Judge Marsha Revel today sentenced troubled actress Lindsay Lohan to 90 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation. Prosecutor Danette Meyers called witnesses from the Right On Drug & Alcohol Rehab to show that Lohan was not in compliance when she failed to attend 9 alcohol education classes in direct violation of Judge Revel's orders.

Meyers was ruthless when grilling Rehab co-owner Cheryl Marshall, who confirmed that she did not report any of Lohan's absences to the court. Meyers testified that she did not believe it was her responsibility to report Lohan's absences. Meyers said she worried that she would be held liable for violating Lohan's rights.

Lohan was also ordered to wear a SCRAM alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet. The monitoring agency reported a violation to the court during the MTV awards last month. A subsequent blood test was negative for alcohol.

Lohan was ordered to enroll in alcohol education classes in 2007 after being charged with a DUI. The judge pointed out that it took Lohan 3 years to complete a 1½-year program. Lohan's attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, argued that while Lohan was not in compliance by missing 9 education classes, she would have completed the program on time this month.

A tearful Lohan addressed the judge, saying she didn't realize she was out of compliance and she did everything she was supposed to do. "I'm not taking this as a joke. It's my life and my career. I thought it was OK that I missed those classes."

The judge was not moved by her tears.

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The University of Georgia's athletic director Damon Evans has tendered his resignation after reaching a separation settlement with the university.

According to the police report obtained by the AJC, Evans, 40, was "smiling and laughing" when his BMW 750i was pulled over on Roswell Rd. in Buckhead late Wednesday night.

Evans refused to take a breathalyzer test and he was transported to Fulton county jail where he spent the night. Evans obviously thought Bulldog nation extended to Buckhead from Athens where his name carries a little more weight:

"I am not trying to bribe you but I'm the athletic director of the University of Georgia," he said. Later, he made another attempt, saying: "I don't want you to use who I am but I would just ask that you take me to a motel." [link]

When the cop asked Evans why he had a pair of red panties between his legs, he responded, "She took them off and I held them because I was just trying to get her home."

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Loyal reader Netta writes:

(*Edited for clarity)

Hey Sandra, how are you? I visit your site everyday!! I see people always hating on Allen Iverson. He doesn't bother no one. You never hear about him fighting or going back and forth with no one. Besides that incident with his wife. I am a die hard Allen Iverson fan and I love him as a individual. We are all humans and we all make mistakes!! With that being said, no one says the good things that he does such as scholarships for kids to go to college, basketball and football camps for kids, celebrity events every year and etc etc. Here is a few pics of him taking his sister [Ieisha] to [her] prom Saturday. Plz post on your site.


I didn't know AI had a little sister. So I Googled Ieisha Iverson and I found this from the book Only the Strong Survive: The Odyssey of Allen Iverson.

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GIVING BACK IS SO SEXY
Over the weekend Young Jeezy's Street Dreamz Foundation and LightHouse handed out gifts to school children who passed the CRCT standard tests with flying colors. Street Dreamz also Printed up T-Shirts proclaiming "The CRCT Cant Stop me!" Jeezy rented out the Metrolanes Skate & Bowling Center to treat the kids not only to fun and games but to show them that hard work pays off. The kids weren't the only recipients of Jeezy's love. He surprised a few of their parents with cash to help them pay their bills! That's more than Barack Obama has done for our people!

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A Houston teacher has been fired from her position at a school for special education students after she was caught on video viciously beating a 13-year-old student.

Sherri Davis, 40, was terminated after school officials viewed the cell phone video of the assault which took place at Jamie's House Charter School in Houston.

The boy, who has a history of disciplinary problems, had allegedly punched a female student in the class. Other teachers stood by and watched while Davis dished out punishment to the teenager by slapping, punching, kicking and slamming his head against a wall.

But there's a fine line between discipline and an all out assault, and this teacher should have known better.

So yesterday I met up with an old friend who brought along her Louis Vuitton messenger bag to our lunch date. Inside the bag was her brand new iPad.

She happily told me she wasn't following the crowd because she had resisted the initial onslaught of overhyped iPad ads for at least a month before she finally gave in after reading on my blog that her favorite singer Monica had an iPad. She said she loves it.

Me, on the other hand, I still have no use for an iPad. I already have a MacBook Pro (which I'm typing this post on) and a HTC smart phone, which I hate, but it serves my purposes when I want to browse the Internet while out & about.

I simply can't see myself dragging that monster iPad out of a bag just to check the sports scores -- unless I just want the people around me to see that I have an iPad -- and I am not that vain.

US president Barack Obama probably feels the same way. He doesn't own an iPad either.

Obama told the graduating class of Hampton University today (April 9) that the iPad is just another useless invention that will only lead them to distraction as they try to find work in a dismal job market.

Last week Apple CEO Steve Jobs bragged that his iPad sold over 1 million units. With over 300 million people in the US, I am not impressed.

Besides, that figure doesn't include all the replacement iPads exchanged by clumsy owners who dropped and broke their first units.

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R&B Diva Monica is currently on a plane flying from the west coast to her next promo stop in Oklahoma where she's performing at Langston University tonight!

Monica's gold selling CD Still Standing is flying off the shelves, and Mo is in high demand right now.

But she knows how much you guys love her. So before she boarded her flight, Monica logged into the comments section to drop you a note to let you know how much she appreciates you!



ABC Nightline asks the question 'why can't successful black women find a man?' I changed the title to 'husband' because most successful black women don't have trouble finding a man. There are plenty of black men in our community who don't mind being kept lavishly while spending her money. I can think of a handful of them right off the top of my head.

The problem is that these successful women can't land a husband because doing so takes a lot more work and effort than they are willing to put out. That's because most successful black women believe they are above black men. It's sad but true. Society has devalued black men to the point where our women don't even respect them any more.

Haven't you wondered why there is such a proliferation of lesbians in our community within the past two decades?

Last week, ABC gathered together the cream of the crop within the black Entertainment industry to try and tackle the troubling question from the inside.

Maybe you've seen them in your neighborhood or at the hair salon, cute little babies and toddlers who seem healthy and normal -- until they smile or open their mouths to reveal tiny silver caps covering their front teeth.

Baby bottle tooth decay, or baby dental caries, is a result of mothers putting babies to bed with a bottle (or no-spill cup) full of sugary milk, juices or sodas. The prolonged contact of milk or juice leaves a sticky film on the baby's teeth all night long.

Bacteria, which is always present in the baby's mouth, eats the sugar in the film and converts it to acid which then eats away at the enamel on baby's teeth. The damage progresses through 3 stages:

  • Stage 1 - signs go unnoticed as bacteria decays teeth from inside out
  • Stage 2 - discoloration begins at the gum line and works down the tooth
  • Stage 3 - teeth begins to visibly corrode, fracture and fall out

Again, Stage 1 goes undetected. So by the time the bottle rot has progressed to stage 2, it may be too late to save the teeth. And if your child's permanent teeth have already grown in (or the baby teeth never fall out, such as in producer Jermaine Dupri's case) the Dental bills can be very expensive. Some dentists charge $3,000 and up to save your child's teeth.

Treatment includes painful root canals, extractions and/or the placement of porcelain caps (expensive) or silver caps (cheaper) over the baby's teeth to save them. Extensive dental treatments could require hospitalization.

Dentists advise mothers with children of teeth bearing age to avoid putting your toddler to bed with a bottle or a no-spill cup filled with anything other than water. If your child fusses and cries, she will eventually the no milk or juice at night rule and you will get a good night's sleep.

Also, teaching your toddler to brush her teeth after meals is not a bad idea. And give her healthy food to eat such as apples and carrots in place of candy.

You should also cut back on bottled water and give your baby tap water instead since healthy teeth need fluoride to keep them hard and prevent decay.

Take your baby to the dentist as early as age 1 to give your dentist the best chance to diagnose problems early.

More info on the Web

Bottle Rot Syndrome - ePinions

Bottle Rot FAQS - Children's hospital

Dental Tips for Children

DISCLAIMER: As always, any medical information published on this blog is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and you should not take any action before consulting with your personal physician or a health care provider.

Comments Off on FanMAIL: Heather Responds

Dear Sandra,

I just wanted to let you know that last night-- when we realized what you had posted on your blog-- we took down our "Party of Five" blog. This makes us heartsick, and we feel really upset about having to do it. There are many, many people who have written to us over the past three years telling us how important and inspiring our blog has been to them in terms of a whole range of things (including a deeper understanding of inter-racial adoption, education regarding Haiti, conscientious parenting, etc.).

White parents adopting black children, especially, have found the Party of Five blog helpful -- in terms of raising cultural awareness, helping to educate about black hair, information about confidence-promoting picture books for young black children, etc. It is for all of these reasons that we had kept the Party of Five blog public even when we moved to a private blog in March. Last night, when we saw what you had posted on your blog -- you having selectively chosen the most provocative photos of our children and posted them entirely out of context on your own blog -- our hearts just sank. Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of beautiful photos of our children that we have posted over the years, you selectively chose the ones that you did. You did not ask for permission to post those photos in the manner that you did, and if you had asked us we would not have allowed for it. We had never heard of your blog before last night... but then we started getting a lot of strange comments coming in on the Party of Five blog... and it didn't take long for us to trace them back to your blog post. It is probably hard for you to imagine how upset this has made us. As parents, our children and their safety and security and identity are our absolute number one priority in life. We immediately made the decision to pull Party of Five off the internet so that you -- or others -- will no longer be able to do what you've done to our family.

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A day doesn't go by when without news about young black men being killed or locked up. But here's some good news out of Chicago: the entire senior class of Chicago's Urban Prep Academy for Young Men has been accepted to college. You won't hear about these intelligent young brothas in the mainstream press because it's not a negative story about black men.

It's great to see kids like the students of Urban Prep Academy achieving their goals. When I contrast them with a good-for-nothing like Chris Brown who, at age 21, is a convicted felon who can't pull his pants up, it gives me hope for the future of our kids.



Mayor Richard Daley and Chicago Public Schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at an all-school assembly at Urban Prep Academy for Young Men in Englewood this morning to congratulate them. It's the first graduating class at Urban Prep since it opened its doors in 2006.

The school enforces a strict uniform of black blazers, khaki pants and red ties -- with one exception. After a student receives the news he was accepted into college, he swaps his red tie for a red and gold one at an assembly.

The last 13 students received their college ties today, to thunderous applause.

Ask Rayvaughn Hines what college he was accepted to and he'll answer with a question.

"Do you want me to name them all?"

For the 18-year-old from Back of the Yards, college was merely a concept--never a goal--growing up. Even within the last three years, he questioned if school, let alone college, was for him. Now, the senior is headed to the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. next fall.

Hines remembers the moment he put on his red and gold tie.

"I wanted to take my time because I was just so proud of myself," he said. "I wanted everyone to see me put it on." Read More...


Photos: Splash News Online

Thanks to loyal reader Shana for the tip!

On Saturday, I accompanied AG Entertainment's Alex Gidewon to the Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Civic Center. The best part of the evening for me was the car ride there and back. We pulled up to the Civic Center in a CL65 AMG with a turbocharged V12 engine that reached top speeds in 6 seconds. The car took my breath away. All I can say is I want one!

Anyway, step show host Ryan Cameron (WVEE) said "Steppin' is for erybody." Well, it's not for me. I was bored out of my skull for the 50+ minutes that we were there. Back in my college days, steppin' was an entirely different art form than what you see today. Now it's more lights, cameras and action than fancy footwork mixed with military precision.

So is it any wonder that an all white girl crew from Arkansas took 1st place in the majority black competition? The women from Zeta Tau Alpha's Epsilon chapter electrified the crowd with a dazzling step routine that clocked in at just under 9 minutes. They won cash scholarships and other prizes. MTV2 will air the step show at 3 pm on February 28 and March 7.

A college acquaintance of Barack Obama recently sat down for an interview with B-Cast.

John C. Drew, who graduated from Occidental College the year before Obama, described "Barry" Obama as a "pure Marxist" who praised the Soviet Union and insistently argued a communist point of view. "He definitely saw America as the enemy."

Drew said,

"[Obama] made a very principled, dedicated, impassioned argument that in fact a real revolution was coming. And that, in a sense, we should all get on board and prepare ourselves physically and emotionally for that revolution."

According to Drew, in 1980 Obama saw America as "the enemy" and he predicted a future where the people would "rise up" and "overthrow the government."

A CNN poll out today shows that the majority of voters don't think Obama will be reelected to a 2nd term.

An argument could be made that Obama was a young, impressionable, idealistic college student in 1980. But the facts prove that Obama still embodies the same communist/Marxist ideals that he was so passionate about in his college days.

Couple that with the fact that Obama refuses to release his college transcripts from Occidental which, some say, proves his participation in Marxist groups on campus.

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A second grade teacher was savagely stabbed to death by her boyfriend who, police say, then got into his car and flagged down a patrol officer to turn himself in.

Dana McFarlane, 35, of Snellville is being held at the Henry County jail on a murder charge in the death of his girlfriend Kinaya Schenese Byrd, 34, who was stabbed during a quarrel at her home in Stockbridge.

According to the AJC, Byrd's father, Richard Byrd was afraid for his daughter's life after she began seeing the low life. "I had a deep feeling he might hurt her someday," Richard Byrd said of his only child.

Richard Byrd said a neighbor heard the fight an tried to stop McFarlane. But she was dead before help could arrive.

The pretty future educator taught at River's Edge Elementary School in Clayton County. Her death comes as a shock to friends, some of whom were classmates of hers at Spelman College.

A "Celebration of Life" service for Kinaya Schenese Byrd will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1540 Pryor Road Southwest in Atlanta. The wake will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Murray Brothers Cascade Chapel, 1199 Utoy Springs Road Southwest in Atlanta.

Thanks to loyal reader Stephanie Vaughn for the tip.

Source: WSB

While I am aware that today's teenagers are 30 x's more promiscuous than in my day, I never knew such things as sex hit lists existed. I'm so out of the loop that I didn't even know pregnant teens attended regular high schools until a few years ago.

According to HipHopUpdate blog, this kid was grounded for 3 months because his sister tattled on him for hiding a six-pack of beer in his room. So he exacted his revenge on her by posting her sex "hit list" online.

This is why I never wanted girl children. I bet her parents thought she was a virgin.

You can see for yourself all the sordid acts she's planning for your sons in her school. She even put dates next to their names to indicate exactly when the act will go down. There's a government study that shows 88% of pregnant teenagers got knocked up while on school grounds, which gives a whole new meaning to sex education.

A male cheerleader for the Missouri Tigers got more than he bargained for when he knocked on the door of his next door neighbors and asked them to keep the noise down.

He ended up with a broken nose and a black eye.

The occupants of the apartment were players for the Missouri basketball team who were celebrating a big win over the Pan-American team.

Police arrested seniors Amanda Hanneman and Jessra "The Enforcer" Johnson and charged them with assault and "dynamic disturbance." The two top scorers for the Lady Tigers were suspended from the team indefinitely.

Police say Missouri senior Justin Short, complained to his female roommate -- who was at the party next door -- that she and her friends were being too loud. It was then that police say the basketball players started smacking him around.

Witnesses say Short attempted to restrain his roomie, but was then jumped by the other players.

Police described the dispute as more of a brawl, "with at least eight people" trying to break it up and/or get involved in the punching. Coach Cindy Stein has suspended her two players indefinitely, but even without their top two scorers—according to the Missouri Media Guide, Johnson's nickname is "The Enforcer"—the Tigers still managed to beat Murray State by 39 points on Sunday. Read More...

Meawhile, Hanneman took to her twitter page as if nothing had happened.

Singer Fantasia, her daughter Zion, mama and sister attended BET's 10th Anniversary Celebration Of Gospel in NYC on Saturday. Can you tell which one is mama? And isn't Zion a little cutie patootie?

Rapper Flo Rida splashed a little water on his perfect pecs and biceps as he got the ladies all hot and bothered at the Y 100 Jingle Ball Jam at Bank Atlantic Center down in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday.

R&B icon Brandy performed onstage at the Y 100 Jingle Bell Jam and she brought producer Timbaland up onstage with her. Let's hope Timbo produced some tracks for her next album so we won't have to keep saying she used to be such a good singer. Timbo needs to drop a hundred pounds if he wants to be considered even a little bit sexy.

R&B legend Mary J Blige looked stunning in a shimmering dress onstage during TNT's "Christmas in Washington 2009" at the National Building Museum in DC on Saturday. Usher, Justin Beiber, George Lopez and others also attended the event.

Socialite Nicole Richie showed off her new brunette locks during the launch of the House of Harlow 1960 Holiday Collection at Bloomingdale's at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California Saturday.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

Local artists Ludacris, left, rapper Big Boi, center, and singer Akon and his brother Bu Thiam (not pictured), put their busy schedules on hold yesterday to help distribute 2000 turkeys along with hundreds of pounds of greens, sweet potatoes and fixings to the needy at South Cobb high school in Austell, GA (a suburb of Atlanta).

Mayoral frontrunner Kasim Reed, left, posing with Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, center, and Akon Thiam, is hoping for a record turnout of voters for the mayoral runoff election on Dec 1st. Atlanta's entertainment community will benefit greatly if Kasim wins because he plans to rescind the controversial 2:30 a.m. nightclub curfew which will boost the local economy.

If Mary Norwood wins the runoff, she will become ATL's first ever white female mayor and her election will end a 30-year run of black mayors in Atlanta.

Akon's brother Bu Thiam, who recently celebrated his new gig as VP at Def Jam, called me personally last week to say he planned to take out ads on Sandrarose.com. I asked him if I could have his Lamborghini instead, but he politely declined my request. At least I tried.

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A female's intuition is highly sensitive to any change in a man's body language or behavior after he has been with another woman -- however subtle that change may be, we can detect it instantly. Men aren't as alert to subtle changes in their own behavior as we are. So they are often caught slipping.

But while God outfitted us females with a better intuition than men, we sometimes allow our emotions to get in the way of our good common sense.

As I told you before, here in Atlanta, we have a black male shortage crisis. Because of that, women often find themselves involved with the same man.

This is what happened to two Clayton County middle school teachers who allowed their emotions to get in the way of their good common sense.

Rex Mill Middle School teachers Chaka Cobb and Ebony Smith were charged with misdemeanors following a profanity laced altercation in front of students.

The fight was over a man, Rex Mill physical education teacher Derek Green. The altercation was sparked by a love letter posted by Ebony Smith to Green's Facebook page begging him for more pillow time.

“I am in love with you. I am tired of being your every blue moon [expletive],” the letter read.

Cobb, who is pregnant with Green's child, read the letter and posted an angry response to Smith. The two women later confronted each other at the school.

“There was swinging and hitting and profanity between the two,” read an administrative complaint filed with the teachers professional board. Smith took the first swing at Cobb and the fight was broken up by several teachers.

Smith turned in her resignation on Monday in lieu of being terminated, according to the AJC.

Cobb was suspended without pay for 19.5 days. She will return to work on Dec. 4. Green was suspended for 10 days without pay. Though he wasn't involved in the altercation, he violated the school board's policy against fraternizing. Green returned to work on Monday.

All three teachers were found to be in violation of school board ethics and professional standard of conduct policies for educators.

In a letter submitted to school administration, Cobb blamed her uncharacteristic behavior to her "raging hormones" because of her pregnancy. “I felt extremely threatened for myself and my fully developed child inside of me,” she wrote.

Smith called the situation "childish and embarrassing."

Cobb and Smith's cases have been assigned to a State Court judge. They will likely be arraigned in January, 2010.

Source: AJC via ATLien.

I don't understand Barack Obama's motives. After all the controversy his bowing before foreign leaders has caused, he does it again. This time he bowed before an elementary school student during a photo op. I guess Obama thinks teaching children to appear subservient and weak to others is a good look?

Source

Update:

President Obama bowed to President Hu Jintao in China at a town hall meeting. At the one minute mark, Hu bows his head slightly to Obama who reciprocates not once but three times ending with a deep bow.

The body of Chicago Board of Education President Michael Scott, pictured on the right with the Reverend Jesse Jackson, was found alongside the Chicago river early this morning. Police believe Scott shot himself in the head. A handgun was found near his body.

According to Jesse Jackson who spoke with Scott last week, he was under tremendous pressure from the community and the White House to address the gang violence that took the life of 16-year-old Derrion Albert in October.

Other sources believe Scott's job was on the line due to the intense media scrutiny given to the case. The savage death of the Fenger High student on Sept. 24 was captured on a cell phone camera and went viral on YouTube.

His death prompted visits to the school from the Reverends Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. And the president of the United States sent U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Education Secretary Arne Duncan to visit Chicago in October to talk about what the Obama administration is doing to combat youth violence.

Three youths are being held without bond in the Derrion Albert beating case.

Although Reverend Jackson clarified to MyFoxChicago.com that he was not under the impression that Scott was experiencing any emotional trauma as a result of the Chicago student’s reportedly brutal death, speculating is circulating on Monday that it may have contributed to his actions. Source

Conspiracy theorists are jumping all over the news about "mix ups" involving the H1N1 vaccines. According to online reports, school children across the country have been vaccinated against the swine flu virus without their parents consent. This is not as innocuous as it sounds.

Every school nurse knows she can't administer as much as a single Motrin to children without parental consent. So how could this "mistake" happen?

Isn't it interesting that in July, Obama's US Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, signed a decree granting vaccine makers total immunity from any lawsuits that may arise from “Swine Flu” vaccine "mix ups" such as these incidents?

And why does the CDC suggest only children be vaccinated when adults as well as children are coming down with the flu?

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In a press conference at a school in his native Belize yesterday, rapper Shyne, who legally changed his name to Moses Michael Leviy, spoke to students about avoiding the mistakes that helped to derail his promising rap career.

Leviy visited Wesley College, a school he briefly attended in 1993.

“As Shyne, I think they want to hear what I have to say and what I do have to say is not, ‘listen man I am on a gangster roll.’ No listen, look what gangster roll got me. Look where it led me. And I am not telling you what to do because I am not a preacher and I am not everybody’s father but I am exhibit A of what’s going to happen if you don’t stay in Wesley College, you dig. If you don’t go to that sixth form, if you don’t try to go to the university you’re going to spend the rest of your life in the cooker or you’re going to be in the grave. That is what this is about.

This is not about any type of romanticizing. No, this is about me, this is about them, and hopefully them learning from me that listen, I don’t want to make the mistakes that he made but if you do make a mistake you can transform that mistake. That is what a mistake is, not continuing to hit yourself in the brick wall but understand this is a brick wall, I ran into it, let me tear this wall down, or let me just go a different direction.”

On being deported from the United States after serving 9 years in a NY prison:

“Listen people sell tens of millions of records outside of the States. Quite frankly the Euro is stronger than the dollar right now. So I will make far more money in Europe and in Japan and throughout the world than I would make in the States.” Read more...

Yes, you read that right: CBS -- not Fox News -- says the White House is fudging stimulus jobs numbers to bolster claims that Barack Obama's $787 billion created or saved thousands of jobs.

CBS News and Katie Couric have doubts about the Obama administration's jobs numbers. That doesn't bode well for Obama because Katie and CBS news are supposed to be in Obama's corner.

On Thursday's CBS Evening News, Couric reports on the Stimulus jobs creation numbers, "Earlier this year, the president claimed it would create or save three million jobs. There are some questions about how many it may have created so far."

CBS CORRESPONDENT REID: At a small college in Georgia, $100,000 in stimulus funds paid for trucks for students to practice for commercial driver`s licenses. Another $100,000 went for a modular classroom. The school reported to the government that 280 jobs were created.

In reality, not even close. That's the number of students who benefited. It has nothing to do with jobs.

In Cocoa, Florida, a childcare center reported 129 jobs created by a stimulus grant. In fact, no jobs were created. The money was really used to increase the compensation and benefits of 129 existing employees.

Overall, it turns out the administration's initial stimulus jobs report contained hundreds of errors as first reported by the Associated Press. Critics say if the kinds of errors found in that earlier report are repeated in Friday's much more extensive job creation survey, it won't be worth the paper it's printed on.

CRAIG JENNINGS: We have, I think, a rough estimate at best. And at worst, these numbers are next to useless.

Hunky actor Todd Smith, aka LL Cool J, chases down a suspect on the set of NCIS Los Angeles in Venice Beach, CA yesterday.

Madonna's 13-year-old daughter Lourdes is a Material Girl too. Lourdes was spotted out & about in London in yesterday.

(L-R) Media personality Star Jones, singer Robin Thicke and his lovely wife Paula Patton attended the 2009 Angel Ball to Benefit Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation hosted by Denise Rich at Cipriani on Wall Street last night (10/20) in New York, NY.

Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson dropped a lot of weight along with her newborn son Punk Jr. Now she's complaining that she misses eating for two.

Increasingly eccentric TV host Oprah Winfrey leaves a Beverly Hills salon yesterday with one of her beloved pooches. No pet grooming service is good enough for Oprah's bitch.

Photo of Oprah: Splash News Online other photos: Wireimage/Getty

Morehouse College has come under fire for instituting a no dress and pumps code for its all-male student body.

It's a shame that a no dress code should even have to be revised to call for black men to put away their skirts, pumps and purses -- or to pull their saggy jeans up. But unfortunately, Hip Hop influences can be seen everywhere on campus.

And some of this new crop of Morehouse men come from single parent homes headed by domineering black women, resulting in more feminine black men who are confused about their identity now than ever before.

The dress code also bans wearing hats inside buildings, sunglasses indoors, do-rags, going barefoot on campus, and wearing feminine attire such as dresses, tunics, skirts, leggings, high heeled shoes and purses.

The new dress code is part of its "Appropriate Attire Policy" according to Dr. William Bynum, vice president for Morehouse Student Services.

"We are talking about five students who are living a gay lifestyle that is leading them to dress a way we do not expect in Morehouse men," said Bynum.

Before instituting the policy, Bynum met with Morehouse Safe Space, the campus' gay organization.

"We talked about it and then they took a vote," he said. "Of the 27 people in the room, only three were against it."

In an interview with the AJC, Senior Cameron Titus said he applauded the change.

"The policy is just saying that you have to show more respect in how you dress and there are things that are just not acceptable at Morehouse," Titus said. "We have a legacy that we are trying to uphold."

My 2c: I totally agree with Bynum and Titus. Morehouse College has a rich tradition of educating and training black men to be leaders. A man can't lead other men wearing a dress.

I remember when I was in high school in Miami, Florida and if a student got herself pregnant she was transferred to an alternative school for pregnant girls. We never ever saw a pregnant kid walking the halls in jr. high or high school. But we're living in different times now.

In this article, a white reporter with CBS News struggles to understand why 115 girls in a single high school are pregnant. Robeson High has a population of 800 students. And of course the school is majority black.

The reporter has probably never watched the highly sexualized rap videos on BET or heard the degrading lyrics in Hip Hop songs catering to these same kids.

The writer probably doesn't know that the girls at Robeson high are products of a Hip Hop culture that glorifies violence, sex and crimes against women. And that these girls grew up watching rap videos portray black women as sexual objects for the pleasure of rappers and their thug entourages.

Rappers routinely spit lines about challenging authority and breaking society's rules by encouraging promiscuity among today's youth.

Surely the writer is familiar with rapper Lil Wayne and how he freely plants his seed in any bimbo opportunist who is willing to open her legs to him. In fact, there was a recent incident where black chicks shot up his tour bus because he refused to have sex with them.

So far the tally of baby mamas knocked up by the rapper this year alone stands at 4. Wayne already has a 9-year-old with reality tv personality Antonia Carter.

Robeson Principal Gerald Morrow blames the pregnancies on the girls home life and absentee fathers. He doesn't mention to the white reporter the destructive influence Hip Hop has had on an entire generation of youth. Maybe because he knows it's a black thing and she wouldn't understand.

Thanks to loyal reader BevG for the tip!

It's that time again for the annual Frank Ski Kids Foundation Wine Tasting & Live Auction held at Frank Ski's opulent Sandy Springs mansion.

The anticipation for this year’s Sixth Annual Frank Ski Celebrity Wine Tasting & Live Auction on December 13, 2009 benefiting the Frank Ski Kids Foundation is overwhelming.

This event will be co-chaired by Ambassador Andrew Young, Kevin Liles, Sean P. Diddy Combs, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Scott Selig.

Last year’s event was sold out and over 200 people were left without tickets. Due to the capacity, we anticipate the response to be even greater this year with the inclusion of several major confirmed celebrities.

This year Sandrarose.com will send a member (and your spouse) to represent Sandrarose.com at the prestigious Wine Tasting that is the most talked about event of the year! Check back for details on how to win a ticket.

For those of you who are interested in purchasing tickets, please visit www.frankskikids.org to complete your credit card purchase of your tickets through the secure pay pal button. All sales for a reduced price ticket must be completed by November 1, 2009, 5pm.

For sponsorship opportunities, additional information or to purchase tickets by cashiers check, cash or money order please call the Frank Ski Kids Foundation office at (404)870-0230.


Frank & Tanya Ski of the Frank Ski Kids Foundation

The NY Education commissioner ordered an investigation into a video showing school children singing songs deifying Barack Obama.

B. Bernice Young Elementary School in New Jersey was put on temporary lock down yesterday after death threats were phoned to the school's principal.

In a statement to FOXNews.com, Education Department spokeswoman Beth Auerswald said the commissioner would review the matter. She said the commissioner wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without "inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom."

"In addition, it is our understanding the teacher in question retired at the end of the last school year," the statement continued.

Parents were outraged as the video depicting their children singing praises to Barack Hussein Obama went viral on YouTube and other media outlets yesterday.

Parents and conservatives accused the school of indoctrinating their children into Obama's "communist regime."

One song that the children sang was a remix of "Jesus Loves the Little Children," but Jesus' name was replaced with Obama's: "He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama."

"I'm stunned -- I can't believe it's our school," said Jim Pronchik, who told FOXNews.com his 8-year-old son Jimmy was one of the 18 students in the video. "We don't want to praise this guy like he's a god or an idol or a king or anything like that. That's the wrong message to be sending."

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