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This raven-haired “always keepin’ it real” chick can be heard daily, dishing out the fierce humor and fast wisecracks that she has become known for. But radio is not the only place you have heard Michelle Visage, or SEEN her for that matter…..
Michelle was on VH1 for 2 years hosting live coverage of such glamorous events as: The Grammy Awards, the Los Angeles premiere of Paramount’s Grease (anniversary re-release), Universal’s Blues Brothers 2000, and The Viewer’s Choice Awards to name a few. She is currently a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race on the LOGO Network which debuts it’s 3rd season in January.
This glamorous firecracker finished arts high school in South Plainfield, New Jersey at 17 and headed for the Big Apple to follow her dream of becoming an actress. To pay the bills, Michelle auditioned for her first gig, fresh out of college (The American Musical and Dramatic Academy), and landed it. It was a coveted spot in the all girl group Seduction, signed to A&M records in 1990. A year later, Michelle had a platinum-selling album with Seduction called “Nothing Matters Without Love”. The album spawned 4 top 10 hits, with their gold single “Two To Make It Right” going all the way to number 2! Michelle achieved drinking age while on an 8 month national tour with Milli Vanilli (when they were selling out 60,000 seat venues). Not bad for a beginner!
After Seduction ended, Michelle went back into the studio and wrote and sang the remake of Bill Withers’ “It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day”, and the song was immediately signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis himself! The song was featured on Whitney Houston’s smash “The Bodyguard” soundtrack, which ultimately sold 35 million copies!
For more on Michelle, visit http://www.michellevisage.com
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We're back for a brand new season of recaping Rupaul's Drag Race Season 7. Tonight we are recaping episode one. We will run down each queen, the mini challenge and the main stage run way looks. The Library is open tonight hunty. Tonight we are Rucaping episode 3
KELLY MANTLE is an entertainer extraordinaire. Whether she’s singing live, lip syncing & dancing, or brandishing her sardonic comedy as an emcee, her high-energy shows captivate audiences worldwide and leave them wanting more.
Audiences will immediately recognize Kelly from the last season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” But this isn’t her first time on TV. Kelly has been a working actor (in and out of drag) in Hollywood for the past ten years with a list of credits longer than her legs.
As a stand-up comedian and stage actor, Kelly has starred in over 50 plays in the theatre. Kelly wrote & starred in her critically-acclaimed one-person show “The Confusion Of My Illusion” which was produced at the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Theatre at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
Kelly has a few movie credits, but wants MORE! Most recently, Kelly finished filming Confessions of a Womanizer (with Gary Busey) and American Dream (with Nick Stahl, directed by Steven Spielberg‘s Oscar-winning cinematographer, Janusz Kaminski). Both movies will be released in movie theaters this year.
Kelly is also a singer, songwriter, and musician. To date, Kelly has recorded three albums which have been hailed by critics everywhere: “Ever Changing,” “Rock N Glow” and “Satellite Baby.” Kelly’s cover & video of “My Neck, My Back” has won over thousands of viewers on YouTube, including the song’s originator, Khia.
Kelly grew up in Oklahoma like her uncle, the late great Mickey Mantle. (Yep…Kelly’s a switch-hitter too.) Kelly received a B.F.A. in Theatre from the University of Oklahoma. Kelly is also a graduate of Second City in Chicago.
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We're back for a brand new season of recaping Rupaul's Drag Race Season 7. Tonight we are recaping episode one. We will run down each queen, the mini challenge and the main stage run way looks. The Library is open tonight hunty
Often there is discussion and studies regarding black women being single, without a mate. Nobody ever tries to bring forth dialogue regarding ending the crisis. Now African American Women Matters have.
African American men are very liberal about dating outside his race. And is known to be a very staunch supporter of interracial love. I don't have anything against anyone that date outside their race.
I don't have a problem with black women that date outside of their race. I've heard that the black community isn't really supportive and somewhat ostracize black women that date out. It has been said that the black community is willing to embrace white women as an in-law but not a white male as an in-law. Is this true? If why?
Should the black community try to be more inclusive to black women involved in interracial relationships. Should African American women become vocal about ending the single black women crisis? So much 'ratchedness' would end if single black women could find a partner. Let's be civil and discuss this topic. If you think AAWM is wrong to bring this topic to the table explain why.
The Frat House Sports Garage is open early here on Sunday – not for inspections but, for socializing – as the Race Trim MotorSports Hour mechanics sit around and chat about last week’s NASCAR results from a delayed Saturday to Sunday jog at Richmond International Raceway.
With Kurt Busch getting into the winner’s circle last week, has he now completely shook the demons of controversy that swirled around him from late last season through the beginning of this one? The “Pesky Boys” may be vulnerable as Joey Logano faded after leading 94 laps here. Truex Jr. continues to be strong, but JGR’s Denny Hamlin Toyota had to be the biggest loser. Is it just a matter of time before Jamie McMurray seals his entry into the 2015 Chase?
Today though “it’s Talladega, baby! And restrictor plate racing. Jeff Gordon’s got the pole and you got to wonder whether he finally gets a win for “The Chase.” Or, will the Native American burial ground level the field – as usual?
What’s the future of Danica Patrick as Go Daddy pulls it’s 2016 sponsorship of SHR’s #10? Uncle Mark is going Over the Wall; Sidekick’s got his Fantasy picks; and the rest of the guys are jumping in with their Eat-My-Dust Picks!
It’s back to Sunday racing which means the guys have got the double pot of coffee . . . you bring the donuts . . . and your comments to the Frat House Sports Garage . . . by giving a call to 347 - 826 - 9964!
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The events that have unfolded in Baltimore helps us to look at our behaviors, mentalities, levels of accountability, double standards, strengths and weaknesses as a whole society and individual race.
We'll be discussing Marilyn Mosby, her husband, Nick Mosby, professional protestors, Toya Graham, the youth presence vs the adult presence and what this possibly implies...
We question where our impact as adults have fallen onto the teenagers. Have we given them more secular hip hop culture & mentality or have we passed down wisdom for tomorrow? Have we shown them how to impact their neighborhood wisely? Or how to be the next narcissist who will step on whoever to get their point across and how to look "like a boss". How important a role has the lack of education and infrastructure played in urban areas? What are some positive events/protests that have unfolded in Baltimore and what do you believe led up to the commotion? IS Toya Graham (the mother who slapped her son), a symbol of the desperation within the black community? She has multiple children supposedly by different dads and is doing her best. But is the best from the single mother still losing?
SHE was hailed as the “mother of the year” after being filmed slapping her son and dragging him home from the Baltimore riots, but now Toya Graham has become embroiled in a particularly American row about race.
The single mother became a sensation after a local news channel captured her confronting her son Michael, 16, as violence flared on Monday. After spotting the teenager wearing a hoodie and mask amid rock-throwing protesters, Graham, 42, ran over to challenge him. “Are you for real?” she screamed at him. ” Really? This is what you want to do?
The Baltimore mother's reaction was understandable and maybe even reasonable given the highly charged circumstances. She told CBS News that her intention was to protect her son. It seems that she did what she thought she had to do to remove her son from a very dangerous riot. But in the process, she slapped, hit, cursed and shouted at him to "Get the f--- over here" and "take that mother f-----g mask off!"
Now, she is under fire for hitting and cursing at her son. Was this a form of LOVE or abuse?
What to YOU think? We want to hear from YOU...
Tune in, this coversation will be intriguing.
On tonight's episode of Talking in Circles; we discuss this weekend's events at Talladega Superspeedway. The NASCAR Xfinity Series race was clouded with controversy as Joey Logano won the Winn-Dixie 300, but the rules in the NASCAR Xfinity Series prohibit drivers from "push drafting." It was evident that no matter how big or how small, there was push drafting during that race, and some think that there should have been a different winner.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Geico 500 was the exact opposite today. There was an early "big one" that was caused when Trevor Bayne got sideways in front of the field. This took out some early contenders in the race.
Other than that, there wasn't much action. Everyone was anticipating the others making their move with around 20 laps to go. No one did. No moves were made. A couple of drivers tried to get out of line, but no one gave them any help and Dale Earnhardt, Jr went on to the victory.
We'll discuss the strategy of the end of the race, and what just may be going through people's head at the end of the race.
Black People in the United States of America are protesting the injustice they feel they have been suffering. Many White People don't understand why Black People aren't outraged at the recent killing of two Police Officers.
Where is the disconnect? And why are some turning to violence? What are the real underlying problems and what are the solutions? People are dying, neighborhoods are being destroyed and fingers are being pointed. But who is to blame? Those who express anger through violence or those who many Black People say pushed them to violence? Who needs to take responsibility for what?
On this show, we would really like Black People and White People with courage to call in and let's talk things out...
Agreement is never required on our show, but courtesy and respect are, so there is never any reason to be silent.
The show airs this Sunday, April 30th, at 7:00 PM, E.S.T. Just click this link or dial (818) 739-8909 to listen by phone, from anywhere...
Eric Broyles is an entrepreneur, attorney, and author who recently published “Encounters with Police: A Black Man’s Guide to Survival” with co-author and police officer Adrian Jackson. The book comes at a critical time in our nation, tackling the controversy surrounding the slayings of unarmed African American men by law enforcement officers and providing guidance to African American boys and men on how to survive encounters with police. Specifically, the book offers advice on how to think about interaction with police to lower the chances of escalation, provides information on legal and administrative rights citizens have to redress police misconduct so no hostilities occur at the time of encounter, and includes practical step-by-step guidelines on how to respond to police when pulled over for traffic stops or when stopped for questioning outside of traffic encounters. In a recent interview on Washington DC’s Fox 5 Morning News, Broyles stated that while the book is titled “A Black Man’s Guide to Survival,” the tips are race and gender neutral. He points out that by and large, police officers are not bad actors, but in cases where minorities “face targeting, hostility, and bias,” they should go through the complaint process where “you actually start to build a paper trail which will help the police department ferret out who the bad actors are. Can you imagine if Darren Wilson in Ferguson had five written complaints on him prior to the Michael Brown incident?” he asked. Broyles’ book is available on Amazon,