Tuesday, November 30, 2010

STEVIE JONHSON SAYS HE DOESN'T BLAME GOD FOR DROPPED BALL


From Buffalonews.com

[Buffalo Bills Receiver] Stevie Johnson took to his Twitter page Monday to clear up any confusion that one of his tweets following Sunday's game may have caused.

Johnson, who dropped the potential game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- then unleashed an emotional three-minute news conference after the game -- tweeted the following after the 19-16 loss:

"I praise you 24/7!!!!!! And this how you do me!!!! You expect me to learn from this??? How ???!!! I'll never forget this!! Ever!!! Thx tho ..."

That message got national attention Monday, appearing in blogs across the country, including CNN's Belief Blog. It was even a topic on the Rush Limbaugh radio show.

Johnson, who was the only receiver not in the locker room Monday during the time media members are permitted in, said he was not blaming God.

"And No I Did Not Blame God People! Seriously??!? CMon! I Simply Cried Out And Asked Why? Jus Like yal did wen sumthin went wrong n ur life!," he tweeted Monday.(Source)
SIDEBAR: Excuse me, Mr. Stevie. We can read. You were blaming God for dropping ball. And if you do it again, I will add you to the "Sit Your Azz Down/Blank Stare" list located at the right sidebar of this blog.


Monday, November 29, 2010

ANDRE JOHNSON AND CORTLAND FINNEGAN FINED FOR NFL FIGHT



From Profootballweekly.com

Texans WR Andre Johnson and Titans CB Cortland Finnegan were each fined $25,000 by the NFL on Monday for fighting in Sunday's game. Neither was suspended.

The two players engaged in a fistfight in the fourth quarter after spending most of the game jawing at one another. On a Texans running play, Finnegan jammed Johnson's facemask at the line. Johnson responded by ripping off Finnegan's helmet and landed two punches to his head and neck. Finnegan tore off Johnson's helmet before the players were separated.

Both players were flagged and ejected. Johnson apologized after the game. Finnegan did not speak to reporters.

Finnegan has been fined four times this season for $45,000. (Source)
SIDEBAR: Can someone tell me why Cortland Finnegan was clapping after getting his beat down by Andre Johnson? Blank stare.

According to my friend in my head Holly Robinson-Peete, Mr. Cortland Finnegan is known around the league as being a "dirty player." Then my question is: Why the hell is he still playing professional football? Blank stare.

FISTS FLY AT MURDER VICTIM JACKLYN MILLER'S MEMORIAL




From Myfoxmemphis.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A memorial service for a Memphis woman found dead in the trunk of her car turned into a full-out brawl. A memorial for Jacklyn Miller was held Saturday afternoon at Sheffield High School. Fifteen minutes into the services, fists started swinging.

"We would hope that someone would have enough respect for us to stay away if you know you had any part in what happened to her."

It started when two girls said to be the sisters of Richard Dickerson, the man charged with Jaclyn Miller's death, showed up at the memorial.

"The fact that she disrespected the family enough to show up here, you know, all those emotions just came to the surface."

Before the chaos there were pink balloons with handwritten messages, flowers, painful eyes and heavy hearts.

The 21-year old was found dead Tuesday in the back of her car trunk at Willow Creek Apartments near Winchester. The cause of death was said to be strangulation.

Witnesses told police Dickerson was seen in the car, and then left walking. Investigators brought him in for questioning and 48 hours later charged him with second degree murder. (Source)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE: If you are a victime of domestic violence, please go to a safe location and contact the Hotline by phone at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY). For more information about domestic violence, visit the National Domestic Violence website at www.thehotline.org.


Hat tip to Bossip.com for this story.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

SIDEBAR SERMON: The Trust Church: The Fake Faith Church by Pastor James Manning


~ But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ~ Matthew 6:33


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Thursday, November 25, 2010

PASTOR CEDRIC MILLER ON LEAVE AFTER THREE-WAY SEX SCANDAL



From AJC.com
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A pastor who barred church officials from using Facebook, saying it can lead to adultery, is temporarily stepping down from the pulpit following his admission that he engaged in a three-way sexual relationship a decade ago.

The Rev. Cedric Miller made worldwide headlines last week when he urged congregants at his Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune, N.J., to drop their Facebook accounts because he believes the social networking site facilitates affairs.

Days later, Miller offered to step down after The Asbury Park Press reported on a 10-year-old affair of his own involving a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant.

On Wednesday, Miller told The Associated Press that he would be "taking some time off" following a church vote Tuesday night on his status as senior pastor. He said he will resume his pastorate "eventually."

He says church members gave him a vote of confidence, subject to some restrictions he wouldn't list.

The church had no immediate comment. (Source)
Sidebar: I do not understand why Pastor Cedric Miller is stepping down from his pastoral duties because of a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant that took place a decade ago unless he and his wife are still swinging. Hmm. The saga continues....

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THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THE POWER OF THOUGHT




As this Thanksgiving approached, I started to meditate on how powerful our thoughts are in the shaping of the atmosphere or the quality of our existence.

Thinking is a creative force that is a gift from God. Your thoughts tell your body what to create. Your thoughts tell you what your reality is and you live according to the reality created by your thoughts.

So what does this have to do with Thanksgiving?

We are about to enter 2011 and many of us want to change or improve where we currently are in our lives. We want more income, more peace, a house, a job, a career, an education, a spouse, better health, a child, start a business, payoff debt etc. But many of us do not know where to begin.

It starts with the desire in your heart or idea in your mind. The laws of Thought as established by God says, "Be according to how you think."

It starts with a thought of gratitude - thanking God that he has already giving us the power of thought with the ideas and instructions on how to build the realities we want or desire for our lives according to His divine will for each of us.

So take time some time today to thank God for the power to create our realities with our thoughts, beliefs, meditations, words and actions according to His divine will.

We are truly bless because of the power of thought. And I thank God for this amazing power.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED IN KINDERGARTEN by Robert Fulghum



All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten.
ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW about how to live and what to do
and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not
at the top of the graduate-school mountain, but there in the
sandpile at Sunday School. These are the things I learned:

Share everything.

Play fair.

Don't hit people.

Put things back where you found them.

Clean up your own mess.

Don't take things that aren't yours.

Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.

Wash your hands before you eat.

Flush.

Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

Live a balanced life - learn some and think some
and draw and paint and sing and dance and play
and work every day some.

Take a nap every afternoon.

When you go out into the world, watch out for traffic,
hold hands, and stick together.

Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the styrofoam cup:
The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody
really knows how or why, but we are all like that.

Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even
the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all die.
So do we.

And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
and the first word you learned - the biggest
word of all - LOOK.

Everything you need to know is in there somewhere.
The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation.
Ecology and politics and equality and sane living.

Take any of those items and extrapolate it into
sophisticated adult terms and apply it to your
family life or your work or your government or
your world and it holds true and clear and firm.
Think what a better world it would be if
all - the whole world - had cookies and milk about
three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with
our blankies for a nap. Or if all governments
had a basic policy to always put thing back where
they found them and to clean up their own mess.

And it is still true, no matter how old you
are - when you go out into the world, it is best
to hold hands and stick together.

© Robert Fulghum, 1990.
Found in Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten, Villard Books: New York, 1990, page 6-7
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CEDRIC MILLER: FACEBOOK-BANNING PASTOR ADMITS TO THREESOME WITH WIFE AND MALE CHURCH ASSISTANT




From Huffingtonpost.com

NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- A New Jersey pastor who said Facebook was a "portal to infidelity" and told married church leaders to delete their accounts or resign once testified that he had a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant.

In Saturday editions of the Asbury Park Press, the Rev. Cedric Miller confirmed the testimony he gave in 2003 in a criminal case against the assistant. The relationship had ended by that time, and the case eventually was dismissed.

Miller gained national attention this week when he issued the Facebook edict. He said it came about because much of the marital counseling he has performed over the past year and a half has concerned infidelity stemming from the social network site.

The 48-year-old leader of Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune Township claimed Facebook ignites old passions.

Sidebar: My husband and I had our own Hot Facebook Mess so there is some merit to what the Pastor is saying about Facebook causing marital problems.

PHAEDRA PARKS GIVES BIRTH TO FULL TERM BABY BOY



Finally, the truth has been confirmed on the last episode of Bravo's Real Housewives of Atlanta. Attorney Phaedra Parks-Nida delivered her baby at full term. Yes, she was actually 40 weeks when she delivered her baby earlier this year.

It was clear that Dr. Lue did not know about Phaedra’s web of lies concerning her pregnancy. He unknowingly confirmed to millions of viewers that his longtime friend has been lying about her pregnancy due date.

Besides, I am sure Dr. Lue does not want his medical license revoked behind some Preacher’s Kid lying about her due date.

Nevertheless, Apollo and Phaedra now have a beautiful healthy baby boy. And at the end of the day, that is all that matters.

Stay tuned to watch how this Southern Belle adopts to becoming a wife, mother and reality star all within one year while practicing law.

Monday, November 22, 2010

LAWYERS IN BISHOP EDDIE LONG LAWSUITS SEEK SETTLEMENT




It is being reported that the Legal team on both sides of the Bishop Eddie Long's sex scandal case will enter mediation to possibly settle the pending lawsuits against the popular Mega Pastor, New Birth and Longfellows Youth Academy, hopefully, in a speedy manner.

This is a smart move for both sides. If the parties to the lawsuits reach a settlement, then the terms and conditions of the settlement will be sealed and a long costly trial would have been avoided.

Of course, Bishop Long would then be able to spin this entire sex scandal in a manner that would maintain his Mega status. And the accusers will walk off into the sunset with monetary compensation and hopefully, some therapy.

Stay tuned....

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

CHANITA FOSTER FLYING ABOVE THE FOOTBALL WIVES DRAMA



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Reality TV has a new star and her name is Chanita Foster. Miss Chanita has been dubbed the "NeNe Leakes" of VH1's new reality show Football Wives. Unfortunately, Mrs. Foster has taken a beaten on the blogs and Twitter for her loud (and often confrontational) persona and choices in hair weave.

This pretty Oak Park, Michigan native is married to George Foster, a 7-year NFL Offensive Lineman veteran, and the mother of six children. Chanita has degrees in Communications, Sports Marketing, and Photography. She is also the owner of Wife Material Custom Jerseys, Rockstar Publishing, and Divine Diva Photography.

Chanita and her husband have a foundation called Beyond The Game and their mission is to supply needy children in Swaziland with food and education with emphasis on entrepreneurship. The foundation is also seeking to build a school in the poverty stricken region of Swaziland.

CHANITA FOSTER RECOVERS AND PILAR SANDERS IS THE VILLAIN




Chanita Foster and Pilar Sanders, who are the two most dominating personalities on this season of VH1 Football Wives, have been at odds with each other since TMZ reported that Pilar snubbed Chanita by not showing concern after Chanita collapses during last week's episode of Football Wives. And VH1's editing is not helping the situation.

In the preview clip, it shows all the ladies, minus Pilar, rushing to the hospital to be by Chanita's side. Pilar seems to not care about Chanita's well-being. But looking more closely at the bad editing, this does not appear to be the case.

Obviously, Pilar did not know what happened to Chanita. When she returned to the boutique, she was informed about what had transpired with Chanita. Based on the darkness of the sky, Pilar waited for a long period of time for her cast mates to return to the boutique before she left to be with Mr. Deion Sanders.

It is being reported that Pilar Sanders will not return to Football Wives next season as of result of how she is being portrayed on the show.

Based on Pilar’s tweets, she is directing her disappointment toward VH1.

Based on their tweets, Chanita and Dawn stated that Pilar is trashing the show on various interviews. They feel that Pilar’s actions are jeopardizing the show and assassinating their character.

Hopefully, Chanita and Pilar will agree to be interviewed, separately, of course, on Character Corner Radio.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

HOUSE ETHICS PANEL CONVICTS REP. CHARLES RANGEL OF RULE VIOLATIONS



From TheHill.com
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), once one of the most powerful members of the House, was convicted Tuesday on 11 counts of violating ethics rules and now faces punishment.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), the chairwoman of the adjudicatory subcommittee and the full House ethics committee, announced the decision late Tuesday morning following an abbreviated public trial and nearly six hours of deliberations....

[I]n an official statement, Rangel slammed the ethics subcommittee's "unprecedented" decision, saying his due-process rights were violated because the panel ruled without him having legal representation.

"How can anyone have confidence in the decision of the ethics subcommittee when I was deprived of due-process rights, right to counsel and was not even in the room?" Rangel said. "I can only hope that the full committee will treat me more fairly, and take into account my entire 40 years of service to the Congress before making any decisions on sanction."

Rangel also lamented the lack of a system to appeal the House ethics panel’s decision.

“While I am required to accept the findings of the ethics committee, I am compelled to state again the unfairness of its continuation without affording me the opportunity to obtain legal counsel as guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution," he said. (Source)

Monday, November 15, 2010

WHY PHAEDRA PARKS LIED ABOUT PREGNANCY DUE DATE?



I finally know why Real Housewives of Atlanta Attorney Phaedra Parks-Nida has been lying about her due date. It seems that Pastor Regina, who is Parks-Nida's mother, don't play that unwed mother mess in her household. In the Parks family, you must be married before you can give birth to a child. Check out Pastor Regina explaining her rules to cast mate Kandi Burruss, who is an unwed mother.

I am sure glad Kandi didn't throw any scriptures about gluttony at Pastor Regina.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

WOLF BLITZER DOES THE DOUGIE

Wolf Blitzer, who is the anchor of CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, got his Dougie on with the help of the Greatest Entertainer Doug E. Fresh.

This is one time that Mr. Blitzer did not put me to sleep. He actual did the darn thing. LOL

The Soul Train Awards airs Sunday, November 28 at 9:00 PM on both CENTRIC and BET.


Friday, November 12, 2010

FANTASIA AND PAULA COOK UNABLE TO REACH A SETTLEMENT

"Trouble is easy to get into, but costly to get out of. Close your legs to married men."




From Radaronline.com
American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino met with her boyfriend’s scorned wife, Paula Cook, earlier this month in an attempt to keep the details of Barrino’s alleged affair with Antwaun Cook private and out of the Mecklenburg County courthouse, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.

“Fantasia and Paula were in mediation for nearly 12 hours on November 1,” a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com.

“They didn’t settle because Fantasia refuses to acknowledge that she was aware of Paula’s marriage to Antwaun when she started dating him, and Paula is adamant that she knew.”

Fantasia was prepared to pay Paula as much as $100,000 to settle during their mediation, but it fell through,” another source told RadarOnline.com.

“Paula plans on going all the way and is going to sue Fantasia for Alienation of Affection.” (Source)

Shout out to StraightFromTheA.com for posting this story.

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JUDGE DENIES RELEASE OF 911 CALLS AND POLICE VIDEO TO DANROY HENRY'S FAMILY



From Chron.com
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by police, saying they failed to include any firsthand account of what happened.

Danroy and Angella Henry of Easton, Mass., had requested access to any audio and video recordings relevant to the death of their son, Danroy Henry Jr.

"We'll deal with it and we'll keep fighting for truth," Danroy Henry Sr. said in a Twitter message.

His son, a Pace University student, was killed in his car on Oct. 17 during a disturbance outside a bar in the New York City suburb of Thornwood, near the Pace campus. Police said the 20-year-old sped away and hit two officers after a third officer knocked on his car window. Some witnesses and the family dispute that account and a grand jury investigation has begun.

The Westchester County district attorney's office had argued against the Henrys' request, saying the evidence must be kept secret until it is presented to the grand jury.

The parents' lawyer, Michael Sussman, said in court that 911 recordings and surveillance footage would help the parents learn what happened to their son and would help them decide whether to sue. He said he would be willing not to make them public.

In his decision, dated Tuesday but made public Friday, state Supreme Court Justice Orazio Bellantoni did not specifically address grand jury secrecy. He said any request for early release of evidence must be supported by an affidavit from "someone with firsthand knowledge of the facts." He said Sussman's argument was instead based on "facts either told to or read by him."

News organizations have also been denied access to the evidence, on the grounds that the investigation is continuing. (SOURCE)






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WAKE UP, AMERICA!!

BASKETBALL WIVES SEASON 2 WELCOMES TAMI ROMAN




The Basketball Wives Season 2 preview trailer left me in shock for several days after viewing it.

Newcomer Tami Roman, who is the original Princess (soon to be Queen) of reality drama, is returning to the reality scene whippin everyone's azz. And I love it.

We first met Ms. Roman almost 17 years ago when, at age 22, she became a member of MTV's The Real World: Los Angeles cast. During Season 2 of "Real World," Tami terminated a pregnancy and was instrumental in getting housemate David kicked off the show when his hoarse play crossed the sexual harassment line.

After her Real World debut, Tami had starring roles on various TV shows and became a full-time guest VJ for MTV. While working for MTV, Tami met her future husband NBA Basketball Player, Kenny Anderson.

Eight months after meeting, Tami and Kenny were married in front of 500 guests on a yacht that cruised around Manhattan. Tami was instantly thrust into a life of luxury as a Basketball Wife.

After 6 1/2 years of marriage and two daughters, Kenni Lauren (b. 1996) and Lyric Channell (b. 1995), the couple divorced due to Mr. Anderson's infidelity.

Sidebar: It seems that Mr. Anderson is somewhat of a rolling stone – he has 7 kids with 5 different women. Besides his two daughters with Tami (Wife No. 1), he has a daughter Danielle (b. 1990) with an unknown woman; another daughter Christy (b. 1992) (who featured on MTV’s Sweet 16) with DJ Spinderella, aka Deidre Roper, of the rap group Salt-N- Pepa; sons Kenneth Jr. (b. 1998) and Devin (b. 2001) with mistress Suany Castro; and son Kenneth Jr. with Tamiyka Anderson (Wife No. 2). (Information courtesy of LipstickAlley.com)

On this season of Basketball Wives, Mr. Anderson will be confronted about his deficiencies as a father by his daughters and ex-wife Tami.

Get the popcorn and soda and “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” with Season 2 of Basketball Wives, which premieres on December 12th @ 9/8(C) on VH1.

For more information about Tami, visit www.tamiroman.com or follow her on Twitter @TAMIROMAN.

PILAR SANDERS QUITS FOOTBALL WIVES



From TMZ.com
Deion Sanders' wife Pilar is already telling her close friends that she absolutely will not return for another season of "Football Wives" ... despite the fact that Season One isn't even halfway over.

Sources close to the reality star tell us ... Pilar is sick of being "made to look like the villain" on the show and does not want to subject herself to another round of drama.

But that's not all Pilar is telling friends ... we're told she's unhappy with her castmates ... even telling one person, "Would they still call it "Football Wives" if their husbands aren't playing or aren't affiliated with the NFL any longer?"

We're guessing this won't be Pilar's last fling with reality TV -- word on the street is that she and Deion are shopping around a new show ... but so far, it's unclear what it will be about.(SOURCE)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

BEYOND VH1'S FOOTBALL WIVES WITH ATTORNEY DAWN NEUFELD



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Reality TV has another star on the rise and her name is Dawn Neufeld, Esq. of VH1’s Football Wives.

Attorney Neufeld holds a B.A. in Communications Studies from UCLA and J.D. from UC Davis School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the states of California and Texas.

She is the wife of former Dallas Cowboy Tight End Ryan Neufeld and the mother of two children, Will and Ryan. Their son Will was diagnosed with symptoms of autism.

This season of Football Wives, Dawn shares her family's hardship with transitioning from being a pro football family to life without professional football. The Neufelds also have the added financial burden of having a child with special needs.

For more information about Attorney Neufeld, visit her website www.dawnneufeld.com. You can also follow her on twitter at @dbn13.

Attorney Neufeld is also the designated Football Wives blogger and will be giving weekly behind-the-scenes insight from her playbook on each of the Football Wives' episodes. Click here to read Dawn's blog.

HUGS TO ALL VETERANS

Thank you for your sacrifice for this great Country.

WOMAN SAYS N.J. COPS SMASHED HER FACE INTO CAR WINDOW

From MYFOXNY.COM

It was Jazmine Fortenberry's 21st birthday, and her adoring family wanted it to be special. Instead, Jazmine said she ended up handcuffed, hospitalized, and humiliated by a cop with an anti-gay attitude.

Her family, including an uncle who is a Newark cop, gave the soft-spoken young chef a dinner party at an upscale restaurant in downtown Elizabeth, but what happened next has changed her life forever.

"I was scared, I didn't know what was going on... it happened so fast," she said.

Jazmine said she was outside the restaurant when suddenly a cop pushed her face first into the car window.

She had cuts and bruises all over her face, could hardly see and was dizzy and bleeding. She said that later at the hospital, after she'd been arrested and was in custody, the same officer returned.

An Elizabeth police spokesman told Fox 5 that cops went to the parking lot to settle a fight, and that Jazmine was told to leave, refused, and was arrested. Police said the incident is under and internal affairs investigation.

Jazmine's attorney, Ray Hamlin, wants prosecutors to investigate the possibility of ant-gay bias. And he wants the charges dropped.

But healing the emotional wounds may be tougher than navigating the justice system. Jazmine hopes for an apology.

Jazmine's attorney said that fight had nothing to do with her or her birthday party, and that she's pleading not guilty to the charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. (SOURCE)


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

DENZEL WASHINGTON'S WIFE GETS TACKLED




Denzel Washington's beautiful wife, Pauletta Washington, was tackled on the sideline while watching their son score his first touchdown of the season for the Untied Football League's Sacramento Mountain Lions.

She is a true and zealous Football Mom. She definitely took one for the team.

Sidebar: I had no idea that they allow Football Mom, even if they are famous and rich, on the sidelines during games. Blank stare. Can we all say potential liability?


Tuesday, November 09, 2010

LATAVIA SPEAKS WITH ATTORNEY PHAEDRA PARKS ABOUT HER CAREER




The highlight of episode 6 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta was seeing former Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson.

I always wondered whatever happened to LaTavia, who, along with former bandmate LeToya Luckett, was abruptly ousted from Destiny's Child at the height of the groups success.

Roberson's and Luckett's firing came when the girls wanted to address certain inequities within the group. In response, LaTavia was told, “You don’t do enough in this group to even have an opinion.”

LaTavia is now represented by Attorney Phaedra Parks, who is the newest member of the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

In the clip below, LaTavia discusses developing problems with alcohol and going to jail as a result of being unfairly ousted from the group.



MEET ATTORNEY PHAEDRA PARKS' FAMILY



The clip below did not survive Bravo's cutting room but shows Attorney Phaedra Parks-Nida, her brother, sister and few family friends celebrating Attorney Park-Nida's mother's birthday.

In the clip, you definitely see a more gentler Phaedra Parks-Nida. Of course, Dwight Eubanks had to bring Mama Regina a fabulous cake in the shape of a Chanel handbag.

Sidebar: I wonder if the cake was a creation of the Cake Boss.


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CHANITA FOSTER VS. PILAR SANDERS


Sidebar: In order to give Mrs. Chanita Foster a fair shot on Character Corner, I will put aside the fact that Mrs. Foster called me a "hater" and "fake" on Twitter. At least she prayed for me and my "hating" ways when she went to church two Sundays ago.

Well, there seems to be a major battle brewing between Chanita Foster and Pilar Sanders.

Based upon the Youtube video below, one of the reasons Chanita joined VH1 Football Wives was to obtain guidance and mentorship on being a football wife from Pilar Sanders, who is the wife of retired NFL player Deion Sanders. Blank stare.

Well, Pilar has not been a good mentor in Chanita's book, and Chanita is feeling rejected by Pilar, especially after Pilar failed to come to the hospital to check on her after she fainted during the taping of a Football Wives episode. Chanita's perceived rejection by Pilar is causing tension between the ladies which is spilling out on Twitter, Youtube and the radio.

According to TMZ.com
TMZ has confirmed ... Chanita Foster -- wife of former Denver Broncos player George Foster -- nearly collapsed during a scene in September after experiencing a headache so painful, she "couldn’t feel her legs and had trouble standing”

We're told doctors initially thought Chanita may have had a brain aneurysm -- but eventually diagnosed her with dehydration.

Sources tell us all of the "Wives" castmembers visited Chanita at the hospital and brought flowers ... except Pilar Sanders -- Deion Sanders' wife -- and the snub, we're told, pissed off Chanita.

But a source close to Pilar tells us she had a good excuse for the no-show ... explaining, "Pilar reached out to Chanita but she never got a reply."

The source added, "Plus Deion had called and told her about a very romantic evening he had planned for them and asked if she'd come home. So she did." (Source)


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I LOVE MY HAIR BY SESAME STREET



A new Sesame Street Muppet has hit the scene. The Brown Muppet is singing about loving her hair.

According to Abcnews.go.com:
The viral video of the brown Muppet, meant to represent an African-American girl, singing, "I really, really, really love my hair" has been visited by a quarter of a million people on YouTube. The video, which has made many people smile, was inspired by one father's love for his daughter.

Joey Mazzarino, the head writer at "Sesame Street," who is also a puppeteer, adopted a little girl from Ethiopia named Segi.

"She's like my little muse," Mazzarino said.

As Mazzarino and his wife watched their daughter grow, he noticed a change when she started playing with Barbies. Segi started saying negative things about herself and her own hair.

"She was going through this phase where she really wanted like the long, blonde hair. ... She would look at Barbies and really want the hair."
Segi is not alone. ABC news talked to several young, African American girls, who told us their feelings about their hair. Eleven-year-old Monique told ABC News, "I think I want to straighten my hair because it's curly and it's puffy."

The feelings held by Monique and Mazzarino's daughter are nothing new in the black community. (Source)




KEITH OLBERMANN RETURNS TO MSNBC AND APOLOGIZES FOR DONATIONS



From Msnbc.msn.com
NEW YORK — Keith Olbermann apologized to his fans — but not NBC News — on Monday for the "unnecessary drama" surrounding his two-day suspension for making political donations.

The "Countdown" host complained that he was being punished for mistakenly violating an inconsistently applied rule that he had known nothing about. He said he learned he was being suspended from the media after being assured that form of discipline wouldn't be taken.

Olbermann was suspended without pay Friday by his bosses at MSNBC, a suspension they announced two days later would be lifted. He's due to return to work Tuesday.

The left-leaning cable network's most popular personality acknowledged donating $2,400 apiece to the campaigns of Kentucky Senate candidate Jack Conway and Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords. NBC News prohibits its employees from making political donations unless an exception is granted in advance by the network news president. Olbermann's bosses said they didn't know about the donations until being told about them by a reporter.(Source)

DANROY HENRY'S PARENT SEEKS RELEASE OF VIDEO RECORDING OF SHOOTING



From Enterprisenews.com
EASTON — The parents of Danroy “DJ” Henry, who spent Monday in New York, remain hopeful a New York judge will hear their pleas and allow the release of audio and video recordings from the night their son was killed by police.

“It’s in the judge’s hands,” Angella Henry said in an e-mail to The Enterprise. “I pray he will rule in our favor.”

Danroy and Angella Henry, who live with their family in Easton, accompanied their lawyer, Michael Sussman, to the Westchester County Court in White Plains, N.Y., on Monday, then met for the first time with Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

Sussman said the conversation was private, though the Henrys continue to hope that the investigation into their son’s shooting will be taken over the U.S. Justice Department, rather than handled by law enforcement authorities in New York.

Police opened fire on Henry’s Nissan Altima on Oct. 17 outside a bar and restaurant near Pace University, where he was a student and football player.

His family is seeking videotapes from surveillance cameras in the parking lot that night and audio recordings from police in an effort to learn “the absolute truth” about what happened.

Sussman said he was close to an agreement with the district attorney for release of the information, but was “sabotaged” when a law enforcement agency “raised a fuss.” He said the Pleasantville Police Department argued that any information released to the family should also be released to police. (Source)
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Monday, November 08, 2010

CYNTHIA BAILEY AND BABY DADDY LEON TALK RELATIONSHIP



Real Housewives of Atlanta newcomer Cynthia Bailey's story line just got a little interesting last night. We learned that her baby daddy is none other than the phenomenal Actor Leon.

(Sidebar: I now see why she was added to the cast)

Baby daddy basically let Cynthia know that she is too controlling and unable to commit to anyone. That is, she is crazy.

According to Mr. Leon, it seems that Miss Bailey is known for being a run-away fiancée. I wonder if her experience with Leon has had anything to do with her trust issues or fear of marriage. Hmm.

Of course, Greg and NeNe Leakes are not being great examples of healthy marriages. Check out the dinner segment at Leakes' home.

It is clear that her story line will center around whether or not she marries her handsome fiance-without-a-ring, Peter.

FANTASIA CONFRONTS ANTWAUN COOK ON VH1




On latest episode of Fantasia For Real, we finally see Fantasia publicly confront Antwaun Cook concerning the status of his relationship with his ex-wife, Paula Cook.

The meeting was interrupted by a very small group of paparazzi (two photographers to be exact). Upon seeing the paparazzi, Fantasia abruptly ends her outdoor meeting with Mr. Cheater and tells him that she never wants to see him again as she walks away from him.

My question is, why meet at a public park in the first place? Why not meet at a secluded indoor location that was inaccessible to the public and paparazzi instead of public park? Blank stare.

All I have to say is that Fantasia dodged the bullet on this one so far. Her album is doing great on the charts and in the royalties department.

Bravo to her manager Brian. The dude has definitely earned his pay.

And bravo to Fantasia's grandmama, mama and Aunt Bunny for their fervent prayers which seem to have worked once again.

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

THE ONLY WAY IS UP BY FOLAKE TAYLOR, MD




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Date: Sunday, November 7, 2010
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Our guest tonight is Dr. Folake Taylor, who is a board certified Internal Medicine Physician residing in the suburbs of Atlanta GA with her husband and toddler. Dr. Taylor was born in the United Kingdom to Nigerian born parents and was raised in both the UK and Nigeria before relocating to the United States to live the American dream. She hopes to spread a message of empowerment and reinforce family values through her inspiring book entitled, The Only Way is Up: The Journey of an Immigrant, which features the author’s experiences and views on pertinent life issues as an immigrant to the United States of America.

Find out more information about the author at www.theonlywayisup.net.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

WILL THE REAL PHAEDRA PARKS, PLEASE STAND UP




As many of you know, Attorney Phaedra Parks-Nida is the newest member to the Real Housewives of Atlanta franchise. Her controversial debut on the Bravo network has created a public backlash against this high-powered Entertainment Attorney and self-proclaimed Southern Belle.

First, there was her shot-gun wedding to the handsome Apollo Nida within months of his release from a 6-year prison stint. The question on everyone’s minds was, “Why would an accomplished Lawyer hook up with an ex-con.” Phaedra’s response, “It amazes me how people can be so shallow. Apollo has been in prison for racketeering. He is no different than Martha Stewart. People really need to get over it!”

According to Attorney Parks-Nida, her husband has signed a prenuptial agreement which proves that he is only interested in her, not her money. This is good to know because based on their appearance on the show thus far; it seems that Divorce Court will be their next show appearance.

Then there were her blanket racist statements about her bi-racial husband and White folks eating canned foods. According to Attorney Phaedra, “Apollo does not like very elaborate dishes and I am a connoisseur of finer foods. Growing up in a white household, he's not used to all this fancy stuff. He likes canned foods. He likes packed meats. He just doesn't care. But it's very important for me to feed people the way I like to be fed, which is the best of the best."

As you can guess, her comments did not go over well with the public. Even Black folks had to give her a blank stare on her comments.

In response to being called a racist, Attorney Parks-Nida wrote the following on her Bravo blog:
“I believe my remarks were generally misunderstood and am being used to portray me as someone I am not. I am not a racist. My heart has always been open to people of all races, ethnicities, and walks of life. If that were not the case, I would not have fallen in love with and married a man who is biracial and was raised by a white woman. The reality is that we live in a society where matters of race are not discussed honestly or openly for fear of being labeled a racist. And that really needs to change if we're going to move forward in any meaningful way as a melting pot of ideas, viewpoints, and experiences. While I do regret any discomfort or offense that my comments may have caused, I believe it is important that we use opportunities like this to create forums for dialogue and growth, not for personal attacks. (Source)

Yes, you guessed it. She did not apologize for her “racist” and condescending statements toward her bi-racial husband, his family or offended White folks.

Then there was her comment about wanting a “clean” man- i.e., a man without any baby mamas. Of course, her “clean man” statement insulted her cast mate Cynthia Bailey’s fiancés, who has five kids by other women. (Sidebar: I concur with Attorney Parks on this one. That was a prerequisite for me when I was looking for a husband. So was a clean criminal record)

I will give Phaedra a pass on the over-the-top Swan Lake baby shower. It was her prerogative how she wanted to celebrate the birth of her baby boy.

Then we have Phaedra and Apollo engaged in pickle porn at the urging of a horny female photographer and her admission to putting condiments in her va jay jay on last week’s episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta. This segment was so disturbing on so many levels. Even Patti LaBelle was disturbed by Mrs. Park-Nida’s behavior.

In fact, I have only one question for the “Gone With The Wind” Southern Belle debutante: Do the pickle tease and the “condiments in the vagina” admission qualify as appropriate behavior or etiquette for a Southern Belle or sanctified PK (Preacher’s Kid)? Blank stare.

Of course, then there was also Phaedra’s nose quenching moment at Cynthia Bailey’s choice in residential neighborhood: “Cynthia lives in a gentrification zone, which is basically when they make the “hood” into the suburbs. It is not for me personally.”

I am sure Attorney Parks-Nida won over Cynthia with that comment.

Finally, there was Phaedra’s amnesia about when she conceived and her desire to have a premature baby. Blank stare. I will borrow the words of NeNe Leakes, “Shut up! That is so stupid.”

Fellow cast mate Kandi Burruss insists that Phaedra Parks-Nida is putting on an act for Bravo cameras.

Since I care more about Attorney Parks-Nida’s public persona than she and Bravo do, I have included YouTube videos chronicling Mrs. Nida’s professional achievements to counter her disastrous public image, which gets worst each episode and does not showcase her brilliance.

Time will tell how Parks-Nida’s appearance on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta will impact her professional career. So far, it does not seem to have any impact.


KEITH OLBERMANN SUSPENDED FROM MSNBC




From Zennie2005.blogspot.com

Keith Olbermann was suspended from MSNBC on Friday for making campaign donations to three Democratic congressional candidates, violating NBC’s News ethics policy.

MSNBC TV President Phil Griffin announced in a statement: “I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”

The donations were first reported by the Politico website earlier in the day. Olbermann acknowledged the donations in a statement to Politico, saying he gave the maximum legal donation of $2,400 to Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who waged an unsuccessful campaign for the U.S. Senate against Tea Party candidate Rand Paul. (Source)


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JOHANNES MEHSERLE SENTENCED TO 2 YEARS FOR KILLING OSCAR GRANT





From Sfgate.com
A judge sentenced ex-BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle to the minimum term of two years in prison Friday for fatally shooting unarmed train rider Oscar Grant, saying he believed the former officer's testimony that he had confused his pistol for a Taser.

Mehserle, 28, faced as many as 14 years in prison after he was convicted in July of involuntary manslaughter and a separate charge of intentionally firing a gun at Grant at the Fruitvale Station in Oakland early on Jan. 1, 2009. But Judge Robert Perry threw out the firearm conviction before sentencing Mehserle in Los Angeles County Superior Court, saying there was no evidence to support it.

Mehserle's lawyers argued all along that the shooting was a tragic mistake made by an officer under great stress, and Perry's sentencing remarks showed he agreed.

His decision infuriated members of Grant's family, some of whom stalked out of the courtroom before the judge had even finished speaking. Grant's sister, Chantay Moore, exclaimed from the gallery, "Oh, my!"

Afterward, they said the outcome showed that the justice system was stacked against African Americans such as Grant, especially in dealing with white police officers such as Mehserle.

With credit for time he has already served behind bars, Mehserle will be eligible for release in about seven months. His attorney, Michael Rains, said he will appeal the involuntary manslaughter conviction and in the meantime will try to win Mehserle's release on bail. (SOURCE)


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