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December 27, 2011

Are You Ready For “The Big Chop”?

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Doing the big chop can be a very scary experience! Finally ridding your hair of the relaxer can be a completely liberating experience but for some it can be a nightmare. If you cut your tresses and you are not yet mentally prepared, it can be an experience you will regret. In the following video, I share my big chop experience and give a little advice that may help you…

Your Black Politics: Investigation Finds That Ron Paul Lied About Racist Newsletters

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  Your Black World reports: Newsletters that were signed and distributed under the name of Libertarian candidate, Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas), have been wreaking havoc for his presidential bid — a bid that has suddenly gained momentum in the face of the crumbling GOP field. In the newsletters, he claims that Black people in Watts are “animals,” and specifically, Black men in Washington D.C. are “criminals” or “semi- criminals,” among…

Michael Jackson Tribute Cause Heavy D’s Death?

Michael Jackson Tribute Cause Heavy D’s Death?

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According to TMZ, Heavy D died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis … and a long flight back to L.A. from a Michael Jackson memorial concert may have been a contributing factor.A pulmonary embolism is a blockage of one or more arteries in the lungs — most often caused by blood clots which travel in from other parts of he body. In Heavy’s case, the clot…

John Legend Proposes To Model Chrissy Teigen

John Legend Proposes To Model Chrissy Teigen

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    John Legend and his model partner Chrissy Teigen are engaged. The Green Light singer, 32, popped the question to his new fiancée, 26, while holidaying in the Maldives last week. A representative confirmed their plans to wed.   Read More.

Aunt Viv Says: Will Smith is still an egomaniac and has not grown up!’

Aunt Viv Says: Will Smith is still an egomaniac and has not grown up!’

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        The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air cast reunion photo posted by Will Smith on his Facebook page sparked fond memories for most. But one former cast member- notably absent from the shot- was not so happy to see the reference to that chapter of her career. Janet Hubert – who played Will Smith’s aunt Vivian in the sitcom, has rubbished rumours sparked by the picture, saying:…

Officials Condemn Nigerian Bombings

Officials Condemn Nigerian Bombings

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Jos, Nigeria CNN — A government official condemned Monday the series of Christmas Day attacks on churches in Nigeria that killed 35 people, blaming an extremist group that has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the last two years. “The latest mindless and cowardly attacks by Boko Haram members specifically directed at churches were premeditated,” said retired Gen. Andrew Azazi, the national security adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, in a…

Gunman Decides Not To Rob The 76ers’ Lou Williams, Lets Williams Treat Him For Fast Food Instead

Gunman Decides Not To Rob The 76ers’ Lou Williams, Lets Williams Treat Him For Fast Food Instead

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    While stopped in his car  on Christmas Eve, Sixers guard Lou Williams was approached by a man with a gun. The situation was deflated when the gunman recognized Williams and commended him for his work in the community. Williams said he treated the man to a meal at a local fast food restaurant by giving him some money. “A guy tried to rob me but decided not to…

Minimum Wage Increases in Eight States

Minimum Wage Increases in Eight States

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    According to Money.com, workers in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington will see their pay increase “between 28 and 37 cents per hour on Jan. 1, thanks to state laws requiring that minimum wage keeps pace with inflation.” The new minimum wage will range from $7.64 per hour in Colorado, to $9.04 in Washington. The increase will also be a boost for the economy because low-wage workers…

Common’s “Hell on Wheels”Coming Back For Second Season

Common’s “Hell on Wheels”Coming Back For Second Season

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    Common’s hit Western, “Hell on Wheels,” has been picked up for a second season according to The Hollywood Reporter. After debuting in November to an impressive 4.4M viewers, AMC has decided to continue their adventure into the wild west with the conscious rapper. “Hell on Wheels” is the fifth of six original AMC series to go beyond the “freshman” season. The show was originally the most popular series…

Will and Jada Sell Their Hawaii Mansion for $6.5 Million Profit

Will and Jada Sell Their Hawaii Mansion for $6.5 Million Profit

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    Will and Jada Pinkett Smith are ending the year with a little extra cash in the bank after selling their seven-acre Hawaii vacation home for a cool $20 million. The celeb couple bought the 2,200-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in Kauai for only $13.5 million in December 2009, which means the pair are walking away with a $6.5 million profit off the home in only two years. Source.

Four Women Bodies Found In Detroit Car Trunks Linked To Online Dating Ads

Four Women Bodies Found In Detroit Car Trunks Linked To Online Dating Ads

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    Detroit police are investigating the death of two women whose bodies, burned beyond recognition, were found in the trunk of a car on fire early Christmas Day. Less than a week earlier, the bodies of another two women were found in the trunk of a car parked at a vacant dwelling, Detroit police said. Three of the four victims were linked to online ads that “specifically dealt with…

Man Throws Bowling Ball at Woman Because She Refuses Drink

Man Throws Bowling Ball at Woman Because She Refuses Drink

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    Omar Sheree Stevenson is the reason I answer to street harassment no matter how annoying or inappropriate it is. The 33-year-old was at a bowling alley in Rock Hill, SC, recently, and when a woman refused to allow him to buy her drinks he threw a bowling ball at her—-striking her in the head. Witnesses say Stevenson threw the 12-pound bowling ball at the woman while she was…

Gone, But Not Forgotten: The Celebrity & Notable Deaths in 2011

Gone, But Not Forgotten: The Celebrity & Notable Deaths in 2011

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    We lost many great people from the worlds of music, sports, entertainment, and activism in 2011. Let’s take a moment to remember the notable folks and celebrities who passed away this year. via UPTOWN Magazine » Gone, But Not Forgotten: The Celebrity & Notable Deaths in 2011 » UPTOWN Magazine.

Beyonce and Jay-Z Have a Dance Party in New York City

Beyonce and Jay-Z Have a Dance Party in New York City

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    Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the streets of New York City this weekend for a little holiday partying and dancing. The superstar couple was spotted spending some QT together at New York City’s W.I.P. Work in Progress in the lower level of club Greenhouse, reports PEOPLE. The proud parents-to-be were seen letting loose on the dance floor together to tunes spun by Q-Tip, who was deejaying for the night….

English Teacher Stabs Other Teacher With Screwdriver 16 Times

English Teacher Stabs Other Teacher With Screwdriver 16 Times

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    A high school English teacher is in big trouble after allegedly stabbing another teacher with a screwdriver.  The incident occurred after a disagreement over a meeting and the other teacher is in the hospital.  The school was locked down after Ronette Ricketts, a 40-year old woman, attacked Cynthia Glozier, a 54-year old English teacher at Poughkeepsie High School.