Wednesday, April 27, 2016

THE YOLANDA ADAMS MORNING SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED


According to RollingOut.com, 'The Yolanda Adams Morning Show" has been cancelled after more than nine years on the air.

The Grammy-Award winning Gospel singer took to her Instagram page to confirm her show's cancellation: 

She wrote on her Instagram page on Friday:
Hello Family
As of this morning THE YOLANDA ADAMS MORNING SHOW HAS transitioned, WE THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND Love. WE LOVE ALL OF YOU. Tune in TO SEE THE GREAT THINGS GOD IS NOW DOING WITH US.
WE LOVE YOU DEARLY!!!
YOLANDA
The morning radio show was based out of Houston where Adams currently lives. 'When it launched in 2007, it was the first daily Gospel show to be nationally syndicated.'

Sunday, April 24, 2016

RACHEL ROY STUNG BY BEEHIVE FOR BEYONCE LEMONADE SHADE


Concubine out of control.  
After Beyonce's HBO special LEMONADE aired last night, Damon Dash's ex-wife, Rachel Roy, quickly took to Instagram to indirectly acknowledge that she is "Becky with good hair" referenced in Beyonce's new song "Sorry."
Of course, true to form, the BEEHive let Jay-Z's alleged sidechick know that her Instagram shade was not appreciated. 
Fashion designer and professional home wrecker Rachel Roy incurred the wrath of the #BeyHive when she took credit for being “Becky with the good hair” in Beyonce‘s Lemonade movie.
Beyonce made reference to Jay Z‘s mistress “Becky” in her song “Sorry,”which ends with the line, “he better call Becky with the good hair.”
Roy is believed to be the catalyst behind Solange‘s infamous elevator assault on Jay Z in 2014. Surveillance video inside the elevator captured Solange wildly punching and kicking Jay Z as Beyonce stood by and watched with detached amusement.
After Beyonce’s visual album Lemonade aired on HBO Saturday night, Roy shamelessly taunted the long-suffering singer by posting an Instagram image of herself and a friend, along with the caption: “good hair don’t care, but we will take good lighting, for our selfies, or self truths, always.”
Beyonce’s hardcore Stans unleashed their full fury in Roy’s comment section. The 42-year-old mother-of-2 eventually deleted the post, but the furious onslaught continued. (Source)
SIDEBAR: Of course, you know Attorneymom has an opinion about both the HBO special and Instagram post.  Check out my thoughts in the video below. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHEN DOVES CRY: LEGENDARY MUSICIAN PRINCE HAS DIED AT AGE 57


It is with great sadness to report that Legendary and Grammy-Award Winning Prince, whose full name is Prince Rogers Nelson, was found dead at his compound today.  He was only 57 years old.

According to AJC.com,
Carver County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud, deputies responded to Paisley Park at 9:43 a.m.
Last Friday morning, Prince, 57, was briefly hospitalized in Moline, Ill., after his private jet made an emergency landing there as he was returning home from his two performances at the Fox Theatre exactly a week ago.
Prince postponed the shows from the week prior because he had been battling the flu.On Saturday, he performed a brief concert at Paisley Park and assured fans he was fine.
Wait a few days before you waste any prayers,” he said. (SOURCE)
The gifted singer and songwriter who played 27 instruments is best known for his hit songs “Little Red Corvette,” “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” and “When Doves Cry.”
At age 20, Prince burst onto the music scene with his hit mid tempo ballad“Soft and Wet” off his album For You.
His movie Purple Rain became a cult classic and inspired a new generation of musicians and songwriters. (SOURCE)

SIDEBAR:  Prince's CD is regularly played in my car.  I love his music.  'Purple Rain' is one of my favorite movies and soundtracks.  He will be missed.  RIP to the Artist known as Prince.  You will be missed.



PRINCE'S DEATH REACTION BY ATTORNEYMOM

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bibb County Superior Court Judge Veda Colvin Brings Teens To Tears With Speech



From Vibe.com

A passionate Georgia judge made a lasting effect on a group of troubled teens last week when she reminded them to take a hold of their future instead of falling into the criminal justice system.

New York Daily News reports Bibb County Superior Court Judge Verda Colvin spoke to the group through the county’s “Consider the Consequences” program. Less tense than aBeyond Scared Straight situation, participants are placed in jail cells with jumpsuits and are met by a judge. Afterward, the teens are required to pen an apology letter highlighting lessons learned.

Like many judges and lawmakers who participate in similar programs, Judge Colvin spoke to the teens but at a grounded level. She explained her past and current experience raising her son as a single mother. The judge also told the young women they were uniquely made as she held back tears sharing her problems with her son.

“You can have the ultimate experience — you can be in this body bag,” she said. “And the only way somebody will know you’re in here is this tag with your name on it. What do you wanna do?”

She also discussed prison life and the harsh realities of rape and abuse prisoners face in jail.

“Somebody raping you in the middle of the night, and there’s nothing you can do but just lay there,” she said to the young men before talking to the girls. “Cause guess what — everybody got to get their turn. So it’s your turn, cause you’re the new meat on the block……You’re special, you’re uniquely made. Stop acting like you’re trash and putting pictures of yourself on the internet. Stop being disrespectful to your parents. Care about your future. Be somebody.”

The teenagers became teary-eyed when Judge Colvin urged them to never come back to her courtroom. The video posted Wednesday (March 30) has garnered over 200,000 views and thousands of comments praising Colvin for keeping it real with the teens. (Source)




LOUISIANA JUDGE ARTHUR HUNTER JR THREATENS TO RELEASE DEFENDANTS PURSUANT TO US CONSTITUTION

LOUISIANA JUDGE ARTHUR HUNTER JR THREATENS TO RELEASE DEFENDANTS PURSUANT TO US CONSTITUTION


From MSN.com

[A] Louisiana judge is threatening to set [seven defendants charged with a serious crime — including murder, rape, armed robbery or assault with a firearm] free before their cases have a chance to go to trial.
In an effort to pressure state lawmakers to provide more reliable funding for public defenders, Orleans Parish Judge Arthur Hunter Jr. on Friday ordered that all of the men be released on the grounds that the state is violating their right to a competent defense.
The judge immediately stayed his own ruling pending an appeal by the district attorney’s office, meaning the men will remain jailed while attorneys continue to battle each other in court over an issue that has plagued Louisiana for years.
The defendants have been jailed for months without legal representation.
“These defendants are currently being deprived attorneys to the extent that raises serious concerns whether they will ultimately receive effective assistance of counsel,” Hunter wrote in his order. “This is especially true for defendants in jail, who are virtually powerless to obtain a lawyer on their own or to begin working on their own defense.”
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that criminal defendants have a right to a competent attorney, and so across the United States, the poorest defendants are represented by government-funded defense attorneys.
Those attorneys often say they are underfunded and overwhelmed by massive caseloads, raising the question of whether their clients’ rights are being met.
“We are now faced with a fundamental question, not only in New Orleans, but across Louisiana: What kind of criminal justice system do we want?” Judge Hunter wrote. “One based on fairness or injustice, equality or prejudice, efficiency or chaos, right or wrong?”
The prosecutor’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Source)

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