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December 25, 2011

MC Hammer Say ‘I Don’t Owe You Anything!’ To IRS

MC Hammer Say ‘I Don’t Owe You Anything!’ To IRS

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    According to TMZ Not too many people fight back when the U.S. Government comes after them for money — but MC Hammer is not most people … so he’s standing up to The Man. The government filed a lawsuit against Hammer and his wife to get the $779,585 it claimed he owed in back taxes. But Hammer isn’t about to just write a check … he filed a response in…

Nelly’s Dilemma; Sued By American Express Over Credit Card Bill

Nelly’s Dilemma; Sued By American Express Over Credit Card Bill

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    According to TMZ. Nelly ran up a $20,403.64 credit card bill with American Express — which seems totally reasonable for a big name rap star. Just one problem … AMEX says he never paid it! The credit card company filed a lawsuit against Nelly (real name Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr) in Missouri back in October to try and get their money back (plus another $3,000 in attorney’s fees). So…

Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of Life

Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of Life

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    TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) — Obese black women have a better weight-related quality of life than white women with the same weight, according to a new U.S. study. The researchers found that black women are more likely to be concerned about possible physical limitations caused by overweight and obesity, rather than the potential psychological consequences. via Your Black Woman: Obese Black Women Have a Better Quality of…

Christmas carnage in Nigeria; 5 churches bombed

Christmas carnage in Nigeria; 5 churches bombed

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    A string of bombs struck churches in five Nigerian cities Sunday, leaving dozens dead and wounded on the holiday, authorities and witnesses said. The blasts mark the second holiday season that bombs have hit Christian houses of worship in the west African nation. The blasts targeted churches across the country, hitting the cities of Madalla, Jos, Kano, and Damaturu and Gadaka, said journalist Hassan John, who witnessed the…

Basketball Wife Sued for Helping Antoine Walker Hide Money from Bankruptcy Courts

Basketball Wife Sued for Helping Antoine Walker Hide Money from Bankruptcy Courts

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    Evelyn Lozada, one of the stars of the TV Show, “Basketball Wives,” was never actually married to an NBA player.  But then again, almost none of the Basketball Wives have ever been married.  But Evelyn was engaged to former NBA star Antoine Walker, who infamously blew threw over $110 million during his playing career and is now entirely bankrupt. via Your Black Gossip: The Official Source of Black…

Natural Hair Becoming More Popular for African American Women

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Recent survey data is showing that the number of black women sporting natural hair has increased substantially in recent years. “Natural hair has been a movement for several years. What we’re seeing now is a confirmation that this is a lifestyle that is very important to a lot of women,” says Cyntelia Abrams, marketing coordinator for Design Essentials, a company that commissioned a study on the topic. The number of…

Sarah Palin Doesn’t Like the Obama Family Christmas Card

Sarah Palin Doesn’t Like the Obama Family Christmas Card

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Even in Alaska, Sarah Palin’s popularity has plummeted. In October the Wall Street Journal reportedthat the number of people in her home state holding a positive view of Palin had fallen to 29%. Ever since her 2009 resignation from the governorship, halfway through her first term, Palin’s full-time job has been self-promotion. She’s got books, personal appearances and reality TV shows to sell. So the polling collapse is no doubt nerve-racking….

Wannabe Thug Drake Gets Livid Over Woman’s Forehead Tattoo

Wannabe Thug Drake Gets Livid Over Woman’s Forehead Tattoo

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    The rapper Drake is apparently not too thrilled about the woman who had his name tattooed on her forehead.  The rapper is also very unhappy with the artist who agreed to do the tattoo.“I want to meet her and understand what happened. That’s cool, though. I feel you a 100 percent. That, to me, is like absolutely incredible,” Drake said, referring to the woman who may very much be in…

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Marries Again, In Spite of Ban on 3rd Wife

Nelson Mandela’s Grandson Marries Again, In Spite of Ban on 3rd Wife

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The grandson of Nelson Mandela is planning to marry a third wife Saturday in spite of a court ban on his pending marriage. Chief Mandla Mandela’s is planning to marry Princess Mbali Makhathini at the Mvezo Royal Palace in rural Eastern Cape province, according to family spokesperson Sidima Mnqanqeni.“We are confident that there will be no disturbance and the marriage is on,” said Mnqanqeni.     In addition to being the grandson of Nelson Mandela,…