Watch The Latest Visual From Jhene Aiko For “Wading” (Souled Out) Album
BET’s 106 & Park ended a fourteen year run, having aired the final televised broadcast on Friday, December 19th 2014. The original hosts AJ & Free came back to go down memory lane with the livest audience. Celebs shared their thoughts and best memories on the show and said their goodbye’s. The 106 & Park Brand will still live on to include the New Years Eve Show, BET Awards live events and the BET Experience. It’s important now to keep a platform open for our music culture that also celebrates the accomplishments of minorities and gives them a stage to stand on. As always…Keep dreaming…Keep Believing…Keep Working…& Most Importantly, Keep Your Faith.
President Obama and Mrs. Obama sat down with People Magazine December 10th to speak on their personal racist experiences. They opened up about life prior to the white house and touched on topics that hit home at this time, especially following the recent cases surrounding black lives being wrongfully taken. Read the exclusive interview below!
“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” the first lady told PEOPLE, laughing wryly, along with her husband, at the assumption that the first family has been largely insulated from coming face-to-face with racism.
“Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs,”
“I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised, the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn’t see me as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those kinds of things happen in life. So it isn’t anything new.”
“There’s no black male my age, who’s a professional, who hasn’t come out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn’t hand them their car keys,” said the president, adding that, yes, it had happened to him.
Mrs. Obama recalled another incident: “He was wearing a tuxedo at a black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee.”
Things have gotten better, both Obamas agreed, but there’s still more progress to be made.
“The small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced,” President Obama said. “It’s one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala. It’s another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress.”
Celebrity Choreographer Codie Wiggins BTS With Chris Brown:
Soul Train Awards Rehearsal
Repost @bshaw721 Part 2: soutrain rehearsals for @chrisbrownofficial #thegreatawakening #BOAW A video posted by codie wiggins (@seewiggins) on
Codie has worked hard since childhood in order to see the level of success at this point in his career. He’s worked with everyone from Chris Brown, to Usher, Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Ciara, Ne-Yo, Keri Hilson, Omarion and more. He has performed in various productions and major televised events such as The Billboard Awards, The Today Show, BET awards, Soul Train Awards, The Grammy’s, Stomp The Yard, ABDC. Pitch Perfect, VH1 Hip Hop Honors…and the list goes on. Many may have gotten the chance to study dance and learn from Codie at Dance 411 Studios In Atlanta, GA or at one of his classes around the world. I see only the best to come for such an amazing talent and great spirit. Stay tuned!
Watch The Full Performance At The Soul Train Awards Below:
Fayetteville NC Unity March
Making a difference one step at a time, along with consistency is the key to change. Fayetteville NC and surrounding area residents came together, with the support of the Fayetteville police department to march throughout a prominent area in the city and draw attention to what is really important. All lives matter. We must remember that in order to see change, we often have to become the change. Most importantly, forward progression is necessary.
We have to continue in our efforts and never forget the cause, the reason nor become distracted by our own individual problems. Sending love to my community and those around the world standing up for what they believe in. Special Thanks to Swan Davis who organized the event, To Team ImSoFIRST for capturing the event and all others I may not have mentioned. To everyone, Be encouraged, keep your faith and never forget your Foundation.
J. Cole Performs “Be Free” Live On David Letterman Show.
This performance brought tears to my eyes. J. Cole doesn’t get the support or love he deserves.
While local hometown aspiring rap artists are more concerned about J Cole giving them a chance to get a deal, or coming home to visit while getting nothing accomplished, J Cole is busy speaking up against injustice and making a difference on a worldwide platform that few other minorities can reach. The minorities that can reach the world and that have the ability to reach the world are often too afraid to speak up or make a difference. So i congratulate J Cole as a man with a passion, a dream and a message who chose to keep moving no matter the backlash or the opinions. Salute
Watch The Amazing Performance Below
Brand New Visual From His New Album “2014 Forest Hills Dr” @JColeNC
J Cole Brings Us The Video For Apparently. Watch Now Below!