The Oprah Winfrey Network will simulcast the private memorial service for Dr. Maya Angelou on Saturday. Maya Angelou’s funeral will air at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on OWN. It will also be available via Oprah.com. Thank GOD for Oprah!
My heart is heavy since hearing about the sudden death of the legendary Maya Angelou! Maya Angelou lived an amazing life that involved the Civil Rights Movement and details the personal struggles so many people face.
I got the opportunity to attend Common’s private listening session held in Atlanta at Jermaine Dupri’s studio. The industry’s top movers and shakers were there including Ne-Yo, Jeezy, Keri Hilson, BET Executive Kelly G, Â Def Jam Executive Bu and many more. Common,a Chi-town native, just finished his ninth album “The Dreamer, The Believer” which will be arriving just in time for Christmas. After hearing the album, I have to say yall are in for a treat.
The album, which features the single â€œBlue Sky,â€ was delayed from its November 22 date. Common told us that he â€œjust wanted to get all the singles out that we wanted to get out before the album comes, giving it the right preparation timeâ€. Common stays true to who you have grown to love and continues to show his range and ability as a lyricist and storyteller. The Album has 3 Features- Nas, Maya Angelou, and John Legend.
Common had songs for the ladies as well as songs for the streets. The crowd favorite seemed to be the Nas single.
He also addressed his departure from Kanye Westâ€™s G.O.O.D. Music label. â€œWe good people on good terms. Really, in all truth, itâ€™s family. It just was a business thing where releasing this album wouldnâ€™t as been as beneficial to release it on a G.O.O.D. Music label, but Iâ€™m still G.O.O.D. Music family.â€
While heâ€™s no longer signed to Kanyeâ€™s label, he will be contributing to the G.O.O.D. Music compilation, due next spring. â€œIâ€™m planning on going in the studio soon to work on that.â€
Make sure you get his album December 20th!
Lawrence from housewives of Atlanta was in the building…Â Shout out to Jamal King of Steps Events. Here are all the Â pic’s and Common new video!!!! READ MORE
Famous poet, Maya Angelou had a mouthful to say about the inscription on the new statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. Designers of the memorial chose words from Martin Luther King’s speech that he gave at Ebenezer Baptist Church here in Atlanta back in 1968. The original quote from Dr. King states “If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice. Say that I was a drum major for peace. I was a drum major for righteousness. And all of the other shallow things will not matter.â€ However, what actually went on the memorial is ” I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness”. Maya Angelou, who is one of the listed Council of Historians to select inscriptions for the statue, is not happy about this at all. She thinks that the inscription is misleading and wants it changed. READ MORE