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Being Alone, Life, and Memes: Lionel Richie Granted Rights to Produce Curtis Mayfield Biopic @balleralert Lionel Richie Granted Rights to Produce Curtis Mayfield Biopic-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Singer LionelRichie, has reportedly purchased the rights to produce a biopic based on the life of iconic songwriter CurtisMayfield. According to Deadline, Mayfield's estate granted Richie the rights for the film which he plans to produce through his RichLion Productions. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € โ€œItโ€™s an honor for me to bring the life of one of my idols and friend to the screen,โ€ Richie said. โ€œIโ€™m so grateful to be working closely with Altheida Mayfield, Cheaa Mayfield and the Curtis Mayfield Estate and couldnโ€™t be happier to be moving forward on this amazing project about a one-of-a-kind music genius.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € The legendary singer's widow, Altheida, said, "For years, too many others have tried to claim what he alone did. He was a genius, always stood on his own.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Mayfield began creating music at just 11-years-old. He is said to have written more than 1,900 songs including hits for his group the Impressions. He also has composed music for some Black Hollywood classics like 'Superfly' and 'Sparkle'. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € After a career spanning over four-decades, Mayfield died in 1999 at 57.
Being Alone, Life, and Memes: Lionel Richie Granted Rights to
 Produce Curtis Mayfield Biopic
 @balleralert
Lionel Richie Granted Rights to Produce Curtis Mayfield Biopic-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Singer LionelRichie, has reportedly purchased the rights to produce a biopic based on the life of iconic songwriter CurtisMayfield. According to Deadline, Mayfield's estate granted Richie the rights for the film which he plans to produce through his RichLion Productions. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € โ€œItโ€™s an honor for me to bring the life of one of my idols and friend to the screen,โ€ Richie said. โ€œIโ€™m so grateful to be working closely with Altheida Mayfield, Cheaa Mayfield and the Curtis Mayfield Estate and couldnโ€™t be happier to be moving forward on this amazing project about a one-of-a-kind music genius.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € The legendary singer's widow, Altheida, said, "For years, too many others have tried to claim what he alone did. He was a genius, always stood on his own.โ€ โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Mayfield began creating music at just 11-years-old. He is said to have written more than 1,900 songs including hits for his group the Impressions. He also has composed music for some Black Hollywood classics like 'Superfly' and 'Sparkle'. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € After a career spanning over four-decades, Mayfield died in 1999 at 57.

Lionel Richie Granted Rights to Produce Curtis Mayfield Biopic-blogged by @thereal__bee โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ € Singer LionelRichie, has reportedly pur...

America, Children, and Fall: Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America @balleralert Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America-Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € It's official, girls will now be allowed to join Boy Scouts of America. This unanimous decision made by the board will also create the opportunity for older girls to earn the highest honor of being an Eagle Scout. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € On Wednesday the organization said, "The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls," Boy Scouts of America said in a statement. "[T]he organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who've never been involved in Scouting - to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children."โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € With families dealing with more hectic schedules than ever before, BSA says the goal is to also help out parents and their busy lives. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € In a statement BSA said, "Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before, making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € For those who say, "Well, there's Girls Scouts," this is true. However, the highest honor you can receive is the "Gold Award" which isn't as notable as BSA's Eagle Scout title. In addition, being an Eagle Scout can provide long-term advantages professionally and educationally.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € The big news just so happened to fall on International Day of the Girl, which celebrates and prompts the conversation of equal opportunities for young women around the world.
America, Children, and Fall: Girls Can Now Join Boy
 Scouts of America
 @balleralert
Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America-Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € It's official, girls will now be allowed to join Boy Scouts of America. This unanimous decision made by the board will also create the opportunity for older girls to earn the highest honor of being an Eagle Scout. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € On Wednesday the organization said, "The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls," Boy Scouts of America said in a statement. "[T]he organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who've never been involved in Scouting - to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children."โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € With families dealing with more hectic schedules than ever before, BSA says the goal is to also help out parents and their busy lives. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € In a statement BSA said, "Families today are busier and more diverse than ever. Most are dual-earners and there are more single-parent households than ever before, making convenient programs that serve the whole family more appealing." โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € For those who say, "Well, there's Girls Scouts," this is true. However, the highest honor you can receive is the "Gold Award" which isn't as notable as BSA's Eagle Scout title. In addition, being an Eagle Scout can provide long-term advantages professionally and educationally.โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € The big news just so happened to fall on International Day of the Girl, which celebrates and prompts the conversation of equal opportunities for young women around the world.

Girls Can Now Join Boy Scouts of America-Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € It's official, girls will now be allowed to join Boy Sc...