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This group is for ambitious, intelligent, outgoing single people in the hood. Join up and mingle with other single 'go gettas' that reside on NDN! Kick it with other singles and share your stories and advice.

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Latest Activity: May 1, 2012

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Comment by Lac on March 10, 2009 at 7:47pm
Helloooo, *echo* "hellloo, helloooo, helloooo. Anybody homeee, hommeee, hommmeee. Damn, it's lonely being single. LMAO!
Comment by Bigg-Byrd on May 29, 2009 at 5:40am
The life i live now, most definately single, not much time for anything else except my son and my music! Although i think i enjoy being in a relationship more b/c of the security among other thingz, i think ama be a batchelor 4 a lil longer lmao!
Comment by jacqueline phillips on May 29, 2009 at 4:59pm
well i would love 2 b n a relationship but now day hard 2 find a gud man dat u can trust 2 b faithful understanding.its gud 2 have sum one other then ur kids 2 love u.4 me i have been bye myself 4 many years cuz i had 2 get myself 2 gether now that i have its hard 2 find mr.right.i knw that i am a DAM GUD WOMEN!!!! gettin da one that wants a gud women is da near impossiable 2 find him but i knw all the gud men aint gone.they dnt knw which women 2 trust.......................................
Comment by Bigg-Byrd on May 29, 2009 at 6:47pm
touche lol
Comment by SweetErykah on May 30, 2009 at 12:51am
I have been single for soooooo long, I don't think I would know how to act if i ever come across a good decent trustworthy man. I'm with Ms. Phillips... Who can you trust? Hard to find a good one. Some women can be very hard to read and understand. Vic versa... It shouldn't be so difficult. I dont even try. Never have... If it happenes it happens. Gotta stay focused on the hear and now. I see some women so focused on looking they overlook the good ones... Men do the same. To busy making a list of what you want and what you NEED has just passed you by...
Comment by Michigan's Finest on November 17, 2009 at 12:36am
Stepping onto the scene to see what's going on in the Single Hood here peace and 1 love always!
Comment by Michigan's Finest on July 19, 2010 at 10:39am
Anything new happening to anyone of us Single folks here in the Hood? I'm still single and I guess being content with being single right now? Is anyone else content with being single right now in their life?
Comment by Candy Ice on April 22, 2012 at 7:38pm

It's hard being single.....I can say from watching other women....the mistake is on them for not putting themselves first so that they can be the best for their kids.....I hear over and over how women took care of their kids and in the end they end up alone and forgotten..... Women remember, yes your kids are important but you are somebody too and you need to be loved as well.....after they grow up and have their families...you end up alone,...just because you tried to save them from that heartbreak of a mommy's boyfriend....Ladies, its time for you to focus on you (definitly not forgetting about your kids) but really letting them know how much you love them and if he is a good man...they will respect him as long as you both are teaching them the right way...God first, then him as man, then yourself, then your kids...... Without God, none of this will happen....they have to see the respect from him to you and them and he has to be 1 with God to even begin to provide any respect to his family.....accept and be loved....don't throw your life away because of what others (men or women have done to you) Grow and be blessed with your father!!! He will give you your hearts desire....he promised this......

Comment by Candy Ice on April 22, 2012 at 7:47pm

I just wanted to add....I came out of a 5 year relationship thinking everything was great while I was in it......I didn't attend church, I didn't pray often, I gave so much into him all the while he gave so much to everyone else...He didn't do those things either, BIG MISTAKE!!! .I am Glad God showed me the truth even though it hurts so bad...but blessing are coming my way...He keeps telling me and I am making my way through my pain.....It is sad to love someone so much and they can't even say Hi to you.....I do not and wll not put myself down for no one so don't ever think you are not good enough or worthy of anything....If you were not then why would did he get crucified for you....never let anyone tell you your are nothing.....Just only trust in 1the father, because his promise never fails, you might hurt, you might cry, and you will fall on bending knee....but always know that he is the only one you can trust.....in reality, sometimes you can't even trust in your kids so be sure to look to the one who gives you what you have and promises you life....seek and you will find......

Comment by sunnydelyte21 on May 1, 2012 at 10:03am

New to the group...and to the hood.

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DROPPIN' KNOWLEDGE: Q-Tip SCHOOLS Iggy Azalea On The History Of Hip Hop Culture

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Q-Tip is taking Iggy Azalea to history class, schooling her on the orgins of Hip Hop and why many people have a problem with the way Iggy is using black culture and the rap culture simply to make money. Read his insightful tweets inside....

Iggy Azalea has been catching hell lately by entertainers in the game for her “white privilege” that she seems to be oblivious to.

Iggy’s nemsis Azealia Banks went in on the “Fancy” rapper for cultural smudging during an interview recently, which resulted in Solange co-signing Azealia’s comments. J-Cole made a song titled “Fire Aquad” dissin’ the Australian raptress (and a few others) for appropriating black culture. And now…Q-Tip is joining in. But, he’s taking a much different approach.

One of Hip Hop’s most influential innovators hopped on Twitter to school Iggy on the history of the culture. In a long series of tweets, Q breaks down how Hip Hop was created, why it was created and why many black artists today frown upon her using Hip Hop to get ahead when her lyrics and "image"  are ingenuine at best and completely fraudulent at their worse, seeing that her life does not seem to have been the "hardships" and roughness she likes to rap about.

Rather than bash Iggy, he said he hopes his words can spark a healthy dialogue about the real meaning of Hip Hop.

Here’s what he said:
 

@IGGYAZALEA HipHop is a artistic and socio-political movement/culture that sprang from the disparate ghettos of NY in the early 70's. Coming off the heels of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT and approaching the end of the Vietnam war it was a crossroads 4 America, specially for blacks in the US our neighborhoods were PROLIFERATED w/a rush of HEROINE. Our school systems here in NY dungeon traps with light for learning blk men some of whom didn't return from tours of duty n the ones who did came w/war baggage (agent orange, addiction, ect..) These men had families but due to these events and throw into the mix the public emasculation...The proved to be handicapped parents. The surrogate parents? The STREETS. The streets of gangs, crimes, and the hustlers coddled us and swept us up but! Being a spirited, rhythmic & expressive people music art dance outlined our existence. It proved a way for us to exhault to scream to dance to laugh and find OUR VOICE. We weren't at the time skilled musicians as kids. We had records, turntables, ideas and INGENUITY. Being natural chemist we took from whatever was availed to us and we created something mighty and special. We cut breakbeats back n forth we took a hybrid of Jamaican toasting along w/ radio jock rap( hank Spann, Gary Byrd, ect.) and we put our rap down..

It was a neighborhood thing really. Black and Latino Kids were carving out their space and it became infectious. Eventually Keith Cowboy coined the phrase hiphop . Yrs later the first rap record was recorded and now we r moving. But during these strides this country still had the monster of racism and racial insensitivity breathing and ruling believe it or not young black n Latino lives specifically weren't acknowledged in mainstream American culture unless Of course…the convo was abt gangs , being criminals or uneducated. And hey! Like I stated early our families were rushed our schools sucked and we were left to put devices to survive but HIPHOP showed that we had DEPTH, fire, and BRILLANCE. The music was undeniable! It moved from NY N became national and even GLOBAL. Hiphop now was FOR EVERYBODY!! All of those who cld relate to the roots, the spirit, the history, the energy.. It reached YOU it touched your spirit n took u up. We magnetized you! That's what BRILLANCE does.

Now u are fulfilling your dreams ... BUT! you have to take into account the HISTORY as you move underneath the banner of hiphop. As I said before hiphop is fun it's vile it's dance it's traditional it's light hearted but 1 thing it can never detach itself from is being a SOCIO-Political movement. U may ask why ... Well once you are born black your existence I believe is joined with socio-political epitaph and philos based on the tangled and treacherous history SLAVERY alone this is the case, it never leaves our conversation... Ever. WeAther in our universities our dinner tables our studios or jail cells. The effects still resononates with us. It hurts... We get emotional and angry and melancholy. Did u know president Clinton was the ONLY PRESIDENT to apologize for it? did u know that remnants of slavery exist today thru white privilege? When certain "niceties" r extended your way because of how u look? Isn't that crazy? I say this 2 say u are a hiphop artist who has the right 2 express herself however she wishes. This is not a chastisement this is not admonishment at ALL this is just one artist reaching to another hoping to spark insight into the field you r in. I say this in the spirit of a hopeful healthy dialogue that maybe one day we can continue. I've been on twitter a long time and this will probably be my last series of tweets pretty much but I'm Kool with it as long as I got to share this w u. Zzzzzzz's up! Peace!

 

Let's hope Iggy took a few notes....

And in case you may have forgotten:

Let's not forget on Iggy's track "D.R.U.G.S", she refers to herself as a SLAVE MASTER while twisting her wrist as if she's holding a whip. While she "apologized", her comments about the recent anti-police brutality movement & protests across the world that were born out of seemingly racist police acts have not helped. 

Folks are not taking kindly to the fact the same woman who is proudly accepting her "queen of hip hop" title mainstrmam media gave to her, also said this movement "has nothing to do with her" and alluded to her tour and self-promotion being more important to promote on her social media accounts.

THIS should explain why many are fed up with Ms. Azalea.

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Chris, Adrienne, & Trinity Bosh Host A Charitable Christmas Celebration

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Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is in the giving mood this Holiday season.  Check out how he, his wife and daughter Trinity spent their pre-Christmas weekend inside...

It was a family affair yesterday in the MIA.  Chris Bosh hosted the 5th Annual Tomorrow Inc. 'Christmas with Chris Bosh' celebration.  And he brought his party-loving wife Adrienne and daughter Trinity along for the fun:

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Adrienne was on step-mommy duty as the couple left their two youngest kiddies back home:

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Oh Chris.

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And the baller, who is gearing up to take on his former teammate LeBron and the Cavs on Christmas day, snapped a pic with all the kiddies who received gifts through the organization.  Cute!

Meanwhile, we all know Adrienne loves a photoshoot.  So she posted the family's new Holiday 2014 pics featuring her and her baller hubby and kiddies Dylan, Jackson and Trinity:

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Well aren't they cute....

 

Photos: Adrienne's IG/WENN

Are Mel B & Husband Stephen Belafonte Ready To Call It QUITS?! + Mel B’s Mom BLASTS Stephen For Being…Abusive?

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Rumors are circulating that Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte may have called it quits. And to add fuel to the fire, Mel B’s mother blasted Stephen on Twitter for being abusive, following Stephen’s denial that he abuses his wife. Deets inside….

This time of year couples are usually spending more time together and make holiday memories. But for one couple, it seems things are falling apart.

Rumors are circulating that former Spice Girl and “X Factor” judge Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte may be calling it quits soon. It’s reported she postponed her eye surgery procedure (she recently revealed she has been blind in one eye) as she tries to sort out a possible divorce from her film producer husband.

Sources close to Mel reveal she may really be done with her husband of 7 years. The source told the Daily Mirror,

“At the moment she is discussing divorce. She knows this isn’t the easiest option. It’s going to be tough. But she knows her marriage is over.”
 

Last week, fans grew concerned over Mel B’s appearance on the “X Factor”, once she appeared on the show after missing the first live show on Dec. 13th. Following a hospital stay, the 39-year-old singer returned to the show on Dec. 14th and she had bruises on her face, a bruise on her cheek and scratches on her arms. A source close to the "X Factor" show revealed Stephen didn't even come to visit her during her three-day hospital stint.

The source told The Sun,

"Mel hasn't spoken to Stephen once since her admission to hospital last week and as it stands she doesn't want to see him. He didn't come to the hospital at all. The fact that he left the country before she'd even gone back on X Factor is another sign of just how bad things have become between them."

Fans instantly accused Stephen of abusing her, but he vehemently denied it, hopping on Twitter to refute the rumors. Now...Mel B's estranged mother Andrea Brown is joining in on the abuse allegations. She first praised the fact that her son-in-law may be out of her life for good, then she sent a tweet that alludes he may be abusing her daughter. She tweeted:

 

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Damn...this is getting messy....

 

 

EXTRAS:

1. 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley reportedly ambushed two NYPD cops in Brooklyn while they were sitting in their police cruiser yesterday, shooting them "execution style" killing them both. He later turned the gun on himself. The officers who were killed have been revealed. STORY

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