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Beyonce Accused of Embarrassing a British Princess at Her Concert

Of course Beyonce is going to be in the news every single day, now that she’s on tour.  The latest news from abroad is that Beyonce is being accused of embarrassing one of the members of the royal family during a concert in London.  Queen Bey was doing six concerts in London and was doing what she normally does, allowing audience members to sing along with her.  She was performing her famous line, “To the Left” in the song “Irreplaceable.” Princess Eugenie was in the audience, so Beyonce thought she would put the microphone in her face to let her sing along.  Eugenie isn’t exactly the biggest member of the royal family, since she’s sixth in line to the throne in case something happens to the other five heirs ahead of her.  When Beyonce gave the poor woman the microphone, she froze up like a deer headlights and didn’t say a word.  Observers say either the woman was too shocked to do anything or she didn’t know the words.  Either way, they both looked silly. Beyonce’s world tour is in full swing, set to make she and her family into billionaires.  Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z are making it happen in big fashion, and she’s doing what she’s paid to do.  She has banned photographers from her tour, stating that she only wants approved pictures to be taken.  Of course this only made Internet bloggers even more anxious to get whatever  distasteful pictures they could find. We don’t know if the princess is as embarrassed as some say she should be.  We might be making something out of nothing.    

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33 Students Suspended for Twerking Video: Do They Know They Look Like Strippers?

More than 30 students at Scripps Ranch High School have been suspended for creating a video that probably gave their parents a heart attack.   The San Diego high school was rocked with controversy when a group of students made what was labeled “The Best Twerking video ever” on YouTube. Don’t blame this one only on black people, since most of the girls in the video are white.  But there is one black man standing to the side as a pimp-like character, who seems to be telling the women how to do their “work” (or twerk).   There is also a profanity-laced hip-hop song playing in the background that probably has women’s rights legends rolling over in their graves. The funny thing is that most people don’t know what Twerking is.  Here’s the definition: “Twerking – The act of moving/ shaking ones a*s/buns/bottom/buttocks/b*m-b*m in a circular, up-and-down, and side-to-side motion. basically a slutty dance. derived from strip clubs.” The students have been sent home for five days, primarily because the school has a zero tolerance s****l harassment policy.   The policy does not allow “verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a s****l nature made by someone from or in the educational setting.” The students may also not be allowed to attend prom or go to their graduation. “Suspended, banned from prom, and prevented from walking at graduation all because of an awesome twerk video,” tweeted one student,  according to NBC 7 . “I don’t understand.” A Twitter hashtag has been created to support the group, called  #freethetwerkteam .” [Check out the video on   YouTube ]

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Oprah and Tyler Perry Talk Friendship and Business

. Although they cater to separate audiences, Oprah and Tyler Perry are two powerful African-American media moguls. The two, who are also known for being best pals, have decided to join forces in business with Oprah’s OWN Network in which Tyler is giving the network exclusive rights to every show written, directed, and produced by himself. This month, Tyler’s “The Haves and Have Nots” and “Love Thy Neighbor” are slated to premiere on the network. OWN is giving Tyler major promotion behind the two shows, with a behind the scenes special titled “Tyler Perry Comes to OWN: Behind the Scenes” and an intimate interview with Oprah on her “Oprah’s Next Chapter” series. Both shows are slated to debut on May 26, days before Tyler’s original series are slated to premiere. In a recent interview with  Essence , Tyler and and Oprah sat down to discuss merging their friendship and business. The two stated they made the decision upfront to not allow whatever that happens in business to affect their personal friendship. Read excerpts from the interview below: On two powerful African-Americans collaborating:  Oprah:  We both know how rare this is.  Where else in the history of our African-American culture have two really, really successful people who can do whatever they want said, ‘Let’s come together and be even more powerful—let’s take it to the tenth power?’ On mixing their friendship with business: Tyler:  … The most important thing about coming together was making sure we would not lose our friendship because of the business. We had to establish ground rules. The main one: Both of us have to continue to live in our truth. If she doesn’t like something, say it. If I don’t like something, I’ll say it. And we’ll figure it out and keep moving on… Excitement about Tyler’s partnership with the network has expanded beyond Oprah, the network’s  president, Sheri Salata, released a statement regarding the partnership. ” We are delighted to celebrate Tyler coming to OWN with these new specials as we ramp up to the debut of our first scripted series, ” said Salata. “ Tyler’s fans, like Oprah’s fans, are incredibly connected and passionate. We can’t wait for them to see these shows. “ Will you support Tyler on OWN?

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Group Files Petition in Support of Assata Shakur, Asks Obama to Investigate

Why, after so many years, would the FBI decide to place a 65-year old activist on it’s most wanted terrorists list?  People are asking this question about Assata Shakur, a former Black Panther who has been able to evade authorities for the last 40 years.  Her conviction for allegedly killing a police officer and wounding another has long been called ...

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Unwanted: Rapper Lil Flip’s Arrest Warrant Gets Squashed by the Judge

Earlier this week the rapper Lil Flip was wanted by the authorities.  The warrant was issued after he failed to show up at a hearing on his case involving drug and gun possession, which seems to be all too common for rappers these days.   But his attorneys have cleared up the mess and the judge has dropped the warrant. ...

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Feds Swoop Down on Prominent New York Senator in Undercover Operation

A respected Senator in Brooklyn is reportedly going to have charges filed against him this week in response to a long federal probe, according to the New York Daily News. Sen. John Sampson, a Brooklyn Democrat, is accused of asking a former Senator, Shirley Huntley, to use her influence to help a businessman expand his Kennedy Airport lease back in ...

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Remember the Promoter Who Got Kidnapped Over a Nas Concert? He’s Suing

Nas and his attorneys are telling a judge that a promoter who is trying to sue him for being kidnapped in Angola doesn’t have the right to file anything.  According to the rapper, the promoter’s kidnapping was his own fault because he failed to abide by their agreement. Patrick Allocco is alleging that he was kidnapped, held and beaten for ...

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