Celebrities Finally Step Up And Use Their Platform As Voices Against Injustice In America

In the past few weeks there has been tragedy after tragedy in a country that had us all under the impression of “Freedom”.

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African Americans are constantly victimized and descriminated against when we practically built America with our bare hands.
Last Tuesday a Baton Rouge native, husband and father by the name of Alton Sterling was gunned down at the hands of BRPD officers on camera. Sterling was selling CDs outside ofva supermarket with the permission of the store owner.
The police officers are seen on video slamming Alton to the ground while restraining both arms. Suddenly out of nowhere you can hear one officer yell “he got a gun” followed by him unloading six bullets into Alton’s chest.
From the video, it is evident that Sterling’s hands are empty and in no way shape or form was he holding a firearm.
The same day and to a nations disbelief, another African American male by the name of Philando Castile, was racially profiled against and pulled over in his vehicle. Philando explained to the Minnesota Police Officer that he had a gun in the vehicle but was legally licensed to carry.
From the video recording, Philando’s spouse is explaining to everyone that the officer asked him to get his license and as soon as he reached for the license, the officer shot him four times.
The entire encounter seems to be evident of coldblooded murder.
A few days later Alva Braziel was shot ten times by the Houston Police while walking down the street. Witnesses say that he was simply minding his business before being gunned down. I got a chance to view a short video of Braziel holding his hands in the air before being unloaded on.
Following these killings, the entire country is unsettled and constantly in fear of being shot by the very badge that vowed to protect and serve. All of that while families are left to bury their loved ones and children are now fatherless.
Celebrities such as Lebron James, Alicia Keys, Common, Beyonce, Queen Latifah, Tracee Ellis Ross, Chris Rock, The Game, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Yandy Smith, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown Carmelo Anthony and more spoke messages of encouragement, hope, unity and political activism.
Snoop Dogg and The Game took to the streets of L. A. and unified longtime rival gang members, Crips and Bloods tobstepnup and protect their communities instead of destroying it.
Carmelo Anthony called on his fellow athletes to get serious about a fight against corruption in politics.
Yandy Smith-Harriss held a meeting of unity in New York.
Beyonce held a special vigil at her concert while the names of the many victims of police brutality displayed on a huge projected screen.
T. I. took to the streets of Atlanta and protested side by side with the citizens.
It is about time that these role models take on the positions of power they have and demand action, build our black communities and stand with the citizens in this ongoing struggle. They have the ability to organize and persuade change quicker than the average American which is one the most important decisions that they will ever make in their careers/lives. The revolution must be taken seriously by any means necessary.

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Special Recap Of The 58th Annual Grammy Awards With Performance By Kendrick Lamar


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The Grammys were nothing short of amazing as the greatest musicians in the entertainment industry graced the stage.

Taylor Swift opened the Awards with a super cool performance and just so happened to take the win for Album Of The Year.

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Stars like Tyrese arrived with his beautiful daughter as his date and paid a special tribute to Lionel Richie along with a few others.

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Ariana Grande was draped in a sexy red dress and she introduced The Weeknd for his performance of Can’t Feel My Face.

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Fetty Wap suited up in a Tuxedo for the show and I must say it was refreshing to see the young rapper dressed up for a change.

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Kendrick Lamar came out on stage in shackles performing The Blacker The Berry ‘Alright’ in a historic Grammy show! The conscious rapper showed up with his fiancé as his date. Watch his controversial performance below:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tefnFk8m_LE

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Beyonce arrived at the last minute as queens should in order to present the award for Record Of The Year to Bruno Mars.

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Lady Gaga hit the stage in David Bowie gear to pay a special tribute to the fallen Legend.

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Adele, Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood and many more did wonderful jobs at the awards too.

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Common and John Legend also won Grammys for their powerful song ‘Glory’ from the ‘Selma’ soundtrack. Ciara arrived with a split, giving us Toni Braxton realness!

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Pitbull ended the night with a hot performance where he brought out Sofia Vergara on stage, making the night even more spicy!

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The Fashion pieces for the night were to die for, which included Tom Ford, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Prada, Alexander McQueen and much more!

Has Tila Tequila Gone Broke?

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Thien Thanh Thi Nguyen, better known by her stage names Tila Tequila, Tila Nguyen and Miss Tila, was once a model, television personality, singer, songwriter, actress, writer and blogger. She first gained Her Celebrity status for her active presence on social networking websites. After becoming the most popular person on Myspace, Tequila was offered to star in her own reality television show. Her bisexual-themed dating show, A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (2007), lastedfor two seasons and became MTV’s second highest-rated series premiere of that year.

The Houston, Texas native,  moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue a modeling career. After being featured in numerous men’s magazines (including Playboy, Stuff and Maxim), she made her reality television debut on the VH1 show Surviving Nugent (2003).

Well, sometimes good things must come to an end as we recently discovered, Tila applied for a employment at Target, the retail store. If she have ran through all of her reality coins already, then that would explain everything.

Hopefully she lands the job! 

2016 Snow Blizzard In Full Effect

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Friday night brought along the whitest winter that we’ve ever seen. The entire east coast is under massive amounts of snow.

Be safe out there! #Blizzard2016 #snowchallenge #topcelebblog #bloghive💄 #fullmoon

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Not only did the east coast area get buried but the south got a little bit of it too. In states such as New York, Maryland and Philadelphia, the residents are actually diving in and are completely buried to the point where you can’t see them.

Since majority of the citizens are undoubtedly snowed in, they decided to make the best out of a terrifying situation by participating in the snow challenge.

We have all literally been laughing out loud at the non-stop videos being posted on social media. The videos vary from jumping off roofs into the snow to hilarious swim competitions. Someone even captured a panda bear rolling around enjoying himself.

The vehicles are completely covered and one resident captured a photo of the snow way past the knob on the door, which is taller than many people. It’s quite unbelievable at this point but its great that they’re having fun!

 

Wendell Pierce Built 75 Homes For His Community

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Native of New Orleans actor and activist Wendell Pierce talks about how insurance companies discouraged poor and black families from returning to New Orleans after Katrina by refusing to honor homeowner policies. Pierce, whose great-grandfather came to New Orleans as a slave in the 1800s, talks about how Allstate gave his parents just $400 after they paid premiums for 50 years. Pierce also writes about his family in his new book, “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City That Would Not Be Broken.”

In 2005, when Katrina shockingly destroyed his old neighborhood, he returned to Pontchartrain Park to revitalize the neighborhood and has built 75 new homes and plans on doubling that number.

WENDELL PIERCE: “I remember the greatest crime that ever happened, I think, was 10 years ago, when none of the large insurance companies honored the homeowner policies. My parents paid Allstate for 50 years, when they moved into Pontchartrain Park in 1955 up to the day we evacuated, and we’re still paying after the flood, because my mother said it can burn down at any time. And for those 50 years of premiums, they received $400. They said, “That’s all we’re going to pay.” There was a lawsuit, a class-action lawsuit, years later that everyone participated in to try to get some sort of mediation, and we lost the class-action suit. So, all of those insurance companies that sold insurance to my parents for years, saying that “You will be made whole. Have some flood insurance, and along with your homeowners’ insurance, when you put them together, you will be made whole,” they only gave them $400 after 50 years of paying premiums.”

“It is the African-American aesthetic: in spite of the challenge, in spite of the oppression, I will survive. And that’s on display in New Orleans, and that’s the reason 10 years after the fact, we are back to where we are.”

Source: BET.com

Throwback Special: Rosie Perez And Tupac Story

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– Explain the picture of you and #Tupac .”
Rosie: ” Everyone thought that we were having sex…and weren’t. What had happen was is that I was supposed to go the Soul Train Music awards with this other guy in the music industry don’t ask who, he stood me up! He stood me up 15 minutes before we were supposed to leave and Tupac..we were friends and he called me up he was like “wassup?” and I was crying and he said ” Yo, forget that muthafucka.”, and he said let’s go up there, i’ll be your date.” and I said what? and he goes ” He’s gonna be so jealous of me and you.” and everything and I said “yeah?” and he goes “plus I want you to hook me up with #Madonna .” We were in the limousine me, Tupac and my best friend Julie and we were sitting there smoking and I look at Pac and he looks at me and I go “Are we supposed to kiss or something?” and he said no, because you’re the type of girl that someone marries.” “and we got out of the limo and I was soo stoned and I was so scared and everything and he’s like “Don’t worry, I got you and that’s the moment in the picture of him holding my hand. (thefreerootsproject)