Archive for the ‘Good News’ Category

10 reasons why we Appreciate Steve Harvey

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Steve Harvey has been a boxer, an insurance salesman, a carpet cleaner, and a mailman.  There are many reasons to appreciate the rise and rise of this man.  Not just for his Comedy Career which started the ball rolling, but for his books,  his philanthropy, his relevance on  radio and TV and his business endeavours.

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Lenny Kravitz – the designer

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Lenny Kravitz wooed us on the stage at the Superbowl on Sunday 1 Feb 2015. He had less than 2 minutes to show us how relevant he still is and he achieved that goal. I have been a long time fan of Lenny’s music and have albums to prove it. But I came across a little publicised fact that Lenny Kravitz is also a designer. An interior designer. He also designs hotels, TV studios, furniture, wall tiles, wallpaper and much more.

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Will Smith Motivational Quotes

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Here is an ispirational compilation video. Actor Will Smith provides some excellent motivational advice on achieving your goals in life. You can apply these principles to any area. Whether you apply Will’s mentality towards body building, losing weight, your career, improving your job prospects or simply leading a healthier lifestyle and bettering your family life at home, one thing is for certain. You will see a whole new world of opportunity open up before your very eyes.

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BET CEO Debra L. Lee Speaks out

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BET CEO and Chairman Debra L. Lee recently sat down with Forbes magazine and shared her thoughts on being a female CEO, her unlikely road to running a media company, and her responsibility to promote positive images of African-Americans.

Giving insight into the programming philosophy of the company, Lee responded to the public criticism and backlash she has received in the past about of BET’s depiction of African-Americans.

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Dee1 – New Hip Hop Artist turned down Millions

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Dee1 was a middle school teacher, when he wrote the song. Jay, 50 & Weezy which is like a direct message to Jay Z, 50 cent and Lil Wayne. He noticed that students looked up to hip hop artists, and he felt rappers seemed unaware of the power they had. He wanted to talk directly to the source to inform them of the impact they had, or could have. After two years of teaching, he resigned before the 2010-2011 school year to focus on his music as a career. He could reach and influence far more people than being in a classroom.

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Toastmaster Malachi Talabi

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With a name which is hard to forget Malachi Talabi broke new ground when he won the UK and Ireland Toastmasters International public speaking Competition.  He then represented UK, and came third in the World competition.*

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Charity, Music and Politics with Band Aid 30

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Charity, Music and Politics are not comfortable bedfellows. At least half the audience will not be happy. But does it really matter – if money will be raised anyway for a good cause. Let us examine the new Bob Geldof project.

We puzzled over the pictures from #BandAid30. Yes, it is a good cause, but why was there so little  involvement from black artists and why are the lyrics so bad?

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Black-Owned Businesses Are Powering Detroit’s Resurgence

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Black-Owned Businesses Are Quietly Powering Detroit’s Resurgence, But No One’s Talking About It. So says Kate Abbey-Lambertz of the Huffington Post.

Detroit will mark the first anniversary of its bankruptcy filing this Friday, and across the country, people are watching the city to see how it has survived the upheaval.

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Black Celebrities Giving Back

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Black Celebrities, like others  donate to various charities and causes.  When people who are rich and famous give back to others there is a renewed hope in mankind. Here we give examples of what has been done in the past.

It must be noted that this is a snapshot of giving which is in the public domain. It is possible that more giving is being done, which is private or not yet reported. Also a person supporting 30 Charities and another supporting 5 charities does not indicate any “giving back” since we do not report the amount of MONEY or TIME given.

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Apple to Buy Beats by Dr Dre

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Dr Dre (Also known as Andre Young, born 1965) has been trending on Twitter today. When you see a name trending – they have made news – either through something they have done which is crazy, or they have died, or amazing news has come out about said person. In this case it is the latter. Apple is in the process of buying Beats for a reported 3.2 billion dollars.

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