Tell It To Venus is for those who still have hope in love and relationships; even in the current and often discouraging environment in which we live. An environment that appears to offer a slim chance of having a healthy and happy relationship, or any possibility of marriage. We are still encouraged. We understand how easy it is to become tired and discouraged; Tell It To Venus is here to listen.
Filmmaker Tim Alexander is also a Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer and Photographer. But his most important job is Father and Family Activist. He received a lot of buzz and accolades for Diary of a Tired Black Man and is only getting started. Tune into www.mjwjtalkradio.com on Sunday at 10 am CST for my discussion with this multi-talented man. Please call 1.800.970.8716 for any questions or comments.
Tune in tomorrow morning at 10 am CST for the Tell It To Venus Radio Show on the MJWJ Global Radio Network (www.mjwjtalkradio.com). My guest is legendary singer/song-writer Mr. William "Poogie" Hart. Mr. Hart is the founder and lead singer for The Delfonics. As always call 1.800.970.8716 for any questions or comments.
Fashion, entertainment, acting, even sales; join me this morning at 10 a.m. CST on www.mjwjtalkradio.com for this riveting discussion with this Renaissance man, Mr. Alvin Smith. As always you are welcome to call 1.800.970.8716 for any questions or comments.
This morning I will have a conversation with musician, writer and composer Randolph Robinson. He is a member of Ash Wednesday. You can find them on www.ashwednesday1.com and www.reverbnation.com/ASHW3DN3SDAY. Join me at 10 am CST on the MJWJ Global Radio Network (www.mjwjtalkradio.com) for my conversation with this musical pioneer. Call 1.800.970.8716 for any questions or comments.
Tomorrow I will have a fascinating conversation with Dr. Antonio J. Webb, Iraq Vet, Motivational Speaker, Orthopedic Surgeon and Author. Please take a look at www.antoniowebbmd.com for his inspiring story, Overcoming the Odds. Tune into www.mjwjtalkradio.com or call 1.800.970.8716 at 10 am CST tomorrow morning for all comments and questions.
and got challenged today about my boundaries. It hurt to hear it. I was
questioned about my boundaries and the conversation I had. Why did I say that?
Was I bragging about my sexual prowess? Yes. Was it inappropriate? Yes. Was I
interested in the man I said it to? Yes. Looking back was it the most
ridiculous thing I could have said? Yes, yes and yes to all of the above! I
made a mistake and now I’m paying for it. I had to question myself and wonder
why I did it.
I didn’t have an answer until now. As a child I have been molested. Contrary to
what people think sexualizing a child doesn’t make them empowered sexually. It
does quite the opposite. I have been broken and weakened through that
experience. What followed having to fight off my own relatives? It became a vicious
relationship was about having sex because I thought it would keep him with me.
He left. It did nothing. Then the most serious relationship after my divorce
was about us breaking up, but h…
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Join me at 10 am CST on wwww.mjwjtalkradio.com for the Tell It To Venus Radio Show. Today we'll discuss domestic violence. It is not a male or female topic, but one that affects us All. Please call in to 1.800.970.8716 and tell me #WhyIStayed or #WhyILeft. Not only do I want to hear your story I want us to discuss answers. We respect everyone's opinion and you can remain anonymous.
Join me on www.mjwjtalkradio.com at 10 am this morning for my conversation with John Terrell. Actor, producer, writer and a face you've seen many times. Call 1.800.970.8716 for any questions or comments you may have.
I know what you’re thinking right now. “Of course, I’m ready for a relationship. It’s what I’ve been waiting so long for! I just need to know how I can get one started!”
Well, I’m certainly not arguing that you want a real relationship. I’m asking if you’re ready for a real relationship. That one’s tough to answer, because it entails really looking at yourself and your beliefs, attitudes and behaviors in a real, open, and honest way. And that’s never easy.
One thing I can tell you is that I’ve been there. I’ve been in that spot where all I could think about was how I so wanted a real relationship, with all of the affection, understanding, support and love that comes with it. And that’s when I asked myself this very same question and I realized that I didn’t like the answer. I had some major changing to do. So how do you know if you’re ready for a relationship before you start one with either the wrong guy or Mr. Right at the wrong time?
Auditions on August 23rd for "Pick Jesus", a www.nuhison.com project. "What if Jesus walked among us today?" Call Chris at (708)417-1778 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Auditions open to all! Held at 2744 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60622.
I am an insomniac; which means when most of you are asleep I'm wide awake. As usual I was up late one night and saw an infomercial for Food Lover's Diet. It sounded crazy to me. People were saying they weren't starving themselves and they hadn't given up any of the foods they loved. Not even giving up driving through the fast food line. I didn't understand how anyone could eat the foods they loved and lose weight. Just didn't make sense to me.
Fast forward some years later and I no longer see this weight loss expert in the infomercial. But I see Robert Ferguson's face on all the packaging. Couldn't understand it. At this time the infomercial is bragging about millions of success stories and testimonials. Curious me, I just wanted to know where Robert was. Why wasn't he in the commercial? What happened to the expert that created this revolutionary product? I was on a mission.
Well, I found him! He has created bigger and better with the Diet Free L…
Ms. Sierra Mannie will appear on Tell It To Venus the Radio Show tomorrow morning at 10:00 am CST on wwww.mjwjtalkradio.com. Please tune in or call 1.800.970.8716 for any comments or questions.
You are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood. There is a clear line between appreciation and appropriation.
I need some of you to cut it the hell out. Maybe, for some of you, it’s a presumed mutual appreciation for Beyoncé and weaves that has you thinking that I’m going to be amused by you approaching me in your best “Shanequa from around the way” voice. I don’t know. What I do know is that I don’t care how well you can quote Madea, who told you that your booty was getting bigger than hers, how cute you think it is to call yourself a strong black woman, who taught you to twerk, how funny you think it is to call yourself Quita or Keisha or for which black male you’ve been bottoming — you are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either black…
Over and over again I see women that don’t look like me. They don’t talk like me. And they certainly don’t think like me. Do other women like me exist or am I an anomaly? I certainly hope not. It’s strange to be in a place in your life where you’ve seen so much bullshit that your tolerance is all but exhausted. Not that I haven’t dished out some of my own. But the fake and phony is tired. Most women aren’t products of Captain Save A Ho nor are they damsels in distress that made it from stripper to pseudo celebrity.
I talk to these young girls and they aren’t vested in creating a successful career. They’d rather have 15 minutes of fame and possibly a reality show. Somehow we got it twisted; too many Nenes and Kandis. We have it all confused. We’ve convinced ourselves that notoriety is success. I was always told that infamous is not famous. It’s scary to see women, particularly women of color selling their souls for what they perceive as fame. The bar is being pushed further and furt…
Tune in to www.mjwjtalkraio.com at 10 am CST this morning for my conversation with John Morris of the legendary Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes. You can call in at 1.800.970.8716 for any questions or comments for Mr. Morris.
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Join me this morning at 10:00 am CST for the Tell It To Venus Radio Show on www.mjwjtalkradio.com. My guest is Mr. Jerry Jackson who is the owner and founder of www.smoothsoundmultimedia.com. Mr. Jackson has a place in music history that you should know about.
It has come to my attention that there is a so-called minister purporting an expose’on Bishop Jakes. This minister is a former member of his church and has claimed to be part on the inner circle. I was shown a video with this man who quickly turned scripture to fit his agenda. I couldn’t stomach it. I could only tolerate a minute.
His allegations are the same old tired accusations that have been made time and time again. I could give his name, but I don’t want to give him even that much credit. The controversy is all to sell books. I can’t help but feel this is a disgruntled former staff member who blew his opportunity to be a part of the “inner circle.” I’m sure at one point he was singing the Bishop’s praises. This seems to be a classic case of sour grapes.
He states that Bishop Jakes has a rather high price for any speaking engagements. If I came from absolutely nothing and struggled to survive and then gained notoriety I think I would charge a lofty price too, because I coul…
Join me at 10 am CST for the Tell It To Venus Radio Show on www.mjwjtalkradio.com for a tribute to all Fathers for this Father's Day. Call in and give your personal tribute to the man that has influenced you most. You don't have to share DNA for them to have fathered you. You can call in for any questions or comments you may have at 1.800.970.8716.
He is author, writer, producer, director and stuntman to name a few things. Mr. Derrick Simmons will be joining me at 10 am CST on the MJWJ Global Radio Network for a conversation about the entertainment industry and how he has managed to have such a long and illustrious career in such a tough business.
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Please join me tomorrow at 10 am CST for the Tell It To Venus by Veela Ammons Radio Show on the MJWJ Global Radio Network. My special guest is the phenomenal Rita Stewart, Spiritual Mu Shemsu-t Transformation Life Coach. Feel free to call in at 1.800.970.8716 to speak with this dynamic woman of GOD.
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As a toddler Veela aka Venus had the nickname of “Popsicle.” She earned the name because her Mother had a gospel radio program called “Echoes of Grace” and was usually in the booth with her. The only way to keep Veela quiet during the show was to feed her popsicles. She was destined to be on the radio.
Veela is a writer, teacher and entertainer. In 2010 Veela began her blog Tell It To Venus as a cathartic way to relieve stress and share life experiences. The blog touches on everything from personal experiences to social commentary. Many have thought that what she shares is too personal. “If I can save anyone some heartache sharing my experiences then it was well worth it.” –Veela
Veela has performed on stage and taught over 1,500 students in acting/modeling. She …
the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation.
synonyms: mass murder, mass homicide, massacre;
annihilation, extermination, elimination, liquidation, eradication, decimation, butchery, bloodletting;
pogrom, ethnic cleansing, holocaust
"a tyrant guilty of genocide"
We live in a day and age of extreme violence and complete social injustice. There is no justice. It’s just us. Rarely do I get to see great examples of role models. There aren’t enough Robin Roberts, Kerry Washingtons or Lupita Nyong'os. They are outweighed by the Rihannas, Kenya Moores and ridiculous caricatures of not only Black women, but Black men.
Most of us don’t speak like Stevie J. Nor do we flaunt our sexual history like Mimi Faust. It’s just not us. In the past few years we have had more attacks tied to racial/hate crimes. Trayvon Martin was only the beginning. When people continually see demoralizing images of Black men and wo…
I thank GOD that my Mother introduced me to GOD and I have a personal relationship with Jesus. The Word of GOD says no one comes to the FATHER but by the Son. GOD’s Word does not change. People change. Even circumstances will change, but thankfully GOD’s Word stays true.
Go to any church, small or large and you’ll see the women outnumber the men at least 3 to 1. That’s probably too conservative an estimate. Find a woman who is a single parent in the congregation and you won’t go far. A lot of young women have gotten “saved” after having a child out of wedlock. Many sought the refuge of the church after a failed marriage. But more use the sanctity of their relationship with GOD as an excuse to not have any type of relationship.
I believe that my faith has kept me sane, but so many use their faith to hide from the world. I John 5:4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
I know several men who are in relationships, have committed crimes, currently in prison, ruined relationships, have no relationship, and chosen to never grow up because they’ve allowed their sexual needs to rule their lives. Men think women can be controlled and manipulated by sex, but they are the ones who allow sex to dictate their lives. Men have married, had children based on a woman that makes them stand at attention.
So now you have men with wives they don’t like and children they wish they didn’t have. All based on a physical attraction. The word of GOD says to choose someone with whom you are evenly yoked. We have freewill. Few of us choose with our heart and mind. We only choose with our eyes and physical attraction. How many decisions would be made differently if you prayed for guidance and it wasn’t about who turned you on? Don’t get me wrong. Women are guilty too. We don’t want to be with someone unless he’s fine and he makes our panties wet. I remember a friend telling …
To assume that one man can speak for all men is too presumptuous. It borders on arrogance. I read the book by Steve Harvey several years ago when it first came out. As a daughter I think what he delivers (advice) is admirable. I wish I could have had those conversations with my own Father. But one size does not fit all.
Some of the things he says made perfect sense. Others are predicated on the notion that every man approaches life and relationships in the same manner. A man who was raised in a two-parent home is going to think totally differently than a man who was raised by a single Mother, or single parent. Having a Father in the home is going to make him a different man. The way he treats a woman will be completely different. As human beings we learn by example. Hard to miss what you haven’t had. Remember I’m the one that proposed “Can a Woman Raise a Boy to be a Man?” (http://tellittovenus.blogspot.com/2010/03/can-woman-raise-boy-to-be-man.html). It’s even harder to giv…
Garcelle Beauvais stated: “Certain things are just too overt for kids. I love Beyoncé. I love her. I think she’s beautiful and talented. But, I think there has to be a fine line where you have to take responsibility for what you do. I think it’s good to be sexy, but sexy can come across in so many different ways. It doesn’t have to be everything showing, out grinding all of the time.”
Yesterday I read an article in reference to Beyoncé and whether or not she is too sexually overt in her performance and her attire. We live in an age where Hannah Montana is dead and Miley Cyrus has been resurrected as an over the top tramp. Yes I said it. Her music is no longer for pubescent pre-teens that were her bread and butter. She has been attacked by parents who idiotically took their children to her concert. Miley Cyrus herself issued a parental advisory warning for her concert.
I say all this to go back to the music and the costumes that Beyoncé is currently promoting. Beyoncé has said she emb…