Raven-Symone and AzMarie Livingston

Actress Raven-Symone, right, and her girlfriend AzMarie Livingston were among the celebrity guests attending the annual LudaDay Weekend in Atlanta, Georgia this Labor day. The ladies also attended a Black Gay Pride event during their visit to the ATL. Raven-Symone officially came out of the closet on Twitter.com last month.

Read the 8th Annual LudaDay Weekend recap by Tahira Joy Wright of Branded PR after the break.

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Rob Carmona

A federal judge has ruled that workplace use of the derogatory term ‘nigger’ is illegal, even if uttered by black people.

Brandi Johnson, 38, was awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages in a lawsuit brought against STRIVE agency founder Rob Carmona (pictured above) for calling her the N-word during a taped “four-minute nigger tirade”. Johnson said Carmona was angered over her inappropriate workplace attire and unprofessional behavior.

STRIVE prepares young black people with the tools necessary to enter the workforce. STRIVE’s website notes that the agency has helped nearly 50,000 people find jobs.

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Obama travels to Russia to meet with gay activists

President Obama plans to meet with two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists when he travels to Russia this week to attend the Group of 20 summit. It will be the first time that Obama has ever met with gay activists on foreign soil.

Obama recently criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for his anti-gay laws that punishes anyone who teaches “homosexual propaganda” to children.

Igor Kochetkov of the Russian LGBT Network told The Associated Press that the Obama administration extended an invitation to meet with Obama in Russia before the summit.

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Lamar Odom

Online tabloid RadarOnline.com located Lamar Odom’s alleged drug dealer, who tells the tabloid that Odom smoked $50K worth of cocaine over 3 years.

“He likes to party,” the alleged drug dealer told RadarOnline. “He’s a pretty nice guy to be honest with you, but he’s becoming … his problem seems to be becoming a bigger problem.

The dealer added, “In my experience, he literally likes cocaine — he is a cocaine guy. He likes to smoke it,” added the man, who spoke to us on the condition we obscured his face and voice.”

The dealer told RadarOnline that Odom prefers to “freebase” cocaine, a process by which the user burns the coke to purify it, then inhales the fumes through a pipe.

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Djimon Hounsou

Actor Djimon Hounsou says marriage ruins perfectly good relationships. Hounsou, who was never really married to socialite Kimora Lee, made the statement during a press call for his latest movie Baggage Claim.

“The idea of marrying somebody can actually ruin the union,” he said in response to a question from Hip Hollywood (via Rhymeswithsnitch.com).

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Wiz Khalifa and baby Bash

Rapper Wiz Khalifa tweeted this photo of his and Amber Rose’s 6-month-old son Sebastian Taylor Thomaz, aka Bash, over the holiday weekend. The infant is probably wondering what kind of species his father belongs to.

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  • LeBron's Mom Gloria Dating a Miami Rapper

    LeBron’s Mom Gloria is off the market. After dating a number of NBA bench riders, the 40-something Cougar landed a young rapper by the name of Da Real Lambo, according to TattleTailzz blog.

    Judging from all the photos posted on Lambo’s social media website, Gloria seems to be smitten with Lambo, but Lambo may be more smitten with Gloria’s son, Miami Heat superstar LeBron James.

    Someone should tell Gloria that men can be groupies too.

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    Yo Gotti Hosts REIGN Fridays

    Rapper Yo Gotti hosted REIGN Fridays at REIGN Nightclub in Atlanta. Earlier this year Gotti signed a distribution deal with his friend LA Reid at EPIC Records. His 2nd studio album I AM is scheduled for release on Nov. 19, 2013.

    Yo Gotti Hosts REIGN Fridays

    Of course some of Atlanta’s finest came out to welcome Gotti to the ATL!

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