The First Lady of Gospel is host the "Rush Hour of Power" catch it weekdays 3pm-7pm.
Reach me out to me at 334-274-6464 or request a song at 334-274-9104
Yvette Bullard-Dillard affectionately known as Montgomery’s First Lady In Gospel Music is the host for the afternoon drive show entitled The Rush Hour of Power which hits the airwaves Monday –Friday from 3 to 7pm and Inspirations For Sunday Morning which airs every Sunday from 6 until 10am.The First Lady brings 24 plus years of experience to the airwaves. In addition to being a radio announcer, Yvette is also an educator. She’s a native of Montgomery nd a graduate of George Washington Carver High School.In addition, she received both her Bachelors of Arts and a Master’s in Education from Alabama State University.
A hard worker of the listening community, Yvette has been awarded a key to the City of Montgomery (2010), the Pioneer Award (2010), A Resolution from the House of Representative (2010), and McDonald’s Radio Announcer of the year award for six consecutive years (1992-1998). Through it all, Yvette still manages to serve as wife and mother of two. Yvette is a collector of eagles for her life motto is derived from two scriptures: Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” and Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength: they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary: and they shall walk, and not faint.”
God Guide You
by Catherine Pulsifer, (c)2012
Focus on happiness, not discontent
Thank God for the gifts that are heaven sent.
Rather than crying for what we have not
Give thanks for all that you've got.
Count your blessings and then
Share them with others again and again.
Always be kind, loving and true
With others and those dear to you.
Always show patience, don't turn away
It will make life worthwhile tomorrow and today.
helps others you know
But more importantly it helps you to grow.
God gave us the ability to do, not just try
Give thanks rather than cry.
Live your life fully and true
Don't let life get you blue.
As you start your day
Get down on your knees and pray.
guide you In all that you do.
The Overflow (Gospel Round-Up): 2013 BET Celebration Of Gospel
BET’stop rated annual faith-based extravaganza ‘Celebration Of Gospel’ will
enjoy its 13th anniversary this year and if the recently announced performer
roster is anything to go by, this year may be its best yet.The
Steve Harvey-hosted affair, which has seen performances of the genre’s greats
as well as appearances from pop icon Whitney Houston, Destiny’s Child,
Monica, and more in its past, has unveiled its all-star line up this week. Check
below to see if some of your favorite acts will be hitting the stage: Some
of gospel’s heaviest-hitters are set to take the stage including, but not
limited to, the following: Donnie McClurkin, Israel houghton & New
Breed, Yolanda Adams, Karen Clark Sheard, Dorinda Clark Cole, Shirley Caesar,Kierra ‘Kiki’ Sheard, Tamela Mann, Joshua Rogers, Le’Andria Johnson, and many more. To be held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on
Global Renaissance Woman
Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.
Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, Dr. Angelou experienced the brutality of racial discrimination, but she also absorbed the unshakable faith and values of traditional African-American family, community, and culture.
As a teenager, Dr. Angelou’s love for the arts won her a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor School. At 14, she dropped out to become San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor. She later finished high school, giving birth to her son, Guy, a few weeks after graduation. As a young single mother, she supported her son by working as a waitress and cook, however her passion for music, dance, performance, and poetry would soon take center stage.
In 1954 and 1955, Dr. Angelou toured Europe with a production of the opera Porgy and Bess. She studied modern dance with Martha Graham, danced with Alvin Ailey on television variety shows and, in 1957, recorded her first album, Calypso Lady. In 1958, she moved to New York, where she joined the Harlem Writers Guild, acted in the historic Off-Broadway production of Jean Genet's The Blacks and wrote and performed Cabaret for Freedom.
In 1960, Dr. Angelou moved to Cairo, Egypt where she served as editor of the English language weekly The Arab Observer. The next year, she moved to Ghana where she taught at the University of Ghana's School of Music and Drama, worked as feature editor for The African Review and wrote for The Ghanaian Times.
During her years abroad, Dr. Angelou read and studied voraciously, mastering French, Spanish, Italian, Arabic and the West African language Fanti. While in Ghana, she met with Malcolm X and, in 1964, returned to America to help him build his new Organization of African American Unity.
Shortly after her arrival in the United States, Malcolm X was assassinated, and the organization dissolved. Soon after X's assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. asked Dr. Angelou to serve as Northern Coordinator for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King's assassination, falling on her birthday in 1968, left her devastated.
With the guidance of her friend, the novelist James Baldwin, she began work on the book that would become I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Published in 1970, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to international acclaim and enormous popular success. The list of her published verse, non-fiction, and fiction now includes more than 30 bestselling titles.
A trailblazer in film and television, Dr. Angelou wrote the screenplay and composed the score for the 1972 film Georgia, Georgia. Her script, the first by an African American woman ever to be filmed, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.
She continues to appear on television and in films including the landmark television adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots (1977) and John Singleton's Poetic Justice (1993). In 1996, she directed her first feature film, Down in the Delta. In 2008, she composed poetry for and narrated the award-winning documentary The Black Candle, directed by M.K. Asante.
Dr. Angelou has served on two presidential committees, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Arts in 2000, the Lincoln Medal in 2008, and has received 3 Grammy Awards. President Clinton requested that she compose a poem to read at his inauguration in 1993. Dr. Angelou's reading of her poem "On the Pulse of the Morning" was broadcast live around the world.
Dr. Angelou has received over 30 honorary degrees and is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Angelou’s words and actions continue to stir our souls, energize our bodies, liberate our minds, and heal our hearts.
Troy University and U.S. Postal Service officials will unveil a new historic Forever Stamp honoring civil rights leader Rosa Parks at the site of her famous arrest during a 100th birthday celebration for Ms. Parks on Monday, Feb. 4 in Montgomery, AL. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rosa Parks Forever StampPRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 30, 2013 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- U.S. Postal Service officials will unveil a new historic Forever Stamp honoring civil rights leader Rosa Parks at the site of her famous arrest during a 100th birthday celebration for Ms. Parks on Monday, Feb. 4, hosted by Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in historic downtown Montgomery, Alabama. The event in Montgomery will be held in conjunction with two additional events on the same day in Michigan. The Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn will join the Montgomery Rosa Parks Museum in celebrating the unveiling of the commemorative stamp on this historic occasion. The three events are expected to draw stamp collectors, admirers and civil rights leaders from all over the country. Parks, whose December 1, 1955 arrest aboard a Montgomery city bus served as a catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service on her centennial birthday with a Forever Stamp, which is always equal in value to the current First Class-Mail one-ounce price. In Montgomery, Bridgett Carol, the Director of Marketing for the U.S. Postal Service Alabama District and Donnie Snipes, Postmaster for Montgomery, will unveil the new Rosa Parks stamp during the celebration of Parks’ 100th birthday, which will also feature, art, poetry and reflection on Parks’ life and accomplishments. The Montgomery celebration event will also feature: • Award-winning poet Nikky Finney reading her poem “Red Velvet,” which is about Rosa Parks. • Dr. Riche’ Richardson, an associate professor at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University, will present a lecture entitled “Rosa Parks at 100.” • Museum Director Georgette Norman and Curator Daniel Neil will present the “Rosa Parks 100th Birthday Wishes Project.” A collection of more than 1,400 “wishes” for the future of the city of Montgomery and the nation inspired by Parks’ life. Many of these “wishes” have been turned into a series of silkscreen posters, which will be presented to local elected officials and leaders for display around Montgomery. The celebration event will be held at 6 p.m. at Whitley Hall on Troy University’s Montgomery Campus. Admission is free and open to the public and press is welcome to attend. About the Montgomery Rosa Parks Museum: Constructed on the site of the Empire Theatre where Rosa Parks was famously arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery Bus, the Rosa Parks Museum opened in December 2000 with the mission of preserving and interpreting the story and lasting legacy of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. For more information or about this or other museum events, contact Museum Director Georgette Norman at (334) 241-8608, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.troy.edu/rosaparks. Photo: http://www.prlog.org/12069497/1 --- End --- inShare. Contact Email : ***@troy.edu Source : Troy University
|Taraji P. Henson|
Henson in the 2011 Heart Truth fashion show
|Born||Taraji Penda Henson
(1970-09-11) September 11, 1970
Washington, D.C., United States
Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy (2001), Shug in Hustle and Flow (2005) and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. In 2009, she appeared in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself as April, an alcoholic singer. She currently co-stars in the CBS series Person of Interest.
Henson was born in Southeast Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bernice Gordon, a corporate manager at Woodward & Lothrop, and Boris Henson, a janitor and fabricator. She is a relative of Matthew Henson, discoverer of the Geographic North Pole. Her first and middle name are of Swahili origin, taraji meaning hope and "penda" meaning love.
Henson spent summers at her grandparents' house in suburban Southern Maryland. She attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. She first attended NC A&T, where she started a major in Electrical Engineering. She later transferred to Howard University. She worked two jobs—in the morning as a secretary at the Pentagon and in the night as a singing and dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship—The Spirit of Washington—to pay for Howard University. She won the Triple Threat Award and graduated with a degree in Theater Arts.
Henson has appeared in the films Four Brothers (2005), Talk To Me (2007), Smokin' Aces (2007), The Family That Preys (2008), and Hurricane Season (2009). In late 2008, she starred opposite Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Henson plays the role of Queenie, Benjamin's mother, in a performance which has garnered critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She noted in an interview that, "Queenie is the embodiment of unconditional love."
Henson has also been a cast member on several television shows, including Lifetime Television's The Division and ABC's Boston Legal for one season. Her recurring appearances in television include the character Angela Scott on ABC's Eli Stone in December 2008. She has guest-starred on several television shows, such as the WB Television Network's Smart Guy, playing the role of Monique (1997–98); the Fox series House in 2005; and CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2006. She also starred on an episode of Sister, Sister. In 2011, Henson was cast in the CBS crime-suspense series Person of Interest.
Henson made her singing debut in Hustle & Flow; she provided the vocals for the Three 6 Mafia track "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp". The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006, giving Three 6 Mafia the distinction of becoming the first African-American hip-hop act to win in that category. Henson performed the song at the live Oscar ceremony on March 5, 2006 with the group. Additionally, she performed the song "In My Daughter's Eyes" on the 2006 charity album Unexpected Dreams – Songs From the Stars.
Henson joined PETA in its campaign against the use of animal products in clothing, stating, "I don't think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period. End of story... You don't have to kill an animal just because you want to be hot and fly. And I really stand by that". In January 2011, she appeared nude in an ad for the I'd Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur campaign.
Henson's son Marcell was born in 1995. Her son's father died in 1997. He was her high school sweetheart. According to a mitochondrial DNA analysis, her matrilineal lineage can be traced to the Masa people of Cameroun.
|2000||The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle||Left-Wing Student|
|2000||Satan's School for Girls||Paige|
|2001||Baby Boy||Yvette||Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actress|
|2005||Hustle & Flow||Shug||Won: BET Award for Best Actress,
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Black Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Nominated: Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble,
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture,
MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance,
MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (Shared with Terrence Howard),
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture,
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
|2005||Four Brothers||Camille Mercer||Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble|
|2007||Smokin' Aces||Sharice Watters|
|2007||Talk to Me||Vernell Watson||won: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture,
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
|2008||The Family That Preys||Pam|
|2008||The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||Queenie||Won: Austin Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress,
BET Award for Best Actress,
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Nominated: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress,
MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance,
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress,
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role,
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
|2009||Not Easily Broken||Clarice Clark-Johnson|
|2009||Hurricane Season||Dayna Collins|
|2009||I Can Do Bad All By Myself||April||won: Black Reel Award for Best Actress,
Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
|2010||Date Night||Detective Arroyo|
|2010||The Karate Kid||Sherry Parker|
|2011||The Good Doctor||Nurse Theresa|
|2011||Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story||Tiffany Rubin||Won: BET Award for Best Actress,
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress,
Black Reel Award for Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance
Nominated: Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie,
Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film
|2011||Laugh at My Pain||Taraji|
|2011||From the Rough||Catana Starks|
|2012||Think Like a Man||Lauren|
|1997||Sister, Sister||Briana||Episode: "Two's Company"|
|1997–98||Smart Guy||Monique, Leslie||Episodes: "Big Picture", "Boomerang", and "Break Up Not to Make Up"|
|2002–04||The Division||Inspector Washington|
|2004||All of Us||Kim||Episode: "In Through the Out Door"|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Christina||Episode: "I Like to Watch"|
|2007–08||Boston Legal||Whitney Rome||17 episodes|
|Person of Interest||Detective Joss Carter|