Thursday, May 28, 2009
Three solo albums, four Destiny’s Child studio albums, greatest hits and a Christmas album sounds like a lot right ?
Beyonce says she might just kick back after the “I Am…” World tour wraps up this fall. Honestly, can you blame her ?
“My priorities are slowly changing. So after this tour I might be tired and want to take two years off. I’ve worked hard enough to be able to do that.”
“I’m in a very good place.”
Can “Queen Bey” come back strong after a two year break and a kid or two ?
I DON'T THINK SHE CAN I KNOW SHE WANTS TO.....BUT WITH THAT COMPETITIVE SPIRIT It WILL EAT HER UP SITTING AT THE SIDELINES......BUT EVERYONE NEEDS .A BREAK:)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
SO TODAY I WENT TO MY CHURCH'S REVIVAL...IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. NO THIS WAS NOT MY FIRST TIME :) EVERYTIME I ATTEND A REVIVAL IT DOES JUST WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO DO. REVIVE!!! I HAVE TWO MORE DAYS LEFT BEFORE I FEEL TOTALY REVIVED. SO WHAT IS A REVIVAL? WELL IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW, RESTORE, AND STRENGTHEN ONES RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST. EVERY NOW AND THEN WE SOMETIMES FALL AND HAVE TO DUST OFF AND GET BACK UP. A REVIVAL REMINDS YOU AND HELPS YOU GET YOURSELF BACK IN ORDER. ANYWHO I COULDN'T HELP NOTICE IN SERVICE AND IN TONIGHTS REVIVAL THERE WERE ONLY A FEW MEN. I THOUGHT TO MYSELF WHY ARE THE CHURCHES ALWAYS FILLED WITH WOMEN AND VERY LITTLE MEN. I SEE OLDER COUPLES BUT NONE YOUNGER. ARE THERE ANY MEN PRAISING? WHAT DOES THE YOUTH HAVE TO LOOK UP TO? I MEAN EVEN MARRIED COUPLES I SEE MOSTLY THE WIFE IN CHURCH. I KNOW THAT THE WIFE SANCTIFIES THE HUSBAND VICE VERSA.....BUT WHOA??? I'M GRATEFUL THAT I HAVE A GOD-FEARING HUSBAND:) GUYS WE NEED YOU.....NO NO NO GOD NEEDS YOU!!!! HOW CAN YOU LIVE AND LEAD IF GOD ISN'T THE HEAD OF YOUR LIFE?
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Black Radio in the fight of its Life?
To hear the National Association of Broadcasters tell it, last week’s vote by the House Judiciary Committee to require radio stations to pay performance royalties sounded the death knell for “America’s hometown radio stations.”
By a vote of 21 to 9, the Committee passed H.R. 848, the “Performance Rights Act,” introduced by Chairman John Conyers Jr., who represents Detroit, the birthplace of Motown Records. A music lover, Conyers organizes a jazz concert and gospel extravaganza during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual legislative conference.
If signed into law, the Act would require radio stations to pay a fee to record labels, which would split the royalties with performance artists. Under current law, only songwriters and publishers are paid royalties.
In an interview with the “Open Line” on 98.7 KISS FM, NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton questioned why “record labels would bite the hand that feeds them”:
Radio stations are the best promotional vehicle that record labels and their artists have ever seen.
Wharton claims NAB is standing up for “local radio, not foreign record labels.
If it’s about fairness to artists, why would Congress give any money to record labels given how they have treated many artists?
NAB estimates performance royalties would cost radio stations an additional two billion to seven billion dollars a year.
Cathy Hughes, founder and chairperson of Radio One, issued an urgent call to action:
The John Conyers Performance Tax Bill is the brain child of the foreign owned record industry who would receive at least 50% of the revenue that would be charged to radio stations in order for them to play music. The music that you now receive free from us - we would have to pay millions of dollars for.
And in the midst of this economic depression, black radio stations simply do not have that financial ability.
Hughes urged listeners to call or email Conyers:
TELL HIM that you oppose this bill that would murder Black owned radio and the free music that you now hear on all free radio stations. In the midst of an American economic recession, it is not the right time to send millions of dollars to foreign owned record companies that don’t even pay taxes like you and me in this country. This bill is not in the interest of Black people! Please help us save Black radio!
Meanwhile, the musicFIRST Coalition, which includes the Rhythm & Blues Foundation, is calling on radio listeners to “join the fight for performance rights” and call their Congressperson and tell them to support Conyers’ bill.
Monday, May 25, 2009
This Week's Top 10 Gospel Singles
(according to the weekly Gospel National Airplay chart)
1. "Souled Out" Hezekiah Walker & LFC (six weeks at no. 1)
2. "Back II Eden" Donald Lawrence & Co.
3. "Peace & Favor Rest On Us" Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers
4. "I Trust You" James Fortune & FIYA
5. "Praise Him In Advance" Marvin Sapp
6. "It Ain't Over (Until GOD Says It's Over)" Maurette Brown-Clark
7. "Get Up" Mary Mary
8. "God In Me" Mary Mary feat. Kierra Kiki Sheard
9. "Praise Him Now" Kierra Sheard
10. "Justified" Smokie Norful
Kirk Franklin Fights For Health via Summer Tour
Newsroom | Posted on 05/23/09 | Filed Under: Gospel, Kirk Franklin
Kirk Franklin, in association with the American Heart Association, is taking on health this summer through a special tour.
Set to kick off June 5 in Houston, Franklin's "The Fight of Our Life Health Tour" will aid in shedding light on strokes, a major threat to the African American community.
According to Fight of Our Life, strokes are the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of long term disability among African Americans. Fortunately strokes are often preventable and the American Heart Association's 'Power To End Stroke' movement is here to not only empower African Americans but, to promote healthy living.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Meet "Ida," the small "missing link" found in Germany that's created a big media splash and will likely continue to make waves among those who study human origins.
The fossil, he says, bridges the evolutionary split between higher primates such as monkeys, apes, and humans and their more distant relatives such as lemurs.
"This is the first link to all humans," Hurum, of the Natural History Museum in Oslo, Norway, said in a statement. Ida represents "the closest thing we can get to a direct ancestor."
Ida, properly known as Darwinius masillae, has a unique anatomy. The lemur-like skeleton features primate-like characteristics, including grasping hands, opposable thumbs, clawless digits with nails, and relatively short limbs.
"This specimen looks like a really early fossil monkey that belongs to the group that includes us," said Brian Richmond, a biological anthropologist at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., who was not involved in the study, published this week in the journal PLoS ONE.
But there's a big gap in the fossil record from this time period, Richmond noted. Researchers are unsure when and where the primate group that includes monkeys, apes, and humans split from the other group of primates that includes lemurs.
Friday, May 22, 2009
KEEP IT REAL DON'T YOU WANT A REAL MAN???? ISN'T THERE MORE TO FEELING WORTHY AND POWERFUL? REAL MEN STAND UP!!!!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In July 2000 the sun was at a peak in activity, as seen by the speckling of sunspots spied by NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft. But the sun was a blank disk in March 2009, when it was the quietest it has been since the 1950s.
The current sunspot deficit has caused some scientists to recall the Little Ice Age of the early 1600s and late 1700s, a prolonged, localized cold spell linked to a decline in solar activity.
A prolonged lull in solar activity has astrophysicists glued to their telescopes waiting to see what the sun will do next—and how Earth's climate might respond.
The sun is the least active it's been in decades and the dimmest in a hundred years. The lull is causing some scientists to recall the Little Ice Age, an unusual cold spell in Europe and North America, which lasted from about 1300 to 1850
TODAY I WOKE UP AND SAID WHATEVER THE DAY BRINGS I WILL EMBRACE IT!!! IF IT IS NOT WHAT I EXPECTED I WILL BRUSH IT OFF. GOD HAS TO MANY THINGS FOR ME TO DWELL ON OTHER THAN HOW TO MAKE IT TO THE KINGDOM! I AM TO BLESSED TO BE STRESSED AND WAY TO ANOINTED TO BE DISAPPOINTED....WHAT ABOUT YOU?
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
AREN'T YOU TIRED OF THE SAME OLD CHURCH ATTIRE? YOU KNOW THAT REGULAR SUNDAY BIG HAT, FRILLY DRESS, AND WELL JUST THAT OLD SCHOOL FEEL. NOW I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST A MEAN HAT WITH THAT GANSTA LEAN. I JUST FEEL LIKE THE YOUNGER GENERATION AHEM WOULD APPRECIATE SOMETHING MORE TRENDY. SOMETHING WITH A LITTLE FRESHER. SO HERE ARE SOME IDEA'S FOR YOU LADIES....HOPE YOU LIKE:)
Baltimore pastor who worked with developmentally disabled people was charged Friday with befriending a blind and disabled man in his care, then paying a hit man $50,000 in church funds for an execution so he could collect life insurance money.
Police say Kevin Jerome Pushia, 32, who worked for four months as an operations manager for the Arc of Baltimore before abruptly quitting in January, confessed to plotting to kill Lemuel Wallace.
Pushia told police he persuaded Wallace and “numerous” other mentally challenged individuals to list him as a beneficiary on insurance policies.
A terse notation in Pushia’s planning calendar for Feb. 5, the day after Wallace was found dead in a Leakin Park bathroom stall from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and back, reads: “L.W. project completed,” police said.
Pushia was in custody while police look for other possible victims and examine whether Pushia had been plotting similar killings, said Maj. Terrence McLarney, commander of the city homicide unit. “We have a lot of work left to do,” McLarney said, adding that the case remains open.
Wallace lived in a group home in the 4500 block of Maryknoll Road associated with the Arc, which provides resources for people with developmental disabilities.
NOW I DON'T KNOW IF HE IS TRULY GUILTY.....IF HE DID DO THIS IT IS A SHAME!!! NO WONDER SO MANY PEOPLE ARE RUNNING FROM THE CHURCHES:(
I TELL YOU THIS...WHEN GOD DEALS WITH HIM.....WHOA
Have you ever attended a church service and saw someone hold up a finger as
they are exiting the sanctuary during the service? What does it mean? During
the slavery days when the masters took their slaves with them to public
gatherings, the slaves would always sit in the balcony. When the slave had
to go to the bathroom or wanted to be excused for any other reason, they
would hold their hand up and keep it up until their master acknowledged that
they saw their hand and gave them permission to leave or in other words
"excused them to leave". After the slave was given permission to leave, they
would hold up one finger as they were leaving to inform anyone that saw them
leave that they had been excused. So it means "My Master has excused me"!
SO WHAT YOU READ ABOVE IS THE MYTH THAT HAS BEEN GOING AROUND FOR SOME TIME. I HAVE WONDERED THIS MYSELF FOR YEARS..LOL I CAME UP WITH MY OWN CONCLUSION AND THAT IS WE WILL NEVER REALLY KNOW. HOWEVER I HAVE OBSERVED THIS FINGER BUSINESS. THERE WERE TIMES MY MOTHER GAVE ME THE EYE AND OR THE FINGER TO PUT ME IN CHECK. WHEN SOMEONE IS ON THE PHONE AND THEY NEED A MOMENT YOU GET THE FINGER. WHEN BEING TOLD TO REFRAIN FROM TALKING OR SIMPLY I NEED YOUR ATTENTION...YOU GET THE FINGER. I TAKE IT AS A NON-FORMAL WAY TO COMMUNICATE SILENTLY. SO GO AHEAD AND PUT THAT FINGER UP.....FOR WHATEVER IT'S WORTH IF IT DID MEAN ALL THAT IN THE PAST IT NOW MEANS NOTHING MORE THAN "EXCUSE ME"
WELL THAT'S MY TIME AND I LOVE YOU ALL:) THANK YOU FOR READING WHAT SUMMER J.A.E. IS WRITING MUAH......
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
THIS IS DEDICATED TO ALL THE MOTHERS......
NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE LOVE A MOTHER HAS FOR HER CHILDREN!!! MOM I LOVE YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU:) IT WASN'T ALWAYS EASY BUT I WOULDN'T CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD!!!! TO MY 2ND MOTHER(IN-LAW) I AM GRATEFUL FOR YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU. YOU HAVE FILLED THOSE GAPS IN MY LIFE THAT I MISSED....YOU ARE THE BEST MOM'S IN THE WORLD!!! GOD BLESS:)
Friday, May 8, 2009
SO MY DAD IS A DIABETIC AND I AM TRYING TO LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN ABOUT IT. MY FAMILY LIKE MOST FAMILIES LOVE TO COOK!!! I MEAN COOK ALL KINDS OF THINGS ESPECIALLY THE STUFF THAT CAN MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT IN 5MIN. LOL. SO WITH ALL THE EATING WE DO AND DID WE DIDN'T THINK OR CARE ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES. I WAS ON LINE LOOKING AROUND FOR SOME RECIPES AND IDEA'S TO GIVE MY PARENTS WHEN I CAME ACROSS A REALLY GREAT SITE. I DON'T WANT MY DAD TO FEEL EXCLUDED FROM WHAT HE ENJOYS. IT IS REALLY NOT THAT COMPLICATED. YOU JUST HAVE TO UNDERSTAND AND ADAPT. SO IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONES IS HAVING COMPLICATIONS ON WHAT TO EAT OR JUST NEED MORE INFO GO TO DIABETIC-LIFESTYLE.COM . THERE YOU CAN FIND ALL KINDS OF INFORMATION SUCH AS RECIPES, NEW HEALTH UPDATES AND MUCH MORE.
IF YOUR READING THIS AND SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU OR IN YOUR FAMILY IS A DIABETIC PLEASE REFER THAT WEBSITE....
I LOVE YOU DADDY!!!!:)
Summer JAE - itt a nyár
2009. May 07.
Közeledik a nyár és Summer új albuma is stílszerûen akkor lát napvilágot.
English: Summer is coming and Summer's new album also....click on 'Tovabb' below for details.
Summer eddig olyan énekesekkel énekelt háttérvokált, mint Pink, Busta Rhymes, David Banner, No Doubt és Billal.
Jelenleg önálló albumán dolgozik olyan erõvel, ami elképesztõ.
Európában elsőként mi mutatjuk be vasárnap két szerzeményét, úgyhogy füleket a hangszóróra és visszajelzéseket az email címünkre, ugyanis igen kiváncsi a fogadtatásra az énekeshölgy.
Szóval itt a lehetőségetek megismerkedni egy leendő nagy sztárral, hajrá! Mi segítünk....
Summer toured internationally, performing background vocals for major music
stars Pink, Busta Rhymes, David Banner, No Doubt ON SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, Carl Thomas, Billal, and many others.
She is working now on her solo album in the studio. you can find detils about it here:
We are the first station in Europe to introduce her two new song...please feel free to send a feedback,
we will transfer it to her.
HERE IS THE LINK TO CHECK IT OUT...http://www.gospelradio.extra.hu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=793&Itemid=1