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Friday, December 4th, 2009

TIGER WOODS’ PUBLIC RELATIONS PROBLEM

by Amani Channel

So we all know about the Tiger Woods controversy. It’s scandalous to say the least, but enough already.

I stayed away from the story until I ran across this video via the Witches’Brew.

You won’t see a re-enactment like this on U.S. news.

I don’t understand what the reporter is saying, but the animation is priceless.

On a more serious note, Woods made a huge crisis communications error with this one. Sometimes, silence isn’t golden. He was slow to release a statement, ducked investigators, the media, and the public.

His sponsors are hanging tough, but if the public roars loud enough, that will change.

Here are some ways he could have handled the situation differently using traditional or social media:

1. His lawyer or spokesperson could have called a press conference shortly after the accident to speak on the family’s behalf.
2. Release a statement quickly. Post a YouTube video response. If Woods’ face was healing, release an audio podcast statement. Don’t give the public and media too much time to speculate.
3. Speak to investigators. It always looks suspect when a celebrity “hides” from the law.
4. Apologize to the public. Sure it’s none of our business, but his endorsements are a direct result of his popularity, and without his fans where would he be?

Looks like these ideas are similar to what other crisis communications pros are thinking.

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Friday, June 26th, 2009

RIP MICHAEL JACKSON

michael jackson deceased,dead king of pop

Michael,

You blessed the world with your music. You made us smile, cry, and dance. You were loved, criticized, and hated, but no one can deny that you will always be the KING of music.

You are often replicated, but will never be duplicated.

Your passing marks the end of an era. R.I.P.

Amani Channel



Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

SOME CRI$TYLE WITH YOUR CHILI

by A.man.I

MyUrbanReport was invited to Atlanta radio station V-103 to hang out with Chili, T-Boz, Cri$tyle, and radio personality Elle for a few hours Monday.

It was a new experience for the 23-year old Decatur songwriter Cri$tyle, who is on cloud nine after reaching #1 with the song she co-wrote with Mariah Carey called “Touch My Body.” Cri$tyle is trying to get used to the extra attention she’s been getting after the song went #1 last week.

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The single marks Mariah’s 18th hit song to reach #1, surpassing Elvis Presley’s previous record of 17 hits at #1. The only other performers she has left to beat out are the current record holders, The Beatles, with 20 hits at #1.

On the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, Touch My Body has netted a record-setting 285,000 debut, while also reaching over 115 million listeners on the Hot 100 Airplay.

Being on top of the charts may be a familiar song for Carey, but Cri$tyle is just warming up. Her latest project is a collaboration with Chili (TLC fame) called, “Dumb, Dumb, Dumb.”

The ladies say the song was inspired by some of the great men they’ve dated. I’m glad I’m not one of those cats.

Watch below.



Sunday, January 13th, 2008

2008 TRUMPET AWARDS!

by A.man.I

I played photojournalist on the red carpet of the 2008 Trumpet Awards.

Just about everyone was there except Halle Berry who was honored at the event. Word on the red carpet was that her doctor grounded her… but that’s what “they” were saying.

Enjoy the pics.



Thursday, November 1st, 2007

DOG IS IN THE DOGHOUSE

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The bounty hunter known as Dog (Duane Hunter) is tucking his tail after he called his son’s girlfriend the “N” word repeatedly during a private phone conversation that was taped then leaked to a tabloid according to the Associated Press.

It was unclear who recorded the conversation or how the tabloid obtained the 1 1/2-minute clip in which Chapman uses the N-word six times.

Of course he’s sorry about using the word now.

“I did not mean to add yet another slap in the face to an entire race of people who have brought so many gifts to this world,” he said. “I am ashamed of myself and I pledge to do whatever I can to repair this damage I have caused.”

Chapman said, “My sincerest, heartfelt apologies go out to every person I have offended for my regrettable use of very inappropriate language. I am deeply disappointed in myself for speaking out of anger to my son and using such a hateful term in a private phone conversation.”

The lesson in this story is watch what you say at all times because these days not even private phone conversations are private.

The “N” whether said with an a or er is obviously far from being dead and buried.

Listen to Dog’s rant here.



Thursday, October 18th, 2007

COME ON PEOPLE – COSBY TALKS ABOUT NEW BOOK

by A.man.I

The Cos has a new book he’s promoting called “Come on People.” If you missed Cosby, and co-author Dr. Alvin Poussaint’s interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last Sunday you can check it out here. Cosby is also scheduled to appear on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight.

Link to Bill Cosby’s website.



Sunday, September 16th, 2007

OJ FACING FELONY CHARGES

The Associated Press is reporting that OJ Simpson has been arrested and is facing several felony charges related to an alleged robbery of sports memorabilia collectors in Las Vegas. Read about it here.



Friday, September 14th, 2007

HEADLINES

by A.man.I

PHILLY LOOKING FOR 10,000 GOOD MEN
Philadelphia’s police commissioner says he needs help from the community, and is asking 10,000 black men to help reduce crime by “patrolling” the streets.

According to reports, there have been 294 homicides in the city his year. Most of the deaths involve handguns and young black males.

COMMUNITY PUSHING FOR HATE CRIME CHARGES
Church leaders are asking prosecutors to file hate crime charges against the six people who kidnapped and tortured Megan Williams.

Prosecutors haven’t ruled out filing hate crimes charges, but say they are focusing on “the most serious crimes.” Logan County Prosecutor Logan Abraham is asking for patience.

MASTER P GOES BACK TO SCHOOL
Thursday rapper Percy Miller aka Master P visited Monroe Middle School in S. Carolina to talk to students about education, financial responsibility, and having a positive vision for success.

Master P who sold millions of records as a gangsta rapper has vowed to clean up his rhymes and has started a label that will feature clean music.

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