Alan Black

Best Selling Author, International Blogger, Song Lyricist

Alan T. Black was raised and grew up in the United Methodist Church. While Alan proudly embraces his background, and personal history within the United Methodist Church, he feels ultimately the importance is not the denomination that you are a part of, but Alan believes what matters most is the relationship that you have with the Lord. Part and parcel to any relationship is the level of commitment that one makes to it. With any and all relationships, they are going to take time to grow. Alan affirms he has decided to follow what God has ordained him to do in his writing and music; spreading God’s truth. In this spiritual affirmation Alan makes sure daily to nurture and grow his relationship with the Lord.

As is the case with each of us, Alan has experienced many twists and turns along the road of life.  However, each and every step along that road has led Alan to the point in life to humbly say that he is a believer and God living testimonial author and singer.   Most of all, Alan is glad to be able to say that he is a Christian author and to him in this season that is the most important thing of all.

Through the years, if Alan were to describe his relationship with the Lord using one word it would be “transformation.” Continuing to grow daily in his walk with the Lord, and as well with the continued display of the fruits of his Spirit daily, Alan believes this is what his life is all about. Frankly for these times, Alan’s attitude and belief is that the world is looking to those who are Christians to see if in fact their talk does indeed match their walk.

For everything there is a time and season.  Though Alan was unsure of what was in store for him, he is blessed to say that being obedient and trusting in the Lord, he is now able to say and most importantly show others that God will qualify you and lead you to accomplish what His charge is for you. Alan states “You just have to be a willing servant.”  As this is a fact, what He has done through Alan, it was done so to give Him the glory.       

 Alan gives God constant praises of thanksgiving for allowing him to be such a vessel in this vineyard of our present day society. Alan encourages us all to seek God and allow God to be our guide as he has allowed also.

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Dear Black Americans 1

My fellow black Americans,

I am saddened that black people have accepted the fact that it is ok for most of us to be the last people. We have allowed society to convince us our homes need to be divided by removing our fathers all for the sake of welfare. We have allowed the education of most of our children to be diminished and accepted the ‘no child left behind’ narrative. Now in this time most of our children can not read, perform basic math problems, tie their shoes at a certain age, and sadly no discipline.

Black people, we have allowed society to take over and brain wash us as we continue to be the last while others rise further up to the top. We use to be a people of dignity and pride. We kept our homes clean, we owned the real estate in our communities, we had our own banks and medical facilities, we cared about how we dressed, we were in control of our own worship services, and we had our own schools. Now over the past 50 years or so we have given it all up to a society, an American society as if we have sold our very own souls out to the devil.

My fellow black people, all of our music use to have purpose, call ,and reason. Yet over the years, most of the music industry that involves our black people has demoralized each other and sexually exploited all women and we wonder what’s wrong with our children when our children are being raised by the hands of a black society with everything just mentioned and even worse.

Our Creator is furious with us and how we have laid down and accepted pure ignorance. My dear Black people, we can not keep blaming others when we bare our own responsibility for the negligence of ourselves. Most of our leaders, the very leaders we choose and vote for, publicly exploit their own people by advocating for us to stay impoverished by being owned by the government. Most of our leaders encourage us that we need the government to take care of us when we were a people who took care of ourselves. While most of society continues to encourage “our society” to depend on the government we are acceptably ignorant to the fact this is a major part of our problem. I am glad to say our culture has overcome forced enslavement, however, I am saddened to say black people have chosen to be voluntarily enslaved by the very society we live in yet and still with a low percentage success rate.

My fellow black people, stop following what society says and do what’s right for the people. Stop making excuses! It’s time to focus on progress without regression!

Lex Luga

“Da Backwood Ambassador”

Lex Luga known as “Da Backwood Ambassador” is an industry legend who happens to be the founder of The Hood Idol Tour, along with being a radio personality syndicated on multiple radio stations in Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, and Europe. He is also a Tv Personality on It’s Lit Tv airing on channel 18 in Jackson, Ms along with airing worldwide via Roku on the Hype Network.

Known as a Marketing Expert in the music industry for his vast knowledge and networking skills, Lex Luga is highly sought after by major and independent labels for his ability to break artists in Mississippi and beyond. He is one of the most influential tastemakers in the Southern Region. His latest venture led him to create the Hood Idol Magazine which is distributed worldwide in hard copies and digital formats giving undiscovered artist a chance to be recognized along with underground industry record breakers and models.

Lex Luga’s hard work and dedication in the music industry has landed him much acknowledgement as well as a number of nominations and industry awards. He has been featured in various publications around the country, including The B-Barack out of Europe, Hype Magazine, Pure Truth Magazine and Swag Magazine along with others. His awards include Mississippi Industry MVP, Hottest Movement of the Year, The Triple Threat award, Radio Personality of the Year, and Hustler of the year just to name a few.

E.C.M.D. has also presented him with a RIAA Certified GOLD Record for his role in breaking major recording artists in his region. He also received multiple Digital Radio Tracker Plaques for his record breaking skills and affiliations. Mr.Lex is a member of the Recording Academy, he was considered for a Grammy for co-writing and co-producing the gospel rap song “BLESSINGS ON BLESSINGS”, and Mr. Lex won the Major Impact award in Nashville, Tn., and recently he appeared in the Morgan Freeman movie “The Minute You Wake up Dead”.

Never content to sit back and rest on his goals, Lex Luga is constantly on the move trying to help new artist become successful in the music industry. Staying true to his creed “Invest in yourself, put God first, family second, and as long as you keep working hard toward your goals, money will come.” With his ambition, drive, determination and penchant for hard work, Mr. Lex has evolved into one of the most favorable leading business icons. He is “A Hood Idol” “Da Backwood Ambassador”! “Keep pressing forward, be second to none!”

Karvis Jones

Karvis Jones is an Emmy Award-winning Production Assistant with more than 15 years of experience in sports and news programming locally and regionally. Karvis is a Production Assistant at Bally Sports South/Bally Sports Southeast (Formerly FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast) in Atlanta. Before joining Bally Sports South/Bally Sports Southeast, Karvis was an Engineering Operator at WMC-TV in Memphis, TN. Karvis is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., National Association of Black Journalists, Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, Online News Association and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Karvis has garnered numerous awards and honors over the years. Recently, he won an Emmy for Sports Program Live for Hank Aaron Weekend in 2020 at the Southeast Emmy Awards. In 2018, Karvis was honored as a FOX Sports FOXIE Community Awards recipient. In 2013, Jones was named a Rust College Trailblazer from the Rust College Department of Mass Communications and Karvis was honored by the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) as the Rust College Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year in 2012 and 2013.

Karvis earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications/Broadcast Journalism from Rust College.

De’Yara “Buttagoharder ” Hardy,

Meet De’Yara “Buttagoharder ” Hardy, from Dallas, Texas. She’s a branded, independent, Music Artist/Writer/Actor/Stylist/Brand Ambassador, with several years of experience. With over 58 music award nominations, and 10 wins, for all of her work, it’s safe to say that she is a force to reckon with. Buttagoharder is also a self stylist, self taught make up artist and CEO of her own entertainment company, “Doe Gurl Entertainment”. She’s the Texas Brand Ambassador for the “RReport Magazine”, originating from Georgia, which is currently on shelves in a Books-A-Million Store near you, as well as a brand ambassador for “Daco Clothing”, based out of Dallas, alongside “Billionaire’s Forever Brand” Clothing Company, based out of Hot Springs, Arkansas. She’s also the face of the S.E.A Awards, “Rough Feathers”, official clothing gear, highlighting her as “Internet Hustler of the Year” for 2020. Currently filming in a couple of Movies, you can expect to soon see Buttagoharder on a big screen near you. Search her music on all digital music platforms. Follow on all social media sites @Buttagoharder and stay connected on

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