Let’s Talk Boomerang on BET

So, we're five episodes in to BET's show "Boomerang" and it's addressed soooooo many millennial issues. If you haven't seen the show or know what it's about, it's the spinoff show to the movie Boomerang, featuring Eddie Murphy, Halle Berry, Robin Givens, Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier and other famous faces. The movie is about … Continue reading Let’s Talk Boomerang on BET

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Kehlani While We Wait Review

Kehlani blessed us with some music over the weekend "while we wait" for her to give us a full album after she gives birth to her baby girl. To me, this "mixtape," as she calls it, gave me more of a 90s R&B vibe, as clichè as it sounds. This project reminded me of her … Continue reading Kehlani While We Wait Review

August Alsina Forever And a Day EP Review

It's been a while since August Alsina blessed us with a collection of music and might I say, I was ver excited when he dropped it. It's no secret that he was battling a lot, from collapsing at a concert and dealing with health issues, to becoming addicted to prescription drugs to recently losing his … Continue reading August Alsina Forever And a Day EP Review

2019 Oscars: They Got It Right!

This was the year the Oscars actually got it right, as far as wins go. I guess the Academy can retire that "Oscars So White" title for now. Black films and people are STILL making history. Just in case you missed it: Regina King won for Best supporting actress for "If Beale Street Could Talk" … Continue reading 2019 Oscars: They Got It Right!

Miss Caesar Interview

Lydia Caesar, who goes by the name Miss Caesar, is a talented singer from New York but she's pursing her career in St. Louis with her husband Wayne, owner of Sauce Records Global. She has such a beautiful unique voice that reminds you of that 1990's era, when every voice was strong and soulful. I … Continue reading Miss Caesar Interview

200 Posts!!

  WOW! I've made it to 200 posts. I remember when I first started this blog back in 2014 and it was hard for me to put myself out there and expose my writing and thoughts to the world. Now here I am 200 posts in.  Fun fact, I made it to 100 posts last … Continue reading 200 Posts!!

Fact 13: First Black owned Television show

Danii Gold

The first black owned television station was WGPR-TV Detroit. It was founded by William Venoid Banks and it meant programming targeted to the black audience. Banks was a minister, attorney, and member of The International Free and Accepted Modern Masons (IFAMM), in which he founded. He also controlled Detroit’s first black owned radio station, called WGPR-FM.

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It all got started when Banks sat down with President Richard Nixon, and they started conversing about blacks involvement in the broadcasting field. Nixon told him that he needed to obtain a Federal Communications Commission License. With that license you are required to have enough fund to run the station for a whole year.Since Banks was the founder of the IFAMM, he used that money from member’s monthly subscriptions to start his radio station (WGPR-FM), but with purchasing the television station, he sold 100 acres of the Mason’s land in the…

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