Today Troy Davis was denied a stay of exection by theÂ Georgia board of pardons. Troy Davis was convicted of killing an off duty police officer, Mark MacPhail, 20 years ago. Many believe that he was wrongly convicted and have fought to help him. Thousands of people came together to protest his execution and marched through Atlanta toÂ Ebenzer Baptist Church (who held a service to support him). The Associated Press says: READ MORE
We told you here, way back in August, that Ne-Yo and his fiance were expecting their second child (click here for that story). Now a rep for the couple has come forward and confirmed the pregnancy! The baby is supposedly due next month. In the pictures taken at “Ladies Night Out” it’s obvious that Ne-Yo’s fiance Monyetta is pregnant as she was wearing a very loose shirt that still revealed a slight baby bump. READ MORE
Fabolous doesn’t think this is beef. He told DJ Clue of 105.1 that “this is a war on drugs”. We told you yesterday how Ray J went off on Fabolous on The Breakfast Club after an altercation at the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight. Well, Fabolous isn’t staying quiet either. He called up DJ Clue and let him know that in actuality…there was no fight. READ MORE
Musiq Soulchild has releasedÂ a video for his song Yes which has been playing more on the radio recently. In this video, he gets creative and dedicates the video to the fight against breast cancer. Musiq Soulchild is now Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Circle of Promise. The movement is supposed to get black women all over the world to be more involved in the fight against breast cancer. He incorporates the movement into his video by showing that he will stand by his womanÂ as she fights against breast cancer herself. READ MORE
There is new beef in the street and this time it’s between Ray J and Fabolous. These two are the last ones I would have ever guessed to have beef but hey…Anyways, drama went down between Ray J and Fabolous after the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight. Little did everybody else know, they came for two fights.
It all started when Fabolous got on twitter and made a joke about Ray J stating:
“Nah but Floyd saying we havin aÂ concert in my living room & theÂ camera cuts to Ray J singing “One Wish” on the piano had me in tears!!
Get it..? Ray J concert in the living room!! *Lil Wayne voice*”
I guess Ray J saw the tweet and had a chip on his shoulder when he came to the Mayweather vs. Ortiz that Fabolous was also in attendance at. One thing lead to another and supposedly Ray J slapped Fabolous. However, it was this very action that got him carted out of the Palms Casino Hotel. READ MORE
While some parts of his life appear to be falling apart, some things are going right for Swizz Beatz. Sources are saying that he has finally reached an agreement on child support with his babyÂ mama over in London.Â Â The process to get a child support agreement for his 3-year old daughter Nicole has been a long and dragged out one. Sources were sure to confirm that Swizz had been paying interim support for his daughter so don’t get it twisted and try to make the man out to be a dead beat dad. READ MORE
For Sisters Only continued its second day of vendors, offering everything from life insurance to weave to FreddyO artwork. I gotta say the event was great this year. They had Yolanda Adams and Tamela Mann for Sunday Service and had a discussion between author Hill Harper and Tami Roman of Basketball Wives. Kindred Family Soul, Miguel and Cee-Lo Green got on the mic and had everybody jammin, and Johnny Gill and Biv Bell Devoe stole the show.
Diggy Simmons showed up and signed autographs.
Hill Harper and Tami Roman goin at it!
Kindred Family Soul and Frank Ski hangin out before there perform.
Yolanda Adams signed pictures at her booth after tearing up the Sunday Gospel set.
A throwback Goodie Mob moment!
Frankie gettin it on the floor!
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For Sisters Only, the event that brings together over 300 exhibitors with thousands of black female shoppers, took place this weekend. Bringing out women of all types. The celebrities also came out and performed and met with fans. The female-geared exhibition had Cooking with the Manns, Marsha Ambrosius, Hamilton Park, Monica and Tyrese as their performances for day one. OMG Girlz and Mindless Behavior signed autographs and celebrities mingled with the crowds. There had to be about 40,000 people strolling around the Georgia World Congress Center floor.FSO is celebrating their 20th year anniversary and they did it well. Vendors from all over the country came to promote their products.
Sheryl Lee Ralph talks HIV prevention.
Kim Coles and Angie Stone poses for a pic.
Hamilton Park performs a few of their songs.
Marsha Ambrosius killin it!
The Manns behind stage.
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