Drake is backing Chance the Rapper all the way for a huge political office … now Chance just has to decide to run.
Drake was mobbed Tuesday night by fans and paparazzi shouting all kinds of questions outside Tao in L.A. — he didn’t have much to say. But when asked if Chance would make a good mayor in his hometown of Chicago … He made sure everyone heard his answer!
Over the years, La La has proved to be a dedicated wife and business partner to Carmelo, so it breaks our heart to see the marriage
end on this note.
La La Anthony seen for the first time Not wearing her 20-carat diamond ring that was a gift from her husband Carmelo in 2012.
Source shay that La La was forced into Separation from husband after after news broke that he had gotten his side check pregnant.
Here, on yesterday, the paparazzi caught up with La La, and she doesn’t look like she’s taking the breakup well. The look on her face
says it ALL.
Allegedly, Carmelo has justified his cheating saying that all professional athletes do it, according to the NY Post.
Whatever happens, keep your head up, Sparkle and flow girl!
Accidental death claims the life of 13 year old Malachi Hemphill of Forest Park, GA.
On Friday, April 14, 2017 “friends” posted on social media in a matter of seconds, life to a graphic and upsetting turn for the worse.
The death of this child has spiraled in a media frenzy, making headlines nationwide. A group of friends stood by and saw the unfolding first-hand LIVE on Instagram.
According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Malachi Hemphill – stufent at Babb Middle School – had just taken the trash out for his mother. When he returned to his room, he locked his door. Then, the teen logged onto his Instagram account to live streem himself holding a gun in his room. Just moments after he started streaming, the unimaginable happened. During a new interview with 11 Alive, his mother Shaniqua Stephens recounting the sound of the gunshot she heard coming from her very own home. “I heard a big boom. I couldn’t tell if it was a gunshot or what,” Shaniqua exclaimed. “I just knew that it was something that was wrong.” Malachi Hemphill was streaming a video on Instagram Live when the gun went off. (INSTAGRAM)
Shaniqua and her daughter rushed upstairs to discover Malachi’s door locked. When they forced the door open, they made a harrowing discovery. “We kicked in the door. We found him just laying there in a pool of blood.” Stephens recounted. Her daughter also made another discovery. She noticed his phone was streaming. “My daughter screamed and said, “Mom turn his phone off!” As I proceeded to look at his phone he was on Instagram Live.”
According to several reports, an overwhelming number of Malachi’s friends witnessed the moments leading up to the shooting. Shortly after the shooting, others who lived nearby arrived at their home after witnessing the shooting. “There was about 40 to 50 kids outside,” she said. “I guess these were the kids that were watching on live that live in the area. I guess when it happened they just ran over here.”
Mourning the Death Of a Son: Needless to say, Shaniqua and her family are shocked and dismayed over Malachi’s untimely death. She also revealed the disturbing image of her son she’s been left with. “This is just a pain that will never go away,” she said. “He was my only son. He was just only 13. Just the thought of me seeing him on the floor will never leave my brain.”
Shaniqua Stephens and Malachi’s stepfather, Ernest Stephens are hoping their son’s tragic death saves the life of another child. She also has powerful words of advice for parents of other teens. “It can happen to the best parents…it can happen to the best people. The best ones that loved their kids, you know? “I just always let them know about situations and decisions,” Ernest said. The Forest Park Police Department has also released a public statement stressing the importance of monitoring children’s social media activity. The department admitted the tragedy has been difficult for everyone involved. The statement included a number of suggestions parents can take as protective measures to keep their children in the social media era. This is a horrific event for parents, children, and the police to deal with. We are asking parents to speak with their children about: The dangers of playing with guns, they are not toys. Telling a parent or other adult authority figure when they see or believe one of their friends has a gun they should not have. Telling or discouraging friends from playing with guns.
Parents should be aware of their children’s social media activities.
We are deeply saddened by this horrifying story. Our best to the families of the deceased!
Women are deprived of sanitary products, such as tampons and pads, leaving them to bleed all over themselves and suffer humiliation. Women are given 2 pads for the duration of their period. “Prisons control their wards by keeping sanitation just out of reach. Stains on clothes seep into self-esteem and serve as an indelible reminder of one’s powerlessness in prison.”
The election of councilman Michael Tubbs as Stockton, California’s first black mayor was one of the few silver linings in an otherwise horrific Tuesday night.
Just 26 years old, Tubbs will also serve as the city’s youngest mayor.
Tubbs is one of several people of color in politics to make history in the 2016 election, and he has been on a path to excellence since his coming-of-age in a struggling South Stockton neighborhood. A high-achieving student, he attended Stanford University after receiving a scholarship from the school.
Tubbs’ time at Stanford ― highlighted by internships with Google and the White House ― was interrupted by the 2010 killing of his cousin. But rather than being deterred from continuing his education, the incident inspired a change in Tubbs’ aspirations.
Stemming from a desire to affect change in his hometown, he began campaigning for councilman in Stockton’s 6th district just months prior to his graduation. Tubbs’ bid for councilman inspired the 2014 documentary “True Son.”
After four years of serving as a councilman, Tubbs is preparing to serve the city on a much wider scale, beginning with police reform. After Tuesday’s landslide victory against incumbent opponent Anthony Silva, he’s hoping to lead the city to a fruitful future.
At the opening ceremonies of the 2016 International AIDS Conference, the actress, who founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project in 2007, asked the audience why so many people are still infected with HIV each year — and why so many still die of AIDS-related causes.
“The truth is, we have every tool we need to prevent the spread of HIV: condoms, PrEP, PEP, ART [antiretroviral therapy], awareness, education,” Theron said. “And yet 2.1 million people — 150,000 of them children — were infected with HIV last year. In South Africa alone, 180,000 people died of AIDS last year.” Theron’s figures align with those from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS.
“The real reason we haven’t beaten this epidemic boils down to one simple fact: We value some lives more than others,” Theron said. “We value men more than women. Straight love more than gay love. White skin more than black skin. The rich more than the poor. And adults more than adolescents.”
“I know this because AIDS does not discriminate on its own,” Theron continued. “It has no biological preference for black bodies, for women’s bodies, for gay bodies, for youth or the poor. It doesn’t single out the vulnerable, the oppressed or the abused.
“We ignore them,” she said. “We let them suffer, and then we let them die.”
Glad to see celebrities using their influence on social issues such as this one.
There are many more important topics that should be up for discussion right now, and I understand that. The topic of race seems to be a hot button issue in recent months, and though it can be uncomfortable, it can also be eye opening. A good friend of mine once asked why I chose to live in ignorant bliss. My answer was and is still simple; why choose to see all of the bad in the world or go look for it. I see ugly on a regular basis, I don’t have to search it out.
As a black mother of three, I have heard pretty awful things. I worry about things that other mothers don’t worry about. I also have a strength that is unmatched because of these awful things. I have been asked straight out, the following questions, and statements. They did not sugarcoat for me or my children, so I won’t sugarcoat for you. “Do they all have the same daddy?” “Why did you have so many kids?” This one is most recent, by my sons 1st grade teacher. “I know you have a bunch of other kids at home, so maybe one of them can help with his homework.” “It’s a shame black men don’t stick around. You could use some help.” You get my point. All I can say is people can be rude. I don’t condemn a whole race, because some people of that same color are ignorant.
As a black mother of three, these are some of the thing I have heard. “I don’t know why they have so many if they can’t afford them.” That was said while I walked through J.C. Penny. I have even heard “she has a Louis Vuitton, but I’m sure she has a food stamp card too” while I was in line to check out at Wal-Mart. People really should learn how to be better whisperers. Were my feelings hurt in these situations? Absolutely, and everything wanted to boil over. I wanted to yell and tell them how ignorant they were, but I didn’t. I pretended I heard nothing and went on about my way. As a black woman I often feel I don’t have the right to display my outrage in a very therapeutic yelling session at the wrongdoers. If I yell at them, it will only continue to perpetuate the stereotype as an angry black woman.
My kids are happy kids, but when in public, they are on their best behavior, so they don’t acquire the label of “that bad black kid.”
When I was younger, I learned from the words my mother didn’t say. I learned from the actions I saw her taking. I learned from the conversations I overheard or the hushed comments between whomever she was speaking to. My mother demanded respect from us, inside and outside of the home and one phrase that she would repeat throughout my childhood was “y’all can’t be acting like these white kids in the store.” That may not be the exact phasing, but it was very close to that. When people see toddlers throwing fits in the store, the reactions from others are different between the races. If the child is white, people may giggle or smile, saying something along the lines of “she’s got her hands full.” When it’s a child of color throwing the tantrum, the reaction is markedly different and you get comments like I mentioned above.
As a mother of two black boys, I have to be extra vigilant in making sure they understand how their presence can make people feel threatened, while at the same time help them understand they have value. I have to have a conversation with them when they get a little taller about how they will “fit the description” most of the time, and how to react when they do. Sometimes the reason for being pulled over is because you’re brown and the sad truth is, if you don’t act in a manner that is completely compliant, you can get a jolt of a Taser or worse. As parents our goal should be raising a boy in America, not raising a black boy in America or a (fill in the blank) boy in America.
I know that racism is and always will be a sensitive topic and most of us like to pretend that it doesn’t exist anymore. It does exist. I myself like to live in my ignorantly bliss bubble and pretend that racism is something of the distant past, but if you would like to find out if it’s as dead as you believe it to be, take a moment to look up a couple of things. The first thing I would suggest, is looking up “sun down towns” take note of where these towns are, you may be surprised. Another thing to look up is “disproportionate representation” in the department of human services and department of corrections in your state. Black and Hispanic kids are more likely to be overly reported for abuse and/or neglect, less likely to be placed back in their homes and less likely to be adopted. This means, a large group of these kids are being removed from their homes to grow up in the foster care system. Sadly not all of the kids put in this system even go to foster homes. They are placed in group homes or other residential settings. These are things people should be educated on. Different cultures parent differently and the colored representation in the department of human services portion is unjustly skewed. This is something I witnessed with my own eyes and it broke my heart every time.
My kids are happy kids, but when in public, they are on their best behavior, so they don’t acquire the label of “that bad black kid.” My kids speak properly, because I don’t want them treated any differently because they “sound black.” I do everything in my power so they don’t acquire any negative stereotype, knowing no matter how hard I try they will still be labeled, because I am. I was raised in a white neighborhood, have a college education, was married to my children’s father for 14 years, but I am a black mother of three. The last thing I said is the first thing they see.
A version of this post originally appeared at stopyellingatmeplease.com
Jacalyn is the person behind the blog Stop Yelling at Me…please! She enjoys writing about life, current events and of course, parenting. Jacalyn is a mother of three and the wife of one supportive husband that is not being held against his will, really. She is also a contributing writer on the Today Parenting Team. You can check out more of her work at stopyellingatmeplease.com
Stacey Dash really is clueless! Seriously, who writes her checks besides BET (Black Entertainment Television)? We’ve been trying to figure out her “Clueless” political thing. Now, she’s going after President Obama and Democrats… Repeat offender!
The former 90’s sweetheart-turned-clueless and controversial political queen, let her Twitter fingers do
all the talking yesterday in the aftermath of the 49 people who were tragically murdered by terrorist, Omar Mateen, in what is now dubbed as the Orlando mass murder.It isn’t our place to judge at TSP. Your political beliefs and affiliations are your own. However; we do judge ignorance and insensitivity. Stacey Dash shows ignorance and insensitivity as she took to Twitter and somehow found a way to imply that Mateen is a representation of Democrats and that his actions are President Obama’s fault. Truth be told, Ms. Dash has pockets of intelligence, but her statements are oftentimes clouded with inaccurate information and misguided perceptions. So there’s not much we have to write about this, because this “Clueless” star’s tweets speak for themselves.
Wait, there’s more…
The Donald responds…
This isn’t a bash at Dash, we just want her to catch a clue!
Within the next five to ten years, it would probably be possible to make a new infective micro-organism which could differ in certain important aspects from any known disease-causing organism.
MacArthur claimed the disease would be resistant to “the immunological and therapeutic processes upon which we depend to maintain our relative freedom from infection and disease.” And testified it would require $10 million to develop.
AIDS first surfaced within MacArthur’s estimated “five to 10 years” and is the only disease to fulfill the definition.
The first cases of AIDS were traced to gay men in 1979 Manhattan—3-years before the African epidemic was recognized in 1982—countering claims it originated in there.
KS was labeled the “gay cancer” and reported to also originate from a primate virus jumping species in Africa.
A 1974 government initiative encouraged gay men in Manhattan (especially promiscuous ones) to participate in an experimental hepatitis B vaccine being developed by Merck and the National Institute of Health
Tens of thousands of gay men were screened and 1,083 of them were subsequently selected to test the vaccine.
Beginning in 1978, groups of gay men were inoculated at the New York Blood Center.
The hepatitis B studies extended to clinics in San Francisco in 1978.
By 1980 additional clinics in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and St Louis were also seeking participants for similar programs
The vaccine was made from the combined blood of 30 gay men who carried the hepatitis B virus.
During development it was injected into chimpanzees known to be infected with the simian cancer causing SV40—The same virus that contaminated the polio vaccine between 1955 and 1961
By December 1981, 121 people in the USA had died of AIDS with victims hailing from San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles.
The dead would have been infected at least 2-years prior, ie: 1979—none of them had ever been to Africa or eaten primates
No blood stored anywhere in the U.S. prior to 1978 had tested positive for HIV or the KS virus.
Before 1978 there were no cases of AIDS and no cases of Kaposi’s Sarcoma recorded.
20% of the gay men who volunteered for the experiment in NYC were found to be HIV positive in 1980—a whole year before AIDS was officially recognized in 1981
By 1984 over 40% of NYC gay men were found to be HIV positive.
20% of samples taken in 1982 tested positive for KS2 herpes-8 when re-tested in 1999
The hepatitis B vaccine proved to be a success—protecting 96% of the men—however the vaccine was contaminated