Join Christian Comedian KevOnStage & More For CultureTags Live! Friendsgiving Virtual Edition…

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If you enjoy social media like I do, you’ve probably seen Christian Comedian KevOnStage’s HIGHlarious videos! If not, plz Google them. You will be crying!!! Anywho, KevOnStage, Mack Wilds, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Spice Adams, and Beverly Bond will be taking part in CultureTags Live! A virtual game show experience that gathers people from all walks of life to compete in a head to head battle of #CultureTags. The game that tests how well you know culture! It all goes down for FREE on Sunday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. EST. See the details below:

HOW TO PLAY

If you’re here, you’ll have an opportunity to play against our Friendsgiving Team — Team MLSB: Mack Wilds, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Spice Adams, and Beverly Bond!

From the creator of Because of Them, We Can, #CultureTags™ is a spirited game that will test just how well you know the culture. The game is simple. There’s an acronym (#culturetag) that stands for a known phrase in the culture. The goal is to use the hints to figure out what it is before time runs out.

Categories include: Black Twitter, Church, Daily Sayings, Family and Friends, Film and TV, Songs and Lyrics, and Words to Live By.

THE PRIZE

The dignity in knowing you know the culture + signature #CultureTags trophy.

THE GAME

The game will be available in Target Stores nationwide on November 29.

LEGAL

As a condition of your attendance at “CultureTags Live!,” you hereby grant Culture Brands, LLC, its subsidiaries, licensees, successors, and assigns the right, but not the obligation, to film and photograph you and use your likeness and voice in the production, exhibition, distribution, promotion, publicity and advertising of this event in any and all media throughout the world in perpetuity.

To register for CultureTags Live!, click HERE!

Any thoughts?

Tamera Mowry-Housley formerly of ‘The Real’ is Heading to Hallmark!

The Real talk show

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If you’ve tuned into “The Real” lately, you’ve noticed that Tamera Mowry-Housley has left the building and has been replaced by Garcelle Beauvais. But apparently, Tamera Mowry-Housley had a good reason to leave the show after six seasons. See the news from Deadline below…

Tamera Mowry-Housley is expanding her relationship with Crown Media Family Networks,  signing a new overall deal to star in and executive produce original films for the network. First up is holiday-themed Christmas Comes Twice, set for premiere Sunday, December 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, Mowry-Housley will join Home & Family as a contributor beginning in December.

“We are thrilled to officially welcome Tamera Mowry-Housley to the Hallmark family,” said Michelle Vicary, EVP, Programming & Network Program Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks. “Having worked with Tamera on a few original movies previously it is a joy to have her star and executive produce more projects with us. The really exciting part of this deal is that she will join our talented cast of Home & Family, one of the best lifestyle shows in television.”

Read the rest HERE.

I miss her on “The Real,” but I think Hallmark better matches her Christian values and overall talent. What say you?

Any thoughts?

Thousands Wait in Line to Receive Free Thanksgiving Meals from Media Mogul Tyler Perry…

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By now, you may have heard that hometown hero (my hometown of the A that is) Tyler Perry gave away some 5,000 free meals on Sunday. Below is the story from PEOPLE magazine:

On Sunday, the star opened up his Atlanta movie studio, Tyler Perry Studios, for four hours to feed 5,000 families with a combination of food boxes and gift cards for local supermarket chain Kroger.

Perry, 51, personally funded the event, called TPS Giving, and studio employees donated their time to volunteer and hand out all of the goods.

“Tyler was heartbroken seeing people all over the country stand in line for food so he decided he wanted to give back to his community in Atlanta,” a source close to Perry tells PEOPLE. “Hopefully this encourages others who are able to, to give back during the holiday season in a year that has been difficult for many.”

Read the rest HERE.

I’m always amazed by Tyler Perry’s generosity, but what drew my attention to this story more than his good deed was that so many people are in need AND what they were willing to do to be blessed by him. Apparently, several people showed up as his studio hours before the event started. Obviously, times are really hard for people right now.

But he is not the only one who is in the giving mood here in the A! Earlier today, Atlanta entrepreneurs Jason Lobdell,  Alix Burton, Marcus Barney, Neo Davis and Jonathan Gooch took over the registers at a local Kroger store and paid for roughly $40,000 in groceries! Below is the story from 11 Alive:

Customers at one metro Atlanta Kroger had a surprise gift in store when they arrived at the checkout counters.

“One hundred and seventy eight dollars in groceries,” said one customer on cell phone video.

“We had women literally crying saying thank you so we know how much it means,” Jason Lobdell said.

That was just some of the reaction customers gave after receiving free groceries. A band of entrepreneur brothers decided to bless as many people as they could at the Kroger on Wesley Chapel in Decatur. His friends, Alix Burton, Marcus Barney, Neo Davis and Jonathan Gooch went on Instagram live saying, “We’re doing a full shutdown we’re spending about 30 grand to take care of the entire market.”

Jason Lobdell said at first they were going to hand out gift cards but that was taking too long so they went with plan b. Read the rest HERE.

As outstanding as these acts of generosity are, you don’t have to be wealthy to give some of what you have away. You and I may not able to give free meals to 5,000 people or take over the registers at a local grocery store for a couple of hours, but God can still use to bless somebody in some way…

What say you?

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all…

Any thoughts?