February 13th, 2012
In today’s top news, the 2012 Grammy Awards honor the late Whitney Houston, some are angered as Etta James and Don Cornelius are left out of Grammys ‘in memoriam’ segment and new reports claim Houston died from deadly combo of prescription drugs and alcohol.
The 2012 Grammy Awards honor the late Whitney Houston. [BET]
Whitney Houston allegedly died from deadly combo of prescription drugs and alcohol. [TMZ]
Some angered that Grammys left Etta James and Don Cornelius out of ‘in memoriam’ segment. [MSNBC]
Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina hospitalized following her mother’s death. [BET]
New York City bans churches from operating in public schools on weekends. [WSJ]
Find out where ‘overweight’ ends and ‘obese’ begins. [BET]
Israeli Black Hebrews mourn Whitney Houston’s death. [BET]
U.S. government tops the list in layoffs. [MSNBC]
Gadhafi’s son warns of a Libyan revolt. [BBC]
U.S. admiral says Navy forces prepared to confront Iran. [FOX]
February 8th, 2012
In today’s top news, Nicki Minaj is slated to debut a new song at the Grammys, Obama decides to accept super PAC donations and coroner rules Don Cornelius’s death a suicide.
Nicki Minaj to debut new song at the Grammys. [BET]
Obama decides to accept super PAC donations. [BET]
Coroner rules Don Cornelius’s death a suicide. [CNN]
Black woman becomes first “big city” fire chief. [BET]
Emergency contraception pills offered in a vending machine on Pennsylvania college campus. [AP]
Red Tails producer George Lucas to be honored at NAACP Image Awards. [BET]
Concerns grow over allowing drones over U.S. skies. [MSNBC]
World Bank says Africa losing out on billions of dollars in trade. [AFP]
Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill is on the table again. [AFP]
Bob Marley documentary gets distribution deal. [BET]
February 3rd, 2012
In today’s top news, January’s Black unemployment numbers show signs of an economic thaw, a study finds that Southern Blacks have more opportunity and Don Cornelius’s son says his dad was ‘unhappy.’
Black unemployment finally took a dive in January. [BET]
Study finds there are greater opportunities for Blacks in the South. [BET]
Obama says Jesus would back his tax policy. [CNN]
Don Cornelius’s son says his dad was “unhappy.” [BET]
BET gets Common and Maya Angelou to sit down and discuss the N-word. [BET]
Attorney General Eric Holder denies “fast and furious” cover-up. [FOX]
Chris Rock agrees that he should pay more taxes than less wealthy Americans. [EurWeb]
Rev. Jesse Jackson is worried that the recent Obama slams could turn into violence. [BET]
Google scholarship helping minorities attend college. [BlackWeb2.0]
Study: Successful Black women see less backlash. [News-Record]
February 2nd, 2012
In today’s top news, celebrities remember the life and contributions of Soul Train’s Don Cornelius, a trove of previously unseen Malcolm X artifacts have been discovered and Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway.
Celebs remember Soul Train’s Don Cornelius. [BET]
New Malcolm X artifacts discovered. [AP]
Raven-Symoné is headed to Broadway. [BET]
Somali-born rapper K’Naan is mad Mitt Romney used his song and is seeking legal action. [WSJ]
Reggae star Elephant Man is charged with rape. [BET]
National Urban League and the U.S. Census Bureau host forum on Blacks. [BET]
GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he’s not worried about the poor. [CNN]
Study: Racism, prejudice and conservatism linked to low IQ. [LiveScience]
London landlords are evicting tenants to cash in big on Olympics tourists. [MSNBC]
The number of names on the government’s no-fly list has doubled in the past year. [AP]
November 17th, 2008
“Soul Train” legend could serve five years. The host and creator of TV’s most popular Black music and dance show could go to prison for five years after a dispute with his wife last month. “Soul Train” legend Don Cornelius is charged with spousal abuse, dissuading a witness from filing a police report and assault with a deadly weapon after cops were called to his Hollywood Hills home. Cornelius, 72, faces three counts of abusing his wife Victoria, following the L.A. City Attorney’s filing last week. In the 1970s and 1980s, “Soul Train helped launch the careers of dozens of Black recording artists.
October 20th, 2008
Jamie Foxx’s upcoming movie must wait until spring.
America’s troubled economy is influencing more than just the coming election – it’s impacting Hollywood. Fear of low cash flow among fans, and competition from other big releases, has led Paramount Pictures to push back Jamie Foxx’s new film from November to March. The move also pushes back any chance of Foxx earning a second Oscar. The new March 13 date for Foxx’s The Soloist will make it too late for his performance, if worthy, to qualify for Academy Award nominations in the 2008 roster.Don Cornelius accused of domestic violence. A man whose name has been synonymous with soul for over 30 years has been accused of domestic violence. Former “Soul Train” dance show host Don Cornelius was arrested this past weekend after cops were called to his California home. Cornelius, 72, is married, but his wife’s name was not released as the alleged victim. A report shows that the alleged victim was not hospitalized, and Cornelius is free after posting $50,000 bail. For decades, “Soul Train” was the most influential TV show in the Black music world.
Steve Harvey gets accidental air time. Sports fans watching TBS got an early trick, and fans of Steve Harvey got an unexpected treat this past weekend when the comedian’s syndicated show aired in the wrong time slot. A pivotal playoff baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays was kept from viewers throughout the first inning when the “Steve Harvey Show” aired instead. A TBS statement explains: “Two circuit breakers in our Atlanta transmission operations tripped, causing the master router and its backup – which are necessary to transmit any incoming feed outbound – to shut down.” And somebody probably understands what it means, too.