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Howard University Commencement!

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Good morning to all, I hope everyone has been up and anxious anticipating graduation ceremonies all over the world. Well, today is a very special and memorable day for the student body and graduates of class of 2016 at Howard University. Barack Obama and Cicely Tyson have just arrived at the Howard University Commencement this morning, what a pleasant surprise, right?

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91 year old, Cicely Tyson spoke last night at a dinner for the upcoming graduates and she was greatly honored. She is also receiving an honorary award from Howard University today, that is beautiful! Barack Obama has definitely been making many appearances at different historical places before he leaves the White House. The speaking at the commencement is happening right now and the #BisonPride and joy of the real #HU is very much evident.

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Videos are going viral all over the internet from celebrities that are alumni of colleges all over. Yandy Smith, showed her appreciation of her school, Howard University, of course letting her fans know that she’s a proud Bison and her children will be attending when that time comes. Barack Obama couldn’t be more proud to shed his wisdom to the beautiful and successful graduating class of 2016!

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Congratulations to all the graduates, your hard work always pays off!

 

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Just when you thought life couldn’t get any more interesting, we just got wind of a new celebrity baby on the way! **Drumroll please** , if you all haven’t heard the great news one of the Jackson’s is having a baby! Janet Jackson is pregnant and she is very excited to meet her bundle of joy, as we all are in the next few months. Who would have thought Janet would be pregnant, right?

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The event was coordinated and facilitated by a team of students, interns and mentees from the hospitality industry reflecting the Councilman’s values for higher learning as a means to job training and employment.

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On April 22, 2016 4x Grammy Award Winning Producer Hitman Stevie J and the mother of his first son Pastor Rhonda Henderson had her booking signing, “The Private Life of A Public Woman” at Perimeter Mall inside of the Paparazzi store. Yes you see it!  You think you know  someone by looking at them from the outside or by just watching them from the outside from a public view but you have no idea. READ MORE

Obama: Simply the best!

On January 20th, 2009 the White House became inhabited by its 44th and first black president. His name was Barack Hussein Obama. America was ready for change. He defeated Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton in 2007 and in 2008 went on to defeat Republican John McCAin making Black History and sating America’s demand all in one day.

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His presidency though has not been a bed of roses! During his first year in office, his citizenship was questioned, his race was questioned, his ability to be bipartisan with regards to politics and specifically to racism in america was questioned and with dignity and professionalism Obama wore that megabillion dollar smile and his response to his critics was “Yes I can,” that was 8 years ago.

Last night at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner, President Obama delivered his final speech and in Obama fashion jeered, “It is an honor to be here at my last and perhaps the last  White House Correspondents’ Dinner,you all look great. The end of the Republic has never looked better. ” Obama was stacking bodies with the shots he was firing!

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The President’s speech was laden with shade, humor, sardonism at its highest, but most importantly sincerity and a relativity of sadness that we could all relate to, he was in good spirits though and ready for the night. After his intro he started off roasting himself with self-deprecating jokes about his appearance and how his eight year term had given him his ‘salt and pepper tresses’. Eight years ago, I was a young man, full of idealism and vigor, and look at me now. I am gray and grizzled, just counting down the days ’til my death panel.” He went on to speak about the disparaging racial joke between Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Joe Diblasio apologizing for his tardiness, “I was running on C.P.T.  which stands for “jokes that white people should not make.” It’s a tip for you, Jeff.

The commander in chief wasn’t done yet though, he reloaded that 12 gauge and kept on firing, blasting the GOP’s Chairman Reince Priebus. “Glad to see you that you feel that you’ve earned a night off”, he jeered, Congratulations on all your success! The Republican Party, the nomination process, it’s all going great; keep it up.” the crowd was in uproar!

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As his address was coming to a close the President alluded that he had said all that he was going to say, you could almost hear the disappointment in the crowd, but he was just playing! The commander is known for his colorful humor and this crowd was not exempt from being his victims! In my best Vanessa Williams sultry voice he saved the best for last! It was time to give Trump his last 15 minutes (he was not in attendance), but after the 2011 sizing up that Obama spewed at him, i think that was the smart thing for him to do!

Obama noted Trump’s absence and he didn’t let him off easy, “Although I am a little hurt that he’s not here tonight. We had so much fun the last time and it is surprising. You’ve got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no? Is this dinner too tacky for The Donald? What could he possibly be doing instead? Is he at home, eating a Trump Steak; tweeting out insults to Angela Merkel, what’s he doing?

As american’s had become accustomed to the president’s jovial personality, his sharp shooting words and piercing barbs, the president delivered in his half hour speech, but was time to say goodbye. “Anyway, here we are. My eighth and final appearance at this unique event, next year at this time, someone else will be standing here in this very spot and it’s anyone guess who she will be.” the president quipped, and with that, I just have two more words to say;Obama out.  He then dropped the microphone!

If there’s one great thing that you can say about America’s 44th president (and there are many), you can definitely say that america will never see another president that was transparently honest about who he was. Obama was the 44th president of the United States of America, he is Michelle Obama’s husband, he is a black american and he is “Simply the best!’

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Beyonce & JayZ

Two years ago it didn’t look like Beyoncé and Jay Z were going to make it to their next wedding anniversary. Their marriage was at breaking point and they were barely talking. The couple was forced to make a choice: save the relationship or live separate lives.

“They had been having problems for years,” reveals a source close to the couple. “There was a constant commitment issue between them and in the end they were barely speaking. Beyoncé didn’t fully trust Jay and it was hard for her to get past that.”

And so began an intense period of reflection for the couple, continues the insider. “They went to a lot of counseling and have been working on their issues ever since. They had help to get them through it.”

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The Beyhive has no chill. Repellent anyone?

She’s still #trending and people are still sipping on that #lemonade, however the real question that everybody wants to know and that has the world in a buzz is, who’s the “becky with the good hair?”

If you haven’t watched the HBO lemonade special as yet, nor have you hypnotically subscribed to Tidal to listen to the album of the same title, then you must live under a rock or maybe you’re becky!!!!

The internet has been buzzing since Saturday with suspicion ever since bey dropped this line “He better call Becky with the good hair” that cheeky and direct line she spits at the end of the song “Sorry” made Twitter, instagram and the internet on the whole crazy with the Becky memes, quips, anectotes and jokes, but that’s only the normal people that didn’t take the line too serious, the beyhive on the other hand did what most of these stans, i mean fans tend to do and started bullying all the usual suspects and even some unsuspecting ones, but with the beyhive the only untouchable person on the planet is Queen Bey herself and maybe Obama!

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If there is one loyal group of fans on this planet it is the “beyhive” and if you cant afford the most toxic insect repellent, then i suggest you jump int a body of water, everybody knows bees cant get wet! The beyhive will come for you if you say even the slightest thing deemed negative of miss yonce’ just ask Kid rock, he got out the insect repellent and still go stung! Rachel Roy was no exception as a matter of fact no one on the witch hunt list was!

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Y’all all remember the infamous Elevator fight where Solange went H A M on Jay’z for allegedly flirting with Roy at the Met Gala and Roy has since denied those allegations, however that didn’t stop the beyhive from going in on her once “Sorry” dropped,but Roy fueled the speculation by posting this on her Instagram which has since been deleted. The ‘hive wasted no time in letting her know how they truly felt.

 

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The “Body on me” singer was not exempt from the sting. Last year was a crazy year for Ora who had several touchy moments with Bey’s husband, enough to have gotten her stung from the hive for hugging him at the Met Gala Ball and for being rumored to have hooked up with Jay after she was signed to RocNation, but Rita has always denied those rumors, but this was not why the hive was attacking her now it was because she posted this pic on her instagram.  rita-ora-lemonade

The hive had it all wrong though, because this picture was posted days before the world had heard about lemonade. to add insult to injury, ora was seen on the scene wearing the same Givenchy dress Bey wore in the documentary! I think she should have consulted with the beyhive before making this very “smart” decsion.

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Ora has since responded to the rumors saying ‘I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumors are false,’ she tweeted I have the utmost respect for Beyonce.

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One thing is for sure the Beyhive may not be the best source for factual information,but they are surely loyal! So for the sake of false accusations and the entire Hollywood industry becoming extinct, dying from bee stings, will the real “Becky with the good hair” please stand up!

 

Rihanna drops new song “Needed me” on 4/20

Rihanna has proven time and time again, that she really is not the one to be played and tested and in her recent video, her money paid the price her mouth said it could bring!

The video starts off with the Bajan beauty scantily clad in a transparent teal lingerie leaning against sliding doors with a view looking out at a bay. It’s clear that she had something or someone on her mind. She was “lost in cognition!”

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She takes us back in her memory through her ego busting lyrics, about taking out a lover that was nothing more than a “past time” who had caught way too much feelings, a lot more  than the sultry singer cared for at the moment.

 

With lyrics like,

“You was good on the low for a faded fuck, on some faded love
Shit, what the fuck you complaining for?
Feeling jaded huh?
Used to trip off that shit I was kickin’ to you,
Had some fun on the run though, I give it to you ,But baby, don’t get it twisted
You was just another nigga on the hit list
Tryna fix your inner issues with a bad bitch
Didn’t they tell you that I was a savage
Fuck your white horse and a carriage
Bet you never could imagine”

 

As she enters the club walking towards her intended target with her “bestie (her gun) on her side,” Riri interrupts her lover’s personal lap dance and fires off two shots as he stares back at her not surprised at all that she was savage enough to “take him out”  before falling from the lounge chair he was sitting in. Im guessing he was one of those men that believed that “if you love it let it kill you!” 4/20 needed Riri and as always she delivered!

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