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Jazz Artist Cynthia Holiday, tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


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There have been many known jazz greats such as; Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington and Nina Simone just to name a few. And Ella Fitzgerald had a way with her voice which has left a legacy for many years to come.

My guest tonight heralds from Newark, New Jersey and is a well studied vocalist who seeks to carry the tradition of singing the blues like other well known female greats. Cynthia Holiday (pictured above) seeks to continue the tradition of jazz women who sing the blues, a style that has become a lost art among vocalists.

Tune into “Conversations Of A Sistah” tonight at 6:30 pm. on blogtalkradio.com as we continue to honor and salute those “awesome individuals” contributing to our history with their gifts and talents.

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See you on the air!

Chris Christie, Controversy, Political scandal, Politics, Town Hall

How come Gov. Christie won’t have a ‘town hall’ in the hood?


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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting since he’s faced intense national scrutiny over what Democrats say were politically motivated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

The famous governor held his first town hall since the bridge gate scandal in Middletown, New Jersey where 95 percent of his audience were Caucasian.

But my question is this, why won’t Chris Christie hold a town hall meeting in the hoods of Camden county, Newark New Jersey or any other urban areas throughout the state? He always seem to frequent these areas where he won’t be challenged.

Case and point, one woman sitting at the front of the bleachers came with a message for Christie, typed in capital letters on a piece of white computer paper: “Resign Christie.”

Isabel Newson, 48, (pictured below) of Keansburg, NJ said members of Christie’s staff told her twice that if she “didn’t remove the sign,” she’d “have to leave.” Both times, Newson said, she refused, and the staffers took the sign out of her hands.

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While no one at the town hall asked Gov. Christie about the bridge gate scandal, I’m sure they were told what questions would be permissible. In the meantime the Republican governor mostly field questions and dialogue about the state’s recovery from Sandy.

I think Christie knows if he came to the hood he would not only be heckled the way he was in Times Square but the great citizens of the state of New Jersey would not ignore the scandal currently rocking his administration.  

Chris Christie, Political scandal, Politics

Allegations against NJ Governor Chris Christie mount!


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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is knee-deep in allegations as his vindictive policies of politics continue to grow against him.

Added to the latest list of scandalous behavior is that the petty NJ Governor enacted political revenge after his administration shut down the DMV office in a large New Jersey city three years ago. Democratic politicians say it was because they opposed his tax policies and worked for his political opponent, John Corzine.

New Jersey state Assemblyman Joe Cryan told a media source, Chris Christie shut down the fourth-largest Motor Vehicle Commission office in Elizabeth, New Jersey as revenge.

‘He shut it down, plain and simple, and of course this was political,’ Cryan said. ‘This was complete retribution. … There was no other possible explanation for it.’

Cryan who was former Gov. John Corzine’s state Democratic chairman, when he ran for re-election in 2009 unsuccessfully against Christie concluded, “Closing the motor vehicle bureau in Elizabeth was a way for Christie to crush three political adversaries with a single stroke of his pen”.

Elizabeth’s longtime mayor, Chris Bollwage, got under Chris Christie’s skin soon after he took Corzine’s job, joining Cryan to publicly oppose what they called a ‘flawed’ plan to cap the rate of annual property tax increases in New Jersey. So to get back at the Elizabeth mayor, Christie closed down one of the busiest DMV offices in his city and now taxpayers in the region have to trek it to other cities to get their plates or licenses renewed, and politicians say the wait times have doubled.

Christie and his insiders are used to getting their way no matter what the consequence are to constituents and families, which is why his alleged innocence in this huge bridgegate scandal is hard to believe.

Looks like Christie’s prospects of a 2016 presidential run are dimmered each week as every political adversary he’s ever had, is coming out of the woodwork in record numbers.