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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA TO BE SWORN IN

     Tune in and bare witness to this extraordinary moment in history,  the PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION, and the swearing in of the coolest president to date, President Barack Obama for the second time around.  How fitting that he be sworn in on the day that we celebrate one of the worlds greatest individuals, Martin Luther King JR.

             


DAVE CHAPELLE: IN HIS OWN WORDS

Dave Chappelle breaks his silence after a  long unexplained hiatus from show business.  He walked away from a reported $55 million dollar deal with Comedy Central to continue to produce his self titled show and we all wondered why.  Asking ourselves and others how could he in the prime of his life just walk away from that kind of money and power.  Well there is no need to wonder any longer, he explains in great detail exactly what went wrong in our eyes, but what was right in his.  And he does this IN HIS OWN WORDS.

K. Langevine


DJANGO

DJANGO.   A must see movie that shows the meaning of true love and how one man, a slave, went to great lengths to preserve it.  This gripping tale has Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx sharing the big screen yet again as husband and wife, but under different circumstances this time around.  In this riveting production they are a slave couple who are literally fighting for their freedom to be together.  Please see past the violence and don’t miss the real message because  at the heart of this film is a love story. The release date being on Christmas day is truly a gift.

MERRY CHRISTMAS


CHANGING FACES

December 14,2012 will forever be remembered for the horrific mass shooting which took place in Newtown Connecticut. A shooting which has claimed the lives of 27 innocent victims of which 20 of them were 6 and 7-year old children. With this most recent random act of senseless violence it has seemed to spark some conversation and outrage about particular issues, and those issues are gun control, or lack there of, and gun violence. These issues have plagued inner cities around this country for decades, where citizens of these inner cities have literally been held hostage at times due to gun violence. The question is why now, why has this become such a priority for politicians and lawmakers to look into. Could it be that the faces have changed, because they have. The faces of the victims has changed, the faces of the perpetrators has changed, the faces of the families who are crying inconsolably because their loved ones are gone has changed, the face of the community where the violence is taking place has changed, but the act remains the same. So why the difference in approach to dealing with the same problem?
President Barack Obama addressed the community of Newtown and made reference to dealing with the issue of gun control and regulations and dealing with gun violence here in America. Although it is not a very popular topic in Washington he has seemed to draw his line in the sand yet again. Let us all hope and pray that this does not end with just dialogue, but leads to action that will help to prevent such atrocities from happening again.


JAY Z: WHERE I’M FROM

Jayz-Where-Im-From-On-MicrophoneBully      In the midst of a struggling economy, a high unemployment rate, and nearing the edge of a fiscal cliff, rapper turned mogul Jay Z has found yet another way to remain relevant while creating opportunities along the way.

In this documentary titled “WHERE I’M FROM” it gives a detailed behind the scenes account of how Jay Z prepared for his last performance at the soon to be world-renowned Barclay’s center.  Jay Z takes the line ” I am not a businessman, I’m a business Maaan” to a new high and brings it all full circle. His push to bring the Nets to Brooklyn has not only brought a professional basketball team, an amazing arena, and a buzz throughout the borough that seems to only happen during Labor Day Weekend, but more importantly than that he has brought jobs, and a boost to the economy that is much-needed and greatly appreciated.  “Everything said in song, you happen to see”, Jay’s line from the song Ignorant Shit has proved to be quite the opposite of ignorant.  He first told the world in 2005 that he had become a “proud new owner of the Nets” in a freestyle that most people overlooked.  7 years later as an owner and integral part of the franchise, Jay Z’s Nets reside in Brooklyn.

JAY Z continues to raise the bar to heights that seem to be insurmountable and not just in entertainment.  At a time when gaining and maintaining employment poses so many challenges, he created.  Not a song, or a clothing line, or a record label, but something far more important,  he created OPPORTUNITY,  opportunity for an entire borough, and opportunities for the many who have supported him throughout his career.  What better way to say thank you to your fans and give back to your community than to create a gift that keeps on giving.

It’s no secret that Brooklyn is JAY Z’S biggest fan, what a way to return the favor by supporting WHERE I’M FROM


12 12 12 CONCERT

      As the tri state area continues to recover from the devastation of Ms. hurricane Sandy some of entertainers biggest names are leading the charge in a major way.  On December 12,2012 artist and musicians alike such as Bruce Springstien and the E street Band, Billy Joel, and John Bon Jovi will be performing in front of  a sold out crowd at the world famous Madison Square Garden to benefit the Robin Hood Relief Fund.  The proceeds from this monumentous event will go towards assisting those affected by this most recent natural disaster.

Hip hop would not be denied in this colossal effort to raise money and more importantly awareness to the fact that there is still more work to be done.  Alicia Keys and Kanye West will also join the list of legends who will grace the stage for this worthy cause.  The adopted son of Brooklyn by way of Roc a Fella records, and the GIRL ON FIRE will light up the stage in support of the people of NEW YORK, “concrete jungle where dreams are made of.” 

For more information about the concert go to www.121212concert.org


ALICIA KEYS: GIRL ON FIRE GIVES OPEN INVITE

Alicia Keys gives an open invite to the world to premiere GIRL ON FIRE, her most highly anticipated album to date due to be released on November 27,2012.  Google+Hangout and YouTube broadcast an intimate look at Alicia Keys and friends as they give their thoughts and feelings on the journey which took place in creating this masterpiece.  She continues to raise the bar not only with her talent but with the innovative genius to be the first to share her creative experience, as well as the finished product in such a non traditional way, on the world-wide web. Its more than just a video, it’s an experience which you will truly be thankful for.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING