Cynthia Bailey (@CynthiaBailey10) Joins Dr. John Lipman (@FibroidFreedom) for “Freedom From Fibroids” Documentary

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Cynthia Bailey & Dr. John Lipman

Esteemed female professionals recently convened for the official premiere of the documentary Freedom from Fibroids, featuring Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey, Former TV Anchor and current Radio & TV host Monica Pearson, and John C. Lipman, MD, FSIR, Medical Director of the Atlanta Fibroid Center.

Guests enjoyed red carpet arrivals, an intimate reception with trumpeter Melvin M. Miller, catering by Akoma Events, special giveaways and a post-screening meet-and-greet with Cynthia Bailey. Atlanta Mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall and Atlanta City Council candidate Erika Y. Mitchell attended to support Fibroid Awareness as well.

Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Kwanza Hall

The Master of Ceremonies, Dr. Millard J. Collier kept the show lively with his dynamic style.  Peter Morrison, theatre manager and magician extraordinaire, provided production support for the event.  Cast members in attendance included Wayne & Gwen Tyler, Constance Barnett, Carmen McKever, Cie Cie, Wilson-McGhee, Robie West and Lauren Hawkins. Presented by the Atlanta Fibroid Center and narrated by Monica Pearson, the documentary explored the journey of Cynthia Bailey and other patients who suffered from fibroids and did not want surgery. Surgery was the only option given to these women until they found Dr. Lipman and the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure.

Dr. John Lipman Cynthia Bailey and Documentary Cast

As a community awareness effort, Dr. Lipman created the documentary to educate women on the non-surgical treatment for fibroids. UFE treats the symptoms of fibroids, for example, heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. UFE avoids all of the surgical risks and long recovery and allows women to keep their uterus. Immediately following the screening, Dr. Lipman moderated a Q&A segment with the audience to further discuss fibroids and their treatment.  Dr. Lipman began offering UFE as a fibroid treatment over 20 years ago. He is considered the world’s most experienced UFE physician, with over 6,000 procedures performed, and is well-known throughout the Georgia medical community for his work with fibroid sufferers and UFE.

Dr. Lipman is a respected UFE expert who is often called upon to provide commentary on uterine fibroids and UFE on major television networks.  The global medical community recognizes his expertise and personalized care by referring him patients from throughout the US and abroad.  To learn more about the Atlanta Fibroid Center, please visit Dr. Lipman at http://ATLii.com.  To view the documentary, please visit http://FibroidFilm.com.

Written By: Martel Sharpe

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[VIDEO] Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) Documentary set for June Release!

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“Welcome To My Life…” That is the name of Chris Brown’s documentary set for release this June. As you recall the singer/rapper/dancer teased news of a documentary about a year ago (you can see it by clicking here) and now a trailer has been released. Check it out below:

The trailer looks amazing and truly nostalgic. We get to stroll down to seemingly simpler times when Chris was the artist we all knew and loved. He had the potential to be the greatest entertainer on the planet and somehow, somewhere he lost his way. Eerily his shortfall sounds like Michael Jackson’s in the “not getting to have a childhood” arena. However, and unsurprisingly, we had no idea he was ever suicidal. Even more riveting are the labels attributed to him like “misogynist” and “violent.” This documentary goes there and we aren’t talking about Degrassi!

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We definitely think a documentary on Breezy is definitely overdue. Over the last few years his life, career, and talent have been marred and overshadowed by controversy. Whether it is the lingering domestic violence, a restraining order from Karrueche Tran, or some mishap with a random woman or camera man as of earlier this week.

What do you guys think of Chris Brown’s documentary? Will you be tuning in? Sound off in the comments’ section below.

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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[PHOTOS/EVENT RECAPS] Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) & Ambassador Andrew Young (@AmbAndrewYoung) Attend “I Am Not Your Negro” Screening at Morehouse College (@Morehouse)!

(ATLANTA) January 24, 2017On Monday, musical superstar and social critic/activist, Janelle Monáe and civil rights icon, Andrew Young engaged with students, press and influencers at a private screening of I Am Not Your Negro.

Hosted by famed visual artist and scholar, Fahamu Pecou, the evening kicked off with a special presentation by Janelle Monáe who shared background on a special connection that her label, Wondaland Records, has to James Baldwin and his work. She then recited a moving excerpt from Baldwin’s Notes from a Native Son, which set an empowering tone for the event.

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(L to R): Rob Woods (Georgia Equality), Dr. Francine Allen (Morehouse), Ambassador Andrew Young (Civil Rights Icon), Dr. Stephane Dunn (Morehouse), Dr. Daniel Black (Clark Atlanta University) and Fahamu Pecou (Famed Artist & Scholar)

In the building were: Egypt Sherrod (HGTV’s “Flipping Virgins”); DJ FaDelf (Celebrity DJ, Author and Motivational Speaker); Isis Valentino (St. Beauty); Jack A. Daniels (Psychotherapist, 5x Bestselling Author and Host of FYI’s “Black Love”); Marshawn Evans (Author, NBC’s “The Apprentice”); Christopher Hicks (Director, Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment); Jerika Head-Stewart (Founder, Hat-titude Big Hat Brunch) and many more!

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[VIDEO] The Awareness of James Baldwin– “I Am Not Your Negro” (@iamnotyournegro)

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James Baldwin will forever be remembered as one of the world’s greatest writers, playwrights, civil rights activist, and humanitarians.

His works fully capture what it means to be Black in America. Although it has been nearly twenty years since his death, and nearly fifty years since he first began to speak out against the racism pervading the United States, his lessons are as relevant as ever!

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Thankfully a documentary has been released, I Am Not Your Negro.  Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the film takes place in 1979 when James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House, which were personal accounts of the lives and successive assassinations of his 3 close friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. I Am Not Your Negro is how Raoul Peck’s envisioned the book Baldwin didn’t finish. Keep in Baldwin’s own words, the documentary is a radical narration about race in America.

Check out the trailer below:

Written by James Baldwin and directed by Raoul Peck. This film is truly the definition of “Staying Woke!” Anyone with a brain or working television knows that race relations are currently at a low in this country today. I Am Not Your Negro will serve as a reminder to the masses, in particular Black youths, that they are more than what society would make of them.

We are definitely looking forward to seeing this film and you can too in select  theaters on February  3, 2017!

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Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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In More Compton News…Eazy-E’s Daughter, Ebie (@WeWantEbie), is Raising Money for Documentary On His Death

Last year’s Straight Outta Compton was a straight out hit! The buzz, the quality, and relevance of the film spoke volumes to audiences nationwide. Since then renewed interest in the gangsta rap group, Niggas With Attitude (NWA) and their rise to fame. This past weekend, we saw a horrifying portrayal of one of the group’s former members, Dr. Dre in a horrifying light via Michele’le’s biopic, Surviving Compton. Now it’s Eazy-E’s turn, not to be portrayed negatively, but to shed some light on his demise. His daughter, Ebie wants to create documentary about his death and is currently raising money to accomplish it.

We all know he died from AIDS-related complications, but how did he get it? When did he get it? Who did he get it from? There are so many questions…

via Rolling Stone:

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Ebie has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary exposé titled A Ruthless Scandal: No More Lies. She alleges, 21 years after Eazy’s death, that he was murdered and wants to present what she claims are “jaw-dropping” revelations about his final days and the battle for his estate. Ebie’s mother, Tracy Jernagin, and half-sister, Erica, are signed on as producers; the three women have been working together on the film for the past 10 years. DJ Quik has also showed his support for the doc by appearing in a video promoting the campaign. At press time, the campaign has earned less than one percent of its $250,000 goal.

“The stories that we’re telling are mainly about the scandal surrounding my father’s death,” Ebie tells Rolling Stone. “But we also wanted to show his accomplishments, his personal life and, really, the aftermath of his demise and what happened to us. We never felt the story that was told to the public was the truth. It’s just something that has always pained us.”

Ebie’s allegations of scandal revolve around a 2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!interview with Suge Knight – a co-founder of Death Row Records, the label that poached Dr. Dre from Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records – in which he speculates that Eazy could have been injected with AIDS-infected blood. She also wants to recount the controversial events of how the rapper’s estate was decided in the wake of what Los Angeles Times once described as a “deathbed marriage” to Tomica Woods Wright, a producer on Straight Outta Compton, two days before Eazy’s death.

A rep for Woods Wright did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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#CelebrityCrush: Laith Ashley (@laith_ashley)

Sexy isn’t always a physical attribute… Sometimes it’s described as a belief, a mindset and a certain type of drive and today, our Monday #CelebrityCrush has all of that and the sex appeal to boot.

Laith Ashley first gained Internet stardom as a model who didn’t shy away from posting their sultry and somewhat risque snapshots online. Laith Ashley has also opened up about his Trans journey in a video titled, “This Is Me”. While discussing his story in 2015, Ashley revealed, “I’m 26 years old. My birthday is July 6. I started testosterone for my medical transition on Jan. 22. 2014. Today is Oct. 21, 2015, so that will make me a year and nine months on testosterone. I had top surgery with Dr. Daniel Medlie in Cleveland, Ohio on Sept. 18, 2015, so that would make me a year and month post-op.”

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New Whitney Houston Biopic in The Works!

Another Whitney Houston documentary may be coming our way! And it’s projected to be better than the last one. Earlier this week the news broke that famous filmmaker, Nick Broomfield, was preparing to direct a Whitney Houston biopic. The movie will focus on the rise and fall of Houston’s life and career. This news received mixed messages from readers and even questioned the songstress’ family thoughts on the project. In a statement issued by Rolling Stone, the Whitney Houston Estate has revealed they had no involvement in the upcoming project and have no desire to do so.

The first rendition of Houston’s story first premiered through Lifetime television in 2015 starring Yaya DeCosta. Houston’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, had a few words for the latest project. “You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made-for-TV biopic. And, I might add, without the family’s blessing and despite her mother’s request to not do this movie. It happens every day.”

The release for the project has yet to be determine, but BBC Two gave readers an insight into the premise of the documentary.”This biopic goes in search of the forces that made and then destroyed the singer who has been described as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years.” Are you excited for the upcoming documentary?

Written by Jennifer Joseph