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Gary Owen is “Just a Cool Guy”

Gary Owen
“You don’t choose your audience, they just choose you.” With these wise words, the hysterical Gary Owen explains how a Caucasian comedian commands the attention of his primarily African-American audience.
Reminiscent upon his days as Comic of The Year and the only white host ever for BET’s Comic View, Gary appreciates and understands his core audience and doesn’t necessarily see himself as the “token” go-to white comedian, but more as “the handpicked talent” from producers.

K. Michelle talks Rebellious Soul: The Musical

K. Michelle is taking the next step in her career by modifyingspace“>  her award-winning album The Rebellious Soul into a musical.
Let that marinate.
In a joint collaboration with VH1 and Atlantic Records, Rebellious Soul: The Musical is a story about a stripper’s journey in love, set to to the vocals of the Tennessee singer.

Ala. Elementary School Teacher on Leave after Having Students Reenact Mike Brown Shooting

An elementary school teacher in Selma, Ala. is under scrutiny after having students research and reenact the death of unarmed Ferguson, Mo. teen Mike Brown, the Selma Times-Journal reports.
The unidentified teacher was placed on administrative leave on Wednesday, after a Facebook post by an angry parent blasted the lesson.

Outspoken About Ferguson, Jesse Williams May be This Generation’s Harry Belafonte

Willams and Belafante
(The Washington Post)-There are many ways to get celebrity activism wrong when it comes to a situation like the one that has emerged in Ferguson, Mo.
Appearing to be uninformed is a huge no-no, as is calling for a plan when you don’t have one — sorry Nelly. But if one can offer fiery rhetoric absent sanctimony and full of razor-sharp opinions, well, people take notice.

Governor promotes free tuition plan in Tennessee

Haslam Tuition
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday urged students to take advantage of his program to cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate.
The Republican governor has been visiting several schools throughout the state and wrapped up his trip on Wednesday at Antioch High School in southeastern Davidson County.