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March 12, 2012

Oprah Breaks Down as Whitney Houston’s Sister-in-Law Describes Her Last Moments

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Oprah Winfrey broke down for the world to see as she listened to Patricia, sister-in-law of the late Whitney Houston, describe the scene as she came in to find Houston dead.   During the first television interview since the singer’s death, Winfrey and the family left their emotions on the table for all to see. Patricia says that she had eaten lunch in the hotel room where Houston was later found…

Julianne Malveaux Explains Why She Left Bennett College

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 When I went to Bennett College for Women in 2007, I declared that I was “on fire” for the institution.  I still am.  And I also yield to the biblical verse that says for everything there is a season, a time for everything unto heaven.  I had a season to build four buildings in four years, to increase enrollment, to influence curriculum shifts, and to assemble an awesome senior team,…

Homeless People Used as 4G Hotspots

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Outrage has been expressed after homeless people have been used in a marketing stunt.  T-shirts with the words “I am a 4G hotspot” have been distributed throughout Texas, with homeless people charging $2 for 15 minutes access to the Internet. The agency BBH, out of Britain, came up with the idea after strategist Luke Scheybeler realized that he could use the homeless to help promote the company’s brand.   The homeless…

Hudson Family Alleged Killer Told Ex-Wife “She Would be the Last to Die”

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James Balfour, the man who is accused of killing several people in the family of Jennifer Hudson, allegedly threatened to kill members of the family several times before the murders took place.  Balfour is accused of killing Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year old nephew in October 2008. Assistant State’s Attorney James McKay said that Balfour began threatening the family in February 2008, when he moved out of the family’s house…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 7 Relationship Tips Men Can Learn from Hip-Hop Recording Artist Common

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I am a huge fan of hip-hop recording artist Common. I initially loved him solely for his music, but after reading his autobiography One Day It’ll All Make Sense, I grew to love and respect him as an individual man. A romantic man. Below are excerpts from One Day It’ll All Make Sense that illustrate Common’s lessons learned from various relationships:   1. Love when it’s unpopular. “I was living…

Bobbi Kristina: My Mother’s Spirit Visits Me And Tells Me ‘Keep Moving, Baby’

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 Whitney Houston’s only child says her mother’s spirit visits her and encourages her “to keep moving, baby.” In her first interview since her mother died, Bobbi Kristina Brown said her mother was “my everything” and still comforts her. “Especially throughout the house, lights turning off and on. And I’ll say, ‘Mom, what are you doing?’ ” the daughter, who now lives in her mother’s Atlanta mansion, told Oprah Winfrey in…

It’s Official: Halle Berry Getting Married

It’s Official: Halle Berry Getting Married

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  French actor Olivier Martinez, 46, has confirmed that he is indeed engaged to his long-time love, Halle Berry, 45, reports People.com. “Yes, of course it’s true!” the gorgeous Martinez told The Miami Herald while promoting his new restaurant, Villa Azur, in Miami. The two met while filming “Dark Tides” in 2010 and began dating soon after. Berry, previously married to baseball player, David Justice, and R&B crooner, Eric Benet,…