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December 4, 2011

Obama expresses ‘condolences’ to Pakistan’s president

Obama expresses ‘condolences’ to Pakistan’s president

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    U.S. President Barack Obama called Pakistan’s president Sunday to express condolences over the airstrike that killed 24 soldiers near the Afghanistan border more than a week ago, the White House said in a statement. “The president made clear that this regrettable incident was not a deliberate attack on Pakistan and reiterated the United States’ strong commitment to a full investigation,” the statement said. “The two presidents reaffirmed their…

Your Black Politics: In November, White Unemployment Drops, While Black Unemployment Rises in Every Category

Your Black Politics: In November, White Unemployment Drops, While Black Unemployment Rises in Every Category

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    by Dr. Boyce Watkins – Your Black World When it comes to the November unemployment numbers issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was a tale of two ethnicities.  White Americans saw their unemployment rate decline in every demographic (women, men and teens), while African Americans saw their rate rise in every single category. The overall national unemployment rate dropped from 9% to 8.6%, which has been…

At Least 5,000 People Flee Nigerian Violence

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At least 5,000 people have fled villages in central Nigeria at the heart of clashes between nomadic cattle herders and farmers, officials said Thursday, as at least five people have died in the fighting. Authorities acknowledged there could be many more deaths in the violence hitting rural Benue and Nasarawa states in Nigeria’s fertile central belt, a dividing line in the country between religious andethnic groups. However, the remote villages remain difficult to reach and government officials appear…

Strong Girl: Shaq’s Girlfriend Hoopz Carries Him On Her Back – Literally

Strong Girl: Shaq’s Girlfriend Hoopz Carries Him On Her Back – Literally

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    Shaq’s girlfriend Hoopz may be stronger than most people think.  On a recent appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, she carried him on her back across the stage.  It’s hard to believe, but this little five foot wonder has apparently been working out: via Strong Girl: Shaq’s Girlfriend Hoopz Carries Him On Her Back | What The Ha-yell!.

Is There a “Plan B” for Herman Cain?

Is There a “Plan B” for Herman Cain?

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    In the waning days of his embattled presidential campaign, Herman Cain sounded like a man crafting his own political obituary. Cain suspends presidential bid Talking about “the American dream” at an event in Ohio Wednesday, Cain drew inspiration from his alma mater, Morehouse College. The former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza told his audience, “Dr. Benjamin Mays, late president of Morehouse College, used to challenge the young men of…

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

Fighting For Our Lives: Obama Pledges Additional $50 Million For AIDS Research

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  Black Like Moi reports:   President Barack Obama pledged an additional $50 million dollars to bolster HIV and AIDS treatment and medical facilities across the United States. “We are going to win this fight,” Obama said. “But the fight’s not over, not by a long shot.” He made the announcement during a D.C. event Thursday to mark World AIDS Day. Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also…

Kyla Pratt’s Boyfriend “I Am Compton” Releases “Superhead” Music Video

Kyla Pratt’s Boyfriend “I Am Compton” Releases “Superhead” Music Video

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    Last week, actress Kyla Pratt spoke out for the first time about why she decided to keep the birth of her now 1 year old daughter a secret as well as cleared up rumors that her baby’s father, Danny Kilpatrick, was a stripper. She also promised that he would be releasing a project soon and the world would see his talents. As promised, Danny’s rap alias, which is…

T.I. & Tiny: Wendy Williams Grills The Couple About Taking Charges For One Another

T.I. & Tiny: Wendy Williams Grills The Couple About Taking Charges For One Another

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    Wendy Williams sure knows how to bring up uncomfortable mess doesn’t she? When rapper T.I. and his wife Tiny visited her show recently, the gossipy host asked the couple if there was any chance that she would have taken the drug charges he acquired during their September 2010 arrest that sent him back to jail with a sentence of 11 months. The conversation was stirred by all the…

Pauly D signs to 50 Cents record label

‘Jersey Shore’ star Pauly D signs to 50 Cent’s G-Note record label

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    Pauly D has spun his way to success as the newest member of 50 Cent’s music group. On Thursday, the “Jersey Shore” star officially signed on to the hip-hop mogul’s G-Note record label, reports Billboard. Pauly D’s new deal sounds like a right fit for the rapper’s dance and pop music featured label. The 31-year-old deejay, who found fame from the hit MTV reality show, has managed to…

Jackson Kids Considering doing Reality TV Series

Jackson Kids Considering doing Reality TV Series

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      The Jackson family can now move on since the Conrad Murray trial is finished. But there’s no rest for the weary. Word is that the Jackson kids could be getting their own reality show. This would be a great opportunity for the youngsters to live in the limelight, the same fame their father sheltered them from for such a long time. According to reports, Paris, Prince Michael…

Paranoid New York Man Kills Girlfriend’s Son Then Goes On A Rampage On Queens Bus

Paranoid New York Man Kills Girlfriend’s Son Then Goes On A Rampage On Queens Bus

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Your Black News reports: There’s normal-crazy; then, there’s crazy-crazy. Damel Burton killed his girlfriend’s son, 18-year-old Keith Murrell, in their apartment, then opened fire on a Queens bus, killing another man. “The defendant stated that he would have shot more people but the gun jammed,” said prosecutor Suzanne O’Hare said in Queens Criminal Court during Burton’s arraignment.   Read more at Your Black News

All Charges Dropped Against McDonald's Cashier Who Bashed Women With Metal Bar

All Charges Dropped Against McDonald’s Cashier Who Bashed Women With Metal Bar

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What the Ha-yell reports: Here’s the run-down: Rayon McIntosh, 31, was minding his own business behind the counter of Mickey D’s when two women came in with a $50 bill to pay for their food. He checked the bill for authenticity, per company policy, and the two women went berserk. “She started saying nasty things to me,” McIntosh said of one woman October 21. “She said, ‘Oh, you think my…

Missing: Mother of 6 Disappears After Shift At Detroit Strip Club

Missing: Mother of 6 Disappears After Shift At Detroit Strip Club

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Your Black News reports: Kalisha Madden, 27, went to work Sunday night at the Vegas Strip Club in Detroit, Michigan and never returned. The young mother of six, who performs under the pseudonym Mocha, has never disappeared like this before, according to family and friends, and they’re worried. “I just want to find my daughter. I just want her to know that we love her, and I’m not going to…

Should The State Of Michigan Step In To Run Detroit?

Should The State Of Michigan Step In To Run Detroit?

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    The idea is extreme, even in a city accustomed to fighting for survival: Should the state of Michigan step in to run Detroit? See Also: Cain Campaign Decision Close The governor has taken steps in that direction, proposing an unprecedented move that could give an appointed manager virtually unchecked power to gut union contracts, cut health insurance and slash services. But city leaders bristle at the notion. Said…

Sexual Abuse In The Black Community: Yes, It’s Happening

Sexual Abuse In The Black Community: Yes, It’s Happening

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    When I was in elementary school, there was someone within the administration that randomly asked me to sit on his lap one day.  It was an awkward moment, an uncomfortable moment and one that later defined how I raise my own son.  Luckily, I was taught to recognize the signs of a pedophile, but I still didn’t talk to my parents about what that administrator had asked me…