African American Issues Archives

Grey Goose Vodka served as the official sponsor for the American Black Film Festival’s Buzz Party in Atlanta, Georgia hosted by Jeff Friday, Will Packer, Roger Bobb, Kenny Burns and Chauncey Hamlett last night. The World’s Best Tasting Vodka brought out celebrities and tastemakers to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the film festival, which will be taking place in Miami, Florida this summer.

Guests had the opportunity to mingle and sip on cocktails featuring the delicious flavors of La Poire (pear), L’Orange (orange) and Citron (lemon) in addition to the original flavor while enjoying the sophisticated and posh atmosphere created by Grey Goose at Luxe Lounge.


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With the devastating pass of Michael Jackson last year the Jackson’s have definitely had to overcome a lot of turmoil. However in the midst of the drama and stories of lawsuits and paternity suits Janet Jackson put an end to one of the biggest scandals to arise from the family, which is Joe Jackson’s love child from one of his many affairs.

Joh’vonnie Jackson who was never accepted by the Jackson family and spent many years being ignored and scorned by those who were suppose to be her family because of the mistakes her father made.Joh’Vonnie who also goes by the name “Iron Rose” has previously lashed out at the family via internet and also threatened to write a tell all book blasting the Jackson family. READ MORE

Serena William’s Stalker Arrested

There’s always some sort of questionable insanity of the people who dedicate their lives to following around their “favorite” celebrity.40 year-old Patenema Ouedraogo was added to the list of celebrity-stalker-crazies when he was arrested at 2 am this morning outside of tennis superstar, Serena Williams, Fla home. READ MORE

Celebs of film, fashion, television and music showed up last night to the Met Gala in New York, to pay tribute to the late designer, Alexander McQueen who was also the deisnger Kate Middleton wore last week when she married Prince William. The Met is New York’s fashion equivalent to the Oscars, and each year the stars turn up their fashion game; this year was no different.

To everyones shock Beyonce and Jay-Z were targeted and booed on the red carpet.
The night started off seemingly normal while the couple walked the carpet and stopped for photo ops. Once Beyonce had problems making it up the steps in her skin tight Emilio Pucci dress, (which hugged her curves just right) the decision was made to stop talking pics.

The remaining press got pissed and started shamelessly booing the couple. How can anyone boo Beyonce looking that good?

Celebs in attendane included: Ciara, Kanye West,  Rhianna, Jennifer Hudson, Keri Hilson and more. See pics below. READ MORE

Flavor Flav Gets Arrested In Las Vegas

Over the weekend the new found “Chicken King” connoisseur was sent to the slammer. After being pulled over in Las Vegas for a routine traffic violation the authorities pulled Flav’s files and noticed he had four outstanding warrants.

Officials claim that Flavor Flav aka William Jonathan Drayton, Jr. never settled his disputes with the court in 4 separate automobile-related matters from driving without proof of insurance, a parking violation and two cases of driving without a license. READ MORE

Uncle Luke Only Raises $250 For Mayor Campaign!

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Recent reports online and on the radio claim that I raised “only” $250 during a fundraiser in support of my current bid for Mayor of Miami-Dade County. These reports are wrong, but not by a lot. My campaign is not rolling in dough. There are no lobbyists or special interest groups supporting me. My campaign runs on donations from everyday people of $5 dollars at a time. I never expected to raise $50,000 at a fundraiser. I raised close to two thousand dollars at the fundraiser in question, which can be checked with the Dade County Elections Bureau, but let’s say I “only” raised $250 on that day. That means fifty every day citizens believed enough in me to give me five dollars a piece, and I am okay with that. That makes me proud.

This is not the first time naysayers have shed negative light on the good I have done for the public. When I fought for freedom of speech, I made history. There were many who sat by the sidelines with their arms crossed, but guess what? I won that fight all the way up to the Supreme Court. READ MORE

Frankie Arrested: Man Down Situation

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I gotta report some sad news on my homie, Frankie was arrested on Thursday for violating her probation and possessing drug-related material, reports TMZ.

Frankie Lons, who is know for her hit reality shows, Keyshia Cole: “The Way It Is”, “Frankie & Neffe” and “Celebrity Rehab”, was pulled over by police for a routine traffic violation when they noticed an outstanding warrant for her arrest, stemming from a probation violation. READ MORE

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The other day Mama D aka Lil Scrappy’s mother went on the air and released vulgar statements about her sons ex-girldfriend Diamond when word surfaced she was dating Soulja Boy. Off of emotions she went straight to Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 and blatantly exposed to the world about her sons situation. The very next day she retracted all of her statements issuing out a humble apology to Diamond. She wanted Diamond to know she was just upset, she still considers Diamond to be like a daughter to her and loves her dearly.

Soulja Boy later went to twitter to let the world know that he and Diamond are and item by sending a picture of he and Diamond through twitter of them lying in the bed together after Diamond made him breakfast in bed. He also tweeted a comment stating:

“one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”

Mama D’s humble apology: READ MORE