May 17th, 2012
In today’s top news, Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president, legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75 and pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans is carjacked and robbed in Detroit.
Herman Cain endorses Mitt Romney for president. [BET]
Legendary go-go performer Chuck Brown dies at age 75. [CNN]
Pastor and famous gospel singer Marvin Winans was carjacked and robbed in Detroit Wednesday. [WXYZ]
Man sues Walmart over “all black people leave” announcement. [MSNBC]
An all-white Houston jury acquits a white officer in the beating of a Black teen. [LATimes]
Children from ethnic and racial minorities now make up more than half the births in the U.S. [BBC]
Tim Story has surpassed Tyler Perry as the highest grossing Black director in Hollywood. [BET]
Tupac Shakur’s estate denies he was a homophobe. [BET]
Usher wants his ex-wife Tameka Foster out of his Atlanta mansion. [TMZ]
Precious metal reserves valued at $20 billion discovered in Haiti’s hills. [Caribbean360]
February 23rd, 2012
In today’s top news, President Obama honors Black history at National African-American Museum ceremony, Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company for unauthorized use of his name and U.S. troops are now in four African countries to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army.
President Obama honors Black history at National African-American Museum ceremony. [BET]
Michael Jordan is suing a Chinese company for unauthorized use of his name. [AP]
U.S. troops now in four African countries to help fight the Lord’s Resistance Army. [AP]
Obama apologizes to Afghanistan over Quran burnings at a NATO military base. [MSNBC]
Actor Terrence Howard has 30 days to shell out $50k to his estranged ex-wife. [BET]
Jury recommends 26 years of prison time for UVA student’s alleged role in the death of his girlfriend. [CNN]
Tabloid magazine publishes photo of Whitney Houston’s open casket. [Reuters]
Nigeria renews ExxonMobil’s oil drilling licenses. [AFP]
Poll shows President Obama is reaping the benefits from the improving economy. [AP]
European Court of Human Rights tells Italy it was wrong to send African migrants back to Libya. [BBC]
February 17th, 2012
In today’s top news, BET to air live coverage of Whitney Houston’s funeral, Chris Brown denies jokes about hitting women and Eddie Long’s wife has changed her mind about divorce … again.
BET to air live coverage of Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]
Chris Brown denies jokes about hitting women. [BET]
Eddie Long’s wife has changed her mind about divorce … again. [ChristianPost]
Bobby Brown gets invite to Whitney Houston’s funeral. [BET]
Plane carrying 18kg of marijuana is seized after mistakenly flying into President Obama’s airspace. [Guardian]
Hip hop producer Scott Storch arrested for cocaine possession. [BET]
Libya marks one-year anniversary of uprising. [BBC]
Lauryn Hill asks fans to be patient with her transition. [BET]
FDA warns some electric toothbrushes are hazardous to health. [MSNBC]
U.S. to invest 1.5 billion in Nigerian power sector. [ThisDay]
January 23rd, 2012
In today’s top news, Red Tails took a lion’s share of the weekend box office, many mourn the passing of college football coach Joe Paterno and Obama is gearing up to address the 99 percent in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech.
Red Tails wins big at the weekend box office. [EW]
Legendary college football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85. [BET]
Obama’s next State of the Union to focus on the 99 percent. [AP]
Four more FAMU students arrested for hazing. [Orlando Sentinel]
Heidi Klum and Seal reportedly headed for divorce. [BET]
Nicki Minaj to delay the release of her next album. [BET]
Recovering Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to resign from Congress this week. [AP]
Newt Gingrich gaining traction in his presidential bid. [BET]
Oprah is convinced of another Obama win. [AP]
U.S. looking to Africa for help with Iran. [FOX]
December 5th, 2011
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In today’s top news, Magic Johnson attempts to make moves in yet another field, Bishop Eddie Long says he needs to take time away from his megachurch and a deadly ‘game’ played by some children takes another life.
Magic Johnson makes a play for major league baseball. [BET]
Cain reminisces about his old “hood.” [BET]
Bishop Eddie Long taking time off after wife announces divorce. [ABC]
Cain expected to endorse Newt Gingrich. [Daily Beast]
Deadly ‘choking game’ claims another child. [MSNBC]
Europe bans airport body scanners [Mother Jones]
Amnesty International wants Zambia to lock up George Bush. [AP]
Few kids actually send racy text messages. [NYT]
Madonna to perform at Super Bowl halftime. [FOX]
State of Michigan considers intervening to save Detroit. [USATODAY]
December 2nd, 2011
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In today’s top news, Bishop Eddie long’s wife files for divorce, rough winds batter parts of California, the ICC hires an African at the helm and Cain’s latest accuser has a bleeding heart.
Black unemployment increased slightly in November. [BET]
Bishop Eddie Long’s wife files for divorce. [AJC]
Wild winds wreak havoc in California. [CNN]
Honda recalls hundreds of thousands of airbags. [MSNBC]
NYC Mayor admits he “smoked up” in college. [MSNBC]
Some McDonald’s to charge for Happy Meal toys. [CSM]
First Family lights national Christmas tree. [Reuters]
Cain accuser’s “heart bleeds” for his wife Gloria. [CNN]
A Gambian woman will take over as prosecutor for the ICC [BBC]
Rich nations pledge climate donations to developing world. [AJE]
November 11th, 2009
The wife of NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal has filed papers with Los Angeles County Superior Court to begin proceedings of divorce.
Citing irreconcilable differences in their relationship, Shaunie O’Neal has moved back to L.A, along with the couple’s children. It is believed she moved back to California from Florida because she will receive a larger spousal support payment on the West Coast, according to Shaq’s lawyers.
Shaq currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
November 3rd, 2009
Lawyers representing Nas (Nasir Jones) have filed paperwork to put a stop to Kelis’ spousal support.
The ongoing case of Nas and Kelis and continues. Contrary to popular demand, the two have not reconciled their differences as Nas is now in the process of trying to block Kelis’ request for $72, 728 a month in spousal support.
News came as it was reported that his lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, had filed court papers Monday.
Back in August, Laura Wasser, the attorney for Kelis, filed a motion seeking the final proposed amount above which she based off the reported monthly income of Nasir stating that he made $240,000 a month. Along with that, she was also seeking $17,225 in child support monthly, $29, 522 in back child support and $281, 517 in retro spousal support.
March 2nd, 2009
Chris Rock Has Woman Trouble – Again
The woman who once filed a paternity suit against comedian Chris Rock that never held up in court has lodged another civil action. This charges the 44-year-old funnyman with first raping her, having her hounded by a private investigator, and then dissing her on Howard Stern’s radio show. Monika Zsibrita, with whom Rock admits having a couple dinner dates – and ultimately sex – calls Rock a “monster” and says that he ruined her life. “My side has never been out,” she said outside the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Rock and Zsibrita met at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills about a decade ago, during the time Rock says he was estranged from his wife. She soon announced that she was pregnant and that Rock was the father, and filed a paternity suit. Two DNA tests proved that Rock was not the father. “Someone who was not pregnant with my child claimed to be pregnant with my child and requested large sums of money for this,” he testified at the time, noting that he had hired private eye Anthony Pellicano because he thought Zsibrita was flimflamming him. In the latest suit, filed in August and unsealed Thursday at the request of Zsibrita, the 36-year-old, married, stay-at-home mom says that she is merely trying to clear her good name. She said that she never asked for money from Rock, but that he gave her several checks totaling less than $18,000. She said she is not a gold-digger: “I am not a poor girl. I don’t need to date people for money.” In addition to Rock, she names as defendants Beverly Hills and three police supervisors. The monetary damages she is seeking is unclear.
Tyrese Gibson’s Wife Says, ‘Where’s the Money?’
Actor Tyrese Gibson’s ex says she won’t walk away from the marriage broke, RadarOnline.com reports. In her response to her husband’s divorce declaration, Norma Gibson said that it would be unreasonable for her to be expected to leave the marriage “a single mother with no family or friends, with effectively no funds whatsoever, to simply walk away from potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars simply because it is Petitioner’s position she must do so.” She goes on to say that “the short length of the marriage, which Petitioner cites ad nauseaum, is irrelevant – how much money Petitioner earned during the short marriage is the relevant issue. He earned roughly $800k during the 10 months of marriage.” She also rocked Tyrese for allegedly failing to visit their daughter, Shayla. “Persons in the entertainment industry always seem to have a fascinating ability to characterize their life choices as somehow different, more important and not a matter of choice, but a ‘requirement,’ entitling them to special rules and considerations,” she said.
February 21st, 2009
Draft value dropped after college dispute. It didn’t stop Marlon Jackson from playing pro football, but a jury agrees that falsehood lowered his stock. The Indianapolis Colts defensive back was awarded $200,000 in a countersuit against a student who claimed Jackson attacked him with a bottle during college. There was no bottle, Jackson insisted. His lawyers claimed that the rumored violence damaged his reputation as he entered the draft. Jurors sided with Jackson’s representatives in the argument that his character had been defamed.
D. Wade denies divorce filing claims. Concerned over his public image, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade has filed a half-million-dollar lawsuit against his estranged wife claiming defamation. Among other accusations made by Siohvaughn Wade, the star’s spouse states in divorce papers that he gave her a STD and neglected his children. “It has been difficult to see false allegations, rumors and gossip repeatedly discussed in public about my personal life,” says D. Wade. “I had no other choice but to file this action in order to clear my name.” Two of Siohvaughn Wade’s attorneys are also named in the defamation lawsuit.