Saturday, January 31, 2015

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BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN FOUND UNRESPONSIVE IN HOME


Just days before the third anniversary of her famous mother's death, Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her townhouse in Roswell, Georgia.

Her husband Nick Gordon and an unidentified friend found Brown, who is the only daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, around 10:30 am.

Brown was transported to North Fulton Hospital.  Her condition is unknown at this time.




Saturday, January 24, 2015

BRAVO ANDY COHEN DENIES BLACK WIVES MATTER POSTER


Earlier this week, I was doing my daily blog stroll when I came across a Straight From the A article that discussed the above offensive and disrespectful poster that appeared on the streets of Atlanta.  The poster appeared to mock the #BlackLivesMatter Movement, a moment started to address the use of excessive deadly force against Black people by rogue ill-trained cops and racist vigilantes like George Zimmerman.

True to my activist nature, I went to Twitter to let Andy Cohen, who is executive producer of the Bravo Housewives franchise, know of my anger over Bravo disrespecting the #BlackLivesMatter Movement with their use of #BlackWivesMatter hashtag in connection with the Real Housewives of Atlanta reality show.

Cohen quickly confirmed via Twitter that Bravo had nothing to do with the poster.   

Paterson Freshman Charged with Classroom Assault on Teacher


From NorthJersey.com
 A ninth-grader at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson was arrested Friday and charged with assaulting a teacher in a classroom.
The attack, captured on video, shows the teen slamming the 62-year-old educator to the floor in front of other students in an effort to get his cellphone back. 
City school officials confirmed that criminal charges have been filed against the student, who has been suspended from school. Someone in the classroom recorded the assault, which officials say took place at about 1 pm on Tuesday, and the video has been posted on YouTube.
The 23-second video shows the 16-year-old with his arms wrapped around the teacher, knocking him into an empty desk. The student then wrestles the teacher across the front of the classroom before slamming him to the floor. The teen then reaches down and wrests something from the teacher before breaking away when someone in the classroom yelled: “Security.” 
The district filed a complaint against the student earlier this week, a spokes­woman said, and Paterson police said they arrested him at his home on Friday. (Source)


BOYCOTT WETV LOVE THY SISTER AND JOIN D9 FOR CHANGE MOVEMENT:

"We are paying folks to humiliate us.
~ Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Member~

From the desk of Dornessa Harris (creator of "Boycott VH1's Sorority Sisters"  and "Boycott Love Thy Sister" Facebook Groups):

If you are tired of the way African-Americans are depicted across the media, join us as we continue a new Movement that started with "Sorority Sisters." Many people asked us to shut all ratchet reality shows down. Here is your chance to help. 

Next up is WeTv's "Love Thy Sister," a reality TV series about three upper class African American sisters who could have been promoted in a positive light, but WeTv chose to promote a 9-year-old little girl using profanity, as well as promote images and quotes from the ladies using profanity.




The message the Rucker Sisters, WeTv and LTS producers are sending is, "Our children's images are not for sell, regardless of your status!"

See the clip for yourself. It made World Star Hip Hop. Now, what does that tell you?

http://worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php...

Don't just get mad! Do something about it. Join the Movement that shut "Sorority Sisters" down!! 

https://www.facebook.com/.../Boycott.../1522159024711523



NOTE:  Contact Information for AMC Network Entertainment LLC is the parent company for We TV @WeTV:

AMC Network Entertainment LLC
AMC Viewer Services
11 Penn Plaza, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
646-273-7105
amccustomerservice@amcnetworks.com
Twitter Account:  @AMC_TV 

**** ADVERTISERS ****
  
Here are Twitter accounts and telephone numbers of some of the companies whose ads aired during Love Thy Sister's Thursday 10 PM ET time slot:

1.  Bare Minerals - @bareMinerals 
Telephone(888) 795-4747
Mon-Sat 8am -12am EST , Sun: 10am - 7pm EST 

2.  Princess Cruises - @PrincessCruises 
Telephone:  1-800-774-6237
Current Hours:Monday - Friday 6am - 7pm Pacific Time (9am-10pm ET)
Saturday and Sunday 6am - 6pm Pacific Time (9am-9pm ET)
Email:  customerrelations@princesscruises.com

3.  Duracell - @Duracell 
Telephone:  (USA & Canada)  800-551-2355 

4.  Outback Steakhouse- @Outback     
Main Telephone(813) 282-1225
             
5.  Fingerhut - @FingerhutTweets    
Telephone: 1-800-208-2500 (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. CT)

6.  Bird's Eye Food Co. - @BirdsEye
Telephone: (585) 383-1850

7.  Botox (Chronic Migraines) - Parent Compan:  Allergan - @Allergan |Telephone: 1.800.433.8871

8.  Wonderful Halos - @HalosFun 
Public Relations Telephone: 310.966.8315  | Emaildmoncrief@roll.com 

9.   Campbell Soup Co. - @CampbellSoupCo 
Telephone: 1-800-257-8443 

10.  FarmersOnly.com - @farmersonly 

11.  The Loft Movie - @TheLoftMovie  

12.  Sensodyne -  @Sensodyne_US   
Telephone:  1-866-844-2797, M-F 9:00am - 4:30pm ET 

13.  Skinny Cow @TheSkinnyCow    
Telephone:  1-800-558-7328
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern time   

Parent Company: Nestle USA - @Nestle 
Telephone:   1-800-225-2270, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM EST.

14.  Kohl's - @Kohls 
Telephone:  (855) 564-5705 7am to 10pm Central Time, Monday through Saturday
8am to 10pm Central Time, Sunday  

15 Monistat - Parent Company Prestige Brands Holdings Inc.:  Telephone:  (914)524-6800 - Fax: (302)674-5266    

16.   Philadephia Cream Cheese - @kraftfoods  
Parent Company: Kraft Foods Group |  Telephone: 1-877-535-5666  

17.  Weight Watchers - @WeightWatchers 
Telephone:  800-651-6000

18.  Delsym (Cough Medicine)
Telephone:  (888) 963-3382

19.  Reese's Peanut Butter Cup -  @ReesesPBCups   
Parent Company: The Hershey Company - @hersheys 
Telephone: 1 (800) 468-1714

20.  Lyrica -
Parent Company: Pfizer Inc.  @pfizer  
Telephone:  1-212-733-2323

21.  Selma The Movie  - @SelmaMovie 

22.  Purina Puppy Chow - @Purina 
Telephone:  (800)778-7462

23.  IKEA - @IKEAUSA
Telephone:  1-888-888-4532
Operating Hours: Sun 9am – 12am (EST), Mon - Sat 8am -12am (EST)

24.  LANCASTER Soft Crèmes 
Parent Company: The Hershey Company -  @hersheys 
Telephone: 1 (800) 468-1714

25.  Walgreen's - @Walgreens 
Telephone:  1-800-925-4733

26.  Colorado Technical University - @ctuniversity 
Telephone1-855-230-0555

27.  Revitalift Volume Filler - @LOrealParisUSA
Parent Company: L’Oréal Paris
Telephone: Phone: 1-800-322-2036, 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM ET

28.  Alive Vitamins -
Parent Company: Nature's Way, Inc.
Telephone: 1 (800) 783-2286  | (920)-469-1313  | Hours: M-F, 7:00AM -6:00 PM CST

Thursday, January 22, 2015

LOVE THY SISTER RUBY RUCKER'S CUSSING DAUGHTER



Meet Ruby Rucker-Cooper, Esq.'s 9-year old cussing daughter.

Yes, Miss Ruby, her gold-digging sisters and WeTV thought it was a good idea to allow the Black Honey Boo Boo to cuss out adults on national television. Blank stare.

In fact, WeTV proudly displays the below video of little Riley cussing on its webpage for Love Thy Sister.  This is unacceptable on so many levels.  A boycott is definitely in order.





#boycottlovethysister

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Sidebar: While my Mom Dianne Ruth and friend Monique Drew were battling breast cancer, I would make karaoke videos of me singing songs of inspiration to cheer them up. I know I do not possess a great singing voice, but the videos were fun to make. (Can't shade me, Ruby)

Both my Mom and Monique have both lost their battle to cancer in August and September 2014, respectively.

I thought I would send one of my karaoke videos to Ms. Ruby to help her get over her thirst and poor judgment in letting her 9-year old daughter get on national tv and cuss out adults for fame.  Enjoy.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

VH1 SORORITY SISTERS PRIYANKA BANKS REACTS TO EXPULSION


Priyanka Banks, along with four other VH1 Sorority Sisters cast members, was permanently expelled from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority on what was the Sorority's 102nd Founders' Day on January 13.

Banks, who was the most flamboyant and outspoken of all the cast members, gave an exclusive interview to AJC.com Blogger Rodney Ho in which she shared her feelings about being unceremoniously expelled from her former Sorority: 
QHow are you feeling right now?
A. I am a little disappointed in my organization. Most of the time, when someone is expelled, it is a process. But I never received a letter telling me anything.
Q. So how did you find out about the expulsion?
A. I found out through the Internet. It was shocking. I can’t say I am hurt, because the organization is made up of people and people are hateful. I can’t be surprised, but I was baffled....
***(Omitted questions and answers about unsubstantiated death threats against the cast members that have not been reported to the proper law enforcement authorities) 
Q. I know you have gotten a lot of online bashing, but what have the personal experiences been like?
A.  My line sisters support me. Some older Deltas are upset, but you can’t worry about that. But at the end of the day nobody’s opinion matters except my mother’s.
Q.  How get on the show? 
A. A casting director Facebooked me and she was Greek. People are trying to throw VH1 under the bus, but a Greek woman cast me. I went in for a green screen to test my personality and they cast me.
Q.  How did that woman find you?
A. Somebody may have referred me. But this is not my first professional piece of work. You know I burlesque dance. But I got it. It was just that simple. They had been casting for this show for years. Before we came out, we shot a pilot that they were pitching and VH1 picked it up. 
Q.  How was the show pitched to you?  
A.  The pitched me that they wanted to see us doing community service.
Q.  Did they show community service on the show?
A.  Yes they did. They also showed us going to church and working together. That is real. But people can’t get past the catty arguments and try to act like it doesn’t happen in real life. That is the problem we had. I didn’t always get along with my line sisters, but at the end of the day, we did our community service.  If the first episode was all community service, nobody would have watched it.
Q.  Were you cast as a specific type?
A.  I was cast as an edgy girl. I grew my hair back out and they told me to shave it. They cast everybody for a reason. The Caucasian girl? There is no secret why she was cast. I was the outspoken one.
Q.  What did you hope to get out of being on the show?
A.  I hoped to launch my business, Priyanka’s Palace. A big shoe line that fits women with wide and big feet. I wear a size-11 shoe. You do everything with purpose. I would never go on reality television just to show my butt. I had a purpose.
Q.  Did you get what you wanted out of the experience?
A.  Yes, the show helped my business. I gained a lot of fans. I met cancer and AIDS patients who said I gave them a reason to live. That means more than any sorority can give me. If I can touch a life through a television screen, I don’t need anything else[.]  
Q.  Was the actual experience what I thought it would be?
A.  The shooting and how we were treated was good. But everybody who worked on the project doesn’t want to show their face now. A lot of people ran when they saw the backlash. You shouldn’t want to hide. It was our reputations, those of us in front of the camera, that were on the line. 
Q.  Did the backlash surprise you?
A.  Yes. We never fought on the show. We weren’t drinking in our letters. Priyanka never did that. I barely wear paraphernalia anyway. I saw a lot of hatred. When you start attacking physical issues, something is really wrong. Black people hating on black people, is crazy to me. If you don’t like reality television, don’t watch it. You trying to take black peoples’ jobs because you in your feelings.  
Q.  Do you feel VH1 supported you through the boycott?
VH1 doesn’t now much about Greek life. And I never heard from that casting director again.
A.  But I will always be grateful to VH1. They gave me a chance. This is the entertainment business and it is tough. I thought having high ratings was all that mattered. I didn’t know the boycott could be so bad that people would leave. They use their power for the pettiest things. People are out their getting killed and you targeting us? Why you not using your power for that? 
Q.  One of the criticisms for the show was that it seems scripted, or at least forced in how the cast constantly referred to their organizations.  
A.  I really didn’t talk about sorority life. I never signed up to represent my sorority. You never heard me saying ‘Delta this. Delta that.’ I get it. The first episode was a lot to take at one time. As far as scripted, I think it was a lot of improv.  
Q.  But you are set up in situation, where somebody might say something crazy to you off camera. So what is going to be your reaction?  Were you edited fairly?
A.  I was edited to entertain. Everybody had their embarrassing moments, but that is what you sign up. The contract says they will edit you the way they want to. So I knew I was not always going to be portrayed in the best light. In the beginning, I was labeled the bitch. Then I was molded into a businesswoman. I wanted to talk about my business.
Q.  The show emphasized the fact that you work as a burlesque dancer. But the fact of the matter is that you are actually a full-time credit analyst for a communications company. 
A.  Yes. My hairstyle, my name has never hindered me from getting a job. Nothing has ever hindered me achieving anything. I don’t have to be how you want me to be. I don’t have to look like you want me to be to be successful. But reality television just shows a piece of you. The cast was so big that they couldn’t capture every moment.  People had to wonder how the hell I put out a shoe line by being a burlesque dancer. So that is when people started saying that I was a stripper. But I work. I have a savings account. I am working full time to get money to build my business.
Q.  Why did you pledge Delta?
A. I attended Alabama State University. I did my research when I got there and saw them around campus. When you first see sororities, they look good from the outside. They had a program called Sister-to-Sister, where they adopted a freshman. So, as a freshman, a Delta mentored me and told me how to guided me through that year. They were doing good things, so that is what attracted me.
Q.  What year did you pledge?
A.  I pledged Spring ’09 and I was also Miss Alabama State, a college queen. I was very, very active on campus with my sorority and as the queen. I visited many HBCUs speaking and representing my school. I was on the step team. I was heavy into theater. I did everything. That is why this is disappointing, because I probably did more community service than anybody. But at the end of the day, you don’t need a sorority to do community service.
Q.  So what is next for you?
A.  I want to get my shoe business online. And I am looking for spaces to open a storefront. 
Q.  Do you see any more television in your future?
A.  Of course, I will never stop auditioning.
Q.  So, I have to ask – given your reasons for wanting to be a Delta in the first place and to have it taken away from you based on a television show – was it worth it?
A.  Honestly, it was worth everything. Before this show came out, I had never seen so much hatred. This showed me something about people. At the end of the day, you can’t take away my experiences as a Delta. Or what I know as a Delta. This piece of paper means nothing to me. You make those letters. They don’t make you. I am going to keep my paraphernalia. Once a Delta, always a Delta. People are going to always know Priyanka is a Delta. (Source)


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