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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.

For bookings & inquiries:  Rachel J Newman: (202) 643-4250: Rae@MGSandbox.com

After closing out a busy 2009 with the MTV European Music Awards in Berlin and his college campuses run in November – Jigga kicks off the 2nd leg of his Blueprint 3 tour starting February 22nd in Houston, Texas.

The first leg of the Blueprint 3 tour included shows in Uniondale, NY;  East Rutherford, NJ;  Atlantic City, NJ; &  Detroit, MI.

Jay-Z will be joined by Grammy-nominated rapper Young Jeezy on selected dates of the  2010’s The Blueprint 3 tour.

And in other Jay-Z news, the rapper, along with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, joined the producing team for soon-to-open Fela!—a Broadway musical based on the life and music of revolutionary African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.

Lastly, speaking of “Empire State of Mind,” MTV reports that Jay-Z will contribute a new verse for “Part 2″ of his and Alicia Keys’ BP3 smash, with the new version featuring own Keys’ upcoming album The Element of Freedom, out in December.

Tickets for the second leg are on sale now at Ticketmaster.

Blueprint 3 dates:

Nov. 7 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
Nov. 8 Los Angeles, CA Pauley Pavilion
Nov. 10 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center
Nov. 12 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
Feb. 20 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center
Feb. 22 Houston, TX Toyota Center
Feb. 23 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
Feb. 25 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Feb. 27 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
Feb. 28 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Mar. 2 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
Mar. 3 Washington, DC Verizon Center
Mar. 5 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 6 E. Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
Mar. 7 Norfolk, VA Scope Arena
Mar. 11 Boston, MA TD Garden
Mar. 12 Long Island, NY Nassau Colesium
Mar. 14 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
Mar. 16 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
Mar. 18 Chicago, IL United Center
Mar. 19 St. Louis, MO Scottrade Center
Mar. 20 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
Mar. 22 Denver, CO Pepsi Center
Mar. 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
Mar. 26 Los Angeles, CA Staples Center

**Dates/schedule are subject to change, be sure to check Ticketmaster or Live Nation.

playmates and jigga

Many many thanx to Juli Wyatt of Jam Sports, Ciroc, the NFL, Roc Nation and WPCG for what turned out to be a great night of networking, hob nobbing, dranks, music and simply an extremely great time had by all.

I attended with my client, Fitness Expert Bridget Smith, and it was clear as we walked in the room that movers and shakers were in the place.  First of all, Jay Z’s newest release – Blueprint 3 – was spinning as we walked in the room.  We knew we were in a “hot” room, you could tell by the energy.  For a minute we didnt see anyone we knew and then, like it always does, we began to scope the room.   Nate Peake.  The newest additions to the Donnie Simpson Morning Show – DC’s own Mike Brooks & Anji Corley (who I LOVE – we gotta hang girl – welcome to DC!!).  Rhomme Mahmud of Pembroke West Associates.  Jeffrey Earl of Chartered Health Plan.  Fred Smoot & Robert Henson of the Redskins.  They were just a few of the PlayMakers that were in the house – and we simply had a great time.  Reconnecting, connecting, and at the end of the day enjoying an industry, a life style — friendships and business that we are so blessed to be a part of.

Erik “Bones” Jones made sure everyone was looking good for the camera’s eye.  It was such a “moment” to see one of our photos on the WPGC home page.  WOW!!   I will surely grab more of the great photos he took and of course I had my camera in tow.  The Ciroc ladies made sure that we enjoyed the signature Ciroc drink of evening.  I dont know what it was or what they called it – but I simply called it YUM!  And DJ XXX made sure that everyone got some dancing in.  And dance we did!!

It was a simply awesome way to end a productive & intense work day!  Thanx again and if you didnt catch the photo on the WPGC homepage – here it is…..

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