Tuesday, July 31, 2012
17-year-old Lia Neal is bringing home an Olympic bronze medal after her freestyle relay team recently won third place in the women's 4x100-meter race. A resident of Brooklyn, New York, this is Neal's first time performing in the Olympics and she is the second U.S. female swimmer of African-American descent to win a medal.
Twin sisters, Shaakira White and Zaakira Mitchell of South Carolina, gave birth just an hour apart on July 24th - and one gave birth to twins. Mitchell was accompanying her sister to her doctor’s appointment, and then suddenly they both went into labor.
Monday, July 30, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama was on hand to cheer on the U.S. Basketball team while they played France during a recent game in London. And after the game, she gave Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, and the rest of the team a hug.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
PHOTOS: President Obama Speaks at Urban League Conference; Launches White House Initiative For Black Students
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sherman Hemsley, the actor who made the irascible, bigoted George Jefferson& of "The Jeffersons" one of television's most memorable characters and a symbol for urban upward mobility, has died. He was 74. Police in El Paso, Texas, said late Tuesday that Hemsley was found dead at his home on the eastside of the city. A statement from police said no foul play is suspected and that the exact cause of death is pending
The Philadelphia-born Hemsley first played the blustering black Harlem businessman on CBS's "All in the Family" before he was spun off onto "The Jeffersons," which in 11 seasons from 1975 to 1985 became one of TV's most successful sitcoms - particularly noteworthy with its mostly black cast.
Monday, July 23, 2012
The commotion demonstrates that there may be a division in the Jackson family just days after five of the singer’s siblings once again claimed that the King of Pop’s will was a fake and that the executors of his lucrative estate should step down.
Jarrell Brooks is a 19-year old African American hero who was recently interviewed on ABC News after he saved a woman and her kids, during the recent movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Earlier this year, pop star Beyonce wrote a letter to First Lady Michelle Obama and posted it on her web site at Beyonce.com. Now, in a new endorsement campaign video for President Obama, she reads that same letter aloud.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Ina Garrett, a 64-year-old woman in Tennessee, is facing an assault charge after she allegedly beat her pastor, Rev. Leon Taylor, in the head with a Bible during a recent service at a Baptist church. She claims that she was trying to knock a demon out of him.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Kile Glover, the 11-year old son of Tameka Foster (Usher's ex-wife), was recently hit by a jet-ski while inside an inner tube at Lake Lanier in Atlanta. He was airlifted to an Atlanta area hospital, and two days later is reported to be brain dead. Our prayers go out to the family!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
One woman told police she was working as a prostitute, and the other said she had outstanding warrants and marijuana in her motel room when she met Jeffrey Holmes.