Twitter DRAGS Roderick Laverne Cox for campaigning to transfer transsexual child killer to women’s prison

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox found himself in hot water last week for campaigning to move a convicted child murderer and child rapist to a woman’s prison.

Cox, the transsexual star of Netflix’s critically acclaimed web series Orange is the New Black, read a letter from Luis Morales, also known as transsexual Synthia China Blast, who is incarcerated in a New Jersey prison for the rape, murder and burning of the body of 13-year-old Ebony Nicole Williams.

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Watch Live: Homegoing Services for Michael Brown

Michael Brown funeral services

Numerous national media outlets, including Ebony.com, are live streaming the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Mo. police officer on Aug. 9. Watch the live stream after the break.

Thanks to Ebony.com for the live link.

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‘Depressed’ Beyonce Breaks Down and Cries at MTV VMAs

Beyonce cries

The last 2 months have been an emotional roller coaster for pop singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter. After coming off her own successful world tour, Beyonce and her husband, Jay Z, embarked on a joint national tour together. But instead of celebrating the success of $100 million in ticket sales, the couple has been forced to recruit friends and family to battle vicious rumors that they are divorcing.

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fanMAIL: The irony of black people laughing at Floyd Mayweather’s alleged illiteracy

Floyd Mayweather

Over the weekend, one of my loyal readers emailed me audio of Power 105′s The Breakfast Club poking fun at boxer Floyd Mayweather’s alleged illiteracy. It wasn’t easy ignoring the trending topic of 50 Cent’s ignorant public humiliation of Mayweather on social media platform Twitter.com. But I managed to ignore it — until I received emails from loyal readers who gave me a different perspective on the ignorance.

For instance, did you know that nearly half of all black people can’t read? The irony is that half of the people who laughed at Mayweather can’t read above a 4th grade level themselves.

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Shug Knight’s Family Releases Statement Disputing His Gangster Image

Chris Brown Suge Knight

Death Row Records owner and chief instigator Shug Knight was shot multiple times at an unofficial pre-Video Music Awards party hosted by Chris Brown in Los Angeles on Saturday. (The VMA folks were quick to disassociate themselves from Brown’s event after the shooting.) Knight — who at 49 is way too old to be partying in nightclubs — was reportedly shot at least twice and as many as six times.

Some believe Brown was the intended target of the gunman. According to social media reports, before the shots rang out, Brown stood with his arms outstretched as if he was invincible.

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Rihanna Snubs Chris Brown at Jay Z’s Summer Classic Charity Game

Chris Brown and Rihanna attend the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NYC

Pop singer Rihanna practically ignored her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown while sitting court side at Jay Z‘s Roc Nation Summer Classic Charity Basketball game at Barclays Center in Brooklyn yesterday. Brown did everything he could to attract RiRi’s attention, but Rihanna focused all her attention on the true Love of her life, her bestie Melissa Forde. The two women are said to be inseparable these days. Isn’t Love grand?

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On the Market: Nick Cannon Confirms Split from Mariah Carey

Mariah and Nick Cannon split

Multimedia mogul Nick Cannon confirmed rumors that he and wife Mariah Carey, 44, are living separately.

“There is trouble in paradise,” the father-of-twins told Yahoo Insider. “We have been living in separate houses for a few months.”

Nick and Mariah famously tied the knot in 2008 after only six weeks of dating.

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Celebs Attend Roc Nation Sports Charity Basketball Game

Roc Nation Charity Basketball Game

Urban artists and pro athletes such as Rihanna, Chris Brown, Fabolous, Future, Ne-Yo, Carmelo Anthony, Robinson Cano, Melanie Fiona, Skylar Diggins, Rockets star James Harden, Yankees star Derek Jeter, former WNBA player Teresa Weatherspoon, former NFL players Terrell Owens and Tiki Barber, DJ Clue, and more attended the Roc Nation Sports Charity basketball game last night in NYC.

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