Wednesday, 17 December 2014

First Citizens of America, President Obama and Michelle Recant Their Experiences of Racial Discrimination

In a recent interview with PEOPLE magazine the Obamas used the
opportunity to let us remember they've only been in the white house
for six years. This means they've faced their own fair share of racism
in the US. Here are some excerpts:

"I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that
wonderfully publicized trip I took to Target, not highly disguised,
the only person who came up to me in the store was a woman who asked
me to help her take something off a shelf. Because she didn't see me
as the first lady, she saw me as someone who could help her. Those
kinds of things happen in life. So it isn't anything new."

"There's no black male my age, who's a professional, who hasn't come
out of a restaurant and is waiting for their car and somebody didn't
hand them their car keys," said the president, adding that, yes, it
had happened to him.

Mrs. Obama recalled another incident: "He was wearing a tuxedo at a
black-tie dinner, and somebody asked him to get coffee."

Things have gotten better, both Obamas agreed, but there's still more
progress to be made.

"The small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing
compared to what a previous generation experienced," President Obama
said. "It's one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala.
It's another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be
handcuffed, or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and
is dressed the way teenagers dress."


Teacher, Simon Harris, found guilty of abusing Kenyan street children

This level of wickedness is totally sickening. I mean children that
are already disadvantaged you now also sexually abuse them?

According to the Guardian UK:

A British former public-school teacher was on Tuesday found guilty of
sexually abusing young Kenyan street children after luring them to his
lavish home with offerings of food, money and the promise of

Simon Harris, who ran an educational charity in the east African
country, would pick up boys in his Land Rover and take them back to
his home, known as the Green House, where he subjected them to
terrifying and humiliating sexual abuse.

At the Green House he would sexually abuse the boys and threaten them
with death if they told anyone what he had done to them. The court
heard he would beat some with sticks, ply them with alcohol and drugs
and even urinate in their mouths.

Among the complainants was Michael Kamondia, who told police he had
been raped by Harris when he was 15. He died earlier this month after
giving evidence.

Police described Harris as a calculating and prolific offender, who
for more than a decade targeted some of the most vulnerable children
in Kenya. They said there could be many more victims there.

Harris was exposed in a Channel 4 Unreported World documentary, which
led to a British police investigation.

Harris came up with the idea of running a charity in Kenya – called
VAE – giving young British people the chance to teach local children
during gap years.

Before the trial, Harris admitted indecently assaulting three teenage
pupils in the 1980s at a private school, Shebbear College in Devon,
where he taught Latin. He had also served a 15-month jail term after
being convicted in 2009 of possessing indecent images of children.

Harris was convicted of three indecent assaults and five sexual
assaults, with one of his five victims as young as nine. He was also
found guilty of four charges of possessing indecent images of
children. He was acquitted of 10 other sex offences and another charge
of possessing an indecent image.

Harris will be sentenced in the new year."

Rihanna Is Now a Creative Director at PUMA

So is Rihanna quitting music?(just kidding) What exactly is her job
description and what skills is she bringing to the table? (HR stuff)

Here's a bit of her job description stated by Puma:

"Today, PUMA and Global Cultural icon Rihanna, announced a new
multi-year partnership, kicking off in January 2015.  Rihanna will
become PUMA's global ambassador for Women's Training and serve as the
PUMA Women's Creative Director, bringing her styling sensibilities and
innovation to PUMA's collections.  Embodying everything that PUMA
stands for, Rihanna's unstoppable spirit, creative energy and prowess
both on and off the stage, make her the perfect representation of the
PUMA brand.

Rihanna, with PUMA's support, will bring her personal touch and
creativity to the athletic world.

Rihanna will also assume the role of PUMA's Creative Director for the
category, directly influencing product collections as early as 2015,
and working in partnership with PUMA's Internal Product Creation team.
These collections will be designed with the goal of strengthening
women in training sessions and beyond, and inspiring confidence in
their bodies and themselves – the exact confidence for which Rihanna
is so well known and celebrated. As part of her role, Rihanna will
work with PUMA to design and customize classic PUMA styles as well as
create new styles to add to the PUMA product portfolio.

Rihanna is the "perfect representation of the PUMA brand"? And when it
come to women's confidence with their bodies, I don't think it
advisable to emulate Rihanna. Hmm...Interesting.

Photo-credit: PUMA

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Mel B Steps Out With Bruises, Husband Denies Beating Her

Looks like Mel B, is isn't so lucky when it comes to marriage. Could her marriage be on the rocks as widely reported?

The former Spice Girl was rushed to the hospital last week forcing her to miss a taping of X-Factor UK where she's a judge.

She returned to the show this week, with a few bruises on her face and no wedding ring. Fans attacked her husband Stephen Belafonte, accusing him of beating Mel B. He was forced to deny it on twitter.

Woman Stabs Sister Over Theft Of Expensive Panties?!

Wonders they say shall never end....

Just saw this and it looked funny, although not really...

People please be careful, you never can tell what ticks people off. If you have anything right now that does not belong to you be it, panties, shirts, man, woman....please take a cue and return it before it turns fatal!

Photos: For Those Searching, Amber Rose Has Something To Say...

Looks like Amber Rose is back again in the market.

She posted these pictures on instagram for all those searching to find. Don't be surprised, she's no stranger to such. Maybe this time she will get a better hubby than Wiz Khalifa....

Keep searching Amber, and you will find.

Stella Damasus Reacts To Husband Snatching Allegations...

Actress Stella Damasus, finally opened up about her life, struggles, her first and second marriage & what we care most about, her relationship with Daniel Adenimokun. She said she didn't steal him and implied that when she met him, he was already single.

Speaking with Emma Emerson of Golden Icons, Stella Damasus opened up about her relationship with Daniel. She said;

"Let me put it this way. Let me help you hit the nail on the head. One of the comments I have seen consistently, over and over again, is ‘Stella snatches somebody’s husband’, ‘Stella the husband snatcher’, which is what has been going on. And I had sworn that I would never talk about it, or even listen or stress myself about this thing but I have decided to do this now, so that I end this once and for all. 
First of all, let me paint a picture for you and you let me know what makes sense to you. When I looked up the word snatch or steal, ehh, let’s go to the dictionary. It means, forcefully taking something away from its original position. Forcefully. From its original position to another position. Something that does not belong to you. That’s what I gathered from the word snatch or steal. 
So I looked at me, Stella, and I wondered to myself, how is it possible to go to somebody’s home, and take a man, and take his son, away from his home and say follow me. You are a man, and according to their story, he is happily married inside his home. With his family complete and I walk into that home, to forcefully take a man, abled bodied man, and a kid, away from somebody’s hand and you are there looking at me. How does that work?
Did they accuse me of using voodoo? Yes or no? They said no. Okay, did I put a gun on anybody’s head and remove somebody from somewhere? They said no. So logically, if people actually sit down and think about it intelligently, how do you snatch somebody from somebody and the person is there looking at you? 
So when you see a man who has settled ties with a woman and decides to move on with his life and you feel that there is something in this man that you like and he likes you. I am not a kid. I am 36 years old. I am not about to start hiding myself. I was waiting for somebody to actually ask me this question, because all I have heard for the past two, three years are rumours. They said, blogs said, this said. Nobody has been bold enough to confront me and ask me. So I say, if I steal something from somebody, and the person is really the owner of the thing, you come and ask me, ‘you took something from me, give me back’. 
But nobody was able to that. And I am like, if I meet an able bodied man that has left and moved on. That is not even in the same house with whoever and is not doing anything with whoever, and both parties have decided this thing is not going anywhere, and they have gone their separate ways, why is it that it easier for the world to blame the woman that the man has decided to end up with? 
Why is it that it is always that woman that scattered that home? The two people that did things that nobody was there, nobody said something must have happened between this two people but it is always somebody else that is the problem. And I always say, I do not tolerate blaming anybody for your own problems. I have had problems. 
After my late husband’s death, I got married again and the marriage didn’t work. After eight (8) months, it crashed. People didn’t hear much about it, why? We were both mature to understand that we came together, we knew that the thing was not working, instead of us to become enemies we will remain friends, let’s just let it go quietly. And we let it go quietly. I didn’t blame anybody else for doing it, he didn’t blame anybody else for doing it. So I am wondering, two people come together they go their separate ways, this one meets somebody, all of a sudden, it is that somebody that is the problem. Did anybody ever ask, what went wrong? Why would a man pick up his son and walk away from his marriage? 
Was there anytime another woman was the problem until the man moved on with another woman? Nobody brought up Stella’s name, then all of a sudden, ‘oh he’s moved on with somebody else (snaps fingers), it must be her’. How? I am still waiting for somebody to come with proof to say ‘oh when they were still in marriage, when they were still in a house, you came and did this.’ So the reason why I don’t like talking about it is that, there are some things I would say to you and you would look at me like ‘oh wow’ but I don’t want to be derogatory, I don’t want to tow the line that other people have towed by talking bad about people. 
I would never do that but the stories started coming. At first I ignored it, I just kept quiet, and then it was all over the place, Google, blogs, and I am like, one day, one day, I would tell my story. There’s a reason why I am respecting certain people, respecting certain legal issues that are going on. So there might be some things I may not hammer on, but whenever you hear this person snatched this person’s, you will ask the person, the person that they said was the original owner, what was the person doing when they were snatching the person from him or her? I don’t get it. Do you understand? 
So I look at it, I am not ugly, I am not dumb. Of all the men in the world, I will now go and look for somebody else’s own and say this is the one I want. If he didn’t come out of it and say I want to be with you and you want to be with me, how? Why would I come and grab…? Am I that bad looking? Am I that old?"


Hungarian Singer Sues Beyonce For Hit Song 'Drunk In Love'

Could this be termed cheap popularity, or five minutes of fame for Monika? Maybe not.

Beyoncé has been sued by a Hungarian performer who claims the Grammy-winning singer used her voice without permission for her hit song Drunk In Love.

The lawsuit filed by Monika Miczura, also known as Mitsou, claimed that Beyoncé, husband Jay Z and producer Timbaland used a Roma folk song she recorded in 1995 for the first 13 seconds of the song, according to an article on Monday by TMZ.

Beyoncé, 33, and Jay-Z, 45, were featured together in the critically-acclaimed song that was included in her self-titled studio album released in 2013.
Monika aka Mitsou

Mitsou claimed the track used her song Bajba, Bajba Pelem by digitally manipulating her voice with Auto-Tune and editing. The song opens with Arabic-scale vocal arpeggios before transitioning into more familiar hip hop music elements. Mitsou also claimed in her lawsuit that Beyoncé transformed her song about hopelessness 'to evoke foreign eroticism alongside the sexually intense lyrics.'

The lawsuit was seeking damages and also a court order prohibiting anyone from playing the song with her voice.

Drunk In Love was one of two singles released by Columbia Records from Beyoncé's surprise album that she released online with no promotion.

Beyoncé and Jay-z memorably performed the song together at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in January.

This song is about to blow!

Former TOWIE Star, Maria Fowler, Injured After An Attack In Derby

Maria Fowler, got injured after allegedly suffering an attack during a night out in Derby in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The former TOWIE beauty, was punched in the face and left with a bloody nose and cuts all over her body during the incident, which is now being investigated by police.

The 28-year-old star, later posted about her ordeal on Twitter, writing: 'I've felt better.'

A Derby police spokesperson told the Daily Star:

'We are investigating an assault on a 28-year-old woman. The incident occured at 2.30am on Sunday in Becketwell Lane, Derby.' 

This isn't the first time poor Maria, who left TOWIE in January 2012, has been the victim of an attack since she was reportedly glassed in the face last February.

The incident left her shaken and resulted in her deciding to give up alcohol for good.
She wrote on Twitter at the time:

'It seems the perfect time to hang up my Louboutins and quit alcohol.
'In the past two weeks I have been glassed by a man and also verbally abused when out and never received hostility like that before.'

Flight Attendant Scalded With Hot Water and Noodles By Angry Passenger Who Wanted To Seat Near Boyfriend

Now, this is going too far!

These photographs taken by shocked travellers aboard a Thai AirAsia flight reveal the dramatic moment a female flight attendant was scalded with hot water by an unruly passenger.

The female passenger, from China, attacked the flight attendant with a cup of noodles in a violent row that began when she found out that she wouldn't be sitting next to her boyfriend on a charter flight from Bangkok to Nanjing, China.
Passengers pulled out their smartphones as the mid-air drama unfolded in front of them, snapping pictures as the injured flight attendant covered her face and shouted in pain.

The cabin erupted in chaos after the flight attendant was berated and splashed with hot water - even after a cabin crew member helped the couple change seats.

During the chaos a man believed to be the woman's boyfriend jumped out of his seat and angrily threatened to blow up the plane as the injured flight attendant was tended to by her co-workers.
But the man accused of making the threat later said the attendant was scalded by accident during a tussle over a receipt they had requested for the hot water.

As a result the pilot decided to abort the 90-minute journey to eastern China and return to the airport in Bangkok, where the plane made an emergency landing.

At the airport, airline staff spoke to the woman and her entourage and they all came to an 'amicable' agreement, although the group was forced to return home on a different flight. The U-turn led to a five-hour delay for other travellers.

In a scathing statement, China’s National Tourism Administration said the tourists disrupted the flight, hurt other passengers and ‘badly damaged the overall image of the Chinese people.’

The Jiangsu Provincial Tourism Bureau told the South China Morning Post that they had asked the provincial tourism association to blacklist the rowdy group.
It is not known what penalties those on the blacklist will be subjected to, but the tour guide who led the group has had their licence suspended for a year.

The passengers were reportedly ordered to pay 50,000 Thai baht (approximately £970) in compensation to the injured flight attendant. The woman who threw the cup of hot water and noodles was fined an additional 200 Thai baht (approximately £3.80).

Taliban Gunmen Detonate Bomb In Classroom Killing Over 100 Kids Before Shooting Survivors

At least 126 people have been killed, more than 100 of them children, after Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, in the worst ever militant attack to hit the troubled region.

It was reported that one suicide bomber blew himself up in a room containing 60 children and a teacher was set on fire in front of pupils, with the children forced to watch.

The attack started with the gunmen, disguised as security guards, entering the 500-pupil school - which has students aged 10 to 18 - in the early hours.
The jihadists shot their way into the building and went from classroom to classroom, shooting at random.
Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and exchanged fire with the gunmen. Eye-witnesses described how students cowered under desks as dead bodies were strewn along corridors. News images of the aftermath of the attack showed boys in blood-soaked school uniforms with green blazers being carried from the scene.

Around 160 children, aged 13 and 14, are being held hostage, with four gunmen still inside.  A police inspector said they had trapped the terrorists in the principal's office. Many of the soldiers involved in the rescue operation are trying to save their own children.

Mohammad Khorasani, the spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban group - known as Tehrik-i-Taliban -  accepted responsibility for the attack.

He said:

'It's a gift for those who thought they have crushed us in their so called military operation in North Waziristan.
'They [the Pakistani military] were always wrong about our capabilities, We are still able to carry out major attacks. Today was just the trailer.

Six of our Mujahideen, including three suicide bombers took part in this attack and with the grace of almighty they all executed the plan very accurately.
'We selected the army's school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females. We want them to feel the pain.'

Really sad!


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