Sexy siren Keri Hilson attended Maxim's Hot 100 Party sponsored by New Era, Miller Lite, 2(x)ist and Silver Jeans Co. held at Eden in Hollywood, California last night.
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Remember I told you that socialite Amber Rose hired a trainer to pound her tired looking body back into shape? I'm told her efforts are paying off. She lost 6 lbs in one week. Good for her. Amber attended Maxim's Hot 100 Party last night in Hollywood.
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Friends Kim Karsdashian and Kelly Osbourne got jiggly with it as they checked out each others hot bodies on the red carpet at the Southern Style St Bernard Project Event With Ambassador Britney Spears in Beverly Hills, Ca last night.
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A heavily Photoshopped and airbrushed Amber Rose covers the July/August 2011 issue of KING magazine. The former Kanye West bust down is still managing to keep herself afloat, though her once bright future is starting to look a little dim.

It isn't a question of whether her transition from the style icon to smoked out rapper Wiz Khalifa is a downgrade. Of course it's a downgrade. Amber is in denial when she says Wiz isn't a downgrade from Kanye. But can you blame her for not being willing or able to admit it?

In a recent sit down interview with KING magazine's Sean Malcolm, the former stripper says:

There’s no comparison in personalities. You know when people say how do you go from Kanye to Wiz Khalifa, that’s a downgrade. But the only question I can ask them is: have you ever dated Kanye? Because I have, and believe me, I did not downgrade at all. Not in any aspect, at all.

KING magazine's July/August 2011 issue is on newsstands May 31st.

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Singer Brandy, 32, was spotted arriving at Il Sole for dinner in West Hollywood last night. According to Singersroom.com, Brandy's mother, Sonja Norwood, has launched the Norwood Talent Agency Corporation (NTAC) in partnership with her husband Willie Norwood. The company will focus it efforts on family talent similar to the Norwood family gene pool, which includes Brandy's brother Ray J. "Brandy and Ray J: Family Business" is currently in hiatus, but is still on the VH1 roster of programs.

Actress and spokeswoman Queen Latifah, 40, was spotted carrying plastic bags full of groceries into her hotel in New York City yesterday. Latifah is about to get her buffet on inside her hotel room where she moved after a recent breakup with her longtime girlfriend, trainer Jeanette Jenkins. It's Jenkins' loss: I'm sure the Queen already has a replacement for Jenkins. She's always been in high demand. Lesbun Twitter is already buzzing about Latifah being the prominent guest speaker at Delaware State University's 2011 commencement address in Dover, Delaware on May 22nd.
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Singer Rihanna, 23, headed home to the United States from Hamburg, Germany this morning after finishing up her duties as Nivea ambassador onboard a cruise ship in Hamburg yesterday. Rihanna's red curls and long flowing gown made her look like she was heading to her high school prom with her girlfriend Melissa. Rihanna was handed a bouquet of roses when she got off stage after performing at Nivea's 100th anniversary. She said, “Happy 100th anniversary, and I wish you many, many more!”

Photos by WENN via Gossip Girls

I must confess that I had no idea who video vixen Esther Baxter was until yesterday when celebrity blog Bossip.com posted graphic photos of her spontaneously aborted embryo resting in a toilet.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Baxter, the 26-year-old first gained fame by dancing in Petey Pablo's "Freek-A-Leek" music video in 2004.

It seems that the gossip blog got ahold of the disturbing pictures of the embryo after Baxter, who was involved In a toxic on/off relationship with NY rapper Joseph Budden, lost her embryo during a violent confrontation with the 30-year-old rapper back in February.

The dictionary defines an "embryo" as:

"...an unborn or unhatched offspring in the process of development."

The embryo wasn't even in the fetus stage yet because it was less than 8 weeks from conception. But that didn't prevent a sizable uproar on the social networking website Twitter.com last night, with protesters calling for a boycott of the blog that printed the pictures.

According to Bossip, it was Esther herself who provided the graphic photos of the bloody embryo prior to being flushed down a toilet in a post titled "Esther Baxter: “Joe Budden Killed Our Baby”.

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Socialite Amber Rose is still attracting the paparazzi for some reason. Kanye West's former beard was spotted shopping with friends in Los Angeles yesterday. She was wearing a canary yellow jumpsuit with Timberland boots and gaudy gold jewelry. Amber, 27, who claims to own a shades line, opened a shop somewhere in the LA area. She had hoped to use her shop as the backdrop for a new reality TV series based on her life, her loves, her family and whatever else she could think of to get attention. "My show's gonna be an open book into my life, my family and my businesses…it's called Behind Her Shades, it's everything that's behind them and part of that is my shades shop," she said in an interview. But that was news to VH1 who knew nothing about such a series.

Not to be deterred, Amber teamed up with Kanye's former artist Consequence, and together they filmed a trailer for his upcoming mixtape, Movies On Demand 3. Consequence, who's acting more like a scorned female these days, is busy running his trap about Kanye to anyone who will listen. Supposedly he has dirt on Kanye that he plans to share with the world on his new mixtape. We all know he gleaned his Kanye gossip from Amber and they hope to make big bucks off what they know. The problem for both of them is, nobody cares!

Actor Vin Diesel flirted with a mystery blonde at a party in Rome last week. There is no word on what his current girlfriend, model Paloma Jimenez, thinks about these pictures. The 43-year-old actor's latest film, 'Fast Five', is in theaters now.

Photos: DM

All those stories you heard about R&B singer divorcing her hubby Kendu Isaacs were just that -- stories. Don't believe everything you read on the blogs. The happy couple attended a special concert honoring Mary J Blige and the FFAWN (Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now) scholarship fund at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.

Media personality Lala Vazquez-Anthony attended the Foundation For the Advancement of Women Now ("FFAWN") and Elle Magazine 2nd Annual Mary J. Blige Honors Concert to benefit FFAWN's Scholarship Fund, held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night.

Also attending the special event were singers Jennifer Hudson, Christina Aguilera, Corrine BaileyRae, Jill Scott, actresses Kerry Washington, Ellen Pomeo, and her husband Chris Ivey; actress Evan Rachel Wood (not pictured) and more.

Love comes in all shapes and sizes: Lesbian actress Michelle Rodriguez flagged a cab with her unidentified lover in downtown NYC today. Her girlfriend has never been fat, but she's looking extra crackish in these pictures. I guess the toothpick look is in these days. Lindsay Lohan's ex, Samantha Ronson, isn't much bigger than this chick.

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Last night, former Xscape singer, Tiny Harris, who goes by the username @TinyMajorMama on Twitter.com, posted this Twitpic of herself rocking a new t-shirt line by rising clothing designer, and her longtime friend, Nikki Nicole Dillard.

Tiny's t-shirt reads "Stay in Your LANE, HOE."

Some of you may recall t-shirt designer Nikki Nicole as my 2008 Jump Off of The Year Award recipient. At the time I wrote "You don’t know her, but she’s on the come up." Do I know how to pick 'em or what?

Prior to being named Sandrarose.com's 2008 Jump Off of The Year, Nikki and Tiny (and T.I. for that matter) were inseparable on road trips. But in the aftermath of my post, Nikki was unceremoniously dumped by the couple, and she was replaced on road trips by Tiny's other bosom buddy, Vanity.

I won't delve any further into their past personal lives, but let's suffice it to say that Nikki recovered quickly and parlayed her sudden fame into several successful business ventures.

If you're wondering if Nikki ever thanked me for that early career boost, the answer to that question would be "no."

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The police in Rosedale, MD have released the mugshot of the oldest of two black teens charged with assaulting a white female transgendered person for using the women's restroom at a Baltimore area McDonald's.

Teonna Monae Brown, 18, was arrested for the assault on Chrissy Lee Polis, 22, along with an unidentified 14-year-old girl who will be charged as a juvenile.

The assault was captured on cell phone video by a McDonald's employee who uploaded the video to YouTube. The video was taken down by YouTube administrators, but not before it went viral on Worldstarhiphop.com and Drudgereport.com.

The McDonald's employee who filmed the assault, Vernon Hackett, 18, was fired by the franchise owner, Mitchell McPherson on Friday. McPherson said he is considering taking action against other employees who stood around laughing and did nothing to help the customer.

Meanwhile, advocates for transgender rights are planning to rally outside the restaurant at 6315 Kenwood Avenue, where the attack occurred. The rally is set for 7 pm tonight.

Brown is no stranger to the McDonald's on Kenwood Ave. She was arrested last year for picking a fight with a woman and her two daughters there.

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A Baltimore, Maryland LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) group confirms that the beating victim in a viral video filmed at a Baltimore area McDonalds, was in fact a transgendered woman.

Police say the incident occurred on Monday, April 18, inside a McDonalds franchise restaurant at 6315 Kenwood Avenue, in Rosedale, MD. A video uploaded to YouTube and re-posted on Worldstarhiphop.com, showed two black females stomping and pummeling the 22-year-old transgendered woman outside the women's restroom. The unidentified transgendered woman was white.

Witnesses told police the fight started after the transgendered woman refused to leave the woman's restroom.

As the beating unfolded in front of McDonalds employees -- who, for the most part, stood around and did nothing -- one employee, identified as Vernon "Charm" Hackett, 18, pulled out his cell phone -- not to call the police, but to film the action so he could upload it to his YouTube account.

The model citizen, who has worked for McDonalds since 2009, posted this account of the violence on his facebook page Friday afternoon:

I called the McDonalds store yesterday and spoke with a nice young lady who told me that Hackett's employment status with the restaurant was "currently under review," indicating that he might be suspended or fired.

Maryland police later arrested the two teens, ages 14 and 18. The 14-year-old will be charged as a juvenile, while charges are pending against the 18-year-old.

Though the violence on the video is brutal, and appears to be without provocation, legal experts say prosecuting the two teens based on the evidence won't be so cut and dried.

If this is a case of a 22 year old man entering a bathroom while a 14 year old girl was using it – get ready for a legal showdown. Any sleazeball criminal defense attorney will have enough facts to argue for a dismissal. I am sure the two girls have already been called by attorneys willing to take the case pro bono, trying to make a name. LGBT rights will spend more time on trial during this soon-to-be circus than the girls will. Still, all must agree that the assault, without a doubt, is heinous.

Rapper Nicki Minaj and her ever-present lapdog, hypeman, fiance, Safaree Samuel, leave The Factory nightclub in West Hollywood after attending Nicki's After Party for her Staples Center concert ealier in the evening. Pop Singer Britney Spears was also in the building. Nicki is expected to open up for Brit when she goes on tour this Summer.


Pop singer Christina Aguilera forgot to remove the safety tape from her butt pads when she dressed herself to attend a concert by her friend and songwriter Linda Perry at The Roxy on The Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA Thursday night.

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R&B singer Rihanna has been packing on the pounds lately. When fans spotted the "What's My Name" singer at Coachella music festival last week, they noted she looked a little pudgy. Though her concert tour is breaking records over in Europe, her friends say Rihanna is depressed over slow ticket sales in the United States.

RiRi's friends say it is her natural habit to pig out when she's feeling out of sorts.

Now comes word that the 23-year-old Barbados native caused costly re-editing delays after she shot a charity public service announcement for UNICEF. She held up the PSA schedule after complaining that she looked heavier than usual in the online video clip.

When the editors told her that it wasn't the video that was making her look fat, she bucked, and had to be calmed down by her handlers.

According to Page Six:

The svelte songstress participated in UNICEF's Celebrity Tap campaign, which asks stars to donate bottles of their own tap water to raise money and awareness for impoverished children in need of clean drinking water globally.
Rihanna stars in a stylish black-and-white PSA on celebritytap.org, in which she slinks in a clinging black minidress down a hallway and into an ultramodern kitchen where she fills a clear glass with clean tap water and sexily drinks it. Source

D-list actresses Teyana Taylor, left, and Keke Palmer attend "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" Los Angeles Premiere at The Dome at Arclight theater in Hollywood last night. Teynana has struggled to gain success her entire non-career. At least now she can say she starred in one of Tyler Perry's movies.

Lauren London doesn't have such problems. She's a well-known actress with a few more acting credits under her belt than Teyana. She's also famous for being one of Lil Wayne's sperm collectors.

Does newcomer Shannon Kane remind you of a light skinned Nia Long?

I wonder if Tyler James, who played Chris Rock as a young boy, is getting any work?

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

Rev. Jesse Jackson, who at one time was a respected civil rights leader, has responded to a former employee's allegations that he was fired for being gay.

According to the Windy City Times, in the original complaint, Tommy Bennett—who worked at Jackson's Rainbow Coalition from 2007-2009 as the national director of community affairs, said his sexual orientation was known to his co-workers due to his high profile side job as a radio personality on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Bennett claims he experienced discrimination almost immediately after he started the job. In addition to discrimination, Bennett said he was subjected to verbal abuse and asked to perform demeaning tasks as Jackson's travel assistant.

In 2008, Bennett claims he "was summoned to Rev. Jackson's hotel room" at the Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Hotel, and instructed to apply cream to Jackson, who "had a rash between his legs."

Another time at the same hotel, Bennett says Jackson summoned him again, and this time he was dressed only in his "briefs and a v-neck t-shirt." Jackson allegedly became visibly aroused and his "breathing pattern had changed."

Bennett is demanding a total of $450,000 for emotional distress and punitive damages. He is also asking for an amendment of Rainbow PUSH's non-discrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Jesse Jackson strongly denied the allegations in an official response, calling the explosive allegations "hurtful and harmful to the progressive community".

Jackson's joint response with Rainbow PUSH stated:

The organization does not condone or tolerate discrimination in any form. [Bennett's] inflammatory allegations are an attempt to malign Rev. Jackson and the organization, and are hurtful and harmful to the progressive community. We are fully cooperating with the Chicago Commission on Human Relations and expect to be fully exonerated.”

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Actors Meagan Good and Pooch Hall visited Clark-Atlanta University to promote their film TriStar Pictures film JUMPING THE BROOM yesterday.

Meagan and Pooch signed autographs for over 500 students who came out to catch a glimpse of the stars. Pooch Hall was mauled by the excited students, as his presence caused a near riot on campus, and a trending topic on Twitter.

One student, a female, burst into tears upon meeting her idol Meagan, who stars along with Pooch in BET's 'The Game.'

After participating in a college press conference and signing hundreds of autographs (in the baking hot sun!), Meagan and Pooch headed over to STRIP Atlantic Station, where they broke bread with a lively group of reporters. The two ended the day at a special college screening of JUMPING THE BROOM. "That was actually my first time seeing it," said Pooch. "I'm incredibly proud to be a part of this film."

The JUMPING THE BROOM HBCU Tour continues this week with stops at NC A&T, Florida A&M and Howard University.

JUMPING THE BROOM is in theatres May 6. Visit www.jumpingthebroom-movie.com.

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Kim Kardashian, 30, was seen outside her home filming scenes for the upcoming season of her reality series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" today in W. Hollywood.

Former Danity Kane member and MTV 'Making The Band' alum, Aubrey O'Day, 27, posed on the red carpet at Logo's "New Now Next" Awards. That's a beautiful dress she's wearing. After the group was dissolved, Aubrey's stalled career was revived by a new reality TV series that she stars in.

American Idol runner up Adam Lambert, 29, posed with a transvestite lookalike at Logo's "New Now Next" Awards at The Avalon Nightclub in Hollywood, Ca today. I think I see Rihanna in the background.

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Yesterday, a loyal reader requested that I post this video of the reigning rap king Lil Wayne planting a wet one on his "daddy" Baby's lips back in the day.

Many believe that this show of affection between the two close friends was an attempt to start a trend that signifies the thug brotherhood, similar to the greeting that defined the Italian mafia in the 60s and 70s.

Except that the personal greeting between Lil Wayne and Baby backfired badly. Ever aware of the homosexual connotations of such a greeting, none of the hard legs in their tight clique could be persuaded to plant a kiss on the lips of Baby or any other dude -- at least not while cameras were around. So the trend faded quickly.

I thought this post would be a good time to post pics of other rappers bonding with their soul mates. It's always good to see black men showing affection toward each other instead of killing each other.

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Thanks to loyal reader Nicole B. for sending this in! She told me I forgot one.

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'Celebrity Apprentice' star NeNe Leakes, 41, was spotted riding a bike with her family in Miami Beach yesterday. You can tell she's been working hard in the gym. She looks fit as a fiddle.

On the other hand, NeNe's son Brent needs to go on a sugar-free diet asap. It's unhealthy for a 12-year-old to be that overweight.

Professional beard Amber Rose, 27, and her trademark butt pads was spotted at Barbados' airport yesterday. Amber was a little overdressed for the balmy Barbados weather after leaving the frigid temperatures of New York for some fun and sun on the tropical island.

Photos: Splash News and INF PHOTO

Cartoon rapper Nicki Minaj continues to build her bubble gum brand by teaming with Casio to roll out the company's new Tryx camera in Times Square and at Best Buy in NYC yesterday. Nicki, 28, wore her trademark bouffant afro puff wig and a skin tight body suit over her industrial size butt pads.

The flip video camera is neon pink and features a hollow flip handle that you can hang on your wrist. Nicki will be honored as NARM’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2011 NARM Awards dinner in LA in May. Don't ever think mediocracy isn't rewarded.

Aging fashionista Karl Lagerfeld, 77, unveiled his new designs for Diet Coke bottles yesterday. The pink and black Diet Coke bottles are the 2nd collection bearing Karl's name. The new Diet Coke Karl bottles go on sale soon.

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The Smoking Gun leaked the official police report that graphically details Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee's homosexual liaison with a 20-year-old male street walker last week.

Mister Cee, whose real name is Calvin Lebrun, 42, was charged with public indecency, lewdness and exposure on March 30 at 3:55 a.m.

According to the report, Lebrun and Lawrence Campbell, 20, were in a parked car on the corner of Watts and West streets in NYC when a police officer on routine patrol spotted them.

Officer Lindsay Agard's detailed description left no doubt as to what LeBrun and Campbell were doing.

Agard observed defendant Campbell manipulating defendant Lebrun's "exposed, naked, and erect penis" in a public place where he might "readily be observed."

The officer wrote that Campbell's mouth and lips were firmly attached to Lebrun's penis "in an up-and-down motion consistent with oral sex."

This account flies in the face of what Lebrun said actually happened that morning. In a series of angry tweets on his Twitter account, Lebrun lashed out at his "haters" and claimed that he was alone in his car when he was arrested.

He also accused the NY police department of operating a hip hop task force that targets rappers -- even though he himself is a little known DJ.

Lebrun locked up his Twitter page tighter than a drum after the report was posted online yesterday.

Mister Cee, who is married, is an example of black men who use black women to justify their sick, twisted lifestyles. And when confronted with the truth, they reject the facts and refuse to take responsibility for their actions.

These men often run in packs of home boys who share the same disturbing values and convince each other that black women are undeserving of their love and respect.

When this story first broke, popular Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex -- who was arrested earlier this year for assaulting his wife -- was quick to rush to Lebrun's defense. Troubled rapper 50 Cent, who discards women like used condoms, also defended Lebrun.

Elle magazine gave rapper Nicki Minaj the Beyonce treatment by lightening her skin and eliminating her unsightly butt pads for a photo shoot. If you frequent the strip clubs, then you know that white men are put off by grossly exaggerated, artificial butts on black girls. So when the Elle editors asked Nicki if she could pose without her trademark butt pads, she happily obliged.

The cartoonish 28-year-old MC exploded onto the scene four years ago when she appeared in a viral YouTube video claiming to be rapper Remy Ma's stud lover. Later she signed with Lil Wayne's Young Money Records and released her platinum-selling album, Pink Friday, which solidified her position as the reigning female MC -- for now.

'Celebrity Apprentice' star Nene Leakes and her son Brent, 12, took a wild ride on the back of a mini Hummer in Miami, Florida yesterday. NeNe was later spotted sitting poolside with her Yorkie pup. The 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star and her youngest son are vacationing in Miami. She also has another son, Brice, who is 21.

Photos: INF PHOTO and ELLE magazine

It appears that Toronto Raptors teammates Leandro Barbosa, right, and Reggie Evans are more than just friends on and off the court. It's a known fact that the NBA has its share of gay players hiding deep in the closet. And with attitudes being more favorable towards gays in society as a whole, it's just a matter of time before a player rips the closet door off its hinges. In the case of Leandro and Reggie, it's good to see manly men who aren't afraid to show affection toward each other, even if they're joking around.

I asked a manly man, who happens to be a celebrity, how he felt about a man holding hands with him, and he said: "I can't get with that. If a man tries to hold my hand, I will pull back because I don't like that. Don't try to disrespect me with your energy. That's gay."

How do you ladies feel about your men holding hands with their home boy?

Singer Alicia Keys, 30, steps out with husband, music producer Swizz Beatz, 32, and their baby Egypt Daoude Dean, 5 months, and Swizz's oldest son Prince Nasir Dean for a family outing in New York City yesterday.
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Former professional beard, Amber Rose, 27, was seen leaving a hair studio in Los Angeles yesterday (April 5). It's amazing how she has transformed into a plain, average looking broad now that she is no longer getting upgraded by Kanye West.

Actor/comedian Tracy Morgan, 42, was seen leaving an office building in Beverly Hills yesterday (April 5). The "30 Rock" star, who was diagnosed with diabetes, has dropped another 20 lbs off his thin frame since undergoing a kidney transplant late last year.

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Another gay black male has succumbed to MRSA/staph infection. Yesterday, celebrity hairdresser and makeup artist Dariel Pulliam, who starred in TV's 'What Chilli Wants 2,' passed away after a brief illness. According to his family, he was hospitalized for 2 weeks with a staph infection in his lungs, which likely caused pneumonia. He was 29.

The family is asking for donations to help offset the funeral costs. If you would like to help, please call (410) 800-0379 or (443) 629-3008.

I am writing this post to educate my readers about this MRSA scourge in the gay community. All of us in the gay community know of at least one friend who has succumbed to MRSA infection.

Like Pneumocystis pneumonia was in the 80s and 90s, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is rapidly becoming the #1 killer of people with HIV today.

Last year I wrote a detailed Medical Minute post about MRSA/ staph infections HERE. The reason I'm writing about this super bug again is to bring awareness to this scourge that is gaining a strong foothold in the black gay community.

As I wrote in my earlier post, those who are most at risk for MRSA infections are babies whose immune systems aren’t fully developed yet, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, such as HIV/AIDS patients.

With the advance of anti-viral medications over the last 15 years, HIV/AIDS is no longer considered the early death sentence that it once was. But unfortunately, due to the increase in MRSA cases, the tide is turning in the black gay community. For black people living with HIV today, MRSA/staph will soon be the #1 killer.

The reason you don't hear much about MRSA/staph in the news is because it's mainly killing young black gay males who continue to engage in high risk sexual behavior without using protection.

Poverty, neglect and denial are reasons why the black community accounts for the highest cases of HIV/AIDS infections today. The mere suggestion that black gays "wrap it up" brings on animosity and resistance.

MRSA causes soft tissue infections, but it can also spread to the lungs (leading to pneumonia) or to the bones and heart valves. Most MRSA skin infections are harmless and resolve within days. The infection generally starts out as small red bumps or tiny blisters, boils or spider bites on the legs and arms.

In the mid 1980s, MRSA was a hospital based bacteria. The bug was able to spread from patient to patient because nurses and doctors did not wash their hands between patients. Over the last 20 years, MRSA has leaped from the hospital setting into the surrounding communities.

Most of us are now colonized with MRSA/staph. MRSA/staph is not a threat to most healthy people. MRSA bacteria lives on our skin, but mainly in our nasal passages and throat.

Staph becomes a problem when it enters the blood stream through a break in the skin such as a cut or scratch. Once in the bloodstream, it is very difficult to treat because MRSA/staph is resistant to most antibiotics. In patients with HIV, it quickly spreads from the original site of infection to the lungs where it causes pneumonia, or to the internal organs.

Signs and Symptoms of MRSA include:

  • Swelling, redness and tenderness of the skin around the wound
  • Foul smelly, pus or drainage from wound
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Chills

This has been your Medical Minute.

More Info On The Web

Skin Problems and Treatments: Understanding MRSA - WebMD

MRSA - Mayo Clinic

DISCLAIMER:
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.

Edited to correct Dariel's age. Originally posted on April 6, 2011 @ 9:24am

Comedian and radio host Steve Harvey, 54, danced onstage with his lovely wife Marjorie Harvey during his 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday (April 4).

Reality TV personality and entrepreneur Angela Simmons, 23, posed with her uncle Russell Simmons, 53, at the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's on Wall Street in NYC yesterday.

Director Tyler Perry, 41, left, and comedian Steve Harvey attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani's in NYC yesterday. Mr. Perry generously purchased a block of ads on Sandrarose.com a while back. We appreciate him.

Businesswoman Malaak Compton-Rock and her husband, comedian Chris Rock, 46, attended the 2nd annual Steve Harvey Foundation Gala yesterday in NYC. Everyone looked so nice!

Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images North America

Antonia Carter, 26, has a new reality TV series that's set to debut on the BET Network this month. The show centers around her family, which includes her 12-year-old daughter, Reginae Carter, whose daddy is rappper Lil wayne.

Toya, as she is affectionately called, couldn't get pregnant by fiance MempHitz to boost the show's ratings, so she did the next best thing: she created a scandal on Twitter.com that is sure to draw curious viewers to her new show.

According to loyal reader, snootypooty, Toya, whose username on Twitter.com is @antoniacarter, took to her Twitter page and tweeted, "It breaks my heart to see kids under 18 Gay."

Toya quickly deleted the tweet and apologized for giving her opinion, but not before her original tweet was retweeted by bisexual bloggers, @Necole Bitchie and @MissJia, both of whom have amassed huge followings on Twitter.com.

Toya's tweet whipped up a storm of protests on Twitter.com, causing her daughter, Reginae, to come to mommy's defense. Reginae tried to be diplomatic at first by explaining that everyone has their own opinions. She finally told her angry followers -- most of whom are under 18 -- to unfollow her because her mom comes first.

"I know my mother is a nice lady and she have opinions," she wrote. "But she said she's sorry. The ones that don't believe her, she tried. Unfollow me, my mom comes first."

What do you kids think? Was Toya wrong to voice her opinion about confused young men prancing around Lenox Mall in high heels carrying purses? Or should she have kept her opinions to herself?

DJ Funkmaster Flex dropped this Nicki Minaj, Lil Kim diss snippet last night. It is rumored to be off Lil Wayne's hastily recorded album, Carter IV, due in stores later this month.

Nicki's Lil Kim diss is a bit late, but very effective. Whoever writes Nicki's raps should get all of her royalties because they do the real work. Anyway, Nicki goes in on Kim, telling the aging rapper: "You a tragedy/you a parody/last name Ann/first name Raaaaaagedy"

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The working title of the track is "Tragedy," but that title is subject to change.

I told you earlier about a rumor that Lil Wayne kicked Drake out of Young Money yesterday. If that's true, I predict Nicki is next -- especially since Weezy doesn't even listen to her music.

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Despite reports that singer Ciara, 25, is currently dating NY Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire, 28, she was spotted arriving at the New Jersey Nets vs. Knicks game with Lala Anthony's Stud cousin, Dice, at Madison Square Garden last night. This is not the first time we've seen CiCi and Dice together in public. While Ciara dating man whore, Amar'e, makes good gossip fodder, it's more likely that Dice is the one stroking Ciara's kitty at night. Rumors have swirled for years that Ciara is an undercover lesbun, but Ciara has always denied the pesky rumors.

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