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It turns out Jay-Z isn’t necessarily cleaning up his song vocabulary after all.  The rap superstar tells the “New York Daily News” that recent reports about him dropping the inflammatory B-word from his lyrics are not true.  A poem said to be written by Jay recently appeared in “NME” proclaiming that the emcee was benching the B-word because he’s now a dad.  Jay-Z and Beyonce welcomed their daughter Blue Ivy Carter into the world on January 7th.  Jay-Z celebrated another one of his creations on Wednesday night with the reopening of his 40/40 Club in Manhattan.  Jay dropped ten-million dollars on renovations, which include 165-inch video screens and golden bats lining the walls. The rap superstar arrived in a Maybach shortly before 11 p.m. without his Queen B. “Congratulations!” a crowd of gawkers shouted as he headed down the red carpet. “Thank you!” he yelled back with a wave.

Beyonce was rumoured to be making an appearance with Jay last night, but stayed home with their newborn daughter instead. Also in attendance was Ashanti, Spike Lee, Wale and others.

Mistakenly Deported Young Black Teen

Jakadrien, a 14-year-old missing in 2010 has recently been deported to Colombia by mistake.


Reportedly, Jakadrien ran away from home in Dallas, TX after she had experienced stress due to the divorce of her parents and the death of her grandfather.


Her grandmother has been looking for her since the fall of 2010. Mrs. Turner, the grandmother said that once she got home daily she’d stay up until 3 or 4 in the morning to look for her granddaughter on Facebook and everywhere possible.

However, police investigation revealed that the girl was mistakenly deported to Colombia by U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement in April 2011. READ MORE

john kennedyA black church, New Beginnings Baptist Church, is the  owner of a building that was used as a KKK museum, “The Redneck Shop”.

It was a long legal battle. The interesting and also controversial end was ruled by a judge.  According to sources, the ownership of the building was given to Rev. David Kennedy in 1997 by a Klansman who was fighting with others inside the group.  The original ownership included  John Howard, a KKK grand dragon for the Carolinas.  Howard thought he would be able to legally operate his store inside the building for as long as he wanted.

After trying for years to have the property inspected, the Church finally took it to court back in 2008, three years prior to finally being ruled in their favor.

In this regard, Kennedy said that it has been a long time coming. “We knew we had done everything right. … The court knows that we have suffered,” he added. He also said that some of his congregation members are afraid to stand up for racial justice.  Kennedy said to have told them that it was part of their faith to endure.

Spotted @ Your Black World.

Big Boy and T.I.

In a sneak peek into VH1’s new show with T.I. and Tiny, Big Boy was captured collapsing and having a seizure all in front of T.I.

In the dramatic video, we get to see Big Boy, who recently had  by-pass surgery causing him to lose over 250 pounds, collapse and have a seizure during T.I.’s visit to the radio station.  You can watch Tip and Tiny every Monday at 9/8c on VH1…. READ MORE

I know I am wrong for this but I had to post it!!!! Police busted a 32-year old women in Utah for stealing stuff from a store, and pretending to be Rudy Huxtable from “The Cosby Show.” READ MORE

Verizon Wireless Cancels its $2 Online Charge

I heard about this and just wanted yall to know what was going on. Verizon wireless recently announced that they would charge its customers for a one-time online payments. However after pissing off millions of customers, the company has released another statement saying that the decision has been changed and customers won’t be charged.

The statement came just a day after its earlier announcement. In the statement, president and chief executive officer of Verizon Wireless, Dan Mead, said that the decision to withdraw the charge immediately came upon the customer feedback they began receiving as soon as the announcement was made. READ MORE

If you’ve ever wondered what would be possibly the best way to steal an entire case of beer from some departmental store without getting caught, we’ve got a wonderful teacher for you.  Just watch the woman in the video below hiding an entire case of 20 pound case of beer can….where? Let’s see.


Nigerian Government Suing Rick Ross

Rick Ross recently said no to a concert to be held in Nigeria. Although media stated that he’s not performing because of being sick, he argues that his health had nothing to do with canceling the concert.

The rapper said that he was supposed to appear on the annual Calabar Music Festival which would benefit The Destiny Child Center. But he didn’t appear because of ‘unfulfilled contractual obligations.’ READ MORE