African American Issues Archives

For the past year and a half it’s no secret that Beanie Sigel has has ill feelings towards Jay Z, which was influenced by 50 Cents doings. He has accumulated countless diss records at Jay’s expense. But now when things are said and done and the for wall began to close in on Beanie, he began to see life for what it really was and how at the end of the day, Jay Z was his blessing and not his hinderance.

Beanie recently did an interview with XXL Magazine, there he manned up and revealed some honest and nobel things about himself and how he handled the Jay Z incident. He regrets ever starting the whole mayhem up and sent out his humble apologies to Jay Z, realizing that if anything Jay Z gave him an opportunity that millions wish to have which is to help you make his dreams a reality.
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He explains in XXL Magazine:

“I was explaining the whole Roc-A-Fella shit and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt. I was airing shit out. Just the homies could listen to that when they come into the studio. I couldn’t put that out. It wouldn’t sit right with me.”

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Last night Vh1 became a “Mother Lovin Factor” again in reality TV as they rolled out yet another season of Basketball Wives and a new show Single Ladies. On Basketball Wives they got right to it! From begining to end the show was filled with drama from the addition of the newest addition Meeka Claxton, wife of former NBA player Speedy Claxton. As we mentioned before, many of the ladies see her as a trouble maker and one with ill intentions. Royce, Jennifer and Evelyn are still far from squashing their beef. Tami is still at it with Evelyn and pissed because of the T-Shirts. She tried to smooth it over by saying the money was going to Tami’s charity however she felt that was Tacky and Disrepectul. I agree but it’s still funny as hell.

Single Ladies is” VH1′s new scripted “romantic comedy series” executive-produced by Queen Latifah. The series last night in a 2-hour episode starring Stacy Dash, Lisa Raye McCoy, and Charity Shea. READ MORE

Over the Memorial day weekend the beautiful Jada Pinkett Smith decided to post up a picture of her and her husband while on set. She left a kind message at the bottom stating:

” This is how you keep you man in check”

Too Cute! Aside from Jada handling the home front, the infamous Smith kids Jaden and Willow are not only hanging out with kids, but are also helping them to enjoy their childhood, and has been arranged by Jackson’s mother Katherine. Jaden and Willow didn’t just bump into Michael’s kids on a movie set in LA the other day, it was all set up by Katherine, to help nudge her grandchildren in a positive direction.

Katherine that she believes the Smith children are prime examples of young success in Hollywood, both extremely talented and down-to-earth and thinks Prince, Paris, and Blanket could learn a lot from them. Katherine also wants READ MORE

Just last week we reported that an agreement was reached in the Eddie Long Trial. Well at yesterday’s service at New Birth, Bishop “:Curly Hair Don’t Care” was determined to put things behind him. According to New Birth members he got in the pulpit and refused to speak on the situation. Bishop Long you don’t think by not commenting shows that you are possibly “GUILTY.” Im Just Sayin!

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We will never know what happened. Stipulations surrounded the case, ensure all the parties involved a lifetime of disclosure. With that being said, Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will no longer serve as READ MORE

Garcelle Beavais-Nilon filed for divorce from her husband of nearly nine years, Mike Nilon, on May 10,2010 citing irreconcilable differences. Beauvais filed seeking joint custody of their sons. The couple, who married in May 2001, had been separated since April 9,2010.

“What do they have in common… I found out today that MY husband of almost 9 yrs has been having an affair for 5 yrs with some slut in Chicago. I am devastated!!!! And I have been duped! Our boys don’t deserve this!”

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We finally get a little insight to all the rumors that have been speculating for years about how and why the heck Lil Wayne and Lauren London had a relationship which ended with the two parenting a child. Lauren London recently sat down with KathleenCross and dished on everything from her relationship with Wayne, the baby mama’s situation, her parenting skills and her celebrity. This is an interview you don’t want to miss out on.

KC: The desire to attain “celebrity status” has driven many young people to pursue the elusive dream of stardom. Is that what made you want to be an actress?

LL: I wish that was the case, because I’d be able to handle the attention a little better. No. I was an only child who spent a lot of time alone. Movies kept me company from a very young age, and starting from about seven years old, I wrote little plays and acted out all the parts by myself in my bedroom. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t want to be an actor. It’s crazy though, because I’m such a private person. I was never interested in becoming famous. I still struggle with that aspect of my work.

KC: Doesn’t every celebrity say that after they become famous? “I love my craft, but I wish I could just have a normal life.”

LL: (laughs) I’m not complaining and I’m not that famous. I do get recognized, but I’m not being hounded by paparazzi every day. I’m human, so of course I like getting special treatment at times. But deep down that girl from the neighborhood is still in here. She might shy away from having her picture taken, and would rather blend in with the scenery sometimes and just observe.

KC: What about being famous has taken you by surprise? What did you not see coming?

LL: The impostors. Really. Who are these people who have nothing better to do than spend hours and hours on the Internet pretending to be me? They send messages to fans pretending they are coming from me. That’s just sad. There are fake MySpace pages. Fake Facebooks. Fake Twitters. My verified Twitter is @MsLaurenLondon and my Facebook is brand new (Facebook.com/TheRealMsLaurenLondon). I don’t do Skype, and if I didn’t hand you my phone number face to face, you’re probably not talking to me on the phone either.

KC: What is the biggest misperception people have of you? What misperception bothers you most?

LL: That my son is the result of some kind of one night stand or groupie encounter with his father. I struggle with deciding when to answer or ignore the constant speculation about my private life, because I feel like that doesn’t belong to anybody but me.

KC: Do you want to go on to the next question, or clear up the speculation now?
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LL: I met Dwayne when I was 15 years old. I’ve known him a very long time, and we were in a relationship that didn’t make it. We tried more than once to revive it, and we were engaged briefly years ago, but READ MORE

T.I. Charters Bus For Inmate’s Family Members

While behind bars, my homie TI manages to exude the giving person that he has always been. He made the dreams of 14 inmates dreams come true. T.I. sponsored a bus trip for 46 family members to visit 14 inmates serving time alongside him at the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Forrest City, Arkansas.

“I’ve been blessed to receive tons and tons of mail from my fans, family and friends, as well as get visits on a regular basis. Unfortunately some guys aren’t as fortunate,” T.I. told MTV News in a statement. “There are a lot of good dudes in here that haven’t been able to see there loved ones in years. Their families can’t afford the trip so I wanted to help out.”

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Last night your boi FreddyO received two phone calls from a couple of my celebrity friends, and actually confirmed that the prince and princess of pop are and have been secretly seeing one another. Because they carry a delicate past, the two have been taking things very slow and meeting up at a mutual friends house to spend quality time together.

“Ri-Ri’s always loved Chris – that never changed. They’ve texted and Skyped each other a lot recently and met up at a mutual friend’s house in Los Angeles after the restraining order expired.”

“Chris has said he’ll be as patient as she needs him to be but after being slammed on Twitter for just following him, she’s begun to worry that they may never get to be together in public.”

I must say I don’t have it in me to judge there situation, there relationship ended very abruptly and the two never had any real closure or if closure was to manifest from the unfortunate incident that transpired in 2009. Either way I pray that the youngsters learned a very valuable lesson from the incident and can move forward amicably together or apart.

I know y’all have your lingering opinions so please don’t hesitate to leave the comments in the drop box below.