Friday, September 25, 2015

Minority Report-Fox's new show on Monday Nights

This is premier week and I am loving the new show on Fox called The Minority Report staring Megan Good.  She plays a metro police detective Lara Vega.  She is a cop racing to stop the worst crimes in 2065 before they happen with a man who is haunted by the future.  Wow, talk about futuristic show.  The future looks amazing. 


Meanwhile, it's nice to see her back on television.  This is a good role for Megan Good and the story line for this series will keep you intrigued and coming back on Monday nights on Fox.   Her cast mates are Stark Sands as Dash is haunted by the future cops. Her co-workers  Wilmer Valderrama as Will Blake, Li Jun LI as Akeela work deligently to solve the murders.  While the twins siblings of Dash played by Nick Zano as Arthurnd, and Laura Regan as Agatha.  This is a great cast line up that I am looking forward to watch during this Fall season. 


It's a great show that kicked off Monday nights and if you missed it make sure you check out the encore on Friday. 



Photo Source Credits:  Picture from Facebook/MinorityReport

If you missed an episode, check out the link below to watch the pilot.  Tell us your thoughts and watch it with us on next week.  http://www.fox.com/watch/528413763738/7766135808
 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Her Stolen Pride- Mamie Kings Chalmers Real Life Story By LaSuria K.Allman

Her Stolen Pride, the true story about civil rights activist Mamie King Chalmers written by her eldest daughter Lasuria K. Allman.  She would spend 26 years fighting for her mother's stolen identity, stolen pride, stolen experiences, and rightful place in history. Lasuria would not stop with the first book, but she would continue to tell her mother's story in Her Stolen Pride II and Pride Restored. 
 
Book cover: Her Stolen Tribe
I know of you are wondering, who is Mamie King Chalmers?  She is the young woman in all the pictures from the Civil Rights Movement on the front lines.  Mamie King Chalmers was hosed by the Birmingham Fire department and attacked by dogs as you can see in the many pictures caputred by the photographer.  We all have seen these pictures during black history month, in civil rights documentaries, and even in magazines, and TV specials. The photographer Charles Moore sold these famous photos to Time Magazine.


Photographer Charles Moore/Time Magazine
  I recognized the pictures and like many didn't know her name until I sat down and interviewed Author Lasuria K. Allman.  There are still names unknown of those who fought for the right to vote that some people take for granted to this day.  It's time to read Her Stolen Pride Pt. I and Her Stolen Pride II, and Pride Restored found at http://www.thebookpatch.com/.






 It was a journey that Lasurie was determined and driven to reclaim her mother's name and historical contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.  After countless letters to news stations and reports,


It would be a reporter by the name of Frank Donnelly for the Detroit News who would share Mamie King Chalmers story with the world.  Mr. Donnelly would air her story on the 50th anniversary of the historical pictures taken of her and the two boys being hosed in front of a store front in Birmingham, Alabama.  Finally, the world would get to hear the truth and see the real Mamie King Chalmers.


Sit back and take a listen to the full interview at http://sistahsplace.com/lasuria-k-allman-talks-about-her-stolen-pride-mamie-king-chalmers-story/



Photo: Lasuria K. Alman
Lasuria, is on a crusade for her mother Mamie King Chalmers Her Stolen Pride Pt. I &II and Pride Restored.  Her next step is the White House to have her mother receive the Presidential Honor from President Obama. 


Be sure to check out The first History Book, Mamie King Chalmers was honored and recognized in is Beads on a String America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History by Ey Wade.  You can order and Read the more about her at this link: http://www.amazon.com/Beads-String-Special-Intertwined-Biographical/dp/0615811469


Contact & Social Media Infomration:
Lasuria Allman books are available at http://www.thebookpatch.com/ and you may reach her at LaSuria83@gmail.com or contact her by phone at (909)-264-0878.
Twitter:Lasuria83
Facebook:Author Lasuria Allman


Photo Source Credits:  All pictures are provided courtsey of LaSuria K. Allman.



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Monday, September 14, 2015

Movie Review- The Perfect Guy

On Sunday, we went to see the #1 movie at the box office, The Perfect Guy starting Saana Lathan, Michael Ealy, and Morris Chestnut.  It was a stunning performance by Saana Lathan and Michael Ealy.  To see her in a take charge, stand your ground, and fight was awesome.  Now, Michael Ealy played the perfect guy who was smart, fine, and psychotic is the word I will use for his role.  It was nice to see him play this type a role because he usually plays the good guy.  What can I say about Morris Chestnut?  He always shines and in his role he stood up to Carter Duncan. 












This was a love story with a twist of suspense and drama.  It will keep you on your edge of your seat and even had us jumping a few times.  Carter was charming, he paid attention to detail, and he even past the girlfriends test. He was too good to be true.   The IT (computer expert) make you want to think twice about dating a guy who is extremely good with computers.   Dave was a laid back brother who sometimes get over looked and taken for granted.   Hint, the grass ain't always greener on the other side, now is it?   It was a beautiful love story between Leah and Dave. 




As with all movies, there are always messages that one can take away with them and a lesson.  Let's start with the lesson first, the perfect guy does not exist.  If he does then run while you can because no man is perfect.  Second lesson, When you have a good man like Leah (Saana Lathan) did with Dave (Morris Chestnut), you cannot rush a man into marriage because your clock is clicking or you have this timeline that you have been keeping.  Another lessor or message if you wanted to name is to treasure the man that is spending time with you, appreciating the little things about you, and investing in the relationship.




What are the messages in the movie?  Sometimes we jump into relationship too quick without getting to know who are person really is?  Hint, Carter Duncan had another name? He had a temper that was out of control.  Another message, the police and the laws of the state cannot always help you as a woman when you run into your "Perfect Guy" that turns out to be crazy.  No, seriously open your eyes to the man that is standing before you who loves.  I believe we as women want The Perfect Guy to exist that will come along and sweep us off our feet like prince charming. 




It was a great movie and I highly recommend everyone to go see it.  You will love this movie.  Have you seen it yet?  Don't you want to go see Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy), Leah Vaugh (Saana Lathan) and Dave (Morris Chestnut) in this love triangle mixed with drama, suspense, and love? 




https://youtu.be/CikoxQ4ytI4






Video Source-Sony You Tube
Picture credits & source- https://www.facebook.com/PerfectGuyMovie?fref=ts


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Let's make the school year 2015-2016 a great year


Well, its official the kids are back in school.  It’s a new school year for your babies going into kindergarten, junior high school, and high school.  For some students it will be an adjustment and it will even be an adjustment for parents; especially for parents with little ones going into kindergarten.  They may cry and for some they may not and leave the parents with tears that their little one is a big girl or big boy as they wave good bye. 

The first day of school is so special and such a memorable day.  I remember the first day my daughter went to Kindergarten.  I was nervous about her riding the school bus and getting lost that I had to be there on the first day.  I think most employers expect new parents with little ones going to school for the first time to take the day off.  It’s an emotional day for us parents when our baby goes off to school for the first time.  Has the teacher had to reassure you that your son or daughter was in good hands before you would leave?  Yes, this is hilarious now but we all know each of us have been told this by the teacher or principal.  We are excited about the new school year and what it will bring.  


Now, our middle school students and high school students it’s not as emotional as kindergarten.  However, you are just as excited about them getting out of the house, off the phone, and off social media to be actively learning in school.  You even encourage them to pick a sport and sign up for an after school club.  You want your children to be actively involved in school and learn discipline by participating in a sport or club.  It’s time for them to adjust to being back in school and on a different schedule of activities and even bed time. 

It’s a new school year for college students and the emotions are high especially for parents dropping their freshman off.  We experience the empty nest syndrome for the first 6 months, at least I did.  Finding something to do as the house was quiet until the first weekend they come home to do laundry.  Back to school each year is different and gets to become memorable each year until your babies graduate from high school and go off to college. 

 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”  Eleanor Roosevelt

Make it a great year of memories and teach them to soar high like an eagle, for nothing is impossible that they cannot rise above.  A new school year means new goals and new friends to take with you on new adventures and journey called learning.  As parents, keep encouraging your son or daughter with affirmations of success.  Keep them positive, active, and believing in their dreams. 

Welcome back to school to all of our students for the 2015-2016 school years.  What will you do to make your son or daughter have a great year?

 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A powerful movie that makes you want to clean out your closet- War Room


Today was a perfect day to go see War Room, on Labor Day.  The movie was directed by Alex Kendrick.  This movie was powerful in so many ways and it touched my heart to see how your elders can teach another married woman how to find God, love God, and most important teach her how to pray.  We as women take on so many roles that sometimes we allow life to overtake our prayer life and time with God.  There were so many things that I loved about this movie especially Miss Clara played by Karen Abercrombie.  She portrayed this role perfectly that it reminded me of good friend.  Miss Clara’s advice to married women and her powerful prayer at the end made me want to go home and clean out a closet to make it my “War Room”. 
Photo Credits Source: Tri-Star Pictures/Facebook Group War Room


This is not just a movie for black families or black couples; it’s a movie for all believers , all races, and non-believers.  Not to give too much away from those who have not seen the #1 movie in at the box office for the last two weeks since it came out August 28, 2015.  There is power in prayer and there is power in unity of prayer.  I loved her advice to Elizabeth Jordan played by Priscilla Evans Shirer to pray for her husband and pray for her marriage. One of the many points that I loved that Miss Clara helped Elizabeth to understand is that you belong to God before you belong to your husband.  She also let it be known that we as women cannot change a man that is God’s job.  We cannot fix him and we cannot mold him into the man that we want him to be.  All the molding and fixing belong to God.  He is the only one who has the power to mold, shape, change, and fix a man.  

I am a firm believer in praying for my man and someday my husband.  I have learned this not just by watching movies, but through the teachings of my pastor along with what’s written in the bible.  It was beautiful to see that black man fall to his knees to pray and ask God for forgiveness. Tony Jordan played by TC Stallings was selfish and arrogant, but when his wife begins to pray, look out.  There was a scene when he was fighting with himself, and I must say that scene should be an eye opener to many men.  I am sure many men struggle with feeling they are fighting against the world trying to find their place.  Some are even fighting themselves as depicted in the movie.   It is a lot for a black man  or should I say any man to put aside his pride and realize who his king is and who he belongs to so that he can find his place in his purpose.  It’s important for a wife to pray for her husband, encourage him, and allow God to fight her battles.  It's important for a husband to pray with his wife and for his family.          

War Room was a phenomenal movie that portrayed just how powerful prayer is and how strong a praying wife can be.  It has some strong and powerful messages throughout the movie.  A broken man cannot piece himself together without God.  A confused and overly busy woman cannot go day in and day out without walking and talking to God.  Prayer is powerful.  It’s the best tool we have to communicate with the heavenly father.  Do you have a prayer room or should I say, a War Room?   

Friday, September 4, 2015

Are you ready for September's premiers?

Welcome to September!  Wow, did the summer just fly bye?  It was an amazing summer.  I hope you all enjoyed your kids, vacations, and much more. The kids have gone back to school and college students have started their new ventures toward a college education.  If you have high school senior or college senior  like I do, then you are extremely excited.  This school year is a year of great accomplishments and a lot of time and energy invested into our kids. 




Meanwhile, the premier season is upon us and the count own has begun in 17 days before premier week of our favorite shows.  We will be tuned into our favorite shows and it's characters.  Television has gotten good and if you are like me, then you are deciding how much TV you will watch. 


What are you excited to watch? I am excited about the following shows. 
  • Fox's Empire 2nd season with Tarij P. Henson and Terrence Howard - what a great cast line up for the fall.  Wednesday nights could not get any better.
Photo credits via Twitter Pit Bull source
  • CBS's Criminal Minds- looking forward to seeing the crew again and all the cases that keep you on your toes.

  • ABS's Shondaland-- Thursday's will be sizzling with Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.
Photo source via Twitter with credits on photo



There are some news shows that will be hitting the networks and I will chat more about those later on the entertainment website at www.Sistahsplace.com! Be sure to check that out this weekend as that will be your site for entertainment news.




If you missed a few shows, the time is now to catch up so that you are not lost come premier week.  I am excited about my list above, but I also have some new shows that I have managed to watch in August and catch on demand during the summer that are ones to keep your eye on like:


  • Minority Report with Megan Good
  • Born Again Virgin on TVOne
  • Being Mary Jane-BET
  •  Power on STARZS
Did I miss any?