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January 7, 2012

New Book Details Frustrations Obamas Have with Advisers, Public Life

New Book Details Frustrations Obamas Have with Advisers, Public Life

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    Your Black World reports A new book is describing some interesting behind-the-scenes interactions between first lady Michelle Obama and her aides.  The book says that Mrs. Obama is a force on policy issues and opinions, putting her into direct conflict with many of the president’s advisers. The book also says that Mrs. Obama was regularly frustrated with the challenges and constraints of a first lady’s life.Jodi Kantor of…

Rihanna The Best-Selling Digital Artist Ever

Rihanna The Best-Selling Digital Artist Ever

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    The Talk That Talk diva has moved an incredible 47.5 million digital downloads since bursting onto the scene in 2005, giving her a comfortable lead over second-place Black Eyed Peas, who have career digital sales of 42.4 million. Eminem trails BEP by just 100,000 for third place with over 42.29 million in sales. Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift came in at fourth and fifth, respectively, with career digital…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won’t See Jail Cell Until June

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won’t See Jail Cell Until June

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    A judge agreed Friday to postpone a jail sentence against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a Las Vegas domestic violence case, allowing the undefeated boxer to make a Cinco de Mayo fight against an as-yet unnamed opponent. The ruling by Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to allow Mayweather to begin his 90-day stint on June 1 came with the fighter’s manager and supporters, including rap star Lil’ Kim…

Kansas House Speaker Apologizes For Calling Michelle Obama “Mrs. YoMama” And Comparing Her To The Grinch

Kansas House Speaker Apologizes For Calling Michelle Obama “Mrs. YoMama” And Comparing Her To The Grinch

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    Kansas House Speaker Mike O’Neal (R-Hutchinson) apologized Thursday for forwarding an email referring to First Lady Michelle Obama as “Mrs. YoMama” and comparing her to the Grinch. The subject line of the email reads “Twins separated at birth?” It includes side-by-side pictures of Michelle Obama and the Grinch with similarly windswept hair. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, the forwarded part of the email reads, “I’m sure you’ll join…

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Severely Burned in House Fire

Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Severely Burned in House Fire

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    Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson was hospitalized on Friday after being severely burned during an early morning fire at his home in a Pittsburgh suburb. Authorities say the fire broke out at about 3 a.m. ET in the kitchen of Wilson’s home in Seven Fields, about 30 minutes north of the city. Flames were visible to firefighters when they arrived on the scene, according to Cranberry Township…

Fans To Sue Conrad Murray Over Emotional Damage

Fans To Sue Conrad Murray Over Emotional Damage

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    The case against Conrad Murray, who was jailed in November over the star’s 2009 death, is due to be heard in the city of Orleans on April 11, lawyer Emmanuel Ludot said. “It’s similar to losing a childhood friend in a traffic accident. Because this death affects you, you have the possibility to file a suit and seek compensation,” Ludot said. The lawyer is acting for around 100…

The Moxie Sophic’s Guide to Interracial Friendships Pt. 3: Faux Pas to Avoid « The Moxie Sophic

The Moxie Sophic’s Guide to Interracial Friendships Pt. 3: Faux Pas to Avoid « The Moxie Sophic

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    Black people have a major public image problem in this country. Stereotypes of African-Americans have influenced the perceptions of those around us. Society unfairly evaluates Black people on the basis the following caricatures: The Thug, Mammy, Sapphire, Magical Negro, or Jezebel. Black people are not creatures from the abyss but normal human beings with goals, values, and dreams like everyone else. These caricatures are dehumanizing and impact our…

Your Black Woman: Mistakenly Deported Teen Has Landed Back on US Soil

Your Black Woman: Mistakenly Deported Teen Has Landed Back on US Soil

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    Your Black World reports. Jakadrien Turner, the 15-year old girl who was accidentally deported to Colombia, has returned to the United States.  She was sent to the country in May after she gave a false name to authorities, who then determined that she was an illegal immigrant. Johnisa Turner, the girl’s mother, said that Jakadrien was on a flight from Atlanta.  She is planning to meet with her…

Jennifer Hudson COVERS The February 2012 Issue Of “GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

Jennifer Hudson COVERS The February 2012 Issue Of “GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

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    In the latest issue of “Good Housekeeping,” slim and trim Jennifer Hudson reveals that she still has food cravings…..and she indulges in them!  Find out her favortie snack inside and she what she says about her fiance and his Valentine’s Day antics. Jennifer Hudson appears happy and carefree on the February issue of “Good Housekeeping.”  She talks about life at home with her Davids, how her son doesn’t…