*Terry Ellis, most recognizable as one of the members of En Vogue, one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history, recently released a new song called “Angry Black Woman” in response to police brutality and social injustice.
She called the song a passion project that she wrote along with its producer four years ago, but set it aside.
“The state of affairs 4 years ago is exactly what’s happening now,” said Ellis. “I wanted to express how I was feeling and how I know a lot of us were feeling black people were feeling.”
Ellis titled it “Angry Black Woman” and it was officially released on Juneteenth (06-19-20). She hopes the song will give a voice and explanation for black women.
“They’ve given us that title, but no one has given us the outlet to explain why,” said Ellis. “Our black men and women are being murdered. The racial disparities that we have politically, economically, and socially. We have so many reasons to be angry, but they want to act like it’s the natural characteristic of a black woman. Let’s discuss why. It goes deep.”
“Angry Black Woman” is a statement inspired by the Mothers of the Movement, which, by the way, is a group of women whose African American children have been killed by police officers or by gun violence.
Ellis says she wants police officers to be held accountable and supports better psychological screening for police officers.
“We need to tear down the whole criminal justice system and rebuild it,” said Ellis. “If we all stand in unity on that. We can do it.”
In Other Terry Ellis News …
Ellis has been celebrating the 30th anniversary of En Vogue’s first album, “Born To Sing,” that was reissued on April 3rd of this year. Meanwhile, ‘Angry Black Woman” is Ellis’ second solo release following her “Southern Gal” debut in 1995. Just as En Vogue’s ‘Free Your Mind’ has become an anthem for the past 25 years, Ellis’ “Angry Black Woman” is a statement inspired by the Mothers of the Movement.
Ellis’ group, En Vogue holds an indelible place in musical history as a female group that represents an unique fusion of music, style and timeless class. Affectionately known as the as the ‘funky divas,’ En Vogue’s red dresses are on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. (NMAAHC) in Washington, DC.
Recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history, En Vogue, currently consisting of Cindy Heron-Braggs, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett has sold over 20 million albums, and effortlessly transitioned into the digital age, amassing over 30 million streams and over 26 million YouTube views on their top 6 hit singles alone: the R&B and Pop smashes (Hold On, Free Your Mind, Never Gonna Get It, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Don’t Let Go, and Whatta Man feat. Salt N Pepa). The group has won seven MTV Video Music Awards, three Soul Train Awards, two American Music Awards, and received seven Grammy nominations.
Kim Coles to Host Cheron K. Griffin’s Long Awaited Book ‘134 Reason You Can’t Find a Man’
*Houston – Sensational and inspirational author Cheron K. Griffin is scheduled to release another masterpiece titled “134 Reason You Can’t Find a Man” on Friday, November 27, 2020 from 7-9pm CST. The Virtual Book Launch will be hosted by Actress and Comedian Kim Coles via Facebook Live (https://fb.me/e/34ykAbd1S). This is a book that will keep you at the edge of your seat and one you definitely do not want to miss. History will surely be made right here with learning and laughter.
Cheron K. Griffin has taken book and journal lovers to some unfathomably deep and extraordinary places, raising her writing skill’s reputation as one of the most explorative and experimental imprints in the novel world with every release. A multi-tendrilled hive mind that has potential to take book lovers even deeper into the unknown, Cheron K. Griffin makes her statement clear across this breathtaking new release.
The most impressive element of this book is its flow and evolution across its pages with every page giving one reason. The quality of the writing is extremely noticeable too, with every page sounding professional, both in vision and style. Through her signature style, Cheron K. Griffin has truly mastered her art, and is giving a new direction to the literary world with limited words.
“134 Reason You Can’t Find a Man” will show you the raw truth that among today’s growing single population, 63 percent have never been married, 23 percent are divorced, and 13 percent are widowed. There are 56.8 million unmarried women in the U.S. They account for 26 percent of the overall population. Worldwide, 4.3 percent of women get to their late forties without ever marrying. Gallup finds that about one in eight women aged 18 to 60 worldwide — 13% — are unmarried and have children younger than 15 in their household. However, this figure is sharply higher in a few regions, especially sub-Saharan Africa at 32% and Latin America at 24%.
Book lovers will literally get chills every time they read “134 Reason You Can’t Find a Man.” This is the type of book that sucks you right in and refuses to let you go. The delivery, the 134 reasons, and everything about “134 Reason You Can’t Find a Man” makes it a must-read!
About the author
Cheron K. Griffin is a Celebrity Life Coach serving Industry Leaders and Athletes in Personal Development and beyond. Her passion is guiding people to live their authentic lives while living on purpose especially regarding dating and relationships. Griffin is the author of five books and a motivational speaker that transforms individuals and empowers people to dream big and aim high. Griffin leads a spirit lead life and lives unapologetically offering no apologies. She lives in her freedom and is a voice to those who are afraid to talk. Griffin is the CEO of Grow A Girl Network, Inc (www.growagirlnetwork.org) and the creator of the I See You Suicide Prevention Campaign turned Movement (www.iseeyoucamp.com).
To learn more about Cheron, visit her website at www.cheronsworld.com. Check out her YouTube Page “Cheron’s World.”
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‘Life After Lockup’ Exclusive Clip: Lamar Reunites with Daughter Shante [WATCH]
*WE tv’s “Life After Lockup” returns this week with an all new epsiode that finds Lamar reuntiing with his daughter Shante reconnect.
“Growing up without my dad was really hard for me,” says Shante in the clip. “I only had one little picture to show me what my dad looks like. I missed out on a lot. I didn’t know who I was.”
Will old feelings come up when father and daughter reconnect or can they move forward?
Check out their emotional moment via our exclusive clip above.
— WE tv (@WEtv) November 25, 2020
Elsewhere in the episode, Lindsey hatches a plan. Shawn’s M.I.A. fiancée might be pregnant. Lamar’s secret meeting puts his relationship in jeopardy. Tennison storms off and Andrea loses it. Michael risks all with a sexy date, and Shavel’s family pressures her to cut off Quaylon.
Meanwhile, this season on “Life After Lockup,” the couples will face plenty of firsts in their new lives together – from new marriages to divorce, new homes to new children, all while living under the challenges of their parole. Possible restrictions abound: early curfews, random check-ins, drug tests, travel prohibitions, consorting with ex-cons combined with the temptations of alcohol and drugs, the stakes have never been higher. Will they stay together and stay out of prison?
Catch “Life After Lockup” Fridays at 9/8c.
‘I Don’t Need Practice Shots. Against You?’ Colbert Challenges Obama to a Game of ‘Wastepaper Basketball’ (Watch)
*President Barack Obama was in full “That’s what I do”-style trash talk mode when Stephen Colbert challenged him to a game of “wastepaper basketball” during his appearance Wednesday on “The Late Show.”
Colbert waited until Part 3 of the interview to ask #44 if he wanted to play, then had the nerve to ask Obama if he needed to warm up with some practice shots.
“I Don’t Need Practice Shots. Against You?,” Obama responded. When Colbert suggested they wager on the outcome, with Obama having to mention the host in his next book if he loses, Obama asked, “Well what if I win?”
“What do you want?” Colbert asked.
Obama shrugged off the whole prospect, saying, “Nobody’s gonna read your book anyway.” He then added, “It doesn’t matter, I’m not gonna lose.”
Colbert said he would donate to Obama’s library if he loses. And with that, the game commenced.
Obama was “crushed” by Colbert, 8 to zero.
“That’s what I do!” Colbert yelled mid-thrashing.
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