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Five Things You May Not Know about Spelman Graduate Esther Rolle

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By Yolanda Spivey Esther Rolle was famous for playing the strong matriarch in the hit television series Good Times. She was also famously known to have walked away from the show at the height of its success due to the negative images that were being portrayed and played through fellow co-star Jimmie Walker.  Esther Role was born on November 8, 1920 in Pompano Beach, Florida.  Here are a few interesting facts about…

The Ink Just Dried on Chad, and Evelyn is Already Six Months Pregnant

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So much for happily ever after.  If you were like anyone else who follows reality TV, you knew that the marriage between Evelyn Lozada and Chad Johnson was going to last about as long as an episode of Basketball Wives.  Similar to her counterpart Kim Kardashian, Evelyn and Chad threw out the little part of their marital vows that said “Till death do you part,” parting ways less than two…

Girl Got Internet Fame for Punching Another Girl, Now May Go to Jail after Suicide

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A girl who gained Internet fame for a disgusting and violent act may end up going to jail.  Sharkeisha is her name, Sharkiesha Tyeshia Thompson to be exact.  She became instantly famous after confronting another girl over a dispute, sneaking up on her and punching her in the face as hard as she could.  Even worse, the girl followed the punch with a severe kick to the face that could…

Top That Rihanna: Beyonce Bagging Over $1.8 Million Every Time She Hits the Stage

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Reported By: Britt L Mrs. Carter is a full blown mogul now. According to the Hollywood Reporter,  32-year-old Beyonce has grossed more than $100 million in sales since the debut of her tour in April. The tour will end in December with Beyonce completing at least 107 shows and selling more than 883,000 tickets at 59 performances around the globe. Because of the great peaks Beyonce has climbed, her tour…

Cornel West, Dr Boyce Watkins speak on racism, black America

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We know that black people are great, but how great are we choosing to be?  The panelists for New Paradigm New York explain that our greatness goes as far as we choose to take it.  Wealth, Education, Family and Community: A New Paradigm for Black America, is an initiative created by Syracuse University professor Dr. Boyce Watkins to reshape the trajectory of African American progress by providing 21st century solutions…

Did Tami Roman Bleach Her Skin?

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Poor lighting? Bad make-up? Wrong angle?  These are some of the questions that some are asking about Basketball Wives star, Tami Roman. These individuals are giving Tami the benefit of the doubt and are hoping that indeed she has not done what some have accused her of: skin bleaching. In recent pictures that have gone viral, Tami looks drastically different. Naturally beautiful, the caramel brown reality TV star appears to…

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame apologizes for Calling Oprah an “Ugly B*tch”

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If you never thought that today’s biggest rappers are ignorant, disrespectful neanderthals, this article might make you change your mind.  Waka Flocka Flame is finding that his old words are coming back to hurt him after a video recently surfaced showing him being less than respectful to Oprah Winfrey. Waka was caught on video saying that Oprah was an “ugly b*tch” that he would never f*ck.  The video was given…

Dr. Boyce: Finding a good relationship is like shopping for a house, a car or a career

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Dr. Boyce Watkins explains the economic theory behind searching for a good relationship. [leadplayer_vid id=”528F6B0EE7D40″]

Beyonce Models Jay-Z’s Barney’s Collection Which Includes a $58,000 Jacket

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Beyonce is standing by her man in the middle of his controversial decision to stand by Barneys after allegations of racial profiling surfaced against the company.  Jay-Z’s claim that he isn’t making money from the Christmas collection is contradicted by his intense push to promote the products in his new line.  If you’ve listened to Jay-Z’s lyrics over the last 20 years, you’ll know that he doesn’t typically do anything…

Dominique Dawes Was Never Supposed to be a Gymnast: Five things You May Not Know

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By Yolanda Spivey Dominique Dawes also known as “Awesome Dawesome,” is a retired American gymnast.  Born on November 20, 1976 in Silver Spring Maryland, Dominique Dawes started gymnastics at the early age of six.  Dawes started competing on a junior level at the age of 10, and in 1989 at the age of 12, she competed in her first international meet in Australia at the Konica Grand Prix. She went on…

Three Questions We Have for “Pastor” Pebbles and Her Constant Quest for Revenge

Three Questions We Have for “Pastor” Pebbles and Her Constant Quest for Revenge

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Britt L reported this week about the appearance of Pebbles on the Wendy Williams Show in order to clear her “good name.”   Britt’s description of the appearance is below, but before you read what the esteemed journalist has to say about the matter, here are a few questions we have for Ms. Peri “Pebbles” Reid: 1) Aren’t you supposed to be a pastor?  Doesn’t the bible say something about…

“Tοpless” is the New Protest in Brazil

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In excess of 40 black models took to the runway in protest in Rio de Janeiro but they weren’t holding picket signs. Oh no, these bold activists decided to stroll on stage tοpless to protest the lack of modeling jobs being offered to Afro-Brazilian models. I bet you’re wondering if they were male or female models? Well, they were mostly female models. So you can imagine the shock and impact…

Pebbles Daughter: “I won’t even talk about Chilli sucking my father’s d*ck!”

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Ashley Reid, the daughter of Peri “Pebbles” Reid, isn’t taking the recent TLC biopic sitting down.  Ashley is on the talk show circuit and the warpath, seeking to clear her mother’s name.  She even threatened Chilli after the movie “Crazy Sexy Cool” was released, claiming that the film gave a terribly inaccurate portrayal of her mother. Ashley went hard this week, claiming that Chilli slept with her father, LA Reid,…

Performer Dedicates a Dance to the Late Hadiya Pendleton

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  The tragic murder of Hadiya Pendleton was a deeply tragic event that brought light to the high rate of violent crimes in Chicago. Even though the incident was last winter, the hurt from the murder can still be felt. Nicole Clarke-Springer however, is making sure the poignant incident is never forgotten by creating a piece based on the young girl to be included in her show. Springer said she…

Is She a Jerk? Fan Does Tribute to Lolo Jones and She Insults Her Natural Hair

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Lolo Jones, a well known Olympic bobsled team member, is coming under fire for making a nasty comment about a twitter fan’s natural hairstyle when she dressed up as the Olympian.  A fan of Jones tweeted a picture on October 31st of herself dressed up in Olympian garb. The woman who calls herself Daniesa posted the picture with the following tweet, “Lola Jones 4 Halloween. I just need a hurdle.”…