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Friday, August 31, 2012

PHOTO: 77-Year Old Pastor Busted For Selling Drugs At Church

Pastor Gussie Smith Arrested For Selling Drugs at Church
According to WFTV-9 in Lake County, Florida, a 77-year old female pastor has been arrested for allegedly trafficking oxycodone at a small church in the city of Umatilla called the Church of Jesus. Apparently, the arrest of Pastor Gussie Smith is part of a larger drug operation sweep that is still ongoing. Members of the church are in disbelief.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

PHOTO: T.I. and Tiny Return to VH1 With Season Two of "The Family Hustle"

TI and Tiny Family Hustle Season 2
Season 1 was a smash hit, and so celebrity couple T.I. and Tiny are coming back to VH1 for Season 2 of the very successful reality show "The Family Hustle". The season opening episode will air on Monday September 3 at 9pm EST for an all new season.

Watch the trailer below:

PHOTO: D'Angelo Covers Uptown Magazine

D'Angelo Uptown Magazine

D'Angelo Uptown Magazine

D’Angelo, who is back this year from a 10-year hiatus, is on the cover of the August/September issue of Uptown Magazine's Fashion & Music Issue. The R&B singer was photographed in black & white with his signature straight-back braids and a sharp black suit.

PHOTO: Oprah To Interview Jennifer Hudson on "Oprah's Next Chapter"

Oprah Interviews Jennifer Hudson on OWN
Oprah Winfrey is on a roll with the primetime interviews. Next up is the very talented singer/actress Jennifer Hudson, who will sit down with the media mogul for an intimate conversation at her home in Chicago. The interview will air on Sunday, September 9th on the OWN channel.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

PHOTOS: Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey Share Family Pics With Twin Babies

Nick Cannon With Twin Babies

Mariah Carey With Twin Babies

Entertainer Nick Cannon and his wife, pop singer Mariah Carey, are not being stingy at all with the photos. They are sharing tons of beautiful family photos (via their web site www.dembabies.com) taken with their adorable twins, Moroccan and Monroe.

Married Pastor Arrested For Spreading HIV To His Church Members

Pastor Craig Lamar Davis Accused of Spreading HIV to Church Members
Pastor Craig Lamar Davis of Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia was arrested last month for allegedly spreading HIV among his church members. So far at least two victims have pressed charges, alleging that he knowingly had unprotected sex with them even though he was HIV positive. Initially, his bond was denied, but after a second hearing he was granted a $30,000 bond.

PHOTO: Woman Diagnosed With Rare Disorder That Causes Her To Have 100 Orgasms a Day

Kim Ramsey
44-year old Kim Ramsey from England, has been diagnosed with a rare medical condition called Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) which makes her feel constantly aroused. Even the slightest pelvic movement - on a train, in a car, cleaning the house - can trigger a climax, but the disorder has left her tired, in pain and unable to have a normal relationship. Doctors believe the incurable syndrome was caused by an accident in 2001 when she fell down some stairs. This may have led to a Tarlov cyst on her spine, at the point where a woman’s orgasm originates.

Monday, August 27, 2012

PHOTO: Hit TV Show "Martin" Made Its Debut 20 Years Ago Today

Martin TV Show 20 Years
20 years ago from today, way back in 1992, Martin Lawrence make a big splash on network television with his new Fox network self-titled series "Martin." The show - which also starred Tisha Campbell-Martin (Gina), Carl Anthony Payne II (Cole), Thomas Mikal Ford (Tommy), Tichina Arnold (Pam) - aired for 5 seasons and 132 episodes, and continues to be syndicated around the world today.

PHOTOS: Gabby Douglas and Mom Appears on "Oprah's Next Chapter"

Oprah, Gabby Douglas, and her mom Natalie Hawkins

Oprah and Gabby Douglas

Oprah interviews Gabby Dougalas

U.S. Olympic champion Gabby Douglas was recently interviewed as a guest on "Oprah’s Next Chapter" where she talked about being bullied by her fellow gymnasts and how she nearly quit the sport. Oprah also interviewed Gabby’s mother, Natalie Hawkins and the rest of her family, including her grandfather and three older siblings.

PHOTO: Mom Arrested For Beating Football Coach Who Molested Her Sons

Lakeisha Richmond Arrested For Beating Coach
Lakeshia Richmond, a mother of two boys in Memphis, Tennessee is facing aggravated assault charges for beating their little league football coach with a baseball bat after he allegedly molested her kids. According to WREG-TV, a local TV station, she apologized for beating him, but said she did it because he molested her sons.

PHOTO: Newsweek Cover Says "Hit The Road, Barack"

Newsweek Magazine - Hit The Road Barack
President Obama's supporters are highly upset about the latest controversial issue of Newsweek Magazine which argues why President Obama must be taken out of office. The cover story, to be distributed to Newsweek's more than 1 million subscribers, is written by former advisor to John McCain, Niall Ferguson, who argues that Obama has failed on the economy and failed on the deficit, and that (according to him) the vision of Romney and Ryan is the only thing that can save us now.

Friday, August 24, 2012

PHOTO: Disgusting!! Teacher Allegedly Spoon-Fed Semen To His Students

Mark Berndt, the teacher who fed semen to his students
According to the LA Times, Mark Berndt, a 61-year-old former teacher at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, has been charged with 23 counts of committing lewd acts on children with authorities alleging he spoon-fed semen to his students.

Apparently, he told his students they were going to play "a tasting game," during which each were blindfolded and sometimes gagged with tape. LAPD is reporting that there are 23 male and female alleged victims, all ranging in age from 7 to 10-years old.

Berndt's bail has been set at $23 million. If convicted, he could face life in prison.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

PHOTO/VIDEO: Basketball Star Beats Girlfriend and Then Faints in Court After Being Sentenced

Basketball Star Tony Farmer Faints in Court
Tony Farmer, a high school basketball player from Garfield Heights, Ohio, was sentenced to three years in prison for kidnapping and assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Andrea Lane. During the sentencing in court, Farmer seemed completely shocked that he was going to prison and actually fainted.

Here's the video below:

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

PHOTO: Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Covers Jet Magazine

Gabby Douglas on Jet Magazine
U.S. Olympic champion Gabby Douglas is on the cover of the September 3, 2012 issue of Jet Magazine. Inside, she talks about how it feels to win a gold medal, her family issues, and her take on the big controversy about her hair. The story also features her mother, Natalie Hawkins.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

PHOTOS: Actress Tichina Arnold Gets Married In Hawaii

Tichina Arnold Wedding Hawaii

Tichina Arnold Wedding Hawaii

Tichina Arnold Wedding Hawaii

Tichina Arnold Wedding Hawaii

According to Essence.com, actress Tichina Arnold and her new husband Rico Hines recently got married in a oceanfront ceremony in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hines, who is the men’s basketball assistant coach at St. John’s University, and Arnold exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony at the Oasis Oceanfront Estate.

PHOTO: Rihanna and Oprah - Did You See The Interview? What Did You Think?

When Oprah interviewed singer Rihanna on the OWN Network this past Sunday, it was a huge ratings success as millions of viewers tuned in to watch. Not only did the 24 year-old pop superstar talk exclusively about her relationship with Chris Brown, but she also opened up about her vulnerability, the loss of her grandmother and why she needs her fans. Did you see it? What did you think?

Here's a clip below:

PHOTO: Woman Found Murdered By Husband Two Days After She Called 911

Deanna Patrick, Dallas Woman Killed By Husband

The dead body of 32-year old Deanna Patrick was discovered in her home in Dallas, Texas, two days after she called police from her cell phone. Her husband, Delvecchio Patrick, has now been charged with murder, but family and friends are confused as to why the police didn't respond sooner.

PHOTO: It's True!! Nicki Minaj Is Coming To "American Idol" As A Judge

Nicki Minaj on American Idol
Rapper and singer Nicki Minaj is set to appear as a judge on the upcoming 12th season of Fox's American Idol. The entertainer, who just released her second album this year, reportedly signed a multi-million dollar deal. What do you think?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

REVIEW: "Sparkle" Is A Must-See Film; Makes $11.5 Million During Opening Weekend

Sparkle starring Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks

By Kam Williams

Emma Anderson (Whitney Houston) didn’t want her daughters to follow in her footsteps by having babies as teenagers while squandering their future in the futile pursuit of celebrity and bad boys who wouldn’t treat them like ladies. That’s why the overprotective single-mom feels fortunate to be able to raise them in a middle-class suburb of Detroit where she keeps them on the straight and narrow path via a steady diet of Christianity and high expectations.

All three siblings have inherited the ability to sing from their mother, a blessing they put to good use for the Lord in the church choir every Sunday. However, each girl also has her own distinctive personality yearning to express itself.

REVIEW: Spike Lee's New Film "Red Hook Summer" Is Disappointing

By Kam Williams

Flik Royale (Jules Brown) is 13 by the time his mother’s (De’Adre Aziza) finally ready to introduce him to his grandfather (Clarke Peters). Trouble is the bourgie mamma’s boy was brought up in suburban Atlanta where he’s been raised vegetarian and been attending private school.

So, when his single-mom decides the two should get acquainted over the summer, it means the boy will have to live in the projects in Red Hook, an area of New York City teeming with dangers and temptations he hasn’t been exposed to before. Still, she figures he’ll be okay, since her dad, Enoch (Clarke Peters), happens to be the pastor of the Lil’ Peace of Heaven Baptist Church.

PHOTO: Africa Sends First Team Ever To Little League World Series

Uganda Little League World Series

Uganda Little League World Series

Uganda is playing for the first time ever in the Little League World Series. Being held this year in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the series has welcomed for the first time a team from Africa in its 66-year history.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

PHOTO: City of Philadelphia To Shut Down Woman Who Runs Free Lunch Program For Kids

Angela Prattis, Philadelphia Woman With Free Lunch Program
Angela Prattis, a woman from Philadelphia who runs a free lunch program for dozens of children, may be forced to shut down by the local township. According to NBC Philadelphia, she has received a warning letter from Chester Township, ordering her to shut down or face a $600 fine because she didn’t apply for the proper permit. The program feeds about 60 kids everyday.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

PHOTOS: Singer Janelle Monáe Announced as the Newest Face of CoverGirl

Janelle Monae Covergirl

Janelle Monae Covergirl

Singer/musician Janelle Monáe is now the newest face of the CoverGirl brand, joining Queen Latifah, Taylor Swift, Pink, Ellen Degeneres, and many others. Best known as the female vocalist in the hit song "We Are Young" by Fun, she comments, "Becoming a COVERGIRL is truly an honor and a gift: it opens up a new platform for me to inspire women to feel stronger, braver and more beautiful inside and out."

PHOTOS: Gabby Douglas and Michelle Obama Appear Together on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Gabby Douglas and Michelle Obama

Gabby Douglas, Michelle Obama and Jay Leno

Gabby Douglas Backstage on Jay Leno

Olympic champion Gabby Douglas recently appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, alongside First Lady Michelle Obama. She talked about her new-found fame as a international celebrity, and while backstage, she showed off her Gold gymnastic medals.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PHOTO: Woman Kills Fiance on Day of the Wedding

Woman Kills Fiance on Wedding Day

According to police reports, Na Cola Darcel Franklin, a 31-year old woman in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, fatally wounded her fiance by stabbing him in the heart. The attack occurred about eight hours before the two were scheduled to get married. Franklin, charged with criminal homicide, is being held in county prison without bail.

When asked if she understood the homicide charge, she cried uncontrollably and choked out the words one at a time: "I... did... not.. kill... him... on... purpose." A reason for the murder has yet to be determined.

PHOTO: Toni Braxton Gets "Uncensored" For Jet Magazine

Toni Braxton on Jet Magazine
Singer and now reality TV star, Toni Braxton, graces the cover of Jet Magazine this week and talks uncensored about her decision to ax her own brother-in-law. The feature is just in time for the new season of We's "Braxton Family Values", which premieres August 16th at 9p/8c.

CDC Report Shows That Mississippi Has The #1 Highest Obesity Rate in the Country

Mississippi Highest Obesity Rate
According to report based on 2011 state-by-state obesity data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Mississippi has the highest obesity rate with 34.9% of state residents who are roughly 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight. The four heaviest states after Mississippi are Louisiana (33.4%); West Virginia (32.4%); Alabama (32%) and Michigan (31.3%).

Monday, August 13, 2012

PHOTOS: Artists Paint Mural of Gabby Douglas In Her Hometown

Gabby Douglas Mural in Virginia Beach

Gabby Douglas Mural in Virginia Beach

Gabby Douglas Mural in Virginia Beach

Two brothers, Todd and Eric Lindbergh, recently painted a beautiful image of Olympic champion Gabby Douglas on the side of a sports bar in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The 9x30 foot mural shows Douglas holding a gold medal with an American flag backdrop, and says "Way to go Gabby." It took the brothers 4 days to complete it.

PHOTO: 18-Year Old Teen Rapes 84-Year-Old Woman During Home Robbery

Tony Putman, an 18-year old teen from Kansas City, MO, is being accused of raping an 84-year-old woman and assaulting her 93-year-old husband during a home robbery. According to KCTV-5, Putman has been charged with six felonies, including one count of rape and two counts of robbery.

PHOTO: Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson Arrested For Headbutting His Wife; Released From Dolphins

Chad Ochocinco Arrested
NFL player Chad Johnson was arrested over the weekend on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge after allegedly assaulting his new wife, Evelyn Lozada, after she found a receipt for condoms in their vehicle. According to police reports, he headbutted her and she was treated for a "pretty good-sized" laceration. And to make matters worse, the Miami Dolphins just released him from the team.

Friday, August 10, 2012

President Obama Says "I'm Not The President of Black America"

Obama Not President of Black America

During a recent interview in the September 2012 issue of Black Enterprise magazine, President Obama, responding to a question about whether he'd done enough for black businesses, said: "I'm not the President of Black America."

But what did he mean by that?

Here's the full context:

He said: "I want all Americans to have opportunity. I'm not the president of Black America. I'm the president of the United States of America, but the programs that we have put in place have been directed at those folks who are least able to get financing through conventional means, who have been in the past locked out of opportunities that were available to everybody."

He added: "I'll put my track record up against anybody in terms of us putting in place broad-based programs that ultimately had a huge benefit for African American businesses."

He continued: "My main goal is to be the best possible president and help to put the country on the best possible track going forward. If I do that, then a couple of things will have happened. It means our education system is going to be fixed and so more kids are going to be having opportunities to excel and compete in the 21st Century economy, and that means there are going to be a whole bunch of black and brown kids who are doing well who otherwise wouldn't be."

"If I succeed, then it means that we'll have a health-care system that provides basic health care for every American, and a whole bunch of folks who don't have it. including a whole bunch of blacks and Hispanics, will then have it."

What do you think now that you have seen his remarks in the proper context? Are you offended? Or is he right? Despite such a controversial remark, Obama's popularity among black voters continues to hold up. Recent polls show that his approval rating among African Americans exceeds 90 percent.

To read the full Black Enterprise interview, visit:

PHOTO: Jordin Sparks and Cast of "Sparkle" Cover Ebony Magazine

Sparkle Cast on Cover of Ebony Magazine
Singer/actress Jordin Sparks is joined by actresses Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter on the cover of EBONY's September 2012 issue. Inside, the cast reflects on the late Whitney Houston, who also co-stars in the film.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

PHOTO: First Lady Michelle Obama Covers Ladies Home Journal

Michelle Obama on cover of Ladies Home Journal

President Obama and Michelle in Ladies Home Journal

First Lady Michelle Obama graces the cover of Ladies Home Journal's September 2012 issue, and inside both her and her husband sit down for a chat about women, leadership, their daughters, and what the President loves most about his wife.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

PHOTO: Gabby Douglas on the Cover of People Magazine

Gabby Douglas on People Magazine cover
Guess who's on the cover of People Magazine this week? You got it. The one and only Gabby Douglas. The 16-year old Olympic champion is proudly posing on the front of the world's most popular for-profit magazine. She recently became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in gymnastics.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

PHOTO: Nene Leakes Covers Denim Magazine's One-Year Anniversary Issue

Nene Leakes on Cover of Denim Magazine

Nene Leakes in Denim Magazine

Nene Leakes in Denim Magazine

Reality star turned TV actress, NeNe Leakes, is on the cover of Denim Magazine's one-year anniversary issue. Inside, she shows off some super fashionable pictures and talks about the new season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also talks about her new show on NBC, The New Normal, to premiere in September.