Word on the Street 3/6/12
1. The Associated Press is reporting that more than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or cases referred to law enforcement were Hispanic or African-American, according to an Education Department report.
The report raises fresh questions about the fairness of discipline meted out in the nation’s public schools. From the Associated Press:
Black students are more than three times as likely as their white peers to be suspended or expelled, according to an early snapshot of the report released to reporters, the AP reports. The findings come from a national collection of civil rights data from 2009-10 of more than 72,000 schools serving 85 percent of the nation
Read more: UPTOWN
(I think there is some validity to this. I always felt when I was in a “white” environment, I had to be more precautious to make sure I never got into trouble because I might get double punishment because of the differences in who I am compared to everyone around me. Now, this never actually happened but it was always in the back of my mind and still is. As long as you don’t do anything stupid, you’re good. – J.K.)
2. Snooki’s ex-boyfriend Emilio Masella doesn’t think the world is ready for Snooki spawn … including Snooki herself — telling TMZ, “I hope for her sake … not to be rude or anything … but I hope she has a miscarriage.”
Emilio tells us he does believe Snooki will eventually be a good mother — but insists … there’s no way in fist-pumping hell she’s ready for it now.
According to Emilio, Snooki has always been flippant about having kids … and never really grasped the gravity of being pregnant — “When I was with her, she said she wanted twins. She would always say ‘Let’s have twins.'”
Read more: TMZ
(That is such a terrible thing to say Emilio. You should never wish miscarriage on anyone. BUT…..I think Emilio is just saying what everyone, including myself, is too afraid to say in public. – J.K.)
Now, sources are saying Arnie and Maria have been attending couples therapy…and that they intend on staying together if things go well!
“Arnold and Maria are having marriage counseling to work through their issues to get back together.”
“Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn’t believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the humiliation she endured by him.”
Read more: PerezHilton
(You can’t turn a ho into a housewife and you can’t turn a dawg into a monogamous mate – J.K.)
4. DMX revealed to XXL magazine that he wants to do a song with the UK multi-platinum Grammy winning singer.
Adele wasn’t the only shocking songstress DMX wants to collaborate with. He also revealed he wants to work with legendary singer Sade, simply because he “loves her.”
If X had it his way, he’ll be collaborating with a few more famous lady crooners soon, and at the top of his list are two very unlikely choices.
“Sade and Adele,” X recently told XXLMag.com. When asked why, the Dog gave off-the-cuff responses. “I love chubby girls,” he said in reference to the ultra-talented Adele, who won six Grammys, including Album of the Year, in February. As for Sade: “I love her,” he simply said.
Read more: Global Grind
(Imagine how weird that song would sound…..Adele: “Nevermind I’ll find someone like you”…….DMX: “F*** yo b***ha**, I’ll f*** yo sh** up” – J.K.)
5. According to reports, Whitney and Jermaine were involved in a year long affair in 1984 while Jermaine was married, and Whitney’s 1985 hit “Saving All My Love,” a song about a woman saving her love for a married man was written in honor of her affair with Jermaine.
As reported by Yahoo:
Jermaine’s brother, Michael Jackson is said to have been among the few people who knew about their relationship, and reportedly did not approve of their affair.
Following the end of their relationship, the pair stayed friends and kept in contact. Whitney comforted Jermaine after Michael’s death in 2009.
Jermaine wrote about Whitney in his 2011 book, You are Not Alone: Michael, Through A Brother’s Eyes.
Although he does not write about their alleged affair, he does admit his feelings for her, writing: “As much as I wanted to lose myself in all these feelings, I told her to wait. Ultimately, we had to go our separate ways and it killed us both.”
Writing about Michael’s attitude, Jermaine added: “He didn’t fuel the temptation as some guys would. He reminded me about Hazel, about family.”
Jermaine and Hazel broke up three years after his alleged affair with Whitney.
Read more: Global Grind
(They woulda been a good match for each other….oh well – J.K.)