President Obama Releases Statement About Recent Shootings by Dimp

The nation is on edge after the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. President Obama just released a lengthy statement via social media to address the matters at hand. See it below.

All Americans should be deeply troubled by the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota. We've seen such tragedies far too many times, and our hearts go out to the families and communities who've suffered such a painful loss.
Although I am constrained in commenting on the particular facts of these cases, I am encouraged that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a civil rights investigation in Baton Rouge, and I have full confidence in their professionalism and their ability to conduct a thoughtful, thorough, and fair inquiry.
But regardless of the outcome of such investigations, what's clear is that these fatal shootings are not isolated incidents. They are symptomatic of the broader challenges within our criminal justice system, the racial disparities that appear across the system year after year, and the resulting lack of trust that exists between law enforcement and too many of the communities they serve.
To admit we've got a serious problem in no way contradicts our respect and appreciation for the vast majority of police officers who put their lives on the line to protect us every single day. It is to say that, as a nation, we can and must do better to institute the best practices that reduce the appearance or reality of racial bias in law enforcement.
That's why, two years ago, I set up a Task Force on 21st Century Policing that convened police officers, community leaders, and activists. Together, they came up with detailed recommendations on how to improve community policing. So even as officials continue to look into this week's tragic shootings, we also need communities to address the underlying fissures that lead to these incidents, and to implement those ideas that can make a difference. That's how we'll keep our communities safe. And that's how we can start restoring confidence that all people in this great nation are equal before the law.
In the meantime, all Americans should recognize the anger, frustration, and grief that so many Americans are feeling -- feelings that are being expressed in peaceful protests and vigils. Michelle and I share those feelings. Rather than fall into a predictable pattern of division and political posturing, let's reflect on what we can do better. Let's come together as a nation, and keep faith with one another, in order to ensure a future where all of our children know that their lives matter.
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Again, I am purposely refraining from sharing my opinions about the situations, but DO KNOW that I am well aware of everything and have been reading all of the irrational and crazy ass comments from people that I follow and are friends with on social media....The shit is insane! But just keep the prayers up and lets do better!

Beyoncé Releases Statement About Alton Sterling & Philando Castile by Dimp

Just like myself, Beyoncé has had enough. Within a day apart two African-American men were murdered by men who took and oath to serve and protect. The singer has took to her website to release a very powerful statement entitled "Freedom". She is also encouraging her fans to take action within their own communities. See it below.

Courtesy of Beyonce.com

Courtesy of Beyonce.com

She also added the following...

We all have the power to channel our anger and frustration into action. We must use our voices to contact the politicians and legislators in our districts and demand social and judicial changes.
To contact your Congressman or woman click here.
To voice protest for Alton Sterling, click here.
To voice protest for Philando Castile, click here.

 

Voices need to be heard! We need to unite as one and make changes. We need to stop being apart of the problem and encourage CHANGE! Kudos to Bey for using her maor platform to shed light and encourage her fans to take matters into their own hands!

#PrayersUp 

#JusticeforSterling by Dimp

I am not gonna sit here and write a post about this. I'm sure you all know by now what happened to Alton Sterling and have seen the video of his death. I've read so many posts about how everyone feels; good and bad and I simply don't want to contribute. It's sad that this keeps happening and no one has been held accountable for the taking of so many #blacklives.. Lets see the outcome of this incident. #PrayingforSterling #JusticeforSterling.

LaTavia Roberson Fighting For Her Life After Being Rushed To The Hospital by Dimp

Courtesy of BET

Courtesy of BET

Send your prayers up for former Destiny's Child member LaTavia Roberson as reports have surfaced that the singer has been rushed to the hospital and is reportedly fighting for her life following complications with her current pregnancy. The singer announced her pregnancy with her second child back in June during the showcase of her new web-series. 

According to The Shade Room, The she was admitted into the hospital yesterday during the holiday and there is no update on her status or condition as of yet. So I will keep you all posted. Lets hope that she pulls through.

NEW VIDEO | June's Diary - "L.A.N.C.E." by Dimp

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For those of you who have been living under a rock or simply can't afford cable, you may not have known that BET along with Kelly Rowland aired a docu-series (not a reality show) to help document her search for the next big girl group. The dust has settled and the group has formed. It features Kristal Lyndriette (formally of the girl group RichGirl), Ashly Williams (she made the top 40 on season three of X-Fator), Brienna DeVlugt, Gabrielle Carrerio and Shyann Roberts.

The five woman group decided to call themselves "June's Diary" because the month of June was when they all clicked and mesh well, becoming closer to one another...or something like that. Needless to say, they released their very first video as a group and it's called "L.A.N.C.E." which stands for "lying ass n*gga, cheating everyday" and I am here for it! I love it!!! Check it out below!