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Friday, December 28, 2012

Robin Roberts Embraces New Bold, But Beautiful Hairstyle

Robin Roberts Bald

Robin Roberts Bald Hairstyle

Robin Roberts from ABC's Good Morning America is back with a new hairstyle after undergoing a bone marrow transplant. The radiation caused her to lose all her hair, but that's not stopping her from being beautiful. She lost her mom earlier this year, and has been on medical leave since September due to her illness, but has turned the ordeal into an opportunity to inspire others. And it's working. Her millions of fans are amazed at her strength and determination to survive. She recently made an appearance at the wedding of one of her co-hosts, weatherman Sam Champion, in New York City.

Singer Brandy Gets Engaged to Music Exec, Ryan Press

Singer Brandy Engaged to Ryan Press
According to US Weekly, 33-year old singer Brandy is engaged with groom-to-be Ryan Press, a music exec she’s been dating for about a year. A family friend says the two are "thrilled and happy". The couple went public with their romance last year about this time, and just four month later in March, Brandy openly expressed her desire to get married in an interview with People Magazine. Brandy, who has a 10-year old daughter Sy'rai, has never been married before. This will be her first time. Congrats in advance to them both!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Did Tom Joyner and Wife Donna Richardson Get Secretly Divorced?

Tom Joyner Wife Donna Richardson Divorced
According to the New York Daily News, syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner has indeed divorced his wife Donna Richardson. Apparently, the two split weeks ago in what was a “mutual but not exactly amicable” situation. Married in 1997 in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the two were happily married for 12 years, but neither of them have officially confirmed reports or disclosed details about what has happened. Tom, is best known as the popular host of "The Tom Joyner Morning Show", and his wife, Donna, is a well-known health and fitness mogul and most recently, a ESPN sports commentator.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

President Obama Named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2012

Obama Named Time Magazine Person of the Year
For the second time, Time magazine has named President Barack Obama as its "Person of the Year" for 2012, and has placed him on the cover of their latest December 2012/ January 2013 issue. He was also named "Person of the Year" in 2008.

Editor Richard Stengel says Obama is being recognized for "finding and forging a new majority, for turning weakness into opportunity and for seeking, amid great adversity, to create a more perfect union." He added that it was remarkable that the president won two terms with over 50 percent of the popular vote as a Democrat, and noted that Obama took office in an economic crisis, and credited him with creating a new political "alignment like Ronald Reagan did forty years ago".

Other finalists and runners-ups also profiled include: Pakistan women's rights activist Malala Yousafzai), Apple CEO Tim Cook, Egyptian leader Mohammed Morsi, and Higgs boson physicist Fabiola Gianotti.

To read the cover article and to see exclusive photos, visit:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Jamie Foxx Appears on "Oprah's Next Chapter"

Jamie Foxx on Oprah's Next Chapter

Jamie Foxx on Oprah's Next Chapter

Singer and Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx recently appeared on "Oprah's Next Chapter" where he talk Oprah Winfrey about love, marriage, and heartbreaks. He also talked about his life in Terrell, Texas, how he was introduced to music, and how his career in comedy started. Foxx's new movie Django Unchained with Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, is due in theaters December 25th. Part two of Jamie's interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air on December 23 at 9/8pm CST.

Watch The Clip Below:

Baltimore City Gun Buyback Program Takes In 461 Guns, Amidst Recent Shooting Massacre in Connecticut

Baltimore City Gun Buyback Program
The city of Baltimore, Maryland held a gun buyback program, and more than 400 residents showed up to turn in more than 461 guns. According to a local newspaper, there was a spike in this year's participation in the pre-scheduled gun buyback program. The success of the program is being attributed to the recent shooting massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that left 27 people dead.

The event, operated by a nonprofit called UpLift Solutions, rewarded a $100 grocery store gift card in exchange for each gun that was handed over to law enforcement officials. People who stood in line waiting to dispose of their guns had them wrapped in everything from towels, to shopping bags, to large trash bags.

Monday, December 17, 2012

President Obama Speaks To Victims’ Families in Newtown, Connecticut

President Obama Speaks to Newtown Connecticut Victims of Massacre

President Obama attended an evening vigil in Newtown, Connecticut, to mourn with the a community that is still dealing with the recent massacre. His visit came just two days after a man opened fire inside Sandy Hook Elementary School killing 26 people, including 20 boys and girls just 6 or 7 years old. He also visited privately with the families of the victims and with emergency personnel who responded to the shootings, and then he spoke at an interfaith vigil at Newtown High School.

Here's a snippet from his speech:

Here in Newtown, I come to offer the love and prayers of a nation. I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts.

I can only hope it helps for you to know that you’re not alone in your grief, that our world, too, has been torn apart, that all across this land of ours, we have wept with you. We’ve pulled our children tight.

As a community, you’ve inspired us, Newtown. In the face of indescribable violence, in the face of unconscionable evil, you’ve looked out for each other. You’ve cared for one another. And you’ve loved one another. This is how Newtown will be remembered, and with time and God’s grace, that love will see you through.

Watch The Whole Speech Below:

Singer Trey Songz Arrested For Throwing "Wad of Cash" at Woman's Face

Trey Songz Arrested
28-year-old singer Trey Songz (real name Tremaine Neverson) was recently arrested for reportedly throwing a "wad of cash" at a woman that hit her in the face. Apparently, she took a picture of him while they were at his album release party in the VIP section of a club in Queens, New York. Songz then grabbed her phone and tried to delete the picture, could not figure out how to work her phone, and then threw the money at her. The woman, Donna McIntosh-Inoe, said, "He chucked a wad of cash at me. I didn’t even know I had a bruise on my face until after I left the club. I had to walk around a whole week with a black eye."

What do you think?

Friday, December 14, 2012

President Obama Cries While Speaking on Connecticut School Shooting; Says "Our Hearts Are Broken"

President Obama Crying About Connecticut School Shooting
President Barack Obama gave a very emotional speech to the media earlier today, showing great sadness towards a devastating massacre that ended with 26 people being killed in an elementary school in Connecticut. 18 of them were children, and one included the gunman who committed suicide. Obama had to stop several times to hold back his tears and regain his composure. "Our hearts are broken today," he said. "We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action." He then ordered all flags at federal facilities to fly half-mast to honor those who died in the incident.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Local TV News Station Fires Black Meteorologist For Defending Her Hairstyle on Facebook

Rhonda Lee, meterologist fired for defending hairstyle on Facebook
Rhonda Lee, a meteorologist/ weather woman at KTBS 3-TV in Shreveport, Louisiana, has reportedly lost her job over an issue regarding her hair style. Apparently, one viewer posted a message on the TV station's Facebook page, saying that "the black lady that does the news... needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair." He added, "it's not something... that looks good on TV."

Look at the snapshot below to see how Lee responded:

Although her response was very intelligent and graceful, Lee was fired by KTBS because they said she violated the social media procedure of the station by responding to the viewer's comment. Here's the official statement they issued:

What do you think?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Beyoncé Signs $50 Million Deal With Pepsi; Limited Edition Soda Cans To Be Released in 2013

Beyonce Limited Edition Pepsi Cans
For its upcoming campaign with BeyoncĂ© next year, Pepsi is going all out. Not only will the international pop star be featured in their new commercials, she will be featured on a limited edition Pepsi soda can that will first be seen in Europe in March 2013. In addition, a multimillion-dollar fund has been established to support the singer’s chosen creative projects. Even more, she will perform at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show on February 3rd - which happens to also be sponsored by Pepsi. The multiyear campaign is estimated at $50 million.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Mother of Two Killed By Walmart Security Guard With Kids In Car

Shelly Frey Was Killed By Walmart Security Guard
Louis Campbell, a Wal-Mart security guard and Harris County Sheriff's deputy, shot and killed 27-year old Shelly Frey in the parking lot of a Houston, Texas area Wal-Mart in front of her two children as she attempted to leave the premises. She had been caught, with two other women, on camera stealing items from the store and hiding them in their purses.

According to Campbell, after chasing Frey and the other two women to their car, he opened the door and commanded Frey to get out. But she refused, and then began to drive away while the deputy was standing between the open door and the driver's seat. He felt that she was trying to run him over, and so he fired the deadly shot into the car which hit Frey in the neck.

The family is upset about her death, and has responded by saying that she was stealing because of the financial difficulties she has had due to her 2-year old daughter having sickle cell anemia. "Why couldn’t you just shoot the tire, shoot the window?" said her mother Sharon Wilkerson. "Was it that serious?" She added that even if her daughter had committed a crime, she did not deserve to die and she worries now for her two young grandchildren.

Police Say Another Handcuffed Young Man Shot Himself in the Head

Man Shoots Himself While Handcuffed
It has happened again! Another African American male in handcuffs has managed to shoot himself, or at least that what police are saying. The first time it happened in Jonesboro, Arkansas where police claimed that Chavis Carter, 21, committed suicide while in the back of a patrol car. He supposedly shot himself in the head, while handcuffed.

Now it has happened again to a 17-year old from Harris, Texas. Apparently, he was being detained by police because a friend reported him as a suicide risk. While in the back of the patrol car in handcuffs, he reportedly shot himself but did not die. He is in critical condition.

This second case in Texas seems more credible than the first case in Arkansas because the young man was arrested for a suicide risk. But how did he manage to shoot himself while in handcuffs? And how did the police not find his gun when they searched him?

What do you think?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

VIDEO: Trey Songz Makes A Fan's Dream Come True on the Wendy Williams Show

Trey Songz on the Wendy Williams Show
Singer Trey Songz, who just received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song (“Heart Attack”), talked with Wendy Williams during a recent interview about his love life, his music career, and his upcoming role in Texas Chainsaw 3D, in theaters January 4. During the show, he also surprises a super fan, who literally could not stop screaming and crying when he gave her a hug. The singer, who is 28-years old, also talked about his favorite food to eat and his favorite part of a woman's body.

Watch The Interview Below:

JET Magazine, For The First Time Ever, Covers Gay Kappa Wedding in Latest Issue

Jet Magazine Covers Gay Kappa Wedding For First Time Ever
JET Magazine, for the first time ever, features coverage of a gay wedding in their December 10, 2012 issue. Dr. Ravi Perry, a professor at Mississippi State University, and Paris Prince, a real estate broker, were married at their home in Worcester, Massachusetts and thus featured in the JET LOVE wedding series section which normally showcases straight couples. Both men belong to the Kappa collegiate Greek-letter fraternity.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Dad Wins Custody of Baby Daughter After His Wife Secretly Gave Her Up For Adoption

Dad Wins Custody of Baby Daughter After Wife Secretly Gives Her Up For Adoption

Terry Achane, a 31-year old man from South Carolina, has won a long legal battle to gain back custody of his 21-month-old daughter after his wife secretly put her up for adoption without telling him. The baby was placed with a family in Utah, but a judge has ordered the adoptive parents to return her to him within the next 60 days. In a 48-page ruling, the judge condemned the adoption agency that handled the case for refusing to disclose any information to him nearly two years ago when he learned that his child had been given away without his consent.

The man says that he left his pregnant wife for a new job out of state, and just a few days later she quietly signed over their unborn baby to another family. The family in Utah accused him of abandoning both the mother and baby during her pregnancy, and therefore demonstrating no capability for raising the girl. But that judge has already ruled that the baby is going back to her biological daddy!

It's True!! Katt Williams Announced His Retirement from Comedy

Katt Williams Interview, Announces Retirement From Comedy
Stand-up comedian Katt Williams, who has had a long history of troubles and multiple arrests, has officially retired from comedy. He said so himself during a recent interview with KOMO TV, where he told his fans that he was on his way out the door. He was scheduled to perform in Houston, Texas, but the tour has now been cancelled.

Monday, December 3, 2012

In New Book, Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Discusses How She "Nearly Quit Gymnastics to Work at Chick-fil-A"

Grace, Gold & Glory By Gabby Douglas
U.S. Olympic champion Gabby Douglas has finally released a new memoir entitled Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith available now in bookstores nationwide. Inside, Douglas reveals how the incessant training and racism she faced caused her to lose a “passion” for the sport. At times, she "just wanted to be a normal teenage kid" and she even contemplated resorting to a fast-food job at the local Chick-fil-A.

Unemployed Black Woman Pretends to be White and Gets More Job Offers

Yolanda Spivey, Unemployed Black Woman Who Pretends To Be White To Get Job Offers

Yolanda Spivey, an African American woman, was recently looking on Monster.com for a job in the insurance industry, but found that she wasn’t getting any job offers. So, as an experiment, she set up a fake account identifying herself as white and changing her name to Bianca White to see if employers would respond differently. Here's her story below in her own words (as originally printed in Clutch Magazine):

Two years ago, I noticed that Monster.com had added a “diversity questionnaire” to the site. This gives an applicant the opportunity to identify their sex and race to potential employers. Monster.com guarantees that this “option” will not jeopardize your chances of gaining employment. You must answer this questionnaire in order to apply to a posted position - it cannot be skipped.

At times, I would mark off that I was a Black female, but then I thought, this might be hurting my chances of getting employed, so I started selecting the “decline to identify” option instead. That still had no effect on my getting a job. So I decided to try an experiment: I created a fake job applicant and called her Bianca White.

Why Some People Don't Celebrate Christmas

Why Some Don't Celebrate Christmas

Christmas, the world's biggest holiday, is fast-approaching and nearly two billion people will be celebrating  the birth of Jesus Christ this December 25th. But there are millions out there who choose not to celebrate Christmas at all because of it's pagan origin. Here's an excerpt from an article published on JW.org entitled "Why Do Some People Not Celebrate Christmas?":