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January 12, 2012

Nicki Minaj Plans To Make Her Way into the Fashion World

Nicki Minaj Plans To Make Her Way into the Fashion World

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    She certainly has her own unique style down pat, and soon music sensation Nicki Minaj will have her very own fashion line. According to The New York Times, the “Super Bass” singer’s manager Cortez Bryant revealed that his client is interested in branching out into the style world.“ A priority of his, Mr Bryant said in a phone interview, is to negotiate a deal with a fashion house…

Lil Wayne ‘s Memoir ‘Gone Till November’ Scheduled To Release In November

Lil Wayne ‘s Memoir ‘Gone Till November’ Scheduled To Release In November

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Well, it was only a matter of time before this happened. This month Lil Wayne rolled out his first clothing line Trukfit, and before the year ends the New Orleans native will release his first memoir, “Gone Till November.” The book will give fans an in-depth look at the eight months Weezy spent behind bars at New York’s Rikers Island complex for a gun possession charge. The memoir is scheduled…

2012 Essence Music Festival Lineup Announced

2012 Essence Music Festival Lineup Announced

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    NEW ORLEANS — Newly engaged queen of soul Aretha Franklin is headlining this summer’s Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, and its other top performers include Mary J. Blige, Fantasia, Stephanie Mills, Charlie Wilson and Keyshia Cole. The event, scheduled for July 6-8, is billed as one of the largest gatherings of black artists in the country. As in years past, musical performances will be held at the…

Iraq War Vet Captures LA County Sheriff Deputy Punching Special Needs Woman In The Face (VIDEO)

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Your Black World reports: Veteran Germaine Reed was on the bus in Los Angeles when he captured some disturbing footage on his cell phone. Reed, recently home after serving six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, recorded a Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy punching a woman with special needs. After the deputy realized that he was being recorded, he tried to intimidate him in to turning over his cell phone…

Mom Forces Teen Son to Wear Sign of His Crimes In Public

Mom Forces Teen Son to Wear Sign of His Crimes In Public

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      After Dynesha Lax’s 14-year-old received a slap on the wrist for various crimes, she decided to take the law into her own hands. The Fort Wayne, Indiana teen was ordered by his mother to stand on a busy street for two hours with the following sign hanging around his neck: “I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don’t follow the law.” “I decided he broke the…

New York State Health Department Launches Probe Into Blue Ivy Carter’s Birth

New York State Health Department Launches Probe Into Blue Ivy Carter’s Birth

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    Beyoncé and Jay-Z kept their daughter Blue’s birth under tight security, but now the state is looking into complaints that Lenox Hospital coddled the celebrity couple while keeping other new parents from visiting their newborns. Days after baby Blue’s birth, the Health Department said that there had been at least two families that complained that the posh Lenox Hill Hospital gave out preferential treatment. Though Beyoncé and her…

Will Smith to Host Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Will Smith to Host Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

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    Black Like Moi reports: Divorce or no divorce, come rain, sleet or snow,  superstar Will Smith and the family never miss a Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. This year, he’ll be the man facing the green slime and screaming kids as the host of the wildly popular shindig that honors Nick’s brightest stars and the musicians, actors and singers that the tween crowd love. Nickelodeon announced Wednesday that  Smith…

Police: Mom Committed 4th DUI with Children in Car

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  An Arlington Heights woman is due in court Feb. 27 after she allegedly drove home drunk from a restaurant with her two children in the car, police said. Jennifer L. Dean, 31, of the 900 block of North Yale Avenue, was charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated driving while her license was revoked and two counts of child endangerment. She was also charged with driving an uninsured motor vehicle. This…

Luther Campbell Calls Mitt Romney “Racist”

Luther Campbell Calls Mitt Romney “Racist”

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      Raunchy rap icon Luther Campbell offers a damning assessment of the leading Republican presidential nominees in a recent column for the Miami New Times. The former 2 Live Crew frontman writes that he’s dismayed at today’s candidates from the party of Abraham Lincoln, a party that he says once “stood up for African-Americans.” Campbell is no stranger to politics. Last year, he launched an unsuccessful bid for…

Kirsten West Savali: Why The U.S. Should Legalize Prostitution

Kirsten West Savali: Why The U.S. Should Legalize Prostitution

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    By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World Barbara Terry pictured, 52, is a mother of four children – two of which she has lovingly sent off to college, after raising them as a single mother. After 30 years of back-breaking work, she is on the verge of purchasing a home in Upstate New York, embarking on the much-deserved retirement leg of her life’s journey.SEE ALSO: Haiti: Life Beyond…