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Seahawks Locker Room Issues: Russell Wilson Not ‘Black Enough’ for Some Players

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*If you’ve been following the current Super Bowl champs, the Seattle Seahawks, you know they recently traded receiver Percy Harvin to the NY Jets.

OK, that in itself is not exactly a big deal. Trades happen every day. But if you look deeper at the trade, more information about the dynamics of the team’s locker room are being reported.

In a story from Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, it is suggested that there was a divide in the locker room among Seahawks supporting quarterback Russell Wilson, and players who supported Harvin. Freeman even suggests that some players believe the QB is not black enough.

Freeman says the Seahawks traded Harvin because of “increasing animosity” between the former Vikings wide receiver and their Super Bowl-winning quarterback. This should not come as a surprise; Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790 in Houston reported last week that Harvin nearly fought Wilson this season. He also says some players feel Wilson is too close to the front office, which is probably another way of saying that Wilson is a favorite of the organization. Freeman also reports that some teammates are irked by Wilson not always taking blame for mistakes he makes.

The real explosive aspect here is what Freeman says about the racial issue:

There is also an element of race that needs to be discussed. My feeling on this—and it’s backed up by several interviews with Seahawks players—is that some of the black players think Wilson isn’t black enough.

It’s unclear whether the not “black enough” part is a thought held by Freeman and shared with players who either agreed or disagreed with his hypothesis, whether Freeman saying that is just him deducing based on what has been told to him, or whether some players have outright said it to him.

Wow. Interesting. Read the full story at MSN Sports.

 

(Russell Wilson Not Black Enough)
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TAYO Fatunla’s UK Black History Month (October) Spotlight: Diane Abbott

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*There are activities up and down the United Kingdom marking Black History, this month of October. From book launches by Black local authors, to storytelling and workshop sessions.

Events are well attended and many are proud to be mark this celebration and feel proud of their heritage which also gives them the opportunity to educate young Black children in the UK and the enthused, how rich Black History is. Famous Black Britons include Formula one racing champion Lewis Hamilton, actor Idris Elba, British Nigerian singer Sade Adu, fashion designer, Oswald Boateng, first Black female MP, Dianne Abbott (pictured above), Chitwetel Ejiofor (“2 Years a Slave”) and celebrity chef, Levi Roots.

TAYO Fatunla is an award winning Nigerian Comic Artist, illustrator and Editorial cartoonist. He is the creator of OUR ROOTS an illustrated series feature on Black history and also a contributor to EURweb.com. Visit TAYO’s website: www.tayofatunla.com.

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Corday Productions Partners with Broadlit, Inc. for New TV Property

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*Burbank, CA  – Corday Productions, a leader in daytime drama and producers of the iconic soap Days of our Lives, is partnering  with TruLOVE Network, which is owned by BroadLit, Inc., to develop exciting original television properties based on TruLOVE’s extensive library of romance stories.

TruLOVE is a digital network with a new focus on global romance and programmed to capture the powerful female audience with a wholly owned original library of content developed by an award winning marketing, branding and production management team.

Since Days of our Lives premiered in 1965, Corday Productions has reached historical status having aired over 12,000 episodes on NBC, with no signs of slowing down. Corday is dedicated to revitalizing the traditional soap opera to suit current fans and engage new viewers.

“Our new projects with TruLOVE are sure to capture the hearts and fantasies of our viewers and we are thrilled to be in business with such trailblazing women as  TruLove Network/BroadLit partners Cynthia Cleveland, Nancy Cushing-Jones, and Barbara Weller, and we look forward to unveiling more details soon, in true dramatic fashion, ” said Ken Corday, CEO of Corday Productions.

TruLOVE Network is unique in that it brings to the market a combination of classic and new romance material through many multi-media channels. Its library includes nearly 100 years of the assets of True Romance and True Love Magazines, including not only the vintage cover images now being licensed, but also a century of women’s stories about both true love and love gone bad.

“To bring these two romance focused companies together with the innovative partnership between TruLOVE and Corday is an incredible opportunity and together we look forward to providing fresh and original content for new viewers,” said Cynthia Cleveland, CEO of TruLOVE Network/BroadLit.

Corday and BroadLit’s first co-produced project is slated to be announced at the end of 2014.

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ABOUT CORDAY PRODUCTIONS
Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Greg Meng and Lisa De Cazotte. Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in many international territories. The show has garnered 36 Emmy Awards, including most recently the 2013 Outstanding Daytime Drama, and numerous nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards and Prism Awards.

ABOUT TruLOVE NETWORK/BROADLIT, INC.
TruLOVE Network/BroadLit brings to the market a combination of classic and new romance material through its many multi-media channels.  Its website hub, TruLOVEstories.com, is specifically designed for women looking for a little romance seasoned with humor. The site offers contemporary romance novels, stories, games (Girlfriends Strike Back for iOS and Android devices), merchandise, contests, videos and other opportunities for building a strong community. It is bringing to life its extensive archive of vintage and new love stories by publishing the on-going TruLove Collection series.   TruLOVE Network/BroadLit is a Los Angeles – based company launched by the owners of Broadthink, a boutique branding and new business development media company founded in 2002.  Its three partners, Cynthia Cleveland, Nancy Cushing-Jones, and Barbara Weller, are recognized throughout the entertainment, consumer products and publishing industries as experts in content translation from one medium to another.  See more at: http://trulovestories.com/news/broadlit-in-the-news/#sthash.Dm2WOUTv.dpuf

TruLOVE Network/BroadLit was advised by its Strategic Partner, William Nix, Chairman of Creative Projects Group (www.creativeprojectsgroup.com/who-we-are/53-officers/308-william-nix-chairman.html), on the intellectual property, media rights and business aspects of the deal.

 

 

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Gospel’s J. Moss Loses Everything in House Fire (Video)

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Grammy Award winning producer and Stellar Award winning gospel artist J Moss

*PMG Records, Grammy Award winning producer and Stellar Award winning Gospel artist J Moss speaks on the recent loss of his family home due to fire.

It’s hard to take losing everything that you own in a matter of minutes,” said J Moss.

Last Tuesday evening (10-14-14) at approximately 4:30 PM, a fire started in the basement of the Moss family suburban West Bloomfield (Michigan) home and quickly spread to each floor. Currently, the cause of the fire is believed to be due to electrical issues.

Fortunately, J Moss’ wife and two sons had not arrived home from school at the time. The following day after walking through the home and seeing the devastation, J Moss was just thankful that he and his family were able to escape the fire without injury.

“Many people assumed that it was just maybe a kitchen fire (and) in a couple of rooms, but now everything is gone. This is when the only thing you have is your faith and you see if you believe what you sing about,” says Moss. Many family, friends, and Moss supporters have been sending their love and prayer to the family. “Everyone has been awesome,” says Moss.

PAJAM, still encourages Moss’ supporters to send their love and support to J Moss via social media by using the handle, @InsideJMoss (Twitter, Instagram, FB) or via email, [email protected].

Video footage from the aftermath of the fire can be viewed below:

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Texas Nurse Amber Nurse Amber Vinson Free of Ebola: Family

Amber Vinson Free Of Ebola

*There’s good news for Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who had been diagnosed with Ebola.

Wednesday evening, her family announced that Vinson is apparently free of the deadly Ebola virus.

“We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” read a statement from a family spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Debra Berry, Amber’s mother, is in Dallas under a self-imposed quarantine because she had recently spent time with Vinson. However, Berry spoke with her daughter by phone Wednesday evening, according to the statement.

“Amber and our family are ecstatic to receive this latest report on her condition,” Berry said in the statement. “We all know that further treatment will be necessary as Amber continues to regain strength, but these latest developments have truly answered prayers and bring our family one step closer to reuniting with her at home.”

Jason McDonald, a CDC spokesperson, told Yahoo News late Wednesday that he was not aware of Vinson’s recovery.

“Healthcare provider will determine by diagnostic whether a patient is free of Ebola virus,” McDonald said in an email. “We have criteria we ask medical staff to meet but the determination is made by medical care provider.”

Vinson, one of two Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurses to contract Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, was diagnosed late on Oct. 14. A day later, the 29-year-old was flown by air ambulance to Atlanta for treatment at Emory, which has specialized unit trained in treating Ebola.

Get MORE of this story at Yahoo News.

 

(Amber Vinson Free Of Ebola)
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Watch Instagram Video of Melyssa Ford and Geneva Thomas’ Cat Fight

Watch Video Of Melyssa Ford And Geneva Thomas' Cat Fight

Melyssa Ford & Geneva Thomas

*Earlier we told you the about last night’s fight that went down between Melyssa Ford and Geneva Thomas from “Blood, Sweat & Heels.”

Now we’ve got some Instagram video footage of the actual incident that resulted in Ford having to get 3 stitches for injury. See it below.

Meantime, there’s still no word on what instigated the action between the two ladies, but as Uptown Magazine points out, “Thomas talked smack about Ford’s financial woes in the first season and had a contentious relationship with her, Daisy Lewellyn, and Mica Hughes. Ford also could’ve been upset that she wasn’t invited to Thomas’ costume party last week at Harlem’s The Park 112. Even though Thomas wasn’t on the best terms with Lewellyn and Hughes after the first season reunion, both attended the fete, yet there was no Ford in sight.”

Hmm, who knows. Maybe there’s something to that. Maybe not. In any event, check out the video:

A video posted by Future Help (@futurehelp) on

 

(Watch Video Of Melyssa Ford And Geneva Thomas’ Cat Fight)