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December 20, 2011

Dr. Boyce: How Black America Has Changed Because of the Obama Presidency | The Boyce Blog

Dr. Boyce: How Black America Has Changed Because of the Obama Presidency | The Boyce Blog

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World Someone forwarded me an email the other day about President Barack Obama. Viral emails about the Obama family have become an industry within themselves, with millions of black folks hanging on every word, event or insult being thrust at the Black American royal family. Will and Jada were once the best we had, and now they have to ride in the…

Radio One Bans Music Associated With Mathew Knowles

Radio One Bans Music Associated With Mathew Knowles

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    Last month, we reported that Cathy Hughes’ cable channel TV One was suing the BET Network, MTV and Music World Music for violating its exclusive rights to the Essence Music Festival.Mathew Knowles’ Music World Music is listed in the lawsuit because his company brokered the deal for the Essence Music Festival broadcast with TV One.  His company is being accused of re-issuing the content BET, MTV and BET’s…

Real Houswives’ Sheree Releases NeNe Dis Track

Real Houswives’ Sheree Releases NeNe Dis Track

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    Sheree Whitfield and NeNe Leakes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are heating things up this season, and not just on their hit reality show. Just in time for the holidays, Sheree Whitfield premiered her first ever single, “Who Gon Check Me Boo?,” Sunday night on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live. During last night’s show, Glee stars, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer revealed that NeNe Leakes will…

Vanessa Bryant’s Ex-Step Dad — She’s Just Like Her Gold-Digging Mother

Vanessa Bryant’s Ex-Step Dad — She’s Just Like Her Gold-Digging Mother

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    Kobe Bryant should have known his soon-to-be ex-wife would take him to the cleaners in their divorce … because she learned the wallet-raiding playbook from her mother … so says Vanessa’s ex-step dad. TMZ spoke with Stephen Laine — an inventory manager for a food company who was married to Vanessa’s mother from 1990 to 2003 … and helped raise Vanessa from a child into adulthood. Laine tells…

Online sites for dating prisoners on the rise

Online sites for dating prisoners on the rise

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    Online sites for dating prisoners have proliferated in recent years. On the surface, these sites profess to specialize in connecting people behind bars with those seeking pen pals. Behind this façade, sites with names like jailbabes.com act as bridges that transform long-distance friends into lovers. Arlen Bischke started a prisoner pen-pal site called meet-an-inmate.com in 1998 to help prisoners connect to the outside world. “They become very lonely…

ATF Poses As Hip-Hop Label To Catch Drug Dealers

ATF Poses As Hip-Hop Label To Catch Drug Dealers

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    WASHINGTON-The ATF and the Washington D.C. police had an operation in which officers posed as hip-hop music industry insiders that posed as a fake hip-hop label that caught confiscated $7.2 million in drugs and 161 weapons. The ATF and D.C. police created a fictional rapper “Richie Valdez” and used a studio they called “Manic Enterprises” and reached out to the criminal underworld to catch criminals. AllHipHop reports: Over…

Condi Rice Wants To Run For GOP VP?

Condi Rice Wants To Run For GOP VP?

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    Condoleezza Rice. First female national security adviser, first black woman to serve as Secretary of State, and Stanford professor. But could she be the GOP’s first black woman vice presidential nominee? Joseph Curl of the Washington Times reports that Condi is ready to get back into politics. Her new book, No Higher Honor was just released in October. And if you believe the rumor mill, she is eager…

Yvette Carnell: JC Watts’ Endorsement of Gingrich is Awful Political Calculus

Yvette Carnell: JC Watts’ Endorsement of Gingrich is Awful Political Calculus

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by Yvette Carnell, Your Black Politics     Doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time, for the wrong person requires a particular aptitude for homing in on a coalescing mix of unfortunate events and latching on.  It would seem that few people have a knack for enjoining themselves to such perfect storms the way J.C. Watts does.Just as Newt Gingrich’s numbers begin to bottom out, J.C. Watts pulls up…

Black ‘Baby Alive’ Doesn’t Have Same Rights and Privileges As White ‘Baby Alive’ [VIDEO]

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When a Georgia mother tried to buy a doll for her daughter for Christmas, she never imagined that the doll might be more expensive if it was black, instead of white. The Baby Alive doll is one of the top items on 7-year-old Ahzhane Taylor’s wish list this year. Sunday, Ahzhane’s mother, Niaira Taylor, went shopping, armed with her daughter’s Christmas wish list, and a sale flier from Toys “R”…

Jackie’s Editor-in-Chief Resigns After Calling Rihanna A N****B****

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    Eva Hoeke, editor-in-chief of Jackie, the controversial magazine that’s having a PR nightmare over the racist terms used in an article to describe Rihanna, has resigned. According to Necole Bitchie, the editor and the publisher felt her credibility were compromised by the incident, and in a statement on the publication’s Facebook page, she announced she is laying down her editorial responsibilities. Here’s what the statement says: I realize…

Jay-Z & Kanye West Respond To Sly Johnson’s Lawsuit

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    This past October, soul veteran Syl Johnson sued Jay-Z and Kanye West, as well as Universal Music Group and Def Jam, for sampling his song “Different Strokes” without permission for “The Joy.” Last Thursday, the duo combated the lawsuit, denying the allegations though acknowledging that the song was released prior to Watch the Throne. According to Billboard.biz, Hov and ‘Ye cite federal copyright law, claiming that because the…

Angelina Jolie Tries Something New With Daughter’s Hair…Hair Plait Extensions

Angelina Jolie Tries Something New With Daughter’s Hair…Hair Plait Extensions

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    She’s always given the impression of cute little girl with low maintenance wash and go hair. But now it seems Zahara Jolie Pitt is ready to shed that image with a stylish new ‘do. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s six-year-old daughter showed off trendy new hair plait extensions this weekend as the family set out to see a show in Las Vegas. New ‘do: Zahara’s new hair plait…

NBA Star’s $21m Contract Canceled After Physical Reveals Abnormal Heart

NBA Star’s $21m Contract Canceled After Physical Reveals Abnormal Heart

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    Days after signing a $21.3million contract with the Sacramento Kings, free agent Chuck Hayes, 28, has been let go. The Sacramento Kings cancelled their four-year contract with Mr Hayes on Monday after he failed a physical. Mr Hayes’ multimillion-dollar deal was voided because of a heart abnormality, the Kings president said. The routine physical, which was conducted last week, revealed an abnormality, though no further details were given…

Tamar Braxton And Her Husband Gets New Reality Show

Tamar Braxton And Her Husband Gets New Reality Show

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    WE TV has giving Tamar Braxton and her husband Vincent Herbert their own reality series. It’s a spinoff of the reality show “Braxton Family Values.” “We are so very excited for this amazing opportunity,” said Braxton. “With our family series, Braxton Family Values, we aim to show audiences the true meaning of family and sisterhood, and with our new show, marriage. Our journey as two driven individuals that…

Ex-Atlanta ‘Housewives’ Dwight Eubanks Arrested

Ex-Atlanta ‘Housewives’ Dwight Eubanks Arrested

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    Former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” personality Dwight Eubanks was arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license, police said. Officers were patrolling the area of Freedom Parkway and Boulevard on Dec. 14 when they saw a Chevy Tahoe with the driver’s side headlight out, Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee told the AJC on Monday. They stopped the vehicle and spoke to Eubanks, who told them he…