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Good news for Blackish, starring Tracie Ross. More than 10 million viewers witnessed the first show! Listen for more new regarding NeNe Leaks and Apple’s efforts to fix your new iphone.


The Morning Show with Freddie Bell and Shed G starts in just minutes! Download the Tunein app and take us on the road with you. We’ll cover Eric Holder’s resignation; an unfortunate child death; and update you on a hockey player being referred to as the Dark Guy. We have all this and more on the Morning Show on KMOJ, 89.9.

A family is remembering a child who drowned in a baptismal pool at a church in Decatur.
Two-year-old Brayden King died over the weekend after he wandered away during a church event and fell into a baptismal filled with water.
His family described him as a child who loved music and loved to dance. His aunts said he was a loved little boy.
Family members said he was an active little boy who loved to dance and even preach. He also loved listening to music with his older sisters.
His death devastated the family and they say some people in the community blame King’s older sister for his death, saying she was supposed to watch him Friday night.
His sister is only 13-years-old. The family said she should not be blamed for this tragedy, and police agree, saying there is no criminal investigation underway.
One of her aunts said the sister found him and the world should know it’s not her fault.
“It’s not her fault. And she has to live with this,” the aunt said. “All the negative words and comments that’s been made about her, it needs to stop.”
King’s aunts said they’re still in shock, but they’ll pull through for their family.
King’s funeral will be held Thursday in Decatur.

I just asked who was the first African American Admiral in US history, commissioned in May of 1971. The first answer we received said the honor belongs to David Robinson!!

We love some NEXT at the Morning Show. RL’s brother just called to chat with us and to bring us up to date on the hometown group.

Stay tuned for the Color of The Day and the Black History Fact, also Known as the People Perspective right after 7am. Its the Morning Show on KMOJ the Peoples Station.

I ran into Spike Moss yesterday. I also saw Jeff Jones ( Sounds of Blackness) after stopping by the Heritage Park YMCA where Henry Crosby is the Executive Director. Good Morning to Mildas in Minneapolis!

If there’s one thing we know for sure about the return of Scandal (make sure your DVR’s are set for the new 9 p.m. start time) it’s that Harrison Wright is a goner. He was facing down Daddy Pope’s gun in one of the last scenes of Season 3 but as we all know, Columbus Short, the actor who played him, won’t be returning to the show.
According to several published reports, his death will be the hardest on Abby, who is said to be “profoundly changed.” Hmmm. The other thing that we know is that the season picks up about two months after the presidential election which President Fitzgerald won, but only at the cost of his oldest son, Jerry.
Oh, and that Daddy Pope is back as Command of B13, and Mama Pope is alive (but safely locked away in the underground hole Jake and Huck once called home).
As for Olivia, she quit Olivia Pope and Associates and headed into the sunset with Jake but we’re guessing that’s not going to be for long. We can figure that Olivia will have a change of heart by the first episode – it just the when and how that is still anybody’s guess.
Show creator Shonda Rhimes has already said that Season 4 will bring other changes, one of which is getting back to the weekly crisis cases as opposed to the focus on spies and bad parents that made Season 3 such a whirlwind.
It seems even Rhimes realized that the storylines were close to jumping the shark – or were at least swimming in shark-filled waters. (That’s TV speak for when a moment happens on a show that is so far-fetched it ultimately kills the show, but somehow Scandal stayed just on the right side of that mistake.)

According to gossip site Bossip, at a birthday party Tyler Perry threw for his 45th birthday, the entertainment mogul announced that he’s expecting his first child.
An exclusive source, who attended the event, told Bossip that Perry did not reveal who the mother of the child is.
However, sources speculate it’s Gelila Bekele, a 28-year-old Ethiopian model and philanthropist who’s openly dated Perry on and off for the past five years.
What do you think about the rumor?

HOUSTON (AP) — A former West Point cadet has lost a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against members of R&B singer Patti LaBelle’s entourage whom he accused of beating him as he waited for a ride outside a Houston airport terminal.
In his lawsuit, Richard King alleged he was attacked without provocation by LaBelle’s bodyguard and two others while waiting outside Bush Intercontinental Airport in 2011. King had just arrived in Houston, his hometown, while on spring break from West Point.
After five days of testimony and 10 hours of deliberation, a federal jury in Houston on Tuesday night absolved Zuri Edwards, LaBelle’s manager and son; Efrem Holmes, her bodyguard; and Norma Harris, her hairdresser.
LaBelle had been dropped from the suit early in the trial.
John Raley, one of King’s lawyers, told jurors that King was minding his own business outside the airport terminal when he was attacked without provocation by the 400-pound Holmes, as well as by Edwards and Harris. Raley said King had to drop out of West Point because of a traumatic brain injury he suffered when he hit his head on a concrete pillar during the attack.
Geoffrey Bracken, one of LaBelle’s attorneys, told jurors that King was the aggressor who first punched Edwards. LaBelle’s attorneys have said King hurled racial insults at the singer before he attacked her son and that King was told several times to step away from the singer’s vehicle after he tried to open a passenger door.
Bracken blamed King’s drinking for the incident and suggested that King’s career at West Point was ended not by his injuries but by a previous history of poor academic performance. Raley said King had a blood alcohol level of 0.28 — more than three times the legal limit for driving — but that King was not driving and was no danger to anyone.
Jurors viewed surveillance video of the brawl.
LaBelle’s singing career has spanned more than four decades and includes several hit records and two Grammy Awards.

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