ATLien Rapper DIAMOND "Ms. 32 FLAVAZ" releases the Official Visuals to single, ME, from her forthcoming mixtape, EVOLVED!!!
“Having a grievance and fighting to change it, that’s not an industry. It’s one of the finest traditions in this great country, and it dates back to the earliest days of the United States.”Reading from the First Amendment to the Constitution, Shaprton cited “The right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” He also pointed out that The New York Times referred to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s 1963 March on Washington as “the greatest assembly for the redress of grievances that this capital has ever seen.”
“America has been bending towards justice for over 200 years. Along the way, from the beginning until now, there have always been people without the ability to rise above their own narrow interests and petty score settling… The grievances we faced in America have changed over time, just as the country has changed. But today there are still deep injustices that we must address.”If the justice system wasn’t so biased towards minorities, Sharpton argued, then maybe he wouldn’t have to express so many grievances. “If the police in Sanford had acted justly, maybe Trayvon Martin’s parents wouldn’t have had a grievance and called me and others to come publicize their demands for the arrest and a proper investigation.”
“This country has always evolved because people stood up, addressed the problems of their time, and fought to change them,” Sharpton concluded. “That’s the greatness of America. Now you know, Bill. Sincerely yours, Reverend Al.”-CCG
“For 10 years we have been mourning the death of our sister Lisa, and although we have discussed the option of bringing in someone to perform with us, it never felt right at the time,” said Chilli. “Watching Lil Mama on the set of our movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story reminded us of Lisa’s spirit, and, for the first time since her passing, we felt everything come together in an organic way.”T-BOZ added,
“Lil Mama’s authentic style, although very different from Lisa’s, got our creative juices flowing. By bringing her in, we will continue to keep TLC’s music alive for a new generation of fans. We are thrilled to be writing this new chapter in the TLC story.”LIL MAMA expressed her excitement saying,
“Lisa Lopes was a one-of-kind performer who cannot be replaced,” said the 23-year-old rapper. “I am grateful to Chilli and T-Boz for the confidence they had in me to portray her in the film and to invite me to perform and record with them and pay tribute to her incredible talent.”-CCG
“I think it just goes back to when I first got into the picture and I heard that I had booty implants. I was so taken aback because for the longest time I was trying to hide my butt … but then I took it as a compliment because then I was thinking, if it looks that good...”
"In [our] work facilitating dialogues using various films that address culture and race, one of the most commonly asked questions was, “Where are the women’s voices?” In spite of the overall success of using these works, it was obvious to many that the voices of women need to be heard. ‘The Way Home’ is a celebration of the power that women’s perspectives, voices, and ways of knowing bring to the dialogue. (…) An individual story has been known to inspire a movement. A collective story has been known to liberate a people."
"Lately I’ve been feeling embattled about being a woman writer who’s been more open about sharing my lived experience as a black woman and who’s chosen to write my opinions about race, intra-racial discrimination, gender, and even the arts from my perspective as a woman of color; as well as sharing what I’ve learned about the experiences of others navigating a similar space. On occasion, my inner dialogue asks: “Why do you even bother? People don’t want to read what black women have to say. They don’t want to pay you for your voice either,” and often wonder if I’m in over my head; because it’s one thing to live certain experiences, but spilling open about them can be equally as exasperating.
And if I had a dollar for every message or comment I receive telling me to qualify my statements to underscore or centralize (black) manhood and white womanhood over my own, whenever I post or express my opinion about the importance of self-love,self-care as a black woman, and why [I] need intersectional feminism in my life—lest I come off as a divisive misandrist—I’d probably be lying on a beach in The Maldives, retired.
I consider how so many of us struggle to be heard and to have our voices added to the overall framework during discussions about race and gender, because those issues impact women of color just as deeply, not to mention the other sub-layers of shit we have to side-step: Colorism, sexism, grappling for control over our reproductive rights, oppressive silencing, and just being largely ignored (or ridiculed) in the totality of the feminist movement. Constantly being on the defensive takes its toll after an extended period of time."-CCG
"The worst part about that "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" Kate Moss bullshit—you know, besides the implicit advocacy for anorexia—was that Chrissy Teigen wasn't on Twitter yet to fire back a photo of herself gorging on a Klondike bar. When you look like Teigen—highrelief cheekbones, a body built for bathing suits (and fiancé John Legend)—you can indulge an obsession with all things edible and keep up your supermodel selfawareness. Teigen's assault of awesomeness starts in person with her ceaseless foodie chatter and continues on her nervy Twitter feed: highgrade funny, third-drink unhinged, often sourced from 30,000 feet. ("AHHH seated in the danger zone I love it balls in my face balls balls in my face.") Any morningafter regrets? "All the time! But not really a regret that I thought it, just that I said it." Anything recently? "Well, my naked-spray-tan thing"—an Instagram selfie that went viral and got her red-flagged—"comes to mind. What no one knows is that my mom took it! My mom frickin' threw me under the bus!"-CCG
“[T]he first solution is, you’ve got to stop young black women from having babies out of wedlock. You’ve got to discourage that actively,” O’Reilly informed Morial. “And the second thing is, you’ve got to demand discipline in your public schools in the inner cities, particularly, get the unions out of there. Have the kids in school uniforms and demand standards in discipline.” “I don’t hear any of that from Jackson or Sharpton, or from you or from President Obama,”
“The government failed to show a substantial connection between drugs and the money,” Bataillon wrote in his opinion. “The dog sniff is inconsequential…The court finds the Mishras’ story is credible…Ms. Mishra did have control over the money and directed the Dheris to deliver the money to New Jersey for the purchase of the business.”Bataillon ordered that Mishra receive cash or a check in the value of $1,074,000 with interest.
"Laying in this bed with this manMeanwhile, the video follows a young woman through her lust-filled night with a random guy before her conscience gets the best of her.
I know it’s sex but I wish it was more
Praying that when he gets out of this bed
he’ll feel the same way he did before
But I know good damn well that when he walks right out that door
I ain’t gonna hear from him anymore."
I knew him when he first started…He wrote a song that I did with Patti LaBelle called, “I Just came to chill” and that was a big, big record for me. Trey Songz was just getting started then and I said, “One day, I’ll do a song with you.” When he talked to me, he said, “I think I got that song we were talking about” and when I heard it, I said, “That’s it!” - via NB.
“When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is, Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
“I think it’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away. There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store. That includes me.”