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Nick Cannon Hospitalized for “Kidney Failure”

Actor and comedian Nick Cannon has been hospitalized in Aspen, Colorado due to “mild kidney failure.”

Singer and wife, Mariah Carey, tweeted about the Wild ‘N Out star earlier today; alongside, a picture of the couple in the hospital bed as she helps nourish him with a sports drink.

“Please pray for Nick as he’s fighting to recover from a mild kidney failure. #mybraveman”

Nurse Mariah Carey helps out the newest patient, Nick Cannon, as he recovers from mild kidney failure.

Later, on Mariah’s website she told updated:

“Last year it was me attached to the machines (after having dembabies) and Nick was there with me through it, and now here we are. We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. … I’m not trying to make light out of the situation because it’s a serious moment that’s very tough on all of us so please keep us and our family in your prayers.”

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Justice for Kevin Scott

Since Saturday morning, Atlanta Police have been investigating a shooting in Southwest Atlanta; in which, one man was fatally shot.

Police received a call around 3 A.M. on November 12, leading to a homicide investigation. Police said a man was found shot on the fourth floor of an apartment complex on Richardson Street, overlooking Turner Field. Sadly, family and friends learned that it was Kevin James Scott, who had been shot.

Kevin Scott, also known as Big Kev, was a well-known person to the Southwest Atlanta area and throughout the City of Atlanta. Friends remember him with laughter, jokes, and a humble being. Family and friends are expressing their condolences through social gathering and positive outreach through social networks, such as Twitter. Thursday night [November 17] a candlelight vigil will be held at Mays High School in his honor.

In closing, those of you who know ANYTHING about this vicious crime, please contact the Atlanta Police Department at 404-546-4235 or Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477. You can and will remain anonymous, detectives need witnesses so this nightmare can end.

UHHH! Rick Ross is Back

After his public health scare of a two seizures on October 14th, the Boss is back. In his first appearance since recent health issues, Rick Ross will appear on BET’s “106 & Park” discussing the seizure, his recovery, and collaboration with Jay-Z. Ross says he’s in good health overall. “I was fortunate the doctor ran a battery of tests on me, cancer, diabetes, HIV, etc., and I came back totally healthy,” as he told the live audience. He continues to say “It’s all about us just taking care of ourselves.” The Boss was also in the building to support Wale’s new album “Ambition”, which was released today.

Wale and Rick Ross will appear on BET's "106 & Park" to discuss health issues and collaborations.

 

Introducing: Seven4Seven

Growing up in one of the roughest neighborhoods in Atlanta, Ga “The Bluff” near NorthWest Atlanta is a place known from racial tension, crime, and drugs; however, many citizens call it home. Seven4Seven Urban wear is recognized by the address [747] of creator’s Jasmine Douglas grandmothers’ home in The Bluff. This home is where generations of the Douglas were born and raised. Sadly, the family lost their loved one to cancer in 2006, but the address 747 still stands over 35 years and will continue to live on.

MadmPhr3sh, the genius mind behind "Seven4Seven" is bringing meaningful, fashionable t-shirts and sweatshirts to a "hood" near you.

Turning a bad situation in a business, Jasmine created her own clothing line called Seven4Seven. This is the first design that is followed by the popular saying “HollyHood” signed off with a star. This vintage, urban wear mission is to guarantee the customer comfort while wearing the clothing. Maybe you’re in need for a trip to the gym and don’t have proper attire? Well Seven4Seven will keep you feeling warm and looking great while you break a sweat.

Seven4Seven brings together a royal blue and lime green sweatshirt for the Fall season.

Seven4Seven’s website is under construction, but you can follow on Twitter at @MadmJazzyPhr3sh or via Facebook under “Jasmine Douglas” if you’re looking to make purchase, the hood is always bunkin’.

 

Whether it's a trip to the mall or jogging though the park, HollyHood can be assesed with you everyday clothing.

 

 

Great-Grandmother Gets Tree Branch Removed from Home

Last night I heard the devastating news of a elderly blind woman, who’s home had been struck by a large tree branch couldn’t afford to get it repaired. The 68-year-old great-grandmother is blind and is not capable to get around well, but heard the rumble as the tree came crashing down on her home in Southwest Atlanta. Mrs. Carolyn Tucker couldn’t afford the $2,000 to have the tree removed because she did not have home insurance. Imagine the rainy weather coming in and the cold front of the Fall season blowing into the home. Many people heard this heartbreaking story and a tree company, Don’s Tree Service, decided to donate their service to Mrs. Tucker. She is very grateful for the service they donated.

No Woman Ever Found A Rich Man Ugly

The aphorism “no woman ever found a rich man ugly” reminds me of a similar saying my Grandmother told me, “where rich men go, women will follow”. Often I have seen beautiful woman with unattractive men and questioned is that her man? For example, one day I was shopping at Greenbrair Mall and entered a clothing store. After I found an outfit, I waited in line where I saw an unattractive man and a gorgeous woman. The woman was dressed very nice, while the man looked as though he was gum on the bottom of my shoe. Once I glimpsed at their total of clothing, $576, the man pulled out at least one thousand dollars, and multiple diamond rings. Amazingly, I assumed he was a rich man with a beautiful trophy woman on his side. According to the aphorism “no woman ever found a rich man ugly’ I would find this saying true because a rich man’s money will take away from his lack of being attractive.

In today’s entertainment media we find many woman and men in the situation of a woman ever finding a rich man ugly. From Jay-Z and Beyonce to Jermaine Dupri and Janet Jackson, where the man is very wealthy and lack attractiveness, while the woman is absolutely gorgeous. Although these men are considered “ugly” upon society they are major CEOs of their companies and entrepreneurs, which makes them very wealthy. Several woman I befriend have great personalities, outstanding bodies, but no flaw is complete without beauty. Take my friend, Nichole, a perfect 5’5 height, slender (petite) waist, light skin, with long hair. With this description you would expect my friend to have a gorgeous man, but maybe opposites attract. Nichole’s boyfriend is very heavy-set, barley dresses up, and comes off very lazy, but he is one of the wealthiest men in the neighborhood. Sometimes I wondered why did my friend like such an unattractive man, but in her words, “As long as he keeps a check all I see is pretty!” Basically, in society it doesn’t matter if a man is handsome or not, as long as he keeps his money pretty green then he will always have a beautiful woman on his side.

Does the phrase “A woman never finds a rich man ugly” compare to today’s Hollywood couples?

I agree with the aphorism “no woman ever found a rich man ugly” because money will always keep a beautiful woman. In times, people view these beautiful woman as being “gold-diggers” and in new term “sack-chasers” because the man is ugly and the woman is beautiful. In many intensities, that statement is true because many woman are in for money. The lack of being handsome does not worry many ugly men because they are very wealthy and choose to have the most beautiful woman as their trophy.

Do Music Video Messages Effect Society?

As a music fan of various genres, I am attached to the premiere of music videos. BET, MTV, VH1 you name it and I’m glued to any video. The issue among music videos today question “is there too much violence and sexual content displayed?” Although the history of music video has changed drastically, artist feel as though violence and sexual content will keep the viewers interested. In today’s society, we are more open about sexual and violent lyrics in music than previous years. The necessities of music videos today consist of women, fancy cars, extremely large jewelry, and money. I feel as though music videos have reached the extreme point of displaying violence and sex.

The history of violence and sexual content started in the mid 1980s, entering the 90s. Artists such as NWA displayed various violent scenes in their videos. During these times, crime, drugs, and police brutality were major issues on the West coast of the US. Artist at this time displayed various explicit lyrics towards authorities and laws. During the late 80s, sexual content began to up rise in lyrics and music videos. For example, Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” video was the first of female MCs to display raunchy grinding and subliminal lyrics. In the 1990s, the rise of “Down South” music was making a stir in the music video world. Artists such as Luke & The 2 Live Crew displayed very sexual lyrics and their music videos were very explicit. These videos were majority women shaking their bottoms, zooms in on their bottoms, tight biker shorts, etc. Upon their music up rise, many groups such as Luke did not receive much air time on radio die to explicit language; even their cleaner versions were considered explicit.

Back in the 1990s, Luke and the 2 LIve Crew faced a judge for their explicit lyrical content.

Music videos today encourage promiscuity, especially in Rap and Hip-Hop. Generally, rappers are the only men in the video with multiple women displayed in skimpy outfits. Most women in these videos share a similar appearance I.e. nice bodies, long hair, and perfect breast and bottom. The type of clothing video girls usually wear consist of” bikinis, short shorts, tight jeans (with a peak of bottom crack showing). Many video casters feel as though “sex sells” and is the biggest market in today’s society. In 2003, Nelly released his “Tip Drill” video from the Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention album. This video displayed women performing sexual acts, raunchy dancing, and the controversial “credit card” act. Upon the release of the video, many people were against the video and eventually became the most controversial video in Hip-Hop. Although many genres of music have violent and sexual lyrics, mainly African-American artist are targeted. Society today view Rap and Hip-Hop as a violent, sex craved genre and now the same is being said about Soul and R&B singers. The most recent news in sexual content relates to Ciara’s “Ride” video. I viewed the video recently and there was multiple sexual content, lyrics, wet t-shirts, and showing of the private area. Recently, Black Entertainment Television (BET) has banned “Ride” from play. I feel as though there was no problem with her video because rappers display women in worse ways and their videos are played constantly. Do people have the intentions that a woman should not carry herself as the way Ciara did?

In the 2000s, Nelly was highly criticized for his uncut video "Tip Drill".

Music videos have come a long way, from Micheal Jackson’s “Thriller” to Nelly’s “Tip Drill”. People have to realize as time change, people change. In today’s society, things that fascinate people do not last long because there is constantly better things coming out. Artists today feel as though sex and violence are the only factors to keeping a pleased audience. That statement can be considered true, but there are many others like Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers, who appeal to all ages and display no factors of violence or sex. Currently sex and violence peak at the top of music video and lyrics, but we continue and view and listen to these artist, but everyone is titled to his/her own view on music.

Who is Occupy Atlanta?

ATLANTA – Occupy Atlanta consist of Atlanta citizens who follow a nonviolent protest in Downtown Atlanta at Woodruff Park.

The occupation is apart of the national movement started by Occupy Wall Street in New York City. Protestors aim to focus on current government officials and take back money interest that are effecting the economy. Could it be that 99% of average income Americans are being placed second to the 1% of wealthy Americans? Many protestors believe the government is no longer for the people, but the people of America make the government. Supporters such as: Hip-Hop legend, Afrika Bambaataa and Civil Rights activist, Joe Beasley have shared their thoughts at today’s press conference. Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference stating the protest must cease due to this past weekend troubles.

Stayed tuned as more details unfold.

Protestors of Occupy Atlanta at a rally inside Woodruff Park.

HPV Cancer Cause Men to Think Twice About Oral Sex

The scare of men catching HPV from giving women oral sex has many men rethinking going down south.

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is classified by many cases from cervical cancer to genital warts, but the latest scare comes from oral cancer. There has been a high increase in oral cancer in men showing 16% in the 1980s to a roaring 73% in the 2000s. Majority of women do not know they are infected, which the virus flows through vaginal fluids and transmitted to men.

FACT: By the time a man realizes he has oral cancer, the HPV has reached the latent stage meaning there is NO treatment.

You can receive an oral screening from your dentist to detect any tumors or thyroid because they are not seen by the naked eye.

REMEMBER: oral sex should NOT be shared with everyone. Always protect yourself and those who plan to practice these activities with!

A Message from Troy Davis

To All:

I want to thank all of you for your efforts and dedication to Human Rights and Human Kindness, in the past year I have experienced such emotion, joy, sadness and never ending faith. It is because of all of you that I am alive today, as I look at my sister Martina I am marveled by the love she has for me and of course I worry about her and her health, but as she tells me she is the eldest and she will not back down from this fight to save my life and prove to the world that I am innocent of this terrible crime.

As I look at my mail from across the globe, from places I have never ever dreamed I would know about and people speaking languages and expressing cultures and religions I could only hope to one day see first hand. I am humbled by the emotion that fills my heart with overwhelming, overflowing Joy. I can’t even explain the insurgence of emotion I feel when I try to express the strength I draw from you all, it compounds my faith and it shows me yet again that this is not a case about the death penalty, this is not a case about Troy Davis, this is a case about Justice and the Human Spirit to see Justice prevail.

I cannot answer all of your letters but I do read them all, I cannot see you all but I can imagine your faces, I cannot hear you speak but your letters take me to the far reaches of the world, I cannot touch you physically but I feel your warmth everyday I exist.

So Thank you and remember I am in a place where execution can only destroy your physical form but because of my faith in God, my family and all of you I have been spiritually free for some time and no matter what happens in the days, weeks to come, this Movement to end the death penalty, to seek true justice, to expose a system that fails to protect the innocent must be accelerated. There are so many more Troy Davis’. This fight to end the death penalty is not won or lost through me but through our strength to move forward and save every innocent person in captivity around the globe. We need to dismantle this Unjust system city by city, state by state and country by country.

I can’t wait to Stand with you, no matter if that is in physical or spiritual form, I will one day be announcing,

“I AM TROY DAVIS, and I AM FREE!”

Never Stop Fighting for Justice and We will Win!

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