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Another day, more cute kids to showcase! With the help of Black Celeb Kids, we’ve compiled photos of some cuties and their celeb parents.
Let’s get started with Chris Bosh! Despite what his ex and baby mother Allison Mathis says, Bosh wants folks to know that his kids are his number one priority and that he’s a good dad. While making his media rounds last week, the newly minted NBA champion shared his excitement over his new son, Jackson, and raising his little girl, Trinity (3). On “Live! With Kelly,” according to BCK, he said the following about baby Jackson showing up at the championship game and his daughter’s first championship parade:
“He was absolutely a good-luck charm. That was actually his first game. I knew I had to do something special because he was in the building. My daughter got to be in the parade. [She and Jackson] were both there, so it was great.”
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TV One’s NAACP Image Award-winning series Unsung is well on its way to its most successful season ever. This season, which kicked off on Monday, Jan 2, has also produced the two highest-rated episodes in Unsung’s history. Unsung is TV One’s acclaimed series of one-hour biographies celebrating the lives and careers of successful artists or groups who, despite great talent, have not received the level of recognition they deserve or whose stories have never been told.
The full picture of black music in America is a rich kaleidoscope of talented artists and so much bigger than acknowledged superstars and household names like Aretha, Whitney, Stevie and Marvin. Many of the greatest have either failed to achieve that same level of superstardom – or have compelling life stories the details of which have largely remained untold. Read Full Story Here…
What’s your favorite Unsung episode?
With the help of a continuously embattled (but still Hot) Chris Brown, last week, Keri Hilson debuted the song and video “One Night Stand” from her album, No Boys Allowed. The Hot duet, scorching from the recording to the dark video and its synchronized dance breakdown, brought to mind all the dope duets in Hot R&B over the years. Not the lovey-dovey Ashford & Simpson or Marvin & Tammi type joints, but the make your ears melt and make you turn it down when people come around type tracks. There’s too many to narrow down, but here are a few you’ll need to get a hold of ASAP.
While there is no such thing is “talking white” it would be hard to deny the fact that there is such a thing as “singing black.” Sure the logic is a little backward and potentially racially elitist but truth be told, historically, there is a soulful tone associated with music performed by black artists. Do we agree? Good. But as with every law of the universe, there are exceptions. Here are some women, past and present, who may lack melanin but certainly not soul.
Singer/producer/songwriter Teena Marie, born Mary Christine Brokert, died at the age of 54 in her Pasadena, California home the day after Christmas. Cause of death is unknown at this time. Her 19-year-old daughter found her body.
Creator of 13 studio albums and best known for her powerful Rick James duet, “Fire and Desire,” Teena Marie had many other songs beloved by fans and critics alike. She even racked up a couple “firsts” for white people. She was the first white artist on Motown Records and she was the first and so far only white artist profiled on TVOne’s “Unsung” series. Homegirl was even signed to Cash Money Records for a while where she earned another gold album. Her first gold album was 1981′s “It Must Be Magic.” Six of her albums went platinum.
Here are just a few of our favorite Lady T tracks! What are your favs?