Sylvia Burley

Sylvia Burley is a Freelance Writer and Integrated Marketing & Communications Consultant. She writes on various topics including marketing, politics, entertainment, current events, and living green. A native Detroiter, she is a graduate of Michigan State University and loves singing, foreign movies and rollercoasters. She currently resides in Atlanta because she doesn't like the cold.

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Mogul Spotlight: FUBU Co-Founder Carl Brown Speaks on Brand Legacy and Natural Style by FUBU Launch (Exclusive)

| June 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Mogul Spotlight: FUBU Co-Founder Carl Brown Speaks on Brand Legacy and Natural Style by FUBU Launch (Exclusive)

Hip Hop Enquirer sat down to talk with FUBU Founder Carl Brown about their new hair care line, Natural Style by FUBU, and the conversation covered everything from who owns the brand (don’t believe the hype) to why it makes perfect sense for a fashion house to get into the hair care industry. FUBU (For […]

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Newt Gingrich: Mandela Is Worthy To Be Praised!

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Newt Gingrich: Mandela Is Worthy To Be Praised!

Author:  Sylvia Burley I can’t believe there are some so vile that, even in his death, they harangue others for praising the late President Nelson Mandela.  Luckily, conservatives like Newt Gingrich are speaking out against this, acknowledging Mandela for his life’s work of fighting against the tyranny of South African apartheid. On his conservative Gingrich Productions blog, Newt […]

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The Ugly Side of Hazing and the Death of Robert Champion

| May 25, 2012 | 2 Comments
The Ugly Side of Hazing and the Death of Robert Champion

Author: Sylvia Burley “Don’t wanna be…don’t wanna be no Alpha Kappa Alpha…don’t wanna be…don’t wanna be no Zee Phi Bee…just wanna be…just wanna be a Bosso Delta…dyno Delta of DST!” So sang me and my ten line sisters every day on our way to perform at Kedzie on Michigan State University’s campus. This was a […]

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Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dead at 63! (video tribute)

| May 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Donna Summer, Queen of Disco, Dead at 63! (video tribute)

Author: Sylvia Burley Donna Summer, aka The Queen of Disco, is dead at 63 from lung cancer. Summer, a five-time Grammy Award winner, became an enduring icon of the Disco era with hits like “Bad Girls”, “Love To Love You Baby” and “Last Dance”.  She was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums […]

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Battle of the Beauties: Star Jones vs. Evelyn Lozada

| April 26, 2012 | 5 Comments
Battle of the Beauties: Star Jones vs. Evelyn Lozada

Battle of the Beauties!! Star Jones vs. Evelyn Lozada Author: Sylvia Burley I have grudgingly admitted to watching reality TV including the Basketballs Wives series which is truly like watching a train wreck and just as hard to ignore.  Let’s be honest, it is so hard to resist watching humans operate at their base level.  […]

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Rev. Al Sharpton On Jimmy Fallon “Telling It Like it Is”

| April 26, 2012 | 1 Comment
Rev. Al Sharpton On Jimmy Fallon “Telling It Like it Is”

Author: Sylvia Burley Last night “Rev. Al” Sharpton was on Jimmy Fallon “telling it like it t-i is”! Whether you love him or hate him, when Rev. Al speaks you will laugh and you will always learn something.  Having personally been uninspired thus far to even comment, much less write, on the upcoming Obama/Romney election […]

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Magic Johnson and Larry Bird on David Letterman!

| April 14, 2012 | 1 Comment
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird on David Letterman!

  Author: Sylvia Burley Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Larry Bird were on David Letterman recently talking about their rivalry and promoting the new play about their lives which made me remember a chance meeting I had with Magic. When I first arrived at Michigan State University, I had no idea who Earvin “Magic” Johnson was.  […]

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UPDATE!!! Trayvon Martin: Where Is The Forensics?!!

| March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment
UPDATE!!! Trayvon Martin: Where Is The Forensics?!!

Author: Sylvia Burley UPDATE: New forensic evidence is finally coming forward.  According to The Raw Story, two forensic voice experts told the Orlando Sentinel that self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman was NOT the voice crying for help in the 911 calls after he shot Trayvon Martin. I have never been a BIG fan of shows […]

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Breaking News: Trayvon Martin Protest Rally Held In Atlanta Today!

| March 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
Breaking News: Trayvon Martin Protest Rally Held In Atlanta Today!

Author: Sylvia Burley The untimely and unnecessary death of Trayvon Martin has single handedly sent out a call to action around the country….and Atlanta is no exception. Students from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman and Morehouse colleges and other local schools, will rally on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol at 5:30 p.m. Monday to […]

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Hundreds Convene in Atlanta For Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally!

| March 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Hundreds Convene in Atlanta For Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally!

Author: Sylvia Burley Hundreds attended a protest rally held at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to oppose several state legislative bills including Senate Bill 469 which would criminalize picketing, sit-ins, and other non-violent actions outside private residences resulting in potential fines – $1,000 a day for individuals and up to $10,000 a day for […]

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Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally at Georgia Capitol Tomorrow!!!

| March 16, 2012 | 1 Comment
Senate Bill 469 Protest Rally at Georgia Capitol Tomorrow!!!

Author: Sylvia Burley A protest rally has been called to oppose Senate Bill 469 which would criminalize picketing, sit-ins, and other non-violent direct action in an attempt to dissuade people from acting on their right to Freedom of Assembly and Association. Georgia Republicans are trying to make it illegal to engage in protest activities used […]

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Who’s Trying To STOP The Vote?!!

| March 14, 2012 | 0 Comments
Who’s Trying To STOP The Vote?!!

  Author: Sylvia Burley According to the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, a person is more likely to be struck by lightning than to impersonate another voter, so why are Republican Governors so obsessed with Voter ID laws to combat supposed voter fraud? In other words, who’s REALLY […]

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Women’s Health Rights Under Attack with House Bill 954!!!

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Women’s Health Rights Under Attack with House Bill 954!!!

    Author: Sylvia Burley I woke up the other morning and thought I was back in the 1970’s! Not only is the political conversation being dominated by issues regarding women’s reproductive health, but state level legislation having a directly negative impact on women is being considered or has already passed. In Virginia, 31 people […]

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Senate Bill 469 Emergency Protest Rally Today! (Sign Petition)

| March 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Senate Bill 469 Emergency Protest Rally Today! (Sign Petition)

Author: Sylvia Burley UPDATE: You can still sign the petition (see link below). An emergency protest has been called to oppose Senate Bill 469 which would criminalize picketing, sit-ins, and other non-violent direct action in an attempt to dissuade people from acting on their right to Freedom of Assembly and Association. In other words, Georgia […]

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The Politics of the Pump: Why Gas Is So #$%* High?

| February 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Politics of the Pump: Why Gas Is So #$%* High?

  Author: Sylvia Burley Any mobile person knows exactly how expensive gas is these days.  It affects us whether we are driving, riding the train/bus or heating our homes, which means less money to spend elsewhere. It’s so bad many are asking, why is gas so #$%* high? Although we can all agree gas prices […]

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Hear Glee’s Amber Riley’s Amazing “I Will Always Love You”!

| February 17, 2012 | 1 Comment
Hear Glee’s Amber Riley’s Amazing “I Will Always Love You”!

Author: Sylvia Burley Since this is a hip hop music publication, I’m not sure how many people reading this actually watch television’s weekly salute to Broadway, otherwise known as Fox’s Glee.  If you aren’t a fan then you are missing out on an awesome show with great performances including Amber Riley on their  recent Valentine’s […]

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Fox Newsman Tells Rep. Maxine Waters to “Step Away From Crack Pipe”!!!

| February 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fox Newsman Tells Rep. Maxine Waters to “Step Away From Crack Pipe”!!!

  Author: Sylvia Burley Eric Bolling of Fox News has opened mouth and inserted foot yet again.  You may remember Bolling as the one who previously  insulted President Obama accusing him of bringing “hoodlums” into the “hizzouse” (or White House). Bolling was responding to a video of Congresswoman Maxine Waters calling House Republican leaders John […]

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Whitney Houston’s Life and Death: What Should We Learn?

| February 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
Whitney Houston’s Life and Death: What Should We Learn?

  Author: Sylvia Burley As more details come out about Whitney Houston’s death, and it appears that she may have died from a prescription drug cocktail mix, my heart grows even heavier because I know the pain of having loved an addict.  I am haunted by her death even as I celebrate her life. Some […]

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Esperanza Spalding “Black Gold” Video World Premieres on 106 & Park Tonight!!!

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Esperanza Spalding “Black Gold” Video World Premieres on 106 & Park Tonight!!!

  Author: Sylvia Burley Grammy-Award winning artist, Esperanza Spalding, world premieres her brand-new music video, “Black Gold,” off her forthcoming album Radio Music Society (due out March 20, 2012), on 106 & PARK at 6 pm (EST) tonight.  Directed by Pilar Sanz of Rita Clip! Producciones, S.L., the video is geared towards young boys of […]

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The Racist Birther Movement And Their Coded Messages

| January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments
The Racist Birther Movement And Their Coded Messages

Author: Sylvia Burley If anyone wants to know why black people get SO upset at the birther issue, and why we are SO sure the birther movement is based in racism, Goldie Taylor of Grio.com gave as good an explanation as any I’ve ever heard to date. Taylor appeared on Rachel Maddow explaining that when […]

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A word from Sylvia Burley…..Can Obama Make History (Again) in 2012?!!

| January 9, 2012 | 0 Comments
A word from Sylvia Burley…..Can Obama Make History (Again) in 2012?!!

Author: Sylvia Burley Welcome to 2012.  I hope that you had a superb 2011 (although if you did, you were one of the lucky ones).  I hope that you have entered the New Year renewed and full of vigor.  I also hope that you are now ready to participate in the fight of your life; […]

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Don’t Believe The Hype: President Obama Has Many First Term Successes!!!

| November 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
Don’t Believe The Hype: President Obama Has Many First Term Successes!!!

  Author: Sylvia Burley Ask any conservative political pundit or follower and they will tell you that President Obama has not been very successful since  being in office.  This is absolutely untrue as Obama has had many successes in his first term as President. Not only is he successful, he has become so “in 22 […]

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Meet Grover Norquist…The Man Holding America Hostage!

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Meet Grover Norquist…The Man Holding America Hostage!

  Author: Sylvia Burley If you want to know why Republicans are refusing to budge on the “no new taxes” mantra, look no further than the Grover Norquist tax pledge. Norquist is a conservative activist and President of Americans for Tax Reform, an advocacy and tax payer group whose stated goal is “a system in […]

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The Abortion Battle Continues With Personhood Amendment

| November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment
The Abortion Battle Continues With Personhood Amendment

  Author: Sylvia Burley Luckily for all citizens, Mississippi voters rejected the “Personhood” Amendment during yesterday’s Super Tuesday vote. Formally known as Initiative 26, this amendment defines life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, and is being established as a direct challenge to the Roe v. Wade ruling. Filled with ambiguity, if the amendment had been approved […]

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America’s Outrage of the Killing of Troy Davis (Millions Protest!!) Video Inside

| September 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
America’s Outrage of the Killing of Troy Davis (Millions Protest!!) Video Inside

Amnesty International Banner @ Troy Davis Support Rally Author: Sylvia Burley UPDATE: The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Troy Davis to be executed. He died at 11:08 p.m. in a prison outside Savannah. Our sympathy goes out to the family whose only comfort is that Davis is now truly at peace. Farewell Brother Troy. We’ll see […]

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Breaking News: Troy Davis March and Rally Tonight in Atlanta

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Breaking News: Troy Davis March and Rally Tonight in Atlanta

Deathrow Inmate, Troy Davis Author: Sylvia Burley Amnesty International has claimed today, September 16th, a “Global Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis”. Davis’ execution date has been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21st. You can join the Rev. Al Sharpton, Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty Intl., Ben Jealous, President & CEO of the NAACP, Raphael […]

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Basketball Wives: LA…The (Manufactured) Drama Begins!

| August 31, 2011 | 1 Comment
Basketball Wives: LA…The (Manufactured) Drama Begins!

    Author: Sylvia Burley I was having dinner the other night and the subject got around to reality shows, and in particular Basketball Wives, which was strange since not one person there admitted to actually watching the show even though we ALL knew the names of the “characters”.

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Obama…GO BIG or GO HOME!!!

| August 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Obama…GO BIG or GO HOME!!!

I was watching “Chris Matthews” the other day, one of the many political shows I enjoy, and of course they were talking about President Obama, his leadership abilities and his re-election chances. During the conversation, noted semi-retired newscaster Dan Rather said the following (and I paraphrase):  Obama needs to go big or go home. He needs to […]

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Foreclosures in America: The Next Roman Empire?

| July 23, 2011 | 0 Comments
Foreclosures in America: The Next Roman Empire?

  Author: Sylvia Burley As everyone knows by now (unless you are living under a rock, don’t watch TV or read anything EVER), our country is in a crisis and if we don’t raise the debt ceiling America could default on its loans which would result in increased interest rates, the devaluing of the American […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!!! D. Woods formerly of Danity Kane Talks about New Album and “Gray” area in her Life

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!!! D. Woods formerly of Danity Kane Talks about New Album and “Gray”  area in her Life

D.Woods at Lil Wayne’s Welcome Home Party in Nov. 2010 A Hip Hop Enquirer exclusive one-on-one interview with D. Woods, formerly of Danity Kane, from MTV’s “Making the Band”. Right after the cut:

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