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March 14, 2012

Jermaine Jones Disqualified from American Idol

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Jermaine Jones has been sent to the rail of the American Idol competition.  The decision came after it was determined that the singer lied about previous arrests.   One of the arrests was connected to violence, according to TMZ. Jones was arrested twice in 2011 and gave false names to the police both times. He also had outstanding warrants.  The show’s producers are going to address the matter on air…

Chris Rock Attacks a Journalist Over Tea Party Question

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A reporter, Jason Mattera, drew ire from comedian Chris Rock when asking him a question about the Tea Party.   The question blindsided Rock to the point that he attacked Mattera on the spot.   “When you said the Tea Party was insane and racist …” was all that Mattera said before Rock turned and fought him to the ground. Mattera asked the question after Rock did a recent interview with…

Mother Punishes Daughter with “I’m a Thief” T-Shirt

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A mother was determined to make sure that her kids never lie or steal.  So, when the youngest child of Danaka Walker was caught stealing, she gave her a punishment she will likely never forget.  The 7th grader, Aaroneisha Celestin, is going to have to wear a shirt which says “Hide your money. Hide your clothes. Hide everything. ‘Cuz I’m A Thief.’” “I feel like if you’re going to embarrass me…

Lanier W. Phillips, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at the Age of 88

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Lanier W. Phillips, a prominent civil rights activist who was so deathly afraid of white people that he wouldn’t look them in the eye until he was saved by a group of them in 1942, died Sunday at age 88 in a retirement home in Gulfport, Mississippi. The great grandson of a Georgia slave, Phillips story is a fascinating one.  He was raised in the segregated south in the 1920′s and 30′s, where…

Southerners – The BattleTo Stay or Go « southernblackbelle

Southerners – The BattleTo Stay or Go « southernblackbelle

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    I’m from Mississippi. The Sip! Crooked s’s and humpback p’s! The dirty dirty! I see trees and wonder if strange fruit ever hung from the limbs. (Watch Ms. Holiday sing it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs) I see flat fields that stretch further than my eyes and brain can comprehend and wonder if any of my relatives ever worked them in the middle of August. (Have you ever been in Mississippi in…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 3 Common, Teeth-Cringing Statements Men and Women Make about the Opposite Sex

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Throughout my journey of consulting with people about their dating and relationship woes, I’ve heard some disrespectful and outright ignorant statements from men and women about the opposite sex. Below are a few statements from each gender that literally make my teeth cringe. Let’s work together to rid ourselves of such narrow-minded thinking!   3 Common Statements Made by Men   1. “Women are crazy.” This statement shows a level…

Niki Minaj An Author? LORD NO!

Niki Minaj An Author? LORD NO!

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  Nicki Minaj‘s bid for world domination has just taken a new direction with her recent announcement. The petite chart-topping rapper has just announced that she is working on two books.  As far as who the publisher will be, mums the word, reports EURweb. On Twitter, Minaj wrote, ”Wrkng on 2 books actually…,” after someone asked her if she would ever write a book. And this would be just the…

NY State Senator Seeks To Ban Saggy Pants In School [VIDEO]

NY State Senator Seeks To Ban Saggy Pants In School [VIDEO]

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  New York State Senator Eric Adams is fed up with seeing male youths walking around with low slung or sagging pants that exposes their underwear. Consequently, Adams is currently lobbying for a resolution to adopt a ban against wearing droopy pants in New York City public school classrooms, reports the New York Post. Senator Adams, who says his Brooklyn district is the “ground zero for sagging,” says the style that many find offensive represents…

Meet Harvard’s First Black Graduate

Meet Harvard’s First Black Graduate

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  President Barack Obama may be Harvard’s most famous graduate and the first to lead its Law Review. But more than 140 years ago, another black man by the name of Richard T. Greener became the first black person to earn a diploma from the esteemed Ivy League school, elev8 reports. Documents proving this fact were found in a most unlikely place: an abandoned house. Elev8 has more: Historians thought…

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

Mississippi And Alabama GOP Voters Think Interracial Marriage Should Be Illegal

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  A recent survey by Public Policy Polling showed that almost half of likely GOP voters in Mississippi and Alabama think the president is Muslim. They also largely don’t believe in evolution in either state. The topic, however, upon which these states seem to be most out of touch with the rest of the country is interracial marriage. While support for interracial marriage is at an all-time high nationally, 29…

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

How to Recover From an Entrepreneurial Slump | LawrenceWatkins.com

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    I was reading this blog post from the Harvard Business Review about the tendacy to become depressed during a job hunt. In the article, a lot of the advice that the author gave applies to entrepreneurship as well. There is an inherent amount of volatility when you have your own business and sometimes it can be hard to stomach. I’ve been there and I’m sure all other entrepreneurs…