Russell Simmons Apologizes For ‘Harriet Tubman Sex Tape’ Video – A little while back Russell Simmons teamed up with YouTube and Dreamworks to put together his YouTube channel “All Def Digital”. One of the videos released on the channel has gotten the business mogul in some trouble The controversial video, which has since been taken down from the site, had an actress portraying Harriet Tubman having sex with her master in order to blackmail him into helping her operate the Underground Railroad. Simmons got a call from the NAACP asking him to take the video down and he complied. He said, “I’m a very liberal person with thick skin. My first impression of the Harriet Tubman piece was that it was about what one of actors said in the video, that 162 years later, there’s still tremendous injustice. And with Harriet Tubman outwitting the slave master? I thought it was politically correct. Silly me. I can now understand why so many people are upset. I have taken down the video. Lastly, I would never condone violence against women in any form, and for all of those I offended, I am sincerely sorry.”
WWE’s Young Comes Out As Gay – Darren Young of the WWE has become the first professional wrestler to come out as gay. When asked by a cameraman if a gay athlete could make it in the WWE or MMA he said, “Absolutely, look at me. I’m a WWE Superstar and to be honest with you, I’ll tell you right now, I’m gay. And I’m happy. I’m very happy… To be honest, I don’t think [my sexuality] matter. Does it matter? Does it matter to you? Does it change what you think about me?” The WWE issued a statement of support for Young after the news brake saying that they will continue to support his efforts as a WWE superstar. Fellow wrestler John Cena also said that Young is extremely professional and that he is proud of him for coming out.
Pa. Gov. Corbett Supports Borrowing For Philadelphia School District – Barely meeting the Friday deadline, Gov. Corbett approved Mayor Nutter’s plan announced yesterday that the city of Philadelphia will borrow the $50 million needed for schools to open on schedule next month. The money will allow the district to rehire the necessary staff to keep the schools running. Superintendent William Hite thanked the Governor and Mayor for the money because it will allow the schools to have critical staff members and programs.
Dead Recluse Eaten By Own Cats – According to a coroner’s report the body of a British women was eaten by her starving pets after she died in her home. When the woman was found it was believed that she had been dead for up to 3 months and her home was littered with the corpses of cats and dogs that had starved and died in the residence. The 56 year old woman’s body was found in her kitchen with several of her body parts missing. She had a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease which is what doctors think caused her death by immobilizing her and preventing her from getting help.
People Who Have Sex At Least 4 Times A Week Make More Money – A new study has found that it actually pays to have more sex. The study conducted by the Institute of Labor has found that people who have sex four or more times a week earn higher wages. The study was conducted among 7500 Greek couples over a year. While sex does not directly lead to higher wages it was found that the two factors are correlated: having sex makes you happy and happy people make more money.
Philadelphia School Reform Commission Suspends Teacher Seniority – In order to deal with the school district budget crisis, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission decided yesterday to suspend some of the active teacher seniority rules. The rules made it so that teachers were not rehired based on how long they had worked for the district. The district will now be able to rehire the staff it needs based on the specific needs of a school.
Teen Convicted For Facebook Friend Request – An 18 year old in Sweden went before a judge and was convicted for sending a friend request on Facebook. The teen was ruled to have been in violation of a restraining order that the ‘requested friend’ had filed against him. In addition to the friend request the teen also ‘bumped into’ the individual at a street market. He was ultimately fined 30 days pay for his violation.
San Francisco 49ers Baller Colin Kapernick Covers GQ Magazine – San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick is definitely a good look for the most recent cover of GQ magazine. He is featured on the NFL Kick off issue. During his interview he talks about his experiences on the field and why her prefers football over baseball. His sculpted physique and tattoos do most of the talking though!