Rev. Al Sharpton’s Daughters Dominique and Ashley Sharpton Debut New FOX SOUL Show ‘The Sharpton Sisters’

Hello World,

It’s not easy being a PK (Preacher’s/Pastor’s Kid). And it must be even harder when your parent is also famous! That’s why I had to stop scrolling when I recently saw this post on Rev. Al Sharpton’s Facebook page…

The first episode aired last week and is below…

According to Bossip.com, “The Sharpton Sisters, ” a half-hour talk show, will air every Wednesday at 9:00PM (ET) / 6:00PM (PT) exclusively on FOX SOUL. The Sharpton sisters interview Rev. Al on the first episode, but in future episodes children of other celebrities will be featured such as Etienne and Ivy Maurice, children of Sheryl Lee Ralph; Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X; Riley Burruss, daughter of Kandi Burruss and more…

FOX SOUL is a new LIVE and interactive streaming network dedicated to the African American viewer. The programs aim to celebrate Black culture and deal with real topics that impact the everyday lives of the Black community through frank and insightful dialogue with local and national influencers.

I hope they have success with their new show, particularly as I’m a PK  and I love the shows on FOX SOUL!

Any thoughts?

 

An Encore Presentation of the 5th Urban One Honors will air TODAY January 22 at 6PM/5C on TV One and CLEO TV!

SEE CELEBRITY PICS!!!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Bishop Marvin Louis Sapp Sr. attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

Hello World,

Last week, under the theme, celebrating “Icons of the Culture,” the 5th annual Urban One Honors, premiered on TV One and CLEO TV. Hosted by R&B singer and actor Tank, the televised event heralded the accomplishments of individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in entertainment, media, music, politics, education, and the community. GRAMMY Award winning singer and actress LeToya Luckett aka Rochelle Cross from OWN’s “Greenleaf” hosted a special backstage pass segment.

5th annual Honorees included: Entertainment Icon Honor, 2x GRAMMY and NAACP Image Award winner, LL Cool J, the first ever Phoenix Honor to award-winning entertainer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Bobby Brown, Inspirational Impact Honor, NAACP Image Award winner David Mann and his wife, GRAMMY Award winner, Tamela Mann (TV One’s “The Manns”), Lifetime Achievement Honor recipient Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and the Music Innovation Honor to 13x GRAMMY Award-winning Artist/Producer/Songwriter Pharrell Williams. The ceremony included performances by Keke Wyatt, Marvin Sapp, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with DJ Spinderella, Monie Love and Doug E. Fresh, and a finale performance from T.I. and son Domani Harris. Michelle Rice (TV One/CLEO TV President), Roland Martin, Pusha T, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Rev. Run and Lamman Rucker aka Jacob Greenleaf from OWN’s “Greenleaf”  also appeared on the broadcast.

Below are a few clips from the 5th annual Urban One Honors:

Keke Wyatt Performs A Melodic Tribute To Tamela Mann…

David and Tamela Mann Accept The Inspirational Impact Honor…

Bishop Marvin Sapp Performs at the 2023 Urban One Honors…

And below are a few pics…

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: (L-R) David Mann, Tamela Mann and Keke Wyatt attend the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

Do y’all know that Keke Wyatt has ll children?!

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Lamman Rucker attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: (L-R) Bishop Marvin Sapp and Doug E. Fresh attend the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Kesha Lance Bottoms (L) and Roland Martin (R) present the Lifetime Achievement Honor to Maxine Waters (C) during the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Landon Brown, Alicia Etheredge, Bobby Brown and family attend the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

I swear all of Bobby Brown’s children have his face…

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Letoya Luckett attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 02: Monie Love (R) attends the TV One Urban One Honors at The Eastern on December 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for Urban One Honors)

Monie Love still looks good, and her date is handsome as well…

Any thoughts?

 

 

 

I’m the Guest Editor for ‘Atlanta’ magazine’s 2023 issue of ‘Atlanta 500’!!! On Newsstands NOW!!!

Hello World,

Remember when I told y’all that I had been working on “a ginormous freelance project that took all of my extra attention outside of my job, family life, and other regular responsibilities”?

I’m now ready to reveal more…Drumroll please…I am the 2023 guest editor of Atlanta magazine’s Atlanta 500!!!

What is the Atlanta 500 you ask?

“The Atlanta 500 recognizes the 500 most influential business and civic leaders in Atlanta. The list also includes dozens of leaders whom the magazine has deemed as ‘Legends.’ The Atlanta 500 recognizes the most influential Atlantans—including not only corporate CEOs, but also leading entrepreneurs, educators, researchers, artists, and those leading nonprofits and shaping public policy.”

I was proud and excited to take on this ginormous freelance project for a few reasons:

  1. Atlanta magazine is the premier magazine of my city. As a magazine journalism bachelor’s degree recipient from the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication of the University of Georgia, it is a no brainer. (Check my Grady College mug in one of the pics 🙂 !)
  2. As the A is my hometown, it was a privilege to edit a book comprised of the best and brightest of the A for 2023! (And if you aspire to be a leader here, I think you should definitely get a copy!)
  3. While I love being a new mother, it is also important for me to continue nourishing and flourishing in my communications career so it was a test of whether I would be able to balance all of my responsibilities as they are now. If I didn’t know before, I truly know now that prayer works! And my village (those who help me and my handsome hubby take care of our twins) is a Godsend…Chile…I already knew that working mothers are akin to superheroes and now I’m finding out why…

So if you are in Atlanta, please get your own copy of Atlanta 500 wherever you would normally buy your copies of Atlanta magazine. I got my copy from the newsstand at Sprouts grocery store. The link for the 2023 issue of the Atlanta 500 will be live in the near future, but in the meantime, please check out Atlanta magazine and previous issues of Atlanta 500 HERE.

So with that, I say, “Peace Up! A-Town Down Shawty.”

Any thoughts?