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Blue Ivy Carter Receives $800 Shoes By Designer Ruthie

Check Out Blue Ivy Carter’s $800 Shoes

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What kind of gifts do you get when you’re the child of two global superstar parents? Well if a solid gold rocking horse, crystalized high chair, and a $20,000 crib aren’t enough, famous shoe designer Ruthie Davis designed a pair of crystalized shoes (named Jamie) that she designed for Blue Ivy Carter. The shoes are made of pink leather, covered in purple Swarovski crystals, and purple laces. Ruthie Davis posted a…

Schools In NYC Give High School Students Morning After Pill Without Parents Permission

Low-Income Schools In NYC Disburse Morning-After Pill Without Parental Consent

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A program known as Connecting Adolescents To Comprehensive Health (CATCH), has set-up shop in New York City public schools to give students the morning-after pill as well as other birth control medication. The problem? Parents don’t have to know about it. Students at 13 participating schools are given an opt-out letter that their parents are to sign and return to the school’s administrators if they don’t want their child to have access…

Rohan Marley Claims Wyclef Jean Knew Lauryn Hill's Son Was Not His

Rohan Marley: Wyclef Jean Is ‘Saying False Things To Get Book Headlines’

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As recently reported, Wyclef Jean released his autobiography titled Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story, claimed that the initial crack that broke up The Fugees began when Lauryn made him believe that her first born son was his, when it was actually Rohan Marley’s (son of Bob Marley). Wyclef writes, “In that moment something died between us. I was married and Lauryn and I were having an affair, but she led me to believe that…

Jamaican students from kindergarten through high school are supposed to learn values such as self-esteem, respect for others and personal responsibility by studying Marcus Garvey

Jamaica Mandates Study Of Marcus Garvey To Bolster Self-Pride In Children

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Marcus Garvey is being resurrected in Jamaican classrooms throughout the entire island. Jamaican school officials have mandated a civics program for students from kindergarten through high school to study Garvey’s values (e.g. self-esteem, respect for others, accountability). Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said Garvey is the “first man on a mass scale and level to give Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.”  Jamaica is home to 2.8 million (predominantly black)…

The Schott Foundation for Public Education released "The Urgency of Now" today, a study showing that only 52 percent of black male ninth-graders graduate from high school 4 years later

Report: Only 52 Percent of Black Males Graduated From High School In Four Years

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The Schott Foundation for Public Education released the results from “The Urgency of Now,” a study showing that only 52% of black male ninth-graders graduate from high school 4 years later, compared to 58% of Latino male ninth-graders and 78% of white, non-Latino male ninth-graders. While the rate may appear to be pretty low, it is a significant improvement from the last eleven years; however, black males are still falling…

A 2011 survey that found "sexters" more likely to engage in risky sex behaviors.

Research Shows Teens Who ‘Sext’ More Likely To Take Health Risks

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If you’re a parent of a child with a cell phone, especially a teenager with a cell phone, it may be in your best interest to make sure your teen isn’t exchanging sexually explicit messages or “sext” messages with friends. A recent survey shows that teens who engage in sexting are more than likely to have risky sexual behavior. One out of every seven high schooler with a cell phone…

Father Denied Custody Of His Daughter Due To Law Identifying Lesbian Mothers As Legal Parents

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A little girl who was raised by her lesbian parents was placed in an unfortunate situation when her biological mother became imprisoned and her other mother became hospitalized. When the little girl’s biological father sought custody of her, he was denied because of California’s two-parent policy. Instead, the child became a ward of the state. Even though the two women were otherwise disposed, the law still views them as the child’s…

Jay-Z and Beyonce To Host $40,000 Fundraiser for President Barack Obama September 18 at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club

Jay-Z and Beyoncé To Host Fundraiser For President Obama At $40K/Ticket

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé have been avid supporters of the President since 2008. The couple toured across the nation advocating for the President and challenging the youth to register to vote and support then-Senator Obama. This election year, they’re taking their support to another level by hosting a fundraiser to support the President at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club on September 18. The price for a ticket at this event is $40,000/ticket. The…

The singer filed his own response on Wednesday asking the court to deny Tameka's request, claiming her motion is "an assault on the integrity of the court."

Usher Fires Back At Ex-Wife’s Motion For New Trial In Custody Battle

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R&B star, Usher Raymond, is asking a court to deny a request made by his ex-wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond, to arrange a new trial for custody of their two children. As recently reported, Foster-Raymond’s legal team submitted a motion for a new trial in a Fulton County court in Georgia. The court documents contain evidence that could possibly prove corruption at the state judicial level. Foster-Raymond’s legal team has uncovered evidence that…

Four year old LadyOurLove McInnis Was Dropped Off At A Homeless Shelter- Miles Away From Her Home- On The First Day Of School

Schoolbus Driver Drops Four-Year-Old Off At Homeless Shelter

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A four-year-old girl named LadyOurLove McInnis, was traumatized when her schoolbus driver dropped her off miles away from her home at a homeless shelter in Minneapolis. McInnis’ mother, LadyAshley Myers, is calling for the termination of the schoolbus driver. “My daughter has not slept in the bed with me since she was 2 years old. Last night, she slept in a bed with me because she was so upset,” Myers told…

My Ten Sense: Shame on Montel Williams for endorcing “bad credit loans”

My Ten Sense: Shame on Montel Williams for endorcing “bad credit loans”

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Montel Williams received noteriety for his late 1980s tour, Mountain Get Out of My Way, that motivated teenagers to overcome obstacles, and he was rewarded with his own talk show, The Montel Williams Show, that ran from 1991 to 2008. But now Montel is contributing to the demise of so many Americans by endorsing “bad credit loans” from Money Mutual in which consumers can borrow as much as $1,000 as…

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

Three Black College Students Create “Instagram For Fashion”

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One weekend, Darian Demetri, Kris Jordan, and Eric Chisolm were hanging out, like most college students do, when they realized that they were all entrepreneurs but had nothing to preneur. They quickly began brainstorming about what was missing from society that they could create and profit from. That night, the idea for Faddest.com was born. Using money from their financial aid returns at school and some financial assistance from their…

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

My Ten Sense: Back to school money lessons for high school and college students

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I’m always willing to use my mistakes to help others. So I freely admit I’ve had a car repossessed. I almost went to jail three times for writing bad checks, and I climbed out of poor credit to build my first house. I wish I knew as a teenager or college student what I know now about money. So I’m making sure as many young people know what I know…

Jackson Mississippi school district sued for restraining troubled students with handcuffs

Jackson Mississippi school district sued for restraining troubled students with handcuffs

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The Jackson, Mississippi, school district has agreed to stop shackling students to fixed objects, after it was sued for handcuffing pupils to railings and poles at a school for troubled children, officials said on Friday. The Southern Poverty Law Center sued Jackson Public Schools in 2011 over its treatment of students at the district’s Capital City Alternative School. Students at that campus have been suspended or expelled from other schools….

7-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide Because Of Bullying

7-Year-Old Boy Commits Suicide Because Of Bullying

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Police in Detroit are investigating the possible suicide of a 7-year-old boy, who is believed to have killed himself because he was bullied.  The child, whose identity has not been revealed, was found unconscious by his 14-year-old sister Wednesday (May 23) evening, prompting an adult family member to attempt to revive the boy. Police rushed to the scene, revealing that the child had a belt around his neck, and apparently…