Thursday, September 29, 2016

90s Child Star Files Lawsuit Against Parents

Many remember Rae'Ven Kelly as a young Anna Mae Bullock (long before she became Tina Turner) in the 1993 biopic "What's Love Got to Do with It?"  These days, the married 31-year-old actress has enjoyed a career that includes "A Time to Kill", " Hannah Montana", "Preacher's Kid" and many other credits.  However, it's her personal life that has experienced turmoil in recent.

Over the summer, she and her husband experienced abuse from law enforcement.  Before this, the veteran actress and her preacher husband Sean Dinwoodie filed a $1Million dollar lawsuit against her parents on the grounds of fraud, defamation, and breach of fiduciary duty.  Courtesy of Maya Hotblaze and Courthouse News Service.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Musical Tribute to Kashif

Once again, I have no words for the loss of lives in the past 12 months.  From the famous to those looking to make change in their communities #blacklives As you can see, Kashif (who also produced under the pseudonym Michael Jones)made hits for many pop and R&B artists, including a young Whitney Houston.  If you can ever get around to seeing his episode of Unsung, this brother made an incredible transformation from hardship growing up to becoming one of music's most respected producers.  Kashif also authored one of the most honest books about being in the music industry.


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wayback Wed z...New Wave Edition

 A lot of people think of Adam ant, Duran Duran and pet shop boys but no one could do New Wave jams like Black folks.  Not being racist but think in terms of vocal quality and trying to keep a certain beat while being radio-friendly.  Andre Cymone, bootsy Collins and Cameo had serious alt-soul years before fishbone and the Bus Boys.  Got my brain percolating now, so I'm gonna be digging in the month of September.