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From The Cemetary To The Wedding Aisle: 15 Hilarious Twerking Fails In Gifs

September 13th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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No Baby No
When ratchetness goes viral, we all suffer. Check out these 15 gifs that prove once and for all that this twerking trend is out of control.

Don’t Mess With The Bus Driver! Detroit Bus Operator & Passenger Get Into A Brawl

August 24th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Fox 2 News Headlines

People are going to learn not to mess with these bus drivers. How many times do we have to keep seeing these things go down?

According to WJBK in Detroit, a passenger was quickly angered when her bus card got stuck in the scanner. That led to her screaming at the bus driver and eventually spitting on her.

Clearly, this passenger did not know what kind of bus driver she was dealing with that day.

The video starts with the passenger on the ground and apparently, she got there at the hands of the bus driver. As you can see in the video, a man is standing in between them but at the urging of other [male] passengers looking to record a fight, he got out the way to watch it happen.

After a few minutes of the passenger yelling to the bus driver, “You go’n pay for this b**ch,” she raises her purse to hit the bus driver. Well, in return, the bus driver uses her keys as a weapon and begins beating the woman mercilessly.  Once she finally has the passenger pinned down, it seems like help comes from every angle on the bus – the same people who were initially watching and hoping they’d see a fight.

The passenger was removed by what looks like a fast food worker who hopped on the bus to help. WJBK says police were called but the fight was already over; passengers were also moved to a new bus.

Now, I know what many of you think: the bus and train operators are supposed to show more restraint when things like this happen and let authorities take care of it. But when someone spits in your face and is ready to further attack you, that’s the last thing you’re thinking about.  The bus driver obviously felt she had to defend herself.

How crazy! You can see the extended version of the argument and fight here. What’s even more shocking is how it seemed like a bus full of men who didn’t even have the decency to try and stop the fight so they could all get to work just to get some online hits for their video.

Teachers Use Their Own Money To Buy Hungry Students Food And School Supplies

August 21st, 2013 - By Ann Brown
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Teachers are in the care of our children in more ways than one. While they are charged with educating children, they most often do much more–including using their own money to feed kids who come hungry to school.

It’s not like teachers take home top dollar, but still they often feel compelled to fill in the gaps using their own funds. In fact, reports the Huffington Post 63 percent of teachers report buying food for the classroom each month with their own money. This is according to new statistics from a report put out by Share Our Strength, which surveyed teachers across the country about hunger in America’s classrooms.

According to the report, nearly 1 in 5 U.S. kids facing the threat of hunger this year, and teachers across America are seeing its effects.

Teachers often find themselves shelling out moeny just to make the classroom run smoothly.  School budgets across the country have been slashed drastically, leaving little left over for supplies. According to a recent survey from insurance firm Horace Mann, which focuses on products for educators, 53% of respondents said their budgets for classroom supplies have been cut. “General items, including paper and pens, top the list of materials not covered sufficiently by current budgets, followed by math and science tools, then reading material,” reports USA Today.

Because of this teachers often dig int their own pockets. According to the survey,  26% of the 814 teachers participating spent $400 of their own money on supplies last year—a 3 percentage point increase from 2011.

Did You Know: Jaheim Is Back! R&B Crooner Taps Vivica A. Fox As Leading Lady In New Video!

August 18th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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"AgeAintaFactor"From Essence

On “Age Ain’t a Factor,” the first single off his forthcoming album Appreciation Day, Grammy winner Jaheim pays homage to what he feels are the oft-underappreciated “grown and Hot” women of a certain age.

On why he chose to write a song for “women of a certain age”
“Some women get older and feel like they don’t have ‘it’ anymore,” Jaheim tells ESSENCE. “I feel like it’s my job to let you know that you still got it.”
On his decades-long crush on Vivica A. Fox
“She’s just a lady. She’s a legend and and she’s great at what she’s doing. She’s at the top of all the actresses in my mind. I was like 14 or 16 and watching her. All my friends used to fantasize about her and now that I’m ‘Jaheim,’ it’s like wow, there she is.”

On other fabulous women over 40 that he adores
“Of course Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Diana Ross, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin. I have to say Stacey Dash! Oh, and Phylicia Rashad has always been my baby.”

Check out the new video exclusively on Essence.com! Are you a “woman of a certain age?” If so, what makes you so fabulous?

Guess Which R&B Divas LA Star Gets Up Close & Personal with MadameNoire?

August 15th, 2013 - By jade
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About the Episode

Previously on Destination LA, Sheree Fletcher  of VH1′s “Hollywood Exes” surprised our Editor for a Day, Ashley Caprice. Ashley then had to conduct an interview about the show and her personal life. If you want to watch the full interview with the Hollywood Exes star, click here.

In this episode, Ashley gets the chance to have lunch with a cast member from R&B Divas LA. This cast member dishes the dirt on the hottest new reality show on TV One so you don’t want to miss this one! Make sure you watch the full video to find out how you can win a $100 gas gift card.

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Money Doesn’t Equal Rhythm: The Most Hilarious Clips Of Celebs Bustin’ A Move

July 24th, 2013 - By Meg Butler
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Source: WENN

Source: WENN

Ever bust a move at work and feel like you’re getting the side eye? Don’t let your co-workers pass judgement. Everybody gets down for time to time. Hillary Clinton got her bump and grind on with a sister in the motherland. Even Prince Charles tried a break dance move or two. You just need to know when it’s OK to get down and when it’s not. As a kind of guide, we’ve collected all of the funniest dance videos from everyone from Nelson Mandela to Al Sharpton. Who’s your fav?

Tyrese, Ginuwine, And Tank Deliver Quite Possibly The Worst R&B Performance Ever On WLNY’s The Couch

July 22nd, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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I refrained from speaking on the monstrosity that was TGT’s performance on the main stage at the 2013 Essence Festival in New Orleans a few week’s ago, but on this I got to speak. As someone who was a fan of Ginuwine, thinks Tank’s falsetto is (almost always) flawless, and can tolerate Tyrese so long as he’s not talking or tweeting, I was super excited about the birth of TGT when they released that “Please Don’t Go Remix” in 2007, and was equally thrilled about their resurgence this year along with their single “Sex Never Felt Better.”

And then Essence happened.

And then this WLNY performance happened.

What you are about to witness is what the end of the “Five Heartbeats” would’ve looked like had the men of the group still not been on their game. What should have been the perfect R&B collabo comes off as a has-been and two tried to bes attempting to relive their glory days now that they’re middle aged and struggling vocally. Sorry, was that too harsh?

Tank still has it, but Tyrese was straining to hit those raspy high notes, and as a YouTube commenter pointed out, “Ginuwine was either feeling like barfing, or shi**ing his pants, or passing out. One of the 3.” Please take a moment to watch this performance and marvel at the confusion on Ginuwine’s face for 87% of the show. Remarkably, when he does finally open his mouth and put the mic up close enough so that we can actually hear him, he sounds great. But why the group as a whole comes off as amateurs trying to get a record deal in their basement we don’t know.

Thoughts? Explanations? Anything?

First Look At Syleena Johnson’s Family Drama On “Iyanla: Fix My Life”

July 22nd, 2013 - By La Truly
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Source: OWN

Source: OWN

We got a nice big taste of just how crazy dysfunctional Grammy-nominated soul singer, Syleena Johnson’s family was in a few episodes of “R&B Divas Atlanta” Season 2. Now we’ll get to see the healing (hopefully) as the Johnson family appears on the second season premiere of “Iyanla: Fix My Life” with life coach and best-selling author, Iyanla Vanzant.

This family has clearly had its downs. Everything from drunk, drug addicted and verbally abusive parenting to severed and guarded relationships between mothers and daughters has been displayed on “R&B Divas.” Hurtful truths of the past were exposed in front of a nationwide audience and arguments seemed like they were taking their toll on what was left of the Johnson family’s relationship. However, we also got to see the three sisters and their mother sit with a family therapist and begin what looked to be a healthy healing process. Syleena’s mother began to open up, against her protective nature, which seemed to bring the family at least a little bit closer. But there were obviously still deep-seated wounds that needed healing among the family and hopefully that is what Iyanla tackled during her time with the women as the preview clip below shows she gave them some very strong dozes of tough love.

We are hoping that Vanzant, who has worked with the once volatile reality star, Evelyn Lozada; the bitterly divorced co-parents, Bob and Sheree Whitfield; and former child star/now recovering drug addict, Maia Campbell, can help this family finish the work they started on “R&B Divas Atlanta” because no family should have to live with such unforgiving brokenness.

Will you be tuning in on July 27 at pm  to watch? Check out the sneak peek below. What do you think?

First Look: Iyanla’s Season Premiere with Syleena Johnson

Iyanla Vanzant is back and helping more people fix their lives and relationships. In the emotional season premiere, Iyanla travels to Georgia to help Syleena Johnson, the Grammy-nominated R&B recording artist and reality TV star, heal the strained relationship with both of her parents, particularly her mother, Brenda.

Tune in Saturday, July 27, at 9/8c on OWN.

 

Must See: Couple Releases Beautiful Video Of Their Journey To Love After Losing Their Spouses In Their 20s

July 11th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Jordan and Jessica Rice

It’s a rare occasion that you hear of someone in their 20s being a widow, and it’s especially uncommon for that widow to find a widower who also lost her husband before the age of 30. That’s the story of Jordan and Jessica Rice, newlyweds who lost their first spouses within a year of walking down the aisle and who, by faith, destiny, or luck, found one another and began an entirely new journey to love.

When the pair got married June 22 in Baltimore, they showed the video below which tells he story of how they lost their first loves, but found a renewed love in one another. Watch it and be inspired by their incredible optimism and intimate connection to one another. Just a warning, you will need tissues.

 

From The BET Red Carpet… India Arie Gives Her Final Response On Skin Lightening Accusation

July 3rd, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Sunday evening, we caught up with the lovely India Aire on the red carpet at the BET Awards. While there, we took the opportunity to ask the Grammy-nominated singer about her appearance on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday” and whether the skin lightening accusation that has followed her during her return to music dampened her spirit at all. Check out what she had to say.