New York City weatherman and TODAY show co-host, Al Roker shared with the world on the show that he has prostate cancer. Roker also stated that he will be having the necessary surgery to remove his prostate.
Roker utilized his public platform to announce his recent diagnosis because of the high rate of African-American men and men in general who will and have been diagnosed with the cancer. He highlighted that 1 in 7 African-American men will get the disease and an overall of 1 in 9 men will get prostate cancer. In addition to statistics, he stressed the importance of regularly going to the doctor’s for check ups, especially black men. This little task, is why Roker was able to detect the cancer early enough to treat and remove.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, black men should begin getting prostate cancer screens starting at age 40. Al Roker, is 66 years old and will be undergoing surgery in New York City at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center next week. We wish him a healthy and speedy recovery.
Alex Trebek has passed away at the age of 80, from a long battle against stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Many of you may be familiar with the legendary television host from the popular prime time game show Jeopardy. Trebek became the host of the show in 1984 and he has been in American households ever since.
Trebek hosted over 8,000 episodes of the popular quiz show. In an interview a couple of years ago, Alex suggested two potential replacements for him when the. time came, NBA announcer, Alex Faust and CNN legal analyst, Laura Coates. Jeopardy will never be the same without his witty jokes and comments.
Last night on BET, Hip-Hop royalty came out for the annual award show. Master P was the honoree recipient of the I Am Hip Hop Award, Megan Thee Stallion was the big winner of the night nabbing 3 awards and the late rapper, Pop Smoke won Best New Hip Hop Artist. See the full list of nominees below:
Hip Hop Artist of the Year : Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Video: Future f/ Drake, “Life Is Good”
Song of the Year“: “The Box” (Roddy Ricch) Produced by 30 Roc & DatBoiSqueeze
Hip Hop Album of the Year : Roddy Ricch, Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial
Best Collaboration : Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix)
Best Duo/Group : Chris Brown and Young Thug
Best New Hip Hop Artist : Pop Smoke
Best Live Performer : Travis Scott
Lyricist of the Year: Rapsody
Video Director of the Year: Teyana “Spike Tee” Taylor
DJ of the Year: D-Nice
Producer of the Year: Hit-Boy
Hustler of the Year: Megan Thee Stallion
Best Hip Hop Platform. : The Joe Budden Podcast
Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse : Beyoncé, “Savage” (Remix) (Megan Thee Stallion f/ Beyoncé)
Impact Track: Lil Baby, “The Bigger Picture”
Best International Flow : Stormzy (U.K.)
Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Not only were there some big wins last night but there were some pretty spicy performances.
Some of the performances were made by, City Girls, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko and Quavo performed a special tribute for Pop Smoke. A special appearance from Senator Kamala Harris was made to stress the importance of HBCUS ( Historically Black Colleges and Universities) . If you missed it tune in and understand why we must continue to attend these prestigious places of higher education. Last but not least we can’t forget to mention the infamous award show cyphers. Some of the cyphers included:
The Ladies First Cypher featuring: H.E.R, Teyana Taylor, Brandy and Erykah Badu.
Straight from the Islands came the Reggae Cypher featuring: Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Skip Marley and Shenseea.
The Political Cypher featured: Polo G, Chicka, Jack Harlow, Flawless Real Talk and Rapsody.
The Hot New Crew Cypher included: Adé, Buddy, Flo Milli & Deante Hitchcock.
The 2020 Bar Cyphers featured international artist: P-Kuttah (South Africa), Suspect 95 ( Ivory Coast), Rosa Ree (Tanzania), Elisabeth Ventura (Angola) and Kwesi Arthur (Ghana).
Shoutout to Hip-Hop and it’s creator DJ Kool Herc.
Returning to your home tonight on BET, the Tyler Perry Show, Sistas, starring KJ Smith, Mignon Von, Eboni Obsidian and Novi Brown. The show kicks off its second season. Tonight’s episode airs at 9pm ET. Next week Wednesday at 10pm ET, the season one encore of , Games People Play, starring Lauren London. Along with the hit series, ABC has a lineup coming up as well.
Family fun begins at 7pm ET with Alfonso Rivera hosting, America’s Funniest Home Video on 10/18. Followed by a blast from the past, back and better than ever. Some of you may remember seeing episodes of the game show, Supermarket Sweep. The original show first aired in 1967. Now, ABC has brought the exciting competition back and to make things even more exciting, the show will be hosted by comedian, Leslie Jones. The reboot will air on 10/18 at 8pm ET.
ABC is also bringing back one of America’s favorite families with the hit show black-ish. The sitcom starring, Tracy Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson will. return on 10/21 at 9:30pm.
50 Cent’s series, For Life, starring Nicholas Pinnock is back for their second season. The drama will return to a television near you on 11/18 at 10pm, on ABC. Pour yourself a glass. of juice, kick back and enjoy.