A Jacksonville, Florida mom, Marissa Alexander, faces 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot after being assaulted by her boyfriend. She’s become a victim of a Florida law known as 10-20-life.
CNN reports, “The law states anyone convicted of an aggravated assault when a firearm is discharged to serve a minimum of 20 years in prison with no regard to extenuating circumstances.”
Take a look of this brief video clip of the controversial case.
“Alexander says that on August 1, 2010, her husband went into a rage and tried to strangle her after reading some text messages she sent to her ex-husband. She fled the family home, got to the garage and realized she didn’t have her keys. Fearing for her life, she says she grabbed a gun and went back into the home to retrieve her keys.”
What kind of justice system would allow something like this to happen? Florida, that’ s where! We haven’t gotten over the injustice and judicial mess that is the Trayvon Martin vs. George Zimmerman and now this.
For more on Alexander’s story continue reading over at CNN.
According to some recent reports, Jigga Man may be urging singer Trey Songz to sign with Roc Nation management. But why?
Here’s what a fellow blogger over at Tattle Tailzz is reporting,
Trey Songz is now managed by Kevin Liles. Kevin Liles has an extensive music background; his company manages Big Sean, Chrisette Michele, D’Angelo, Estelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Selita Ebanks, Terrence J, and Young Jeezy. Kevin Liles recently announced his partnership with MWW Entertainment. This thought out strategic business collaboration with Michael Kempner, CEO of MWW may not be enough to stop Jay-Z and the Roc Nation crew from persuading Trey to join Roc Nation.
Trey Songz at one time was hotter than Chris Brown! (Some say due to default with the Chris Brown and the Rihanna incident in 2009) which is why Jay-Z doesn’t deal with Chris Brown at all. It seems as if he has a vendetta to knock Chris Brown off of his high horse. Even though Jay never publicly speaks on Chris.
Hmmm let’s play that back, “some may say due to default with Chris Brown and the Rihanna incident in 2009…” _______READMORE
Last month, we told you here first all about Michael Ealy and Taraji P. Henson dating. In an interview with the Wendy Show this morning, Ealy spoke on those rumors and wanted to clear things up a bit. He also spoke on the success of ‘Think Like A Man’, and what he likes in a woman. Here’s some of what he had to say.
On dating Taraji Ealy says jokingly,
“What I can tell you is that, that after the film, and I know where this is coming from, cause Taraji was stalking me a little bit. And I think that’s what’s really spawning all these rumors, so I told her, you know, you gotta stop.
But it was just a movie. No, no seriously, we’re not together, we’re not together. But I guess we sold it on screen cause a lot of people believed it.”
Rihanna attended Thursday night’s ‘Battleship’ movie premiere at the Nokia theater in LA, looking stunning as always. Although battling the flu, Rih Rih wouldn’t miss the premiere of her first feature film, now would she?
She wore an all white Adam Selman halter dress with a plunging neckline and thigh high split, showing off those long legs of hers.
She also showed off a little back.
Although she does look a bit tired, not bad for someone hospitalized just 24 hours earlier.
She accessorized the dress with Vhernier and Neil Lane jewels and a pair of white Manolo Blahnik sandals.
Here are our Cotten Kandi weblinks of the day, “Treat Your Sweet Tooth…”
Kanye West surprised girlfriend Kim Kardashian at her Belle Noel jewelry launch party in Canada Thursday night. The duo are apparently going strong. Could this be a match made in celebrity narcissist heaven? Read on…Tattle Tailzz
Mary J. Blige debuted new single “Be Happy” off sophomore album, ‘My Life’ in 1994. The song was co-written by Mary and her then musically adviser and executive producer Sean “Diddy” Combs. It reached number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming Blige’s third single to reach the top forty of that chart and reached number six on the R&B singles chart, becoming her fifth top-ten single at the time. She went on to surpass her previous successes but most importantly, her ‘My Life’ album was an eye-opener. It declared Mary’s arrival and that she would become a permanent and influential fixture in R&B music.
I was obsessed with this song! This, for me, is the Mary I love to listen to. Here’s “Be Happy”.
On Thursday TIME magazine released their latest issue with this cover of mom, Jamie Lynne Grumet, 26, breastfeeding 3 year old son, Aram. Almost immediately the media went up in a frenzy. While Grumet stands, almost too proudly, little Aram stands upright in a chair as he’s breast fed. Obviously, from the photo, he was very much aware he was being watched. Is it just me or is something wrong here?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m very much for babies being breast fed. I was breast fed myself. It’s medically proven that babies who are breast fed are healthier overall. With that said, once your child is over a year and can walk and talk you should stop!
What’s even more disturbing about this? The Los Angeles mother also uses the same form of attachment parenting to her adopted five-year-old son Samuel.
But, why would she do this? Grument says she was also breast fed by her own mother until she was 6 years old. She recalls, “It’s really warm. It’s like embracing your mother, like a hug. You feel comforted, nurtured and really, really loved. I had so much self-confidence as a child, and I know it’s from that.”
Less than a month after announcing she’s expecting a little bundle of joy, Tamera Mowry tweeted this photo showing off her growing baby bump.
She wrote, “Loving my baby bump. I’m obsessed with rubbing it:)”.
So adorable. We’ll get to see just how much her bump will grow as she prepares for motherhood in the second season of her and twin sister Tia’s reality show, ‘Tia & Tamera’. And, we’ll also get to see how much Tia’s own little bundle of joy, Cree, has grown since her delivery last June. The new season begins June 11th.
Former Miss USA 1993, actress and model Kenya Moore is confirmed to be Sheree Whitfield‘s replacement on Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’.
In a recent interview Moore told Sister2Sister, “I’ve had an opportunity recently to be on a reality show. I feel like it’s almost like my duty to take the job because it’s the converse of what we’re seeing now.”
“I can say that it’s an already established franchise. I’m back and forth between Atlanta and L.A….primarily Atlanta. Wink, wink!”
I was a bit surprised that Kenya was chosen as Sheree’s replacement. Moore is an established model and actress. Typically the “housewives” are women trying to get out of their husband’s shadows (if they have one) in hopes of creating a brand, gaining further success and being presented with more opportunities.
“You get a good man, then you b*tches act simple.” – Troy to Robin in the movie Waiting to Exhale
If you’ve seen this movie, you know Troy wasn’t really a good man, but his point still stands.
Women out there are getting good men and then acting SIMPLE. It’s equivalent to buying a toddler an expensive toy. Although the toddler may enjoy the toy you can’t count on the toddler to have the maturity level to truly take care of and appreciate the toy.
Recently, I’ve had quite a few conversations with scorned women who are encountering good men for the first time like Aliens finally landing on Earth. And they are screwing up the situation more than ever. Are you doing the same?
Five ways you may be acting simple with a good man:
1.The Ex that Never Goes Away: Nobody, not anybody, nope not even him, wants to entertain too many stories about your ex. It’s great to provide context for why you feel certain ways or get upset over certain things but mention it once and leave it there. I understand. Your ex probably hurt you in ways that left you collapsed on the kitchen floor in a puddle of Oreos and prayer. However, a new man who is treating you well will start to wonder why you can’t seem to shake this ex in your mind and heart. Don’t give the impression that you aren’t over the past. _______READMORE