Jossie Thacker

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Jossie Thacker was born on January 1, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. As one of the most sought out dancers, touring the world with top artist such as; Janet Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Guy and Heavy D, Jossie was invited to star as one of the acclaimed, “Fly Girls”, in Keenan Ivory Wayan’s, and FOX’s hit T.V show, “In Living Color”, alongside her girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, Jim Carrey, Jamie Fox, and Damon Wayans.

Jossie became known as the world-renowned fly-girl who rocked the braids and ripped the dance floor. Jossie’s arrival in tinsel town on, In Living Color, set the stage for her flourishing acting career. Following, In Living Color, Jossie honed in on her natural acting talent landing starring roles in: NCIS, The West Wing, ER, Charmed & That’s So Raven, led to Jossie gracing the stage as “Desdemona” in Shakespeare’s, “Othello”, opposite acclaimed actor, Charles E. Dutton. Jossie’s stage credits also include the role of “Julia” in “Becoming Cuban”, written by Carlos LaCamara.

Cast in the lead role, “Margo”, alongside “Ugly Betty’s”, Tony Plana, in the LA production of Havana Bourgeois, then alongside “Cold Case”, lead actor, Danny Pino, in the Miami production, at the famous, Miracle Mile Theater. Jossie’s television credits include CBS’s, “NCIS”, ABC’s “Desperate Housewives”, “Private Practice”, ABC Family’s, “Make it or Break it”, TNT’s, “The Closer”, Nickelodean’s “Gigantic”, and BC’s “The Event” and was recently seen on Bounce TV’s new hit series, “My Crazy Room mate”. Jossie can be seen this season in Fox’s, hit series, “EMPIRE”.

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Jossie’s lead performance in the NAACP nominated short, “Brooklyn’s bride to Jordan”, led to her award winning role, “Charlie”, in Chicago International Film Festival’s best film, “Mississippi Damned”, which earned Jossie “Best Supporting Actress” award. Jossie recently won the People’s Choice award for “Best Lead Actress”, at the Las Vegas Film Festival for her film work in, “No Weapon Formed Against Us”, and starred in award winning film, “Boppin’ at the Glue Factory”, as well as in, Sergio Arau’s film, “A Day without a Mexican”, “Who made the Potato Salad”, and, “The Halfway Diner”, written by, John Sayles, to name a few. Jossie was recently invited to become a Committee Board Member of the Chicago International Film Festival, Black Perspectives Program. Jossie’s producer credits, include acquiring projects under her production company “JoEJoS Productions”, and “BeFLYCreate, Inc.”, including the original screenplay, “Conversations with Damaged Men”, which stars Jossie in the challenging role of a bitter, paraplegic writer, “Joan’s Damn Studio”, a story of a struggling ex-dancer, single mom, fighting to keep her dance studio, as well as food on the table for both her son and displaced mother. And Jossie’s, real life passion project, “Just JOSSIE”, a web show on, YouTube, inspired by her 2 young boys. ”Just JOSSIE”, and her industry friends help navigate, teach and inspire dancers and all types of artist pursuing a career in the entertainment business. Jossie has been married for 18 years and is the proud mother of two boys. Jossie’s motto is: “Hard WORK + Immovable FAITH = Dreams ACTUALIZED”.

Keri Hilson

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Keri Lynn Hilson  was born on December 5, 1982. Hilson  is an American singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia, and spent most of her youth working with producer Anthony Dent, as a songwriter and background vocalist for several R&B and hip hop artists. By the age of 14, Hilson had secured a record deal with the girl group D’Signe, who later disbanded. She attended Oxford College of Emory University and Emory University in Atlanta, while she continued writing songs for artists, including Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, and Mary J. Blige, with the production and songwriting team, The Clutch. In 2006, Hilson signed with American rapper and producer Timbaland‘s record label, Mosley Music. Her breakthrough came the following year after appearing on Timbaland’s single “The Way I Are“, which topped charts around the world.

Hilson’s music style is generally R&B, hip hop and pop; womanhood, sexual intimacy and love are typical themes. Her musical influences come from her father’s side of the family. Hilson’s debut studio album, In a Perfect World…, was released in 2009, and debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart, eventually being certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album spawned the hit singles, “Knock You Down“, “Turnin Me On” and “I Like“. It also earned Hilson two Grammy Award nominations for Best New Artist and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Knock You Down”. Her second studio album, No Boys Allowed, was released in 2010 and was considerably less successful than its predecessor; however, it included the platinum single, “Pretty Girl Rock“.

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Besides her music career, Hilson has also contributed to various charities and pursued a career in acting, but she continues to record and perform music. She has contributed in the fight against HIV and AIDS, helped various relief efforts for natural disasters, and become involved with several educational organizations. In 2012, Hilson made her acting debut in the romantic comedy film, Think Like a Man. Her achievements include a BET Award, MOBO Award, NAACP Image Award and two Soul Train Music Awards.

Kushite Kingdom Awards 2016

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Welcome to the first Kushite Kingdom Awards! I usually deal with a lot of current events and topics my subscribers like to discuss.  But I’m not serious all the time.  I like to laugh and joke around like everyone else.  So I thought I would do something a little fun.  I also wanted to show a token of appreciation to all the black bloggers who have given me great information and food for thought. It’s a real battle out here in the blogosphere. And I appreciate all the words of encouragement from fellow bloggers.    This is not a real competition.  This is all meant in fun.  As you will see from some of the categories. But let me know your picks in the categories.  If enough people like this awards edition I may make it an annual event. So be sure to cast your votes and add anyone to the list I may have left out. My apologies to anyone that didn’t make the list.  Don’t hold it against me.  I appreciate all my subscribers. Peace.

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Nat Turner Award-Favorite Male Blogger

1.Land of Kam

2. Onitaset Kumat

3.Black My Story

4.Nidotopian Warrior

5.Lumumba Afrika

6.Hung Like Jesus

7.Moorbey

8.Aniga Shakur

9.Amos Magazine

10. Melanated Man

11. AfrikaNeeds

12. Wyzedome

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Harriet Tubman Award-Favorite Female Blogger

  1. Diary of a Negress
  2. TruthAngel07
  3. Kelley
  4. Original Black Woman
  5. Sunny D
  6. Malaika Mutere
  7. Roshumba Monique
  8. Trojan Pam
  9. Shelby Courtland
  10. Tired Sista
  11. C.C. Saunders
  12. Cree7

Favorite Post by a Male Blogger

  1. Globalization and Religion of Scarcity- BlackMyStory
  2. War on Black People Part 1:Education- Black Eyebawse
  3. An Ode to the Lost Children-Nidotopian Warrior
  4. So What is Human?- One Tawny Stanger
  5. The Black Man-Black Woman Relationship-Melanated Man
  6. Black & Brown Coalition- Authentic African Vanguard
  7. Eyes a Free Man Massa!- Cliff Green
  8. People trying to escape their Ancestry-Afrika Needs
  9. The Rape of Horus- Hugh Cipher
  10. They care more about Harambe than Michael Brown- 4th Angels Bowl

Favorite Post by a Female Blogger

  1. Manifestation for a New Mother- Tahtahme
  2. Hillary Clinton,A Nasty Woman!- Shelby Courtland
  3. The Beast and The Goddess-Roshumba Monique
  4. Locked,Stocked and Ready to Roll- Diary of a Negress
  5. Lipstick and Heels: Black Business Spotlight- C.C. Saunders
  6. Is the Roots remake a History Lesson-Trojan Pam
  7. Mother-Kelley
  8. The White Bitch!-TruthAngel07
  9. Original Black Beauties of the Day- Original Black Woman
  10. Vital Note to Melanin People- Queen Adira

 

Favorite Musician

1.Watoto from the Nile

2.United Front

3.OSHUN

4. Richard Raw

5.Maafa Sankofa

6.Tahir RBG

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Most Beautiful Female Blogger

  1. Nekisha Lewis
  2. Sunny D.
  3. Kelley
  4. Chantel Keona
  5. Jeanette Ayala
  6. Eileen Dautruche
  7. Malaika Mutere

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Best Athlete

  1. Lebron James
  2. Derrick Rose
  3. Serena Williams
  4. Usain Bolt
  5. Allyson Felix
  6. Floyd Mayweather

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Most Beautiful Black Woman

  1. Sira Kante
  2. Yaya DaCosta
  3. Emayatzy Corinealdi
  4. Teyana Taylor
  5. Nandi Mngoma
  6. Lesliana Pereira
  7. Nomzamo Mbatha
  8. DeWanda Wise
  9. Simone Missisk
  10. Lerato Kganyago

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Most Outspoken Mulatto

1.Colin Kaepernick

2.Jesse Williams

3. Zaza Ali

4. J. Cole

5. Barack Obama

Favorite Sellout Buffoon

1.Kodak Black(watch the video)

2. Roland Martin(Buck danced with Hillary Clinton)

3. Lil Wayne (said ne never experienced racism)

4.Mary J. Blige(singing to Hillary Clinton)

5. Stephen A. Smith(always defends white supremacy,attacks black people)

Biggest Interracial Sellout

  1. Tika Sumpter(white baby daddy)
  2. Eddie Murphy(white baby mama)
  3. Alfre Woodard(white husband)
  4. Nate Parker (white wife)
  5. Charles Barkley(white wife)

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Most Honest White Supremacist

1.Tomi Lahren

2. Hillary Clinton

3.Donald Trump

4. Ann Coulter

5. Sean Hannity

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Best Impersonation of a Black Person

  1. Shaun King
  2. Kim Kardashian
  3. Iggy Azalea
  4. Rachel Dolezal
  5. Robin Thicke

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Biggest threat to Black Liberation and Unity

1.Interracial Marriage

2. Feminism

3. Homosexual Agenda

4.Misogyny

5. Negrophobia(Black self hatred)

6. Fake Black Leaders

7. All of the above

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Lifetime Coon Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman (Honorable mention: Charles Barkley,Don Lemon and Jesse Lee Peterson)

 

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Tales of Buffoonery: Episode 21(Mary J Blige)

Recording artist Mary J. Blige has an interview with Hillary Clinton on Apple music.  It’s a real  embarrassment.  When I first saw this video a few days ago I was blown away!  Mary J. Blige has sold millions of records and has millions of fans.  Many people respect her.  But she really lost my respect and others after this.  She’s singing the song American Skin by Bruce Springsteen. She looks like a singing fool singing to this racist white woman.  Hillary Clinton doesn’t give a damn about the plight of black people. She doesn’t care about cops killing black people. The Democratic party has always taken advantage of black people.  They take our vote for granted because the Republicans are more overtly racist. But the Democrats are no better. Look at Clinton’s face while Mary’s singing.  She has that fake look of concern on her face. Clinton doesn’t care about black poverty,unemployment or mass incarceration. She is just listening to this fool to give the impression that she cares about our struggle. She is no different than Donald Trump.

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I guess Blige wanted to imitate Roland Martin. In the last buffoonery post I showed Martin buck dancing with Clinton. This is what black people have to do now?  Is this the only way we can get politicians to listen to our problems? This is so damn disgraceful.  I bet Clinton had to hold in her laughter listening to Blige.  When will we realize that these politicians wont save us?  If a biracial President didn’t do anything for you…what makes you think Clinton or Trump will?  Come on black people!!  Wake up now!  Only WE can change our destiny.  All the singing,begging,buck dancing and clowning around will not save us.  And these white people don’t respect us when we behave like this.  Let’s not follow the pattern of people like Mary J. Blige and Roland Martin. We can do better than this.

 

Fatima Robinson

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Robinson was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and moved with her family to Los Angeles when she was four. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 with dreams of following in her mother’s footsteps by opening her own hair salon. For a few years, this dream was a reality as Robinson acquired her cosmetology certification and worked as a hair-stylist. But Robinson had other dreams as well, dreams that involved becoming a professional dancer and choreographer. When the opportunity presented itself, Robinson decided to try out for a spot as a dancer in a music video. “An artist was looking for dancers, so my friend and I went on stage at the club with some other girls and won,” she explained at her website, http://www.gofati-ma.com. Even without formal training, Robinson was able to rise quickly from video dancer to video choreographer by spending rehearsal time in the local dance clubs and adding a flavor of her own to popular dance moves.

Robinson received what she called her “big break” in 1992 when movie director, John Singleton, asked her to choreograph a video he was directing. The video turned out to be the short film, “Remember the Time,” by Michael Jackson. Robinson considered that video one of her shining moments even as late as 2000. She also enjoyed working with Jackson, whom she called a perfectionist. “Remember the Time” was, in fact, the break that Robinson needed. Jackson was the measuring stick in the music video industry, and numerous artists in all genres tried to achieve his greatness by hiring his choreographer.

According to Serena Altschul of MTV, you can turn to MTV at any time of the day and catch a glimpse of Robinson’s resume. She started saturating the video market in the early 1990s working with artists like Bobby Brown, Notorious B.I.G., and Aaliyah. She received her first MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Choreography for Brandy’s “Baby,” in 1995. The nomination started a trend for the artist, for she was nominated each year between 1997 and 2001 for an MTV Video Music Award. To top off 1995, Robinson also choreographed the Mary J. Blige Summer Jam tour.

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Robinson’s work in commercials brought recognition from her peers when she was nominated in 2000 for the American Choreography Award for best Choreography in the GAP “khaki soul” ad. She also continued to work in movies, choreographing moves for Aaliyah in Romeo Must Die, in 2000. She reached a wider audience in 2001 with Save the Last Dance, and the critically acclaimed Ali. The exposure also brought the dancer to the attention to those at the Drew Carey Show. She choreographed the season premiere of the show in 2001 and officially moved into the mainstream with her dance style.

While her star was rising, Robinson experienced some joy and pain in her personal life. She celebrated the birth of a son on August 1, 2000, but a year later, she suffered the loss of her close friend and colleague, Aaliyah, on August 25, 2001. Robinson was with Aaliyah in the Bahamas filming the video, “Rock the Boat.” “Since 1995, when I became Aaliyah’s choreographer, she has been like a little sister to me,” she said in a tribute she wrote in Essence. “Although she is gone, I will always cherish the precious memories.”

For future projects, Robinson said she would like to do some interior designing and, more in step with her current role, she would like to direct. She ventured into that field with the Dance and Shout video for Shaggy, Cheatin’ On Me by Kandi, and a few others. After being named on of Entertainment Weekly’s most creative people in entertainment, exploring her love of directing should only reap further benefits for Robinson.