“…it got to the point where it got a little too stank…” Kordell Stewart (@KSlash10) Discusses His Sexuality & Porsha Williams (@Porsha4Real) in Interview w/ Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey)!

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It has been awhile since we heard from Kordell Stewart, nearly three years to be exact. Then, Kordell had just filed for divorce from Porsha Williams and it was playing out on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Needless, to say it was messy and apparently it still is as Kordell came on to The Steve Harvey Show and discussed his ex-wife and those old, prevailing rumors about his sexuality.

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The former NFL quarterback, who was married to the Bravo personality from 2011 to 2013, reveals to talk show host Steve Harvey on Wednesday’s episode of The Steve Harvey Show that his past relationship with Williams could be described as a “rocky road.”

“When it comes to the institution of marriage, I think it is the highest levels of the Super Bowl of a relationship. And you have that someone that you say, ‘You know what, I want to be with you for the rest of my life. Your breath stinks and all. I want to just be with you forever.’ And that breath that I was smelling was the one that I wanted to be with for the rest of my life. But it got to the point where it got a little too stank,” he explains of being married to Williams in an advance clip. 

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Kontrol Exclusive (@kontrolmag): Showtime! Patrice Lovely (@ActressPatrice), Star of Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” Makes Her Big Screen Debut!

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Patrice Lovely, best known for her portrayal of Mother Hattie (Hattie Mae Love) on OWN’s Love Thy Neighbor, is far from the tour bus she use to travel on with holes in the floor. She is the star of one of Tyler Perry’s most successful shows and she is about to make her big screen debut alongside Perry in Boo! A Madea Halloween.


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“This is a funny film. This is my first movie and it is awesome to be a part of this film,” said Lovely. The film opens nationwide this weekend, but it has been a long road to stardom. “All people know is the glitz and the glam, but I had to pay my dues to get to where I am now. A lot of times you see people that blow up overnight, but I am just not one of those people. I had to work, I worked very hard to get to where I am,” said Lovely.

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New Orleans Saints (@Saints) Linebacker Stephone Anthony (@stephoneanthony) Partners w/ Hammond’s Transportation for ‘National National School Bus Safety Week’

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Stories like this one literally warms one’s heart.

This past Tuesday, New Orleans Saints Linebacker and 2015 first round draft pick Stephone Anthony teamed up with local School Bus and Transportation Company, Hammond’s Transportation to kick off its School Bus Safety Tour. From October 17th through October 21st it is recognized across the country as “National School Bus Safety Week”, and Hammond’s is pulling out the stops to create as much awareness to decrease accidents that affect children catching the school bus each day.

This Tuesday, Stephone stopped by Kipp Central City Primary located at 2625 Thalia St. for a surprise appearance to get the kids excited about safety. The tour touches on very important topics such as, “The Danger Zone”, school bus etiquette, and how to cross the street. The topics addressed during the tour are often overlooked, but are extremely important to ensure the safety of children riding the school bus.

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“It is imperative that we equip our kids with the tool necessary to keep them safe on the way to and from school. We are excited about partnering with Stephone to be the face of defending our children as we kick off this new program”, says Mark Hammond, CEO of Hammond’s Transportation.

The tour is one of many community outreach initiatives the company will continue to implement each year.

The number of school related bus accidents has risen over the last three years so it is both imperative and great that programs such as this exist to help kids know what to do in the event of one. I applaud Stephone Anthony for his effort. Partnering up with Hammond Transportation is definitely a good look!

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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[VIDEO] First Look: “Logan”–The Third Solo Wolverine Film Is Here!

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We are back to the cinematic world of the X-Men once again, and yet again the future looks bleak. Yep, the infamous third solo Wolverine film is ready to make its debut in March! This time around our hero, Logan, really is flying solo as all of the X-Men, and mutants for that matter, are no more. Only he and Professor X remain. Not only has Logan aged, but he finds himself bitter, lonely, and angry until a mysterious girl that Professor X alleges is similar to him emerges. Naturally her appearance invites trouble and it looks like yet again our titular hero will be pulling himself from gloom and doom to heroism to save her and maybe the future of mutantkind. Check out the trailer below.

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The Great Debate: The Final Round!


Last night the world tuned in to watch the final presidential debate of the year. The debate was held in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center. News anchor Chris Wallace was the moderator for the event. There are nineteen days left to make up your mind and decide who is going to get your vote. This debate was the candidate’s last chance to try and secure votes. The events of the debate unfolded just like the previous two. Things started out calm and cordial, but it didn’t take long before the evasive answers and name calling started.

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Trump’s insults, of course, took center stage as he called Clinton a “nasty women” and stated that we needed to get the “bad hombres” out of the country. Both candidates took turns talking over the other and the moderator while trying to get their points across. Clinton pointed out that Trump has often stated that things are rigged or not done properly whenever it appears that things are not going his way. Trump has often stated publicly that he feels that the election is rigged. This brought up the question of whether or not Trump would accept the outcome of the race if it didn’t go in his favor. Trump would not say that he would accept the end results of the race; instead, he stated that he would look at it when the time comes. Trump also stated that he would keep everyone “in suspense”. Trump’s response has now become the focal point of the entire debate.

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[VIDEO] Groundbreaking! Hillary Clinton’s (@HillaryClinton) Campaign Has More Black Women Than Any Presidential Campaign In History

This year’s election will definitely be one for the books. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has more African-American women working than any other presidential campaign in history – and yes that includes both of Barack Obama’s campaigns in 2008 and 2012. The 38 women are stationed at her headquarters in downtown Brooklyn and their roles spread across the campaign in its entirety — as designers, accountants, senior policy advisers….the list goes on. Salute my sisters!

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A conductor on this train is senior policy adviser Maya Harris, sister to California senate hopeful Kamala Harris and a political Goliath in her own right. She arrived at the campaign in April, fresh off a brief stint at the progressive think tank Center for American Progress, where she prophetically wrote about the importance of women of color in future elections. The Stanford-trained lawyer and former university dean helps shape the policies Clinton relays in stump speeches and debates.

When asked about the policies that would affect black women the most, Harris points to three main issues: the gender pay gap, support for small businesses, and criminal-justice reform. “When you talk about these things, they impact women of color in tremendous ways,” says Harris. “For example, an average women makes 80 cents on the dollar compared to white men. For African-American women it’s 63 cents on the dollar and for Latinas it’s 54 cents on the dollar. When you talk about ensuring equal pay for women, that will have a distinct and dramatic impact for women of color, for whom the wage gap is widest.”

Harris notes that African-American women make up the fastest growing sector within female entrepreneurship, and that the capital Clinton intends to make available if she were elected would help launch and grow their businesses. It’s a policy that will benefit everyone, but African-American women overwhelmingly so. And it’s reminiscent of when Obama privately rebuffed the notion that he didn’t support enough African-American-driven measures: “If I go out there saying ‘black, black, black,’ do you think that will help black people?” he remarked to several black leaders in 2011.

Hillary Clinton’s relationship with the black community — perceived as ambivalent at best and pernicious at worst — has snarled the narrative of her political stance for much of the current campaign. In 1994, she ardently supported her husband’s intensely punitive crime bill, which disproportionately affected African-Americans, and echoes of that era reverberated during the tense primary season. She’s also been haunted by a 1996 speech where she engaged in the duplicitous game of dog-whistle politics. Latching on to coded language to describe black youth, she said: “They are often the kinds of kids that are called “super predators”, no conscious, no empathy, we can talk about why they ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.” No wonder some questioned her commitment to black America.

Who could have guessed that the man once dubbed “the first black president” would find himself in a such a racialized quandary? Yet there Bill was, so he apologized for the crime bill in an address to the NAACP in July 2015 — and because our society dictates that wives ought to accept equal blame for their husband’s actions, Hillary  apologized as well during a primary debate.

But the seed had been planted. Though Hillary is wildly popular among older black voters, millennials are finding her a tough pill to swallow. By the end of May, she had amassed a lead over Bernie Sanders that ranged from 85 to 89 percent among black voters 45 and older, but lost the 29 and under vote to Bernie Sanders. When it became clear she would become the party nominee, the Twitter generation vocalized their reluctance in hitching their support to her campaign with the hashtag #GirlIGuessImWithHer.

“Millennials don’t necessarily remember the Clinton administration in the ’90s in the way that you remember how much they attacked Hillary Clinton then,” notes Zerlina Maxwell, Hillary’s director of progressive media. “You know how we always talk about the concept of receipts? She has them — real, tangible working results that she’s worked toward to get for our community.”

Like Harris, Maxwell went to law school before immersing herself in the rippled pool of politics. She was a field organizer during Obama’s 2008 campaign and was elevated to social-media celebrity during the 2012 election when her informed political tweets took flight. In the off-season, she grew her profile by functioning as a political analyst on cable news and a contributor to publications like the Washington Post, Essence, and Feministing.

Maxwell’s well-documented advocacy against sexual assault is both potent and prescient. During a 2013 appearance on Fox’s Hannity, she presented the audacious suggestion that men ought to be taught not to rape as a practical tool in preventing sexual assault. Hannity was incredulous. His suggestion: Arm women with guns — never mind, as Maxwell pointed out, that most sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim already knows.

Maxwell’s role in the Clinton campaign places her firmly in her old stomping grounds. She relays key campaign messaging to “influencers,” as she calls them, such as popular feminists on social media, and she also pitches progressive media outlets for coverage. “Being a black woman in this campaign, it’s a lot, especially given what’s going on all in the news with black people, and especially when you’re running against Donald Trump, which can sometimes be emotionally exhausting. But that just makes the work here more important.”

Written By: Monique C. Tillman

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Love…Beauty..Power…Moonlight–Check Out Our Interview w/ Stars of “Moonlight” Movie (@moonlightmov), Trevante Rhodes (@_Trevante_) & Naomie Harris (@NaomieHarris)!

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2016 has definitely delivered some amazing films—mostly super-heroic or biopics, in our opinion. However, one film truly takes the proverbial “cake” with beauty, storytelling, and perspective in Moonlight. Told from the point of view Chiron in three phases of his life—childhood, his teen years, and adulthood—we watch a coming of age story where he grapples with isolation, persecution, a drug addicted mother, and his sexuality. On Friday, we were privileged to attend an advanced screening of the film and fell in love with it. It is definitely worth the buzz surrounding it and outdoes any expectations or assumptions you might have had going before going to view it. You can read our review of Moonlight by clicking here.

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Besides the beauty and relatability of the film, we found ourselves sold on the cast as well. Needless to say it is star-studded with Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae, Naomie Harris, and relative newcomer to the movie biz, Trevante Rhodes, known best for his role of “Ramsey” in Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong. Yesterday, we were able to sit with Trevante and Naomie who portray “Black/Adult Chiron,” and his mother, “Paula,” respectively. Both stars were instantly welcoming, warm, and fun; and ready to discuss the art at hand. We began by asking them what was it like watching Chiron’s character in three phases of his life. Trevante interjected as Naomie tried to find the correct reply stating, “I think it was a unique thing man watching it.. I legitimately felt like Alex [Hibbert, “Little” Chiron], more so than Ashton [Sanders, Teen Chiron], with just a little change to the nose legitimately looked how I looked so it was just so freaky and jarring to watch the film for the first time; and to meet him was just freakishly strange to watch, and then I had the tall kind of gangly stage, I’ve been the same height since I was like twelve years old [he laughs] so I can relate to the second chapter as well. It was just the most unique and surreal experience.”

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