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October 14, 2011

Will and Jada Co-Host Obama Event in L.A.

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The Obama team has included a stop to see Will and Jada as part of the president’s fundraising initiative.  The event is scheduled for October 24, and had initially only included a Latino fundraiser. The Hollywood Reporter has stated that Will and Jada will charge $35,800 per person for the dinner.  They will serve as the hosts, along with “Hitch” producer James Lassiter and his wife, Mai.  Others in attendance…

Rick Ross Suffers Seizure On Flight

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Miami hip-hop star, Rick Ross, is reportedly unconscious and paramedics are currently “desperately trying to resuscitate him”, reports TMZ. Apparently, Rozay was aboard a flight, taking him from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis Friday morning (October 14), when he lost consciousness. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing. Read More

Tiki Barber makes insulting old teammates into a Trend

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While Tiki Barber might be sitting at home both impressed and unemployed, he has apparently started a new trend of being a professional hater.  You would think that a guy who went begging for his old NFL job back would be a bit nicer, but Tiki’s attacks on his former team have become contagious. Who would’ve thought Tiki Barber would someday be known as the Godfather of a movement gaining momentum. Just…

Inspiring Job Fair Held in Detroit For Ex-Convicts Only

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DETROIT – In a city where over a quarter of its residents are unemployed, and almost 30,000 of them are either on probation or out on parole, Detroit is looking to put ex-convicts back to work. On Wednesday, the city held an “Offenders Only” Job Fair at the East Lake Church. Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh organized the job fair, along with Wayne County Community College and Kelly Services. Pugh,…

Five Diseases That Are More Common in Minorities

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They’re a saying that when white people catch a cold the black folks get pneumonia. The saying isn’t to be taken too seriously but there are definite signs that this little adage is true. No where is this more prevalent than with health and diseases. Check out the list of the top five diseases that wreak havoc on minority communities. Read More

Snoop Interested In Gardening Tips from Man Who Grew The Largest Turnip (VIDEO)

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Here we have a perfectly rational, not-at-all-insane news report, introduced by a sober anchor, about how Snoop Dogg reached out to a Welshman named Ian Neale, whom he’d stumbled upon on YouTube discussing a noteworthy accomplishment: Neale grew the world’s largest rutabaga, or “swede” as they are known in the U.K. — short for Swedish turnip.  

Russell Simmons Offers to Pay For Protest Cleanup, Says He’s Prepared to Go to Jail

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Rap mogul Russell Simmons offered via Twitter to pay for the cleanup activitiesmandated by Mayor Bloomberg down at Occupy Wall Street HQ in Zuccotti Park. He received no response. Simmons then repeatedly pledged he’djoin protesters in jail.

Janet says NO Jackson Jokes

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Janet Jackson’s performance contract stipulates that, if she’s appearing on a bill with a comedian, the comic will be barred from making any reference to the singer or members of “the Jackson family.” The outlawing of jokes about the Jacksons (read: Michael’s relationship with boys; propofol; rhinoplasty; Janet’s weight; wardrobe malfunctions; Blanket; and Jermajesty) is one of several “special provisions” in the chart-topping singer’s performance contract, a copy of which…

Two teens charged in videotaped high school fight (VIDEO)

Two teens charged in videotaped high school fight (VIDEO)

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Two female teens have been charged over a fight at Sullivan High School and Chicago Public Schoolsofficials are investigating. The fight occurred Oct. 6 during a biology class at the North Side school and led to a 14-year-old girl being pulled by the hair, having her head banged against a desk and getting knocked to the ground, according to authorities and cell phone video of the fight. CPS officials said a…

Men In Black Video Game Arriving In 2012

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Activision announced that they’re working with Columbia Pictures to create a newMen in Black video game. The standalone game will arrive in Spring 2012, around the same time that Men in Black III hits theaters.  “The Men In Black franchise is an unbeatable starting point to deliver a genre-bending gaming experience with a level of production value on par with Hollywood,” said David Oxford, Executive Vice President of Activision Publishing.  According to the…

Reports Show That Social Security Must Retool to Serve People of Color

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Over the next three decades, the United States is projected to become a “majority-minority” nation, with people of color outnumbering whites for the first time. In turn, Social Security must be modernized to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse and economically insecure workforce, according to a report released Thursday.  The report, Plan for a New Future: The Impact of Social Security Reform on People of Color, was released by the Commission…

Usher To Be Awarded Civil Rights Freedom Award

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Usher Raymond is set to receive the Philanthropy Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. The Freedom Awards honor individuals who work for justice, equality, philanthropy, civil and human rights and humanitarian causes. Read More.

Big Boi Takes Plea In Drug Case

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Big Boi will avoid jail time following his arrest in August on drug charges in Miami. The 36-year-old Outkast rapper (born Antwan Patton) was in a Miami courtroom Thursday (October 13), where he agreed to a deal that includes three months of drug testing, community service and a $2,000 charitable donation, according to The Associated Press. Big Boi was arrested while exiting a cruise ship in August after a K-9 police dog sniffing for…

John Singleton Possibly To Direct Upcoming Tupac Biopic

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Morgan Creek and Universal Pictures are reportedly searching for a director for a biopic based on the life of Tupac Shakur … and John Singleton is up for the job. According to Variety, Singleton (who worked with Tupac in the 1993, “Poetic Justce”) is in negotiations to direct a film, after Antoine Fuqua (known for “Training Day”) backed out of the project following a failed attempt to find an actor he…