Saturday, May 31, 2014

MUGSHOT MAYHEM: LOUISIANA TEACHER Has SEX w/16-Year-Old STUDENT EXPOSING HIM To AIDS!!!


Meet DERRICK NESBY!!!

A Louisiana school teacher is behind bars for having sex with a student and exposing him to the AIDS virus.

 Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Derrick Nesby, 37, Wednesday at H.L. Bourgeois High School, the school where he teaches.

The 37-year-old is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student at the school.

“We can establish the fact that there was an encounter that happened,” said Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Chief of Detectives Malcolm Wolfe.

WUSA 9 reports according to investigators, a resource officer at the school was the first to receive the complaints that Nesby was involved with a 16-year-old, but deputies would not say when or where the particular incident took place.

Investigators say Nesby was also a track coach and had only been employed at the school for a year. Detectives believe it was during the past school year that he engaged in inappropriate contact with the teen.

However, Nesby denies all the allegations.

“We continued our investigation where we established more evidence that something did happen, and at that point we got a warrant for his arrest,” Wolfe said.

What is even more shocking is that through the detectives’ investigation, they learn Nesby has AIDS.
Deputies say despite knowing he had AIDS, Nesby exposed the teen to the virus without his knowledge.

In addition to facing a charge of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, Nesby faces a charge of intentional exposure of the AIDS virus.

Eyewitness news legal analyst Chick Foret said that each charge comes with some potentially hefty jail time if convicted.

“Both of these charges are felonies. Both of these charges carry with them the maximum prison sentence of 10 years in prison,” Foret said. “They’re both very serious felonies.”

A judge originally set Nesby’s bond at $500,000. Friday morning, Terrebonne Parish detectives officially charged Nesby with the additional charge of intentional exposure of the AIDS virus, therefore his bond has doubled and he remains in jail on a $1,000,000 bond.

-CCG



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PLAYBOY 20 QUESTIONS: KEVIN HART!!!

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Comedian/Actor/Producer KEVIN HART answers the 20 QUESTIONS for the June 2014 PLAYMATE Of The YEAR issue of PLAYBOY!!!

Here are some interview highlights:

PLAYBOY: You’ve had three films come out this year, and you’re working on at least three more. You also have a TV show—Real Husbands of Hollywood—and you tour the world doing stand-up. Why work so hard? Are you paying off gambling debts?

HART: No, I’m good. I’m just trying to become a media mogul. I don’t think people accomplish goals by sitting and waiting for success to come to them. You have to get out there, put your all into it. I put 110 percent into my craft, and I don’t sleep unless I have to. At the end of the day, I want to be remembered as a great comedian and a great actor and a great writer and producer and eventually director. The only way I’m going to accomplish those goals is to work. And work. And work and work and work.

PLAYBOY: You play a happily divorced guy in Think Like a Man Too, and you’re working on a divorce comedy for ABC. Are you divorce’s biggest advocate?

HART: I’m definitely an example of what life should be like after divorce. My ex-wife and I are still friends and still raise our kids together; we just do it separately. In a relationship it’s possible to outgrow a person. My ex and I were growing apart, and it was a situation where we could have become enemies if we stayed married. Being married was killing our relationship, but getting divorced helped salvage our friendship.

PLAYBOY: A lot of your stand-up act is based on your experiences with your ex-wife. When she married you, did she forget to get a comedy prenup?

HART: [Laughs] I guess she should’ve thought about that. That’s what you get for marrying a comedian. No, there’s nothing malicious about it. When I talk about her, it’s never angry or brutal. It’s just me talking about my life, and that relationship is a large part of my life. I put our situation out there, and people relate to it honestly.

PLAYBOY: What about your private life? Is there anything that you consider off-limits for comedy?

HART: No. Everything is out there. Even my mom. I did a long bit in my stand-up about her funeral, and that was tough to talk about. But those sad moments can also be the funniest. Losing her was definitely one of the saddest things that ever happened to me. But thinking about it and telling the story, you realize there’s something funny about it too. You see the funny parts of having to bury someone you love.

PLAYBOY: You’ve also talked in your stand-up about your dad, who struggled with cocaine addiction and spent time in prison. Was he a victim of bad circumstances or of bad choices?

HART: I’d probably say bad choices. He put himself in a position to do things badly. But he learned from his mistakes and got better. That’s all we can ask for, really. I’m just happy he got himself out of that situation. I can be more objective about him, because he wasn’t always around. But my mom, she raised me. So when she passed away…. [pauses] That was hard. I had a good woman in my life. She made sure I had everything I needed. And she did a great job.

-CCG
 

NFL: WASHINGTON REDSKINS TEAM NAME Not RACIAL SLUR!!!


NFLPA Executive Director DeMAURICE SMITH has stated that the WASHINGTON REDSKINS team name is a RACIAL SLUR towards NATIVE AMERICANS!!!

ESPN: OUTSIDE THE LINES has NFL Senior Vice President of Labor policy & Government Affairs ADOLPHO BIRCH to clarify the official NFL stance on the issue.

-CCG

 

HALLE BERRY On MISS EBENE!!!


AGELESS BEAUTY Actress HALLE BERRY covers the June 2014 issue of MISS EBENE!!!

-CCG

President OBAMA WANTS MORE CONCUSSION RESEARCH!!!


Thursday, May 29, at the WHITE HOUSE, President BARACK OBAMA gave the Opening Address at the WHITE HOUSE HEALTHY KIDS & SAFE SPORTS CONCUSSION SUMMITT where he addressed the need for greater safety awareness in youth sports and a greater understanding of the impact of CONCUSSION on young athletes!!!

-CCG

 

NEW YORK RANGERS WIN 2014 EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Head Coach ALAIN VIGNEAULT and the NEW YORK RANGERS for their 1 - 0victory over the MONTREAL CANADIENS to win the 2014 NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

This victory send the RANGERS to their first appearance in the STANLEY CUP FINALS since 1994.

-CCG

EMILY On PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE!!!


PLUS Model EMILY R. NICHOLS wears her Crown of Flowers as she reigns overs the June 2014 INSPIRATION + STYLE issue of PLUS MODEL MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

MICHAEL JACKSON On VIBE!!!


To celebrate King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON releasing his second posthumous album, XSCAPE, VIBE unearths an art piece commissioned to Mr. BRAINWASH for the album cover!!!

THIS cover was ultimately not chosen for the final project, BUTT; was chosen for the new digital cover of VIBE.

-CCG




OMARI HARDWICK On JET!!!


Actor OMARI HARDWICK covers the new issue of JET!!!

-CCG

MIAMI HEAT 2014 EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!!!


CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Head Coach ERIC SPOELSTRA, LeBron JAMES, DWAYNE WADE, CHRIS BOSH and the MIAMI HEAT for their 117 - 92 victory over the INDIANA PACERS in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to win the 2014 NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!

This secures the MIAMI NHEAT going to the NBA FINALS for the fourth consecutive year.

-CCG

 

Friday, May 30, 2014

DYNASTY SERIES: FRESHMAN CLASS 2014!!!


They very rarely get the opportunity to feature rising talent, BUTT; for that very reason they created new series;  DYNASTY SERIES: FRESHMAN CLASS 2014!!!

 Throughout the summer you can view exclusive images and behind the scenes video from AnnMarie, Jae Choice KMac, Empress Ivory, Jache Sharnise, Kathy Red, Lulu Rodrigues, Allie Verseau, and Coco Francesca.

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MILA J On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!


Earlier today, Singer/Dancer MILA J was in the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview with THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

-CCG

 

COMMON, ft VINCE STAPLES; "KINGDOM"!!!


CHICAGO-native COMMON returns with new track, KINGDOM, the first single featuring VINCE STAPLES from his forthcoming studio album, NOBODY'S SMILING!!!

-CCG




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JAGGED EDGE; "HOPE"!!!


The ATL-based quartet, JAGGED EDGE, make their official return to the R&B scene with song, HOPE, the first single from their forthcoming album, J. E. HEARTBREAK TOO!!!

-CCG



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STEVE BALLMER AGREES To $2 BILLION DEAL To BUY The LA CLIPPERS!!!


Meet former CEO of MICROSOFT Billionaire Baller STEVE BALLMER, who has submitted the winning bid to buy the LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS for $2 BILLION!!!

-CCG

 

JAPANESE HERBAL F-CUP COOKIES CLAIM To MAKE YOUR BREASTS GROW!!!

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The JAPANESE manufacturers of snack-food, F-CUP COOKIES, say that eating just two a day will create a noticeable difference in breast size, and they have spread in popularity not only through Japan but other parts of Asia.

F-CUP COOKIES allegedly contain 50mg of PUERARIA MIRIFICA (a plant extract found in plant in northern and north eastern Thailand) extract per cookie.
 
The plant Pueraria Mirifica contains a molecule similar to HUMAN ESTROGEN (ESTROGEN) known as MIROESTROL,which mimics the biological activities of the hormone.
 
DAILY MAIL reports ESTROGEN plays an important role in breast development and determining their size, and the F-CUP COOKIES claim that the MIROESTROL in the biscuits will act in the same way on the body when eaten.

However, while the idea of the only consequence of indulging in sweet treats being a larger cup size might sound appealing, there is no scientific evidence at all that Miroestrol has a similar effect to oestrogen on humans when eaten.

It also has been claimed – though in a similarly unproven manner – that Pueraria Mirifica extract can be taken to increase appetite, which, if true may well increase a person’s breast size through increased fat but is unlikely to be noticed as the weight gain will occur on the entire body.
 
Nutrition expert IAM MARBER says:
"Phytoestrogens are in numerous foods and to date there is no research to show that ingestion changes breast size. Even concentrated doses haven't been shown to do anything, although eating several biscuits can lead to weight."
-CCG

GQ

LOUIS C.K. On GQ!!!

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Comedian/Actor/Director/Producer LOUIS C.K. is dubbed AMERICA'S UNDISPUTED KING Of COMEDY of the 15 FUNNIEST PEOPLE ALIVE for the May 2014 issue of GQ!!!

-CCG

LIONEL MESSI On ESPN The MAGAZINE!!!


ARGENTINA-born FC BARCELONA Forward #10 LIONEL MESSI covers the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP ISSUE of ESPN The MAGAZINE!!!

-CCG

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS Of 2014 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES!!!


GOOD FRIDAY!!!

Yours Truly CCG would like to send out CRAZY COOL GROOVY CONGRATULATIONS to ALL of My CRAZY COOL GROOVY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES of ALL Colors, Shapes, Sizes, Flavors, Persuasions, and Denominations of The CLASS Of 2014!!!

GOD BLESS All of YOU and ALL of your PARENTS and Family!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And CON-GRADUATION BLESSINGS;

-CCG

 

ESPN: DeMAURICE SMITH SPEAKS!!!


NFLPA Executive Director DeMAURICE SMITH speaks with ESPN Correspondent SAL PAOLANTONIO on NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL, expanding the NFL PLAYOFFS to 14 teams, and HGH Testing!!!

-CCG

Thursday, May 29, 2014

GEORGE H.W., GEORGE W., & JEB BUSH On NEWSWEEK!!!

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POTUS #41 GEORGE H.W. BUSH (middle) , and sons POTUS #43 GEORGE W. BUSH (left) and former FLORIDA Governor JEB BUSH (right) are profiled via the GAME Of THRONES as Journalist JEB BUSH explores the question, CAN JEB BUSH WIN The PRESIDENCY???

-CCG
 

MIGUEL; "SIMPLE THINGS"!!!

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Singer/Rapper/Producer MIGUEL has released the very tastefully artistic B&W Official Visuals to song, SIMPLE THINGS, from the HBO Drama GIRLS, Official Soundtrack Volume 2!!!

MIGUEL brought on GiGi HADID, the model daughter of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star YOLANDA FOSTER and multimillionaire real estate mogul MOHAMED HADID, as his leading lady.

-CCG
 


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The MEN In BLAZERS: 2014 WORLD CUP PREVIEW!!!


The MEN In BLAZERS: ROGER BENNET and MICHAEL DAVIES review the UNITED STATES record in WORLD CUP HISTORY, and evaluate their chances in BRAZIL of winning the 2014 WORLD CUP!!!

-CCG

$3 BILLION APPLE-BEATS DEAL Is OFFICIAL!!!


Yesterday, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, APPLE officially announced it will buy headphones and music streaming company BEATS BY DRE ELECTRONICS, co-founded by ANDRE "DR. DRE" YOUNG, for $3 BILLION!!!

Wednesday’s announcement confirmed rumors about the deal which had been circulating for weeks and will make DR. DRE the official FIRST HIP HOP BILLIONAIRE..

TIME Magazine reports TIM COOK, CEO of APPLE, said;
“Music is such an important part of all of our lives and holds a special place within our hearts at Apple. That’s why we have kept investing in music and are bringing together these extraordinary teams so we can continue to create the most innovative music products and services in the world.”
Beats was founded in 2008 by the rapper and producer DR. DRE and the producer and mogul JIMMY IOVINE.

JIMMY IOVINE said;

“I’ve always known in my heart that Beats belonged with Apple. The idea when we started the company was inspired by Apple’s unmatched ability to marry culture and technology. Apple’s deep commitment to music fans, artists, songwriters and the music industry is something special.”
Here are the 7 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW About The APPLE - BEATS DEAL:

1.) Which parts of Beats is Apple buying?

Apple is buying all of Beats, meaning the Beats Music streaming music service, and Beats Eletronics, meaning the headphones and speakers. It’s a software, hardware and talent deal.

2.) How much is Apple paying?

Both companies – Beats Music and Beats Electronics – are being scooped up (pending regulatory approval later this year, of course) for a total of $3 billion; $2.6 billion of that up-front, with a relatively miniscule $400 million to vest later.

3.) When will the deal close?

Assuming it clears regulatory approval, we’re looking at sometime in fiscal Q4 of this year.

4.) Will Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine be Apple employees?

Yes indeed. They’ll commute back and forth between Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. Their titles at Apple will simply be “Dre” and “Jimmy.” Iovine is leaving Interscope Records to join Apple full-time.

5.) What will happen to the Beats brand?

It’ll live on as a standalone brand even though it’s owned by Apple — “a first for the company,” says the Wall Street Journal.

6.)Why didn’t Apple just build its own streaming music service?

Tim Cook told Re/code’s Peter Kafka that he thinks Beats Music “is the first subscription service that really got it right.” Cook made no mention of Spotify, instead alluding to the human curation angle as being Beats Music’s biggest strength.

Cook continued, “The thing that Beats provides us is a head start. They provide us with incredible people, that don’t grow on trees.”

7.) How big of a purchase is this for Apple?

Big. Cook told Kafka that Apple’s snapped up 27 companies between fiscal year 2013 and now, but the company’s second biggest buy after this $3 billion Beats deal was buying Steve Jobs’ NeXT Computer in 1997 for just north of $400 million.

-CCG

EARLY BIDS COMING IN For LA CLIPPERS!!!


While LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS Owner DONALD STERLING has acquiesced to his lifetime ban from the NBA, he has also handed the reins of the team over to his wife SHELLEY STERLING, who is now looking at bids to sell the CLIPPERS!!!

ESPN: HEADLINES Host JORGE ANDRES has ESPN Sports Business Writer DARREN ROVELL to explain the current state of affairs.

-CCG

APPLE FACING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT!!!

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ANDREW DUPREE, 31, has come forward with the shocking allegations, claiming that despite bringing his accusations of racism all the way to TIM COOK, the CEO of APPLE, he was ignored!!!

ANDREW DUPREE has now taken action.

Dupree filed a complaint with the FLORIDA COMMISSION On HUMAN RELATIONS and it is now being investigated by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Lashing out at the worldwide company founded by Steve Jobs, Dupree told why he filed the complaint and is going public with his charges, despite still being employed by an Apple retail store.

ANS reports ANDREW DUPREE said;
 “I was not given a job, despite being told that I was going to be given a transfer, because of one manager’s racism. I blew the horn as loud as humanly possible and they did nothing. I want the focus to be on Tim Cook, Apple and their failure to address the racism in the company. Racism that they knew about.”

Apple spokeswoman Michaela Wilkinson stated on May 28 that the company had filed a response to Dupree’s claim on May 19, 2014, which Dupree says he learned about nine days later.

He subsequently contacted the EEOC.

ANDREW DUPREE said;
 “The senior federal investigator informed me that that Apple responded to the charge and sent in documents for their side. The investigator informed me that they could not share Apple’s response with me because they were still reviewing the response. The next step is simple. I have the option of either letting the EEOC go forward with their investigation or getting the right to sue and going after them in court myself.”

He says the ordeal all started when after working in an Orlando area Apple retail store, he transferred to a Sydney, Australia store and allegedly increased the results of the “Easy Pay Program” there.

(“Easy Pay Program” is designed to increase the amount of customers who come into the Apple store and make purchases using their Apple devices.)

A. DUPREE said;
“I did numbers myself and then I trained employees. I wrote a full synopsis to make it a sustainable goal for entire store.”
BOSSIP reports after a year in Australia, Dupree wanted to return to the United States and grow with Apple, a company he said he had always dreamed of working for.

A. DUPREE said;
“When I got the job I was told ‘You can do anything, affect the world, enrich lives.’”

RADAR ONLINE reports he said that he ended up filing the case of racial discrimination after allegedly being informed he would not be placed in a management position in Orlando after his transfer, and then was let go from the company for four months.

AD said;
“I filed my complaint because of what I have seen and heard in my market,” he said. “You hear it so much that you get numb to it. They preach that dream to you so much at Apple. Then I tried to move up the ladder. And nothing happened. I watched people around me who did less work getting promoted and none of them were black. The last straw was when my manager destroyed my chances of moving up.”

Prior to filing the complaint, Dupree claims that he tried to raise the issue of discrimination with his superiors but after allegedly not receiving any response he sent an email directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, which he has provided.

“The main thing that drew me to Apple was the promise of a great company, a great career and I wanted to make a bigger difference,” Dupree told Radar.

He claims that after his time off, he was hired back by Apple in December 2013, but he was denied a managerial position yet again, and that is what prompted him to file the complaint with the Florida Commission on Human Relations.

-CCG

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ARIANE DAVIS On ROLLING OUT!!!

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VH1 RealiTV Series LOVE & HIP HOP: ATLANTA star ARIANE DAVIS says, "My SEXUALITY Doesn't DEFINE ME", as she covers the new issue of ROLLING OUT!!!

-CCG

 

MAYA ANGELOU PASSES AWAY At AGE 86!!!


GOOD THURSDAY.

It is with great sadness and regret that Yours Truly CCG must inform you all that yesterday, May 28, 2014, legendary Poet/ Author/ Activist/ Educator/ Playwright/ Film Director/ Actress/ Singer/ Dancer/ Recording Artist Dr. MAYA ANGELOU passed away at her home in WINSTON-SALEM, NC, at the age of 86.

In 2011, President BARACK OBAMA awarded her with the UNITED STATES MEDAL Of FREEDOM, our nation's highest civilian honor.

After being elected in 1992, President BILL CLINTON invited her to write and recite the first inaugural poem. She was the first Inaugural Poet since Poet ROBERT FROST read for President JOHN F. KENNEDY in 1961.  People around the world as she recited her original work, ON The PULSE Of MORNING, which begins "A Rock, a River, a Tree" and calls for peace, racial and religious harmony, and social justice for people of different origins, incomes, genders, and sexual orientations.

It recalls the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech, I HAVE A DREAM, as it urges America to "Give birth again / To the Dream" of equality. Angelou challenged the new administration and all Americans to work together for progress.

MAYA ANGELOU recited;
"Here, on the pulse of this new day, / You may have the grace to look up and out / And into your sister's eyes, and into / Your brother's face, your country /And say simply / Very simply / With hope—Good morning."
MAYA ANGELOU spent her early years studying dance and drama in San Francisco, but dropped out at age 14, instead choosing to find work and became the city’s first African-American female cable car conductor.

She later returned to high school to finish her diploma and gave birth a few weeks after graduation.

While the 17-year-old single mother waited tables to support her son, she acquired a passion for music and dance, and toured Europe in the mid-1950s in the opera production “Porgy and Bess.” In 1957, she recorded her first album, “Calypso Lady.”

In 1958, she become a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and also played a queen in “The Blacks,” an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet.

Though Dr. MAYA ANGELOU has more than 30 honorary degrees and taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, she never actually matriculated to college.

MAYA ANGELOU once said about herself;
“I created myself. I have taught myself so much.”
MAYA ANGELOU was born MARGUERITE ANN JOHNSON to Mr. and Mrs. BAILEY and VIVIAN JOHNSON on April 4, 1928, in ST. LOUIS, MO. She grew up between St. Louis and the then racially segregated town of STAMPS, AR.

Her parents later separated and divorced.

After being raped by her mother's boyfriend at age 8, the rapist was convicted, but jailed for only 1 day.

Four day later, he was murdered.

MAYA ANGELOU was stunned into a complete silence that lasted for nearly six years.

Later speaking about her period of silence, she said;
 "I thought, my voice killed him; I killed that man, because I told his name. And then I thought I would never speak again, because my voice would kill anyone ..."
From the silence, a louder voice was born.

Her list of friends is as impressive as her illustrious career.

OPRAH WINFREY refers to her as her Sister Friend and Mentor. She counted Rev. Dr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr.and MALCOLM X among her friends. MLK was assassinated on her 40th birthday.

MAYA ANGELOU developed a practice of learning the languages of countries to which she traveled, and was able to fluently communicate in at least six languages.

During one time she worked as a newspaper editor in Egypt and Ghana. During that period, she wrote the book, I KNOW WHY The CAGED BIRD SINGS, launching the first in a series of seven autobiographies.

She once said;“
"I want to write so well that a person is 30 or 40 pages in a book of mine … before she realizes she’s reading.”
She was also one of the first black women film directors. Her work on Broadway has been nominated for Tony Awards.

Before making it big, the 6-foot-tall wordsmith also worked as a cook and sang with a traveling road show.

MAYA ANGELOU once said;
“Look where we’ve all come from … coming out of darkness, moving toward the light. “It is a long journey, but a sweet one, bittersweet.”
Sending PRAYERS, PEACE, LOVE, BLESSINGS COMFORTS, HUGS, And WISHES Of WELLNESS to the Surviving Family of Dr. MAYA ANGELOU.

PEACE, LOVE, And BLESSINGS;

-CCG

BRALESS THURSDAY - STUNNING SWIMSUITS For MASTECTOMY SURVIVORS!!!

These monokinis are the brainchild of Elina Halttunen, a woman with "one breast and a passion for swimming".
GOOD THURSDAY to ALL of My CRAZY COOL GROOVY Family, Friends, Frats, Fans, Followers, Frienemies, and FANTABULICIOUSTICAL Funky Fresh Fly Folk who are BREAST CANCER SOLDIERS and SURVIVORS, as well as ALL of My CAREGIVERS, SUPPORTERS, and SURVIVING FAMILY of My SOLDIERS, SURVIVORS, and HEAVENLY ANGELS!!!

LADIES;

THIS particular edition of BRALESS THURSDAY is specifically dedicated to ALL of My BREAST CANCER MASTECTOMY SURVIVORS, and those who may be facing the challenge of having a mastectomy.

WHO says that you, u, You, U, or even YOU NEED TWO BREASTS to be BEAUTIFUL???

FINNISH designers, KATRIINA HAIKALA and VILMA METTERI have created MONOKINI 2.0, a line of swimwear that is designed specifically for women who have lost a breast, OR, both breasts to BREAST CANCER.

MONOKINI 2.0 aims to educate the public on its' perceptions of WOMEN, BEAUTY, FASHION, FASHION, SEXUALITY, and PHYSICAL APPEARANCE.

DAILY MAIL reports it was inspired by ELINA HALTTUNEN (photo above, orange monokini), a BREAST CANCER/ MASTECTOMY SURVIVOR.

Whilst a large number of women choose to opt for BREAST RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY after a mastectomy, ELINA chose to have just one breast and embrace her new body.

Elina went shopping, but could not find suitable swimwear for her shape.

Gorgeous: Virve models a Monokini swimming costume. 'It was an amazing experience to be part of a project as great as this,' she says. 'I hope my participation gives strength and courage to my sisters in same situation. Living with one breast can be amazing!'KATRIINA NHAIKALA says;
"We strive to expand what is accepted and considered beautiful by designing a swimwear collection for women who have gone through breast cancer and mastectomy. Elina Halttunen contacted us two years ago. As artists we had been dealing with the questions of gender, sexuality and norms and Elina knew about it. Elina has had her other breast removed 10 years ago and she did not want to have a reconstruction operation. We are amazed by courage of the women modelling for us and by the amount of positive feedback we are receiving!"
ELINA HALTTUNEN designed her own swimsuit, and says;
"'I do not want to hide, I do not want to stop swimming, I do not want to undergo extensive plastic surgery operations and I do not want to be forced to use the uncomfortable prosthesis on the beach. 'I want to feel as free and active as I did before my cancer, and Monokini 2.0 gives me a chance to do exactly that."
 These photographs will be exhibited in Norway, Finland and Sweden. The team is launching a crowdfunding initiative soon to take the project even further.
The name MONOKINI 2.0 was inspired by RUDI GERNREICH, who designed a swimsuit that exposed both breasts in the sixties.

VILMA METTERI says;
"His Monokini was meant as a cultural statement. It was about a changing culture throughout all society, about freedom and emancipation. This is what we want to achieve with our Monokini 2.0. And we hope that if Rudi’s Monokini made it easier for women to go topless on the beach if they wanted to, our Monokini 2.0 will make it easier for women to go breastless on the beach if they want to."
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BUZZFEED reports the models are all women who have undergone mastectomies following breast cancer. They contacted the team after seeing initial product photographs online.

These photographs will be exhibited in NORWAY, FINLAND, and SWEDEN.

Norway, Finland and Sweden.

To take the MONOKINI 2.0 message even further, Friday, May 30, the team is launching a MONOKINI 2.0 CROWDFUNDING PROJECT.

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LADIES;

Again... WHO Says YOU NEED TWO BREASTS to be BEAUTIFUL???

For now, these swimsuits are available only in EUROPEAN countries.

BUT; the point is that whether you have Two Breasts, or if the hand that has been dealt to you leaves you with One Breast, or even No Breasts; YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.

HAPPY TAKE OFF Your BRA, TAKE CARE Of YOUR BREAST(S), SLIP Into YOUR MONOKINI 2.0 SWIMSUIT, STRUT Your STUFF, TAKE CARE Of YOURSELVES, And ENJOY Your BODACIOUS BRALESS THURSDAY!!!

PEACE, LOVE, And BEAUTIFUL, BOUNTIFUL BRALESS THURSDAY BLESSINGS;

-CCG

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

BUD SELIG Says NEW MLB COMMISSIONER May COME From OUTSIDE Of MLB!!!


ESPN: HEADLINES Host JORGE ANDRES reports that MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG has stated that the next MLB COMMISSIONER may come from outside of baseball!!!

ESPN.COM MLB Senior Writer JAYSON STARK gives his take.

-CCG

NEW YORK RANGERS On SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!

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NEW YORK RANGERS Defenseman #27 RYAN McDONAUGH  is the symbol of the RANGERS' run for the 2014 STANLEY CUP as he covers the new issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED!!!

-CCG

TOP 10 MOST ANNOYING CONCERT BEHAVIORS!!!


YOU know how it goes - you spend obscene amounts of money on the following: tickets, outfit, parking, souvenirs, concessions, etc.!!!

Then you arrive at the venue, locate your seating, and kick back, ready to enjoy the event.

Going to music concerts has always meant dealing with a bunch of unruly people, many of them under the influence  – but it seems like lately things have been worse than ever.

Attention spans are at an all-time low, and the ubiquity of smartphones has resulted in a huge percentage of the audience at any given show barely paying attention to the action onstage.

Here are the FRANTIC 5 of the ROLLING STONE TOP 10 MOST ANNOYING CONCERT BEHAVIORS:

1. TAKING PICTURES The ENTIRE SHOW:

I get it. You want to show all your friends on Facebook and Twitter that you saw a cool concert. Fine. Take a photo. Take five if you want! But please, don't take 77. You always manage to hold your camera right in my line of sight. You don't even look like you're enjoying the show while you're doing this. All your attention is on the photos.

2. Checking E-MAIL, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, And TWITTER every couple of minutes:

Unless you're a surgeon or a firefighter, everything can wait. Live in the moment. Enjoy the show. You paid good money to be here. You can e-mail your friends when you get home. Also, that cellphone emits a very harsh and distracting glow. For the love of God, just turn it off.

3. INCESSANTLY TALKING To YOUR FRIENDS:

You might not like whatever song is playing. You may be bored with the show in general. You may have been dragged here against your will. But you've been chattering the entire show, and I can hear every word. It's driving me crazy. Please shut up. Please. I can't tell you how many shows I attend where the two people in front of me are yelling in each others' ears the entire night. Not only is my sightline blocked when their heads come together, but I can hear them.

4. YELLING OUT REQUESTS:

Most of the time the set list is pre-determined, and you're screaming in my ear. They're going to play what they're going to play. Go along for the ride. And to the guy screaming for a super obscure B-side from 15 years ago? Nobody thinks you're cool.

5. PUSHING YOUR WAY To The FRONT:

If a concert is general admission, the people in front earned their spots. They got there early and laid claim to their space. The people all the way in front might have even spent all day camped out by the doors, so when the lights go off and you shove your way to the front, you're being a huge A$$HOLE.

-CCG

 

AUGUST ALSINA POSTS PHOTO Of HIMSELF BEING LYNCHED!!!

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Last week NEW ORLEANS-native R&B Singer/Rapper AUGUST ALSINA cause a firestorm of backlash when he posted the above photo of himself!!!

The photo was accompanied by the caption:
"Rest in peace Aug. Forever missed #HoldUDownForLife"
Reports are the photo is from the filming set for the video to his single FML (F*CK MY LIFE) that features Rapper PUSHA T.

The song is allegedly about the topic of SUICIDE.

However, PLEASE notice the instrument of hanging.

That is a HANMAN'S NOOSE that has traditionally been used for the act of LYNCHING!!!

WTF?!?!?

Listen to the NSFW song.

-CCG



NECOLE BITCHIE

A DEGREE Is NO GUARANTEE For BLACK KIDS In AMERICA!!!


The Ivy-League-educated barista who can't find a job that pays enough to live anywhere besides her childhood bedroom. The freshly minted MBA and law-school graduates strapped with debt and frustrated about the six-figure jobs and master-of-the-universe titles that haven't materialized.

THE ATLANTIC  reports that nearly five years after the Great Recession officially ended, the struggles and dampened expectations of young college graduates have become a fixture of American politics and even popular culture. But amid all the focus on the difficulties of college-educated millennials, one facet of this upheaval has remained largely unexplored: the continued significance of race.

As a new crop of college graduates joins the American workforce, unemployment rates among minorities with degrees remain distinctly elevated and their economic prospects disproportionately dimmed, a new report released by the Center for Economic and Policy Research has found.

In 2013, the most recent period for which unemployment data are available by both race and educational attainment, 12.4 percent of black college graduates between the ages of 22 and 27 were unemployed. For all college graduates in the same age range, the unemployment rate stood at just 5.6 percent. The figures point to an ugly truth: Black college graduates are more than twice as likely to be unemployed.

Black graduates are twice as likely to be unemployed.
 
"We absolutely aren't trying to discourage people from going to college," said John Schmitt, a senior economist at the Washington-based Center for Economic and Policy Research who coauthored the study. "College degrees do have value. But what we are trying to show here is that this is not about individuals, or individual effort. There is simply overwhelming evidence that discrimination remains a major feature of the labor market."

Schmitt pointed to a series of studies that have in recent years found that when trained sets of black and white testers with identical resumes are sent on interviews, white men with recent criminal histories are far more likely to receive calls back than black men with no criminal record at all.

In fact, the center's study found that even black students who majored in high-demand fields such as engineering fare only slightly better than those who spent their college years earning liberal arts degrees. Between 2010 and 2012, 10 percent of black college graduates with engineering degrees and 11 percent of those with math and computer-related degrees were unemployed, compared with 6 percent of all engineering graduates and 7 percent of all those who focused their studies on math and computers.

College-educated blacks are also more likely than all others with degrees to confront underemployment, which the study defined as working in jobs that don't require a four-year degree. The proportion of young African-American college graduates who are underemployed has spiked since 2007 by fully 10 percentage points to a striking 56 percent. During that same period, underemployment among all recent college graduates has edged up only slightly to around 45 percent.

The study also found that among older college graduates, the gap in the unemployment rate narrows but doesn't disappear. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that in 2013, 3.5 percent of all white college graduates were unemployed while nearly 6 percent of all black college graduates sought work but could not find it.
 
Many studies have found that workers unable to find steady employment during their first years in the labor market often pay long-term costs. During the first five years after school, people try on, discard and pick up better-fitting careers, develop key skills, typically make major income gains, and begin to plug into the professional networks that provide training, contacts, and new job opportunities in the future. When unemployment disrupts that process it can permanently alter the trajectory of a worker's lifetime earnings, economists have concluded.

The situation for other minorities falls somewhere in between that of blacks and whites, according to federal data. In 2013, the share of all college-educated Asian-Americans who were unemployed roughly equaled the proportion of whites: 3.6 percent. All Hispanic college graduates faced a 5 percent unemployment rate, more than whites but less than African-Americans.

For most of the past 50 years, the overall black unemployment rate has remained twice as high as the white unemployment rate. That gap has consistently grown larger during times of economic distress. Indeed, the center study found that the gap between the unemployment rate for young African-American college graduates and all other graduates has soared from 3.7 percentage points in 2007 to 6.8 points today.

"This study—its findings, as terrible as they are—honestly should not come as a shock to anyone who is willing to face the truth about employment and unemployment in the United States," said Nancy DiTomaso, a professor at Rutgers University who studies inequality and organizational diversity.

DiTomaso says the study, like other research, challenges the assumption that opportunity is available to all Americans who equip themselves with the right skills. Private-sector labor data reported to the federal government shows little change in the share of management and executive-level jobs held by racial and ethnic minorities since the 1980s, she said. In fact, in industries that offer workers the best wages, the share of white men in these jobs has actually grown.

Informal networks allow whites to hoard and distribute advantage among their family and friends.
The center's study noted that half of the nation's management, professional, and related occupations—those the study described as fields where many college graduates ultimately work—employ a disproportionately small share of black male workers.

In her 2013 book, The American Non-Dilemma: Racial Inequality Without Racism, DiTomaso concluded that racial inequality isn't rooted solely in racist ideas or conscious efforts to exclude some groups from distinct opportunities. Instead, she argued that informal networks allow whites, who still hold most of the decision-making positions in the private economy, to hoard and distribute advantage among their family and friends, who tend to be mostly white.

While researching her book, DiTomaco conducted 246 interviews with working-class and middle-class white individuals over a decade in Tennessee, Ohio, and New Jersey. DiTomaso gathered detailed job histories and information about the way her study participants obtained jobs over the course of their careers. The whites among those DiTomaso interviewed found 70 percent of the jobs they held over their lifetimes through inside information shared by a family member, friend, or neighbor, a direct intervention (someone walking a resume into a hiring manager's office or a direct request that a family member or friend get an open job) or other means not open to the general public.

"I think it's high time," DiTomaso said, "that we really started to look closely not just at the ways that the labor market is biased against blacks but the ways in which it is biased in favor of whites."
The researchers behind the center's study of black college graduate employment patterns emphasized the role that the recession has played in dampening every worker's employment prospects. But they concluded that the long-term unemployment crisis among black college graduates ultimately could not be explained without accounting for continuing discrimination against black applicants.
One of their final pieces of evidence: A study pushed into the national spotlight last month in which partners at a number of law firms scored the same memo far differently when told that the author was white or black. "Those are the institutional factors that have a long-term effect on people's economic lives," Schmitt said.

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SCOUT WILLIS PROTESTS INSTAGRAM With #FREETHENIPPLE!!!

FLAUNT Magazine & Siwy Present Virgin Sacrifices, With Performances By Soko, The Wow, And Very Special Guests In Coachella, CA
SCOUT WILLIS  does not agree with the ANTI-NUDITY POLICY that they have over at INSTAGRAM!!!

In protest, she took her top off and went for a walk in New York City (where it’s legal for women to walk around topless) and posted the photos to her TWITTER.

HUFFINGTON POST reports the 22-year-old daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore captioned;
“Legal in NYC but not on @instagram.”
The caption accompanied a topless photo of herself stopping to look at some flowers on May 27.

GQ  reports SCOUT also posted another topless photo of herself walking down the street, which she captioned;
“What @instagram won’t let you see #FreeTheNipple."
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NE-YO On THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!


Yesterday, Singer/Songwriter/Producer NE-YO was in NEW YORK CITY, and stopped by the POWER 105.1 studios for an interview with THE BREAKFAST CLUB!!!

-CCG

 

JIMI HENDRIX FOREVER POSTAGE STAMP!!!


Late ROCK & ROLL Musician/Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Bandleader/Recording Artist JIMI HENDRIX (November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) died 43 years ago at the age of 27, but his legacy will live on “forever” on a new U.S. postage stamp.

TIME Magazine reports Thursday, March 13, 2014, the UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE  released a new JIMI HENDRIX "FOREVER" POSTAGE STAMP depicting the rock star as part of its Music Icons series, which honored Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash and Ray Charles last year. Designed by artist Rudy Gutierrez, the psychedelic-looking stamp shows Hendrix shredding his left-handed guitar.

In a Press Statement, JANIE HENDRIX (JIMI'S younger sister) said;
“I am deeply touched and so are other members of the Hendrix family by the issuance of this stamp, and I wish to thank the United States Postal Service for bestowing one of our nation’s highest honors on my brother Jimi. While my brother has been cited many times as being among the most influential musicians of all time, the recognition implicit in his being portrayed on a U.S. postage stamp ranks as an unparalleled honor.”
The release of the stamp coincides with an upcoming biopic on the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, All Is By My Side, starring Outkast’s Andre 3000, which was scheduled to premiere at SXSW.

Last year saw the release of a posthumous collection of previously unreleased recordings, PEOPLE, HELL & ANGELS.

JAMES MARSHALL "JIMI" HENDRIX was inspired musically by American rock and roll and electric blues. He favored overdriven amplifiers with high volume and gain, and was instrumental in developing the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback. He helped to popularize the use of a wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, and was the first artist to use stereophonic phasing effects in music recordings.

ROLLING STONE Magazine Journalist HOLLY GEORGE-WARREN said;
"Hendrix pioneered the use of the instrument as an electronic sound source. Players before him had experimented with feedback and distortion, but Hendrix turned those effects and others into a controlled, fluid vocabulary every bit as personal as the blues with which he began."[2]
He was the recipient of several music awards during his lifetime and posthumously.

In 1967, readers of Melody Maker voted him the Pop Musician of the Year and in 1968, Billboard named him the Artist of the Year and Rolling Stone declared him the Performer of the Year. Disc and Music Echo honored him with the World Top Musician of 1969 and in 1970, Guitar Player named him the Rock Guitarist of the Year.

In 1985, The JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE was inducted into the ROCK And ROLL HALL Of FAME.

ROLLING STONE Magazine ranked the band's three studio albums, Are You Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love, and Electric Ladyland, among the 100 GREATEST ALBUMS Of ALL TIME, and ranked JIMI as the GREATEST GUITARIST Of ALL TIME.

-CCG

 
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