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November 22, 2011

Sinbad Cries During Performance After Hearing of His Father’s Death

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Last night, legendary comedian and actor Sinbad lost his father while performing a 2 and a half hour set at a popular theater in Chicago. As Sinbad was wrapping up the set, he received the news that his father had passed away. Sinbad began weeping and urged his family, who were backstage to join him on stage. “It was very emotional moment” audience members say. Prayers go out to the…

LisaRaye in a Relationship with Mega Pastor Noel Jones

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  According to Madame Noire. It’s hard to separate LisaRaye from her “Player’s Club” stripper image—not that the numerous booty shots she’s had in men’s magazines do anything to help that. But members at the City of Refuge mega church in Gardena, CA, may have to do just that if Sister McCoy is going to become their first lady. Rumor has it that she’s dating the church’s pastor, Noel Jones,…

Jhessye Shockley Missing: Girls Mother Arrested

Jhessye Shockley Missing: Girls Mother Arrested

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    Police on Monday arrested the mother of a missing 5-year-old Arizona girl on child abuse charges “directly related” to the girl, and said they dont believe theyll find the child alive. In a news conference that offered the most detail yet about what investigators think happened to Jhessye Shockley, Glendale police said the girls mother, Jerice Hunter, was now the investigations “No. 1 focus.” Read More.

dr. christina edmondson talks about coping with loss to get through the holidays

Dr. Christina Edmondson: Coping with Loss During the Holidays

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Can you already smell that turkey, dressing, or sweet potato pie? Are you excited about a chance to travel and reconnect this season? T’is the season to be jolly, or is it? Unfortunately, for many, the holidays are a time of overt or implicit avoidance, seeping sadness, or unshakeable anger and anxiety. Why?  While there are a host of reasons for the holiday blues, issues related to our family can…

Gospel Duo Mary Mary New Reality Show Coming to WE TV

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You can add Mary Mary to the growing list of celebs who have snagged a reality TV show.  WE tv will build on its success with the Braxton’s siblings with a new series based on the lives of the gospel duo. Singing sisters Erica and Tina Campell might soon find success to Toni and Tamar. The show, tentatively titled “Mary Mary” will follow the sisters as they balance kids and…

AMEX Sues Wesley Snipes For Not Paying $30,000 Worth of Credit Card Charges

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  The drama just keeps piling on for poor Wesley Snipes.  A new lawsuit from American Express says that Snipes didn’t pay his $30,000 credit card bill before he left for prison.   The company filed the suit last week, asking for the bill to be repaid, plus some back interest and penalties.   They are also asking Snipes to cover their legal fees for chasing him down with the…

dr boyce watkins and roland martin discuss herman cain and foreign policy

Dr. Boyce and Roland Martin Discuss Herman Cain, Foreign Policy and More

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Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

Russell Simmons and Jay Z Working On An Occupy Wall Street Concert

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    Despite the blows for Occupy Wall Street protestors, Russell Simmons and his industry counterpart Jay Z think they can either profit from or influence the movement one way or another. The two are talking about a concert. “We are definitely discussing [a concert,]” Simmons told Billboard.biz. “We’re definitely looking to make a huge impact. We’re actively working for permits. We’ll have one in our hands soon.” Read More.

Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving Auction Pays Off Big…$3.5 million In Sales

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    Dr. J has scored big again. SCP Auctions says more than 140 items from Julius Erving’s personal collection sold for a record $3.5 million. The auction ran from October until Sunday. Among the highlights: His 1974 New Jersey Nets ABA championship ring sold for $460,471; 1983 76ers championship rings sold for $244,240; 1983 All-Star game MVP trophy ($115,242); final game worn jersey from May 3, 1987 ($88,826); and…

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: From South Central to Princeton – Meet Dominique Reese

Dr. Boyce Spotlight: From South Central to Princeton – Meet Dominique Reese

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    Dominique Reese ’06 never forgot her South Central Los Angeles roots. She was the first graduate of Crenshaw High School to attend Princeton, the first person in her family to attend college, and now is operating a business that teaches financial literacy to low-income youth and adults. She says she is living proof that after-school programs work. In high school, she took part in the Riordan Scholars Program,…