Archive | August 18, 2012

Black Kids Ousted From Swim Club Awarded $1.1 Million In Racial Bias Lawsuit

Originally posted on The Buzz 1230 AM:

philadelphia swim club racismA few years ago, a group of mostly black and Hispanic children from inner-city Philadelphia day camp were denied swimming privileges at the Valley Swim Club in Huntington, Pa.

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Now the U.S. Justice Department has announced a settlement awarding $1.1 million to sixty-five of the children, the camp and its counselors who were involved in the case, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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During the summer of 2009, Creative Steps Day Camp of Northeast Philadelphia paid the Valley Swim Club $1,950 to allow the children to participate in their swimming program once a week. The children first visited the premises on June 29.  Many of the youngsters began complaining to their counselors that White members…

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CNCPTS x New Balance 999 ‘S.E.A.L’ – Release Info

Originally posted on Fresh Out Da Box:

The long awaited CNCPTS New Balance are finally here people. These NB’s go so hard. These are sneakers that will get the party going. for sure. The new CNCPT New Balances’ come in the 999 silhoutte. The NB’s come in a full suede upper with a few different colours. Dominated by a light grey, the kicks also have hints of blue and brown throughout the kicks, and the perforated toe box. Look for the NB’s to make it’s stateside release tomorrow at select retailers like KITH NYC. Stick with FreshOutDaBox for all the latest sneaker news and information.

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Don’t Miss Mary Winning Weekend!

Originally posted on Majic 102.3:

Listen all weekend for your last chance to win tickets to see Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo and Melanie Fiona perform live at the Liberation Tour at the Verizon Center on August 26th!

All winners qualify for their chance to be VIP which includes dinner for two at Phillips Seafood, transportation provided by Calvin Hicks of Mercedes Benz of Arlington, and front row tickets to the show. Winner will be announced at 3:20pm Monday!

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Don’t Miss Mary Winning Weekend!

Originally posted on Majic 102.3:

Listen all weekend for your last chance to win tickets to see Mary J. Blige, D’Angelo and Melanie Fiona perform live at the Liberation Tour at the Verizon Center on August 26th!

All winners qualify for their chance to be VIP which includes dinner for two at Phillips Seafood, transportation provided by Calvin Hicks of Mercedes Benz of Arlington, and front row tickets to the show. Winner will be announced at 3:20pm Monday!

Click here for official rules

Also see…

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REWIND: 9 Most Expendable Rap Group Members

Originally posted on 97.9 The Box:

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Quick, name all of the members of Young Money. Taking you a minute huh? With the movie The Expendables opening today we began to wonder about those expendable members of the most popular rap groups.

What makes them expendable? If you can’t name them right way that is an easy indicator, but if the group manages to do just fine without them that could be a sign that they haven’t made the strongest impression on the masses. Not to mention, quite a few of the members of this list had their expendable status established during jail bids.

Maybe they are doing a whole lot behind the scenes that we aren’t aware of but at least to the naked eye, here are the nine most expendable group members–ever.

9. Jarobi, A Tribe Called Quest

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Yes, it’s nice to see him on stage during Tribe…

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Bus drama puts parents in bad situation

Originally posted on 106.7 WTLC:

Indianapolis– Parents were scrambling Friday, trying to find out how their kids would get home, after bus drivers staged an apparent sick out .

Some students got home as long as two hours after dismissal because of the incident.

Some parents went to Thomas D. Gregg Elementary School to get their children because they didn’t have a ride home.

Many parents said they received an automated call from IPS alerting them about the busing situation. One parent said she didn’t even receive a call and found out about the issue after reading it online.

The school’s principal said four IPS school buses contracted by Durham School Services didn’t show up to pick up students who have to take the bus home.

That put a lot of parents in tough spots, including one mother who said the issue put her in a very difficult situation because she has children at different schools…

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Gary Spilled Tea about Usher’s Lawyer saying Tameka has Mental Problems and is a Thief, Tameka Admitted She was Poor and Forced to Steal in the Past | WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Originally posted on 97.9 The Beat:


Usher’s Lawyer said Tameka has Mental Problems and is a Thief, Tameka Admitted She was Poor and Forced to Steal in the Past | WHAT DO YOU THINK?


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Gary Spilled Tea about Usher’s Lawyer saying Tameka has Mental Problems and is a Thief, Tameka Admitted She was Poor and Forced to Steal in the Past | WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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Usher’s Lawyer said Tameka has Mental Problems and is a Thief, Tameka Admitted She was Poor and Forced to Steal in the Past | WHAT DO YOU THINK?


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Tiny Launching Late Night Talk Show With VH1

Originally posted on 93.9 WKYS:

T.I. and Tiny’s television empire will expand sooner than you think. During an interview with VH1’s The Morning Buzz, Tiny revealed that she is launching the first ever late night talk show on VH1.

On the new venture, Tiny said:

I’m very excited about that. I’ve been wanting to do a late night talk show with my homegirls — my friends — for a while now. So I have my new show, it’s called ‘Tiny Tonight’ and it’s going to be a late night talk show, the first late night talk show on VH1. It’s just me and my homegirls and we’re talking about what’s going on in the world. It’s a younger, next generation of ‘The View.’

You can check out the interview below, which includes news of a new lingerie line Tiny is working on called “The Riders.” As Tiny explained, “I ride a lot.”

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