Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Justin C. Gilbert Releases First Solo Project: ALIGNED

The name Justin Gilbert (or "Bishop" as many like to refer to him) goes far in the music industry these days. He's had a long road up to this point. Starting out singing and playing in his family's church, Justin was groomed into an exceptional musician! Now, years later he's found touring with Justin Timberlake, and releasing his own debut album, ALIGNED. This release is one most thought would come way sooner, but things don't always happen as we think they should. When the time was right, a life altering moment pushed Gilbert into full devotion to his purpose. That moment in time is the reason I'm here now telling you about his debut offering.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Midweek InspirMotivation: Must See.. Oprah Just Preached a Bit

Oprah Winfrey's religious beliefs have always been under much scrutiny from the "Christian" community. I quote because the harsh reality is... who and what isn't these days? The question is also whether the term Christian means much at all to the world when many of us are so far away from the example set by Christ. Anyway.. another blog for another day.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Rihanna's Candor in New Vanity Fair Interview is Refreshing & a Lesson Learned

Rihanna's no stranger to magazine cover stories. Actually I'd venture to say that some even think her to be a real life model at this point. Though she hasn't released an actual album in whats going to be 3 years in November...She has graced countless magazine covers and spreads. Rih has done quite a few interviews in that time, though they didn't tell us much about the pop star that we didn't already know. Vanity Fair and Lisa Robinson aimed to stand out from the crowd with their Rihanna story, and they did just that. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Amber Rose Cries While Delivering Heartfelt Speech at Her Controversial Slut Walk Event + I Finally Get It

Most of us had no clue what Amber Rose was up to when she started to mention this whole Slut Walk LA movement. Many people took to their social media accounts to try to publicly voice to Amber that they thought it was stupid, for lack of a better word. Even some well known folks on twitter exchanged tweets with Amber against the idea of it all.. Amber pressed on anyway. The event occurred this weekend, and it seems to me that now after the fact more people are coming around to the point. I'll admit, I understood what Amber was thinking, but I had several reservations as to whether it would be effective or not. Watching the footage from Amber's speech at the rally made me realize a few things. This is a woman who we really haven't heard out. As we have done time and again with beautiful famous women, we assumed with Amber.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#PressPlay & Get Into Keeyen Martin's 'Suitcase'

Keeyen Martin is a name making it's rounds on the music scene here in Atlanta. You BabyKayKs who keep up with me on social media know him as one of the #ArtistsYouShouldKnow features I'm constantly posting. There are all sorts of artists out there these days, but Keeyen sets himself a part in so many ways. His voice is intricate, sweet, and even jovial somehow. I love it! His music not only sounds good, but because of his undeniable positive energy..it feels extra special too!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, & Regina King Make For a Historic Night at the 67th Emmy Awards

The 67th Emmy Awards went live last night, and it was a special night for many actors and actresses. Specifically, it was a beautiful night for black women in the world of television as we were represented well!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Will Smith's Birthday Message to Jada is The Cutest!!

One of my favorite celeb couples has to be the union of Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith! Even though for some strange reason people have tried time and time again to separate these two in the media, their love has proven every time that it is alive and well.

Tamar Releases Visual for Album Opener, Angels & Demons

Tamar better get this coin honey! I feel like this chick is everywhere right now, and whats crazy is she hasn't even really began the real album promo run. She recently revealed the cover art (above) for her new album, Calling All Lovers which was set to drop this month. It's been pushed back a little, but that isn't stopping Tamar from giving her Tamartians the attention we are all craving. From Dancing With the Stars, to Braxton Family Values, and The Real.. this baby is everywhere!

Wondaland's Deep Cotton Releases Visual for their Jam "Let's Get Caught"

Janelle Monae and her Wondaland crew have dropped some real jams in recent months. They are coming in and taking over your radio, and I for one welcome it. It's refreshing! Every artist on the team has a unique sound and offering that they bring to the table. This is evident with one listen to their EP, The Eephus. The team is super talented.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

BuzzFeed Releases Powerful, "I'm Muslim, but I'm Not" Video

This super cool video from the Buzzfeed staff is on time! In the wake of the story of 14 year old Ahmed Mohamed's arrest for being smart, Muslim, and brown.. some of us need a friendly reminder of what all Muslims are not. We need a reminder that our brothers and sisters who are Muslim are everyday people just like us, and that their faith doesn't make them terrorists or dangerous.