*Surely Essence Magazine’s Abiola Abrams has heard her share of intimacy issues from couples in relationships of every sort since being in the love business, but something tells us that her latest inquiry was a little different.
A black woman wrote into the magazine saying that her husband calls her “nigger bitch” during sex and has joked about “purchasing her freedom” when he married her and he has been dropping the n-bomb since their honeymoon. Which begs the question that if he was able to refrain from saying it before they got married, what made him start after they were married?
Her husband is a white investment banker from a family of old money who proposed six months after knowing her. From her own account, she has “the picture perfect fantasy life.” He spares no expense to make her happy by wining and dining her all over the globe and:
“Unlike all of the Black men I dated in the past, my husband is generous, loyal, committed and considerate. He courted me and I never have to pay for anything. He said I could quit my job and I did. He makes me feel like a woman.”
That is a loaded statement that exhibits her insanity. The black men dogged her and were the antithesis to this man, yet her very own Calvin Candie disrespects her core self and she still believes he makes her feel like a woman?? C’mon, Son! It’s about the money! Abiola later broke it down to the root and said what we were thinking:
The Hype Magazine in its 10th year of publication added Jerry Doby as its new Executive Editor. Doby, an accomplished public relations professional and journalist with over 10 years experience in the urban entertainment industry will help direct the editorial flow of the magazine. Among his other responsibilities will be to establish and strengthen the magazine’s long-term relationships with entertainment companies seeking national press coverage.
Doby is a member of The Recording Academy (Grammy’s) and has guest lectured at Dillard University in New Orleans on the subject of public relations and the broadcast media. He is also an A&E Columnist for Examiner.com, a recently added contributor for Yahoo.com (Yahoo Voices) and a video reviewer for GorillaLeak.com. Among his notable past clients are Lazie Bone (Bone Thugs), Big Chan (Doggies Angels) and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alonzo “The Grandmaster” Williams (World Class Wreckin Cru). Among his career highlights, Doby counts his production of a National Basketball Association Entertainment League tour to Korea in support of American Servicepersons during the 60th Anniversary of the USO.
“I have been looking for an Executive Editor for years, that can keep up with the work flow and come in with new ideas and structure.” Says The Hype Magazine CEO/Founder Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson, “I feel like I found that in Jerry Doby.”
Jerry Doby, new Executive Editor of The Hype Magazine
“The Hype Magazine is an outstanding national media outlet with an incredible history and testament to the intestinal fortitude of the CEO/Publisher, Jameelah “Just Jay” Wilkerson” says Doby. “I look forward to the challenge of continuing the great forward momentum the magazine has established in the past 10 years. My vision meshes well with that of Jameelah in continuing to bring a great quality product to our subscribers as well as providing an outstanding opportunity for artists to tell their unique stories.”
About H.Y.P.E. Magazine
Established in 2002, The H.Y.P.E. Magazine is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. H.Y.P.E. stands for “How You Perceive Everything.” It is designed to provide its patrons with relevant entertainment, music news, eye-catching consumer ads, and music reviews of their favorite established entertainers; while spotlighting independent artists seeking to gain greater exposure.
*The Kardashians are already fixtures on enough magazine covers. Now, the reality stars are trying to publish one of their own.
The group is reportedly close to signing a deal with American Media Inc. – who currently own such publications as Star, National Enquirer and Shape – for their own print media outlet, which would feature heavy involvement from sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney and their mother Kris Jenner, though an independent editor would be appointed.
A source told the New York Post: “This is a Kardashian idea. They have been reaching out to several media outlets.”
The plan has come in for some criticism, with rival publishers arguing it can give the family further control over their media coverage. One unnamed competitor said: “Now the Kardashians can spin their own stories in print.”
It is believed the magazine could launch this spring.
*Urban Housecall Magazine is a new health and wellness magazine targeting the health information needs of the Black community.
Founded by Black physicians, Urban Housecall seeks to provide relevant, up-to-date information encompassing every area of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.
Collaborating with many Black physician specialists in various areas of healthcare, there are articles specifically addressing the healthcare needs of Black women (Urban Woman), Black men (Urban Man), and Black children (Urban Parent).
Husband and wife team, Dr. Robert C. Robinson III, MD and Karla L. Robinson, MD founded Urban Housecall Magazine in an effort to help improve the overall health in the Black community.
Individuals or companies interested in additional information can go online and visit www.urbanhousecallmagazine.com.
*The year’s most successful independent label, Young Money Entertainment, founded by multi-platinum recording artist Dwayne “Lil Wayne” Carter, was built by a superstar and builds superstars.
Hip Hop Weekly’s year-end issue focuses on Wayne, from his childhood beginnings in New Orleans to his emergence as the most formidable artist in hip hop history and the jaw-dropping emergence of the label’s leading artists, Drake and Nicki Minaj, whose enigmatic personas and fashionable style dominates the media much in the same way that their music rules the charts.
The Young Money Tribute also features the major players who have accompanied Lil Wayne on his path to success and spotlights the other label’s talent, including co-founder Bryan Williams, Mack Maine, Short Dawg, Lil Twist, Chuckee, Tyga, Cory Gunz, Shanell …in their own words. Rare and exclusive interviews, the historical perspective and overview of the label are chronicled in this keepsake issue.
*The literature that one partakes in is not a problem. We’re all adults here right? We should be able to go anywhere we want and read whatever we want.
The problem begins when an elected official picks himself a Playboy magazine rather than a Sky mall on an airplane to read.
John Conyers (D-Mi.), representative for Michigan, is probably a little more than pissed off at having his security and/or private time breached by a passenger in the seat next to him. (more…)