In case you missed last night's airing of 'America's Most Wanted' featuring Atlanta fugitive Wisdom Jeffery, here is the full segment. Jeffrey, 38, is wanted for killing his estranged wife, Corrissa Friends, 21, on August 11, 2010 in Riverdale, Georgia. He could be hiding in Atlanta, New York or California.

From AMW.com:

Jeffery, who was listed on the credits of BET's reality show, “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is,” allegedly used his proximity to the star to show Corrissa the glamorous side of life. By day he was buying her designer clothes, and by night she was partying at nightclubs and hanging backstage at Cole’s concerts.

“The fancy cars, the night clubbing, the money, being around a lot of people … he introduced her to that. She was a very young lady when they met. and she was very impressionable, so he wanted to impress her with those things. And he did,” says Special Agent Jonathan Spurlock of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Investigators now want your help tracking down Wisdom Jeffery. He has two distinct tattoos: a "W" shaped like a bat on the left side of his neck and the word "CHINNA" spelled out on his left arm. Jeffery is originally from Brooklyn and is known to speak with a heavy New York accent.

He sometimes wears gold teeth, but friends say you may not even notice because he rarely smiles. He is known to be very mild mannered and quiet, especially in a group of people. Cops say Jeffery may be taking steps to change his appearance, but he is typically clean cut and often wears baseball caps.

If you know where Wisdom Jeffery is hiding, call our Hotline right away at 1-800-CRIME-TV. Remember, you can remain anonymous.

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I love to watch NBA games, not just for the exciting round ball skills on the court, but also for the roundhouse swings of the frustrated players under the basket.

There is nothing more fun in sports than watching multimillionaires losing their cool and butting heads before being ejected from the game.

Last night, just before the Atlanta Hawks eked out a 88-84 win over the hapless Orlando Magic at Philips Arena, Hawks center Zaza Pachulia got into it with the Magic's guard, Jason Richardson. Pachulia appeared to head butt Richardson who responded with a hand mush to Zaza's face. Both players were ejected and will be fined thousands of dollars by the league for their efforts.

Of course, Magic center Dwight Howard -- the dirty player that he is -- got the ball rolling with a savage forearm to Zaza's head. Howard was assessed his 2nd technical in the playoffs (he's got 5 more to go). The Hawks win gives them a 2-1 edge over the Magic in the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference series.

Photos by Reuters Pictures/NBA

Earlier this week I told you about Corrissa Friends, the 21-year-old nursing student and loving mom who was gunned down in her Riverdale apartment by her estranged husband, Wisdom Jeffery. Read that post here.

Celebrity photographer Prince Williams captured these photos of the smiling couple partying with their close friend, singer Keyshia Cole (and singer Monica), at the Velvet Room in January 2009.

No one knew that under her happy exterior, Corrissa was harboring a dark secret: she was the victim of domestic abuse.

Jeffery was a fixture on the Atlanta music industry scene and the couple always came out to support Keyshia. But behind closed doors Jeffery subjected Corrissa to physical and mental abuse and unwanted sexual advances.

When his jealous rages got to be too much for her, Corrissa packed up her newborn daughter and moved out. But Jeffery always found out where she was and he pursued her relentlessly.

Police say Corrissa feared for her life when she dialed 911 on August 10, 2010 to report a domestic dispute. But when police arrived at Corrissa's Chateau Forest apartment in Riverdale they found no evidence of violence. Since his name was not on the lease Jeffery was asked to leave, which he did.

But on the morning of August 11, 2010, Jeffery returned to the apartment with a shotgun and shot Corrissa 3 times — twice in the abdomen and once in the back. Corrissa was able to dial 911 before she collapsed and died.

According to the Crime Stoppers Organization, Jeffery is still at large after eluding capture for 8 months.

FOX TV's longest-running program, America's Most Wanted, will feature the fugitive in a segment set to air this upcoming weekend.

Wisdom Jeffery is 5 ft 11in and 185 lbs. He is considered armed and dangerous.

If you have any information on Jeffery's whereabouts you are asked to contact the Crime Stoppers Atlanta tip line anonymously at 404-577-TIPS (8477), online at www.crimestoppersatlanta.org or by texting the tip to CRIMES (274637).

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

America's Most Wanted is set to air a segment this weekend featuring an Atlanta fugitive who went on the lam after murdering his estranged wife in her Riverdale apartment last year.

According to Fox 5 News, Wisdom Jeffery remains at large after shooting Corrissa Friends to death at the Chateau Phase II apartments at 6603 Church St on August 11, 2010.

Corrissa's brief marriage to Jeffery was an abusive one. Riverdale Police Chief Samuel Patterson said Corrissa moved around Atlanta several times to get away from Jeffery.

The 21-year-old nursing student feared for her life when she called 911 to report a domestic dispute the day before she was killed.

But when police arrived they found no evidence of violence in the apartment. Since his name was not on the lease Jeffery was asked to leave, which he did.

But on the morning of August 11, 2010, Jeffery returned to the apartment with a shotgun and shot Corissa 3 times -- twice in the abdomen and once in the back. Corrissa was able to dial 911 before she collapsed and died.

Jeffery left Corrissa's 9-month-old daughter Casey with relatives in New York after the slaying.

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Antonia "Toya" Carter celebrated the series premiere of her reality TV show 'Toya: A Family Affair' at a viewing party at Straits Restaurant in midtown on Tuesday night (April 12).

According to the Nielsen Company, the series premiere of "Toya: A Family Affair" on BET was viewed by 1.5 million viewers among 1.1 million households!

That's good enough to make Toya's first solo venture without her friend Tiny, BET's #1 series premiere to date for this season.

Speaking of Tiny, sources within her camp tell me that Tiny was not asked to return this season to BET's #1 hit series 'Tiny & Toya.' Rumor had it that Tiny's husband, rapper T.I., forbid her from returning to the show. "Not true," said my source. "They didn't ask her to come back... I don't know why they didn't ask her. Tiny & Toya was their number one show."

Don't forget to stop by Tiny's Nail Bar on Saturday and Sunday for discount specials on nail designs and pedicures! Tiny's Nail Bar is located at 3540 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge, Georgia, about 15 miles southeast of Atlanta.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Source: TheFutonCritic.com

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, shooting victim Asheley Jewell was discharged home from Grady Memorial hospital.

"She is at home and progressing daily," her cousin, Ebony Phillips, wrote Wednesday in an email to the AJC.

Asheley, 15, was shot in the back of the head as she traveled in a car with friends on Old National highway on Saturday, March 5th. No suspect has been arrested in the apparent road-rage incident.

Family and friends are organizing an event from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday to keep the spotlight focused on the crime and to increase public awareness that a dangerous individual is still loose on our streets. They plan to canvass the area around Old National highway, passing out flyers.

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information about the suspect or suspects. They're calling it "Justice for Asheley Jewell Day."

Anyone interested in participating should contact organizers through the Justice for Asheley Jewell Facebook page.

Asheley is the daughter of Ashley Jewell, who died from complications following a fight at a strip club in 2009. He was featured on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' with cast member Kandi Burruss, who he had been engaged to.

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Former Xscape member Tameka "Tiny" Cottle is preparing to see her hubby, T.I. again this weekend. Tiny visits her man every other Sunday and Monday at the Forrest City Correctional facility in Kansas where he's serving time for a probation violation.

If you recall, an incident of an intimate nature occurred during Tiny's last visit to her husband at the Forrest City prison Correctional facility in Kansas.

According to Tiny, T.I., 30, was reprimanded and his liberal access to the prison phones and email were cut off. Tiny didn't know when she would be allowed to visit him again before his release date sometime in August or September. But luckily, the prison didn't ban her from visiting T.I.

Yesterday she tweeted this on her Twitter page: "One of my steps of getting ready to see my man is changing my hair color. I'm always trying to do the impossible! So creative it is. #faith"

According to an inside source, Tiny, who was hospitalized recently, is planning a big Mardi Gras style event this weekend at her nail salon, Tiny's Nail Bar at 3540 Walt Stephens Road in Stockbridge. Business is good so Tiny wants to thank her many faithful fans and Twitter followers by slashing prices for nail designs! If you mention Tiny's Twitter page, you get 2 free designs with your pedicure!

If you don't have anything planned this weekend you should stop by.

NBA superstars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and rapper Young Jeezy partied at the Velvet Room in Tucker, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) on Sunday, the night before the big game between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena yesterday. Unfortunately, the Hawks didn't have an answer for the best front court line-up in NBA history. The Hawks lost 98-80.

Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment, 2nd from right, with LeBron, far left, D Wade and Jeezy, was able to pull of a coup by bringing all 3 superstars to the Velvet Room on Sunday night. A local nightclub almost went to court to prevent this party from happening. The local Decatur Flavors almost lost their minds when they saw the combined sexiness of the NBA ballers and the Snowman walk into the Velvet Room together!

Dwyane Wade wearing skinny jeans with his Louis Vuitton sneakers is just so...

Visit ATLPICS.net for more pictures from the party!

Photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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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There's a vicious rumor going around the blogosphere that singer Keyshia Cole's mom, Frankie Lons, 50, was arrested for failing a urine drug test. Well, I'm happy to report that the rumor is not true.

According to Frankie's publicist, Cherry Banez, Frankie was arrested, but not because she failed a drug test. Frankie missed her probation visit due to the fact that she was undergoing treatment at Dr. Dårew's Pasadena Rehab center in California.

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Sandra! fyi - unfortunately, Frankie was in a catch 22 situation - she missed probation because she was at rehab at Dr. Drew's Pasadena center. That's what lead to the arrest, not drugs as published by mediatakeout.

Frankie is 50 years old and I am doing what I can to help her change her image into a sober woman who has made regrettable mistakes. As she approaches the next phase of her life with grandkids and her new found children, I hope she does succeed. Keep up the good work with your Medical Minutes -- what I am trying to say is you have readers who may not get medical info in traditional sources, but through your blog, [they] can at least receive medical info while getting their entertainment as well!

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Thanks to Prince Williams and the ATLPics.net crew for these pics from the Lil Wayne 'I Am Music' Tour at Philips Arena on Saturday.

Rapper Nicki Minaj, who will soon open up for Britney Spears on her tour, played nice with a Lil Kim lookalike.

Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment greets Young Money/Cash Money CEO Brian "Baby" Williams at the after party at Compound.

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

It was a madhouse in Atlanta this weekend when Lil Wayne's 'I Am Music II' Tour featuring Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross rolled into the Philips Arena. The Louis Vuitton store at Lenox Mall was packed as ballers of every stripe bought out the men's section. Even though the concert wasn't sold out, the house was rocking with crazed Lil Wayne and Nicki fans.

After the concert, AG Entertainment threw a bash for Lil Wayne, who arrived with a new woman his stylist on his arm. I have no clue who this chick is, but she's definitely much older than he is. She also looks like she's led a very hard life filled with alcohol and street drugs.

Update:

The woman in the picture with Lil Wayne is his stylist, Marisa Flores. I know this because she's having a fit on Twitter.com right now. Not so much because I misidentified her as Wayne's new bust down, but because my readers are going in on her.

Marisa looks rather young in her Twitter profile. I'm still not convinced it's her, even though she's saying it is. To be fair, she might have been drunk (or high), and everyone knows that pouring a liter of Grey Goose in you will age you by 10 years in one night. So I humbly apologize to Marisa Flores, Lil Wayne's stylist. They are not a couple -- but it does look like they've been getting it in.

Even when Lil wayne showed mad love to a young Mexican fan, the older woman his stylist didn't blink an eye. Although she did keep a very close watch on him.

My spies tell me that Weezy and his Cougar rarely left each other's side in the VIP all night long. When they left Compound around 3 a.m. the couple were arm in arm and they seemed very much in love.

Oh, by the way, all of Lil Wayne's baby moms (except Lauren London) attended the concert hoping to catch his eye. I'm told they were not happy that Weezy was giving all his attention to his new chick and not them. Toya, who is engaged to be married to MempHitz, didn't seem to care. But they say that Sarah, the mother of his oldest son, 2-year-old Dwayne III, was tripping hard.

I'll post more pics in the next post. You can also visit ATLpics.net for more pics!

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

As most of you already know, troubled rapper Gucci Mane, real name Radric Davis, was arrested (again) last week -- this time for pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle. He is charged with battery, but because he was on probation at the time of this latest incident, he is also charged with violating his probation.

This means that Davis, 31, will serve jail time -- unless his well-paid attorneys can pull another rabbit out of their hats and spring him on some technicality.

According to 11 Alive, Radric's accuser was unknown to him. The 36-year-old woman met Davis at S. Dekalb mall in Decatur on the morning of January 28th. After some small talk, he persuaded her to go with him to breakfast. The woman -- who knew only that Davis was a musician -- climbed into his white Hummer not realizing that Davis was referring to breakfast of the non-edible kind.

Once they passed the Waffle House, the woman became alarmed and asked Davis where he was taking her. Davis said he was taking her to a hotel and that he would gladly pay $150 for her services.

The woman refused the money and ordered him to take her back to the mall, saying "I can make my own money."

According to the police report, Radric leaned over the woman and opened the passenger side door while the vehicle was still in motion. "Gucci Mane shoved (the woman) several times in the side and shoulder area attempting to get her out of his vehicle." During the struggle, the vehicle left the road, and was still moving when Davis shoved the woman out onto the shoulder of the road before speeding off.

The woman was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where she complained of soreness and pain. According to Dekalb police spokeswoman, Mekka Parish, no warrant was taken out for Radric's arrest until April 1st when the woman appeared before in Magistrate court to swear out a warrant.

DAvis was subsequently arrested on Friday, April 8, when he arrived for his appointment at the Georgia Department of Corrections Probation Office on Sylvan Road in Atlanta.

This post is more about the mentality of the thirsty women here in Atlanta. The fact that a grown woman would climb into a car with a total stranger, and risk her life for some breakfast, is indicative of the mindset of Atlanta women. All a man needs is a nice ride, a little gold or a watch with some fake bling on it, and he doesn't even have to have a job.

Source: 11 Alive via RWS

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A loyal reader who asked to remain anonymous writes:

Hey Sandra, I love your blog. I wanted to give you some breaking gossip. I was headed home from work today. I got off at Flat Shoals Rd off of I285 and made a left. I noticed two Dekalb police cars had pull over a red BMW 740i and a guy in handcuffs on the ground arguing with the cops. When I passed by, I noticed it was Apollo, Phaidra's husband from Real Housewifes of Atlanta. This happen 20 minutes ago. Please keep me anonymous.

Have a good day.

I called the Dekalb County jail and they have no record of anyone named Apollo Nida being booked into the jail as of 20 minutes ago.

Apollo was last arrested in Atlanta in January, 2010 for running a red light. As you know, Mr. Nida is an ex-con who served prison time for various white collar crimes before marrying Phaedra in 2010.

Update I:

According to a credible source who spoke to Phaedra today, her husband Apollo is "at work" and she says this post is incorrect. My immediate question was, "What work? He has a job?" This email may very well be a hoax. If it turns out to be a hoax, this post will vanish without a trace.

Update II, April 9, 10:01 am ET:

I LOVE my readers! Once again, they gave me the tea before it was spilt on any other blog. :)

According to TMZ.com, Apollo Nida, occupation unknown, was arrested on Thursday (April 7) just as my reader said he had been.

Supposedly, Nida was pulled over and cuffed by U.S. marshals in connection with some type of sting operation by the feds. He was briefly placed in handcuffs and then let go. The claim is that he was arrested by mistake, but we know better.

Here's the tea: why did Apollo's wife, attorney Phaedra Parks, tell a local blogger that her husband was "at work" and therefore not arrested?

In the pics above, you can clearly see Apollo in handcuffs. My loyal reader emailed me before 4 p.m. on Thursday and he saw Apollo in cuffs 20 minutes before that. It's a good thing there wasn't a woman -- or a man as the case may be -- in the car with Apollo when he was pulled over.

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

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?

In case you forgot how exciting Ciara was in concert. She put it down at the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater on Saturday!

CiCi performed her hits "Gimmie Dat," "Goodies," and "1, 2 Step" -- and the best part is she did it live without lip syncing!

Video courtesy of ronaldlove27. Thanks to loyal reader @chaneltoriniero for the tip!

Photos: Rollingout.com via Ultimate Ciara.

The horrific story of a family found slaughtered in their home took a strange turn when a reporter stumbled upon the bloody murder weapon earlier today.

A writer for the Atlanta journal newspaper, found the bloody knife on the patio of the Lithonia home where 3 people -- a woman and two children -- were brutally stabbed to death Sunday evening.

According to DeKalb sheriff's records, Eugene Quatron McCoy, 21, was booked into the jail at 4:24 a.m. Monday on three murder charges. The records at the jail indicate he lived at the house in the 7100 block of Rockland Road.

The house had been thoroughly searched by DeKalb police, who somehow missed the bloody knife lying under a chair on the patio.

Incredibly, a DeKalb County Police spokeswoman said she did not know if the blood soaked knife was related to the deadly stabbings.

Broken glass from a window lay scattered on the patio near where the knife was found. A slashed window screen lay discarded on the steps.

According to the AJC, a woman survived the carnage inside the house. The woman managed to escape by running through the woods to a home in a nearby subdivision to call for help. She was transported to a local hospital where she is listed in critical condition.

The dead woman is believed to be McCoy's mother. The identifies of all 4 victims are being withheld until the next of kin is notified.

Police had been called to the home on six previous occasions to arrest McCoy for allegedly violating stay away orders. He was last arrested on January 8 on a criminal trespass charge, and was released from the jail on March 16.

Photos: Rhonda Cook, rcook@ajc.com and DeKalb Sheriff's Office

Singer Ciara just tweeted this pic of herself rocking a pair of Air Jordan Retro 9's at the Hill Street Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta this morning.

Later this afternoon she's off to the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater in midtown. The step show starts at 5p.m.

I attended this same event last year at the Atlanta Civic Center. If you recall, controversy raged when the 1st prize of $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to the all-white Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha out of Arkansas.

The white girls killed it at the majority black competition last year. They electrified the crowd with a dazzling step routine that clocked in at just under 9 minutes. But almost immediately after this video hit the 'nets, accusations of "the fix was in!" began sounding from HBCUs across the country.

Black sorors complained bitterly that MTV (and their sponsor, Coca Cola which distributes Sprite) wanted a step crew winner that was more in line with their targeted demographic.

So what if the white women stole parts of their routines from black step crews? The truth is that the all-black Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha from Indiana University (who came in 2nd last year) should have stepped their game up a notch instead of acting like it was a dance competition.

The Zeta Tau Alpha girls should have been the sole winners because they stayed true to the historical black traditions of intricate stepping, call and response.

Well, to quiet the uproar (and to appease the media who began making inquiries), Coca-Cola announced that due to a "scoring discrepancy," both the The Zeta Tau Alpha girls (white) and the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha step crew (black), would be recognized as co-winners.

Naturally the outrage and indignation was split along racial lines, with white college students yelling racism right along with the HBCUs. Coca Cola's excuses about scoring discrepancies fell on deaf ears.

"Why won’t they let YT be great!!!!!! I swear black people won’t let white people have anything," was just one of the sampling of comments left on an all-white message board.

Probably due to the 2010 controversy, this year's competition at the Fox Theater has been scaled down.

Instead of V-103's Ryan Cameron hosting (as he did last year) -- they have someone named DJ Rock-T of the Tavis Smiley Show handling the hosting duties.

Ciara will perform during the competition. Lots of tickets are still available at $20.

'Basketball Wives' stars Jennifer Williams, 34, and Evelyn Lozada, 41, hosted Gold Room Thursdays last night in Atlanta. 'The Game' stars, Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha Mack) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik) also showed up to party with the industry elite.


Jennifer wore Christian Louboutin's and a cobalt blue dress that caught everyone's attention.

Evelyn Lozada wasn't happy that Jennifer seemed to be getting all the attention last night

The Game's Wendy Raquel Robinson (Tasha) and Hosea Chanchez (Malik)

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

Friends of "Celebrity Apprentice" star NeNe Leakes are worried that she might be addicted to plastic surgery.

According to RadarOnline.com, the mother of two has already undergone numerous nip and tuck surgeries to improve her appearance, but she's not satisfied with the results.

NeNe, who found fame (and a little fortune) when she took over the angry bitch role from Sheree Whitfield on 'Atlanta Housewives,' was spotted on Miami beach last weekend wearing a neon green bikini that exposed her rolls of tummy fat.

A source told Radar: "NeNe is determined to have a flatter tummy and she intends to have more liposuction done so she looks her very best this summer."

But what NeNe doesn't realize is that the fat rolls will only end up coming back.

Women in their 40s, who are going into menopause, experience a decrease in hormones which triggers fat production -- especially around their stomach and hips.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "Her friends are worried that she has become too obsessed with plastic surgery and have warned her about the dangers, but she just wants to be the best image of herself that she can be.

"She intends to have the procedure done sooner rather than later and at the moment she is hanging out in Miami with her friends Al Reynolds and Evelyn Lozado from the reality series Basketball Wives."

Since becoming famous the 6 ft tall reality star has had several procedures done including a nose job, breast reduction and lift, liposuction on her tummy, thighs and hips plus new veneers on her teeth.

Photo: INF PHOTO

Grand Hustle rapper Yung Dro released his first music video for "Polo Down" off his mixtape, "I Co-Sign Myself." Click here to see the vid.

In the video, Dro waxes poetic about his love for the high priced Ralph Lauren Polo line. While he is known for his lucid raps about everything from Polo button downs to home grown kush, it is Dro's sexual preferences that's raising eyebrows this morning.

Yesterday, a random groupie tweeted a series of private messages that were allegedly sent from Yung Dro to her DM box. One message in particular caught everyone's eye because it was in reference to fellow Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka.

In the message, Dro allegedly requested a 3-some between himself, the groupie and Waka. Particular attention was paid to the abnormal size of Waka's peen. Dro goes by the username @dropolo on Twitter.com.

Normally we wouldn't entertain such filth on this blog, but Dro didn't exactly deny the authenticity of the private tweets in his profanity-laced responses to the groupie on Twitter. But he did vigorously defend his heterosexuality.

Exposing online conversations that are meant to be private is par for the course on Twitter. Many a rapper's come hither DMs (direct messages) have been exposed by aspiring jump offs. You would think that rappers would be a little more cautious about how much they reveal to total strangers in the DM (Direct Message) box?

While I don't for one second believe that Dro is Down Low or Teh Ghey -- this information does lead one to wonder if men are indeed as interested in the size of another man's junk as the next woman.

What do you kids think?

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Atlanta police arrested a former NBA ref who assaulted former Atlanta Hawks star Dominique Wilkins following the Hawks game at Phipps Arena Wednesday night.

Rashan S. Michel, 36, told police Wilkins owed him money for 3 suits Wilkins purchased years ago.

Following the game, Michel exchanged words with Wilkins before punching him in the chest and also hitting a security guard. Michel was taken into custody by Atlanta police and charged with one count of simple battery following the incident, Officer K.Y. Jones with Atlanta police told the AJC.

Michel worked as a NBA referee from 1997 to 2001 before falling on hard times. Wilkins was not injured in the incident.

"The fan was promptly arrested and was taken into custody by the Atlanta Police Department," Hawks spokesman Arthur Triche said in a statement to the AJC. "At this time the Hawks have no additional information or comment regarding this situation."

Update:

It looks like Mr. Michel got the worst of the exchange. Loyal reader Brenda writes:

Hello, and hope all is well, just wanted to add a lil info to your post about the fight last night well, it was more like a BEAT down! It wasn't a brief as most think, I was there and I also have the booking photo that shows Rashan got his ass whooped!

Source: AJC

Originally posted on Mar 30, 2011 @ 11:32 p.m.

The last time singer Lauryn Hill performed live in Atlanta, she left her most loyal fans feeling frustrated and unimpressed.

According to an industry insider who attended the concert for free at Atlanta's Center Stage theater in January, the 35-year-old mother of 5 hit the stage 3 hours late for her advertised 9 p.m. show.

Lauryn promptly confused her fans by announcing that she was tired of "playing the same music night after night." Hill told the shocked audience that she wanted to play something different. She then instructed her band to speed up the music, which rendered her classic hits unrecognizable.

The insider said Hill urged the audience to sing along, saying, "I want crowd participation."

"But nobody could participate because NOBODY knew the music!," said the fan. "Everybody was looking around like 'WHAT SONG IS THIS???'"

"It was new music completely," the frustrated fan continued. "The lyrics were the same, but you had to be on ecstasy to follow the music!"

Well, Lauryn Hill and her road manager, Atlanta's own sexual chocolate, Bumni, heard all the complaints and they want to make it up to enraged Atlanta fans. When Lauryn Hill hits the stage tonight in Atlanta, she promises to be on time and drama free.

Hill tweeted the following message to her followers on Twitter.com yesterday:

Photos by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

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Rapper Da Brat was spotted out & about shopping in Atlanta with her beautiful mom, Nadine. As you know, Brat was recently released from a Georgia prison where she served 3 years for an assault conviction. Since then she's been busy writing songs and recording music in her home studio.

Thanks to my inside source for sending these exclusive pics for my readers! I'm told Da Brat is on Twitter now.

Click the link below to see Da Brat's state issued ankle jewelry.

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Singer Keri Hilson attended the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don, left, for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.

And look who else was there: Singer/Songwriter Timothy Bloom and Lawrence Washington's sister. Okay, I'm kidding. She's not Lawrence's sister. She's singer V. Bozeman. The two performed at the BMI event honoring producer Polow Da Don for his music and humanitarian accomplishments at the W Atlanta last night.

Timothy Bloom

Photos: Wireimage/Getty

There's yet another bizarre twist in the ongoing Usher/Tameka Foster sex tape scandal. According to TMZ.com, pr0n king Steve Hirsch, who owns Vivid Entertainment, is contemplating purchasing the sex tape to conceal it's contents from the public.

As I told you, a confidential source informed me that the tape contained a graphic scene involving a sex toy that is usually secured to a female's pelvic area by the use of straps. I can't go into more detail because this is a family-oriented blog.

But according to TMZ, Hirsch is willing to save Usher the embarrassment by purchasing the tape to prevent that scene from ever going public. What a great guy.

TMZ has obtained a copy of a letter Vivid Entertainment honcho Steve Hirsch sent to Usher -- and shockingly ... Hirsch offers to help Usher STOP distribution of the tape.

Mind you ... Hirsch is the guy who put out Kim K, Kendra Wilkinson and Montana Fishburne's sex tapes -- but in the letter to Ush he says, "As a result of this being an intimate and very personal tape we can certainly understand why you would want to stop its distribution."

Hirsch goes on to say he's shut down "many celebrity sex tapes" ... and claims he's willing to do the same for Usher.

Porn king with a heart of gold? OMG, indeed.

Did "Tiny & Toya" star Antonia Carter jump the broom with her longtime fiance (occupation unknown), Memphitz? According to a loyal reader who asked to remain anonymous, she just might have:

I THINK TOYA CARTER GOT MARRIED. SHE CHANGED HER LAST NAME TO WRIGHT ON HER PERSONAL FB PAGE & POSTED ALOT OF PICS OF HER AND M.H. ITS DEF HER PAGE.

IM SURE IF U CARED ENOUGH TO FIND THE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE, YOU WOULD. LOL

*PLS DONT MENTION MY NAME.....

I don't care enough to find her marriage certificate -- if there is one. But congrats to the happy couple -- if they are indeed married.

Rapper Gucci Mane covers the The Source's annual "green issue" this month.

Gucci, who claims to be an intelligent rapper although his actions say otherwise, was interviewed by Brian "BDot" Miller (RapRadar) for The Source.

Yeah. The critics and bloggers ridicule and scrutinize [but] it fuels my ?re. I can’t say I want to enjoy all the spoils of the game without being criticized. I actually welcome it as a part of success. I don’t want everybody to like me. So many people feel like I don’t deserve the things I got. I know I worked so hard for ‘em, so [criticism] makes me work even harder.

The 31-year-old former hustler also bragged about being so big in Atlanta that cops pull him over just to check out his expensive rides.

“Yesterday, I’m in my Ferrari, I get pulled over, the cop comes to the car and says, ‘Sorry, I just wanna see the inside of your Ferrari.’ I swear to God.”

The magazine hits newsstands on March 22nd.

From a press release:

(ATLANTA) March 16, 2011 - Season 2 of the popular ATL LIVE ON THE PARK showcase series, hosted by Kenny Burns and founded by Shanti Das and Marlon Nichols, kicked off last night at Park Tavern with R&B veterans Jagged Edge headlining an unforgettable show. As usual, industry VIPs were in the building, including Ludacris, Kelly Price, RL, Jazze Pha, Chaka Zulu, Bryan Michael Cox, Devyne Stephens, Latavia Roberson, Mychael Knight, Takeo Spikes, Real Housewives of Atlanta's Peter Thomas and Lawrence Washington and more.

Newcomers Winston Warrior, Stephani Parker and Xavier Lewis (winner of the Georgia Lottery's All Access Music Search) opened the show before JE hit the stage and thrilled the crowd with classics such as "Let's Get Married," "I Gotta Be" and "Where the Party At." Kelly Price even surprised the audience with an impromptu performance of her single "Tired." ~ Saptosa Foster

Latavia Roberson (formerly of Destiny's Child)

Industry execs Shawn "Tubby" Holiday, left, and Devyne Stephens

Singer RL (formerly of the group Next) and his longtime fiancée

Photos by James Pray