Tuesday, March 31, 2009

King Magazine Takes a Dive

So it has just been announced that there will not be anymore issues of KING Magazine, and the company claims that the economy is to blame for its demise. I know there are going to be a lot of men up set about this so they better cop the last issue which will hit stands April 21st. The last issue will feature Joe Buddens girlfriend Tahiry, and she has enough ass to fill at least two issues, so this should keep the men satisfied for a few months.

Posted By LadyBaby to Your Black Gossip at 3/31/2009 08:41:00 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bill O’Reilly Pays for His Racism: Loses Major Dough

After the national protests by YourBlackWorld.com, ThinkProgress.org and ColorofChange.org, UPS is finally getting the point.  Recently, the company sent out an email stating that they are no longer going to advertise on The O’Reilly Factor. 

Bill O’Reilly harassed Dr. Boyce Watkins last year in an effort to have him fired from Syracuse University for speaking against his racism during the Obama Campaign.  Watkins had also called for a boycott of Bill O’Reilly’s corporate sponsors.  Keith Olbermann later supported Watkins, stating that O’Reilly’s attacks were unwarranted and that everything that Watkins said was true.

Read the email below:

Thank you for sending an e-mail expressing concern about UPS advertising during the Bill O’Reilly show on FOX News. We do consider such comments as we review ad placement decisions which involve a variety of news, entertainment and sports programming. At this time, we have no plans to continue advertising during this show.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Diddy Accused of Hating Dark-Skinned Women


According to a reader that I’ve been corresponding with this afternoon, she received an email for a Ciroc Vodka casting but was disappointed after reading she did not meet the requirements. As she continued to read the casting ad she became outraged and appalled as she was excluded from the job for being neither a white, hispanic or light skinned African American female. This led her to believe that Diddy does not like dark skinned African American woman.  (To his credit, he’s making babies by them…)

My Question is this: Why did it take so long for someone to call Diddy out on this? If you look up the commercials for his “Unforgivable” and “I Am King” cologne, you will notice that Diddy has rarely (if at all) used dark skinned nor African American woman in those ads.  For his Sean John ads, he employed both Cassie and Lauren London who are both light skinned women.

Check out Exhibit A,B,C,D,E & F below…



I’m not saying that it’s right but no one has complained about it before.   Check out the reader’s complaint letter to Ciroc plus the Casting Call below:

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Black News: Rapper Trick Daddy Has Lupus

Rapper Trick Daddy recently announced that he has been suffering from Lupus, a disease that affects the skin, for nearly 12 years. As expected Trick is not letting his illness keep him down, he is scheduled to release a autobiography and star in a film this year. So good luck to him, and keep him in your prayers.
Posted By N. Taylor to Your Black Gossip at 3/23/2009 10:11:00 PM

Friday, March 20, 2009


You people kill me. When I say people I mean the so called new media; the bloggers and websites who have taken it upon themselves to be the so called journalists of this generation. I say so called because many of you are not journalists at all. In fact there is no journalistic integrity in 95% of the bullshit yall report. All you do is take rumors, gossip and down right lies and report them as fact. Think of all the blog rumors you have ever read. Do any of these blogs ever get proven as fact? I'm sure a few do, but when I say a few it's only about 5% because as I stated earlier 95% of what's reported is bullshit. There is no investigative journalism that goes into your stories.  If I call a blogger right now and say, "Yo, I heard such and such got beat up last night," they will say, "Word?" "Let me make a few calls." Within minutes on their blog you see there is a rumor on there that says "Such and Such got beat up last night." What investigative journalism did you do to insure that "such and such" really did get beat up last night? You didn't do any research because you don't care about journalism. You care about getting your story up before necolebitchie.com or gyantscoop.com.   You are more concerned with generating traffic to your blog or website than you are about reporting a factual story. That's the problem with the game today; if video killed the radio star then the Internet killed the journalist.

You know what our culture needs more of? We need more real journalists to write blogs.  We need more real activist and intellectual thinkers like Boyce Watkins and Michael Eric Dyson to do video blogs and talk about the issues that effect our people on a daily basis. Think of all the hits that sites like mediatakeout.com and bossip.com get. There comes a point when you have to ask yourself why there is not more positive content on these sites? Why aren't real issues being addressed? How come everyone cares about Chris Brown whipping Rihanna's ass? Is it right for a man to hit a woman? Hell no? Does it happen on a daily basis, hell yeah! I've put my foot up a female's ass a couple times (when I was younger and believe me I got bad karma for it) but what is the issue? Or you blog sites and websites reporting it because your trying to make people realize that domestic violence is and issue that needs to be addressed or is your site just reporting it because it's Chris Brown and Rihanna?


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Friday, March 13, 2009

Mexican Drug Lord on Forbes Billionaire List

What do software mogul Bill Gates and banking investor Warren Buffett have in common with wanted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera?

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, pictured in 1993, ranks 701th on Forbes' yearly report on billionaires.

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman Loera, pictured in 1993, ranks 701th on Forbes' yearly report on billionaires.

They are all featured in Forbes magazine's world's billionaires report as "self-made" billionaires.

Guzman Loera, whose nickname means Shorty, escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001. He heads the powerful Sinaloa cartel, investigators say. Authorities on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border blame the Sinaloa and other cartels for a surge in violence in the region.

He ranked 701th on Forbes' yearly report, with an estimated fortune of $1 billion.

Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora expressed outrage at the publication and described Forbes' calculations on Guzman Loera's fortune as mere "speculation."

"I will never accept that a criminal could be recognized as someone distinguished, even if it is by a magazine like Forbes," Medina Mora said to local media during a drug traffic summit Thursday in Vienna, Austria.

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TI Gets the Guns Off the Streets

T.I. has formed a coalition with the Political Swagger Foundation and C.H.A.N.G.E. Initiative to remove guns from urban communities. The effort will kick off in Houston tomorrow (March 14) as host of Responsibility Is a Lifestyle: Give Back Your Gun Day. Throughout the day, any person with an unregistered weapon will be able to turn in the firearm without fear of questioning, fines, or arrest.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Lil Kim Gets out and Dances with the Stars

Lil Kim makes an appearance on Dancing with the Stars.  Click the image to see the performance!