Monthly Archives: December 2011
Video vixen Dollicia Bryan seems to rarely be without a man. And her newest love is rapper Drake. Cue the emotional verses we know he’s already working on with a few “Doll” name drops.
Our exclusive deets inside…
A rep for Dollicia Bryan just confirmed to TheYBF.com that she and Drake are indeed an item. Surprised? Neither are we.
The twosome met early this year at Doll’s birthday party in January (pictured directly above). Which her then-boyfriendHill Harper attended as well. Drake stopped by because his DJ was DJ’ing the event.
The relationship with Hill must have gone downhill from there, because Drake and Dollicia got close at Doll’s recent SMOOTH magazine cover party (pictured at top of post together).
Dollicia was rumored just this week to be dating Kim K.‘s ex Kris Humphries –but that’s false. She has dated, though,Hill Harper, Bow Wow, Rob Kardashian, and few others.
Yes, Drake & Dollicia are dating,” her rep tells TheYBF.com exclusively. “They’re both in L.A. right now spending the Holidays together.”
The couple hit up Saddle Ranch in L.A. yesterday where Drake Instagramed this pic of Doll flexing Cotton Candy eating skills:
ARIZONA SCHOOLS BAN ‘ETHNIC’ STUDIES! SAYS MAKES WHITES LOOK BAD!
Damn, when did diversity become a bad word?? I learned a lot in my African-American history class in high school…and everyone was invited!
An administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that a Tucson school district’s ethnic studies program violates state law, agreeing with the findings of Arizona’s public schools chief. Judge Lewis Kowal’s ruling marked a defeat for the Tucson Unified School District, which appealed the findings issued in June by Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal.
Huffington Post reports:
Kowal’s ruling, first reported by The Arizona Daily Star, said the district’s Mexican-American Studies program violated state law by having one or more classes designed primarily for one ethnic group, promoting racial resentment and advocating ethnic solidarity instead of treating students as individuals.
The judge, who found grounds to withhold 10 percent of the district’s monthly state aid until it comes into compliance, said the law permits the objective instruction about the oppression of people that may result in racial resentment or ethnic solidarity. ”However, teaching oppression objectively is quite different than actively presenting material in a biased, political and emotionally charged manner, which is what occurred in (Mexican-American Studies) classes,” Kowal wrote.
The judge said such teaching promotes activism against white people, promotes racial resentment and advocates ethnic solidarity.
Huppenthal has 30 days to accept, reject or modify the ruling. If he accepts the judge’s decision, the district has about 30 days to appeal the ruling in Superior Court.
“In the end, I made a decision based on the totality of the information and facts gathered during my investigation – a decision that I felt was best for all students in the Tucson Unified School District.” Huppenthal said in a written statement.
Messages left for a district spokeswoman Tuesday night weren’t immediately returned. In the past, district officials have said they can’t afford to the financial hit that Huppenthal’s decision would bring.
The battle over the ethnic studies program escalated shortly after Arizona’s heavily scrutinized immigration enforcement law was passed in April 2010.
The program’s supporters have call challenges to the courses an attack on the state’s Hispanic population, while critics say the program demonizes white people as oppressors of Hispanics.
Huppenthal ordered a review of the program when he took office in January after his predecessor, Tom Horne, said the Mexican-American Studies program violated state law and that Huppenthal would have to decide whether to withhold funding. Huppenthal, a Republican, had voted in favor of the ethnic studies law as a state senator before becoming the state’s schools chief. source:carltonjordan
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have quietly sold their estate in Hawaii.
The couple took in a stunning $20 million — $6.5 million more than they paid for it two years ago — reports The Wall Street Journal. It has a plantation-style, 2,200 sq. ft three. bedroom, three-bathroom home with hardwood floors and solar heating, and is just six years old.
The estate has seven acres, with a swimming pool and hot tub. The property overlooks Secret Beach on the island of Kauai, which has become a celeb magnet in recent years. Pierce Brosnan, Ben Stiller and Bette Midlerall have homes on the lush but sparsely populated island.Credit/storyCarltonjordan