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December 13, 2011

Woman Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Through Airport In Dreads

Woman Tries to Smuggle Cocaine Through Airport In Dreads

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    According to Madame Noire: The 23-year-old South African woman was caught attempting to smuggle 1.5 kilograms of cocaine in her dreadlocks on a flight to Bangkok. Authorities arrested her and held her in the capital yesterday after customs officers noticed a suspicious white substance in her hair, according to the Daily Mail. After a search, it was discovered that she matted the drug into her dreads before boarding…

Oprah Winfrey Goes To Haiti Under Tight Security

Oprah Winfrey Goes To Haiti Under Tight Security

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    Oprah Winfrey arrived in Haiti on Sunday evening to interview Sean Penn and visit a settlement camp for displaced people run by his aid group J/P HRO. A massive, 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti last January 12th, killing 230,000 and making 1.3 million more homeless. Sean Penn flew to the country to help one week later and now say it’s his life’s work. Winfrey, escorted by security guards, walked…

It’s a Boy!  Fantasia Finally Has Her Baby

It’s a Boy! Fantasia Finally Has Her Baby

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   Black Like Moi reports. The singer Fantasia Barrino has just given birth to a baby boy.  Yesterday, at approximately 1:30 pm EST, the singer was admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina.   The original due date for the child was December 29, but it came two weeks early. The child’s father is believed to be Antwuan Cook, who was married at the time of the affair.  Fantasia first achieved…

‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas Facing Jail Time For Stealing !7G From The Feds

‘American Gangster’ Frank Lucas Facing Jail Time For Stealing !7G From The Feds

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    The ending of “American Gangster,” the movie about a Harlem heroin kingpin starring Denzel Washington, might need a rewrite. Frank Lucas, who once ran a billion-dollar business smuggling heroin before going straight, could go to jail for bilking the U.S. government out of $17,300. Now 81 and ailing, Lucas was charged with theft by deception after he allegedly told the U.S. Treasury he lost a Social Security check…

Fantasia Went Into To Labor Today…Baby To Arrive Soon

Fantasia Went Into To Labor Today…Baby To Arrive Soon

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   Black Like Moi reports Fantasia is in labor with her new baby.  The child’s father is believed to be Antwan Cook and the child is expected to be born today.  The singer’s tumultuous relationship with Cook was the subject of numerous headlines, as he was married at the time they were together. Cook is still married to Paula Cook and there is no word on whether he is going…

John Atterberry Dead: Music Industry Executive Dies After Hollywood Shooting

John Atterberry Dead: Music Industry Executive Dies After Hollywood Shooting

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    A music executive died Monday after being shot last week by a rampaging gunman in the heart of Hollywood, a hospital spokeswoman said. John Atterberry, who had worked with the 50 Cents and others, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, spokeswoman Simi Singer said. The 40-year-old executive was shot in the face and upper body as he drove his Mercedes-Benz during Friday’s random attack. Read…

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian  In Trouble Along With Will.I.Am

Kanye West And Kim Kardashian In Trouble Along With Will.I.Am

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    If you feel a tinge of guilt every time you illegally download one of your favorite artist’s songs from a torrent site, you can now breathe a little easier. As it turns out, some of today’s biggest stars are big fans of file sharing technology themselves. In what is the most curious cause célèbre in the benefit single field of late, major artists such as Kanye West, Diddy,…

Russell Simmons Buys ‘All-American Muslim’ Ad Space, Protests Lowes

Russell Simmons Buys ‘All-American Muslim’ Ad Space, Protests Lowes

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    After Lowes created some open ad time, Russell Simmons filled it in a high profile way. The music legend and entrepreneur tweeted on Monday that he bought all the remaining ad space on “All-American Muslim,” the TLC reality show that has been at the center of a recent media buy controversy. “Just purchased remaining spots for #allamericanmuslim for next week,” he wrote. “The show is now sold out!…

More Problems for FAMU:  Three Arrested for Severely Beating a Band Member in Hazing Ritual

More Problems for FAMU: Three Arrested for Severely Beating a Band Member in Hazing Ritual

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   Black Like Moi reports. Three students were arrested in the Florida A&M band in yet another frightening hazing incident.  The students were charged with severely beating a student so bad that she had to go to the hospital with a broken thigh.  The incident took place three weeks before another student, Robert Champion, was killed during a band trip to Orlando. Bria Shante Hunter was beaten with a metal…