Monthly Archives May 2020

Michael Jordan Releases Statement In Support Of Protesters

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The GOAT, Michael Jordan released a statement today in support of the protesters around the country.

Jordan posted the following statement to his social media acount:

“I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry. I see and feel everyone’s pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough.”

The GOAT went on to express that while he doesn’t have “the answers,” he believes in the power of being vocal. 

“Our collective voices show strength and the inability to be divided by others,” the statement continued. “We must listen to each other, show compassion and empathy and never turn our backs on senseless brutality.” 

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Jordan added that “we need to continue peaceful expressions against injustice and demand accountability.” 

“Our unified voice needs to put pressure on our leaders to change our laws, or else we need to use our vote to create systemic change,” Jordan expressed. “Every one of us needs to be part of the solution, and we must work together to ensure justice for all.” 

He ended his statement paying respect to George Floyd and others who have lost their life to racism and injustice.

“My heart goes out to the family of George Floyd and to the countless others whose lives have been brutally and senselessly taken through acts of racism and injustice.” 

Chip and Joanna Gaines Celebrate 17 Years Of Marriage

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Chip and Joanna Gaines are celebrating 17 years of marriage on today (Sunday, May 31st).

Chip honored his wife on social media with a beautiful message and a throwback photo from their wedding day.

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Juuuust married! Everything about you has made everything about me better. And 17 years later I’m still learning from and loving on the most incredible woman in the world. After all these years Joanna Lea Stevens, you really are the girl of my dreams.. Happy 17th sweet girl. I love you.

The The Fixer Upper couple share sons Crew, who turns 2 in July, Duke, 11, and Drake, 15, as well as daughters Emmie, 10, and Ella, 13.

Chrissy Teigen pledges $200K to bail out protesters

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Chrissy Teigen is committed to helping George Floyd protesters.

On Saturday Teigen Tweeted she plans to donate $200,000 toward the bailouts of those arrested in the George Floyd protests around the country.

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Chrissy’s husband, John Legend shared the tweet naming the 3 organizations they’ll be donating the money to:

  1. Bail Project
  2. National Lawyers Guild
  3. Movement 4 Black Lives

“In celebration of whatever the f—k maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country,” Teigen first tweeted.

She then upped the ante when a commenter attempted to correct her tweet, branding the protesters “rioters and criminals.”

“Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000,” the clap-back queen responded.

https://twitter.com/chrissyteigen/status/1266850737201414144

Target Announce temporary closing Of 175 stores due to ongoing protests

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Target has announced that they’re temporarily closing 175 of their stores due to ongoing protests over George Floyd’s death.

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“We are heartbroken by the death of George Floyd and the pain it is causing communities across the country. At this time, we have made the decision to close a number of our stores. We anticipate most stores will be closed temporarily. Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal,” the company said in a statement.

Target says employees at the closed stores will be paid for up to 14 days during store closures, including coronavirus pay, and also have the chance to work at other stores.

The full list of closings can be found here.

AVENTER GRAY LAUNCHES NEW PODCAST: ‘AVE UNFILTERED’

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Aventer Gray is inspiring women to own their womanhood and power by living life unfiltered through her new podcast, Ave Unfiltered.

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The new podcast launched May 23rd on Spotify, Apple, and Google Podcasts. Ave Unfiltered is set to feature special guests Ayesha Curry, LeToya Luckett-Walker, Devi Brown and Iyanla Vanzant in it’s first season.

“Living in the light of transparency and grace, I want women around the world to be inspired and empowered to live a life that is ultimately and positively unfiltered,” said Aventer, who also serves as Co-Pastor of Relentless Church in Greenville, SC. beside her husband John Gray. “It’s an invitation to an intentionally candid, enlightening and humorous, but heartfelt conversation amongst women that infuses faith with practicality. Particularly as women begin to look deeper into themselves during the pandemic, I’m hoping my podcast will encourage women from all backgrounds.”

In addition to the Ave Unfiltered podcast, she is also launching Word 2 the Wives – a secondary podcast that will air quarterly, featuring newlyweds to veteran wives to provide a sense of community and dialogue about life, priorities, and relationships.

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Watch: CeCe Winans & Cynthia Erivo PBS National Memorial Day Performances

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Gospel legend CeCe Winans performed “Lean On Me” during PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert and Tony Award winner Cynthia Erivo performed a powerful rendition of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The special usually airs live from the West Lawn of the Capitol, but due to COVID-19 performances and tributes were filmed around the country.

Woven throughout the program were messages from prominent guest artists of thanks and support for active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve and their families, veterans, and Gold Star families along with first responders, doctors, nurses, grocery clerks, truck drivers, postal workers…all those who are on the front lines, putting their lives at risk now in the fight against COVID-19.

Evvie McKinney Releases Banging Debut Single for Motown Gospel

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Memphis native Evvie McKinney has released her debut single “Bring The Whole Hood,” on Motown Gospel and it’s anthem worthy!

“I’m gone bring the whole hood with me then I’m a buy my momma a house!”

Evvie penned the track with her mentor from The Four on Fox, pop hitmaker Meghan Trainor.  

Along with the single, she released a lyric video to accompany the uptempo banger.

She got her girls with her as she sings about growing up in Memphis, the youngest of 7 kids, living in a small house… But, when she makes it in the music industry, she’s bringing the whole hood with her! AYE!!!!!!!!

#BStyle NY&C: Eva Mendes Collection

Right before the pandemic I had purchased a bunch of cute outfits online for the spring. This week I became fed up with looking at clothes with tags still attached, so I decided to snatch the tags off and have myself a little photo shoot.

One of those outfits I purchased was this Eva Mendes two piece set from NY&C. I haven’t worn anything from them since I was in my 30’s. so I was a little hesitant to purchase it. But I love the way Eva Mendes collection looks (very grown, sexy and versatile to me), so I stepped out on faith and purchased it….. not only do I love the material, it fits perfect!

When I purchased the set, it was regular price but now it’s 50% off!!! The wrap top was $64.95 but is now on sale now for $34.97 and the palazzo pants were $99 but are now on sale for $44.97

The pants are a little long on me because of my height (I’m 5ft.3), other than that this outfit is true to size and fits amazing. This yellow is just what I needed to brighten my day after being stuck in the house for the last two months.

“She is clothed with strength and dignity.”- Proverbs 31:25

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J.Lo Talks Wedding Being Put On Hold “God Has A Bigger Plan”

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J.Lo is believing that God has a bigger plan for her and A Rod’s on hold wedding.

Appearing on the Today show Tuesday she gave an update on the status of her and A Rod’s highly anticipated wedding amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Nobody knows,” she said. “There’s no planning right now. You just have to kind of wait and see how this all plays out. You know, it’s disappointing on one level.”

Even though she’s a little heartbroken about her wedding being put on hold, she believes God has something better planned for them.

“I’m a little heartbroken because we did have some great plans. I’m also like, you know what, God has a bigger plan and we just have to wait and see,” she shared. “Maybe it’s going to be better? I have to believe that it will be.”

J.Lo and A Rod

Sister Circle Has Been Canceled After 3 Seasons?

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While celebrating the news that Quad was adopting a babygirl, I found out that Sister Circle had been canceled.

Tegna Inc., which produced the talk show aimed at black women, announced the news back in April. ( this COVID-19 pandemic has had me following politics a little more than entertainment news lately).

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“TEGNA has made a decision to end production of ‘Sister Circle’ as of April 24, 2020,” the company said in a statement. “Our four talented, engaging hosts had an uplifting and positive impact on daytime viewers and we are so proud of the team and what ‘Sister Circle’ has accomplished in its almost three-year run.”

“While there are many loyal fans of the show, the show has not grown its audience enough to continue. We want to thank our partners at TV One, and our advertisers and sponsors, for their support,” the statement concluded.

Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson Reveals He Has an Adult Daughter From An Affair

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Duck Dynasty patriarch, Phil Robertson had an affair before giving his life to Christ that resulted in him having a daughter that he recently found out about.

Robertson and his boys revealed the information about the adult daughter during the Unashamed podcast on Thursday.

We know that in all things — in all things — even sin, God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose,” Phil.

During the podcast, his son Al explained that he received a letter from a woman named Phyliss who was 45 and claiming to be his sister.

So basically, it was from a woman who said that by a DNA search, she thinks that dad might be her dad,” he shared.

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At first he dismissed the letter because she was born after his father became a Christian.

We should note that Phil married his wife Miss Kay in 1966 and they are still happily married.

“I started thinking, there’s a 45-year-old woman out there who doesn’t know who her dad is, and she’s looking,” Al said. “And I thought, even if it’s not dad, she needs to know it’s not dad.”

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Al finally approached his parents, and Phil agreed to take a DNA test — which ended up being a “99.9 percent match.”

Phil interjected to say that when he got the call he told him to “bring her on down” so they could meet.

We know that in all things — in all things — even sin, God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose,” Phil said.

“It’s a pretty cool explanation of redemption, reconciliation, love,” the Robertson patriarch said. “As it turns out, 45 years, you have a daughter that you don’t know about, and she has a father she doesn’t know about. 45 years that doesn’t sound like very long but you say, that’s a while. So finally, after all those years, we come together.”

The family has already met Phyliss and the Duck Dynasty audience can expect to meet her soon on an upcoming episode of the podcast, Phil shared.

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