Barney’s agrees to pay $525K for profiling black customers

Trayvon Christian

Barney’s NY has agreed to pay $525,000 in fees and penalties for racially profiling two Barney’s customers.

The settlement was reached after a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general’s office.

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Cash Money Records’ Runs Low On Cash?

Lil Wayne Birdman

Years of wild spending has apparently caught up with Cash Money Records owners Lil Wayne, left, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, right, and Ronald “Slim” Williams (not pictured).

According to a report on gossip tabloid TMZ’s website, Cash Money Records’ unpaid bills are stacking up and creditors are filing lawsuit after lawsuit against the brothers. It looks like the cash machine is running out of unlimited funds.

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Medical Minute: Are Pediatric Dentists Drilling for Dollars?

Drilling for dollars

Inside Edition recently aired an investigative report on pediatric dentists who perform unnecessary, excessive, and expensive dental procedures on small children.

Alicea White took her four-year-old daughter, Savannah, to Happy Valley Pediatric Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ, for a routine dental appointment. The dentist, Dr. Karan Nett, diagnosed the girl with tooth decay (probably due to bottle rot) and four cavities.

But Alicea says instead of just filling the four cavities on Savannah, Dr. Nett filled the girl’s mouth with expensive silver caps.

“I was completely shocked,” said Alicea. “All that silver in her mouth. I was like, ‘Oh my God, what happened?’”

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In Response to Racial Profiling Cases, Barneys’ Bosses Apologize to….. JAY Z

Jay Z

Bosses at high end retailer Barneys released a statement apologizing to rapper Jay Z following media reports of racial profiling incidents involving black consumers at the New York location.

2 young black shoppers filed separate complaints accusing Barneys of racially profiling them after they made purchases of a $2,500 Celine handbag and a $350 Ferragamo belt.

But instead of apologizing to the shoppers who were racially profiled, Barneys apologized to Jay Z for inconveniencing him.

“We deeply regret that these recent events have distracted from the great work of the Shawn Carter Foundation, and we offer our sincere apologies to Mister Carter,” said Barneys CEO Mark Lee.

And you scoffed when I said Jay Z was behaving like HE was the victim?

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Wendy Williams Says Paula Deen Has No Class

Wendy Williams Says Paula Deen Has No Class

Talk show Diva Wendy Williams reacted to TV chef Paula Deen admitting she regularly uses the N-word.

“This is something that has been swirling around about Paula Deen for longer than this story,” Williams said in an interview with Entertainment Television.

Deen, 66, admitted using racial slurs in a videotaped deposition for a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by the former general manager of her popular Savannah, GA restaurant. Lisa Jackson claimed sexual harassment and infliction of emotional distress by Deen’s brother Bubba Hiers.

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Judge in Raymond vs Raymond Case Steps Down

Straightfromthea.com reports that Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane, who presided over the contentious Raymond vs Raymond child custody case, has stepped down.

In a controversial ruling in September, Judge Tipton-Lane awarded Usher Raymond full custody of his two boys, ages 4 and 5. Prior to the judge’s ruling, Raymond shared custody of the boys with his ex-wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond.

Following the ruling, Foster-Raymond’s attorney, Lisa West, filed a Motion for Recusal, accusing Tipton-Lane of bias in light of Judge Lane’s close ties with Usher Raymond’s attorney, John Mayoue, who contributed to Judge Lane’s reelection campaign.

Sandrarose.com was the first blog to bring you the news of Judge Lane’s ties to Usher’s attorney.

After the break, watch a CBS News investigative report into the FBI probe of the Raymond vs Raymond decision, courrtesy of Hiphopenquirer.com.

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FBI Probing Judicial Corruption in Connection with Raymond vs Raymond Case

According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the FBI has been quietly investigating judicial corruption stemming from accusations of alleged misconduct by the judge who presided over Usher Raymond and Tameka Foster-Raymond’s child custody hearing earlier this year.

In September, Tameka Foster-Raymond’s attorney, Lisa West, filed a Motion for Recusal, accusing Judge Bensonetta Tipton-Lane of bias in light of Judge Lane’s close ties with Usher Raymond’s attorney, John Mayoue who contributed to Judge Lane’s reelection campaign.

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