Kathy Lee Gifford Reveals Her Encounter With Bill Cosby

by DALLAS JORDAN

With more women coming forward with allegations of sexual assault from comedian Bill Cosby, the story just continues to reveal more and more details.

On Tuesday’s episode of The Today Show, Kathie Lee Gifford revealed some interesting information about an encounter she had with the comedy legend.

“I, along with so many Americans and people around the world, don’t want these [accusations] to be true,” Gifford said this morning.” Gifford said. “I will admit towards the very, very end of the last time I saw him, he did try to kiss me.”

The 61-year-old added:

“I said, ‘No, Bill, no, we’re friends,’ and he said, ‘OK, good night,’ and I said, ‘Good night,’ and I went into my room, and he went into his room. I’m not saying these women’s allegations are not true,” Gifford continued. “From my own personal experiences, it didn’t happen.”

On Friday, legendary supermodel Beverly Johnson revealed that in the 1970’s, Cosby drugged her and attempted to assault her. Gifford gave her opinion on Johnson’s allegations.

“In the two years I saw a steady parade of all kinds of people going in and out of his house and his dressing room, but Bill was good to people, very generous to people,” Gifford told People last month. I personally never saw him treat a woman the way it’s been alleged, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen—I never saw it.”

Mr. Cosby has kept his silence about every allegation that has been made against him. His wife, Camille Cosby, made a statement yesterday on his behalf.

“I met my husband, Bill Cosby, in 1963, and we were married in 1964. The man I met, and fell in love with, and whom I continue to love, is the man you all knew through his work. He is a kind man, a generous man, a funny man, and a wonderful husband, father and friend. He is the man you thought you knew,” Cosby said.

“A different man has been portrayed in the media over the last two months. It is the portrait of a man I do not know. It is also a portrait painted by individuals and organizations whom many in the media have given a pass. There appears to be no vetting of my husband’s accusers before stories are published or aired. An accusation is published, and immediately goes viral.”

Has Love & Hip Hop’s Mona Scott Young gone too far?

by LAURYN FRONEBERGER

“Love and Hip Hop” executive producer Mona-Scott Young is experiencing extreme backlash after being accused of exploiting the black community for money through her various television shows.

Scott-Young, the CEO of Monami Entertainment, has gained notoriety over the years after creating several spinoffs of “Love and Hip Hop,” a series which follows the escapades of hip-hop socialites, in various locations such as New York, Atlanta and most recently Los Angeles.

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UMD Chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority Member Posts Controversial Photo

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by JESSIE KARANGU

A sorority at the University of Maryland has unfortunately gotten themselves into some trouble once again.

Delta Gamma Sorority Inc., best known for a steamy email which trended across the internet last year, is receiving some heat on social media after a picture posted on Instagram by a member of the sorority was deemed by critics as racially-insensitive.

The photo was taken at a 21st birthday celebration and features a cake which contains racially explicit text. The text allegedly reads: “suck a n*gga d*ck.” The Instagram user who posted this photo also used a hashtag in the caption which reads: “#suckan*ggad*ck.”

Discussion about the photo reached popular mobile app, Yik Yak, and an argument ensued between users who didn’t see anything wrong or racist with the photo and users who didn’t appreciate what was seen. Here are screenshots which we obtained from an anonymous student. (Viewer discretion is advised, click on the photos to enlarge)

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Chandler Perry, a student at the University of Maryland, told us that she discovered the photo on her Instagram feed under the Explore tab and was infuriated by what she saw.

“I was so baffled that 77 people liked it and none of those 77 people told her it was inappropriate,” Perry said.

Samira Jackson, vice president of public relations for the University of Maryland’s Black Student Union, also expressed dismay at the photo on her respective Instagram page and called for President Loh to respond.

“I didn’t know it was okay for white people to say n*gga now? Who knew?”

We have reached out to the University of Maryland’s chapter of Delta Gamma Sorority Inc. as well as some members of the sorority for comment but have not received any response yet.

We also reached out to the Instagram user who posted this photo as well as the young woman seen in the picture but they couldn’t be reached for comment before this story was posted.

UPDATE: The University of Maryland Department of Fraternity & Sorority Life has responded to the photo with the following tweet.

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2nd UPDATE: Delta Gamma Sorority Inc. has responded via Facebook to the photo causing a stir on social media. Click on the photo to enlarge.

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Some commenters believe that this cake was part of an inside joke based on Three Six Mafia’s song entitled “Suck a N*gga D*ck.”

The UVa/Rolling Stone rape scandal: Why we need to stop blaming Jackie and start looking at Sabrina (OPINION)

by BREANA BACON

The story turned scandal surrounding the allegations of a popular University of Virginia fraternity gang raping numbers of students over several years has spun the media into a frenzy. Between the apology printed by Rolling Stone magazine, the multiple articles written by the Washington Post and the countless other blogs and articles posted about this ordeal told from the view of UVa student we’ve come to know as Jackie, the issue of credibility and sensationalism has been emphasized,  much to the chagrin of aspiring journalists like me, who only appreciate fiction in their novels.

When I first read Sabrina Rubin Erdely’s article last month, I was compelled to read it twice. Not because I was in shock, but because something in the back of my mind told me that some elements in the article were ‘off,’ so to speak. The point of the article was well-taken, however, the manner in which it was brought about is disappointing.

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NFL Week 14 Fantasy Winners and Losers

by ANDREW HORN 

Before I start with my fantasy football recap, I would like extend my thoughts and prayers to Cam Newton and family. As reported around yesterday, Cam Newton was involved in a two-car accident that resulted in Newton having two transverse process fractures in his lower back. The other driver was taken to the hospital, but that driver’s condition is not known at this time.

Back to football on the field, I won my first round playoff game. It was not a pretty week and he made a ferocious comeback with Jordy Nelson, but I had enough to hold on and win. Making to the semifinals is enough to brag to some of your friends, but the end goal is to hoist that trophy at the end of the year. Here are the Week 14 winners and losers.

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Winner: Matt Ryan (ATL) 50.1 points:

He may have lost the game but “Matty Ice” was on fire at Lambeau Field Monday night. Ryan threw for 375 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. 259 of those yards went to Julio Jones. It was a two man game for the Falcons. Ryan is having a successful season individually. The only problem is the Falcons only have a 5-8 record to show for it. But that record is good enough to lead the NFC South. The Falcons will look to take a firm lead in the division next week against Pittsburgh. Start Ryan because he is 39-13 at home in his career. Continue reading NFL Week 14 Fantasy Winners and Losers

Details Surronding The Murder-Suicide Of Stephanie Moseley And Earl Hayes Continue To Unfold

by DALLAS JORDAN

Just after yesterday’s announcement about the horrific death of VH1’s Hit the Floor star Stephanie Moseley and her husband rapper Earl Hayes in an apparent murder-suicide, dozens of stars took to social media to announce their condolences.

According to E! News, the plot gets thicker as sources are now learning that boxing champion Floyd Mayweather might have been involved. Hayes was once signed to Mayweather’s record label, Philthy Rich Records and was very good friends with the boxing star.

A source disclosed to E! News that Mayweather was FaceTiming with Hayes when the rapper killed his wife, and then himself.

Sources close to Mayweather have spoken to TMZ about the incident, acknowledging that Mayweather was a key witness and heard everything.

“The athlete is in shock and is having extreme difficulty dealing with the fact that he witnessed a horrifying murder/suicide.”

According to reports, officers were called to the scene around 7:30 a.m. by a neighbor who said they heard a woman screaming following gunshots. Once the LAPD arrived to the apartment , officers reportedly found a back bedroom door shut, as they approached they heard two more gunshots.

A SWAT team then entered the bedroom where they found two bodies unresponsive.

Moseley was one of the stars of the VH1 show Hit the Floor, her other credits include the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Pt. 1, Hellcats, Sparkle and Mirror Mirror. 

An Open Letter to #TheBrainsThatWill

The following is a guest post from an executive board member of the University of Maryland’s chapter of the NAACP, Colin Byrd. Byrd is also the author of a new book titled “Sparking #TheBrainsThatWill: A 21st Century Strategic Blueprint for Black Power” which is now available on AmazonThe views expressed in this letter do not necessarily represent the views of Pulsefeedz.

My Brothers and Sisters,

Just over five decades ago, a great Black American stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered the “I Have a Dream Speech,” culminating the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a peaceful political rally widely regarded as a major factor in the passages of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This momentous oration gave hope to millions of Black people who lacked the fundamental freedoms that their White counterparts enjoyed. Continue reading An Open Letter to #TheBrainsThatWill

Merrill College, Newseum host Women in Sports Media Panel

by BREANA BACON

The equivalence of females to males has been a topic discussed for decades, especially in the sports sector. From Billie Jean King breaking the barrier to female athletes being compensated to Mo’ne Davis’ iron arm, the place for females in sports is still debated on.

With a surge in the visibility of women in the field of sports journalism, the question of whether the opinion of a woman on sports is valued or not has surfaced.

This weekend, Merrill College of Journalism and the Newseum collaborated to produce an all-female panel of distinguished sports journalists to defend their roles in the world of journalism and talk about the future of sports reporting for women.

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Does UMD Self-Segregate?

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by NAOMI HARRIS

Do you think University of Maryland is self-segregated, racially? According to a post on Reddit, a user asked this question because they were told that the campus, though more diverse, still self-segregates.

The term self-segregation is pretty self-explanatory. People segregate in their own groups by choice. But usually the term places unnecessary emphasis on people of color participating more than the majority.

“Self-segregation in itself is a problematic term,” Mark Birmhall, the Deputy Chief Diversity Officer of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion said. “It assumes people who are ‘segregating’ are equally empowered and that people have decided to just sit apart from each other.” Continue reading Does UMD Self-Segregate?

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