OHIO: truTV is bringing a new season of “Fast Foodies,”

TruTV is bringing new mouthwatering delights for the second season of the hit cooking reality series, “Fast Foodies,” returning on Thursday, January 27 to truTV at 10PM.  The 12-episode season brings a raucous slew of fresh celebrity guests with fast food cravings.  New guests in the deliciously fun cooking competition series include Jillian Bell (“22 Jump Street”), Keith and Kenneth Lucas (“Just for Laughs”), Adam Pally (“Champaign Ill”),”), Jon Gabrus (“Game Over, Man!”) Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”)and returning fan-favorite foodie Joel McHale (“Community”).   Previously announced guests included Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”), Baron Davis, Nikki Glaser (“FBOY ISLAND”), Chris Jericho (“AEW”), Reggie Watts (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”), Natasha Leggero (“The Honeymoon Stand Up Special”), Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”) and more.   In “Fast Foodies,” “Top Chef” winners Kristen Kish, Jeremy Ford and “Iron Chef” winner Justin Sutherland compete to perfectly recreate and then skillfully reimagine a celebrity guest’s favorite fast-food dish. These culinary masters come prepared to showcase their love of pop culture, fast-food legends and their expert skills to win the “Chompionship Trophy.”  The inaugural season reached over 20 million viewers across linear and digital platform to date and featured Joel McHale (“Community”), James Van Der Beek (“Bad Hair”), Andy Richter (“Conan”), Amanda Seales (“Insecure”), Ron Funches (“Top Secret Videos”), Charlotte McKinney (“Fantasy Island”), Kevin Heffernan & Steve Lemme (“Tacoma FD”), Fortune Feimster (“Sweet & Salty”), GaTa (“Dave”), and Bobby Lee (“Splitting Up Together”). From Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, “Fast Foodies” is produced by Shed Media for truTV, with Dan Peirson and Lisa Shannon serving as executive producers, along with Michael Rucker. Rucker also serves as showrunner.

 

 

Poetry: Black History

There’s no big mystery to the importance of Black History. Black History represents the struggle to overcome many obstacles. If it wasn’t for the Underground Railroad the story of Harriet Tubman would have never been told. If it had not been for Dr. Martin Luther King we wouldn’t have “A Dream”.

Although it may seem that we have opinions to things James Weldon Johnson allowed us to lift our voice and sing. If there were no hard times to deal with Blues singing wouldn’t have been blessed with Bessie Smith. Through the determination of icons like Rosa Parks, W. E.B. Dubois, Thurgood Marshall and Malcolm X, we learned to take a stand and fight the powers that be. Mary McLeod Bethune had a passion to teach Langston Hughes and Phyllis Wheatley used poetry to reach our spirits. Mahalia Jackson and Duke Ellington composed music so that we could hear it.

“Black History is a celebration so let’s cheer it
It’s something like contagious can’t you feel it
Right now we are making and is a part of Black History Its definition has paved the way for you and for me.”
Poem by LaShai Shephard

In Memory of Michael Jackson

IN MEMORY OF “THE KING”

The death of Michael Jackson just blew me OFF THE WALL

I don’t know about the rest of yall

but it really didn’t matter to me whether he was BLACK or WHITE

He was mine through Jesus Christ

He gave the music industry breath which produced life

I REMEMBER THE TIMES when He gave us BUTTERFLIES

watching the THRILLER in His eyes

His HUMAN NATURE made us wanna SCREAM

I BEN down for Michael Jackson way before BILLIE JEAN

that P.Y.T begged for me to BEAT IT

but THE WAY HE MAKES ME FEEL is something I’ve always needed

He ROCKS MY WORLD

and if no one else existed, WE ARE THE WORLD

and I’ll forever be loyal and true

I’ll ROCK WITH YOU

I’ll be there when no one else cares

and when the world stops, points, and stares

I’ll uplift the MAN IN THE MIRROR

IN THE CLOSET, where the world couldn’t hear us

I’ll whisper,

“YOU ARE NOT ALONE, I AM HEAR WITH YOU,

 we all make mistakes

and like Our Father who resides in a higher place,

I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU.”

He stole my heart without robbing me blind

a SMOOTH CRIMINAL with an art so fine

He Peter Panned this life of mine

And now its time, to EASE ON DOWN THE ROAD

and the good Lord knows

the better place that a waits

where this musical genius can now be safe

from the hurt, harm, and pain of this DANGEROUS place

Our gracious Father offers a peaceful escape…..

R.I.P Michael Joseph Jackson I love U

 LaShai