12 Years A Slave To Be Distributed In Public Schools As A Learning Tool

- By Bossip Staff

This film his helping keep the full truth of American History in our schools… The National School Boards Association (NSBA) is giving the award-winning 12 Years a Slave the distinction Alex Haley’s Roots had before it by having it mass circulated in the public school system as a vital teaching utility. Initiated by television personality Montel Williams, the NSBA will partner with New Regency, Penguin Books and the movie’s filmmakers to have it all participating schools by September 2014. Via School Board News:

“12 Years a Slave is one of the most impactful films in recent memory, and I am honored to have been able to bring together Fox Searchlight and National School Boards Association to maximize its educational potential. When Hollywood is at its best, the power of the movies can be harnessed into a powerful educational tool…

[HipHopWired]


Rick Ross & The Roots Perform “Devil Is A Lie” On The Tonight Show [VIDEO]

A week in advance of Mastermind’s release, Rick Ross graced took his talents to The Tonight Show, which Jimmy Fallon now hosts. He performed his single “Devil Is A Lie” sans Jay Z. The escalating K.E. On The Track production sounded shiny and new due to musical backing by house band, The Roots. Ricky Rozay gave a spirited performance with a hype man in tow, and the crowd seemed to receive the record well. Pair that with a quick plug from Fallon during the closing moments of the show, and we’d say this live appearance was a success for The Bawse

[HipHopWired]


“Threats Or Being Rude 2my Family Will Get U BLOCKED!” Tamar Defends Towanda From “Tamartians”

If you’ll recall, people were giving Towanda Braxton quite a bit of hell after she put Vince Herbert’s financial issues on blast on Twitter. When explaining her behavior, she said that her statements about Herbert were out of character, but were brought on by fans of her sister, Tamar, making ugly statements about her children:

I take a lot. I have tough skin and usually I laugh things off. I just have to admit that a lot of the Tamartians, most of them are extremely disrespectful and I didn’t care that they were attacking me, I didn’t care that they were attacking Andre, what I cared about was when they started attacking my kids. They said ‘I wish Towanda’s kids got raped and run over by a bus.’ See people didn’t see that stuff. They just saw what I wrote…

[MadameNoire]


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