|Sat, March 16, 2013 at 9:24 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
I had the pleasure of interviewing former music journalist now writer, Mrs. Rhonda Freeman-Baraka; writer and creator of Lifetime Networks Pastor Brown. A made for TV drama, Pastor Brown tells the "tale of a wayward pastor's daughter who returns to Atlanta to face her past." Cast includes Actor and Director of Pastor Brown Rockmon Dunbar, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Ernie Hudson, Nicole Ari Parker, Keith David, Michael B. Jordan, Tasha Smith, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Michael Beach, Angie Stone, Monica Brown, and Rev. Creflo Dollar.
Read the full article here: http://www.uslmag.com/2013/03/16/rhonda-baraka-and-lifetime-networks-pastor-brown
|Thurs, January 19, 2012 at 10:12 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
George Washington Williams, was a 19th century American historian most famous for his volumes, History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880; as Negroes, as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens (1882), and A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion (1887).Williams was born in 1849 in Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania and lived there until 1864, when at the age of 14 and lacking virtually any education he left home to join the Union Army. Engaged by the soldier's lifestyle, he followed this by fighting in Mexico in the overthrow of Maximilian.
After his military career and out of a deep desire for education Williams attended the Newton Theological Institution in Massachusetts. By the time he was 25 years old he had graduated, married, and become pastor of the Twelfth Baptist Church in Boston. During the next several years he wrote as a columnist for the Cincinnati Commercial, became a lawyer, founded a Boston newspaper called The Commoner (1875), and became the first black member of his state legislature.
Williams spent only one term in political office, partly because he saw little chance of reelection, and partly because he increasingly desired to commit the majority of his time to working as a historian. In his historical works Williams strove for objectivity and the truthful recording of history, but he also essentially wrote from a revisionist perspective. He researched avidly and wrote with the goal of rerecording American history to honestly and responsibly include the roles and experiences of African Americans.
His first text, The History of the Negro Race in America, received a plethora of literary reviews - largely favorable critiques. Of the negative reviews he faced, most critics noted that his writing style tended to be overblown and was tinted by his theological training. Nonetheless almost all reviewers noted the immense value of the work he had done. Public reaction was by and large a kind of amazement - both because of the extent of his work (the text was two volumes in total) and because he was an African American. In fact his light skin tone and dignified demeanor gained him more respect from white Americans than may have been expected at the time. A History of the Negro Troops received similar but generally better reviews.
In 1890 Williams studied conditions in the Belgian Congo at the commission of President Benjamin Harrison and on one occasion wrote a letter of complaint to the Belgian Crown about the treatment of the indigenous Africans. Although he had hoped to spark a movement in protest of the Belgian government's role in its African colony, little came of his effort in the U.S. He then moved to England to work on a book which would focus on Africa. Unfortunately Williams fell ill shortly after arriving in England and died at the age of 41.
John Hope Franklin, George Washington Williams (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985); Clyde N. Wilson, ed., American Historians, 1866-1912 (Detroit: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1986)
|Mon, May 09, 2011 at 10:25 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
It's Monday!!! Hope everyone had a great Mother's Day weekend enjoying the beautiful weather. All the wonderful mother's out there are truly WHO 2 KNOW. Wanna know where to go next weekend?? Check out this week's blog. ENJOY!!!
Be Sure to Check out Who 2 Know Where 2 Go all over the web via the links below:
WHO 2 KNOW
In 1999, he gave us the phrase "We Ready". Now 12 years and over 30 albums later, Pastor Troy is still going strong. Most known for national smash hits, "We Ready", "Vica Versa", & "Are We Cuttin" from the XXX movie soundtrack, Pastor Troy is a true southern rap legend working with everyone from Lil' Jon, to T.I., to Ludacris. Currently venturing into movies and video production Troy is a bonafide Atlanta superstar and definitely WHO 2 KNOW. Check out Pastor Troy on the web at the links below.
THE 2 LIVE STEWS
You can call them wild, crazy, outspoken, boisterous, or any other adjective to describe their over the top radio show. We like to call them REVOLUTIONARIES, for their ground-breaking show running 10 years strong. The 2 Live Stews, consisting of Doug & Ryan, is a locally produced, nationally syndicated sports radio talk show, airing from 1-4 on 790 The Zone locally, bridging the gap for generations of sports fans. "The Stews" also moonlight as tv hosts working for ESPN (the 4 letter network as they call it) and the now defunct TV One Show ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬" Black Men Revealed. Never ones to rest on their success, Doug and Ryan constantly reach back to their community with the founding of the The Stewart Education Foundation, which will be hosting the Purple & Gold Affair this Saturday, supporting the mentoring of young African American Men. So if you are in your car or by a radio between 1-4 step on over to the "Doghouse" and check out "the livest show on the radio". Check out the 2 Live Stews app and their show at the links below.
COMEDIAN C DAVIS
His twitter name says it all ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬" WHO IS C DAVIS? C Davis is a man addicted to making people laugh. Whether it's on a local comedy stage or co-hosting his weekly relationship show Chat Kafe, C Davis is a walking laugh waiting to happen. Always armed with a quick one-liner C Davis will keep you on your toes with any topic you throw at him. Make sure you check him out Chat Kafe every Sunday from 6-9 PM. Also, check him out at the links below, and you will be bowling over with laughter.
WHERE 2 GO
CARROLL STREET CAFE
Ok, I must really like you guys because I'm giving you one of my most favorite places to dine! On any given day, or evening, you may see me inhaling a meal on the sidewalk patio of Carroll Street Cafe'. I absolutely love the simplicity of this one of a kind bohemian bistro along with the interesting neighborhood people, who are also there to inhale a meal. Located in historic Cabbage Town, CSC offers some of the best sandwiches and pasta I have ever eaten! The salmon linguini (with xtra capers for me) makes you want to find the nearest sofa to curl up and nap! CSC is generous in their portions and the staff are always hip and friendly. Also, every first Monday of the month, CSC showcases new singer/songwriters for your enjoyment. Check out their site below, go visit and enjoy a bite, but don't forget to say that WHO 2 KNOW WHERE 2 GO sent ya!
LUNACY BLACK MARKET
With more than 20 years as an experienced chef, Chef Paul Luna opened Lunacy Black market on Mitchell Street in downtown Atlanta in December 200
|Mon, March 21, 2011 at 7:24 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Beginning in November, Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett will begin her run as a conflicted pastor in the world premiere of "Pastoral," a play by Frank Tangredi, as part of California's Pasadena Playhouse's 2011-12 season, the company announced this week.
In the drama, according to Pasadena Playhouse, "Pastor Emily has a dark secret, hidden from even her own son. When a terrible crisis ensues, she must set her pain aside and look within to discover the true capacity of her forgiveness."
The play was developed in The Playhouse Hothouse reading series. Casting and additional creative personnel for the season will be announced at a later date.
Bassett also starred in "Fences" at Pasadena Playhouse.
|Tue, June 30, 2009 at 9:48 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The wife of a nationally known televangelist has penned a book about ministers who cheat and the women who love them.
The book, entitled "Warning To Ministers, Their Wives and Mistresses," is the provocative new book by Dr. Betty Price, wife of Apostle Frederick K.C. Price.
Price is the pastor of bicoastal mega-church Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles. Together they have built Ever Increasing Faith television ministry.
Price said she wrote "Warning" to help prevent pastoral sexual infidelity. But the warning should be heeded by all leaders including pastors, celebrities and politicians.
"All of the ministers I know who’ve cheated on their wives, their lives were cut short. And I’ve seen it happen to ministers of all ethnicities. When you live an immoral life, you’re doing what Galatians 6:7 says. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap. You are sowing seeds of death and destruction when you commit adultery because you’re betraying something very sacred. Your oath to God and your spouse."
Price's book also reveals personal trials with women who have tried to tempt her high-profile charismatic husband. Although they were cunning, Price said none has caused her husband to fall short of his commitment to God or herself. As a highly respected first lady thousands of women have shared their stories with Price. So her book is full of real-life accounts.
For more information on "Warning To Ministers, Their Wives and Mistresses" go to www.faithdome.org or call (800) 943-4388
|Wed, April 01, 2009 at 9:59 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Essence.com sat down with Grammy-winning gospel great Donnie McClurkin, who also serves as pastor of the Perfecting Faith Church in Long Island, New York and has a bone to pick with preachers who put money above the Lord.
Below are his thoughts on the role of today's black churches and its pastors in this dwindling economy, as told to Essence.com:
As pastors, we have to link arms and have bipartisanships. The [black] church has always been the face of the community. Now we have to take on the responsibility of becoming true servants to the people from all walks of life. I get so mad when I see these pimpin' preachers driving Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, flying around in their private jets, and making it seem like prosperity and money is the way of God when 90 percent of your congregation is on Section 8 or can't figure out how they are going to keep their lights on or feed their kids. I'm big on perception, and what would it look like for me to live so lavishly if the people in my church are struggling?
I've done great in gospel music, and only a few of us have accomplished what I have, and guess what? I live in the ...hood, not some...click to continue reading
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