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January 19, 2012

Newt Gingrich’s Wife Says He Wanted an Open Marriage

Newt Gingrich’s Wife Says He Wanted an Open Marriage

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World When it comes to Republicans running for president, the only thing worse than a nasty mistress is a disgruntled ex-wife.  Newt Gingrich knows this very well, as his second (not first) ex-wife recently told ABC News that Gingrich is not exactly the kind of family values man that America seeks when it comes to the presidency.   Marianne Gingrich, who says she is…

Mayweather Donates $100,000 To Breast Cancer Group

Mayweather Donates $100,000 To Breast Cancer Group

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    Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has made good on a promise to a Nevada judge to donate $100,000 to a breast cancer support organization. The undefeated prizefighter gave the money Wednesday to officials from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure research and support foundation. The presentation was made during a news event at his gym in Las Vegas. Foundation executive Stephanie Kirby tells The Associated Press the donation…

Say Ain’t So, Jesse Jackson Is A Deadbeat Dad?

Say Ain’t So, Jesse Jackson Is A Deadbeat Dad?

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    In official documents filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by The ENQUIRER, Karin Stanford claims the 70-year-old famed civil rights leader owes $11,694.50 for their daughter Ashley, now 12. Stanford was a top aide with Jackson’s Rainbow PUSHCoalition, and The ENQUIRER ex­posed their long-term extramarital affair in a bombshell world exclu­sive in January 2001. After admitting paternity, the former Democratic presidential hopeful paid court-ordered support…

Swizz Beatz’s Second Job Leads to Lawsuit

Swizz Beatz’s Second Job Leads to Lawsuit

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    It has been revealed that Hip-hop mogul Swizz Beatz is the CEO of the famous file sharing website MegaUpload. And apparently, his former record label, Universal Music Group, is none too pleased with his website, and a huge legal battle is now underway between the two parties. According to the New York Post, the trouble started last year when Swizz persuaded a number of big-name artists like Diddy,…

Aretha Franklin’s Shares Her “Actors Wishlist” For Her New Movie

Aretha Franklin’s Shares Her “Actors Wishlist” For Her New Movie

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    Jennifer Hudson seems to be the obvious choice. On Tuesday, the Queen of Soul’s spokeswoman announced that Franklin is scheduled to meet with “the director and financiers” of “From These Roots” to “discuss her final casting selections for the biopic.” The rep also released Franklin’s short list of casting actor suggestions for the characters who will appear in her story. The 69-year-old diva wants “Big Momma’s House” actress…

Conrad Murray Will Not Have To Pay Damages To Michael Jackson’s Family

Conrad Murray Will Not Have To Pay Damages To Michael Jackson’s Family

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    Conrad Murray will not be forced to pay Michael Jackson’s family any damages despite his conviction for killing the singer. The request for payments was withdrawn yesterday, just days before a hearing set to consider how much the former cardiologist should pay to the late star’s family. Deputy District Attorney David Walgren told a judge he was withdrawing the restitution request after speaking with Jackson’s mother, Katherine, and…

Obama’s ‘Wish List’ of Celebrity Endorsers Includes Some Of Music’s Top Names

Obama’s ‘Wish List’ of Celebrity Endorsers Includes Some Of Music’s Top Names

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    Much like his 2008 campaign, Obama is tapping Hollywood heavyweights to support his re-election. According to The Tennessean , the president has made a “wish list” of celebrity endorsers that include big names such as Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, John Legend, Janelle Monáe, will.i.am, Jamie Foxx, Whoopi Goldberg, India.Arie, Laila Ali, the Roots and MANY more. We’re guessing Obama’s strategy is something like “if ain’t not broke, don’t fix it.” His 2008…

Chris Brown Shoots Down Rihanna Cheating Rumors

Chris Brown Shoots Down Rihanna Cheating Rumors

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   Chris Brown camp was forced to issue a statement that he’s not cheating on Karrueche with Rihanna. Perez Hilton Reports: sources close to Chris’ girlfriend Karrueche Tran came forward and said that she’s “fully aware” of his cheating…but won’t break up with him because of it! Prompting Breezy’s camp to say, “He and Rihanna are just friends. He is with his girlfriend, Karrueche, and is not cheating.” Rihanna tweeted a message about cheating, quoting…

Teacher Who Assigned ‘Slavery’ Math Problems Resigns

Teacher Who Assigned ‘Slavery’ Math Problems Resigns

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    A spokeswoman says a suburban Atlanta teacher has resigned after an investigation over third-grade students being assigned math homework with word problems about slavery. One of the problems read: “Each tree has 56 oranges. If eight slaves pick them equally, then how much would each slave pick?” Another was: “If Frederick got two beatings each day, how many beatings did he get in one week?” Gwinnett County schools…

Dwyane Wade’s $230K Birthday Gift

Dwyane Wade’s $230K Birthday Gift

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    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade turned 30 over the weekend and one special gift he received is getting lots of attention: a 2012 McClaren super car! The car was a gift from a car dealer in the area who lifted the $230K luxury vehicle by crane into a pool at the Setai Hotel in Miami where Common, Rick Ross, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland and Usher congratulated the father…

Preparing To Become A Wife – 10 Tips For Single Women

Preparing To Become A Wife – 10 Tips For Single Women

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    By Tanika Jones Many women dream of that special day. You know the one, where all of the attention is on her in that gorgeous white dress. The flowers, the decorations, the fancy cars and let’s not forget, her Prince Charming. Most women have an idea of what age they will be when Mr. Right asks her to spend the rest of her life with him. She has…

Martin Luther King III Resigns As King Center President

Martin Luther King III Resigns As King Center President

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    Martin Luther King III has resigned as president of the center formed to promote the legacy of his father. The move comes on the heels of another major announcement last week that Bernice King, the surviving daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., was named CEO of the King Center. That position was previously held by Martin King III. The news just a day after the nation…

Rocawear Laid Off Over Half Of Its Employees On The Eve Of Blue Ivy’s Birth

Rocawear Laid Off Over Half Of Its Employees On The Eve Of Blue Ivy’s Birth

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    According to documents filed at the New York Department of Labor, 28 of the 56 workers at the fashion label were let go on January 6. Cuts were made to the men and boys’ division of the hip hop apparel line that the star and his partner, Damon Dash, founded in 1999, citing ‘economic reasons’ as the cause. The New York Post reported that the documents were filed…

Black Pastor Backs Gingrich And Says ‘blacks should be sent back to plantation’

Black Pastor Backs Gingrich And Says ‘blacks should be sent back to plantation’

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    A conservative black preacher has backed Newt Gringrich after the Republican presidential candidate came under fire for saying poor black children should work as janitors. Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who founded a Tea Party organization in South Central L.A, says that Gingrich was 100 per cent correct that blacks lack work ethic and that his own solution was to ‘send them back to the plantation’. ‘One of the…

The Number of Missing Black Women Across the U.S. Is Astounding

The Number of Missing Black Women Across the U.S. Is Astounding

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    A renewed campaign to highlight hundreds of missing African-American women has been launched amid ongoing criticism that less attention is given to their cases by authorities and the media. According to the National Crime Information Center, nearly 40 per cent of those who have disappeared, often in suspicious circumstances, are black. However critics allege that public attention mainly focuses on white women who have vanished. According to the…