March 2010 Blog Posts (20)

Meet Tom Gorball - Executive Chef at Luxor Las Vegas

Tom Gorbal Luxor Las Vegas



I met chef Gorbal on my last vacation where I spent a few days in Las Vegas with my family.



MORE The Buffet at Luxor had the best food I had tasted in a while and the Lava Chocolate Cake won my heart and my taste buds!



As a matter of fact it was because of this appealing dessert, which I frankly self-indulged in until my toes curled up, that I had the priviledge of meeting Chef Gorball.



You see, we had arrived a little early at the… Continue

Added by ColoredPeople.net on March 31, 2010 at 9:33pm — No Comments

A Slave's Prayer

A SLAVE'S PRAYER

I was stole from Eden, an innocent soul,

crossed seas and centuries, chained and cold;

My mother was raped and beaten to death,

my daddy was sold, and my sister is kept.

How they praise God and brag dat they free,

sing songs about freedom, 'din look upon me?



I was chained to 'dis land, 'dis "Land of the free,"

by people with a God, who sho must can't see.

But a change is a comin', Tho I won't no mo…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 28, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Drum Circle - March 21, 2010

Hi,


I would like to thank all the drummers at the Drum Circle for this Sunday's (March 21, 2010) performance. The Drummers played as if they had fire in their hands. They played relentlessly! While all the Dancers joined us as we gave praise. I gave God my sacrfice of praise offering through dance. Praising my Heavenly Father for keeping me strong through this time in my life. The audience was spectacular as they also joined celebrating…
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Added by Edris Amoré on March 22, 2010 at 9:36pm — 3 Comments

The 5th Dimension Induction to St. Louis Walk of Fame! Join us!







Tania-Maria Xavier attended the induction ceremony on March 18, 2010 and will bring you some interviews of this celebrated event. Lamonte McLemore, Billy Davis and Jarred Townson (Sho-Tyme), Ron Townson's grandson were presented with a plaque. Tania-Maria Xavier also presented them with an illustration "St. Louis Native Sons" by Andre Harris in memory of Ron Townson.



Sadly, Marilyn McCoo tripped on a rug, fell and broke her hip and was not present…

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Added by ColoredPeople.net on March 22, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Black Baby Boomers Drop The Ball

Aaron Hamilton recently said what many others in the mostly African-American and solidly middle-class Leimert Park district of

South Los Angeles think but won't say:



"It is almost taboo to speak out against black leaders even though

they may not be measuring up to the various tasks at hand," Hamilton

said. "To speak out against them is a sin. And that hesitance to be

objective and abandon old ways is what is going to bring us down."… Continue

Added by walter on March 19, 2010 at 7:22pm — 2 Comments

A Thief is a Thief - Even When They Work for the Government

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE


A Thief is a Thief - Even When They Work for the Government…


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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 17, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Leimert Park-a poem of lovers

Leimert Park and me go back



Like Sydney and hip hop tracks



and just the way the sounds in Brooklyn and the Bronx



make my head nod



The drum circles within you



sync up with the way my heart throbs



The way the sun shines on you at dusk…



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Added by Jasmine Powers on March 15, 2010 at 9:51pm — 3 Comments

Is there a Method to Liz Cheney's Madness?

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE



Is There a Method to Liz Cheney's Madness?

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Many observers have found Liz and Dick Cheney's fervent crusade to ensure that President Obama define terrorists as "enemy combatants," and the fight against terrorism as a…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 12, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Watch Programs Lead to New View of LAPD in Leimert Park

The Sixth Avenue Neighborhood Watch in Leimert Park is the latest in a trend of community groups that are taking steps to keep the community

safe — and also serving as emblems of the improved relations between

the residents of Leimert Park and the Los Angeles Police Department

(LAPD).



It wasn't always so. Back in 1965 the relationship between residents

of Leimert Park and LAPD was often hostile and adversarial.… Continue

Added by walter on March 11, 2010 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

The Rhythm Section is All That's Needed

Black History Month at the University of Southern California featured the talented David Arnay trio.



Black History month wrapped up on February 28th, 2010 with many celebrated events. The community at the University of Southern California's Alfred Newman Recital Hall presented a

tantalizing spirit of musical bliss to honor glorious music and the

musicians that made it…

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Added by Kim Vinson on March 10, 2010 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Harry Elston - Friends of Distinction



Harry James Elston was born into a musical family in Dallas, Texas and grew up in San Diego, California.



In his mid teens Elston was part of a group called “Cel Foster and the Audios” which was chosen by the The Johnny Otis Rhythm & Blues Caravan in a talent search. (Otis produced Etta James’ first hit, "Roll With Me, Henry", also known as "The Wallflower" and "Every Beat of My Heart", first recorded by “The Royals”… Continue

Added by ColoredPeople.net on March 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Jackie's Bag



JACKIE’S BAG

When Jackie McLean first appeared on the scene

he swung it like nobody else;

He stood all alone, with that bittersweet tone,

owing nobody, only himself.

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With his furious attack he could take you…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 9, 2010 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

A Swingin' Affair



A Swingin’ Affair

 

I was told as a child Blacks had no worth, not a nickel’s worth of dimes. I believed that myth

til Dex rode in with his ax in double time.

His horn was soarin’, the changes flyin’, his rhythm right on time; my heart beat with the pleasure of new found pride, knowing, his blood flowed through…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 9, 2010 at 6:45am — No Comments

Mr. President: By Refusing to Look Back, You're Jeopardizing What Lies Before Us

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE







Mr. President: By Refusing to Look Back, You're…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 7, 2010 at 11:49pm — 6 Comments

And the Implosion Begins . . .

And the Implosion Begins . . .

Well, I guess Tavis is about to get a little taste of what it means to be held accountable. The article below also speaks to the issue of Tavis' ego. It discusses how he attempted to purchase the honor of having the communication school bear his name.

One would think that the naming of schools would be based on merit rather than…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 6, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Man

THE MAN

Young and curious, crusin= the street, my partner and I, with life at our feet. Beautiful days of summer=s ilk, and beautiful ladies with legs of silk. Miles on the box with Thelonious in tow, playin’ "Round Midnite", with nothin= but soul. Miles was…

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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 6, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

Would Tavis Smiley's 'Black Agenda' Help the Black Community, or Bring America to its Knees?

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE







Would Tavis Smiley's 'Black Agenda' Help the…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Message Media Ed Partners with Black Women for Wellness to Produce More Digital Elders

Message Media Ed – Innovators Uncovered™





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Digital…

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Added by The DIGITAL ELDER Project on March 1, 2010 at 10:21pm — No Comments

It Has Been A While!

Hello Everyone,

It has been a while since I have been here. I haven't been updating much. Just thought I'd let you all know whats been going on. I took 9 months off to bring life into the world and I have about 25 days left. I'll be giving birth to my son Chancellor very shortly. It has been a rough pregnancy so I had to postpone my book tour that was scheduled to begin August 2009. I am currently in my scheduling process for a new tour and still writing away. I look forward…

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Added by Shanet Dennis on March 1, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Urban Comedy: Tavis Smiley - A Crab Determined to Reach Beyond His Grasp

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE







Urban Comedy: Tavis Smiley - A Crab Determined to Reach Beyond His…
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Added by Eric L. Wattree on March 1, 2010 at 6:30am — No Comments

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