#PRINCE BET Tribute or When Jennifer Hudson Tore Me Up (Purple Rain Video)

Jennifer Hudson tore my heart out singing "Purple Rain" during the Prince Tribute on the BET Awards last night. I have nothing to add to this other than Stevie Wonder and Tori Kelly...more

A bittersweet Happy Birthday to Prince, BET Awards plans to drop mic (Video)

Prince Rogers Nelson, his Royal Purpleness, would have been 58 today, June 7, 2016. In other news about the late, great megastar who died this April, BET Network has promised to deliver "the greatest Prince tribute ever" at its 2016 BET Awards. The list of tribute performers includes Sheila E., Janelle Monae, and D'Angelo, performers who feel more for the legend than mere admiration ....more

Surprise Prince, Alicia Keys duet, 'How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore' (video)

Nothing to add here. The video speaks for itself ....more

Medical Examiner says reports that Prince overdosed are gossip

According to USA TODAY update on Prince's death earlier today, ...more

So, will.I.am, Prince, and Michael Jackson walk into a Vegas bar . . .

Having gotten into several debates about who's the greater genius, Prince or Michael Jackson, I love this story will.i.am tells Ellen Degeneres on her show in the video above. The public's always been curious about the tension between Michael Jackson and Prince, which is why I've posted on the topic of their intriguing relationship in the past. Notice I did not say that the two were friends ...more

Van Jones tells the most important Prince story we should tell

On CNN, Van Jones tells the truth about Prince's life, which is that Prince was a generous soul. He says this is the most important story to remember about the man other than Prince was a genius musician. I knew some of what Jones said about what Prince as philanthropist ....more

Prince on New Girl and SNL - 2014

The old video clips of this episode that I had on my 2014 post have vanished, of course. I think Fox made the me private? I don't know ....more

Rest in Peace, beloved Prince

I am a Prince fanatic. That's all I can say because I am undone by news of his death ....more

Watching Julia Child and Emeril's 1993 master chef video brings back memories of growing up in New Orleans

I can follow a recipe or simply throw something on the stove to see what happens, but I don't think of myself as a cook. That's probably because I don't love cooking. Still, watching this 1993 episode of Julia Child's PBS series Cooking with Master Chefs swept me into a misty nostalgia, ...more

Teaching black children to be slave catchers

Nothing reveals more than U.S. slave narratives (such as the one that follows) the psychological damage done to the enslaved in the U.S.A. and the ways slavery destroyed the black family. The horrific dysfunction of American society during slavery undoubtedly remains with this nation, and we should not forget what happened during that part of history as some people would like us to. In the ...more