fly Folks of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and Denominations!!!

2016 marks the 50th ANNIVERSARY of the creation of KWANZAA.

KWANZAA  was created by Dr. MAULANA KARENGA in 1966 as an AFRICAN AMERICAN and PAN-AFRICAN Holiday which celebrates family, community, and culture.

KWANZAA begins annually on December 26, and is celebrated through January 1.

During the holiday, individuals, families, and communities host activities and celebrations which focus on the NGUZO SABA (Seven Principles) of Kwanzaa. Each of the sevens days is reprinted by a distinct name and symbol: UMOJA (Unity), KUJICHAGULIA (Slf-Determination), UJIMA (Collective Work and Responsibility), UJAMAA (Cooperative Economics), NIA (Purpose), KUUMBA (CREATIVITY, and IMANI (Faith).


The SYMBOLS Of KWANZAA (photo above) include the MKEKA (Corn),  KINARA (Candle Holder), MISHUMAA SABA (Seven Candles), KIKOMBE Cha UMOJA (Unity Cup), MUHINDI (Corn), and MAZAO (Crops), and ZAWADI (GIFTS). You also may have the PAN-AFRICAN FLAG,  and a printed posting of the Nguzo Saba.




The origins of KWANZAA  are in the first harvest celebrations of Africa from which it takes its name. The name Kwanzaa is derived from the phrase "MATUNDA Ya KWANZAA" which means "first fruits" in Swahili, a Pan-African language which is the most widely spoken African language. 

KWANZAA is:
  • a time of ingathering of the people to reaffirm the bonds between them;
  • a time of special reverence for the creator and creation in thanks and respect for the blessings, bountifulness and beauty of creation;
  • a time for commemoration of the past in pursuit of its lessons and in honor of its models of human excellence, our ancestors;
  • a time of recommitment to our highest cultural ideals in our ongoing effort to always bring forth the best of African cultural thought and practice; and
  • a time for celebration of the Good, the good of life and of existence itself, the good of family, community and culture, the good of the awesome and the ordinary, in a word the good of the divine, natural and social.
It should be noted that while Kwanzaa itself is NOT a religious holiday, Religious Observances are sometimes a part of the celebration of Kwanzaa.

HERI Za KWANZAA 2016 (HAPPY KWANZAA 2016)!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And BOUNTIFUL KWANZAA BLESSINGS For ALL of YOU and Your FAMILIES;

-CCG













Friday, December 30, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK CANDICE, ANANSA, PRECIOUS, KENYA, JIHAN, FRANCHELLE, & NAKITENDE: The SEXIEST PLUS MODELS For 2016 On PLUS MODEL MAG!!!


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CANDICE KELLY


International LINGERIE Retailer VICTORIA'S SECRET should take note that BEAUTY And SEXY does come in ALL Colors, Shapes, and Sizes!!!

Keeping that thought in mind, the really good people at PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE have accomplished the herculean feat of amassing a list of BIG BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIES, so; Feast, Salivate, and Lick Your Lips over the CCG TOP 7 from 18 Of The SEXIEST PLUS MODELS For 2016.


-CCG

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KENYA MORRIS 



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JIHAN


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2016 Was The BEST YEAR For BLACK MUSIC Since PURPLE RAIN On GQ MAG!!!

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in response to the storm that has been 2016, music has been exceptional!!!

It's hard to name an artist that didn't put out new music; everyone from Radiohead to The Weeknd dropped albums this year. And if you, like me, noticed that a staggering amount of the music you loved from the past 12 months was made by black artists, there's data to back that up: Black artists had their best year on the Billboard Top 100 since 2009 (largely thanks to the dominance the Black Eyed Peas that year), and even more notably, black artists had their best year on the Billboard 200 (which tracks album sales) in over 30 years. Black artists delivered in a year when we needed them most—and their music was not only popular, but it was insightful about government, police brutality, protest, love, friendship, family, and self-worth.

On the Billboard Hot 100, Rihanna, Drake, Desiigner, and Rae Sremmurd all topped the charts; in total, a black artist had a No. 1 single for 27 weeks this year. Meanwhile, J. Cole, The Weeknd, Future, Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Young Jeezy, A Tribe Called Quest, both of the Knowles sisters, and Prince had albums that were on the top of the Billboard 200. Rihanna's ANTI was top of the charts for two weeks, and Drake's Views topped the chart for 13. That comes up to a whopping 27 weeks that black artists also topped the Billboard 200 in 2016.
You'd have to go back to 1984 to find a year that saw black artists top the album charts for more than 27 weeks. That's right—the last time black artists topped the Billboard 200 for this long, Purple Rain and Thriller were on the charts for 36 weeks. (The next most since then was in 1993, when the Bodyguard soundtrack, which is credited to Whitney Houston, ruled the charts with the classic rendition of " I Will Always Love You," and black artists topped the charts for 26 weeks.)

Hip hop saw major releases from the heavyweights, yes, but artists like Lil Yachty and Young Thug continued to flip the genre on its head with new levels of weirdness. Killer Mike and Bernie Sanders became BFFs. 21 Savage put out one of the most emo songs of the year with Metro Boomin, who had a sound-defining year behind the boards. One of the year's most banging traditional hip hop songs was made by a queer black woman. Craig David completed a chart-topping comeback in the UK after a 10-year hiatus from dance music. Black women artists dropped truly innovative, politically relevant, and culture-shifting records: ANTI is Rihanna's strongest work to date, and is one of the best albums of the year, Solange teased out her experiences with quieter meditations on her anxieties and victories as a black American woman, and Dawn Richard, released a futuristic album of sultry bangers. There were visual albums, TV specials, magazines, merch ( so much merch), artist curated festivalsfashion shows, and unforgettable televised performances. It was truly an explosive year, one that the musicians we lost this year—like Phife Dawg, Sharon Jones, and Prince—could be proud of.

Blackness in America isn't granted the option of being apolitical. For some people, politics is just a matter of intellectual opinion and discussion, but for people of color in America, politics is a matter of life and death, and black art has always internalized this perpetual struggle for equality. This year, though, black political aesthetics were widely accepted into the mainstream. It is no coincidence that with the rise of Black Lives Matter and a resurgence of political activism nationwide, artists from all levels have been expressing their politics in their music. Beyoncé used Black Panther imagery in her Super Bowl performance; A Tribe Called Quest called out our President-elect on Saturday Night Live with "We the People," spitting back the bigoted rhetoric that has become so mainstream this year. Kendrick Lamar rapped in literal chains at the Grammys. Frank Ocean's Blonde starts off with "Nikes," where he muses, "RIP Trayvon / That n*gg* look just like me." Artists like Alicia Keys and Common crafted entire albums celebrating blackness while simultaneously calling attention to the systemic problems that plague black America. Even across the pond, Skepta's Mercury Prize-winning album Konnichiwa sends a clear message to the politicians that led the Brexit charge, rapping, "Man don't care what colour or gender / Nobody's votin' for your corrupted agenda."

It feels good as a black American that in a time when our President-elect can't bring himself to say that Black Lives Matter, people of all colors across the nation found something they needed in black musicians' work. It's a small victory when police are still largely not being convicted when they kill unarmed civilians that black artists were the top five most-nominated artists for the 2017 Grammy Awards.

GQ Journalist SHAKEIL GREELEY has truly heard it all to be able to break down for us why 2016 Was The BEST YEAR In BLACK MUSIC Since PURPLE RAIN.

-CCG

BEST Of ATLANTA 2016 On ATLANTA MAG!!!

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Have YOU been wondering where you could find the BEST FOOD & DRINKBEST FUN & GAMESBEST SHOPPING & STYLE, and so Much MORE in the city of ATLANTA???

Well; for December 2016, the really good folks at ATLANTA Magazine have done the heavy lifting to bring forth The BEST Of ATLANTA 2016 Issue of ATLANTA Magazine.

-CCG

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK SIMONE BILES On CARSON DALY!!!

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Recently in LOS ANGELES,  Chocolate-Covered TEAM USA RIO 2016 OLYMPICS GOLD-MEDAL Gymnast SIMONE BILES met up with CARSON DALY at The HUDSON for an interview on his NBC late night talkfest, LAST CALL With CARSON DALY!!!

-CCG




KINGS Of COMEDY REUNION On STEVE HARVEY!!!

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Earlier this weaken CHICAGO,  TV Host/Comedian/Actor STEVE HARVEY reran an episode from his daytime talkfest The STEVE HARVEY SHOW, on which he hosted Comedians/Actors/TV-Radio Personalities CEDRIC The ENTERTAINER, D. L. HUGHLEY,  GUY TORRY, and; from SOUTH SIDE CHICAGO via satellite, MIKE EPPS for a reunion of  The ORIGINAL KINGS Of COMEDY!!!

The reunion included an emotional tribute to the one of the original kings, late Comedian/Actor BERNIE MAC,  which featured his family (photo below videos); his widow Mrs. RHONDA McCULLOUGH, daughter Le'NIECE CHILDRESS, and granddaughter.

Comedian/Actor MIKE EPPS appeared via satellite from Bernie Mac's high school alma mater in South Side Chicago where the school auditorium was re-named BERNIE MAC AUDITORIUM, and November 14 was proclaimed BERNIE MAC DAY.

-CCG












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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK RED CARPET @ EBONY POWER 100 GALA 2016!!!

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December 2, in HOLLYWOOD, the EBONY Magazine POWER 100 GALA 2016 took place at the BEVERY HILTON HOTEL!!!

Feast, Salivate, and Lick Your Lips over some of our favorite CCG Glamorous Gems who carried their candy cakes down the EBONY POWER 100 GALA 2016 RED CARPET.

-CCG




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ISSA RAE



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NICOLE MURPHY



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REGINA KING



Peek-a-boo: Wearing a darker shade of green was Olympian Simone Biles, whose sequined frock had a keyhole cutout on the chest

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Shade of the night: Garcelle Beauvais  stepped out in a green caped number

GARCELLE BEAUVAIS



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PAM GRIER



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GABI FRESH



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LISARAYE McCOY



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KANDI BURRUSS



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Thursday, December 29, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK: VIOLA DAVIS On JIMMY FALLON!!!

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Chocolate-Covered ACADEMY AWARD-winning Actress VIOLA DAVIS was recently in NYC for an appearance on The TONIGHT SHOW Starring JIMMY FALLON!!!

During the session VIOLA discussed on Monday, January 9, 2017, she will receive the first star on the HOLLYWOOD WALK Of FAME for the year 2017, the one time that she worked with actor/Director SYLVESTER STALLONE, she and JIMMY played the game, BEST FRIENDS CHALLENGE, and so Much MORE.

-CCG









#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK: MARIAH CAREY ALL-STAR ALL I WANT For CHRISTMAS CARPOOL KAREOKE On JAMES CORDEN!!!

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About 2 weeks ago on The LATE LATE SHOW With JAMES CORDEN, Host JAMES CORDEN  compiled an epic all-star rendition of MARIAH CAREY's yuletide hit, ALL I WANT For CHRISTMAS, from a year’s worth of passengers from CARPOOL KARAOKE!!!

MARIAH CAREY herself opens the clip and is joined by Adele, Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, Elton John, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga and other 2016 Carpool guests like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Gwen Stefani, and Chris Martin in singing the Christmas classic.


-CCG






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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #BLACKGIRLSROCK: KARINE JEAN-PIERRE On TAMRON HALL!!!

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Earlier this week, President BARACK OBAMA became the first sitting POTUS to visit and participate in wreath-laying ceremony with JAPAN Prime Minister SHINZO ABE at HIROSHIMA, JAPAN!!!

Additionally this week, President OBAMA made a statement regarding him having to "be quiet for a little while", and "still himself" during the immediate period of time following the Friday, January 20, 2017, inauguration of President-Elect DONALD TRUMP as POTUS #45.

Chocolate-Covered MOVEON Senior Advisor/National Spokesperson KARINE JEAN-PIERRE weighs in on POTUS #44 and how she views his activity during the coming days of the Trump presidential administration on MSNBC LIVE With TAMRON HALL.

-CCG



I LOVE 2 EAT #136: ULTIMATE HOLIDAY HANDBOOK 2016 On FOOD & WINE MAG!!!

Food & Wine Magazine, December 2016: Ultimate Holiday Handbook

GOOD THURSDAY!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON 2016 to ALL of My CRAZY COOL GROOVY Family, Friends, Frats, Fans, Followers, Frienemies, and FANTABULICIOUSTICAL Funky Fresh Fly Folks of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and Denominations!!!

Get into the holiday spirit with a colorful CHRISTMAS SALAD, a nicely-spiced CRANBERRY GINGERBREADHONEY-MUSTARD BRAISED RADISHES & MUSTARD GREENSPAN-ROASTED DUCK With CHERRIES & OLIVESPUMPKIN SOUP With TRUMPET MUSHROOMS & SOUR CREAMSWIRLED MERINGUE ROULADE With PRALINE WHIPPED CREAM, bring in the new year with some elegantly simple NEW YEAR'S RECIPES For A CROWD, and so Much MORE in the December 2016  ULTIMATE HOLIDAY HANDBOOK Issue of FOOD & WINE Magazine.

PEACE, LOVE, and HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON'S BLESSINGS;

-CCG

TOP 10 EVERYTHING Of 2016 On TIME MAG!!!

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Whether your fancy be ENTERTAINMENTPOP CULTURE, or; TECHNOLOGY, the really good folks at TIME Magazine have spent the past year doing the dirty work to finally bring to us TIME: The TOP 10 EVERYTHING Of 2016!!!

-CCG

The REVENGE Of HENRY ORENSTEIN On NEWSWEEK MAG!!!


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Inventor/Entrepreneur/Songwriter/Poker Champion HENRY ORENSTEIN was born in a HRUBIESZOW, POLAND, lost both parents and survived five NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS in WORLD WAR II, but; when he later emigrated to the UNITED STATES and created some of the world's most popular toys; he proved that PLAYING WELL Is The BEST REVENGE!!!

HERY ORENSTEIN now lives in NEW JERSEY, and brave NEWSWEEK Journalist ABIGAIL JONES managed to get him to push back his weekly poler game for a few hours to bring to us the 4-1-1 on how HENRY ORENSTEIN got The REVENGE Of The FALLEN And TAUGHT The ENTIRE WORLD HOW To PLAY for the new issue of NEWSWEEK Magazine.

-CCG






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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

I LOVE 2 EAT #135: GOLDBERG'S BAGEL COMPANY & DELI!!!

Yours truly offers profuse apologies for being so tardy with this post, and; for not being more frequently able to deliver more posts to the  I LOVE 2 EAT series!!!

Ya Boy CCG has been without a car for about the past two months.

About two months ago, right after the car went down, Sis picked up CCG from a doctor's appointment at GRADY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, so; it was off we went to pick up Niecey from school.

Because we were in the area of the school well in advance of the pick-up time, there was time to stop  for a late lunch.


GOLDBERG'S BAGEL COMPANY & DELI

1272 WEST PACES FERRY ROAD, NE
ATLANTA, GA 30327
404.266.0123

MONDAY - SATURDAY: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
SUNDAY: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Founded in ATLANTA in1972, GOLDBERG'S BAGEL COMPANY & DELI (GOLDBERG'S) was originally named GOLDBERG & SON, and; was a true father-and-son NEW YORK CITY-style delicatessen.

The late 1990's brought about a change in ownership, and, the name was changed. GOLDBERG'S now has six locations through the Metro ATLANTA area and have greatly expanded their menu offerings, yet; bagels remain the heart of the operation.

We arrived at about 2:30 pm to a house that was at about one-half seating capacity, and had a consistent stream of patrons arriving to pick up their To-Go orders.

We were immediately seated by our server and had our beverage orders taken.

Over the years, GOLDBERG'S MENU  has changed, yet; it's tradition has not. They STILL specialize in comforting authentic New York City delicatessen-stylye JEWISH CUISINE.

CCG had the WHITEFISH & EGG SALAD PLATTER (photo below); which contained 1 scoop of Whitefish Salad, 1 scoop of Egg Salad, 1 EVERYTHING BAGEL, 1 Kosher pickle, 1 bag of Lay's chips, and side veggies that could placed on  a bagel sandwich, or; a side salad. CCG made a salad and drank Arnold Palmer (Sweet Tea x Lemonade).

Both salads were well chopped and ground to the point of being chewy-creamy, meaning; well-ground, but; not slide-down-your-throat soft. There was just enough solid matter to provide a little chewing action.

In the Kosher tradition, the WHITEFISH is smoked, and for the unaccustomed or those with sensitive salt palates, the flavor might be a bit strong. CCG is not that sensitive. The whitefish salad was TASTY, and; CCG does LOVE him some EGG SALAD.

The Everything Bagel is just as the name describes... it is EVERYTHING. It was nice and warm, with lots of seeds, grains, and just a dash of salt (Kosher Salt, for sure).

The Kosher Pickle and all of the side veggies were fresh, crisp, cool, and; you will never go wrong with a bag of Lay's Potato Chips.

GOOD FOOD, GOOD LOCATION, GOOD CONVERSATION, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD TIMES!!!

-CCG







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