Here’s How Lira Galore Feels About Her Sex Tape Leaking

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Another day, another “leaked” sex tape.

Lira Galore is the latest model to have their personal sex sessions uploaded to the Internet for the world to see. After graphic images and video of Lira and a guy being intimate hit social media on Friday, Rick Rossformer girlfried took to Twitter:

https://twitter.com/_LiraGalore/status/837539875469447168

Multiple sites reported that it was NBA free agent Lance Stephenson who Lira was caught in the video hooking up with, but the model put an end to those rumors in a lengthy IG post. She captioned the open letter, Women being sexual is NOTHING NEW (recorded or not). What is new is the wave of people “exposing” others intimate moments eternally for momentary satisfaction. That’s weak. Update THAT’S NOT LANCE. And your blogs got it wrong.”

Ms. Galore isn’t the only one to recently have explicit photos and videos of herself hit the Internet. Fellow IG models India Love and Alexis Skyy have both dealt with similar situations in the last few months.

Iyanla Vanzant can’t fix this one, Lira.

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11 Great Memes About Ken Bone You Should Laugh At Right Now

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The Internet is undefeated.

The latest viral phenomenon is Ken Bone, who went from 7 followers to over 15,000 after asking a question during last night’s presidential debate. According to his own story, he ripped his olive green suit his mother loves and ended up in the perfect outfit to launch him into superstardom:

https://twitter.com/lovebscott/status/785565312108212226

Here are 11 great memes about Ken Bone.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter

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Joe Budden Chased Down Two Drake Fans & The Memes Are Hilarious

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A couple of kids decided to run up on Joe Budden and soon realized it wasn’t the best idea.

The scene began when two young men approached Budden as he stepped out of his car and he clearly wasn’t too enthused. The kids already had their cameras rolling. The next set of Snapchats show the rapper in the passenger seat of another car chasing down the boys. While in pursuit, you can hear an angry Joe Budden saying, “I keep saying these little Internet games are going to get one of you n-ggas killed.”

After the car stopped, Budden hopped out and began to yell and threaten them, saying, “If you come on this   f-cking block again, I’m going to kill one of you little n-ggas….This is not the internet. I will kill one of you.”

Here’s the incident from Joe’s point of view:

https://twitter.com/ScottieBeam/status/757356480123310080

The memes and responses were pretty amazing:

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Joe Budden soon responded on Twitter:

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This British Woman Says A Wi-Fi Allergy Killed Her Daughter

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A 15-year-old British girl committed suicide after her “allergy to Wi-Fi” became too overwhelming.

Jenny Fry was found dead near her home in Chadlington, England on June 11. She’d texted a friend in the morning revealing that she wasn’t going to school that day and she intended to die.

Jenna’s mother Debra told the courts Jenna suffered from tiredness, headaches, and bladder problems, all symptoms of consistent electro-hypersensitivity, or EHS. The condition was made worse by the Wi-Fi at her school, and she began to show symptoms in November 2012.

Her mother removed the routers at their home, but Jenny continued to get sick while attending school. It’s a misunderstood condition and schools are reluctant to do anything because the Wi-Fi companies have money and tell schools it is safe,” said Debra.

The grief-stricken mother wants to help the affliction gain more notoriety to help others suffering from it. To do so, Debra’s started a campaign to raise awareness for EHS and for the removal of Wi-Fi technology in schools.

A lot of research has been conducted on EHS – yet it’s not even a recognized condition in the UK. Do you know anyone affected by EHS?

SOURCE: Mashable, Cotswold Journal | VIDEO SOURCE: Inform

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Black Friday Sales Down More Than $1 Billion, Activists Plan Cyber Monday Protests

'Black Friday' Marks Start Of Holiday Shopping Season

Despite a number of online videos showing shoppers rushing through store doors at the stroke of midnight, grabbing haphazardly in an effort to get their hands on discounted items, Black Friday sales were down more than $1 billion this year compared to last.

Sales in brick and mortar stores fell from $11.6 billion in 2014 to $10.4 billion in 2015, TIME reports. That’s an overall 10 percent decrease in sales, a consequence of both stores offering sales days earlier and online sales that allowed consumers to shop from the comfort of their homes, The Guardian notes.

A big reason for the decline is increased online shopping, as Americans hunt down deals on their smartphones, tablets and computers. Many retailers are also offering bargains long before Thanksgiving, limiting the impact of Black Friday specials.

Online retailers have been bombarding customers with email discounts and bargains for weeks. Online sales jumped 14.3% on Friday compared with last year, according to Adobe, which tracked activity on 4,500 retail websites. Email promotions drove 25% more sales compared with 2014, the company said.

Brick-and-mortar retailers saw fewer customer visits on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, compared with last year, according to Kevin Kearns, ShopperTrak’s chief revenue officer.

“Shoppers are researching products ahead of time, targeting their store visits, and arriving in store with the intention of making a purchase,” Kearns said.

But the drop in sales could also be contributed to actions across the nation to boycott Black Friday sales. The demonstrations, dubbed Black Out Black Friday and Not One Dime, were sparked by high-profile police brutality cases, including the fatal shooting of a Black Chicago teenager by a White cop. As originally reported by NewsOne, Chicago protestors planned large demonstrations on the city’s Magnificent Mile to disrupt the shopping holiday and present their demands, one of which included the request for a Justice Department probe into the shooting of Laquan McDonald.

Friday’s demonstrations also highlighted protesters’ other demands, including the resignation of the police commissioner in Chicago over the fatal shooting.

It’s unclear just how much of a decrease in sales can be contributed to the activism, but organizers are planning to continue the effort, boycotting Black Friday’s successor, Cyber Monday.

St. Louis organization, Hands Up United, is urging the community to withhold the dollar once again to “expose the real terrorists,” according to a statement sent to NewsOne.

“After participating in Not One Dime, economic resistance during black Friday with several protests, Hands Up United and its supporters are now leading into exposing the real terrorists. It is absolutely critical for us to define state sanctioned violence against people of color from a perspective that accurately holds it’s purveyors accountable. We do not believe in the vilification of poor people from war torn lands. Lawmakers, prosecutors, and other forms of government officials remain idle as underprivileged people of color are executed in record breaking numbers,” the statement read.

Online sales this holiday season have raked in more than $2 billion, a 14 percent jump from 2014.

SOURCE: TIME, The Guardian | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty

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CELEBRATE! #BlackOutDay Is The One Hashtag You Should Be Using Today…


Fed up with all the negative stereotypes about African-Americans, YouTube personality Frenchesca Ramsey joined forces with Tumblr friend T’Von to promote #BlackOutDay — a hashtag created to celebrate Black beauty and existence, according to ABC News.

The hashtag, which encourages users to share images of themselves, is now trending on Twitter.

Reports ABC News:

“We’re asking black people to share pictures, videos and GIFs of themselves to celebrate our people coming from all different walks of life,” Ramsey said. “It’s a celebration of black beauty and our individuality.

“Unfortunately, in most popular media talking about black people and our bodies, it’s mostly of us breaking the law, being killed or mistreated,” Ramsey added. “So it’s nice to combat these negative images and stereotypes with positive representations of ourselves.”

Are you participating in #BlackOutDay? Let us know in the comments.

Here are a few beautiful images so far:

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Webinars For Those Who Mentor And Teach African American Male Youth

 

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As a mentor of African-American male youth in the community, one of the things I’m constantly looking for is information and resources. But whether you’re a coach, counselor, part-time teacher or all of those things in one, there’s hardly enough time to look for ways to get what you need to improve what you’re giving  your kids.

Fortunately, we now live in the Internet age, and much of what is discussed is shared through social media; that makes it easier to participate in discussions, seminars and webinars that focus on Black male achievement. So, here are four videos that do just that:

Echoing Green is an organization that supports people who helps groups of people small and large develop. Among the many fellowships they sponsor, one of the main ones is a Black Male Achievement Fellowship that annually offers $80,000 in stipends for people committed to innovating in family, education, mentoring and college prep among other areas.

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The University of North Carolina School of Education has a well-stocked online research page for educators and provides resources that help teachers to do their jobs. In this video the institution focuses on librarians and their preparations to meet the literacy needs of K-12 Black boys. It focuses on what educators and others need to do to close literacy gaps.

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We all wrestle with how to administer discipline to Black boys when they are in our care, particularly in a school or mentoring setting. Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Executive Director of the Omega Boys Club in San Francisco shared his ideas on how to do just that without doing any harm. This webinar gives some very valuable facts and resources and it is really quite encouraging.

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The Council of Great City Schools gave a webinar series throughout this year. This particular presentation speaks on countering failure rates among Black boys in urban school districts, how schools can promote success, school culture, and specifics on male development.

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These are just four excellent presentations on foundational organizations for those providing for the developmental needs of African-American males. But I’m interested in your feedback here. If you know of links or resources for educators and others in the mentoring field, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below

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10 Tweets From The Brothersphere

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These days the “Twitterverse” is inescapable and who can believe that just a decade ago the term “tweet” was still associated with birds. But lucky for us all, the universe created by the microblogging site can be broken down into smaller worlds, hence the concept of “Black Twitter.” Well, this week, let’s break it down even further into what I’d like to call the “Brothersphere,” which is just a way of looking at thought leadership among African-American males, particularly those who focus on achievement or progressive concepts. Consequently, here are 10 on Twitter that I thought gives us a good entry in to this small, but growing world of social media discussion among Black men.

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The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans wants you to know the story of Leonard Galmon who is on his way to Yale after rising from some precarious circumstances in his New Orleans neighborhood.

 

Larry E. Thomas, CEO of Thomas Mentorship Academy in North Carolina, feels grassroots community programs should be better funded.

 

Educational speaker and author Baruti K. Kafele is giving instructions to school leaders on how to empower Black males in the school system.

 

Ta-Nehisi Coates (pictured), whose article, “The Case for Reparations,” for The Atlantic has elicited heated debate over the topic looks three decades in to the future.

 

SiriusXM radio host Joe Madison points out that health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is fairly inexpensive for most Americans.

 

Former NAACP chief Ben Jealous challenges us to live for freedom today.

 

Dorian Burton, Harvard University education scholar and co-founder of TandemEd, a Harvard educational innovation lab focused on urban communities, touts the possibilities of turnaround for Black boys. (And check out his essay on what America’s greatest lie really is.)

 

Actor and vocalist Tyrese Gibson, whose Facebook videos have been making viral web rounds, is keeping the inspiration hammer swinging.

 

Here’s Columbia University professor Chris Emdin, who is showing students how to combine science and hip-hop, talking about giving teachers the right tools.

 

And finally, NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, a supporter of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education is offering a Flipbook on how to implement the learning philosophy.

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Hate Speech And The Internet: A Vehicle For Violence?

Hate speech permeates blogs, social networking sites, and discussion forums all over the world. Though inflammatory content may be protected as free speech by the U.S. Constitution, on the Internet it can have a greater potential to create a violent and fatal backlash.  Attacks on American soil are consistently linked to online hate speech:

  • Benjamin Smith was the killer who went on a racially motivated shooting spree in Illinois and Indiana over July 4th weekend in 1999. Months before the murders, he told a documentary filmmaker, “It wasn’t really ’til I got on the Internet, read some literature of these groups that…it all really came together. It’s a slow, gradual process to become racially conscious.”

  • Jared Lee Loughner, the 22-year-old killer in the recent Tuscon shootings that left six people dead, including a 9-year-old-girl. A series of YouTube videos apparently posted by Loughner accuse the government of “mind control” and “brainwashing.”

The Internet allows people to get information solely from sources they like,  allowing them to hear things without ever challenging their beliefs. You get some insanity on the Internet you would never see anywhere in real life. For instance:

  • VictoryForever.com: The point of the game is to bomb survivors of the Haiti earthquake.  Posted on white supremacist and neo-Nazi internet forum, Stormfront.org. Launched in 1995, Stormfront now attracts more than 40,000 unique visitors a day. In a 2009 shooting, Richard Poplawski, a poster on the site, was charged with ambushing and killing three Pittsburgh Police officers and attempting to kill nine others.

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  • “DEAR LORD…”: This Facebook page boasts over a million members and its forum has numerous offensive discussions about race and nationalism, filled with comments wishing death on the President.



  • NO TO ISLAM, No To Mosques: The description for this Facebook page reads:

Islam is a mind-control and information-control cult found by a murderer, torturer, brigand, rapist, and pedophile called Mohammed.”

Combating hate speech in a World Wide Web that is constantly multiplying it’s content is a daunting task. At the same time, the First Amendment provides the highest level of protection to offensive, repugnant, and hateful expression.

The thousands of members on many Facebook groups are constantly scanning the social network’s content, linking to offensive material in order to get it reported and successfully removed. Here are some groups actively policing hate speech on Facebook

Stop Hate Speech On Facebook

Stop Racist/Bigoted/Ignorant/Hate Groups On Facebook

Answer this question in the comments below: Should there be greater restrictions imposed on Internet hate speech?

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