Racially motivated, Racism in America, Racist

Jay-Z offers to pay legal fees of Phoenix Couple harassed by police

Billionaire Rap artist Jay-Z is stepping in to offer legal support for the Phoenix couple who was held up at gunpoint by officers because their four-year-old daughter allegedly stole a $1 doll – an incident that the chief of police says is ‘unacceptable’. The philanthropic arm of the rapper’s entertainment company Roc Nation has hired a high-powered attorney to join the legal team that is preparing to sue the city of Phoenix for $10million dollars.

Dravon Ames, 22, and Aisha Harper, 24, parents to two young children, filed a notice of claim on Thursday accusing the police officers of committed battery, unlawful imprisonment, false arrest, and infliction of emotional distress. The police are also accused of violating the couple’s civil rights.. A notice of claim is a legal document filed with courts by a party which intends to bring a lawsuit. Phoenix police released a 16-page incident report accusing the couple of stealing other items from the store.

A passer-by filmed the incident from a far. In their video, the cops are heard yelling: ‘Put your f****** hands up or I’ll put a f****** cap in your head.’

Aisha repeatedly told them that she could not raise her arms because she was holding her baby.

Dravon got out of the car first and was put in handcuffs.

Once Iesha and the children were out of the car, one of the officers approached her aggressively, pointed his finger in her face and yelled: ‘When I tell you to do something, you f****** do it!’ as she held her baby in her arms.

‘I apologized to the family for the interaction and to be honest with you, I’m apologizing to the community too because that is not what should have happened in that circumstance.’

Too little, too late.

You can read the full story here!

Celebrity Breakups, Divorce, Wendy Williams

“There is something very wrong when you can’t be alone”

Wendy filed for divorce from her cheating husband Kevin Hunter in April and already she’s off the market. The 54-year-old talk show Diva is reportedly dating a 27-year-old up-and-coming fashion designer named Marc Tomblin.  Wendy went from being seen alone or in the company of her son and bodyguards to being spotted with a man young enough to be her son.

Rumors swirled that Wendy was romancing the young man, but she denied the rumors, saying the young man was just a friend.

Wendy reportedly met Marc while spending time on the West Coast with her new bestie, Blac Chyna.

Chyna has been accused of accepting $68,000 cash from unknown, wannabe rappers to “date” them for a few months. Social media users wonder if Wendy took a page from Chyna’s book by paying Marc to play his role for media and blog coverage. There doesn’t seem to be any chemistry between them.

Marc is described as a fashion designer but no one can find anything he’s designed.

When individuals enter relationships immediately after a breakup they’re either on the rebound, a mission or ego fulfilling.

Well Wendy always said “the best way to get over someone is to get under someone else!” Life is short and you only get one shot at it. Do you and enjoy,”

Time is needed to heal and when you don’t, you carry that same hurt and baggage into your next and future relationships. Love you before attempting to love someone else.

Research Study, Single Women

Study shows women are happier without children or a spouse

The U.S. marriage rate has hit a record low, according to the Good Men Project. About 57% of adults got married 10 years ago, but only 51% are getting married now.

Researchers think they know why.

A new study shows women are happier when they don’t have children or a husband to go home to. That same study shows men are happier and healthier when they are married.

Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics, said the latest evidence showed that the traditional measure of success has changed and happiness is no longer correlated with being married and raising children.

“We do have some good longitudinal data following the same people over time, but I am going to do a massive disservice to that science and just say: if you’re a man, you should probably get married; if you’re a woman, don’t bother.

Dolan says men benefited from marriage because they were much calmer. He added that marriage puts more stress on women and they die sooner as a result.

“[Men] take less risks, you earn more money at work, and you live a little longer. She, on the other hand, has to put up with that, and dies sooner than if she never married. The healthiest and happiest population subgroup are women who never married or had children,” he said.

Dolan says men showed more health benefits from settling down, but middle aged married women are at higher risk of physical and mental conditions than single women.

“You see a single woman of 40, who has never had children – [you say] ‘Bless, that’s a shame, isn’t it? Maybe one day you’ll meet the right guy and that’ll change.’ No, maybe she’ll meet the wrong guy and that’ll change. Maybe she’ll meet a guy who makes her less happy and healthy, and die sooner.”

When the study was initially published in a London newspaper, the comments section was filled with angry wives and mothers who disagreed with his findings.

Homosexuality, Lesbian

Gillette Ad Features Father Teaching Female-to-Male Transgender To Shave

Gillette’s latest ad features a Black father teaching his female-to-male transgender child how to shave off chin hairs that grew as a result of taking male hormones.

The new ad comes months after Gillette angered its customer base by shaming manliness as “toxic masculinity.” Gillette saw a dramatic drop in sales after the ‘toxic masculinity’ commercial debuted in January.

The new ad features a touching teaching moment between a father and FtM Canadian artist Samson Brown who is learning to shave for the first time as an adult.

Now don’t be scared... shaving is about being confident,” says Samson’s father.

In a later scene, seated on a sofa with dad, Samson says she questioned the man she wanted to become while growing up.

“I’m at the point where I’m actually happy,” Samson says.

“It’s not just myself transitioning, it’s everybody around me transitioning,” says Samson.”

Thank you so much Gillette,” Samson commented under the ad on the company’s Facebook page.

The company responded, “Thank you for sharing your story, Samson! We’re honored to showcase this special moment between you and your father and are proud to have you as a partner”.

“Thank you for your courage and confidence in sharing your journey to becoming your best self!”.

In the controversial “toxic masculinity” ad that aired in January, a narrator asked “Is this the best a man can get?”

The narrator added that toxic masculinity “has been going on far too long. We can’t laugh it off, making the same old excuses.”

The controversial Gillette ad has 791,000 thumbs up and 1.4 million thumbs down on YouTube.

The ads target the Black community because LGBT advocates believe Black people are homophobic.

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A Women’s Right to Choose or Not? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”

Roe vs. Wade gave women the right to choose abortion. We can all be sensitive to the devastating impact of rape and abuse on women and the pressure to abort when the mother’s life is at risk or she’s been violated sexually.

We are also very aware of the fact that since 1973, Roe vs. Wade set a precedent where abortion is legal across the country up to the point of viability.

But Roe vs. Wade is currently being challenged with new laws in the states, and the number of states with pending highly restrictive abortion laws is growing. On Friday, Missouri’s legislature passed a bill to outlaw almost all abortions after eight weeks. This came on the heels of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing into law a near total abortion ban law in her state.

Do Women still have the right to choose or NOT?

Alabama’s abortion law is the most extreme. The legislation carries a life sentence of 99 years behind bars for abortionists and pregnant women who seek their services.

Republican-led states Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, and Kentucky have all passed so-called “heartbeat bills” outlawing abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Missouri’s Senate just passed a heartbeat bill that outlaws all abortions after 8 weeks.

Georgia’s bill threatens to punish women even if they leave the state to get an abortion.

Join host Tracy L. Bell at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” for this discussion.

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