Diddy is apparently having some respiratory problems:
“Damn it hurts in a whole other way when someone you felt and I mean really felt was your Friend, Betrays you. It hurts when Breathe.”
Faith Evans can probably relate.
Seems like he’s suffering from a severe case of, ahem, bitchassness. But if Jay Electronica keeps putting out songs at this clip – two songs in two days – then it’s tough to be all that sympathetic.
A tissue for your sorrows, Diddy.
And now, a sweet 16 of links, y’all:
1. Ginni Thomas, the conservative activist and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is resigning from Liberty Central, the conservative group she founded last year. (Avon Snarksdale)
2. At ColorLines, Michelle Chen goes in on the White House’s hypocrisy on war and child soldiers. Why are we handing out waivers to countries who arm children to fight wars? Oh, because it’s okay if they’re fighting terrorists … another reason why waging abstracts wars leave a clear way out impossible. What is clear as day are the casualties – our children here and abroad. (Naima)
3. The man who’s helped thousands of college students cheat their way through school comes clean to The Chronicle of Higher Education. “You would be amazed by the incompetence of your students’ writing. I have seen the word ‘desperate’ misspelled every way you can imagine. And these students truly are desperate.” (Blackink)
4. After seven years of house arrest, Aung Sang Suu Kyi is released in Burma…again. The Christian Science Monitor is skeptical and given what happened in Depayin, for good reason. (Naima)
5. The eternal conflict between gentrification and affordable housing results in some ugly consequences in one block of DC. (Nicole)
6. A plan for fixing Haiti’s poor schools is modeled after New Orleans’s approach following Hurricane Katrina. (Avon Snarksdale)
7. Newsweek profiles “gay marriage’s worst opponent,” Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage. (Blackink)
8. Maybe we should be including food marketers in the fight against obesity, instead of just demonizing them? (Nicole)
9. Insert stimulus package joke: the recession has hurt demand for swingers parties. (Avon Snarksdale)
10. Glenn Beck’s obsession with Nazism. (Naima)
11. Walgreens is expanding their fresh food offerings in food deserts in Chicago. (Nicole)
12. Ruby Bridges was the first black student to attend William Frantz Public School in New Orleans. She was immortalized in the famous Norman Rockwell painting, The Problem We All Live With.Fifty years hence, she’s a teacher at that same school, which is still recovering from Katrina. (Avon Snarksdal
13. Michigan has just passed a pretty cool “cottage foods” law. Want to make some money on the side selling your famous banana bread? Now you don’t have to be in a commercial kitchen to do it. (Nicole)
15. Kobe Bryant, labor leader? Yes. He plans to join teammate Derek Fisher as one of the league’s leading voices in collective bargaining negotiations. (Blackink)
16. The New York Times tries to quantify the value of a star quarterback to his college football program. It’s safe to say that for players like Cam Newton of Auburn, $200,000 is a bargain. (Blackink)