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Friday, December 19, 2014
Hey Myron: "Why Does The Absent Parent Always Get A Pass"

Hey Myron: "Why Does The Absent Parent Always Get A Pass"

Hey Myron: I’m a single mother; I work hard to provide for my 13 year old son because his father does not offer much help to me. I get so frustrated because my son always seems to care more about his father when I bust my behind trying to give him the things that he needs. Why is it that the absent parent always gets a pass, but the one who takes care of them gets the attitudes, backtalk and rebellion? (Frustrated)




Hey Frustrated: It’s quite simple. You’re there “every day”. You have rules & structure that he has to follow “every day”. No one likes rules and structure, especially a 13 year old.
That’s not to say that there is none when he is with his father. However, he is with
you the most, so chances are you have more expectation out of him.

So at this point, Dad might be the favorite because he does not make him do
homework, clean up his room and that sort of thing because time is short and that
time likely takes place on the weekend when everyone is relaxed. So when he is
with the other parent, it’s sort of a vacation. We all like vacations right?
Keep being the best mother that you can be. At 13, we all think the grass is
greener on the other side. If he lived with his dad, it would probably be the othe
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Entertainment News Report

Entertainment News Report

Deion Sanders ex-wife was sentenced to seven days in jail. The Dallas Morning News reports that Pilar Sanders was booked into the Collin County Detention Center in McKinney on a contempt of court charge for not returning her kids after her court-ordered visitation. 

The seven-day jail sentence was originally set for 30 days however, District Judge Ray Wheless suspended the sentence for one year and sentenced Pilar to probation that ordered her to serve a week in jail in the detention center. Prior to being escorted out of the courtroom, Pilar objected to the entire court proceedings as she was taken into custody by the bailiff. She appeared in court without an attorney and repeated several times that she was only taking part in the proceedings under threat, duress and coercion. She also missed opportunities to present her case as she offered no witnesses to testify and didn’t question any witnesses that were called to testify by Deion’s attorneys. Instead she responded to the judge’s inquiry about whether she had any questions for Deion’s witnesses with, “I stand mute."

K. Michelle ended up getting emotional while she discussed her former love during an interview on “The Russ Parr Morning Show.” According to Madame Noire, K. Michelle was talking about her latest album, which she confessed was inspired by Idris Elba. “I think people knew [we were seeing each other]. People kind of hinted that around the time of our musical and everything,” said K. Michelle. I don’t think that I’m snitching on him because he doesn’t really hide it. It’s just what I went through and that’s my life. 


That’s my art and it is what it is.”Although opinions vary, K. Michelle maintained that there was no hatred between her and Elba. Still, she did admit that despite labeling “Any Wanna Buy A Heart” as “art” when she allowed him to preview it, Elba hasn’t said a word since its release. “He knows with my music, I’m the Black Taylor Swift. I’m going to write about you and I’m going to talk about you. He really has no choice,” K. Michelle told Parr. “Within the last week, I haven’t spoken to him about it. I’m sure he’s a little bothered, but my thing is, I feel like I’ve protected you for so long. 

These are my emotions that I deserve…I have to protect myself and deal with my emotions. I love him and always will.”“It’s not a hate thing and we don’t hate each other,” she continued. “It’s a timing thing.”From there, the emotions took over as K noticeably broke down in front of Parr, who tried to console the singer before cutting to a commercial break. “It’s okay,” he said to her. “K. Michelle is a little upset so we’ll come back and talk with her in a minute.”

LeBron James wore an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt during a recent game and attracted a good share of attention, particularly from President Barack Obama. The commander-in-chief applauded Obama as well as other black celebrities who have expressed their opinion regarding race and police brutality amid the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. So much so that he was reminded of past athletes who stood up for what was right.“I think LeBron did the right thing,” Obama told People magazine. “We forget the role that Muhammad Ali, Arthur Ashe, and Bill Russell played in raising consciousness. I’d like to see more athletes do that — not just around the issue, but around a range of issues.” The president’s response comes after James generated headlines for wearing the “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirt during warm-ups before the Cleveland Cavaliers played the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 9.James’ actions are the latest in a string of statements the NBA all-star has made over the years regarding racism.

In a tribute to Trayvon Martin, James managed to get his teammates to wear hoodies and pose for a photo when he played for the Miami Heat in 2012. This year, James made it known where he stood on racist comments from then-Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.While chatting with People, 

Obama was joined by First Lady Michelle Obama in a discussion about their experiences with racial discrimination. “I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years,” Mrs. Obama told the magazine while mentioning that her husband knows about racial profiling firsthand since he dealt with it prior to becoming president. “Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs.

Hey Myron: “He Won’t Acknowledge Me on Facebook”

Hey Myron: “He Won’t Acknowledge Me on Facebook”

Hey Myron: I have an issue. My mate is on Facebook a lot. He has a lot of female friends on there also. However, he doesn’t acknowledge our relationship on his relationship status. It looks as if he is single. Am I wrong for letting this bother me? I just don’t want to be ignored.-Careful 


Hey Careful: What are you 16? Well first of all, you have every right in the world to feel however you want to feel, so I won’t tell you whether you’re right or wrong. However, I can help you to determine that for yourself. You said that it looks as if he is single, but here’s something to think about. Does he act as if he is single? Does he come across like a “player” to other women? Are any of the women on his page disrespectful? How does he interacts with you on his page? If the relationship status is the only problem you have, there might not necessarily be an issue. Consider these things. Does he recognize you in real life? Does he introduce you as his woman when you meet people he knows for the first time? Social media is wonderful, however it has caused a lot of trust issues in relationships. But before you jump to conclusions, you still have to know your mates character regardless of the situation.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Weekly Entertainment Report 12/12/14

Weekly Entertainment Report 12/12/14

Kevin Hart, greedy whore? Young Jeezy off the hook, Floyd Mayweather witness murder suicide and Ledisi hits the road again. Its all here in the Weekly Entertainment Report.





Kevin Hart
After being called a “whore” by a Sony exec in one of Sony’s recently leaked emails, Kevin Hart has taken to Instagram to defend himself.

“Knowing your self worth is extremely important people,” Hart wrote Thursday. “I worked very hard to get where I am today. I look at myself as a brand and because of that I will never allow myself to be taking advantage of. I OWN MY BRAND…I MAKE SMART DECISIONS FOR MY BRAND….I PROTECT MY BRAND….which is why I’m able to brush ignorance off of my shoulder and continue to move forward. I refuse to be broken people…with that being said its now time for me to get back to building this empire that I’ve always dreamed of!”

Young Jeezy
Felony weapons charges against Young Jeezy, real name Jay Jenkins, were dismissed by an Orange County District Attorney and judge today, with TMZ reporting there was a clear lack of evidence in the case from the beginning.

The Atlanta rapper and five others had already pleaded not guilty to the charges, which stemmed from an August arrest after police found an AK-47 and a Glock on Jeezy’s tour bus. Police obtained a search warrant for the bus after a 38-year-old man had been shot backstage during a concert co-headlined by Jeezy and Wiz Khalifa in Mountain View, California.

At the time of the search and seizure, however, authorities already knew that the two guns were not only owned by Jeezy’s security chief, but had also been inspected two days prior by cops who determined they had nothing to do with the shooting.

Police also knew that Jeezy’s security chief had purchased the AK-47 legally in Georgia, and though it is illegal to possess the weapon in California, he was not charged anyway (at the time of the arrest, he was in the hospital recovering from a bullet wound sustained during an attempted shooting of Suge Knight in Hollywood).

Furthermore, when police boarded the bus, neither Jeezy nor the other five men were near the guns, which were kept in a case behind the security chief’s bunk bed. DNA tests also reportedly proved that none of the six had touched the weapons.

Capping it all off, police confiscated everyone’s money, jewelry, clothing and other personal items, which had nothing to do with the case itself. The six men were held on $1 million bail each, despite the fact that the recommended bail for such an offense is $20,000. They all spent four days in jail until bail was reduced.

In a statement, Jeezy addressed whether the arrest had anything to do with racial profiling, saying, “I pray this had nothing to do with race but it definitely had nothing to do with evidence. Words cannot express how vindicated I feel with these charges being dismissed today. While my team and I always knew that the allegations and charges were based on zero facts, the rush to judgment by both the media and the police has been extremely disappointing. I’m relieved that the truth has ultimately prevailed and I would like to thank those who have always stood by me including my family and fans.”

The rapper’s legal counsel, Blair Berk, added: “Mr. Jenkins should not have been arrested and this case should not have been prosecuted. We are pleased it has been dismissed, although frustrated that it took the police and prosecutors months to do the right thing

Floyd Mayweather 
Floyd Mayweather was finally interviewed by Los Angeles police regarding the murder-suicide case of his friend Earl Hayes and Hayes’ wife Stephanie Moseley.

In a two-hour interview Wednesday, the boxer told detectives he desperately tried to talk Hayes out of killing himself, reports TMZ. He also confirmed that he was on FaceTime Monday morning with Hayes when the rapper walked away from the phone, into the bathroom and shot his wife several times.

Floyd told detectives after Hayes shot his wife, he came back to the phone and continued their conversation, saying he was going to shoot himself. Mayweather pleaded with him … to no avail.


Before the shooting, Mayweather also acknowledged he was talking with Hayes about Stephanie’s infidelity, but denies riling the rapper up. Detectives asked Floyd why Hayes called him at 7 a.m. Mayweather said it was because they were best friends and Hayes was trying to say goodbye.

In the days following the incident, Mayweather was spotted at the Staples Center laughing and smiling alongside model Liza Hernandez in courtside Lakers seats.

Ledisi
Ledisi, Leela James & Raheem Devaughn are coming to The Orpheum Theatre on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are on sale to General Public on Friday December 12th at 10am. Get more info at www.ticketmaster.com.
Friday, December 5, 2014
The Weekly Entertainment Report!

The Weekly Entertainment Report!


‘RHOA’ Todd Tucker's Mom passes away,  ‘Y&R’s’ Kristoff St. John loses a son, Deon Sanders and his ex-wife are still at it and of course more Cosby news...its all here in the Weekly Entertainment Report...

Sharon Tucker, the mother-in-law of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss, has died, TMZ is reporting. Todd Tucker’s mom passed away Tuesday in New York City after suffering a stroke one day earlier, according to the website. Todd immediately flew from Atlanta to New York after getting the news, according to sources close to Kandi and her husband. Todd’s mom appeared frequently on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” particularly at odds with Kandi’s mom, Mama Joyce.

According to TMZ, Sharon Tucker slipped into a coma overnight while hospitalized after the stroke. “We’re told Kandi and Todd were by her side when Miss Sharon died,” the website reported.

Julian St. John, the 24-year-old son of “The Young and the Restless” star Kristoff St. John and boxer Mia St. John, committed suicide on Nov. 23, his parents revealed in a statement. Julian St. John reportedly suffered from mental illness for much of his life. According to The Huffington Post, he had been prone to bouts of serious depression and had been homeless for a period of time.

Deion Sanders is taking a stand against his ex-wife Pilar Sanders with a defamation lawsuit. The Dallas Morning News reports that Pilar is being accused of publishing false statements on social media that accuse Deion of multiple crimes, including child abuse, spousal abuse, assault and attempted murder. The suit, filed Nov. 24 in Collin County, goes on to reference defamatory statements Pilar made on TV in a recent appearance on The O’Reilly Factor as well as mention that the losses are likely to exceed former Mrs. Sanders’ financial worth.

Bill Cosby is fighting back against the woman who claims he got her drunk before sexually assaulting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, saying she’s a liar who tried extorting him and raising the price as new women came forward. In legal documents filed by Cosby – and obtained by TMZ – the comedian says Judy Huth’s lawyer approached his attorney, Marty Singer, last month and made “ominous references to criminal penalties.”
Hey Myron: “He Won’t Acknowledge Me on Facebook"

Hey Myron: “He Won’t Acknowledge Me on Facebook"

Hey Myron, I have an issue. My mate is on Facebook a lot. He has a lot of female friends on there also. However, he doesn’t acknowledge our relationship on his relationship status. It looks as if he is single. Am I wrong for letting this bother me? I just don’t want to be ignored.-Careful

Hey Careful:
What are you 16? Well first of all, you have every right in the world to feel however you want to feel, so I won’t tell you whether you’re right or wrong. However, I can help you to determine that for yourself. You said that it looks as if he is single, but here’s something to think about. Does he act as if he is single? Does he come across like a “player” to other women? Are any of the women on his page disrespectful? How does he interacts with you on his page?


If the relationship status is the only problem you have, there might not necessarily be an issue. Consider these things. Does he recognize you in real life? Does he introduce you as his woman when you meet people he knows for the first time? Social media is wonderful, however it has caused a lot of trust issues in relationships. But before you jump to conclusions, you still have to know your mates character regardless of the situation.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Black Conservatives Agree with Ferguson Outcome

Black Conservatives Agree with Ferguson Outcome

(nationalcenter.org) After a grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death last August of local resident Michael Brown, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are speaking out about the ruling, what it means for the black community and how protestors might redirect their energies to find some redemption from the loss.


Stacy Washington "Now that we have a grand jury decision, may the process of healing begin in earnest," said Project 21 member Stacy Washington, a St. Louis resident who hosts a local radio talk show. "I truly hope for a refocus of protest energy towards reflection and away from blaming the police for the difficulties facing black Americans today. We must begin to look at improving ourselves instead of blaming groups of others for endemic problems that plague the black community. May God grant the Brown family peace and closure."


Joe Hicks "The grand jury's decision shows that facts do matter," said Project 21 member Joe R. Hicks, a former executive director or the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Los Angeles City Human Rights Commission. "From the inception — and despite the hyperbolic rhetoric from national black leaders, local protesters and political opportunists of all stripes — my position was that the facts and a thorough investigation would tell the story of what happened on that street between teenager Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson. 


Now that Officer Wilson's actions have been deemed within the scope of a lawful police response to the dangerous actions of Mr. Brown, it's now important to watch how the so-called black leadership responds. Will they irresponsibly reject the decision, along with the facts it revealed, and continue to claim that Brown was the murder victim of a racist white cop? To what extent will Ferguson protesters defy the orders of authorities for lawful behavior? We don't need a replay of the violent, pathological riots we saw on the streets of that small suburb of St. Louis."


Read More HERE

Being Mary Jane Returns February 3rd

Being Mary Jane Returns February 3rd

(eurweb.com) Fans of “Being Mary Jane” may want better things for the title character, but from the looks of season two’s sneak peek trailer that may be easier said than done.

By the end of the last season Mary Jane (Gabrielle Union) returned the unused sperm she stole from her on-again, off-again boyfriend David (Stephen Bishop) and moved on without him after it was revealed that he was expecting a child with his new girlfriend.

But there’s always a complication. For Mary Jane, it’s David returning and hooking back up with her for a bit. While that may be good, it only represents shades of a love triangle as Mary Jane realizes that she could be going back to the same scenario she was in last season, when she was Andre’s (Omari Hardwick’s) mistress:

“I’m not some third wheel to help you get over the hump with your babymama, and I’m not the side chick who when your wife gives you lazy head–I’m not!” Mary Jane says. “I don’t know when I became that person. I have worked so hard to become someone new. I just want to feel good about me!”

To see how it all plays out, tune into the season two premiere of “Being Mary Jane” on February 3. If you can’t wait that long, check out a sneak peak of the new season below:

       
Olivet Baptist Partners with Whats Happening Myron Book Club

Olivet Baptist Partners with Whats Happening Myron Book Club

The Olivet Baptist Church is partnering with the What’s Happening Myron Book Club for their monthly “Bust-A-Move-Monday!” initiative.

“Bust-A-Move-Monday!” or “B-A-M-M!” for short, was created by Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr., pastor of the Olivet Baptist Church. The ministry selects a Black-owned business in the Memphis area on the first Monday of each month and directs patrons to place their dollars in that business for that day.


B.A.M.M. empowers the businesses and customers to have a direct financial impact, creating wealth and building wealth in the Black community. The program has partnered with the What’s Happening Myron Book Club to host its first ever “Black Authors B-A-M-M!” This event is designed to allow local Black authors to introduce themselves to new readers and present their products to the reading public. 

On Monday February 2, 2015, the Olivet Baptist Church gym located at 3084 Southern Avenue will be transformed into a “bookstore” where each participating author will have a small booth and display where they can reach new readers and sell their products to the 200-300 supporters that will be directed to this event over the course of the day.

The program is issuing an open invitation for local Black authors to participate in this event at NO COST. The program will provide the space, table, chairs, and sign-in sheets for each author. The participating author will be able to ‘dress’ their table as they desire.

If you’re a Memphis area local author and would like to participate in this event, you may download a registration form HERE
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