March 14th, 2012
New poll shows President Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent, Black female lawmaker proposes bill to limit men’s access to Viagra and Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom.
Poll shows Obama’s approval rating is up 50 percent. [Reuters]
Black female lawmaker introduces bill to limit men’s access to Viagra. [YahooNews]
Harlem churches see gospel tourism boom on Sundays. [BET]
Rick Santorum takes in two more primary victories. [FOX]
Majority of New Yorkers agree with NYPD spying on Muslims. [USATODAY]
Study shows sex education actually delays sexual activity. [BET]
Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga is found guilty at the Hague. [AllAfrica]
Oprah’s Houston family interview breaks OWN viewership records. [BET]
African-American smokers face additional barriers to quitting. [Florida Times-Union]
Libya seeks to become the next hot tourist destination. [MSNBC]
September 12th, 2008
Clarence Thomas visits an old theme: Affirmative action is bad.
There’s one undeniable fact about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas: He’s consistent. On Tuesday, speaking before an audience of Black-college presidents, the ultra-conservative justice, who was appointed by President G. H. Bush following the death of Thurgood Marshall, hammered home one of his favorite themes – that affirmative action is unconstitutional. Read more of what he said at BET.com/News. Nation’s top educator is canned in Miami. Rudy Crew, who just seven short months ago was lauded as the No. 1 school superintendent in America, was canned amid charges that his action within Miami-Dade County schools didn’t quite match the rhetoric. Find out more at BET.com/News.
July 29th, 2008
The NBA referee who admitted to taking thousands of dollars in payoffs from a professional gambler has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Donaghy’s 13-year career with the league came to an abrupt end and shortly after the revelations came news that his wife of 12 years had filed for divorce. Two of Donaghy’s associates were sentenced last week. James Battista, a professional gambler who paid for Donaghy’s tips, received 15 months in prison. Thomas Martino, who was the middleman in the scheme, was sentenced to one year and one day. Get more at