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November 8, 2011

Sharpton Has Mixed Emotions Regarding Verdict In Michael Jackson Murder Trial

Sharpton Has Mixed Emotions Regarding Verdict In Michael Jackson Murder Trial

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    Reverend Al Sharpton released a statement expressing “mixed emotions” on the guilty verdict handed to Michael Jackson’s personal doctor Conrad Murray this afternoon. The close friend of the Jackson family and eulogist at Michael Jackson’s funeral states: “I received the news of the guilty verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray with mixed emotions feeling that only a down payment of justice has been served. Certainly I…

Conrad Murray Put On Suicide Watch In Jail

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 Dr. Conrad Murray was placed on suicide watch at the L.A. County Jail on Monday, hours after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson’s death and being taken into custody. Immediately after the verdict, Murray was placed in handcuffs at the direction of the judge, to remain behind bars pending his Nov. 29 sentencing. Read More.

Brooklyn Ex-cons Teach Boxing To Keep Teens Off Streets

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Herman Henson spent 40 years in jail for killing the leader of a gambling ring; now he’s trying to keep troubled teens out of prison with a one-two strategy. Herman, 59, was released just last month, but is already scaring kids straight with stories from his time behind bars – and he’s teaching them how to box. “I tell them ‘Don’t look at me as some warrior,’” said Henson, who…

Rihanna’s F’ed Up House: Not Good Enough For Her…But Good Enough To Sell To Someone Else

Rihanna’s F’ed Up House: Not Good Enough For Her…But Good Enough To Sell To Someone Else

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    Barbadian princess of song Rihanna has listed her decrepit old mansion on a (Beverly) hill. The 10,000 square-foot house, which she purchased for $6.9 million in 2009, has apparently been nothing but trouble for Lady Ri since the beginning. Citing issues with the construction of the home, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against the developer in August before putting it up for sale this past week. So if you’re…

Amazing…Ten Children Who Were Adopted and Grew Up To Become Famous

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After Steve Jobs passed everyone was amazed at the fact that this adoptee had been able to achieve so much. People think if you’re adopted you’re at a disadvantage. These celebrities have proven that this is not always true. Check out this surprising list at BlackEnterprise.com. Read More.

LaToya Jackson Says “Justice Was Served” in Brother Michael’s Murder Trial

LaToya Jackson Says “Justice Was Served” in Brother Michael’s Murder Trial

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    It was the day Michael Jackson‘s family had been waiting for – Dr. Conrad Murray being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop. Shortly after the verdict was announced, La Toya Jackson tweeted, “VICTORY!!!!!!” She added, “Michael I love you and I will continue to fight until ALL are brought to justice!” The singer’s sister further told the Associated Press, “Michael was looking over us… Absolutely justice was…

Al Sharpton Responds To Bill O’Reilly’s Claim He Has Been Quiet On Cain

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  As Herman Cain‘s sexual harassment scandal unfolded last week, Bill O’Reilly wondered why, despite Cain arguing that race was a factor in how he was being treated, civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton had not come to his aid. Today, the Washington Times caught up with Sharpton, who replied that, yes, he had commented on it, just not in the way O’Reilly wanted him to. via Al…

Ha Ha Not Funny…Traders From Chicago Board Of Trade Dump McDonald’s Applications On Occupy Chicago Protesters

Ha Ha Not Funny…Traders From Chicago Board Of Trade Dump McDonald’s Applications On Occupy Chicago Protesters

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    In the middle of an Occupy Chicago teach-in this week, traders at the Chicago Board of Trade dumped several sheets of paper on top of the heads of protesters below. Demonstrators were angered to find out they were showered with employment applications for McDonald’s. “Real class acts, the Chicago Board of Trade,” tweeted Occupy Chicago. “This week, it’s McDonald’s job applications they litter from the windows. Soulless place.”…

Bill O’Reilly Asks Dr. Marc Lamont Hill: Why are Jackson and Sharpton Not Defending Herman Cain?

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As the Herman Cain potential sexual harassment scandal continues to unfold, Bill O’Reilly has begun to question where civil rights leaders are standing on this issue, particularly Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. On his program last night, O’Reilly inquired as to was keeping them quiet, particularly since Cain had himself noted he believed race was a factor in the scrutiny. In a passionate but friendly exchange, O’Reilly challenged Dr. Marc…

joe frazier dies at the age of 67

Boxing Great Joe Frazier Dies at the Age of 67

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Former heavyweight champ of the world Joe Frazier has died of liver cancer.  Frazier was the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali at the age of 67. Frazier and Ali fought in three of the biggest fights in boxing history during the 1970s.  The epic battles were among the great legends of boxing, with the biggest being the “Thrilla in Manilla.” Frazier was a short, strong fighter who punished even…

what black athletes can learn from terrell owens

Dr. Boyce: The Downside to Being the Alpha Male–What We Can Learn from Terrell Owens

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World – Syracuse University The story of Terrell Owens is becoming sadder by the second.  A warrant was recently issued for Owens’ arrest after he made it abundantly clear that he will be unable to meet the numerous child support obligations he’s created for himself.   The warrant was for not showing up in court, but the athlete has been reportedly seeking massive…

When the Checks Stop Coming In: TO to Be Arrested for Child Support

When the Checks Stop Coming In: TO to Be Arrested for Child Support

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    An arrest warrant has been issued for Terrell Owens for not showing up to court on a child support issue.  Diana Bianchini, a spokeswoman for Owens, said that TO was working to reschedule a hearing that was set on October 24.   He tried to reschedule so he could do a televised workout.  Unfortunately for Owens, no NFL teams showed up to see the workout. via Your Black…