Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
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.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
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
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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.
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:
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.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
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.
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.
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
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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."
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
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.
Monday, August 13, 2012
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.
Friday, August 10, 2012
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:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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.