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The Rev. Jesse Jackson is once again in the news. However I don’t think anybody is prepared for this shocking story. Yo I am lost for words after reading GyantunPlugged and his story about Jesse.

Jackson’s former National Director of Community Affairs for The Rainbow Coalition, Tommy R. Bennett has filed a discrimination and wrongful termination complaint against the legendary civil rights, religious and political figure. According to published reports, Bennett claims he “was summoned to Rev. Jackson’s hotel room” at the Hilton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel. And, was told to apply cream to Jackson who “had a rash between his legs” an order Bennett states that he refused. He was also asked by Jackson for sex, after Jesse came to the door in his briefs and a v-neck t-shirt.” LOL I know, you got to read the story its crazy…

I then went on to find out more info about the story, and found: READ MORE

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Rihanna won’t be a judge on Simon Cowell’s “The X Factor” later this year, but it’s not because she isn’t interested in the show. The singer stopped by Ryan Seacrest’s radio show on Wednesday where she said she would have “loved” to have been a part of the competition. Rihanna went on to explain that her busy schedule won’t allow her to take part, noting that it’s “impossible” for her to be on set for “months at a time.” Rihanna also discussed the new remix of her hit “S&M,” which features Britney Spears. Rihanna says collaborating with Britney was “great,” adding that their “similar sounds” are what really make the track work.

Rihanna performed ‘California King Bed’ on ‘American Idol’ results show and did an amazing performance! She looked and sounded graet Watch the performance on the player above!

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After the performance, Seacrest pressed Rihanna for details about her upcoming tour and the rumor that she was planning something special in order to fully incorporate her fans into the experience!

“You always know the inside scoop!” Rihanna protested, before opening up a bit about the plan. “Right now, we just designed the stage. I’m really not supposed to say this, but I want to get you excited,” she told the crowd. “We’re building two sections on the stage [for the fans. They’ll be] closer than they’ve ever been. It’s real VIP.”

Here are all the pic’s from the show… READ MORE

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I wanna send out a congratulatory to my homegirl Antonia Carter she just made history for being BET’s #1 returning series premiere ranking in a whopping 1.5 million viewers. So this just shut the nay sayers down, for everyone who throws her into the category of a jump-off or baby mama she is clearly defying the odds and making a name for herself through hard work, dedication to her family and just wanting to put out positive energy in the world.

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Toya’s new hit reality show allows us to journey with her as she continues to carve out a personal and professional path for herself while dealing with the burden of keeping her troubled family together and out of the perils of street life. Aside from her successful show, Toya is currently promoting her anticipated new memoir, “Priceless Inspirations,” will be released by Farrah Gray Publishing on April 15. The book includes a foreword by Toya’s ex-husband, multi-Grammy Award-winner Lil’ Wayne and speaks to girls and young women facing tough challenges regarding love, sex, motherhood and relationships.

A while back Toya went to twitter to vent after she saw and eight year old gay boy in the store.

“It breaks my heart to see children under 18 gay #idon’tlikeit WOW”

Toya took some slack for her remarks which forced her to reevaluate her views and understanding on the gay community. She received insight from a family member on gays and the reasonings behind it. She now is open minded and no longer discriminate against anyone.

Checkout an in depth video Toya did with Theladiesroom to clears up comments of her saying Lil Wayne not making her career and apologizes for statements she made about the gay community: READ MORE

Donald-Trump

Donald Trump continues to take jabs at our homie Barack Obama, but insisted it had nothing to do with race because he has a

“great relationship with the blacks.”

Trump said he was dismayed by Obama’s strong support within the African-American community.

“I know many Obama supporters,”

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Two security guards for Lil Wayne are facing charges of impersonating police officers after they escorted the rapper to an Indiana nightclub. Sources reports that 43-year-old Ronald Andre Harrod and 23-year-old Larry Lee Richardson of Indianapolis wore police-type uniforms and gun belts as they escorted Lil Wayne to a Bloomington nightclub Wednesday. READ MORE

Katherine Jackson Fires Her Lawyer

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Sources have obtained a letter Katherine sent to Adam Streisand, wishing him the best on the one hand … and giving him the boot on the other.

The letter does not explain the reasons for the firing, simply saying,

“… I have decided to move in a different direction.”

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Kobe-Bryant

Unless you have been living under a rock, I know you had to hear about Kobe dropping a homophobic slur during last night’s game. Just to recap Kobe mouthed the words,

“f**king f**got”  , to a NBA referee last night after he was hit with a technical foul.

Earlier today Kobe released a statement saying:

“My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. “

He adds,

“The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone.”

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Hey checkout a clip of my homegirl of Marsha Ambrosius as she speaks very candid about her sexuality and reveals her sexual preference. She tells us about weight loss process and how it changed her life..

Real dope, Marsha is currently on tour promoting her solo debut album released on March 1, 2011 entitled ” Late Nights & Early Mornings. READ MORE