Eminem Is Now the Most ‘Liked’ Person on Facebook
Eminem is now the most popular person on Facebook, living or dead, according to social media tracking site Famecount.
Em recently took out Lady Gaga as the living person with the most Facebook fans, but he remained second to Michael Jackson, who had the most “likes” overall on the social networking site.
Well, the late, great Jackson’s reign is over, as Eminem, is now the most popular person on Facebook, with over 29 million people liking him on his official fan page. Em, no doubt propelled by the jaw-dropping success of ‘Recovery,’ began adding more “likes” at a clip of 100,000 per day and overtook the King of Pop to become the King of Facebook.
But that’s not the only social networking achievement Eminem will enjoy. He is on track to become the first person in history to achieve over 30 million likes on Facebook. Famecount estimates he will reach that mark next week.
If you haven’t clicked “Like” on Eminem’s Facebook yet, what are you waiting for?
Holly Mama... Jay-Z bought wife Beyonce $350,000 worth of Birkin bags from Hermes for Christmas. Of course, that is just a stocking stuffer when compared to the $20 million private island off of Florida he bought her in September and Beyonce bought her hubby Jay-Z a $2 million Bugatti Veyron for his 41st birthday. The starlet had to wait a full year after ordering the Grand Sport edition because of the precision and attention to detail the carmakers spend on the vehicle. The Veyron can reach 255 mph and accelerates from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds. Beyoncé, who reportedly earned a combined $90 million with Jay- Z last year, paid for the car in full.
Hip-Hop artists across the country have held events that encouraged safe sex and the importance of continuously being tested for HIV/AIDS.
Artists like Plies, Twista, Yung Problemz, Yung L.A., Keith Murray, Ludacris, Jamie Foxx, Bun B., Gorilla Zoe, Common and countless others have campaigned in the Hip-Hop community to help stop the spread of the deadly disease amongst teenagers and young adults.
The rapper's have used many tactics, including giving away free tickets to concerts to encourage testing, created PSA's, and viral campaigns on social networks to get their fans tested for HIV/AIDS.
The Center for Disease Control provided with recent stats on the eve of World Aids Day, which takes place annually on December 1st.
According to the CDC, the number of adults tested for HIV reached a record high in 2009.
Last year 82.9 million adults between the ages of 18-64 reported getting tested for HIV. That's a total increase of 11.4 million people since 2006, when the CDC recommended that HIV testing become a routine part of medical care for young people and adults. “Today’s news shows that we have had progress increasing testing, and that more progress is both necessary and possible,” said Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., CDC director. “With most adults and with nearly a third of high-risk people having never been tested for HIV, we need to do more to ensure that all Americans have access to voluntary, routine and early HIV testing in order to save lives and reduce the spread of this terrible disease.”
“HIV isn’t his problem or her problem. It’s all of our problem,” said Ludacris, who headed up the "I Know" HIV/AIDS Awareness campaign with the CDC earlier this year.
“The facts are clear. African-Americans, especially young people are being devastated by HIV and AIDS," Ludacris said. "But there is something we can all do about it. We can and must talk about HIV. So break the silence by having a conversation. Send a text. Update your status. Post this video. Talk about HIV and what we can do to prevent it.”
More information from the CDC is below:CDC estimates that 1.1 million adults are living with HIV and that as many as one in five of these individuals (approximately 200,000 Americans) does not know that they are infected. Reducing the number of undiagnosed infections is a critical component of HIV prevention, as most sexually transmitted HIV infections in the United States are transmitted by people who are unaware of their infection. Research shows that once people learn they are infected, most take steps to protect their partners. Furthermore, people who are diagnosed earlier have longer life expectancies because they can benefit from HIV care and treatment.The Vital Signs report also highlights surveillance data showing that many people with HIV are diagnosed too late in their infection to take full advantage of effective treatment options and protect their partners from infection.
In the 37 states with long-standing, confidential, name-based HIV reporting systems, 32 percent of people diagnosed with HIV in 2007 progressed to AIDS within 12 months, indicating a late diagnosis and missed opportunities for treatment. CDC is working with health care providers and state and local public health agencies to continue increasing access to routine HIV testing during medical visits, while also expanding community-based HIV testing programs that reach people outside of health care settings. This summer, the White House announced the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which includes the goal of increasing the proportion of HIV-infected individuals who are aware of their HIV status to 90 percent. Consistent with this goal, in 2010 CDC provided $60 million to support HIV testing efforts in 30 of America’s jurisdictions most heavily impacted by HIV. The funding allows CDC and its partners to expand a successful three-year initiative to increase access to HIV testing among African-Americans, Latinos, Same Sex Intercourse, and injection drug users. For more information on HIV testing and prevention, visit www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns or www.cdc.gov/hiv.
(By Grouchy Greg Watkins - Allhiphop.com)
A study by the London-based Centre for Crime and Justice studies has ranked Alcohol as "most harmful" among a list of 20 drugs, beating out crack and heroin when assessed for its potential harm to the individual imbibing and harm to others, according to study results released by a British medical journal.
A panel of experts from the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs weighed the physical, psychological, and social problems caused by the drugs and determined that alcohol was the most harmful overall.
Alcohol received a score of 72 on a scale of 1 to 100. It was compared to 19 other drugs using 16 criteria: nine related to the adverse effects the drug has on an individual and seven on its harm against others.
That makes it almost three times as harmful as cocaine or tobacco. Heroin, crack cocaine and methamphetamine were the most harmful drugs to individuals, while alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine were the most harmful to others.
Panelists also noted that the rankings confirm other studies that say that "aggressively targeting alcohol harms is a valid and necessary public health strategy."
In the article released by The Lancet on Sunday, ecstasy's harmfulness ranking -- 9 -- indicates it is only one-eighth as harmful as alcohol.
*** Now I know that Alcohol is a good time choice for most of my close friends but It's indeed a drug after all and we all have being informed on it's harm. Also there are those who say it's okay as long as you drink socially and not all the time, but does that mean we can do heroin and crack socially?? just to think about it... ***
Rapper Lil Wayne has become the first rapper since Tupac Shakur to have a #1 album on the charts, while serving time behind bars, after police found a loaded handgun on his bus in 2007.
The rapper, who is currently finishing an eight-month prison sentence on Riker's Island, has the #1 album in the country with his latest release, I Am Not A Human Being, which has moved over 323,000 copies since its release on September 27th.
According to Billboard, the feat marks the first time a rapper has topped the charts from behind bars, since Tupac Shakur did it in 1995 with the release of his classic album, Me Against the World.
Lil Wayne's feat behind bars impressed former Death Row Records head Marion "Suge" Knight, who signed Shakur to the now-defunct, legendary label, after the release of Me Against the World.
"It was great that they had that communication with fans," Knight told Billboard, while adding that due to technology, during the 1990's, "the world stopped" for an artist serving time behind bars.
According to Bryan "Baby" Williams, Lil Wayne's continued presence while he was incarcerated was a part of a carefully thought out strategy that was executed by Cash Money Records, Young Money Records and Lil Wayne's management team.
"The challenge was to make sure you feel like he never left," Williams said. "We came with a good strategy, and it worked."
While Lil Wayne was incarcerated, he stayed in touch with fans through radio appearances, his fan site WeezyThanxYou.com and on a "Riker's Remix" to "Light Up" featuring Drake and Jay-Z.
Lil Wayne is scheduled to be released from Riker's Island on Thursday (November 4th).
The rapper is planning to release The Carter IV in addition to publishing his memoirs, which he penned while he was incarcerated.
(AllHipHop News) - By Nolan Strong
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