Jill Scott is set to receive an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Temple University. The singer-actress will be feted with a Doctor of Humane Letters on Thursday in Philadelphia, Penn. School president Neil D. Theobald says, “(Her) values and achievements embody the mission and ideas of the university.”
Scott has established the Blues Babe Foundation, a program founded to help young minority students pay for university expenses.
The Blues Babe Foundation is committed to assisting students in under served communities by providing programs that promote leadership and academic excellence. The foundation’s scholarship program offers financial support and mentoring for students that have shown the aptitude and commitment to their education, but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of their undergraduate degrees.
They also engage students in grades 6 – 12 through programs such as Camp Jill Scott and Clean Up Your Neighborhood. In addition to its support of young people through their public schools, the Foundation also fulfills its mission by including support of community centers and community -focused organizations as a part of its scope.
1. Shaunie O'Neal was married to Shaq for over eight years before their divorce. Shaunie has since moved on and although she may have financially downgraded we are thinking her new man is an upgrade in many ways. Check out her new beau next.
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2. We are sure Shaunie is not worried about money with her young honey dip model boyfriend Marlon Yates. Plus, she has her own show and she is probably racking in alimony.
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3. Deion Sanders and Pilar Sanders
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4. Deion Sanders
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5. Janet Jackson and James Debarge's marriage was annulled in 1985.
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6. She then found love in producer Jermaine Dupri
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7. ...but she landed on top with current husband Wissam Al Mana
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8. Nelly dated Ashanti off and on for over five years...
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9. ...then he was spotted hanging out with model, LaShontae
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10. but after they broke up, he was caught hanging out with Floyd Mayweather's ex, Miss Jackson.
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11. But don't feel sorry for LaShontae, she bounced back with NBA baller Brandon Jennings.
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12. ...who used to date G.O.O.D Music's first lady, Teyana Taylor. He's gotta thing for curly haired girls, huh?
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13. Kim Kardashian definitely has taken her chances with love over the years. She's dated....
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15. Nick Cannon
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16. Reggie Bush
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17. Miles Austin
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18. and finally ended up pregnant by Kanye. Upgrade?
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19. Amber Rose was with Kanye West
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20. Then she married and divorced Wiz Khalifa...
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21. ...and now she is dating rapper Machine Gun Kelly. Upgrade or downgrade?
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22. Selita Ebanks was engaged to Nick Cannon
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23. ..and also dated Terrence J
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24. Terrence J is now dating model Nicole Issacs
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25. Nicole Murphy and Michael Strahan are reportedly engaged but before him.....
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26. Nicole was married to Eddie Murphy. We think she upgraded! Looks wise at least. (Pr)
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27. Nick Cannon is no stranger to dating celebrity women. He's dated.....
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28. Kim Kardashian
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29. Christina Milian
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30. Engaged to Selita Ebanks
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31. FINALLY he settled down with Mariah Carey only to divorce her a few years later. (PR)
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32. Eva Pigford and the uber handsome Lance Gross were engaged but that ended and she dated.....
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33. Flo Rida
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34. She recently ended things with singer Kevin McCall. He just might look better than Lance!
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35. Oh and Lance? Since qualling it quits with Eva he has since married stylist Rebecca Jefferson
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37. Rihanna Loves herself some Chris Brown but before their reconciliation she dated....(PR)
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38. MLB Star Matt Kemp. We are throwing in our vote for him!
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39. BUT, not so fast, she ditched Matt and has been spotted with on-again off-again beau, Drake
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40. Halle Berry seems like she has finally found the one in Olivier but before him she was with....
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41. Gabriel Aubry
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42. Eric Benet
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43. Wesley Snipes
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Continue reading Upgrade or Downgrade: Did These Celebs Find Better?
Upgrade or Downgrade: Did These Celebs Find Better?
The love lives of celebrities can be facinating, as well as annoying. Some stars trade one famous significant other for another and we can't help but compare last week's flavor to the current flavor and wonder is this an upgrade or a downgrade? You decide.