Black diners ejected from restaurant

A Charleston man who says he and his family were racially discriminated against at a restaurant took his complaints to Facebook, reports Live 5 News. Michael Brown says he and other family members were celebrating at Wild Wing Cafe in North Charleston, when a shift manager asked the raucous party to move to another section because a white customer was uncomfortable.

"She said there's a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we're sitting there peaceably for two hours," explains Brown. "Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before."

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Pastor Bans Hair Weaves in His Church

A Waco, Texas pastor is making waves for giving a fiery speech about the women in his flock. Pastor A.J. Aamir has grown wary of looking out over his congregation at Resurrecting Faith Church and seeing a sea of Yaki hair weave.

"Our black women are getting weaves trying to be something and someone they are not. Be real with yourself is all I'm saying," Pastor A.J. Aamir told AmericaPreachers.com.

Pastor Aamir isn't the only one who thinks hair weave is associated with black women who have low self-esteem because they can't grow hair like other races. But it is probably the first time that a notable preacher has spoken publicly about the "false image" of wearing hair weaves.

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Khloe Lamar Odom

It's hard to know if this entire Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom drama is just another one of Kris Jenner's orchestrated publicity stunts. Her other publicity stunt involving the paternity of her daughter Kourtney Kardashian's son with Scott Disick is equally suspicious.

According to Radar Online, Khloe and Lamar's 4-year marriage will end in divorce if Khloe doesn't let Lamar move back into their home. Supposedly, Khloe kicked Lamar out after she suddenly started believing the rumors that he's cheating on her.

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Malia and Sasha Obama get Starbucks

President Barack Obama's daughters Malia Obama And Sasha Obama were seen heading to a Starbucks in the SoHo area of New York for ice coffee. On Friday, their father, the president, wrapped up a bus tour of New York to promote his program to lower college costs. The last time we saw Sasha Obama in SoHo, the 12-year-old was dressed in cut off shorts. But this time around, Sasha wore a virginal white dress. I expect to receive another email from the White House over these pictures. My mother is so proud that the White House cares so much about what I write.
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Miley Cyrus Shocks MTV VMAs

Shock singer Lady Gaga hoped last night would cap her big comeback after her long hiatus to undergo hip surgery. But Gaga's well-laid plans of mischief and mayhem for the MTV VMA's were foiled by young upstart Miley Cyrus, who had plans of her own.

Cyrus, who has twerked her way into the hearts of hoodrats everywhere, hit the stage twerking in a teeny, tiny vinyl bikini. Cyrus's controversial booty poppin' shocked veteran actor Will Smith who brought along his two children. After the slutty performance, comedian Kevin Hart quipped, "Miley better get a pregnancy test after all that twerkin'."

Miley Cyrus Shocks MTV VMAs

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Lil Wayne and Birdman

Rappers Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Birdman, and others attended the 2013 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, August 22 in New York City. According to celebrity blogsite TMZ, a fan of either Lil Wayne, T.I. or 2 Chainz was invited on board one of the tour buses by an entourage member during a tour stop in Oklahoma City earlier this week. The female fan says trouble started when she arrived at the bus with a female friend. The entourage member thrust his arm down her shirt and began feeling her breast. She told police she slapped his hand and he punched her in the face so hard she flew out the door and landed on her back with blood spurting from her mouth. The fan says her jaw was broken in two places. She required surgery and her jaw was wired shut. She says she will be sipping her dinner through a straw for 6 weeks.

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J Cole and Drake

Rapper J. Cole sparked controversy when he said President Obama wouldn't have been elected if his skin was dark.

In an interview with BET, Cole said 'colorism' brainwashes black people to see light skinned people as highly favored in the black community. As an example, Cole said President Obama's light skin helped him win the election in 2008.

"Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin," said Cole.

"That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not… still pursuing light skin women," said Cole.

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Celebrity Seed Will and Jada Pinkett Smith

Hollywood power couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were spotted leaving their hotel in New York City. The handsome couple's 12-year-old daughter, Willow Smith, followed behind them. Willow looked like she was under the influence of something groovy. The Smith family dressed casually in t-shirts and jeans.

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Domonique Newburn

Police in San Bernardino, Calif. have identified Dantjier Powell, 18, as a suspect in the murder of Domonique Newburn. Police investigating a call about a disturbance found Newburn's body in his ground floor apartment around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say Powell and Newburn may have been romantically involved.

"There's a possibility the suspect and Newburn were involved in a relationship of some sort," said police spokesman Doug Imhof. "We are not investigating this as a hate crime at this time."

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Kanye West and Kim baby

Music producer Kanye West revealed the first photo of his and Kim Kardashian's daughter, the unfortunately named North West, on Kris Jenner's Show which is sinking in the ratings. Jenner hopes that her granddaughter's reveal will guarantee her a second season.

According to RadarOnline.com, Kim and Kanye reportedly rejected an offer for $4 million for the exclusive rights to the first images of the narcissistic couple's first infant.

The baby's mother, Kim, is still hiding behind the walls of her Beverly Hills mansion, ashamed to show her post-baby body until she thinks she's ready. After multiple surgeries, and even bizarre dieting regimens, Kim is set to come out from hiding very soon.

“Right now, she is worried about the safety of Nori because paps are throwing stuff over the walls, yelling awful things at her,” the source told RadarOnline. “She feels threatened and scared right now that if they don’t just let everyone see the kid, you all are gonna go cray cray on her when she does finally emerge.”

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    Yesterday I told you that "Law & Order SVU" plans to tackle the controversial Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen cases in the same episode. Entertainment Weekly reports that well-known actress Cybil Shepherd plays the celebrity chef who shoots and kills the Trayvon Martin character, played by Smash’s Leslie Odom, Jr.

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    President Obama Calls to Thank Antoinette Tuff

    President Obama finally called the McNair school clerk who talked down a school shooter. The president called Tuff after he was dragged on Twitter.com for calling to congratulate Jason Collins, a gay NBA bench player.

    Obama called Antoinette Tuff a Hero during a surprise phone call Thursday evening. He thanked Tuff for courageously saving the lives of hundreds of school children.

    "Here is somebody who is not just courage, not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about him," Obama said, according to CNN.

    "I think we might have to have her maybe make a visit to the White House," Obama said.

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    Marcus T. Paulk Arrested

    Brandy's TV brother, Marcus T. Paulk, was arrested Thursday and charged with domestic assault, reports gossip website TMZ.

    Paulk, who played little Myles on the popular TV sitcom "Moesha" was charged with kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach during an argument.

    His girlfriend, a singer who asked to be called Andi Roxx, was hospitalized Thursday. Roxx told TMZ the pair were involved in a verbal argument at Beverly Hills nightclub Confidential.

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    sea creature in Spain

    A mysterious sea creature has washed up onshore in Villaricos, Spain, leaving everyone scratching their heads. A woman found the decomposing carcass on the beach early Thursday, according to a report on ThinkSpain.com.

    “A lady found one part and we helped her retrieve the rest,” said Maria Sanches of Civil Protection in Cuevas. “We have no idea what it was. It really stank.” The carcass sprouts shattered bones (which some mistook for horns) on one end and is about 13 feet long.

    Photos of the "sea monster" are going viral on social networks and making headlines all over the world. Some speculate humorously that the creature is a distant relative to the Loch Ness Monster.

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    Rapper 2 Chainz

    Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested for obstructing a police officer in Oklahoma City. The Atlanta rapper was taken into custody early Thursday morning after a nine-hour standoff with police. 2 Chainz had just performed in concert with rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne hours earlier.

    UK's Daily Mail reports that the rapper's tour bus was pulled over when officers observed a broken tail light. After pulling the bus over, police detected the pungent aroma of marijuana in the air and attempted to board the bus, but the occupants locked the bus and prevented the police from boarding.

    When the bus occupants refused to exit the bus, the vehicle was towed -- occupants and all -- to a nearby police training facility.

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    Dominique Lang

    The young accomplice of alleged baby killer, De’Marquise Elkins, 17, pointed him out in a crowded Cobb County courtroom today. 15-year-old Dominique Lang was also charged with the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Lang, who is awaiting his own trial, testified that Elkins started counting down from 5 before firing a bullet between the baby's eyes after attempting to rob the baby's mother, Sherry West, on March 21.

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    Law and order SVU cast

    "Law & Order: SVU" caught flack for its Rihanna and Chris Brown episode that tackled the sensitive issue of domestic violence. Maybe Law & Aorder will do a better job when they cover Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen in the same upcoming episode.

    Executive producer Warren Leight often scours headlines for controversial social issues to cover. According to Leight, the Trayvon Martin episode caused divisions between the cast.

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    Bradley Manning

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in military prison Wednesday for leaking sensitive top secret documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks.

    2 years ago, President Obama was adamant that Manning was an unpatriotic traitor who "broke the law." But Manning hopes that President Obama will have a change of heart now that Manning is one of the "sexual minorities" who are near and dear to Obama.

    Yahoo News reports that Manning announced in a statement to "Today" that he identifies as female and wants to be known as Chelsea Manning.

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    Toni Braxton Jokes About Her Wardrobe Malfunction

    R&B singer Toni Braxton doesn't get all the fuss about her dress slippage at a recent concert. On any given night the LA Lakers cheerleaders show more skin than she did. Toni gracefully responded to the uproar by saying "I made it work," and the extra press attention doesn't hurt.

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    Ayo Kimathi

    Conservative bloggers are fuming about a virulently racist, anti-gay Department of Homeland Security employee who is still employed by the government agency.

    Atlanticwire.com reports that Ayo Kimathi "works on, among other things, the procurement of guns and ammunition for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement."

    But it's Kimathi's radical off duty agenda that is attracting attention from both liberals and conservatives. Kimathi runs the website "War is on the horizon," which warns black people to "prepare for Racial Warfare."

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    Singer Brandy Performs to 90,000 Empty Seats

    According to Black Twitter, R&B singer Brandy was humiliated and embarrassed after performing for just 40 people in a capacity 90,000 seat arena in South Africa on Saturday.

    Several concertgoers at the Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert tweeted that 90,000 concertgoers left before Brandy hit the stage to perform, Perthnow.com reports.

    "Brandy [just] performed to an empty stadium. With the stadium lights on," tweeted South African musician, Kabomo. "There are more people there on a random Tuesday... Depressing."

    Added @My2_Melo: "I gave up the [minute] I saw the empty stadium. Brandy performing for the chairs!"

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    Neno Best Instagram

    A hapless rapper's Instagram boasting led cops to the largest gun seizure in New York City's history, the NY Daily News reports.

    The record gun bust was the culmination of a virtual online Stop-and-Frisk.

    The cops were tipped off to the large cache of guns when an undercover detective spotted Instagram photos and YouTube videos posted by Brooklyn rapper, Mathew Best, aka Neno Best.

    The cop then passed the information to other undercover officers, who attempted to buy guns from other Brooklyn-based gun brokers running similar operations.

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    Beyonce and Jay Z buy Chicago's Regal theater

    Hip hop superstar couple Jay Z and Beyonce recently purchased the old Regal Theatre on 79th street in Chicago, IL for a mere $250,000, EBONY reports.

    The old theater was closed for a year while undergoing renovations. Jay Z and Beyonce purchased the building after it was restored with city TIFF funds. The couple reportedly plan to bring entertainment back to the 2,500 seat theater.

    Beyonce reportedly purchased the theater partly because she attended a party there to celebrate Barack Obama’s presidential nomination acceptance speech in August 2008.

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    Teyana Taylor and Brandon Jennings

    This will be particularly difficult for you men who thought you had a chance to bag one of the last virgins in hip hop. Socialite and one-hit-wonder Teyana Taylor is reportedly dating NBA star Brandon Jennings. But that's only half of the story. She's reportedly pregnant with his seed. The 23-year-old Detroit Pistons star already has kids by several other groupies. Despite the fact that he's a certified male whore, Jennings has fulfilled God’s commandment to multiply and replenish the earth with his seed with multiple women.

    Congrats to the happy couple!

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    Kobe Bryant lists Newport Beach mansion

    LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who is recovering from a torn achilles tendon, is liquidating his vast real estate portfolio. According to Realestalker, Kobe and Vanessa Bryant recently listed their Newport Beach, Calif., mock-mediterranean McMansion for $8,599,000.

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    Kanye West on Kris Jenner Show

    You've been begging to see a photo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's spawn, North West, and on Friday you will get your wish. Kanye will reveal the first public peek at North, aka Nori, on the finale of his stepmother's failing daytime talk show.

    Kanye agreed to reveal the infant's photo on Kris's show in a last ditch effort to get the show renewed for a season 2.

    According to RadarOnline.com, Kim and Kanye reportedly rejected an offer for $4 million for the exclusive rights to the first images of the narcissistic couple's first infant.

    One insider told RadarOnline a separate offer was “well above $10 million,” and the couple still might consider taking it, and donate the proceeds to charity.

    But remember that these figures have not been independently confirmed by an outside source.

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    Kat Stacks and son

    Former video vixen and book author Kat Stacks posted an Instagram video of her adorable son drinking milk from a bottle (watch the video after the break). The first question that springs to mind is, how old is her son? The second question is, how old is too old to be drinking milk from a bottle?

    According to WebMD, allowing older children to drink from a bottle can lead to Baby Bottle Tooth Decay.

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