UConn player says some nights he goes to bed ‘starving’

Originally posted on myfox8.com:

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University of Connecticut's Shabazz NapierHe’s one of the best basketball players in the country, and he’s preparing for Monday night’s NCAA championship game, yet the University of Connecticut’s Shabazz Napier recently told reporters he sometimes goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food.

The remark got the attention of state lawmakers in Connecticut, who are now exploring legislative ways to allow athletes at UConn, a state institution, to unionize — much like athletes are attempting at Northwestern University.

State Rep. Matthew Lesser and other state lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow athletes at the University of Connecticut to unionize, Lesser said. Unlike at Northwestern, a private institution governed by the National Labor Relations Board, Connecticut law governs whether employees at a public institution can unionize.

“He says he’s going to bed hungry at a time when millions of dollars are being made off of him. It’s obscene,” Lesser said. “This isn’t…

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Judge Joe Brown Arrested!

Originally posted on The Rickey Smiley Morning Show:

Judge Joe Brown arrested

TV?s Judge Joe Brown was jailed on a contempt of court charge issued by a Tennessee juvenile judge Monday, according to a court spokesman.

Brown, 66, was sentenced to five days in jail after he became ?pretty raucous? and ?challenged the authority? of Magistrate Harold Horne, another judge told CNN. He was later released on his own recognizance, CNN Memphis affiliate WMC-TV reported, citing the Shelby County Sheriff?s Office.

Brown, a former Shelby County criminal judge, was in court to represent a client in a child-support case. He apparently became upset when he was told the case was not on the afternoon docket, Chief Magistrate Dan Michael said.

Horne, who ?is a real laid-back guy,? gave Brown several chances to calm down before finding him in contempt, Michael said.

Horne held Brown was in contempt five times ?before they were able to get him out of the courtroom,? Michael said.

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A White Woman’s opinion on Black Women

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A white woman gives her opinion on why Black men prefer white women over Black. What are your thoughts on it?

“It seems that an article was written to Sister 2 Sister magazine by a Caucasian woman who requested a response from black men. I’m so glad she got what she asked for (and more) !!!

Dear Jamie: I’m sorry but I would like to challenge some of your Black male readers. I am a White female who is engaged to a Black male-good-looking, educated and loving. I just don’t understand a lot of Black female’s attitudes about our relationship. My man decided he wanted me because the pickings amongst Black women were slim to none. As he said they were either too fat, too loud, too mean, too argumentative, too needy, too materialistic or carrying too much excess baggage. Before I became engaged, whenever I went out I was…

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10 Ways To Know You’re Dating A True Gentleman

Originally posted on James Michael Sama:

I’ve made posts in the past about qualities of a gentleman, as well as the differences between a ‘bad boy’ and a jerk. But, how does this all translate into how somebody acts while in a relationship?

A man may be able to put across a great image, but it could simply be a cover for hidden shortcomings, or he could just be totally faking it to ‘get the girl.’

Here are some ways to know if you’ve struck gold:

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A true gentleman values more than just your looks.

Is every compliment from him about a different body part? It doesn’t matter how creative he can be, if a guy’s sole focus is on how you look, or ‘talking dirty,’ see it as a red flag. A real man will value your personality, your kindness, your intelligence, and who you are as a person, in general. The things he…

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‘The Look': A Black Man’s Theory on the Zimmerman Jurors

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Five white women and one Latina.

They comprise the jury that will determine whether Trayvon Martin gets justice. I predict that he won’t. I guarantee you that at least one, possibly all, of those white women has, at some time, given a black man what I call “The Look.”

And you brothers know the look I’m talking about.

We get it. We’ve gotten it for years. Sometimes it’s from white men. More often than not, it’s from white women.

Oh, white guys like Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the nut jobs that killed three and maimed hundreds in the Boston Marathon bombing, NEVER get “The Look.”

My guess is that Adam Lanza, the nut job that looked every bit the nut job long before he murdered 20 kids and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., never ONCE got “The Look.”

James Eagan Holmes is another white guy…

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