#tbt instant vintage x raphael saadiq
If y’all have a moment…and want to feel a punch in the gut & inspired, please watch this young ladies poem. Definitely have a lump in my throat. Girl.Power. And props to John Legend for allowing her to share what is stirring in her heart with the audience.
How you gonna walk around with us commoners with that anointed voice tho, @sidsriram ??! And yay Dan Seef on the guitarrrrrr!
#fbf Back in 2007, while I was with MTV News, @realsway @shaheemreid myself and our amazing crew went to Jena, LA to cover a story I caught wind about shortly after the initial incident happened (google it). I remember going to my boss, telling the story and they were 100% in agreement that we needed to cover this. So we flew down there and the day of the PEACEFUL protest, I remember the sea of people, young and old, black, white and in between, famous and non-famous joining together to show support for these young men. I remember like it was yesterday. It was hundreds and hundreds of people. I also remember when we left the town, seeing confederate flags lining the tiny highway. Flags that weren’t there that very morning when the supporters arrived. It was scary. I was so proud to be a part of that news organization that day. I know the scenario is different…& much more grim, it felt right to post this because I think if we educate each other, certain patterns won’t continue.
Yeah so listen to this song Prince came out with TWENTY SEVEN YEARS AGO…times still ayi change. #signothetimes #prince
This story never got the shine it deserved and I know many parents of these tiny miracles need options. I also think the artists who’s music is being used to save these tiny lives would love to know this exists…in this case it’s Rihanna’s “Diamonds”& a few others. I’ve been a journalist for almost 20 years and this story is in my top 3. It’s the combination of everything I love - #music, #children, #health #hope ! #neonatal #nicu #tbt #babies #therapy #musictherapy
Humility + talent + undeniable, unwavering faith in God —- > by @winslowdynasty “Feel Free! To be a blessing to others with your, time, wealth, and/or resources @winslowdynasty @dontaewinslow #enterthedynasty NEVER know who you’re blessing!?” via @PhotoRepost_app
AYEEEE LOS ANGELES! Treat to’ self!!!!!!! »> by @sidsriram “Los Angeles, want all y’all to join me next week, Tuesday at 9:30pm. Playing new tunes with the full band!”
You may not know them but they are telling YOUR story on the big, small and portable screens. So proud of these 6 talented people that I happen to also call friends! These people are breaking down barriers! @jameelsaleem (writer/actor) you can see his writing work in the upcoming ABC show “Manhattan Love Story” & his acting in “Exit Strategy” & our web series “Yazzy & Jameel”. @kimmygotsoul (writer) her written word is everywhere and this year, she accomplished a life goal! Her first screenplay aired on Up, “Comeback Dad” and has some great projects on the way! @jwaundace (actress/stunt double) has been grinding her butt of for years being the stunt double to A-listers like Queen Latifah, Mo’Nique & many more! And nothing made me smile more when I saw her whoopin Daman Wayans Jr.’s caboose in the trailer for “Let’s Be Cops” (in theatres 8/13). And then there’s @hipslipsandfingertips aka Hayley! Her career achievements are too numerous to list but folks may know her from “Deal or No Deal”, “Hancock”, “Fired Up” and as of late on @blackandsexytv , she’s also got some big projects with some folks you may know coming down the pipeline, including the new show “Selfie” & “Finally Famous” w/ Chris Rock. Then there’s my former neighbor, actor and DJ @dorianmissick , like Hayley, Dorian has a lengthy resume! “Two Week’s Notice”, “Lucky Number Slevin” & “Southland” tv show - to name a few, and you’ll get to see him in the “Annie” re-boot! Keep your eyes peeled for him bc dude is always working! The homie @officialrick_g most of y’all remember him from “Old School” butttt, Rick’s been handling his business on the acting front for years! Now, he is on a really dope show called “Rush” on USA. It’s clever, scandalous and sexy! Support these folks, they are GREAT people who’ve earned all the success they’ve achieved!
I also wonder what mothers and fathers will tell their kids when they grow up and don’t look like their parents bc of all the work they’ve done to their faces/bodies. “Mommy why don’t I have x,y,x?” What are you gonna tell them?