|Tue, February 19, 2013 at 5:49 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The Roots Black Thought Supports The Ladies:
The Roots' own Black Thought is doing his part to help the young people from his hometown live an healthier and more active life. With over 900,000 young people in Philadelphia are overweight or obese, the GrassROOTS Community Foundation held its third annual health forum and Let's Move It Philly! charity concert.
Building on First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to promote physical and mental health, the health forum kicked off a day of education and entertainment. Guest speakers covered everything from eating a well-balanced meal to answering questions, dispelling myths and educating the audience on sexual activity. Over 150 people attended the event which included a speech from Mayor Michael Nutter and performance by spoken word artist Ursula Rucker. Black Thought was on hand for a special meet and greet.
Black Thought sat down for an exclusive interview with 4UMF. In addition to discussing his charity at length, the legendary rapper spoke about The Roots' upcoming album. Tentatively titled & Then You Shoot Your Cousin, the band's 11th album will follow in the footsteps of "undun" and "How I Got Over" and is expected to hit the shelves in 2014.
"We're painting a picture," he explains. "Using each song as a separate piece of a larger puzzle. It's going to be dense, it's going to be graphic."
The Philly native is also revealed he is exploring the possibility of releasing a solo album which will feature a singing Black Thought. Expect features with Raheem DeVaughn, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, New Orlean's Dr. John, Kenny Gamble and more.
"I'm working on a project,a solo effort where I do a lot more singing than writing."
Check out the full interview with Black Thought and find out what people in the streets are saying about him:
|Thurs, May 12, 2011 at 9:51 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Help is on the way.
That's the message celebrities and music stars sent to storm victims across the South on Thursday night during a star-studded benefit concert on CMT.
Hank Williams Jr. kicked off "Music Builds: The CMT Disaster Relief Concert" at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville with a rendition of "I Saw the Light", sung with the Blind Boys of Alabama. Little Big Town gave a haunting performance of the Coldplay song "Fix You", and Lady Antebellum performed a funky medley that included Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" and their own hit, "I Run To You".
President Barack Obama appeared in a video message from a manufacturing plant in Indiana to praise volunteers, first responders and local, state and federal officials for their heroic efforts after the deadly tornadoes and continued flooding along the Mississippi River. He encouraged Americans to donate to the Red Cross, calling the U.S. "a nation of people who look out for each other."
Nicole Kidman, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Courtney Cox, Taylor Swift and other big-name celebrities also appeared in video messages, urging donations and telling stories of destruction and survival. "American Idol" judges Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and host Ryan Seacrest sent in well wishes from the "American Idol" set.
More than 300 people were killed across seven states two weeks ago, more than 200 in Alabama alone, when a record number of tornadoes ripped through the region. The storm system left many communities across the South in ruin.
Randy Owen, lead singer of the legendary country group Alabama, spoke emotionally about the 34 people who died from the band's hometown of DeKalb County.
"These were people that we knew and friends of ours," he said, before dedicating the song "My Home's In Alabama" to everyone back home and in the surrounding areas.
The Red Cross estimates that it will spend as much as $31 million responding to the disasters that have occurred in the past couple weeks. Additionally, hundreds of Red Cross workers are providing food and shelter to people along the Mississippi River in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi whose homes have flooded. They are preparing to expand relief operations further south as the high waters flow downriver.
The organization has opened over 170 shelters and provided more than 14,000 overnight stays to people in need since March 31.
Other performers at the CMT benefit included Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Ronnie Dunn, Gretchen Wilson, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson and Trace Adkins.
Kellie Pickler, model Niki Taylor, Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton, Montgomery Gentry and Clint Black were among the stars who took donations through a phone bank.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Victims can also apply for federal aid at DisasterAssistance.gov.
CMT will announce the total raised at the CMT Music Awards June 8.
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|Fri, April 08, 2011 at 6:00 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Joining Dr. Yamma Brown and Hollywood stars is Master Trainer Dr. Leuschen of Neurologic Relief Center Technique™, who tests people for free and treats patients for Fibromyalgia, severe pain, headaches, anxiety, depression, muscle pain, tremors and strokes
Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 8, 2011
Dr. Faith E. Leuschen, DC, a much sought-after master trainer of the Neurologic Relief Center Technique™; in Manhattan Beach, CA plans to attend The Lupus Foundation of America benefit and red carpet event, Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., at BESO Restaurant, 6350 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028.
The event is hosted by Lupus victim, Dr. Yamma Brown, author/producer and youngest daughter of “The Godfather of Soul," James Brown, who died on December 25, 2006. Dr. Brown is no stranger to challenges. Two years after her father died, her husband was gunned down in their driveway, and later the widow of two children was diagnosed with Lupus. Her pain is being penned in her debut book which is being adapted to a screenplay. Dr. Brown is also producing a biography on her father, along with other projects through her company, Daughter of Soul Productions.
“1.5 million Americans and five million people worldwide have some form of lupus,” said Dr. Leuschen, DC, Total Body Balance, Inc., Manhattan Beach, CA. “African American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American women are two to three times more likely than Caucasian women to have the devastating and sometimes fatal disease.”
The LUPUS charity event, billed as the “Social Mixer” has confirmed the following celebrity guests attending the red carpet benefit: Christina DeRosa, (Extreme movie / ENTOURAGE / Halloween Dog); John Marshall Jones, (Smart Guy/The Troop); Adrian Holmes, (Red Riding Hood); Syr Law, (Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman / Allen Wolf's In My Sleep); Jermaine Jackson, (SOUTHLAND / My Name is Earl / Quarantine); Jessica Koussevitzky, (VH1, You're Cut Off); Ken Davian, (Get Smart / BORAT / Meet the Spartans); Natalina Maggio, (Just Go With It, Iron Man 2, The Social Network, Get Him to the Greek); Jasmine Dustin, (Iron Man 2); Taya Rayden, (Interscope recording artist); Sofya Skya, (The Tomb & Miss World);Paula Labaredas, (Paul); Damien Fahey, (MTV Host);Grasie Mercedes, (Style Network); Matthew McCullough, (Producer); Jordann Kimely, (Couples Retreat); India King, (Actress / Alternative Rock artist); Matt Medrano, (Decisions); Kasia Wolejnio, (The Mechanic); Damion Hall, (Legendary R&B group GUY); Marcus Paulk, (RED TAILS / Roll Bounce / Take The Lead) to name a few.
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|Tue, June 15, 2010 at 10:32 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
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|Sun, May 09, 2010 at 12:46 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The divorce proceedings between rapper Nas and his estranged wife, singer Kelis have been going back and forth for awhile now.
Earlier this week, Nas told a judge that he couldn't afford to pay Kelis the child and spousal support ordered by the court. The court also ordered that Nas pay more than $87,000 in back spousal and child support. Not to mention, he has to pay Kelis $10,000 a month in spousal support.
According to TMZ, Nas makes about $152,031 a month, but the rapper says he makes "substantially less than that amount" and wants the judge to view his financial books