Sunday, July 31, 2011

Getting the Wedding You Want with No Drama

by George James

The summer is a time for warm weather, vacation, family reunions and weddings. Many couples plan their wedding during the summer and fall months. Planning a wedding can bring a lot of stress and drama to the couple. From deciding when and where to get married, to working on the guest list and to figuring out how you will pay for the wedding. Stress and drama can also come from what other people want for your wedding and from handling major conflicts such as faith, money or where to live after the wedding. It is possible to get the wedding you want and not have any drama, even with all the possibilities leading up to the wedding.

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Singer Keri Hilson Takes Major Heat for Amy Winehouse Joke

Keri Hilson Tweets Photo Of Herself And Fan Dressed As Amy Winehouse With Off-Color Joke

by: PatriceJohnson


Keri Hilson decided to get on Twitter and make a joke about the deceased Amy Winehouse, even though she thought it was funny no one else seemed to laugh with her.


Malcolm X’s Daughter Gets 5 Years Probation for Robbing the Elderly

Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

For previous report click here.

It is probably safe to say that Malikah Shabazz is not upholding the image of her father, Malcolm X. At the age of 46, X’s youngest daughter has been sentenced to 5 years of probation for stealing $55,000 from an elderly woman by charging on credit cards in the woman’s name.  Shabazz is required by the courts to pay off the debt in full. If she fails to do so, she could get up to 7 years behind bars.NYDailyNews.comreports:

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Woman Gets 18 Years in Prison for Stealing $94 Dollars

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

The economy is making people do all kinds of crazy things.  But even in a declining economy, there are still consequences for poor choices — even if your home has been foreclosed on and your bank account is darn near empty. The Grio reports that “Connie Murray Dumas, 40, will be in prison until 2029 after she was found guilty of armed robbery and possession of a pistol during a violent crime.”


Yes, there is a Fifth Accuser in the Case Against Bishop Eddie Long


There has been yet another man added to the list of accusers of Bishop Eddie Long.  Centino Kemp has never filed a lawsuit, but it is being reported that he also had an inappropriate relationship with the pastor at one point in his life.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wanda Sykes Makes Awkward Gay Marriage Appeal at NAACP Annual Convention

By JasmineHughes

Gay rights are an awkward topic for the NAACP.   An appearance by Comedian Wanda Sykes may have made some attendees uneasy at a panel discussion in Downtown L.A.

Sykes opened up her Monday appearance at the NAACP annual convention by saying “I didn’t have to ‘come out’ black.”


Are Black People Really Poor Tippers?

By JasmineHughes

In a recent poll by The Root, the age-old stereotype of Black people and their tipping practices rears its head. Specifically researched were the attitudes and habits on tipping across cultures.

The findings showed that African-Americans are much more likely than whites to tip as a “reward for good service.” These findings were among a number of differences in tipping habits across cultural lines revealed in The Root‘s online survey.



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Michelle Obama and Gayle King Wear the Same Look….Did They Plan it That Way?

Gayle King, Michelle Obama

Mo’Nique Show Reportedly Canceled by BET

Your Black World reports.

It is being reported that the highly-rated BET Show, “The Mo’nique Show” has been canceled by the network. 

Rodney Perry, the sidekick on the show, wouldn’t say much, only stating that  “I was told indefinite hiatus.”


Helping Drug Addicted Moms Get their Kids Back




Nicki Minaj to be the Newest Spokesperson for Viva Glam

By JasmineHughes

Mac Cosmetics has announced the new stars of its Viva Glam campaign, which benefits the MAC AIDS Fund. Along with Ricky Martin, rapper Nicki Minaj will be the newest spokesperson who will represent the 2012 Viva Glam campaign that will launch in February of next year.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Suspect Throws Baby at Officer, Who Catches The Child

By JasmineHughes

A Chicago Police officer may want to consider a career in the NFL after an incident that occurred early Monday morning. The officer made a great catch when he snagged a baby thrown at him by a kidnapping suspect trying to flee.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance at about 12:30 a.m. Monday in the 1500 block of South Pulaski. While en route, the call was upgraded to a kidnapping, according to a police report.


Dr. Boyce: Mary J. Blige’s Story of Molestation is One that Is Heard Too Often

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

I recently read an article about the amazing singer, Mary J. Blige, and how molestation at an early age played a role in some of her poor choices later in life.  After confronting the demons of drug and alcohol addiction, Mary J. stands as arguably the most inspirational songbird in America, with a following more loyal than any artist within a 3,000 mile radius.


Mary J. Blige Talks about How Molestation Fed Into Her Addictions

By JasmineHughes

For her episode of VH1’s Behind The Music, that aired this past Sunday, July 24th,  R&B legend Mary J. Blige goes deep into her painful past and opens up about her childhood molestation and how the pain of her abuse led to a near-fatal addiction to alcohol.


Missy Elliot Spills the Beans on Childhood Sexual Abuse and Poverty

By JasmineHughes

Acclaimed rapper-producer Missy Elliott is now opening up about her painful childhood of poverty and sexual abuse.

In VH1’s latest episode of Behind The Music, which premiered earlier this summer, Elliott reveals that she grew up impoverished with her mother and father in Portsmouth,Virginia.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Jasmine Hughes: Should You Have to Pay for Someone Else’s Birth Control?

By JasmineHughes

There’s a new discussion regarding one of today’s most controversial topics: birth control. In the past it has been questioned why birth control pills are currently not covered by most private insurance plans, but products like Viagra are. It seems change may be coming soon. This week, the non-partisan Institute of Medicine recommended that health insurers reclassify women’s contraceptives as “preventive care” and cover them without requiring a co-payment under the Affordable Care Act.

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The Maid in the Strauss-Kahn Case Goes Public

Your Black World Reports.

Nafissatou Diallo is the maid who has accused the head of the International Monetary Fund of sexual assault.   Diallo has decided to go public in her case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn and what happened in that New York City hotel room.

Diallo’s credibility has been questioned openly by Strauss-Kahn’s defense attorneys, with Diallo addressing the issue with Robin Roberts at ABC News. 



Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dr. Boyce: The Debt Ceiling Battle is a Symptom of Much Greater Economic Troubles



by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action

In early 2001, America’s economic future was rosy: Our government was sitting on a massive budget surplus, and the Congressional Budget Office predicted that the next 10 years would carry our nation down the path of seemingly endless prosperity. This was a good time for President George W. Bush to push through a set of massive tax cuts, significantly reducing government revenue at a time when we didn’t quite seem to need the money.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

JasmineHughes: Summer’s Eve “Talking Vagina” Ad Offends Some Black Women

By JasmineHughes, Your Black World 

When advertisers try to ‘appeal’ to a specific audience on whom they have failed to do their research, the outcome isn’t so great. That was the case once again in a new Summer’s Eve advertisement that many are saying mixes racial stereotypes in a way that is both sexist and tasteless.