I know this story is kinda old, but y'all are just going to keep sending it to me until I post it. So here you go. Thanks to loyal reader Laa'Iqa for the tip!

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    From: Davis, Shirl
    Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 8:26 AM
    To: ; Subject: FW: Seven Grade Teacher called OBAMA the N Word

    7 th-Grade Teacher to Students: Obama is a 'N'-Word
    October 8th, 2008

    7th-Grade teacher to students: Obama is a 'N'-word. Angry parents in the northwest Florida community of Marianna want a middle school teacher fired after he put the "N"-word on the board to describe Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama. The Marianna Middle School teacher, Greg Howard, is now serving a 10-day suspension after writing an acronym on the dry-erase board on Sept. 26: "C.H.A.N.G.E. - Come Help A N*gg*r Get Elected." But many parents want the 17-year teacher fired. The seventh-grade social studies teacher's class has 17 White students, six Black students and one Asian student. Initially he was suspended for the day without pay, but that was elevated to the 10-day punishment. He must also write a letter of apology to students. "We feel like the punishment is sufficient," Larry Moore, superintendent of the Jackson County School District , told The Detroit Free Press. "We did not feel he had to be fired." NAACP officials say they will reserve their actions in the case until their investigation is complete. Audrey Wad, who has nieces and nephews at the school, didn't need any more information before expressing her outrage. "To me, it's hurtful," she told the Free Press. "The idea that he would impose his political opinion on the children is wrong to me. That's where he crossed the line."

[DISCLAIMER: the girl in the photos did not send these pics to me]

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    Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 06:27:21
    From: sweethunni@ymail.com
    To: sandra@sandrarose.com
    Subject: The KKK costume isn't the worst part

    I believe there is a thin line between dry humor and ignorance and this crossed it. Seriously I am not just sadden that this is a costume but the fact that this young lady is tolerating it. We got to do better.

    It looks like she was the only black one at the party but nonetheless she made a statement by just putting up with it. Her 'best friend" the white girl in the picture was hosting the party at her home somewhere in Fort Valley, how good of a friend is that?

    Her name is Cassidy Robinson, a UGA Student, she has more pictures on her face book.... I'm not trying to call her out, well I am, but she should know better. SOURCE

I realize this is kinda old, but I just received the video two days ago and forgot to put it up. Shout out to Angela Yee for the link!

I hear CiCi is very stressed out these days, what with producer Jazze Pha on the verge of winning a major lawsuit against her and Sony BMG for breach of contract. Then there's that other lawsuit I told you about that will follow soon after this current lawsuit ends.

Jazze and Ciara have been battling it out in Fulton County Superior court for two years now! CiCi loses regardless of the outcome of the case because she's paying a grip to attorney Charles Mathis for thousands of billable hours to represent her.

I hear Ciara is telling friends that Jazze Pha owes her money, but if that's the case why is he suing her and not the other way around? Those lies will catch up to you CiCi.

I have two friends who attend the gym where CiCi works out in midtown Atlanta. They each saw her working out this week and they both say she has lost weight and is too skinny. Sounds like she needs to be working out at Denny's or Chick Filet lifting a fish sandwich! :)

Worrying will do that to a woman who doesn't handle her business right, personally or professionally.

When Jazze Pha is finished taking Ciara to the cleaners, she might not have any scrilla left over to put gas in 50 Cent's Phantom.

I have a friend down at the courthouse who's filling me in on the details of Jazze Pha's case against Ciara. So I'll let you know the outcome!

I would thank a certain blogger for helping me research this case, but she doesn't want her name involved in any negativity. She's good peoples! :)

(WATCH PART ONE)

This video of an Iraq vet's open letter to Sen. Barack Obama has been viewed over 11 MILLION times on YouTube.

Says the Iraq war veteran in his open letter to Obama, "When you call the Iraqi war a mistake you disrespect the service and the sacrifice of everyone who's died promoting freedom."

That's deep. We're almost positive he didn't give his name because he doesn't want what happened to Joe the Plumber to happen to him.

(Source)

I know nothing of gang affiliations. I still can't tell a gang sign from a Peace sign. So I rely on my readers to help me understand things that are not readily obvious to me. Such as why Li'l Wayne wears blue Chucks instead of red Chucks.

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    Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 13:26
    From: srwilliamsnovanthealth.org@novanthealth.org
    To: sandra@sandrarose.com
    Subject: Lil Wayne

    I have to just point out in the picture that you posted of Lil Wayne today of him taking a bow, am I color blind or does he have on blue chucks? Isn't he supposed to be blood affiliated? Doesn't that go against the code or something? How contradicting is that. I'm just saying! Every time I look at the picture I think of how he always is saying something about bloods and then he throws on some blue chucks. It doesn't matter to me because I stay away from both colors, but don't claim you one thing but do another.

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Another reader emailed me this morning to explain that most rappers have been incarcerated at some point in their lives. So showing their boxers is a form of advertising for male sex on the prison yard. It's interesting to note that Weezy pulls his pants all the way up when he's going to court. Which shows these rappers do have sense enough to respect others, but not us.

A few of my loyal readers commented about this video yesterday but I didn't get the chance to watch it until today. I've never heard of Chelsea, but she is very funny. She's naturally hilarious meaning, unlike D.L. Hughley, she doesn't have to convince us that she's funny.

I do have one question though: why is it that T.I.'s Southern accent virtually disappears when he's talking to white people? He's not the only one either. A lot of these rappers suddenly get proper and downright respectful when they're in the company of white folks. Should we be offended by that?

In case you missed it, Sam over at Thatgrapejuice has the glowing review:

R&B songstress Brandy performed her current single 'Right Here (Departed)' on MTV's TRL just a few moments ago. Put simply, Ms. Norwood nailed it! The stage presence, the ad libs, the everything! She really sounded on-point - the vocals were awesome. Her LP 'Human' drops December 9th via Epic/Koch.

    Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 14:19
    From: DJ Nabs / In The Lab Productions | djnabs@djnabs.com
    To: Sandra Rose
    Subject: Jam Master Jay Tribute

    Today marks the sixth year anniversary of Jam Master Jay's Death so i decided to post a video tribute to JMJ that i made a few years ago while i was still with Hot 107.9. We had an Dr. Pepper sponsored event at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Atlanta where this tribute was played on the big screen and a plaque was presented to Hard Rock. I keep a copy of the plaque in my studio as well. Anyway, here it is....enjoy and try to hold back the tears :)

GAP.com stirred up a little controversy with its limited edition "VOTE TWICE" buttons. The buttons are available for purchase on the Gap website.

Obama supporters argue the buttons are a direct snub to Sen. Barack Obama and his affiliation with the controversial community organizing group ACORN.

ACORN has been charged with attempting to disrupt the election process by committing voter fraud antics such as registering voters multiple times and even registering the entire Dallas Cowboys football team.

Of course, a GAP spokesman denies the allegations that the buttons are intended to mock Obama or ACORN.


LeBron James and his gramps Jay Z performed during the Last Chance for Change Concert For Obama at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH yesterday.


Li'l Wayne searching for his dignity and self-respect during the 2008 Power 105.1 Powerhouse Concert at IZOD Center on October 28, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Sadly he didn't find anything. I hate to belabor the point, but at what age do these "men" finally decide to pull their pants up? And to the real men in our community, do you ever stop to ask them to show some respect to the women around them by pulling their pants up? Or is that you men have no problems looking at another man's boxers? I've seen police officers order these fools to pull their pants up and they do it quickly. Don't we have any black men with any balls left in our community?

Singer Brandy performed during MTV's Total Request Live at the MTV Times Square Studios yesterday in New York City. We can't wait for her to drop that album. Sadly, producer Rodney Jerkins is working on the project which means it will be a hit or miss.

T.I. cast his vote yesterday at the Henry County polling place in McDonough, GA near his mansion. It was the first time T.I. has ever voted. We wonder why T.I. never felt it was his duty to vote before yesterday.

HOW U DOIN? NO, HOW YOU DOIN?

Chicago Bulls players Drew Gooden and Tyrus Thomas exchange knowing glances at the GUESS & GQ EVENT in Chicago yesterday.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

TMZ.com has obtained documents that show in 2002 Jennifer Hudson's sister Julia Hudson, her brother Jason Hudson and her deceased nephew's father Gregory King were all arrested for selling crack cocaine out of the same house where Jason and his mother Darnell Donerson were found shot to death last week.

Neighbors told Newsradio780 that Jason regularly sat in a chair in front of the home all day, every day.

As I told you yesterday, police believe they have located the murder weapon. A woman called in a tip to police describing a white Suburban similar to the one found on Monday with Julian King's body inside.

She said the vehicle cut through a vacant lot near Kolin Avenue and she watched as the occupants tossed a weapon out a window. The witness said she saw two men in the vehicle driving throughout the neighborhood on Saturday.

William Balfour was detained by police as a person of interest on Friday and is now in state custody. Police believe there are at least two killers and are searching for another person of interest.

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Some of you may be too young to remember the hit 1975 TV series "Welcome Back Kotter".

This is the show that launched the careers of John Travolta, who played the impossibly cute class clown Vinnie Barbarino, and Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, who played sexy hs basketball star Freddie 'Boom Boom' Washington.

Of course none of these actors were young enough to be high school students. But nobody cared. The show was good, clean, wholesome fun.

Hilton-Jacobs, Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) and Ron Palillo (Arnold Horshack) attended the Chiller Theatre Expo at the Hilton Parsippany Hotel on Friday, October 24, 2008 in Parsippany, New Jersey.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

While Sen. Barack Obama has pipe dreams about redistributing other people's wealth, his own aunt and uncle are destitute and living hand to mouth in Boston.

These are the same family members that Obama wrote about so fondly in his book Dreams From My Father. So it isn't like he's not aware of their situation.

Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House. But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story.
Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.

A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.
The US press has repeatedly rehearsed Mr Obama’s extraordinary odyssey, but the other side of the family’s American experience has only been revealed in parts. Just across town from where Mr Obama made history as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, some of his closest blood relatives have confronted the harshness of immigrant life in America. (Source)

TMZ.com reports that T.I. found a "loophole" in the voting law that allowed him to cast his vote as a convicted felon yesterday.

But T.I. would have already voted if he was a regular reader of SR.com! I pointed out here that even convicted felons can vote as long as they aren't on probation or on parole.

For a convicted felon, T.I. is pretty damn good at reading the fine print of the law -- 'cause the rapper found a way to VOTE after all!

T.I. -- who pleaded guilty to weapons charges last year -- found a loophole in the Georgia law book, which allows a convicted felon the right to vote IF they're not currently serving probation or a prison sentence.

Because T.I. isn't expected to be sentenced until next year, dude still can exercise his civic duty.

And before authorities could change their mind, T.I. hit a polling place in Atlanta to lock in his ballot ... cause like he says, in America -- you can have whatever you like.

[UPDATED: Oct. 30, 2008, 12:13 am]

According to CBS2 Chicago, a handgun has been found in a vacant lot near where the body of Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, was found in a white SUV:

Sources say police arrived at the scene at about 1 p.m. Wednesday after getting a tip that the white SUV was seen driving through the vacant lot over the weekend, and someone saw a gun being thrown from the vehicle.

"When I heard it on the news, I said Kolin -- that's where I saw the truck come and park," said Lawndale resident Amanda Archie.

CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports that Amanda Archie is one of several Lawndale neighbors who report seeing the SUV drive through the neighborhood throughout the weekend.

"I was sitting right there on the corner, they turned and went toward Roosevelt road and when I looked in my mirror a few minutes later, the truck was coming back," Archie said.

"We was just scared at first cause the first time it drove past, it stopped and looked at us, then went back around the second or third time," said Lawndale resident Destiny Jones.

Area residents told CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker that they saw the SUV in the area three or four days ago, but did not connect it to the case. They also said they saw two men inside the SUV. (Source)

Beyonce or Sasha Face was spotted strolling through JFK airport in New York City. Normally I would take the opportunity to point out the fact that Beyonce's hair looked a hawt screaming mess! But I LOVE those shoes she's wearing! Those are HAWT! Therefore, she gets a pass for those shoes. :)

Actress/singer Jada Pinkett was spotted in New York giving sleeping daughter Willow a lift. She's a good mom. I love Jada's full length black trench coat and her zebra striped heels and Willow's patent leather Chanel boots! So stylish!

One of our favorite actresses Regina King was spotted out in LA walking her pony today. Oh wait, that's a dog. We're happy to see that Regina is confident enough in her natural beauty that she doesn't feel the need to throw on a lacefront wig every time she leaves her house.

Photos: INF DAILY

Loyal reader Cyndie is still doing it up in NYC. You may recall Cyndie bumped into Kim Kardashian last week while shopping at the Christian Louboutin boutique at Barney's.

Cyndie must be a celebrity magnet because she ran into Supermodel Chanel Imani just a few minutes ago while having lunch at the Blue Fin in Times Square. Cyndie said Chanel is the "baddest bitch on the runway" right now.

Chanel is allegedly dating Ryan Leslie who is the producer behind one-hit-wonder Cassie's only hit.

Cyndie said she got a bite to eat at the Blue Finn after having her hair done by the Dominicans in Harlem for only $30. I told her that's a great price because beauticians here in Atlanta charge a car note for that same service! :)

Email your photos with your favorite celebrities to sandra (at) sandrarose (dot) com!

Sen. Barack Obama doesn't know his black sitcoms. Clearly he wasn't exposed enough to his black roots while growing up white in Hawaii.

Obama was in Raleigh, N.C. stumping for votes, when he made this gaffe:

"If Senator McCain is elected, we’ll have another president who wants to privatize part of your Social Security. Could you imagine if you had your Social Security invested in the stock market these last two weeks, these last two months? You wouldn’t need Social Security. You’d be having a — like, what was it, Sanford and Son. I’m coming Weezie!" (Source)

Weezie was the wife of George on "The Jeffersons". How embarrassing. A brotha would have known that. :?

According to one my SR.com roving reporters, there's drama unfolding at the Pryor Road Polling Place at this hour.

My reporter, who has a bird's eye view of the situation, says it might be a bomb threat. She took this photo of anxious voters milling about outside the polling place.

She said voting has been going on at the station all day and lines were pretty orderly until the building was evacuated about 15 minutes ago.

If you know someone who is headed to the Pryor Road polling station to vote, you might want to tell them to call ahead for information.

While actress Jennifer Hudson remains in seclusion in Chicago, a company that manufactures shotgun racks is being criticized for profiting off the murders of her family members.

The company sent out a news release Tuesday that asked, "Could a Bedside Shotgun Rack Have Saved Jennifer Hudson's Family from Tragic Death?"

The rack, called The Back-Up is designed to fit along the side of the gun owner's bed. The shotgun or rifle is hidden by the bedcovers. A tv commercial for the Back Up points out that "many customers are buying one for each side of the bed." (WATCH VIDEO)

The release goes on to say, "Whether it is someone known or a stranger entering the home, too many people in this country are paying with their lives during these home invasions. The Hudson family is just one of far too many Americans gunned down in their own home."

An official with the company denies using the Hudson tragedy to promote their product. (Source)

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A Mexican newspaper has brushed aside the upcoming elections in America by printing today's papers with the headline 'OBAMA WINS'.

I realize that some of you are too young to remember the last time the mainstream media jumped the gun and incorrectly predicted the outcome of the presidential elections.

So I took the liberty of posting the famous photo of president Truman holding a copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune which boldly announced the wrong winner of the 1948 US presidential elections.

It seems the Chicago Daily Trib staff based their prediction on exit polls (lol). I guess they figured who needs election results when polls are so accurate? :)

The Chicago Daily Tribune newspaper could never live down that embarrassment and the paper went out of business shortly thereafter.

I heard John McCain's staff has already purchased several copies of the Mexican newspaper. Will history repeat itself?

[DISCLAIMER: I did not Photoshop this image. I found it on the Beyawnce Stan board. One of her delusional Stans posted this pic over there. So don't put this on me :)]

It seems Beyonce's alter ego promo campaign featuring Sasha Face is a total flop! Next time bey, try a little originality.

I know, I know, originality is soooo 80s.

The Who is Sasha Fierce? campaign has been given the thumbs down by weary Internet citizens, with a lackluster response to a series of teaser promos for upcoming double album titled 'I Am... Sasha Fierce'.

That didn't stop Beyonce's over-eager explanation of her supposedly covert new identity: "I have someone else that takes over when it’s time for me to work and when I’m on stage, this alter ego that I’ve created that kind of protects me and who I really am,” she said in a statement.

"Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage.”

Right... let's hope the album is good, Beyonce, and all is forgiven. (Source)

Chicago police say evidence shows the Hudson family murderer may have had help.

Hours after the bodies of Jennifer Hudson's mother, Darnell Donerson, and brother, Jason Hudson, were found shot to death inside their home, police issued an Amber Alert for Hudson's missing 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, along with two cars.

Police now say William Balfour, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia Hudson, drove his teal Chrysler to the Hudson home in Englewood on the South Side of Chicago around 7 am Friday. He had argued over the phone with Julia Hudson earlier that morning.

Cops later found the Chrysler parked about a mile from the residence. A grainy security video obtained by police shows someone parking the car outside Robeson High School.

A time stamp on the video shows the car was left there at 12:30 pm Friday. Police were unable to determine the identity of the individual getting out of the car. Balfour's cell phone records place him on Chicago's West Side at that hour.

Police arrested Balfour at his pregnant girlfriend's house on the West Side, about 5 hours after the bodies were found.

A neighbor who lived on the street where Balfour was arrested, saw a man fitting Balfour's description park a white SUV across from his home on Friday a few hours before the bodies were found.

The white SUV matched the truck that was listed on the Amber Alert. Julian King's body was found Monday on the floor behind the driver's side seat of a white SUV parked on the West Side about two miles from Balfour's girlfriend's house.

Autopsy results revealed the boy had been shot twice in the head.

Balfour's girlfriend disputes his alibi and he was caught in at least one other lie. Balfour, who has not been charged in the case, stopped cooperating with police when they asked him to take a lie detector test.

He is currently being held at a state correctional facility on a parole violation.