BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE | New Trailer and Poster Available Now!

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This is not a Christian topic per se, but I thank God for my flavorful Jamaican heritage! That’s why I was elated to hear this news!!! A major movie about the life of the reggae legend Bob Marley has finally been made! See the details below…

BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE celebrates the life and music of an icon who inspired generations through his message of love and unity. On the big screen for the first time, discover Bob’s powerful story of overcoming adversity and the journey behind his revolutionary music. Produced in partnership with the Marley family and starring Kingsley Ben-Adir as the legendary musician and Lashana Lynch as his wife Rita,BOB MARLEY: ONE LOVE is in theatres January 12!

Doesn’t that movie look like it’s going to be epic?!!! I remember Bob Marley and other reggae artists coming from my father’s stereo as he washed his car on Saturday mornings. That is one of the ways that I knew that the weekend had truly arrived…

Below is a message from Bob Marley’s oldest son, Ziggy, about the upcoming movie…


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Paramount Pictures Presents

A Plan B Entertainment / State Street Pictures / Tuff Gong Production


Executive Producers

Richard Hewitt, Orly Marley, Matt Solodky

Produced by

Robert Teitel, Brad Pitt, Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner,

Ziggy Marley, Rita Marley, Cedella Marley

Directed by

Reinaldo Marcus Green


Kingsley Ben-Adir, Lashana Lynch, James Norton, Tosin Cole, Anthony Welsh, Michael Gandolfini, Umi Myers, Nadine Marshall



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Are you as excited about this upcoming movie as I am?

Any thoughts?

Atlanta Culinary Charities Presents the 9th Annual Family Food Fest: A Father’s Day Celebration TODAY…

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If you’re looking for something to do today with the fathers in your family, by all means check out the 9th Annual Family Food Fest: A Father’s Day Celebration TODAY at the Georgia Freight Depot from 3-6pm!

Family Food Fest Atlanta is a multicultural Father’s Day charity fundraiser and food-tasting celebration through which fathers and men who impact their families and community are celebrated. The 501.c3 nonprofit Atlanta Culinary Charities, whose mission is to work with boys and girls in after-school programs and on weekends, produces this event each year on Father’s Day. This event brings families together in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Many chefs, cooks, caterers, restaurants, and everyday dads and men display their culinary skills and talents.  Female chefs are on hand as well.

During this event, you will sample various foods throughout the day, including special vegan/vegetarian dishes! The Family Food Fest Atlanta festival is for everyone and is open to the entire family. The idea of this family-oriented event is to enjoy some excellent cuisine from well-known chefs, cooks, caterers, and restaurants. With an “all-you-can-eat” admission price you will be able to taste delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, and beverages. Also, activities will be available throughout the day including live entertainment, kids zone (face painting, balloon art, caricatures, cotton candy), chef demonstrations, silent auction, health zone (screenings, literature, giveaways), and much more.

With 2023 being the the 50th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop, I love that Chubb Rock is a guest host! I loved dancing to his music when I was in high school! If you’re unfamiliar with him, please see this bio:

Chubb Rock (Richard Simpson) is a legendary Brooklyn, New York-based hip-hop artist/radio host who released several successful Hip-Hop albums in the early 1990s. Chubb first appeared nationally with his 1988 self-titled debut “Chubb Rock.” He moved to Atlanta and had a radio show before leaving the station to start his current radio programs called “The Chubb Rock Show with SiMan Baby” and “Diggin’ In Tha Crates.”

Additionally, my friend Kiplyn Primus will be there! Kiplyn Primus hosts “The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus,” heard Saturday mornings at 7 am on Jazz WCLK 91.9. She also works with businesses and organizations interested in paid underwriting schedules on Atlanta’s Jazz Public Radio Station. Kiplyn is a graduate of Howard University and Clark Atlanta University and has a long career in public and commercial media. She is a veteran facilitator for StoryCorps’ Atlanta studio.

For tickets, click HERE!

Kim Burrell Reveals on ‘We Sound Crazy!’ Podcast that Beyoncé Listened to Her Music for 11 Hours Straight Due to Jay-Z Marriage Issues…

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I’m going to be honest. I cannot name not one Kim Burrell song, but nevertheless she is a very popular gospel singer. And yet, despite singing the gospel she only seems to have negative press. And this latest story is no different…unfortunately…Most recently, it’s being being reported that she revealed a private conversation she had with Jay-Z aka Beyoncé’s husband which led to the creation of his song 4:44 on the We Sound Crazy! Podcast. Below is what she said…

“He called me and said, ‘Hey, when my wife is going through it, I always know because I hear you playing in the background.’ He’s says, ‘My wife locked up one day for 11 hours and I heard nothing but Kim Burrell for 11 hours. Here’s why I’m calling you. When she came out, she was better. She was so much better. He says, I’m calling you because I need to have a meeting with the person that made my wife better.'”

See the full interview below. The Jay-Z portion of the interview starts at about 33 minutes…

Now, some are bashing her because she revealed some of the personal life of the Carters, who seem to be as private about their personal lives as they can be given their celebrity status. Initially, I was thinking that way too but as I type this, I’m not sure if I feel it’s negative or not. Now, if someone shared information with you in confidence and you, in turn, shared the information with others, that is most certainly a negative as it’s a violation of trust. However, that conversation led to the creation of Jay-Z’s song “4:44” in which he apologizes to his wife for various infractions including infidelity…Since he put his business out there, I’m not sure that the conversation that led to him putting his business out there via his song, which features the vocals of Kim Burrell, by the way is wrong. At the very least, her revealing this conversation does make me think that maybe Jay-Z did cheat on Beyoncé. Because after reading her biography Becoming Beyoncé: The Untold Story,” written by J. Randy Taraborrelli, I share his opinion about the matter…

“Now, I’m not a psychic, I’m a biographer, and I can’t say that Jay Z didn’t have a one-night stand in a tour bus a week ago, but I do know from my studying of Beyoncé [that] her personality is such that if in fact she was actually having marital problems, she would not be sitting down writing songs about it for the nation to dissect and interpret. That’s not who she is. She’s too private a person to handle her marital dysfunction for the world to see and examine. More likely what she’s doing is she’s possibly writing about her mother’s marriage and what she witnessed there. That sounds like Beyoncé.” Read the rest of this story on

Given that this podcast episode was released in October 2022, I’m not sure why this excerpt recently surfaced, but that’s the power of these Internet streets. Something can be dug up from a decade ago and be poppin’ again…Be careful out here…Anywho…

What do you think about Kim Burrell and this latest headlining story?

Any thoughts?