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Former Miss America Runs For Congress As Republican, Opposes Obamacare

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Miss America Contestant are usually perceived as all beauty and no brains but former Miss America (2003), Erika Harold, is out to prove otherwise. The former beauty queen has entered her name in the race for Illinois’ 13th Congressional District Republican nominee. When approached about what lead her to this decision and what she plans to do with this opportunity, Erika Harold said,“I view this primary process as being very…

Mike Tyson Gets a New Cartoon on Adult Swim

Mike Tyson Gets a New Cartoon on Adult Swim

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Mike Tyson has spent his life as a walking cartoon character, so now he gets a chance to be a real one.  The show “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” is set to appear on Adult Swim, allowing Tyson to have a great post-boxing career.  We just hope that Mike’s life is put together and his mental health is in order.   This is a big move for Mike, and adds to his…

Beyoncé Gets Outrageous With Her Tour Demands Which Were Leaked To The Public

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Outrageous or typical star behavior?  According to the Huffington Post Beyoncé has a lot of demands for her Mrs. Carter tour rider. In the leaked rider (list of demands) the singer has allegedly demanded that all of the crew members wear 100% cotton. The singer wants her water chilled at 21 degrees and served with $900 worth of titanium straws. She must have a new toilet seat in each venue…

Spelman College Gets Rid Of Entire Athletics Program

Spelman College Gets Rid Of Entire Athletics Program

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Last year Spelman College announced its decision to abandon its 80-student, $900,000 athletics department (out of a $100 million total budget) in favor of using that money for health and fitness programs for the entire student population. Today, the Spelman teams are playing their last season. The ladies-only HBCU is the second school to pull out of the NCAA in the past decade (the New York City College of Technology…

Louisiana Parish Passes A Law That Bans Saggy Pants Fashion Trend

Louisiana Parish Passes A Law That Bans Saggy Pants Fashion Trend

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In Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish, anyone caught wearing saggy pants that expose their undergarments will be fined. Last week, the Parish Council voted 8-1 on an ordinance that effectively bans young people from wearing their pants below the waist and, in certain cases, exposing too much skin. As reported by the Houma Courier, on Wednesday, April 10, the council passed the vote and laid out the terms of the ordinance before…

Bishop T.D. Jakes Heads To BET With New Talk Show, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’

Bishop T.D. Jakes Heads To BET With New Talk Show, ‘Mind, Body & Soul’

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Bishop T.D. Jakes is the host of a new talk show, slated to debut on BET this fall. The television program, which bears the name of the Dallas megachurch pastor is titled, T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. The network recently announced the show, which they refer to as “better talk,” along with a couple of other originally scripted series that made the fall lineup.  A brief description of…

Stranger Pays Off Single Mom’s Bills

Stranger Pays Off Single Mom’s Bills

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Starlie Becote said she didn’t even have a dollar to buy her five children gifts. In March, the Rhode Island single mother got a much bigger present from a businessman who read a Dec. 24 article about people facing financial hardship at the holidays. The man, who asked that his name not be used to preserve his privacy, paid off Becote’s college loans, which totaled more than $35,000. In January,…

Chef Cheo is Tyler Perry's in-house chef.

Must Be Nice: Meet Tyler Perry’s Highly-Acclaimed In-House Chef

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Reported by Malcolm Morrow Healthier lifestyles have long been a standard within the Hollywood circle. Chef Cheo has been helping athletes and entertainers get into shape and develop healthier eating habits for years. He is currently the in-home chef for actor/director Tyler Perry. Cheo says that he has tailored his current cooking style to Perry’s eating habits, cravings, and moods. Perry “typically eats about four to five small meals a…

Please, No Negroes Touch My Baby!

Please, No Negroes Touch My Baby!

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Dr. Darron Smith African American participation as professionals in the health care field remains disappointingly low. The reasons for this shortage are multifactorial, but not well understood or well documented. One usual suspect is our centuries-old history of racial discrimination, which persistently impacts the decisions that young people make and the opportunities they are granted regarding their future work and how best to contribute to the nation. The medical profession…

Unemployment Is Rough On Black Youth

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By Dr. Darron Smith Capitalism has been difficult on people of color, and African Americans in particular, who persistently face discrimination in employment leaving them often shut out and left out of the so-called “American dream.” For many black youth, the vision of better days ahead remains ever illusive, especially for black folk that are continually told in direct and nondescript ways that they do not matter much in the…

Jesse Jackson Jr. Cuts Deal Implicating His Wife

Jesse Jackson Jr. Cuts Deal Implicating His Wife

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Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife could be in for some tense pillow talk. Jackson, the former Democratic congressman who’s on the verge of signing a plea agreement to resolve a corruption probe, has reportedly implicated his wife to prosecutors in the deal. Multiple news organizations are reporting that the final plea deal could be filed as soon as Friday, and that the plea says wife Sandi Jackson was aware…

Coca-Cola Tries To Change Their Unhealthy Image With New Commercials Addressing Obesity Epidemic

Coca-Cola Tries To Change Their Unhealthy Image With New Commercials Addressing Obesity Epidemic

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Coca-Cola became one of the world’s most powerful brands by equating its soft drinks with happiness. Now it’s taking to the airwaves for the first time to address a growing cloud over the industry: obesity. The Atlanta-based company on Monday will begin airing a two-minute spot during the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC in hopes of becoming a more influential voice in the intensifying debate over sodas…

Robin Roberts: I’ll reveal my ‘Good Morning America’ plans ‘in next few days’

Robin Roberts: I’ll reveal my ‘Good Morning America’ plans ‘in next few days’

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Plucky “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts will reveal when she plans to return to the top-rated morning show, sometime “in the next few days,” she said Wednesday. Roberts is expected to appear on “GMA” — via either a phone call, pretaped video or live satellite feed — to make her announcement, sources said. In a Facebook post early Wednesday morning, Roberts, 52, said her doctors were pleased with her…

Rapper/singer Cee Lo Green was seen eating some fried chicken after announcing his commitment to lose 50lbs.

Cee Lo Green Spotted Eating Fried Chicken After Committing to eDiet Deal

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Everyone knows you should never make a promise you can’t keep. Apparently, singer/rapper Ceel Lo Green has made a promise to lose 50lbs that he probably won’t be able to keep. Landing a weight-loss endorsement deal with eDiet just two weeks ago, paparazzi caught the star chewing into some fried chicken at ElPollo Loco fast food restaurant in Los Angeles. In the final week of 2012, Cee Lo stated his focus on…

Coach Sentenced To 15 Years For Giving HIV To Youth Football Player’s Mom

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When people who know that they are having intimate relations refuse to have tests for HIV and other “intimacy” diseases, that is irresponsible behavior and it is unacceptable. There are worse people though; the kind that do get tested but still go on having “relations” with unsuspecting victims and not using protection. The best thing may be to always work with the assumption that everyone has a disease and use…