Precious

Rapper/Actor/Activist T.I. lost his sister and best friend following a car accident recently. It was then that we learned respectfully what a remarkable woman that T.I.’s sister Precious was and not because she was the famous rappers sister but because of what she was to her community, sorority and family. That’s why T.I. went from […]

Condolences are in order. It’s is with great sadness that is has been reported by the rapper/actor/activist Clifford T.I. Harris via his Instagram that his big sister and biggest fan, Precious, has passed away following a car accident about a week ago. Precious Harris was in a car accident in Atlanta. I was reported that […]

When Mo’nique accepted the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress,” in 2009, for her stellar portrayal of Mary Lee Johnston in Lee Daniels’ “Precious,” her Hollywood peers erupted with applause and Mo’Nique exhaled a sigh of relief. She kissed her husband then acknowledged her friend Lee Daniel’s, who was standing behind her. She rode the […]

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Just weeks after coming under fire for failing to nominate Black actresses, actors or directors for Sunday’s 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, Hollywood leaders have been…

Jim Spellman, WireImage Singer Jennifer Hudson is dropping some interesting news that deals with one of 2009’s most talked about dramatic films, ‘Precious.’

Gabourey Sidibe called in to The Madd Hatta Morning Show in Houston, Texas to promote her new film “Tower Heist” out in theaters today.  Gabby stars alongside Eddie Murphy in the Brett-Ratner-directed-Bernie-Madoff inspired action comedy.  While on the line, Gabby admitted that she “hates being called Precious” and “feels bad for girls who look like […]

Basheer Jones and the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) welcome Sapphire to Cleveland this passed weekend. Jones and CPL was honored to host Sapphire, a performance poet and writer whose novel, Push, was made into the award-winning film, “Precious,” on Sunday, October 10th as part of the Writers & Readers author series. Sapphire addresses the criticisms of her […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Author Sapphire speaks on her book Push and how domestic violence, as portrayed in the book is relevant now in the Black Community. Basheer Jones and the Cleveland Public Library (CPL) welcome Sapphire to Cleveland this passed weekend. Jones and CPL was honored to host Sapphire, a performance poet and […]

Basheer Jones exclusive interview Sapphire, a performance poet and writer whose novel, Push, was made into the award-winning film, “Precious.”

AUTHOR AND POET SAPPHIRE FEATURED AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY’S WRITERS & READERS SERIES Cleveland Public Library  (CPL) along with Radio One Cleveland’s own Basheer Jones is honored to host Sapphire, a performance poet and writer whose novel, Push, was made into the award-winning film, “Precious.” On Sunday, October 10 at 2:00 p.m. as part of the Writers […]

Daniels’ shared some pretty complex issues from his upbringing, including how his father tried BEATING the gay out of him. It sounds harsh, but Daniels says he actually loved his father for trying because he believes he was only wanted an easier life for him.  “My childhood was not a nice one. The only peace […]

  Alice Tan Ridley, the mother of ‘Precious’ star Gabourey Sidibe, takes her vocal talent from the subway to the big stage and blows the crowd away on “America’s Got Talent!”