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Our Year In Review, Tonight on “Conversations of A Sistah”

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The year 2018 is coming to a close quiet rapidly. And we have had some interesting conversations this year!

We talked about …Why black people don’t support black businesses with Mr. Daryl Harris of 4 Kings Art Gallery in Paterson, NJ. We sat down in the studios with Music Mogul ‘Mathew Knowles in March and discussed his book, ‘The DNA of Achievers’. We also had in our studios, singer, songwriter, Tawatha Agee….But what was our hottest conversation of 2018.

Join our host Ms. Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” via blog talk talk radio, for our year in review.

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Performance, Power couple

Ciara Rocked The Half-Time Show!!!

Singer Ciara Wilson made history during the Monday Night Football game last night. She paid homage to her husband Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, when she wore a custom white jersey with her husband’s number on it.

Ciara, thrilled football fans with a high energy halftime performance during the Seahawks vs Minnesota Vikings NFL game last night, as she performed her current single “Level Up” with two dozen similarly dressed backup dancers. You had to look hard to notice Ciara, who stood out among the rest with the extremely long ponytail.

Ciara’s halftime performance left many sports writers scratching their heads and wondering if Russell pulled some strings to make it happen? Of course he did, when you marry you should enhance each other as a couple. Ciara made half-time history with her performance.

I never knew Ciara, sung the song “Level Up” and my Zumba instructors have us rocking and sweating to it on the regular. The lyrics are stupid but the beat is “FIRE”.

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“Don’t Choose Regret” Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

Sean “Puffy” “P-Diddy” Combs mourned the loss of his “best friend” Kim Porter by posting a video that showed the 2 of them embracing during an Essence photo shoot back in 2006.

The 46-year-old, who is mother to three of Diddy’s kids, was found dead in her bed of an apparent heart attack at her home in Toluca Lake, California on Thursday, Nov. 15, after reportedly battling the flu and pneumonia.

“For the last three days I’ve been trying to wake up out of this nightmare. But I haven’t,” Combs wrote in the video caption on Sunday.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do without you baby. I miss you so much. Today I’m going to pay tribute to you, I’m going to try and find the words to explain our un-explainable relationship. We were more than best friends, we were more than soulmates. WE WERE SOME OTHER SHIT!! And I miss you so much. Super Black Love.”

Regret seems to be a fact of life: the one who got away, the job you didn’t take, the fight you wish you hadn’t had, the choice of the wrong school, the investment you didn’t make, the money you didn’t save, the move you wish you’d made, and on and on and freakin on. That’s the predictability of life; there will definitely be something along the way you will wish you’d done differently.

Regret can be big – They can occur daily, or you can have everlasting ones that just seem to color everything you do. But what about those life choices we can control in order to avoid living a lifetime of regret?

Will this be the case with Sean “Puff Daddy – P-Diddy” Combs?

After all he never married Porter, as his cheating on her during their very public relationship played out in the press. Is it possible his public acknowledgement and adoration for his best friend and soul mate an expression of guilt and regret?

Join our Host, Ms. Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on this weeks “Conversations Of A Sistah” – “Don’t Choose Regret“….Hope to meet you on the air!!!

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Politics, Racial tension, Racism in America

“7” nooses found in Mississippi Capital just one day before Senate runoff between black Democrat and GOP incumbent who joked about lynchings

Nooses are showing up more in hate incidents throughout the United States. Nooses were discovered in the past week at two museums in the nation’s capital, including the new African-American history museum. Nooses were found hanging from trees at the state Capitol in Jackson, Mississippi on Monday. They are “hate signs,” but the content appears to be that of political nature.

The hangman’s noose has come to be one of the most powerful visual symbols directed against African American people and evokes racial history, hatred and bigotry. Its origins are connected to the history of lynching in America, particularly in the South after the Civil War, when violence or threats of violence replaced slavery as one of the main forms of social control that white people used against African American people. The surge in recent incidents is disturbing and reflects a general increase of hate symbols.

The noose is used as a form of intimidation and It is illegal to display a noose in a threatening manner in Virginia, New York and Connecticut. But what about Mississippi?

Currently, Mississippi is in the middle of a runoff in the midterm elections for the Senate race and Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith thought she would win by a landslide.

So today in the state of Mississippi voters will decide between Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy, who, if elected, would be the state’s first black senator since Reconstruction.

President Donald Trump, anxious to finish out the 2018 campaign season with a Republican victory, urged voters to turn out for Hyde-Smith in a tweet Tuesday. However, when video emerged online of Hyde-Smith telling supporters earlier this month that she’d be “on the front row” if one of her supporters there “invited me to a public hanging.” brought memories of Mississippi’s history of lynchings to the forefront and put the contest under the national microscope.

Hyde-Smith later called the comments an “exaggerated expression of regard,” but her use of the phrase “public hanging” is the same ignited rhetoric invoking hate crimes and incidents throughout this country.

The state is polarized along racial lines, with most white voters backing Republicans and nearly all black voters supporting Democrats. Democrats hope Hyde-Smith’s comments will lead to a surge in black turnout and propel them to victory.
Bishop Eddie Long, Jamal- Harrison Bryant

Men Hide Your Women! Pastor Jamal Bryant is Headed to NBMBC in Atlanta!!!

Embattled prosperity preacher Jamal Bryant is heading to Atlanta. Bryant has accepted an offer to become senior pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, outside of Atlanta.

Bryant, the controversial pastor at the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, MD., will take over as spiritual leader at New Birth in Lithonia, Georgia. The megachurch, which boasts 10,000 members, was founded by Bishop Eddie Long who died from an aggressive form of cancer in 2017.

A former NAACP youth director, Bryant, 47, was a civil rights leader in Baltimore. He led protests after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Florida.

But Bryant’s personal life has been the source of rampant gossip and blog fodder for years.

Bryant was shamed publicly in 2016 after he allegedly fathered a baby with a member of his flock.

LaToya Odom claims Bryant is the father of her son. Odom says she was pressured to abort the beautiful baby boy, whom Bryant refused to see.

At the time, Bryant was still married to reality TV star Gizelle Bryant, one of the stars of Real Housewives of Potomac. The Bryants share 3 daughters.

Bryant was also accused of fathering a child with a 17-year-old woman while married to Gizelle.

In her divorce filing, Gizelle accused the randy pastor of adultery, cruelty, and “excessive vicious conduct” that caused “unreasonable apprehension of bodily suffering so as to render cohabitation unsafe,” according to an article in The Sun newspaper.

Bryant was also widely criticized for his flashy materialistic lifestyle, which included a Bentley and a multi-million-dollar Canton waterfront property.

Bryant later admitted his infidelity and begged his congregation for forgiveness.

He told congregants during his three sermons on Sunday that he is leaving for a new position in Atlanta.

He will preach his final sermon at the Empowerment Temple on Dec. 2.