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'Patti's Pies' Reviewer Lands Cooking Channel Show With Patti LaBelle

It all started with a viral video on the Internet, and now James Wright Chanel has made it to the television screen.

It all started with a viral video on the Internet, and now James Wright Chanel has made it to the television screen. The YouTube sensation, whose star-status increased after his review of Patti LaBelle's delectable sweet potato pies went viral, now has another reason to sing for joy.

The Root reports that Chanel is teaming up with LaBelle for a holiday special program, which will air on the Cooking Channel. The show will premiere on Dec. 16 at 8:30 p.m. on the network, which will probably showcase how to make those infectious sweet potato pies among other dishes.

"He's such a larger than life person himself; he's like my new son," LaBelle said in an interview with People. "It's just a blessing when people come into your life like this and you're not expecting anything." Wondering how Chanel is feeling? Well his sentiments echoes Ms. LaBelle's statement. "When she first called, it was like we'd known each other forever; we talked like we were best friends," he said. "I told her, 'I have to tell my mom that Patti is my new momma too.' I said, 'Patti, you my momma!'"

Look At God.

Posted by James Wright Chanel on Thursday, December 3, 2015

Chanel recently celebrated Thanksgiving and his birthday with the highly-decorated vocalist, posting videos and images of his time with the "You Are My Friend" artist.

This has been the best Thanksgiving ever and it's also been the best birthday ever and I'm very very grateful.And at this point in my life I'm kind of speechless but we serve an awesome God a God that can change your life around in less than a second I seek Him so I can be more and more like Him daily like I always say when I'm done the whole world is going to be smiling. Thankyou Ms. Patti Labelle Posted by James Wright Chanel on Thursday, November 26, 2015

Relive Chanel's epic video that spawned it all below.

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In light of the recent college admissions scandal where affluent families were caught administering bribes for their children to get into specific colleges, Maxine Waters shared her opinion on this example of wealth and privilege.

“I am heartbroken and disgusted by the lying and cheating of the ultra-rich parents," Waters said. "And their allies who orchestrated an egregious college admissions scheme and robbed highly qualified students of the opportunity to attend elite universities."

The U.S. representative went on to celebrate the investigation that led to the discovery of more than $25 million dollars between 2011 to 2018 paid to William Rick Singer, a college admissions counselor who reportedly misrepresented students by forging standardized tests and a student's athletic abilities.

"I applaud the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, federal prosecutors, and the nearly 200 federal agents nationwide who exposed the lies and toxic privilege leveraged by wealthy elites to buy their children admittance into selective colleges," Waters continued.

The California rep went on to offer her support to minority students who experience discrimination during their application process. The 80-year-old congresswoman promised to one day make education accessible for all.

“There should be no toll or tax on one’s path to success besides hard work. I stand with students across this country—particularly those from minority, low-income, and rural communities—who have been unfairly denied admission to elite universities as well as the students who have filed a class action lawsuit against the schools named by federal prosecutors. I will not stop until we have an education system that is accessible, affordable, and equitable for all—not some.”

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Logic Announces 'Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind' Album, Debuts New Song

Logic has been keeping himself busy since his last two projects, YSIV, and Bobby Tarantino II dropped in 2018. Now after preparing for the release of his debut novel "Supermarket," which is slated for release on March 26, the 29-year-old is readying his forthcoming project Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind and unveiled a new single in support of the soundscape.

Just around the corner 📸 - @jflei

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The "Everybody Dies" rapper's bloody teaser track serves as the first look into the album's vibe, accompanying a haunting new video where Logic is seen bleeding out from a neck injury as he raps, smokes and loads a gun. The track, which urges listeners to put their "ego on the shelf," is a lyrical experience that comments on drug use, suicide, depression, and the expectation from others that ruin one's self-esteem.

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— Bobby Billboard (@Logic301) March 19, 2019

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The HBO Trailer For Richard Wright's 'Native Son' Paints A Modern Day Tragic Story

Bigger Thomas is a young, black man from Chicago's South Side uninterested in diving into the world of crime that surrounds him. With his leather jacket, beanie and black painted nails, Bigger would much rather make a name for himself that doesn't involve crime and potential jail time.

And then, an opportunity falls into his lap.

Adapted into an HBO series, Richard Wright's Native follows Bigger as he finds himself at the center of a crime. after he accepts a job as a driver for Mr. Dalton. Bigger is thrilled at the $1,000 a weekly payday, and for a while, the sun is beginning to shine in his world. Then Bigger comes in contact with Mr. Dalton's daughter, Mary and the trouble that's been held at the wayside now boils over.

Moonlight's Ashton Sanders embodies the role of Bigger, while fellow Barry Jenkins' alum Kiki Layne plays his girlfriend, Bessie. Rounding out the all-star cast is Sanaa Lathan, David Alan Grier, and Stephen Henderson.

Watch the trailer for Native Son below

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