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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Internet Raises More Than $150K for Homeless Man Who Returned Woman’s Engagement Ring

Billy Ray Harris, Homeless Man Who Returned Ring

Billy Ray Harris, a homeless man in Kansas City, recently received a donation from a woman who also accidentally dropped her diamond wedding ring in his cup. He showed himself to be an honest person by returning the ring to her, and her husband was so moved that he started an online "reward" fund for him for $1,000 at GiveForward.com.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's True!! Janet Jackson Got Married Last Year to Billionaire Boyfriend

Janet Jackson Married

46-year old Janet Jackson has confirmed that her and billionaire boyfriend, Wissam Al Mana, are married. Mana is a very wealthy business man from the middle-eastern country of Qatar. He is reportedly worth more than $1 billion, and Jackson herself is worth more than $150 million.

Beyonce Goes Pop Art For New Pepsi Ad Campaign

Beyonce Pepsi Ad

International pop star Beyonce has gone pop art for her new advertising campaign for Pepsi. The bold, bright and beautiful ad will go into print soon in several magazines nationwide and internationally. In addition, she will be featured on a limited edition Pepsi soda can that will first be seen in Europe within the next month or so. Pepsi has even established a multimillion-dollar fund to support the singer’s chosen creative projects, not to mention her recent performance at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show. Go Beyonce!

Monday, February 25, 2013

President Obama Meets With African-American Leaders To Address Economic Concerns

Obama Meets With Black Leaders

President Barack Obama recently met with several key African-American leaders across various organizations to discuss and address growing concerns regarding the U.S. economic crisis. The meeting addressed how Obama's "The President’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class and a Strong America" initiative will address the African American community.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Actor Lou Myers, Best Known For His Role on "A Different World", Dies

Lou Myers

76-year old actor Lou Myers, best known for his role of Mr. Gaines on "A Different World", has died. He died at Charleston Area Medical Centre in Charleston, West Virginia, after being admitted because of a recent collapse. In addition to his role on "A Different World" with the likes of Jada Pinkett, Sinbad, Kadeem Hardison, and Lisa Bonet, Myers also had guest roles on "The Cosby Show", "NYPD Blue" and "ER". He also roles in many films including "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and "The Wedding Planner". Aside from his acting career, he ran a non-profit organization called Global Business Incubation.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Black Nurse Files Lawsuit Against Michigan Hospital After They Honor Man's Racist Request

Tonya Battle, Nurse Suing Michigan Hospital

49-year old Tonya Battle, an African-American nurse, is claiming that Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan hospital agreed to a man's request that no black nurses care for his newborn.

She told the local newspaper that she didn't know how to react when she learned about the request back in October 2012. She resigned shortly afterwards, and decided to sue them in Genesee Circuit Court seeking punitive damages.

Robin Roberts Returns Back To "Good Morning America" After Battling Cancer and Rare Blood Disorder

Robin Roberts

"Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts is returning back to work today, February 20, 2013. After being diagnosed last year with breast cancer, she was then diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called myelodysplastic syndrome. The 52-year-old was then was forced to undergo a bone marrow transplant, and amongst all of this - she also lost her 88-year old mom last year.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Black History Month Quotes

Here are some of the top quotes this week from Black History icons:

Leonard Cooper Wins $75,000 on "Teen Jeopardy"; Crowned Champion After Giving Best Answer Ever

Leonard Cooper, Teen Jeopardy Champion

Teen contestant Leonard Cooper may not look like a typical "Jeopardy!" champion, but he is. Not only did he win $75,000 during a recent Teen Tournament, but he also left viewers with what many are considering to be the best Final Jeopardy! answer of all time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Young Chicago Gang Members Charged In Shooting Death of 15-Year Old Hadiya Pendleton

Gang Members Who Killed Hadiya Pendleton

Just a few days after the funeral of 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton in Chicago, two young gang members have been charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm. One of the shooters, Michael Ward, is just 18 years old, and the other, Kenneth Williams, is just 20. Sadly, both have thrown their lives away over what turned out to be a mistaken identity. They have admitted that they shot and killed the wrong person, in a retaliation attempt stemming from another murder.

Nathaniel Pendleton, father of Hadiya Pendleton, commented, "I’m ecstatic that they found the two guys. I’m thanking God that these two guys are off the streets, so that this doesn’t happen to another innocent person." He says its the first time he's smiled since his daughter died.

Hadiya was killed in January 2013 in the Harsh Park area of Chicago, only just a mile from President Barack Obama’s Kenwood home. Her case was one of more than 530 homicides in the city in the last 14 months.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Jesse Jackson To President Obama: "Chicago Needs You Now!"

President Obama and Jesse Jackson

Long-time civil rights activist Jesse Jackson recently wrote an open letter to President Obama regarding the high homicide rates in Chicago. In fact, the homicides rates are astronomical, with more than 560 people being killed in the city in the last 13 months alone. Just last week, 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, who performed at Obama's inauguration, was sadly amongst those gunned down in Chicago.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Black History Month Quotes

Here are some of the top quotes this week from Black History icons:

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Pastor Leaves Nasty Note To Waiter: "I Give God 10%, Why Do You Get 18?"

Pastor Alois Bell Leaves Rude Note To Waiter

A local preacher, named Pastor Alois Bell, is underfire after she left a rude note to her waiter after she and friends dined at a local Applebees restaurant. The note, which was written on the receipt, said "I Give God 10%, Why Do You Get 18?" Later on that day, a friend of the waiter (who was also a waiter at the same restaurant) scanned the note and uploaded it to the web, and the whole story has gone viral.