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Stacey Dash: Blacks Are ‘Uneducated’ and ‘Feel Worththless’ Under Pres. Obama
Once again Stacey Dash fans the flames of controversy as she airs out her belief that President Barack Obama hasn’t done much, if anything, to help minorities. In Dash’s eyes, the commander-in-chief has fallen way short.
“No, not at all,” the “Clueless” star replied when asked if electing Obama had helped the minority community.
“It still keeps them stuck. They are getting money for free,” Dash said during an appearance Tuesday on “Hannity.” “They feel worthless. They are uneducated.”
Obama wasn’t Dash’s only target. She also went in on Democrats, saying that feelings of worthlessness and being uneducated are actually the intention of the political party.
“I mean, as long as you are that way, they (Democrats) can keep you under their control,” Dash told host Sean Hannity. Despite getting a chance to clarify what could easily come across as inflammatory remarks, mediamatters.org noted that Dash stuck to her guns with claims that Democrats have a “plantation mentality” in thinking they can buy the minority vote in exchange for social and welfare services.
Needless to say, the Fox News guest commentator’s comments did not go over well with some viewers as an instant backlash resulted online. While some people labeled Dash an “Uncle Tom,” others chose more colorful language to voice their opinion of the entertainer. Dash’s remarks are the latest in a string of controversial happenings for her since she started working for Fox News about six months ago. Dash, a former Obama supporter, immediately started making her presence known when she ignited a strong online backlash upon tweeting an endorsement of GOP nominee Mitt Romney for president in October 2012. She continued to raise eyebrows with criticism for “Hollywood hypocrites” as well as questions raised regarding Jay Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba.
AMBER ROSE & NICK CANNON SPOTTED “COZY” TOGETHER
Hollywood actor Nick Cannon and model Amber Rose have the Internet sizzling this weekend after reportedly being spotted together for a night outing in California. According to reports, Rose and Cannon linked up for an event a few days ago.
Nick Cannon stepped out to support model Amber Rose at the XXIV Karat Sparkling Wine Launch party in LA on Thursday night, further fueling speculations that the two may be an item. “They were sitting very cozy in her booth. He wouldn’t take pictures with her. He said it was her night, but clearly he didn’t want to because he didn’t want people to speculate on their relationship.” (In Touch Weekly)
Amber addresses the Nick Cannon dating rumors right here…Recently, Rose dismissed Cannon hookup gossip and spoke on her pending divorce from rap star Wiz Khalifa. Earlier this month, Nick addressed his status with Rose amid his own split from wife Mariah Carey.
Just a month and a half after publicly confirming his separation from Carey, Cannon says he no plans to move on in another relationship any time soon. “I think the wound’s too fresh to even be thinking about that right now,” he told Dish Nation’s Rickey Smiley. “That’s someone that I’m managing,” Cannon said of Amber Rose. “I’m really excited about everything she’s about to do in her career and building her brand. I manage a lot of people, but obviously that’s one, because she’s in the news as well and kind of public figure, people just kind of latched onto that as the media does at times.” (Dish Nation)
Recent reports claimed Cannon learned about Rose’s marital problems when he signed the model to his management team a few weeks ago.
Sources close to Nick tell TMZ … Nick and Amber — who just recently got into business together — have kept things strictly professional. Nick insists … NOTHING happened in the cheating department. Nick claims he only learned about Amber’s domestic problems through her lawyers last week when he signed her on as a client. That’s when Nick says he found out her marriage was on the rocks and only then did the two share break-up stories. (TMZ)
THE NEW LADY IN COLUMBUS SHORT’S LIFE SAYS SHE’S NOT WORRIED ABOUT HIS VIOLENT PAST
Mademnoire.com told us recently that Columbus Short was spotted hugged up with a possible new boo, a beauty named Rasheeda Russell, whom he’d also made his “WCW” recently. As he put it, she encompasses “Grace, Integrity” and she’s “loyal” with a lot of “class.” As for Russel, she calls him “#MyGladiator.” Just two days after giving us an inside look into whatever is going on between these two, Russell has already spoken out about their bond (she wasted no time it seems). According to TMZ, she says that she met Short while they were in Barbados about two months ago.
She said they hit it off well so they connected once they returned to the States. Since then, things have moved to the next level, including him moving Russel from New York to Atlanta to be closer to him. Now that she’s in the ATL, she’s been helping to keep him focused and keeping track of his appointments and appearances. When asked about whether or not she’s worried about everything people say about him, as well the abuse allegations against him from his wife (don’t forget, he’s still married to Tanee McCall-Short and they have a daughter together), Russell said that she’s not because “He treats me like a queen.” She says that he’s never been abusive and is even a bit submissive in their relationship.
Missy Elliott Debuts 30-Pound Weight Loss
Missy Elliott NOW has a fly has a new frame! Thanks to a lifestyle change prompted by her six-year battle with an autoimmune disorder, the 43-year-old rapper looked slim, trim and nearly unrecognizable this weekend as she attended and performed at Alexander Wang’s H&M launch in New York City.
Having already lost 70 pounds in 2002, Missy says she lost an additional 30 pounds recently, which she credits to eating healthy and Shaun T workout videos. The rapper began taking her health seriously after being diagnosed with Graves disease (an illness that causes the thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone) in 2008. Things got so bad at one point that Missy says she couldn’t even hold a pen to write! But since then, she appears to be doing really well. Hopefully this means we get a new album!
Blac Chyna and Tyga Celebrate King Cairo’s 2nd Birthday
Just a day after she took to Instagram to tweet and delete a photo of her and Tyga in bed, the former vixen is throwing even more hints that the former couple may be going through a reconciliation. Yesterday, the former couple celebrated King Cairo’s 2nd birthday with a Despicable Me-themed party and they looked like the happy couple they once were in photos that Blac Chyna captioned, “My Family ….”Tyga also shared a clip from the party, posting an Instavid of Blac Chyna and everyone else singing “Happy Birthday” to the adorable toddler.
The [temporary] reconciliation comes just two days after the Chyna owner posted and deleted a picture of her and Tyga in bed together, and three days after Tyga was spotted on an early dinner date with Kylie Jenner.
Written by LBeasley (Lauren Beasley), Digital Producer of The Morning Heat and Sports Editor of Radio One Detroit
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