Monday, January 19, 2015

14-Year-Old White Girl Defends Her Box Braids Against Internet Backlash

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14 year old Mallory Merk received criticism from a wide section of Black Twitter after this picture of her went viral on the social media network. The cyberbulling was because she was a white girl wearing box braids.

Like most young girls, Mallory shared her her new look on Twitter with a bathroom selfie that showed off her blonde extensions flowing down one shoulder. After the backlash, issued an apology saying she never meant to offend anyone and just wanted longer hair look. What do you think, should black people own the box-braid look? Why are other races not permitted to wear black women's hairstyles?

Michael Moore Insists Snipers Are Cowards, Praises American Sniper Movie

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Filmmaker Michael Moore started an online fuss over the weekend when he called snipers cowards, except if you were protecting your homeland. The two tweets were said by commentators to reference plot points in the the movie "American Sniper" which I saw yesterday. I thought it was a powerful and touching movie, and while I'm not a big fan of war, I respect soldiers and the role they play to protect civilians when necessary.

The movie so far has six Oscar nominations, and broke highest grossing record for January after leading the weekend box office. And in the wake of people seeing the movie, the Twitter war continued with sides for and against Michael Moore's tweets.

Amber Rose Shares New Bikini Photo, Slams Haters Who Criticize Her Because She's A Mother

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Amber Rose has been on a social media offensive with sexy photos and not everyone is pleased. The mom of one and her girlfriend and fellow former stripper, Blac Chyna have been hosting parties in Miami over the weekend and she's using the photos to drum up publicity. Amber also shared photos of her outfit to a party where she got a lap-dance from a female fan.

Fans on Instagram love the photos, but some feel Amber should stop the nudity since she's already a mother and put some clothes on. Ambers has some choice words for them as well as the picture above showing off her curvy bottom. See her response and more photos from her night out below...

#MartinLutherKingDay - See Quotes, Iconic Photos From Beyonce, Common, Lupita, Gabrielle Union

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Happy MLK Day everyone! Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of God who sacrificed his life fighting for a better future for everyone. He stood for peace, he stood for freedom, and he taught us how we can advocate for both in a non-violent way. The winner of the Nobel Peace prize while just 35, MLK fought for civil rights for African Americans including the voting rights in 1965 as portrayed in the powerful movie, SELMA.

To honor the legend today being the first Monday in January, celebrities, including Beyonce, Lupita Nyong'o, Gabrielle Union, Alicia Keys and more, took to social media to share their favorite quotes, tributes and iconic photos.

Steve Harvey Celebrates 58th Birthday With Wife, Has Street Named For Him [Video]

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TV host, comedian and actor, Steve Harvey marked his 58th birthday over the weekend and celebrated by taking his wife Marjorie on a boat cruise in Miami where they showed each other major love. Remember when Marjories clocked 50 and Steve bought her a Rolls convertible? See photos.

For her husband's day, Marjorie stormed his TV show on Friday, to moderate as Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson was shown proclaiming January 17, 2015 as "Steve Harvey Day".  Steve cried like a baby! But his wife was right there with him. See video and more pictures of the couple on their boat cruise below.

‎30 Days In Atlanta Is Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time in Nigerian Cinema

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30 Days in Atlanta has been confirmed as the highest grossing movie - both nollywood and hollywood -  of all time in the history of Nigerian cinema. Ben Bruce made this known in a campaign speech that chronicles how far Nollywood movies have come since he revived cinema showings in Nigeria 10 years ago. The speech included a countdown of the six highest grossing movies in Nigeria and how much they each earned.

30 DAYS IN ATLANTA grossed 76million Nigeria Naira within seven weeks after it premiered on October 31st in Lagos Nigeria, and by Wednesday January 17, 2015 the Award-Winning movie has grossed a box-office smashing 137million Naira. Ben Bruce says he expects the movie to gross over 200 Million naira or $1 Million USD at the end of their cinema run. Kudos to AY and crew!

TIFU - Man Finds Out Wife Is Cheating On Him By Reading Her Text Messages, Shares It Online

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TIFU is a category on Reddit where commentators share confessions [Today, I F_cked Up]. Over the weekend, a man posted about how his life is now messed up, saying "TIFU by reading my wife's text messages. She's cheating on me." Simply known as MyLifeSuxNow, the mystery man first shared about the messages that blew a hole in his marriage, and then as his wife arranged to meet her lover, he decided to a live blog about the on-going affair.

According to his report, he hired a private investigator to monitor her and report back to him, and after he got confirmation, he has hired a divorce lawyer. Some do not believe his claims of being heartbroken saying he sounds too factual in his narration, and that such a real life trauma of finding out about his wife's cheating should be too emotional to share online in real time. What do you think? Read below...

[Photos] Ini Edo Now Dating Mike Godson?

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Nollywood actress Ini Edo is being reported to have moved on to a new love interest, 29-year-old Mike Godson who's also an actor. Ini Edo ended her marriage with her ex-husband Philip Ehiagwina late last year, read here. Recently, intimate photos of the two actors in bed have emerged online.

Both Ini Edo and Mike Godson have starred in a few movies together and have been friends for more than 2 years. They attended the AMVCA in December last year as a couple. See photos they shared from the event below...

#RIPMunaObiekwe - Tributes Flow As Nollywood Says Goodbye to One Of Their Own

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Actors Yvonne Jegede, Ini Edo, Stella Damasus, Uche Jombo, & Mike Ezu are among the colleagues who have put up tributes and brief eulogies to Muna Obiekwe whose death was announced yesterday, Jan 18 2014.

Actress Yvonne Jegede wrote,

"Some times i wish we don't take some things for granted. Been calling and his phone is switched off. I wish i could have a short chat with you now. I wish i could just see you one more time. My friend, my colleague, my boss, my senior, my GUYYYYYY... Tears won't stop, my heart beating faster, Bless the day i met you, bless your soul, bless your family you left behind. #nollywoodactor #nollywoodhulk #nollywoodlover #nollywoodworker #sabiguy REST IN PEACE MUNA OBIEKWE #WeLoveMunaObiekwe"

Details Of Kidney Disease That Killed Muna Obiekwe + Why He Refused Public Donations

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Muna Obiekwe died of Kidney failure yesterday and new details of how long he has been battling the ailment have been revealed by his producer, actress Vera Kanu, who was a mother figure to the late actor. She disclosed that he discovered his kidney problem a long time ago but like most people, he thought he could manage it.

He only took his drugs and medication once in a while as ‘Muna never believed the ailment could lead to his death. He believed he would survive it like he did the gunshot and death of his parents. He was not a man given to worrying about things. He believed it was not a coincidence his parents named him Munachimso, a name which means God is walking with me.’