*Apparently sick and tired of being sick and tired, police claim Andre Johnson, who performs under the name “Christ Bearer,” and has an affiliation with the groups Wu-Tang Clan and Northstar, attempted self-dismemberment early Wednesday morning at an apartment building in North Hollywood.
By the time cops arrived on the scene around 1 a.m., Johnson was lying on the sidewalk with critical injuries. They rushed the 40-year-old rapper by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, according to TMZ. Continue reading
*When a female audience member told daytime talk show diva Wendy Williams that she needed to get a “do over” from her 1989 prom because her dress was wrong, and that’s why she wants her son to take her to his upcoming prom, the audience, howling at this point, couldn’t believe it.
Nor could Wendy.
Apparently Benita Gray‘s son had promised to take his mom to the prom. Thing is, he was 5-years-old then and didn’t have a girlfriend. Continue reading
*File this under stupidity.
The grio reports that a viral Vine video has captured an adult letting a toddler smoke what appears to be marijuana.
Uploaded by Vine user ChiefSmokes with the title “Wow f**ked up parents smh,” the video features a young child dressed in a Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, sitting on a toilet and smoking what an adult puts in front of him.
An adult or adults can be heard laughing in the background as the toddler blows smoke out of his mouth. Continue reading
Did Patti LaBelle really take off her wig and earrings and land a Mayweather-style punch on Aretha?
*OK, let us stand still for a sec and try to wrap our collective brains around this fantastical lie: Patti LaBelle and the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin duking it out in a fist fight
This is how it supposedly went down.
Both women were at the March 20 Women of Soul concert at, of all places, The White House. As Aretha was making her way to the stage, Patti LaBelle, along with others standing near the aisle seats, reached to grasp her hand in that kind of “I love you sister girl” way.
Whew! If looks could kill that hand would’ve fallen off, Miss Aretha!
Apparently, Aretha wasn’t having it, and threw shade at Patti by pushing the hand out of the way in a “Girl stop frontin’ you know we don’t get down like that” kind of way.
Not a good idea as far as egos go. Continue reading
In an article for Psychology Today, doctor Pamela Rutledge says that taking selfies can be detrimental to a person’s mental health and that indulging in them is indicative of narcissism, low self esteem, attention seeking behavior and self-indulgence.
*We all take ‘em, and you only need to click on FaceBook to see just how popular taking a selfie (you taking a photo of yourself) is.
Let’s face it, we feel beautiful after a facial, new hair style, successful work out, and we want to share it with the world.
Look at me! I feel gorgeous…
But now experts claim that the trend of taking pictures of yourself could cause narcissism, addiction, mental illness and even suicide.
Yes. This is the claim as suggested by expert opinions surrounding the phenomenon. And one man diagnosed with body dysmorphic disorder says he grew suicidal due to his selfie addiction. Continue reading
*When Allison Brown went to Subway to order a flatbread pizza, she got more than she expected. An insensitive restaurant worker wrote a tasteless fat jab on her flatbread pizza order, and it reduced her to tears.
On Friday, with her attorney present, she told the Daily News that she plans to file a lawsuit demanding, not money, but sensitivity training. She insists the training be a part of the chain’s franchise agreements. Continue reading
*How does one go about asking the Lord for forgiveness for just being trifling? I mean, what words do you actually use?
After allegedly impregnating a 45-year-old mother of three and her 14-year-old daughter, Pastor Sam of Pentecostal church is on the run. The Pentecostal Church – which is located along Nnebisi Road, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria has been on lock-down since the news broke. Continue reading
Congrats Jen, this ain’t about you girl, just the trend you appear to represent.
*Hey, never let it be said that I, of all persons, have anything against somebody doing what they feel they “gotta do” to market themselves. It’s a tough world, the competition to be recognized for your attributes – no matter what they are – is fierce because, well, it just is.
But here’s the thing, some of the attributes natural to many African American women are only now being recognized as beautiful because white woman consider it so.
Case in point: Big booties, large lips, and dark skin.
Now just looking at that makes you think of African American women right? If you’re being honest with yourself, your answer is yes.
Why then, are these now being recognized as positive reflections of beauty because white women have began to flaunt them?
You might want to read this. Continue reading