Remember when the prized target of smash-and-grab thieves was high end jeans? Well, not anymore. The newest target of smash-and-grab criminals in Atlanta is high end Yaki.

The price of fake hair that our Black women prize the most is set to skyrocket due to a recent rash of burglaries.

According to the Atlanta Journal newspaper, hair thieves drove a Jeep Grand Cherokee through the front doors of the popular Angie’s Beauty Supply and Salon in the 1100 block of Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard at dawn on Tuesday.

The thieves backed the jeep up and several men were caught on surveillance video running inside the store and making a beeline for the expensive “Indian Remi” hair on the wall behind the counter.

The men, all wearing masks to disguise their identities, can be seen frantically grabbing at the bundles of high end weave and leaving the cheaper hair. The thieves will turn around and sell the hair out of the trunk of their cars at a savings of pennies on the dollar.

Police are asking citizens and hair salons not to buy hair from the street hustlers.

Last Tuesday, three thieves also smashed their way into the Beauty Masters II store in the Camp Creek Marketplace shopping center on Camp Creek Parkway.

They were seen on video emptying the shelves of single strand weave before making their escape with hair valued at $50,000.

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Rapper T.I. is set to be released from an Arkansas prison tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 31st). The question is, will you welcome him with open arms and still buy his music, or are you tired of supporting rappers with prison revolving door mentalities?

It seems things are already looking up for T.I., as the rapper is being released from prison tomorrow. The Grand Hustle CEO is actually being released to a halfway house, so he won’t be entirely free yet. Although his jail release comes a month early, the rapper’s public records will still say September 29 as his release date. Now we just wait for the new music and book. Source

La La Anthony covers the premiere digital issue of Vibe Vixen.

Melo’s wife La La graces the cover as she juggles her newfound reality star power! La La, who’s reality series Full Court Life premiered on VH1 last week, dishes about her expectations for the show, her upcoming projects that may have Hollywood accepting a new face on red carpets and a few things you probably didn’t know about her!

Read the excerpts below:

On the topic of lesbian sexuality that arises:
My cousin Dice is a big part of my reality show and what’s important to me about Dice besides, obviously, that being my cousin and one of my best friends, is Dice is dealing with sexuality issues and different things like that. I think it’s important to see things like that on television because you have a lot of people struggling with who they are and trying to find themselves and worrying about if people aren’t going to accept them, and it’s good that we touch on these issues on the show. I think that can help a lot of people.

Of course, La La’s affable lesbun cousin Dice Dixon a 30-year-old grad student at A&T, is one of the reasons why many young ladies are tuning into La La’s show in droves. My spies tell me that sparks will fly between Dice and La La’s pal, Ciara, this season. But please don’t quote me on that.

Troubled singer Chris Brown, 22, was spotted lunching with his pal, rapper Bow Wow, 24, and a mystery LSLH girl who isn’t his girlfriend, Karrueche, whom he reportedly met on Twitter. Bow Wow, who has a baby daughter with another Twitter groupie, watched as CB got cozy with the chick at the lunch table. Later they were spotted shopping and spending CB’s cash in West Hollywood, CA.

Brown, who was dissed by rap icon Jay Z who refused to clap for him at the MTV VMAs, definitely has his preference in women. They are never black, and they are almost impossible to tell apart. Let’s hope this latest chick stays safe and she is aware of Brown’s violent history against women.

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Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is celebrating a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles worth $100 million over 6 years, with $40 million guaranteed.

As is the case with Carmelo Anthony, Vick, 31, has never proven himself to be a franchise player who can bring home the trophy.

Vick had a similar lucrative contract with the Falcons before being arrested on federal charges of dog fighting and running a criminal enterprise. But despite the millions that he made as a Falcons star, Vick ended up penniless and barely able to afford his attorneys before he was sentenced to 23 months in prison in 2007 (he served 21 months).

History will likely repeat itself, as is always the case with fools and their money.

For those who don’t know: “blather” means to ramble on endlessly without saying much at all. That pretty much sums up the cast that Shaunie O’Neal and her producers assembled for the Basketball Wives spin-off, Basketball Wives Los Angeles.

The season premiere aired last night and quickly became the subject of scorn, ridicule and contempt on Twitter.com. Of course, minutes after they meet, a fight breaks out inside — where else — a nice restaurant. Nothing we didn’t expect from the original BBW.

The “extras” who are dining behind the chicks don’t even turn around to see what is going on — just like in the original BBW.

If Shaunie was going to hand these ladies the same script that she gave to the original Miami crew, she should have at least called it Basketball Wives part 2.

As mentioned before, BBW LA follows the same ghetto script as the original: pointless fighting, pointless arguing weave snatching, and mindless shopping sprees where they spend money that we don’t actually see. The only thing we didn’t see last night was water tossing, but that’s coming soon.

Just like in the original, this spin-off targets women who believe pretty much everything they see on TV (and on the blogs). Let’s pretend that we really believe Gloria Govan, fiancee of Matt Barnes, met cast member Draya Michelle (Chris Brown’s ex) in an acting class. :rolleyes:

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According to industry estimates, Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter IV is on pace to sell 700,000 – 850,000 units its first week in stores. Tha Carter IV will trounce 1st week sales of Jay Z and Kanye’s The Throne and Beyonce’s 4, and will place 2nd only to Lady Gaga for the most albums sold in a week this year.

This figure will likely stand despite the fact that Wayne has no official top 10 hits off this truly awful album. This brings to mind a form of expression frequently used by the moneyed set to describe mass consumption of worthless consumer products: “there is no accounting for good taste.”

Source: TLF

Another one of U.S. President Barack Obama’s family members has proven to be an embarrassment to the Obama administration.

Obama’s long-lost “Uncle Omar,” whom he mentioned in his best-selling book Dreams from My Father, was arrested in Massachusetts for drunk driving on August 24.

Police say Onyango Obama, 67, the half-brother of Obama’s father, was handcuffed outside the Chicken Bone Saloon in Framingham, Massachusetts, at 7.10pm, after rolling through a stop sign and nearly crashing his Mitsubishi 4×4 into a patrol car.

In his police report, the arresting officer noted “slurred speech” and a strong odor of alcohol on Mr. Obama’s breath.

Officer Val Krishtal said Uncle Omar was defiant, and repeatedly interrupted the officer telling him his version of the events were “inaccurate.”

“I explained to him that I narrowly avoided striking his vehicle, and he told me that he did not hear my tires screeching,” officer Krishtal wrote in the report.

After being booked at the police station and told he could have one phone call to make bail, Uncle Omar said, “I think I will call the White House.”

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Ciara, 25, was spotted shopping with a friend on Roberston Blvd. in Beverly Hills Saturday– the day before she attended Lil Wayne’s Record Release Party for “Tha Carter IV” in Los Angeles. My spies tell me that Ciara didn’t arrive alone. It’s good to see she got over her recent split up with NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire, who went back to his baby mama.

Rapster Nicki Minaj, 29, also attended the Lil Wayne Record Release Party last night in Los Angeles. Of course she looked like a fool. The only thing missing is the Barbie box she was packaged in.

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“Beyoncé Pregnant” blares the headline on Monday’s New York Post front page. Wasn’t Beyoncé just in New York 10 days ago performing 4 concerts? Only in America can a woman be 4 months pregnant in 10 days.

The NY Post didn’t notice she was pregnant then? I guess it’s a slow day for the NY media today after overhyping the little gusts of wind and rain that was “Hurricane” Irene over the weekend. Lol. :lol:

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After Chris Brown’s less-than-stellar performance at last night’s MTV VMAs, everyone stood up and applauded — except for Jay Z.

According to TMZ.com, everyone from Kanye to Bieber stood up and cheered for CB. But Jay-Z, Amber Rose and most of the White people in the room stayed in their seats.

It was a stunning and powerful statement of their disapproval of Chris Brown.

Not everyone in Hollywood is willing to accept Brown back into the fold. Not just because of his immature actions in 2009, but for his behavior in the years afterwards as well.

Jay is the man who discovered Rihanna — and he still considers her a little sister. So, it was clear that Jay Z still isn’t willing to forgive and forget what happened when CB beat Rihanna down in 2009.

Kudos to Jay Z for being a REAL MAN and standing up for a woman, even though she doesn’t respect herself.

Actor/comedian Jamie Foxx, 43, took his youngest daughter to the Elite 24 (Boost Mobile) basketball game in Venice Beach, CA Saturday. Foxx has never publicly claimed this child so we don’t know her name. He also has a 17-year-old daughter from a previous relationship named Corinne Bishop.

R&B singer Trey Songz surprised a fan by inviting her onstage during his performance at the Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa last night. Good for him. But it’s a shame that these grown black men can’t pull their pants up and show respect even in the Motherland.

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