All Articles Tagged "boston"
You already know a certain amount of risk goes along with online dating, but a new survey from Whatsyourprice.com may lower your risk just a bit. The online dating auction site just identified the cities where men and women have the most honest and dishonest dating profiles. So, even though you may have already reduced your search to a regional one, this might help you figure out whether you should keep it local or check out a new state altogether. See which cities had the most honest and dishonest men and what they lie about.
After the world’s most anticipated baby, Blue Ivy, was born in January, Beyonce tried to trademark the name to use it for a new line of baby products she had planned. A small event planning company based in Boston, Blue Ivy Events, operated by a woman named Veronica Alexandra, had also been using the name. After Blue Ivy was born, the company event posted a pic of Jay and Bey together, congratulating their “soul mate.”
A trademark battle over the name ensued and in true “David & Goliath” fashion, Fox 25 Boston reports, Blue Ivy Events has been allowed to keep their name. Blue Ivy Events has been in business since 2009. No word on the status of the new baby line, but we wouldn’t be surprised if it goes forward as planned. Jay Z and Beyonce, who earned $78 million in 2011, according to Forbes, definitely have the cash to make other arrangements, if necessary.
Totally unrelated, but hey why not: the power couple had a date night over the weekend in New York City, and were snapped looking cool and casual as they headed out this weekend. Pics here. They are too cute.
Mayor of Boston: Clean Your House Before Scolding Chick-Fil-A Because Discrimination In Your City Is Rampant
The fight over Chick-fil-A and discrimination has taken an interesting turn.
If you recall, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino issued a scathing public statement condemning the fast food chain for having “arrogant attitudes” after the CEO of Chick-fil-A publicly announced that the company was “guilty as charged,” for its non-profit arms financial support to traditional marriage/anti-same sex marriage organizations. In a letter released late last month, Merino vowed to block plans for the development of a new Chick-fil-A in the city. He also said:
“You called supporters of gay marriage ‘prideful.’ Here in Boston, to borrow your own words, we are ‘guilty as charged.’ We are indeed full of pride for our support of same-sex marriage and our work to expand freedom to all people. We are proud that our state and our city have led the way for the country on equal marriage rights…There is no place for discrimination on Boston’s Freedom Trail and no place for your company alongside it.”
Mayor Menino has been heavily criticized for his statements, mainly from critics who charged that he was pandering, has overstepped his boundaries as mayor and has no legal recourse to bar any company from opening up shop. Feeling the pressure, Menino has somewhat backed away from his statements, now saying that while he can’t “actively block the fast-food chain” from coming to the city, it would be “very difficult” for Chick-fil-A to obtain licenses for a restaurant in Boston.
However, Mayor Menino isn’t the only Bostonian issuing public statements/letters in regards to discrimination in the city. In a four-page letter, hand-delivered a week after Menino’s statement to the Mayor’s office, the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, or MAMLEO, applauded the mayor for his “strong statements” regarding Chick-fil-A’s alleged discrimination, but also said that he needed to step up in addressing “discriminatory practices,” which they claim Menino has “allowed to exist in the City during your reign.”
Hey loves! There’s lots going on this weekend and I’m trying to keep my “ear to the street” so you all can stay informed. Let’s check in on our the celebs, shall we?
For the folks that are abusing the system … STOP IT!
There are so many people starving and homeless in America that really need the help from social programs funded by the federal and state governments and even more Republicans ready to cut all programs for the actions of a few.
All they need is excuses like folks using the money on their EBT cards to buy drugs and cigarettes. But, one dude takes it even further than that.
For the complete story, visit EurWeb.com.
More on Madame Noire!
- Didn’t You Think They’d Last? 7 Surprising Celebrity Breakups
- Where Are They Now? The Cast of “Good Times”
- You Remind Me Of My Jeep: 7 Songs That Make You Want To (Joy) Ride
- Ready For The Beach: Swimsuits For Every Body Type and Style
- Gabourey Sidibe and Kelly Ripa Stumble Over Afros, Normal Hair, and Being Americanized
- The Sweet Brown Viral Video: Embarrassed? Why You Shouldn’t Be
- NEW MN WEB SERIES: “Ask A Black Man” Episode 3: The SEX Episode
- How Old is Too Old? Mayim Bialik (aka Blossom) Still Breastfeeds her 3-Year-Old Son
Relatives of murder victims who were shot execution-style September 28, 2010 were so upset at the outcome of their loved ones’ trial they had to be carried out of the court room yesterday. A mistrial was declared in the Mattapan massacre case of Dwayne Moore who faced first-degree murder charges for the robbery and dslaying of Simba Martin, 21; his girlfriend, Eyanna Flonory, 21; her son, Amanihotep Smith, 2; and Levaughn Washum-Garrison, 22, who was staying at Martin’s home that night. Some of the victims were dragged into the street naked before being shot and the murders were labeled one of the most horrific crimes in Boston’s recent history. A fifth person, Marcus Hurd, was shot in the head but survived although he’s now paralyzed. He testified during the trial, but couldn’t identify the attackers.
The jury also cleared Dwayne of drug charges and acquitted the getaway driver, Edward Washington, of murder. Despite yesterday’s outcome, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said he will retry Dwayne Moore.
“I want to make clear from the outset that we have every intention of holding Dwayne Moore accountable. Today’s mistrial does not change our position that he pulled the trigger on five human beings, killing four and paralyzing one. … These crimes demand justice and the evidence supports a conviction.”
The mistrial is largely blamed on the credibility of Kimani Washington, Edward’s cousin. The 36-year-old admitted to participating in the robbery that led up to the killings, but said he left before the shooting began. The defense made Kimani out to be the true murderer in the case and said he was implicating innocent men to avoid murder charges himself since he had received a deal from prosecutors to serve 16 to 18 years in prison for his role in the robbery in exchange for his testimony.
On Monday the jurors had reached a verdict on 10 counts against the men, but were stuck on nine others, with one juror struggling with “reasonable doubt.” Judge Christine McEvoy urged them to continue but on Wednesday they were still deadlocked. When the jurors were no further along on Thursday the judge said she couldn’t force them to continue.
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino sympathized with the victims’ families in a statement and assured them that the fight won’t end here.
“My heart goes out to all of those who are mourning once again and who have not yet found the justice they seek for their loved ones,” he said adding that he had no doubt that police and prosecutors “will not be deterred in their search for justice for these families.”
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
More on Madame Noire!
- Where Are They Now? The Cast of “Living Single”
- Ask A Very Smart Brotha Live: Herpes Bingo & False Hope
- I’m a BIG Kid Now: 8 Signs You’ve Finally Grown Up…
- The Black Snob Sounds Off: The 7 Kinds of Men Who Make Life Miserable For Everyone
- She’s a Bad Mama Jama: Our Celebrity Girl Crushes
- Skincare Q&A: Uneven Skin Tone, Shrinking Pores and Blackheads
- Stepmom or Stepmonster? Marrying a Man With Kids
- He Had That Masculine Thing DOWN: 8 Mannish R&B Singers
Supermodel, talk show host, and media mogul, Tyra Banks is never quite done reinventing and reforming herself. Just when we thought we knew what was next for her, she’s gone and surprised us again. Tyra is currently enrolled in classes in business. But get this, she’s not just enrolled in any old school, no she’s attending Harvard’s Business School.
Yup! The 37 year old is taking an executive education course targeted toward entrepreneurs. Good for her!
(The Phoenix) — When the Theater District’s Cure Lounge ejected a group of black Harvard and Yale alums and grad students last month, many saw it as the latest confirmation of Boston’s racist core. It is a perception — as old as Bill Russell and as current as Skip Gates — that successful, professional-class blacks will find more hostility than welcome in the Hub. The Cure incident also caused heartburn for city leaders. With two major black conferences coming to Boston this summer, they hope to prove how far Boston has come in terms of race relations. The Urban League conference in July and Blacks in Government (BIG) the next month are expected to bring a combined 13,000 visitors to the city — breaking what has been, in effect, a quarter-century boycott of Boston. If something like the Cure incident were to happen during those conferences, it could do exactly the opposite, setting the city back years.
It’s still rough out there for those who are hitting the pavement in search of employment. Sometimes, finding an opportunity may require being more flexible than you had originally intended—including relocating to a place that off hand you wouldn’t have before. But you may be surprise about where you could find your next job prospect. The Daily Beast recently compiled a list of the 20 best cities to find jobs. Here’s a look at ten of those cities:
10: Atlantic City, NJ
Jobs Gained: 16,267
The East Coast’s mini version of Las Vegas is offering opportunities in entertainment, food services and hotels.
(Boston.com) — Just as the bagpipes began, the drill sergeant shouted, “Ten-hut!’’ Thirty-seven rows, four police officers in each, stood at attention. It was their day off, a sunny Saturday morning, but they were up and in uniform to pay respects to a fellow officer, whom, until recently, almost no one knew existed.