Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Don Lemon is Just Doing his Job! Objectors are Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Cleo Manago

   Cleo Manago


Cleo Manago

In 2010, during a radio interview, former CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, a Latino, called “The Daily Show’s” Jon Stewart a “bigot” and intimated that CNN was “run by Jews.” Swiftly, in response to Jewish outrage about his comments, Sanchez was fired. Former CNN pundit Roland Martin would later be “let go” by CNN because White people who make up close to 100% of gay leadership complained about Mr. Martin and did not like him.

At the moment, many Black people are outraged by comments from CNN anchor Don Lemon. Lemon apparently “sided” with Bill O’Reilly, a known racist and White supremacist, during his typical anti-Black and ill-informed rant about Black people on his talk show. Of course Don Lemon offending Black people will not result in his being fired by CNN. As a matter of fact, Lemon has been featured on other high-profile talk shows to explain himself. Neither Sanchez, nor Martin were afforded these opportunities. That is because White folks like and are comfortable with Lemon. And (right now) what White folks like – Jewish or otherwise – White folks get.

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MTV VMA Winner Jeffrey Page Speaks on Choreographing Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

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(Los Angeles, California – July 30, 2013) Jeffrey Page’s talents as a dancer and choreographer have taken him everywhere from Hollywood awards shows to West African villages, producing collaborations with the biggest names in modern dance as well as superstars of pop music. Page received an Emmy nod for his 2005 NAACP Image Award choreography, he took home the 2011 MTV Video Music Award in the category “Best Choreography” for constructing the finale of Beyonce’s internationally inspired epic music video “Run the World (Girls)” and is often credited with giving the multi-platinum diva her African dance flair. Page was recruited as a resident choreographer on FOX’s reality TV sensation ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and currently serves as Creative Director for RCA recording artist Jazmine Sullivan. In the Fall of 2009, Jeffrey expanded his reach even further when he made his Broadway debut in the cast of the Tony Award winning musical FELA!
COLUMBIA RECORDS BEYONCE TOUR
Choreographers across the world fantasize about the once in a lifetime chance to work with Beyoncé Knowles, an extraordinary talent who is known to keep a tight knit circle of dancers and creative people. Jeffrey Page was first sought out to work w/ the multi-Grammy Award winning entertainer on her 2007 world tour “The Beyoncé Experience” in support of her sophomore album B’Day. The two had previously met while dancing alongside each other at promotional appearances for her debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. In 2006 Jeffrey helped choreograph Beyoncé’s live performances of “Déjà Vu” featuring husband Jay-Z while also choreographing the diva’s performances at The World Music Awards and VH-1 Fashion Rocks Tribute to dance icon Josephine Baker. That same year Jeffrey assisted Beyonce’s resident artistic director Frank Gaston during the MTV Video Music Awards for the song “Ring the Alarm”. Currently Jeffrey’s choreographic material can be seen across the globe during Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter World Tour where he put together dance moves for “Grown Woman,” “Single Ladies (Remix)” and “Run the World (Girls).”

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Denitia & Sene His & Hers Album Stream

Denitia & Sene’s downtempo trip-hop influenced His & Hers II is streaming prior to the August 26th release date. The Brooklyn duo also made a vintage-looking video of them creating behind the scenes.

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