Hardy Walks Away From The Carolina Panthers!!

Originally posted on Old School 105.3:

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Shout out to all my Carolina Panther fans out there! As of today, our defensive end, Greg Hardy, has taking a voluntary leave from the Panthers while he is appealing his domestic violence conviction.  “We understand Greg’s decision,” Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman told reporters. “And given the circumstances, it’s very important that he concentrate on his legal issues.  In the meantime, Hardy will still collect a fat check…$770,000 per week!!!! He is expecting to go back to court for a jury trial on November 17th.

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Adrian Peterson’s Mother: ‘It’s Not About Abuse, But Love’

Originally posted on Black America Web:

The mother of Adrian Peterson came to his defense Wednesday in her first public comments since the running back’s indictment for child abuse, saying he has six kids and “wants to be a good father to them all,” reports ESPN.com.

“I don’t care what anybody says,” Bonita Jackson, 50, said in an interview with the Houston Chronicle from her home in the Houston suburb of Spring, where Peterson also has a house. “Most of us disciplined our kids a little more than we meant sometimes. But we were only trying to prepare them for the real world.”

Jackson said that although she’s still in contact with the mother of the boy Peterson is charged with abusing, neither she nor Peterson can have any contact with the boy.
“When you whip those you love, it’s not about abuse, but love,” Jackson said. “You want to make them understand that they did…

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Need Voting Info? There’s an App for That! October 6th is the Last Day to Register to Vote for This Election!

Originally posted on Majic 107.5, Atlanta, R&B, Radio, Steve Harvey, WAMJ, 97.5:

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By Denise Dunbar

Getting information is literally a click away. Many of your questions can be answered on your phone. That’s because the Secretary of state’s office has a Voter app for mobile devices. It has a lot of cool features. For instance, you can submit your voter registration application if you have a Georgia driver’s license. You can also find your polling location and get directions with maps. You can see sample ballots, keep up with early voting locations, check the status of an absentee ballot and more. It’s all just a swipe away. Go to the Apple and Android app stores and search for “GA Votes.”

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October 6th…. Is The Last Day to Register to Vote for This Election!

By Denise Dunbar

Don’t like your pay check? Don’t like your local school’s take on…

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Don Lemon Says Look For More Football Wives To Come Out Of The Closet About Domestic Abuse

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First it was Ray Rice.

Well, I should say it was the video of the Baltimore Raven running back cold cocking his girlfriend on an elevator that started it off.

Then came Adrian Peterson.

I should say, then came the photos of the Minnesota Vikings running back’s 4-year old son with bruise marks and welts.

Then there was Greg Hardy.

This time there are no pictures – at least not yet – of the Carolina Panthers defensive end manhandling his former girlfriend and threatening to killer.

Now there is Jonathan Dwyer.

We don’t know yet if there are pictures or video of the Arizona Cardinals running back allegedly assaulting a 27-year old female companion and their 18-month old child.

The genie is out of the bottle!

It is my prediction that this is only the beginning when it comes to the NFL and women stepping forward.

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First Look: Alexandra Shipp Transforms Into Aaliyah In Biopic

Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:

aaliyah-biopicAlexandra Shipp has the look but does she have what it takes to pull off playing baby girl? We’ll see on November 15, when “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” premieres on Lifetime. Produced by Howard Braunstein, Debra Martin Chase and Wendy Williams, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B” is based on the bestselling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman.

The film also stars Anthony Grant as Damon Dash, Izaak Smith (Mirror, Mirror) as Timbaland, Elise Neal (The Soul Man) as Gladys Knight and Chattrisse Dolabaille (Home Away) as Missy Elliott. Lifetime released the first visuals to the highly anticipated film and we’re kinda feeling like it could be good.

Former Disney star Zendaya Coleman was originally cast as Aaliyah to mixed reactions when she suddenly pulled out due to a conflict of interest.

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Ron Washington Resigns As Rangers Manager, Cites Cheating On Wife As Reason [WATCH]

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The mystery around the resignation of  Texas Rangers GM Ron Washington continues.

The USA Today reports:

Ron Washington, the only manager to lead the Texas Rangers to the World Series, resigned Friday because of an undisclosed personal matter, Washington and the team announced.

“Today, I have submitted my resignation from the job I love – managing the Rangers – in order to devote my full attention to addressing an off-the-field personal matter,” Washington said in a statement. “As painful as it is, stepping away from the game is what’s best for me and my family.”

Bench coach Tim Bogar was named interim manager.

In 2010, Washington admitted to testing positive for cocaine before the All-Star break in July 2009. The test was administered by Major League Baseball. He offered to resign as manager, but he remained in the position and was not subject to any discipline by MLB or the…

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