I am so excited that I live in DC! I will be at the Lincoln memorial front and center. Oh my goodness, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, John Legend, Beyonce, Herbie Hancock, Usher, Will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, and good Lord…Denzel Washington. I will be there. If it was just Stevie Wonder, it would be a treat, but with the line up they have planned it’s going to be a Celebration. Here are the details.
Be there Sunday, January 18th! The event will be free and open to the public.
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Who: Dionne Warwick will host
When: Jan. 20; there will be two balls–the Legends Ball from 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and the Urban Ball from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Where: Wardman Park Marriott, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, D.C.
Tickets: Legends Ball $450; Urban Ball $350; both $650. See Web site for more information.
Why You Want to Attend: Star-studded cast: Co-hosted by gospel star Yolanda Adams the “Legends Ball” will feature performances by Rodney Atkins, George Clinton, Chaka Khan, Marvin Sapp, The Temptations (Dennis Edwards), Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Kirk Franklin, the H.B. Barnum Orchestra, The Caravans and Smokie Norful.
The “Urban Ball”, co-hosted by Big Boi of Outkast, will feature performances by T-Pain, David Banner, Athena Cage, Cedric The Entertainer, The Cheetah Girls, Fantasia, Lil Jon, Monica, Bella Steez and Bobby Valentino.
Presenters include Isaiah Washington, former NBA stars Jalen Rose, Kenny “The Jet” Smith and Reggie Miller, Tracey and Alonzo Mourning and current Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Taylor who recently appeared on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.”
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I just got in from voting. In the past, voting in DC was easy. The only long lines were in the actual building where you voted. Not this time, to my great pleasure. I was so excited to see the long line in my old neighborhood, wrapping around the building, down the hill, and approaching the main thoroughfare. And this was all before 7AM when the polls opened. Some brought lawn chairs with them. Someone even left their car radio on to help make the time go by. It was a beautiful sight to see. I’m not a DC transplant, like a lot of the current DC residents. I’m a native of the District of Columbia, raised in the area known to some as the continent of Southeast…LOL. I’m sure I had a huge grin on my face as I greeted my neighbors of every age. They grinned back as they greeted me. The highlight of it all was the display that the first guy to vote gave. He came out with a real slow pimp to his step. He held his hands up waiting for our applause (which we, of course, gave as we cheered). He took out a bottle of water and poured some to his right and left for the ancestors and all those that didn’t make it too see this day and then he drank. It was hilarious and moving at the same time because he was mostly serious. He shouted some things to us that I won’t repeat, but let’s just say he was preaching to the choir. Continue reading
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) — Authorities issued an Amber Alert on Friday for a 7-year-old boy who was missing from the scene of a double homicide on Chicago’s South Side.
Hudson won a Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Effie in the film version of the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls.” She competed on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004, making it to the top seven contestants before being eliminated from the contest.
Neighbors reported hearing gunshots earlier Friday, he said. Authorities found no signs of forced entry to the home and are not sure whether other items are missing.
The boy, Julian King, may be traveling with a suspect in the homicides in a 1994 white Chevrolet Suburban with Illinois license plates, authorities said at an evening news conference.
Julian is 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was wearing a brown polo shirt with stripes and khaki pants when last seen, authorities said in the Amber Alert.
The bodies were found at a home belonging to the mother of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson, a family pastor told CNN affiliate CLTV.
“They found Jennifer’s mother and her brother murdered in her mother’s home this afternoon,” said Willie Davis, pastor of Progressive Baptist Church. “She is on her way back into Chicago from Tampa, Florida.”
Davis said he was notified that he might be called out to assist Hudson and her family members.
Deputy Police Chief Joseph Patterson told reporters the bodies were found about 3 p.m. Friday, when a relative arrived home and found the body of a female shot to death on the living room floor.
The relative backed out of the house and called police, who found the body of a male shot to death in a bedroom, Patterson said.
The white Suburban and the 7-year-old were missing from the scene, he said.
Police did not identify the victims and did not mention Hudson. Patterson said Julian King was the grandson of the female victim.
If you’re going to be so blatantly racist and create a cartoon of a food stamp with chicken, ribs, watermelon, and Obama (as a donkey) in the center, then have the nerve to verbally make your message clear once you’re caught. If the cartoon wasn’t meant to be racist, then please tell me the purpose of it. Confirm your ignorance by just saying that you don’t want some food stamp using, chicken, ribs, and watermelon eating, dumb ass nigger running the country. Now, was that so difficult.
Click to see cartoon (As posted by CNN)