IfYouBlinked’s Woman Crush | Prom Date Wishes and Rapper Dreams

So, who is your prom date, again?  Image Courtesy: theajzone Instagram

So, who is your prom date, again?
Image Courtesy: theajzone Instagram

AJ Johnson–played Jody’s mama in “Baby Boy” and Lindsay Lohan’s REAL life coach–made a lucky teen’s day at St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

The actress/spiritual guru visited her No. 1 fan 17-year-old Donovan, battling sickle cell anemia, to raise his spirits. After finding him holed up in his dark room, AJ lightened his mood by gifting the aspiring rapper with a beatbox. No sooner was he giving her a freestyle show.

Then made a deal: She agreed to be his prom date (That’s their prom pic above) but only if he’ll do the “House Party” kick step when his health improves.

I hope they shook on it. I’d love to see the Kid’n’Play step again.

Oh, and if you’re wondering the prom was held at St. Jude’s. How cute is that?

Praise ‘Em!! Gospel Stars Hold National Telethon for St. Jude’s Hospital

Erica Campbell not only singing "Help" but providing some for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  Photo Credit: Instagram

Erica Campbell not only singing “Help” but providing some for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Photo Credit: Instagram

Radio One tapped into their network of gospel connects–Yolanda Adams, Tom Joyner — on the radio and stage to raise much needed funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The $1.4 million gospel leaders are rallying to raise through the annual Radio Cares for St, Jude Kids fundraiser will be used to treat sickle cell disease, cancer and other illnesses kids shouldn’t have, but unfortunately do.

The national event attracted “NewsOne Now” Roland Martin, Michelle Williams, Tichina Arnold, comedienne Luenell and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Claudia Jordan. They used their star power to work the phones and persuade callers to donate $20 to be a St. Jude Partner in Hope.

Erica Campbell, one half of Gospel group Mary Mary, also pitched in to help.

It’s events like these that help the hospital pay for travel, housing, food and treatment for families.

Remember St. Jude isn’t like other children’s hospitals. They turn no one away. Even if they’re broke or have no health coverage, an ill child will still receive treatment. And parents don’t have to sweat bullets when the hospital bill comes in the mail beeeccaaaauuuusssseee there is none. See why I think their awesome?

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IF YOU BLINKED Women Crush| A.J. Johnson Visits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

ajzoneLeading up to women’s month IF You Blinked is highlighting one woman each Wednesday. But not just any woman that’ll make your WCW slot. These ladies are using their wit, charm, intelligence and empathy to make the world a more understanding place.

It’s that sentiment Kayla Mueller left her hometown of Arizona to join the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria. Sadly, Kayla, killed while held hostage by ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) was stripped of her mission for peace.

But it doesn’t mean we can’t finish what she started.

A.J. Johnson is. The Hollywood life coach, best known for consulting Lindsay Lohan on her short-lived reality show Lindsay. And if you really want to dig through the archives, A.J was also Tisha Campbell’s sidekick in the oldie, but goodie House Party.

A.J. is our inaugural Women Crush because she literally lent a hand to the neediest and most vulnerable among us: sick kids.

She visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for a “play day with her friends” today.

On Instagram she writes this about her Memphis visit:

“2-Day’s word-SELFLESS! It’s easy to want to do for yourself-like that guarantees your fulfillment? But it’s amazing to realize the REAL fulfillment YOU receive is when your focus is giving…”

And today the empowerment queen concentrated on cheering up toddlers Trip and McKenley.

VALENTINE’S DREAM DATE: Mariah “MiMi” Carey Will Serenade One Lucky Couple To Benefit St. Jude’s Hospital

Valentine's Day is made sweeter with a Mariah serenade. Photo Credit: Facebook

Valentine’s Day is made sweeter with a Mariah serenade.
Photo Credit: Facebook

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like roses, chocolates and jewelry doesn’t hurt. Well, one lucky girl really got Cupid’s arrow to the heart by getting the ultimate gift: the R&B balladtress Mariah Carey. Ms. Mimi will give a private concert to Lisa Thomas tonight at her penthouse in NYC. The Valentine’s dream date also includes airfare and hotel for the lucky winner.

Lisa Thomas & friend Andrew when the prizeo was announced.  Photo Credit: Facebook

Lisa Thomas & friend Andrew when the prizeo was announced.
Photo Credit: Facebook

In exchange for being serenaded by the songstress, Lisa donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital that treats kids suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses. Here’s what entree winner Lisa had to say about the campaign.

I am over the moon with excitement and jumping around my apartment with my friend Andrew right now because WE CAN’T BELIEVE WE WON!!!”

We donated to Mariah’s campaign because it would be (and is!!!) an absolute dream come true, and we love that she is doing it to support a good cause. We’re also looking forward to thanking her in person for all of the music she has given us throughout the years. WE LOVE YOU MARIAH!!!”

Mariah expressed her enthusiasm about the cause.

You all know that this is my favorite time of the year, and so I’ve decided to give back and raise some funds for the incredible St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a cause very close to my heart as a mom.

The campaign has ended with $168,775 going to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Hey, Lisa, quick tip, have MiMi sing her new song “You’re Mine (Eternal),” it’s magically romantic.

Happy V-Day, my loves.