Drake made an appearance on Saturday Night Live and he left quite an impression. Here are some of my favorites from last night's episode.
Bar Mitzvah Monologue
Before they were star skit
Nancy Grace & Katt Williams skit
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Reports have started to surface of a new religion, one not focused around the holy trinity, but instead one based off of Chicago native and music icon Kanye West. About a month ago, the creator of "Yeezianity" claims that the religion is real; and he's not the only one who thinks so. The creator has decided to remain anonymous, stating that " he fears that any name-association with the religion will ruin its goals to help people anonymously."
The religion is based off of 5 pillars
1. All things created must be for the good of all
2. No human being’s right to express themselves must ever be repressed
3. Money is unnecessary except as a means of exchange
4. Man possesses the power to create everything he wants and needs
5. All human suffering exists to stimulate the creative powers of Man
Apparently, Kanye West know's nothing of a religion bearing his name, we might image he's approve of it tho (You've heard his recent rants.)
Interested in Membership? find out the requirements and more HERE.
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Source: Huffington Post
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Code Quantum is a sophisticated spy program using radio frequencies to access computers that are inaccessible through the internet. In some cases, the hardware used to detect the radio frequencies are physically inserted into foreign computers by Spies.
Quantum has targeted the biggest foreign-government agencies of Russia and China. The Chinese military has similar technology and has been accused of hacking American computers as well.
“NSA’s activities are focused and specifically deployed against — and only against — valid foreign intelligence targets in response to intelligence requirements”
said NSA spokeswoman Vanee Vines to The New York Times who ran the original story on Tuesday. The NSA secretly bugged the computers with the help of spies, the units' manufacturers and in some instances unknowing users themselves. The Software that can communicate through radio waves with almost 100,000 computers around the world, allows it to spy on users and carry out cyber-attacks even if the computers are not connected to the Internet. It has not, however, been employed domestically in the United States, the Times said. The Government has insisted that the program is intended for defense and prevention of cyber attacks only.
What are your feeling towards the Government planting spy program into computers? Is Quantum or programs similar to it being used internationally or domestic as well?
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CNN reporter Haimy Assefa posted this article earlier this week here and it definitely made me raise a brow. Educator Raeana Roberts was offened when she encounted the word "Negro" as a choice of race on her Juror information card; she was offended to say the least and took to Facebook to rant (as I would have as well!)
How is it possible that in 2014, the word Negro is still able to legally be used to classify ones race?
According to a 2010 blog post by then director of the U.S. Census Bureau, Robert Groves, the word "Negro" was used in the 2000 census as a result of research in the late 1990s that showed approximately 56,000 people wrote in the word "Negro" under the "some other race" category.
Following the negative feedback, the Census Bureau conducted research on race and Hispanic origin using what it called the Alternative Questionnaire Experiment, according to the press release. The study found that removing the term "Negro" does not have an impact on data quality and therefore recommended removing the term for future data collection.
The Census Bureau, which follows the Office of Management and Budget for definitions of race and ethnicity, discontinued use of the word "Negro" at the beginning of 2014, according to a press release.
Check out the Full Story here
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Jackie B. caught up with Dom Kennedy in Las Veges, NV on the Local Legends Tour.
"Holler If Ya Hear Me, the world inside Tupac Shakur's music and lyrics, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century’s most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today."
Starting this summer, 2Pac fans will receive a pleasant surprise along side a speculated movie, try a musical on for size. Director Kenny Leon is bringing the late hip hop legend back to life in a non-biographical musical. Afeni Shakur is noted as a producer of the musical which will debut on May 26 in the infamous Palace Theater in New York. Cast members have not been announced.
Although the list of cast members has not been released, who would you like to see in the musical? Tweet us @TheBLKSocialite
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Every year Forbes magazine releases their '30 under 30' list. The list recognizes those individuals who are up and coming in their filed, or have gained respect by being relentless and raising the bar. This year's list is quite impressive, especially due to the fact that several African-Americans have been listed. Being named is definitely something to grin about. See anyone you know?
Micheal B. Jordan, 26
The 'Fruitvale Station" star and 2pac hopeful landed on the list. With his superior acting skills, fashion sense and stellar smile--are you surprised?
Ryan Coogler, 27
The Director-Writer newcomer won top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival this past year. Coogler wrote "Fruitvale Station" and is in the process of producing more award wining work.
Todrick Hall, 27
Although he was booted off of American Idol back in 2010, Mr. Hall did not let that halt his ambition for greatness. Todrick took to youtube making short musical numbers.
Issa Rae, 28
Most know for her web series "The Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl" has some work this hit writer Shonda Rhimes, HBO and a book on the way.
Quvenzhané Wallis, 10
The youngest "30 under 30" belongs to this "Beast of the Southern Wild" child star. Jay-Z and Will Smith are remaking "Annie" for Broadway and have reportedly chosen this cutie for the starring role.
Thank you Forbes magazine for recognizing these hardworking individuals. The full list can be seen at http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2014/30-under-30/hollywood-and-entertainment.html.
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Morgan State University has placed the Alpha Iota chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi on disciplinary probation after reports appeared that they rejected an interested gentlemen because of his sexual orientation. Senior business administration major and former intern Brian Stewart filed a complaint against the chapter back in October after he was denied entry into the 103 year old fraternity because of his sexual orientation.
"I had heard stuff about them calling me derogatory names, considering my sexuality as a factor," said Stewart in October. "I had gotten calls from within the chapter telling me that it's going to be impossible for me to join." A University spokesman stated that after investigation, it was found that the organization did violate university policies on discrimination.
“It’s very rare to get a complaint like this from students against other students,” Carter said. “It’s not something that the university tolerates or takes lightly.” - Jarret Carter Sr, University Spokesperson
My heart goes out to this young man and any other LGBT members that has been discriminated against because of who or what they chose to do in their personal lives. It's amazing how far we've come, but it's shocking to find out how far we still have to go. Society bashes "DL" persons and advocates for the "outting" of closeted people in a modern Salem witch hunt fashion. On the other hand however, those individuals who decide to not live a secret life, are ridiculed and discriminated against; behavior like this in my opinion breeds more "closeted" gays.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Power 100 issue, the legendary Oprah Winfrey opened up about why she never had children. The Oprah Winfrey Show host has no regrets and is happy with her decision to forgo motherhood.
"If I had kids, my kids would hate me," Winfrey said. "They would have ended up on the equivalent of the Oprah show talking about me; because something [in my life] would have had to suffer and it would've probably been them."
Instead, Winfrey, 59, views the students of her Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls as her children. She explained, "I'm responding to everything from 'I'm feeling lost' to 'I need advice about a boy."
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association followed suit, revealing its nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will air on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, with second-time hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The nominations -- honoring the year's best in both TV and film -- were announced live on Thursday, Dec. 12, in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
12 Years A Slave
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Inside Lleywn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Despicable Me 2
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Wind Rises
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita N'yongo, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
The Good Wife
House Of Cards
Masters Of Sex
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House Of Cards
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Big Bang Theory
Parks & Recreation
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind The Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
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