Today I met 3 amazing young men(Jamal Williams, Terrence Shivers, & Quinten Williams), that’s out here trying to better themselves, not be in the street or behind bars. They drove from Atlanta just to met me and when i say i felt so honored and blessed just to be in their presence, I know more than they were to be in mines. One of the young men just gave his life to christ sunday and when he told me, chills just went all through me because you don’t often here of 20 and 21 yr old young men doing that these days. What really stood out to me the most was they quit their jobs and move from Cleveland, Ohio to Atlanta, Ga on HOPE, A DREAM & FAITH!! I was so in shocked but it touched my heart to see them be so excited and in tune with who they were and what they want. I can’t express enough of how they love music and most of their own. When you REALLY love what you do, you will sacrifice, do without, and move in a way that no one would ever understand but it’s really not meant to be understood by everyone. These young men out here putting in work, getting scammed by people, etc but they refuse to give up. I asked “Why go so hard for this music that you putting out?” They told me “Well if you don’t believe in yourself or what you do, who will!” I couldn’t have said it better myself. “1 life” has so many meanings that I could go on and on about, but the name actually speaks volumes for itself. You only get “1” so you better make the best of the one you have, cuz when this one is over you can’t get a repeat!! Check out these young men song, watch they videos on YouTube and give them some love, I promise you won’t regret it. My Thoughts Of The Day
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On Wednesday June 3rd 2015, I was sitting talking to a really good friend of mines and in our conversation I told her that I would love to meet “MRS. MUSHIYA” from the show “Cutting It In The ATL.” She told me to go on Instagram and send her a message, I said why not It’s worth a try. Within the hour after I sent the message, I got a call saying that I could go with “The Heat Magazine” and do a write-up on Mrs. Mushiya the very next day. Oh you see how fast GOD works, that’s what i told my friend. So I spoke it into the universe and it came to pass. I met Mrs. Mushiya that Thursday night and when i tell you that she is a FORCE TO BE RECKON WITH, honey that’s and understatement!! She’s so humbled and beautiful all in the same breath tho. When she found out about my battle with cancer, she was so amazed. She told me that I was beautiful, gave me a HUGE hug and kissed me on my cheek. I was so humbled, grateful and most of all shocked because she showed me that much love and didn’t know me from a can of paint. She told one of her colleagues about me, which her dad does nothing but research on cancer and took my info so that she could give to her dad for him to call me. I was so amazed myself, but I had to reflect back to why I was really there. That’s where GOD needed me to be at that very moment to do and get what he needed me too. When I say that I had a blast with Mrs. Mushiya and her crew from “THE DAMN SALON” 6780 Roswell Rd Ne. Atlanta, Ga, please believe me, I even won me a great gift! The Damn Salon specializes in ALL natural hair. She said “Who the hell says that natural hair has to be boring!!?” She believes that “BEAUTY” comes in many colors and shades no matter if they have kinky or straight hair. She also loves herself and want to teach more people to do the same. “Who cares what people think of you?” is what she always says. Can you imagine her face when she says that!? Yeah, I know right lol. You can find THE DAMN SALON in a more than just a few places like Atlanta, GA, Washington, DC, Charlotte, NC, New York, Houston, TX, and Montreal. You can also order the hair extensions from her brand called RUNWAY CURLS on her website www.thedamnsalon.com and any other info that you may want to know about this Phenomenal Woman. I’m so glad and honored that I had the pleasure meeting her!! My thoughts of the day!
If anyone could tell you one thing about “Ms. TK” is that I LOVE fashion & style. So I stopped in on not only a GREAT friend of mines but where I shop at as well “Princess Beauty Bar & Boutique”, with the one and only Ms. Crystal Flecther. While I was there I felt what better time for me to pick her brain and ask her a few questions about her business. As we always do when I make my visit we have to drink water & chat to see what’s been going on in each other’s lives since our last visit. Today I surprised her when I asked If I could interview her, man if y’all could see the look on her face, I had to laugh myself. She was willing after I finished laughing. I really wanted to know, what made her open a boutique in the first place. “It’s a passion TK, I always loved to shop so I decided to turn my shopping into a business that also helps the women of the community” is what she says to me, so I say “Oh” because she was telling me something that I didn’t know about her. She goes on to say that she love to help every customer look and feel fabulous as well as to help build up their self-esteem but on a low-cost budget. She opened the doors in 2013, with no overhead all by herself. “It makes me feel like a robot sometimes, but I thank GOD that I’m blessed to be able to do it!” she said. In the next 5 yrs, her vision is to be a fashion expert on a tv show, styling celebrities, having her own Brand & some employees so she’ll have time to do what she needs too. Every year for Mother’s Day she does makeovers for mothers which consists of styling them and getting their hair done, with her being a single mother herself is what inspired her to “GIVE BACK” to the community in that form. She also has brought celebrities such as Shekinah(from the T.I. & Tiny show) , and Perez(He’s a celebrity stylist from ATL) to the city and have what we call a “Sip & Shop” event, that’s where women can come mingle, sip & shop all in one place. It’s not easy having a business especially in a city like Columbus, Ga where there is so much of the same things going on all over the city. When your heart is in the right place it does not matter how many of the same things going on opens, as long as GOD is in it, you’ll always win it!!! That’s what she told me in closing, Now those are some GREAT words to live by. If you’re in the city, stop by and give her a visit at 2400 Hamilton Rd, Columbus Ga or you can check her out on her website www.princessboutiqueorg.bigcartel.com She she “ALL” styles of fashion from business, church, allnight-fun, & causul attire, I promise you’ll be hooked because I’M GUILTY MYSELF!! My thoughts of the day!!
After 15 seasons on the air, American Idol is coming to an end. The arguably iconic show originally debuted all the way back in 2002 and helped launch the careers of artists that have since become household names, with Kelly Clarkson and Phillip Phillips being two prominent examples.
Whether you loved or hated the show, or even if you were wholly indifferent, one can’t deny the impact American Idol has had on popular culture. In addition to creating bona fide music stars and pop idols, the show’s success also had a tremendous impact on the broader TV landscape. Idol’s success paved the way for a number of other talent-based shows with similar structural elements, from America’s Got Talent to So you think you can dance.
A contestant on the last year’s season of American’s Next Top Model has been found killed in a triple homicide in North Carolina.
Mirjana Puhar, 19, her boyfriend, Jonathan Cosme Alvarado, 23, and a friend, Jusmar Isiah Gonzaga-Garcia, 21, were found shot inside a home in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday.
Puhar, who moved to the U.S. from Serbia with her family to escape the Kosovo War when she was five, appeared on the 21st cycle of the reality TV show but was eliminated in the 10th episode.
Emmanuel Jesus Rangel, 19, has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths, which police say were drug related, the Charlotte Observer reported.
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A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police during a segment about a fatal police shooting said Tuesday he was suspended from his station and won’t return.
Sean Bergin said he was suspended from News 12 New Jersey without pay on Monday and with pay on Tuesday. Bergin, a contracted employee, said the station told him that his assignments would be cut to one a week and he declined to remain in the position.
Bergin’s report, which aired Sunday, featured the widow of a black man who police say shot a rookie Jersey City police officer to death and who was then killed by officers responding to the shooting.
The widow, Angelique Campbell, told Bergin that Lawrence Campbell should have killed more officers, but she later apologized.
Bergin said in his report that the underlying cause of an anti-police mentality is young black men growing up without fathers.
‘It’s important to shine a light on this anti-cop mentality that has so contaminated America’s inner cities,’ Bergin said after airing the widow’s comments and showing a memorial for her husband. “The underlying cause of all of this, of course, young black men growing up without fathers.”
The TV station said that the response to Bergin’s report was being handled internally and that it doesn’t comment on personnel matters.
‘It is News 12’s policy that reporters must be objective and not state personal opinions on-air,’ the station said in a statement Tuesday.
Bergin said that he added his commentary just before going on air because he had heard from police officers outraged that the station was airing the widow’s comments.
‘If I had it to do over again, I would do the exact same thing,’ Bergin said. “I broke the rules. I knew I was breaking the rules. But sometimes you have to break the rules to do the right thing.’
He said that the issue of young black men without fathers deserves more media coverage.
‘Replacing husbands and fathers with government checks created this mess and that’s why liberal media refuse to look at it,’ a defiant Mr Bergin wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday in response to a comment by one of his numerous fans.
News 12 New Jersey viewers have been leaving messages on Bergin’s ‘wall’ thanking him for taking a stand on a controversial issue.
A Facebook page created in support of the ousted journalist has drawn nearly 1,900 ‘likes.’
We first saw Doon performing live back in November of 2013, when he was a featured performer at the Go DJs LA Bayou Urban Music Conference (B.U.M.C.). He caught our attention immediately after he took the stage. Let’s just say Doon is most definitely a force to be reckoned with – he is one of those lyricists who catches the crowd’s attention from the first verse.
We recently caught up with Doon and here’s what he had to say:
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Tell our readers a little about yourself & take us through a day in the life of the artist Doon.
DOON: I grew up in downtown New Orleans – the 7th Ward. Grew up in a house full of women – I was raised by my mom and grandma. I’ve been rappin since I was about 13. My mom hated that shit. Me and Frank Ocean used to make songs on that acid pro shit (Laughs). My mom deleted them cuz it made her computer slow. Look how that turned out. A day in my life is always different. I’m a bit of a loner – rolling stone. I go where the wind blow. Studio. Smoke out. Partying. Performing. Traveling. Always writing. When I feel like it – kickin it with the homies.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What got you interested in music?
DOON: I had to be in elementary and my sisters had this hand me down clarinet, so when I wanted to join the band, that’s the only instrument I had to choose from (Laughs). I was taught by Paul Baptiste of the Baptiste Brothers. Then my big cousins were Fullpack Productions & BG. They had me believe this hip hop shit was real.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Are you looking to get into any other aspects of entertainment, besides music?
DOON: I took acting classes at Spelman College and displayed my “talents” in small doses in front of the camera. All of my music up until recently was engineered by myself and I’ve done a little mixing for others.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Growing up, who influenced you musically?
DOON: The greats – Biggie, PAC, Mac, The Hot Boys, Jay-Z, Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Freeway, Mase, Scarface, and UGK. My sisters are 9 and 15 years older than me, so whatever I discovered on my own and what they were listening to.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Do you think the City of New Orleans & its culture influenced your interest in music?
DOON: It had to because I was introduced to music traditionally with jazz and brass band music, before I found myself in love with hip hop. It’s crazy because now I found a way to merge the two. I perform with this band The Big Easy Brawlers a lot on Frenchmen and I just got off the road performing with the Stooges Band.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What other shows have you done recently?
DOON: I recently started off on a tour when I performed at Frenchmen Fresh with DJ Jay Skillz. My 30- 35min set was sponsored by Cigar Factory of New Orleans. I toured wtih The Stooges Brass Band as a special guest performer. We toured West, North, East, and South. I left for the Tulsa International Music Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I did the Victoria’s Day Celebration in the Square in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. I did show in Charlotte, North Carolina, a club gig down in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Jacksonville Jazz Festival in Jacksonville, Florida (Delfayo Marsalis opened for us then we opened for Al Jarreau in front of 60,000-75,000 people – the largest crowd I have experienced in my career. I also did Unplugged in the Park (Atlanta Jazz Fest), Park Tavern in Atlanta, Georgia. During the tour, I decided to launch my own Forever Doon merch line. I was signing autographs and takings pics with kids and the handicapped. I was on the jumbotron for maybe 3 of the stops. In Canada I premiered this new song I have called “Free Fall”, available on all music outlets soon. My 2 music videos “I Got This Joint” & “Haunting Melody” are being played on TV in Houston for a show called “Patties Radio on TV”, and I have 2 commercials airing. I have done countless other shows, including at the Blue Nile. I have been blessed to be able to eat off this music. I have between a mixtape, an EP, and a LP and all are being worked on. I have travelled throughout the Appalachain Mountains , Detroit, Indianapolis, Toledo, Cinncinnati, Bowling Green (shoutout Corey B), St Louis. Dallas, Orlando, Tallahassee, West Virginia, Richmond, and North and South Carolina. The album is being produced by veteran producers Big Fess & Don Juan of Fullpack Productions, along with hitmaker M-16, underground Prospek, up and comers TwoFold Jr, Ruxben of Pavlov, & Josh Guidry. More notably, I performed on Sheba Turk’s The 504 Show accompanied by The Stooges. Off Beat Magazine also recently did a feature on me and Mighty Muzik did a video interview. The recent tour was my second time touring with The Stooges. The first time, we performed at The Cutting Room in Wilmington, Delaware (the Doors performed there),Manhattan and The Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NYC. I’m breaking through slowly but surely, making that transition from college radio/internet & AM radio mainstream (FM)/satellite format radio.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: What new projects can we expect to see from you?
DOON: I released Forever Doon which featured G-Unit’s Kidd Kidd on my new website ForeverDoon.com last year and I have a new mixtape coming out, Under The Sun. I’ve started working on an album. I’m taking my time with that, but it’s coming together nicely. You might see a little EP with EF Cuttin. Collabs. I’m putting my own band together. Who knows? I just stay busy.
THE HEAT MAGAZINE: Where will we see Doon in 2, 5 or even 10 years?
DOON: Hopefully with The Lord’s will, you can see me traveling the world performing in front of huge crowds making a living off what I love. If I end up on TV, that’s cool but not a priority. Definitely not on reality TV! I think we’ll see more people appreciating my music worldwide.
EDITOR’S NOTE: You can follow Doon on the net & social media
Twitter – @moonmandoon
Instagram – @d_oon
TV personality Joe Brown is currently behind bars.
The former host of “Judge Joe Brown,” 66, is in jail in Memphis after being held in contempt in Shelby County Juvenile Court, ABC News has confirmed with the jail.
“Right now, he’s being processed at our facility,” said Chip Washington, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. “That’s about it for right now.”
Washington added that Brown’s sentence was five days in jail.
According to the Commercial Appeal, Brown, 66, allegedly yelled at Juvenile Court Magistrate Harold “Hal” Horne during a child support hearing.
“He all but had that courtroom in a riot,” Juvenile Court Chief Magistrate Dan Michael told the newspaper.
Michael said that Brown, who is running for Shelby County District Attorney, arrived at the courthouse and began shaking hands and asking people for votes. He then sat in a courtroom for 20 minutes before approaching the bench and complaining about delays.
“He then began a diatribe against Mr. Horne and the authority of the court,” Michael told the paper, adding that the judge asked him to “desist.”
It wasn’t immediately clear what business, if any, Brown had in the courtroom.
Horne had Brown arrested. He continued to protest, so Horne added four additional counts, making Brown’s sentence five days in jail.
Brown is a former Shelby County, Tenn., Criminal Court judge. His reality TV show aired from 1998 to 2013.