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 Raíces (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 YouTube.com, 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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A British student union group's plan to promote domestic violence against women may have backfired. Members of the Cambridge University Student Union Women's Campaign affixed stickers to Chris Brown's fifth studio album, Fortune, at a HMV store in England. The stickers read: "WARNING: Do not buy this album! This man beats women."

The domestic abuse statement stems from Brown's conviction for felony assault on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

But the worldwide news coverage of the British student group's protest resulted in increased sales for Brown's Fortune CDs in Europe, MSN reports.

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Scott Van Duzer, 46, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, made headlines when he power lifted President Obama off his feet during a campaign stop on Sunday. Van Duzer, who owns the Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Fla., says angry residents are threatening to boycott his pizza shop after he hugged the president during the campaign stop.

“People are saying a lot of bad things and boycotting my restaurant,” Van Duzer told POLITICO.com. “There’s no middle line anymore, and that's exactly what’s wrong with our country right now.”

By now you've all seen the photo of the Republican pizzeria owner bear hugging Mr. Obama. The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was where are the Secret Service? If the photo had not been staged Secret Service agents would've beat him worse than Chris Brown beat Rihanna.

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On Wednesday, thousands of people -- black and white -- turned out in droves at Chick-fil-A restaurants in response to public criticism of CEO Dan Cathy who voiced his opinion on traditional marriage.

Chick-fil-A announced a record-breaking day for sales. The turnout on Wednesday smashed all records for foot traffic at any fast food restaurant chain in history.

But you wouldn't know about the biggest story of the week just by picking up a newspaper in any major city, or by watching CNN.

Atlanta-based CNN -- which gave major coverage to giant snapping turtles last month -- devoted scant coverage to the Chick-fil-A story.

It will be interesting to see how much coverage the biased media will devote to the planned gay "kiss-in" at Chick-fil-A restaurants today.

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Dog meat is a delicacy is the Far East. The canine meat is so in demand that restaurants pay a premium to dognappers to kidnap family pets by the hundreds per day.

According to London tabloid the Daily Mail, eating dogs is a longstanding Chinese tradition that dates back thousands of years. When food is scarce dog eating is an acceptable necessity.

But Chinese activists Yulin City, Guangxi province, are campaigning vigorously against eating dogs.

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JC Penney has launched a Father's Day ad featuring a same-sex gay couple and their two children. The ad copy reads: “real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children, Claire and Mason.”

The gay marriage-friendly campaign comes on the heels of President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage earlier this month -- a move some critics believe was politically motivated.

A week after Obama's surprise announcement, the national media went into overdrive promoting same-sex marriage in all platforms. Some media outlets announced recent polls showing support for gay marriage steadily increasingly among the black community.

But the fact remains that in the 32 states where same-sex marriage is banned by law, blacks were the major contributing factor against gay marriage.

Blacks who fear that the traditional family is under attack in America believe that children need both a mother and a father.

Despite the misleading headlines proclaiming black support for gay marriage is evolving, a St. Paul church is on the brink of closing after losing more than half of its congregation when their pastor announced his support of gay marriage.

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"Basketball Wives" cast member Tami Roman is being sued by a hair care products company for a breach of contract. The 40-year-old mother of 2 went before a judge this week to stop the company from disrupting the show's shooting schedule, because, as she put it "millions of people," will "suffer" if the show is taken off the air.

Additionally, one company has already pulled ad spots from the scripted show as the result of a petition created by Alexis M., who objects to the fake violence that saturates the show every week.

In an update on Tuesday, Alexis M. reports that Summer's Eve has agreed to pull their ads from both "Basketball Wives" and the spin-off show "Eve and Ocho," which premieres in September.

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At least 17,500+ VH1 viewers are sick and tired of VH1's scripted violence against black women. The show, Basketball Wives, which pretends to follow the troubles and tribulations of a group of "friends," is actually a scripted TV series with non-actor cast members who are encouraged to stage fake fights to boost TV ratings.

One woman, Alexis M., is tired of the ongoing violence, and the show's perception that black women are crazy and angry.

Alexis created an online petition to get Evelyn and Chad's spin-off show canceled before it has even aired.

Not satisfied with just presenting signatures to VH1 (who is probably enjoying the free pub), Alexis M. is going after the show's advertisers, too. Alexis said one of the show's sponsors, Burger King, didn't even know what "Basketball Wives" was.

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