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dailyphoto091218Mary J. Blige, ‘Stronger with Each Tear’
Matriarch Entertainment and Geffen Records are proud to announce the release of Stronger withEach Tear, MUSIC GIANT MARY J. BLIGE’s ninth studio album on Monday, December 21st. The first single from the album is titled “I Am” and was produced by Stargate while the video for the song was directed by famed lensman, Anthony Mandler. Stronger withEach Tear represents knowing that the work we do on ourselves is never done, but we do get stronger through the trials, the tribulations, and the tears. Lending a hand of expression to MARY’S work are some of the best producers and artists in the business. They include: Rodney Jerkins who produced the first song to be heard from the album, the single, “The One,” featuring newcomer Drake. (Continue Reading…)

Oprah Winfrey donates $1.5M to Atlanta middle school
Oprah Winfrey was feeling very generous this year! The daytime diva donated $1.5 million to a private middle school in inner-city Atlanta, the Associated Press reports. The Ron Clark Academy announced the donation on Thursday. Ron Clark Academy has struggled to raise money this year during the difficult economic time in order to pay for its $2.8 million operating bunch, bankrolled by donors. The school sits in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and is hoping to expand its campus by building a cafeteria, gymnasium and theater. (Continue Reading…)

Rep. Wolf presses for new Black Panther probe
A senior House Republican on Thursday introduced a “resolution of inquiry” that would require the House Judiciary Committee to seek answers on why the Justice Department dismissed a civil complaint against members of the New Black Panther Party who disrupted a Philadelphia polling place in last year’s elections. Rep. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia also said he had language inserted in the Justice Department’s annual spending bill requiring that its Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) provide to the House Appropriations Committee the results of OPR’s investigation surrounding the dismissal of the case. (Continue Reading…)

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