Slangin’ Thin Mints: Girl Scout Rep Denies Chris Rock Raised $65,243 For His Daughter’s Troop During The Oscars

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Chris Rock Did Not Raise $65k For Girl Scout Troops At Oscars

Did Chris Rock really raise over $65k for his daughters Girl Scout troop during the Academy Awards?

According to TMZ, the host helped the young girls sell around 500 boxes of cookies at $5 a pop. That comes to only $2,500.

A rep for the Scouts tells us the $65k number was just a joke … for the skit.

It’s possible some of the audience members ordered boxes that would be delivered at a future date.

And it looked like the beneficiaries of the loot were the troop in which his daughters — Lola and Zahra — are members. Turns out the money is going to a different troop … the one based in Inglewood, CA. His daughters are members of a New York-based Girl Scouts troop.

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Black Students Kicked Out Of Own School’s Trump Rally For Simply Being Black!! [Video]

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USAToday:

About 30 black students who were standing silently at the top of the bleachers at Donald Trump’s rally here Monday night were escorted out by Secret Service agents who said the presidential candidate had requested their removal before he began speaking.

The sight of the students, who were visibly upset, being led outside by law enforcement officials created a stir at a university that was a whites-only campus until 1963.

“We didn’t plan to do anything,” said a tearful Tahjila Davis, a 19-year-old mass media major, who was among the Valdosta State University students who was removed. “They said, ‘This is Trump’s property; it’s a private event.’ But I paid my tuition to be here.”

Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks in an email late Monday night denied that the students were shown the door “at the request of the candidate.”

“There is no truth to this whatsoever,” Hicks said…

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Teaching to Give Hope

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Long ago I took to heart the adage “see one, do one, teach one” and I became a teacher of my children and a teacher of others. For me teaching is a way to pass it forward. To thank others who have helped me along the way (and you can bet, if you’ve had a family crisis, you’ll be getting a dinner from me to repay the thousands who have done so for us.)

No, *you're* kind of awesome. No, *you’re* kind of awesome.

I also teach because I can and I honestly believe that in my small way, I’m making the world a better place.

But teaching doesn’t just happen in a classroom. It happens when you pull the car over to the side of the road and make all your kids get out so that you can show them the difference between Queen Anne’s Lace and Yarrow. True story. (BTW, Yarrow has larger…

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Tarica June Takes On Gentrification In D.C. With Conscious Rhymes “But Anyway” [Video]

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Y’all ready for a new female MC on the block?

DC Hip Hop Artist Tarica June premieres music video for the politically inspired single “But Anyway,” created over a patchwork of old school tracks utilizing the nostalgia of songs by Suzanne Vega, Eric B. & Rakim, and P.M. Dawn, cleverly illustrating the pangs of a city in deep socioeconomic flux
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It’s no secret that the presence of the female emcee in the landscape of mainstream hip-hop culture is severely underrepresented. A culture that seems to undervalue the non-conforming female voice unwilling to bend to trends and commercial viability. But Washington, DC based hip hop artist Tarica June has a unique and celebrated skill set that undoubtedly gives her quite the edge on the competition, male and female. Her dossier flaunts high praises from the likes of seminal hip-hop artist Chuck D (Public Enemy) and upcoming collaborations with hip…

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