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John Legend vs Teachers

March 4, 2010

“Men of Color and Education: A Discussion on the Pursuit of Excellence,” a special event on behalf of Teach For America’s Community Speaker Series. The two-hour discussion, moderated by David Banks, a prominent educator and founder of the Eagle Academy Foundation in New York, took on the air of a hip Town Hall. In front of a capacity crowd, made up of mostly African-American and Latinos who ranged in age from grade-school kids to people who looked old enough to be the grandparents of grade-school kids, the evening of dialogue about the issues facing today’s education system were discussed at an exhaustive clip.”

41st NAACP Image Awards - Arrivals

“Legend, a pianist, R&B balladeer and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, dubbed himself “the wonk” of the panel. He held firm to his belief in the standardized testing system currently in place, even in the midst of a smattering of boos from the audience. On the accountability issue, he came down hard on teachers, saying there needs to be better teachers in every classroom, and if they’re not good, “kick ‘em out”–a gutsy statement considering a large part of the audience was made up of teachers and educators.

As the night went on, Legend, seemingly aware he had made himself out to be the panel’s bad guy, said half-jokingly, “I guess I’m the only who says the unpopular things today, but I still make nice songs.” He also, at one heated point in the conversation, even cursed.”

source WSJ
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The Danger of the single story

February 26, 2010

She’s an amazingly beautiful and inspiring speaker I’m in awe of the messageand can’t think of anything else to contribute.

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Rihanna Is Accused Of Devil Worship [Conspiracy Theory]

February 17, 2010

Rihanna Arrives In Australia For Promotional Tour

Apparently Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people…to help influence the world. Once you make a certain amount of money, you might be invited to join.To get in you have to accept the beast, worship. Once you join they assist you with your career and make you huge only if you agree and obey to destroy Gods words and his children.Are people taking it too far?

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Xmas with the Jackmans

December 28, 2009

An “ode to transparent city living.” Cross out “city,” replace it with “celebrity,” and you’ve unlocked the real truth behind 173-176 Perry’s appeal. Hey, when you negotiate $19 million off the original asking price, you can afford two Christmas trees.· Hugh Jackman coverage [Curbed]

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Pic of the Day

December 27, 2009

Friends Without A Border Gala Benefit - Arrivals

Common poses for a picture at the Friends Without A Border Gala Benefit held at The Roosevelt Hotel on December 10, 2009 in Los Angeles, California

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How to Dress for a New Year’s Eve Party thus making a brazilian- bombshell-entrance.

December 21, 2009

The biggest parties of the year will be happening on New Year’s Eve.Here’s the looks Of a strikingly attractive appearance capable of causing emotional shock or loss of consciousness..

Dont forget the perfume, everybody will smell good so you’ll have to pick a very particular scent that fits you.Here’s a selection of fragances which make almost everybody ask you the name.

  • M7 By Yves Saint Laurent For Men
  • Tabarome Millesime by Creed
  • L’Artisan Parfumeur Timbuktu
  • English Leather by Creed
  • Serge Lutens Chene
  • Habit Rouge by Guerlain