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Story by Chuck Tackett Cheryl Lynn: Where Is She Now? On August 1, 1981, the channel MTV premiered. Soon most everybody heard their catchphrase of “I Want My MTV!” The very first music video shown was”Video Killed The Radio Star” by The Buggles. This song ended up being a prophecy. While MTV was fun and […]

Story by Chuck Tackett RIP Bonnie Pointer !!! If you are a Baby Boomer, you may recall the TV show “The Midnight Special.” During that particular time, there were only 3 television networks to watch: ABC, NBC, and CBS. Television at the time ended airing the programs at midnight.   Producer Burt Sugarman met with NBC […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Famous 1865 Letter Still Relevant In 2020 Several years ago, a letter dated in the year 1865 was discovered. It was written by a former slave named Jourdan Anderson to his former slave owner Colonel P.H. Anderson. Jourdan Anderson was responding to a written request from Colonel Anderson to return to […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Why Can’t We Be Friends? Trick, I’ll Tell You Why “We still can disagree and still love each other unless your disagreement is rooted in my oppression and denial of my humanity and right to exist.” James Baldwin – LGBTQ Icon, 1960s era Civil Rights Activist When I hear a Trump-supporting […]

Story by Chuck Tackett William Dorsey Swann: 1st Drag Queen, LGBTQ Rights Activist “And I’m not sorry. It’s human nature. And I’m not sorry. I’m not your bitch, don’t hang your shit on me.” Madonna – “Human Nature.” Decades before the Stonewall Riots of 1969, a former slave fought for LGBTQ freedom. This person was […]

Story By Chuck Tackett I Want To Dance With Somebody Biopic Is A Go ” From all my personal and professional experience with Whitney from her late teenage years to her tragic premature death, I know the full Whitney Houston story has not yet been told. I am so glad that Anthony McCarten has committed […]

Story by Chick TackettREPUBLICANS ARE MERCHANTS OF NECROPOLITICS “We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock. The rock landed on us.” Malcolm X – 1960’s era Civil Rights activist “American lives will have to be sacrificed for the sake of the economy.” Mango-colored Demon residing in the White House Before I embark on this article, let me […]

Story by Chuck Tackett GOPs: Gaslighting Gangsters “Oh no, you don’t mean nothing at all to me. But you got what it takes to set me free.” Nelly Furtado, “Say It Right” For many decades and through different eras, it has been customary for different colloquialisms in modern popular culture to emerge. Usually, it originates […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Welcome To Kansas City, Chef Alonso Navarro! ” I was born and raised in Lima, Peru where I received my education in Hospitality Management at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). I moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2016, after I graduated from college. I started baking 3 years ago, […]

Story by Chuck Tackett Happy Birthday To The King Of Disco Funk “God planted me in Michigan for a reason to hear everything. And I did, from classical to country. I always knew music was my thing. I am blessed in that way. I never had to search for what I wanted to do.” Narada […]