Russell Simmons

Celebrities have united to call for a one-day retail boycott. Celebs such as Russell Simmons have taken to social media to urge their followers not to spend money on Black Friday, Nov. 28 — the day when Americans traditionally kick off their Christmas shopping.

The national news media expects us to destroy our own neighborhoods. What they don’t expect is for us to organize and use our trillion-dollar buying power to negatively impact the economy.

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Water Hoses Turned On Obama Protesters

Filipinos protesting President Barack Obama’s visit got the water hose treatment as they clashed with riot police today.

Obama, who landed in Japan today, will have a small army guarding him when he visits South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines over the next five days.

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Little Miss Hispanic Jakiyah McCoy

Delaware’s 7-year-old Little Miss Hispanic is devastated that she was stripped of her title because she’s not Hispanic enough.

After winning the Miss Chiquita Delaware pageant on August, 31, Jakiyah McCoy graced the cover of a Spanish language newspaper. That’s when questions and doubts were raised among readers in the Latin community.

El Tiempo Hispano newspaper reports that president of Nuestras RaĆ­ces (Our Roots) Delaware Maria Perez denies the allegations that Jakiyah was stripped of her title for being black.

Perez said the family couldn’t prove the minimum requirement of 25% Latin roots.

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Sophia Young

Sophia Young

A WNBA player who came out against same-sex marriage yesterday was attacked and dragged on Twitter for her beliefs.

Sophia Young, 29, who plays for the San Antonio Silver Stars, tweeted a photo of herself holding up a placard that read “Vote No” outside the San Antonio City Hall, where hundreds of people prayed against a proposed LGBT anti-discrimination bill. The devout Christian mistook the anti-discrimination legislation for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

Instead of gently correcting her, Twitter users came for her throat with the same hatred and vitriol that they despise.

One Twitter user, @ChristopherFTL, tweeted “Bitch, are you really that dumb? Your mama must’ve been hitting the crack pipe while pregnant with your ugly ass.”

Sophia Young

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Artists join Florida boycott

Some of the music industry’s heavy hitters are joining Stevie Wonder‘s Florida boycott following the Zimmerman acquittal in the death of Miami teenager Trayvon Martin. Industry giants Usher, Rod Stewart, Rolling Stones, *Jay Z, *Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Madonna, *Rihanna, Mary Mary, Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole, and many more have pledged not to perform in Florida until the controversial Stand Your Ground laws have been lifted in that state.

Oddly missing from the list of famous names are Jay Z’s wife Beyonce and Kanye’s baby mama Kim Kardashian.

The Florida boycott will cost the state of Florida millions of dollars in lost revenue and taxes — if the artists remain committed to the cause. But some artists are already waffling on their decision to join the boycott.

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Bonnie Maccammon Kynon Johnson

A group of Indiana students are rallying for a separate prom that excludes homosexual students, WTWO reports.

The students, their parents, teachers, and others believe gays should be banned from the Sullivan High School prom next Sunday at the Sullivan First Christian Church.

“We don’t agree with [homosexuality] and it’s offensive to us,” said Diana Medley, a special education teacher at another school in town.

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TLC Sisterhood cast

958,000 is roughly the number of viewers who tuned in to watch the series premiere of TLC’s reality TV show Sisterhood last Tuesday. In fact, the number of viewers who tuned in was so low that the show is not even listed on the TV ratings charts for shows that aired on January 1st.

Apparently, TLC’s decision to cut the check for a reality show that focuses on preacher’s wives was not a good move.

250 is the number of signatures reached on a petition to pressure TLC into canceling the show. But the petition might not be necessary.

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Chris Brown

There are certain crimes against humanity that cannot be forgiven simply because the offender has served his time. Particularly violent crimes against women.

Women’s groups around the world are not willing to let Chris Brown off the hook 3 years after he was convicted of beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna to a bloody pulp.

Protesters in Sweden took to the streets to express their disapproval at an upcoming Chris Brown concert there. The Huffington Post reports that posters featuring Rihanna’s mutilated face have been plastered on walls all over Stockholm.

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America’s children are starving as a result of the controversial mandated National school lunch policy, which is the brain child of the first lady Michelle Obama.

Mrs. Obama is fighting obesity by forcing children to subsist on vegetables, fruit, whole grains and nuts.

But a group of students are protesting what they see as forced starvation diets. They say they are hungry and they’re not taking the school lunch policy sitting down.

In a video uploaded to, hungry students faint from lack of energy after eating the 750-850 calories that Mrs. Obama’s school lunches provide.

The children argue that the low calories are not enough to meet the physical needs of growing teenagers.

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It’s been 3 years since the unfortunate fisticuffs between singers Chris Brown and ex-girlfriend Rihanna, but Brown is still feeling the backlash.

A Canadian music blog has launched an app that blocks all mentions of Chris Brown’s name from the Internet. The Toronto-based website AUX launched their app called “Brownout” that currently only works in the Google Chrome browser.

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