Could I have been so wrong about Mariah Carey and her husband Nick Cannon? Maybe they really are in love. I can’t imagine that they would be dragging this farce out this long if it was a publicity stunt.

You know they say there is someone for everyone. Maybe Mariah and Nick believe they have finally found the right one for them.

Photos: Faded Youth

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.

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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