“Death is something inevitable.When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people&his country,he can rest in peace” #Madiba
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) December 5, 2013
South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela passed away at his home today. He was 95. Tributes and condolences flooded social networking websites as world leaders, former presidents, celebrities and citizens of the world remembered the anti-apartheid civil rights leader.
President Obama spoke on Mandela’s passing from the White House about 45 minutes after the announcement that Mandela had died.
“He no longer belongs to us. He belongs to the ages,” said Obama, borrowing the words of Edwin M. Stanton, who, as Abraham Lincoln lay on his deathbed, said “He now belongs to the ages.”
Actress Gabrielle Union looked radiant on the red carpet at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Opening Night Gala held at New York City Center on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Gabby wore an emerald green Prada strapless gown with a side split.
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— B Smyth (@TheRealBSmyth) December 5, 2013
B. Smyth is a hot new artist whose infectious dance track “Twerkoholic” is heating up dancefloors on both sides of the Atlantic!
I was sent this video to post and at first I thought, “Oh, just another Twerk Song.” But this kid can really sing! As adults, we might not understand the whole “twerking” fad, but twerking has been around forever. This is nothing new.
Check out the official lyric video below. And if you’re into the twerking thing, B. Smyth aka @Therealbsmyth on Twitter is holding a Twerk Contest on his Twitter Page.
The production team behind the Fast & Furious movie franchise released a moving tribute to actor Paul Walker, 40, who was incinerated along with a friend in a single car accident in California last weekend.
Predictably, the coroner’s report listed the cause of Walker’s death as “combined effects of traumatic and thermal injuries” from the high speed impact and the fire that engulfed the $450,000 Porsche Carrera GT that Walker was riding in.
According to the coroner’s report, Walker initially survived the violent impact, but he died “within seconds” after the crash.
A new NYPD program is stirring more controversy than the policy that it was designed to replace. The New York Police Department’s “Stop-and-Kiss” program is an effort to tamp down the complaints of the NYPD’s controversial Stop-and-frisk program that critics say targets black and Hispanic men.
Critics are calling the NYPD’s Stop-and-Kiss program a violation of privacy. Thousands took to the streets earlier this week to protest the new program. The new policy allows officers to kiss anyone who they believe looks suspicious.
New Yorkers who complain that they have been stopped and kissed say the new policy is even more intrusive than the Stop-and-frisk policy.
Cabaret singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter updated her personal webblog with a photo of herself reflected in the lens of husband Jay Z’s custom Persol PO0714 folding sunglasses. The brown acetate frames fold in half so you can store them in your shirt pocket. At $210, these frames are the perfect Christmas gift for that fashion forward man in your life.
Buzzfeed.com breaks down the story behind the most Epic Michelle Obama photograph ever.
This young man was known as the class clown in high school. His upbeat, cheerful personality made him a chick magnet who sired a tribe of children before meeting a well-known R&B Princess and impregnating her. Click the link below to see who he is!
Media personality Perez Hilton is preparing a reality TV show called Gay Dads of New York.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hilton “will document his adventures in fatherhood with” the new reality TV series. Hilton welcomed little Mario Armando Lavandeira III into the world (via a surrogate) in February.
THR reports that Hilton is developing the TV project with Bunim/Murray Productions and OMG Productions. Bunim/Murray Productions are creators of The Real World and Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Local nightclub promoter and personal fitness trainer Omar “Slim” White is a strict vegan who limits processed food or products that goes in or on his body. Slim, who once dated actress Vivica A. Fox, says he doesn’t drink tap water and he even filters the water that he showers with.
Check out Slim’s guest post after the break!