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A Lil Positivity: Brown Ballerinas Misty Copeland, Ashley Murphy And Ebony Williams Cover Pointe Mag

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Black women are sweeping the ballet world. Despite still facing constant discrimination in the dance world, Black ballerinas are on the come-up.

In a first-ever all Black Ballerina feature, Ashley Murphy from Dance Theatre of Harlem, Ebony Williams of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, and the American Ballet Theater’s own Misty Copeland cover the June/July cover of Pointe Magazine. These graceful ladies are declared “beyond role models” on the magazine’s cover, as they shatter discriminatory norms in ballet and advocate for and recruit more brown ballerinas.

Between this, the @BlackGirlsDoBallet Instagram page, and images and stories of Black ballerinas on Tumblr and Pinterest, our lil brown baby ballerinas have plenty of examples to look up to! Will you be grabbing a copy of the magazine for yourself or the lil dancer in your life?

Peep more pics of these ladies and other black ballerinas in action on the following pages:

Photos: Instagram, Refinery29

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Baby Mama Drama: Evelyn Lozada’s Boo Carl Crawford Hit Up For $15,000 Per Month In Child Support By Ex!

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Gotta pay like you weigh, playa

Carl Crawford’s Baby Mama Demands $15,000 Child Support Increase

According to TMZ reports:

Carl Crawford’s baby mama is demanding $15k-per-month in child support, TMZ Sports has learned … which seems high until you factor in his $142 MILLION contract with the Dodgers.

The outfielder is still in the middle of a child support war with his ex Amy Freeman — who claims in new legal docs that she can’t take of their two young kids on the measly $5k-per-month she’s getting from Carl right now.

So, she’s asking a judge to temporarily raise his payment to a “reasonable” $15k per-month — or $189k-per-year.

The judge has yet to rule … but Crawford doesn’t seem to have a problem with cash — he recently took his new baby mama Evelyn Lozada out to dinner in L.A. in a brand new $300k Bentley.

He had to know this was coming as soon as he signed his name on that dotted line.

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Comeback Season: Struggle Baller Vince Young Signs With The Cleveland Browns

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Vince won’t have to sign autographs for $59 a pop anymore.

Vince Young Signs With The Cleveland Browns

Things are looking up for Vince after the Cleveland Browns have decided to give The QB another shot in the NFL.

According to Bleacher Report:

The Cleveland Browns have reached an agreement with Vince Young to provide further quarterback depth. Young hasn’t played a regular-season snap in the NFL since 2011 and will be hoping to crack the roster.

The franchise confirmed the deal via its Twitter account:

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The two-time Rose Bowl MVP made cameos with the Buffalo Bills and Green Bay Packers in recent years. He wasn’t able to catch on with either team on a permanent basis, and it looked like his football career might be over.

However, the Browns apparently saw enough during recent workouts to give him another chance. He joins a quarterback depth chart that includes Brian Hoyer and Alex Tanney.

Do you think Vince can make this work or will he fawk up this opportunity too?

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Big Things Poppin’: Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong’o To Attend White House Correspondent Dinner

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Lupita will be chopping it up with Michelle and Barack soon.

Lupita Nyong’o To Attend White House Correspondent Dinner

The world just can’t get enough of Lupita.

According to The Washington Post:

Lupita is coming, Lupita is coming!

As Washington prepares to take a weekend-long back seat to the celebrity guests now at the center of the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the VIP rolls are rolling in. The biggest get? Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who People magazine named “the most beautiful” person of 2014, will be basking in all her “it girl” glory at the Time table.

The Huffington Post will host Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman. No doubt funnyman Kevin Hart, a guest of NBC Universal, will be critiquing comedian Joel McHale’s performance. We’re not sure if Thomson Reuters invitee Darren Criss will be singing for his supper, but the “Glee” star has had plenty of practice.

CBS and ABC will be trotting out some of their networks’ biggest stars, with Julianna Margulies of CBS’s The Good Wife” and Tony Goldwyn of ABC’s “Scandal” expected to attend. No word on who Vanity Fair or CNN will extend a golden ticket to, but so far it looks like reality stars and game show second runner ups shouldn’t wait for the mailman.

In addition to attending The White House Correspondent Dinner, Lupita is busy being the face of Miu Miu’s eyewear campaign. Check out the video below.

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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: King Bey’s “Mrs. Carter Show” World Tour Grossed $212 Million

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If the Mrs. Carter Show grossed this much we can only imagine the serious gwap Hov and Bey’s “On The Run” tour will gross.

Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter Show Top Grossing Tour

The Beyhive spent rent money to see King Bey.

According to Billboard:

Beyoncé heads up Billboard’s weekly slate of top-grossing tours with sales reported from the final leg of her Mrs. Carter Show world tour that wrapped at the end of March. The pop diva was on the road for the bulk of 2013, performing in 23 countries on four continents through the end of the year. The final 2014 leg of the tour kicked off in Scotland on Feb. 20, marking her third jaunt through Europe since last year’s mid-April launch. This last string of shows began in the U.K., but dates followed in Ireland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Spain before wrapping in Portugal on March 27. Multiple performances at arenas in London and Dublin were reported during a previous week, so after adding revenue from those markets to the $24.1 million included in this tally, her final European leg grossed more than $41.1 million from 25 sold out shows. The Mrs. Carter Show ended its yearlong run with overall revenue totaling $212 million from more than 1.8 million sold tickets at 126 concerts.

Hopefully she takes some of her newfound riches and tosses a couple dollars to her struggling half-brother.

Will you be giving your hard-earned money to the Camel and his queen?

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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Nicki Minaj’s “The Other Woman” Tops Box Office With $24.7 Million

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Nicki is doing big things.

Nicki Minaj Tops Box Office With New Film

Guess all the Barbs paid their $10.50 to see Nicki.

According to Vibe:

Nicki Minaj doesn’t only top charts, she kills box offices, too.

YMCMB’s First Lady made her big screen debut this past weekend in the chick flick The Other Woman, which hit theaters April 25. She joined the all-star cast, composed of Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Cameron Diaz, in knocking Captain America: The Winter Soldier from the top spot, cashing in $24.7 million, according to HuffPo.

The rapper has also been prepping her forthcoming album, The Pink Print, due later this year, by going au naturel.

She recently told MTV News about her new look, “It’s not a make-over, I went so far to the other side that there’s only one place to go from there. Hey guess what? This will shock them even more. Doing nothing will shock them even more.”

Will you be going to see Nicki’s new film?

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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: College Student Pays Off Tuition With 500 Pounds Of Pennies [Video]

Hey, every little bit counts.

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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Diddy Tops Forbes’ 2014 List Of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists

Diddy and his crew arrive at Bootsy Bellows, where he was joined by Carmen Electra, David Arquette and more. The hip hop mogul wore a pair of flashy Air Jordans with a red and black ensemble to match.

It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby.

Diddy Tops Forbes’ Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artist List

Diddy may have haters at Howard University, but he’s still making that gwap.

According to BET:

Sean “Diddy” Combs continues to be the wealthiest artist in hip hop.

Diddy tops Forbes’ 2014 list of Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists with a net worth of $700 million, bringing him one step closer to becoming the game’s first billionaire. He’s held the top spot since the list started circulating in 2011.

This fiscal cycle, the Bad Boy Records mogul has seen his net worth increase by $120 million since the launch of his music channel, Revolt TV, last year.

Second on the Forbes’ list is Dr. Dre, at $550 million. The reigning king of the headphones industry garnered most of his multi-millions from the success of Beats by Dre, and this year bested Jay Z for the No. 2 spot he held in 2013.

Still, Jay follows closely behind Dre with $520 million. He is the only name in the top five that can count personal record sales in his take home. Hov’s deal with Samsung to exclusively release Magna Carta Holy Grail netted him a multi-million dollar paycheck last year, in addition to the money made from royalties, touring and his Roc Nation imprint.

Brian “Birdman” Williams took the fourth spot at $160 million, which is just over half of the $300 million Cash Money empire he splits with brother Ronald “Slim” Williams.

Lastly, holding his spot among the top five, is 50 Cent at $140 million. Fif’s placement is credited to the windfall he pocketed from a Vitaminwater deal in 2007.

Diddy, Jay, Birdman….can we hold a stack?

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Bangers: Nia Long Flosses That Flawless Bawwwwwdy On The Cover Of Essence Magazine

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Just look at ya girl Nia stuntin’ on them… We can look at her all day too. Nia just landed the April cover of ESSENCE Magazine. Peep some excerpts from the magazine below:

Long, who is set to star in WeTV’s first scripted series, the legal drama The Divide this fall, spoke openly about the struggle of balancing a successful career and an enriching family life. “I’m not a movie star mom who’s got a private chef, a nanny and a driver,” she revealed. Juggling her work, a relationship with boyfriend Ime Udoka (assistant coach for San Antonio Spurs) and raising her two boys, 13-year-old Massai and 2-year-old Kez, is a full-time job. “My mantra is, ‘You created this, you can handle it.’”

Nia also talks about working with her oldest son for the first time in the new film:

“I was so nervous Massai wouldn’t get the job. I didn’t want to have to break disappointing news, so I explained to him that as long as he gave it his best that’s all that mattered. I also told him that life has highs and lows, wins and losses. Just as I was saying all this, the phone rang. It was my agent with the good news. We did the happy dance and started packing our bags…”

ESSENCE’s April 2014 issue hits newsstands on March 7th. For more on this month’s issue, and other stories, visit ESSENCE.com.

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“12 Years A Slave” Wins Best Picture At The 86th Annual Academy Awards

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It was well-deserved! Lupita picked up the Best Supporting Actress Oscar while John Ridley got the Best Screenplay Adaptation and “12 Years A Slave” earned the biggest award of all. It’s a great moment for blacks in Hollyweird but some people are already complaining that they’re tired of slave films. Are the complaints valid or should we allow ourselves this moment to celebrate the achievements of a great film that documents a painful past?

We’re including some videos from the cast tonight along with some PR photos from the film, but we want to hear your thoughts on this important discussion. Is the “12 Years A Slave” win a double-edged sword for black film???

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Justice: Siblings Awarded $37 Million In Lawsuit Against Racist Chicago Police Officers Following Brutal Beating & Wrongful Arrest While Pregnant

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Siblings Awarded $37 Million In Brutality Lawsuit Against Chicago Police Officers

A brother and sister from Chicago are finally getting some well-deserved justice to the tune of $37 million after enduring a wrongful arrest and brutal beating at the hands of Chicago police officers when they were teenagers nearly a decade ago.

via Chicago Tribune

A federal jury has awarded $3.7 million to two brothers and a sister who said they were beaten and falsely charged by rogue Chicago police officers who were assigned to a corrupt Special Operations Section kin 2004.

The case stemmed from the arrest of Seneca Adams, 20, in front of his home on Sept. 14, 2004. His brother, Tari Adams, 18, and his twin sister, Sicara Adams, went to check on him and found that he was being held by members of the department’s Special Operations Section in a secluded area behind the Cook County Jail, according to their lawsuit.

When the brother and sister attempted to ask the officers about their brother, Tari Adams was punched by an officer and she and her younger brother left the jail, the lawsuit stated.

As they sat at a stop light blocks from their home, a squad car rammed into their car, they contended. They were able to make it home, but officers quickly arrested both of them, according to the lawsuit. Both Seneca Adams and Tari Adams said they were beaten in the officers and produced photographs taken later that night and the next day showing bruises and cuts on their faces.

While beating Seneca Adams, officers repeatedly called him a “monkey” and a “n—–.”

Senaca and Tari Adams accused the officers of filing false charges against them. Seneca Adams spent 204 days in Cook County Jail before raising enough money to be bonded out. Tari Adams was jailed for 46 days.

“They are happy, relieved,’’ lead attorney Christopher R. Smith said of the brothers and sister. “This is a great moment for them but it’s not over by any stretch. Their lives were flipped on end.’’

Seneca and Tari now reside in Arizona. Their sister Sicara still lives in Chicago with her two children. She was four months pregnant with one of them when the officer hit her car, he said. She and the child did not suffer any physical injuries, Smith added.

“These young people were amazing in how they dealt with this situation and how they were victorious. This is a mountain to climb,’’ Smith said. “They felt so dehumanized by the whole process.”

Nice to know justice is served in SOME part of the country.

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Show & Prove: Can Losin’ Azz Olympian Lolo Jones Finally Win A Medal On The Women’s Bobsledding Team?

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Maybe now Lolo can prove she’s not a huge Olympic failure.

Lolo Jones Adds Excitement To U.S. Women’s Bobsled Team

She couldn’t get it poppin’ as a track and field star. If she can’t get the medal as a bobsled athlete, well, UPS is hiring…

According to The Gazette:

Lolo Jones wanted to become a push athlete in Olympic bobsled competition.

She knew her ambition would require a big dose of courage. It’s no secret bobsledding can be perilous.

She also knew her ambition would require a more enormous version of Lolo.

Jones had made her name as a slim 130-pound world-class hurdler. She needed to add 30 pounds, at least, to prosper as a pusher.

“I can eat anything,” Jones said late in 2013 as she looked back on her successful attempt to add weight to her frame. “And it’s awesome.”

Jones is the most famous of the athletes who have traveled from other sports to bobsled competition. She is joined on the Olympic team by Lauryn Williams, a gold medal Olympic sprinter, and Aja Evans, who competed in track at Illinois.

On the men’s team, Curt Tomasevicz traveled to the bobsled Olympic team from football. He was raised in Shelby, Neb., on land almost as flat as a pool table. He still found his way, with a stop at Nebraska’s football team, to this mountain sport and lives and trains in Colorado Springs.

“They ask me if bobsledding is fun,” Tomasevicz said, “and I don’t think I could describe bobsledding as fun with freezing temperatures and spandex and wearing only a helmet as protection, it’s not necessarily fun.”

Jones disagrees.

She’s been surprised by the sheer joy of bobsledding. She once spent her days trying to run as fast as she could while clearing hurdles, but has found thrills in her role as, borrowing his words, “the engine” of a bobsled race team.

“Once you get use to the g-force and how it knocks you around, it’s really quite fun,” she said.

Do you think Lolo can get a gold Olympic medal as a bobsled athlete?

Image via RunLoloRun

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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Watch Carmelo Anthony Score A Madison Square Garden Record 62 Points! [Video]

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Melo makes history

Carmelo Anthony Scores 62 Points At MSG

That boy good!

Image via YouTube

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Finally!!! Kerry Washington Lets Her Big Ol’ Baby Bump Be Seen On The Golden Globes Red Carpet!

Actress Kerry Washington attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

No more hiding! The rumors have been confirmed at last. Kerry Washington showed up on red carpet for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in full mother-to-be bloom… That bump looks good on her riiiiight?

Actress Kerry Washington attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Actress Kerry Washington attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) Actress Kerry Washington attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Humpback Hov’s Barneys Collaboration Nets $1 Million

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Jay Z’s Barneys Collaboration Nets $1 Million

Looks like Jay selling out for Barneys has really paid off.

According to Rolling Out:

Despite all of the controversy surrounding Jay Z’s holiday collaboration with Barneys, according to the books, it was an overall success. As you may recall, Hov received a plethora of negative press after Barneys was hit with a racial profiling lawsuit, which went viral after the hip hop mogul appeared to side with the franchise.

According to NY Daily News, The Shawn Carter Foundation, benefiting mostly college students, will collect over $1 million in profits thanks to sales from the luxury clothing and accessory line Jay Z and Barneys launched just two months ago.

Back in October, Jay Z assured the pubic that him moving forward with is partnership despite the bad p.r. was all for a good cause: “This money is going to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships to help further their education at institutions of higher learning.”

Do you think Hov did the right thing by continuing to support Barneys.

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On The Grind: Usher And Shakira To Replace Cee Lo Green And Christina Aquilera On “The Voice” Again

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Usher and Shakira are ready to turn up again.

Shakira And Usher Replacing Cee Lo And Christina

Any time a show replaces you twice, it can’t be good. Plus, Cee Lo needs that gwap to pay his lawyer fees.

According to Rolling Out reports:

This week “The Voice” wrapped up season five by crowning their winner, Tessanne Chin. Just days after crowning their victor, “The Voice” announced that they will be bringing back Usher and Shakira, who will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton starting Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, when “The Voice” returns to NBC.

When Shakira announced that she was leaving after her short stay during season five, she attributed it to her busy schedule …

“It was a hard decision for me to make, because I’m really fond of the coaches, the people in production and everybody around me,” she told E! News. ” I really enjoyed The Voice, but I also have a musical career and I’m a mother now and my poor baby’s so tired flying such long distances. He already has more miles than any pilot. So I think I have to give him a little break, and we’ll see what happens in the future.”

There has been no word from either Green or Aguilera’s camp on how they are taking their replacement … again. “The Voice” returns early 2014, with a two-night premiere on Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25 on NBC.

Will you be tuning in?

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On The Grind: Don Cheadle To Portray Miles Davis In Biopic

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Don already has a Golden Globe and now he is aiming for that Oscar.

Don Cheadle To Star In Mile Davis Biopic

We loved him in “Talk to Me.” He should do Miles Davis justice.

According to Examiner:

Golden Globe award-winning actor Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) is set to portray the late jazz musician and trumpeter Miles Davis in a biopic, titled “Kill the Trumpet Player.”

The film project, co-starring Ewan McGregor and Zoe Saldana, is being financed by BiFrost Pictures, according to the Associated Press.

The movie, co-written and directed by Cheadle, will reportedly pick up Davis’ life after the pioneer’s musical career emerged from hiatus in 1979.

Jazz pianist and bandleader Herbie Hancock has been attached to the project. Hancock was a member of the Miles Davis Second Great Quintet in the 1960s.

Production is expected to start next June.

Will you be buying your popcorn and tickets?

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Making It Rain On Those Fast Food Heaux! California To Raise Minimum Wage To A Whopping $10 An Hour

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California To Raise Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Must be nice.

According to ABC News:

California workers may soon have the highest minimum wage levels in the country after a bill approving a raise from $8 to $10 within three years passed the state legislature. The hike, to be implemented in two separate $1 increments, is the state’s first in six years, and comes amid fast food industry strikes across the nation following a year-long campaign by unions and workers to raise federal wage floors to $15.

The bill, which eased through the state Senate 26 votes to 11 Thursday, and passed the Assembly a few hours later, 51-25, was backed by Democrats who said it would help workers pull through the effects of the recession and stimulate the economy by promoting spending among workers. Gov. Jerry Brown called bill AB 10 an overdue piece of legislation that would help working class families, while Senator Bill Monning, D-Carmel, the bill’s Senate floor manager, said raising the state’s minimum wage level was “a moral imperative.”

“It simply gives hardworking Californians the dignity and respect to provide for their families with their own hard-earned wages,” said Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, who brought the bill before his Assembly colleagues. But Republican lawmakers opposed the bill, saying the 25 percent minimum wage increase would hurt business and cut jobs. “This is a classic example with how out-of-touch state leaders are,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber.

Sen. Ted Gaines, R-Rocklin, compared raising tobacco costs to discourage smoking with the newly implemented wage standards, saying: “If you make something more expensive, people will buy less of it.”

Industry associations have also opposed the bill. The California Chamber of Commerce denounced it as “a job killer,” while the California Restaurant Association said it was a “blow to small businesses” and a political knee-jerk move by the governor after it appeared that the issue had been shelved for the year. “Brown suddenly became aggressively interested in addressing minimum wage with labor unions in an attempt to avoid their threat of putting the issue on the ballot in 2014,” the CRA said on its website.

Although the federal minimum wage is currently set at $7.25 an hour, tipped employees often earn less than that. Under current federal requirements, employees are only obliged to be paid $2.13 an hour in direct wages if tips and commissions bridge the rest of gap.

More than 15 million American workers earn the national minimum wage, which calculated over a 40-hour, 52-week working year, equals $15,080. This figure sits $50 below the federal poverty line for a family of two and compares with a median national salary of $40,350.

Thoughts??


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Making It Rain On These Hoes: Serena WIlliams Beat Victoria Azarenka For Second Straight U.S. Open Championship Victory!!!

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Serena Williams Wins 2013 US Open Championship

Serena is a beast!!!

According to CBS News:

Fussing with her skirt and flubbing her shots, Serena Williams was troubled in the U.S. Open final by the swirling air and the strong play of Victoria Azarenka. After one miss, Williams declared, “I can’t play in this wind.” After blowing a big second-set lead, Williams chucked her racket toward the sideline, and it bounced back onto the court. In the end, Williams pulled herself together, as she usually does when it matters the most. Facing her first test of the past two weeks, the No. 1-seeded Williams overcame No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 on Sunday for a fifth championship at Flushing Meadows and second in a row.

“As impressive as her final set was, the bigger achievement may have been handling both her nerves as well as the swirling winds throughout Arthur Ashe Stadium,” writes CBS Sports’ Mike Singer. Williams, who turns 32 in 2-and-a-half weeks, raised her Grand Slam singles title count to 17, the sixth-most in history and one shy of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert. Williams collected a $3.6 million prize, including a $1 million bonus for producing the best results during the North American summer hard-court circuit leading up to the U.S. Open. Helped by nine aces, one at 126 mph, Williams improved to 67-4 with a career-best nine titles in 2013. Since a first-round exit at the 2012 French Open, Williams is 98-5 with 14 titles, winning four of the past six Grand Slam tournaments.

But this one did not come easily, even though it appeared to be nearly over when Williams went ahead by two breaks at 4-1 in the second set. Williams served for the match at 5-4 and 6-5 — only to have the gutsy Azarenka break each time. This was a rematch of last year’s final, also won by Williams in three sets, and two-time Australian Open champion Azarenka provided another challenge with her big swings off both wings. Williams wound up holding there with a 104 mph ace, part of what seemed to be a match-altering stretch. She won five consecutive games and 16 of 18 points to take the first set and go up a break in the second.

Her lead grew to 4-1 in the second set, before Azarenka made things competitive again. Azarenka is responsible for two of Williams’ four losses this season. And entering Sunday, Azarenka was 31-1 on hard courts this season, and she showed why for portions of the final, playing far better than she had in her preceding six matches in New York. But she simply could not keep pace with Williams, who eventually adjusted to her opponent and the wind that topped 15 mph. Williams put aside her issues to finish with a 36-17 edge in winners.

The first time Williams served for the championship, at 5-4, Azarenka hit a cross-court forehand winner for break point, then forced a backhand long. Williams came right back to break for a 6-5 edge. But on her second chance to serve it out, she double-faulted to get broken for the fourth time Sunday.

Congrats, Serena!!!!!


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Freak-Deeky MILF Website Offers Porky Azz Racist Paula Deen A 6-Figure Gig!

Paula Deen gets emotional during an appearance on NBC's 'Today' show

Racist hoes gotta eat too, right?

Paula Deen Offered Job From Adult Website

Guess there IS a company still willing to f**k with Paula Deen

According to TMZ reports:

Disgraced chef Paula Deen needs a job … and she’s a mom … so the good people who run a MILF-based adult site put 2-and-2 together and have offered her a SIX-FIGURE GIG.

A website called PureMature.com fired off a letter this week … offering Paula a place in their company … in light of her N-word controversy, which has lost her MILLIONS in sponsorships.

In the letter, PM starts by explaining to Paula she’s a MILF — a hot mom over the age of 65 who men would like to (you know). It continues with the job offer adding, “Full figured of thin, arthritic or diabetic — you embody our perfect spokesperson.”

As for compensation, PureMature says it’s willing to offer her “6 figures for very little work” … and NO nekkidness is required.

No one wants to see a fat, racist, beyotch in her underwear. NO ONE.

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Lawsuits: Two “Black Swan” Interns Win Landmark Decision Against 20th Century Fox

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Yay for the little guy.

Interns Win Lawsuit Against 20th Century Fox

According to Raw Story

Two interns who completed unpaid work on the Oscar-winning film Black Swan have won a landmark case against the studio behind the movie, 20th Century Fox.

Alexander Footman and Eric Glatt had complained they were made to undertake menial work with little or no educational value that ought to have been carried out by paid employees. US law makes it clear that unpaid interns must gain educational benefit from their work experience and cannot be used to replace regular paid workers. Federal judge William Pauley ruled yesterday that Footman and Glatt were in fact “employees” of studio offshoot Fox Searchlight, which oversaw production of Black Swan, meaning they were entitled to legal protection under minimum wage and overtime laws. The judge also dismissed suggestions by Fox that the interns were working for Darren Aronofsky’s production company, rather than directly for the studio. Finally, Judge Pauley confirmed he would certify a class action that will explore internships throughout the corporate departments at Fox.

“Considering the totality of the circumstances, Glatt and Footman were classified improperly as unpaid interns and are ‘employees’ covered by the FLSA and NYLL,” said the judge, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “They worked as paid employees work, providing an immediate advantage to their employer and performed low-level tasks not requiring specialised training. The benefits they may have received – such as the knowledge of how a production or accounting office functions or references for future jobs – are the results of simply having worked as any other employee works, not of internships designed to be uniquely educational to the interns and of little utility to the employer.

“They received nothing approximating the education they would receive in an academic setting or vocational school. This is a far cry from [the supreme court's decision in] Walling, where trainees impeded the regular business of the employer, worked only in their own interest and provided no advantage to the employer. Glatt and Footman do not fall within the narrow ‘trainee’ exception to the FLSA’s broad coverage.”

However, another intern who worked on the Fox film 500 Days of Summer was stymied in her attempts to sue. Judge Pauley accepted the studio’s assertion that Kanene Gratts’ claims were time-barred.

Fox said it would fight to overturn the ruling. “We are very disappointed with the court’s rulings,” the studio said in a statement. “We believe they are erroneous, and will seek to have them reversed by the second circuit as quickly as possible.” The studio had previously said it changed its guidelines in July 2010 to ensure that all interns are paid at least $8 an hour.

Black Swan earned more than $300m (£191m) at the global box office and won the best actress Oscar for its star Natalie Portman in 2011.

For anyone who has ever had a crappy unpaid internship, this is a victory.


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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: 84-Year-Old Woman Claims Largest Powerball Jackpot In U.S. History After Stranger Lets Her Cut The Line To Buy Ticket

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We know the smuck that let her go ahead is mad she won that doe.

Lady Wins Massive Powerball Jackpot

According to The NY Daily News

An 84-year-old widow claimed the largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history on Wednesday — but somewhere a courteous stranger is kicking himself for letting her cut in line to buy the winning ticket.

Gloria Mackenzie of Zephyrhills, Fla., emerged from seclusion to collect the record $590.5 million prize, then immediately went into hiding without uttering a word.

The silver-haired great-grandmother — wearing shades, sunglasses, a pink shirt and white sneakers at lottery headquarters in Tallahassee — instead issued a written statement revealing the luck that brought about her windfall.

“While in line, another lottery player was kind enough to let me go ahead of them in line to purchase the winning Quick Pick ticket,” Mackenzie revealed in her statement.

“We are grateful for this blessing of winning the Florida Lottery Powerball jackpot and appreciate the interest of the public, state of Florida and the lottery,” Mackenzie’s statement said.

While she asked for “privacy for our family’s benefit,” reporters converged on her tiny, single-story shack of a house that has no curb or gutter and is across the street from a cow pasture.

She never returned to the $51,000 abode and there was no indication she ever would again.

“I hope she gets a better place to live,” joked neighbor Don Cecil.

Given her age, Mackenzie chose to take a lump sum payment — a whopping $370,896,780.54 before taxes.

She told lottery officials she plans to split the money with her son, Scott, who was with her Wednesday. It’s unclear if her other son, two daughters, four grandchildren and two great grandkids will get a cut.

The tight-lipped octogenarian declined to take part in a press conference.

Her purse strap slung over her shoulder, she left the lottery offices in a silver Ford Focus with her son, Scott, and a financial advisor, ignoring questions shouted at her by reporters.

“They walked right through the headquarters of the Florida Lottery … and said, ‘I have a winning ticket and I’d like to validate it,’” Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell said.

Mackenzie purchased the winning ticket for the May 19 drawing at the Publix Super Market in Zephyrhills — a town of 13,337 about 30 miles northeast of Tampa.

While her odds of winning were a staggering 1 in 175.2 million, Mackenzie told lottery officials she watched the drawing and knew immediately that she matched all the numbers: 10, 13, 14, 22, 52 and a Powerball of 11.

Mackenzie relocated to the Sunshine State from East Millinocket, Maine, several years ago. Her husband, Ralph, a World War II vet who worked in a paper mill for 39 years, died in 2005.

After hitting the jackpot, Mackenzie kept it under wraps for 17 days as she and her son sought financial counseling, O’Connell said.

“This is a very large amount of money, it changes your life,” O’Connell said. “I believe to make sure that they were ready to handle the responsibilities that comes with that kind of a jackpot win.”

Neighbor James Hill said he was bowled over the news.

“She didn’t say anything about it. She’s so quiet and secluded. She’s usually in the house,” said Hill. “I’m very happy for her. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. She was always pleasant and smiling.”

The previous record Powerball payout was $587.5 million set in November 2012.

The largest lottery prize in U.S. history is the $656 million Mega Millions pot split among winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois in March 2012.

Nice guys always finish last.

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Making It Rain On Them Hoes: Nicki Minaj Inks New Deal To Be The Face Of Myx Fusions’ Moscato

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Nicki’s music may be trash, but her business savvy is on point.

Nicki Minaj Inks New Deal With Wine Company

According to All Hip Hop

Nicki Minaj is expanding her business empire with a new deal Myx Fusions, which has forged a new partnership with the singer/rapper.

Nicki will be the face of Myx Fusions’ new, ready to drink Moscato, which is expanding into the United States market. She will be featured in a campaign that includes print, radio, television, off-line events and social media messaging.

Myx Fusions is co-owned by “Love & Hip Hop” executive producer Mona Scott-Young, who is also the Chief Marketing Officer for Myx Fusions. “Nicki is an innovative trendsetter and has the ability to energize the masses,” Mona Scott-Young told AllHipHop.com in a press release.

“She embodies everything that Myx Fusions represents – style, spontaneity and the desire to push the envelope and inspire change. Both brands are perfectly aligned,” Mona Scott-Young said.

“I am so excited to team with the Myx brand,” says Minaj. “I have no doubt that it will be number one. It’s a great-tasting, amazing product that people will love. It’s not even a hard sell. Myx Fusions gives us an opportunity to revolutionize the wine industry.” “

The latest move for Nicki Minaj adds to her growing list of business accomplishments, which includes deals with Mac, adidas and Pepsi.

Nicki Minaj recently announced that she would not be returning as host for the new season of “American Idol,” as she focuses on her acting career.

Nicki is currently in New York City filming “The Other Woman” for 20th Century Fox, opposite Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann.

Take that haters. Now let us hold something.


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Sell Out: Camel Man Hov Has Begun The Sale Of His Shares Of The Brooklyn Nets In Order To Represent NBA Players Throught Roc Nation Sports

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Ah well, it was a good run while it lasted.

Jay-Z Selling His Shares Of The Brooklyn Nets In Order To Represent NBA Players Through Roc Nation Sports

Via Yahoo!

Entertainment mogul and rapper Jay-Z has started the process of divesting his small share of ownership with the Brooklyn Nets to extend his Roc Nation Sports representation business into basketball, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Jay-Z – whose real name is Shawn Carter – owns less than 1 percent of the Nets, but has been a central public figure in the franchise’s marketing and move from New Jersey to Brooklyn.

Selling his share of the Nets is a necessary prelude for Jay-Z to obtain his National Basketball Players Association certification as an agent.

NBA rules mandate that no one individual affiliated with a player representation company can have an ownership stake with an NBA team.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation company has partnered with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to launch a sports representation business that recently secured New York Yankees star Robinson Cano.

The process is expected to be completed in time for Roc Nation to compete for players entering the June NBA draft, but there’s no guarantee of the timing, sources said. Those within Roc Nation and the CAA alliance aren’t “chasing a clock on this,” one source said. “This isn’t about one draft, but taking the long view of the business.”

Rival agents are anxious over the possibilities of Jay-Z on the recruiting trail, believing the lure of his iconic business and cultural standing will have a major impact on attracting top prospects and current league stars.

The rich are always plotting a way to get richer. We’re sure between the sale of his shares and his new business interest in sports management, Jiggaman’s pockets will only get fatter.

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Janelle Monae Tells ESSENCE She Doesn’t Have To Show Skin And Wants To Show Girls There’s “Another Way”

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Janelle Monae and her beautiful grill just landed the cover of ESSENCE Magazine!

Here’s what readers can expect from the cover story:

Janelle Monáe is no ordinary artist. She lives, breathes and dreams of being true to herself, inspiring young women and, of course, imagining interplanetary escapades. ESSENCE Contributing Writer Lola Ogunnaike visits the singer’s quirky Wondaland studio and discovers the beauty and brilliance of her world. Monáe is also slated to perform on the Mainstage during the ESSENCE Festival, held July 4th weekend in New Orleans.

And here’s an interesting quote from the story:

“Showing my skin is not what makes me s3xy. I like skirts and dresses just like everyone else, but I had a message I needed to put out there. It was up to me to show people and young girls there was another way…”— Janelle Monáe

Oooh we like! Sounds like she is trying to balance out all the Rihannas of the world.


 

Race Matters: 13 Parks Department Employees Paid $165,000 Settlements For Being Transferred From Their Positions For Light-Skinned And White Folks

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Dark-skinned, light-skinned, Asian, and White women…

Parks Department Workers Paid $165,000 Settlement For Racist Transfer Practices

Via NYDailyNews

The city will pay thousands of dollars to dark-skinned Parks Department workers who claim they were transferred out of tony Battery Park City in favor of white and light-skinned staffers amid threats and veiled complaints that they were too aggressive.

The workers filed a discrimination suit after the March 2011 transfers — which came after months of escalating tensions between the mostly minority agents and some residents of the ritzy enclave.

Swastikas and graffiti calling the Public Enforcement Patrol officers “thugs,” “pigs” and “n—–s” started popping up on benches and walls, according to the suit filed by 13 workers.

The Parks Department wrongfully transferred eight dark-skinned workers out and brought in eight white, Asian or light-skinned Hispanics after the Battery Park City Authority — a private trust that pays the city $2 million for 31 PEP workers on its 32 acres — complained that some officers were too aggressive in ticketing residents, the suit charged.

Residents of the waterfront neighborhood were pleased when PEP workers ticketed visitors — but annoyed when they got tickets for the same petty violations, said Charles St. Louis, a retired NYPD officer and PEP agent who is a plaintiff in the suit.

What part of the game is THAT?!

The city admitted no wrongdoing in the February agreement of $165,000 — $8,000 to each of the dark-skinned workers, plus the same payment to the replacement workers, who charged they were unwittingly put in the middle of a hostile situation.

One black worker, George Parker, 62, will get a payment of $14,000 because a white resident went after him in a fury after another park worker questioned why his dog was off-leash.

“I’ve been around a bit in my time, even Birmingham, Ala., and I’ve not seen much that was as bad as Battery Park City,” said Parker. “I got a lot of ‘I pay your salary’ and ‘You work for me’ when I tried to enforce the rules.”

PEP worker Keshun Anderson, 40, said she was once called a “f—ing n—–” by the white resident who fought with Parker.

And people still have the nerve to call this a “post-racial America” Sheeeeeeeeeeeit…SMMFH

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The Big Payback: Judge Overturns Attorney General’s Settlement Of James Brown’s Multi-Million Dollar Will, Claims Majority Of Money To Go To Charity

James Brown in Concert at House of Blues in Hollywood - November 16, 2005

People turn into pure savages when they smell a little gwap in the air

Supreme Court Judge Overturns Attorney General’s Settlement Of James Brown’s Estate

Via NYPost

The South Carolina Supreme Court yesterday overturned a settlement dividing up the multimillion-dollar estate of James Brown, saying a former attorney general didn’t follow the late soul singer’s wishes in putting together the deal.

State Attorney General Henry McMaster brokered a settlement in 2009 that split Brown’s estate, giving nearly half to a charitable trust, a quarter to his widow, Tomi Rae Hynie, and leaving the rest to be split among his adult children.

But the justices ruled that the deal ignored Brown’s wishes for most of his money to go to charity.

The court also ruled the Godfather of Soul was of sound mind when he made his will before dying of heart failure on Christmas Day 2006 at age 73.

The court sent the estate back to a lower court to be reconsidered.

The justices did agree with the lower court’s decision to remove Brown’s original trustees.

Members of Brown’s family said they wanted them gone because the trustees mismanaged the estate until it was almost broke.

The court said it had no idea what the estate was worth, giving an estimate of $5 million to more than $100 million.

Moral of the story: Don’t mess with the will of the Soul Brother Number 1.

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For The Ladies: Idris Elba Brings His Man-Bangin’ness To The March Cover Of British UK!

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Yaaaaassssssssssssss! We love us some Idris Elba so this one was definitely in order!

Via Celeb**chy:

He’s tipped to be the first black Bond but Idris Elba just doesn’t see why the ladies fall at his feet.

‘The irony is I wake up every morning, look at myself in the mirror and think, “Woah, I look like a piece of s***”,’ said the Hackney lad turned Hollywood superstar. ‘You watch yourself age and it’s hard to feel like a sex symbol.’

The 40-year-old said while he did not take the label seriously, he knew how to use it to bag the big roles.

‘I’m not sure what it is they see, not to mention that, personally, I feel very awkward. There’s no way all those women would ever sleep with me and go, “I really liked him”. Some of them would go, “He was really boring or he was a bit aggressive or, urgh, actor.” But it’s a compliment and it’s a massive tool to use in sculpting a career, especially with what I do for a living because I work in the face business. So it’s a compliment and I use it accordingly.’

And bag the big roles he has after beating Tom Cruise, 50, to the role in new sci-fi flick Pacific Rim and being plucked to play Nelson Mandela in the forthcoming Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

As for a life as 007, he told GQ magazine: ‘It’s a rumour. And, I have to tell you, if the producers of Bond thought that I was self-campaigning, it would be such a turn-off. I’m flattered, obviously but I’ve been advised to just pipe down about it.’

He blamed the incumbent spy for shaking and stirring.

‘Apparently, Daniel Craig said I’d be a great Bond. Daniel, why did you say that? Dropped me right in it! What an honour it would be, but also, what an indication of change. I know Ian Fleming lived in Jamaica for a long time, didn’t he? I think it’s interesting to think what he would have made of a black man playing Bond.’

Sorry but this man is delicious! He sounds like he knows he has an obnoxious personality though. It’s cool Idris — just stand there and look good please while we watch.

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Must Be Nice: Yeezy Takes His Baby Mama Kimmy Cakes On A Shopping Spree At Cartier And Hermes In Paris

Pregnant Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West went shopping together at the Hermes, Cartier, Lanvin and Ermanno Scervino stores in Paris, France on January 25, 2013.

See, that’s how you spoil your baby mama! Apparently $65K in Cartier love bracelets was just the beginning cuz Yeezy and Kimmy Cakes were spotted spending them dollars at Cartier, Hermes, Lanvin and Ermanno Scervino in Paris Friday evening.

Pregnant Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West went shopping together at the Hermes, Cartier, Lanvin and Ermanno Scervino stores in Paris, France on January 25, 2013.

Get it how ya live… right?

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Chanel Iman is Still Making it Rain on Them Hoes


Chanel Iman is on the cover of yet another magazine called Prestigous for their December Issue.  She’s really been getting some major burn lately. Chanel also speaks on her new boo, apparently Ryan Leslie lacked in a couple of areas.

About her new man:

Chris is a “great guy.” She added, “I look for someone who’s a man, who really knows how to listen and how to learn from his girl. I want someone who cares from his heart about what’s on the inside, not about what’s on the outside… I also skateboard with my boyfriend and we ride around a lot of parks here in the city.”

 

Chanel Iman Is Making It Rain On Them Hoes


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Chanel Iman has been inducted into the Victoria’s Secret Model realm and she did a kinky shoot for Deutsch Magazine. The girl is killing the model world right now.

Pop the top for the spread…

Real thin on that last picture, though.