Studio 5: Hip Hop Hope


>>Efrem: SECONDS AWAY ON “STUDIO 5,” FROM THE WRESTLING RING…>>WELCOME TO C.F.S. M., CARS FOR SINGLE MOMS.>>Efrem: THE HEARTBREAK KID, SEAN MICHAELS, IS HERE WITH A LOOK AT HIS NEW MOVIE.>>I ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY ACTING, BUT I NEVER WANTED TO DO IT WHILE I WAS ALSO WRESTLING.>>Efrem: ALSO AHEAD…>>THE PRICE FOR YOUR GLORY IS THEIR SUFFERING.>>Efrem: A LOOK AT MARTIN SCORCESE’S FILM, “SILENT.” IT WILL RENDER YOU SPEECHLESS.>>THE THEMES ARE FASCINATING TO ME.>>Efrem: PLUS…>>I’M PUERTO RICAN, WE ONLY SPEAK A LITTLE, BUT NO ABLA.>>Efrem: ON THE ROAD TO BECOMING THE NEXT BIG STAR IN THE RAP GAME WITH JERMAINE DUPRIS IN “STUDIO 5,” STARTING NOW.>>Efrem: AND WELCOME BACK TO “STUDIO 5.” WE’VE GOT LOTS OF GOOD STUFF TO GET TO, SO LET’S JUMP RIGHT IN WITH THE WEEK’S TOP FIVE.>>>AT NUMBER FIVE…KEN FIVE…KENDRICK GOES GOSPEL. * I KNOW GOD *>>Efrem: KENDRICK LAMAR SAYS HIS NEXT ALBUM WILL FOCUS ON GOD. *>>Efrem: IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE “NEW YORK TIMES,” LAMAR SAID, “WE’RE IN A TIME WHERE WE EXCLUDE ONE MAJOR COMPONENT OUT OF THIS WHOLE THING CALLED LIFE: GOD. NOBODY SPEAKS ON IT BECAUSE IT IS ALMOST IN CONFLICT WITH WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WORLD. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT AND THE SYSTEM.” *>>Efrem: AT NUMBER FOUR…THE POP GAME.>>I’M TIMBALAND. 300 MILLION RECORDS SOLD AND STILL COUNTING.>>Efrem: THE HIT-MAKER BEHIND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, DESTINY’S CHILD AND KATY PERRY IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT BIG POP STAR.>>>WHAT SETS THIS COMPETITION APART FROM ANY OTHER COMPETITION OUT THERE?>>ALL OF THESE KIDS, TO ME, ARE ALL — I FEEL LIKE GOD MAYBE CHOSE THEM.>>ASHLIN, JADE, MADISON, AND GRANT, ARE TEENAGED YouTube STARS, COMPETING FOR A CONTRACT ON TIMBALAND’S LABEL.>>IT IS A BLESSING FOR ME TO BE A PART OF THEIR LIVES.>>Efrem: AT NUMBER THREE, WEDDING BELLS RING, TIMES TWO. * WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME >>Efrem: TASHA COBBS IS NOW TASHA COBBS LEONARD, TWEETING THIS PHOTO AFTER TYING THE KNOT WITH MUSIC PRODUCER LEONARD. AND CONGRATULATIONS ARE ALSO IN ORDER FOR R & B SINGER TYRESE, WHO REVEALED HE TIED THE KNOT ON VALENTINE’S DAY. CREFLO DOLLAR PROVIDED PREMARITAL COUNSELLING. TELLING THEM BE PATIENT AND PRESENT IN LOVE. * BABY * *>>Efrem: AT NUMBER TWO, DISHWASHER BECOMES OWNER.>>ONE OF THE WORLD’S TOP RESTAURANTS HAS PROMOTED ITS LONG-TIME DISHWASHER TO BECOME A CO-OWNER OF THE BUSINESS.>>Efrem: THIS IS COBB KOPPEN COPENHAGEN’S FAMED RESTAURANT, WHERE THEY HAVE PROMOTED ALI SONKO, WHO IS NOW PART OWNER.>>Efrem: AND NUMBER ONE, A BIG GIFT.>>$1 MILLION TO CHICAGO’S PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ARTS PROGRAMS. *>>Efrem: THE GRAMMY-WINNING ARTIST ANNOUNCED HIS MILLION DOLLAR GIFT.>>I’M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM DONATING $1 MILLION TO C.P.S.>>Efrem: FOLLOWING FAILED TALKS WITH ILLINOIS’ GOVERNOR TO RESTORE MORE THAN $200 MILLION TO THE CITY SCHOOLS’ BUDGET.>>THIS CHECK THAT I DONATED IS A CALL TO ACTION. I’M CHALLENGING MAJOR COMPANIES AND CORPORATIONS IN CHICAGO AND ALL ACROSS THE U.S. TO DONATE AND TO TAKE ACTION.>>Efrem: LONG-TIME WRESTLING FANS KNOW SEAN MICHAELS AS THE HEARTBREAK KID, BUT HE HAS BEEN OUT OF THE WRESTLING GAME FOR QUITE SOME TIME. SO WHAT IS HE UP TO NOW? WE’RE SITTING DOWN WITH HIM THIS WEEK FOR THE “STUDIO 5” INTERVIEW.>>Efrem: HAVEN’T WRESTLED FOR HOW LONG?>>COMING UP ON SEVEN YEARS.>>Efrem: ANY THOUGHT OF GOING BACK?>>NO, NOT IF I CAN HELP IT.>>Efrem: HOW DID YOU COME TO “THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE”?>>DON’T YOU KNOW WHO DID IT?>>YEAH, EXACTLY. WE DON’T WANT THE CREDIT.>>I JUMPED AT THE CHANCE. I THOUGHT IT WAS INCREDIBLY INTERESTING. AND, OF COURSE, I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY ACTING, BUT I NEVER WANTED TO DO IT WHILE I WAS ALSO WRESTLING. I DON’T CONSIDER MYSELF A VERY GOOD MULTI-TASKER. AND CERTAIN IT WAS CERTAINLY IT WAS A FAITH BASED MOVIE.>>>I’VE NEVER ACTED BEFORE, BUT I’M WILLING TO SERVE THE LORD IN WHATEVER WAY YOU SEE FIT.>>CREATIVELY, ART ARTISTICALLY, THINGS THAT INTEREST ME I WILL DO. HONESTLY, THAT’S WHAT DROVE ME TO WRESTLING. IT WAS ONLY SO MANY YEARS INTO WRESTLING THAT IT BECAME A LINE OF WORK, WHERE YOU COULD ACTUALLY MAKE A LIVING AND HAVE A FUTURE. AND ALONG THE JOURNEY, IT GOT BIG AND WORLD-WIDE, BUT IT DIDN’T START OUT THAT WAY. AND THAT WASN’T WHAT DREW ME TO IT. IT IS — I’VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT THE GOD LORD HAS PUT IN ME A SORT OF — I CALL IT AN ARTSY FARTSY THING I KNOW I WILL ENJOY. IT’S NOT NECESSARILY SOMETHING I HAVE TO MAKE A LIVING AT OUR GET PAID FOR. I FEEL LIKE IF IT IS DONE FOR THE RIGHT REASONS AND IT IS MEANT TO BE, THAT STUFF WILL COME IN TIME.>>Efrem: THEY SAY DO WHAT YOU LOVE AND THE MONEY WILL COME.>>>SO HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO MAKE THIS TRANSITION TO PLAY THIS PARTICULAR CHARACTER?>>THE ONE GOOD THING IS THAT DOUG AND I DID HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. OUR JOURNEYS TO FAITH WERE SIMILAR. SO FROM THAT STANDPOINT, AGAIN, I WAS VERY COMFORTABLE. BUT I’M KNOWN AS THE WRESTLER GUY. AND SO TO BE ABLE TO STEP INTO ANOTHER ROLE AND ALLOW THAT TO FLOW THROUGH YOU NATURALLY, AND STILL BE ABLE TO CONVINCE THE AUDIENCE THAT YOU ARE NO LONGER SEAN MICHAELS — AGAIN, IT’S ALL THOSE CHALLENGES THAT INTRIGUE ME AND WHAT I ENJOYED ABOUT THE PROCESS. CLEARLY IT IS ALWAYS UP TO THE PEOPLE THAT WATCH THE MOVIE ABOUT WHETHER I DID A GOOD JOB. BUT I DO KNOW I REALLY LIKED IT. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. AND CERTAINLY IF PEOPLE MAKE THE DECISION THAT I HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB, AND THE OFFER WERE TO COME UP AGAIN, I WOULD CERTAINLY DO IT.>>Efrem: YOU MENTIONED THIS CHARACTER’S JOURNEY OF FAITH AND YOUR JOURNEY OF FAITH. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR JOURNEY OF FAITH?>>ROUGH. CERTAINLY UNTIL I CAME TO THE LORD, THE JOURNEY WASN’T EASY. YOU KNOW, AGAIN, IN SOME WAYS IT IS A BIT OF THAT CLICHE STORY WHERE YOU EXPERIENCE ALL SORTS OF WORLDLY SUCCESS AND SUCCESS IN YOUR LINE OF WORK, BUT PERSONALLY THERE IS A HUGE VOID. WHAT IS NOT CLICHE ABOUT IT IS THAT MY COMING TO CHRIST — IT’S NOW A PUBLIC THING BECAUSE I HAVE TOLD PEOPLE THE STORY, BUT IT WAS NOTHING THAT ENDED UP ON THE FRONT PAGE OF A LOCAL NEWSPAPER OR A MUGSHOT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IT WAS A VERY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN OUR HOME, WITH OUR SON AND WITH MY EXPERIENCE OF BEING A HUSBAND AND A FATHER AND SEEING THAT I WAS FAILING AT THAT. AND THAT BOTHERING ME TO THE CORE. AND ULTIMATELY REALIZING THAT, AGAIN, THERE NEEDED TO BE CHANGE. IT IS FUNNY HOW YOU CAN HAVE AN AWARENESS — AND I’VE HEARD THE PHRASES “BEING SAVED” AND “BORN AGAIN” BUT I NEVER REALLY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, I HADN’T EXPERIENCED SALVATION AND WHAT GOES ON. BUT WHEN YOU EXPERIENCE IT, AS I DID — I’VE LEARNED OVER THE YEARS THAT IT IS CALLED A RADICAL SALVATION, AND THAT CERTAINLY WAS WHAT MINE WAS. I WEPT LIKE A BABY, BUT IT WAS THERE. IT WAS THERE TO STAY. AND WHATEVER IT IS NOW, 15, 16 YEARS LATER, IT IS STILL AS DEEP AS IT WAS ALL THOSE YEARS AGO, WHICH IS A NICE THING.>>Efrem: BEAUTIFUL. THAT’S BEAUTIFUL. SO WHAT’S NEXT? WE’VE GOT “THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE.” WHAT’S NEXT?>>IT IS THIS AND A HALF, “GAVIN STONE,” AND WE’LL SEE. I’M AT A STAGE IN MY LIFE WHERE I DON’T WANT TO PUSH ANY DOORS OPEN. I’M SORT OF — I’M BEING STILL AND KNOWING THAT HE IS GOD AND LETTING HIM OPEN THE DOORS THAT HE WANTS ME TO WALK THROUGH. I RETIRED BECAUSE I WANTED TO HELP MY WIFE RAISE OUR CHILDREN. THAT’S WHAT’S ALWAYS NEXT FOR ME, FIRST AND FOREMOST. I DO APPEARANCES, AND I STILL GO BACK TO THE W.W.W. AND DO SOME THINGS THERE. I DON’T KNOW. IT IS WHATEVER THE GOOD LORD HAS FOR ME. AND ME WELCOMING THAT AND GOING FROM THERE.>>Efrem: STILL AHEAD ON “STUDIO 5″…ANDREW GARFIELD STARS IN A FILM RAISING BIG-LIFE QUESTIONS.>>WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE A LIFE OF TRUE FAITH? DOES THE INTERNAL LIFE AND FAITH HAVE TO MATCH UP WITH THE EXTERNAL SHOWINGS?>>Efrem: A LOOK AT>>Efrem: MARTIN SCORCESE IS A BRILLIANT FILM-MAKER. HIS LATEST WORK, “SILENCE,” I’VE SEEN IT AND I CAN TELL YOU IT WILL RENDER YOU SPEECHLESS. IN CASE YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT, HERE IS YOUR FIRST LOOK.>>OUR LORD SAID TO THEM, GO YEE INTO THE WHOLE WORLD AND PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY LIVING CREATURE.>>MY LIFE IS INVOLVED WITH RELIGIOUS THOUGHT, RELIGIOUS ACTION, THE RACING OEMBRACING OF IT, THE DENIAL, AND THE EMBRACING OF IT AGAIN. EVERY ONE OF THESE THEMES AFFECTED MOST OF THE PICTURES I’VE MADE. IT LED TO “RAGING BULL,” WHICH LED TO “THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST,” WHICH LED TO “SILENCE.”>>NAGASAKI WAS KIND OF KNOWN AS THE ROME OF THE EAST BECAUSE IT SPREAD CATHOLICISM AND IT SPREAD CHRISTIANITY, SO RAPIDLY. AND SO YOU HAVE A GOVERNMENT THAT DOESN’T LIKE THAT, THAT STARTS TO FEEL THEY’RE LOSING THEIR HISTORY AND WANTS TO RECLAIM IT, AND THEY’RE COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED TO BEHAVE WITH WHATEVER MEANS AT THEIR DISPOSAL TO ACCOMPLISH THAT, EVEN IF THAT MEANS KILLING PEOPLE OR PERSECUTING PEOPLE, AND SADLY, I THINK THAT IS STILL RELEVANT.>>HE IS A WONDERFUL ARTIST.>WITH “SILENCE” HE IS VERY, VERY — I GUESS I MEAN SORT OF HANDS-ON. HE CREATED A VERY, VERY SPECIAL ATMOSPHERE ONSET. AND THE BACKBONE OF THAT WAS SILENCE. HE WANTED QUIET FROM EVERYBODY. IT WAS QUITE INTIMIDATING TO HAVE A CREW OF 75 TO 100 PEOPLE ALL BEING QUIET AND JUST FOCUSED ON THE SCENE THAT YOU’RE BOWING TABOUT TODO. IT WAS THE PERFECT ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO GO INTO THIS STORY, THE SUBJECT MATTER OF QUESTING AFTER FAITH. THE NATURE OF FAITH AND THE NATURE OF DOUBT.>>PRICE FOR YOUR GLORY IS THEIR SUFFERING.>>WE ASK FOR THIS MISSION.>>FOR ME, WHEN YOU’RE DEALING WITH SUBJECT MATTER THAT HAS SUCH A PHILOSOPHICAL AND RELIGIOUS IMPACT, AND YOU’RE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IT, OR AT LEAST TRYING TO BE IMMERSED IN IT TO BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND IT, THAT KEEPS YOU GOING BECAUSE THAT AFFECTS YOUR LIFE. IT ISN’T LIKE YOU MAKE A FILM AND YOU LIVE LIFE A DIFFERENT WAY. IT ALL COMES TOGETHER. SO I’VE BEEN VERY FORTUNATE THAT SOME OF THE PICTURES I’VE MADE HAVE HELPED ME TRY TO SORT OUT THINGS IN MY OWN LIFE.>>OUR MISSION HERE IS MORE URGENT THAN EVER. WE MUST GO FIND FATHER FERAREA.>>THIS IS IN YOUR HEARTS, BOTH OF YOU?>>YES.>>THEN I MUST TRUST GOD HAS PUT IT THERE.>>Efrem: STILL AHEAD…>>HE PUT HIS MAGIC TOGETHER.>>Efrem: …”STUDIO 5″ HAS AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE REALITY COMPETITION TO BECOME THE NEXT BIG RAP STAR WITH HIP-HOP LEGEND * [RAP MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]>>NOAH’S RAP STARTED GOING AT THE LADIES AND HE WAS A LITTLE SMOOTH. TO ME, THAT’S OKAY. THAT’S NOT A TRUE INTRODUCTION, BUT HE DIDN’T OVERHIT US WITH THE BBYBILINGUAL STUFF.>>Efrem: NOAH IS ONE TO WATCH IN A HIT SHOW WHERE JERMAINE DUPRI SEARCHES FOR THE NEXT BIG TEEN RAP STAR. AND JOINING US TO TALK ABOUT THE THIRD SEASON ARE JERMAINE DUPRI AND NOAH. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.>>Efrem: SO THE SHOW IS IN ITS THIRD SEASON. WHY IS THIS SUCH A HIT, DO YOU THINK?>>BECAUSE OF THE EDUCATION. IT IS SOMETHING THAT IS NOT OFFERED ANYWHERE ELSE ON TV. IT IS ALSO A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET ABOUT, BUT THEY WANT THEM TO PAY FOR AND BUY ALL OF THE MUSIC. ARTISTS WANT ALL OF THE KIDS AT THEIR CONCERTS AND ALL OF THE KIDS TO SING THE RAPS, BUT THEY FORGET THAT THESE KIDS NEED THAT EDUCATION. A LOT OF OUTLETS, THEY USED TO CATER TO GIVING THIS INFORMATION AND EDUCATION ABOUT THE GENRE, THE CULTURE, BUT IT IS NOT PLENTIFUL ANYMORE. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? I CAN’T THANK LIFETIME ENOUGH FOR ALLOWING ME TO GIVE THIS TO THE WORLD, THE WAY THAT I AM. WE ARE THE ONLY RAP TV SHOW OUT BASICALLY. AND THAT’S WHY IT IS SO SUCCESSFUL.>>Efrem: NOAH, HOW DOES IT FEEL? YOU’RE SITTING NEXT TO A LIVING LEGEND IN THE HIP-HOP INDUSTRY, TO WORK WITH HIM AND TO COMPETE IN THIS?>>IT IS AMAZING. THIS IS MY GOOD, JERMAINE DUPRI. EVER SINCE I KNEW ABOUT THIS SHOW, I FELT LIKE I WAS DESTINED TO BE ON IT. AND IT’S GREAT, WORKING WITH J.D. ON THE SHOW. IT IS BASICALLY A DREAM COME TRUE, TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH SOMEBODY SO POWERFUL IN THE MUSIC TRAE. INDUSTRY.>>Efrem: WHAT’S THE SECRET TO SEE WHAT IS HIDDEN INSIDE THEM?>>REALLY JUST — LIKE I SAID, IT IS SOMETHING THAT I LEARNED ABOUT ME AT A VERY EARLY AGE. CHRIS CROSS BASICALLY INSTILLED IN ME TO UNDERSTAND THAT I CAN SEE THINGS. AND IF I MOVE ON WHAT I SEE, THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT’S BASICALLY WHAT I JUST STARTED DOING IN THE INDUSTRY. I DID IT WITH CHRIS CROSS AND THEN WITH ESCAPE, AND THEN I DID IT WITH JAGGED EDGE AND THEN WITH BOW WOW AND THEN WITH USHER. I TOOK WHAT GOD HAD GIVEN ME, AND THAT’S A GIFT TO ACTUALLY SEE THINGS AND TRY TO CARVE THEM INTO BEING THE BEST THEY COULD ACTUALLY BE. I NEVER ACTUALLY CHANGE PEOPLE, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? I HAVE THEM DO SOMETHING THAT IS WITHIN THEM ALREADY. I’M NOT TELLING YOU TO CHANGE. AS A MATTER OF FACT, A LOT OF TIMES I TELL ARTISTS TO DO THINGS THAT THEY DO THEMSELVES THAT THEY DON’T EVEN REALIZE THAT THEY DID. I JUST SEE IT AND I SAY, REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN YOU DID BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, YOU MIGHT SHOULD DO THAT AGAIN. AND IT’S CRAZY, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE NEED THEM TO REMIND OF THINGS THEY DO. A LOT OF PEOPLE DO A LOT OF GOOD THINGS, BUT THEY OVERLOOK IT BECAUSE YOU THINK YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY DAY. IT’S JUST LIKE ME WITH THESE SUITS. I USED TO PUT A SUIT ON EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE. AND THEN I STARTED NOTICING HOW THE WOMEN TALKED TO ME A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. SO THEN YOU’RE GOING TO PUT IT ON EVERY TIME. REALLY THAT’S WHAT IT IS. YOU’VE GOT TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE LITTLE FLASHES THAT HAPPEN IN LIFE. AND I’M THE PERSON THAT CATCHES THOSE AND PAYS ATTENTION TO IT AND SAYS, YOU KNOW WHAT? I SAW YOU DO SOMETHING THE OTHER DAY. YOU SHOULD PROBABLY GO BACK TO THAT. AND THEN THE ARTISTS THINK, LIKE — AT FIRST, THEY THINK YOU’RE TRYING TO CHANGE ME. AND I’M, LIKE, LISTEN, YOU DID IT. I’M NOT TELLING YOU TO DO ANYTHING THAT YOU HAVEN’T DONE. YOU DID THIS ALREADY YOURSELF, RIGHT? AND, YOU KNOW, IT’S BASICALLY — IF YOU LOOK AT THIS SEASON, THAT’S WHY I BROUGHT TALI BACK. FIRST OF ALL, IT’S MY SHOW. I CAN DO WHAT I WANT TO DO, SO I BROUGHT HER BACK. BUT, SECONDLY, I BROUGHT HER BACK BECAUSE I SAW SOMETHING IN HER THAT SHE POSSESSES. SHE JUST HASN’T HAD ANYBODY TO PUSH HER TO GET IT OUT. I DON’T EXPECT THEM TO COME TO ME AT 100%. IF THEY COME TO ME AT 100%, THEY DON’T NEED TO BE ON THE RAP GAME BECAUSE I CAN’T OFFER ANYTHING. THEY COME TO ME HALF WAY AND IT IS TIME FOR ME TO FILL UP THE REST OF THE CUP.>>Efrem: SEASON THREE SOUNDS LIKE IT IS THE ONE TO WATCH. IT WILL INCLUDE A VISIT FROM MINISTER BERNICE KING, THE DAUGHTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. THANK YOU BOTH, GENTLEMEN. LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, JANUARY 13th ON LIFETIME.>>Efrem: UP NEXT…>>I REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT MANKIND IS SO TRAGICALLY BOUND TO RACISM.>>Efrem: HONORING AND REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN HERO, WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM A MEMBER OF THE KING FAMILY. *>>HIS NAME WAS ETHAN. AND MY NAME WAS BAILEY, BAILEY, BAILEY.>>Efrem: CANINES ARE THE STARS IN THE NEW FILM “A DOG’S PURPOSE.” AND THIS MOVIE MAY VERY WELL CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOUR OWN FURRY-FOUR-LEGGED BEST FRIEND. JUST ASK THE ACTORS.>>I LOVE DOGS. I HAVE TWO DOGS NOW.>>I CAN’T REMEMBER NOT HAVING A DOG.>>I HAVE A SHEPHERD MIX. THAT’S HER.>>SHE IS AN AMERICAN BULLDOG-BOXER MIX.>>I DON’T THINK YOU’LL EVER LOOK AT YOUR DOG THE SAME WAY.>>Efrem: AND YOU CAN CATCH THAT FULL STORY NEXT WEEK.>>>THIS WEEK WE CELEBRATED THE MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. HOLIDAY. HIS DREAM WAS TO SEE A UNIFIED AMERICA. SO I’M GIVING TODAY’S FINAL WORD TO HIS NIECE, ALZITA KING, AND SHE SHARES THE MESSAGE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF COMING TOGETHER.>>MY UNCLE, MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., SAID, WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER AT BROTHERS, AND I ADD AS SISTERS, TOO. SO IF WE CAN BEGIN TO SEE EACH OTHER AT BROTHERS AND SISTERS, DIFFERENT SKIN COLOR, ONE RACE, ONE FAMILY — AND IF WE CAN SEE THAT, THEN OUR DREAMS — WE CAN BEGIN TO HAVE DREAMS AND DESIRES AND VISIONS OF WHAT WE CAN BE. AND IF WE’RE ABLE TO LOVE EACH OTHER, THEN WE CAN FULFILL ALL OF THAT TOGETHER.>>Efrem: UNTIL NEXT TIME, REACH OUT AND TOUCH ME AT EFREM GRAHAM ON Facebook, TWITTER, AND INSTAGRAM. AND THEN COME ON BACK AND SEE WHERE “STUDIO 5” TAKES YOU NEXT WEEK. BYE-BYE.

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