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  • 00:30

    The Q-Spot with Big Body & Drica Armstrong

    in Film

    Drica Armstrong was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ. In 2009, she self-published her first novel titled Beautiful Liars. Armstrong graduated from Newbury College in Brookline, MA with an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. She published her second book, Hide & Seek, under her imprint, Double Take Publications. Armstrong is the author of several more novels, and has co-authored two anthologies. She recently formed her production company, Strong Chance Productions, and just wrapped on her first feature film, His Dying Wish.


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    Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a body positive advocate, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. She is a columnist for four publications, and a plus-size lifestyle and publishing industry blogger. Cuttino is the author of Love & Happiness, Love Is Blind, and Me & Mrs. Jones, an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is also co-author of the erotica anthology, Zane Presents… Cougar Cocktales, under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.


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  • 00:32

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and C. Clark Jefferson

    in Books

    C. Clark Jefferson was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and has constantly capitalized on her creative juices since her Girl Scout days. As a child, she participated in book clubs, and in 2003, she wrote a stage play within a matter of hours. In addition to writing her first novel, Love Theories, she is also a playwright, lifestyle blogger, and magazine correspondent. Find out more at DaWriteDiva.com and SoInLoveWithLife.weebly.com.


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    Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a body positive advocate, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. She is a columnist for four publications, and a plus-size lifestyle and publishing industry blogger. Cuttino is the author of Love & Happiness, Love Is Blind, and Me & Mrs. Jones, an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is also co-author of the erotica anthology, Zane Presents… Cougar Cocktales, under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.


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  • 00:33

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Alex Clermont

    in Entertainment

    Alex Clermont is a writer born and raised in New York City where he received his BA in English creative writing from Hunter College. Clermont has been a contributing writer to AllHipHop.com, Beyond Race Magazine, Turntable Magazine, and several other publications covering and interviewing independent artists and musicians.


    Clermont's fiction has appeared in the anthologies The Bodega Monthly and Every Second Sunday—a collection by authors from around the world. He has also appeared in the online literary journal Foliate Oak, The Other Herald and several other print and online publications.


    Clermont's the author of the independently published, Eating Kimchi and Nodding Politely. He has also self-published a short story titled, Missing Rib, which features a 4.5 star rating on Amazon.


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    Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a body positive advocate, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. She is a columnist for four publications, and a plus-size lifestyle and publishing industry blogger. Cuttino is the author of Love & Happiness, Love Is Blind, and Me & Mrs. Jones, an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is also co-author of the erotica anthology, Zane Presents… Cougar Cocktales, under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.


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  • 01:00

    The My Big Girl Panties Show: Plus Size Fitness - Werk Your Curves!

    in Fitness

    Kymberly Nichole is a Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Zumba Instructor/ZIN Member, Guided Meditation Instructor and she birthed her third baby, “Well Fit Curves!” Where her passion is to help women who want to get healthy, well & confident! Kymberly has come a long way, and she’s still going. She may be a plus size/curvy woman, but she is running 5K’s, teaching “Curvy Zumba”, she’s a Vegetarian/Vegan Foodie & she has a mircoblog on Facebook with Veggie/Vegan recipes and resources entitled Curvy Girl’s Kitchen. Kymberly says it’s all about having a healthy & well lifestyle, loving yourself, living your best life with confidence and doing so unapologetically!


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    Michelle Cuttino is the “Queen of Plus-Size Fiction,” and serves as a body positive advocate, talk radio host, and motivational speaker. She is President of Big Body Publishing and Big Body Broadcasting. She is a columnist for four publications, and a plus-size lifestyle and publishing industry blogger. Cuttino is the author of Love & Happiness, Love Is Blind, and Me & Mrs. Jones, an eBook series adaptation of her screenplay once optioned with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Films. Cuttino is also co-author of the erotica anthology, Zane Presents… Cougar Cocktales, under Zane’s Strebor/Simon & Schuster imprint. Read more at MichelleCuttino.com.


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  • 00:45

    Altidude Welcomes Virginia's I.D. Big Benz to The Corner

    in Entertainment

    Brandon Martin, (Big Body Benz) was born on August 6, 1986 in Dumfries, Virginia.  His family consists of two single parents and nine younger siblings. At the age of nine his parents split up and he was forced to live with his grandmother. She took care of him from the age of eleven to fourteen. While his grandmother was taking care of him, he went to an assortment of middle schools and high schools. Big Body Benz wrote his first rhyme at the age of fourteen. At the age of sixteen he built his first studio in home and started making mix CDs. When he was eighteen he dropped out of high school.  He also made his first mixtape called, “City Under Siege”. At nineteen, Big Body Benz had his first son. At age twenty, he had his first show in Herndon, Virginia.  At age twenty-two he has his second son. At age twenty-three he opened for his first big artist, Beanie Sigel. Since then Big Body Benz has done over seventy shows in southern Virginia, Chicago, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland and Washington, DC. Big Body Benz also opened for other artists such as Cassidy, Freeway, Beanie,Joe Budden, Pusha t and Lloyd Banks just to name a few.

  • 01:01

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Randall Barnes & Zach Tate Pre-Show

    in Books

    Our special pre-show will showcase Zach Tate. Zach Tate is the critically-acclaimed, #1 best-selling author of the classic novels, No Way Out, Lost and Turned Out, and Johnny Hustle. Tate is known as the "Ghostwriter's Ghostwriter" for his ability to create authors who are living legends from his words and epic storytelling. With Gambling with Hearts, Tate is back with a healthy dose of authentic storytelling complete with everything his loyal readers have come to expect from him. Born in Bronx, New York, and raised by the hard knocks of life, he's reemerging with a mission to bring back quality stories full of substance. A writer of screen and stage plays, poetry, songs, novels, and television shows, Zach wears the crown of “King of Fiction” proudly. Tate is building a legacy, enjoying the fellowship of his readers, and working on the next big thing.


    Randall Phillip-Green Barnes is an eighteen-year old author, internet radio personality, public speaker and peer mentor who currently resides in Macon, GA. His first novel The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson, a Young Adult Fiction Book, has garnered over 53,000 reads on Wattpad.com and achieved universal acclaim in other arenas. Barnes writes for the popular news website Urban Intellectuals, the relationship blog, Courting Her, and the literary blog Straight, No Chaser. Barnes is also the author of the eShort Riverview High: Circumstances. Barnes is a recent graduate of William S. Hutchings College & Career Academy. Barnes won first place in the FBLA Region 5 Public Speaking Competition in January of 2013. He's currently a freshman at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA, and is majoring in Middle Grade Education.

  • The Q-Spot with Big Body and Randall Barnes & Zach Tate Pre-Show

    in Books

    Our special pre-show will showcase Zach Tate. Zach Tate is the critically-acclaimed, #1 best-selling author of the classic novels, No Way Out, Lost and Turned Out, and Johnny Hustle. Tate is known as the "Ghostwriter's Ghostwriter" for his ability to create authors who are living legends from his words and epic storytelling. With Gambling with Hearts, Tate is back with a healthy dose of authentic storytelling complete with everything his loyal readers have come to expect from him. Born in Bronx, New York, and raised by the hard knocks of life, he's reemerging with a mission to bring back quality stories full of substance. A writer of screen and stage plays, poetry, songs, novels, and television shows, Zach wears the crown of “King of Fiction” proudly. Tate is building a legacy, enjoying the fellowship of his readers, and working on the next big thing.


    Randall Phillip-Green Barnes is an eighteen-year old author, internet radio personality, public speaker and peer mentor who currently resides in Macon, GA. His first novel The Diary of Aaliyah Anderson, a Young Adult Fiction Book, has garnered over 53,000 reads on Wattpad.com and achieved universal acclaim in other arenas. Barnes writes for the popular news website Urban Intellectuals, the relationship blog, Courting Her, and the literary blog Straight, No Chaser. Barnes is also the author of the eShort Riverview High: Circumstances. Barnes is a recent graduate of William S. Hutchings College & Career Academy. Barnes won first place in the FBLA Region 5 Public Speaking Competition in January of 2013. He's currently a freshman at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, GA, and is majoring in Middle Grade Education.

  • 01:00

    The My Big Girl Panties Show: Teach Me How To Love

    in Relationships

    Abiola Abrams is an award-winning advice columnist, transformational speaker, and certified life coach. As the Midwife for Your Inspired Life, she helps you tap into your purpose and give birth to your calling. Her specialty is inspiring Big Vision Women with soul care and sacred strategy to: look fear in the face, stop playing small, and step into greatness. Abiola’s Hear Me Roar Process is a 9-step mind-body-spirit approach to manifesting personal power for her “spiritpreneurs.”


    Abiola is the author of “The Sacred Bombshell Handbook of Self-Love” and the upcoming “Sacred Bombshell Business Bible.” The Essence advice columnist also gives advice on sites like Match.com and can been seen spreading her gospel of divine feminine power on TV networks from the Discovery Channel and MTV to the BBC.


    As a women’s lifestyle journalist, Abiola hosted shows for networks like BET and is currently the creator of inspirational products such as her Self-Love Meditations Album and African Goddess Affirmation Cards. Her online empowerment programs help women to answer and rock their callings, by turning self-love to self-launch. Abiola Abrams has a Bachelor’s Degree from Sarah Lawrence where she studied in sociology and writing, a Master’s Degree from Vermont College, and a coaching certification from American University of NLP. She is the founder of the women’s empowerment blog and web series AbiolaTV.com and the podcast Spiritpreneur School.

  • 00:57

    The My Big Girl Panties Show: PTSD - Not All Wounds Are Visible

    in Self Help

    Linda Diane Wattley is a published writer who began her first work of art with poetry. The poem, "I Wish" appeared in the Poetry Gem of the American Poets Society. For over twelve years she had her own religious/philosophical column in the Frost Illustrated Newspaper titled "The Best Will Show Themselves".


    Linda has appeared as a contributing writer for online magazines including: Faith Writers, The Wright Side of Me Productions, The Blessed Room and Cheers, where she shared Inspirational and thought provoking messages to readers. She has also contributed to the anthologies: The Triumph of My Soul and This Far by Faith.


    Today, God has awakened her to a new and extremely important message to share with the world. We must become more conscious of PTSD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; she is presenting her newest work: Soldier with a Backpack, Living and Dying Simultaneously. This work reveals the reality of the impact this disorder has on the lives of our veterans and civilians.


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  • 03:02

    Big Blend Radio: A Toast to The Arts

    in Entertainment

    Join Nancy Reid & Lisa D. Smith, mother-daughter travel team and publishers of Big Blend Radio & TV Magazine, for Big Blend Radio’s Toast to The Arts show that airs live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona, the hotel headquarters for the Big Blend Spirit of America Tour of all 411 National Park units.
    On This Episode:
    - My Turn Begins Today – Songwriter, recording artist, veteran musical producer and stage performer Lisa Dawn Miller – the daughter of legendary songwriter Ron Miller – talks about the second in a unique rollout of three debut EP releases.
    - Seascapes – Victoria Chick, New Mexico based figurative artist and early 19th/20th century print collector, discusses the Art of Seascapes.
    - Pieces of Glass: An Artoir - Hollywood screenwriter, producer and director John Sacret Young (China Beach, The West Wing) discusses his memoir about his life collecting and writing about art as well as his life in the entertainment world. Young will be selling choice pieces from his collection in New York this May.

  • 01:30

    The Q-Spot with Big Body and Precious A. Jackson & The Soul Of A Man 2 Pre-Show

    in Books

    Our special pre-show will showcase some of the men behind the upcoming release, The Soul Of A Man 2: Make Me Wanna Holler. As the synopsis reads: “This book may not change the world, but it will change someone’s world, and will give the world a new view, vantage point, and keen insight on what lies in the heart and souls of men.” The Q-Spot is honored to welcome Pastor Andre' Jones, Adrian Milan, Cyrus Webb, Marc Lacy, Memphis Vaughan Jr., Isaiah David Paul, Brian Ganges, and KL Belvin.


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    Precious A. Jackson of South Los Angeles is the author of Revelations: Unveiling the Mask.Teaching others to pay it forward became her motivation until she was taken on an emotional roller coaster ride when her doctor delivered the devastating news that she tested positive for HIV.


    Not giving strength to her diagnosis, Precious knew what her next mission would be; to educate both men and women equally on the importance of getting tested and protecting themselves at all cost. Precious has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, BET News Special and Newsweek, Essence and Ebony Magazines. In 2008, she was given the opportunity to travel to Cape Town, South Africa with Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Sister Circle, a program of the Diva Foundation that helps to create a global connection and movement with other women whom were infected with HIV. Her website is www.theofficialladyp.com.