Thursday, February 25, 2016

REV. RUN & TYRESE On ROLLING OUT!!!

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Imagine a legendary Rapper-turned-Pastor and a R&B Singer/Actor/Rapper, and; then imagine them hosting a relationships-based television show show on the OWN Network, and, there you have it: Rev. JOSEPH "REV. RUN" SIMMONS and TYRESE GIBSON hosting IT'S NOT, YOU IT'S MEN With TYRESE & REV. RUN!!!

IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S MEN is a relationships-based talk show from a man's perspective, and airs each SATURDAY at 9:00 PM EST on OWN.

Here are a few interview interludes:

REV. RUN said about the perspective of IT'S NOT YOU, IT'S MEN;
“I’m a very married man; he’s a very single man. And that will help ladies and gentlemen understand two perspectives on relationships. Why isn’t he married? He’ll tell you many reasons and things that women do that don’t work for him. He’s like, ‘Everybody’s not your wife, Justine. I didn’t run into a Justine-type of person. So I understand you being happily married, but here are my thoughts.’ He’ll probably be telling women how he’s dissatisfied with them, and I’ll be sharing my perspective on marriage, weddings, jealousy and cheating. The show is two men telling you how they feel about relationships in 2016.”
TYRESE said;
“Women don’t understand how they could force a man to go look into other options,” he explains. “In your mind there’s nothing [you] could say or do to make me want to put my penis in another woman’s vagina outside of [yours?] You’re actually wrong. If a man is thirsty, he’s going to find a drink. The question is; are you using your sex as a weapon like we’re some little kids who say ‘if you don’t this and do that, you can’t get this?’ I’m grown with facial hairs. Don’t play with me. If I don’t get it here, you’re going to force me to look into other situations.”
RUN said;
“It’s about removing ego and edging everything out that would ruin your relationship,” Run advises. “You need to push things out of your way in order to maintain your relationship, and ego is in the way of today’s relationships. Not only is ego in the way, but so is selfishness. You have to be selfless, not selfish. Listen to the whispers so you do not have to hear the screams. Many times your mate is whispering — sometimes not even words, it’s actions — and you’ll still be hearing screams later because you didn’t take the first [hints]. I heard some screams and I didn’t know it was coming but there probably were a bunch of whispers around. She’s a forgiving woman who let it go quickly, but it was heated for a moment in my home.”
TYRESE on Relationships and Social Media:
“He never got a direct message on Instagram from Miss Justine!” Tyrese says. “This was prior to Facebook and Instagram and this social media, which is [ruining] all human contact and connectivity. You actually went on a date and fell in love and got to know the woman you were dating instead of it [being] built on text messaging.”

READ the FULL INTERVIEW with REV. RUN and TYRESE in the new issue of ROLLING OUT.

-CCG



MUGSHOT MAYHEM: FLORIDA TEEN POSES As DOCTOR And OPENS MEDICAL CENTER!!!

Malachi Love-Robinson (Photo Credit: New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care webpage)
Meet MALACHI LOVE-ROBINSON!!!

FLORIDA teen MALACHI LOVE-ROBINSON, 18, was recently arrested for PRACTICING MEDICINE Without A LICENSE, FRAUD, and GRAND THEFT.
He was posing as Dr. MALACHI LOVE-ROBINSON, PhD, HHP-C, AMP-C, and was operating the NEW BIRTH NEW LIFE HOLISTIC And ALTERNATIVE MEDICAL CENTER & URGENT CARE CENTER in WEST PALM BEACH, FL.
He was arrested after giving an undercover police agent a medical exam and medical advice; this was his third time impersonating a healthcare professional.
In 2015, he pretended to be a gynecologist at St. Mary’s Medical Center, often looking in on medical exams. Hospital employees stated that Love-Robinson would sometimes suddenly appear wearing a surgical mask, hospital logo white doctors coat and a stethoscope. He apparently kept this disguise going for at least a month when he was caught in a pregnant woman’s exam room. 
The hospital declined to press charges, stating that he had not been in direct contact with any patients.  
His fascination with healthcare continued and he posed as a massage therapist at a rehab center in October 2015. He was investigated and cited by the Department of Health for practicing medicine without a license.
Family members became concerned when they found out he was having a grand opening celebration for his new practice New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care. 
Police soon received an anonymous tip and the Sheriff’s Office, Palm Beach Narcotics Task Force (PBNTF) and the Florida Department of Health began an investigation.
Love-Robinson created a web page that listed his age as 25 and gave his titles as the co-founder, president and CEO. 
Images from the website show him wearing a white doctor’s coat and a bio which states;
“Dr. Malachi A. Love-Robinson is a a well rounded professional that treats, and cares for patients, using a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body. Dr Love-Robinson utilizes physiological, psychological, and mechanical methods, such as air, water, light, heat, earth, phototherapy, food and herb therapy, psychotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, mechanotherapy, naturopathic corrections and manipulation, and natural methods or modalities, together with natural medicines, natural processed foods, and herbs and nature’s remedies.”
On the staff page of the center, it also lists Operations Director MICHELLE L. NEWSOME and Program Director Dr. SANDRA J. WHITE.
Malachi Love-Robinson, Michelle L. Newsome/Operations Director and Dr. Sandra J. White/Program Director (Photo Credit: New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care webpage)
MALACHI LOVE-ROBINSON is now free on $21,000 bond.
-CCG

DANAI GURIRA On STEPHEN COLBERT!!!



Last night in NYC, Chocolate-Covered IOWA-born/ZIMBABWE, SOUTH AFRICA-raised Actress/Playwright/Director DANAI GURIRA stopped by the ED SULLIVAN THEATER for an appearance on The LATE SHOW With STEPHEN COLBERT!!!

THE WALKING DEAD actress is also a playwright and director who has TWO two plays running in NEW YORK CITY.

One play, ECLIPSED, is currently on BROADWAY, and a second play,  FAMILIAR, is at an off-Broadway venue.

-CCG


PEOPLE OF COLOR DISCUSS HOW They FEEL When THEY HEAR The WORD "WHITE"!!!



How do YOU feel when you hear the word WHITE, as it relates to WHITE PEOPLE???

BUZZFEED AUSTRALIA asked people from a variety of backgrounds what the word WHITE means to them. 

The answers provided were very eye-opening and offered an interesting perspective on race.

-CCG




ROLLING OUT

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: ECLIPSED CAST On UPTOWN MAG!!!

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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC is all over the cover as Actress LUPITA NYONG'O, Playwright DANAI GURIRA, and the Chocolate-Covered Cast of BROADWAY Play ECLIPSED torch the cover of the new issue of UPTOWN Magazine!!!

Here are some interview interludes from the All AFRICAN and CARIBBEAN Cast:

Lupita Nyong'o on being drawn to Eclipsed: 
"I was first cast as the understudy in the role I’m playing now so it was the very first role I under-studied and it was the very first role that I was assigned to at Yale. I was just drawn. I thought it was an incredibly engaging and riveting story and I was just dumbfounded that I never experienced anything like it before -- five African women telling their stories and each of the women are so distinct from the other one. And it was so funny and also heart-breaking at times. It was just a very powerful story."
DanaI Gurira on why telling stories like Eclipsed are important: 
"That for me is really the most important thing, the exposure of these voices. Honestly, the reason why I write what I write is because it’s kind of inexplicable the silence and the lack of representation around these types of women and these stories. That’s kind of the thing that excites me the most is the idea that we’re breaking that type of barrier with these types of women and hearing these particular voices on The Great White Way. It’s really time to break through those barriers and show that there isn’t a reason for the lack of representation or the under-representation."
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LUPITA NYONG'O


Pascale Armand on making women's voices heard: 
"There are no men ... You’re seeing the story from the female perspective ... being able to tell this story and not have a male voice in it is just wonderful because most of the time women’s voices are silent. And so being able to speak for ourselves and tell the story the way we want to is wonderful and it’s something we haven’t seen in a long time."
Zainab Jah on how close "Eclipsed" hits home: 
"I read it and I said I know exactly who she is. When I first went to the audition, I asked Danai was it based on real-life women and she asked me ‘How do you know that?’ and I told her that I knew much about their stories ... I have family members, one female cousin, who were involved in the war and I haven’t seen them since the war. So this character was really real to me."

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DANAI GURIRA


Akosua Busia on why her involvement in "Eclipsed" is personally important: 
"This work resonated with me because of the work I’ve been doing with the refugee camp for Liberians. Ghana was one of the countries they fled to. Danai’s writing is so specific and although, as an actress, you cannot put every [thing] on that stage, you have to do your best and bring some kind of homage to the people who went through that."


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DANAI & LUPITA

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PASCALE ARMAND


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ZAILAB JAH



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AKOSUA BUSIA


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SAYCON SENGBLOH



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#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #ECLIPSED #UPTOWNMAG #CHOCOLATE #BLACKGIRLSAREMAGIC


-CCG


THEYBF

CONOR McGREGOR On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED MAG!!!



DUBLIN, IRELAND native UFC Champion CONOR McGREGOR puts the FIGHT in FIGHTING IRISH, and he covers the new issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!

-CCG






106-Year-Old VIRGINIA McLAURIN DANCES With The FIRST COUPLE And BREAKS The INTERNET!!!

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Meet 106-Year-Old Chocolate-Covered WASHINGTON, DC Resident, Mrs. VIRGINIA McLAURIN!!!

A few days ago, VIRGINIA McLAURIN won the ALL-INTERNET EVERYTHING AWARD when she visited the WHITE HOUSE for a meeting with President and First Lady BARACK and MICHELLE OBAMA.

Back in 2013, she was honored for her volunteerism of up to 40 hours a week with students with severe mental and physical disabilities.  
That's when she said she only had one more wish on her bucket list:  To meet President OBAMA
And here we are, three years later.  Ms. Virginia danced her way into the White House a few days ago as she was invited to the White House's 2016 Black History Month celebrations.
Mrs. VIRGINIA McLAURIN told POTUS & FLOTUS;
 "I thought I would never live to get in the White House, and I tell you, I am so happy. A black president. A black wife. And I'm here to celebrate black history." 
-CCG



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THEYBF

NAOMI CAMPBELL On VOGUE: PORTUGAL!!!


Chocolate-Covered UK Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL and her Passion Pink hair cover the February 2016 issue of VOGUE: PORTUGAL!!!

-CCG

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Monday, February 22, 2016

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: RED CARPET @ 2016 ABFFA!!!



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KEKE PALMER


#BLACKGIRLMAGIC was all over LOS ANGELES, as the stars in HOLLYWOOD came out to shine for the 2016 AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL  AWARDS (ABFFA) at the BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL!!!

Feast, Salivate, and Lick Your Lips over some of our favorite CRAZY COOL GROOVY Black Beauties carried their Candy Cakes down the 2016 ABFFA RED CARPET.

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #ABFFA #AMERICANBLACKFILMFESTIVALAWARDS #BLACKGIRLSAREMAGIC

-CCG


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DIAHANN CARROLL


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DEBRA LEE


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NIA LONG


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LisaRaye McCOY

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REGINA HALL


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GARCELLE BEAUVAIS


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KIERSEY CLEMONS


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ELISE NEAL


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LORETTA DEVINE


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V. BOZEMAN


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ESTELLE


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MARGARET AVERY


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KERRY WASHINGTON


THEYBF

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: MEAN TWEETS - MUSIC EDITION #3!!!


THIS ONE had Yours Truly CCG in TEARS, Y'all!!!

-CCG

ORDER Of BLACK NUNS CELEBRATING CENTENNIAL!!!



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The FRANCISCAN HANDMAIDS Of The MOST PURE HEART Of MARY (FHM) is is one of only three remaining ORIGINAL ORDERS Of BLACK NUNS In The USA, and this year, they are celebrating their CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY!!!

On March 29, 2016, the organization will celebrate and commemorate with a gala ball in NEW YORK CITY.


The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (FHM) will celebrate a century of serving the needs of the community at the New York Academy of Medicine in Manhattan, honoring its history and its unsung heroes, the co-founders of the FHM community.
Founded in 1916 in Savannah, Georgia, by the Rev. Ignatius Lissner, the early beginnings of the order were sparked from a social justice mission. It was created in the wake of proposed legislation that would prohibit white religious leaders from educating and providing pastoral care to black people in the state.
Father Lissner, aided by Barbara Williams (who would later become Mother Mary Theodore Williams, FHM), a black woman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, organized a congregation of black women to educate children of color and provide pastoral care to the black community.
In 1923, the order moved to Harlem at the request of Cardinal Patrick Hayes, where they launched one of the first pre-school educational programs in the United States. They’d later establish three schools, which count Harlem’s who’s who among its past students including Congressman Charles B. Rangel and Kevin Lofton, president of the Catholic Health Association of America.

Mother Mary Theodore and Fr. Ignatius Lissner, SMA (FHM)

Today, St. Benedict Day Nursery is carrying on the legacy of the order’s educational and ministerial service
“We joyously take a moment to reflect on our 100 years of providing vital assistance to the community, but amid a renewed calling to revitalize our purpose and expand our mission of service for the next 100 years,” said Sister Gertrude Lilly Ihenacho, who heads up the majority black order, in a statement.
In their “100 Days of Kindness” campaign, launched last month and running until April 14, the nuns are advocating for citizens to perform a random act of kindness daily—big or small, embodying “the spirit of Ephesians 4:32, ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’ ”
The effort is part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy 2016 declared by Pope Francis (which began on Dec. 8 and runs through Nov. 20, 2016.

ANTHONY DAVIS DROPS 59 POINTS 20 REBOUNDS AGAINST PISTONS!!!



ICYMI, last night in DETROIT, 22-year-old NEW ORLEANS PELICANS Power Forward/Center  #23 ANTHONY DAVIS took time to remind the NBA and the entire world of professional team sports of why he is just so special by putting up 59 Points, 20 Rebounds, and 4 Assists during a 111 -106 victory over the DETROIT PISTONS at the PALACE At AUBURN HILLS.
Since 1983, there have only been two other players to score 50 points and grab 20 boards in a game: SHAQUILLE O'NEAL and CHRIS WEBBER.
O'Neal achieved the milestone on March 6, 2000 against the Clippers. He had 61 points and 23 rebounds. Webber did this almost a year later against the Indiana Pacers with 51 points and 26 rebounds. 
-CCG





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Sunday, February 21, 2016

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!



Recently in NYC, GEORGETOWN Intellectual/Professor/Author/Activist MICHAEL ERIC DYSON was at the POWER 105.1 for an appearance on THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

During the session Dr. DYSON, ANGELA YEE, CHARLAMAGNE Tha GOD, and DJ ENVY discuss the potential modern-day perception Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING Jr., the past and present controversies surrounding BILL COSBY, and his current  book - The BLACK PRESIDENCY: BARACK OBAMA And The POLITICS Of RACE In AMERICA.

-CCG

CHRIS ROCK On ESSENCE MAG!!!


Sunday, February 28, Actor/Comedian/Director CHRIS ROCK will host the 88th ACADEMY AWARDS... his second time hosting the prestigious awards ceremony!!!

However; 2016 is a little different,

2016 marks the SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR that there are NO PEOPLE Of COLOR nominated for any of the four acting categories, which in 2015, inspired the Social Media Hashtag #ALLWHITEOSCARS, and for 2016, #OSCARSSOWHITE.

CHRIS ROCK discusses all of this and so much more as the Cover Story for the March 2016 issue of ESSENCE Magazine,

Check out his #SHONDALAND inspired OSCARS promo.

-CCG








SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: BONGOMEZ - WINTER JAZZ!!!


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING!!!

UK NTS RADIO DJ/Producer JOHN "BONGOMEZ" GOMEZ drops this mix of Deep, Modal, and Spiritual Jazz for a brisk wintery day.

Press PLAY and ENJOY your wintery Sunday morning with a nice hot dose of WINTER JAZZ.

HAPPY WINTER JAZZ SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And SUNDAY MORNING JAZZY BLESSINGS;

-CCG


KAWHI LEONARD On ESPN MAG!!!



SAN ANTONIO SPURS Forward #2 KAWHI LEONARD is The FORWARD Of The FUTURE as he covers THE ANALYTICS ISSUE of ESPN The MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ: LOVE And HAPPINESS - SOUL JAZZ CAT: DJ MIX & EDIT By SHAN TILAKUMARA!!!


GOOD SUNDAY MORNING!!!

UK musical collective LOVE And HAPPINESS (LAH) MUSIC DJ/Producer SHAN TILAKUMARA laid down this hour-long master mix of Soulful Jazzy tunes for the Jazz and Soul Cats.

Press PLAY and ENJOY the Jazzy Soulful vibes from SOUL JAZZ CAT: DJ MIX & EDIT By SHAN TILAKUMARA.

HAPPY LOVE And HAPPINESS SOUL & JAZZ SUNDAY MORNING JAZZ!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And SUNDAY MORNING JAZZY BLESSINGS;

-CCG


Saturday, February 20, 2016

The WEEKND ft Ms. LAURYN HILL On JIMMY FALLON!!!

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Friday,February 19, in NYC, GRAMMY-winning Singer/Songwriter/Musician The WEEKND was accompanied by Multi-GRAMMY-winning Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Activist  Ms. LAURYN HILL at the NBC studios for an appearance on The TONIGHT SHOW Starring JIMMY FALLON to perform his hit song, IN The NIGHT, from his current album, BEAUTY BEHIND The MADNESS!!!

-CCG



YO GOTTI On THE SOURCE MAG!!!

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MEMPHIS,TN-native Rapper YO GOTTI grabs 2 of 2 covers for the 2016 CULTURE, WOMEN IN HIP HOP, & SPORTS ISSUE of THE SOURCE Magazine!!!

Here is an interview interlude:
"When Gotti talks about his early years, specifically when he was just six or seven years old, his eyes gleam and his shoulders sit upright. It’s as if he’s reached the riveting end of an action film. As previously mentioned, he was raised by six women including his mother and all were serious drug dealers. As far back as he can remember, anything he ever needed or wanted was quickly and easily provided. They lived in nice homes, had multiple estates, took frequent recreational trips, and Mario Mims was the coolest kid in his circle. “I’m at home, and there’s big money, bags of money everywhere. My mama and my auntie, they’re in and out. Rolex watches, mink coats, six or seven cars in the driveway. We’ve got houses in Vegas, a house in Memphis where we stay right behind Elvis’ house, Graceland, at the time that was the nice area.”

-CCG




#BLACKGIRLMAGIC: SPELMAN PRODUCES As MANY TECH START-UPS By BLACK WOMEN As IVY LEAGUES!!!


Located right here in SW ATLANTA, All-Female HBCU SPELMAN COLLEGE is producing just as many black female founders of tech start-ups as STANFORD UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY of NORTH CAROLINA: CHAPEL HILL, and several other top-tier schools!!!

YALE UNIVERSITY Graduate/TECH PROJECT START-UP Founder KATHRYN FINNEY founded a tech investment initiative for black and Hispanic women dubbed digitalundivided, and in 2015, that initiative launched the research effort Project Diane.
KATHRYN FINNEY said one of the project’s goals was to put some numbers behind how black women were faring in the entrepreneurial space of technological start-ups compared to their white, male peers.
So, she tracked 88 BLACK WOMEN who led start-ups and compared them to wider averages in the same space.
Spelman placed 10th for producing two black female founders of tech start-ups, Finney said citing the research released earlier in February. That’s the same number as Stanford, who graduates the most tech founders, factoring out race and gender.
SUPERMAN COLLEGE President MARY CAMPBELL, who tweeted the news Thursday, said Spelman is a small liberal arts college bringing in a few hundred million dollars in endowments compared to Ivy Leagues with multi-billion dollar endowments.
It also serves a greater percent of students who come from poor households.
Half of Spelman’s about 2,100 students were eligible to receive federal Pell grants, meaning they came from homes that bring in $40,000 or less, Campbell said.
Of Stanford’s total student body, 15 percent of them were eligible for Pell grants, according to U.S. News & World Report.
SUPERMAN COLLEGE President MARY CAMPBELL said;
“And here we are tied with Stanford University. I think that’s extremely good news for Spelman College and the women that come here.What I see is a campus that is completely and totally vested in their success."
STANFORD UNIVERSITY Spokesman BRAD HAYWARD said Stanford also leads a range of efforts to advance opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math for students, including women and students of color who have been traditionally underrepresented in these fields nationally.
BRAD HAYWARD said;
“Expanding educational opportunity is a critical objective for Stanford, and we work to advance it in many ways."
He listed as one example, the school’s financial aid program, which has allowed more than 75 percent of all Stanford undergraduates to leave Stanford without student loan debt.
Finney said even if a school is providing well-rounded services for students, other factors impact whether those students will then go on to start tech companies — cost of living is one.
Cost of living was 1.7 percent below the national average in Atlanta and 50.5 percent above it in San Francisco, which is about 35 miles north of Stanford, Calif., according to Forbes financial news.
Many black women go to college to find employment and starting a tech business in an expensive city with the leering threat of having to repay loans can be a huge deterrent, Finney said, and Campbell agreed.
KATHRYN FINNEY said;
“Most of us don’t have the luxury to be able to take on that kind of risk."
Unfortunately, that has helped contribute to black female college graduates being cut out of a thriving industry, according to research.
Of the 10,238 of venture deals forged from 2012 to 2014, less than 1 percent of them — 0.2 percent to be exact — involved black women founders raising the money, according to the research. They brought in $36,000 on average.
Even when the typical start-ups founded by white men fail, they bring in $1.3 million on average, according to Project Diane.
The disparity existed even though black women founded more than 1.5 million businesses, generating $44 billion in one year of revenue, Finney said.
Black women are founding businesses, but they are not breaking into top tech accelerator programs which often lead to them earning funding needed to start tech companies, according to Project Diane research.
Those who did complete competitive accelerator programs were almost 40 percent more likely to get funding for their start-ups.
#BLACKGIRLMAGIC #SPELMANCOLLEGE #BLACKBRILLIANCE #BLACKBEAUTYAndBRILLIANCE #BLACKGIRLSAreMAGIC 







-CCG





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KERRY WASHINGTON On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!!!


Throwback: Stylist Erin Walsh outfitted the 39-year-old actress in a cheery patterned dress featuring bow-tied shoulder straps
Thursday, February 18, in HOLLYWOOD, ABC drama SCANDAL star KERRY WASHINGTON was at the ABC studios for an appearance on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!!!

#BLACKGIRLMAGIC was oozing JIMMY and KERRY chopped it up about how KERRY wants DIAMONDS for her next JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE appearance, her BIRTHDAY TRIP To DISNEYLAND, and how great her mother is at sitting through SEX SCENES.

-CCG






Thursday, February 18, 2016

The MILLENNIALS On ATLANTA MAG!!!


The generation known as The MILLENNIALS are apparently taking our nation by storm, so; find out how Atlanta's Boldest Generation Is Shaping Metropolitan ATLANTA in THE MILLENNIALS ISSUE of ATLANTA Magazine!!!

-CCG

EMMANUEL HUDSON & DC YOUNG FLY On ROLLING OUT MAG!!!

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Just in time for BLACK HISTORY MONTH, ATLien Social Media Comedians EMMANUEL HUDSON and DC YOUNG FLY cover the new issue of ROLLING OUT Magazine!!!

Here are some interview interludes with the young aspiring Social Media Comedy Superheroes:

EMMANUEL HUDSON

Some would say that social media comics don’t compare to stand-up comics. What is your response to this?
We don’t. Though they are both great talents, I feel that the comedy is being delivered in different ways, which sets the comics apart.
Who in the comedy industry embraced you early on?
Nick Cannon and Lil Duval embraced me early on; they recognized my talents and helped me further them. Nick Cannon gave me the opportunity to portray my talents to the world, which I am forever thankful for.
If you could choose any three comedians to be in a movie with, who would you select?
I would pick Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, and Marco Lavell to be in a movie with because I like all of their styles of comedy and I feel that we would have great chemistry in a film together.
Comedic veterans like Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby and Dick Gregory got us to think about social issues all while making us laugh. Do you plan to use your platform in a similar way? If not, describe your platform.
Yes. I do plan to use my platform in a similar way because I believe honest comedy is the best comedy. Mix the truth with a little humor and there you have the greatest gift on earth to give laughter to others about reality.
You both were discovered through various social media platforms. Do you think social media makes it easier to be discovered?
Yes and no. I say, “yes” because it makes it easier for people to get in touch with you while displaying your talent at your own leisure and comfortable style. I say, “no” also because you actually have to be talented and just because you can make videos don’t solidify that, so the social media comedy becomes oversaturated.
DC YOUNG FLY

Some would say that social media comics don’t compare to stand-up comics. What is your response to this?
Yes and no, because it’s a difference between performing on camera and performing live in front of an audience, so they are different. But talent is talent, just depends on your way of displaying it and how it works for that person.
Who in the comedy industry embraced you early on?
Definitely Will Packer and Nick Cannon. Will Packer came to one of my live performances with Ratchet People Meet company and embraced me soon as I got off stage, which was dope. Both saw my influence on social media, which motivated them to reach out and give me an opportunity to show the world my talents on their platforms.
If you could choose three comedians to be in a movie with, whom would you select?
Chris Tucker, Martin Lawrence, and Kevin Hart.
You both were discovered on various social media platforms. Do you think social media makes it easier to be discovered?
Yes. I feel social media is an easier way to get discovered because it’s easier for people to run across your material and give you credit because all videos can be seen on anybody page that isn’t private.
As a social media superhero, what villains would you like to catch?
I would like to catch the flexing people on IG that isn’t living their real life. I feel like if you’re going to portray yourself, do it as yourself. It’s too many people living for social media and not for themselves.
-CCG

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