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November 8, 2011

Heavy D Dead at 44

Hip-Hop Icon Heavy D Dead at 44

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When Heavy D took to the BET Hip-Hop Honors stage last month, fans were excited to see the overweight lover smiling and doing his thing as only he can. Rocking the crowd with his signature dance moves and infectious lyrics, we were all thrust back to a simpler time, a better time, when my diddly-diddly-diddly-dee was all that needed to be said to make crowds bust a move. Now he’s…

New Study Reveals Black Teen Drug Use Among Lowest in U.S.

New Study: Black Teen Drug Use Among Lowest in U.S.

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You know that pervasive image of the saggy pants, doo-rag wearing, Black teenager who spends his days smoking weed at the corner store that inundates our televisions, movie screens and fallacious eye-witness descriptions? Cancel it. A recent study to be released in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry finds that Black and Asian teens are much less likely to use drugs and alcohol than teens of other ethnicities….

Drug Tester Makes Serena Williams “Panic”

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Serena Williams is known for, what is perceived by many, her paranoia on the tennis court; her stance often being that people are out to get her and see her fail. This, though, takes the cakes. (Pun intended) After a sports association drug tester showed up — unannounced — to the fashion forward athlete’s L.A. mansion, Serena, allegedly, believing him to be an intruder, fled to her home’s panic room to protect herself.  …

“Point Em Out, Knock Em Out” – Apparent Game Leading to the Attack of Homeless Man on Chicago El Train (VIDEO)

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While the videotaped beating of a homeless man at a CTA station seemed to be a random act of violence, we’re learning it may be something even more sinister: a bizarre and cruel game young people play. This may have been a game of what’s called”Point ‘Em Out, Knock ‘Em Out” based on the video, although no one is saying officially because the case just got assigned to a Chicago…

Video Showing Teen Punching Homeless Man Goes Viral (Video)

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A horrifying video surfaced over the weekend showing a teen punching a homeless man on the Chicago El train. The video, which appears to have been shot in April, was posted on the website World Star Hip Hop on last weekend and immediately went viral. It shows a teen walking up to a man who appears to be homeless and punching him, as his friends laughed. The victim immediately fell…

Black Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate Johnny DuPree Making History

Black Mississippi Gubernatorial Candidate Johnny DuPree Making History

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    The mayor of Hattiesburg, Miss., Democrat Johnny DuPree, is the first black candidate to win a major party’s nomination for governor in the state since Reconstruction. He’s a long shot in the election against a well-funded lieutenant governor, Republican Phil Bryant. DuPree is not focusing on race, saying he’d rather talk about issues and his leadership skills. He is running a low-key campaign across the state, trying to…

Woman Looking To Sell Picture Of Michael Vicks Package To Highest Bidder

Woman Looking To Sell Picture Of Michael Vicks Package To Highest Bidder

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    Philadelphia Eagles star Michael Vick is caught up in a naked photo scandal and RadarOnline.com has exclusive details. A woman claiming to have a “full frontal” picture of Vick is shopping it around to various media outlets in an attempt for some financial gain. However, Vick’s camp exclusively tells RadarOnline.com that he has better things to worry about — but doesn’t outright deny that the photo exists. Read…

Against The Odds: Stars Who Were Once Homeless

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    Anybody who’s ever achieved anything will tell you that realizing your dreams takes significant hard work and hustle. The word “hustle” may mean different things to different people; but it almost always means making moves, whether legal or…not so legal, to get where you need to go in life. While hustling, grinding and doing what you have to do, you might find yourself in less than comfortable situations….

One Cain Accuser Works in the Obama Administration

One Cain Accuser Works in the Obama Administration

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    the Daily named one of the women who filed a sexual harassment claim against Republican front-runner Herman Cain while he was CEO of the National Restaurant Association. The woman, identified by the paper as Karen Kraushaar, now works as communications director at the Treasury Department’s Office of the Inspector General. Cain has sought to downplay the charge — calling it frivolous — saying she overreacted to a gesture comparing her height…

Rapper Creates a Catchy Kirk Franklin Dance

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“Kirk Franklin On Em” Official Video -Young News – YouTube.

Dealing with Toxic Friendships | Black Life Coaches Network

Dealing with Toxic Friendships | Black Life Coaches Network

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    by Dr. Christina Edmondson If you think a fair-weather friend is bad, just wait until you experience a frenemy. Frenemies, you know, those people who claim to be your friend but secretly enjoy seeing you hurt, embarrassed, and/or stagnant. Folks who speak and let the chips fall where they may. Recently, I saw this very thing at play while watching some mindless television programming. TLC’s “Say Yes to…

Whitney Houston Talks Sparkle Remake

Whitney Houston Talks Sparkle Remake

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    Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks sat down for their first interview with Entertainment Tonight discussing their current movie a remake of the film Sparkle. via Whitney Houston Talks Sparkle Remake | What The Ha-yell!.

We Got Braxton Family Drama You Won’t Believe… | What The Ha-yell!

We Got Braxton Family Drama You Won’t Believe… | What The Ha-yell!

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    With the Braxton Family Values reality show premiere two days away we are all anticipating what drama they will bring this season.  But from what we hear the drama started way before the camera’s started rolling. According to an undisclosed insider Tamar Braxton is the Jezebel of the family and has slept with her sister Toni’s ex husband Kerri Lewis and a host of others. We also learned…

Muhammad Ali leads tributes to the late Joe Frazier

Muhammad Ali leads tributes to the late Joe Frazier

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    Muhammad Ali has paid tribute to his great rival Joe Frazier, saying: “The world has lost a great champion.” Frazier, who had been suffering from liver cancer, died overnight at the age of 67, his family confirmed in a statement. Frazier beat Ali on points in the so-called “Fight of the Century” in 1971, but lost in two further meetings including the epic Thrilla in Manila in 1975….

Lights Out: Broke Michigan City Removes All The Street Lights To Save Money

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As the sun dips below the rooftops each evening, parts of this Detroit enclave turn to pitch black, the only illumination coming from a few streetlights at the end of the block or from glowing yellow yard globes. It wasn’t always this way. But when the debt-ridden community could no longer afford its monthly electric bill, elected officials not only turned off 1,000 streetlights. They had them ripped out —…