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Video: Whitney Houston & Kim Burrell SANG At BET’s Celebration Of Gospel Read more: Whitney Houston & Kim Burrell Perform At BET’s Celebration Of Gospel

I’m LOVING this!  Oh, I feel like an old church mother on the front pew of the church house. 

Whitney is not back to her old vocal stylings, BUT this is the best I’ve heard her sing in YEARS!  Leave it to Kim Burrell to help a sista out.

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Duh! Bob Johnson saying things we already know about Obama

FROM CNN’s Jack Cafferty:

The billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television says Barack Obama wouldn’t be his party’s leading presidential candidate if he was white.

Hillary Clinton supporter Bob Johnson has revived comments previously made by Geraldine Ferraro, telling The Charlotte Observer,

“What I believe Ferraro meant is that if you take a freshman senator from Illinois called ‘Jerry Smith’ and he says I’m going to run for president, would he start off with 90 percent of the black vote? And the answer is, probably not… Geraldine Ferraro said it right. The problem is, Geraldine Ferraro is white. This campaign has such a hair-trigger on anything racial … it is almost impossible for anybody to say anything.”

Um, if Obama wasn’t black no one would be asking you your opinion of him, Bob. You wouldn’t be in the news, Bob. Somebody, anybody…tell Bob to shut the HELL up. What the is wrong with him. Did he really really listen to what Farraro said? I think is undercover racism sensory apparatus is broken!

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Text Addicts could learn a lesson from Detroit’s Mayor

BET reported last week that, Married Detroit Mayor,” Kwame Kilpatrick, is facing the political storm of his life. The flamboyant, controversial CEO of the Motor City could be on the outs after lying to a grand jury about his affair with his chief of staff, Christine Beatty.  Like many of you he and his lady friend have a thing for texting each other and it seems she’s having a hard time letting the relationship go.

Kilpatrick could be forced to resign, lose his law license and be brought up on perjury charges. The Detroit Free Press  gotten about 14,000 of the hot and juicy text messages sent by Kilpatrick and Beatty.  Here’s a sample of what the paper posted…

Sept. 24, 2002, 6:56 p.m. – Beatty: This is one of those little things I had to tell you. Last night when I was laying on your shoulder in the car and you held my face and sang whatever song it was, that felt so good. It was just one of those little moments when you just made me fall some more.

Oct. 7, 2002, 11:20 p.m. – Beatty: OK, I’m feeling like I want another night like the most recent Saturday at the Residence Inn! You made me feel so damn good that night. As you can see I can’t let it go! . . .

Kilpatrick: I feel that we can do that in WV (West Virginia) + just relax together. I need you soooo bad. I want to wake up in the morning and you are there. Make it happen. Love ya.

Oct. 16, 2002, 11:48 p.m. – Kilpatrick: I’ve been dreaming all day about having you all to myself for 3 days . . . relaxing, laughing, talking, sleeping and making love.

April 8, 2003, 8:55 p.m. – Beatty: And, did you miss me, sexually?

Kilpatrick: Hell yeah! You couldn’t tell. I want some more. Don’t sleep!

Source: BET.com

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Oprah’s New Cable Network and Obama Backlash

I don’t really think we have anything to worry about. Oprah is not going to go down the path of Bob Johnson. She will join only one other Black Owned network I can think of, TV One.

However, I will be interested to see what kind of programming she’ll have. She has noted that the channel will offer “shows that make my heart sing.” The Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN, will premier in 2009.  Don’t you just love that…OWN!!!  You betta use the power of words, girl!!!  The channel will be replacing Discovery Health Channel. I love the Discovery Health Channel, so I’m sad to see it go. All those baby shows are really compelling. LOL Under terms of the partnership, Winfrey will serve as chairman of OWN, a 50-50 ownership split between Discovery and her media company, Harpo Productions.

In other news, several news sources are reporting that Oprah’s website has received a whole lot of abuse and negative comments  since the queen of daytime joined Barack Obama on a tour of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in mid-December.  The focus seems to be on the fact that she is choosing a man over Hillary, a woman.

Yet a backlash by Clinton supporters appears to have prompted a rethink by Winfrey, the African-American media titan who is routinely described as the most influential woman on television.

She did not reappear in the final days before the New Hampshire primary – which Obama lost to Clinton – and has been absent from the most recent campaigning in South Carolina, which votes next weekend.

Obama aides believe that Winfrey will return to the campaign. Her own staff noted last week that in addition to her daily broadcasts on television and satellite radio, she has also been busy negotiating a multi-million-dollar deal with the Discovery cable network – Timesonline UK

Very intersting…let’s see how this plays out.

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Bob Johnson on Barack Obama’s Past

Bob Johnson…Negro, Please!!!  Have you bumped your head?

“To me, as an African American, I am frankly insulted the Obama campaign would imply that we are so stupid that we would think Hillary and Bill Clinton, who have been deeply and emotionally involved in black issues — when Barack Obama was doing something in the neighborhood; I won’t say what he was doing, but he said it in his book — when they have been involved,” Johnson said. – AP

Is he talking about the drug use mentionedin Obama’s book?  Bob later tried to take back the insinuation. “Johnson later said his comments referred to Obama’s work as a community organizer in Chicago “and nothing else. Any other suggestion is simply irresponsible and incorrect,” he said in a statement released by Clinton’s campaign.” – AP.

Didn’t Bob Johnson sell BET to Viacom after he made his millions by exploiting black folks?  OK, ok…let’s say BET wasn’t all bad.  There was Video Soul for godsake.  Now, the good name of Black Entertainment Television is basically trash, synonymous big booty video girls, horrible black reality TV, and commercials for ringtones.   Bob, your past has some scars as well I’m sure…just like anybody.

I would think that a man who is known for a black first would be more welcoming of the idea of the first black president.  What is your whole motivation for turning into the head “house negro” in charge?  Oh, and WHEN did you become a source for political advice?  All the years that you ran BET I don’t at all remember you using BET as a real vehicle to get blacks to vote and get involved with the political process.  Um…that didn’t happen really until you sold the company.

Dayum, Bob.  I can’t say that I’m surprised.

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Obama kicking it with Jay-Z and Kanye

Well, I guess you gotta make your rounds, Obama. So, I’m not mad at you, player! The hip hop world holds a lot of sway (not the announcer…I’m referring to power) when it comes to getting young black people out to the voting booths. I found this info over at Hip Hop DX.

I’ve met with Jay-Z; I’ve met with Kanye. And I’ve talked to other artists about how potentially to bridge that gap. I think the potential for them to deliver a message of extraordinary power that gets people thinking (is massive),Obama told Jeff Johnson during BET‘s political special What’s In It For Us?.

Though he supports using Hip Hop as a catalyst for good, Obama is also aware of Hip Hop’s negative side too, acknowledging that messages of crime and misogyny overshadow the many positive aspects of rap music.

There are times, even on the artists I’ve named, the artists that I love, that there is a message that’s sometimes degrading to women, uses the N-word a little too frequently. But also something that I’m really concerned about is (they’re) always talking about material things about how I can get something; more money, more cars.

With the primaries in full swing, the voice of young Black America and the Hip Hop vote will continue to be a focal point in the media. So far, rappers including Common, Rhymefest and Talib Kweli have voiced their support for Obama.

LOL, who else would Common (Chi till I die) and Kweli support…Edwards? Tell me who Puffy and Soulja Boy are supporting (other that liquor companies, clothing lines, and labels that promote horrible messages to kids in popular music).

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The Sallie Mae Fund and BET Networks partner to Send African Americans to College

$25,000 Scholarship Competition and Free Scholarship Directory Help Students Identify and Access Money for College

RESTON, Va., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ — The Sallie Mae Fund and BET Networks are collaborating on two new initiatives to generate awareness of scholarships and other college-funding resources among African-American students.

“On average, college graduates earn $1 million more than high school graduates in the course of a lifetime,” said Debra Lee, chairman and CEO of BET Networks. “Increased awareness is the key to helping more African Americans realize their dream of going to college and, in turn, access that greater earning power.”

Today, BET will launch a special program to promote college scholarship awareness among its 87 million viewers and Web users. The “Next Level” scholarship competition will award $25,000 in Sallie Mae Fund scholarships to deserving students. Applications for the awards will be accepted on BET’s Web site from now through December 21. Winners will be announced in February. For more information about the “Next Level” scholarship competition, visit www.BET.com/nextlevelscholar.

In addition, a new directory will provide African-American students and their families with easier access to hundreds of college scholarships and millions in scholarship dollars. Sponsored by The Sallie Mae Fund and BET and produced by the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, “Black College Dollars,” available at www.blackcollegedollars.org, offers a free, comprehensive listing of more than 300 scholarships designed for African-American students.

Source: CNNMoney.com 

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