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Oct. 30: The “Jupiter Strong” Cartoon Series Kickstarter Campaign

Oct. 30: The “Jupiter Strong” Cartoon Series Kickstarter Campaign

We already know that the world needs more quality and diverse, positive ‘edutainment’ for African-American children and families: if you support Black-owned businesses and want to help grow a budding empire from the ground up, contribute what you can and share, share, SHARE!!! No one gets us and loves us LIKE OUR OWN!!! “As two […]

Oct. 30: Suge Knight & Katt Williams Face Robbery Charges

Oct. 30: Suge Knight & Katt Williams Face Robbery Charges

Real talk: I’ve got a little bias here since I’ve met and interviewed Katt Williams before—-he seemed like a down-to-earth humble dude, so there may be some mental illness at play here (or some sort of breakdown in progress). But Suge? With his notorious rep and record, Dude shouldn’t jaywalk, loiter, double-park, NADA. So….yeah, he’s […]

Oct. 30: Teacher Tells Class That “Killing All Blacks” Is On Her “Bucket List”
Oct. 30: Maine Nurse Defying Quarantine After Exposure To Ebola

Oct. 30: Maine Nurse Defying Quarantine After Exposure To Ebola

Someone needs to explain to me how this chick is so special and above the law that she doesn’t believe cautionary mandates don’t apply to her when it comes to possibly exposing others to a potentially fatal disease. The first quarantine set-up was extreme and inhumane, true, but NOW her arrogance will make others question […]

Music, Movies, Concerts and Shows

Dave Hollister’s “Chicago Winds…”: The MOC Preview & ST Review Link

Dave Hollister’s “Chicago Winds…”: The MOC Preview & ST Review Link

…..Given that Dave’s skill set has flourished over the years rather than flaming out, he doesn’t need an army of Auto-Tuning super-producers to get the job done. Veteran hit-makers Warryn Campbell and Eric Dawkins combine their expertise and past experience with Hollister to flesh out songs that are tailor-made to fit his personal and professional […]

Traci Braxton’s “Crash & Burn”: The MOC Preview & ST Review Link
Jennifer Hudson’s “JHud,” The MOC Preview & ST Review Link

Jennifer Hudson’s “JHud,” The MOC Preview & ST Review Link

….In the ten years that have passed since American Idol, Jennifer Hudson’s had a lifetime’s worth of highs and lows, including a fiance, the birth of her son, a weight loss of nearly 100 pounds and unfortunately, enduring the untimely deaths of her mother, brother and nephew in 2008. The somberness of those experiences seemed […]

Eric Roberson’s “The Box”: The MOC Preview & ST CD Review Link

Eric Roberson’s “The Box”: The MOC Preview & ST CD Review Link

……Hearkening to the musical memories of his childhood while drawing on a modern-day grown man’s experiences in love, Eric Roberson adds refreshing depth and dimension to the typical scenarios of ‘boy meets girl.’ “Haunted” is both whimsical and weary, rueing a self-inflicted torment that caused him to fear, and lose, the game of love: “I’m […]

Relationships, Love and Life

Guest MOC Post: “Out On a Limb For Love” By Summerrain
Use Your Heart & Not Your Eyes: Standards Vs. Settling In Relationships
Niecy Nash’s “It’s Hard To Fight Naked,” Knowshi Book Review/MOC Preview Link
Tina & Teddy Campbell: Healing Their Hurts, Sharing The “Dirt”

Tina & Teddy Campbell: Healing Their Hurts, Sharing The “Dirt”

It’s a theme-turned-template that’s fueled countless hit songs, TV dramas and divorce cases over the years: Boy meets Girl, Boy commits to Girl, Boy creeps behind Girl’s back and both of them suffer the consequences. Only a few years ago, if word hit the streets that Mr. So-And-So was seen stepping out on Mrs.You-Know-Who’s with […]

What's Going Down in Popular Culture

Oct. 11: All Flavor, No Meat—Author Discusses Vegan Site/Recipes With Briefing/DMN

Oct. 11: All Flavor, No Meat—Author Discusses Vegan Site/Recipes With Briefing/DMN

Escalating blood sugar, a multiplying cholesterol count and blood pressure numbers that were higher than ever—-for Deborrah Cooper, last year’s test results became the writing on the wall and she set out to make a change. “My background was in fitness and nutrition, so reading that printout just made me feel sick,” Cooper said recently […]

Oct. 8: Teen Pepper-Sprayed By Police, Accused Of Breaking & Entering Own Home
Oct. 2: Prince Drops New Music & Performs With Kendrick Lamar In MN
Oct. 1, Birthday Love: Jurnee Smollett & Fmr. President Jimmy Carter

Other Good Stuff

Oct. 29: The MOC Weekly Rundown, B-Day Love (Jackson, Moore, Union, Ross)

Oct. 29: The MOC Weekly Rundown, B-Day Love (Jackson, Moore, Union, Ross)

Oct. 27: The Dumb-As-Dirt Award Winner Of The Day

Oct. 27: The Dumb-As-Dirt Award Winner Of The Day

Oct 27: Brown Family Brawls Over Profits Off Victim’s Image

Oct 27: Brown Family Brawls Over Profits Off Victim’s Image

How much lower can someone go than to cross the mother of a deceased child by pimping said child’s image against her wishes? Compounding a tragedy with a tragedy like this is simply UNFATHOMABLE. #OutOfOrder #Foul #Grimy A physical assault erupted among family members of Michael Brown over the rights to sell merchandise bearing his […]