Saturday, January 31, 2009

This week on Cocoa Mode

I can not WAIT to see Chris Rocks' latest movie, HAIR. The low-budget documentary traces the growth of the multi-billion dollar industry "rooted" in the maintenance of African-American hair and it's place in African American culture.

Here's a clip of Chris Rock talking about HAIR.

This week on Cocoa Mode in the Eagles Nest we'll talk to Ronnie and Lamar Tyler, authors of about the movie, plus we'll dish about the latest development in the" Michelle Obama should have worn a Black designer debate", kids and computers and the dangers of social networking. Finally, I'll open the lines for you to discuss the latest PETA ad that some television networks have called "too hot for tv" (kiddies close your eyes)

We'll also be taking your calls at 1-866-801-8255.

It's the Cocoa Mode Roundtable on Cocoa Mode in the Eagles Nest, Thursday at 8:00am ET.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Africa as you've never seen it.

From the Motherland website:
Motherland is a passage, which sweeps the continent of Africa. W A bold empowering sophisticated story of Africa, which in progressive looks at Africa's past, present and future. Motherland is an epic and unprecedented entry into the canon of African-owned cinema, which charts the glory and majesty of the Motherland (Enat Hager). Motherland is a film that unapologetically calls for African unity, self-determination and the African rebirth.

I have a special place in my heart for both Ethiopia and Kenya, I can't wait to see Motherland on the big screen.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In Case You MIssed It....

Here's a link to Mike McQuerry's suggestions for this weekend's inauguration events. Feel free to use the comments section below to promote your event. Also, I want to know if you're planning to take your children down to the official swearing in on Capitol Hill.

EDIT: I just received this link from a listener who confirmed that strollers will be allowed on the Mall in the un-ticketed areas. HALLELUJAH!!

"Backpacks and strollers will be permitted in the unticketed sections of the National Mall west of Fourth Street, but they are being strongly discouraged. The restriction on those items, along with thermoses, coolers, umbrellas and laser pointers, applies in ticketed parade-route and swearing-in areas and at the balls. In ticketed areas, cameras are permitted but tripods are not. Don't bring posters or placards bigger than 18 inches square." (Thanks Latoya!)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This week on Cocoa Mode....

I'll talk to Mike "The Mayor" McQuerry, special assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer on Capitol Hill and according to one the 25 people you should know on The Hill. He'll bring us up to date on all of the parties/concerts/events for the "regular folk" at next week's inauguration.

Plus I'll let you know what I think about Ann Coulter's comments about single mothers. If you missed it, check out the video of her appearance on The View. I'd love to know what you think. Call me tomorrow at 8:00am ET to talk about this and more! 1-866-801-TALK (8255.)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year

2008 is over and the Year of Change is upon us. I trust you had a wonderful holiday season and I look forward to catching up with you this Thursday, January 8th at 8:00am on Cocoa Mode in the Eagles Nest. In the meantime, I leave you with this awesome video clip I snagged from What About Our Daughters. My prayer is that every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle and guardian become so unashamedly involved in our children's lives.