VIA: Entertainment Weekly While big-studio releases like A Christmas Carol and The Fourth Kind topped the box office chart this weekend, all OscarWatchers’ eyes were on Precious. After dominating this year’s film-festival prizes, the indie drama opened on Friday to very strong reviews, resulting in an 85 grade from Rotten Tomatoes. EW’s Owen Gleiberman rated […]

Sweet Potato Soufflé Baked until golden brown and bubbly, satiate your appetite with this main dish is drizzled with a syrupy pineapple sauce. Serves: 8 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Nutrition Score per serving: 240 calories, 50.3 carbs (83%), 3 g fat (11%), 1.3 g fiber, 3.7 g protein (6%), 0.13 g […]

VIA: USA Today Half of American kids will live in households receiving food stamps before age 20, according to a recent study reported in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Although one in five children rely on food stamps for years, many more live in families who turn to food stamps during a short-term crisis, […]

Congratulations to Byron Cage. His latest CD, FAITHFUL TO BELIEVE has snagged a spot as the highest debut in Gospel Music this week, landing in the #3 spot on Billboard’s Gospel Albums Charts. Byron Cage’s latest CD FAITHFUL TO BELIEVE is the highest debut in Gospel music this week, landing in the #3 spot on […]

“God’s Got A Blessing (With My Name On It!)”, “Jesus On The Mainline”, “Lord You Are The Potter” and many of Norman Hutchins’ biggest hits are featured on his brand new Greatest Hits CD, “The Essential Norman Hutchins” on JDI Records/Universal Music. The Definitive Greatest Hits collection of Norman Hutchins, 7-time Stellar & Dove nominee […]

GRAMMY® nominated vocalist Kierra Sheard will release KIKI’S MIX TAPE (EMI Gospel) on September 22, 2009.  Included on the project are 2 brand new songs, the lush and slow-grooving “Teach Me” and the church-girl-gets-her-rock-girl-on high-octane praise anthem “Sing To The Lord”. An EP comprised of 8 tracks, KIKI’S MIX TAPE is a vivid portrait of […]

VIA: The path to victory for Atlanta’s next mayor is clear, even if the candidates don’t want to say it. It’s about race. If Tuesday top vote-getter Mary Norwood, a white woman, can hold onto her strong support from white voters, and she draws away a respectable minority of black voters as she did […]

In part II of her “Good Morning America” interview, Rihanna said ex-boyfriend Chris Brown “had no soul in his eyes” the  night he assaulted her. Watch the video below:

VIA: Entertainment Weekly WARNING: SPOILER ALERT Part of the great power of movies is that they can take us perilously close to the life of someone we might otherwise feel perilously far from. The title character of “Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire” is a hushed, damaged, morbidly obese 16-year-old African-American girl from […]

VIA: Orlando Sentinel Orlando police confirmed that a man suspected in a deadly mass shooting in downtown Orlando has been taken into custody. The suspect, Jason Rodriguez, 40, is a former employee of Reynolds, Smith & Hill, a construction engineering firm. A SWAT team spotted him through a window at his mother’s residence, Orlando Police […]

VIA: The nation’s unemployment rate rose above 10% for the first time since 1983 in October, a much worse jump than expected as employers continued to trim jobs from payrolls. The reading, reported by the government Friday, is a sign of the continued weakness in the labor market even though the economy grew in […]