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Birdman Bets $5 Million on the Patriots To Win Super Bowl

Birdman Bets $5 Million on the Patriots To Win Super Bowl

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    Cash Money head honcho Birdman has always been recognized for spending frivolously. From NBA championships to Super Bowl games, the entrepreneur drops millions on teams he favors. Monday (Jan. 23), he revealed that he would be betting $5 million on Super Bowl XLVI. The New York Giants and New England Patriots will face off on Feb. 5 and Birdman expressed his desire to see the latter take home…

Lil Wayne ‘s Memoir ‘Gone Till November’ Scheduled To Release In November

Lil Wayne ‘s Memoir ‘Gone Till November’ Scheduled To Release In November

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Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened. This month Lil Wayne rolled out his first clothing line Trukfit, and before the year ends the New Orleans native will release his first memoir, “Gone Till November.” The book will give fans an in-depth look at the eight months Weezy spent behind bars at New York’s Rikers Island complex for a gun possession charge. The memoir is scheduled…

2012 Essence Music Festival Lineup Announced

2012 Essence Music Festival Lineup Announced

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    NEW ORLEANS — Newly engaged queen of soul Aretha Franklin is headlining this summer’s Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, and its other top performers include Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Stephanie Mills, Charlie Wilson and Keyshia Cole. The event, scheduled for July 6-8, is billed as one of the largest gatherings of black artists in the country. As in years past, musical performances will be held at the…

The Big Payback: FEMA Wants Katrina Money Back

The Big Payback: FEMA Wants Katrina Money Back

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    Black Like Moi reports: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a lot of nerve. Even though New Orleans is still struggling to regain it’s pre-Katrina glory, the agency has mailed over 83,000 debt notices to prior aid recipients demanding their money back. The Associated Press reports that FEMA is seeking to recover more than $385 million that it claims was erroneously paid to victims of hurricanes Katrina, Rita…

Rapper Young Buck’s Bankruptcy:  He May Even Lose His Stage Name

Rapper Young Buck’s Bankruptcy: He May Even Lose His Stage Name

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    Rapper Young Buck could lose his name and other assets in a bankruptcy case that the rapper says is frustrating his attempts to sign with a new record label. Davidson County Bankruptcy Judge George Paine converted the artist’s bankruptcy from Chapter 11 reorganization to Chapter 7 liquidation this week. The trustee administering his estate has said she plans to sell the trademarked “Young Buck” name along with other…

Teen Who Was Spanked Online For Being In Gang Found Dead [VIDEO]

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    A teen who was videotaped being spanked by his uncle for boasting about gang ties on his Facebook page was found shot to death last week nearby his New Orleans home. Michael Taylor, 16, was found shot to death shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7. In a video uploaded in January, Taylor’s uncle spanked the teen after finding out about his gang ties. Read More.

Tyler Perry’s Open Letter to 11-Year-Old Penn Abuse SurvivorState

Tyler Perry’s Open Letter to 11-Year-Old Penn Abuse SurvivorState

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                Movie mogul Tyler Perry is speaking out about Penn State scandal, writing an open-letter to the 11-year-old alleged victim involved in the sex abuse scandal.  Tyler Perry, who is a survivor of child sexual abuser, applauds the boy’s efforts to notify those in charge, calling him a “hero” and “survivor,” not a victim. I don’t know your name, but I know your…

NBA Stars Set To Lead 4-Game Charity Tour

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LeBron James, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony are going home — and bringing friends with them. With no end to the NBA lockout in sight, the All-Star group is set to lead a four-game “Homecoming Tour,” starting with a matchup in James’ hometown of Akron, Ohio on Dec. 1, followed by a Dec. 4 game in New Orleans, a Dec. 7 game in Chicago and culminating with a…