Tag: Sylvia Burley

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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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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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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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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Exclusive Interview!! Cocktails & Conversations with Laz Alonso, Corey Mays & C.J. Miller

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Exclusive Interview!! Cocktails & Conversations with Laz Alonso, Corey Mays & C.J. Miller

C.J. Miller, Corey Mays, HHE’s Sylvia Burley & Laz Alonso Thursday (June 30) Hennessy Remixed presented “Cocktails & Conversations”  and a special Q&A with actor Laz Alonso (Avatar & Jumping the Broom), Corey Mays from the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and C.J. Miller, author of GRIND: How to Turn Your Coffee Break into Your Big Break. Check […]

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A Must See: Frontline’s “The Warning” on PBS!!!

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments
A Must See: Frontline’s “The Warning” on PBS!!!

Author: Sylvia Burley “In 2005, economic cheerleaders dominated the airwaves. Times were good. Alan Greenspan ruled the economy.” So begins “The Warning”, which it appears Republican leaders have yet to heed.  This PBS documentary is sharing what may be a little known, but highly important footnote in American history.

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Anti-war Democrats and Tea Party Republicans Unite Against Obama!!!

| June 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
Anti-war Democrats and Tea Party Republicans Unite Against Obama!!!

  Author: Sylvia Burley They say politics make strange bedfellows and today’s vote on Libya shows that adage has never been truer.  A coalition of anti-war Democrats and tea party-backed Republicans voted down a measure which would have given President Barack Obama the authority to continue the U.S. military action against Libya. The vote was 295-123.

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For Sisters Only Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Atlanta!

| June 24, 2011 | 0 Comments
For Sisters Only Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Atlanta!

Hip Hop Enquirer was in the house as V-103/WAOK celebrated the 20th anniversary of For Sisters Only during a reception held at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday evening. V-103 morning-drive time team Frank and Wanda were the hosts and playfully teased one another throughout the night with Frank saying that after having […]

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Women and Sex in Politics

| June 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Women and Sex in Politics

  Author: Sylvia Burley John Ensign, Kwame Kilpatrick, Mark Sanford, Eliot Spitzer, David Vitter, Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich and now we can add Anthony Weiner to the illustrious list of high profile men who have admitted to or been caught behaving badly while in public office. How different might our world be if the balance […]

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Disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner “Keep It In Your Pants” Resigns (Video inside)

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner “Keep It In Your Pants” Resigns (Video inside)

Author: Sylvia Burley Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) announced at a press conference Thursday that he is resigning from Congress, making him the first congressman to lose his career because of indiscretions on Twitter.  He may also be one of the few politicians to lose his job over a sex scandal where no actual sex was […]

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Eric Bolling Apologizes!!!

| June 14, 2011 | 0 Comments
Eric Bolling Apologizes!!!

  Author: Sylvia Burley Oops FOX did it again.What did they do?  Say something stupid of course! FOX Business Network’s Eric Bolling apologizes for using racist language. The host of Follow the Money issued the apology during a segment that aired last week.

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