Tag Archives: Tom Joyner

Is Tom Joyner being forced to retire?

News outlets are reporting that Tom Joyner is being forced out of his job next year. The time coincides with President Obama’s exit from the White House. Joyner is 65 years old and he has had an incredible run. If the report is true he will be missed, but what is happening to Joyner happens to people everyday. Advertisers covet young people and they think that a younger host might be more relevant to that age group. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.


Jamal Bryant appears on Tom Joyner Morning Show and stops defending “hoes ain’t loyal”

Jamal Bryant admits he had a rough week. He has come under fire for a sermon he gave a month ago. At the end of that sermon he quoted a Chris brown song and said “hoes ain’t loyal”. This week that statment blew up. Bryant’s first response was to tell all the “haters” to listen to the entire sermon and not simply react to a soundbite, but this soundbite was brutal. This morning Bryant appeared on the Tom Joyner show and he finally stopped digging. He admitted it was a poor choice of words, but he went on to challenge the radio community and the entire community to stop using the word. He said isn’t it ironic that the radio stations that were trashing him had songs on their playlist that use that word in their lyrics? He makes a valid point but we hold clergy up to a higher standard that we do a dj. Bryant seemingly learned something this week. he already is known as a great orator, but with that gift comes responsibility and he has to be responsible for the words that he utters to his congregation. They are not the only ones watching. he has stepped on the world stage and they are not as forgiving as the members of empowerment Temple.

Gospel Duo Mary Mary Speaks with JET Magazineon Maintaining Faith Amidst Family Drama

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 14, 2013) — Mary Mary sisters, Erica and Tina Campbell, grace the cover of JET magazine as they prepare for the debut of the third season of their hit reality series, scheduled to premiere February 27 on WEtv.The two sisters gave JET magazine the exclusive details on what to expect from the series as well as intimate insight on how they managed to undertake some of the toughest trials and tribulations of their lives.“You see our faith shine, but it was not easy at all– and it won’t look easy watching it,” said Erica about the series. “A lot of people will see themselves. There was so much damage and yet still so much work to be done. I learned that every wound doesn’t have to leave a scar that remains for the rest of your life.”
While known for spreading the gospel of encouragement, the Campbell sisters reveal that they are also in need of uplifting as Tina handles her husband’s infidelity, Erica ruptures her vocal cords and both sisters cope with their father’s untimely passing. The relationship with their manager, Mitchell Solarek, also begins to take a tumultuous turn, proving that the sentiment “when it rains it pours” holds true. “I still believe in God and love,” Tina said as she referenced her personal battles. “I will not live in the horrible space of ‘I’m going to fix him’ or ‘I hate men and marriage.’ You do that for a moment and realize it doesn’t undo anything.” Erica, however, goes on the record that her sister will always have her to lean on, no matter what she is going through. “I’ve always been her protector,” said Erica. “We are ride or die for each other. When she hurts, I hurt.” As Tina shares how she’s moving on, she says, “I’ve tried to have all the answers and my life became filled with chaos and anxiety. So now I don’t go overboard thinking I must have things right all the time.” Currently Tina is working on a book of devotionals and Erica’s solo album, Help, is scheduled for release on March 25.Readers can read the article in its entirety and more in the March 10 issue of JET magazine, on newsstands February 17th.

About JET
JET is the No. 1 African-American news digest and has more than seven million readers. The publication was initially billed as “The Weekly Negro News Magazine,” and is noted for its role in chronicling the early days of the Civil Rights movement. Today’s coverage includes current events, entertainment news, healthy living tips, and fashion and beauty tips. JET was one of the first publications to report on the death of Jordan Davis and Kendrick Johnson, and to do a special investigative report on missing Black children. The magazine has been a staple in homes and businesses of Black Americans since 1951, bringing life to its popular catchphrase: “If it isn’t in JET, it didn’t happen.” JET is the beloved bible of African-Americans and ranks No. 4 in reader engagement. JET franchises include Beauty of Week, Love, and the Fantastic Fathers Father’s Day contest. JET is the first look resource for dynamic, credible and entertaining information regarding the African-American community.

Was Kinky Boots appropriate for Thanksgiving parade?

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NJ Family disputes Gay Server’s story

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Kanye embraces Confederate flag and Al Sharpton calls for boycott

Kanye is claiming the Confederate flag. He is making it his won, but MSNBC Al Sharpton has called for a boycott. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

Letter to Don Lemon regarding Stop and Frisk

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Why would a girl change her name from Keisha to Kylie?

When you thinks of the name Keisha do you think of a black girl? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

NFL player was being bullied you have got to be kidding

When I first heard that an NFL player was claiming to be the victim of bullying I must admit that I laughed. The thought of one of these huge mountain men being the victim of bullying seemed ridiculous, but the laughing stopped when I started reading the facts. Miami Dolphin Jonathan Martin claims his veteran teammate Richie Incognito has been brutally harassing him. The harassment has included racial epithets, threats of murder and threats to family members. The behavior went way beyond rookie hazing. The behavior seems almost criminal, but the big question for me is how did this terrorism go on without management’s knowledge? The Miami Dolphins are standing around looking stunned but they know what goes on in their own locker room. Bad behavior is an accepted part of professional sports. Richie Incognito was a leader in the locker room and he had power sanctioned by the team and he abused that power when he allegedly abused Martin. What makes this story different is it has gone from being an ESPN story to being a CNN story. Sure now there will be an investigation because we know about it. Martin left the team last week because he was done with it but he did not say why. Martin feared if he outed the team he might not be able to get on another NFL team. He was content to be silent until the Miami Dolphins dismissed the suggestion that there was something amiss in the team locker room. Martin’s agent produced voicemails that may be the thing that substantiates Martin’s claim. The sad thing is that NFL players around the league see this situation differently. Some thing Incognito crossed the line and other simply think this is normal locker room high jinks. It will be interesting to see if Martin finds another team. The word is the Miami Dolphins are cutting their ties with Incognito, but how will martin fare some will see him as a whiner, a snitch, not a team player and being a part of a team is why Martin suffered in silence.

Are you going to see 12 Years A Slave or are you a victim of slave fatigue?

A couple of weeks ago I made an attempt to see 12 Years a Slave. At the time it was showing in 2 places in my state. We chose the closest theater but when we got there the girl told us it was not showing. She told us we were not the first people to come to that theater looking for the film. Since that time I have read more about the film and the stunning performances of the lead actors, but do I really want to go and see a film that charts the experiences of a free man forced to be a slave for 12 years. Yes this is our history and we must never forget or let others forget. So often we hear people say can’t they just get over it? No we can’t,, we can get on with it and we can not blame all modern societal ills on slaver,y but we can never forget. So often we hear unhappy athletes say “I feel like a slave”, but they have no idea what a slave had to endure. I will go see the film but I know this will not be a film of inspiration, it will be a film of endurance, and sometimes that is truly inspiring.