Reginae Carter addressed the latest viral social media challenge that she says is "degrading" to young girls on social media. The 20-year-old reality TV star is referring to the cucumber challenge in which young women eat cucumbers whole. That's the best way I can describe it on a family-oriented blog.

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Wendy Williams TIP

Tip "T.I." Harris showed some compassion for TV talk show maven Wendy Williams in a well thought out post on Instagram.com on Tuesday. The rap mogul's post was in response to paparazzi photos that surfaced online Monday showing 53-year-old Wendy and her husband, Kevin Hunter, vacationing in Barbados.

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Catcalls video

An average-looking woman wearing tight jeans and a tight top was filmed walking the streets of New York city for 10 hours expecting men to do what men do: notice her.

And in noticing her, they vocalized their appreciation of her feminine attributes -- as heterosexual men have done since the beginning of time. Men instinctively notice women of child-bearing age. It's in their nature.

Millions of women vented their outrage at the men in the video, who did nothing more than exercise their constitutional rights to express themselves in a non-violent manner.

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Miss America

For the third straight year, Miss New York was crowned the winner of the Miss America Pageant. Kira Kazantsev, 23, walked away with the coveted title last night at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Kazantsev, an aspiring lawyer, was born to Russian immigrants.

It is the 2nd straight year that a foreigner has been crowned Miss America. Last year's winner, Nina Davuluri, was born to Hindu Telugu parents.

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Stephen A Smith

ESPN's outspoken analyst Stephen A. Smith apologized profusely for telling battered women to stop provoking their abusers.

He went one step further during Monday's segment of ESPN2's "First Take," calling his statements the "most egregious of my career."

Smith made his controversial statements during ESPN's "First Take" on Friday.

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Iggy Azalea and her L.A Lakers boyfriend Nick Young were seen leaving dinner together at Crustacean Restaurant in Beverly Hills, CA

Rap artist Nicki Minaj expressed her opinion about British-Australian rapper Iggy Azalea who is threatening her reign as the queen of hip hop. Nicki disparaged Iggy during the 2014 BET Awards, saying, "What I want the world to know about Nicki Minaj is, when you hear Nicki Minaj spit, Nicki Minaj wrote it."

Los Angeles Lakers basketball star Nick Young defended his girlfriend during the 2014 ESPY Awards held in Los Angeles last night.

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Justine Sacco AIDS tweet

Justine Sacco AIDS tweet

A communications director for a large digital holding company will probably be out of a job when her flight lands in Africa. Of course, her excuse will be that her Twitter account was hacked.

Update: Justine Sacco finally landed in Johannesburg, and deleted her Twitter account.

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Beyonce

Beyonce and Jay Z have friends in very high places. So when you read that they top this and that list of the most powerful or whatever, just take that information with a grain of salt.

Beyonce and Jay Z top the list of Vanity Fair's annual ranking of "The New Establishment," a list of "25 members of the power elite. Last year they were no. 8 on that list.

Their meteoric rise to the top of the list prompted E! to ask, "Are '03 Bonnie and Clyde really the most powerful couple?"

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Obama hoodie

President Obama has angered conservatives (and especially Fox News) with his latest statements on the controversial Zimmerman verdict. Obama said he could have been Trayvon Martin 35 years ago.

He said he too was followed in stores because of his skin color. Obama questioned the outcome if Trayvon had been white and had a gun that night.

"If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario, both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different," Obama said.

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fanMAIL

Former reader Stanley McNeal writes:

Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2013
From: Stanley McNeal (tonynky@gmail.com)
To: Sandra Rose
Subject: Your Anti-gay messages

I hate to see a person that's apart of the Gay community using their platform to discredit the hardworking Americans that's currently fighting for equal rights in this country by labeling it the "gay agenda". How big is the paycheck you receiving from Anti-gay groups? I hope their check makes you sleep at night. I lived long enough to know, that all the negative things you do in life will always come back on you, Karma will hit you so hard you won't even see it coming.

I use to be fan of your blog, But I made the decision to not visit your website anymore. You seriously have an issue with the gay community, and you need to diagnose this problem within yourself just like you diagnose the "issues" of the celebrities you frequently write about. Are you prefect? or are you a narcissist too?

Peace Out Sandra...

SR responds: Good riddance, Stanley.
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And loyal reader Chakita writes:

Good Afternoon/Evening/Morning Ms. Rose,

I enjoy your website immensely and enjoy reading it (and the comments from your readers, lol). As a Floridian, I appreciate the support and attention you have brought to the Trayvon Martin case. But, I really don't want anyone to forget about Jordan Davis, the young man who was senselessly murdered at a Jacksonville gas station because his music was "threatening". Along with Kendrick Johnson, who was found rolled up in a mat in his high school gym in Valdosta but, his death has been ruled as "accidental" (btw,you can Google his death picture but, be warned, it is gruesome).

Please encourage your readers especially those in Florida and Georgia to continue the fight for justice for Trayvon Martin, but please don't forget Jordan Davis and Kendrick Johnson.

Thank you.

In case you didn't believe President Barack Obama when he told you the first time -- he has confirmed yet again that he could not care less about black America.

In an interview with Black Enterprise magazine, Obama, who is rumored to be Muslim, responded to criticism that he has done nothing to help small black businesses:

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