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November 9, 2011

Pres. Obama Caught on Mic Bashing Israeli Prime Minister

Pres. Obama Caught on Mic Bashing Israeli Prime Minister

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    Despite the protective efforts of some of the courtlier members of the Fourth Estate, what the President of France said to the president of the United States about the Prime Minister of Israel was on front pages Wednesday, along with what the American president said in reply.”I cannot bear Netanyahu. Hes a liar,” Nicolas Sarkozy said to President Obama, not realizing the mikes in front of them had…

NAACP Organizing Nationwide Protests on Voter ID Laws

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  A leading civil rights organization is joining with minority and labor groups for a series of protests around the country meant to move discussion of voter identification laws out of policy circles and onto street corners, the organization’s president said Tuesday. Benjamin Todd Jealous appeared on the steps of New York City Hall with the Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and community and labor leaders to announce…

Will Brett Ratner Gay Slur Put Eddie Murphy’s Oscar Gig In Jeopardy?

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    Hollywood director Brett Ratner resigned yesterday as producer of the Academy Awards telecast. Ratner has recently come under fire for using an anti-gay slur, and has left the motion picture academy scrambling to assemble a new team to lead the awards show this coming February. Ratner was an unconventional choice for the job and was touted as someone who could shake up the program and bring more viewers…

Presenting….The Occupy Wall Street Dancing Dolls

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Oprah Receiving Honorary Oscar for Philanthropy

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will receive the prestigious Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award on Saturday at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ third annual Governors Awards for her humanitarian contributions. According to The Grio, some people were critical of the choice considering that the Hersholt award is presented periodically to “an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” Oprah said she…

Heavy D Weighed More Than 300 Pounds When He Died

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Heavy D weighed 344 pounds at the time of his death yesterday … law enforcement tells TMZ. Officials recorded Heavy’s height and weight as part of their investigation into his sudden and unexpected passing. We’re told the rapper measured in at 6’4″. Heavy famously lost 135 pounds back in 2003 — but insisted the decision to drop the weight was in an effort to get acting roles … and wasn’t…

Vanessa Williams Lines Up New Gig After “Housewives”

Vanessa Williams Lines Up New Gig After “Housewives”

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Vanessa Williams may be saying goodbye to Wisteria Lane when “Desperate Housewives” concludes its eighth and final season, but the actress will hardly be out of work. Williams has already signed a deal to headline a new project targeted for next fall, and she is the first star from the defunct “Desperate” show to book a developing new series gig. Read More.

Breaking News: Mississippians Vote Against "Personhood" Initiative

Breaking News: Mississippians Vote Against “Personhood” Initiative

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JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi voters Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would’ve declared life begins at fertilization, a proposal that supporters sought in the Bible Belt state as a way to prompt a legal challenge to abortion rights nationwide. The so-called “personhood” initiative was rejected by more than 55 percent of voters, falling far short of the threshold needed for it to be enacted. If it had passed, it was…

Mother saves daughter from laundromat washing machine

Mother Rescues Daughter From Laundromat Washing Machine

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  OKANOGAN — A five-year-old girl was trapped inside a running washing machine at an Okanogan Laundromat Saturday night until her mother used a wrench to break the window and pull her out. The 29-year-old Malott woman was doing laundry at the Okanogan Dry Cleaners & Laundromat when the child either got in or was put into a washing machine that was marked Out of Order, said Okanogan County Undersheriff…

Terrell Hayward Ellison-Jordan

Atlanta Man Arrested At Work for Murder

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And you thought you had Hump-Day blues. Twenty-six year-old Terrell Hayward Ellison-Jordan was arrested at work Wednesday for the January shooting of an 18 year-old man. AJC.com reports that Ellison-Jordan is accused of fatally shooting Travis Moore in the head, chest and leg Jan. 1 in the 2500 block of Summit Lake Drive, according to an arrest warrant. Police said the incident was sparked by an alleged carjacking by Moore….

Bond set for twin mothers after fire

Twin Mothers Charged With Murdering Their Children

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Scientific research has consistently shown that twin siblings feel each others’ pain, finish each others’ sentences and a myriad of other similarities that stem from being housed in the same womb for approximately forty weeks. Alabama twins have now added the capacity to murder their children together to the list. Akeevia and Tekeevia Abner left their three children—two 3 year-olds and a toddler—home alone where they died in a house…

Top 5 Things Herman Cain Wishes He’d Done Before Running for President « Your Black Politics

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1)     Paid off the women who are now accusing him of sexual harassment and misconduct.  Men who insist on behaving badly must be prepared to highly compensate the women they’ve aggrieved. When asked about whether the women who were alleging sexual harassment received compensation, Cain responded that he “he hoped it wasn’t much”. Obviously, it should’ve been a lot more. Three weeks’ salary, or whatever the Restaurant Association paid these…