Children around the world love to sing this jingle, "Michael Davis, Michael Davis, Michael Davis in the morning". You definitely want to join me, Michael Davis, and the "Early Morning Praise Party with Eileen & Sherry" for fun, laughter and inspiration each weekday from 6 AM to 12 Noon CST.
Eileen Collier keep you abreast of the traffic trouble spots to help you get through your morning commute. She will also share a look into black history.
Sherry Mackey will keep you encouraged and uplifted daily with Today's Word. She will digs through the headlines and shares something informative.
Tuesday - Women's Day
Wednesday - Youth & Young Adult Day
Thursday - Men's Day
Friday - Flashback Friday
Sherry Mackey tells me she needs some help hanging the blinds in her house and you know me....I readily volunteered to work for food Dee Dah
Well I'll let the pictures tell the story....
I got off to a great start and took the current blinds down. Then my stomach clock went off and I asked her to go ahead and pay me first and fix my plate.
She couldn't even understand that I had to meditate on the second half of the job. I guess sleeping on the job is frowned upon.
Then my boy Milton called and said he was around the corner at Lowe's and I quickly gave him directions to come and help a brother out.
The calvary had arrived, so my supervisory training kicked in.
Real men will get the job done!!!!
She didn't need all those extra screws and parts. See the manufacturer always puts extra in there.....Dee Dah
Well another successful job done!!!
I guess I won't use her as a reference because everybody will recognize her....lol
From the Davis family to yours - "wishing you a safe and happy Thanksgiving"!!!!!!
We've been talking, this morning, about the news story involving the Memphis woman who took the New Mexico police on a 4 minute chase after refusing to take a ticket.
Look what ya'll made me put on today? So what I don't match? So what my clothes are wrinkled? So what I have on dress socks and sandals?
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Grambling's decision not to travel to Jackson State for Saturday's football game did not stop the homecoming festivities on the Mississippi campus.
The music was blaring, the barbecue roasting and there were good times all around outside of Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium. It looked like a typical JSU homecoming celebration, complete with 70-degree weather, a parade and — of course — a performance by the school's popular marching band, the Sonic Boom of the South.
There was everything except a football game.
The contest between Grambling (0-8) and Jackson State (6-2) was canceled and declared a forfeit on Friday after disgruntled Grambling players refused to travel from their Louisiana campus because of issues they have with leaders of the athletic department and the university.
A person familiar with the situation said Saturday that Grambling players were given the weekend off and the administration hopes more meetings can be arranged early next week so an agreement can be reached. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the university did not announce any updates on Saturday.
Grambling's entire athletic program has struggled amid budget cuts and scholarship reductions. The football team recently traveled by bus to recent games in Kansas City and Indianapolis and the men's basketball team was 0-28 last season.
The football team has been through two coaching changes this season. Doug Williams was fired after just two games and interim coach George Ragsdale was replaced by Dennis "Dirt" Winston on Thursday.
Grambling football players reportedly walked out of a contentious meeting with administration on Tuesday because of differences on how the program should be run. Players skipped practice on Wednesday and Thursday and then didn't make the 2 1/2-hour trip to Jackson on Friday.
Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Duer Sharp said the situation was unusual, and to his knowledge, a first for the conference. He said Grambling would be fined, according to league rules.
Grambling has a scheduled home game next Saturday against Texas Southern. It is the school's annual High School Day, which draws in many prospective students from around the region.
With the forfeit to Jackson State, Grambling has now lost 18 straight games against NCAA opponents.
Some Jackson State fans at homecoming supported Grambling's players.
"I give them some respect for taking a stand and they've got to handle their business," Jackson State fan Mario Williams said. "But they've got to understand it's disappointed a lot of people."
Larry Green was one of those travelers, making his yearly 3-hour trip from Memphis, Tenn. The 1980 Jackson State graduate was helping friends cook on the grill outside of his tent.
"We were already here when we found out the game was canceled," Green said. "We'll have fun no matter what, but it's very disappointing for everyone. The football game's a big part of homecoming.
"It's got to be hurting a lot of people financially."
It's been a logistical nightmare for Jackson State, which usually draws at least 20,000 fans to homecoming. The school decided to have a short scrimmage at the stadium that fans could attend for free, while working on refunds for those who had already bought tickets.
Jackson State's athletic budget is around $6 million and the school relies heavily on football revenue.
A House of Representatives stenographer was dragged off the floor during the vote to end the partial government shutdown and raise the U.S. debt ceiling after a bizarre protest in which she began ranting at members.
Fox News identified the stenographer as Dianne Reidy, who went to the Speaker's Chair while the vote was in progress and said, "Praise be to God Jesus Christ." She also appeared to make references to America not being one nation under God because “Freemasons” wrote the Constitution. She also seemed to say something about a “house divided.”
A woman tried to calm Reidy as others summoned police.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the presiding officer, banged the gavel to restore order several times, but did not deter Reidy, who screamed "You cannot serve two masters" as she was removed from the floor.
LISTEN: House stenographer makes bizarre protest (Courtesy Todd Zwillich)
According to Ros-Lehtinen, Reidy "came up to the podium area beneath where I was standing and asked me if the microphones were on. I said that I didn't know. I assumed that perhaps I was chatting too much to the helpful parliamentarians around me. Then she suddenly faced the front and said words like 'Thus spoke the Lord.' And, 'This is not the Lord's work.'
"I hammered to get control and hush her up. She said something about the devil. It was sudden, confusing and heartbreaking. She is normally a gentle soul."
Reidy was questioned by U.S. Capitol Police after her removal from the floor and was later taken to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. It was not immediately clear whether criminal charges would be filed.
The disruption stunned members of Congress already jumpy after two weeks of partisan invective over the partial government shutdown and Thursday's debt ceiling deadline.
Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, told Fox News, "You have a lot of members who are concerned about who is allowed on the floor when something like that happens."
Fox News' Chad Pergram and Nicholas Kalman contributed to this report.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding the premiere of “Preachers of LA” that debuted on Oxygen last week and had one of the biggest series premieres for the network to date.
World renowned Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House megachurch in Dallas, Jakes went before his congregation on Sunday and called the show “junk.”
“Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for,” Jakes told his congregation Sunday, according to EEW magazine. ”I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave,” he added.
“You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie. I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ,” he added.
The pastor made sure to separate himself from the six high-profile pastors by stating, “I’m not from L.A. I’m from Dallas!”
“Preachers of LA” has been under scrutiny from viewers who feel the show doesn’t paint predominately black churches in the best light.
A prominent Los Angeles pastor has joined Jakes in criticizing the show.
“I’m totally against it,” Pastor William J. Smith of Saint Tabernacle Church in L.A. told theGrio. “When you put the church in the category of all these other shows – though I don’t watch them, I don’t have time for that foolishness – it demeans the church. It brings it down and it takes away the value of why it’s here. That’s why the church is in the condition that it’s in. Because the church has, in a sense, aligned itself with themes of the world.”
Through all the adversity, “Preaches of LA” was still able to average 1.1 million viewers with its debut, according to Variety and Nielsen. That means, whether you like it or not, a lot folks are loving that “junk.”
Something tells us this one’s gonna be hard to watch.
Ex-NFL superstar TO" Terrell Owens will be featured on the first episode of OWN’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life” when it premieres Saturday, November 2.
We will see life coach Iyanla Vanzant travel to Alexander City, Alabama to visit Owens in his hometown who needed some guidance to work through a personal crisis which threatens his future.
Terrell still had many unresolved issues from his past that were spilling over into the present in a negative way and Iyanla agreed to assist him in finding the first step toward mending the broken pieces from his life, career and relationships.
The special gives us more insight in Terrell’s past and childhood as he opens up in sessions about not getting to see his mother that much growing up and not knowing who his father was. The emotional one-on-one sessions uncovered a deep sense of abandonment that still lingered with Owens and led to much of his bad behavior and misunderstood attitude.
It becomes clear that in order to fix the relationship he has with his own children, he must resolve the feelings he has towards both his mother and father which will take time and openness.
After the Nov. 2 premiere, new episodes of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” will continue to air weekly on Saturdays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN. The series is produced by Harpo Productions, Inc.