Former tennis champ Serena Williams was spotted showing off her steroids enhanced curves in a mismatched bikini in Miami over the weekend. The 29-year-old's career as a world class tennis player has taken a nose dive due to her much publicized health problems. As a result of her medical problems (whether real or imagined), Serena has tumbled to #175 in the world tennis rankings.


LA Clippers basketball star Blake Griffin soaked up the sun in South Beach, Florida surrounded by a gang of hard legs over the weekend. Griffin is hoping for a resolution to the NBA lockout but there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. Still, he's got bills to pay. So the 22-year-old might take his A game, and his chiseled bod, overseas to play next season.

Photos: Splash News Online

Police are considering filing charges against a Texas woman who shot her husband to death while attempting to kill a pit bull puppy.

Betty Walker claims she was aiming at a pit bull puppy that had lunged at neighborhood children.

Her husband Robert Walker, 53, had scooped the puppy up just moments before his wife retrieved a .38 revolver pistol from inside the house and fired two shots -- while Mr. Walker was holding the dog.

One shot hit the puppy in its left foreleg. Another shot hit her husband, a retired seismic engineer, in his upper right chest.

Mr and Mrs Walker of Houston, Texas were visiting their son Robert Walker Jr and their grandchildren at his South Jackson, Mississippi home. The subject of the puppy came up more than once during their visit.

'One day that dog's gonna jump that fence,' Mr Walker Jr remembers his father saying.

The puppy, named Cocaine, was kept in a fenced-in backyard enclosure. His owner, Lazarius Montgomery, said the dog was too small to jump the 4' chain link fence by itself.

Mr Montgomery's cousin, Robert Ferguson, said Cocaine couldn't have escaped from the backyard on her own even she wanted to. "Somebody had to pick her up out the gate," he said. "Ain't no way she could've got out the gate. She can't jump the gate, she's just eight-months, a puppy," he added.

Witnesses backed up his claims, telling WLBT TV there had been no attack at the time of the shooting.

Mrs. Walker's son, Robert Walker Jr., said he went upstairs to lay down when he heard two shots.

"I jumped out of bed and I heard my momma scream," he told police. "She was screaming, 'Your daddy's been shot! Your daddy's been shot!' ''

Assuming a robbery had occurred, the son ran to his pickup truck in search of his pistol.

Now his mother was screaming: "I shot your daddy! I shot your daddy!''

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Good morning! Here's a rare Saturday morning post for you weekend lurkers. Beyonce's sster Solange, 25, performed a DJ set at Merah Club in London yesterday. Is she losing weight? I heard a rumor that if the DJ'ing thing doesn't work out for her she will segue into a career as a fashion model. Good luck with that, Sol!

Puff daddy's 2nd baby mama, Kim Porter, was spotted leaving Trousdale Nightclub in West Hollywood, CA last night. I remember when I photographed Kim's 38th birthday party at Justin's in 2004. Click here to see the pics. Puffy seemed so in love with her. Kim blew out the candles on her cake too quickly and I wasn't able to get the shot. I will never forget the look of disgust on Puffy's face when I missed that shot. He glared at me disapprovingly, then he shook his head slowly and walked away.

Even though I photographed private parties for him and Kim over the years, Puff has never once referred to me by my name. I was always "hey, miss" to him. If Puffy thought you were beneath his status, he made you feel like you were the smallest person in the room. A great man realizes that he is a man among giants, and he treats everyone accordingly. Puff is not that man.

Photos: Splash News Online

You can add American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez to the long list of insecure women Alicia Keys, Gabrielle Union who lose their men the way they get them: by cheating.

In 2004, J-Lo fell in love with Latin lover singer Marc Anthony -- while he was still married to Dayanarra Torres (the couple had 2 children). Marc filed for divorce from his wife that same year and within months he and Lopez were married.

Torres said her ex-husband's cheating devastated her: "I cried until there were no tears left -- until I was numb."

Today, Just one month after celebrating their seventh wedding anniversary, J-Lo and Marc have called it quits.

"We have decided to end our marriage," the couple said in a statement to E! News. "This was a very difficult decision. We have come to amicable conclusion on all matters. It is a painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy at this time."

Source: E! News

Ebony magazine staff writer Lola Ogunnaike mentioned us in the August 2011 Ebony magazine featuring playwright/director Tyler Perry on the cover!

TUCKED AWAY IN A DIMLY LIT corner inside Manhattan's fabulously hip restaurant, Hotel Griffou, is where you'll find New York socialite and philanthropist Shelly B. Bronfman (née Brewer). Her three children--Hannah, Benjamin and Vanessa--surround her for a family portrait. As the cameraman dips and dodges about the space, insisting that they "smile" and give him "more energy," Ben lobs a knock-knock joke that bombs. "I'd laugh, but I can't breath," says Vanessa, who has wrapped herself in a chiffon skirt and lovely cream corset.

   They look like any other close-knit clan--and in most ways they are. But in one very major way they are not: Sherry's ex-husband and father of her brood is none other than Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group, Seagram's heir and one of the wealthiest men in America. He also happens to be white and Jewish, facts that still manages to shock--at least in the blogosphere.

  In a post titled "Who Knew Edgar Bronfman's Kids Were Mixed?" the highly trafficked blogger Sandra Rose seemed utterly surprised to have unearthed "Black Bronfmans." Until now, not much has been written about the former Mrs. Bronfman, who is African American, or her biracial children. Long ago, she made the decision to shelter them from the limelight, and they've also shied away from publicity. "I wanted them to have a childhood," says Bronfman. "One of the greatest gifts you can give a kid is a childhood."

   Now that the kids are finding success as budding entrepreneurs, the glare of the spotlight has proven to be both unavoidable and inevitable. Rather than run from exposure, they've chosen to embrace it these days. Naturally it's good for business but it also offers them an opportunity to dispel the notion that all children are born into wealth and ambitionless trust fund brats who shop all day and party all night.

  "I really hate the current perception of rich kids," says Ben, 28, a musician and eco-friendly entrepreneur. "People think Paris Hilton or Nicole Richie. But we're not into being famous for fame's sake. We want to be known for our accomplishments, the things that we've achieved. I've avoided that other stuff like the plague."

READ MORE in the current issue of Ebony magazine on newsstands now!

Bronfman family portrait by ANTHONY BARBOZA / KENBARBOZA.COM

Last month I spoke with a confidential informant inside Beyoncé's record label. The informant told me that Bey's dad, Mathew Knowles, was essentially pushed out as her manager so her husband, fading rapper Jay Z, could take over her career.

According to my source, her father now feels vindicated that Beyoncé's album, '4,' is not the smash hit that everyone predicted it would be. "He's happy," said my source.

In an earlier post, I told you that my source said Jay Z and his boys (Live Nation) are A&R’ing Beyoncé "but they’re not doing a great job at it." My source added that "This has been the worst (album) rollout I’ve ever seen on Beyoncé.”

My informant indicated that Mathew was somewhere laughing at Jay Z's spectacular fail.

Mr. Knowles is an industry veteran who has a no-nonsense, old school business approach to managing his artists.

In an interview with the Associated Press, a vindicated Knowles said he blames Columbia Records for rushing out Beyonce's album in a vacuum, which caused it to flop.

“They put out the record in a vacuum. It makes you believe that there are some artists that don’t need radio. There are some records that don’t need a record label, and Beyonce is one of those artists."

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Well-connected industry sources are sometimes crucial to the success of any blog. Without industry sources, you're playing a guessing game, or you're getting your info from other blogs.

When R&B singer Monica’s new song, “Anything To Find You,” featuring Rick Ross and Lil Kim, leaked last week, I told you at the time that, according to my record label source, the track was not an official single.

It turns out that legendary rapper Biggie Small's mother, Voletta Wallace, gave permission for Missy to sample Biggie's "Who Shot Ya" -- but Mrs. Wallace has the final say on who can jump on the track.

Yesterday, when the news hit Twitter, Lil Kim's angry fans blamed Monica, who interrupted her honeymoon at a luxury resort on the beautiful island of Anguilla in the Caribbean, to explain the complex situation to her followers on

“I am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself & Missy are beyond hurt that @LilKim was removed. She’s our friend, a legend & @LilKim will get the respect she deserves at all cost. The clearance was revoked & I’m fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate. We respect all parties involved & were gonna do WHATEVER to keep the song as is because @lilKim the bizness on the record…I am as thorough as they come and I LOVE @LilKim bottom line is Ms Wallace has the final say and she said No. If we put it out we get SUED”

I wish I could tell you more, but that's the problem when you rely on industry sources: there are certain things you just can't tell your readers.

Don't expect there to be an easy resolution though; the music industry is an unforgiving business. Monica's new album drops later this Fall.


Hey Sandra,

I'm an avid reader and I know you are a fan of natural beauty and I feel that we feel the same way on how the media portray us "black" women when it comes to our hair and brown skin (like we aren't good enough). This was a very huge deal for me because I grew up with bald edges and very nappy hair and felt that "long straight" hair was the only way for any brown skinned girl to make it. I'm working on a blogging site (BoldisBeauty) where I want all girls of all races to come share their insecurities and more...and come OUT to face their fears of the world. When I finally came out I felt like a million bucks and I want to share that feeling with millions of other women/girls who are prisoners of their own bodies.

Take Care!

More details have emerged about 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky's final moments with a schizophrenic madman who snatched the boy off the streets of Brooklyn as he tried to find his way home.

On Wednesday night, 8,000 grieving mourners gathered to pay their last respects in a funeral service held just hours after Leiby's dismembered body was found.

Police say the innocent Hasidic child fought for his life before being suffocated and chopped up in the tiny attic apartment of "loner" Levi Aron. Leiby's dismembered body was found inside black garbage bags stuffed in a suitcase and left in a dumpster 2 miles from Aron's Kensington apartment.

The autopsy report described defensive wounds on the child's arms and wrists. His severed feet, which were found inside Ziplock bags stored in Aron's freezer, bore ligature marks indicating his feet were tied as he struggled.

Leiby had begged his parents to allow him to walk the 7 blocks home alone for the first time from the Boyan Day Camp on 44th Street near 12th Avenue. "This is a no-crime area," said state Assemblyman Dov Hikind, whose district is the safest in Brooklyn.

What were the odds that little Leiby would cross paths with the one Orthodox Jew in the neighborhood who had a penchant for little boys and a foot fetish?

After losing his way, Leiby innocently stopped Aron, a stranger, and asked him for directions home. Aron was on his way to a dentist's office to pay a bill. The receipt for that bill would lead the FBI and police to his front door a day and a half later.

Surveillance video shows Leiby standing across the street from the dentist's office for 7 minutes, patiently waiting, as he was told to do by the man who promised to show him the way home.

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Two married men explain gay marriage to a little boy who struggles to understand the complexities of 2 biological male "husbands" in the same marriage. "I used to see husbands and wives," said the boy, as if traditional marriage between a man and a woman are a thing of the past. The boy is impossibly cute!

The loyal reader who sent in this video clip expressed her concern at the fact that the exchange between the boy and the men took place inside a bathroom at a children's party. I see no problem with that, and I told her so.

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Reality TV star and entrepreneur Khloé Kardashian-Odom is a big fan of Remember I told you that Khloé missed her friend Monica's wedding because she had to fly back East for personal reasons? Well, while in New York, Khloe found the time to attend the HPNOTIQ Harmonie launch party. She wore an Alexander McQueen Jacquard Butterfly cap-sleeve dress (retail: $1,275). This black, blue, and white kaleidoscopic butterfly body fitted dress features a rounded neckline and capped sleeves.

Source: UpscaleHype

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A Pittsburgh woman is on the run with her lesbian lover after her two young children died following a blaze that ripped through their Pittsburgh home last month, police said.

KiDonn Pollard-Ford, 7, was pronounced dead after being found beneath a pile of blankets. 4-year-old KrisDon Pollard-Williams was found hiding under his crib, and was resuscitated, but died at the hospital two days later.

The two boys died of smoke inhalation after they became trapped in their apartment behind a steel door that was deadbolted.

"There was a deadbolt on a steel door," Assistant County Police Superintendent Jim Morton said. "(Firefighters) tried to open that door so many times, but they weren't able to do so until the fire company came with a ram, and they had to force that door."

The 27-year-old is charged with endangering the welfare of children and tampering with a fire apparatus, according to WTAE 4 News in Pittsburgh.

Kiaira Pollard is believed to be on the run with 33-year-old Dayna Kenney, and both "have ties to the local exotic dancing industry," Lt. Andrew Schurman told WTAE. Kenney is not being charged at this point.

Pollard initially told investigators that she removed the batteries from the fire alarm because it kept going off while she cooked.

Update: Kiaira Pollard who was on the lam from the law for two weeks has turned herself in, according to Pittsburgh resident Jami Alston. Pollard was accompanied by her attorney when she surrendered to Allegheny police yesterday (July 13). Her attorney described Pollard as "distraught" over the death of her sons.

This is a tragedy for all involved," said Ms. Pollard's attorney, Fred Rabner, who accompanied her to police headquarters and later to the county jail. Mr. Rabner said she has been too distraught to provide him many facts about the case.

Despite the charges, he said, "She is also a mother of two children. No matter what she did or did not do, she lost her babies." Source

A man was thrown out of a Pizza Hut restaurant in North Carolina for, of all things, wearing a dress. Maybe it wasn't the ill-fitting dress that got him kicked out of the eatery. Maybe it was the fact that he was standing near the front door and every time someone entered the restaurant, his dress did a Marilyn Monroe and flew up in the air exposing his dingleberries? And who wants to see that while eating pizza with anchovies?

WALLACE, N.C.–Vishon Murphy ventured to a local Pizza Hut to get some food, but was kicked out because he was wearing a dress.

According to the Pizza Hut, Murphy was turned away for being “disruptive.”

“I respect people and their boundaries because I understand that everyone does not like my lifestyle and I show them respect,” said Murphy.

However, he added “I deserve to be respected, as well.”

Pizza Hut representatives told reporters that Murphy visited the restaurant three times and did not purchase anything. After customers complained about his appearance, Murphy was asked to leave.

Some customers, however, believed Murphy had a right to wear whatever he pleased.

“If I was paying for something then I should be able to go in and sit down. I’m half Scottish and if I wanted to wear a kilt in here I should be able to,” said Greg Lanier, a random customer at the local restaurant.


I guess Rihanna doesn't like Atlanta very much? According to my spies, Rihanna was so leery about being in Atlanta that she booked her flight into the city for the last possible minute so she could dash into Atlanta for her concert at Chastain Park on Tuesday, and dash right back out.

Did I mention that tickets to Rihanna's concert at Chastain were far from a sell out?

Attempts to reach her label rep were successful (at least he wasn't ducking our calls. He gets kudos for that).

My source tells me that after a month of negotiations, Rihanna politely declined to sign a contract to host a party at the new Vision nightclub (Reign) after her concert at Chastain on Tuesday (July 12). Apparently she thinks she's too good to host parties? Another source who begged to remain anonymous tells that the money wasn't right and that Rihanna "definitely" wasn't worth the kind of money she was asking to host the party at Reign.

My spy says Rihanna was "rattled" about hosting a party in Atlanta, since the last time she hosted a party here, things didn't go well. I have no idea what party she hosted in Atlanta where things didn't go well.

My spy said security around Rihanna at Chastain Park was "unusually tight" and that "absolutely no photographers" were allowed into the venue while Rihanna was performing.

My source also confirmed that, while hotel rooms were booked for Rihanna and her entourage in Atlanta, she got on the first thing smoking and flew right out of Atlanta immediately after her concert at Chastain. Wow, she sounds scary. The label rep insists that Rihanna wanted to get to Miami to prepare for her next concert. Yeah, right.

I think she was scared of staying one minute later in Atlanta, but I have no clue why.


Rapper Nicki Minaj, real name Onika Tanya Miraj, 28, got into a heated argument with her boyfriend/hypeman Safaree "SB" Samuels, 30, in a hotel room they shared in Dallas on Monday night. This was probably one of many fights that the couple have had over the 8 years that they've been together.

According to the police report -- that Nicki repeatedly asked police not to write -- there was another man involved in the incident who took possession of the suitcase that Onika and Safaree were battling over.

Questions abound, such as: (1) Who was the uncooperative witness #2 that refused to turn over the suitcase to Nicki or the police? And (2) what was in the suitcase that he was trying to conceal? Cocaine, weed?

Let's break down the police report, shall we?

Police responded to a "property attack" at the upscale Palomar hotel at 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane in Dallas, TX, on July 11, at 9:55 p.m. The responding officer, Joshua Boykin, encountered witness #3, Michael Frankel, a 37-year-old hotel employee, who told him he called police on behalf of the complainant, Nicki Minaj.

The responding officer spoke with Nicki who told him a "verbal altercation" took place at the hotel's pool area. When Nicki returned to her room, witness #1, Safaree Samuels, was back in the room. The police report notes that Nicki and Safaree were sharing the same hotel room.

Nicki told Safaree she didn't want him "taking anything out of the room." Safaree had some of his belongings in Nicki's suitcase (drugs perhaps?)

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Update: I bumped this post for those among you who doubted your auntie when I originally published this email from a loyal reader in December of last year. As you can see, she was on point about everything in her email! This, in addition to the police report from Dallas, proves beyond a doubt that Onika is a pathological liar.

Onika reportedly begged the Dallas police not to file a police report. She never thought that any of this would come out. Let's see how the label will smooth this over.

Loyal reader KC writes in to inform us that rapper Nicki Minaj is actually 28 -- not 26 like she claims. KC also provides supporting data to prove Nicki's age.

By the way, Nicki's retarded hypeman is really her boyfriend. That explains a lot. I was wondering why the record label allowed this clown to continuously disrespect Nicki's fans on Twitter. I guess since he's hitting that he can do and say whatever he pleases. They definitely belong together.

I was the first one to show this evidence (plz blur out personal info like addresses/phone numbers!) supporting Onika's real age, I love that you overshot it by 8 years though, hahaha. That's what she deserves for lying all the time.

BTW, she isn't a lesbian (see attached, in high school her nickname was Cookie). Her hypeman is her boyfriend, they've been together for about 6 years, and she started all the lesbo talk to cover that up. In an early interview with Fader she said "I don't like guys to approach me" I'm convinced this was her self-taught "media training" to deflect attention from her real relationship...

it bugs me because she could be doing great gay rights things like Lady Gaga, but what she has really done is lied herself into a LGBT conundrum...

you can tell she's a diva and the split between Onika/Nicki is starting to get to her. Does she sleep with those wigs on? It can't be fun always having to wear a full bodysuit to hide your curves hip & booty padding...

Note how she NEVER mentions Shanell in her Young Money shoutouts, didn't thank her as part of her "YM family" in her liner notes. I think she's jealous that Wayne wanted Shanell singing all her hooks because Nicki can't sing even though that's what she wishes she did instead of rapping...Shanell is quite talented, in contrast to Ms Onika...

Originally posted on Dec. 10, 2010 @ 7:49 p.m.

U.S. President Barack Obama threw a hissy fit by storming out of debt talks at a White House meeting yesterday -- and it's the talk of Washington this morning.

In his three turbulent years as president, Mr. Obama has shown a propensity for throwing tantrums when he doesn't get his way. And yesterday was no different.

Negotiations were described as "testy" and "tough" as Mr. Obama butted heads with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on the fifth straight day of debt talks.

During one tense exchange, Mr. Obama compared himself to beloved former president Ronald Reagan when he asked Cantor "Would Ronald Reagan be sitting here?"

What he meant was, 'would Ronald Reagan have to sit here and put up with this sh*t? Why should I?'

Mr. Obama added: "I've reached my limit. This may bring my presidency down, but I will not yield on this." The cantankerous president then stood up and stormed out of the meeting, leaving mouths hanging open.

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Keri Hilson stands up to cancer in the latest “Celebration 4 a Cause” campaign orchestrated by Polow Da Don’s label Zone 4 and non-profit organization Foundation F.O.C.U.S. In her PSA, Miss Keri sports a black T-shirt that reads “F.O.C.U.S. 4 Life.”

In addition to the “Pretty Girl Rock” singer, Timothy Bloom and his “‘Til the End of Time” duet partner V. Bozeman also appear in the series of ads, along with Lloyd, model Jessica White, and others.

The 4th Annual “Celebration 4 a Cause: Where Music Meets Fashion for a Cure” benefit will be held in Atlanta on Friday, with performances by Keri and Lloyd.

According to

TMZ has obtained the police report describing the altercation between Nicki Minaj and her assistant, in which she claimed he struck her in the face with a suitcase.

TMZ broke the story ... Nicki and her assistant, Safaree Samuels, were arguing at a hotel pool in Dallas Monday night and took it upstairs to the room.

According to the police report, Nicki followed Samuels up to the room they were sharing, to make sure he didn't take any of her stuff. Nicki was looking into her suitcase in the room, which had some of Samuels' belongings, when she says he "grabbed the suitcase and as he was picking it up, he shoved the suitcase across [Nicki's] chin and lower lip."

The police report goes on: "[Nicki's] teeth struck the inside of her lower lip, causing the inside of the lower lip to cut and start to bleed."

According to the report, a paramedic arrived on scene, but Nicki decided she didn't want to press charges so the case was closed.

TMZ is reporting that Samuel is her "assistant," but they've been together since high school and they live together on the West Coast. So there you have it.

*A loyal reader writes:

Hi Sandra,

I am currently serving in the U.S. Air Force and I'm annoyed and confused about the "morning glory: Miss Miami Monroe". She sent an email stating she would like to show women that they can be professional, while attaching pictures of herself shirtless which were very unprofessional and provocative. If she had posted pictures of her in action, on the job, then it would have been a different story, but please don't disgrace the Air Force's image with an unfit to fight plus size "model" such as Miss Miami Monroe.

It doesnt matter to me how beautiful or ugly people think she is. What bothers me is that the Air Force is withdrawing personnel so there are thousands of people getting kicked out of the Air Force that would give anything to be in her spot but she is clearly focused on a different career. Miss Monroe, please step aside and let someone else that really appreciates what the Air Force has to offer take your position as a "professional" while you pose half naked on the internet. Since the Air Force is clearly not what you want, don't use that name to your advantage.

Sandra, I would love for you to share my thought with Miss Monroe

-Loyal Reader

* This email was edited for clarity

Troubled R&B singer R.Kelly is facing foreclosure on his $2.7 million Chicago mansion, according to Access Atlanta.

A Crain's Chicago Business publication reports that JPMorgan Chase Bank filed the foreclosure lawsuit last month in Cook County Circuit Court. The complaint states that Kelly hasn't made monthly mortgage payments since June of last year.

Crain's reports the Olympia Field home's appraised value fell 26 percent in a year, to $3.8 million in 2010. The original 1999 loan was for $3.5 million.

Kelly's spokesman Allan Mayer declined to comment on the foreclosure. But he told the Associated Press that Kelly isn't having any financial problems.

This might be one of those situations when a rich person walks away from properties that are worth much less than what they owe on it.

The Atlanta public schools cheating scandal has rocked the community and made headlines around the country. Atlanta's public school system has consistently ranked at the bottom of national scholastic achievement tests. It's not that the students are dumb -- it's that their (mostly black) teachers are corrupt and just plain lazy.

I remember the day when a local hospital (which shall not be named) ordered testing for its entire staff of licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The action was taken in response to complaints from patients and RNs.

A shocking number of (mostly black) LPNs failed the tests -- and were fired.

Many of them were distraught after working at the hospital for decades. But the hospital is responsible for ensuring that the medical staff is competent and capable of doing their jobs. In national rankings, this particular hospital consistently ranks near the top among its national peers.

The same cannot be said for the Atlanta Public School system.

Students in the Atlanta Public Schools are angry, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. They feel betrayed -- cheated, in fact -- after learning last week that nearly 180 educators in 44 schools changed students' answers on standardized tests in order to artificially inflate APS test scores and avoid losing its accreditation.

It was all about greed -- "to make sure the money is there," said Tucker, 18, a student at Carver school of the arts.

"They're supposed to be helping us, not cheating," said a student who was among more than a dozen students interviewed by the AJC.

"I think they're really taking education away from us," said another student.

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The dismembered body of a 9-year-old Hasidic boy, who went missing from a Brooklyn day camp on Monday, was found stuffed inside a suitcase and thrown in a dumpster, according to the NY Post. Little Leibby Kletsky's body parts were found discarded in 2 separate locations in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday.

Acting on tips and credit card receipts, police raided a Kensington home on E. 2nd Street this morning and arrested 35-year-old suspect Levi Aron, who led them to the locations where he discarded Leibby's body parts. Leibby's severed feet were found in the man's freezer.

Leibby was allowed to walk alone from the Boyan Day Camp on 44th street near 12th Avenue to meet his parents who had a doctor's appointment on 13th Avenue and 50th street on Monday, according to the NY Post. Leibby was last seen leaving the Boyan Day Camp at 4:50 p.m.

Boro Park Shomrim chief Simcha Bernath said the family confirmed the boy walked by himself, but normally he took the bus. The couple even took special pains to repeatedly go over the boy's walking route with him, a friend said.

Leibby was instructed to walk one block to 13th Avenue and then turn right on 13th Avenue and walk to 50th Street, said a family friend, Rabbi Bernard Freilich.

Leibby was captured on grainy surveillance images from a Locksmith shop on 45th Street and Dahill Road. He had walked up 44th Street as instructed, but instead of turning right on 13th Avenue, he kept going to 45th Street.

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The Insider and one other national media (I forget which) had the exclusive on singer Monica's wedding to NBA star Shannon Brown over the weekend! As you know, the happy couple renewed their vows in front of 300 family and friends in Los Angeles on Saturday (July 9). The couple previously said "I do" in a private ceremony at their home in November 2010.

When asked what Shannon whispered in her ear at the alter, Monica said, "he asked me was I his forever, and I answered.. a lot of good stuff." She added: "I'm glad you couldn't hear."

Among the invited guests were Shannon's best man, and former teammate, Kobe Bryant, and Kobe's wife Vanessa, who arrived early and helped out doing things as Mo's bridesmaid, since Khloe Kardashian dropped out at the last minute due to a death in the family.

Monica's good friend La La Vazquez told The Insider's Kevin Frazier, "Oh my God! Love was in the air. It was beautiful! I LOVE weddings!"

Check out the video after the break! (Video will automatically play when you click the link)

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Loyal reader Miss Miami Monroe writes:


I'm an aspiring model and actress who goes by the name of (Miss. Miami Monroe), and I really would love if you would put me on your website as a Morning Glory. Attached are a couple of photos of me. I am currently in the United States Air Force. I just want to show people - women especially - that you can be a professional, be beautiful and have goals and dreams, be 100% professional and have a tough hands-on job. I represent a lot of things: strength, courage and beauty. I hope you choose to put me on your website. It would mean a lot of exposure that I need and deserve. I WILL MAKE IT! I just don't want to do it by dating someone, porn or stripping! Thank you for your time and consideration.



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According to, rapper Nicki Minaj was punched in the mouth by a man believed to be her longtime boyfriend, Safaree Samuel. Minaj told police she was punched in the mouth during an altercation yesterday at a hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Minaj is in Dallas to perform a concert tonight at the American Airlines Center. She is currently on tour with Britney Spears.

TMZ has learned ... Minaj was hanging out at the pool at the fancy Palomar Hotel when she got into a very intense verbal spat with an unidentified man she was staying with.

Nicki told a hotel employee to call police ... while the man went to their hotel room. Nicki followed soon after.

When cops and paramedics arrived, Nicki told authorities their poolside fight continued inside of their room ... and the man hit her in her lower lip.

Prior to socking Nicki in the mouth, Samuel tweeted this from his Twitter account:

Samuel left the scene before cops arrived, and like most domestic abuse victims, she is refusing to press charges against him.

Update: Samuel responds to the allegations that he attacked his girlfriend Nicki:

**Warning: this post contains content that is graphic in nature and may be disturbing to male members.

A California woman was arrested last night and charged with aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon, administering a drug with intent to commit a felony, poisoning, and spousal abuse.

Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, is being held at the Orange County Jail after cutting off her husband's penis and tossing it in a garbage disposal.

The suspect called 911 to report a medical emergency at about 10 p.m. Monday, and told responding officers that he 'deserved it,'" according to police.

When officers arrived, they found the man tied to a bed and bleeding from the groin area. He told officers his wife had given him a drug in the dinner she had made for him.

Investigators said she tied him to the bed after he fell asleep. When the man awoke, she grabbed his penis, and cut it off with a knife. She then threw it in the garbage disposal and turned on the disposal, police said. The bloody knife and rope was found in the couple's home.

The 51-year-old victim is hospitalized in serious condition. The penis was too mangled to be saved.


Just 3 years ago, black Americans danced in the streets as they celebrated the election of the first black man as president of these United States.

Now those same supporters -- mainly among the black bourgeoisie class -- are ready to impeach U.S. President Barack Obama, who came into office with generous handouts for the rich bankers who caused the mortgage crisis.

In a Sun Times article about the disappearing black middle class, Princeton Professor Cornel West accused Obama of selling out the poor to become “a black mascot of Wall Street [bankers] and a black puppet of corporate plutocrats."

West told

“I thought Barack Obama could have provided some way out. But he lacks backbone... I don’t think in good conscience I could tell anybody to vote for Obama.”

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