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November 27, 2011

University of Memphis Fires African American Football Coach

University of Memphis Fires African American Football Coach

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University of Memphis football head coach Larry Porter has been fired, according to a statement issued Sunday morning. A press conference is planned for Monday. Read More.

Bow Wow Owes Big Money to the IRS

Bow Wow Owes Big Money to the IRS

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Lil Bow Wow isn’t little anymore, and neither is his tax bill.  The somewhat former rapper and growing movie actor has found himself nearly $100k in debt to Uncle Sam.  Reports are that Bow Wow owes over $91,000 from his 2006 tax bill, which has brought down the careers of many an actor in the past. Most of Bow Wow’s albums have been notorious flops, but he’s been able to…

Cher and Team Minaj Duke It Out On Twitter

Cher and Team Minaj Duke It Out On Twitter

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    A misunderstanding led to a Twitter war between Cher and Nicki Minaj fans. It all started when one of Cher’s fans alerted her to a perceived insult in the lyrics to Minaj’s song “Did It On ‘Em.” The line goes, “If you could turn back time, Cher/ You used to be here but now you gone, Nair.” “@cher did you know that bitch @NICKIMINAJ dissed you in her…

Diddy’s Gotta Cough Up $7.5 Million Over ‘Making The Band’

Diddy’s Gotta Cough Up $7.5 Million Over ‘Making The Band’

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    They say that Sean “Diddy” Combs isn’t exactly the most supportive boss in the world when it comes to dealing with his artists.  A recent court ruling confirms that this might actually be true.  Bad Boy Records and Combs have agreed to pay $7.5 million to Lou Pearlman for the “Making the Band” series.  Pearl is the founder of Trans Continental Productions and was the star in the…

Obama Family Takes A Moment Out To Catch Up On Some Good Reads

Obama Family Takes A Moment Out To Catch Up On Some Good Reads

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    Between hitting  the hardwood himself  and taking in a college basketball game with his family today, President Obama managed to wedge in sometime to have a bookstore shopping spree with daughters Sasha and Malia. The president, browsing the shelves at Kramer Books, a popular Washington, D.C., bookstore, with his daughters. President Obama, Malia and Sasha came away with a stack of books, including: “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,”…

Hip Hop Moms Raise Money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

Hip Hop Moms Raise Money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital

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    Several Hip Hop moms got together to help raise money for cancer research recently at a St. Jude’s Hospital benefit event in Atlanta. Loraine Smith, Ne-Yo’s mama, Aliya “Mama Pain” Najm, the mother of T-Pain, and Jacida Carter, Lil Wayne’s mama, joined St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and created the Inaugural Soul Celebration to help raise money and awareness for cancer research. The elegant evening included a gourmet…

Inmate Takes Judge Up On Deal: “Lose A Pound, Gain A Day”

Inmate Takes Judge Up On Deal: “Lose A Pound, Gain A Day”

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A 345-pound man jailed for driving with a suspended license was freed nine days early thanks to a Lake County, Fla., judge’s “lose-a-pound, gain-a-day” deal.     , 37, dropped 25 pounds in 20 days — a feat he credited to bland prison food and the judge’s weight-loss challenge. Read More.

NY Jet’s Marcus Dixon Long And Rocky Journey To The NFL

NY Jet’s Marcus Dixon Long And Rocky Journey To The NFL

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    The wooden steps in the unfinished stairwell lead to a bedroom that doubles as a live-in shrine to Jets defensive end Marcus Dixon on the second floor of the two-story house at 1340 Harmony Rd. Nails, insulation and wires are exposed beneath a light fixture; the walls are painted a dark olive green. All visitors to the wide, well-lit space are greeted by a black “Pepperell High” mat….

Double Tragedy: David Clarke Murdered Shortly After Being Released For Prison For A Crime He Didn’t Commit

Double Tragedy: David Clarke Murdered Shortly After Being Released For Prison For A Crime He Didn’t Commit

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    David Clarke spent four years behind bars on Rikers Island, an accused killer desperate to prove his innocence and get on with his life. The National Honor Society student, a sure bet for a college scholarship before his 2007 arrest, sent eloquent letters to seemingly endless recipients in hopes of being freed. “I feel like I am trapped in a system that was designed to try to keep…