President Obama Tells Morehouse College During Commencement Speech, "Racism Is No Excuse For Not Excelling"
And down in Atlanta today, the pouring rain didn't stop President Obama from making his way to the prestigious HBCU Morehouse College to deliver the commencement address:
He was seen fixing his tie (swag on 1000) after receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University. Nice!
He gave an amazing speech (as usual) that lasted 30 minutes telling the graduates of the all-male college that racism is no excuse for not excelling.
"As a young man, Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a black man down, but one of the things you've learned over the last four years is that there's no longer any room for excuses."
Preach! Check out video below:
Swiss based jeweler and watch maker Chopard was recently the victim of a jewelry heist. The luxury jeweler has been a sponsor of the Cannes film festival for 15 years and is known for loaning its jewels to celebs to grace red carpets at the event. According to the Daily Mail, the jewels were being kept in a Novotel hotel room safe by a Chopard employee. The thieves are said to have removed the entire safe from the room, making off with “bracelets, necklaces and other items all containing precious stones,” with an estimated value of $1 million.
According to Fashionista, Chopard is denying the value of the jewels as having been worth $1 million, stating “the value of the pieces stolen is far lower than those in the figures circulating in the media.” They also noted that “the jewels stolen are not part of the collection of jewels that are worn by actresses during the Cannes Film Festival,” which might explain the lack of bodyguard to protect said jewels.
Via Bossip reports:
When one of his followers tweeted him about Momma Dee’s “bullsh*t” and how no one should have to take disrespect from her, Scrappy defends his mother and says no matter how people feel about her, she is still on TV getting paid. And he goes on to say that he is a single man, despite the talk of him reuniting with Shay Johnson and calls Erica out again:
Chameleone's story took a different turn when he almost suffocated inside the costume. The suit ended up being a walking death trap-- which he found out during the set.
Not long after hitting the stage, Chameleone couldn't breathe inside the headpiece because there was no oxygen pumping through it (which is a necessity). Once he freed his dome, the Ugandan rhymer ran into another problem: he couldn't really move.
Defeated, Chameleone decided to pull the plug on the operation but forgot the instructions on how to remove the suit. He nearly suffocated as the heat inside the suit began to rise.
No word on how he managed to escape, but according to a report from the concert, he was able to rock the crowd well past midnight.
The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was released from Ray Brook Federal Prison in New York today after serving sentences for attempted illegal gun possession and tax evasion.
TMZ reports, Ja Rule’s wife picked him up around 10 a.m. and they traveled home, where he will remain on house arrest until July 28.
In 2010, the “Always on Time” rapper plead guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, and in 2011 he was sentenced to 28 months for failing to pay more than $3 million in taxes for his earnings from 2004-2006.
Snoop Dogg recently revealed that he doesn’t think the world is prepared for gay rappers and athletes to come peeking out of the closet yet, but ready or not, Sports Illustrated has just featured the first NBA player to come out and speak openly about his sexual orientation. Washington Wizards center Jason Collins announced to SI today that he’s gay, and will go down in history as the first active professional basketball player to come out.
According to a letter written by Jason, he has dated women, even getting engaged at one point, but he couldn’t keep hiding from who he really is. He says all he wants to do is to continue to play ball, but he wants to do that while being open and honest with his coaches and teammates from now on. Via---> necolebitchie.com
Christina Milian gets sexy for the summer issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas.
The singer-actress sizzles as she models this year's hottest swimsuit trends.
Kim Kardashian is bumpin'.
Kim K. showed off her swelling belly while out on vacation with the rest of the Kardashian clan on the isle of Mykonos in Greece.
Last month, Ashanti unleashed a new track titled “Never Should Have,” off of her forthcoming fifth studio album Braveheart, and now she’s premiered the video to the crossover track. In the new video, Ashanti is emotional as she sings her heart out, meanwhile, we get to see the story of three couples who experience love and love lost.
“Never Should Have” is the first official single off of Braveheart, which has a release date of June 11.