Category Archives: Society

Charlie Wilson Shows No Signs of Slowing Down in ‘Forever Charlie’ Tour (Video)

 

credit for the photo is Elpwe Ray / P Music Group
Charlie Wilson definitely felt the love. In this photo, he wants to hear it too! Photo credit: Elpwe Ray / P Music Group

 

*At some point during a Charlie Wilson show you will no doubt find yourself declaring, “Now this is what showmanship looks like!” And even days later, with the music still in your head, you will be like, “I want to do that again!” Wilson brought his ‘Forever Charlie’ tour to Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater for a 2-night engagement with romantic crooners Joe and KEM and folks are still talking about it

Showing no signs of weary, the 62-year-old former member of The Gap Band struts, jumps, sings and dances during his nearly two-hour performance. It was indeed a sight to behold.

This was a night for lovers. And it started with Joe, the handsome R&B/soul singer who made many women swoon with his hits ‘All the Things  (Your Man Won’t Do’) and ‘I Wanna Know.’ It’s been a while since audiences have seen the singer, and they let him know that he was missed. With no unnecessary flair cluttering his performance, this man, who released his 11th studio album in June of 2014, had the women eating out of his hands. Simply by being him.  Continue reading

Gardena, CA-Based ‘Eternal Wash’ Raises Funds to Help Children & Single Fathers

Car Wash helps raise money1

Eternal Wash has more in mind than just cleaning cars. The Gardena based establishment also gives back to the community. Now through July 2015 the business is raising money for Children’s Healthcare issues in Los Angeles, and to assist Mercy Mission Bear Hospital and Adoption Agency in opening the first one and only 5 story Teddy Bear Hospital, slated to help provide teddy bears of cheer to disadvantaged children in need of healthcare; financial assistance for medical operations and home based medical care; family transportation back and forth to hospitals for follow up treatments and an array of other services for the ill child afraid of what tomorrow may bring.

The hospital is also slated to provide an entire floor dedicated to sharing our lives and resources with the elderly. They will be present from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m. to enjoy entertainment, giant screen televisions on all walls, nutritious meals and game time, and a resting place during the day where they can find peace and solace. Nurses and MD’S will be on hand daily, around the clock to provide medication and love!

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Alarming Princeton Study Reveals Gay Black Man More Likely to Get Higher Salary Than a Straight One

Gay man in workplace

*Its no surprise that being a black man in the U. S. is tough. Nor is it a surprise that being a gay black man is seen by many as double-jeopardy – the whole double minority thing. But as it turns out, being a black gay man has its benefits. Especially when it comes to the corporate world, according to a study done by Princeton University.

And that may come as a surprise to many.

The study was led by sociologist David Pedulla, who directed his researchers to explore what effects race and sexuality have on the chances of being considered for jobs and starting salaries. And what they ended up with is that a gay African-American man not only stands a better chance of landing a job, but also getting paid better than his heterosexual counterpart.

So contrary to popular belief, where two minority groups are considered, again, double-jeopardy, apparently that doesn’t apply here; where it seems to work for you rather than against. Continue reading

Mom Had No Money to Buy Heroin, So She Let Dealer Rape Her Daughter

 

April Corcoran
April Corcoran

*An Ohio mom must have been on one when she threw all caution to .the wind and allowed her drug dealer to rape her 11-year-old daughter in exchange for some heroin. This is she is being accused of. But she had pleaded not guilty.

April Corcoran, 30, was indicted Monday on 27 felony counts, including complicity in rape, complicity in gross sexual imposition, endangering children, and human trafficking, Cincinnati.com reports.

Authorities told the website that Corcoran allegedly injected heroin into her daughter. Continue reading

Rappers Beware: Mac Phipps’ Rap Lyrics Was Used to Convict Him (Watch)

Mac Phipps

*I’m telling you, if you’re about that life, you might want to look at the case of rapper Mac Phillips, who was convicted of the 2001 murder of a concertgoer and is serving 30 years in prison as a result. Not that the prosecutor had any evidence of a forensic nature against him. No past criminal activity he could put on the rapper. Nuh uh, he went straight for the jugular.

In this case, his music.

Now McKinley “Mac” Phipps has a lot of time on his hands. As a resident at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Tammy Parish, Louisiana, he has plenty of opportunities to recall the words of his best-known song.

Murda, murda (murder, murder)

Kill, kill (kill, kill)

S**t’s real (s**t’s real)

On the battlefield (on the battlefield) Continue reading

Woman Sues Mental Hospital for ‘Not Believing Obama Follows Her on Twitter’ (He Does)

Brock, Obama follows her on Twitter

*Assumptions keep getting people in trouble. In this case, an assumption has an entire hospital in hot water. When a Long Island woman insisted that the leader of the free world, president Barack Obama, follows her on Twitter – doctors at the Harlem Hospital psych ward accused her of being delusional and suffering from bipolar disorder — but she was actually telling the truth, a lawsuit charges.

Kam Brock spent a frightening eight-days at the mental facility and was force-fed injections of powerful sedatives, and downed doses of lithium, according to medical records obtained through her lawsuit – which was filed in Manhattan Federal Court. Continue reading

Watch: Lawyer Steps Forward to Claim Responsibility for ‘Whites Only’ Stickers But…

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*How does the song go…’Hold up, wait a minute!’ Well that’s what I’m telling you to do, at least until you hear what the man who mysteriously placed those racially-charged stickers on businesses all across Texas a few days ago.

I wrote about it here.

But the reason why he said he did it, may leave you shaking your head. I have to be honest, this man says he is a lawyer, but after I heard him speak, and giving the reason for his actions, it would surprise me if he ever won anybody’s case in court.

But as they say, that’s a story for another day.

Adam Reposa posted a video where he is in silhouette “on a soapbox” claiming that its not the words on the stickers that is the problem, but the fact that East Austin is “turning into whites only” because of gentrification, though he doesn’t use that word. Continue reading

Thought She Was White, Until the ‘Little White Lie’ Revealed a Dark Family Secret (Watch)

Lacey Schwartz, here with parents who raised her, Peggy and Robert Schwartz, tells her story in the PBS documentary, "Little White Lie" on Monday.
Lacey Schwartz, here with parents who raised her, Peggy and Robert Schwartz, tells her story in the PBS documentary, “Little White Lie” on Monday.

*For all Lacey Schwartz knew, she was white. At least that’s what she had been told. She grew up in Woodstock, N.Y., a predominantly white neighborhood, with her Jewish parents, Peggy and Robert Schwartz. But what she came to know over time was that her biological father was actually black.

Schwartz’s story isn’t one about “passing” for white, a longstanding  issue in the African-American culture. She was actually raised to believe she was.  

In her documentary, “Little White Lie,” which is airing on PBS as part of its Independent Lens series, Schwartz reveals her journey on coming to terms with her biracial identity and confronting her parents about the family secret. Continue reading