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As one of the newest contributing editors for The Root — Anji Corley launches her weekly blogspot.

Check her out as she goes “Beyond Fame!” with Dr. Cornel West.


Anji chats with the celebrity scholar about his new public radio show with Tavis Smiley called Smiley & West; the current mortgage crises; educational ills and issues in society;  President Obama; his homeboy Jay-Z; his opinion on social media; who inspires Dr. West and where his greatest joy comes from.

Listen and learn!

Anji Corley goes “Beyond Fame!” with Dr. Cornel West


About The Root

The Root is a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today’s news from a variety of black perspectives. The site also hosts an interactive genealogical section to trace one’s ancestry through AfricanDNA.com, a DNA testing site co-founded by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., who is also The Root’s Editor-In-Chief. The Root aims to be an unprecedented departure from traditional American journalism, raising the profile of black voices in mainstream media and engaging anyone interested in black culture around the world.


About Anji Corley

As the host of the mid-day air waves on WPGC 95.5 FM (DC), Anji Corley — affectionately known to radio insiders and fans as the “Energizer Bunny”, is a true Media Maven. Blessed with a dynamic personality and a love for her profession – Anji brings her dedication day in and day out to Washington, DC’s urban airwaves. A native of Long Island, NY and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Anji has had a tremendous 15-year career in Radio, Television, Mass Media and Theatre. Over the years, Anji has worn many hats – On-Air Personality; Television Host; Reporter; Writer; Model (Celebrity, Runway & Print); Entertainment News Journalist; Editor; Celebrity Guest Judge; Actress; Lifestyle Contributor; Host; Commentator; Keynote Speaker; Promotions Director; Producer; Entertainment Reporter; and Contributing Editor.

Media Career:
WPGC 95.5 FM (Washington, DC) ; theRoot.com ; Washington Full Circle ; WAMO 106.7 FM (Pittsburgh) ; On Q Magazine ; Live in Hollywood hosted by Kiki Shepherd ; Gimmie The Mike! on WPXI -TV ; The Midday Experience with Anji ; The Wake Up Morning Show ; The Hip Hop Wire ; Crunk Radio with Lil Jon ; CNN/Headline News’ “Prime News with Vinnie Politan”.

Anji gives back:
Spokesperson for “Neediest Kids”, the Leukemia Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Pittsburgh’s AIDS Task Force, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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From the street to the boardroom, from the Hood to the Oval Office, its the same dynamic repeated in countless variations. The only difference is that while the street Pimps wear colorful clothes, and the streets Ho’s wear little at all, their corporate/government counterparts hide behind marketing slogans and slick double talk to effect the exact same thing…

The basic tenet of GhettoPhysics is that the interplay between the Pimp and the Ho is the simplest expression of the fundamental way that people interact in the world. But this interaction is so multilayered that it’s hard to see “the game”. However by looking at the world through the Pimp/Ho dynamic it becomes very easy to see the manipulations that keeps society’s Ho’s forever in debt, disempowered and marching off to war.

Part documentary, part “Saturday Night Live” satire, and part narrative story, GhettoPhysics begins by looking at the evocative world of the Pimp and Ho. It then moves out to encompass the entire social power game that is going down all around us, and finally brings it home in the way this awareness impacts one student’s life.

But between interviews, dramatic scenes and scathing satire, an interesting thread emerges – empowerment and hope. Pimps and Ho’s is not about right and wrong, good guys vs. bad guys. Its about awareness of “the game” and letting people know it’s up to them to choose the role they play in every situation. Like the film Network released decades ago, GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up! refuses to let those in control rule our lives anymore. Network said: “We’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore”. Our motto is simple and blunt: “Speak Truth to Power”.

Please Stand Up!


Ghetto Physics Online:

Ghetto Physics – The Official Site ; Ghetto Physics YouTube Channel ; Ghetto Physics on Facebook


Ghetto Physics Press:

Hollywood Reporter Article ; AOL News Article – In Ghetto Physics, You’re Either a Pimp or a Ho

Movie Review – Ghetto Physics ; Ghetto Physics: Lessons in Manipulation


Ghetto Physics Short Credits:

Starring: KRS One, Cornel West, John Perkins, E Ray Brown

Screenplay By: William Arntz, E Ray Brown
Directed By: William Arntz, E Ray Brown
Produced By: E Ray Brown, William Arntz, Scott Altomare