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Thelma Wright

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By Nigeria Anderson

On The Low With Thelma Wright

Thelma Wright is the living example of when I want to do right evil is present. She doesn’t have a sad story of poverty which can lend to what she did but she does have a repenting heart. Thelma Wright is the widow of drug kingpin Jackie Wright from Philadelphia during the 70’s. After her husband was murdered. Mrs. Wright a smart and savvy young woman, under an influence of a lifestyle of loyalty and love, step in and kept Jackie Wright’s legacy alive in the drug game. There are very few  women who can create a name for themselves in a male dominant profession on any level. However, unlike Griselda Blanco known as the “cocaine godmother,” Thelma Wright did her dirt all by her lonely. There is a saying bad boys move in silence. Well, that is how Thelma Wright survived in a trade which could have cost her everything including her life.

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Chaka Khan Way

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By Nigeria Anderson

Celebrating Black Music Month With Legend Chaka Khan

Ten-time GRAMMY® Award winner Chaka Khan will be honored for her stellar 40-year career in music and entertainment in the place where it all began, Chicago, Illinois. The music legend will participate in the ceremonial unveiling of Chaka Khan Way on S. Blackstone Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets on Saturday, July 27 2013.  The ceremony is expected to be attended by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Fourth Ward Alderman William Burns and other city officials, business and community leaders and celebrity friends of Chaka Khan. On Sunday, July 28, she will be honored in a ceremony proclaiming that day Chaka Khan Day.  After Chaka Khan accept honors from the city-including an official proclamation with a copy of her street sign with her name, Chaka Khan will return the love to the city with a free performance.  An  outdoor concert in Millennium Park, one of the city’s most popular outdoor arts and culture destinations.

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Makaveli Music Group

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By Nigeria Anderson

Celebrating Black Music Month with The Makaveli Music Group

Seven Arts Entertainment announces Partnership with Makaveli Music Group for Unreleased Recordings and Feature Documentary On 2Pac Shakur. The  Tupak Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) was established in 1997 by Afeni Shakur, mother of 2Pac Shakur and Kendrick Lesane, one of the board members for the foundation and CEO of the Makaveli Music Group. It was originally called the Shakur Family Foundation. TASF provides community outreach through the arts, with a variety of performing art camps, local development projects, workshops and scholarships for the youth. Kendrick Lesane, CEO of Makaveli Music Group is excited about the project and believes the representation will match the vision of the Makaveli Music Group. This is what he had to say.

I was thrilled when I first spoke to Peter Hoffman of Seven Arts Entertainment and since meeting Vince Vellardita and Anthony Barlo I now see that we have the same vision and I feel like this project can’t get kicked off fast enough!” stated Kendrick Lesane, CEO of Makaveli Music Group.

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Snoop Lion

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By Nigeria Anderson

Celebrating Black Music Month With Snoop Lion’s SYFL Program

Ok it’s official football is in the bloodline for the Broadus family. Father Snoop Dogg Aka Snoop Lion has launched Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL).  Snoop Lion’s son Cordell Broadus was offered a football scholarship by UCLA and LSU. Cordell Broadus still has time to make a decision on where he wants to go.  Meanwhile daddy Lion hosted a Family Fun Day at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles on June 15th. 2013. It is my honor to report on good news regarding Snoop.

Snoop Lion enlisted the help of NFL’s Seattle Seahawks, Pete Carroll, as well as notable NFL players DeMarcus Ware (Dallas Cowboys), DeSean Jackson (Philadelphia Eagles), LaMarr Woodley (Pittsburgh Steelers), Ronnie Hillman (Denver Broncos), Willie McGinest (former Cleveland Browns player) and Keith Bullock (former Tennessee Titans player)

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Vince Wilburn Jr.

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By Nigeria Anderson

Urban Buzz Magazine Celebrates Black Music Month With

Mr. Vince Wilburn Jr. Honoring Legendary Uncle  Mile Davis

The Art of Cool on Friday, June 7 at Napa Valley Museum.  The exhibit runs June 8 – July 28 2013 inspired by a new Miles art book called Miles Davis: The Collected Artwork, scheduled for release October 2013, forward by Quincy Jones. The book is a comprehensive collection of the musician’s artwork and a long-overdue celebration of Miles Davis visual artwork.  The exhibition will feature 35 pieces of original artwork by Miles Davis, in addition to personal effects, special events, programs and a film screening. Miles Davis has long been noted for his restless artistic aesthetic, which played into his changing the course of music five times, his continued status as a fashion icon and his globally recognized artworks. Davis US Postal stamp most successful and fastest-selling iconic stamp in recent years, with more than 23 million sold to date. His musical legacy is also firmly intact, with landmark album Kind of Blue still the best-selling jazz record of all time, in addition to being recognized with a Congressional Resolution in honor of its 50th Anniversary. I had the honor of speaking with Mr. Vince Wilburn Jr. nephew of Miles Davis regarding the event.

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Veronica Petrucci

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By Nigeria Anderson

Take Me to the King in Spanish

Veronica Petrucci, of Angelo and Veronica, records a Spanish version of the popular song Take Me To The King.  Take Me To The King originally by singer/actress Tamela Mann, penned and produced by Kirk Franklin has topped Gospel charts. Veronica, who is of Puerto Rican descent, released her first solo Spanish language album Atrévete a Soñar in 2009 where her very own composition, Dare to Dream was selected for the Special Olympics. Veronica’s tribute  to the song does not let you down. The video is filled with the same passion and message as the original.

Veronica Petrucci has ministered along with Marcos Witt and Danilo Montero at Lakewood Church Spanish service and has opened for legendary Latino acts such as El Gran Combo, Willy Chirino and Ismael Miranda.  Veronica is in hopes of reaching Latino audiences with this Spanish rendition of Take Me to the King proven that worship crosses all ethnicity.

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Joe

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By Nigeria Anderson

Celebrating Black Music Month With R&B Vocalist “JOE”

Joe’s New Project: DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B

Renowned Urban Adult Contemporary multi platinum selling singer, songwriter, producer and musician Joe, has an up coming new release titled DoubleBack: Evolution of R&B. Joe is celebrating 20 years in music. The Urbanbuzzmag.com had a chance to speak with our Key Player Joe regarding his artistic experience in music as an artist and business man. Joe is an independent recording artist signed to Massenburg Media. Joe’s fans and R&B lovers are in for a real  treat.  Joe is a pioneer of the young urban black music explosion of the 90’s.  Joe have paved the way for some of today’s R&B crooners. He tells us how to have longevity in the music business. If anyone knows Joe knows.

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