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…The man had clearly conspired to leave us, based most likely on what he presumed about our race. I feel extremely confident in saying that, with New York’s reputation as well as my own experience with cab drivers. Not only did the man not deserve a tip, he was teetering very close to breaking the law in his near refusal to pick us up in the first place. And then, to my dismay, I thought but if I don’t tip him will it only perpetuate the very reason he didn’t want to stop for us? Did he try to drive away because he believes the stereotype that Black people don’t tip? If that was the case, as it very well might have been, what would my decision not to tip mean for the next Black person trying to catch his cab? Would he attempt to drive away from them too? Would that person have time to let go of the door handle before he pulled off?…
[MadameNoire]

Is It Weird That My Ex Named His Daughter After Me?

… Like so many of us, after the breakup she decided to remain Facebook friends with her ex. The two dated two-three years ago and recently, he just so happened to pop up on her newsfeed. She learned that since the last time she’d checked; not only had he gotten married, his wife had recently given birth to a baby girl. Babies are always blessings, so she liked the picture of the little girl and then kept scrolling to find out more information. After a few scrolls, she found that the little girl had a very interesting name, her name…. What do you think about naming a child after an ex? Does it mean that they’re not over you and want to honor you in some way? Or does it just meant that they happened to like the name? Also, if you were to discover that your husband named your child after one of his exes, what would you do?
[MadameNoire]

Sean “Diddy” Combs Launches Charter School In Harlem

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Sean “Diddy” Combs loves the kids. The rapper, mogul, actor and a host of other descriptors can now add charter school founder to his lengthy resume. After a five year search, Combs handpicked the Capital Preparatory Schools to open a new school in Harlem for the fall of 2016. The Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will be run by Dr. Steve Perry, the founder of Capital Preparatory Schools. “I’m inspired by Sean Combs’ belief that educating our young people is the key to opening up a world of opportunity for them,” said Dr. Perry via a press statement. “Sean and I have spent many long hours over the last five years talking about education and how best to meet the needs of the young people of Harlem.” and I couldn’t be more pleased to continue this journey through the opening of the school…”
[HipHopWired]


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