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PRESS RELEASE, Filmmaker Marco Williams, Virginia Deberry & Donna Grant, Willie Brown, host Monica Peters (aka Monica Medina), brings exclusive interviews for the month of February talking with filmmaker Marco Williams, authors Donna Grant and Virginia Deberry, and the controversial former mayor of San Francisco, Willie Brown.

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Banished by MarcoWilliams: This month, Monica talks with filmmaker Marco Williams. Marco discusses his groundbreaking film “Banished” airing nationwide on PBS Independent Lens Series. “Banished” tells the story of American ethnic cleansings of African American communities in the United States. Many of these communities are still Caucasian to this day. Banished goes back to visit the White communities where Blacks were forced out. With land and livelihood stolen, how are these communities dealing with their violent racial past? Do they feel responsible for future generations of Blacks who were plunged into poverty? Listen here.

Girlfriends are forever: Monica talks with authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant about their new book “Gotta Keep on Tryin” the highly anticipated sequel to their novel “Tryin to Sleep in the Bed You Made.” In real life, Virginia and Donna have a unique friendship and bond that Peters dubs as the “Oprah and Gayle” of the literary world. Listen here.

Slick Willie: Former San Francisco mayor, Willie “Da Mayor” Brown talks with Monica about his legacy of being one of the most controversial but most respected politicians of our time . Not a man to mince his words, he also gives fashion advice to Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. Although his term as the mayor of San Francisco is behind him, he is still highly sought after for political advice from many leaders including Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Brown talks with Monica Peters about his life and his new book “Basic Brown. My Life and Our Times.” Listen here.

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February 19, 2008 Posted by | American Film, Black Film, books, GritsnCheese, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virginia Deberry & Donna Grant Hitting and New York!

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Exclusive interview with authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant

Check out Virginia and Donna on tour:

Saturday 2/23/08, 3PM,
Central Queens Public Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica, Queens, NY 11432
Tel: 718.990.0700

Monday 3/3/08, 7PM
Joseph-Beth Booksellers Legacy Village, 24519 Cedar Road,Lyndhurst, OH 44124, Tel: 216-912-1985

February 12, 2008 Posted by | books | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lil Lil’ Kim Gets “Cut”. How Do You Feel About Her New Look?

Lil Kim has gotten more plastic surgery and has a new look. What do you think?

Photo credit: Hard to tell original celebrity website source of this photo. They are all over the internet.

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Monica Peters Medina

February 4, 2008 Posted by | music | , , , | 3 Comments

Michelle Obama is Phenomenal: See Clip

A little inspiration for the day. Michelle Obama is AWESOME!!!

February 4, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , | Leave a comment