The Philadelphia-born, Detroit-raised Doug Banks began his radio career as an on-air personality for his high school’s radio station. A local top 40 station took note of his talent and hired him for a temporary late-night weekend disc jockey spot. Even though he was the youngest DJ, he quickly earned a permanent position. After high school, Doug turned a six-week trial into a multi-year position at KDAY in
His next LA stop was KFI, which was the stepping-stone to his first Morning show slot in
The Doug Banks Show aired in the Afternoon for two years before moving up to Mornings. Now firmly established in the hearts and minds of fans across the nation, Doug recently celebrated his 16th year as a syndicated radio host. Millions tune in each week and experience some of the most creative and innovative programming on the airwaves today. In 2008, Doug launched his new afternoon show on V103 and has been top-rated ever since.
The recipient of numerous radio awards, Doug was honored in November 2005 at the 12th Annual Living Legends Foundation Gala in
*As someone who’s had his fair share of controversy and drama, R. Kelly knows a thing or two about rising above circumstances for the big comeback.
The singer, who just released his latest album, “Black Panties,” took time out to talk about Chris Brown and his ability to rebound, rise up and keep it moving.
For Kelly, Brown’s ups and downs over the last few years invite comparisons to many famous leaders who have experienced their own set of setbacks. In Brown’s case, the R&B vet feels the “Fine China” singer is among the strong in dealing with everything that comes with being ‘Chris Brown.
“I only feel sorry for weak people,” Kelly recently told The Guardian. “And mostly what I’ve come to find is that the weak people are the ones that are the haters. The ones that’s talking about Chris Brown, or R. Kelly, or anybody that’s successful? I feel sorry for them, not Chris Brown, because he’s obviously one strong individual to be able to do what he’s done.”
“He got knocked down a little bit and he climbed up,” continued Kellz, who started naming a trio of game changers that took their lumps only to reemerge better than ever. “ You know, that sounds like Ali to me. That sounds like Martin Luther King to me. That sounds like a lot of the greats that have walked this earth. It even sounds a little bit like Jesus to me.”
Before anyone starts blasting Kelley, the singer is quick to point out that Brown is not in the same league as Jesus. Instead, Kelly sees a common trait found in both individuals.
“I’m not saying that Chris Brown is Jesus or R Kelly is Jesus. But Jesus is the No 1 inspirer of someone being knocked down and rising again,” he stated.
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(Johannesburg) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela has died. Mandela had been dealing with health issues over the past several months that led to his hospitalization on more than one occasion. Mandela stepped aside as president in 1999, and appeared increasingly frail in rare public appearances.
Nelson Mandela was born in July of 1918 and gained notoriety as a civil rights leader in South Africa. The winner of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, he and others fought against the ruling National Party's practice of apartheid, in which minority whites ruled the majority blacks through legalized racial segregation. Mandela was convicted with others of plotting to overthrow the government and was sentenced to life in prison in 1962.
It was while in prison that Mandela became internationally known. He refused to compromise his political ideals in order to be released from prison and became a symbol of resistance for the anti-apartheid movement. Mandela was released from prison in February of 1990 and began working tirelessly to abolish the legal segregation of the National Party. After apartheid was dismantled, Mandela was elected President of South Africa in 1994.
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R. Kelly's 14,525-square-foot mansion in Olympia Field is SOLD! It has been sold to a member of The Isley Brothers! And not the one you think...
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What was the deal you got on Black Friday and what did you do to get it?