Mariah Carey released the song “Bring it On Home” celebrating President Barack Obama’s victory this week. The song debuted on Jermaine Dupri’s website Global14.com and includes the lyrics: “We’re just everyday people trying to make it through the pain. Yet we intentionally hurt each other playing silly games. But when it comes down to win or lose, don’t give up the fight. Strength is what we need, and love can save our lives.” Mariah also tweeted pics of herself at the polls earlier in the day along with several congratulatory messages to the President after his win. Billboard
Tonya Lewis Lee talked to Black Enterprise about her website, Healthy You Now. Also known as wife of director Spike Lee, Lewis Lee started the site as a place for women to get information, and to find support in leading a healthy lifestyle. Her interest in bringing health-based information to the community began in 2007 when she was after being tapped by the Office of Minority Health to be the spokesperson for infant mortality.
Residents of the Tribeca neighborhood in New York are calling Jay-Z a guardian angel after the rapper is rumored to have bought a generator to power 195 Hudson St., where he and Beyonce own a loft, following power outages from Hurricane Sandy. Jay-Z, Beyonce and Blue Ivy are reportedly staying in the Mandarin Oriental following the storm. New York Post
LL Cool J is another native New Yorker using his celebrity status to help garner support for Sandy relief efforts. LL recorded a PSA aimed at getting people to donate to the American Red Cross. “When disasters like superstorm Sandy devastate communities, your support helps ensure the American Red Cross is there to provide warm meals, shelter and hope to families when they need it most,” he says. “Your donation provides critical support to those that need.” Contact Music
Actress Nicole Ari Parker was honored at the 2012 NAACP Theatre awards on Monday for her role in A Streetcar Named Desire. The star-studded event welcomed celebs like Tichina Arnold, Brian White and Selita Ebanks. BlackVoices