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November 14, 2011

New York Neighborhood Shocked By Burned and ‘KKK’ Sprayed Cars

New York Neighborhood Shocked By Burned and ‘KKK’ Sprayed Cars

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    Residents of a Brooklyn, New York neighborhood where several cars were burned and others were painted with swastikas and the letters “KKK” say they’re stunned. Police are looking into the anti-Semitic graffiti and arson, which was discovered along Ocean Parkway near Avenue I in Midwood, a predominantly Jewish area. “It’s unbelievable someone could get away with this in the middle of Ocean Parkway,” said Baruch Levy, who lives…

Jay-Z ‘Occupy All Streets’ Tees SOLD OUT in One Day

Jay-Z ‘Occupy All Streets’ Tees SOLD OUT in One Day

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    After Jay-Z‘s controversial “Occupy All Streets” t-shirts were yanked from the Rocawear website yesterday, many people speculated that he had caved to pressure from the #OccupyWallStreet movement to stop capitalizing on the backs of people who are fighting corporate greed. Not the case. A post on Rocawear’s website, Roc4Life stated that shirts were sold out due to high demand and they are back on sale today. One of…

Beyonce And Solange Knowles Make Vogue Best-Dressed Siblings List

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  As for the Knowles sisters, we love that both have taken a unique approach to their personal styles. Beyonce always showing us the sexy and sassy side of “Sasha Fierce” (even pregnancy won’t keep her out of six inch stilettos) and Solange’s bold mix-and-match ensembles complete with sky-high hair. There’s no sibling rivalry in the fashion department. These ladies are beautifully different in terms of fashion, but when you…

Health Experts Say 10% of the World Diabetic by 2030

Health Experts Say 10% of the World Diabetic by 2030

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    The International Diabetes Federation predicts that at least one in 10 adults could have diabetes by 2030, according to its latest statistics. In a report issued on Monday, the advocacy group estimated that 552 million people could have diabetes in two decades’ time based on factors like aging and demographic changes. Currently, the group says that about one adult in 13 has diabetes. via 10% of the World…

Teen Shoots Student At Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Charter School

Teen Shoots Student At Geoffrey Canada’s Harlem Charter School

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    Your Black World reports A 15-year old has been charged with a shooting that took place outside a highly-respected charter school in Harlem.  Police are saying that the incident was captured on video as well. The boy has been held on $75,000 bail.  Noted educator Geoffrey Canada runs the Promise Academy School where the alleged incident took place. Read more »

Tiki Barber Plans To Marry His Mistress Delayed Because He Refuses To Pay Wife in Divorce

Tiki Barber Plans To Marry His Mistress Delayed Because He Refuses To Pay Wife in Divorce

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    Tiki Barber and his fiancée, Traci Lynn Johnson, were set to marry next spring — but Barber’s bitter unresolved divorce with his estranged wife, Ginny, is delaying the wedding bells.Sources told us Barber and Johnson, who got engaged in August, had planned to wed in May at a private home in the Hamptons. But because Barber’s divorce isn’t yet settled, the wedding is now on hold. via Tiki…

Mother Jailed For Feeding Her Baby Girl to Death

Mother Jailed For Feeding Her Baby Girl to Death

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    The 31-year-old was found guilty last month of causing or allowing the death of ten-month-old Diamond. The Old Bailey heard Dwomoh, who worked at St Thomas’s Hospital near Waterloo, was obsessed with the weight of her child and forced her to take solids from the age of six months. via Nurse Jailed For Overfeeding Her Baby Girl.

Man Sues TGIFriday’s For Firing Him For Voting For Obama | News One

Man Sues TGIFriday’s For Firing Him For Voting For Obama | News One

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    A New York man is suing TGIFriday’s for firing him after he told his boss he voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Michael Verzillo, who is Black, claims his white boss, regional manager Tanya Edwards, launched a campaign against him after he revealed his vote and then fired him. via Man Sues TGIFriday’s For Firing Him For Voting For Obama | News One.

Tyler Perry Black Out

Tyler Perry’s Lights Go Out and He’s Very, Very Angry [VIDEO]

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    Super producer Tyler Perry was NOT a happy camper when the lights in his southwest Atlanta area studio abruptly went off in the midst of a busy work day. Perry was smack dab in the middle of filming for his new TBS show “For Better or For Worse” when a “blackout” occurred and he and his film crew had been patiently waiting for the power to resume. After…

Dr. Boyce: Race Written All Over Penn State Sex Scandal

Dr. Boyce: Race Written All Over Penn State Sex Scandal

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    Like the rest of America, I found myself getting sick after reading about the sex abuse scandal at Penn State University. The detailed reports are nothing less than mortifying, and I am among those who believe that this university should pay tens of millions to victims and their families in order to make things right. I also find myself wondering if anyone other than former Penn State Assistant…

CNN Poll: Gingrich soars, Cain drops

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    A new national survey of Republicans indicates that it’s basically all tied up between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, with Gingrich on the rise and businessman Herman Cain falling due to the sexual harassment allegations he’s been facing the past two weeks. According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP…

Judge who freed Sandusky has volunteered for his charity

Judge who freed Sandusky has volunteered for his charity

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    State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) — The judge who released former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on bail has had ties to his charity. After Sandusky was charged this month with 40 counts of sexually abusing children, Judge Leslie Dutchcot freed him on $100,000 bail, against the wishes of prosecutors. A biography of Dutchcot posted on the website of the law firm Goodall & Yurchak lists her as…

Police Probe Possible Shots Fired Near White House

Police Probe Possible Shots Fired Near White House

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    Police closed a stretch of Constitution Avenue near the White House Friday night to investigate reports of gunfire in the area. Sgt. David Schlosser of the U.S. Park Police said the White House did not appear to have been the focus of the incident. See Also: Who Will Host The Oscars Now? See Also: Black Travel: Visit Baltimore, Maryland via Police Probe Possible Shots Fired Near White House…

Shell Spills More Oil in Nigeria

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Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell on Sunday reported a fresh spill from a key delivery pipeline in southern Nigeria, but said it has contained the leak. “SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Company) contained a spill in Adibawa delivery line which was reported yesterday (Saturday),” Shell’s Nigerian joint venture said in a statememt. “We had dispatched our spill containment team to the site as soon as we received the reports and the personnel…

Kansas City Has Six Homicides in 10 Hours

Kansas City Has Six Homicides in 10 Hours

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – In the aftermath of 6 brutal homicides within a 2 mile radius on Kansas City’s eastside, Mayor Sly James and Police Chief Daryl Forte met with the media on Saturday (Nov. 12) and spoke out on the valued importance of community involvement to help bring these types of tragedies to an end. “It’s about engagement in the community; because we can’t do this by…