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Monica May is the host of The Tom Joyner Morning Show, as well as news/community affairs director at STAR 94.5 a Cox Media Group station in Orlando. This is actually her second time in the Sunshine state; from 1994-2000 she was an on-air personality for Orlando’s popular Hip Hop Station 102 Jamz. In 2002, Monica relocated her family to Houston, TX to work as a media relations specialist for a non-profit organization targeting the homeless population. Besides her current job as news anchor at STAR, Monica says, “working with the homeless and managing a $4 million fundraising project, have been the highlights of my career.” Her concern and generosity toward community projects, garnered her the title of the HARDEST WORKING WOMAN IN RADIO. Ms. May is also a professional speaker and founded her own businesses: Consider Your Image and SPEAK EASY 1, which provide media coaching and workshop facilitation. Monica obtained her B.S. Degree in Speech Communication from the State University of New York at Brockport. She is one of the lucky few who actually began her career in radio immediately upon graduation. Her first job was in 1979 at WDON in Maryland in morning drive. She also worked at WOL in the Nation’s Capitol under the direction of the infamous Radio ONE founder, Cathy Hughes, and in Atlanta at KISS-FM, another Cox Media Group property. May has also worked as a news correspondent with Black Entertainment Television (B.E.T.). During her tenure in Montgomery, Alabama where she was program director and an on-air personality for WZHT-HOT 105, the 100,000-watt station maintained their #1 rating status and market visibility. Monica has an extensive history of community involvement and a loyal audience that consistently responds favorably to her public appearances.

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Singer Candi Staton Reveals Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Icon Candi Staton revealed Monday (Oct. 29) that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.


“I‘ve been diagnosed with breast cancer,” Staton says in an emailed statement. “After all I’ve gone through in my life — the domestic abuse, the bad relationships, alcoholism, fighting with record labels for royalties and all of that stuff — it’s the last thing I ever expected to go through, but I’m going through it and I plan to beat it.” 


While the 78-year-old singer’s diagnosis came on the first day of rehearsals this past summer for her upcoming Unstoppable Tour, Staton revealed the difficulty in dealing with the news. “I decided to keep it to myself and do some soul searching, I went through all of the emotions: denial, ‘poor me’ and anger. It really helped me to be on the road, doing something I love to do, and was born to do. 


“She has also encouraged women of all ages to get tested as early as possible. “Cancer can happen to anyone. I found a lump through self-check, so I really encourage women — including elderly women — to get a regular mammogram,” she says. “Don’t let the fact that you are young or that you’ve lived a certain length of time without getting it fool you in to thinking you’re immune to it. Have yourself checked because it can happen at any age.” 


The soul singer will begin her 12-week chemotherapy treatment on Tuesday and plans to continue working on her music.


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