Diddy Plans to Sue BET

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In real Diddy ego trip fashion, the Bad Boy Records Founder,is reportedly suing BET along with Viacom for a fall during an awards show performance at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday.

According to Diddy’s publicist, he believe the hole on the stage and that his fall was a publicity stunt for BET at his expense.

“It’s funny how I magically fall into a hole after the whole UCLA episode. I’m not stupid, I am the king of marketing. I know BET’s strategy and now they’ve gotta pay up, nothing’s free when it comes to Diddy” explains Diddy.

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According to the Bad Boy publicist, Diddy retained a lawyer and plans to take legal action. Diddy plans to sue BET and its parent company Viacom, for injuries inccured, along with pain and suffering for his humiliation. This is the second time Diddy has made headlines this month, following an altercation between he and an UCLA coach which led to his arrest.

 

 

Misty Copeland Makes History as First Black Dancer

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Misty Copeland made history this week, becoming the first African-American female principle dancer in the American Ballet Theatre’s 75-year history.

The talented and humble ballerina broke the news on social media. She becomes the first mixed-race female principal dancer in the company’s storied 75-year history.

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Her promotion was announced Tuesday by the ABT. Copeland, who has spoken publicly about race in ballet and appeared on the cover of TIME earlier this year as one of its “100 Most Influential People,” has been with the company for more than 14 years and was named a soloist there in 2007.

 

NeNe Leakes Leaves RHOA

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BYE NENE

After nearly eight drama-filled years on Bravo’s hit Real Housewives of Atlanta, fast-talking fan favorite NeNe Leakes is calling it quits, she tells PEOPLE exclusively.

Leakes, 48 – arguably the network’s biggest star, who’s been with the show since its inception – will not be returning for season 8. She says there comes a time when enough is enough.

“This was definitely a hard decision for me,” Leakes tells PEOPLE. “Me and my husband [Gregg Leakes] have been going back and forth on it for weeks now. But my contract is up and I just think this is the right time. This is my opportunity to spread my wings and do different things.”

The announcement comes with the news that Leakes will soon be focusing on totally new projects.

WalMart Bakes Man ISIS Cake

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Wal-Mart may have taken the Confederate Flag boycott, absolutely too far. Wal Mart has recently  apologized to a Louisiana man for baking him an ISIS cake after refusing his request for a Confederate flag cake.

Chuck Netzhammer placed an order for a cake printed with an image of the Confederate flag at his local Slidell Wal-Mart, just one week after white supremacist Dylann Roof went on a rampage at a South Carolina church, killing nine.

Netzhammer requested the words “Heritage not hate” to be printed on the Confederate flag. But Wal-Mart refused Netzhammer’s order to bake the Confederate flag cake.

The next day, Netzhammer went back and placed an order for a cake with the familiar black & white ISIS flag printed on it.

Netzhammer was shocked when Wal-Mart completed his order for the ISIS cake.

Wal-Mart’s corporate office has since apologized to Netzhammer, saying the Wal-Mart staff in Slidell “didn’t recognize the image.”

Netzhammer posted a YouTube video explaining what happened when he placed the order for the Confederate cake. He said the Wal-Mart bakery refused the order, writing “cannot do cake” on the order form.

“Alright, Wal-Mart, you’ve got some explaining to do,” said Netzhammer as he held up a full size Confederate flag in the YouTube video.

Wal-Mart spokesman Randy Hargrove told The Daily Caller that the store “made a mistake” by filling Netzhammer’s order for the ISIS cake.

“The cake in the video should not have been made and we apologize,” said Hargrove.

Hargrove told the Daily Caller “We made the decision to stop selling Confederate flag related items promoting the flag’s image. For that reason we did not make the cake. [Netzhammer] brought in the other image of ISIS and really, what happened, was our associate didn’t recognize what that image was and what it meant or it wouldn’t have been made.”

Wal-Mart pulled all merchandise bearing the Confederate flag from shelves after photos of Roof surfaced showing him displaying the Confederate flag.

 

DMX Arrested for Child Support

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DMX is no stranger to the legal system. He has been arrested several times, over the past decade.  The 44-year-old rapper was nabbed for failing to pay over $400,000 in child support just prior to his performance at the Masters of Ceremony show at New York City’s Radio Music Hall on Friday evening.

Rolling Out reports: After his arrest, it was revealed that the “Get At Me Dog” rapper had a number of outstanding warrants including a White Plains, NY warrant for jumping bail and a warrant from his hometown of Yonkers, NY for operating a motor vehicle without a license. Additionally, there was a warrant for analleged robbery at a New Jersey gas station.

In the New Jersey robbery case, a 21-year-old man claims a member of DMX’s entourage pulled a gun on him and demanded money before  DMX supposedly took $3200 out of his hand and fled the scene in a caravan of black Escalades.

X’s child support arrest is the latest in a long list of run-ins with the law including charges of drug possession, driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and weapons possession among others.

According to Page Six, DMX was bailed out of jail shortly after his arrest but not in time to join The Lox, Ma$e, Pete Rock, Rakim, and others at the Radio City show.

No trial date has been set for DMX as of yet.

 

BET Awards Red Carpet Winners and Performances

2015 BET Awards was full of excitement, comedy, and great performances. Some notable appearances included Rihanna, who has been missing for almost a decade on BET. Also in attendance was Floyd Mayweather, and Diddy who missed his step, and fell on stage.

The show did not disappoint. Janet Jackson received the Icon award, and radio personality Tom Joyner was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year.

Ultimate Icon, Music Dance Visual Award: Janet Jackson
Humanitarian Award: Tom Joyner
Best New Artist: Sam Smith
Best Female Hip-Hop Artist: Nicki Minaj
Best Male Hip-Hop Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyoncé
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: Chris Brown
Best International Act UK: Stormzy
Best International Act Africa: Stonebwoy
Best Group: Rae Sremmurd
Best Collaboration: Common & John Legend, “Glory”
Best Actress: Taraji P. Henson
Best Actor: Terrence Howard
Youngstars Award: Mo’ne Davis
Best Movie:Selma
Best Gospel Artist: Lecrae
Video of the Year: Beyoncé, “7/11″
Video Director of the Year: Beyoncé, Ed Burke & Todd Tourso
Sportswoman of the Year: Serena Williams
Sportsman of the Year: Stephen Curry
Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award: Nicki Minaj f/ Drake, Lil’ Wayne & Chris Brown, “Only”
Centric Award: The Weeknd, “Earned It”
Fandemonium Award: Chris Brown
Lifetime Achievement Award: Smokey Robinson

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Rick Ross Has Georgia On His Mind

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Rapper Rick Ross was arrested twice in one month the Atlanta metro area. A Fayette County judge denied bond for the 39-year-old ex-corrections officer today.

Ross’ bodyguard, Nadrian James, was also arrested and denied bond.

Ross and his bodyguard were arrested early Wednesday and charged with kidnapping and pistol whipping Jonathan Zamudio, a gardener, who maintains the grounds of the infamous mansion formerly owned by ex-boxer Evander Holyfield.

Zamudio reportedly suffered 2 chipped teeth in the beating that took place on Ross’ property.

What could Rick Ross be so mad about? 

It must be the flowers on the many acres.

 

Irie Foundation Celebrated in Miami

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Musician Cee Lo Green, DJ Irie, and Jermaine Dupri.
The 11th Annual Irie Weekend was celebrated in  style this past weekend in South Beach, Miami.  The weekend of events included a live VIP concert by “The Fugees’ very own Wyclef Jean, Golf Tournament, Barbecue and B Day Bash at Club Eleven.  Hublot  sponsored the VIP Kickoff party, which featured complimentary Korbel champagne, celebrity appearances and exciting performances. Natalie La Rose, Omar Benson, Hill Harper, Cee Lo, Jermaine Dupri, and Fat Joe were just a few of the numerous celebrities spotted at the weekend events,  all in support of the Irie Foundation.
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Musician Wyclef got the weekend started with an excited performance. Wyclef took it back with a little Fugees “Killin’ Me Softly,” he also serenaded DJ Irie with a guitar solo for his birthday and then later ran through the crowd and climbed up a stage pole asking the crowd and media to “drop your cameras and shake it.” It was a memorable night for everyone in attendance. .
Irie Weekend raises money for the Irie Foundation, which is an organization that helps empower at-risk youth through mentor ship  programs, cultural experiences and scholarship opportunities. Support the Irie Foundation by learning more @ www.iriefoundation.org.

Bad Boy For Life-Diddy Faces Felony Charges

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Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was arrested on Monday, June 22 after getting into an altercation at an office on UCLA’s campus.  Diddy faces felony charges as things went from bad to worse for him, because the rap mogul is now being accused of making TERRORIST THREATS during the fight at UCLA.

Combs, who is described as a “helicopter dad” for hovering menacingly over football practices, was on the sidelines pacing up and down watching the action on the field on Monday.

That’s when he noticed UCLA Strength and Conditioning Coach Sal Alosi barking and yapping at his son, Justin, who is a very small defensive back.

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According to gossip blog TMZ, Alosi was yelling and screaming at Justin. Apparently, Combs wasn’t pleased with the way the coach was humiliating his son on the field. So Combs confronted Alosi in the locker room.

Alosi, who was on his cell phone, told Combs to wait a minute. But Combs lost his cool and grabbed a kettle bell weight and swung it at Alosi’s head. Combs missed but he could’ve killed the coach with that deadly weapon.

Campus police was called and Combs was arrested for aggravated assault.

Diddy was initially held on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon because witnesses say he swung a kettlebell at Alosi — but later that night, officials tacked on more charges:

— 3 counts of assault w/ deadly weapon
— 1 count of making terrorist threats
— 1 count of battery

It appears Diddy was allegedly screaming threats at Alosi — and the 5 or 6 people who rushed in to break up the fight.

Diddy was eventually released on bail after posting $50k bond — but this case is far from over.

 

Charleston Church Victim of Race Crime

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In a heinous crime,since race riots in the 1960’s. a Caucasian  gunman is responsible for a terror attack at a Black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

A white man walked into a historic African-American church in Charleston and opened fire during a Bible study class, killing nine people Wednesday evening.

The gunman was still at large early Thursday. And the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest AME church in the South, is being investigated as a hate crime.

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• The person who shot and killed nine people at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church was there for about an hour, attending a meeting with the eventual victims, before he began shooting, Charleston police Chief Greg Mullen said Thursday morning.

• There were three survivors in Wednesday evening’s shooting, Mullen said without elaborating.

• “This is a situation that is unacceptable in any society, and especially in our society and our city,” he said.

• Of the nine people killed, six were female and three were male.

• The suspect is in his early 20s and stands 5 feet, 9 inches tall. “He has on a very distinctive sweatshirt as well as the vehicle, with a very distinctive license plate,” the police chief said.

• Police say they think he is still in the Charleston area.

 

Police say the gunman is a clean-shaven white man in his early 20s, 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a slender build and sandy blond hair. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, blue jeans and Timberland boots.

“He obviously is extremely dangerous,” Mullen said.

On Thursday morning, police handed out images of the man and his car taken from surveillance footage and asked for the public’s help in identifying him. Officials believe he is still in the Charleston area, but they have contacted law enforcement authorities elsewhere to be on the lookout.

Source: CNN

Jay Z Alleged Son Speaks Out

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RadarOnline.com sat down with superstar Jay Z’s alleged love child in shocking new tell-all interview!

“It was a big case to me because I really wanted to find out who my father was,” revealed Rymir Satterthwaite, the 21-year-old who filed a civil lawsuit against the rapper last December in a bid to force him to take a paternity test.

Unfortunately, Satterthwaite told Radar, he and his mom Wanda Satterthwaite, who also had a claim against Jay Z in 2010, were legally and financially unprepared to deal with the enormity of their cases.

Rumor has it that Jay Z left New York for LA to avoid other paternity suits. Jay Z already has a teenage son, Isa, whom he sired with a former video model, and an infant daughter with a woman in Texas — where Beyonce is from.

 

Did society fail Kalief Browder?

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Is the justice system to corrupt or inadequacy to receive justice?

Recent federal investigations in cities across the United States, stated that many people are in jail,because they are unable to pay traffic citations. It makes many wonder why is the system so unfair?

In 2010 at the age of 16, Browder was arrested by police as a suspect in the robbery of a backpack from another teen, Browder was locked up at Rikers Island for three years, unable to raise the $10,000 needed for bail.

He was held on Rikers Island for more than 1,000 days. Browder insisted he did not commit the crime. He was held in solitary confinement for much of the time and tied his bedsheets into a noose in an attempt to kill himself. He endured countless beatings, not only from inmates but also from corrections officers. The abuse was not only physical but also mental and emotional as he spent at least 400 days in solitary confinement.

“So when you see people and you see some of this anger at people in the streets and you’re like, ‘Why are they so unhappy?’ Think about Kalief Browder and think about how his friends must feel about American justice, how his parents must feel and about how his community feels” Rand Paul

After a long bout with depression and emotional trauma, Browder committed suicide this past weekend.

Sources: Washington Post/RollingOut

Akon Influences Global Change

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If you had a million dollars what would you do?

Musician Akon has answered this question 600,000,000 times, by providing electricity for many in his home country. Over the past decade celebrities such and Angelina Jolie, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfey, and many others have supported efforts in Africa. However, providing electricity is a momentous step forward for the growth and development of the continent.  The Senegalese-American singer’s initiative, appropriately called Akon Lighting Africa, aims to supply electricity to 600 million people in Africa who lack it with the launch of the Solar Academy.

The Solar Academy will help African engineers and entrepreneurs develop skills that will enable them to produce solar power.The goal of the academy is to teach people how to maintain solar-powered electricity systems and microgrids.  Both systems have been growing quickly in rural parts of Africa. In a continent that has 320 days of sun a year, roping in its natural resources will be valuable to the solar-energy efforts.

According to a Reuters report, experts will be on hand to help the participants with training and equipment.

 

“We have the sun and innovative technologies to bring electricity to homes and communities. We now need to consolidate African expertise,” said Samba Baithily, who founded Akon Lighting Africa with Akon and Thione Niang.

“We expect the Africans who graduate from this center to devise new, innovative, technical solutions,” said Niang. “With this academy, we can capitalize on Akon Lighting Africa and go furter.”

The organization also hopes to create jobs with its initiative.This initiative   will impact generations in the country of Africa. Akon has made history through his generous business savvy approach to offering the less fortunate a better way of life.