BOOK REVIEW: "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black"
"From his humble beginnings in Sumter, South Carolina to his prominence on the Washington, D.C. political scene as the third highest-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn has led an extraordinary life. In Blessed Experiences, Clyburn tells in his own inspirational words how an African-American boy from the Jim Crow-era South was able to beat the odds to achieve great success and become, as President Barack Obama describes him, 'one of a handful of people who, when they speak, the entire Congress listens.'"
Rosie Maria Perez was born on September 6, 1964 in Bushwick, Brooklyn where she was raised in a Catholic orphanage after being abandoned by her mom and taken from her aunt. She made a most memorable screen debut as Spike Lee's girlfriend, Tina, in Do the Right Thing, and later landed an Oscar-nomination for a nonpareil performance in Fearless. Her many other credits include White Men Can't Jump, Won't Back Down and The Counselor.
Grisly sequel chronicles another struggle to survive annual one-day war of attrition
Film Review by Kam Williams
Dateline: America, 2023. It's now nine years since the country voted the New Founders of America into power. High on that elitist political party's agenda was designating March 21st as the Purge, a day on which all law is suspended, meaning anything goes, rape, robbery, even murder.
Passionate singer is writing the newest Lyriq to her life's song
Harry Colbert, Jr.
Stardom doesn't come easy.
Behind every so-called overnight success, there's usually a story of long days and even longer nights, disappointments, frustrations and rejections. But the true stars are the ones who rise above, persevere and dig deep within to show the world all they have to offer. Twenty-four year old vocal powerhouse, Lyriq La'Shay is well on her way to stardom and her success won't be a fluke ... she worked for it.