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July 29, 2014

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July 25, 2014

The 411 WEEK ENDING: July 25th, 2014

                                                                     It's the 4-1-1 My Children… You know how we do it… but remember, I'm just the messenger…
                                                                     One Chapter ends, & a new one begins.
                                                                    A New Lifes Story….
                                                                   It's like a look from across the room,
                                                                   that means nothing… Until it does.
                                                                                                                                                                      WHAT'S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?
                                                             *While religion has proven to be an extremely touchy subject, what new show has the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim decided
                                                               to dive into head first as a new series????
Finally!!! Some good news for Sherri Shepherd! As Shepherd prepares to leave the daytime talker The View on August 7th, she got news from a judge who decided to let her keep custody of her nine-year old son. Shepherd's ex-husband, Jeffrey Tarpley, took her to court trying to gain full custody of their nine-year old claiming Shepherd was a terrible mother who worked too much. The judge didn't agree, and now Shepherd retains full custody of her son. Let's hope she gets good news regarding her soon to be ex-husband Lamar Sally. Sally is dragging Shepherd into court demanding that she be a mother to their unborn surrogate child. Shepherd announced a couple of weeks ago, that she was backing out of the deal citing Sally only wants money. Shepherd says she was coerced into the surrogate agreement, and that Sally should take responsibility since it IS his sperm and NOT her eggs. Sally has accused Shepherd of not being a good Christian because she backed out of the deal. Shepherd realizes she has made a major mistake.....again! She just wants to put this marriage drama behind her and get on with her life.

T.I. and Tiny Pour It Out in Song

T.I. and Tiny release dual singles pouring out their relationship problems in song…
*Lauryn Hill took the sage nearly an hour after her call time in Chicago last week, then had the nerve to snap at a fan who complained, reports TMZ.
Hill was in the Windy City for a gig at the House of Blues, and sources tell the website she was supposed to begin the set at 10:30 p.m. — but took her sweet time, and didn't actually make it to the stage until 11:20.
Once she did, most accounts say Lauryn's opening song performance was terrible, and when a fan called her out and flipped her off … she berated him and had him tossed by security.
The person who shot this video tells TMZ they decided to leave after two more songs (which they called "rushed and sloppy") … and say they saw a huge line of people at the box office asking for a refund.
Watch her exchange with the fan  click here.


   Jay Z and Beyonce Headed for Divorce?

Insiders claim Jay Z and Beyonce's marriage is all but dunzo and the only thing keeping them together is the On the Run Tour…


Mase Officially Abondons His Church

 Earlier this month rapper turned pastor Mason 'Mase' Betha got indignant after an interviewer asked whether his allegiance was to the church or the rap game [click here if you missed that].

Apparently Mase chose the rap game…
Saturday, August 30th is the wedding date for Basketball's Dwayne Wade and Actress Gabrielle Union. It's going to a super private affair with no cell phones or cameras allowed. Meanwhile, look for Gabrielle Union in season two of Being Mary Jane. Filming just wrapped for the season, and the show returns to BET at the beginning of the year

Hero Dad: My Son Saved His Rapist's Life

A father who walked in on a family friend molesting his 11-year-old son says his son saved the rapist's life.
The enraged father, Jason Browning, beat 18-year-old Jason Frolander to a bloody pulp in his Daytona Beach, Fla. home last week. Browning said he stopped just short of killing Frolander because his son stepped in and stopped the vicious beating.

       NeNe Leakes Blasts Wendy Williams

 Last week NeNe Leakes Instagrammed a picture of a Hermes Birkin bag covered with her catch phases along with a caption claiming that she customized it herself and that her husband had a fit.

After Wendy Williams slammed NeNe for defacing the uber expensive bag, which can retail for up to $150k, NeNe went off…


Creflo Dollar's net worth is nearly 100 times greater than the average member of his congregation


Woman sued by Tyler Perry says he's a fake Christian: "I felt bullied"

Tyler Perry has been involved in a lawsuit over the use of the term, "What would Jesus Do?"  The phrase has been put into use for a show that Perry apparently has in the works.  But Kim Kearney (aka Poprah) says that she filed for the trademark before Perry did and has paperwork to prove it.
Tyler Perry has a new stage production coming to Philadelphia. Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned will be at the Merriam Theatre September 30th –October 30th. Tickets are on sale now.

                 Tracy Morgan Out & About

The Aaliyah bio-pic for Lifetime is moving ahead, and now The Queen Of All Media, Wendy Williams, is behind the project as executive producer. Actress Alexandria Shipp will now be starring in the movie. Disney Star Zendaya Coleman backed out of the project due to the controversy surrounding Aaliyah's family not approving, the criticism on casting and the content of the movie itself. Williams says the movie will tell the real story about the late singer, including her career and controversial marriage to R Kelly when she was 15 and he was 27.


In other Lifetime movie news, Cissy Houston is not happy with the fact that the cable network is doing a movie about her daughter Whitney Houston. Cissy says let her daughter rest in peace. Angela Bassett, Whitney's Waiting To Exhale co-star, is directing the movie, which is slated to debut on Lifetime early next year.
     Last month Bobbi Kristina Brown went ballistic on first time director Angela Bassett after finding out that YaYa DeCosta, and not her, had been cast to play Whitney Houston in the upcoming Lifetime biopic [click here if you missed that].

Angela Bassett responds to Bobbi Kritina's rants

Did Beyonce Steal Kelly Rowland's 'Rosie the Riveter' Pose?

Saloon singer Beyonce is back to her old antics again. She ripped off former bandmate Kelly Rowland's Rosie the riveter pose. Loyal reader Hershey wrote: "Did you know that Kelly did this pic first back in 2010?"
Power couple Shawn "Jay Z" Carter and Beyonce Knowles-Carter tried to save their marriage by Skyping with a divorce therapist on the road. But according to insiders, Jay Z has missed a few Skype sessions — because he's too busy CHEATING on Beyonce, 32.
Jada Pinkett Smith returns to TV in the new primetime drama Gotham. The show debuts September 22nd on FOX.
Actress Regina King is doing triple duty. She'll reprise her role in the CBS top rated sitcom The Big Bang Theory this fall. Then she's off to ABC for the legal drama American Crime with Oscar Winner Timothy Hutton. Finally, King puts her director's hat on for the hottest show on TV. She's slated to direct episode 16 of the Shonda Rhimes drama Scandal.
Boxer Evander Holyfield is getting inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall Of Fame. Fellow Boxer Mike Tyson is doing the honors. The irony here is that it was back in 1997 when Iron Mike bit off a piece of Holyfield's ear during their match.
Earlier this week it was reported that Ray J had been charged with sexual battery after accidentally brushing up against a woman's behind at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills [click here if you missed that].

Turns out it was much worse than that…
Gladiators your favorite show is coming back! Scandal returns Thursday September 25th with a 22 episode season on ABC and a new time, 9pm. Scandal Creator Shonda Rhimes' latest show, How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis, debuts on that same premiere night at 10pm. Scandal is facing some tough competition this fall. On NBC, they are moving their hit show The Blacklist from Mondays to Thursdays at 9pm. CBS will be airing their new Thursday Night Football show.
Singer/Songwriter Marsha Ambrosius is back with a new project Friends & Lovers.
Shemar Moore is making a comeback to the show that won him a Daytime Emmy back in 2000—CBS' The Young and the Restless.  The Criminal Minds star will make a guest appearance on the daytime drama between September 10-11th. Moore's character goes back to Genoa City, the place he left two years before and reunite with his on-screen brother Neil Winters (Kristoff St. John).The new digital Jet magazine is ready. The new Jet is available for tablets and mobile devices and published once a week with updates daily beginning this month. Got to for more info.
                                                                                                                                                                   WHAT'S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ?
                                                              *While religion has proven to be an extremely touchy subject, what new show has the Cartoon Network's Adult Swim decided
                                                                to dive into head first as a new series????

                                        Christian groups 'violently offended'

                                       about Adult Swim's 'Black Jesus' TV series

                                                             Adult Swim Previews Aaron McGruder's Controversial 'Black Jesus"

                                                                         Jesus Christ is alive and kicking it with his followers in Compton, Calif., in Adult Swim's new comedy series.

                                                                           But some Christians are not amused. One Million Moms and other conservative groups are attempting

                                                                           'Do ya'll have any f-----g faith, brah?' a foul-mouthed actor playing the Son of God asks in Adult Swim's upcoming comedy series 'Black Jesus.



July 23, 2014

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Fw: Quinn Helps to Ensure Fair Hiring Practices

Office of the Governor
Pat Quinn
For Immediate Release
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Governor Quinn Signs Legislation to Help Ensure Fair Hiring Practices Across Illinois
New Law Prevents Criminal Background Checks Until After an Applicant is Deemed Qualified for a Job 
CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today signed legislation to help ex-offenders secure employment in the private sector and become productive members of society. The new law prevents criminal background checks until after an applicant is deemed qualified for a job. Today's action follows an administrative order the Governor issued last year to ensure the same consideration for those seeking state employment. Today's bill signing is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to ensure all Illinois' workers are treated fairly.
            "Everyone deserves a second chance when it comes to getting a job," Governor Quinn said. "This law will help ensure that people across Illinois get a fair shot to reach their full potential through their skills and qualifications, rather than past history. It will also help reduce recidivism, fight poverty and prevent violence in our communities by putting more people back to work."
House Bill 5701, sponsored by State Representative Rita Mayfield (D-Waukegan) and State Senator Antonio Muñoz (D-Chicago), prohibits a private employer or employment agency from inquiring about or considering an applicant's criminal history until the applicant has been determined to be qualified for the job and selected for an interview. The new law does not apply to certain jobs where employers must exclude applicants with criminal histories. The legislation, which was recommended by the bipartisan Illinois Employment Restrictions Task Force, is effective January 1, 2015.
"By allowing applicants to undergo the interview process without being judged as unfit for employment because of their background, we will help individuals get back to work, pursue a higher education and become the responsible residents that our state thrives on," Representative Mayfield said. "I believe this legislation will improve the lives of many residents and give them the opportunities they were previously unable to strive for."
"Everyone should have the opportunity to be considered for employment," Senator Munoz said. "This legislation protects people with criminal records from discrimination, gives deserving people a second chance and allows them to be evaluated based on their suitability for a position."  
Governor Quinn has supported and developed programs and signed legislation to give people of all ages a second chance in life. Governor Quinn recently signed legislation to automatically clear arrest records for less serious, non-violent juvenile cases. He also signed a law that broadens the list of sealable felonies and adds criteria for courts to use when deciding whether to grant an expungement.
Last year the Governor signed legislation to create a "second chance probation" option for non-violent offenders that allows a conviction to be cleared from a defendant's record upon successful completion of at least a two-year period of probation. He also signed bills to streamline the criminal record expungement and sealing process, and to give the courts discretion or jurisdiction to seal non-conviction records in felony arrests and charges.
In 2013, Governor Quinn issued an administrative order to "ban the box," prohibiting state agencies from asking job applicants about their criminal history before beginning to evaluate the individual's knowledge, skills and abilities. In 2010, he launched the Summit of Hope events to provide assistance to ex-offenders to help them reintegrate safely into society. Since 2010 nearly 80 events have been held across the state serving over 16,000 ex-offenders.

May 12, 2014

Nutritionists Are in Bed With McDonald's

Mother Jones
Subject line: Nutritionists Are in Bed With McDonald's
May 12, 2014
With 75,000 members, the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is the world's largest professional association for nutritionists and dietitians. It holds giant annual conferences, where members get continuing ed credits. It accredits undergraduate and graduate programs in nutrition science. In Washington, its lobbying arm is active on issues including childhood obesity, Medicare, and food safety.
It's also sponsored by some of the biggest names in the food industry.
Recently, I attended the annual conference the California chapter of the Academy. Guess who was catering lunch? And guess what industry spokespeople told the assembled group of nutritionists about chocolate milk in schools? For the answers, click here.
Neuroscientist David Amodio on subconscious racial prejudice and why we're still responsible for our actions. [READ MORE]
Climate change affects minorities and women, the elderly, and the poor. But the leadership of the environmental movement is pale and male. [READ MORE]
These charts show why the "open internet" is no match for revolving doors and buckets of cash. [READ MORE]

A new report finds exceptionally high fatality rates in the oil and gas and construction industries. [READ MORE]
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April 24, 2014

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