Tuesday, August 18, 2015

FREE Haircut event in Landover, MD

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Sunday, August 23rd
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Death of a Legacy by Sex Scandal: The Bill Cosby Sage


 

 

                        Since the story broke back in November of 2014, I have remained silent on this topic on my blog -- that ends today. As we are celebrating the birth of the new royal baby Princess Charlotte, the sex scandal that is currently surrounding Bill Cosby has steadily grown from just 10 women to almost 40 women, all claiming to have been drugged and either raped or molested by him. Now don’t get me wrong -- I think that rape is the most violent and evil crime that can ever be committed against a woman, and I in no way support a rapist walking free after he has destroyed the lives of his victim(s).

            However, when it comes to Bill Cosby’s case, the question that keeps coming to the forefront is “Why now?” Why did these women, after in some cases 20, 30 and even (in one case) 50 years, come forward with this shocking claim of being raped by him?  What kept them in the closet for so long, and why do they feel that now is the right time to go after a man they should have been after since the 1950s?  Since the original story broke, some of these women’s personal background stories have been dumped into the media, and frankly, from what I have read about some of them, their accusations make them seem like gold diggers. This would answer my initial question of “why now,” but as more women keep coming out of the woodwork, one has to wonder if there is some truth to
what these women are saying. I would hate to think that there are people out there that are so sick that they would stoop so low to accuse an innocence man of a crime he didn’t commit just to get 15 minutes of fame. Remember, Bill Cosby is not a poor man, and he also has a rich legacy that is at stake here, which is the positive image of a black man and a black family in America.

            I hate to play the race card, but as a child I can remember watching first the Cosby Show and then Cosby and saying, “Wow, I want to be like them and grow up and have a family like that!” Keep in mind that back in the 80s and early 90s, there weren’t that many positive role models or positive images of either the black family, black men, or black women for that matter. That all changed with the debut of The Cosby Show. The Cosby Show was ground-breaking, for unlike shows such as Good Times or The Jeffersons, The Cosby Show showed that if a black man and black woman got a college education, they could not only have a successful career but also raise a respectful, educated, graceful, and career-driven family, just like any other person -- white or black. However, with this sex scandal now coming out, it makes us as a race wonder how many of our heroes have skeletons in their closets. Does this mean that there is a group of women who are waiting for the right time to accuse black heroes like Paul Robinson, Ben Carson, Sydnee Poitier, or even President Obama of the crime of rape some 50 years after the fact? Let’s be reasonable here -- even if Bill Cosby was not the man he is, the fact remains that there is no physical evidence, there are no witnesses, and there is nothing other than the words of these women that can corroborate their stories. Another problem with this is that the law has a statute of limitations, which currently prevents them from charging Bill Cosby with rape. This means that the only thing they can do to him legally is sue him for defamation of character, and some of them are taking that route.


            This leads me back to my original question -- why now? If the only thing you can do to this guy is sue him for defamation of character, and you can’t even put him behind bars for his crime, is it really worth it?  For what you will have lost is worth more than a defamation of character lawsuit. I mean these women lost their lives, self–respect, sense of self-worth, and much more than I can list in this article. I admit, I find it hard to belief that a man idolized as a positive father figure for all young, black, fatherless girls could do this evil thing. However, that does not mean I am heartless. If he did
do this, then nail that lying son of a gun to the wall and make an example out of him, which states that even if you are outside of the legal statute of limitations, you can’t get away with this -- not then, and definitely not now. But if he is innocent of this crime, then the only words I have to say to the accusers are karma is always a b…!     
By Nadia Johnson


 

           

             



 

 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WOMEN IN FILM: Harleigh Wacker


@harleighblake has received acclaims at the Red Dirt Film Festival last year for the film she directed called, “The Last Zombie Standing”, and is well on her way to becoming a force in the film industry. Did I mention that she is only a senior in high school?! "The Last Zombie Standing” follows the start of the zombie apocalypse, Ted, his girlfriend Laura, and his stepsister Kate, fight to try to survive on their own. These teenagers took on the start of the apocalypse with a strong mind and a strong will, but once reality hit them they begin to crumble and fall. Will the three teenagers survive on their own? -- Kelcea Barnes, W.O.W Radio Blogger

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Monday, February 9, 2015

JoRob has been nominated to win a Shorty Award!!


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For Immediate Release: Chronixx, Jacob Miller, Inner Circle Remakes Reggae Classic "Tenement Yard"

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Reggae Song of the Century Chronixx |Inner Circle | Jacob Miller
Jacob Miller Lives Forever
Grammy winning, Bad Boys of Reggae, Inner Circle team up with Reggae Revival's superstar Chronixx for the anticipated music video "Tenement Yard (News Carrying Dread)."

"Dreadlocks can't live in a tenement yard ~ too much watchie watchie watchie, too much su-su su-su su"
In Jamaica, a tenement yard is a shanty town or Jamaican ghetto.
The lyrics explain why Rasta need more freedom from people watching their every move and chatting their business.

Jacob Miller and Inner Circle originally recorded this big classic tune 'Tenement Yard' in 1976. Jacob Miller was the lead vocalist for Inner Circle, and the band flourished with Miller's humorous antics and vocals. Tragically, Miller met in an untimely car accident in 1980 which took his life. Inner Circle and Chronixx pay tribute to the late, great Jacob 'killer' Miller with the release of the music video "Tenement Yard."

Inner Circle's success is also attributed to the broadening of their professional skills, creating a complex called 'Circle House.'
Circle House Studios is one of the most prominent recording studios.

Inner Circle has toured all points of the globe and 2015 promises to be a stellar year for the group. Early next year they head to the Philippines and Jamaica. "Bad Boys" became a household word a with the major success of the television program 'Cops,' and the success of the group has skyrocketed and still moving up.

Young producers such as Don Corleon, Stephen 'di genius' Mcgregor & Supa Dups have embraced Circle Village, bridging the generation gap in reggae and creating a vibrant atmosphere.

Chronixx is a young Jamaican artiste who has recently acquired international attention and success. He is considered one of the top Reggae Revival artistes that is the future of reggae music. His intellectual and lyrically potent issues are relevant to the return of the heights of reggae. His father, Chronicle, encouraged Chronixx to write and create tunes from a very early age, He is way ahead of his years, singing and producing music at only 22 years old.

This exciting combination with Inner Circle and Chronixx is set for release early January 2015.
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