In the News: Update on Chile’s Earthquake Aftermath

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By: Tiffani Haynes

After the 8.8.-magnitude earthquake struck Chile on Saturday, followed by a tsunami, the South American country has struggled to regain composure.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has confirmed that the death toll has reached 708 people and is expected to rise as the full extent of the quake’s damage is discovered.

According to the Associated Press, “The catastrophe is enormous,” Bachelet said at a news conference Sunday, adding that her declared “state of catastrophe” would continue as the Chilean military maintains order in the streets and the air force flies basic supplies to the hardest-hit regions of Maule and Biobio. She called the quake an “unthinkable disaster.” Continue reading

The Limelight: Maxwell and Jill Scott Hit the Road

By: Tiffani Haynes

Yup, you read the title right….Maxwell is back on tour after his 09 summer tour for BLACKsummersnight. Yet this time he’s touring with Jill Scott.

The two plan to hit major cities and have yet to annouce a full tour lineup. So far, the Live Nation Tour will hit Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York.

I must be at the Washington, D.C. concert. Great neo-soul is BACK!

Friday Feature: The Other Side of The Ring

By Chris Swails

Some short weeks ago, my highly intelligent and educated female counterparts decided to touch base on the big ‘M’ word, yes marriage. The problem is that there was no male present to provide an alternate opinion, so here it is. I want to let you know up front that a few of you are going to be upset by the end of this story. Since there is  no real way for me to introduce my thoughts I let will just spill them, here goes…

Lets start off by addressing this misconception that men supposedly buy time, what exactly does that mean? News flash ladies, if he’s not willing to make you the one, it’s probably because you’re not! Age is not a factor in a man’s decision to make you his centerpiece. I know that’s a hard pill to swallow but get over it, move on and stop holding on to n!99@$ that don’t really want you! Continue reading

LimeLight: New Vid – Monica “Everything To Me”

Monica dropped the new video for her new single “Everything To Me.” This is the first official single off Monica’s sixth studio album Still Standing, which is slated for March 22 release. NFL player Chad OchoCinco makes an appearance. Monica is super fab in this video, peep below…

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By: Sarah J

Tech Topic: School Spying On Students At HOME!

By: Julian Ross

Imagine your school has this awesome new initiative that involves everyone receiving a 15″ MacBook Pro for free. Think of all the work you would get done on it, and the fun you would have doing it. Now think about that same laptop watching you in your sleep…

Kinda kills the awesome part. Just makes it… creepy.

Well that is EXACTLY what has happened in a Pennsylvania school. Harriton High School in the Lower Merion school district is where this truly wild story has been unfolding since February 18th. So here’s the rundown, stay with me. Continue reading

Today in History – Feb 24th

Today is February 24, 2010. Let’s take a small gander at some of history’s notable events that occurred on this date…

1999: At the 41st Grammy Awards, Lauryn Hill made history with a record 10 nominations and 5 wins for her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.  She was the first female recording artist to receive that many in one night.  Everyone remembers this song…

It’s funny how this song speaks so much truth even still today. Continue reading

The Limelight: Just Call Him a ‘Smooth Operator’

By Chris Swails

Expect to see Ray J. on the March issue of Smooth magazine along with models Brittany and Suelyn. Also look for the new reality series, ‘Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business’ scheduled to debut April 11 on Vh-1.

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