Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, according to new government projections. That's eight years sooner than previous estimates, made in 2004.
The nation has been growing more diverse for decades, but the process has sped up through immigration and higher birth rates among minority residents, especially Hispanics.
It is also growing older.
"The white population is older and very much centered around the aging baby boomers who are well past their high fertility years," said William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. "The future of America is epitomized by the young people today. They are basically the melting pot we are going to see in the future."
The Census Bureau Thursday released population projections through 2050, based on rates for births, deaths and immigration. They are subject to big revisions, depending on immigration policy, cultural changes and natural or manmade disasters.
The U.S. has nearly 305 million people today. The population is projected to hit 400 million in 2039 and 439 million in 2050.
That's like adding all the people from France and Britain, said Steve A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington group that advocates tighter immigration policies.
White non-Hispanics make up about two-thirds of the population, but only 55 percent of those younger than 5.
By 2050, whites will make up 46 percent of the population and blacks will make up 15 percent, a relatively small increase from today. Hispanics, who make up about 15 percent of the population today, will account for 30 percent in 2050, according to the new projections.
Asians, which make up about 5 percent of the population, are projected to increase to 9 percent by 2050.
The population 85 and older is projected to more than triple by 2050, to 19 million.
Hey, maybe Sam Cooke was right when he sang " A change is gonna come". Well Thank GOD because; Now the country want be made of just "White America". We will finally have diversity in the white house hopefully this year and, in the coming years;
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
On the heels of infidelity accusations leveled by actress LisaRaye against her husband, Turks & Caicos Premier Michael Misick, he announced late Tuesday that their marriage is over and done.
“I am announcing that I am separated from LisaRaye McCoy-Misick,” Premier Misick said in a statement. “I am committed to dissolving the marriage amicably. I believe that this is a private matter and will have no further comments. I hope that our privacy will be respected.”
The separation follows recent rumors that Misick was cheating with BET on-air personality Rocsi, who was said to be holding court in the mansion while LisaRaye was in the U.S. last week. A publicist for the actress sent out a press release about the alleged infidelity. Misick has also been accused of raping a woman who was described as an American friend of LisaRaye.
LisaRaye thought she was slick trying to get back with that man because, she didnt want to lose the money, wealth, and power. What she needs to understand is this? All that material stuff is here today and gone the next. So I guess she will be in the works of doing another Player's Club 2 LOL.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper "Ocean's Eleven" and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom "The Bernie Mac Show," died Saturday at age 50.
"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles.
She said no other details were available and asked that his family's privacy be respected.
The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005.
He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.
Recently, Mac's brand of comedy caught him flack when he was heckled during a surprise appearance at a July fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate and fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama.
Toward the end of a 10-minute standup routine, Mac joked about menopause, sexual infidelity and promiscuity, and used occasional crude language. The performance earned him a rebuke from Obama's campaign.
But despite controversy or difficulties, in his words, Mac was always a performer.
"Wherever I am, I have to play," he said in 2002. "I have to put on a good show."
Mac worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago's South Side. He began doing standup as a child, and his film career started with a small role as a club doorman in the Damon Wayans comedy "Mo' Money" in 1992. In 1996, he appeared in the Spike Lee drama "Get on the Bus."
He was one of "The Original Kings of Comedy" in the 2000 documentary of that title that brought a new generation of black standup comedy stars to a wider audience.
Mac went on to star in the hugely popular "Ocean's Eleven" franchise with Brad Pitt and George Clooney.
His turn with Ashton Kutcher in 2005's "Guess Who" topped the box office. It was a comedy remake of the classic Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn drama "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" — with Mac as the black dad who's shocked that his daughter is marrying a white man.
Mac also had starring roles in "Bad Santa," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and "Transformers."
In the late 1990s, he had a recurring role in "Moesha," the UPN network comedy starring pop star Brandy.
The comedian drew critical and popular acclaim with his Fox television series "The Bernie Mac Show," which aired more than 100 episodes from 2001 to 2006.
The series about a man's adventures raising his sister's three children, won a Peabody Award in 2002. At the time, judges wrote they chose the sitcom for transcending "race and class while lifting viewers with laughter, compassion — and cool."
The show garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Mac.
"But television handcuffs you, man," he said in a 2001 Associated Press interview. "Now everyone telling me what I CAN'T do, what I CAN say, what I SHOULD do, and asking, `Are blacks gonna be mad at you? Are whites gonna accept you?'"
He also was nominated for a Grammy award for best comedy album in 2001 along with his "The Original Kings of Comedy" co-stars, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric The Entertainer.
In 2007, Mac told David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" that he planned to retire soon.
"I'm going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit," Mac told Letterman. "I missed a lot of things, you know. I was a street performer for two years. I went into clubs in 1977."
Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on Oct. 5, 1957, in Chicago. He grew up on the city's South Side, living with his mother and grandparents. His grandfather was the deacon of a Baptist church.
In his 2004 memoir, "Maybe You Never Cry Again," Mac wrote about having a poor childhood — eating bologna for dinner — and a strict, no-nonsense upbringing.
"I came from a place where there wasn't a lot of joy," Mac told the AP in 2001. "I decided to try to make other people laugh when there wasn't a lot of things to laugh about."
Mac's mother died of cancer when he was 16. In his book, Mac said she was a support for him and told him he would surprise everyone when he grew up.
"Woman believed in me," he wrote. "She believed in me long before I believed."
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Lauryn Hill is building up material for a major comeback after giving birth to her five kids - she has song ideas and lyrics scribbled all over her bathroom. The reclusive star’s longtime partner Rohan Marley reveals Hill is as prolific as anyone in the music business, and cannot stop writing lyrics and tunes while she’s on hiatus. He says, “She writes music in the bathroom, on toilet paper, on the wall. She writes it in the mirror if the mirror smokes up. “She writes constantly. This woman does not sleep.”
Lauryn get off whatever your on and; COME BACK AND GIVE US SOME REAL MUSCIC because; I'm tired of all this "meaningless sugary lollipop commerical bullsh*t". I listen to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill everyday because; It takes me back to where music was really music and, not just about how much money you could profit from doing an album. Please let JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL and, get off that sh*t.
On her style…“I do think what you wear is a reflection of who you are. I love to look glamorous when there’s a wonderful, purposeful event that is appropriate. But when I’m in Iowa campaigning with the girls, I am in Gap shorts and a T- shirt.”
On being a mom… “My first job in all honesty is going to continue to be mom-in-chief,” she says, “making sure that in this transition, which will be even more of a transition for the girls…that they are settled and that they know they will continue to be the center of our universe.”
On being married to Barack… “Barack and I—as partners, as friends and as lovers—we accessorize each other in many ways,” she said. “The best thing I love having on me is Barack on my arm and vice versa, whether it’s having him standing there smiling at me, or watching him mesmerize a crowd or talk to some seniors in a senior center.”
Michelle O is really holding it down for us. She is and will be a top notch first lady.
Monday, August 4, 2008
“When I’m making my music and talking about blow, it’s because I did it,” Rick Ross maintains. “When I say I’m rich off cocaine it’s because I did it. I never tried to hide my past! I put my name inside of all my CDs. My company has my SS #. I could’ve put a company name.”
Indirectly addressing accusations that he worked as a corrections officer in 1997, Ross tells a different version of what he was doing at the age of 19.
“I was one of the only n***as in the city with a show truck at 19 (years old) on Dayton’s with TVs doing my own independent thing. I done put a lot of losses in this game,” Ross reasons. “I done took losses in the street, losses with the music. I’ve been up and I’ve been down; that’s what makes me who I am.”
Last week Freeway Ricky Ross, the incarcerated former LA drug trafficker and man who inspired the rapper’s namesake, accused the Miami MC of stealing his name to create a fake street persona.
“I never ratted on a n***a, I never prosecuted a n***a, I never locked up a n***a that is first and foremost,” Ross said. “I always felt being the man that I am and the boss that I am I never owed a n***a an explanation. Every man gotta look his kids in the eye and have a reason for feeding them or not. For that sole reason I believed in the death penalty for rats and informants.”
During the article, Ross issued a challenge to anyone who was brave enough to test his reputation or his street credentials.
“I surpassed my life goals 18 months ago , but you see where I am now; sitting in a new Benz, $100,000 grand cash in my pocket and a dirty white tee,” Ross stated. “You know I’m strapped to the teeth. We got more bullets that we got dollars. That’s just how it goes and that’s how it’s going to go until the day we die…a n***a don’t like it, get at me. I’m the muthf**kin biggest boss that you seen this far.”
The album may feature a collaboration between Trick Daddy, Plies and Rick Ross, all of whom have set their differences aside, in the name of unity.
“I just talked to Plies two weeks ago and we fixin’ that Trick Daddy and Plies thing. That’s small. We all street n***as that got 30 killers behind us and we all rich and we all wild. I love Trick, cause he the one that brought me in the game.”
Rick Ross, stop being such a DAMN LIAR because; in my best "Rihanna Voice"
"You look so dumb right now" lol.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Tuesday, The House of Representatives passed a resolution apologizing for slavery and, the Jim Crow area.
The nonbinding resolution, which passed on a voice vote, was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen, a white lawmaker who represents a majority black district in Memphis, Tennessee.
While many states have apologized for slavery, it is first time a branch of the federal government has done so, an aide to Cohen said.
"In passing the resolution, the House also acknowledged the "injustice, cruelty, brutality and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow."
"Jim Crow," or Jim Crow laws, were state and local laws enacted mostly in the Southern and border states of the United States between the 1870s and 1965, when African Americans were denied the right to vote and other civil liberties and were legally segregated from whites. "
He later went on to say
"African-Americans continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow -- long after both systems were formally abolished -- through enormous damage and loss, both tangible and intangible, including the loss of human dignity and liberty, the frustration of careers and professional lives, and the long-term loss of income and opportunity," the resolution states.
Congress has waited too long to be empathetic, apologetic, and sympathetic towards African Americans. Slavery was over 200 years ago and, you wanna apologize now; When we are still being enslaved but, this time there's no whips and chains. We are still being treated as second-class citizens. You ask WHY??? The reason why we are being treated as second-class citizens and slaves are because, RACISM is alive and well. Racism and Slavery fuel each other like "gas for a car" you can't have one with out the other. The effects of slavery and racism still lingers in our subconscious, conscious, and unconscious mind. The scars will never be healed with a simple half-hearted no- feeling- involved "I'm Sorry". Some may FORGIVE; While I will neither FORGIVE nor FORGET.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Since Barack Obama has been the democratic nominee for president. He has been made into shirts, buttons, and etc but; Something I thought would never happen has came and, you wanna know what it is ... drumroll... a VOTE FOR OBAMA bounce song lol.
Check out the video:
T Hood & Hick Louch: Vote 4 Obama
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Here are some pictures from the accident:
Here's also a snipped of the interview with Kenyon, Trina and a witness on scene.
Raymond Marin, Witness
“As we were coming down from the airport trailing behind the vehicles we see the white car that Trina and Kenyon Martin were travelling in was cutting across and the same time a green van came and they hit each other and they went straight across and one of the children nearly came out of the vehicle because of the impact. It was very very hard and horrifying and hmmm, I still left stunned right now.”
But as stunning as it was, Trina got a few minutes later visibly shaken but told me she was unhurt.
Trina can you tell us anything about what you just experienced?
Trina, Involved in Accident
“It was just…I don’t know.”
She was embraced by Kenyon Martin who was also unhurt. The driver of the Excursion, J.A. Jex says he received a minor injury.
But the same couldn’t be said for George Abraham. He was driving the minivan with his 12 and 9 year old sons inside. The front side of his vehicle was crushed. His children 9 year old Johnny and 12 year Delane were hurt, and in the moments after the accident he was both angered and in anguish.
George Abraham, Involved in Accident
“I was on my right hand side and this vehicle overtake on this side. That guy was in the wrong in that vehicle. I was on my correct hand. Ahh my shoulder.”
Who were you with in the van?
“My two little babies.”
Trina and Kenyon Martin left in another vehicle and so did their luggage. The Abrahams meanwhile were assisted by paramedics. 12 year old Delane was seriously hurt and had to be carried on a stretcher. Diane Finnegan is one of the organizers of the visit.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Khia is back at it again. This time it's not a blog and/or beef song about how she hates JANET, JERMAINE, T.I, JACKI-O, or her archnemesis TRINA. It's the debut of her new video "Be Your Lady". Ok, I know some people like "Man, khia back with another homeade ass video lol" because, I said the same thing but, Khia to me is good t.v. because, she stirs up as much drama as NEW YORK and, her other FOE "William Wendy"; I mean Wendy William's whose spot she says she wants to take because she is "dried up". Well Khia some people hate you but, I think you're funny ass hell and. deserve you're own show where I can laugh at your a*s all day. Sorry, but the video gets a 3 on a scale of 1-10
Jesus Take The Wheel... Miss Cleo is BACK ... America's Favorite FAUX PSYCHIC is set to make her "comeback" of sorts back to television via the VH1's Surreal Life 7 which starts taping soon. No air date has been set but. in a my best "phoniest jamiacan accent" ... " CALL ME NOW". This will be some funny sh*t
Controversy! Controversy! Controvery! Omarosa appeared on that man William Wendy Show I mean Wendy Williams' Show to promote her new book drum role.... "The Bitch Switch" and, then William went on to say "Omarosa's the angry black woman that white people don't approve of because of her business tactics or some bullsh*t but, it's all PURE COMEDY. CHECK IT OUT
Saturday, July 19, 2008
A 68-year-old Tampa woman was arrested today for forcing a severely mentally handicapped man to perform oral sex on her, police say.
Luella McAdoo is a longtime family friend of the victim, according to Tampa police spokeswoman Andrea Davis. On April 5, the man’s mother left him in McAdoo’s care while she ran errands. When she came home at about 6 p.m., she found her son performing oral sex on McAdoo. The woman told McAdoo to go home, then she called police because her son, 34, does not have the ability to make a decision about sex on his own, Davis said.
The investigation, Davis said, was particularly challenging because of the victim’s mental condition and inability to communicate verbally. After the detectives investigated, according to Davis, they direct filed the case with the State Attorney’s Office, who filed charges.
McAdoo was arrested at her 953 Chestnut St. W home this morning by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a Tampa police warrant, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. She was charged with lewd or lascivious battery on an elderly or severely disabled person and is being held at the Orient Road Jail on $7,500 bond, according to jail records.
First, this some sick sh*t but, that's already been established. She don't have no TEETH in her mouth and, looks like death on a soda cracker but, she wants to force a mentally disabled man to perform oral sex on her OLD, WRINKLED, DIRTY,CRUSTY, SICK self. Then like most pedophiles she was a FAMILY FRIEND. Sad, Sad,Sad have fun in jail GRANNY.
click here to view the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO7cO-DMS1Y
Yesterday, on The View Whoppi and Elisabeth Hasselbeck got into a heated discussion over; The use of the N-Word.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck said
“We live in a world where pop culture uses that term and we’re trying to get to a place where we feel like we’re in the same place,” Elisabeth said. “How are we supposed to then…move forward if we keep using terms that bring back such pain?”
Whoppi responded by : “I can tell you how, here’s how we do it, you listen and say ‘Okay, this is how we’re using this word and this is why we do it,’ and you have to say, ‘I understand that, but let’s find a new way to move forward,’” Whoopi fired back.
“We don’t live in different worlds,” Elisabeth insisted, “We live in the same world.”
However, Whoopi fiercely disagreed with her co-host, saying, “We do live in different worlds, it's just that way. It is Elisabeth.”
My opinion on the matter is this Elisabeth you know nothing about the pain the N-Word brings back because, you're not an African American. You can "empathize" the pain but, you would never know the feeling of what african americans have gone and, are still going through even in 2008. If you haven't noticed racism is alive and well. We live in two different worlds because, we are still treated as second-class citizens and, still being enslaved except this time; we are being enslaved by our mind. Elisabeth, you may live in PLEASANTVILLE but, hey the rest of us are living in the REAL WORLD where it's hard, cruel and unjust.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008
In case you haven't heard; The Queen of 90s Music, Brandy Norwood, is back this has been four years since her critically acclaimed album "Afrodisiac". She has a new look, new sound, and new album her single drops 08.08.08 and, I can't wait because I have always been a fan of her's. I really enjoyed the "Afrodisiac" album and, her albums prior to it's release. The only thing that I didn't like that Brandy did was pretend she was "Married". When "mad day" came the "marriage" was later exposed as not of LEGAL STATUS but, a "ruse" to protect Brandy's image that she didn't want to be tampered but, your fans like me would'nt have cared If you wasn't married but, " to each its own"
I still got L O V E for you B R A N D Y
Monday, July 14, 2008
Yesterday, it was announced that Michelle Obama will be inducted into Alpha Kappa Alpha Soroity inc. The ceremony is set to take place sometime this week; During the National Convention festivities in Washington, D.C. That is really what's up because, I like how Mrs.Obama, our future first lady, carries herself as a very sophisticated and intelligent woman.
Congrats to Mrs.Obama and the ladies at Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This is my favorite Hollywood Couple because, they have done so much stuff for my city,New Orleans, with the rebuilding effort. If I ever get a chance to meet them I will give them all the accolades because, they truly deserve it. I admire them because, they adopt children from the poorest of countries and, take care of them and not only that ;They use there money and valuable time to not just give back to my community but, communities and places all over the world. They definitely believe in the motto "It is better to give than to receive" they're definitely doing positive things and, putting all good karma in the world but, before I forget.
Congratulations on your new bundles of joy: A boy, Knox Leon .a little over 5 lbs, and girl Vivienne Marcheline 5 lbs even. She had the twins Satuday July 12th, 2008 around 8pm. The twins were also delivered via C-Section and, you already know the first pics of the twins will proably go for around MILLIONS OF DOLLARS but, when Angelina had daughter Shiloh ,in 2006, she gave half of the money to CHARITY so she is not MONEY HUNGRY like the rest of Hollywood who basically PIMP THERE CHILDREN'S BABY PICS.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
So this week new teen mom Jamie Lynn Spears did a cover story with OK magazine and, talked about how much she loved motherhood but, did i forget she had to mention the $1 million payoff she received for the first pics of her baby. When she first came out and said she was pregnant Nickelodeon made a statement that they were going to " pull her show off the air" because, she wasn't being a "good example" to the young to pre-teen girls who watch her show but, later retracted and said "
"We respect Jamie Lynn's decision to take responsibility in this sensitive and personal situation. We know this is a very difficult time for her and her family and, our primary concern right now is for Jamie Lynn's well being"
.With that said Nickelodeon not only allowed for her to keep taping her show until she started "showing" signs of her pregnancy also they starting writing new episodes for the next season. If the shoe was on an African American's foot the actress would have recieved all kinds of bad publicity, Nickelodeon would have CANCELED the show, and the actress proably would be black listed for being a "teen parent who conceived a child out of WED-LOCK".
That's just the way of the world...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Check out the site if you're interested in a shirt: http://www.barackawear.com/store/
The co-owner Lauren Broussard says the shirt were designed particular for:
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In this video, presidential nominee, John Mccain jokes about killing the Iranians and, then goes on to say its a "joke". This man must be a blood cousin of our RETARDED PRESIDENT BUSH because, he can really say some crazy yet inappropriate things at the wrong time. He really needs to give it up because, America doesn't need a George Bush pt. 3 to bring us down even more than we are already. This man is so old and senile and, then he was a P.O.W during the Vietnam War. With that being said he proably still has some "unconscious psychological issues" going on in his mind and, proably have America in war with the whole world and, the never ending war in Iraq will continue to go on 7 more years as America suffers.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Sunday, July 6, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
In High School I really had some good times in 9th grade like going off campus, playing in the halls, and cutting class. My 10th grade year was cut short by Hurricane Katrina but, in spite of Katrina's mishaps; I finished the rest of my 10th grade year at Eleanor Mcmain where I had lots of fun and met lots of new people and friends. 11th grade year my high school pre-katrina reopened and, I went back there it was very different from how it was before the storm. Our former principal Mr.Edwards was no longer the principal because, he was now residing in Alabama and, most of my friends and faculty were still displaced all over the United States but, in spite of all these trials and tribulatons I had another interesting yet kinda fun year. Senior Year finally came and it was surreal; It was as if my long awaited dream has finally turned into reality. Senior year was filled with your normal drama, mess, and rumors that flourished the halls daily. It always seemed like we could never get along because, this one doesnt like this one or something petty like that. The only thing we could ever do was talk about each other. I was so glad to be only there for four classes because, life is too short to be carrying those "slave mentalities of the past" but, in the end we all came together as one big dysfunctional family. As I look back on High School I will miss it but, I know that's a closed chapter for me anyway so know use "crying over spilled milk" or a "well gone dry".