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January 23, 2012

Dr. Christina Edmondson: Black Toddler Matchmaking

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For the last couple of years my ears have been privy to a conversation among several African American parents of newborns or toddlers. On the surface, it’s pretty comical to hear parents discuss what sounds like toddler matchmaking. These parents seem motivated by the fear that their daughter in particular will have few options for future mate selection. Certainly, this seems like a premature concern when your kid is not…

Studies Show Black Americans Face Discrimination When Filing for Bankruptcy

Studies Show Black Americans Face Discrimination When Filing for Bankruptcy

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    According to the NYTimes A new study shows that black people are twice as likely to end up in the tougher and more expensive form of bankruptcy than whites even if they have the same financial profile. “I don’t think there is any overt conspiracy,” says a co-author of why far more black people get steered into Chapter 13 rather than Chapter 7. “But when you have a…

Say It Ain’t So: Is Vanessa Bryant Coming To Basketball Wives?

Say It Ain’t So: Is Vanessa Bryant Coming To Basketball Wives?

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    The rumor mills is in overdrive about Kobe Bryant’s soon to be ex wife Vanessa joining the Basketball Wives franchise Jerry Springer Show with Stiletto’s & Fake Weaves. Numerous blogs and folks close to VH1 say the execs are putting together a BIG $$$ pitch to add her into the mix. As you know, the divorce is progressing, as Vanessa’s three Newport Beach mansions (valued at a reported…

Tracy Morgan in the Hospital After Collapsing at Sundance

Tracy Morgan in the Hospital After Collapsing at Sundance

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    Tracy Morgan was taken to the hospital in Park City, Utah this week after he collapsed at the Sundance Film Festival.  The 43-year old actor became unconscious suddenly after receiving the Spotlight Initiative Award.   The hospital is saying that no alcohol or drugs were found in his system. Read More via Tracy Morgan in the Hospital After Collapsing at Sundance.

STUFF PEOPLE SAY TO NATURAL GIRLS & BEHIND THEIR BACKS [VIDEO]

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If you surf the internet regularly, I am sure you have seen the highly popular, “S*** People Say” videos on YouTube. The video that stemmed this craze was “S*** Girls Say” created by Kyle Humphrey and Graydon Sheppard . Their video comedically shows cute and annoying things girls say. Recently, comedian and actress Franchesca Ramsey appeared on Anderson Cooper’s show to discuss a similiar video she made, “S*** White Girls Say To Black Girls”.  Many people…

The Carter’s Searching For Schools Worthy of Educating Blue Ivy

The Carter’s Searching For Schools Worthy of Educating Blue Ivy

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    Beyonce just gave birth to Blue Ivy and she is already looking for a school for her beautiful bundle of joy. It’s probably a smart move since some of the most prestigious NYC preschools have wait lists years in advance. Admission into the top schools can be vicious which is why many parents begin looking at schools when their children are still very young. Whether or not two…

Why Is Welfare Making A Political Comeback?

Why Is Welfare Making A Political Comeback?

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    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich recently offered to attend an NAACP convention to explain why African-Americans “should demand paychecks instead of food stamps.” And he has described President Barack Obama as “the most successful food stamp president in American history.” While the Republican presidential race has brought the welfare issue to the forefront, critics say it has also resurrected stereotypical images of the black “welfare mother” having out-of-wedlock…

Swizz Beatz Is Not Megaupload’s CEO, But He’s Is Heavily Involved

Swizz Beatz Is Not Megaupload’s CEO, But He’s Is Heavily Involved

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    Swizz Beatz is not the CEO of Megaupload, the file-sharing website that was shut down by the federal government on January 19, as was previously reported. A source very familiar with Swizz’s situation cleared the air for MTV News late Saturday night, but contends that the multi-platinum producer is still seriously involved with the company, though he wasn’t named in the federal indictment against Megaupload and is no…

Nasty As They Wanna Be: 2 Live Crew Making Music Together Again

Nasty As They Wanna Be: 2 Live Crew Making Music Together Again

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    The rap group that created controversy in the early 1990s with songs like “Me So Horny” is reuniting and hitting the road. Luther Campbell said Saturday that 2 Live Crew is back together and will tour this summer. The rapper and producer made the announcement at the Sundance Film Festival, where he is promoting his appearance in the short film “The Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke.”…

Can A New Survey Explain How Black Women in America See Themselves?

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Rich or poor, educated or not, black women sometimes feel as though myths are stalking them like shadows, their lives reduced to a string of labels. The angry black woman. The strong black woman. The unfeeling black woman. The manless black woman. “Black women haven’t really defined themselves,” says author Sophia Nelson, who urges her fellow sisters to take control of their image. “We were always defined as workhorses, strong….

Santana Moss’ Financial Woes Owes; IRS And His Mansion Is In Foreclosure

Santana Moss’ Financial Woes Owes; IRS And His Mansion Is In Foreclosure

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    The former University of Miami  Hurricane great was signed to a three-year, $15 million contract with the Redskins in July that also included a $5 million signing bonus. So it is surprising that Duetsche Bank, representing a mortgage-backed securities (MBS) trust, would allege that Moss has gone into default on a mortgage issued for $3.64 million in 2006. Further compounding his trouble, the IRS filed a $258,017 tax lien…

Jim Jones’ Mother Gets Her Own Reality Show

Jim Jones’ Mother Gets Her Own Reality Show

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    Season two of Love & Hip Hop is ending but that won’t take Mama Jones away from the spotlight! It has been confirmed that Nancy Jones, mother of rapper Jim Jones, will be starring in a spinoff reality show “Mama’s House.” This should be interesting! Source.

Toddler Found With Mouse In Her Mouth At Day Care [VIDEO]

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What is a mother to do when the sitter says, “I thought she was chewing on a toy, but then a tail was hanging out of her mouth”?  Yes, this is nutts. Source

Shaq Gives Man $2,000 For Getting Two Crazy Tattoos [VIDEO]

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    Shaquille O’Neal put out a challenge recently to anyone who would be the first person to get a tattoo of the Shaq’s kiss he shared with NBA referee Dick Bavetta back in 2007.    Emmet Bentley, a bartender from Santa Barbara not only got that tattoo done on his ankle but he also got a tattoo on his back of Shaq’s face and some of his TNT colleagues faces on Mount Rushmore. Source.

101 year old woman, evicted from home four months ago told she cannot return because house is ‘unsafe’

101 year old woman, evicted from home four months ago told she cannot return because house is ‘unsafe’

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    A 101-year-old woman, who was evicted from her home four months ago, was told by authorities that she cannot moved back in because the building was unsanitary and unsafe.