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December 26, 2012

Will You Watch These New Reality Shows? ”Divas For Jesus” & “Preachers Daughters” Coming In 2013!

Will You Watch These New Reality Shows? ”Divas For Jesus” & “Preachers Daughters” Coming In 2013!

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A new reality television show is in the works that features the lives of upscale Southern women that live naughty during the week and act nice on Sunday. The broadcast, tentatively entitled Divas for Jesus, will be carried by WE, which stands for Women’s Entertainment. According to a summary of the show that was released by the network, the women in the series are interested in more than just spirituality….

Rihanna Donates $1.75M to Barbados Hospital In Memory of Her Grandmother

Rihanna Donates $1.75M to Barbados Hospital In Memory of Her Grandmother

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In the true spirit of the giving season, Rihanna donated $1.75 million dollars to a Barbados Hospital on behalf of her grandmother, who passed away earlier this year. The radiotherapy department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital will soon be renamed after Clara Braithwaite, or as Rihanna knew her, Gran Gran Dolly. Rihanna’s donation helped the hospital pay for new equipment for the Clara Braithwaite Centre for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine. Braithwaite…

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

72 Percent of African-American Children Come From Single Parent Homes

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A staggering number of African-American children are raised in single parent homes, compared to the rest of America, and the rest of the world. A study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 25.8 percent of American children are raised by a single parent, a number high above the 14.9 percent average seen in the other 26 countries surveyed. Among African-Americans the rate nearly tripled, with…

Using The Term “YOLO” For Profit, Drake Wants His Cut

Using The Term “YOLO” For Profit, Drake Wants His Cut

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According to Drake, if you’re making cash off the term YOLO, you better cut him a check.Yesterday (Dec. 25), the YMCMB rapper, who helped popularize the acronym for “You Only Live Once” via his song “The Motto,” put some vendors on notice, via Instagram, for using the term on apparel without his okay. “Walgreens….you gotta either chill or cut the cheque,” said Drake when posting a picture of baseball hats…

Interested In Going To The Inauguration? There’s Plenty of Hotel Rooms Still Left

Interested In Going To The Inauguration? There’s Plenty of Hotel Rooms Still Left

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President Obama will be inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 21 but unlike 2009, DC-area hotels still boast plenty of room. Some 1.8 million people were at the National Mall for Obama’s first inauguration; this time, city officials expect there will be more than a million fewer visitors. Hotels sold out months in advance in 2009 at a daily of $600-plus, but for 2013 some places still have half…

Asa Lovechild:  Spike Lee Was Wrong about ‘Django Unchained’

Asa Lovechild: Spike Lee Was Wrong about ‘Django Unchained’

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The new Quentin Tarantino film, “Django Unchained,” is getting rave reviews.  One person who loves the film is Asa Lovechild, who says that the film was very well done and entirely respectful of African Americans.  In the interview below. Asa breaks down her perception of the film and talks about why Spike Lee was probably wrong in his criticism.

Vigalantee The Hip-hopologists: Do Celebs Give Back Out of Necessity and do they get credit for it?

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In this interview, Vigalantee The Hip-hopologist talks about how we have so many artists who are flashy about the things that they have but don’t talk much about the things that they give.  He speaks with Wayne Hubbard from Urban Outdoors about the importance of giving back.  Are we more likely to give celebrities attention for negative things than positive?  Vigalantee addresses the issue in the interview below with Hubbard,…

In response to inner-city schools closing in his hometown, rapper Meek Mills pledged to donate $10K and sneakers to a high school he attended in the city.

Meek Mill Upset About Inner-City School Closings In Philly, Donates $10K

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Although going back to their poverty-strikened communities to hand out toys and turkeys during the holiday is a good effort, it’s seldom to find a rapper who’s interested in making a financial contribution to education. In hopes of saving $28 million per year, the Philadelphia School District announced it will be closing 37 schools in 2013.  Maybach Music’s Meek Mill received word of the forthcoming closings and has pledged to…