The gospel duo refuses to support Florida and it's Stand Your Ground laws.
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•Mary Mary has decided to join Stevie Wonder in his efforts to boycott the state of Florida following George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “We will stand with Stevie Wonder & boycott Florida until the Stand Your Ground Law is changed,” the pair wrote on their Twitter account. “We love our fans but we MUST do something. We understand that a No from us isn’t as big as a ‘No’ from Stevie Wonder, but if all our voices join together we can REALLY change things.” The gospel singers announced their refusal to support Florida only four days after Stevie Wonder said he would never again perform in Florida or any state that practices the Stand Your Ground law until the law is overturned. [Hellobeautiful]
•Kelly Rowland just inked a deal as the newest face of Jaguar and she’s set to endorse the new Jaguar F-Type series. The 32-year-old singer recently shot a commercial for her first promotion of the vehicle and took to her social networks to give fans an inside look into the taping. “Cruisin in my #F-type @jaguarUSA! Shooting commercial late miami nights The jag is everything! Supersexy,” Rowland tweeted. She also posted several photos from the set on her Instagram. Rowland is all about business lately as she’s also the newest X-Factor judge and she recently penned deals with TW Steel luxury watches and Sean John’s “Empress” perfume.[That Grape Juice]
•Detroit filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history on Thursday. Creditors of Michigan’s largest city are set to experience substantial losses if a federal judge approves the filing. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said in a letter presented with the Chapter 9 filing that he believes bankruptcy was the only option for Detroit. “Detroit simply cannot raise enough revenue to meet its current obligations, and that is a situation that is only projected to get worse absent a bankruptcy filing,” wrote Snyder. The filing could now mean huge layoffs for municipal workers, raising fees on public services like trash collection and selling off large assets to help work towards mending the city’s woes. [Chicago Tribune]
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