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Barack & Vivica Do The Mags+Alicia Does Giant...And Lena Horne+The Jackson 5 Making A New Year's Comeback?

The YBF has the exclusive first look at the upcoming issue of Black Enterprise mag: Barack is featured on the cover and pages of the mag.  And here's a sneak peek at the issue: 
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says “the same old Washington textbook campaigns just won’t do, this election” and “telling the American people what we think they want to hear—instead of telling the American people what they need to hear—will no longer be acceptable.” So goes the surging message of Barack Obama, the man who has presented America with the real possibility of an elected black president. With the primary season quickly approaching, black enterprise (be) hit the campaign trail with the electrifying contender, gaining exclusive insight into his platform and strategy. In the January issue cover feature, “Why Barack Obama Should Be President,” be builds a compelling case for Obama becoming president of the United States and how he will win the Oval Office this November.
 Nice. Vivica is covering the pages of the January issue of S2S mag. In addition to all the money Vivica's been making by producing her projects, she also talks about calling her parents to tell them about the DUI arrest.  AK is rocking the pages of the Dec/Jan issue of GIANT mag: Alicia Keys Online has her full mag spread.  Hot.  And word has it Oprah has nabbed Ms. Keys to portray my fabulous Soror Lena Horne in a biopic on Ms. Horne's life.  Of course Lady O is producing it and they'll kick off the filming next year. Stop the presses.:   Jermaine Dupri is clearly getting in good with the Jackson family.  He's reportedly getting the entire Jackson 5 together--even Mike--to do a New Year's Eve reunion concert in Atlanta.  Of course it'll be at his new establishment Studio 72 and tix are on sale now. And news on JD's girl Janet: The title of her new Feb. 26th album is Discipline.  She likes those Controlish titles huh? Stay fab!
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I love Black Enterprise.

I love Black Enterprise. Absolutely the best.
Shay's picture

First I want to say Oo-oop my

First I want to say Oo-oop my Sorors! I love Alicia, and I think it's wonderful that she will portray my Soror. What we as Deltas know, too, is that Soror Horne is an honorary member as well, and we give her the respect she desreves b/c at the end of the day, she is a lady of Delta Sigma Theta. Ooo-ooop!
Curvy_Quarter's picture

I always feel awkward when I

I always feel awkward when I see Michael now with his brothers. It's just not the same! why Michael, WHY??????? Either way, MJ is still amazingly talented and will always be the KING of pop!
auragirl's picture

alicia looks like a bad gurl

alicia looks like a bad gurl n da cover i love it it sooooo damn hot!!! she looks sooooo good!!!
**Queen**'s picture

OMG you guys! BLACK

OMG you guys! BLACK ENTERPRISE is the best mag ever! The covers just keep getting better and better! BaRock the vote! Maybe Oprah will be his VP? Thanks for posting. Yeah, we may be young, black and fabulous, but we're smart too. Stuff like this is great to see.
Andrew's picture

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SimplyBeautifull's picture

what up all

what up all
SimplyBeautifull's picture

Ditto Shazz I agree with your

Ditto Shazz I agree with your comments. If there is a way for me to make it to get a ticket to attend the Jackson 5 reunion I would be right there. My son is a HUGE Michael Jackson fan and if he had the opportunity to go that would be one of the highlights of his year!
Chanie's picture

Interesting that this post is

Interesting that this post is about the Lena Horne movie and Janet's new album. Frankly, I'm still mad at Lena for dropping Janet who was originally supposed to play her in the bio, b/c of the stupid superbowl thing. And she calls herself a sister? Dropping Janet b/c of that ish was tackier than the original controversy.
foxybrown's picture

[quote comment="19556"]AKeys

[quote comment="19556"]AKeys is just an honorary AKA...her portrayal of Ms. Horne is quite alright, after all she's ACTING...hell I'm a soror that did the full pledge process and I would play the role in a second...Im about them checks, lol. Go Ms. Keys![/quote] Exactly my thoughts....so it's really not an AKA aginst a Delta....She is honorary. I still have sand in my boots!
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[quote comment="19430"][quote

[quote comment="19430"][quote comment="19413"][quote comment="19401"]Alicia Looks Great.. I'm Sure She'll Do Lena Great Jstice... How Come Noone Liked 20 Y.O....???[/quote] Don't worry you are not alone. I am still rockin 20YO like it just came out![/quote] Me too... maybe I'm a stan... but i love ALL my Janet albums I hope the Jacksons do a huge reunion tour... I'm ready and willing to drive from the ATX to Dallas and/or Houston to catch that!!! I will be grabbing a copy of that BE! Luvs me some Barack, I get so disgruntled when people bring him down...[/quote] Cuz Sometimes At Night I'll Put My iPhone On R&B Shuffle And If A Song From 20 Y.O. Come On... I Jumps (not a Typo) Outta The Bed.. And Dance Until It Goes Off & Something Somber Like Again By John Legend Comes On !
BranTheSOCIALITE's picture

sel-/self

sel-/self
D Beezy's picture

Vivica looks HOT! Reminds me

Vivica looks HOT! Reminds me much of the gal who put her on the map---Frankie from SET IT OFF. One day ladies, we'll learn to leave well enough alone. Leave all that superelastic bubble plastic to Joan Rivers scarecrow lookin azz! I know once her old azz kicks the bucket, she'll have enough plastic to clone her friggin sel---twice! I don't want to see Ms. Viv go down that road. Unfortunately, Lil' Him...I mean...Lil' Kim is already runnin' that block & around the corner! On the contrary, I wish she wouldn't have went under the spatula either...
D Beezy's picture

who cares about sororites?

who cares about sororites?
Christina_keys's picture

AK will do great, playing my

AK will do great, playing my Soror, it will be interesting to see a 'K portray a Delta! ~VOTE BAMA
Pam's picture

WHO is that little COON in

WHO is that little COON in the middle? OOOOOHHHHHH
chuckles's picture

Amendment wtf is defensive

Amendment wtf is defensive AND STUPID
Inna's picture

Go Barack! & LOL @ Akeys

Go Barack! & LOL @ Akeys (AKA) playing (Delta) Lena Horne. To each his own!
B's picture

Lena Horne...OO-OOP!

Lena Horne...OO-OOP!
DIVA.'s picture

Barack has GOT to win. We

Barack has GOT to win. We gotta do our part to make sure he gets in office. Donate, volunteer, and most importantly vote. Natasha thank you for sharing this news with us. Barack the Vote!!!!!!!!!
Angelina's picture

I don't agree with everything

I don't agree with everything Obama believes in like the whole gay marriage, but I have respect for him, for his international policy ideas. The man has heart. But, never in a million years will I vote for Hillary. And black women who say that are divided by race and gender, need to realize something. As a black woman in this world, we donot have the luxury of other women , white women in particular to say that we are women first. Our struggles have been solely based on our skin color, and our gender came last. Hilary can never relate to our struggles and our accomplishments, our suffering, our humiliation, because she's white. Plain and simple. She has every privelge in the world given to her and not had to work to prove herself. I just can't vote for a woman that has no idea of what it means to be denied your feminity, culture.
Bohwe's picture

[quote comment="19402"]what

[quote comment="19402"]what do you get when you are 1st?[/quote] All you get is to look like a fool, when you say you are first and you are really, 2nd, 3rd or 4th. Yeah I'm calling of you out Bria, Tammie, and Naomi-Grace
No Ma'am's picture

I've always imagined Halle

I've always imagined Halle portraying Lena , but I guess since she did "Dorothy Dandridge".........also, I remember hearing a while back that Janet really wanted the role of Lena Horne.
ISIS77's picture

Alicia is the PERFECT person

Alicia is the PERFECT person "visually",but Lena's voice and mannerisms are very different than that of Alicia's, so i hope Oprah and the Producers pay attention to the details that will be CRUCIAL if this is to be a successful and BELIEVABLE portrayal.
me's picture

"Controlish titles" LMAO....

"Controlish titles" LMAO....
Ms. Moore's picture

People not responding on the

People not responding on the serious issue that is the 2008 Presidential Election does not mean we do not care about the issues at hand. I come on this website to read gossip and look at pictures of Black celebs. It is a momentary unwind from my day here at the office. I do care about the election too. Everything doesn't have to be so serious all the time plus who has time to analyze everyone's comments on here? Not me!
Dana's picture

Is discipline supposed to be

Is discipline supposed to be a threat to the other female R&B artist?
Melissa's picture

[quote comment="19461"][quote

[quote comment="19461"][quote comment="19458"]Twyn Could you give me the name/s of some Black blog sites that deal with serious issues. I would like to visit them some time.[/quote] GOOGLE[/quote] I got onto YBF a few years ago from a friend. I hoped to get a name of a good issues based blog, but since you don't know any...GOOGLE here I come!
Inca's picture

[quote comment="19430"][quote

[quote comment="19430"][quote comment="19413"][quote comment="19401"]Alicia Looks Great.. I'm Sure She'll Do Lena Great Jstice... How Come Noone Liked 20 Y.O....???[/quote] Don't worry you are not alone. I am still rockin 20YO like it just came out![/quote] Me too... maybe I'm a stan... but i love ALL my Janet albums I hope the Jacksons do a huge reunion tour... I'm ready and willing to drive from the ATX to Dallas and/or Houston to catch that!!! I will be grabbing a copy of that BE! Luvs me some Barack, I get so disgruntled when people bring him down...[/quote] New to the room and looked at the ybf dictonary. Stan is not there. What is a stan?. Does it mean someone does not like?.
Robin's picture

LAST

LAST
Deshanda's picture

That's interesting...Alicia

That's interesting...Alicia Keys (an AKA) is playing Lena Horne (a Delta) in a movie.
Shantelle's picture

[quote

[quote comment="19458"]Twyn Could you give me the name/s of some Black blog sites that deal with serious issues. I would like to visit them some time.[/quote] GOOGLE
TT's picture

Sorry I mis-spelt your name,

Sorry I mis-spelt your name, Tywn
inca's picture

BaROCK the Vote, enough said!

BaROCK the Vote, enough said! I feel that Barack Obama should be the next President of the United States, not b/c he is African American, but simply b/c he is the BEST canidate. Vivica keep doing your thing! Lena Horne is faboulous, although she obviously chose the wrong sorority. Skeeeeeeeeee Weeeeeeeeeeee forever.. All love ...
IVYgirl's picture

Twyn Could you give me the

Twyn Could you give me the name/s of some Black blog sites that deal with serious issues. I would like to visit them some time.
inca's picture

[quote comment="19454"]THIS

[quote comment="19454"]THIS POSTING: Upcoming Presidential election - 2 response Jackson 5/Lena Horne/Alicia Keys - endless responses I wonder why the occasional posting of "serious" topics like AIDS or the elections get so little response. Is it because people compartmentalize their internet browsing and see YBF as mainly for gossip and glamour etc? The way the fingers attack the keyboard over topics like "who ran it" or the latest foolywang material than suddenly go silent on the more substantive topics make me wonder.[/quote] Umm I am gonna take a wild guess here and go with this is a GOSSIP blog. geesh.
Tywn's picture

THIS POSTING: Upcoming

THIS POSTING: Upcoming Presidential election - 2 response Jackson 5/Lena Horne/Alicia Keys - endless responses I wonder why the occasional posting of "serious" topics like AIDS or the elections get so little response. Is it because people compartmentalize their internet browsing and see YBF as mainly for gossip and glamour etc? The way the fingers attack the keyboard over topics like "who ran it" or the latest foolywang material than suddenly go silent on the more substantive topics make me wonder.
inca's picture

Maybe its the artist in me

Maybe its the artist in me the clearly that cover shot of Alicia was not appropriate b/c it blocks the lower half of her face. Can we get anther angle people. Maybe a profile so that all her features are visable.. Duh. I tell ya white folk know how to hate,lol.
Stacye's picture

Barack has got my vote in

Barack has got my vote in 2008! Aunt Viv looks like Jacko in "Smooth Criminal" on that cover.. I'd pay to see a Jackson 5 reunion...WOW!!
Chelly's Two Cents's picture

-When the money starts to run

-When the money starts to run out and the banks are ready to foreclose on their houses, the Jackson Five want to do a reunion tour. I guess someone will pay to see 40 yr old men sing “ABC” -Vivica is just trying to keep her self relevant. It’s not like she’s making $10 million a movie.
Pretty Paige's picture

[quote comment="19402"]what

[quote comment="19402"]what do you get when you are 1st?[/quote] You get to look like a fool, when you say you are first and you are really, 2nd, 3rd or 4th. Yeah I'm calling of you out Bria, Tammie, and Naomi-grace
No Ma'am's picture

can I just ask....what

can I just ask....what difference does it make who is FIRST? What's the big deal? Alicia looks fab...i LOVE her
FabOne_Jessie's picture

Thank God she is not casting

Thank God she is not casting Beyonce to play Lena Horne. I am tired of her.
jinee's picture

[quote comment="19413"][quote

[quote comment="19413"][quote comment="19401"]Alicia Looks Great.. I'm Sure She'll Do Lena Great Jstice... How Come Noone Liked 20 Y.O....???[/quote] Don't worry you are not alone. I am still rockin 20YO like it just came out![/quote] Me too... maybe I'm a stan... but i love ALL my Janet albums I hope the Jacksons do a huge reunion tour... I'm ready and willing to drive from the ATX to Dallas and/or Houston to catch that!!! I will be grabbing a copy of that BE! Luvs me some Barack, I get so disgruntled when people bring him down...
Jai's picture

My soror playing your soror!

My soror playing your soror! That's great. Black Greeks Stand Up!
Dana's picture

How bootleg is that

How bootleg is that Sister2Sister cover??? I don't read that mag is that really how they covers look???
Nic's picture

p.s. alicia'll make a nice

p.s. alicia'll make a nice lena
kaykay's picture

OMG-I love the

OMG-I love the Jacksons...they look so Jacksonish in that pic too-I may have to go see my boos perform life :) Vivica looks okay, I love the riding gloves, they need a better stylist and photographer over at S2S...the area's got to be full of bobm photo students who could do better imo. Well but then again, Jackie probrably doesn't really care about that aspect-it's probrably not a priority to her.
kaykay's picture

Supahead is all over the

Supahead is all over the place. She and Darrius was just in the last issue talking about how Supahead spread his business all around...now they're back together! What the heck is wrong with him? They deserve each other. Vivica...I'm not impressed. Janet...ok Obama rocks!
Erica's picture

u get nothing for being

u get nothing for being first! its just the highlight of someone's boring gossip obsessed day. congrats to number 1 !!! u did it....NOW WHAT?! alicia is doing the dayum thing...her album is the hotness. do we really care anymore about vivica, isn't gabby taking her place now?
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