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STARTING FROM A TO Z

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“STARTING FROM A TO Z” By Eric Plaut

“I'd rather be on a good show that only runs two years than on a dumb show that's a hit for like eight years, which is usually the case these days.” Here Amber Tamblyn discussed about completing her two-year run on Joan of Arcadia back in 2005.In this short-lived program on the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), Amber played the show’s leading character Joan Girardi.Joan was a high-school student who talked to God due to a promise she made.If her older brother Kevin (Jason Ritter) could survive an auto accident, which was caused by a friend’s drunk driving that paralyzed Kevin from the waist down, Joan would do whatever God told her to do. Within the first few minutes of each episode, one of the Gods gives Joan a “task”.Some of the assignments may sound strange to her at first such as getting a job or trying out for an extracurricular activity at Arcadia High School.Joan has no idea about how God’s assignments will affect her, her family and h…

David and Tamela Mann – Us Against the World

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David and Tamela Mann – Us Against the World
Interviewed and Written by Tocarra Eldridge


The dynamic dual that consists of husband and wife, David and Tamela Mann, recently released their first joint album together, “Us Against the World: The Love Project”. The album is very uplifting, spiritual and encouraging, and was inspired by their memoir, Us Against the World: Our Secrets to Love, Marriage, and Family(W Publishing/Harper Collins Christian). The Mann’s have inspired millions of audiences through their exceptional music, plays, movies, and television. Some of their films include “Meet the Browns”, “Mann & Wife”, and the family docu-series, “The Manns”, just to name a few.  Together, the amazing couple head up their independent entertainment company Tillymann Music Group.

I had the opportunity to speak with the ingeniously funny and extraordinary comedian and actor, David Mann, who is a Two-time NAACP Image Award-Winning Actor and Comedian along with his wife, Tamela Mann (singer…

Shree Goodie - Amazing Transformation

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Shree Goodie - Amazing Transformation

For a while, Shree Goodie has had an undeniable spirit remaining positive, uplifted and happy while having a long battle with breast cancer. The road has not been easy for Shree throughout the process as she has endured many ups-and-downs while dealing with this chronicle illness. Though, she maintains a positive spirit and a true determination to love.

In the photographs, the makeup, fashion and photography tells her story, illustrating to other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or any other form of cancer that are still beautiful and powerful women.




Photographer: Jamaal D. Lathan (Jamaal D. Lathan Photography)
Makeup Artist /Stylist/Creative Director: LaKishia Murray (Lash-A Makeup Studio)





www.jamaaldlathanphotography.com

Nick Cannon on the Art of Ambition & Wild ‘N Out Live!

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Nick Cannon on the Art of Ambition & Wild ‘N Out Live! By Allison Kugel In this personal and eye-opening interview with Nick Cannon, the multi-hyphenate and truly self-made multi-millionaire television personality – actor – musician – deejay – media mogul opens up about transcending his childhood circumstances to become one of the most successful forces in all areas of the entertainment industry. As a teen, armed only with creativity and drive, Cannon was compelled to propel his family out of financial instability. What was initially born out of necessity, flourished into one of the most epic and aspirational success stories of recent Hollywood-lore. Now add dedicated student at Howard University to his resume. Nick Cannon is unstoppable. Among myriad other projects, Cannon is taking his hit long-running MTV series, Wild ‘N Out, on the road with a twenty-five date North American tour, running from August 16th through October 6th. Cannon and the Wild ‘N Out cast are doubling down on t…

THE GOLD STANDARD—OR FOOL’S GOLD

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THE GOLD STANDARD—OR FOOL’S GOLD Written by Eric Plaut All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players, They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages…

--Jaques (Act II, Scene VII) As You Like It (1599) By William Shakespeare Shakespeare has the nobleman Jaques briefly discuss each of the Seven Ages of Man.In this order, they are: Infant, Schoolboy, Lover, Soldier, Justice, Pantalone and Old Age. Now we will fast-forward to almost 350 years into the future.Within that time, technology has advanced by leaps and bounds.One does not need to go to the theater just to see a stage production—whether it is either comedy or tragedy.Film, for over the past century, has given us the advantage as well. I always enjoyed motion-picture comedies.Usually they were the later ones in the silent-film era as well as the “talkies” from the 1930’s and 1940’s.Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were my favorite comedians.Buster Keaton was secon…