Erica Mena Battles Club Promoters that tried to kick her out of Her Hotel Room for not appearing at an Event (video)

January 28th, 2015


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The promoters allegedly paid for all of Mena’s traveling, hair and makeup, a personal driver and her stay in a hotel.

After dishing out all that cash and Mena not showing up, the promoters had enough and wanted Mena out of the hotel room they paid for.

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“Traci says the club is filled with at least 800 people, and Erica is nowhere to be found so she begins texting her manager again, and its now 1 am. Remember, Erica was contracted to be at the club from 12 am until 2 am.

At 1:10 am Erica texts them and informs them she is outside in the car, and is not coming inside until she is paid an additional $275 dollars. Yes, you read that correctly. Traci’s sister, goes to the car to pay Erica, and claims Erica was in a rage, yelling, and cursing, and making her demands for the money, advising she would not come inside until she received it.Traci’s sister gives Erica the money, and goes back inside the club to wait for Erica.

Traci says its 1:50 am at this point, and she then starts receiving more text messages from Erica, who is still in the parking lot saying she now wants $1,000 dollars or she is not coming inside. Traci says she was a nervous wreck, and her reputation as a promoter was on the line, so once again she gave into Erica’s demands, and Traci’s sister went outside to hand Erica the money. Now this is were things get cray cray. Traci’s sister claims when she went outside and approached the car, as SOON, I repeat, AS SOON as the money entered Erica’s hand the driver hits the gas throttle, and the car takes off!!!!! I’ll let you pause and let that sink in.

At this point Erica has received $1775 in cash. Traci frantically starts trying to contact the driver that she paid for through a transportation company, to try to find out what’s going on. The club closes at 2 am, and at this point people are leaving and she had to start giving refunds to a good portion of the club goers that had arrived to see Erica Mena.

They finally get a hold of the driver who informs them he was instructed to pull off, and he claimed Erica instructed him to take her to the hood because she wanted to quote “shoot her 1 and 2″ unquote, saying she wanted to get high.

Traci arrives back at the hotel and says staff informed her that they overheard Erica saying ” I don’t like working with these black monkeys” saying, ” I don’t usually do business with these black monkeys”
But Traci took it with a grain of salt, because she wasn’t sure if the staff was just trying to stir up more drama.

Traci says Erica then arrived at the hotel and starts making the racial slurs directly to her, and her staff’s face, calling them “black, broke, monkeys” and “f*cking monkeys”
Traci says they then pulled out their phones and began video taping her, and that is when Erica changed her demeanor, but Traci says the police officers witnessed Erica’s racial tirade.

After informing the police what was happening, Traci says the police made Erica vacate the hotel room and leave the building.”

John Legend, Common give ‘glory’ to Martin Luther King Jr. during concert in Selma (video)

January 19th, 2015


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SELMA, Alabama — As the first notes of “Glory,” the Golden Globe-winning song by musicians John Legend and Common, resonated in the air on Sunday evening, thousands of people gathered at the foot of the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge to listen.

The concert was one of several events on Sunday that featured the cast and crew of the film “Selma,” who were in Alabama to participate in a special march in honor Martin Luther King Jr. prior to Monday’s holiday.

Common and John Legend preform Glory on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for the movie Selma. Legend talks about the feelings he had looking out on the crowd that gathered for the performance.
During the concert, Oprah Winfrey, Selma Mayor George Evans and U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell stood near the front of the stage together to take in the performance. At moments, Winfrey appeared extremely emotional and was seen wiping away tears.

The Hollywood stars and local politicians also had a bit of fun during the concert by interacting with the public and taking photos in front of the stage together during the song.

Following the performance, actor David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King Jr. in the film, appeared on stage to end the night with a prayer that praised the acts of those involved in the Civil Rights movement and encouraged the youth in the audience to continue the fight for equality.

“Incredible things happened here,” said Oyelowo. “”I pray that the young people will see the glory and the power of themselves to enact change.”

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Watch Dr. John Henrik Clarke Brilliantly Explain Why Black People Should Never Forget Their History (video)

January 18th, 2015


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‘SNL’ Showed What ‘The Wire’ Might Look Like In Current-Day Brooklyn starring Kevin Hart

January 18th, 2015


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It’s unusual seeing Hart not talking a mile a minute, but he’s really good in a very funny sketch.

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Whoopi Goldberg Questions Bill Cosby Accuser Beverly Johnson on The View (video)

January 16th, 2015


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Raven-Symone Reveals Why She Went Tanning Almost Four Times A Week To Get Darker Skin (VIDEO)

January 15th, 2015


AKA suspends two cast members from VH1 “Sorority Sisters”

January 14th, 2015


aka-soroity-sisters-vh1-canceled-jemblog-dot-comAs most people know, the new VH1 show, “Sorority Sisters” did not get a warm welcome among the sororities that were being represented by the network. You would be hard-pressed to find any member of any of the Black Greek letter organizations who is in support of the show.

But freedom of speech is real, and people are going to use it in whatever way they see fit.

Despite individuals having the right to do what they want, organizations can also retaliate in a nasty way. Your right to wear the colors of your sorority is dependent upon your remaining in good standing with the group’s leadership. That’s where you may run into problems if they aren’t happy with what you’re doing.

According to TheRoot.com, two members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc have been suspended from their organization after appearing on the show, “Sorority Sisters.” April McRae and Joy Hammond have been suspended from December 26, 2014 through July 15, 2016, which is probably long enough to ruin their careers as reality television “stars.” It’s not clear if the suspension was in reaction to their appearance on the show, but no one would be surprised if it were.

Lawrence Ross, author of “The Divine Nine: The History Of African-American Sororities & Fraternities,” says that the official website for AKA has confirmed the suspension of the two women. The women are members of the Chi Tau Omega and Lambda Epsilon Omega chapters of the sorority. Any chapter name that ends with the word “Omega” is a graduate chapter for AKA.

The show has NOT been deemed acceptable by either the black community at-large or those who are members of Black Greek Letter Organizations. Petitions, boycotts and other actions have led to some corporations dropping their sponsorship for the show. The general concern is that reality television in general doesn’t paint black women in a positive light, and that the goal is for VH1 to profit by damaging the reputation of some of the most respected organizations within the African American commuity. BET is the sister network of VH1, and both are owned by Viacom.

Alpha Kappa Alpha said even more about the show on their website:

As leaders of the four historically African American sororities, we are united in our belief that Sorority Sisters, which aired Monday, December 15, 2014 on VH1, poses a shameful affront to our proud legacies of service, scholarship and sisterhood.

For more than a century, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated; and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, have been at the vanguard of positive social change and served as repositories for women with shared ideals.

As such, we are saddened by the producers’ desire to elevate harmful, negative, and stereotypical imagery of African American women in their quest for ratings. Moreover, these cast members willfully misrepresent the ideals of our illustrious organizations, betray the privilege of membership bestowed upon them, undermine our collective promise to uplift communities and each other, and detract from the transformative programs carried out by our members worldwide. This cast, these plotlines and the entire show premise represent the antithesis of who we are as African American women, sorority sisters and friends.

On behalf of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated; and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, we condemn this television show for its exploitation and degradation of our organizations and African American women everywhere.

Financial Juneteenth lessons from this story (courtesy of Dr Boyce Watkins):

1) For many corporations (AKA included), one of their most valuable assets is their corporate brand and reputation. Alpha Kappa Alpha, founded in 1908, has spent over a century cultivating and protecting its brand. It would be no surprise to see them fight like hell on this one and possibly consider filing lawsuits. By suspending women who choose to be on the show, they are disallowing VH1 to profit from the exploitation of an image they spent many decades (and millions of dollars) trying to build.

2) Black women have become the ultimate cash cow for reality television. Networks are earning money hand over fist by throwing black females into a fighting ring like caged animals and watching them tear each other’s heads off. This only adds to the image of the black woman as contentious, bitter, volatile, unlovable and mentally ill. These images have influence on young girls, who are then taught to believe that these messages reflect true black womanhood, continuing the cycle of broken families and psychological terrorism which exists in too many black communities today. In other words, these shows are responsible for creating psychological STDs that don’t do much harm to the white guys getting rich from these shows, but can damage black families for generations. The media is very, very powerful in shaping black identity…..we can never forget that.

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Naya Rivera Says Showering Everyday Is A “White People Thing” (video)

January 14th, 2015


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Former “Glee” actress and Big Sean’s former “IDFWU” inspired ex-fiancee Naya Rivera made quite the claim while she was a guest on The View. She went on to say how showering everyday is a “white people thing” and that people of more ethnic backgrounds do not shower as much as them (WHAT THE F*CK?!) When co-host Rosie O’Donnell goes into the audience and calls on an African-American women to hear what she has to say about the ridiculous comment, she quickly explains that she “showers every single day.”

Naya quickly tried to save herself by saying her mother is a half black and half Puerto Rican women who also showers everyday. She further explained herself by going on to reveal her husband Ryan Dorsey, who is a white man, showers two-three times a day and she finds it weird. She says she always questions him why he feels the need to constantly clean himself. (Yeah, pretty lame attempt at fixing what she said.)

How do you feel about Naya’s outlandish claim that white people shower more than people of ethnic backgrounds?

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Nicki Minaj’s Ex Safaree Samuels Talks About Their Relationship on Power 105.1 New York (video)

January 14th, 2015


Trump Fires Keshia Knight-Pulliam aka Rudy Huxtable for Not Calling Bill Cosby for Money

January 5th, 2015


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Rihanna – World Peace (audio)

January 2nd, 2015


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Nicki Minaj Breaks Down Over Breakup With Safaree Samuels: ‘I Don’t Even Know How I’m Going To Function’ – ‘But I am Happy’

December 19th, 2014


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Like I don’t even know how I’m gonna function without that person in my life. I’ve never lived my life as a famous person without him […] I tell my girlfriends, my best friends, but sometimes I still wanna tell him stuff and get his opinion.”

Nicki broke down and cried over her failed relationship. Angie asks her if she thinks the relationship can be saved.

“I think I’m beyond that point now because I’ve found so much peace now. It’s kind of like now I don’t want to go back to feeling like how I was feeling. But I don’t know what life holds, I don’t know what the future holds. If it’s meant to be, it’ll be. And if it’s not meant to be then thank God we got out now before there were children involved because I would hate to do that.”

“But I am a lot happier now and I know that’s hard to see with the tears but I really am.”

She goes on to say that she believes that her career is to blame for her failed relationship.

“If I wasn’t a rapper, we would have children and be married and be be living happily ever after. That’s what we’re both sad about because we know that this shit did it.”
Oh Nicki, breaking up is hard to do. This is the first time we’ve seen Nicki truly get really personal about her private life. I hate to see her seem so sad but we’ve all been there before and it definitely gets better.

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Nicki Minaj – Only (Music Video) – Feat Drake, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne

December 14th, 2014


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Beyonce Shares Life Lessons In New Video – Yours and Mine

December 14th, 2014


Fame
I sometimes wish I could be anonymous and walk down the street like everyone else. Before I was famous, I was the girl on the hill with the guitar. I was the girl who just wanted a beautiful view of the beach. And now that I’m famous, it’s really really difficult to do really, really simple things. I think it’s the hardest thing to give up. But my mother always taught me to be strong and to never be a victim. Never make excuses. Never expect anyone else to provide for me, things I know I can provide for myself. I have dreams and I feel like I have a power to actually make those dreams actually become a reality.
When you’re famous no one looks at you as a human anymore. You become the property of the public. There’s nothing real about it. You can’t put your finger on who I am. I can’t put my finger on who I am.

Growing up
I grew up with a lot of conflict and traumas and I’ve been through a lot, just like everyone else. My escape was always music and I’m so lucky that that’s my job.
I was brought up seeing my mother try to please and make everyone comfortable. And always felt like it was my job to fix the problem…people pleaser. But I’m no longer afraid of conflict. And I don’t think conflict is a bad thing cuz I know that when you grow up, when you learn a few things you’re no longer afraid of letting go. You’re no longer afraid of the unknown.
If I hadn’t gone through some of the painful experiences in my life, I would not be me.

Love
But if I accomplished all of these things and had no one to share with, it would be worth nothing. You know, you need something real in order for any of this stuff to matter. You have to have something that is forever, something that’s invisible.

Marriage
People feel like they lose something when they get married. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There’s nothing more exciting than having a witness to your life.

Her body
I feel like my body is borrowed and this life is very temporary.
I watched my friend’s body deteriorate. And to watch someone pass on so gracefully put everything into perspective. We do not value ourselves enough. Especially young people don’t appreciate how brilliant our bodies are. I’ve always been very very specific and very choosey…very choosey about what I do with my body and who I want to share that with.

Feminism
I always consider myself a feminist although I was always afraid of that word because people put so much on it. When honestly it’s very simple, it’s just a person that believes in equality for men and women. Men and women balance each other out and we have to get to a point where we are comfortable with appreciating each other.
I have a lot of empathy for men and the pressures that they go through and the cultures that have been created, especially for African American men. I have the same empathy for women and the pressures we go through. A woman has to provide so many things for their children. I consider myself a humanist.

And her final thought:
One thing that’s for sure, the love I have for music, for my husband, for my child is something that will last far beyond my life.

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Mary J. Blige Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence in ‘Whole Damn Year’ Video

December 9th, 2014


Mary J. Blige has taken a risk with her new album, The London Sessions, a sonically adventurous project from the reigning Queen of Soul that stemmed from a summer of recording in the U.K. with British bigwigs like Sam Smith, Disclosure, Naughty Boy, and Jimmy Napes. One of the album’s rawest, sparsest tracks is “Whole Damn Year,” which weaves through Blige’s blow-by-blow tale of heartbreak and the time it takes a heart to recover.

In the new, domestic abuse-themed video for “Whole Damn Year,” Ms. Mary takes a backseat as other couples fight dramatically, with women and men cowering in fear for their lives. It’s a blistering, starkly literal take on the song’s dramatic lyrics, though it does end with forgiveness and a hair flip of acknowledgment.

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Whitney, a Lifetime Movie Directed by Angela Bassett (Video)

December 5th, 2014


whitney-biopic-lifetime-jemblog-dot-comEverything about the late Whitney Houston is iconic: her voice, her music, and her story. And on Jan. 17, Lifetime will bring Houston’s journey to life in Whitney, the network’s new Hollywood biopic that stars Yaya DaCosta (The Butler) in the title role and was directed by Angela Bassett.

BuzzFeed has the world premiere of the trailer for Whitney — a film that chronicles Houston’s life from church choir in Newark, New Jersey, to the heights of global superstardom. But, as her fans have come to know all too well in the wake of her tragic death in February 2012, there was another, darker side to the singer — one that’s front and center in the exclusive trailer.

From her tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown (played by Into the Storm’s Arlen Escarpeta) to her struggles with addiction, it looks like Whitney will offer a no-holds-barred window inside Houston’s world.

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Katt Williams is ‘Excited’ About Relationship With Love & Hip Hop” Star Hazel E

December 4th, 2014


hazel-e-jemblog-dot-comJust when things couldn’t get any weirder in Hollywood, reports are alleging that there is a new power couple in the making— “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star Hazel E and veteran comedian Katt Williams.

Hazel was recently spotted at one of Katt Williams’ shows in Cincinnati, Ohio where he took the time, before the show began, to introduce the reality television star to his fans.

He said, “I want to take the time to welcome and thank the beautiful star of ‘Love & Hip Hop,’ Hazel, for coming with me this evening.”

Hazel was sitting in the front row with her family. She was very happy to be acknowledged by Katt Williams.

When asked if the two were an item, Hazel stated, “We met through a mutual acquaintance at an event at The London Hotel in Hollywood. Our relationship has been official for a few weeks.”

Hazel further confirms that she and Katt Williams were indeed an item to the magazine Sister 2 Sister. In an exclusive interview with the magazine, she said that the relationship is still new but “exciting and refreshing.” “I still blush when I see him and that’s every day. It doesn’t hurt that he is the funniest man on the planet. I cry laughing all day.”

Katt Williams also shares the same sentiments. He stated, “I’m excited. She is a beautiful person and she brings a lot of positive energy to my life.”

Awwww!!! Now we’re wondering if Katt Williams will join the cast of “Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood.”

Nonetheless, we’re wishing Hazel the best. She was recently romantically linked to Tom Hanks’ son Chet. And the world watched as she ended her toxic on-again, off-again love affair with her former cast mate Yung Berg on her reality television show.

Both Hazel and Katt Williams are natives to Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Real Housewives Star Porsha Williams Gets Dumped By Sugar Daddy; Selling Her Rolls Royce

December 2nd, 2014


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Porsha Williams was living the highlife of a kept woman and posting the proof on instagram – until her mysterious sugar daddy got tired of her not being able to keep her mouth shut and dumped her for indiscretion! Oops!

Sources say the Real Housewives Of Atlanta star has been gifted a bevy of pricy gifts from a mysterious man – rumored to be a Nigerian oil billionaire – one of those gifts was as $300,000 Rolls Royce. But without her sugar daddy helping with the bills, Porsha is reassessing her finances.

Porsha has been living luxuriously in the way of bags, jewelry, travel, clothes, shoes – and a white Rolls (but not a working doorbell!), courtesy of RHOA’s latest mystery man, but all that has come to an end. According to TMZ, Porsha was warned to stop bragging about her swag on social media but when she didn’t, she got cut off. So now she needs some money and is selling the car.

Apparently, despite what it seems, Porsha is far from broke – she still earned six-figures from RHOA this season, is doing well with Naked Hair and other endorsements, plus she gets paid well by Dish Nation, but now that she doesn’t have her boyfriend covering the extras she’s gotta get more responsible with her money situation and that means shedding the unnecessary extras! At least until she meets another rich man.

Confirming that her car is the first to go, Porsha said, “I’m trading up with the new year coming up.” Porsha was initially rumored to be dating Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, an African dictator’s son. Then she reportedly moved on to Bashorun Jide Omokore, a billionaire Nigerian (is he related to Kenya’s “man”?).

When Bashorun’s wife, a Nigerian bank executive, learned of the affair – via social media and the Rolls purchase – she issued a warning to Porsha to stay away from her man or risk a beatdown. Yikes! Of course, Porsha has never confirmed or denied her involvement with Bashorun and no credible reports have ever linked them together, so who knows. One thing is certainly clear, on her own Porsha is not buying half-million dollar cars! In fact, Porsha has maintained that she is single all along.

Porsha certainly is cycling through men, and stuff, and jobs quickly – it was only about a year ago that she finalized her divorce from Kordell Stewart – whom she was only married to for less than two years. She’s already been demoted from RHOA after 2 seasons, and now she’s losing this new ‘boyfriend’. Yikes!

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Willow and Jaden Smith’s 61 Year Old Grandmother

November 30th, 2014


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Time to hit the gym!!!!

Beyoncé – 7/11 (Music Video)

November 23rd, 2014