Rev. Ike Legacy, Black History Highlight

Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II AKA Rev. Ike…the southern, semi-dramatic prophetic tongue-talkin preacher/mentor of the masses is what comes to mind when I think of this man. He was born June 1,1935-July 28, 2009.

In 1958, he founded the United Church of Jesus Christ for All People and the United Christian Evangelistic Association. Sources say it was at this time, he began to feel “cramped by traditional Christianity”. So, in 1964 he started the Miracle Temple. He became known worldwide, packing out a 3600 seat theater in Manhattan every Sunday, being broadcast on all major television networks and was carried by as many as 1770 radio stations.

He also fathered  “Action” magazine with over 6 million readers, touring all over the globe, being featured in Fortune magazine, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, Jet magazine, and the London magazine, to name a few.

Rev.Ike taught and is still ( through YT videos) teaching people how to manifest their dreams with visualization techniques; by opening up spiritual portals that bring you your desires. He teaches by some of the same philosophies of a traditional Black, Christian minister…but with a New Thought, New Age gospel.

The power we crave, to overcome negative thinking and to assist in reprogramming the DNA.

In honor of Black History month, Hidden Agenda salutes Rev. Ike! Thank you for keeping it oh so real and introducing us to new ways of thinking that brings success. With hard work, dedication, and cultivating creativity, we can do what it is we need to do to fulfill our life’s purpose. Rev. Ike, thank you for your wisdom and service you so graciously gave to the world.

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“We only use our powers for good”

– Hidden Agenda

Nicki Minaj births Queen, new fragrance

Nicki Minaj is right on time for you and bae for Valentine’s day. She released a new fragrance today called Queen.  She took to Instagram on Wednesday to let followers know there’s a new fragrance available for the Royal and loyal.

I haven’t smelled it yet so I’m eager to see what the fragrance entails. I wonder if it’s earthy, floral or wood Hmmm…..what you doin?? You copping or nah?

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Lebron is an angel in disguise for Octavia in the new Netflix show Madam C.J. Walker

The NBA Most Valuable Player Award winner  is making hedgeway again for a sista. And we aint mad at ya, Lebron James! For a long time, traveling down in Hollywood history, there’s always been a perfunctory energy for the female counterpart. When it comes to being fairly compensated, Octavia Spencer says LeBron James ‘had to intervene’ with her pay on the upcoming Netflix show, Madam C.J. Walker.

It was only 6 months ago (July 2018) when LeBron opened up the Promise School  in his hometown of Akron, Ohio for at-risk youth.

Yet again, today, he strikes a heroic chord by bridging the gap for Ms. Octavia Spencer. The Golden Globe Award winner (The Help) glided into a landslide deal, along with her business partner, LeBron James. The deal was sealed with Warner Bros. TV and Netflix (Source, Variety). Both he and Spencer are executive producers of the 8-part episode project, based on the book “On Our Own Ground”, by A’Lelia Bundles, (Walker’s great-great granddaughter).

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photo credit: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP.

Spencer makes it clear that women are on the agenda when she stated on the panel Saturday, “My goal is to make sure that all women of color get equal pay, and all women get equal pay’, and that ‘the only way to do it is to have these conversations, to talk numbers with your co-stars’. Well apparently, more and more Hollywood counterparts are listening to those numbers.  Earlier this month, Spencer was seen taking photos with her friend Jessica Chastain, who she has previously accredited major homage for assisting her in earning equal pay as well.  When the conversations first took place between the two, Jessica was floored to hear the statistical data for black women being outnumbered in underpay.

Chastain stood up for Spencer on a previoius project they had worked on.

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Spencer stated ” We need all our male counterparts to be in the fight with us”.James, being in his first year of a four-year $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers is also, now swimming in the waters of the entertainment industry with this newly anticipated Netflix project. And so far he’s looking like a pro! Major kudos to you King!!

“We only use our powers for good”

-Hidden Agenda

Happy 3 year #ANTIversary

OooeeeMGeeee! I cannot believe it has been three years since I cut out a bad, self-sabotaging habit. And I owe a lot of my achievement to Rihanna’s ANTI album (2016). You might think I’m crazy, but  when I tell you!  Baby!! ‘No More Mistakes’ was my absolute fave and really got me through some tough situations at that time in my life. But don’t get it twisted, cause when she said in Woo “I’mma fuck it up wont you show me some –Run it back like you owe me something”. Chile I felt that. Rihanna came for the jugular with ANTI, she left no one alive in this savage camp album.  In James Joint, she asks  “How you live and love like fuck you”, giving facts how our signifant others can be stubborn. Especially when she said in Kiss It Better ” It hurts inside when I look you in your eye”…”What are you willing to do”? Yess Rihanna came through with the realness of dealing with toxic and narcissistic traits. But not just acknowledging them, kickin them in the ass and taking no prisoners! Rihanna always comes through with the confidence and inspiration. 

Listennnn….it was so magical for me, the words she swooned about being empowered, and being unapologetic about who I was… changed my life.  Trust me, At any girls night out, or gathering, you knew for sure that album was on rotation. okuurrttt!

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See below how she took to her instagram page, Tuesday ,January 29 to give accolades to this earth shattering album. I am so elated along with her.  This album helped so many people ease into the next chapter of their journeys. 

Have you ever had an album that just gave you that mojo you needed? When I listened to ANTI, which was literally every day, all day, I gained another push out the cocoon so to speak. I was reminded that I really was a bad ass, and that I didn’t have to accept mediocre.  ‘Consideration’ reminded me that I’m my own boss, she says “I got to do things my own way darling You should just let me, will you ever respect me? No”. 

There was just something powerful about the frequency of the beats, along with the empowering words, that if you allowed, took you to another dimension. And again, I can’t even front you, at the time this album came out, I was ending a toxic relationship, which had me really growing the ‘growing pains’. It was not easy, at all, whole time giving up other toxic, unhealthy habits that I had picked up.  But about 6 months later I had rid of myself of those things due to the inspiration in the #ANTI album. This album was a saviour for me, in so many ways, for so many things. You feel me?

Check out some of the comments, including @hidden_agendablog. And by the way you guys, I am soo soo soo grateful for those of you who follow, like and comment on the blog and on the IG. I am so grateful for the new followers everyday on the blog.  I’m so grateful for the abundance of followers coming through on the blog, and the support. Even if it’s just a double tap on IG, I am grateful. After all, you don’t owe me anything. So I just wanted to interject my gratitude for YOU really quicklike. (little tear, sniff sniff). Anyway, let’s get to the comments below LOL.

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However, even in the midst of the celebration, fans are still  pressing this Bajan beauty  about the 2019 album she’s promised. We have faith in you sis. Folks are just just anxious is all. (see below)

 

 

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So, if you haven’t listened to the ANTI album, do yourself a favor and grab it. Listen while you take a nice, soaking bath, or while you’re cleaning up.  I think you will love it and take from it what inspires you the most. Thanks Rihanna! And a bubbly toast to your happy #Antiversary…. xoxoxoxoxoxo.

“We only use our powers for good”

-Hidden Agenda