Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BET Networks Launches CENTRIC, New Channel Replacing BETJ

CENTRIC is a 24-hour entertainment channel that’s the result of a partnership with BET Networks and MTV Networks. Details in the press release below.
CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network featuring the artists, series, movies, music and reality programming that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multi-cultural adult, will start broadcasting on Monday, September 28 at 6:00 a.m. ET. CENTRIC, focused on the influential target audience, ages 25– to 54-year-old ET, can be found on major satellite, cable and telco providers.

CENTRIC will kick off the week with a series of shows that commemorate the unforgettable legacy of Michael Jackson. On September 28, CENTRIC will premiere the original episode of the classic music show, Soul Train featuring the late performer at 9:00 p.m.*; followed by a half-hour in-depth profile, MJ: Our Icon at 10:00 p.m. Inside the M.J. Mansion, an insightful documentary that gives viewers a personal snapshot into the singer’s life at 11:00 p.m.; plus an electrifying block of Michael Jackson music videos showcased in a special episode of Soul Sessions.

CENTRIC will also air an exciting lineup of music-themed programming including memorable concert performances, movies, and originals touting iconic star power from notable figures such as Tina Turner, Beyonce, Erykah Badu, Diddy, Salt & Pepa, The Roots, the Notorious B.I.G., and India Arie. Viewers can also look forward to the original series Leading Men and Leading Women, which intimately chronicle the dynamic lives of celebrities like Boris Kodjoe, Hill Harper, Brian McKnight, Dr. Maya Angelou, Iman, and Patti Labelle.

In November, CENTRIC will bring viewers the return of the highly-popular urban music awards show, The Soul Train Awards, the music special that bridges the gap between the soulful sounds of yesterday and today. Taping at the famed Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Tuesday, November 3, this star-studded two-hour special is slated to premiere on Sunday, November 29 at 9:00 p.m. The show will celebrate music’s legacy by recognizing winners from various prestigious music categories and honor some of R&B music’s notable icons. The special is guaranteed to take viewers on a soul-stirring ride through Soul Train’s most memorable moments, as well as feature hot performances from today’s hottest artists.

“This couldn’t be a more perfect time to launch a fresh brand dedicated to the African-American and multi-cultural adult audience,” said Scott Mills, BET Networks President and Chief Operating Officer. “CENTRIC is all about reflecting the beautiful life that our audience has created for themselves and the one they are still reaching for. This is a time of profound cultural change and we are simply thrilled to have the opportunity to super-serve this audience, which has been underserved for too long, with compelling content that reflects their lives, tastes and aspirations.”

“We are extremely proud to offer our audience a new home that strongly reflects who they are,” stated Paxton Baker, CENTRIC’s General Manager and Executive Vice President. “We are just getting started, but over the next few months we will be adding new original programming as well as a robust online offering. Through our strategic programming roll out, integrated marketing and digital elements, and cross-promotional efforts across BET Networks’ platforms, CENTRIC will become the top destination for our audience to tune into 24/7.”


CENTRIC, the latest offering under the BET Networks umbrella, and also a partnership with MTV Networks, is a 24-hour entertainment channel featuring originals, movies, music and reality programming that reflects the lifestyle and sophistication of today’s African-American and multicultural adult viewer. Its compelling content infuses a unique mix of music, culture and style that embody the lives, tastes, and aspirations of the CENTRIC viewer: All You. All Day. All Night.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

How to Make a Natural Exfoliating Bath Bar

Things You'll Need:

*3-4 ounces glycerin melt and pour soap base
*loofah sponge
*soap bar mold
*wooden or metal spoon
*serrated knife
*microwave-safe 2 cup measuring cup
*spray bottle filled with rubbing alcohol
*microwave oven

Making A Natural Beauty Scrub

Step 1
Assemble all your tools and ingredients next to the microwave oven.
Step 2
Chop the glycerin soap base into cubes.
Step 3
Slice the loofah into 1/2" thick slices or chop into little squares approximately 1-2 inches in diameter.
Step 4
Place loofah pieces in the bottom of the soap mold.
Step 5
Pour soap cubes into the measuring cup and heat in the microwave on high for 40 seconds. Stir. Continue to heat and stir the soap base at 10 second intervals until cubes are completely melted.
Step 6
Pour the melted soap from the measuring cup into the mold over the loofah pieces. If the soap begins to harden before you are finished, simply reheat and stir.
Step 7
Allow the soap to set for a minute or so until the bubbles rise to the top. Squirt with rubbing alcohol. This keeps bubbles from forming in the soap so you have a nice clear bar.
Step 8
Allow the soap to cool for about a half hour or until the soap bar has hardened.
Step 9
Turn mold over and pop soap bar out by pressing down on the mold with your thumbs. If the soap bar is stubborn, place mold in the freezer for ten minutes and try again.

Source: www.ehow.com

Our little garden...

"Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. - Jeremiah 29:4-5 - NIV

tomato and other veggies from our 2007/2008 (?) garden...


pesky "moles" ate our veggies!! Ugh!

Hubby stirring up the soil...

my little one enjoying outdoors and gardening with hubby.

a couple weeks later, beginning to sprout..

Our little 2009 garden... I never took pics of our "harvest" We had squash, red onions, tomatoes, carrots, and turnips. Stay tuned for next year!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Get Minx'd!

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Kid's Lunch-Box Week on Get Cookin' on PaulaDeen.com

Happy 2 B Nappy!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Carol's Daughter teams up with DISNEY!

Coming Fall 2009!!!!

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