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  • Message from a Black Woman: Simmons’ ‘Sex Tape’ Apology Not Enough

    Aug 17, 13 by EurPublisher 15 Comments


    *Russell Simmons, music and fashion mogul and the man behind Def Comedy Jam,  has failed royally in his latest business venture aimed at profiting off humor. Simmons presented the “Harriett Tubman Sex Tape” video as  the abolitionist’s diary on his YouTube channel, All Def Digital, which caused a firestorm of backlash from the Black community. […]

  • Choosing the Black Doll (An Open Letter to Bill Duke)

    Jul 11, 13 by EurPublisher 4 Comments


    *In “Dark Girls” Director Bill Duke and Co-Director D. Channsin Berry provide a social silhouette of the deeply entrenched internalized racial stereotypes with which African Americans have grappled since Antebellum times. The apex of the film is that “Dark Girls” teaches viewers to recognize the subconscious attitudes, language and behaviors that injure dark women and […]

  • Martha Munnizzi Takes A ‘Loud’ Stand Against Pop Culture, Instills the Message in Her Children

    Dec 7, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *Popular praise and worship leader Martha Munizzi is empathetic about how today’s youth can be constantly bombarded with messages that are contradictory to their religious upbringing.  Many Christian youth of this generation continually have an uphill battle in trying to fit into an amoral society and by the time some are young adults, they turn […]

  • Gospel Girl Group Zie’l Undergoes Transformation

    Oct 25, 11 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


    *Gospel girl group Zie’l is now short one member. The former Light Records/Gospel Warehouse artists are prepping their first independent CD without lead vocalist Christina Bell. Their 2006 debut release Genesis garnered a Stellar Award nomination. That album featured the remake of the Clark Sister’s “Is My Living In Vain” and the James Cleveland favorite […]

  • Dawkins and Dawkins Are Poised for a Comeback After a Decade

    Aug 2, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *Relevance: check. Production value: check. Fresh factor: check. Signature sound: check. These are the vital signs of “From Now On” (Light Records), the new career-reviving CD from Dawkins and Dawkins. It’s now been 10 years since blood brothers Eric and Anson recorded as a duo after their former label Harmony Records dissolved. Fortunately, for Dawkins […]

  • Le’Andria Johnson’s ‘Jesus’ Worth the Wait

    Jul 22, 11 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


    *In June of 2010, with a voice that tranquilized 20 finalists and garnered 2 million votes from television viewers, Le’Andria Johnson became the season 3 winner of Sunday Best. At first, it was not clear where that victory would lead her: for some time the praise and worship leader from Florida was not signed to […]