“Negroes In The News” – Indicted football player doesn’t like Black girls, Prodigy is the man in his own words, Alicia Keys makes White people African & Mashonda tries to get on her level

It’s been a minute, so I’m giving you a double dose being that I took so long and skipped this section last month. Let’s get right to it.

As usual, because this section is generally a recap of recent events, some of this news is new to you and some of it may be old. I’m sure you’ve heard all about the New York woman who killed herself and her children by driving her minivan into the Hudson river this Spring. If not, then read here…http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20110422/NEWS01/104220356/Hundreds-mourn-La-shanda-Armstrong-mom-who-killed-self-kids

Now in the more humorously tragic news,

Washington Redskins tackle Albert Haynesworth, who was recently charged with sexual abuse/misconduct toward a waitress at the W hotel in D.C. after allegedly fondling her breasts, just made the situation comical. To be exact, he slid his credit card in her cleavage. New information from the court revealed last week that Haynesworth denounced the waitress’ claims, calling her a liar by stating to hotel security that he “Doesn’t even like Black girls”. The next best statement is when he says “I know what this is about, she is just upset I have a white girlfriend. I couldn’t tell you the last time I dated a black girl.” Spoken like a true African-American athlete.

Speaking of Crazy quotes, Prodigy of Mobb Deep is chock full of them. Fresh off a 3 year bid, the diminutive thug is coming back hard with his autobiography titled My Infamous Life. I’m sure most of you have heard the highlights by now since it’s release last month, I can’t wait to read this shit…I saw a few excerpts from it, from tales of tension with Nas, to altercations with other Queens rappers, A&R shootings, Jay-Z run-ins and my favorite so far being  his belief that he inspired Cam’ron to start wearing pink in the early 2000’s after he saw him wearing a pink Polo. To get an idea of what you’d be getting yourself into reading this book, check out this special that P did with Complex mag on their site here http://www.complex.com/music/2011/04/interview-prodigy

Ahhh yes… Last but not least, Alicia Keys being the Dope humanitarian that she is has brought her Keep A Child Alive foundation to the forefront with bold new ads intended to inspire more involvement in the fight against AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa and the continent as a whole. The ads feature entertainment luminaries sporting what is meant to look like tribal marks with the words “I Am African”. What makes it memorable and attention grabbing is that it features White celebrities as well as African-Americans. Playing off of the scientific evidence that all human life possibly began in the Largest continent.

And while the spotlight is on Alicia, I should just mention that both her and Mashonda are on magazine covers this month. Alicia is on the Cover of Essence magazine speaking about motherhood and love, while Mashonda is on the cover of KING mag looking quite right might I add.

Just an example of the ironies of press (or maybe inside tipping off), and something to make me quite proud of my Manhattan ladies and humble enough to say that Swizz Beatz is officially my new role model!!

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