Monday, December 21, 2009

Black News: Tiger Woods’ Wife Now Demanding Half His Fortune

2009 in review

TIGER Woods' wife Elin Nordegren wants a divorce, sole custody and half his estimated £370 million ($671 million) fortune, according to a newspaper report.

The superstar golfer has also reportedly reneged on a promise he made to his wife to go into rehabilitation to wean himself off the prescription drugs Ambien and Vicodin.

A close friend of Ms Nordegren told the News of the World: "Tiger was supposed to be working on getting better and he hasn't done anything. Instead he just went to stay with a friend and says he's 'trying to get better on his own'.

"Elin is livid he hasn't checked into rehab and gotten himself off his drugs. He's acting like a big baby," the source said.

"Now she wants 100 per cent divorce, 100 per cent custody of the children and half of everything. And she won't be changing her mind."


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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dr. Boyce Watkins: Why Is Tavis Smiley Working with R. Kelly?


by Dr. Boyce Watkins 

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Tavis Smiley, whose experience in public life has been mixed as of late.    Let’s be real: Smiley’s spat with Obama hasn’t worked in his favor, and the Wells Fargo thing really hurt his stock value.  In spite of recent challenges he’s experienced over the past two years, he remains a meaningful and relevant leader in the African American community.  The voices of intelligent, principled and focused black men are among the most important in our world.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shocking News: Teacher Cuts off a Child’s Hair

Lamya Cammon, 7, was sitting quietly in her first grade class absentmindedly twirling her braids. The little girl's teacher, whose name is being withheld, grew tired of seeing the little girl play with her dozen or so braids, so she called Lamya up to the front of the classroom.

The first graders watched in disbelief as their teacher took out a large pair of scissors and cut off one of Lamya's braids. Amid the snickers of her students, the Milwaukee teacher threw the braid in the garbage, sent the crying youngster back to her seat, then said, "Now what you gonna go home and tell your momma?"

Lamya claims that she was not twirling her hair loudly nor was she being disruptive. When the child told her mother, Helen Cunningham, what had happened, she immediately went to the school to confront the teacher.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Your Black News: Ashanti Has a Stalker

A 31-year-old former janitor turned fitness trainer has been charged with sending dozens of lewd texts to the mother of Grammy-winning singer Ashanti.
Devar Hurd, of Griffith, Indiana, is awaiting trial at Rikers Island prison in New York on stalking and other charges.
He allegedly bombarded the Grammy Award winning former chart-topper's mother, Tina Douglas, with crude text messages about her, including with his comments graphic photos and a picture of their family home.
According to the Associated Press, the messages gushed lewdly about Ashanti's performances and jealously lamented her relationship with the rapper Nelly, court papers stated.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Your Black Gossip: Was Whitney snubbed at the Grammys?

Of many unexpected admissions and omissions in last night’s Grammy nominee announcement, few are as surprising as the total absence of Whitney Houston on the ballot. Granted, her August release I Look to You was not her finest hour, and it yielded few commercial singles; her often uneven performances to promote it didn’t help.

But she’s also the stuff these shows are made of (26-time Grammy nominee, seven-time winner); her label even moved the release of her album up a day to make sure it was eligible, and Look’s redemption tales seemed calibrated to hit Academy voters right in the solar plexus—and the voting-finger.  And yet, not a single nod for the chest-thumping title track or slinky “Million Dollar Bill,” penned by Grammy darling Alicia Keys. So is it the notes Houston hit (or didn’t) that kept her out?

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tiger Woods Divorce might cost him a lot of Money

Tiger Woods and his financially costly divorce - what's he going to have to pay?