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  • #TWiBprime #714 | #BBHMM

    This Week in Blackness | #TWIBnation
    TWiB.FM
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    #TeamBlackness and Back2Reality’s Jarrett discuss Rihanna’s #BBHMM video with Mikki Kendall, why Obama is tasked with leading the race discussion, and Feedback Thursday. Featuring: Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman Elon James White @elonjames Imani Gandy @angryblacklady Jarrett Hill @JarrettHill Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon – Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! Do you give a f***? Because #TeamBlackness is fresh out! Find out how you can help here: f***s.twib.me ITUNES | The post #TWiBprime #714 | #BBHMM…
  • National Black Chamber of Commerce is wrong on EPA plan - DesMoinesRegister.com

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    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Madame NoireNational Black Chamber of Commerce is wrong on EPA planDesMoinesRegister.comIn a Register column published on June 23, Harry Alford, CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, asserts...
  • The KKK Understands Exactly What the Confederate Flag Symbolizes: White Power

    Black Politics on the Web
    The Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    The controversy over the Confederate flag keeps threatening to devolve into a seminar in semiotics. What does the flag really symbolize—racism or “Southern heritage?” Should we be fighting over symbols or is that a diversion from real issues, like actual, institutional racism? “Quit looking at the symbols,” South Carolina State Representative John Graham Altman said… Read More » The post The KKK Understands Exactly What the Confederate Flag Symbolizes: White Power appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • When "honey do" lists become much more.

    field negro
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    For those of you who don't know your history, please understand that the Negro slave in Louisiana suffered just as much (if not more) than the slave in places like Alabama and Mississippi who were picking cotton. I know that there is this misconception that they were treated better because of the French codes which originally governed their owners and such, but don't believe it. Planting that sugar cane in the brutal Louisiana heat and humidity was no joke.Anywhoo, I am saying all this to explain what I have been going through for the past couple of days.That not unlike this poor…
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    Blackfolks
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:28 pm
    I miss you LJ, we had some good times and shit.
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  • #TWiBprime #714 | #BBHMM

    TWiB.FM
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    #TeamBlackness and Back2Reality’s Jarrett discuss Rihanna’s #BBHMM video with Mikki Kendall, why Obama is tasked with leading the race discussion, and Feedback Thursday. Featuring: Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman Elon James White @elonjames Imani Gandy @angryblacklady Jarrett Hill @JarrettHill Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon – Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! Do you give a f***? Because #TeamBlackness is fresh out! Find out how you can help here: f***s.twib.me ITUNES | The post #TWiBprime #714 | #BBHMM…
  • #TWiBprime #713 | Hashtag N!gg*r

    TWiB.FM
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    #TeamBlackness talks traditional marriage persecution complex, #attackonblacklife, the nature of the first amendment and more.   Featuring: Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman Elon James White @elonjames Imani Gandy @angryblacklady Jarrett Hill @JarrettHill Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon – Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! Do you give a f***? Because #TeamBlackness is fresh out! Find out how you can help here: f***s.twib.me ITUNES | The post #TWiBprime #713 | Hashtag N!gg*r appeared first on #TWIBnation.
  • TWIB AfterDARK #59 | Big D*** Jesus

    Aaron Rand Freeman
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:31 am
    Jaila and Aaron sit with Sarah of EvolvlingMatter.tumblr.com to discuss how the American religious Right has stretched all the way to Australia, then discuss Jesus as a sexual being, and immature medical journals. Help fund Shine Louise Houston’s latest film “Queer Women of Color” HERE: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/snapshot-shine-louise-houston-s-next-feature-film#/story journals.Featuring: N’Jaila Rhee @BlasianBytch Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon – Buy what you would normally buy…
  • #TWiBprime #712 | The Assault on Affirmative Action

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    1 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    #TeamBlackness discusses the GOP Battle Royale, professionalism and you, ballet dancer Misty Copeland making history, and why the rash of church fires post-Charleston aren’t getting the attention they deserve. Featuring: Aaron Rand Freeman @ansfreeman Elon James White @elonJames Imani Gandy @angryblacklady and Dara M. Wilson @daramwilson Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon – Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! ITUNES | STITCHER | PREMIUM The post #TWiBprime #712 | The Assault on Affirmative Action appeared first on…
  • #TWiBprime #711 | Elon is an Amazing Moderator

    TWiB.FM
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:40 am
    #TeamBlackness discusses Elon’s amazing moderation skills, the Supreme Court approaching reasonability, Bobby Jindal’s Jindalness, and we raise #StrokeGameProper awareness. Featuring Elon James White @elonJames Imani Gandy @angryblacklady and Dara M. Wilson @daramwilson Want to support TWiB? Shop at Amazon using this link: http://twib.me/amazon – Buy what you would normally buy and TWIB gets MONEY! ITUNES | STITCHER | PREMIUM The post #TWiBprime #711 | Elon is an Amazing Moderator appeared first on #TWIBnation.
 
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  • The KKK Understands Exactly What the Confederate Flag Symbolizes: White Power

    The Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:32 am
    The controversy over the Confederate flag keeps threatening to devolve into a seminar in semiotics. What does the flag really symbolize—racism or “Southern heritage?” Should we be fighting over symbols or is that a diversion from real issues, like actual, institutional racism? “Quit looking at the symbols,” South Carolina State Representative John Graham Altman said… Read More » The post The KKK Understands Exactly What the Confederate Flag Symbolizes: White Power appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Blame Rises With Body Count in Baltimore

    The Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    It’s been two months since violent protests burned a path of destruction through some of Baltimore’s worst neighborhoods. While some sense of normalcy has returned to the streets, the legacy of Freddie Gray—whose death in police custody sparked the unrest—remains a defining feature of the landscape. On walls and marquees across West Baltimore, Gray’s name… Read More » The post Blame Rises With Body Count in Baltimore appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Kindergartner’s haircut distracting, Peninsula Catholic school says

    The Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:26 am
    Five-year-old Jalyn Broussard was so excited to show his kindergarten classmates his new haircut, a style that would surely set him apart from his second-grade brother’s shaved head. But his “modern fade,” a popular hairstyle among African-American men, apparently set off an alarm with administrators at the boy’s Catholic school, who called Jalyn’s mom half… Read More » The post Kindergartner’s haircut distracting, Peninsula Catholic school says appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • Segregation and the Ferguson Commission

    The Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    One hundred days after the death of Michael Brown Jr., the State of Missouri by executive order established a commission to conduct “a thorough, wide-ranging and unflinching study of the social and economic conditions that impede progress, equality and safety in the St. Louis region.” This Ferguson Commission also was charged with issuing a report… Read More » The post Segregation and the Ferguson Commission appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
  • What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

    The Admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Frederick Douglass Mr. President, Friends and Fellow Citizens: – He who could address this audience without a quailing sensation, has stronger nerves than I have. I do not remember ever to have appeared as a speaker before any assembly more shrinkingly, nor with greater distrust of my ability, than I do this day. A feeling… Read More » The post What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? appeared first on Black Politics on the Web.
 
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  • When "honey do" lists become much more.

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    For those of you who don't know your history, please understand that the Negro slave in Louisiana suffered just as much (if not more) than the slave in places like Alabama and Mississippi who were picking cotton. I know that there is this misconception that they were treated better because of the French codes which originally governed their owners and such, but don't believe it. Planting that sugar cane in the brutal Louisiana heat and humidity was no joke.Anywhoo, I am saying all this to explain what I have been going through for the past couple of days.That not unlike this poor…
  • You see pride, I see prejudice.

    2 Jul 2015 | 7:24 pm
    It's just amazing to me how short our memories are in this country. Not too long ago, after a racist slaughtered nine innocent people in a church, the country was outraged that he would do it under the banner of the confederate flag. Now, two weeks later, we are back to being our old selves.  "American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. And questions about how far to go to remove references to the Confederacy from…
  • "The oblivious, casual racism of modern conservatism"

    1 Jul 2015 | 7:11 pm
    The Field Negro education series continues with this timely article from salon.com."Sometimes racism isn’t about vicious bigotry and hatred towards those with different skin color than your own, let alone a willingness to walk into a church and massacre nine of those others because you think they’re “taking over your country.” Sometimes, racism is manifested in the subtle way a person can dismiss the lived experiences of those racial others as if they were nothing, utterly erasing those experiences, consigning them to the ashbin of history like so much irrelevant refuse.In the last…
  • "The atheist atrocities fallacy ."

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:22 pm
      I am often accused of being an atheist, which I most certainly am not. (There is a big difference between an atheist and an agnostic. And if you want to see why a rational person can be skeptic when it comes to religion you might want to start by reading a wonderful book by Timothy Freke called The Laughing Jesus And because folks believe that I am an atheist, Christians, particularly those to the right of me politically, like to bring up terrible people from history and accuse them of being non-believers when they argue with me.I suppose this has something to do…
  • Before Dylann, there was Edgar.

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Today is a good day to talk about Edgar Ray Killen, the unapologetic racist who was responsible for killing three civil rights workers in Mississippi back in 1964.Sadly, there were many Dylann Roof types back then, and he was just one of them.   Today he sits in jail after finally being convicted of that terrible crime."And he steadfastly refuses to discuss the “Freedom Summer” slayings of three civil rights workers, which sparked national outrage, helped spur passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and landed him behind bars.Killen was interviewed by the Associated Press…
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    16 Jun 2015 | 10:28 pm
    I miss you LJ, we had some good times and shit.
  • Speculative flash fiction I made free Sunday/Monday for MLK holiday

    17 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    My flash fiction AU story The Nixon Negroes will be free Jan 18 and 19 for MLK day.  It can also be borrowed if you're on Amazon's Kindle Unlimited subscription.It's a what-if Nixon won in 1960 due to having high black Republican turnout.  The perspective is from a young boy whose parents voted Nixon.  It's cute, I like it. So something quick and free if you're into speculative fiction by a woman of color.
  • iOS 8.1.3 Update Coming Soon

    21 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Since the public release of iOS 8.0 in last September, there were so many updates released for it. Some are major updates such as iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.2 (currently in beta). And some are minor updates such as, iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.1.1 and iOS 8.1.2. Though iOS 8.1.2 released few days back, iOS 8.2 is still in beta and, so far three beta versions have been released for registered developers. We can guarantee that iOS 8.2 will not be released to the public before January 2015. Most probably iOS 8.1.3 update will be released in next few days.- Best jailbreak tweaksfor iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2,…
  • The Souls of Black Folk (1903) -W.E.B Du Bois

    28 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
  • Frustrating thoughts on the last couple of nights

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    The Onion wasn't joking at all when they wrote this a couple months ago. And who knew that this piece would be so relevant a year an a half later?Last night I discovered this Twitter account @YesYoureRacist (kudos to whomever made it but warning to all about language and ignorance galore). Whoever I hear next going on about how this is supposed to be a post-racial America will be directed there before being allowed to continue their thought.My social feeds are trending a lot differently on this topic than they were two months ago. A lot a people were talking passionately about the…
 
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  • Have You Read The New York Times' "Looking 'White' in the Face"? If Not, You Should

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    I hope that the weather is as nice where you are as it is here in Chicago.The July 4th weekend is approaching so I will be asking more questions and sharing short posts here on the site than the usual habit of posting longer essays. We will pick up our normal routine next week. The speculative piece on Fox News and the burning of black churches is over at Salon as well if you want to check out the comment section there to see what the Right-wing sewer dwellers are up to.I am also migrating the files for The Chauncey DeVega Show over to Libsyn (here is a link to the page as it…
  • 17 Ways That 'Fox News' Will Explain 'Who is Burning Black Churches?'

    1 Jul 2015 | 12:50 am
    Black America's "blues sensibilities"--as well as that of other peoples who have historically suffered under Power and somehow found a way to survive and triumph--means that laughter is one of the ways that we navigate times of trouble and sorrow. Other people(s) crumple under the littlest of pressure and pain; to both our detriment and advantage Black America marches on, indomitable as the miner's canary, we who are the moral conscience of the United States. This is both a blessing and a curse.White racial terrorist Dylann Roof has been arrested. He subsequently confessed to killing 9 black…
  • The Harm That One Negro Can Do: Journalistic Malpractice. The Washington Post Runs a Story About Black People Who Love the Confederate Flag

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:47 pm
     I offer a question for a Tuesday night.Today, The Washington Post ran a story on black Americans who defend the Confederate flag. The Treason Flag and American Swastika are symbols of white supremacy and anti-black violence. Yet, it has confused and wayward and bigoted defenders--apparently on both sides of the colorline if The Washington Post's story "Why this black defender of the Confederate flag says slavery was ‘a choice’" is to be believed. Black folks who defend the Confederate flag belong in a human zoo; nevertheless they still have the ability to shape public…
  • Shameless Self-Promotion: Chauncey DeVega on the RT Network and Ring of Fire Discussing the Charleston Massacre; The Podcast is Up and Running Again

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:41 am
    As is my habit, just sharing some interviews about the Charleston Massacre from last week.I did two interviews on the TV and Internet machine last week where I tried to broaden the conversation about the Charleston Massacre.My first spot was with the good folks on Ring of Fire TV and Radio. I dropped a bionic elbow on the narrow discourse around The Charleston Massacre and tried to focus on guns, Right-wing domestic terrorism, and toxic white masculinity.My promo was a solid one. Thus, I was invited back for round two on Friday as Mike Papantonio was sitting in for Thom Hartmann on the…
  • The Whiteness of Science Fiction: From the Hugo Awards' 'Sad Puppies' to Dylann Roof and Harold Covington

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    I have shared my experiences with the Whiteness of science fiction on several occasions here on WARN and also on the podcast. I have also confessed to my embarrassment regarding my summer of "grokking", shame at discovering that Robert Heinlein was a white supremacist, and subsequently throwing his writing into the veritable dustbin of work to not be read for purposes other than strict critical inquiry, as opposed to pleasure or joy.There is an alternative reality knowledge propaganda producing machine that sustains the White Right and the broader Right-wing…
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  • A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to realizing this dream than we may think. In 2008, I had the incredible privilege of being one of many organizers of a 5-day, large-scale event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion which featured the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and spiritual leaders from…
  • Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt. Mr. Al-Merghani's comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi's cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup and a year after the former general was voted into office. Soccer frequently serves as a…
  • 'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country?
  • Weekend Roundup

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can…
  • Mitt Romney Hosts A Sleepover With Marco Rubio And Chris Christie

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates…
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  • A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to realizing this dream than we may think. In 2008, I had the incredible privilege of being one of many organizers of a 5-day, large-scale event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion which featured the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and spiritual leaders from…
  • Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt. Mr. Al-Merghani's comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi's cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup and a year after the former general was voted into office. Soccer frequently serves as a…
  • 'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country?
  • Weekend Roundup

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can…
  • Mitt Romney Hosts A Sleepover With Marco Rubio And Chris Christie

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates…
 
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  • A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to realizing this dream than we may think. In 2008, I had the incredible privilege of being one of many organizers of a 5-day, large-scale event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion which featured the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and spiritual leaders from…
  • Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt. Mr. Al-Merghani's comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi's cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup and a year after the former general was voted into office. Soccer frequently serves as a…
  • 'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country?
  • Weekend Roundup

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can…
  • Mitt Romney Hosts A Sleepover With Marco Rubio And Chris Christie

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates…
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  • A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to realizing this dream than we may think. In 2008, I had the incredible privilege of being one of many organizers of a 5-day, large-scale event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion which featured the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and spiritual leaders from…
  • Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt. Mr. Al-Merghani's comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi's cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup and a year after the former general was voted into office. Soccer frequently serves as a…
  • 'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country?
  • Weekend Roundup

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can…
  • Mitt Romney Hosts A Sleepover With Marco Rubio And Chris Christie

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates…
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  • A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to realizing this dream than we may think. In 2008, I had the incredible privilege of being one of many organizers of a 5-day, large-scale event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion which featured the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and spiritual leaders from…
  • Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt. Mr. Al-Merghani's comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi's cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup and a year after the former general was voted into office. Soccer frequently serves as a…
  • 'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country?
  • Weekend Roundup

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can…
  • Mitt Romney Hosts A Sleepover With Marco Rubio And Chris Christie

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates…
 
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  • A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to realizing this dream than we may think. In 2008, I had the incredible privilege of being one of many organizers of a 5-day, large-scale event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion which featured the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and spiritual leaders from…
  • Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt. Mr. Al-Merghani's comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi's cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup and a year after the former general was voted into office. Soccer frequently serves as a…
  • 'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country?
  • Weekend Roundup

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can…
  • Mitt Romney Hosts A Sleepover With Marco Rubio And Chris Christie

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates…
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  • A Birthday Gift for the Dalai Lama - Global Compassion Education

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    The Dalai Lama's 80th Birthday Wish Is That We All Live #WithCompassion. While I love his wish, I say let's take it a step further: let's give His Holiness the Dalai Lama the gift of global compassion education by mainstreaming compassion training in schools, communities and businesses around the world. From my experience, we are much closer to realizing this dream than we may think. In 2008, I had the incredible privilege of being one of many organizers of a 5-day, large-scale event in Seattle called Seeds of Compassion which featured the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and spiritual leaders from…
  • Egyptian soccer player criticizes Sisi in reflection of mounting discontent

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    By James M. Dorsey Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt. Mr. Al-Merghani's comments on his Facebook page are indicative because they suggested the degree to which Mr. Al Sisi's cult-like popularity has diminished barely two years after he toppled elected president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup and a year after the former general was voted into office. Soccer frequently serves as a…
  • 'Nai' Or 'Oxi'? What Greece's Landmark Vote May Trigger

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    LONDON (AP) — On his 10-year trip home, the Greek hero Odysseus at one point had to steer his ship and crew down a narrow stretch of water menaced on opposite sides by two sea monsters, Scylla and Charybdis. The Greek people are in similar dire straits as they prepare to vote on a future in which they face two painful prospects: the slow grind of years more of austerity cuts or the country's potentially catastrophic exit from the euro. The question is whether their vote on Sunday can help them escape either. "Yes" to more budget cuts in exchange for a financial aid package for the country?
  • Weekend Roundup

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    This week, while the U.S. celebrates its independence, the world watches a modern Greek tragedy unfold as Greece votes on austere bailout terms imposed by the country's creditors. However the vote goes, one thing is clear: The austerity that came with the two previous bailouts has utterly broken the Greek economy. GDP has gone down nearly 30 percent. A quarter of the country is unemployed, including half of its young people. Pensions have been slashed. The health budget has been cut by 40 percent. Suicides are up 36 percent since 2008. The Troika has authored a new Greek myth -- that you can…
  • Mitt Romney Hosts A Sleepover With Marco Rubio And Chris Christie

    3 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney will be hosting two rival Republican presidential contenders at a holiday sleepover Friday evening. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. Both candidates…
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    Afrobella

  • Remembering the Charleston Victims. How We All Can Help

    afrobella
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    Last week, a coward and a terrorist committed a vicious, pre-meditated hate crime against an innocent group of people as they gathered to worship. He sat with them for an hour while they prayed and admitted that they did their best to make him feel welcome, and still he had enough hate in his heart... read all The post Remembering the Charleston Victims. How We All Can Help appeared first on Afrobella.
  • Brown Girl Friendly Foundation – 5 Lightweight Coverage Options For Hot, Humid Months

    afrobella
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Even though Chicago weather is playing games with my heart, it’s technically just about summertime in the Chi. The weather vacillates between high heat and humidity, to rain and wind and even hail the other day. In June! Sometimes it hails in JUNE. Anyway, no matter what, it’s the season to switch up your makeup.... read all The post Brown Girl Friendly Foundation – 5 Lightweight Coverage Options For Hot, Humid Months appeared first on Afrobella.
  • Rompers, Jumpsuits, Playsuits – Timeless Plus Size Picks

    afrobella
    15 Jun 2015 | 5:01 pm
    Hey bellas! You may already know that I’m a contributing editor, and you can find my new posts over at Mode.com every month. But now I can also share my best posts right here on Afrobella.com! Click below to read more. Hope you like! Today’s post is all about rompers. Jumpsuits. Playsuits. One piece outfits... read all The post Rompers, Jumpsuits, Playsuits – Timeless Plus Size Picks appeared first on Afrobella.
  • DIY Jewelry! Try This Beautiful, Easy to Make, Crystal Clear Bracelet

    afrobella
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:01 pm
    Jade Gedeon is the amazing Trinidadian-born creator of jewelry line We Dream in Colour. Her new book, Beautiful Bracelets By Hand, breaks the jewelry-making process all the way down step by step. Check out this beautiful bracelet you can DIY! The post DIY Jewelry! Try This Beautiful, Easy to Make, Crystal Clear Bracelet appeared first on Afrobella.
  • 5 Reasons To LOVE Baltimore, By Oyin Handmade’s Pierre and Jamyla Bennu

    afrobella
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:52 am
    I’d say that Baltimore has an image issue. There are sweeping perceptions of the city based solely on news headlines and fictional representations in TV and film, that don’t begin to capture the complexity, the reality and the beauty of Baltimore as a whole. Baltimore clearly is a city with real issues that need to... read all The post 5 Reasons To LOVE Baltimore, By Oyin Handmade’s Pierre and Jamyla Bennu appeared first on Afrobella.
 
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    The Liberator Magazine

  • ZEALOTRY DELIRIUM / Ernest Bryant III

    achali
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:05 am
    ZEALOTRY DELIRIUM 1999. acrylic, latex, oilpastel, airbrush, an monoprinting on canvas. (4.5’ x 6’)Liberator: What was your proudest moment as an artist?Ernest: I got to go overseas and see how my artwork was perceived by an international community who had never met me before and didn’t really speak my language. I got to see how the majority of the people liked it; they felt what I was talking about and that made me happy.Liberator: What made you decide that you wanted to be a career artist?E: A career artist? I don’t know. It just kinda happened like before I would just make comics…
  • Exploration of new materials & Great Barrington, Egremont Plain, W.E.B. DuBois' boyhood home

    achali
    25 May 2015 | 10:05 am
    We Don't Die, We Multiply, Artist Statement: "In my new work created in the past several months at Darrow, I was concerned with responding to my new environs here in the Northeast. The works are grounded in an exploration of new materials and also in my learning of Great Barrington, or more accurately, Egremont Plain, as the boyhood home of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois. Many of the works are inspired by the ideas of multiplicity and iteration between concept and form, a result of pondering the passage of time, in regard to the modest land inhabited by this great thinker juxtaposed with his enormous body…
  • A Prince Remembers King Oliver in Exile

    achali
    5 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    "If you haven't heard Oliver and his boys you haven't heard real jazz. It is loud, wailing and pulsating. You dance calmly for a while, trying to fight it, and then you succumb completely, as King makes his trumpet talk personally to you – and the trumpet usually doesn't say nice things. Hip dancing is carried out wholesaledly between the customers. Native jazz has no conscience."- Variety (Review from the 1920s)King Oliver's story reads as if Shakespeare was dared to come back and write a jazz tragedy. There is the high note of ushering the New Orleans sound into Chicago. Plenty of lows,…
  • The Case of Hip-hop

    achali
    5 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    1This is not an attempt to appeal to the sensibilities of yesteryear, a clarion-call for the new Charlie Parker, the new Al Green, or even the new Nas. Outside of a few universal concepts embodied by each of those artists (namely, a kind of modernist inventiveness useful in all ages, an insistence on the power of love, a dedication to an honest assessment of human struggle, in that order), none of them have anything uniquely contemporary to say to the listener today. Hip-hop itself has begun to compromise its own relevance by growing ironic in relation to its most noteworthy period (i.e., the…
  • Ancient Egyptian Symbolism In Black American Music

    achali
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    IntroductionThe aim here is to trace the origins of the use of ancient Egyptian iconography in black American music. It can be found as far back as the 1950s with artists such as Sun Ra, continuing with Alice Coltrane in the 1960s, through to Earth Wind and Fire, X Clan, KRS One, Erykah Badu, and a host of others in-between and after. While Western composers such as Mozart and Verdi had made reference to ancient Egypt in their work (The Magic Flute & Aida), a unique set of historical circumstances led to black American artists doing the same.Thus I wish to draw attention to artists whose use…
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    Movie Trailer Reviews

  • Character Corner: Wally West - The Fastest Man Alive

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    2 Jul 2015 | 4:33 am
    Kriss & Dpalm are back to discuss Wally West, the third person to take the mantle of the Flash. While the focus has been on Barry Allen recently, we talk about how Wally West was THE Flash for many of us growing up and how important he is. We talk about the similarities and differences between Flash and Batman. How Flash's rogue gallery is up there with Spider-Man and Batman in terms of being the best and most dangerous. We also go over some key issues involving Wally and what makes them so good. Key Issues: Flash Vol 1 #110  (Dec. 1959) - 1st Wally West appearance (Kid Flash). Retold in…
  • MTR Premium Preview: Y the Last Man 1- 20

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Kriss is joined by Aaron and Karen to discuss issues 1-20 of Brian K Vaughan's Y the Last Man. This is a preview clip of our full discussion. Sign up for MTR Premium to get the whole episode as well as part two of this series where we discuss issues 21-60. Guests: Karen - @SayDatAgain - TheBlackGuyWhoTips.com Aaron - @CapitolDoubleA Contact Us: CBBC@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube Twitter – @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
  • Insanity Check #487: Republican Clown Show

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:36 pm
    Topics: Shia  LaBeouf spits hot fiyah Giving people a chance to grow vs roasting them when they finally come around The Gay Marriage "debate" is so stupid The 2016 GOP candidates are absurd and tell us why they disagree with Gay Marriage It might be time to split off from established religions White gays go too far President Obama is GOAT Peter Parker is cast Marvel's plans for diversity and why we should be buying their books Black churches are being burned down and it is domestic terrorism Guest: Dpalm - @dpalm66 Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get…
  • Ted 2 Review

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Phenom & Kriss review Ted 2 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 -https://www.youtube.com/user/movietrailerreview Twitter – @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
  • MTR Premium Preview: Life is Strange Episode 2 - Out of Time

    Movie Trailer Reviews
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:51 am
    Premium Preview clip of our discussion/review of Life is Strange Episode 2: Out of Time Check out our sponsor TweakedAudio.com using the code ‘reviews’ to get 33% off & free shipping. Contact Us: PlayingDead@MovieTrailerReviews.Net Check us out on Youtube -https://www.youtube.com/user/movietrailerreview Twitter – @InsanityReport & @MTrailerReviews
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    The Black Socialite

  • Happy July 4th Holiday USA!

    3 Jul 2015 | 3:43 pm
    Have a safe and wonderful July 4th holiday weekend, everyone!
  • Working HARD!

    10 May 2015 | 5:33 pm
    This is probably the longest duration away from blogging for me in a while. I am working so hard at home, health, school, and work, that it's been challenging to stay on top of the socialite happenings.The good news is that I'll be on sabbatical for seven months from the day job starting July 1st. This gives me a chance to focus on some key projects in the proverbial hopper. I'll also get a chance to rest which is super important right now.I anticipated I can start blogging regularly again in the next few weeks. To my loyalists, thanks for hanging in there with me! We'll do what we always do…
  • Friday's Fabulous Flicks

    20 Mar 2015 | 7:23 pm
    This week's flicks features Palm Beach socialite Lorrain Hall and husband Malcolm attending The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County’s Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance recently. The fabulous affair was attended by more than 120 supporters including Ethel and Clarence Williams looking strikingly elegant in matching royal purple ensembles. Spring is here! So I hope you're planning a fabulous social season!
  • Friday's Fabulous Flick

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:14 pm
    This week's flick features Keita Turner and Robin Lawson looking super chic, while attending East Side House Settlement's Young Collectors Night last month in New York City.The event was sponsored by Brooks Brothers, New York magazine, Farrow & Ball, and Diageo. Nearly 700 new collectors and philanthropists enjoyed the affair. 
  • Happy 2015!

    31 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    May you have a super blessed New Year!
 
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    Lovebabz: A Life in Transition

  • The Case For A Well Lived Life... Passions Abound.

    28 Jun 2015 | 5:29 pm
    I was mentioning to someone about the many passions I've enjoyed thus far on my life's journey. I've never had just one passion to drive me for my life's work. I've experienced a great many things that I had great love for and moved on from. I was passionate about working with folks affected and effected by sexual assault. I was passionate about delivering meals to folks living with HIV/AIDS. I was passionate about working with women survivors of domestic violence. I was passionate about politics and being elected to office. I was passionate about all the nonprofit Boards I've served on. I…
  • I No Longer Want To Claim Being Tired

    17 Jun 2015 | 8:20 pm
    It is a default mechanism... one of my own making. I toss out how tired I am without really speaking the truth about what really ails me. What passes for tiredness is really overwhelm and disorganization. I will honestly concede that I have way too many things on my plate at the moment.Yes, more than likely this is the truth. However, I have this sense of urgency about doing all that I want to do. I know the problem isn't just being tired as much as it is disorganization and fear of success. There is always some kind of fear at the heart of things. I mean if I went to bed early as a person…
  • There is No Time To Waste

    31 May 2015 | 4:07 pm
    I have no more time to waste. I have no more fucking time to waste on bullshit... Be it people, places or things. I am so conscious of my remaining time on earth that I want to do everything all at once.I find myself weary of mundane conversations that have no real beginning or end. Just disheartening statements passing as sharing. I want to scream WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS? Quit telling me about your fucked up job or your lame ass husband, or your miserable kids or your crazy neighbors. Who are you? And what do you want?I was talking to a Sister this morning outside of…
  • I'M SPEAKING AT #BLOGHER 15: EXPERTS AMONG US

    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    I am THRILLED to be speaking at #BlogHer15: Experts Among UsEvent Date: July 18, 2015 - 10:30am - 11:45amConference Day: Day 2Conference: #BlogHer15: Experts Among UsConference Track: Online Life and CultureWhen You’re “Too Much” for Your Audience, Be It Your Profanity, Politics, or…Speakers:Sarah Ann Gilbert, AuthorThien-Kim Lam, I'm Not the NannyBabz Rawls Ivy, Lovebabz LLCContact me for friend and family discount! Would love to see you there!
  • I do not Live In a Love Desert

    24 May 2015 | 10:41 am
    I learned a big lesson over the last 48 hours. Those that believe there is not enough love for them will always try to drain you dry of your kindness and humanity.. I see where the lack shows up in people... I can see their fears taking over and they seem helpless in their ability to stop it.There is enough love for all. There is enough love that we can give and receive to each other several times over.I do not live in a love desert. I believe that love is boundless. I believe love transcends the ordinary and yet dwells in the ordinary.I do not know of any way to be except to be in love. This…
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    Bossip

  • Mexican Hospital Leaves Baby Blind After Removing Wrong Eye During Tumor Surgery

    theruffwriter
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Parents Outraged As Mexican Hospital Accidentally Blinds BabyTwo Mexican parents are outraged at their child’s surgeon for accidentally taking their baby’s good eye when he was supposed to be removing one with a tumor. Via MailOnline:A surgeon has been suspended and placed under investigation for leaving a baby blind after he removed the wrong eye during surgery. The parents of Fernando Jonathan Valdez Ayala, from Mexico, have been left horrified after the incident and are now suing on the grounds of medical negligence. Their son was having chemotherapy to treat a tumour in his…
  • Was NeNe Leakes Actually Forced To Resign From ‘RHOA’ By Pissed-Off Bravo Producers?

    theruffwriter
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Did Bravo Push NeNe Leakes Out Of ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta?’NeNe Leakes announced last week that she’s leaving RHOA for better opportunities, and no matter how much money she’s offered by Bravo, she has no interest in going back. The reality diva swears this was a decision she made for herself…but was it really NeNe’s nasty attitude and refusal to show up to work that actually pushed Bravo execs over the edge? An insider source claims that’s the case, and that the network pretty much forced her resignation through pay cuts. Via RadarOnline:The…
  • Double Puff: Miley Cyrus Blazes Up With Uncle Snoop

    theruffwriter
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Miley Cyrus Smokes With Snoop Dogg Miley Cyrus still needs as much attention as possible, and she’s still got Black music industry heavyweights vouching for her. The twerk-enthusiast shared a snap to Instagram today of herself puffing up with king cheefer Snoop Lion Dogg while the two were taking a break from a recent studio session. Via MailOnline: They say where there is smoke, there is fire, but when there is hip hop’s and pop’s biggest weed enthusiasts in one room there is certainly a lot of smoke too. Miley Cyrus and Snoop Dogg appear to be collaborating on some new…
  • Is Kim Kardashian Still Plumping Her Pout Freezing Her Features With Botox During Pregnancy #2?

    theruffwriter
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:11 pm
    Kim Kardashian On Having Cosmetic Procedures While Pregnant Is Kimmy Cakes still getting nipped and tucked while toting her second gut full of Yeezy? As a source recently revealed to InTouch magazine, it’s totally possible that perfection-obsessed Kim Kardashian is still keeping up with her regular filler and injection schedule to be sure she looks her best, especially while carrying around all the extra baby weight over the next few months: “She [normally] gets Botox and fillers every three months. She got injectables all the time [before her pregnancy], so she never gets a wrinkle…
  • She Got It: 15 Famous Sugar Mamas

    aqua
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Some women are content to not only bring home the bacon but also chill while their men earn their keep by frying up that swine as part of a post-coital snack.  It’s not always an age thing, but these 15 famous sugar mamas are either significantly older than their other halves, clearly out earn them, or both. Continue
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    Black | Celebrity Gossip | Celebrity News | Celebrity Photo | Black Entertainment News | MWZA.com

  • Sandra Bullock’s ‘Minions’ Shoes Go Viral

    Olivia SA
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Actress Sandra Bullock dons Minion-inspired pumps and causes the Internet to melt. On the red carpet of the Minions premiere in California, Bullock, who voices the villain, Scarlet Overkill, looked stunning in a black dress, which she paired with shoes that were inspired by the movie. A pair of Minion-inspired shoes sported by Sandra Bullock […]Sandra Bullock’s ‘Minions’ Shoes Go Viral is a post from: MWZA.com
  • Viola Davis Drama ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ To Air On ABC This Fall (Trailer)

    B.Honaist
    14 May 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Oscar nominee Viola Davis is coming to a TV screen near you this fall. Davis will star in ABC’s drama “How to Get Away With Murder,” which is produced by “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” creayor Shonda Rhimes. The alphabet network made the announcement earlier this week when it announced its lineup for the upcoming season. […]Viola Davis Drama ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ To Air On ABC This Fall (Trailer) is a post from: MWZA.com
  • Caitlin Heller’s ‘Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire’ Video Goes Viral

    Princess .P.
    7 Sep 2013 | 6:41 pm
    This girl’s twerking technics are hot – literally. Meet Caitlin Heller – a young woman who became an overnight celebrity after posting a video of herself on Youtube where she can be seen twerking around candles when someone accidentally opened the door she was using for support. The poor girl who must have been inspired […]Caitlin Heller’s ‘Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire’ Video Goes Viral is a post from: MWZA.com
  • R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’ to Drop on November 11

    B.Honaist
    7 Sep 2013 | 5:24 pm
    After releasing the single “My Story” featuring rapper 2 Chainz, R. Kelly has announced the release date of his upcoming album “Black Panties.” The new CD will be released on November 11 via RCA Records. The Pied Piper of R&B worked with Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Future and Twista on the album that will mark a […]R. Kelly’s ‘Black Panties’ to Drop on November 11 is a post from: MWZA.com
  • Raven-Symone Comes Out As Lesbian, Backs Gay Marriage

    B.Honaist
    3 Aug 2013 | 9:24 pm
    Raven-Symone is coming out as a lesbian, at least that is what one of her tweets seems to suggest. The 27-year-old actress spent recent years dodging questions about her sexuality after a gossip article surfaced stating that she was living with her alleged girlfriend and former America’s Next Top Model contestant AzMarie Livingston. The “That’s […]Raven-Symone Comes Out As Lesbian, Backs Gay Marriage is a post from: MWZA.com
 
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    The Young, Black, and Fabulous

  • #ESSENCEFEST: Keke Palmer, Sevyn Streeter & More Honor Ava DuVernay & Others At McDonald’s 365Black Awards

    _YBF
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:36 pm
    The 2015 ESSENCE Festival is underway and poppin’ in New Orleans. The YBF folks fabulously made their way to the 12th annual McDonald’s 365Black Awards. Peep their arrivals and some behind-the-scene flicks inside…. Keke Palmer, who's starring on the upcoming FOX thriller "Scream Queens," stopped on the golden carpet to pose it up in a strapless Victoria Beckham LBD and Tamara Mellon shoes at the 365Black Awards during Essence Festival 2015 in New Orleans this weekend. The YBF chick was tapped to host the ceremony along with E! News co-anchor Terrence J. Before…
  • Malia Obama Landed A Cool Ass Summer Internship....With Lena Dunham's "Girls"

    Natasha
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Malia Obama is back to interning in the tv & film industry this summer.  The YBF Chick was just spotted on the set in Brooklyn. Check out who her boss will be this summer inside... She may be a First Daughter of the United States, but chick has to get a summer job/internship just like every other teen. But we're sure every other teen's summer gig isn't as bomb this one. Malia Obama, who turns 17-years-old on Independence Day, will be calling Lena Dunham her boss this summer.  The fab teen was just spotted hanging out on the Williamsburg set (at Aurora Ristorante) of HBO's…
  • IN THE MOTHERLAND: Erykah Badu Rocks ESSENCE Magazine Cover + Ava DuVernay Addresses ‘Black Panther’ Rumors

    _YBF
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:13 pm
    Erykah Badu is gracing the cover of ESSENCE Magazine. And it’s globally fab. Come inside to see Ms. Badu pose it up in the motherland and find out what Ava DuVernay says about directing the upcoming Marvel flick Black Panther inside…. Neo-soul songstress Erykah Badu shows off her eclectic style on a new magazine cover. And she’s serving in wild prints, feathers and her signature top hat. The Grammy winning singer is posing it up in the motherland… Africa. Come through queen! While we’re not sure if this is a special edition cover or next month’s issue,…
  • GOOD News For BAD Boy...Diddy Won't Face Felony Charges Over UCLA Scuffle

    _YBF
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:29 pm
    We've got good news for "Bad" boy Sean "Diddy" Combs, he won't face federal felony charges for allegedly attaching his son's UCLA football coach.  More inside.....   That was a fast one.....we've just learned that P. Diddy won't face felony assault and battery charges for that time he (allegedly) went oops upside the head of his son Justin's UCLA football coach last month. The great news was confirmed to PEOPLE by the County District Attorney's office.  Case spokesman Ricardo Santiago said the dispute was referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney's…
  • Trey Songz Kicks Off 2015 Essence Festival With Juvenile & Kevin Hart + Lance Gross, Quvenzhane Wallis, Meagan Good & More In The Mix

    _YBF
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Celebs are making their way to New Orleans to party it up at the 2015 Essence Festival. Last night, Trey Songz, Kevin Hart and Juvenile kicked off the festivities in the Superdome. Meanwhile, we spotted a few YBF folks in the mix as well. Peep the pics inside…. We’ve rounded up pics from the 2015 Essence Festival going down in New Orleans, Louisiana this weekend. And fans were treated with some R&B tunes and laughed it up with one funny comedian last night. R&B crooner Trey Songz, comedian Kevin Hart and Christian rapper Lecrea hit the stage for the “Now…
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    FUNKY BROWN CHICK®

  • Eat Me: Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

    Twanna A. Hines
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Strong minds, hearts, and bodies make better lovers. ;) It’s difficult, but possible, to eat well on a budget and with very little prep time. Need something new on your dinner plate? Last night, I made Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles. It was an easy recipe, and I recommend the following adaptations (which were yummy!): Add avocado, tomatoes, extra garlic and red onions. Use 1/2, rather than a full, pound of shrimp. Total cost: $16. Servings: 2 – 3, approximately $5 per meal. Time: 20 minutes. A photo posted by Twanna Hines (@funkybrownchick) on Jun 22, 2015 at 5:32pm…
  • Sexing Rachel Dolezal

    Twanna A. Hines
    14 Jun 2015 | 7:39 am
    If you haven’t already heard (hasn’t everyone?), Spokane NAACP​ president Rachel Dolezal was recently outed as a white woman. I’ve never spoken to Rachel, spotted her on the street, nor otherwise interacted with her in any way. As someone who has had others write things about me that weren’t true, I feel obligated to start my tirade by saying: Be skeptical of everything you read. As facts, anecdotes, and “Rachel told me” stories continue to unfold, consume them critically. In case you’re wondering, “What the hell does this have to do with…
  • Are You Ready for an International Affair?

    Twanna A. Hines
    28 May 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Whoa, Thomas R. Pickering and Edward J. Perkins!! If you haven’t already checked out their Washington Post article, “The Foreign Service is too white. We’d know — we’re top diplomats,” you should. And, if you don’t already know about Foreign Service career options, get the scoop. I think I’ve already told this story, but I started my career with State Department via a Foreign Service fellowship for Americans interested in interning at the Embassies in Paris and The Hague. Fluent in Dutch, my French-speaking abilities pretty much rival those of…
  • What?! Yes, Pakistan Airs Sex on TV.

    Twanna A. Hines
    26 May 2015 | 1:15 pm
    And you thought conservative, Islamic countries were afraid of sex. ;) Did you know Pakistani television airs a national, cable, call-in show called Clinic Online? Each week, viewers ask a doctor live questions about their sex lives. A few days ago, NPR ran a story about it. Listen to the clip. Earlier this year, Salon published a good story about it, too: “In Pakistan, a TV show focuses on a topic once taboo: Sex.” It’s interesting. Americans sometimes consider sex vulgar, sex education controversial. So far, that’s worked out great for us: We’re…
  • Hey, Sailor! Need a Fleet Week Hookup?

    Twanna A. Hines
    22 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Watch the video. That crazy sexcapade called Fleet Week is raging through New York City’s streets, mattresses, dark alleys, and parks again. I love it because men and women from the Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard certainly deserve sexual healing. News items about sex in the military have traditionally highlighted: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; barring same-sex unions; and sexual assault. At a time when women Newsweek reports women in the armed forces are now more likely to be assaulted by a fellow soldier than killed in combat, we certainly need media coverage of such stories. At…
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    Brown Sista

  • Ciara Promotes Project Runway + Tapes Dance Like We’re Making Love Video

    Sista
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:33 pm
    After taping an episode of Project Runway earlier this week, singer Ciara was spotted hitting the streets of New York to shoot promos for her upcoming appearance. Ciara has been delving into quite a bit of television this year, and… Continue Reading →
  • Video: Bitch Better Have My Money by Rihanna

    Sista
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Here it is boys and girls: Rihanna’s video for her latest single Bitch Better Have My Money. There has been a lot of build-up to the release of this visual, including Rihanna’s appearance at the recent BET Awards, where she… Continue Reading →
  • Behind the Scenes: Tamar Braxton Shoots Video for New Single

    Sista
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Singer Tamar Braxton has enlisted a bevy of reality television stars to help bring the bothel-inspired video for her new single, If I Don’t Have You, to life. Braxton is joined by former RHOA star Nene Leakes, as well as… Continue Reading →
  • Keyshia Cole Scores Prince for New Album

    Sista
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:38 am
    While the internet was busy clowning Keyshia Cole for plugging her upcoming album at the BET Awards, it appears the singer may get the last laugh when the public discovers some of the talent going independent has afforded her the… Continue Reading →
  • Update: Miss Jackson Announces New Unbreakable Diamonds Collection

    Sista
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:51 am
    Like most celebs, singer Janet Jackson is looking to branch out and expand her empire. And while in this day and age for the average celebrity that would mean a clothing line- Miss Jackson, however, is no average celebrity, and… Continue Reading →
 
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    Nah Right

  • The Game ft. Migos – Everybody On The Floor

    Illy
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Off The Game’s forthcoming LP, The Documentary 2, arriving later this summer. Previously: The Game ft. Drake – 100
  • Lil Wayne – Free Weezy Album

    Illy
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
    Lil Wayne kicks off the Fourth of July weekend with his Free Weezy Album, as promised. The 15-track project—featuring guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa, Jeezy, Euro, Cory Gunz, and more—is available to steam on TIDAL if you’re a subscriber or you can stream it for free after the jump. Previously: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth – Nothing But Trouble
  • Young Lito – I’m Ready Freestyle

    Mr. X
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:16 pm
    BSB’s Young Lito makes his return with a freestyle over Dipset’s “Im Ready”. Previously: Young Lito – If I Ruled The World Freestyle
  • Your Old Droog – We Don’t Know You

    Illy
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:27 am
    Off Droog’s forthcoming EP, The Nicest, out July 17. Pre-order the EP on iTunes now. Previously: Maticulous ft. Your Old Droog – Stellar Intro
  • Video: King Mean ft. NEMS – Welcome

    eskay
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:19 am
    Gorilla NEMS and King Mean of BKLYN Stickup connect for a new visual for their collaboration “Welcome”, which appears on both the new Planet of The Apes: Wind EP from the former and Mean’s Trip Through the Mind project. Previously: NEMS – Planet of The Apes: Earth (EP)
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    Blogging While Black version 4.0

  • The Criminalization Of Black Youth And Behavior

    The Brown Blogger
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:10 pm
    This won't be a long post.Can you now see how America, along with the help of mainstream media has criminalized Black youth as well as what can be considered 'Black behavior'?From non-violent demonstrations to attending a graduation pool party, it seems that certain folk see the gathering of Black youth as a criminal element participating in criminal behavior, so it has to be policed accordingly.My sister works in McKinney, TX and lives a stone's throw from where this incident took place. My nieces are 5 and 8 and my nephew is 12. This shit just got personal.All those Black folk LIVE in that…
  • Why Am I Still Here?

    The Brown Blogger
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:01 pm
    My name is Hassan and I am barely here.I mean that.I'm trying to currently understand WHY I am still here, because for about a year and a half now I have literally and figuratively had one foot in the grave.In my lifetime, I  have (in no particular order)Broken my left foot and a few bones in my handsRuptured my left Achilles tendonHad my right knee rebuiltHad 2 lumbar proceduresSlipped into a diabetic comaHad 2 hernia repairs w/plastic surgery supported by pelvic meshMore than 5 service-related and sports concussionsBeen in a major car wreck with internal injuries/head traumaHad 36…
  • 1,825 Days... Plus Leap Year

    The Brown Blogger
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    It was five years ago today that we last spoke.The two things that have stuck with me since that conversation was that you had to take your oxygen mask off to properly articulate and enunciate the fact that you needed a transplant in order to live beyond beyond the 72 or so hours you had left on this plane of existence.The other thing was that you were surely going to die, and you simply wanted to have a regular, normal phone call, and you just wanted me to tell you about my day.I had gone to this shopping mall near Red Rock and also drove down The Strip and had taken and was sending you…
  • This Ain't Goodbye... But I'm Waiving Anyway

    The Brown Blogger
    5 Mar 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Hassan NtimbanjayoChicago, ILJanuary 14, 2014Dear Friends and Family,If you're reading this, that means that I have checked into a local hospice program and am near the time that The Creator calls us home to the essence.For the record, I'm cool and have come to terms with my health/life situation.I am writing this open letter, this appeal to you, Dear Reader because I may not have many chances to speak to you if my associate has posted this. I have chronicled some of what has been going on with me health wise, but of course, I am more introvert than extrovert, so there are a lot of things I…
  • The Disconnect

    The Brown Blogger
    27 Jan 2014 | 11:52 pm
    You are not your job.Specifically, you are not your job title.You are not your degree or certificate.You are not defined by a series of letters behind your name.You damn sure ain't the funky little nickname they gave you on the playgroundSo why is it that you rise and attempt so hard on the daily to be something, achieve somethings that you are not?And don't answer "To pay the bills" either. Stop that foolishness.The disconnect has happened between me and a lot of people because I see that a lot of energy has gone wasted on the unnecessary by folk that I once were close to. I am not one to…
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    A Dyssturbed Mined

  • Two Years

    The Second Sixty-Eight
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Wow.  Two years.  That is how long it has been since I published a post in this space.  Okay, and change...I realize why now that I look back at the last post.  Even now reading it brings tears.  It is no wonder that I stayed away.  My therapy (this space) often is a harsh reminder of the things that motivated me to tell these stories.  I even feel a little bad about some of the things that have been put down in this space.  But hindsight is 20/20.  Looking back you can afford to have regrets.  Now you only have memories of the pain, not the…
  • Honoring The Fallen

    The Second Sixty-Eight
    25 Apr 2013 | 1:50 pm
    As of late, I find myself somewhat obsessed with death. Not in some unnatural way mind you. I guess a better description is that death has taken great interest in hanging around me. So of course I have taken great interest in return. Naturally.As usual with the specter... no spectre (I like that spelling better...). As usual when the spectre of death hangs around, it brings many things with it. Usually those things are not positive. For me it has brought on a bit of surliness, less ready smiles, I am more withdrawn, a little more extreme. Some days I just plain old require solitude. You see…
  • A New Year And A Day.

    The Second Sixty-Eight
    1 Jan 2012 | 11:19 pm
    Happy New Year folks!!!Not much else to add at this point.  I am just here inflating my totals for this year.And to wish you the above.And just because.I would tell you that I have stuff to share but just haven't yet decided how much.  But you probably heard that before.  So I will just share stuff without the foreshadowing...Anyway, love you all.  See you in the later!
  • And Now... None

    The Second Sixty-Eight
    30 Oct 2011 | 12:46 am
    R.I.P. Big Ma.I got the news about an hour ago...
  • And Then There Was One

    The Second Sixty-Eight
    27 Oct 2011 | 12:00 pm
    Life has ways of being interesting.  A lesser known fact about me is that I have had nine grandparents.  How do you ask?  Well... My father's parents, one and two.  My mother's parents, three and four.  This is the usual configuration for most people.  However life happens and sometimes there are additions.  In my case it happened several times. My mom's parents divorced.  Her mom remarried, five.  After a (not very long) while, he passed.  One gone, I was just a babe.  I wish I had known him, I am told he was a really good man.My…
 
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    African American Reports

  • Fire at black church in North Carolina ruled arson

    glciii
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Investigator say an arsonist is to blame for a fire which caused a quarter-million dollars in damage to a Charlotte church. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/06/fire-at-black-church-in-north-carolina.html
  • Dr. Ben Carson statement on Emanuel AME shootings.

    glciii
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    While many Republican candidates for president have danced around the reason for the horrific shootings at Emanuel AME, Ben Carson to his credit called racism when he saw it in a statement he released on June 18th. – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/06/dr-ben-carson-statement-on-emanuel-ame.html
  • Rachel Dolezal resignation letter to the NAACP

    glciii
    15 Jun 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Today June 15, 2015, Rachel Dolezal stepped down from her post as president of the Spokane Chapter of the NAACP. Read Rachel Dolezal’s resignation letter to the NAACP  at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/06/rachel-dolezal-resignation-to-naacp.html
  • Billboard puts spin on Black Lives Matter

    glciii
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Billboard puts spin on Black Lives Matter Civil rights activist Fred Davis has posted a billboard in Tennessee which reads “Black lives matter. So let’s quit killing each other.” Check out this report focusing on Fred Davis and the billboard at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/06/billboard-puts-spin-on-black-lives.html
  • Georgia cop speaks out against bad cops and speaks up for the good ones

    glciii
    14 Jun 2015 | 5:26 pm
    Billy Ray Fields, an African American police officer in Georgia has posted a video doing something that can quickly ease tensions between African American communities and cops. Fields admits that there are bad cops and hopes that they are kicked off the force. What’s sad is that he also admits that speaking out could hurt his career although he also speaks up for good cops. Check out the video – See more at: http://www.africanamericanreports.com/2015/06/georgia-cop-speaks-out-against-bad-cops.html
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    Black Women in Europe ™ Blog

  • A multimedia feature film about Gentrification in Brixton and South London

    B.W.I.E (™)
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Hat tip: Babz Rawls A Moving Image : A Film about Gentrification Storyline A Moving Image is a multimedia feature film about Gentrification in Brixton, incorporating fiction, documentary and performance art. We follow Nina, a young stifled artist as she returns to her community after a long absence – she is soon painted as a ... Read more
  • Memories from 2015 Black Portraiture{s} II Conference: Imaging the Black Body and Re-Staging Histories in Florence

    B.W.I.E (™)
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:24 am
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  • Jamelia is one of ITV’s Loose Women

    B.W.I.E (™)
    9 Jun 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Jamelia has over 1.7 million album sales with 7 top 10 hits from her album Thank You including Superstar, Thank You and her co-write with Chris Martin, See It In A Boy’s Eyes. Jamelia stormed the top 10 again with Stop, her signature track for the second Bridget Jones film. Jamelia’s has also seen success ... Read more
  • Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century event – June 5th in Oxford

    B.W.I.E (™)
    31 May 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Launched in January 2013, the Race and Resistance network brings together researchers in the history, literature, and culture of anti-racist movements in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and beyond. We meet every Friday during term-time, with sessions taking a variety of formats, including lectures by invited speakers, short research presentations, ... Read more
  • June Sarpong is one of ITV’s Loose Women

    B.W.I.E (™)
    28 May 2015 | 2:26 am
      June has enjoyed a 15-year career which has already seen her become one of the most recognizable faces of British television, as well as being one of the UK’s most intelligent and dynamic young hosts! So much so that HM The Queen awarded her an MBE in 2007 for her services to broadcasting and ... Read more
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    Adrienne's House

  • Disney Meet and Greet at D23

    Adrienne
    13 Jun 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Photo courtesy of http://www.fancyshanty.com/ Fans can meet their favorite Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior stars, the biggest among a generation of kids and tweens, at D23 EXPO, the ultimate Disney fan event, FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 through SUNDAY, AUGUST 16,at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CaliforniaThe schedule features “inside-the-magic” experiences including a weekend full of jam-packed Center Stage musical performances by Hollywood Records recording artists Sabrina Carpenter, Olivia Holt and Radio Disney’s NBT Bea Miller; a dance party with stars from…
  • Shopping and Signing D23 Style

    Adrienne
    20 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    Bursting with D23 EXPO 2015 – themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise, the Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired apparel, art and collectibles, accessories, books, and more, the D23 EXPO 2015 Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true.  Highlights include: Official D23 EXPO Merchandise–Disney fans can take home a piece of the magic from this year’s Expo, with an assortment of official D23 EXPO 2015 merchandise including tees, fleece, baseball caps, novelty…
  • I’m Scared

    Adrienne
    18 May 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Taj and I have known each other for almost 26 years. In that time I have never met his children. They have always lived in Pakistan. The past few years we have gotten to know each other via face book. This weekend his son is coming to Los Angeles.  With his wife and child. I’m scared. Taj and I were never married.  Now we aren’t even a “couple” any more. I had a nightmare last weekend.  I dreamed the kids wouldn’t let me hold the baby and when he called me grandma they corrected him. Fear is real. The post I’m Scared appeared first on Adrienne's…
  • Diamond D23

    Adrienne
    18 May 2015 | 3:19 pm
    As Disneyland approaches its 60th anniversary, Disney twenty-three brings readers inside the party, with an in-depth look at how the park is celebrating this milestone with new parades, spectaculars, and enhancements to popular attractions. In preparation for the landmark occasion, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club took Disney Legend Marty Sklar—who worked at Disneyland on opening day—and Walt Disney Imagineering Chief Creative Executive Bruce Vaughn on a walk through Disneyland, where they reminisce about details from the past, such as the park’s legendary opening day, and look ahead…
  • Is D23 a Lady or a Tramp?

    Adrienne
    18 May 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Lady and the Tramp (Photo credit: Wikipedia) D23: The Official Disney Fan Club is bringing its popular Fanniversary event into the homes of members and Disney fans around the world, with Fanniversary Home Edition. This year’s inaugural home event celebrates the 60th anniversary of Disney’s classic canine love story Lady and the Tramp. Fans can join the fun by visiting D23.com/D23Fanniversary. Starting May 29, guests can begin preparing for the party by downloading invitations, decorations, crafts, games, and even a traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe provided by the talented chefs…
 
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    Hot Ghetto Mess

  • Man and Man? Mess

    melee
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:22 pm
    I can't even tell no more... s/o to Caitlynn! #mantomanmess?
  • Newport Mess

    melee
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:20 pm
  • Blonde Mess

    melee
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:55 pm
    She can't help having a wandering eye, but everything else is a MESS on purpose! #blondmess
  • MY Little Pony Mess

    melee
    19 Jun 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Lord, we running out of colors in the rainbow huh ladies!? #mylilponyfaceass
  • Man Mess?

    melee
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:44 pm
    When you have moobs, but you might not be a man...or you might? #confroosedmess
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    Clutch Magazine

  • Three Stunning New Black Models Cover Teen Vogue…But Should We Be Satisfied Just Yet?

    Clutch
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    Mainstream media has slowly but surely began making strides in diversifying their coverage of happenings in every area of pop culture and the latest Teen Vogue cover is proof…but should we be satisfied just yet? Aya Jones, Lineisy Montero and Imaan Hammam are flawlessly gracing the latest cover of Teen Vogue as the new faces of fashion, but while many are happy to celebrate these beautiful young women for their achievement, some in the Black community are reluctant to bestow the same praise upon the magazine itself. The modeling industry at large has long been diversified, with stunning…
  • Black Women-Owned Businesses Skyrocket By 322% in the US

    Clutch
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Black women are proving that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the world of business. A new study has revealed that black women are the fastest growing entrepreneurs in the United States. Over the last 20 years, Black women owned businesses have grown by over 300%. In the 2015 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report released this week, women-owned businesses grew by 74% between 1997 and 2015. The reported also noted that Black women owned businesses are outpacing all other women owned businesses.  The number of black women-owned businesses has grown by a whopping 322% since 1997.
  • Necole Bitchie Says ‘Goodbye’

    Clutch
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:57 am
    Necole Bitchie is a considered a pioneer when it comes to black celebrity and entertainment blogs, but after 7 years, she’s now closing up shop. In a letter to her readers,  she announced “It’s time for me to move on.” “There is a constant internal struggle between being a character—Necole Bitchie—when I walk out in public, and being the women I know I was meant to be.” Necole writes about the constant struggle to maintain and keep separate her online persona, but offline aspirations to do bigger and better things. This is probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever…
  • Rihanna Debuts New Video & Crowned Most Successful Singles Artist Ever

    Clutch
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:40 am
    Rihanna has made US music history and is now the most successful artist in terms of single downloads and streams, according to new figures from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). According to a RIAA press release, Rihanna has accumulated more than 100 million gold and platinum song certifications, making her the only artist to ever break the 100 million singles award mark. In addition to that record, Rihanna has also garnered 48 million new digital single certifications today, launching her to number one on the RIAA’s list of digital single awards. And….on top…
  • Catholic Schools Labels Kindergartner’s Fade Hair Cut ‘Distracting’

    Clutch
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:30 am
    Kindergartner Jalyn Broussard was excited about his new haircut and wanted to show it to his classmates at Immaculate Heart of Mary School in Belmont, Calif., but unfortunately that excitement eventually turned into sadness once he was reprimanded for it. Mariana Broussard, Jalyn’s mother, was told by the school’s principal, Teri Grosey, that Jalyn’s haircut violated the school’s policy and it was distracting. The school labeled the haircut as a ‘faux hawk’ which is banned, but Broussard explained to the school that it wasn’t a faux hawk, but a…
 
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    theGrio

  • Google’s new photo app mistakenly labels black people ‘gorillas’

    Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity. The blunder surfaced in a smartphone screen shot posted online Sunday by a New York man on his Twitter account, @jackyalcine. The images showed the recently released Google Photos app had sorted a picture of two black people into a category labeled as “gorillas.” The accountholder used a profanity while expressing his dismay…
  • Kendrick Lamar hits back at Geraldo Rivera: Hip-hop isn’t the problem, reality is

    theGrio
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:08 am
    Kendrick Lamar has taken a lot of criticism for his recent BET Awards performance – mostly from folks who have no idea what they’re talking about. In any case, the Compton rapper is pushing back at his critics, namely Fox News pundit Geraldo Rivera,  who said hip-hop has done more damage to young blacks than racism recently. But that’s oversimplifying black struggle, Lamar contends. “I think his attempt is really diluting the real problem, which is the senseless acts of killing of these young boys out here,” Lamar told TMZ Live. “I think, for the most part,…
  • Investigators: Weather caused fire at AME church in South Carolina, no criminal intent

    Ray Henry and Bruce Smith, Associated Press
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    GREELEYVILLE, South Carolina (AP) — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina. The State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement that investigators found no evidence of criminal intent in the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, about 50 miles north of the “Mother Emanuel” church in Charleston where nine people were killed June 17. The pastor at the rural black church targeted by the Ku Klux Klan 20 years…
  • Suspect breaks down in court when judge recognizes him as former classmate

    theGrio
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    All Arthur Booth could say was “Oh my goodness.” Thursday, Booth was brought before Judge Mindy Glazer in bond court, after his arrest on multiple charges including resisting arrest, burglary and grand theft. “Did you go to Nautilus Middle School?” Glazer asked Booth. The Miami-Dade County judge clearly recognized him. That’s when Booth, realizing the two had in fact been classmates, broke down. The 49-year-old man covered his head in his hands and began to cry. Over and over, he said the same thing: “Oh my goodness.” Judge Glazer then addressed Booth…
  • Diddy avoids felony charges for ‘assaulting’ son’s UCLA coach

    theGrio
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Sean “Diddy” Combs will not be facing felony charges following an alleged assault that took place at UCLA, where his son plays football. According to Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors have declined to charge the rapper for felony assault and battery and have turned the case over to the Los Angeles city attorney’s office where a misdemeanor filing will be considered. “We are thankful that the district attorney rejected felony charges in this matter,” said Mark Geragos, who is a CNN legal…
 
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    Mommy's Hangout/Atlanta Mommy Blogger/Jen Williams

  • Sweeping Saturday 7/04/2015

    Jen
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Happy 4th of July!! I hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!! 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! After you have submitted your links feel free to share this […] The post Sweeping Saturday 7/04/2015 appeared first on Mommy's Hangout/Atlanta Mommy Blogger/Jen Williams.
  • Sun safety tips for the whole family

    Jen
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    In the summer, we know it’s important to wear sunscreen and make sure we adhere to sun safety tips. But are you doing things the right way or as much as you should? The following are some easy sun safety tips for the entire family to live by. They will suit all your needs and […] The post Sun safety tips for the whole family appeared first on Mommy's Hangout/Atlanta Mommy Blogger/Jen Williams.
  • How to handle glasses or contacts at the beach

    Jen
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:24 pm
      For contact and glasses wearers, going to the beach or other bodies of water during the summer can be a hassle. There are many precautions that need to be followed to keep your eyes protected, your glasses and contact lenses intact, and for you to be able to see while in public. Here are […] The post How to handle glasses or contacts at the beach appeared first on Mommy's Hangout/Atlanta Mommy Blogger/Jen Williams.
  • Trying to Conceive with Astroglide TTC

    Jen
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    Lately, the desire to add to our family is very strong. So, I guess it’s safe to say I have caught baby fever! I have gone back and fourth on this big life changing decision and feel that it’s time to start actively trying for another baby! I’m currently 35 and due to timing and […] The post Trying to Conceive with Astroglide TTC appeared first on Mommy's Hangout/Atlanta Mommy Blogger/Jen Williams.
  • Sweeping Saturday 6/27/2015

    Jen
    26 Jun 2015 | 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! After you have submitted your links feel free to share this post on your social networks for even more exposure! The post Sweeping Saturday 6/27/2015 appeared first on Mommy's Hangout/Atlanta Mommy Blogger/Jen Williams.
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    Chicago Fabulous Blog

  • Taraji Henson X W Magazine

    mzchifab
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Empire actress Taraji P. Henson graces the cover of W Magazine. And we have to say she looks HOT! Taraji Henson Playing Cookie On Empire: “Not only would I never be offered a character like Cookie in a movie, but she doesn’t exist. Cookie is bold and crazy, and she loves the struggle. She started from nothing, and now she’s at the top. In that way, we’re alike: Cookie is the American Dream. They want Cookie. They see her heart. They see her intentions. And they love her style—her style is 17 years behind the fashion curve, which makes the clothes a character on the show. As Cookie…
  • Sneak Peek: Caitlyn Jenner Docuseries

    mzchifab
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Bruce Jenner has announced his new docuseries showing his transition to a woman.He has named his new female image Caitlyn Jenner. Caitlyn Jenner On Transgender Journey: “People don’t understand looking into the mirror and nothing seems right, putting on clothes that you just don’t identify with. This is about getting to be who you really are. We’re going to talk about everything. We’re going to do a lot of fun things for the first time. We’re going to go shopping for the first time. Maybe some boy stuff like ride a motorcycle – because girls do that, too!
  • Louis Vuitton X Men Spring 2016 Collection

    mzchifab
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:10 am
    Kim Jones unveiled the inspirations and exclusive images on Louis Vuitton’s Instagram account throughout the days preceding the Spring 2016 fashion show. The show took place on Wednesday June 25th at 2.30pm in Paris, with attendees Kanye West and Joe Jonas. (Photo Credit: Louis Vuitton/Instagram)
  • BET 2015 Awards + Photos!

    mzchifab
    28 Jun 2015 | 11:07 pm
    The 2015 BET Awards were hosted by Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, with performances by Diddy, Fetty Wrap, Lil Mama, Tyga, Omarion, Alicia Keys, Neyo, Ciara, Chris Brown, and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. Tonights show is probably one of the better awards shows BET has presented in a long time.   My favorite would have to be the portion of the show where they honored Janet Jackson. Every dance move was on point. However I really thought the Bad Boy portion was lacking alot of their hit songs and artist. I would of liked to seen Craig Mack, Total,Little Cease, Black Rob, Carl…
  • MempHitz Wanted for Armed Robbery & Assault!

    mzchifab
    28 Jun 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Former reality star and record executive Memphitz has two felony warrants for armed robbery and assault. Memphitz went to a Atlanta car wash to clean his Jeep. Once his vehicle was returned to him Memphitz attacked the car wash attendant, because his weed was missing. When Memphitz began to get violent the car wash attendant took out his cell phone to call the police. Memphitz then pointed his gun at the car wash attendant and demanded that he give him his phone. Memphitz took the phone and fled the scene. His vehicle the white Jeep along with the cell phone and gun were recovered blocks away…
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    Celebrating Ndi-Igbo

  • Harrison Nwozo

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:38 pm
    One to watchIn 2001, Harrison C. Nwozo Jr, created Tribe X Entertainment LLC, a promotions and Nigerian brand marketing company in Maryland, USA. Tribe X Entertainment has promoted and sponsored many historical events in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. They include his first event in 2001, a Banky W concert in Washington DC, several Nollywood movie premieres, African International Beauty Pageants, fashion shows, Soccer tournaments, Fundraisers, African Festivals and numerous concerts featuring Nigeria’s top acts like Tuface, Dbanj, Flavour Nabania, Julius Agwu, and P Square to name a…
  • Dehlia Umunna

    2 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Dehlia Umunna is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She has been a lecturer at HLS since 2007, and is Deputy Director and Clinical Instructor at HLS’s Criminal Justice Institute (CJI).Prior to joining CJI, Ms. Umunna spent seven years at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) as a trial attorney. At PDS, she represented indigent clients in hundreds of cases that ranged in seriousness from misdemeanor charges of theft, assault, and drug possession, to felony charges of narcotics distribution, firearms possession, armed robbery, kidnapping, child sexual…
  • Amara Enyia

    19 May 2015 | 12:06 am
    Dr. Amara Enyia, 32, earned a PhD in education policy studies and a law degree simultaneously from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has served as a public policy fellow under former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Currently, she works as a municipal development consultant and is the executive director of Austin Chamber of Commerce on Chicago’s West Side.Amara serves on the board of the Renaissance Reintegration Project. This social enterprise provides entrepreneurship training for ex-offenders often unable to successfully reintegrate to their communities because of the…
  • Cedric Ogbuehi

    6 May 2015 | 2:17 am
    Cedric Ogbuehi, born April 25, 1992 is an American football offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M.Ogbuehi attended Allen High School in Allen, Texas, where he was a two-time all-state selection. In his junior year, Ogbuehi was the best blocker for an offense that averaged 36.1 points and 225 rushing yards per game, finishing the season 15–1 with a UIL state championship. As a senior, Ogbuehi helped lead the way for an Allen offense that averaged over 466 yards per game, allowing just one sack. He was an…
  • Obi Okeke

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:54 am
    Obi Okeke, is the co-founder of Los Angeles-based prestige car dealership Fusion Luxury Motors. Fusion Luxury Motors is the most unique Independent Luxury Exotic Automobile Dealership on the west coast located in Los Angeles California. It places a high emphasis on Contemporary Ultra Exotic & Vintage/Classic Cars.With over 25 years in the Automobile Industry, Obi posses the prowess to undertake any high-Level Complex Automobile transaction including large Automobile Collections, as he has accomplished many times over.Obi has been in the news recently. Floyd Mayweather, the boxer,…
 
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    Urbanmecca.com | African American News

  • First Look at Micheal B. Jordan in ‘Rocky’ Spin-off ‘Creed’

    Meredith Seay
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:54 am
    Michael B. Jordan makes his debut in the first trailer for Creed the Rocky spin-off with Sylvester Stallone. The film focuses on the career of Jordan’s character, the son of Apollo Creed who was once Rocky’s rival, but died dramatically in Rocky IV. The trailer puts emphasis on Adonis Creed, but about halfway through Rocky makes his appearance. “I heard about a third fight between you and Apollo, behind closed doors,” Creed tells Rocky. “How do you know all this?” Rocky asks, to which Creed replies, “I’m his son.” Rocky goes on to serve…
  • Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Female Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

    Meredith Seay
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:57 am
    Misty Copeland made history was in the ballet world this week when was promoted to principal dancer, thereby becoming the first black female principal in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre. The company announced the promotion on Tuesday, about a week after Copeland made her New York debut in the lead role of “Swan Lake,” one of the most coveted roles in ballet. The 32-year-old, who has been credited with bringing a diverse audience to ballet, has been outspoken about her desire to become the first black woman to take on the prestigious role as a principal…
  • Kendrick Lamar Debuts ‘Alright’ Video

    Meredith Seay
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    After a epic performance at the 2015 BET Awards, Kendrick Lamar released the music video for “Alright” on June 30. Directed by Colin Tiley and The Little Homies, the nearly seven-minute-long visual is completely shot in black-and-white. Following suit of the song’s lyrics, the video shows striking imagery of police brutality and racial tensions. The video suits the song’s lyrics, which balance optimism for the black community (“Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright”), with frank observations about police brutality (“And we hate…
  • Silentó “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” Video Debuts

    Meredith Seay
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The song has become a viral dance hit with videos all over the web, but Silentó’s ” Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” finally has an official video. The video, which debuted on June 25th, takes place in what looks like a high school gym and shows off some of the fan made videos. And guess who is also in the video? Our favorite little viral star Heaven King. The 4-year-old has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show many times If you recall, she made her own video to dance song. Most recently, Silentó performed his hit on the 2015 BET Awards. Watch the video below! The post Silentó…
  • NeNe Leakes Is Leaving ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

    Meredith Seay
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    NeNe Leakes is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta, the Bravo star announced in a statement on Monday, June 29. “After seven seasons of being part of Real Housewives of Atlanta, I can confirm that I am not going to be returning to the show for Season 8. I am grateful to Bravo, Andy Cohen and True Entertainment for giving me the opportunity to show the world NeNe Leakes and sometimes to show them NayNay,” the reality star told PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “Being part of RHOA has been a big part of my life but I’m excited for new the beginnings I am pursuing and…
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    My Beautiful Life

  • The Brutal Murder of Arnesha Bowers in Baltimore

    MBL Editors
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:23 pm
    What Happens To A Community When Heinous Murders Become A Weekly Occurence? Arnesha Bowers was a beautiful, promising 16 year old Baltimore high school student. Martha Armenti, one of Bower’s former teachers described her as “effervescent,” “wise” and “enterprising.”, sharing stories of how Bowers carefully planned her retirement party just weeks ago. Escalating violence in Baltimore is taking an ongoing horrific toll on the city with numerous children being shot in past weeks recently culminating with the horrific torture and murder of Arnesha…
  • The #Yroftheblkwoman is in full swing with information packed sessions to help you succeed.

    MBL Editors
    27 May 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Mutale Nkonde has deemed 2015 Year Of The Black Woman Mutale Nkonde is a consultant, visionary and tech evangelizer. She brings a great deal of wit and fire packed in her petite frame. Her #Yroftheblkwoman program is one of many tools she is using to increase racial and gender diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Mission of #Yroftheblkwoman is “to provide accelerator programs with the best Black female tech talent in the world” Mutale sees the technology industry as one of the prime tools for wealth generation in modern society, yet women of color are…
  • Model Ubah Hassan Shares a Glimpse Into Her Life

    MBL Editors
    11 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    A Day With Ubah Elegant and captivating Somali model Ubah Hassan shares a day in her life with CNN. They chronicle the up and coming models daily life highlighting a shoot for Macy’s. Ubah CNN  
  • Get To Know These Talented Black Women Musicians

    Jamari Hysaw
    11 May 2015 | 4:49 pm
    OSHUN Niambi Sala and Thandiwe, both 19, make up the Neo-Soul/Hip Hop duo Oshun. “The name OSHUN is homage to a Yoruba river deity (Osun) and her sisters (Yemoja and Oya) who all represent elements of femininity and womanhood,” their website says. Kayte Grace Kayte Grace has a refreshing folk/country/pop sound. She taught herself to play guitar and soon after she was touring the country, releasing three albums and two singles. Her current five-chapter musical novel “Set Fire to Separate lives” is being released over the course of a year to fans who can pay what they…
  • Fourth Illegal Black Market Butt Injection Procedure Kills Dallas Mother

    MBL Editors
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    Illegal Butt Injections Lead to Death Once Again The pursuit of a larger behind led to the early death of a beloved mother and care giver in Dallas. These cases persist as the obsession with “booty shots” and larger rear ends continues. These unnatural body types are lauded by rap celebrities, hip hop icons and other pop culture figures. Further, the desire for male attention and admiration drives many women to place themselves in the cross-hairs of illegal butt injection practitioners. See below from Dallas News: Wykesha Reid went to the Deep Ellum salon for the same reason many…
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    The Church Lady Blogs

  • Gunman in Charleston Shooting

    The Church Lady
    18 Jun 2015 | 9:13 am
    Dylan Roof of Columbia, South Carolina has been named as the Gunman in the Charleston Shooting at historic Emanuel AME Church. Court records show that Dylan Roof has one felony drug case pending against him, a past misdemeanor trespassing charge and no other criminal record in the state. After recognizing his nephew from a surveillance [...] The post Gunman in Charleston Shooting appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • The Church Lady Take on the Faces of Rachel Dolezal

    The Church Lady
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Rachel Dolezal desire to “live the black experience” has ruined her life, my question is why? I know that you have all heard and seen everywhere the story about Rachel Dolezal and her family blowing the whistle on her being a white woman living as a black person.  And while I understand that this may [...] The post The Church Lady Take on the Faces of Rachel Dolezal appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Rev, Jamal Bryant to Open Freddie Gray Youth Center

    The Church Lady
    7 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    Rev.Jamal Bryant, pastor of The Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Maryland was instrumental in bringing calm to a city of unrest after the death of Freddie Gray, announced plans to lead a rally through the streets of Baltimore including clergy, gang members and children. He wants to keep the focus on reducing violence in the community [...] The post Rev, Jamal Bryant to Open Freddie Gray Youth Center appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Creflo Dollar Jet is Ordered!

    The Church Lady
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Creflo Dollar Jet is in the making and from reviewing the official statement they are basically saying we got it like that! Now before we go pouncing on Creflo lets take a walk backdown memory lane when I spilled the beans on a lot of pastors with private jets Here is an excerpt of World [...] The post Creflo Dollar Jet is Ordered! appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
  • Pastor Jamal Bryant does “War Cry” at the Park

    The Church Lady
    25 May 2015 | 8:25 pm
    Pastor Jamal Bryant preaching about “The War Cry ” at Azusa 2015 in Charlotte, NC at “The Park Church” (Bishop Claude Alexander) accompanied by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, The “War Cry” (christian chants ) allegedly were created by Bishop Kenneth Moales, Sr. (apostolic). The post Pastor Jamal Bryant does “War Cry” at the Park appeared first on %%http://thechurchladyblogs.com%%.
 
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    Food For The Soul » Blog

  • What Your Doctor Won’t (and Probably Can’t) Tell You About Your Diabetes-It’s Cause And How To Heal It

    NKO
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:41 am
    Now your doctor is probably very up to date on the latest literature on medications and diagnosis of diabetes. He/she probably isn’t a bad person. But the truth is most physicians aren’t taught about nutrition and its impact on health.…Read more ›
  • Beyonce And The Vegan Police

    Ama Opare
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:36 pm
    Last week Beyonce announced on Good Morning America that she is vegan. The segment included a video of her describing why she is eating a plant-based diet. She talked about how she has struggled with weight and finding a diet that…Read more ›
  • The Question Of Protein

    Ama Opare
    2 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Protein is one of the biggest concerns people have when it comes to a vegan or raw vegan diet. “Where do you get your protein?” is the most often heard question people ask. We have talked about this before but…Read more ›
  • Fighting For Food Justice

    Ama Opare
    13 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    Recent news events and headlines shine the light on the injustices black folks face here in the US. The #BlackLivesMatter movement is calling for a change. As horrifying and maddening as these incidents are, they are only the tip of the iceberg…Read more ›
  • But It Doesn’t Taste The Same!

    Ama Opare
    19 Apr 2015 | 11:40 pm
    I have talked about this before but this is a real issue for many new vegetarians so I want to focus on it again. That is the issue of “But it doesn’t taste like it used to.” One of the…Read more ›
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    Black Politics

  • President Obama Delivers Eulogy at Charleston Shooting Funeral of Clementa Pinckney [FULL SPEECH]

    admin@blackpolitics.org
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Obama eulogizes pastor in Charleston shooting. Obama sings Amazing Grace at funeral of Charleston shooting victim Clementa Pinckney. Washington (CNN) ...The post President Obama Delivers Eulogy at Charleston Shooting Funeral of Clementa Pinckney [FULL SPEECH] appeared first on Black Politics.
  • Republicans-If You’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act

    admin@blackpolitics.org
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:11 pm
    WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 24, 2015) – Two years since the Supreme Court gutted core protections in the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder ...The post Republicans-If You’re Really Against Racism-Restore Voting Rights Act appeared first on Black Politics.
  • How the South Went Republican: Can Democrats Ever Win There Again? (1992)

    admin@blackpolitics.org
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:46 pm
    In American politics, the Southern strategy refers to a Republican Party strategy of gaining political support for certain candidates in the Southern United States ...The post How the South Went Republican: Can Democrats Ever Win There Again? (1992) appeared first on Black Politics.
  • White Supremacist Donated to Several 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates

    admin@blackpolitics.org
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    The head of a white supremacist group, cited by the suspected gunman who killed nine people at a black South Carolina church last week, has given thousands ...The post White Supremacist Donated to Several 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates appeared first on Black Politics.
  • GOP candidates returning white supremacist

    admin@blackpolitics.org
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:18 pm
    Several Republican candidates are returning controversial campaign dollars donated by the leader of a white supremacist group that was cited in an apparent ...The post GOP candidates returning white supremacist appeared first on Black Politics.
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    The Babbling Brooke

  • My Morning Routine with Naked Juice

    Brooke
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:17 pm
    My mornings can be hectic. I have 2 dogs and a new kitten and sometimes I just can't get out of bed in time! Cooking breakfast can be a hassle when you're wrestling your fur children so sometimes I need to grab something quick. I like to juice but that takes time, so sometimes I just need to grab hold of Naked Juice on the run. The post My Morning Routine with Naked Juice appeared first on The Babbling Brooke .
  • Grilled Salmon

    Brooke
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Grilled salmon is my favorite means of cooking this type of fish. The outside gets a little crisp while the inside is soft and moist. Salmon is such a flavorful fish already, all it needs is a little salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon. The post Grilled Salmon appeared first on The Babbling Brooke .
  • Sun-Dried Tomato Chutney

    Brooke
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:23 am
    Okay, so this isn't technically a chutney, but it isn't a tapenade either..and I didn't want to simply call it a paste because that doesn't sound cute...so I'm calling this sun dried tomato creation of mine a chutney. If you don't like it I'm sorry. But, that's just what we're doing. The post Sun-Dried Tomato Chutney appeared first on The Babbling Brooke .
  • Grilled Steak

    Brooke
    8 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    I love a nicely grilled steak. Who doesn't? I've been trying to keep my red meat intake at a low level lately because I tend to feel full for a long period of time after eating it. Did you know that red meat is harder for humans to digest? The post Grilled Steak appeared first on The Babbling Brooke .
  • Risotto Agli Spinaci

    Brooke
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Thanks to my ongoing relationship with Gourmet Italian, I was able to make this awesome risotto with the Roland brand Carnaroli Rice they sent me a few months ago. The recipe is actually on the package, so I decided to debut this product with that recipe! The post Risotto Agli Spinaci appeared first on The Babbling Brooke .
 
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  • MP3: Joe Young (@GorillaJoeYoung) - Don't Fall In Love

    D.Vann
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:22 pm
    After being featured on former Aftermath Entertainment singer Truth Hurt's single "Naked" almost 2 months ago, Joe Young is back with a brand new record for that ass. This one is called "Don't Fall In Love" which is a dope Summer record for hot days & smooth evenings. Perfect lounging music, if you ask me. You saw MP3: Joe Young (@GorillaJoeYoung) - Don't Fall In Love first on VannDigital.com. Published by D.Vann
  • Editorial: Members Of Kevin Gates' Bread Winners Association Indicted On Drug Charges

    D.Vann
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:33 pm
    A 58 page federal indictment was unsealed Thursday and 39 people have been charged in an extensive investigation aimed at dismantling a violent drug trafficking network operating primarily out of Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish. The indictment shows instances of significant drug trafficking, racketeering, firearm, and conspiracy charges. There were also allegations of a murder […] You saw Editorial: Members Of Kevin Gates' Bread Winners Association Indicted On Drug Charges first on VannDigital.com. Published by D.Vann
  • Video: Frank Castle (@DaRealFrankCast) Performs 'The Essence' On @TheCypherEffect Mic Check

    D.Vann
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:20 pm
    VannDigital.com brings to you a new TCE Mic Check session featuring Frank Castle from NYC. He stopped by Shambhala Studios during his last visit to Los Angeles to perform his jawn "The Essence", that's taken off his latest project 'Downtown Kids' which you can cop on iTunes!!! You saw Video: Frank Castle (@DaRealFrankCast) Performs 'The Essence' On @TheCypherEffect Mic Check first on VannDigital.com. Published by D.Vann
  • Video: @BreeNewsome Tells Her Story On 'The #NightlyShow With @LarryWilmore'

    D.Vann
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:50 pm
    After taking the Confederate flag down from the South Carolina capitol a few weeks ago, filmmaker & activist Bree Newsome goes to "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore" to tell her story. You can watch her share her testimony below... You saw Video: @BreeNewsome Tells Her Story On 'The #NightlyShow With @LarryWilmore' first on VannDigital.com. Published by D.Vann
  • MP3: @Shaz_Illyork - Ransack Pavilions

    D.Vann
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    "Ransack Pavilions" is the new single off Shaz Illyork's upcoming EP, which is currently unnamed, dropping in a couple of weeks that's entirely produced by QRED. You saw MP3: @Shaz_Illyork - Ransack Pavilions first on VannDigital.com. Published by D.Vann
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  • Today in Black History, 07/02/2015 | The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    2 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
      July 2, 1964 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The act outlawed unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and by facilities that served the general public. It invalidated many of the Jim Crow laws in the South. Initial powers of enforcement were weak but they were strengthened in later years. Books that chronicle the times leading up to the passage and the politics involved include “To End All Segregation: The Politics of the Passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964”…
  • Today in Black History 07/01/2015 | The Republic of Rwanda

    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
      July 1, 1868 Robert Allen Cole, composer, playwright and stage producer, was born in Athens, Georgia. As a child, Cole learned to play several instruments, including the banjo, piano, and cello. By 1891, he was a member of “The Creole Show,” eventually becoming a writer and stage manager for the show. After publishing his first songs in 1893, Cole established his own Black production company and produced “A Trip to Coontown,” thought to be the first musical entirely created and owned by Black showmen. That show premiered September 27, 1897 in South Amboy, New Jersey and toured…
  • Today in Black History 06/30/2015 | Allensworth

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:31 am
    June 30, 1908 Allen Allensworth founded the town of Allensworth in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley as an all-Black community. It is the only California town founded, financed, and governed by African Americans. By 1914, the town was reported to be 900 acres of deeded land worth more than $112,500. Over the next couple of decades, the town became a ghost town. Parts of it have been preserved as the Colonel Allensworth State Historical Park which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places February 23, 1972. Allen Allensworth was born enslaved April 7, 1842 in Louisville,…
  • Today in Black History, 06/29/2015 | The Republic of Seychelles

    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    June 29, 1976 The Republic of Seychelles gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Seychelles is a 115 island country in the Indian Ocean approximately 932 miles east of mainland Africa. It is approximately 174 square miles in size and the capital and largest city is Victoria. Seychelles has a population of approximately 84,000 people with 93% Christian. The official languages are French, English, and Seychellois Creole.
  • Today in Black History, 06/28/2015 | Organization of Afro-American Unity

    28 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    June 28, 1964 Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Modeled on the Organization of African Unity, the purpose of the OAAU was to fight for the human rights of African Americans and promote cooperation among Africans and Afro-Americans in the United States. In a memo dated July 2, 1964, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover described the OAAU as a threat to the national security of the United States. After the death of Malcolm X, dwindling membership led to the collapse of the organization.  
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