Acoustic soul singer Javier Colon was recently announced the winner of NBC’s singing competition The Voice. Along with the title, he received $100,000 and a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.

The show differs from American Idol in that the contestants on The Voice were picked sight unseen — solely on the basis of their voice. Also throughout the competition they are coached by pop stars. This season’s coaches were Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.

Formerly signed to Capitol Records, Colon pursued a degree in music education at the University of Hartford and has performed with a variety of talent, including Joss Stone, Anthony Hamilton, and Stevie Nicks.

Javier Colon and the top 8 Voice finalists will embark on a six-city concert tour across the country in late July.


    • Yeah! He’s caught the yellow fever, or the yellow fever caught him.. made him two kids already. He’s tired, not black woman come near that.

    • I am organizing a course for black women at the Renaissance Hotel – Long Term Strategic Planning.
      I will play them a video of a 47 yr old woman crying in the park on July 4th. And I will say, look ladies, is that what you want?
      And I will play the video again. Do you want to be in the Bahamas chilling at 47 ripping the benefits of your hedge at 47 or?
      Lastly, I will introduce them to the concept of how hedging is cooperative and how digging is selfish.
      The course will last approx. 6 weeks.

      • Don’t be ridiculous! This has nothing to do with white women or black women. You are happy doing what you do. Knock yourself out! Javier is happy with his white woman. Heey, I think people shd do what they feel.

        • Only that the majority of the poor are black and not going anywhere and the white people are increasing that gap together with the mixed black/white.

    • They are taught to hedge from when they are born. It is a type of upbringing white people apply their children to. It’s their way of life. You see it in every aspect of their lives, investing money in businesses, investing time and effort in friendships, marriage, etc.

      On the other hand, black people are brought up differently – we live in the present. We are not even taught by our parents to invest money we can rip off later, we are not taught to sacrifice the tiny short-lived joys of today for the abundant benefits of tomorrow’s years. It’s a mentality. And I am not surprised our women and men take to a lackadaisical attitude towards investing in each other and one another.

      If you don’t invest in each other, how do you expect to improve as a people? How do you even build trust as a people. This is not just a black man dating a white woman issue, no! It is bigger than that. Nor is it a black woman settle for the guy with the Cadillac and the big house? No. It’s a bigger fundamental problem. It has to do with our mentality and consequently our upbringing.

      • You lack a theoretical framework essential for the comprehension of the situation at hand.
        Our African culture itself has programmed us to think that a man has to be ‘made’ before a woman’s hand is given to him. It has always been the case in Africa and still is the case there and here amongst us African Americas.

        I feel until this cultural framework about us changes the situation remains the same.

    • That’s not true Du Bois.
      This used to be the situation in Europe, Asia and everywhere else? Even until the late 1960’s and early 1970’s in the USA, men were still the bread winners. In fact, still amongst many wealthy whites, men are still the bread winners!

      The difference perhaps is that, while the situation has changed for the myriad poor and middle income especially, white families have changed with the times. I think if it’s true that indeed black women or men do not hedge in their partners then they probably have just refused to change with the times. It’s as simple as that.

    • It was Maya Angelou:

      It’s in the click of my heels,
      The bend of my hair,
      The palm of my hand,
      The need of my care,
      ‘Cause I’m a woman
      Phenomenal woman,
      That’s me.

      Even though we crave the need of their care, we don’t see it though. But it’s cool we love them anyways.


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