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February 2010 Blog Posts (178)

'Obama Girl': Crush on President Faded Due to 'Broken Promises'

The infamous "Obama Girl" whose viral video "Crush on Obama" made her an Internet sensation during the 2008 presidential campaign says she no longer has a passionate crush on President Obama. Known to the world as "Obama Girl," Amber Lee Ettinger said in an interview on Fox News about Obama's first year as president: "Broken promises. People like -- talk is cheap; actions speak louder than words."





Explaining to Fox's Sean Hannity the… Continue

Added by LadyD on February 3, 2010 at 8:56am — No Comments

For African Immigrants, Bronx Culture Clash Turns Violent

The storefronts on a stretch of Webster Avenue in the South Bronx tell the story of local shifts as well as any census: a Senegalese-run 99-cent store, an African video store, an African-run fast-food spot, a mosque, several African restaurants.



The owner of Café de C.E.D.E.A.O., named for the coalition of West African nations, envisioned it as a community hub in the Bronx neighborhood of Claremont, where Americans would try his wife’s cassava soup and realize it’s not so foreign… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on February 3, 2010 at 3:12am — No Comments

What Do You Do When Your Best Friend's Husband Asks you for SEX?

What Do You Do When Your Best Friend's Husband Asks you for SEX?

Added by Britt on February 3, 2010 at 3:05am — 3 Comments

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, involved in another Sex Scandal.

(Feb. 2) -- John Edwards might have reason to feel a little jealous of Jacob Zuma right now. The South African president has faced many accusations of sleazy behavior during his 20-year-long political career, from corrupt business dealings (the charges were withdrawn) to having unprotected sex with an HIV-positive woman (which he admitted). Yet his popularity in South Africa appears to be surviving even the latest addition to his scandal sheet: the… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on February 3, 2010 at 2:42am — 3 Comments

Professor Rex Nettleford has died.

Vice-chancellor emeritus at the University of the West Indies, Professor Rex Nettleford is dead.



Professor Nettelford died late last evening at the George Washington Hospital in the United States six days after collapsing in a US hotel.



He would have been 77 today.



Professor Nettleford was being treated for catastrophic brain injury following a cardiac arrest he suffered last week Wednesday.



Since that time,… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on February 3, 2010 at 2:12am — 4 Comments

Children of Elizabeth Smart Captor Allege Abuse

(Feb. 2) – Elizabeth Smart wasn't the only child to suffer because of the actions of kidnappers Wanda Barzee and Brian David Mitchell.



Now adults, four of Barzee's six children appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" on Tuesday and detailed a horrific pattern of abuse they say they suffered at the hands of their mother, biological father and stepfather Mitchell, a self-proclaimed prophet who became Barzee's second husband.



Barzee pleaded guilty to kidnapping Smart, who was 14… Continue

Added by LadyD on February 2, 2010 at 10:36pm — No Comments

Michelle Obama Fights Child Obesity, But What About Hunger?

She planted an organic vegetable garden on the South Lawn last spring, and given her interest in what comes out of the White House kitchen, promoting better eating and exercise habits for our nation's children seems not just to grow out of a real passion but to be worthy of White House attention.



It's also caught the eye of U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, who has just issued a report outlining her "vision of a healthy and fit nation."



It's about time. Some 12.5… Continue

Added by LadyD on February 2, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Hungry, Homeless and Jobless in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Shots rang out at midday along Grand Rue Dessalines, and two Haitian cops quickly knelt behind a smoldering trash pile for cover, peering out over their rifles. But the gunmen were swallowed up in the jostling crowds and the honking bedlam of tractor-trailers, dump trucks and hand carts jammed together on this dusty potholed thoroughfare along the city's waterfront.

Things are beginning to fray in post-apocalypse Haiti as… Continue

Added by LadyD on February 2, 2010 at 10:10pm — 3 Comments

Stars from Barbra Streisand to Lil Wayne re-record We are the World for Haiti ( Watch Video )

Star-struck singers, rappers and actors, including Barbra Streisand, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus, checked their egos at the door on Monday to record a new version of We are the World for Haiti earthquake victims, 25 years after the song raised awareness of the famine in Africa.



The song, which was still being worked on into the small hours of Tuesday, will make its world premiere during NBC's coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics on Feb.… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on February 2, 2010 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

Jamaicans are upset at the thought of loosing Air Jamaica, how do you feel?

Beyond sentiment at Air Jamaica

Published: Tuesday | February 2, 2010





THIS NEWSPAPER understands the emotional connection of Jamaicans to the national airline, Air Jamaica, and their concern over the likelihood of it being absorbed into Caribbean Airlines, the carrier owned by the Trinidad and Tobago government.

Indeed, the growing chorus for those negotiations to be halted and Air Jamaica to be divested to a staff group,… Continue

Added by runjamaica on February 2, 2010 at 1:30pm — 8 Comments

Gangs ambush cops on patrol in TNT, "IT WAS LIKE A MOVIE".

A bullet hole in the left passenger seat of the unmarked police car at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain, yesterday.

PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES



Members of a warring gang in Sea Lots, Port-of-Spain, mistook an unmarked police vehicle and opened fire on it near the fish market early yesterday morning. Police said the occupants of the vehicle, ASP Lennard Gay and PC Shiva Ramrattansingh, were fortunate to escape injury after… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on February 2, 2010 at 1:17pm — 6 Comments

Baptists accused of trafficking Haitian kids may be tried in US, do you agree?

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- In this Saturday, January 30 AP file photo, Americans, from left: Steve McMullen, Jim Allen, Carla Thompson, Silas Thompson, Paul Thompson, Laura Silsby, Drew Culberth and Nicole Lankford stand at police headquarters in the international airport of Port-au-Prince. Haitian officials say they are thinking of sending the Baptists to the United States for prosecution after they were arrested trying to take 33 children out of the… Continue

Added by CaribbeanFever.Com on February 2, 2010 at 12:53pm — 23 Comments

This Friday night Feb 5th

This Friday night Feb 5th......one night only!
Jimmy Dowd of St. James Clothing Presents
Walker
@ Blvd NYC
199 Bowery
between Spring and Rivington
showing the art of Pat Conlon
with Live music by
Indaculture and The Brotherhood of the Grape with special Guest B.M.W.A and College
celebrating Geoff Unger's Birthday
Special added guest Drexler @ 9 P.M.
Come out early and stay all night.......insane!

Added by Walker on February 2, 2010 at 9:34am — No Comments

Ravi B crowned youngest Chutney Soca Monarch ever!

The top three, from left, third placed Moses Charles, Rikki Jai, who placed second and 2010 Chutney Soca Monarch Ravi B



RAVI BISSEMBHAR is the 2010 Chutney Soca Monarch. He was declared winner before a mammoth crowd at Skinner Park, San Fernando, early yesterday morning.



At age 27, the popular chutney artiste, whose stage name is Ravi B, is the youngest winner in the history of the 15-year competition.



Singing “You… Continue

Added by Dahved Levy "rocking you" on February 2, 2010 at 3:00am — 4 Comments

Bob Marley's spirit felt at the Grammys as 2 of his sons stood victorous, Ziggy won best Children's musical album and Stephen won best Reggae album

The Marley family copped more musical accolades during Sunday night's 52nd annual Grammy awards in the United States.



Three of Reggae icon Bob Marley's sons were nominated for awards and two of them, Ziggy and Stephen came away with Grammy gold.



Stephen Marley won best Reggae Album for Mind Control- Acoustic the fourth time a member of the Marley family has won that category in the last five years.



He beat his brother… Continue

Added by Dahved Levy "rocking you" on February 2, 2010 at 2:30am — 11 Comments

WTF: Tyra Banks Discusses "White on White" Racism -[2 Guests Discuss why they Don't like being white] - Watch Video!

Some time ago, Tyra Banks raised the issue of racism in the white community on her show. She had two individuals that were white, Leona and Martin, and they claimed to hate their own race



Here’s what they had to say:



Leona: I don’t identify with white people because I don’t like their perception. I don’t want to be perceived as a racist.



Martin: I don’t embrace the white race because they judge people for no… Continue

Added by Dahved Levy "rocking you" on February 2, 2010 at 1:45am — 8 Comments

Grammys 2010 Special: 50 Cent Wins First Grammy + Rap Categories Winners + Performances: Eminem ft Drake & Lil Wayne, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Pink, T-Pain and Jamie Foxx also the Michael Jackson tribute(v

Best Rap Song

Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West – “Run This Town” **WINNER**

Drake – “Best I Ever Had”

Kid Cudi – “Day ‘N’ Nite”

T.I. & Justin Timberlake – “Dead And Gone”

Jay-Z – “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)”





Best Rap Performance By a Duo or Group

Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent – “Crack A Bottle” **WINNER**

Beastie Boys & Nas – “Too Many Rappers”

Fabolous & Jay-Z – “Money Goes, Honey… Continue

Added by Dahved Levy "rocking you" on February 1, 2010 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

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