Archive | March 2015

A Lil Positivity: Struggling Black Veteran Who Was Homeless Is Now A Student At Harvard!


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Black Veteran Who Was Homeless Is Now A Harvard Student

Alicia Watkins is a retired Air Force staff sergeant who proudly served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She risked her life for the freedom of others, survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, and watched her colleagues die. But it wasn’t any of her combat experiences that broke Watkins’ spirit; it was the fact that she retired from the military and found herself homeless.

Via HuffPo reports:

In 2010, Watkins’ allowed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” to document her life as a homeless veteran. Her “kitchen” was a cardboard box of snacks and microwavable meals. Her bed was a car that she rented for $10 a day. Her restrooms were the toilets at various airport hotels.

The 10-year veteran was struggling, but even during her low points, she believed that others were struggling more. At one point, Watkins did have housing, but…

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Mekhi Phifer Explains Why He’d Like To Do A “Soul Food” Sequel

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Mekhi Phifer has played in a number in a number of films, but he says “Soul Food” is the one he’d do a sequel to. He joins us on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” and explains why he wants to see a continuation of the classic movie. In addition, Mekhi opens up about his celebrity crush, favorite movie role, and more in our lightening round of this exclusive interview!

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Bruh, REALLY???? Laurence Fishbrune’s 80-Year-Old Mother Is Being Evicted Because He’s A Bad Son

There has been rumors circulating about this man for many years now in regards to his mother. What is going on Mr. Fishburne


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Laurence Fishburne’s Elderly Mother To Be Evicted From Los Angels Apartment

Can’t let momma go out like this…

Via NYPost

Laurence Fishburne, call your mother.

I hate to be the one to break the news. But the woman who gave life to the talented actor, who said she emptied her retirement savings account so her only child would grow into a star, director, producer and playwright, claims she’s down on her luck.

Hattie Crawford Fishburne, 80, told me that, unable to pay the rent for several months, she’s received written notice informing her she’ll be evicted from her Los Angeles apartment Tuesday.

And she said she can’t reach her wealthy son, with whom she last spoke more than a year ago when his father died.

“He’s gone Hollywood!” Hattie Fishburne told me.

“For 20 years, I funded my son’s career,’’ she said. “He promised me he would take care of…

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19-Year-Old Hampton University Student Commits Suicide in Library

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WTKR reports a 19-year-old Hampton University student reportedly committed suicide in the school?s on campus library.

Cullen Haviland, who hailed from Temecula, California, was found dead on Friday, March 27, 2015.

The site reports:

Haviland was a second year student who was actually classified as a senior because of his outstanding academic performance and credits he earned through advanced placement.

He was also involved with the National Society of Black Physics Students and the Society of Physics Students.

The school has provided grief counseling for students who may need it.

Officials say no foul play is expected at this time, but it is still early in the investigation.

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