Martin Lawrence Lights Up The Stage On ‘Doin Time’ Comedy Tour

Demand to see the trail blazing comedian Martin Lawrence was so high, a second show had to be added to his “Doin Time” comedy tour stop in Indiana late August.

The hilarious comic stopped by the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on August 29th and 30th, drawing crowds from Chicago to Indianapolis to witness him do what he does best- making people laugh.

The show started with a hilarious compilation of some of Lawrence’s funniest moments, from hit movies, Bad Boys, Big Mommas House, Nothing to Lose, Life, to National Security, even with behind-the-scenes footage from the set of his fan-favorite series, “Martin,” showcasing just how much of a staple the comic has been in Hollywood.

See Also: Martin Lawrence Announces Bad Boy 3 is in Development

From side-splitting jokes about Tiger Woods, the 50-year-old actor’s set was no-holds-barred, even touching- no pun intended- on the Bill Cosby saga, to Hollywood mistaking him as Don Cheadle to sex and relationships.

His die-hard fans, affectionately known as #TeamMartyMar, supported the Germany-born Black Knight actor, cheering him on throughout his set. – Angela Wilson

Special thanks to Shannon Waldron of Urban Fêtes!

Urban Fêtes is a lifestyle marketing company comprised of leading forces in the worlds of entertainment, advertising and new media. Deeply immersed in today’s lifestyle of music, art, sports and fashion, we keep brands connected and engaged with the influential millennial demographic by delivering authentic messaging with compelling events, content and culture cues.

Photo credit: Brentton Wilson, Getty Images, Martin Lawrence Instagram

Seth Low Houses And Reginald Bowman Enjoy Family Day As They Work To Improve Public Housing And Prepare For Elections

Family Day Was A Huge Success At Seth Low Houses As They Prepare To Address The Dropout Crisis, Unemployment, Healthcare, Drugs, Crime, Gun And Gang Violence By Working With The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council And Their 7 E’s 4 Power Tour, Power 105.1, vitaminwater, Council Member Mealy, The AIDS HealthCare Foundation And Many Others

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Reginald Bowman, Charles Fisher, Randy Fisher holding vitaminwater.

“Vote 4 New Hope With The Power In Public Housing”

At the 2015 Seth Low Family Day Event, we caught up with Reginald Bowman, President of the NYCHA City-Wide Council of President and one of the most credible people we have known that is actually on the ground, in the developments using his contacts and skills to make life better for NYCHA residents. We meet a lot of people in NYCHA, but for over 7 years now, this man has made many sacrifices for his NYCHA Family and their ongoing struggle to obtain the support, services, security and economic opportunities needed for residents to live a productive life.

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Charles Fisher interviews Reginald Bowman while Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” looks on.

Things are slowly improving in Public Housing thanks to committed leaders like Mr. Bowman, his team, and a host of elected officials who have been leading the charge for decades. We are looking forward to working with Reggie and bringing him the resources to make NYCHA a better place to live for all residents. Yes there is still a lot of work that needs to be done, but things are finally moving in the right direction and as a team we will get the job done. We have several new initiatives with Power 105.1, “The Shark” Daymond John, vitaminwater, RavePCS, Hip-Hop Wireless, Microsoft, the Source Magazine and celebrities from the entertainment industry that we are about to introduce to NYCHA through Mr. Bowman that will provide more opportunities for the residents, with a focus on the safety and economic empowerment of the youth and young adults in NYCHA. Let’s get into the interview.

  1. How many years has Seth Low been doing Family Days?

Seth Low houses has been doing Family Days since the 1960’s.

  1. What does Family Day mean to you and the community?

Family day is both a celebration and a reunion. We celebrate the meaning of Family and its bonds that go beyond just blood ties, and a reunion of the people who have lived in the Seth Low Public Housing Community and the Public Housing Community of Brownsville for decades.

  1. What are you doing as President of the NYCHA Council of Presidents to address Crime, Poverty, Unemployment, and Gun & Gang Violence?

It is my belief that the problems of Crime, Gun and Gang Violence, are a direct result of Poverty and Unemployment. We have made efforts to launch projects such as the Brooklyn East Anti-Violence Initiative and create partnerships with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council to provide Training and Employment programs, which provide real job opportunities for residents. These initiatives work hand in hand with all stakeholders to promote resident owned business development, and concrete opportunities for alternatives to criminal activities, that are a direct result of unemployment.

  1. How are relations with NYPD and what can be done to improve them?

As the co-creator of the Safety and Security Task force, a partnership with the NYCHA residents, NYPD and City Agencies, we proactively have worked to address and improve the relationships between Law enforcement and Public Housing residents. The efforts resulted in the changing of the NYPD Housing Patrol Guide, and established an ongoing effort to meet regularly to improve communications and active initiatives between the police and the community. The efforts have a long way to go.

  1. Let’s talk about the Political Power in NYCHA and the role residents can play in the upcoming Presidential Elections?

I launched the “Vote 4 New Hope” and “Power in Public Housing” initiatives with The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council in 2008, to organize the more than 200,000 registered voters in Public Housing in NYC to be the deciding vote in Local, State and Federal Elections. According to a Daily News article the Public Housing vote had a very high turn out in New York and did play a role in electing President Obama to the White House. We have proven to be an effective voice as we quietly elected key politicians to office, which is evidenced by the recent investments of millions of dollars in Public Housing by State and City Governments. I hope that we can again use the “VOTE FOR NEW HOPE” power and influence as a strategy in the 2016 Presidential elections and organize with the Music Industry to be the deciding vote in the 2016 elections. We have the votes to do it. We just need to get mobilized and take over the political arena as the youth and entertainment industry has done in the past.

  1. Why are there so many youth and young adults killing each other in Brooklyn and throughout the city?  What can we do about it?

I have no real answer to this. It is my belief that this country’s culture of violence, war and conflict can be researched and blamed for some of this, and the continued mass killings and police killings, everywhere, are all related. I believe that until we realize this is a national problem, with a need for real comprehensive solutions, the violence will continue to destroy our youth and communities.

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Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” stands in front of the 7 E’s 4 Power banner holding vitaminwater.
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Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” looking buff holding vitaminwater.
  1. Give me your thoughts about today’s event? 

This event was a total success and achieved the objective of bringing people together to celebrate and honor life and be “Reunited With Family and Friends.”

  1. Any special shout outs for your Family Day supporters? 

Special Shout Out to Power 105.1 and vitaminwater, The Seth Low Houses Board Members, the NYCHA Staff, Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, the Source Magazine, and the Seth Low Houses Family.

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Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher stand by the cases of vitaminwater.
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Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” works out with 2 cases of vitaminwater; why don’t you try it?
  1. As you well know we are pushing to get more sponsors involved with NYCHA, this year we have Power 105.1 and vitaminwater, give me your thoughts?

The NYCHA communities generate and spend millions in purchases and it is about time that those corporations give something back to the community and we would like to thank Power 105.1 for being in the forefront of these activities and we look forward to working with the Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council, the station, and their sponsors in the future.

  1. Give me your thoughts about your ongoing plan to make NYCHA a better place for all residents citywide?

I believe and vision using the economic and political power of NYCHA Communities residents to restore the infrastructure of the facilities and be a force for restoring the ladder of economic and social opportunities that NYCHA is intended to be for years to come.

MEANING OF FAMILY DAY AT NYCHA

Click Link- http://sourcemag.co/2015/07/16/nycha-and-hip-hop-summit-youth-council-celebrate-family-day-with-moynihan-report

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Charles Fisher and Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” hold up the banner and vitaminwater with a resident of Seth Low Houses wearing a Worthy Lifestyle shirt and hat.

 

ABOUT THE MOYNIHAN REPORT AND BLACK FAMILY

The Negro Family: The Case For National Action (the 1965 Moynihan Report) was written by Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan, a sociologist and later U.S. Senator. It focused on the deep roots of black poverty in America and concluded controversially that the relative absence of nuclear families (those having both a father and mother present) would greatly hinder further progress toward economic and political equality.

Moynihan argued that the rise in single-mother families was not due to a lack of jobs but rather to a destructive vein in ghetto culture that could be traced back to slavery and Jim Crow discrimination. Though black sociologist E. Franklin Frazier had already introduced the idea in the 1930s, Moynihan’s argument defied conventional social-science wisdom. As he wrote later, “The work began in the most orthodox setting, the U.S. Department of Labor, to establish at some level of statistical conciseness what ‘everyone knew’: that economic conditions determine social conditions. Whereupon, it turned out that what everyone knew was evidently not so.”

LINK TO THE FULL REPORT: http://web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/Moynihan’s%20The%20Negro%20Family.pdf

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50 Cent and Sharieff “the Fitness Sheriff.”

To lose Weight and Stay in Shape hit Sharieff “The Fitness Sheriff” up at xreaf@aol.com.

For info on Family Day, the VOTE 4 NEW HOPE Project, the Power in Public Housing initiative,  and/or NYCHA initiatives hit us up at: RandyKFisher@gmail.com.

Posted by Charles Fisher and Randy Fisher (Twitter / FB / Instagram @HHSYC).

VMA’s Breaks Nielsen Twitter Record

Well if MTV picked Miley Cyrus to host the VMAs for ratings, they got exactly what they wanted. According to the LA Times, the awards show, hosted by oft-controversial pop star Cyrus, was the most tweeted about non-sports program in Nielsen social history (which is to say, since October 2011).

This really shouldn’t come as a surprise, especially considering the events that took place, including the real/fake beef between Cyrus and superstar Nicki Minaj, the 12-minute acceptance/presidential speech given by Kanye West, and of course Taylor Swift was there.

In the United States alone, 21.4 million tweets were sent about the ceremony by 2.2 million individuals. In turn, 11.8 million people received those tweets, which resulted in the VMA tweets themselves potentially being seen 676 million times. This is a significant increase over last year’s social media effect, when just 12.6 million tweets were sent.

All this means is that Kanye might just get the votes for his presidential nomination.

King Jut (@KingJut92)

Rainy Day Romance Movies

Although it’s summer, many of us will still fall victim to a rainy day or two. You’ve possibly seen at least a couple of these movies, but they’re just as good the 2nd, 3rd or 4th time around…

Here’s a list of a few classic movies, perfect for your day in!

 

Love & Basketball

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The patch of true love never did run smooth, but this love story about a pair of childhood sweethearts who both share a passion for basketball is just a dreamy as it sounds. Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps battle their feelings for one another before finally battling it out on the basketball court in perhaps on of the most romantic, tear-jerking scene of the entire movie. Somebody’s heart’s up for grabs. Love & Basketball will have you reaching for the Kleenex.

 

 

Brown Sugar

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A must see for hip-hop lovers. This movie coined the phrase “When did you fall in love with hip-hop?”

Sanaa Lathan takes the role of the leading lady again, this time alongside Taye Diggs. Mos Def, Queen Latifah as well as real life husband and wife couple Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kudjoe. A great, all-star cast and the movie soundtrack is killer!

 

 

The Book Of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs

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The tale of three bachelors and their wily other halves who eventually cause their men to misbehave, Robin Givens, Treach, Eric K. George and Mari Morrow star in the movie. Cameos from Flex Alexander, Jagged Edge, Pepa and Taraji P. Henson. A good laugh.

 

 

The Proposal

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The Proposal had to make the list. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds’ chemistry is too real in this romantic comedy. It’s full of laughs (many courtesy of comedy legend Betty White) and like most romantic comedies, has the obligatory teary moment or two and a gloriously cheesy ending (and I mean triple cheddar cheese!).

 

 

Something New

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This movie tackles the issue of interracial love the uptight, picky workaholic leading lady Kenya (Lathan… I know. Her again!), meets the laid back, dog loving landscape gardener Brian (Simon Baker) who is instantly smitten. We see Kenya battle with her own views of dating outside of her race as Brian and his dog Max struggle to be accepted. A sweet tale. A must see!

 

 

-Ayara Pommells (@YahYahNah)

The Nominees for The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards are…

Taylor Swift leads the pack with nine nominations followed by Ed Sheeran with six.  Beyonce and Mark Ronson both have five nominations and Kendrick Lamar has four.

The category for Best Hip-Hop Video is fiercely competitive this year, Kendrick Lamar‘s “Alright,”  Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen,” Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda,” Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth, and Big Sean’s “IDFWU” featuring E-40 are all worthy of the nomination. It will definitely be interesting to see who take home this award. Check out the rest of the nominees below:

2015 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”

BEST MALE VIDEO
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
The Weeknd – “Earned It”
Nick Jonas – “Chains”

BEST FEMALE VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11″
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Sia – “Elastic Heart”
Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”

BEST HIP HOP VIDEO
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Big Sean ft. E-40 – “IDFWU”

BEST POP VIDEO
Beyoncé – “7/11”
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Maroon 5 – “Sugar”

BEST ROCK VIDEO
Hozier – “Take Me To Church”
Fall Out Boy – “Uma Thurman”
Florence + the Machine – “Ship To Wreck”
Walk the Moon – “Shut Up and Dance”
Arctic Monkeys – “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?”

ARTIST TO WATCH PRESENTED BY TACO BELL®
Fetty Wap – “Trap Queen”
Vance Joy – “Riptide”
George Ezra – “Budapest”
James Bay – “Hold Back The River”
FKA Twigs – “Pendulum”

BEST COLLABORATION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood”
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth – “See You Again”
Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – “Love Me Harder”
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – “Bang Bang”

VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Jennifer Hudson – “I Still Love You”
Colbie Caillat – “Try”
Big Sean ft. Kanye West and John Legend – “One Man Can Change the World”
Rihanna – “American Oxygen”
Wale – “The White Shoes”

BEST ART DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Charles Infante)
Snoop Dogg – “So Many Pros” (Jason Fijal)
Jack White – “Would You Fight For My Love” (Jeff Peterson)
The Chemical Brothers – “Go” (Michel Gondry)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Chris Grant, Additional choreography: Gabriel Valenciano)
OK Go – “I Won’t Let You Down” (OK Go, air:man and Mori Harano)
Chet Faker – “Gold” (Ryan Heffington)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Nappy Tabs)
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Keone and Mari Madrid)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Flying Lotus ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Never Catch Me” (Larkin Sieple)
Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” (Daniel Pearl)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Christopher Probst)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Justin Brown)
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free” (Mike Simpson)

BEST DIRECTION
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Joseph Kahn)
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk” (Bruno Mars & Cameron Duddy)
Kendrick Lamar – “Alright” (Colin Tilley & The Little Homies)
Hozier – “Take Me To Church” (Brendan Canty and Conal Thomson of Feel Good Lost)
Childish Gambino – “Sober” (Hiro Murai)

BEST EDITING
Beyoncé – “7/11” (Beyoncé, Ed Burke, Jonathan Wing)
Ed Sheeran – “Don’t” (Jacquelyn London)
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Chancler Haynes at Cosmo Street)
A$AP Rocky – “L$D” (Dexter Navy)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – “Bad Blood” (Ingenuity Studios)
FKA Twigs – “Two Weeks” (Gloria FX, Tomash Kuzmytskyi, and Max Chyzhevskyy)
Childish Gambino – “Telegraph Ave.” (Gloria FX)
Skrillex & Diplo – “Where Are U Now” with Justin Bieber (Brewer)
Tyler, The Creator – “F****** Young/Death Camp” (Gloria FX)

 

The VMAs will be hosted by Miley Cyrus and will air Sunday, August 30, 2015

You can vote for your favorite artist here MTV

Her Source | The 2015 BET Awards: They Can Do Better

Seriously, I saw more all black outfits than color on this Red Carpet. Is this summer or a funeral?

The 2015 BET Awards Red Carpet was none the less premature styling. Everyone had some type of wardrobe malfunction from outfits to hairstyles and it definitely called for fashion police. Here’s TheSource.com recap below…

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Readers what you think about the outfits on the Red Carpet yesterday? Tweet us and let us know on (@HerSource) #HerSource

Top 3 Picks

1. The beautiful Gabrielle Union in an all black bedazzled sleek gown. For this outfit I say the cut outs what make her  to the cut.

2. The powerful woman in Power Naturi Naughton fabulously glowing wearing a dress to channel her natural roots. I say save it for another time, the queen in you deserves summer glam!

3. For hosting the Red Carpet she kept it cute simple and safe, but we all know LaLa always brings it! So LaLa comeback girl, we saw Power, get it.

-Mayi Trinidad

Her Source | The Source Gets The Scoop On ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ ATL’s Tiffany Foxx

Tiffany Foxx, LHHATL’s newest cast member, sits down with us and gives us the 411 on what she’s working with… Continue reading Her Source | The Source Gets The Scoop On ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ ATL’s Tiffany Foxx

Catch 50 Cent on ESPN First Take

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50 Cent takes shots at Pacquiao via First Take

The troll of all trolls, the king of comebacks, 50 cent, made his way to the boxing Mecca of the world, Las Vegas. He sat down with a special #FightOfTheCentury edition of ESPN’s First Take. On the segment 50 discussed his renewed friendship with Floyd, his upcoming movie with Jake Gyllenhaal, and even took a few shots at Manny Pacquiao.  Watch the 10 min clip above give us your thoughts on who you think will win below. #MONEYTEAM!!!!!

 

– Def Soul (@DefSoulNJ)