Topic: Should you tell all your personal business to a new love interest?
Have ever met someone who you're just totally crazy about and you told them all your personal business and they use it against you? how transparent should you be in a new relationship is there a think of transparency and a budding relationship? With so many people looking for love is it possible to be transparent and not have someone use your deepest most intimate secrets against you for there own selfish wants or needs...is it possible to ooen your heart to a perfect stranger and expect them to do the same?
Let's talk about it!!
Special Guest: Actor James Lyones
James Lyones hails from Chicago, IL. From an early age, he loved the way TV and film affected his life: a great show made him feel good. He always wanted to pass that feeling onto others, so he asked two friends (also in the industry) how to get started. Fortunately they put him on the right path and he began to seek out roles for himself.
An active fire captain, he threw himself into acting after landing his first role on the hit TV series Rescue Me...as a firefighter. This random opportunity led to Lyones' pursuing acting as a full-time career, resulting in roles on other prominent TV series such as 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
Lyones is also an Air Force veteran who resides in Newark, NJ. A father of two, he has traveled the world over and says his favorite locales include Mexico, Aruba, Bahamas,Jamaica, St. Lucia, and all things tropic.
Personable and adventurous by nature, Lyones once convinced a pilot to allow him to take the controls during an airline flight across the Dominican Republic while the pilot 'guided' him. He believes in "living every moment," and constantly seeks ways to enhance his acting abilities, such as through classes, workshops, seminars and books.
Lyones is in the process of writing his first screenplay, stage play and a feature film, and portrayed a former NJ mayor in the film, "Living with No Regrets," with Clifton Powell, and lead detective in "730" with Jamal 'Gravy' Woolard
Special Guest: Film Director Jordan Thierry
Jordan Thierry is a Portland, Oregon native and a graduate of the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication. While at the University of Oregon, he co-directed the Student Multicultural Center, served as President of the National Association of Black Journalists Chapter, and co-founded BRIDGES to Higher Education, a high school-to-college tracking program for high school students of color in Oregon.
He also directed and produced the short documentary Footprints in the Struggle: The Beatrice Cannady Story, as his senior project. This short documentary aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting, and was nominated for a Regional Emmy in the Best Student Short Documentary category by the Northwest Chapter of National Association of Television Arts and Sciences in 2006.
Immediately following his graduation from the University of Oregon, Jordan went on to pursue a Master’s degree in the Mass Communications and Media Studies program at Howard University, where he finished in 2009. During graduate school, Jordan worked as a Program Coordinator at the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, specifically coordinating the Black Youth Vote! program. After a year of Americorps service as an educator in Newark, New Jersey, Jordan moved on to become a Program Associate at the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation based in Portland, Oregon, where he currently resides. He is committed to seeking social change through rich dialogue and spirited action. Follow Jordan on Twitter at @blackdadmovie
Washington, DC - Filmmaker Jordan Thierry will kick off Black History Month with an insightful perspective on the rising dilemma of fatherless Black families when he debuts his introspective documentary, "The Black Fatherhood Project" in February. Community leaders in the Bay Area will host the film's premiere Thursday, Jan 31 atThe Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA and a national premiere will held online the February 1, 2013 at BlackFatherhoodProject.com with free viewing.
Special Guest: Comedian Isha Mayfield
Isha is New Jerseys own comedian on the rise.. her sharp tongue and quick wit has landed her in all star comedy clubs like the stress factory in new Brunswick NJ carolines and Gotham in Manhattan, NY opening for well known comedians like the king of new York talent, Marlon Randolph,Michael Colyar, TK Kirkland and so many more.. Stay tuned she's just beginning!
Tonight live at 11pm to 1am est. on bks1radio.com the Grown Sexy Situation Show we discuss "Letting The Past Go - Has Someone Ever Used Your Past Against You?". Our special guests, part of the cast of the new movie airing on lifetime Feb. 16th 2013 8pm est. "Pastor Brown", Emmy Award winning actor Keith David, Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Angie Stone and producer of the movie Re'Shaun Frear.
Also NJ's own Jeffrey Steele (promoter, actor, talk show host) and celebrity hair stylist Riny King will be our in-house guest. Chat live or call 646-233-1302 to discuss the topic or to give join the live experience of bks1 radio!
Special Guest: Re’Shaun Frear
Re'Shaun Frear is an Award-Winning Independent Film and TV Producer. He is known as one of the most creative collaborators in the independent film industry. Frear was raised in West Hills, California. During his schooling life he attended Calabasas High School and after graduating moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he earned a BA Degree in Speech Communications from Chaminade University.
Frear is a proud Veteran of Desert Storm and served in the U.S. Army. In 1995, Frear returned to Los Angeles and began his entertainment career with The Walt Disney Company, specializing in licensing and accounting. By 1999 Frear had made a name for himself and joined the consumer products department - Latin American Division of Warner Brothers Studios. While working at Warner Brothers Studio, Frear continued to broaden his skills and continued to climb up the entertainment ladder, transferring to the WB Network as a television analyst.
Frear continued to grow and expand, he joined the Television and Film department of Gotham Entertainment. Gotham is well-known for features films such as Martin Lawrence's "Run Tel Dat," "You So Crazy," "A Thin Line between Love and Hate," and Jada Pinkett Smith's "Woo". During his tenure at Gotham he worked on several projects including, "Spiritual Warriors." While successfully working at Gotham, he gained the trust and respect of the owners and together they built a partnership, along with David Raynr and "Bright Idea Entertainment" was formed.
Frear went on to produce the critically acclaimed film "Dirty Laundry" starring Loretta Devine and Rockmond Dunbar. In 2006,' Dirty Laundry received the Blockbuster Audience Award for best U.S. Feature from American Black Film Festival and was nominated in 2007' for Best Independent Film by the NAACP Image Awards and the GLAAD Awards in 2007.
In 2008, Frear expanded his projects by producing Black Entertainment Television (BET) #1 show, "Black Poker Stars" starring Katt Williams and Anthony Anderson. In the same year, he produced the feature film, "Pastor Brown" starring Salli Richardson, Tasha Smith, Nicole Ari Parker, and Rockmond Dunbar, which debuted in 2009,' as the Centerpiece film at the notable American Black Film Festival. Recently, Frear formed Indywood Entertainment, a film and television production company which will create and produce uplifting. inspiring and commercially successful entertainment projects. In 2010', Frear became a member of the Producers Guild of America.
Re'Shaun Frear resides between California and New York, due to film and television projects. His current film projects include, "Pawn" starring Forest Whitaker,Nikki Reed,Sean Faris, Common and Stephen Lang"Christmas in Compton," starring Eric Roberts, Keith David, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Omar Gooding.
Award winning actor Keith David was born in Harlem, New York and raised in East Elmurst, Queens. With over 150 film, television and stage credits to his name, he continues to exemplify the character of Hollywoods greatest actors with a humble, un-trying ability to remain in demand.
As a child Keith discovered he wanted to act after playing the cowardly lion in his school's production of "The Wizard of Oz". He then later enrolled in Manhattans High School of the Performing Arts and continued his studies in voice and theater at the prestigious Juilliard School of Drama. After graduation, Keith was hired as an understudy for the role of Tullus Aufidius in William Shakespeare's "Coriolanus. In 1992 he received a TonyĠAward nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his role in the classic Broadway play "Jelly's Last Jam".
Since then, Keith David has had ongoing careers in acting, voiceover and music. In 2008 Keith earned an Emmy Award for his narration of the A Necessary War segment of Ken Burns miniseries and epic documentary The War. Having earlier won an Emmy Award for his narration of another epic Ken Burns documentary, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson; Keith was also an Emmy nominee for narrating the filmmakers miniseries Jazz.
David's extraordinary range of talent is evidenced by his body of feature films. His dozens of on-screen feature film roles include Oliver Stone’s Academy Award-winning Platoon; Clint Eastwood’s Bird; Peter and Bobby Farrelly’s There’s Something About Mary; Michael Bay’s Armageddon; David Twohy’s Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick; Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream; Doug Liman’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith; Tim Story’s Barbershop; Paul Haggis Academy Award-winning Crash; and the title role in Rockmond Dunbar’s upcoming Pastor Brown.
On television, David’s numerous acting credits include guest arcs on ER and 7th Heaven; appearances on such shows as Law and Order and CSI; and LeVar Burton’s telefilm The Tiger Woods Story, for which he was a Daytime Emmy Award nominee.
Noted for his deep, commanding voice, Keith has added another dimension to his career as a successful voice over artist. Internationally known as the voice behind Goliath from Gargoyles and the title character in the Spawn animated series, he also provided the voice for the character of Vhailor in the video game Planescape: Torment and the voice of The Arbiter for video game Halo 2. Other voiceover credits include the A&E cable series City Confidential and speaking for the U.S. Navy in television commercials; and the upcoming Ron Clements and John Musker animated feature The Princess and the Frog.
If Angie Stone had her way, she’d sit down next to every single one of her fans and pour out her heart – and soul – to them. She’d empower them with hard-earned wisdom; lessons learned from her very own heartache and happiness, mistakes and triumphs that led her to three Grammy Award nominations, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, and four Top 10 R&B albums (with her The Art of Love & War going all the way to number one). And with her new album, Rich Girl¸ the neo-soul songwriter has done just that, delivering a powerfully intimate collection of songs that wrap themselves around you like a warm embrace full of love and compassion, strength and wit.
“I spent a lot of time over the past few years working with other people, writing with them, working with producers. And then one day I realized that while I was doing everything I could to help them succeed and watching them grow, I was losing pieces of myself in the process.” she explains “I shaved a lot of my originality off when merging with so many other people. Fans weren’t getting Angie Stone. They were getting Angie and so-and-so. I knew I had to get back to my own music and skills. It’s time for Angie to do Angie.” That journey returned Stone to her songwriting roots, determined to record an album where making great music and sharing her soul were the only things that mattered.
And within the first few notes of “Real Music,” a gorgeous interlude of, well, real music that opens the album, you know she succeeded beyond all expectations. Angie teases with a short preview of what’s to come, drawing her listeners in with that neo-soul like so few can do, inviting you to sit down and get comfortable. “I wanted people to know that I wrote this album from a real place,” she reflects,” and the words for ‘Real Music’ just came to me. And I wanted to give them more than they were expecting. I want folks to be excited, to say ‘wow, I have an album of so much.’”
From there, the album slides effortlessly into its first single, “Do What U Gotta Do,” serving up more “real music” with its mix of guitars and groove set to a sing-along chorus as its lyrics lay out the theme for the rest of the songs to come. It’s easy to get swept away in that infectious refrain, to belt it out while driving around town. But the message is strong and holds its own against the hypnotic melody. When Y’anna Crawley (a winner of the BET singing competition “Sunday Best”) wrote the lyrics specifically for Angie, she couldn’t have imagined that it would become the muse for Rich Girl. “I knew right off the bat it was a song for me,” recalls Angie. “It was speaking to my spirit, it resolved some situations about music I had in my mind. It was telling me to keep my head up, saying ‘you can make it and do what you gotta do,’ giving me the beginning of the new album and the resolve to make it into something beyond anything I had ever done before.”
Jeffrey A. Steele is a NJ Native born in Newark raised in Irvington. He is a 1981 graduate of Frank H. Morell HS also know as Irvington High. He attended Rutgers University in Newark studying Marketing.
Jeffrey began Modeling at the age of 16 He's graced numerous runways and out of state. He has been featured in Publication for Hair & skin products. His love for Modeling expanded into his own production company ELEETS AGENCY in 1981 when he promoted and produced his first local standing-room-only Fashion Show at Klub Khayaam in Irvington. This lead to a beggining of a series of SOLD-OUT- Fashion Extravaganzas held at the Coronet in Irvington, the Holiday Inn in Livingston, the Governor Morris Inn & Headquarter Plaza in Morristown. In addition to Modeling, Jeffrey also includes Fashion Commentation and Club Promotion to his list of Credentials.
In 1990, Jeffrey was the creator and sole Promoter of Pharaohs Club Elite. The Egyptian theme club featured such guest dj's as Steven "Lucky" Benson, DJ Tee Sharpe, Ron G, Big Kapp and Funk Master Flex. WElcomed Celebrities like ShaquilOneal, Treach, Queen Latifah, Anthony Avant, Eric Murdok, Kenny Anderson, Bob Sumner, Bill Bellamy, Bernie Mac, Robert Kool Bell on a weekly basis. It became one of the Hottest spots in Essex County. Currently Jeffrey is the Host of The Jeff Steele Show.
An entertaintainment talk show featuring trendy topics, local comedians, musicians, actors,promoters, authors, models, singers. In 2010 Jeff was cast as for his first film and starring role as an Actor in #1 Independent Film of 2011 POTNAH. He's then appeared in Music Videos and parts in other films. Jeff was just cast to be in a New Horror Film coming soon The Chosen 1 by Jersey Filmz. Feb 19th 2013 Jeff will be Hosting Jeans & Stilletto Afterwork Tuesdays @ THe STADIUM in Newark. Footage will be obtained for the JSS Soul Train line.
Get ready tonight join us live at 11 pm to 1:30 am est. On bks1radio.com the Grown Sexy Situation Show. Tonight is Speak Your Mind Night - get it off your chest about any issue, family, friend, ex, your city, the world. Our guest is international speaker Dr Gregory Gunn. Music for the evening provided by DJ Smoov P. Chat live or call in 646-233-1302 to discuss the topic or to give your shout outs. Join the live experience of bks1radio.com
Special Guest: Dr. Gregory Gunn
I have felt hopelessness only 3 times in my life. The first time when I witnessed a family member, who raised me in my adolescence years, battle colon cancer. In excruciating pain, this once gallant, strong, independent individual began to slowly wither away. A man, who was always strong, for the first time in his life, began to speak openly about his pain. I felt helpless. A strong and vibrant 200lb independent man became a 90lb weak and frail dependent person, ultimately losing his battle with cancer.
Two years after losing my Uncle to the horrible fate that cancer renders, I learned that now my father was diagnosed with lung cancer. After chemotherapy and a host of different prescriptions, he died at home. Once again, I experienced the feelings of hopelessness.
With nowhere to turn and feeling overwhelmed, I turned to the only person that I would now call my earthly father, Reverend Dr. Michael Lee Graves. He taught me by exuding the strength in his character and the good counsel he willingly shared with me. His mentorship made me alive again. After 15 years under his covering and anointing, I gave him my usual Monday morning call. He indicated to me that he was diagnosed with colon cancer. I paused at the other end of the phone, and I had no idea what to say. I knew the security of the relationship, the fatherhood, the mentorship, the brotherhood, would soon come to an end, as my Uncle and father lives did.
Five years later after Dr. Graves passed, I stop searching for another earthly father. I began a journey to heal fathers across the country. So, after feeling I began to study the science of healing. During his declining health, I made a promise to my mentor, Dr. Graves, to finish seminary school, which I received a Doctorate of Theology. As my study increased, the depression of being absent from my father caused my weight to increase. My stomach began to hang over my belt. I went from a 32” waist to a 48” waist.
Depressed and not ready to deal with the pain of losing the father I adored, I did not attend his funeral. Really began to sink in. I began calling my mentor expecting him to answer, but the answering machine would play his recorded voice message. I found comfort in hearing his recorded voice. One day I call and the recorded message was changed with his wife’s voice. At that moment reality set in and my painful journey led me to discover my divine purpose. I am a Minister with the heart of a Doctor with a diving purpose to heal the minds, bodies and souls of GOD’s people!