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  • RIP “Barefoot Diva” Cesaria Evora - One of the Great Divas (1941-2011)

    Cape Verdean singer Cesaria Evora died today at age 70 in his native village. She became known internationally in 1992 with the title Sodade, from her third album.

    Cesaria Evoria is nicknamed the "barefoot diva" died today in Mindelo , her native village in Cape Verde. It's Mario Lucio Sousa , Minister of Culture of Cape Verde who confirmed the information launched Portuguese media. The singer aged 70 was admitted to the Hospital Baptista de Sousa Friday night for "respiratory failure" and "a heart high voltage."

    The singer had to end her career in September , again because of health problems. While in Paris, she had also told the world : " I have no strength, no energy . I want you to tell my fans: I'm sorry, but now I must rest .

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  • Leila Lopes (Born to Cape Verdean immigrants) is crowned Miss Universe

    Birth Name: Leila Lopes
    Birth Date: 1986 (age 23–24)
    Birth Place: Benguela, Angola
    Height: 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)
    Hair color: Dark brown
    Eye color: Dark brown
    Title(s): Miss Angola UK 2011, Miss Angola 2011
    Major Competition(s): Miss Angola 2011(Winner)(Miss Photogenic), Miss Universe 2011


    Born to Cape Verdean immigrants in Benguela, Angola, Lopes is a business management student in Great Britain, where she was crowned Miss Angola UK on October 8, 2010, the official representative of the Angolan community in the United Kingdom to the 2011 Miss Angola pageant.

    Lopes, who stands 1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in) tall, competed as one of 21 finalists in her country's national beauty pageant, Miss Angola, held in Luanda on December 18, 2010, where she obtained the Photogenic Award and became the eventual winner of the title, gaining the right to represent Angola in the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, to be broadcast live from São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.

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    Soldado Di Liberdade " New CD Release"
    Soldado Di Liberdade "INTELLIGENTI" In Stores Now!
    Introducing SDL - Soldado Di Liberdade

    Soldado Di Liberdade Capeverdean Hip-Hop duo Soldado Di Liberdade (SDL) Big Motcha & Flamez projects a positive message to the Capeverdean community, allows its listeners to take a deeper look at their own adversities, in turn making a change for the better by achieving their greatest potential. Their lyrics come with a great influence of the late Amilcar Cabral, who led Cape Verde to independence in 1975. Together, their vision is to share with the world their own personal struggles with a message that anyone can rise above.

    read & learn about SDL
    Artists featured on the album
    Calu Di Brava, Flamez, Elji, Dino, Grace, LVR, CV3, Abzula, Hozivelt, & Ms Marjorie
    Produced by: DJ Flamez
    Co-Produced by: Ideo, Joao Vieira & CV Beats
    Thank you for your support
    CD Available Online

    SDL is currently signed with Big Dreamez Sonho Grandi ENT and Associated with CV Multimedia for distribution or promotion.
    Contact us for shows & CDS
    Big Dreamerz Sonho Grandi Ent. Phone: 401-516-6873 Email:





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    This online album has 4 photos and will be available on SkyDrive until 12/01/2011.


    James "Flamez" Dalomba
    "Multimedia Specialist"
    CV Multimedia
    "Sunshine Chair" RICVH
    RI Cape Verdean Heritage

    Pawtucket RI 02860 U.S.A.
    Graphic, Web Design, Printing, Marketing, Videos Prod.
    Ringtones, Music Prod., Duplication & more...
    Contact Info: 401-516-6873
    Bringing your ideas to life"
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  • Young Buck Indicted On Gun Charge, Facing 10 Years In Prison

    Young Buck is back in headlines again, this time for being indicted in Nashville, Tennessee. As previously reported, the IRS auctioned off several off his personal items after he faced a 0,000 tax lien. Since then the ex G-Unit rapper filed for bankruptcy and reportedly sued 50 Cent for a contract dispute. Now after moving past his money woes, Buck is in even more trouble after being indicted on a federal gun charge. According to Nashville’s WSMV News, Buck, real name David Darnell Brown, has been charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a .40-caliber pistol and ammunition. Buck reportedly plead not guilty to the charge and is out on bond. He must surrender his passport as terms of his release. Buck was previously convicted of stabbing a man at the 2004 VIBE awards and can no longer carry a gun or ammunition.

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  • Lil Wayne’s Thief Just Wanted to Hang Out

    Lil Wayne’s Thief Just Wanted to Hang Out

    If you recall, the “leave behind” was one of George Costanza’s patented techniques for securing a second date; he’d “accidentally” leave a personal item at a woman’s house in hopes that he could use it as leverage to see her again. It seems as thought the guy who robbed Lil Wayne was really taking a page from the book of Costanza.  20-year-old Marcus Negrete, the man who has allegedly stolen items he found when he broke into the set of a Li’l Wayne music video apparently only stole the things because he thought he’d be able to return the items to Lil Wayne in person later and have some face time with the rapper.

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    Aww, poor guy. Just wanted some alone time with his favorite be-tear-tattoed rapper, that’s all.  Among the booty he swiped from the set were a laptop, a Louis Vuitton purse, a wallet, and a pair of NBA All-Star tickets.  In an ironic twist (not unlike an episode of  Seinfeld), the items didn’t even actually belong to Weezy, and the GPS sensor in the laptop led cops immediately to Negrete, who, for some reason, has plead “not guilty” to the charges.

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    Apparently, the 20-year old didn’t really consider the fact that legal charges might be brought against him, but hopefully he’s learned his lesson.  We’re guessing he won’t be sitting down to brunch with Lil Wayne anytime soon, but maybe the rapper’ll take pity on him and visit him in jail.

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  • The Game Ordered to Pay Up in $91,000 Jewelry Case

    The Game loses another case this time for $90,999 after the rapper allegedly failed to pay for some expensive custom jewelry he commissioned over three years ago.

    An L.A. judge handed the order down last week demanding Game real name Jayceon Taylor settle his astronomical balance with jewelry company Lemmerman’s Inc. stat.

    According to the original complaint filed in L.A. last year Game ordered the following from 2007-2008:

    - a 14K white gold 36″ chain with white stones for $15,000

    - a 14K yellow gold 36″ chain with yellow stones for $15,000

    - a diamond stud for $4,000

    - a 14K white gold 5-row bracelet for $17,500

    - a 14K yellow gold 5-row bracelet for $17,500

    - two other gold “pieces” for $30,000

    Lemmerman’s claims Game paid off some of the jewelry a few years ago, he hasn’t made a payment since since and now owes the balance plus interest.

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  • Gucci Mane Gets New Ice Cream Face Tattoo

    Gucci Mane was recently released from a mental institution and to celebrate his freedom the So Icey rapper went and got a face tattoo of an ice-cream cone.

    Covering his entire right cheek, Gucci's latest ink -- done by Atlanta's Tenth Street Tattoo owner Shane Willoughby, who twitpic'ed the above photo -- is an oversized ice-cream cone with three scoops of ice-cream highlighted with blue ink, the word "Brrr" across it and lightning bolts coming out of it. *Blank stare*

    What do you guys think of Gucci's new tat? Is it alright to rep your company this hard? Or should he go back to the asylum for this one? Leave your comments. Read more »
  • Madonna booed in Bucharest for defending Gypsies

    BUCHAREST, Romania - At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna. Then the pop star condemned widespread discrimination against Roma, or Gypsies — and the cheers gave way to jeers.

    The sharp mood change that swept the crowd of 60,000, who had packed a park for Wednesday night's concert, underscores how prejudice against Gypsies remains deeply entrenched across Eastern Europe.

    Despite long-standing efforts to stamp out rampant bias, human rights advocates say Roma probably suffer more humiliation and endure more discrimination than any other people group on the continent.

    Sometimes, it can be deadly: In neighboring Hungary, six Roma have been killed and several wounded in a recent series of apparently racially motivated attacks targeting small countryside villages predominantly settled by Gypsies.

    "There is generally widespread resentment against Gypsies in Eastern Europe. They have historically been the underdog," Radu Motoc, an official with the Soros Foundation Romania, said Thursday.

    Roma, or Gypsies, are a nomadic ethnic group believed to have their roots in the Indian subcontinent. They live mostly in southern and eastern Europe, but hundreds of thousands have migrated west over the past few decades in search of jobs and better living conditions.

    Romania has the largest number of Roma in the region. Some say the population could be as high as 2 million, although official data put it at 500,000.

    Until the 19th century, Romanian Gypsies were slaves, and they've gotten a mixed response ever since: While discrimination is widespread, many East Europeans are enthusiastic about Gypsy music and dance, which they embrace as part of the region's cultural heritage.

    That explains why the Roma musicians and a dancer who had briefly joined Madonna onstage got enthusiastic applause. And it also may explain why some in the crowd turned on Madonna when she paused during the two-hour show — a stop on her worldwide "Sticky and Sweet" tour — to touch on their plight.

    "It has been brought to my attention ... that there is a lot of discrimination against Romanies and Gypsies in general in Eastern Europe," she said. "It made me feel very sad."

    Thousands booed and jeered her.

    A few cheered when she added: "We don't believe in discrimination ... we believe in freedom and equal rights for everyone." But she got more boos when she mentioned discrimination against homosexuals and others.

    "I jeered her because it seemed false what she was telling us. What business does she have telling us these things?" said Ionut Dinu, 23.

    Madonna did not react and carried on with her concert, held near the hulking palace of the late communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.

    Her publicist, Liz Rosenberg, said Madonna and other had told her there were cheers as well as jeers.

    "Madonna has been touring with a phenomenal troupe of Roma musicians who made her aware of the discrimination toward them in several countries so she felt compelled to make a brief statement," Rosenberg said in an e-mail. "She will not be issuing a further statement."

    One Roma musician said the attitude toward Gypsies is contradictory.

    "Romanians watch Gypsy soap operas, they like Gypsy music and go to Gypsy concerts," said Damian Draghici, a Grammy Award-winner who has performed with James Brown and Joe Cocker.

    "But there has been a wave of aggression against Roma people in Italy, Hungary and Romania, which shows me something is not OK," he told the AP in an interview. "The politicians have to do s omething about it. People have to be educated not to be prejudiced. All people are equal, and that is the message politicians must give."

    Nearly one in two of Europe's estimated 12 million Roma claimed to have suffered an act of discrimination over the past 12 months, according to a recent report by the Vienna-based EU Fundamental Rights Agency. The group says Roma face "overt discrimination" in housing, health care and education.

    Many do not have official identification, which means they cannot get social benefits, are undereducated and struggle to find decent jobs.

    Roma children are more likely to drop out of school than their peers from other ethnic groups. Many Romanians label Gypsies as thieves, and many are outraged by those who beg or commit petty crimes in Western Europe, believing they spoil Romania's image abroad.

    In May 2007, Romanian President Traian Basescu was heard to call a Romanian journalist a "stinky Gypsy" during a conversation with his wife. Romania's anti-discrimination board criticized Basescu, who later apologized.

    Human rights activists say the attacks in Hungary, which began in July 2008, may be tied to that country's economic crisis and the rising popularity of far-right vigilantes angered by a rash of petty thefts and other so-called "Gypsy crime." Last week, police arrested four suspects in a nightclub in the eastern city of Debrecen.

    Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia also have been criticized for widespread bias against Roma.

    Madonna's outrage touched a nerve in Romania, but it seems doubtful it will change anything, said the Soros Foundation's Motoc.

    "Madonna is a pop star. She is not an expert on interethnic relations," he said.


    AP Writers Alison Mutler in Bucharest, William J. Kole in Vienna and Nekesa Mumbi Moody in New York contributed to this report. Read more »