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Christmas with Monica and John

Love this time of year and wanted to show you how it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house.  Merry Christmas!!!

TMZ: Kobe Bryant welcomes third child

Maggie Brown-Kidd Turns 112 and going strong!

Happy Birthday to Maggie Kidd who turned 112 on December 8, 2016 and continues to be the oldest living person in Clayton County and the state of Georgia! Listen to the full interview here Happy Birthday, Maggie kidd. 112 and still going strong!

Jones County Deputies Searching for Missing Man

Joe Frank Ussery Sr. has dementia and likes to walk where ever he goes. If you have information about Joe Frank Ussery Sr CALL Jones County Sheriff Department at 478-986-3489 or 478-986-3479. Click for more details.

Life Changing Holiday Gifts

What to give the person who has everything?  How about a gift to someone else, given in your friend or relative’s name?  A gift to a charity will help fill a need.  You can give time or money but your gift will be life changing. Here are some of the charities featured on my program on Sunday, November 27, 2016.  From United Way of Greater Atlanta, you can donate to the Holiday Care Package Project; participate in the Holiday of Service December 3 at six locations;  participate in the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program, beginning December 1 or the Atlanta Children’s Shelter Holiday House December 12-16.  For details go to https://www.unitedwayatlanta.org/volunteer. This United Way agency needs help to provide senior citizens with Christmas gifts and a Christmas Meal.  Meals on Wheels Atlanta needs drivers to deliver food on Christmas Eve.  This is something families can do together.  Contact rcogdell@mealsonwheelsatlanta.org to sign up for delivery.  And if you can’t deliver food, how about delivering gifts to MOWA  at 1705 Commerce Drive, Atlanta, GA 30318, between December 5-9 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Here’s a list of what they need to make the season cheery and bright for seniors.     The Live Healthy and Thrive Youth Foundation wants to “educate, activate, motivate and empower youth in the areas of academic achievement, fitness, nutrition and total wellness.” To get involved  go to http://www.livehealthyandthriveyouth.org or participate in this fund raising event. And here are two opportunities to party with a purpose, as Tom Joyner always says.  The first is with the National Council of Negro Women Atlanta Section on December 10. Albany State University, Clark Atlanta University, Fort Valley State University,  Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, Paine College, Savannah State University and Spelman College  are the HBCUs in Georgia.  ITC, Morehouse College, Paine College and Spelman are among the the 37  member institutions of the United Negro College Fund.  UNCF also manages other scholarship programs, including the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.  Scholarships have been awarded at 1,100 schools nationwide. Graduates from these historically black colleges and universities , as well as corporations, show up and show out at the Mayor’s Masked Ball, December 17 with Sheila E performing and Anthony Brown emceeing. These are just a few of the organizations that could use your gift of time and money.  But there are a lot more.  Look in your own neighborhood, your church, your business, your school.  Is there a senior who needs someone to just call them once a week or go grocery shopping for them?  Is there a school where you could speak during career week or be a mentor?  Is there a young mother who needs a brief break from her children or someone taking care of an ill family member who needs an hour to themselves once a week?  Instead of buying a gift that someone really doesn’t need because they have everything, find out their favorite charity and donate to it in their name.  You get the idea.  So wrap up Christmas giving with a note, giving the gift of you..your time, talent and/or money. Makes shopping a whole lot easier and really gets you in the Christmas Spirit.  Please respond to me by listing your favorite non-profit here.  Merry Christmas and Happy Giving!!!      

“You Name It” in the KISS Cafe’

Gospel Singer and minister Shirley Caesar has become a YouTube success again, but not for one of her Gospel songs but for the food she names in song..kind of a rap, “You Name It.” If you haven’t heard it, here it is.  And afterwards let me know which song, mentioning food, that you want to hear in the KISS Cafe’, starting at 10 a.m. Or call me at 404-741-0104  

It was No Accident, says Chattanooga Mom who lost a child in the bus crash

Five children died when a school bus crashed in Chattanooga Tennessee.  The 24 year old bus driver Johnthony Walker has been arrested, but he could face more charges as a result of what Jasmine Mateen told CBS reporter Mark Strassman.  Ms. Mateen lost one child but two others survived and what she says is chilling https://cmgkiss104fmmonicapearson.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/chattanooga-mother-on-bus-crash.mp3.  

Roddy White vs. Police…Let’s Talk

Full disclosure; my husband has been in law enforcement for over 30 years and I am the step-mother of a son. Being stopped for driving while black is a common concern in the black community. I understand Roddy White’s concern about being stopped by a police officer who approaches his car with his hand on his holstered weapon.  But I also understand the officer’s training and point of view.  You do not know who is behind those tinted windows, going 90 miles per hour, with an expired tag. Officers have been killed in routine traffic stops just like black drivers have been killed. That is not the norm, but the horrible exception. Police have invited the former Atlanta Falcon to go on a ride along to learn why officers do what they do.  I hope he does it. Here is the story.   http://www.kiss104fm.com/entertainment/celebrity-news/roddy-white-says-feared-for-his-life-during-traffic-stop/BxC1byLIOC4UTsSvBc3RmJ/
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