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Common on MLK Jr. Conspiracies (Throwback)

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Common, who was born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., is a Chicago born hip hop artist who has used the platform as a way to speak out about political issues.   Common debuted with the 1992 album Can I Borrow A Dollar? Like Water for Chocolate was Common’s first major-label album, and he earned significant commercial success and widespread critical acclaim for his work.  A string of awards followed including winning…

Dr. Boyce: What Black Athletes and KFC Chickens Have in Common

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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins talks about the state of black athletes and why many of them are similar to KFC Chickens or cattle who are bred and raised for one purpose.  Do you agree?  Do too many athletes live in a state o bliss without the intellectual tools to be productive members of the black community?     [leadplayer_vid id=”52B124DE067E1″]

Serena Williams, 30, appears to be dating her tennis coach, Frenchman Patrick Mouratoglou

Serena Williams Is Down With The ‘French Swirl’

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The 30-year-old sports star, who recently bagged the U.S. Open and Olympics titles, appears to have also won the heart of a Frenchman — her tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou. Williams and Mouratoglou were spotted getting up close and personal in Valbonne (a French town) this week. Williams was spotted with her hand in Mouratoglou’s back pocket. Based off of the nonverbal exchange between the two, the relationship appears to be one of…

Tennis Star Venus Williams Is Allegedly Dating a Cuban Model Named Elio Alberto Pis

Venus Williams’ Alleged Cuban Beau Is Revealed

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Sources are alleging that Venus Williams has been dating Cuban model, Elio Alberto Pis for a few months now. They were spotted holding hands and kissing while they were at Arthur Ashe Stadium during the competition. Pis is a Miami resident and graduated from Florida International University with a degree in psychology. The self-taught English speaker is a model. According to reports, Pis has been getting steady work in his modeling career and…

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…

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…

Inconsistency: Relationship Suicide

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When I’m asked what a couple can do to reinforce or restore passion in their relationship, I always ask about things they consistently did in the past. Yes, it’s great to be innovative and bring new ideas to a relationship; however, your relationship should have a few consistencies that are regarded as sacred. Some common examples I hear are: praying together every day and/or night, dedicating one day per week…

‘S%!t Drake Says’ Video Goes Viral [VIDEO]

‘S%!t Drake Says’ Video Goes Viral [VIDEO]

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    It was bound to happen sooner or later. The ‘S— [insert group of people] Say’ meme finally has a Drake version, and the video — titled ‘S— Drake Says,’ appropriately enough — has already nabbed more than 474,000 YouTube views. Instead of goofing on the kinds of things that everyone’s favorite morose Canadian lady-killer MC might say, the clip’s creator, 21-year-old comedian Yousef Erakat, dresses like the ‘Take…

Dwyane Wade’s $230K Birthday Gift

Dwyane Wade’s $230K Birthday Gift

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    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade turned 30 over the weekend and one special gift he received is getting lots of attention: a 2012 McClaren super car! The car was a gift from a car dealer in the area who lifted the $230K luxury vehicle by crane into a pool at the Setai Hotel in Miami where Common, Rick Ross, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland and Usher congratulated the father…

Common Directs Diss Track ‘Stay Schemin (Remix)’ At Drake

Common Directs Diss Track ‘Stay Schemin (Remix)’ At Drake

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    By Rob Markman The first rap battle of 2012 is officially in full swing and “Sway in the Morning” on Shade 45 and RapFix has the exclusive. Rumblings of a Common and Drake back and forth began to surface after the Chi-town MC dropped his single “Sweet” back in November, ranting about soft MCs. A month later Com admitted that Drake (and other soft rappers) was a target…

The Grio Calls Out Stanley Crouch For ‘Unfair’ Attacks

The Grio Calls Out Stanley Crouch For ‘Unfair’ Attacks

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      This holiday season, conservative black columnist Stanley Crouch is in a cheerful mood — not because of the company of good family or friends, or for witnessing the giving spirit of strangers, or the returning of our young men and women from Iraq — but because he believes America is turning their backs on the Kardashians. To that I say, okay — whatever floats his boat. In…

Common’s “Hell on Wheels”Coming Back For Second Season

Common’s “Hell on Wheels”Coming Back For Second Season

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    Common’s hit Western, “Hell on Wheels,” has been picked up for a second season according to The Hollywood Reporter. After debuting in November to an impressive 4.4M viewers, AMC has decided to continue their adventure into the wild west with the conscious rapper. “Hell on Wheels” is the fifth of six original AMC series to go beyond the “freshman” season. The show was originally the most popular series…

Maya Angelou Furious at Rapper Common for Putting Her on a Song with the N-Word In It

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Black Like Moi reports. Maya Angelou has some nasty words for the rapper Common.  Angelou told the New York Post that she’s horrified that Common put her on a song that has the N-word all over it.  In the song “The Dreamer,” Common uses an Angelou poem that she wrote and recited at his request. The poem Angelou recites reminds people of color to pursue their dreams and includes lines…