Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Bryon Allen Wins Suit Against AT&T

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios has secured distribution for its seven cable channels acrossDirecTV and U-verse now that AT&T has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit filed in December 2014.

The lawsuit couldn’t have come at a worse time for the companies as they were, at the time, awaiting government approval for an unprecedented merger.

Allen’s suit, filed last December by his Entertainment Studios and the National Association of African American Owned Media, alleged that the companies discriminated against and carried too few minority-owned networks, specifically networks with 100 percent Black ownership.

DirecTV began carriage of Entertainment Studios’ Comedy.TV and Justice Central.TV on Monday. U-verse has added Comedy.TV, Recipe.TV, ES.TV, MyDestination.TV, Cars TV and Pets TV; U-verse already carried Justice Central.TV.

Of the lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, reps for Entertainment Studios and AT&T would only say: “The matter has been resolved.”

The AT&T deal greatly enhances the distribution base and value of the lifestyle and entertainment channels, which are wholly owned by Allen, a comedian turned entrepreneur. DirecTV and U-verse together reach nearly 26 million domestic subscribers, with U-verse accounting for about 6 million subscribers..

Allen’s complaint blasted AT&T for having no carriage agreements with “100% African-American-owned media companies.” It made a provocative reference to what it called the practice of African-American celebrities posing as “fronts” for channels owned by “white-owned media,” without naming names.

The complaint also took a swipe at the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the NAACP and National Urban League, claiming AT&T was “paying off” civil rights orgs to secure their endorsement of the AT&T-DirecTV merger.

 

Miss Colombia Sues Steve Harvey and Miss Universe Organization

Miss Colombia sues Miss Universe and Steve Harvey

Miss Colombia sues Miss Universe and Steve Harvey According to Miss Colombia, she plans to sue Steve Harvey for five million dollars because he wrongfully announced another contender as the winner for 2015 Miss Universe. Colombian lawyers are filing a lawsuit agains the Miss Universe pageant, claiming that “the crown is an acquired right that cannot be taken away from us.”

That mistake has put distress in my life, and i don’t think I’m ever going to be the same person again.- Miss Colombia 

Steve Harvey Responds: Again, I quote ” This was a terribly honest human mistake, and I am so regretful, As a human we do make mistakes, and I think she should get over it. She has the right to file a law suit against me, but I strongly believe she won’t come out victorious”

Miss Colombia should get over it. Steve Harvey already apologizes for a human mistake that he wish he could take back. Read Our Previous Article “Miss Colombia Plans To Sue Steve Harvey for 5 million dollars“

#Steve Harvey #Miss Universe Organization #beauty #MissPhilippines #Donald Trump

 

UNCF Mayors Ball-A Party with a Purpose

UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
Mayor Kasmin Reed and wife Sarah Langford-Reed

The 2015 UNCF Mayor’s Mask Ball at the beautiful Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The 32 Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball, raised over 1 million dollars toward college scholarships.

UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
Dr. Lomax- President of UNCF, Andre Young and wife, and this year’s chairperson and board members.

The annual black tie event brings out the Who’s Who of the Atlanta community.  Atlanta was the first city to host the annual celebration to benefit the United Negro College Fund. Every year the elegant affair features business professionals, government officials, and celebs from across the nation.

UNCF Mayors Mask Ball 2015 Atlanta
Dr Heavenly and husband

This year, UNCF has raised over 100 million dollars towards higher education, with approximately more than 10% going to students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the Atlanta area.

The ball began with a royal VIP reception, in a full draped ball room, which seem to mimic scenes from Hollywood block busters such as the Hunger Games, which was ironically filmed at the same hotel.

Atlanta is known for it’s diverse community, so the attendance list reflected it  this year.  In attendance were the Presidents of Spelman college, Morehouse College,  executives from SunTrust Home Depot, and many more.  Guests were entertained by R&B veteran Johnny Gill.

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Lamar Odom will Owe Over 1 Million in Hospital Bills

Lamar Odom Hospital Bills Lamar Odom nearly lost his life after he suffered a drug overdose in a Nevada brothel earlier this year, which resulted in a coma and multiple strokes. Thankfully, Odom survived the ordeal and is on the road to recovery. However, the hospital bills are piling up!

According to RadarOnline, sources say Odom has already racked up a $750K medical bill this year. However, they say that his debt could multiply drastically by the time he’s through with the extensive treatment and rehabilitation that he needs to fully recover.

“By the end of the year, he’ll have easily made at least a $10M dent in his $55M fortune,” an insider told Radar. “There’s no end in sight and he’s completely unaware of what’s going on.”

As previously reported, Khloe Kardashian halted her divorce with Odom and rushed to his side to handle his medical care after his overdose. However, the source claims that his family is worried that Kardashian’s decisions will leave Odom in a financial hole.

“Khloe’s managing most of it, but to her money’s no object and she’s signing him up for the best treatments money can buy,” the source said. “The fact they’re still only married in name has everyone on Lamar’s side freaking out because they know he’s going to be left with all these bills when she finally kicks him out.”

Despite the threat of a crippling debt, the source claims that Odom has no other medical alternatives.

“He needs this treatment,” the source said. “It’s what saved his life – but who’s going to pay for it all is going to cause some legal hell down the line.”

British Woman Tricked Into Having Sex With Transsexual

Kyran Lee British Transexual who manipulated woman into sex

Kyran Lee British Transexual who manipulated woman into sex
Kyran Lee Photo Stephen Daniels

 

Woman tricked into having sex with transsexual tells how she was manipulated. This is a crazy case of deception. 

Telegraph Uk Reports: A young woman tricked into having sex with a transsexual has told how she has been left traumatized.
The 24-year-old fell in love with what she believed to be a tanned, muscular, attractive young man using the identity of Joey G Star Crislow after they met on Facebook.
Crislow went on to confess to using a false identity but claimed to be a young man called Kyran Scott and the relationship continued.


“Kyran Scott” wooed her with presents including flowers and jewelry and they ended up having sex together when he stayed overnight at her home.

But a chance meeting at a McDonald’s led to the victim discovering she had been completely duped and the person she was involved was at the time a woman called Fiona Manson.

Lincoln Crown Court was told that Manson was actually a transsexual who now lives as a man and has changed her name to Kyran Lee.

Lee, 25, of Gainsborough, Lincs, admitted a charge of assault by penetration as a result of what happened between them in the autumn of 2012.

He was given a two-year jail sentence suspended for two years with an indefinite restraining order banning contact with the victim.

The victim told the court how she has been left devastated by what happened.

She said: “What happened is still very much affecting my life.

“I was lied to and manipulated into falling in love with someone who deceived me. That has hurt me emotionally and physically.

“Finding out that Kyran Lee/Kyran Scott was a female shocked me to the core. I truly believed Kyran was a man.

“Everything I know about Kyran Scott is a lie. What happened to me was wrong. Kyran manipulated me, deceived me, and lied to me and had sex with me.

“I don’t think he fully understands the pain he has caused me. I don’t feel that he feels any remorse. I don’t think I will ever be able to forgive him for what he has done.”

Sarah Knight, prosecuting, said: “Had she known the defendant was female and known her true identity she would certainly never have consented at all.”

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Jermaine Dupri and Celebs Screening Daddy’s Home

Jermaine Dupri Daddys Home Screening Atlanta

Jermaine Dupri Daddy Home

Music mogul Jermaine Dupri along with daughters Shaniah and Jalynn hosted an Atlanta screening of the upcoming comedy DADDY’S HOME at Regal Atlantic Station. Outfitted in “ugly Christmas sweaters,” JD and his lovely girls welcomed the attendees, which included Jagged Edge singer Wingo, singer RL (Next), gospel singer Micah Stampley, DJ Fadelf, Beautii J (“Cutting It: In the ATL”), Melissa Knowles (HLN),  Jonica “Blu” Booth (“Bad Girls Club”), Bo Talley, Shay Johnson (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”) and more.

The movie is a comedy featuring actors Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. back They play  rival father figures in the new comedy “Daddy’s Home.”

The duo last appeared together as mismatched New York City detectives in 2010’s “The Other Guys.” In their latest film, Ferrell is a radio executive who competes for the affection of his stepchildren when their biological father, a muscled motorcyclist played by Wahlberg, returns.

DADDY’S HOME opens Christmas Day. Watch the trailer atwww.daddyshomemovie.com.

The event photos was produced through the 135th Street Agency .

 

 

Louisianna Man convicted of Impregnating 11-year-old

A Louisiana man found guilty of impregnating the 11-year-old child of his ex-girlfriend

A Louisiana man found guilty of impregnating the 11-year-old child of his ex-girlfriend

HOUMA, La. — A Louisiana man found guilty of impregnating the 11-year-old child of his ex-girlfriend will spend the rest of his life in prison.

State District Court Judge George Larke sentenced 27-year-old Joseph Riney Friday to mandatory life in prison without benefits, prosecutor Bud Barnes said.

Riney was convicted of aggravated rape Nov. 5 following a two-day trial that involved DNA evidence of Riney’s paternity. Riney was about 37 million times more likely to be the boy’s father than any other man in the black community, a State Police Crime Lab analyst testified. The baby had half of Riney’s DNA and the other half belonged to the girl.

Aggravated rape refers to the rape of a victim under age 13, among other factors, according to state law. A conviction prohibits the possibility of probation or parole.

Riney was arrested Jan. 22, 2014, following accusations that he forced the now 13-year-old child to have sex with him multiple times at her home in Houma until she turned 11. The repeated abuse resulted in the child’s pregnancy, and medical records show that she was about five months along at the time of Riney’s arrest.

Shortly afterward, the girl gave birth to a baby son who she gave up for adoption.

The 13-year-old girl is now a student a local middle school.

Defense counsel Heather Fairchild represented Riney. Throughout the trial, Fairchild questioned the validity of Riney’s DNA evidence, the thoroughness of the police investigation and the consistency of the girl’s statement in her arguments.

Serena Williams named SI Sports Person of the Year

Serena Williams named SI Sports Person of the Year

Serena Williams sports illustrated

The beautiful Serena Williams is named 2015’s Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine. The tennis champion had a phenomenal year in 2015.  Williams hit this rare sweet spot, a pinch-me patch where the exotic became the norm.

She spent a night telling bedtime stories to the children of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Growing up, Williams had devoured every Harry Potter book, marveled at the business empires of Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart. Now J.K. Rowling was tweeting against a critic of Williams’s body, Oprah was hustling to watch her at the U.S. Open, and Stewart was calling Williams “the most powerful woman I know.” President Barack Obama, the most scrutinized man alive, told her how great it was to watch her.

Even Williams’s most dubious moves paid off. In July, just as her drive for tennis’s first Grand Slam in 27 years hit the bell lap, she appeared in Pixels, a comedic bomb in which she anticipated a Lincoln Bedroom sex sandwich with Stewart and Peter Dinklage. Yet she escaped critical savaging, and, oh, the movie grossed $243 million. Williams’s decision to chase down a cellphone thief in New York  seemed equally foolhardy—until, that is, the guy gave her phone back.

Williams, 34, won three major titles, went 53–3 and provided at least one new measure of her tyrannical three-year reign at No. 1. For six weeks this summer—and for the first time in the 40-year history of the WTA rankings—Williams amassed twice as many ranking points as the world No. 2; at one point that gap grew larger than the one between No. 2 and No. 1,000. Williams’s 21 career Grand Slam singles titles are just one short of Steffi Graf’s Open-era record. Such numbers are reason enough for Sports Illustrated to name Serena Williams its 2015 Sportsperson of the Year.

To read the rest of Serena’s cover story, click here.

Can Donald Trump Comments Disqualify Him From Presidency?

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

White House press secretary Josh Earnest has announced that GOP front runner Donald Trump’s call to ban all Muslim immigrants from entering the United States ‘disqualifies him from serving as president’ and has called on Republicans to reject him immediately.

Earnest told the press:

“Now, I know that each of the Republican candidates has already taken an oath pledging to support Donald Trump for president of the United States if he wins the nomination. But the fact is, the first thing a president does when he or she takes the oath of office is to swear an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. And the fact is, what Donald Trump said yesterday disqualifies him from serving as president.”

“What he said is disqualifying,” Earnest added. “And any Republican who’s too fearful of the Republican base to admit it has no business serving as president either.”

If you missed it, Trump released a statement on Monday calling for “a total and complete shutdown” of Muslims immigrating to the U.S. until “our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

While what Donald Trump said should REALLY disqualify him from the White House, unfortunately there’s nothing in the Constitution that says a presidential candidate can’t be an jerk.

Is this Accurate?

 

AVA DUVERNAY BLACK BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES

AVA DUVERNAY BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES,
AVA DUVERNAY BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES,
Ava DuVernay arrives at the AFI Awards (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

 

Barbie maker Mattel released the special-edition doll in the 43-year-old Ava Duvernay Selma director’s likeness at Variety Magazine’s Power of Women Luncheon, which celebrated modern-day”sheroes,” according to the New York Daily News.

AVA DUVERNAY BARBIE SOLD OUT IN MINUTES,

The Barbies were originally created as one-of-a-kind pieces to be auctioned off by the celebs to benefit the charity of their choice.

But after fans took to social media expressing a desire to buy their own “#AvaBarbie,” Mattel made the doll available for sale on its website.

As we all know from the #PattiPieFamine that we’re still enduring from Thanksgiving, if you can sell something to Black Twitter, then you have one hell of a product. But when you realize that you’re the one whose selling like hotcakes, it’s still surprising. Ava took to Twitter to express some of her shock.


If you wanted to get an Ava DuVernay doll for your kiddo today, then you may be too little too late. According to The Hollywood Reporter,

Ava Barbie was indeed (briefly) available at Amazon — for pre-order. Selling for $65, the online retailer announced the doll would be released Jan. 1.

But even pre-order availability was short-lived, with Amazon selling out almost as quickly as Mattel had.

Whatever you do, don’t get too hungry for a Barbie. You know the Ebay sharks are out there selling dolls at marked up prices — $350 a pop!

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Omarion Upset About Not Getting a Grammy Nomination

omarionMediocre R&B singer Omarion is highly upset about being snubbed for a 2016 Grammy Award. The 2016 GRAMMY nominations are out — and Omarion is upset his hit “Post to Be” didn’t get one. The Love and Hip-Hop Star has been in the music industry for over a decade, but haven’t secured a Grammy of his own. Continue reading “Omarion Upset About Not Getting a Grammy Nomination”

One Energy Can Increase Heart Risks in Adults

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jay z birthday

Just one energy drink can cause potentially harmful spikes in both stress hormone levels and blood pressure in healthy young adults, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Lead researcher Dr Anna Svatikova, a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, said that after drinking a 16-ounce can of “Rockstar Punched,” young adults had a 74 percent increase in blood levels of the “fight-or-flight” hormone norepinephrine.

That’s more than double an average 30 percent increase in norepinephrine that the same participants experienced when they consumed a sham energy drink, according to Svatikova.

The fake energy drink contained the same amount of sugar and nearly the same calories, but did not include natural stimulants found in the Rockstar drink, she said.

The stimulants in the real energy drink included caffeine, the amino acid taurine, and extracts of guarana seed, ginseng root, and milk thistle.

According to the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), energy drinks can contain up to five times more caffeine than a typical cup of coffee.

The study found that the young adults also experienced a significant rise in blood pressure after consuming the energy drink.

“The worry is that if these responses are seen in healthy young people, perhaps the effects of energy drinks may be more pronounced in people who already have high blood pressure or arrhythmias, leading to more heart attacks and strokes,” Svatikova noted.

These drinks, which are marketed as beverages that can boost physical and mental performance, are growing in popularity, particularly among adolescents and young adults in the United States and beyond.

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