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A Promise Is A Promise: Journalists Fight To Protect Sources

Journalists and Bloggers in pursuit of an interview for a story often promise interviewees confidentiality and anonymity. “This is the only way some sources will share information; anonymity in exchange for the interview or the “story,” states Associated Press Stylebook, page 390. When a journalist promises to keep their source’s identity a secret, this becomes […]

Kanye’ and Rihanna Fight To Keep What’s Theirs

Kanye West and Rihanna are fighting to protect their image in the right to privacy fight.  Both are embroiled in lawsuits over the unauthorized use of their likeness by companies who did not provide them with a release form to sign. According to, a video/appearance release form is a contract that gives permission to […]

Tamela Mann Wins Big at Stellar Gospel Music Awards 2014

Tamela Mann was the big winner at the 29th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Award January 18 in Nashville at the Municipal Auditorium.  The “Meet The Browns” star walked away with seven statues for the night, including the coveted Artist Of The Year award.  Kirk Franklin won the award for Producer of The Year for producing […]

Halle Berry and Tom Cruise Winning The Fight Against The Paparazzi

Halle Berry and Tom Cruise are two celebrities winning the fight to protect their children’s rights against invasion of privacy by the media. According to, invasion of privacy is “The intrusion into the personal life of another, without just cause, which can give the person whose privacy has been invaded a right to bring […]

NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced – CBS and BET Lead TV Category List

The NAACP announced the nominees for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards at a live press conference presented by TV One to the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Ca on January 9.  CBS (Criminal Minds) and BET (Mandela: Freedom’s Father) lead with 19 and 16 respectively, in the TV category.  ABC (Scandal) followed with 15 and HBO […]

Vanessa Bell Calloway Reincarnated As Zora Neale Hurston

Actress Vanessa Bell Calloway was reincarnated as Zora Neal Hurston in her portrayal of the author in the one-woman play Letters From Zora: In Her Own Words, moved audiences to standing-ovation. It also earned high praise from her peers, Angela Bassett (Jumping The Broom) and Debbie Allen (FAME) who were on hand for the show. Calloway delivered a nuanced performance. She narrated […]

Fresh Prince’s Uncle Phil, James Avery Dies

Veteran actor, James Avery, “Uncle Phil” from 1990’s sitcom, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air dead at age 68.

Hello 2014 , Good Bye 2013

2013 was filled with natural disasters, a healthcare war and school shootings.
Yet it had bright spots and elements leading towards a bright 2014.

Hello 2014

Happy New Year! The year 2013 brought on changes in the economy, healthcare and saw the loss of gifted individuals, including Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher.

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