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December 16, 2011

Janet Jackson Discusses Being The New Face of Nutrisystem

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    She’s long been known to trial with diet and exercise plans, which has seen her weight yo-yo up and down over the years. Now, Janet Jackson wants to help others with the battle with the bulge, by becoming the face and body of famed American weight loss company, Nutrisystem. The 45-year-old discussed being the new spokeswoman on Good Morning America, today. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO… via Janet Jackson…

Magics Dwight Howard says trade request still stands

Magics Dwight Howard says trade request still stands

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    ORLANDO, Fla. AP — Magic center Dwight Howard has made it a point to avoid social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook as talk continued to swirl this week about his request to be traded to another team.But on Saturday fans will get their first opportunity in person to express how they feel about the All-Stars desires when the team holds an open scrimmage at the Amway Center.It…

Shani K. Collins: Let’s End Health Disparities in the US and Around the World

Shani K. Collins: Let’s End Health Disparities in the US and Around the World

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by Shani K. Collins, Your Black World     Opportunities to help others are all around us, we only need to open our eyes to see them. In 2008, I was a second-semester social work doctoral student at the University of Alabama. Under the tutelage of Dr. Karen Starks, I studied Advanced Social Work Policy and learned of Malaria No More. Malaria No More is a national organization committed to…

The Ferocious Life and Tragic Death of a Super Bowl Star 

The Ferocious Life and Tragic Death of a Super Bowl Star 

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On May 2, doctors at the Center for Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at the Boston University School of Medicine announced that Dave Duerson was suffering from a “moderately advanced” case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disease linked to repeated blows to the head, when he committed suicide in February. In our May issue, on newsstands now, Paul Solotaroff and Rick Telander cover Duerson’s once-charmed life and sad end.    …

Kim K and Kanye in LA

Kim K and Kanye Get Cozy In Los Angeles

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Black Like Moi reports: Well, they say once you go black you never go back. With speculation swirling that Reggie Bush is back in the picture and now rumors heating up that Kanye West may be throwing his hat in the ring as well, this certainly seems to be the case for Kim Kardashian Humphries. The sex-tape aficionado that everyone loves to hate is blowing the ink dry on her…

How Do You Deal with Your Child’s Teacher Without Being Confrontational? A School Teacher Tells All

How Do You Deal with Your Child’s Teacher Without Being Confrontational? A School Teacher Tells All

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    In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Miranda Kincaid, a 7th grade English teacher in Starkville, Mississippi. The conversation centers around ways to speak to your child’s teacher in a manner that is both direct and productive.  Hearing from a teacher in the system can make it easier for you and your child to navigate a confusing and difficult educational system.  Click the image to watch the…

Facebook Timeline Rolls Out Worldwide: Improvement or Invasion of Privacy?

Facebook Timeline Rolls Out Worldwide: Improvement or Invasion of Privacy?

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    Black Like Moi reports: Mark Zuckerberg strikes again. The risk-taking CEO of Facebook has unveiled the new FB Timeline, and it is definitely a groundbreaking way to…share? Facebook’s 800 million members will have their profiles updated automatically on December 22, to a sleek, clean page that puts your life in a neat little timeline for easy consumption. You can click here to make the transition now. Every one…

Jay-Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’’ Copyright Lawsuit Headed to Trial

Jay-Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’’ Copyright Lawsuit Headed to Trial

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    Jay Z will head to trial over allegations his hit single “Big Pimpin’” infringes the copyright of an Egyptian song released in 1957. Osama Ahmed Fahmy co-owns the rights to his uncle Baligh Hamdy’s composition “Khosara, Khosara,” and he initially sued the rap mogul in 2007, claiming Jay Z and producer Timbaland used the track’s melody for the 2000 hit. Jay Z’s record label EMI argued that the…

We Know What Gene Marks Thinks of "Poor Black Kids"; Did You Know What He Thinks Of Women?

We Know What Gene Marks Thinks of “Poor Black Kids”; Did You Know What He Thinks Of Women?

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Black Like Moi reports: Gene Mark‘s easy, breezy letter to ‘poor black kids’ has made the media rounds lately, and some of Black America’s best writers have returned fire with humorous,  scathing responses. But did you know how he felt about women? In an October Forbes article, titled: “Why Most Women Will Never Become CEO” Marks had the following to say: