Don Lemon, anchor for CNN, was a victim of a Pedophile as a kid. While covering the biggest news story to hit the black community since the Chris Brown scandal & the Eddie Long allegations, Don Lemon revealed something very private to his viewers. During a conversation with a few of Bishop Eddie Long’s supporters, the CNN anchor admitted on-air for the very first time that he was sexually abused by a pedophile as a kid. The journalist said: “I have never admitted this on television. I was a victim of a pedophile when I was a kid; someone who was much older than me. I have never admitted that on television. I didn’t tell my mom that until I was 30 years old.”
We can clearly see that it was a tough decision to talk about something so painful &; so personal but we can only hope that his confession will help others who may have gone through the same predicament. During the segment something interesting popped up: “Why are all of the Christians praying for Bishop Eddie Long and leaving out the four male teenage members of his church who may have been taken advantage of?” Did it ever occur to Eddie Long’s church members that there is a tiny possibility that he might have done the things he is accused of, just like the thousands of catholic priests who have slept with little boys common are we that naive?
Thatswhatsupnow.com decided not put the video of Cazwell, the white gay rapper shaking his A$zz on our site here’s why video contains explicit inappropriate content, not suitable for our younger audience for that reason we apologize. Caswell summer smash, “Ice Cream Truck” getting tons of buzz, three million views on You Tube. The singer turned rapper blew up in a big way performing at Lux last weekend his sound is a complete opposite of what we typically see in the rap game, but he kept it 100 by rapping about what’s on his mind never making apologies for offending someone along the way. Cazwell is originally from Massachusetts and has been in a rap group called Morplay where he used to rap with his friend, a butch dyke he calls it named Crasta who he said they met when they were 13 and began rapping right away.
After they both turned 18, everyone they knew was in a punk rock group located in Massachusetts, and people would go to house parties, he said they would all just bob heads to the music. Later Cazwell moved from Boston because he had to get the hell out of Massachusetts, later went to New York where his career took off. The “Ice Cream Truck” video has more than 2.3 million You Tube views and features lots of male rear ends in underpants shaking everything God gave them, front &; back. Cazwell, 32, says some people complain the video objectified guys the way straight videos objectify the girls her responded by saying: “I didn’t objectify anyone who didn’t want to be objectified, our conclusion no matter how good he maybe as a great artist straight people will still have issues hanging out with gay people in the hip-hop industry not sure why!!!
Eddie Long Scandal continues: Reuben Armstrong & Prophet H. Walker plan to rally against New Birth. In the latest episode of the Bishop Eddie Long Scandal, we have learned that Reuben Armstrong – who is a well known Texan radio personality – and Prophet H. Walker -who leads the True Light Pentecostal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina – have teamed up for a big rally that will take place in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend in order to demand that the religious figure resigns from his post immediately at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. H. Walker is asking the public to join him in on October 31th at the State Capitol in order to show support for the four young men who are Anthony Flagg, Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris &Spencer LeGrande, who claimed that the good pastor manipulated them into having sex with him in exchange of luxurious gifts such as cars and fancy trips.
October 31, 2010. Aretha Franklin wants Halle Berry to portray her in her upcoming film about her life. She said that she thought that Berry would be excellent for playing a younger version of her, even though it is not clear if Berry is actually all that great of a singer or not. She also named Denzel Washington as a potential suitor for the role of her father, CL Franklin. Aretha said that she would like to see Terrence Howard and Smokey Robinson appear in the film as well…Franklin will reportedly be looking over a possible script for a movie about her life in the months to follow, and is already hard at work trying to recruit actors and actresses for the upcoming film.
Some experts have speculated that she has set her sights too high with her current wish list, as it would be hard to find a budget for all of those high-profile stars. Aretha is getting over her illness and has also lost a quite a bit of weight. Her film will no doubt unveil the real queen of soul – we can’t wait…
October 29, 2010. My girl Kandi, best known as 1/4 of the 90′s group Xscape and current star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, premiered her new video for “Leave U”, produced by super-producer Jazze Pha, who Kandi says understands her movement. Last night on BET “she” plugs new track & the video which features actor Pooch Hall (The Game) and an Atlanta Artist, Vawn. I love Kandi’s voice in this record. Kandi’s new project is expected to drop later this year via Asylum/Warner Bros Records. She announced on 106 and Park that she will be going on tour with Fantasia soon…how cool is that…
October 29, 2010 TI may has escaped charges from his September arrest in Los Angeles, but it looks like his Ride or Die Chick wife Tameka Tiny Cottle didn’t get off so easy. http://www.thatswhatsupnow.com has just learned that the LAPD plan to charge Tiny with possession of ecstasy pills.
OUTRAGE OVER MISSISSIPPI CASE AGAINST THE SCOTT SISTERS, $11 ROBBERY CONVICTION TWO LIFE SENTENCES “WHERE IS THE JUTICE???
October 29, 2010. For those who are not familiar with the Scott sisters please take the time to read this article regarding this backwoods Mississippi town injustice which still prevails. We here at http://www.thatswhatsupnow.com Demand justice & freedom for Jamie and Gladys Scott, two Black women with double life sentences for a robbery of $11 dollars! Jamie, very ill with kidney failure, was denied medical treatment by the state prison, which have left her at the point of death at the age of 38. Even if the Scott sisters had stolen $11 or $100 or $1000, which was not the case, it’s an outrage that they’ve been locked up for 15 ½ years and that the State intends to keep them in prison forever. Is an abuse of power? It’s more like the ill exercise of power in a country built on the backs of slaves. Their dad, James Rasco, died of a heart attack in 2003, full of anger and grief over not having been able to help his daughters.
Mrs. Evelyn Rasco, who takes care of her own children as well as those of Gladys and Jamie, has tenaciously knocked on doors, written, and called officials & civil rights groups that might be able to help free her daughters. Her older son has also helped out. The official response has been practically applying and demonstrations held at the State Capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi was an out cry for help, and in recent years, more information has gotten out about this case. The case of the Scott Sisters, Jamie and Gladys, just 18 & 19 years old when they were arrested, have spent almost 16 yrs of unjust incarceration a shocking revelation of the pure nothingness with which our lives are deemed in the eyes of this society and world, where such travesties of justice are heaped upon our women with hate-filled arrogance and in plain view.
Mississippi: We will speak loudly and clearly to the devaluation of these Black women bodies & lives. We want our readers and people of all colors to stand with us on these issues because none of us are free until we are all free. We declare that we will do what we must, what is required to protect our community, our families and our children from systemic harm which results in their destruction. We will not be pressed down. We will remember our rich history, our person who before us lives were taken; we’re wise, courageous and not afraid to take a stand!! PLEASE CONTACT DR. GLORIA PERRY’S OFFICE AT (601)359-5155 AND ASK HER TO PLEASE TAKE JAMIE TO THE DOCTOR…LEND YOUR VOICE TO THIS INJUSTICE!!!
Military trend seems to still be holding, and with shoes like the Giuseppe Zapotti Cuff Lace Up Booties, I am totally not surprised. How can you not love this feminine-but-tough boot? This is the ideal boot for transitioning from summer to fall, or winter to spring hell wear it anytime we would. Retails at $1,495.00 but if you want it for less check out Marciano they have a cheaper version for $248 not bad right???
BRON GOT TO BE SALTY AFTER CAVS BEAT CELTICS ONE DAY AFTER "HIS MIAMI DREAM TEAM " GOT SPANK BY THE CELTICS!!!
October 28, 2010 Remember when LeBron and his precious Miami Heat lost to the Boston Celtic on Tuesday night? Well there’s been an interesting twist of events, and his former team Cleveland was victorious over the same Boston team that spanked the pants off Bonbon, D-Wade and ‘em last night: After nearly four months of emptiness, anger and worry, the Cleveland Cavaliers returned to the floor and realized they can still win. Maybe they’re going to be OK after all. Playing their first game in seven years without LeBron James, the Cavaliers stunned the Boston Celtics 95-87 in their season opener Wednesday night, a win that gave heartbroken Cleveland fans reason to believe that life will be fine minus the two-time MVP.
“This was for the city,” forward Antawn Jamison said. “It was for the fans to let them know the Cavs will survive and this is a place where you can still watch good basketball. And most of all, you can watch a team that wins.” J.J. Hickson scored 21 points, Daniel Gibson added 16 — all in the second half — and the Cavaliers made several big, clutch plays in the closing minutes to hold off the Celtics, who defeated James and the Miami Heat on Tuesday night. Rajon Rondo scored 18, Paul Pierce 13, Ray Allen 12 and Kevin Garnett had 15 rebounds for Boston, which led by 11 points in the third quarter but shot only 6 of 16 and was outscored 27-14 in the fourth. “We took them a little bit too lightly,” said Shaquille O’Neal, who spent last season with Cleveland. Good for the Cavaliers! We now know that LeBron “Didn’t Have Heart”.
October 29,2010. Our crew caught up with Flavor of Love/Charm School contestant Saaphyri and Dayuuum we haven’t seen good ol’ hairr since she was slanging “Indian Hair” and “Lip Chap” after her stint on last episode of Charm School. Being that she’s from L.A., she was spotted at Fashion Week and all, home girl was out hobnobbing it with the other wannabes celebrities. Girlfriend lost a lot of weight and she’s got a new reality show in the works…
Tennis superstar Serena Williams looks phenomenal in a new promo shoot for Alicia Keys’ Keep a Child Alive, Buy Life Campaign. The program was created to raise money for children living with HIV/Aids and also provides nutrition, shelter, education and basic needs worldwide, for ‘Buy Life. “So happy to see celebrities get involve with causes that are important.
October 28, 2010. The latest look in plus size fashion is a click away. With perfectly fitted tops, sleep bottoms and stylish dresses, nobody fits you like Lane Bryant. “Who said big girls can’t turn heads…”
October 28,2010. “Enjoy”
October 28,2010. Last week, Free released an EP titled “Free the Hard Way” that features four tracks, including one of my favorites titled “SHE”, which revolves around the love/hate relationship that she has with her public persona. She wrote the song after a well known manager told her that all people wanted from her was to see “SHE”. “I wrote that one because I love her, she’s a beautiful addition…but she’s not all there is to me..”
Free I ain’t mad at cha’…I like the fact you kept grinding and even though you about 40 or 41 now, you still accomplishing your dreams…you go girl!
FELLOWS WOULD YOU LIKE A LITTLE CAKE WITH YOUR COFFEE?? " BAD GIRL CATYA GOT CHOPPED DOWN BY DRAKE & FABOLOUS NOW IT'S YOUR TURN!!!
October 28,2010. Way TOO much airbrushing! Looks like paintings/cartoons…SMH
October 28,2010.This video is hysterical… but oh so true cause Black women can be all over the place at times. There is nothing wrong with needing a man & I’m not ashamed to say I need one.
October 28, 2010. A Republican candidate finally said something so racist that even the GOP and the Tea Party don’t have his back. Republican Party leaders in central Illinois are calling on their own candidate for State senate to step down following racist remarks he made at a candidate’s forum last week. Al Reynolds, who is considered the Tea Party candidate in Illinois’ 52nd District, has been out of the spotlight since saying that African-American men preferred dealing drugs to going to college, because it is “easier.” “I’ve been in the city and the dichotomy of the women and the men in the minorities, there is a difference in the fact that most minority omen, either the single parent or coming from a poor neighborhood, are motivated more so than the minority men,” Reynolds said, when asked what he would do to increase diversity at state colleges. “And it’s a pretty good reason. Most of the women who are single parents have to find work to support their family. The minority men find it more lucrative to be able to do drugs or other avenues rather than do education. It’s easier.” The room was silent as Reynolds made his remarks…
MA YOU CAN'T BE SERIOUS??? FORMER SUPERMODEL ROSHUMBA HITS UP THE RED CARPET . . . WEARING HER DRAWERS OVER HER DRESS!!!
October 28, 2010. Roshmba . . .girl . . . you know you DEAD WRONG! You got some nerve showing up at the Colored Girls premiere in NYC like this…