- Created on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 16:31
In the grand scheme of music, it's pretty safe to say that the average rapper has the career span of a housefly. That's not very long by the way.
Musical history screams out that anyone looking to get into the game of music in general should have a "Plan B" to fall back on. Those who are looking to get into the rap game should already be involved in their Plan B before they even get started. While some have a Plan B already in effect, others have sort of discovered their back-up plan in the process of carving out a career. And then there are those for whom it takes a little longer to bounce back.
Rapper Coolio has decided to take a different career route these days. He has chosen to auction off of the royalties of his music catalog to fund his new career. He released a cookbook in 2009 called "Cookin' With Coolio" and was featured on the Food Network series "Celebrity Chefs."
- Created on Tuesday, 20 August 2013 08:24
Born in Baton Rouge, La. on March 1, 1966, Don Lemon anchors CNN Newsroom during weekend prime-time and serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network's New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.
An Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award winner, Lemon recently caught a lot of flak from a number of African-American pundits for agreeing with Bill O'Reilly's criticisms of the African-American community, especially since he even suggested that the conservative talk show host hadn't gone far enough.
Here he talks about "We Were There: The March on Washington – An Oral History," which debuts on CNN on Friday, Aug. 23. The special is set to debut on CNN on Friday, Aug. 23.
- Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:50
ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY Recently I tasted a sauce that was so good that I wanted to put it on everything. Already I have tried it on tacos, fish, steak, barbecue, hamburgers, chicken, lamb and French fries. The true treat was getting to know James Pitchford, who has taken the family sauce and perfected it. He started the Pitchford Sauce Company, LLC and this is his story.
Carlee McCullough: Tell me about yourself.
James Pitchford: In the past, my life has been one of struggle like so many others. With God I was able to persevere and overcome. I am steadily evolving as a person and as a business person. As it relates to my professional life, I have done heating, air conditioning, ventilation (HVAC) and plumbing in many capacities and for many clients. But as of recently, I am the founder and creator of Oo! D...Good Sauce®.
- Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 13:26
From March 2009 – when the stock market hit bottom during the financial crisis – through December 2012, investors withdrew almost $400 billion more from equity mutual funds than they added to them. During the same period, the S&P 500 gained more than 100 percent, leaving many frustrated investors in its wake.
The flight from stocks during the depths of the recession was not surprising, but 2012 saw the biggest migration from stock funds during the last five years. Yet the average equity fund, with reinvestment of dividends, gained 14.6 percent in 2012. Of course, past performance does not guarantee future results.
The tide seems to be turning in 2013, with net investment of almost $20 billion in domestic equity funds during the first two months. Perhaps it's a good time to examine the role of stocks or stock funds in your portfolio.
- Created on Thursday, 15 August 2013 02:12
WHAT'S HAPPENING MYRON? I always enjoy watching previews of upcoming films when I'm in the movie theatre. One I've become intrigued with is "Lee Daniels' The Butler."
The film opens Friday (Aug. 16) at the box office, with a local non-profit – Comrades N Community Inc. – holding an advance screening at the Malco Stage Cinema in Bartlett (7930 Highway 64) on Thursday at 7 p.m.
The screening honors domestic service workers and is connected to the "Those Who Labor Among Us Awards" set for Sept. 28th. Recipients at the awards show will receive the Helen King Award. King was the first African American Housekeeping Supervisor at the Peabody Hotel in 1963. The Awards Ceremony will benefit the Church Health Center.