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  • So, about the expansion of My Brother’s Keeper.

    This Week in Blackness | #TWIBnation
    Jamie Nesbitt-Golden
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    President Obama announced the expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative at a Congressional Caucus Event last weekend, and well … sigh. “We still have to close the opportunity gaps, and we have to close the justice gap — how justice is applied, but also what is perceived, how it is experienced,” Obama said at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event in Washington on Saturday. “That’s what we saw in Ferguson this summer when Michael Brown was killed and the community was divided.” Uh huh. “Too many young men of color feel targeted…
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    JRP Cast
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Wednesday, October 1st 2014. Unable to accept phone calls due to limited time.
  • Good News Tuesday: Polite Stewart, Jr. (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

    Black News Junkie - All the news and black news junkie needs
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 am
    Polite Stewart Jr. was 3 years old when his parents pulled him out of day care and his father began teaching him at home. The Baton Rouge, La., native loved learning science — and he clearly had an...
  • How the War on Drugs Damages Black Social Mobility

    Black Politics on the Web
    The Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The social mobility of black Americans has suffered collateral damage from the “War on Drugs.” Being convicted of a crime has devastating effects on the employment prospects and incomes of ex-felons and their children, as my Brookings colleagues and other scholars have found. These findings are often used to motivate efforts to reduce criminal behavior. [...] The post How the War on Drugs Damages Black Social Mobility appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • "Safe House."

    field negro
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    OK, here is a little suggestion for the president of these divided states of America: For the next few weeks, get a few Secret Service agents you can trust. (I am thinking of the black ones with some experience.) Put them in a room with you, and don't come out until we get this protection thing right.In case you didn't notice, you are not safe. "The Secret Service’s bad week continues, with Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig (who’s been all over this all week) revealing another crazy Secret Service flub: an armed man with a criminal record was allowed to ride an elevator with the…
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  • So, about the expansion of My Brother’s Keeper.

    Jamie Nesbitt-Golden
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:33 am
    President Obama announced the expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative at a Congressional Caucus Event last weekend, and well … sigh. “We still have to close the opportunity gaps, and we have to close the justice gap — how justice is applied, but also what is perceived, how it is experienced,” Obama said at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event in Washington on Saturday. “That’s what we saw in Ferguson this summer when Michael Brown was killed and the community was divided.” Uh huh. “Too many young men of color feel targeted…
  • Transcending the Trope: EJ Johnson on “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills”

    Pia Glenn
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    From EJ’s Instagram account, @ejjohnson Rich Kids of Beverly Hills is standard E! Entertainment Network “reality” fare. Whether you call it a reality show, a docuseries, or unscripted TV, a reality rose by any other name is still reality. Well, actually it’s “reality,” glossed-up and staged and edited and yes, scripted, for the viewing pleasure of the type of people who made E! the network that the Kardashians built. If you’re sensing disdain in my tone, that’s because my tone is disdainful. I don’t care for that sort of programming for a number of reasons, and I had…
  • Transcending the Trope: Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on Law & Order

    Pia Glenn
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Fully fleshed-out recurring characters on a procedural crime drama are like open-minded conservatives; I don’t really expect to encounter many, but they do in fact exist, and it’s such a delight to come upon them. One of my favorite characters is Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, played by the award-winning S. Epatha Merkerson on the TV show Law & Order. Law & Order ruled the airwaves with its “ripped from the headlines” plot lines for twenty years, and Lieutenant Van Buren called the fictional shots at the precinct for most of that time. At first glance, Van Buren looks like the…
  • (Dis)respecting the dead: The John Crawford Walmart Footage

    Jamie Nesbitt-Golden
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Last week, video footage of John Crawford’s murder hit social media, showing him setting down the BB gun and not wielding it around like a cartoon villain as certain eyewitnesses suggested. Reactions were mixed. Some felt the video should be required viewing for anyone dismissing the epidemic of state-sanctioned violence. Others, like me, posited that if contrarians have already been dismissing the severity of this epidemic, another video of another black man felled by the Thin Blue Line would do little to sway them. There is something eerily voyeuristic about watching someone’s life slip…
  • @BlackGirlNerds #7 | RPGs Examined

    aaron rand freeman
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    “A Race Cannot Survive and Thrive Being Categorically Evil.” Jamie and her panel discuss role-playing games, the various types, their history, and the role race plays in user enjoyment and engagement. Featuring: Jamie Broadnax @jamiebroadnax Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon - Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! Want more @BlackGirlNerds: SUBSCRIBE: iTunes |Stitcher| RSS Feed FOLLOW: Facebook |Twitter|[DONATE]  
 
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    1 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Wednesday, October 1st 2014. Unable to accept phone calls due to limited time.
  • Race War Propaganda and Why Blacks Just Don't Get It Part 2

    El Maat
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Shalom everyone. This morning i want to continue the discussion about why Black so called African Americans after all these many years and generations still seem to not overstand the power and effectivenesss of targeted propaganda. Especially when it is ethnically or racially based. PROP·a·GAN·da   derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.   a committee of Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church responsible for foreign missions, founded in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV.
  • Holiday Season Job Market, NFL Update, LBJ Recent Weight Loss, Hot Topics

    KultureShokEnt BETH
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    After again being on an hiatus for a few weeks ...Kulture Shok Ent Reportz returns today with #TeaTimebroadcast so tune in for talk focusing on Holiday Season Job Market, NFL update, LBJ recent weight loss plus Hot Topics. Thanks for your
  • Knucklebones Rude Awakening

    World Wide Resistance Radio
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Knucklebones Rude Awakening is an alternative news talk show. Alternative News, Commentary, Current Events, History, Music, Independent Artists, Independent Politics. Inspired by Milton William Cooper (http://www.hourofthetime.com) www.knucklebonesradio.net (Over 600 archives using the blubrry player on the home page) Guest Call In #(516) 453-9128 to listen. Press "1" to speak to host.
  • Duluth Politics radio show episode 19-- Candidate for Mayor Howie Hanson.

    Duluth Politics
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Duluth City Councilor and candidate for Mayor Howie Hanson will join me for what should be a very interesting interview.  Listen to hear his views on taxes, fees and where he wants to take the city if elected.  We also will chat his early announcment to run for mayor as well plus more if we can get to it.  You also will have a chance to call in and ask question to him.  I only ask you let us know who you are when you call.   
 
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  • How the War on Drugs Damages Black Social Mobility

    The Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    The social mobility of black Americans has suffered collateral damage from the “War on Drugs.” Being convicted of a crime has devastating effects on the employment prospects and incomes of ex-felons and their children, as my Brookings colleagues and other scholars have found. These findings are often used to motivate efforts to reduce criminal behavior. [...] The post How the War on Drugs Damages Black Social Mobility appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Ferguson, Social Justice, and the Role of Community Colleges

    The Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:35 pm
    As institutions created “by” and “for” local communities, community colleges are often acutely affected by social, economic, and political changes taking place in homes and neighborhoods across America. Economic disparity, abuse of power, and social injustice, often will reverberate quickly on the campuses of 2-year institutions. Because community colleges are accessible to all regardless of [...] The post Ferguson, Social Justice, and the Role of Community Colleges appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Supreme Court orders cuts to early voting in Ohio

    The Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    By a vote of 5-4, the U.S. Supreme Court has ordered that Ohio’s controversial cuts to early voting can go into effect. The ruling comes just 16 hours before early voting was scheduled to start in the Buckeye State. The court’s five conservative justices—Roberts, Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Kennedy—voted to let the cuts go forward. [...] The post Supreme Court orders cuts to early voting in Ohio appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Eric Holder and the quest for racial justice in the so-called post-racial era

    The Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    As ours is a nation whose legacy with respect to race relations is clouded by remembrances of slavery and until 1965, Jim Crow customs that rendered blacks second-class citizens by law, in 2014 we find ourselves still seeking to endure the Sisyphean task of judging famous black “firsts” through colorblind lenses. Last week, Eric Holder, [...] The post Eric Holder and the quest for racial justice in the so-called post-racial era appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Black women’s groups to meet with NFL on lack of diversity in domestic violence panel

    The Admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    A meeting has been scheduled Wednesday between the National Football League and representatives of the Black Women’s Roundtable, which had questioned the lack of diversity on a domestic violence advisory panel. Members of the group are scheduled to meet with NFL executives Anna Isaacson and Troy Vincent at the league’s headquarters in New York City, [...] The post Black women’s groups to meet with NFL on lack of diversity in domestic violence panel appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
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  • "Safe House."

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:44 pm
    OK, here is a little suggestion for the president of these divided states of America: For the next few weeks, get a few Secret Service agents you can trust. (I am thinking of the black ones with some experience.) Put them in a room with you, and don't come out until we get this protection thing right.In case you didn't notice, you are not safe. "The Secret Service’s bad week continues, with Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig (who’s been all over this all week) revealing another crazy Secret Service flub: an armed man with a criminal record was allowed to ride an elevator with the…
  • Bad company?

    29 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    So now we are finding out that this story of the intruder breaking into the White House is even more serious than we first thought.It turns out that the dude was only a "half- flight" from the Obama's living space. (The East Room)Think about that for a minute...... Not only was he a trained veteran, he was armed with a knife as well.(A fact that the U.S. Secret Service first denied. )  And, to make matters worse, he had some serious mental issues. To say that the Secret Service has some explaining to do is an understatement.I am not sure that I can blame some of you Negroes for…
  • The top ten House Negroes in America today.

    28 Sep 2014 | 5:50 pm
    I am bringing you my top ten list of house Negroes in America for 2014.This list is not necessarily in an order of importance, and it reflects the top ten house Negroes in America at this particular point in time.1. Jason Riley-This Negro is dangerous because a major newspaper gives him a platform to spew his nonsense.2. Don Lemon-This was a close one, because this Negro actually makes some good points at times. But his body of tomming work is too large to ignore.3. Sheryl Underwood-“Why would you save Afro hair?” She went on to imply that no one wants to save black…
  • CAPTION SATURDAY

    27 Sep 2014 | 4:39 pm
    I need a caption for this pic.Play nice.  
  • Tasered while praying.

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:41 pm
    I really wish I could get worked up over a latte salute like conservatives (I suppose a doggie salute would have been cool), or climate change and sustainable energy like my friends on the left, but as a black man in America I have more pressing things to worry about these days. Not getting shot or tasered by the people who are supposed to protect and serve me is very high on my list as I write this post.I mean even if you are a black man who serves the Lord you are going to have issues with the po po. "A family told Channel 11 it is suing police after an alleged…
 
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  • CDC Employee Attacked by Crazy Infected Man

    21 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    I found this video on my daughter's cell phone in her office this morning after she stopped answering my calls last night. She is missing. I pray she is out there and alive somewhere. The CDC is a dangerous place to work. Please share, get the word out, these infected monsters must be caught and stopped!!They gotta be stopped. Sarah's a brilliant young woman and she didn't deserve this. People thought she was crazy but her curse was that she just knew too much. Please help. Please pray. Please share. I'm begging you.
  • *blows the dust off the comm*

    7 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    So are we gonna get things happening here again or not? =)
  • ahem

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Steps over tumbleweed.Where yall at Blackfolk?
  • Newly Discovered Octavia Butler Stories

    1 May 2014 | 4:19 am
    There are two newly discovered short stories by none other than THE Octavia E. Butlerhttp://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/04/octavia-butler-new-storiesYou can buy the ebook on amazon for less than $4.00
  • black children born in wedlock are extremely likely to have one white parent

    7 Feb 2014 | 5:33 pm
    Given the dividend marriage pays, I am really ambivalent about this trend myself.  Further, that parent is almost as likely to be the father as the mother, which is new and recent (last half decade or so).What do you think about this trend?  
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  • 'Dear White Racists': Buried Among 750 Comments on My Recent Essay at the Daily Kos is One of the Best Analyses of White Privilege I have Ever Read

    1 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    I occasionally share some of the work I post here on We Are Respectable Negroes at sites such as the Daily Kos when I feel that the topic is appropriate and suitable for that audience.As such, my last essay "Dear White Folks, Please Stop Being So 'Surprised' When White Cops Shoot Unarmed Black People" has gotten quite a bit of attention from the readers of the Daily Kos. During the last few years, several of my pieces here on WARN, Alternet, and Salon have gone viral. Some of them have been shared tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of times on Facebook and other…
  • Political Racial Theater: What Did You Think of PBS's 'After Ferguson' Town Hall Special?

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:14 am
    What are your thoughts about the PBS special, "After Ferguson", which aired last Friday night?I have never seen a man kick himself in his own behind. However, during the After Ferguson town hall meeting I did see a black shuck and buck banjo playing conservative perform public analingus on a white man from the Right-wing publication the American Spectator.The latter is a relatively common act in post civil rights era America; by comparison, to see the former would be a truly compelling and interesting event.PBS's special on Ferguson was well-intentioned.Unfortunately, After Ferguson suffered…
  • Dear White Folks, Please Stop Being So 'Surprised' and 'Shocked' When White Cops Shoot Unarmed Black People

    26 Sep 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Several weeks ago, Levar Jones, a black motorist, was shot by a white South Carolina state trooper named Sean M. Groubert while complying with the latter's request that he present his drivers license for inspection. This unwarranted and unnecessary use of violence by Groubert was recorded on video. He was fired from The South Carolina State Police and subsequently arrested.In the United States, the black body is so imperiled and used to being the object of white racial terrorism and violence that Levar Jones, an innocent man, apologized to Sean Groubert after being shot.If there was not a…
  • The Continuity of Hate: From the White Robes of the KKK, to the Nazi Swastika, and Now the 'I am Darren Wilson' Wristband

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    In the aftermath of Darren Wilson's shooting of Michael Brown several weeks ago, an almost all white police department engaged in a riot against the black citizens of Ferguson, Missouri. During those days of civil disturbance, police were recorded using racial slurs, threatening innocent people with violence and death, violating the Constitutional rights of journalists and others who attempted to monitor their street brigandry and hooliganism, and in all, treated the black community of Ferguson as though they were terrorists and insurgents—with the police conducting a mission of…
  • It is in the Ether: Have You Read Chris Hedges' New Comments on 'Inverted Totalitarianism'?

    24 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    We have talked about Sheldon Wolin's concept of "inverted totalitarianism" several times here on WARN.It is an immensely important and insightful framework for understanding American politics in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. When Wolin's book "Democracy Incorporated" is read in tandem with Kevin Phillip's "American Theocracy" a painful clarity is achieved about the present and future health of American civic life.If one wants to be made truly ill, add Richard Perlstein's book on Ronald Reagan to the mix as a culminating assignment. Wolin, Phillips, and Perlstein constitute a…
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  • Jury Selection Resumes In Jodi Arias Retrial

    David Lohr
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.More...
  • How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

    Matt Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief executive, but here in Sheung Shui, a border town nestled between central Hong Kong and mainland China, many of the protesters rail against a different villain: milk powder smugglers.“If you want to know why Hong Kongers don’t like the Chinese government, it’s that,” declared Yvonne Choy as she pointed at a woman sitting on two newly purchased cans of milk powder outside the Sheung Shui train station. “Everything is snatched up by them:…
  • Wednesday's Morning Email: Details Emerge About U.S. Ebola Patient

    LaurenWeber
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    TOP STORIESFIRST U.S. EBOLA CASE “A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.” Here’s a timeline of the…
  • ISIS In America: New Report Finds Dozens Of Supporters Hiding In Plain Sight

    Ed Mazza
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    ISIS leaders have urged followers to launch attacks against Western nations, but there are doubts over the group's level of support outside of Syria and Iraq, and its ability to carry out those attacks.Now, a report from Vocativ finds dozens of ISIS sympathizers operating openly here in the United States -- including a radical cleric with a criminal history.More...
  • Russell James On What It's Like To Photograph Nude Models

    Jamie Feldman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Russell James is an incredibly skilled photographer, a world traveler and the envy of men around the world, thanks to the extensive list of supermodels he has photographed completely nude. His talent for creating beautiful and provocative images is more apparent than ever in the new book "Angels," a 300-page compilation of his work with said supermodels over the last two decades.After taking a peek at some of his photos, we needed to know more about him, including his process and how he got involved with fashion photography. We chatted with James about everything from the most difficult part…
 
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  • Jury Selection Resumes In Jodi Arias Retrial

    David Lohr
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.More...
  • How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

    Matt Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief executive, but here in Sheung Shui, a border town nestled between central Hong Kong and mainland China, many of the protesters rail against a different villain: milk powder smugglers.“If you want to know why Hong Kongers don’t like the Chinese government, it’s that,” declared Yvonne Choy as she pointed at a woman sitting on two newly purchased cans of milk powder outside the Sheung Shui train station. “Everything is snatched up by them:…
  • Wednesday's Morning Email: Details Emerge About U.S. Ebola Patient

    LaurenWeber
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    TOP STORIESFIRST U.S. EBOLA CASE “A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.” Here’s a timeline of the…
  • ISIS In America: New Report Finds Dozens Of Supporters Hiding In Plain Sight

    Ed Mazza
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    ISIS leaders have urged followers to launch attacks against Western nations, but there are doubts over the group's level of support outside of Syria and Iraq, and its ability to carry out those attacks.Now, a report from Vocativ finds dozens of ISIS sympathizers operating openly here in the United States -- including a radical cleric with a criminal history.More...
  • Russell James On What It's Like To Photograph Nude Models

    Jamie Feldman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Russell James is an incredibly skilled photographer, a world traveler and the envy of men around the world, thanks to the extensive list of supermodels he has photographed completely nude. His talent for creating beautiful and provocative images is more apparent than ever in the new book "Angels," a 300-page compilation of his work with said supermodels over the last two decades.After taking a peek at some of his photos, we needed to know more about him, including his process and how he got involved with fashion photography. We chatted with James about everything from the most difficult part…
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  • Jury Selection Resumes In Jodi Arias Retrial

    David Lohr
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.More...
  • How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

    Matt Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief executive, but here in Sheung Shui, a border town nestled between central Hong Kong and mainland China, many of the protesters rail against a different villain: milk powder smugglers.“If you want to know why Hong Kongers don’t like the Chinese government, it’s that,” declared Yvonne Choy as she pointed at a woman sitting on two newly purchased cans of milk powder outside the Sheung Shui train station. “Everything is snatched up by them:…
  • Wednesday's Morning Email: Details Emerge About U.S. Ebola Patient

    LaurenWeber
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    TOP STORIESFIRST U.S. EBOLA CASE “A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.” Here’s a timeline of the…
  • ISIS In America: New Report Finds Dozens Of Supporters Hiding In Plain Sight

    Ed Mazza
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    ISIS leaders have urged followers to launch attacks against Western nations, but there are doubts over the group's level of support outside of Syria and Iraq, and its ability to carry out those attacks.Now, a report from Vocativ finds dozens of ISIS sympathizers operating openly here in the United States -- including a radical cleric with a criminal history.More...
  • Russell James On What It's Like To Photograph Nude Models

    Jamie Feldman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Russell James is an incredibly skilled photographer, a world traveler and the envy of men around the world, thanks to the extensive list of supermodels he has photographed completely nude. His talent for creating beautiful and provocative images is more apparent than ever in the new book "Angels," a 300-page compilation of his work with said supermodels over the last two decades.After taking a peek at some of his photos, we needed to know more about him, including his process and how he got involved with fashion photography. We chatted with James about everything from the most difficult part…
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  • Jury Selection Resumes In Jodi Arias Retrial

    David Lohr
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.More...
  • How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

    Matt Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief executive, but here in Sheung Shui, a border town nestled between central Hong Kong and mainland China, many of the protesters rail against a different villain: milk powder smugglers.“If you want to know why Hong Kongers don’t like the Chinese government, it’s that,” declared Yvonne Choy as she pointed at a woman sitting on two newly purchased cans of milk powder outside the Sheung Shui train station. “Everything is snatched up by them:…
  • Wednesday's Morning Email: Details Emerge About U.S. Ebola Patient

    LaurenWeber
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    TOP STORIESFIRST U.S. EBOLA CASE “A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.” Here’s a timeline of the…
  • ISIS In America: New Report Finds Dozens Of Supporters Hiding In Plain Sight

    Ed Mazza
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    ISIS leaders have urged followers to launch attacks against Western nations, but there are doubts over the group's level of support outside of Syria and Iraq, and its ability to carry out those attacks.Now, a report from Vocativ finds dozens of ISIS sympathizers operating openly here in the United States -- including a radical cleric with a criminal history.More...
  • Russell James On What It's Like To Photograph Nude Models

    Jamie Feldman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Russell James is an incredibly skilled photographer, a world traveler and the envy of men around the world, thanks to the extensive list of supermodels he has photographed completely nude. His talent for creating beautiful and provocative images is more apparent than ever in the new book "Angels," a 300-page compilation of his work with said supermodels over the last two decades.After taking a peek at some of his photos, we needed to know more about him, including his process and how he got involved with fashion photography. We chatted with James about everything from the most difficult part…
 
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  • Jury Selection Resumes In Jodi Arias Retrial

    David Lohr
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.More...
  • How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

    Matt Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief executive, but here in Sheung Shui, a border town nestled between central Hong Kong and mainland China, many of the protesters rail against a different villain: milk powder smugglers.“If you want to know why Hong Kongers don’t like the Chinese government, it’s that,” declared Yvonne Choy as she pointed at a woman sitting on two newly purchased cans of milk powder outside the Sheung Shui train station. “Everything is snatched up by them:…
  • Wednesday's Morning Email: Details Emerge About U.S. Ebola Patient

    LaurenWeber
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    TOP STORIESFIRST U.S. EBOLA CASE “A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.” Here’s a timeline of the…
  • ISIS In America: New Report Finds Dozens Of Supporters Hiding In Plain Sight

    Ed Mazza
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    ISIS leaders have urged followers to launch attacks against Western nations, but there are doubts over the group's level of support outside of Syria and Iraq, and its ability to carry out those attacks.Now, a report from Vocativ finds dozens of ISIS sympathizers operating openly here in the United States -- including a radical cleric with a criminal history.More...
  • Russell James On What It's Like To Photograph Nude Models

    Jamie Feldman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Russell James is an incredibly skilled photographer, a world traveler and the envy of men around the world, thanks to the extensive list of supermodels he has photographed completely nude. His talent for creating beautiful and provocative images is more apparent than ever in the new book "Angels," a 300-page compilation of his work with said supermodels over the last two decades.After taking a peek at some of his photos, we needed to know more about him, including his process and how he got involved with fashion photography. We chatted with James about everything from the most difficult part…
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    Huffington Post

  • Jury Selection Resumes In Jodi Arias Retrial

    David Lohr
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.More...
  • How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

    Matt Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief executive, but here in Sheung Shui, a border town nestled between central Hong Kong and mainland China, many of the protesters rail against a different villain: milk powder smugglers.“If you want to know why Hong Kongers don’t like the Chinese government, it’s that,” declared Yvonne Choy as she pointed at a woman sitting on two newly purchased cans of milk powder outside the Sheung Shui train station. “Everything is snatched up by them:…
  • Wednesday's Morning Email: Details Emerge About U.S. Ebola Patient

    LaurenWeber
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    TOP STORIESFIRST U.S. EBOLA CASE “A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.” Here’s a timeline of the…
  • ISIS In America: New Report Finds Dozens Of Supporters Hiding In Plain Sight

    Ed Mazza
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    ISIS leaders have urged followers to launch attacks against Western nations, but there are doubts over the group's level of support outside of Syria and Iraq, and its ability to carry out those attacks.Now, a report from Vocativ finds dozens of ISIS sympathizers operating openly here in the United States -- including a radical cleric with a criminal history.More...
  • Russell James On What It's Like To Photograph Nude Models

    Jamie Feldman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Russell James is an incredibly skilled photographer, a world traveler and the envy of men around the world, thanks to the extensive list of supermodels he has photographed completely nude. His talent for creating beautiful and provocative images is more apparent than ever in the new book "Angels," a 300-page compilation of his work with said supermodels over the last two decades.After taking a peek at some of his photos, we needed to know more about him, including his process and how he got involved with fashion photography. We chatted with James about everything from the most difficult part…
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    Huffington Post

  • Jury Selection Resumes In Jodi Arias Retrial

    David Lohr
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 am
    PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.On Monday, roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.More...
  • How Chinese Milk Smugglers Are Fueling Hong Kong Protests

    Matt Sheehan
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    SHEUNG SHUI, Hong Kong -- Banners blowing over Hong Kong’s protester-occupied streets demand the resignation of the city’s much-reviled chief executive, but here in Sheung Shui, a border town nestled between central Hong Kong and mainland China, many of the protesters rail against a different villain: milk powder smugglers.“If you want to know why Hong Kongers don’t like the Chinese government, it’s that,” declared Yvonne Choy as she pointed at a woman sitting on two newly purchased cans of milk powder outside the Sheung Shui train station. “Everything is snatched up by them:…
  • Wednesday's Morning Email: Details Emerge About U.S. Ebola Patient

    LaurenWeber
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:18 am
    TOP STORIESFIRST U.S. EBOLA CASE “A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of people in recent months. Experts had said that such an event was increasingly likely the longer the epidemic rages in West Africa. But health officials were quick Tuesday to tamp down any hysteria, emphasizing the ways in which the U.S. medical system is well equipped to halt the spread of the disease.” Here’s a timeline of the…
  • ISIS In America: New Report Finds Dozens Of Supporters Hiding In Plain Sight

    Ed Mazza
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    ISIS leaders have urged followers to launch attacks against Western nations, but there are doubts over the group's level of support outside of Syria and Iraq, and its ability to carry out those attacks.Now, a report from Vocativ finds dozens of ISIS sympathizers operating openly here in the United States -- including a radical cleric with a criminal history.More...
  • Russell James On What It's Like To Photograph Nude Models

    Jamie Feldman
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Russell James is an incredibly skilled photographer, a world traveler and the envy of men around the world, thanks to the extensive list of supermodels he has photographed completely nude. His talent for creating beautiful and provocative images is more apparent than ever in the new book "Angels," a 300-page compilation of his work with said supermodels over the last two decades.After taking a peek at some of his photos, we needed to know more about him, including his process and how he got involved with fashion photography. We chatted with James about everything from the most difficult part…
 
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    Afrobella

  • 10 Beauty and Health Must Haves For Fall 2014

    afrobella
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Lately Chicago has been setting us up for fall. Temperatures are yo-yoing between pleasant but waning warmth and you-know-it’s-coming cold snaps. The leaves are beginning to get that tell-tale yellow look. We know what’s up. We can feel it in the air. It’s time to switch up your wardrobe and your beauty regimen, and your […] The post 10 Beauty and Health Must Haves For Fall 2014 appeared first on Afrobella.
  • 5 Beauty and Health Tips From My Mom on Her 75th Birthday!!

    afrobella
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    Her full name is Peggy Aura Arlene Grell, but longtime Afrobella readers know and love her as my Mama Bella. I’ve blogged about her and featured her advice so many times — click here to read my first interview with her from 2006, her tips on making your neck look younger, her tips on false […] The post 5 Beauty and Health Tips From My Mom on Her 75th Birthday!! appeared first on Afrobella.
  • For Janay Rice And So Many Women Just Like Her

    afrobella
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Like everyone else, I watched the Ray and Janay Rice story unfold with no small measure of horror. The video in the elevator that went viral made me feel sick. The video where he spits and hits the woman who would go on to be his wife, where he knocks her unconscious and drags her […] The post For Janay Rice And So Many Women Just Like Her appeared first on Afrobella.
  • 5 Helpful Moving Tips From Someone Who Just Moved And Knows Moving Is The WORST

    afrobella
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    If you’ve noticed the silence over here on Afrobella, please know it’s unintentional. Here’s what’s happening in the back end of my life. We moved into a new place at the end of July – my husband and I are new homeowners (YAY!! Check out my new column on Glam.com about home ownership, it’s called […] The post 5 Helpful Moving Tips From Someone Who Just Moved And Knows Moving Is The WORST appeared first on Afrobella.
  • 3 Michael Jackson Songs That Mean More Than Ever Before

    afrobella
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    If he were still with us, today Michael Jackson would be 56. He’s still so loved and so deeply missed, and still so ubiquitous in pop culture. This summer, Love Never Felt So Good was part of the barbecue playlist and in regular rotation in TV commercials. MJ is still with us. Another way he’s […] The post 3 Michael Jackson Songs That Mean More Than Ever Before appeared first on Afrobella.
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    onlineJournal | The Liberator Magazine

  • George Clinton

    brian
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    I was not yet born when many of music's most respected and celebrated pioneers were experiencing the fast life and restless times at the pinnacle of their careers. Nonetheless, the common trait between the musical icons that seems to resonate with me most, was their ability to possess a noticeable peace with aging or being wherever they are in life. Bill Withers spoke presciently on the subject during Damani Baker and Alex Vlack's documentary, "Still Bill": "One of the things I always tell my kids is that it's OK to head out for wonderful, but on your way to 'wonderful,' you're gonna have to…
  • The African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan, New York City:USA

    brian
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Description: "The African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan was aided by many citizens, scientists and scholars and assisted tirelessly phenomenally by Ruby Dee and Maya Angelou. In the attached video clip, The African Burial Ground: An American Discovery, narrated by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, featuring Maya Angelou. Original Illustrations by Charles Lilly, Photographs by Chester Higgins, Jr. Written by Chris Moore. Produced and Directed by David Kutz. Dr. Angelou invited me to her North Carolina home in 1992, to interview her about the African Burial Ground, a cemetery unearthed in NYC in…
  • Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane / At Carnegie Hall

    brian
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:47 pm
    The historical magnitude of this recording would be tantamount to finding an unreleased albums worth of material from Notorious BIG and Tupac discovered in 2043, from lost recordings from 1993. Well you get the idea. Two of the most visionary, complicated and misunderstood artist of their time, who constantly battled to make music they in heard in the head, which others thought were crazy, into reality. This lost live recording from Carnegie Hall in 1957 captures two giants at the crossroads. Found by an archivist Larry Applebaum this benefit gig at Carnegie Hall taped by the Voice Of America…
  • In Basquiat's Shadow / Or, "Spookism ... is a hard habit to break"

    achali
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    "... no, Hov did thatSo hopefully you won't have to go through that"- Jay-Z"Robert Farris Thompson's Flash Of The Spirit is probably the best book I ever read."- Jean-Michel BasquiatRELATED: Julian Schnabel's Basquiat by Okwui Enwezor(Paint Magazine) In Basquiat's Shadow: The Spook that Opened the Door. It was Jean Michel Basquiat (1960-1987) that paved the way for the Black artists that are successful in the elite museums and international biennials. Basquiat like no another artist found a way to get through. No modern artist touched so many different people on so many different levels of…
  • "African Astronomy Prior to European Colonization" / Dr. Thebe Medupe {film & lecture}

    achali
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    "We're all inspired by the sky in the same manner."- Dr. Thebe MedupeInfo: "Dr. Thebe Medupe, South African Astronomical Observatory. In a journey that has stretched from the coastline of Namibia to the steamy jungles of Ghana, across crocodile lakes and the deserts of Northern Kenya, the cliff-side dwellings of the Dogon in Mali, and onto the mysterious archaeological sites of the Egyptian Sahara, this lecture (and the film Cosmic Africa / purchase here) explores Africa's ancient astronomical history. By shedding new light on traditional African astronomy, and in turn global understanding of…
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    Movie Trailer Reviews

  • Gotham Review: Selina Kyle

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Shanna & Kriss review the second episode of Gotham, Selina Kyle. Detectives Gordon and Bullock investigate a child trafficking ring preying on Gotham's street kids, including Selina Kyle. Meanwhile, Penguin resurfaces in the countryside and begins to make his way back to GOTHAM, leaving victims in his wake. Shanna - inspirationcocoa.tumblr.com - @shittybonmots Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Shop at our Amazon Store to support the site Contact Us: MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube…
  • Insanity Check #452 - Mildly Interested

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Topics: Why Tye is a terrorist a dating horror story up there with the Brony story UFC releases Thiago Silva Why people are mad at the NFL & Roger Goodell Darren Wilson still isn't arrested Just because we don't talk about it, doesn't mean we don't care Great Moments in White Privilege - Daniele Watts Edition Iyanla to combat online negativity Bryan Singer doesn't get the X-Men MPAA Ratings don't matter What critics don't get about Gotham Dumbest criminal of the year award Guest: Sterling - @theWoundGod - gatspod.com Jax - @JaxxDynamite Tye - @TyeDiamond   Check out our sponsor…
  • The Equalizer Review

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    Kriss & Phenom review The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington.  It's directed by Antoine Fuqua who also directed Olympus Has Fallen
  • Agents of SHIELD Review: Shadows

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:02 pm
    Kriss & Dpalm review the Season 2 premiere of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD.  They may or may not have been slightly hypedCheck out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.Shop at our Amazon Store to support the siteDPalm - @dpalm66 - dudeyoucrazy.netContact Us:MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.NetCheck us out on YoutubeTwitter – @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
  • Gotham Review: Pilot

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Kriss & Shanna review the pilot episode of Fox's Gotham.  James Gordon and Harvey Bullock are assigned to track down the killer of Thomas and Martha Wayne. Shanna - inspirationcocoa.tumblr.com - @shittybonmotsCheck out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping.Shop at our Amazon Store to support the siteContact Us:MTrailerReviews@MovieTrailerReviews.NetCheck us out on YoutubeTwitter  - @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
 
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    The Black Socialite

  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    This week’s flicks feature some attendees at the 5th Annual Diversity Affluence Brunchin The Hamptons this summer. This stellar event is created by the Founder and CEO of Diversity Affluence Andrea Hoffman. Mitch Kapor, Andrea Hoffman, Freada Kapor Klein, & Van JonesVan Jones of CNN’s Crossfireserved as host and attendees feted an incredible group of honorees: Professor James I. Cash Ph.D.–James E. Robison Professor & Sr. Associate Dean, Emeritus Harvard Business School (board member of GE, Walmart, Chubb and former Microsoft board member), Marian Croak PhD – SVP of AT&T…
  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    5 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    This week's flicks features music mogul Quincy Jones' two daughters (actress Rashida Jones (top) and model Kenya Kinski) attending a celebration event in honor of Rashida's new venture - as a columnist for Glamour Magazine. Her first piece devels into the "pornification of everything"  and is worth a read.I'm catching up to email after a much needed period of rest and reflection so hang in there with me. I have some other really neat photos to share with you soon!
  • Taking A Few Weeks Off

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Good people - your girl is beat!So I'm taking a few weeks off.In the meanwhile, consider working on your fabulous fall.plan.You are meant to be awesomeChat with you soon!Xoxo
  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    This week's flicks features some lovely smiling faces at The Links, Incorporated 39th National Assembly.The conference was held in National Harbor, Maryland and hosted a record number of "Connecting Links" (husbands of Links). My hubby was in attendance and having quite the good time with one of his buddy Connecting Links. Yours truly was on the move - from Las Vegas to National Harbor (and working both conferences). So I asked my Sister Links to share some their photos!Congratulations to the new National President of The Links, Incorporated Dr. Glenda Newell Harris. She is the first…
  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    11 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    This week's flicks features two internationally renown models (Joan Smalls and Malaika Firth) attending Vogue Paris Foundation's Inaugural Gala. The event was held in honor of the contemporary collections at Musee Galliera in Paris.Ms. Smalls wearing a gown that we mere mortals should never attempt to pull off unless we have a model's figure. Ms. Firth is cool elegance in this ombre gown from Burberry Prorsum
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    Lovebabz: A Life in Transition

  • Happy Un-Anniversary 2007

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:03 am
    I thought this was worth re-posting. I have indeed moved on and I am not looking back. I am in a good place. Tomorrow is October 1, 2014. I find October to be a time of magic for me. Tomorrow I usher in a renewed sense of energy. I am in a good place, but I am also complacent. I gotta push myself beyond my comfort zone. I gotta amp up my drive. All the signs are there.  My heart is yearning for something more.  I am tired of wishing for things to be different. It's time to sprint!So as I take this Fall as my jump off time... my resolution time... I am standing in a kind of grace I…
  • Always Believe...

    26 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
  • I Am Quitting Doing "Extra"

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:46 am
    For as long as I can remember Fall has been a time for all kinds of new beginning, transitions and pure magic happens for me and to me. As much as I loved this Summer, I can feel the shift of energy toward the wideness of Fall. A chill in the air... the subtle change in colors from light bright to rich and bold and deep. I feel it in my bones the changing of the season. Oh I am transitioning again.The last several weeks has dragged me back to re-exam my current state of being. It's truth telling time...  and I have decided to take on intimate relationship life. I have to dig in and look…
  • Back. Intact. Whole.

    20 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    I am stronger. I needed to be silent and take it all in. Really take it all in.I appreciate my SISTERHOOD... healing words are indeed like a balm in Gilead. I appreciate and I am grateful for the Brothers... The Bruhs who sent me private emails to comfort my broken spirit. You will never know how uplifting that was for me. This I know for sure, online dating is not for me. I have taken down all my profiles. I am too vulnerable, too open and too whimsical. I have come too far to tumble backwards into despair. It was a powerful lesson. Stunning and painful. Life changing and I suspect on many…
  • Good Bye For Now.

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    As I write this I can feel the tears welling up.  I've been in this state of sadness for a few days. I think the bubble of living an enchanted life is falling away. My optimism for the world is dimming.The aloneness  is overwhelming. So much so that I've taken up dating with gusto... posted my profile on a couple of popular dating sites. The last date, I put myself in harms way.  I met this man online... we met at midnight for a quick glass of champagne...20 min conversation--oh so romantic. Good-bye until we meet again.  We made plans to meet a few days later. Yes of…
 
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    The Young, Black, and Fabulous

  • Beyonce & Jay Z Trek It BACK To Paris For Soccer Match + The Carters Get KISSY On The Beach

    _YBF
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:15 pm
    The Carters have made their way back to Paris. Find out what they were up to and peep their new beach pics inside… Power couple Beyonce and Jay Z are still “On The Run” as they hopped on a jet and made their way to Paris from New York after an eventful weekend. Hov was the headliner for the Global Citizen Festival and brought Mrs. Carter out as a surprise to close his set.  And they were right back in their fave city just a couple days later. The stylish couple was spotted sitting in the stands at the Paris Saint-Germain F.C. vs Barcelona F.C. soccer match in the…
  • Ciara Gets FAB For Valentino Show At Paris Fashion Week, Gets BUMrushed By Red Carpet Attacker

    Natasha
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Uh Oh! Ciara was standing pretty on her way to the Valentino show today in Paris.  But her photo ops were almost ruined by the celebrity red carpet attacker!  Deets and NSFW pics inside... While Ciara arrived in a gorgeous red lace Valentino dress to the Maison Valentino Paris Fashion Week show today, she also arrived to some foolery.  Remember the celeb red carpet attacker who tried to get Kim Kardashian a few days ago and plenty of other celebs in the recent past?  Well, he's back! Vitalli Sediuk photobombed Ciara's pics wearing a thong and knee high boots:  …
  • SPEAK ON IT: Should NFLer Husain Abdullah Have Been Fined For Praying On The Field?

    _YBF
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    More controversy for the NFL.  Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was penalized 15 yards during Monday Night Football, after he fell to his knees and bowed his head in prayer to celebrate a touchdown. Find out what the NFL said about the penalty inside...   In case you missed it... Husain Abdullah intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown Monday night, as the Chiefs marched to victory over the New England Patriots (41-14). After his play, the devout Muslim bowed to pray in celebration. He was given a 15-yard penalty for "unsportsmanlike conduct." Oh? The…
  • REPORT: French Montana Divorces Wife Dean Kharbouch + Trina Says SHE Introduced French To The Kardashians

    _YBF
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    French Montana has finally sealed the deal and is officially a single man...despite acting like one for a couple years now. He has reportedly divorced his wife Dean Kharbouch.  Plus, Trina says she was actually the one to introduce French to the Kardashians. Yep! More inside… So it looks like French Montana is finally a legally single man. According to HollywoodLife.com, Bad Boy rapper French and his now ex-wife Dean Kharbouch settled their divorce on September 29th and reportedly it was an “amicable” split. They two, who share a son together, have been separated for a…
  • HOT MAMAS: Halle Berry + Nia Long Hit The Cali Streets

    Natasha
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Hot moms Nia Long and Halle Berry were spotted out and about yesterday in Cali.  Pics inside... "The Divide" actress Nia Long was spotted in Studio City yesterday rocking her sexy distressed white jeans while she and a friend were out for some sushi:   Looks like the mom of 2 was having some grown up time with her girl.  Nia is set to star in the rumored Best Man Wedding movie in 2015.  We're still hoping it all actually happens.   Meanwhile, elsewhere around L.A.: 'Extant' actress Halle Berry took her daughter Nahla shopping at The Grove yesterday. The cute…
 
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    Nah Right

  • Video: Redman – Pacific To Atlantic Coast

    Mr. X
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:52 am
    Redman remixes DJ Quik’s “Pacific Coast” for his latest offering. Muddy Waters 2 on the way. Previously: Redman – Outspoken Freestyle (Video)
  • Cam’ron – 1st of The Month Vol. 4 (Stream)

    eskay
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    A new month brings a new Killa EP. Volume 4 of the 1st of The Month series features appearances from 2 Chainz and Sen City on “Baby Ain’t Mine”. Listen below and click through to iTunes to purchase. Previously: Cam’ron ft. 2 Chainz – Snapped (Video)
  • Chief Keef – Dear

    Mr. X
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:49 pm
    Chief Keef returns with a new self produced cut called “Dear”. Bang Pt. 3 is on the way. Previously: Chief Keef & Fredo Santana – Beetle Juice
  • Interview: Diamond D Recalls Fat Joe & Lord Finesse’s Early Days, Says He was Stunned when Big L Passed

    Paul Meara
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Words by Paul Meara (@PaulMeara) Heads and historians have thoroughly noted Diamond D’s knack for elite crate digging and superior mic skills for over a quarter century. While most will point to his impressive production catalog, the Bronx native and Diggin’ in the Crates founding member is much more than what many can recall. Some of the earliest bars we heard from Lord Finesse, Fat Joe and even Big L was on Stunts, Blunts and Hip Hop. D doesn’t like to take credit for their careers or even teaching them the ropes but he will tell you he was there from the beginning. “Joe was doing…
  • Video: Liane V ft. Problem & Mucho DeNiro – Watchu Gon Do?

    nation
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Produced by The MIDI Mafia, Red Vision and Fayo N Chill. Shouts to Ruben. Previously: Jae Murphy ft. The Game, Problem & Eric Bellinger – You Playin
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    AAreports

  • Read a copy of the offensive & racist email by Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson

    glciii
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:08 am
    Read a copy of the offensive & racist email by Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson Here is a copy of the offensive email by Bruce Levenson that led him to make the decision to sell his stake in the Atlanta Hawks. It is important to not that Levenson reported himself and made the decision to sell on his own as well. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/09/read-copy-of-offensive-racist-email-by.html
  • Watch Rev. Al Sharpton deliver a eulogy at Michael Brown’s funeral.

    glciii
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Watch Rev. Al Sharpton deliver a eulogy at Michael Brown’s funeral. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/08/video-al-sharpton-delivers-eulogy-at.html
  • From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson

    glciii
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    From Eric Holder: A message to the people of Ferguson The following is a statement on the Michael Brown shooting from the US Attorney General Eric Holder to the people of Ferguson Missouri. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/08/from-eric-holder-message-to-people-of.html
  • New Kindle Book: Giant Land Octopus!

    glciii
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Giant Land Octopus Yes its as preposterous as it sounds! When there’s no more food in the ocean, it will feed on land!15 years after a baby octopus is flushed down a toilet it suddenly returns to wreck havoc on a small Texas community. Only a disgraced scientist, a nerd, and a small town sheriff stand between the Land Octopus and the end of the world! Okay maybe just the end of the small Texas town, but you get the idea. 99¢ for #kindle http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M9TZU8M UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00M9TZU8M
  • Alice Coachman Davis, First black Olympic gold medalist dies

    glciii
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:55 am
    Alice Coachman Davis, the first black female to win Olympic gold, died Monday. She was 90 years old. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2014/07/alice-coachman-davis-first-black.html 
 
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    Black Women in Europe (™) Blog

  • An Unexpected Road to Life in Europe

    B.W.I.E (™)
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:07 am
    In the 10th article in the “Inside View” series, Terra Robinson shares how education lead to her life in Europe. During my undergraduate days, I decided to do a semester abroad programme in England. Little did I know this experience would be the spark that led to me living, studying and working in Europe for most of my adult life (thus far). After graduating with
  • Our DC brunch – thank you so much for coming

    B.W.I.E (™)
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Yesterday sisters in DC, Maryland, Virginia, New York city and Philadelphia gathered in the Nation’s Capitol for brunch with Black Women in Europe founder and DC native. Good food, laughs, smiles, and hugs were plentiful as we soaked up the sun, personal and professional stories and made promises to get together again this year. Use Facebook to Comment on this Post
  • Kristen Lewis – Soprano in Vienna

    B.W.I.E (™)
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    Source: Visit Kristen Lewis’ website Kristin Lewis, Soprano, a lyrico-spinto soprano lauded for her interpretations of Verdi heroines, is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas/USA. Ms. Lewis began her vocal studies at the University of Central Arkansas under the guidance of Dr. Martha Antolik. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree, she continued with her Master of Music studies at the University of Tennessee with
  • Full details available for Black Women in Europe “Shades of Vienna” Meet Up

    B.W.I.E (™)
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:57 am
    Our sisters in Vienna have planned a fabulous weekend in Vienna the Fall. Join our private group on Facebook for Black Women in Europe and get the full information: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwomenineurope/ Use Facebook to Comment on this Post
  • Vienna Meet Up

    B.W.I.E (™)
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    Join the Vienna contingent of the Black Women in Europe™ group for a weekend of exploration, networking, friendship and great wine from October 3 – 5, 2014! Hotel information and an agenda coming your way next week. For more information, leave a comment or ask your question on the invitation in our private Facebook groups and we’ll get back to you soonest! Find our private
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    Adrienne's House

  • Not So Wordless Wednesday – Back To……

    Adrienne Van Houten
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    Most of my colleagues will show pictures about their kids going back to school, but my kids are grown and the grands have been in school for almost a month already.  So, for me it is “Back to Life, Back to Reality”. I’ve taken on more responsibilities at work and am now on a salary instead of hourly.  I have dropped almost all of my blog responsibilities and am concentrating solely on the rink.  So if you don’t see me around for a while this is where you can find me.     An InLinkz Link-up The post Not So Wordless Wednesday – Back To………
  • Luminasia at the Los Angeles County Fair

    Adrienne Van Houten
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Usually this time of the year I tell you all about the amazing food choice that are available at the LA Count Fair.  Well this year, there is amazing food (let’s just say someone ate an entire triple decker cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme bun) but there are also really cool new displays.  With so much to explore from Aug. 29-Sept. 28 – vibrant night life, fire dancing, superheroes, a Steampunk nightclub – visitors will want to come back again and again. LACF lights up the night with Luminasia. A larger-than-life Chinese lantern display, Luminasia takes the ancient art form of…
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    Adrienne Van Houten
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:01 pm
    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is the most viral thing on the internet right now. While I was critical of it in the beginning because so many people were just dumping a bucket of ice water over their head with no intention of donating to the charitable cause. There was also this little issue of the severe drought we are suffering from in California. It may seem miniscule to the rest of the country but the water shortage out here is extrememly serious. I was challeneged by many people to take the challenge, and ignored most. It wasn’t until I read on the ALS website that they had generated…
  • Not So Wodless Wednesday – End of Summer

    Adrienne Van Houten
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    Well, not literally. The end of summer is still over a month away. But with the beginning of school happening so early now and the weather that has been tormenting the midwest you wouldn’t know it. So in the mean time just enjoy this face. An InLinkz Link-up The post Not So Wodless Wednesday – End of Summer appeared first on Adrienne's House.
  • More Back To School Stuff

    Adrienne Van Houten
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Earlier this week I share cute hairstyles, today I am sharing some savings.  Caitlyn comes back from her summer with her dad next week, so it will be time for Back to School shopping.  She is old enough (third grade!) to start picking out some of her own stuff. Photo courtesy of Walmart Walmart is kicking off back-to-college shopping with savings for customers however you like to shop – in stores, online and through your mobile device. Starting Aug. 1, the retailer is releasing deals tailored to students looking for the top electronics, dorm décor and school essentials. Walmart’s…
 
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    Clutch Magazine

  • Black Twitter Celebrates #DuragHistoryWeek

    Clutch
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    According to Black Twitter, this week is Durag History Week. The hashtag, #duraghistoryweek, has been trending worldwide. Many, including Karen Civil, took to Twitter to share their celebratory tweets for Durag History Week. For those of you unaware of what a durag (\ˈdü-ˌrag\) is, it is a piece of cloth used to cover the top of one’s head. This cloth is used to maintain one’s hair overnight. Made of nylon, it is also referred to as a wavecap. While some individuals are uploading images to Twitter that show other cultures sporting a durag, other individuals have found African-American…
  • Nicki Minaj Unveils New Haircut

    Nikki Tucker
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    It seems like rapstress Nicki Minaj is the newest inductee of #shorthairdontcare. Emmy Award-wining hairstylist Oscar James uploaded a photo of the Trinidadian native and her new bob. Minaj is seen sporting a cheek-length bob with a bang. Let’s not forget the fierce cat-eye, which gives the illusion of a larger more defined eye shape. Though it seems to be a wig, it is nothing compared to Minaj’s past risqué, far from ordinary looks. It may not be hers, but the new hairdo aligns with Minaj’s more toned down, au natural look. She also posted a selfie of the new cut, flaunting a whole…
  • More Africans Entered US in Last Decade Than Came by Slave Ship, Says New York Times

    Nikki Tucker
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Photo Credit: NTY Over the course of the Atlantic Slave Trade approximately 450,000 Africans were brought to the United States, scholars has estimated. Since then, U.S. has not seen such a large influx of African-born Blacks until now, according to the New York Times. Between 2000-2010 the amount of legal Black African immigrants in the United States has doubled to nearly one million. The newspaper states more Black Africans migrated to this country during that decade alone compared to the Atlantic Slave Trade. As a result of the influx, U.S. demographics have changed. New York State, in…
  • Open Thread: Do We Put Too Much Pressure on Ourselves to Marry These Days?

    Nikki Tucker
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In an interview with Ryan Seacrest, Jason Derulo dished the details on what led to the split between now ex-girlfriend Jordin Sparks. One important factor that weighed on the couple was the pressure to get married. He said, “What happened… in a nutshell, there was a lot of tension in the relationship for a lot of different reasons… There was a lot of pressures of marriage. There was a lot of arguing and stuff like that that just weighed on our relationship over time….To be fair, it was not just from her either. It was kind of from everybody. That’s not the sole reason, but it…
  • Wal-Mart Says Tracy Morgan and Passengers Are to Blame for Injuries

    Nikki Tucker
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Over the summer actor-comedian Tracy Morgan filed a lawsuit against retail giant Wal-Mart as a result of an accident that left Morgan in critical condition, others seriously injured and took the life of James McNair. On Monday, Wal-Mart has filed a countersuit that states Morgan and the other passengers are at least partly to blame for not wearing a seatbelt, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Wal-Mart Inc., which headquarters is located in Bentonville, Arkansas, stated in the court documents, “[injuries] were caused, in whole or in part, by plaintiffs’ failure to properly wear an…
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    The Journal of Gospel Music

  • JGM Pick of the Week: September 29, 2014

    Bob Marovich
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:40 pm
    “Alright OK” J Moss PMG Gospel (released May 2014) If Pharrell Williams hit it with “Happy,” the feel good song of 2014, J Moss has the equally peppy “Alright OK.” An acoustic piano introduces a jaunty pop melody as J Moss explains how he focuses on the good and lets the bad roll right off his back. Knowing that God is watching out for him on the sunny as well as the rainy days, he concludes, “I won’t complain even if I could.” Produced by PAJAM, “Alright OK” is the singer’s most engaging single in some time. The post JGM Pick of the Week: September 29, 2014…
  • Gladys Knight uses her voice to evangelize for the Mormon Church – Local – Ohio

    Bob Marovich
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:30 pm
    Gladys Knight uses her voice to evangelize for the Mormon Church – Local – Ohio. The post Gladys Knight uses her voice to evangelize for the Mormon Church – Local – Ohio appeared first on The Journal of Gospel Music.
  • Debra Black – God In Every Season

    Bob Marovich
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:11 pm
    Debra Black God In Every Season Debra Black Music (released August 2014) www.debrablackmusic.com By Bob Marovich On God In Every Season, Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Debra Black offers up worship songs in a voice that is very easy on the ears and arrangements that are laden with pleasant pop melodies. Black’s voice blends Sarah McLachlan sweetness with the no-nonsense country of Faith Hill, and her lyrics are uniformly positive and warm, the product of a gentle, introspective soul. Praise to a God who is a constant companion sums up the acoustic “I Will Exalt,” and complete…
  • Zie’l – [Pronounced ZY-EL]

    Bob Marovich
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Zie’l [Pronounced ZY-EL] Dream Records (release date: September 2, 2014) www.dreamrecords.org By Bob Marovich I first encountered the power trio Zie’l of Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2005 at the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Hearing Christina Bell, Keyondra Lockett, and Crystal Bell sing traditional gospel songs like an old-school quartet with jazz training gave me a glimpse of their future success. Not long thereafter, their CD Genesis garnered a Stellar nomination. The trio’s latest album, [Pronounced ZY-EL], sounds like two albums in one. Six of the ten tracks represent a…
  • Marilynn Dunn – God Will

    Bob Marovich
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Marilynn Dunn God Will Dunn’s Ministries (2014) www.Marilynndunnministries.com By Bob Marovich Singing in choirs since age eight, Marilynn Dunn of St. Louis released her third CD, God Will. It is a collection of personally-penned and personally-arranged compositions as well as covers of familiar gospel and CCM tunes. Dunn’s forte is traditional singing and specifically church selections that are to gospel singers what coloratura arias are to opera sopranos. To wit, Dunn includes two signature favorites among gospel soloists: Dottie Rambo’s “We Shall Behold Him” and Rev. Paul…
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    Vyne World

  • Upgrade Your Wardrobe: Fall 2014 Outerwear Trends

    Kailei Carr
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Fall is officially here so you know what that means: it’s time to shop! ‘Tis the season for boots, outerwear, tights and sweaters and we want you to look great in all of them. We’ve compiled some of our favorite fall outerwear trends for this season to give you a start. Leather jackets, capes and wrap coats are going to be all the rave this season, so if you don’t have them in your closet, now is the time to get them.              
  • Healthy July 4th Meal Without a Grill

    Kailei Carr
    4 Jul 2014 | 7:53 am
    I’m trying to get back on healthy eating. Last year, in getting ready for my wedding, I lost close to 15 pounds doing Paleo (if you aren’t familiar with Paleo, check out my post here). That lasted a while, but let’s just say I’m now almost at my starting point before Paleo. It’s a critical time to get this body back on track. So this week, I’ve been back on Paleo! Even though I don’t have an outdoor grill, I wanted make some burgers and get in the spirit of the 4th of July. So I made some chili lime chicken burgers (no bun), sauteed onions and…
  • [VIDEO] Black Women Run Hollywood

    thevyne
    17 Jun 2014 | 5:49 am
    Oh, you didn’t know that Black women run Hollywood? Funny or Die created this star-studded video revealing the “real deal” about why Black women continue to play minor roles in Hollywood, depicting a secret society of entertainment heavyweights including Loretta Devine, Alfre Woodard and Tracee Ellis Ross. Even though it is a comedy, there is a lot of truth in the last line: “Remember, when Black women stick together, we are the most powerful force in the universe.” Black Women Run Hollywood from Funny Or Die    
  • Legendary Actress and Activist Ruby Dee Dead at 91

    thevyne
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:27 am
    We are saddened to hear that we’ve lost another legend, Ruby Dee, who peacefully passed away yesterday in New Rochelle, NY at the age of 91. This award winning actress and dedicated activist also set a great example of a strong Hollywood marriage and professional partnership with her husband, Ossie Davis (passed away in 2005), who she shared her life with for 56 years. She is survived by three children and seven grandchildren. Read more about Ruby Dee’s life and career CBSNews.com.
  • The Vyne Rewynd: Lupita, Halle, Shonda and More

    thevyne
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Here are some headlines you may have missed over the past week: 1. Lupita Nyong’o to produce and star in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah 2. Audra McDonald Makes History with Record 6th Tony Award 3. Shonda Rhimes’ Shares Wisdom in Dartmouth Commencement Speech 4. Melissa Harris Perry’s Lovely Tribute to Maya 5. Sherri Shepherd Questions ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Creator Mona Scott-Young on ‘The View“ 6. Yaya DaCosta Cast to Play Whitney Houston in Biopic 7. Halle Berry Ordered to Pay $16,000 Per Month in Child Support 8. Tyra Banks Lands New Talk Show 9. Tracy Morgan…
 
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    theGrio

  • Officials announce first case of Ebola diagnosed in the US: 5 things you should know

    MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States — a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Five things to know about the case: WHEN AND HOW IT HAPPENED Health officials say they don’t know how the man was infected but he flew from the West African country of Liberia, where the outbreak is ongoing, on Sept. 19 and arrived to visit relatives in the U.S. a day later. His symptoms started around last Wednesday, he sought medical care Friday but was not admitted to the hospital until Sunday. RISK TO…
  • Secret service allows armed ex-con on elevator with President Obama

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:27 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took full responsibility for a Sept. 19 breach of security when a man carrying a knife got into the White House. The Washington Examiner and The Washington Post reported that the elevator incident took place during Obama’s Sept. 16 visit to the Centers for Disease…
  • Marijuana decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    The Associated Press
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:54 pm
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica’s justice minister says legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has long been pervasive but prohibited. At a Tuesday news conference, Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2 ounces or less a petty, ticketable offense before the end of 2014. Golding also expects that decriminalization for religious purposes will be achieved before the end of the year. Followers of the homegrown Rastafarian spiritual movement smoke the drug as a sacrament. He says amendments of the…
  • FCC to consider banning Skins’ name on airwaves

    The Associated Press
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:33 pm
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says Tuesday that the commission “will be dealing with that issue on the merits, and we’ll be responding accordingly.” A law professor has challenged the use of the name on broadcast television, saying it violates FCC rules against indecent content. Native American and other groups have demanded the name be changed, calling it a racial slur. Wheeler did not offer a timetable…
  • Cissy Houston sings back-up for Aretha Franklin, forgets lyrics

    Chris Witherspoon
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Monday, we shared the exciting news with you that Aretha Franklin would be covering Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for her new album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. Last night she became a trending topic on Facebook and Twitter after she performed a mash-up of “Rolling in the Deep” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” on the Late Show. Today several media outlets are praising the 72-year-old “Queen of Soul” for her rousing performance, but there’s one tiny elephant in the room that not too many people are…
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    VALID | #TWIBnation

  • So, about the expansion of My Brother’s Keeper.

    Jamie Nesbitt-Golden
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    President Obama announced the expansion of his My Brother’s Keeper initiative at a Congressional Caucus Event last weekend, and well … sigh. “We still have to close the opportunity gaps, and we have to close the justice gap — how justice is applied, but also what is perceived, how it is experienced,” Obama said at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation event in Washington on Saturday. “That’s what we saw in Ferguson this summer when Michael Brown was killed and the community was divided.” Uh huh. “Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement, guilty of…
  • Transcending the Trope: EJ Johnson on “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills”

    Pia Glenn
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    From EJ’s Instagram account, @ejjohnson Rich Kids of Beverly Hills is standard E! Entertainment Network “reality” fare. Whether you call it a reality show, a docuseries, or unscripted TV, a reality rose by any other name is still reality. Well, actually it’s “reality,” glossed-up and staged and edited and yes, scripted, for the viewing pleasure of the type of people who made E! the network that the Kardashians built. If you’re sensing disdain in my tone, that’s because my tone is disdainful. I don’t care for that sort of programming for a number of reasons, and I had…
  • Transcending the Trope: Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on Law & Order

    Pia Glenn
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:11 pm
    Fully fleshed-out recurring characters on a procedural crime drama are like open-minded conservatives; I don’t really expect to encounter many, but they do in fact exist, and it’s such a delight to come upon them. One of my favorite characters is Lieutenant Anita Van Buren, played by the award-winning S. Epatha Merkerson on the TV show Law & Order. Law & Order ruled the airwaves with its “ripped from the headlines” plot lines for twenty years, and Lieutenant Van Buren called the fictional shots at the precinct for most of that time. At first glance, Van Buren looks like the…
  • (Dis)respecting the dead: The John Crawford Walmart Footage

    Jamie Nesbitt-Golden
    29 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    Last week, video footage of John Crawford’s murder hit social media, showing him setting down the BB gun and not wielding it around like a cartoon villain as certain eyewitnesses suggested. Reactions were mixed. Some felt the video should be required viewing for anyone dismissing the epidemic of state-sanctioned violence. Others, like me, posited that if contrarians have already been dismissing the severity of this epidemic, another video of another black man felled by the Thin Blue Line would do little to sway them. There is something eerily voyeuristic about watching someone’s life slip…
  • Losing My Religion and Finding It Again: Going Back to Church, Part 2

    Pia Glenn
    26 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
      Catch up on part one here if you missed it. I wasn’t always able to attend my desired church throughout high school, but during my college years, I made my way back to the Episcopal Church. I returned to singing in choirs when I could, and still went to special events at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with my aunt. But questions lingered. Like, I understand that my aunt is very involved, but how come the cathedral has a VIP section and why do I feel so icky sitting in it? Why have some “religious” folks tried to deter me from volunteering with the homeless because I…
 
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    mommyshangout.com

  • San Francisco on a budget

    Jen Williams
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    San Francisco brings in visitors from all over the world – and with good reason. It’s known as one of the most beautiful cities; teeming with culture and sights around every corner. While it has a reputation as being a bit expensive, it doesn’t necessarily have to be. Here’s how to have a perfect family... [read more]
  • Sweeping Saturday 9/27/2014

    Jen Williams
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Do you Have Giveaways? Please Share them here! Every Saturday there is new post with a Mr. Linky for you to list your giveaways. So Please Check weekly To Add yours!
  • How to stretch your grocery budget on your next trip with easy tips and tricks

    Jen Williams
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:32 am
    Making the grocery budget stretch is a common concern and goal for many people and households, and the main grocery purchaser of households across the country confess to using some if not all of these techniques to get the most out of their money. They are easy to use and can even save you time,... [read more]
  • 3 ways to better communicate with your teenager

    Jen Williams
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Teenagers are those mysterious creatures that parents who don’t have them, yet, often hear about from parents who did have them at one time, and who parents currently dealing with teens seem at a loss for answers about. If you find yourself anxious about the teen years with your children, or if you have them... [read more]
  • AT&T GoPhone is great for kids to stay connected on the go

    Jen Williams
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:50 pm
    DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored. All products mentioned and reviewed on this page are compliments of AT&T. All opinions of the products are my own.  Recently I was asked to test out AT&T GoPhone and write about my experience. The truth is I have been an AT&T wireless customer for 10 years so of course I... [read more]
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    Fine Natural Hair & Over 40 Beauty

  • Hair Products My Fine Natural Hair Loves

    Michelle
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to natural hair, no two heads of hair are alike. The curl size, circumference and textures vary from head to head. However, with these difference, there can also be similarities amongst hair types. As a fine haired natural, I discovered that there are just certain types of hair product that my fine […]
  • 10 Natural Ways to Treat Eczema

    Michelle
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people with Eczema have tried conventional ways to get rid of and tame the condition. If you are reading this article and are anything like me, then you are fed up with the so called traditional Eczema treatments and all the side effects associated with them. While I have never personally suffered with Eczema, […]
  • How to Choose Good Hair and Skin Moisturizers

    Michelle
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Isn’t it frustrating to purchase what you think is a good effective moisturizer for your skin or hair to later discover that they are crap?   Many so called moisturizer creams and lotions available on the market will actually dry out your skin and hair. If you are anything like I was, you wonder why. After […]
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    Chicago Fabulous Blog

  • Tiny & Shekinah Jo’s Weave Trip Premieres October 13th

    mzchifab
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:04 pm
    With the success of VH1’s hit show “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” it is no surprise that T.I’s better half, Tameka “Tiny” Harris and her outrageous, laugh-out-loud funny best friend and hair stylist Shekinah Jo are getting their own spinoff. VH1 has given the greenlight to “Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip,” an eight-episode, half hour weekly series that will follow the ladies on a hilarious cross country road trip promoting their new mobile hair salon business. “Tiny & Shekinah’s Weave Trip” premieres on VH1…
  • Chicago Celeb InstaPics: @LilDurk_ , @CyhiThePrynce , @LilBibby_ , @KatieGotBandz , @YoungChopBeatz , @SASHA_DARAPPER

    mzchifab
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:03 pm
    I always post celebrity instagram and twitter pictures, but this week I thought we would do something a little different. I am a Chicago native born and raised on the East Side in Jeffrey Manor so I thought it only right to do a special Chicago edition. Rapper Lil Durk performing on 106 & Park Katie Got Bandz doing a photo shoot Cyhi The Prynce in concert Chop hard at work Sasha getting her hair and make up done Lil Bibby posted up (Photo Source: Instagram) The post Chicago Celeb InstaPics: @LilDurk_ , @CyhiThePrynce , @LilBibby_ , @KatieGotBandz , @YoungChopBeatz , @SASHA_DARAPPER…
  • Sisterhood Of Hip Hop: Brianna Perry – “I’m That B.*.T.C.H”

    mzchifab
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Brianna Perry ,also known as Lil’ Brianna, is an American rapper, model, and actress from Miami-Dade County, Florida. She was the youngest act signed to Missy Elliott’s label The Goldmind Inc. as well as the youngest to be affiliated with Slip-N-Slide Records, home to rappers Trina and Rick Ross. Perry made her debut on Trina’s album Diamond Princess on the track “Kandi”.Since then, she has released six mixtapes, four mainstream singles and various viral freestyles.Check out her new music video “I’m That B.*.T.C.H” below. Brianna Perry can currently be seen…
  • Celebs Out & About: Naya Rivera

    mzchifab
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Actress Naya Rivera sans boyfriend Big Sean attended the Women’s Health Magazine RUN10 FEED10 NYC 10K Race Event at Pier 84 in New York City. (Photo Source: Getty Images) The post Celebs Out & About: Naya Rivera appeared first on Chicago Fabulous Blog.
  • Celebs Out & About: Oprah Winfrey

    mzchifab
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:16 pm
    Oprah Winfrey, along with Kari Clark, widow of Dick Clark, attended the Dick Clark Studios dedication ceremony at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Alan Gerry, founder of Cablevision Industries, were also in attendance. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) The post Celebs Out & About: Oprah Winfrey appeared first on Chicago Fabulous Blog.
 
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    Celebrating Ndi-Igbo

  • Blossom Nnodim

    23 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    One To WatchBlossom Nnodim is a Nigerian writer, compère, entrepreneur and public servant. She is popular across major cities in Nigeria for her social media educative start-up known as #AdoptATweep.Blossom was born in Bauchi, Nigeria. She is a graduate of Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Owerri and Rivers State University of Science and Technology.Blossom Nnodim was awarded the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP) of the U.S Department of State as one of the Young African Leaders selected to monitor the U.S Elections in November 2012. She has since been involved in…
  • Catherine Uju Ifejika

    12 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Catherine Uju Ifejika is chairman and chief executive of the Britannia U Group, a group of oil and gas companies. The Company is an indigenous and Integrated Oil & Gas Company, incorporated on 4th December, 1995 under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Company has Upstream (Exploration & Production), Downstream, (Supply & Trading), Shipping and Sub-Surface Engineering Affiliate Companies. Recently her business bought a stake in a major oil and gas field, Ajapa. The reserves, according to Britannia, are worth $4.3bnA lawyer by profession, Mrs Ifejika previously worked…
  • Yagazie Emezi

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:35 pm
    One to WatchDedicated to the cultural preservation of the African aesthetic, Yagazie Emezi began her website yagazieemezi.com - as a project to locate young and upcoming photographers with the intent of providing a platform that showcases their work and points of view of Africa. This is part of a concerted effort to encourage the creative arts movement within Africa and the Diaspora, to provide us with spaces to tell our own stories, support our creative entrepreneurs, and view ourselves through our own lenses. With a dual degree in Cultural Anthropology & Africana Studies, Yagazie…
  • Ifeyinwa Okafor

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Ifeyinwa Maureen Okafor is a first class graduate of law from the University of Bradford, UK with an MBA from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. An alumnus of Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership, University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, she currently works as a Lagos based industrialist and is married with three children.Her background experience spans several sectors including Aviation,Banking and Manufacturing. She is also a fellow of ICAN, ICSAN; a member of IoD and CIBN. She has won several local and international awards including the prestigious 2014 Woman Achiever Award of…
  • Nwando Ajene

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    Mrs. Nwando Ajene is the Head of Corporate Communications for the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). Prior to assuming this role, she served as the Business Development Director for EXP, supporting fast moving consumer goods companies to develop strategies for attracting and retaining their customers. Mrs. Ajene also spent over six years in a range of roles for leading global companies including ABN AMBRO, Quaker Oats, and Northern Trust Bank in the United States.Mrs. Ajene is a graduate of the University of Chicago Graham School of General Studies where she obtained a Degree in Integrated…
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    Urbanmecca.com | African American News

  • Naomi Campbell Cast in Lee Daniels Hip Hop Drama ‘Empire’

    Meredith Seay
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Naomi Campbell has landed a recurring role in Lee Daniels’ upcoming FOX TV series Empire. The new drama series set in the world of a hip-hop empire, stars Taraji P. Hensen as Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Terrence Howard’s character Lucious Lyon, who is the head of a record label that the drama centers around. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the British supermodel will portray Camilla, “an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger Hakeem (newcomer Bryshere Gray), the potential heir to Lucious’ throne. Tasha exercises considerable influence…
  • Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) Lands Role in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

    Meredith Seay
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Just yesterday Michael Strahan confirmed his upcoming role in “Magic Mike XXL,” and now the cast just got a little bigger with the addition of Donald Glover, who is also known by his stage name Childish Gambino. The official synopsis of the sequel film reads: Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, Magic Mike XXL finds the remaining Kings of Tampa likewise ready to throw in the towel. But they want to do it their way: burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner…
  • NEW VIDEO: Pharrell ‘It Girl’

    Meredith Seay
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Pharrell Williams has debuted his new video for “It Girl,” and it’s a much different approach in comparison to his previous videos. Taking the video into the world of animation, the singer-rapper-producer released a Japanese-inspired anime video. The colorful Mr. Fantasia-directed visual features images of popular Japanese characters, and of course, an animated Pharrell donning his signature hat. “It Girl” is Pharrell’s fourth single from his “G I R L” album, which features tracks such as “Happy,” “Come Get It Bae” and…
  • Michael Che Makes ‘Saturday Night Live’ Weekend Update Debut

    Meredith Seay
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Comedian Michael Che made his “Saturday Night Live” debut on Saturday, Sept. 27, joining Colin Jost as the co-host of the Weekend Update segment. Che’s debut behind the anchors’ desk came on the 40th season premiere of “SNL,” which was hosted by Chris Pratt and featured Ariana Grande as the musical performer of the night. The newcomer, who is “SNL’s” first African-American Weekend Update host, took a little while to warm up to his new role, stumbling over a few lines, but eventually got comfortable enough to draw in some laughs with joke…
  • Michael Strahan Confirms Upcoming Role in ‘Magic Mike XXL’

    Meredith Seay
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Michael Strahan made a surprising announcement this Monday morning (Sept. 29) on “Live With Kelly and Michael”– he confirmed his role in the upcoming movie “Magic Mike XXL.” “I’m getting ready to do something that’s making me really nervous.. I’m about to do something that started as a joke on the show,” Strahan explained, before running a 2012 clip that shows him breaking out his very own stripper dance during an appearance by “Magic Mike” star Channing Tatum. Since the dance off between the two stars, the former NFL…
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    My Beautiful Life

  • The Nubian Skin Lingerie Website Has Launched

    MBL Editors
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Nubian Skin is Live! The British lingerie company that seeks to redefine how we see the color “nude” in womens lingerie and fashion is now finally ….LIVE! Redefining skin tone lingerie for women of color The company which burst onto the internet news cycle about a month ago is now accepting purchases. It’s as lovely as you imagined. Sleek and well designed. It also offers much needed and good looking, fine quality ladies undies. Check out the site here. See a bit more from behind the scenes below: The post The Nubian Skin Lingerie Website Has Launched appeared first on…
  • Denzel Washington’s ‘The Equalizer’ Scores $35M Box Office Debut

    MBL Editors
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:42 pm
    The Equalizer Scores Denzel Washington once again returns as the lone male vigilante who saves the cute young girl in peril, in a film whose plot sounds eerily similar to the 2004 “Man on Fire”. It was well received by audiences who seem never to tire of seeing Mr. Washington as the cool headed savior or protagonist. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Denzel Washington‘s The Equalizer proved the actor’s continuing popularity at the North American box office, debuting to an estimated $35 million from 3,236 theaters and marking the third-best opening of his career.
  • FKA Twigs Bombarded with Racist Tweets For Relationship with Robert Pattinson

    MBL Editors
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    FKA Twigs Gets Exposed to The Ugly Side of Twitter FKA Twigs is a beautiful and talented British artist of Jamaican and Spanish descent who has been covered often by MBL. We love the haunting rhythms of her music and her eclectic personal style. We noted in past posts that she had begun dating teen favorite, Robert Pattison. Pattison, also British is beloved by young women and girls worldwide for his lead in the vampire romance series, Twilight and the Harry Potter films. Apparently, some of those fans have been driven mad by the thought of their beloved vampire squeeze cuddling with a woman…
  • First Look – Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic

    MBL Editors
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:38 pm
    First Look – Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Aaliyah Dana Haughtonwas American singer, dancer, actress, and model. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in The Bahamas after filming the music video for the single “Rock the Boat” in 2001. By the time of the fatal air plane crash Aaliyah had sold millions of records and was a beloved star among pop, soul and R&B fans. Many fans had expressed their dislike with previous casting picks, and…
  • Gabrielle Jordan, Creator of Jewelz of Jordan

    MBL Editors
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Gabrielle Jordan, The Making of An Entrepreneur Gabrielle Jordan is a 14 year old powerhouse. She has achieved more in these brief years than many achieve in a lifetime. Gabrielle, the winner of numerous awards, is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, jewelry designer and philanthropist. She explains it all on her website, Gabrielle Jordan Inspires. Gabrielle founded Jewelz of Jordan, her Maryland-based jewelry company, in 2009 when she was 9 years old. You can shop Jewelz of Jordan here. Many of the pieces are lovely, simple yet elegant. If you are a big bauble type of girl, you can pair them…
 
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    The Church Lady Blogs

  • Thaddeus Matthews Vs. Pastor Frederick Smith

    The Church Lady
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Thaddeus Matthews is coming after Pastor Frederick Smith of New Life Holiness Church in Memphis, TN hard.  Matthews is alleging that he tried to give Pastor Smith a break after a story broke that  of  serious charges alleged homosexual actions of pastor Frederick Smith with  young men and making public that  sources close to the gay […] The post Thaddeus Matthews Vs. Pastor Frederick Smith appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Cathy Hughes honored by CBCF

    The Church Lady
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Friends, family and members of the Congressional Black Caucus all came out on Sept. 27 in Washington, D.C. to pay tribute to Radio One’s founder Catherine L. Hughes and congratulate her on receiving the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s highest award: the Chairman’s Award. She accepted the honor during the CBCF’s Phoenix Awards gala, at which President Barack […] The post Cathy Hughes honored by CBCF appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Jamal Bryant Hosts Michael Brown’s Parents

    The Church Lady
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Pastor Jamal Bryant of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Maryland played host to the parents of Michael Brown at his church on September 28. Accoring to the Baltimore Sun News Paper, Michael Brown’s parents came to Baltimore to help educate people about their rights when confronted by Police. Leslie McSpadden, mother of Michael Brown who was […] The post Jamal Bryant Hosts Michael Brown’s Parents appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Charlo Greene TV Anchor Quits job live on Air

    The Church Lady
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
      Charlo Geene, an Alaska-based local news anchor made quite a resignation statement as she quit her job on live tv sending her fellow news anchor woman in a loss for words, chile! “Now, everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy […] The post Charlo Greene TV Anchor Quits job live on Air appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Preachers of LA goes Franchise with Preachers of Detroit

    The Church Lady
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:11 pm
      Preachers of LA goes franchise with “Preachers of Detroit” According to Detroit Free Press, Oxygen plans to premiere “Preachers of Detroit” in winter 2015. Filming just started on the reality show, which is a spin-off of the “Preachers of L.A.” series that’s been a hit for the cable network. The series will focus on […] The post Preachers of LA goes Franchise with Preachers of Detroit appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
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    Food For The SoulBlog

  • Transitioning To Vegetarian: Black Vegetarians Offer Their Tips

    Ama Opare
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    This is the final day of VeganMoFo 2014! Whew! Bloggers around the world have been posting (or at least trying to post ) every day during the month of September. I only missed 3 days out of the month. Now…Read more ›
  • Queen Afua and the Seven Kitchens of Consciousness

    Ama Opare
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    This is the third and final part of our three-part interview with the amazing Queen Afua. She has so much to share with us about healing and has been instrumental in helping thousands of women and men on their healing…Read more ›
  • Interview with Queen Afua Part 2

    Ama Opare
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    This is part 2 of a 3 (or maybe 4?) part interview Nana Kwaku and I did with Queen Afua earlier this summer. Queen Afua is the author of many books including Heal Thyself and Sacred Women. In this segment she talks about why…Read more ›
  • What Are Your Favorite Black Owned Vegetarian Restaurants?

    Ama Opare
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:44 am
    Here in Atlanta we have quite a few black owned vegetarian or vegan or raw food restaurants. These include Lovin It Live, Healthful Essence, Tasilli’s Raw Reality, Soul Vegetarian, Drink Art  just to name a few. I know there are…Read more ›
  • Black Vegetarian: Queen Afua Part 1

    Ama Opare
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    I am thrilled to be able to share a recent interview we did with Queen Afua, author of Heal Thyself and Sacred Women and many other books that have been powerful catalysts for change for many people. She had so…Read more ›
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    Black Politics

  • Reparations For Slavery To African-Americans (1/3)

    Segundo Modibo
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:59 am
    Author and activist Raymond Winbush argues why the U.S. government should pay reparations to African-Americans TweetThe post Reparations For Slavery To African-Americans (1/3) appeared first on Black Politics.
  • Pres. Park Geun-hye calls for united front against acts of terrorism

    Segundo Modibo
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    TweetThe post Pres. Park Geun-hye calls for united front against acts of terrorism appeared first on Black Politics.
  • Protest Front of UNited Nation ,New York [26 september 2014

    Segundo Modibo
    1 Oct 2014 | 1:57 am
    Protest Front of UNited Nation ,New York [26 september 2014 TweetThe post Protest Front of UNited Nation ,New York [26 september 2014 appeared first on Black Politics.
  • History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994)

    Segundo Modibo
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Huey Percy Newton (February 17, 1942 — August 22, 1989) was an African-American political and urban activist who, along with Bobby Seale, co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966. Newton had a long series of confrontations with law enforcement, including several convictions, while he participated in political activism. He continued to pursue an education, eventually [More]The post History of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton and the Price of Black Power in America (1994) appeared first on Black Politics.
  • Malik Aziz: A Black Independent Political Party – Have We Digressed?

    Segundo Modibo
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Malik Aziz, Founder of The Muslim Street and founding Chairman of The National Black United Front of Florida, speaks on where we are as Black people in America with our current so called leadership and what must be done to make REAL CHANGE. While it’s obvious that the issues, troubles and concerns of the Black [More]The post Malik Aziz: A Black Independent Political Party – Have We Digressed? appeared first on Black Politics.
 
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    The Babbling Brooke

  • Zucchini Cakes

    Brooke
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:30 pm
    I love zucchini. I love zucchini so much because you can grow it pretty easily at home. I grew one huge zucchini, which was the only one I got off of my plant the entire summer because the dang birds ate every flower that could've been a beautiful zucchini. The post Zucchini Cakes appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Jill Kirsh Color: The Experience

    Brooke
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    My last post was about Jill Kirsh's Color Program and how she began this awesome business. This article is about the results of her business, and how I, myself, experienced it. The post Jill Kirsh Color: The Experience appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Sneak Peak of My Novel: Alone

    Brooke
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:24 pm
    The pain in my chest was too much for me to bear, so I forced my drunken feet to stabilize, and stood a few seconds while my head stopped it's spinning. I followed the shallow knocking on my front door, with a Miller Light clutched in my hand, and red, puffy eyes from hours of crying. I passed a mirror in the hallway, stepping back to tuck a lock of nappy hair behind my ear. The post Sneak Peak of My Novel: Alone appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Homemade Spicy BBQ Sauce

    Brooke
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Of course I had to couple my pork ribs with an amazing bbq sauce. You can use this sauce on a bbq chicken sandwich, grilled chicken, ribs, even steaks or french fries! The post Homemade Spicy BBQ Sauce appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
  • Brooke’s Pork Loin Back Ribs

    Brooke
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Over the years I have tried to perfect my pork ribs and I was able to do so! These are my delicious, spicy pork ribs with homemade BBQ sauce. The post Brooke’s Pork Loin Back Ribs appeared first on The Babbling Brooke.
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    Coily By Nature

  • Fall and Winter Must Haves For Natural Hair Types

    Coily ByNature
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Fall and Winter Must Haves For Curly, Kinky and Cute Natural Hair Types There are some months that I prefer more than others, and there are definitely beauty items that I must have for my natural hair.  This February, as the Polar Vortex threatens to tear our ends to pieces, I wanted to share a […] The post Fall and Winter Must Haves For Natural Hair Types appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • Not All Natural Hair Grows the Same: Pace Yourself

    Coily ByNature
    28 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Comparing Everything, Even Natural Hair Types, Can Be Discouraging We’ve probably done it before.  Natural hair faithfulschecking out the hair of other natural hair faithfulsin somewhat of a hue of disappointment.  Maybe one has a TWA, and can’t wear the African American hairstyles that she wants.  Maybe her natural hair is flowing down to her […] The post Not All Natural Hair Grows the Same: Pace Yourself appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • You Asked for It! My Current Natural Hairstyle & Routine Part 1

    Coily ByNature
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:59 am
    You Asked For it:My Natural Hair and Hairstyle Routine Like most women I care a lot about my body and my natural hair (well I should say most humans, right?). I try to keep myself as healthy as possible by constantly learning about and cleansing out toxins. Well, back in 2006-2007 ish (my brain is […] The post You Asked for It! My Current Natural Hairstyle & Routine Part 1 appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • Natural Hairstyle: Herbs You Must Try

    Coily ByNature
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:21 pm
    When I first started my healthy hair journey, my hair was breaking like crazy. Every time I would comb, brush, or style my hair, there would be tiny little broken hairs on my shirt, bathroom counter, and floor. At that time I tried heavy protein treatments [which caused some shedding], as well as hair creams […] The post Natural Hairstyle: Herbs You Must Try appeared first on Coily By Nature.
  • 6 Steps to the Perfect Twist out Hairstyle

    Coily ByNature
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    By MopTopMaven 1. Depending on your hair type, products that contain polymers or any other ingredient geared towards hold works best for hair that doesn’t have a defined curl type. The polymers found in most of the curl creams and puddings on the market today create a light film over the hair that keeps the […] The post 6 Steps to the Perfect Twist out Hairstyle appeared first on Coily By Nature.
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    Pan-African Alliance

  • UBA Radio Presents: Dr. Phil Valentine

    Asad Malik
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    We are excited to roll out the red, black, and green carpet for my spiritual mentor, Dr. Phil Valentine (Hidden Colors 1 – 3). In this episode, Dr. Phil Valentine answers questions from our members on melanin, developing consciousness, and what we can do to take action in the face of white supremacy! Dr. Valentine is a Doctor of Hygienic Science; Doctor of Classical Naturopathy, a  Grand Master of the Metaphysical Sciences, and a Founding Father of the “Conscious Community”. As a member of the American Natural Hygienic Society, Dr. Valentine has served as a consultant to…
  • #Powernomics – 30 Ways You Can Practice Group Economics

    Asad Malik
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Produce a product Produce a service Outsource tasks to a member of the community Open an online store Open a physical store Host community events Use Black Business Directories Create community gardens Start making and selling your own clothes and accessories Source Black produced products Start or Join a Black Investment Group Find and join a Black Bank Crowdfund to raise capital Do A Weekly Sou-Sou If you dont have money, barter Change your buying habits Vote with your dollars Create Trust Funds for your children OR an Endowment for an organization Fight for reparations Use…
  • Heres an Easy Way to Understand the Weapons of White Supremacy

    Asad Malik
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The easiest way to understand a complex system is to see that system in action. When it comes to the multifaceted system that is white supremacy, we should look at a nation that has used the weapons of white supremacy to remove Blacks from their population: Argentina   In 80 years, Argentina reduced the Black population from almost half of the overall population to less than 4 percent using the weapons of white supremacy. Weapons At Work As was the case in America, hundreds of thousands of Africans were forcibly removed from their homelands to toil in Argentina under white masters. Yet…
  • [Podcast] Achieving Cultural Unity with Asar Imhotep

    Asad Malik
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    We are excited to roll out the red, black, and green carpet for Asar Imhotep, our first interview of Season 2! In this episode, Asar discusses the linguistic and cultural links that we still share with Africans in the rest of the Diaspora, but might not be conscious of, the biggest problem in the Black community, and the inspiration behind his 5 books and multiple academic works. In today’s do the knowledge segment, we discuss the works of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, whose Born-Day was September 21, 1909. Dr. Nkrumah was Ghana’s first democratically elected President, the founder of the…
  • Here’s What You Can Learn From The 7 Richest Black People in the World

    Asad Malik
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
    Money moves movements. The more capital that we in the conscious community collectively control, the more likely we will be to effect real change in our communities and in the world. We cannot rely on Black Billionaires to improve the condition of our people (although many have used their wealth to fight disease, increase employment opportunities, and save lives), But we can learn from their success to reach new levels of economic empowerment. In studying the 7 richest Black people on Earth, we identified three things you can do to increase your chances of becoming a Black Billionaire. Move…
 
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    VannDigital.com » Portfolio Categories » Channels

  • MP3: Kokane (@KokaneOfficial) feat. Joe Young (@GorillaJoeYoung) » Chicago (Remix) [Prod. @MeechWells]

    D. Vann
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Kokane links with Germany’s Joe Young for the remix of his new West Coast banger “Chicago” which is produced by fellow West Coast legend Meech Wells. You can follow both artists on Twitter @KokaneOfficial & @GorillaJoeYoung!!! The post MP3: Kokane (@KokaneOfficial) feat. Joe Young (@GorillaJoeYoung) » Chicago (Remix) [Prod. @MeechWells] by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • Video: @MaffewRagazino, Livin Proof (@IAmLivinProof), & Cortez (@Cortez_HSP) » No Chance

    D. Vann
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Check out the 1st visual from Loyalty Digital Corp.’s ode to wrestling project ‘The WWE-P‘. “No Chance” features Maffew Ragazino, Livin Proof, & Cortez and was produced by Local-Mu12 member James Moore. The project is made up of wrestling theme songs & features Sadat X, Skyzoo, Torae, Punchline (of eMC), Ro Spit, Fokis, & more. The post Video: @MaffewRagazino, Livin Proof (@IAmLivinProof), & Cortez (@Cortez_HSP) » No Chance by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • Editorial: OVO Artist ILOVEMAKONNEN Ethers Troy Ave’s Remix Of His Track ‘Tuesday’

    D. Vann
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:13 pm
    Earlier today, Troy Ave decide to remix ILOVEMAKONNEN’S “Tuesday” single. After the release hit the nets, ILOVEMAKONNEN took to Twitter to give his thoughts on it & wasn’t to pleased. Troy Ave then felt some type of way & responded back. No chill zone. Yall for trash for them remixes — TOPSZN Makonnen (@iLoveMakonnen5D) September […] The post Editorial: OVO Artist ILOVEMAKONNEN Ethers Troy Ave’s Remix Of His Track ‘Tuesday’ by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • Video: Michael Brown’s Mother Talks Grieving In The Public Eye On ‘Steve Harvey’

    D. Vann
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Michael Brown’s mom has opened up about how tough it’s been to grieve his death because quiet moments have been few and far between for her. Although Michael has been dead nearly two months, Lesly McSpadden revealed to that she really hasn’t had time to grieve because she’s been in the public eye almost constantly […] The post Video: Michael Brown’s Mother Talks Grieving In The Public Eye On ‘Steve Harvey’ by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
  • MP3: Big Whiskey (@BigWhiskNC) feat. @Dave_East & @BigSant » The Man In My City

    D. Vann
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:27 pm
    North Carolina rapper Big Whiskey drops off his new track “The Man In My City” that’s featuring rappers Dave East & Big Sant and produced by E Miles. “The Man In My City” appears on Big Whiskey’s album ‘Asleep At The Wheel’ which you can cop for free on AudioMack.com!!! You can also cop this […] The post MP3: Big Whiskey (@BigWhiskNC) feat. @Dave_East & @BigSant » The Man In My City by D. Vann appeared first on VannDigital.com.
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