dailyphoto090828Queen Latifah Returns to Rap on New Album
Queen Latifah, “Persona” (Flavor Unit Records) There’s nobody quite like Queen Latifah, the rough-edged rapper turned jazz singer and Oscar-nominated actress. On her new CD, “Persona,” Latifah goes back to the roots that made her so unique in the first place. The album is an enjoyable mix of singing and rapping, produced by hip-hop hitmakers Cool & Dre and featuring cameos from the likes of Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Busta Rhymes and Marsha Ambrosius. The style ranges from straight-up hip-hop to mid-tempo R&B to breathless techno, with a mercifully light sprinkle of the obligatory Autotune effects. (Continue Reading…)

Vick Makes Eagles Debut in NFL Pre-Season Win
Michael Vick made his debut as an Eagle, playing several roles in the first half of Philadelphia’s National Football League pre-season win over Jacksonville. Vick, playing his first game since serving 18 months in prison for his role in a brutal dogfighting ring, played quarterback, ran the wildcat formation and lined up at wide-receiver. He received applause from Eagles fans when he entered the game on the first series. On his first play he lined up at quarterback and completed a four-yard shovel pass to LeSean McCoy. (Continue Reading…)

‘Black Agenda’ Memo Stirs Atlanta Mayoral Race
The Atlanta mayoral race went into overdrive Thursday when two of the leading candidates held dueling press conferences to talk about race. Sen. Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) and City Council President Lisa Borders were responding to a letter that has been circulating through the city calling for a black agenda. Specifically, the letter strongly implies that the city would be better off electing a black mayor. More specifically, the letter endorses Borders. Reed urged the Borders campaign to denounce the email, which he called “divisive,” and “racist.” (Continue Reading…)

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