According to Radio.com, Cissy Houston has gone public with her disappointment in the development
Multitalented Tahira Chloe Mahdi (Agent) is an author, freelance writer and entertainment reporter. Tahira attended Morgan State University and the Broadcasting Institute of Maryland. After graduation, she worked in the radio industries of Baltimore and Washington, D.C. at such stations as WTEM-AM, WXYV-FM (V103) and WPGC - FM & AM. A staff writer position with Take Me Out to the Go-Go Magazine proved to be more spiritually fulfilling than her radio career, so Tahira decided to pursue her lifelong dream of being a full-time writer. Later her books, “God Laughs, Too: Incidents in the Life of a Black Chick” and "How To BE Queen of The Universe" was completed. Tahira did Public Relations and Promotion work for Jokes On Us Comedy Club and several small D.C. area businesses. The year 2002 brought Tahira back to broadcast media with her own television talk show, “Tuff Crowd”, and duties as producer, floor director and fill-in host for multicultural talk shows and music video programs on Washington’s WIAV-TV 58.
Tahira is now on the road to completing her PhD in Community and Applied Social Psychology at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. As well as spearheading the mission of the DC Brand 99 "ART of Go-Go' movement.