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March 16, 2012

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Are You Talking Too Much?

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Far too often I’ve run across situations in which someone’s significant other cheated on them with a childhood friend or a relative. While there is no excuse for this extreme deception, I’ve oftentimes questioned my clients about conversations they have with their “inner circle” regarding their relationship. Below are 3 relationship topics you may want to cease discussing with your “inner circle”.   1. Good sex. Bragging about good sex…

Teacher and School Board President Get Into an All-Out Brawl

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You don’t expect to see teachers fist fighting with school board presidents, especially when they are both supposed to be mature adults.  But anything can happen these days, especially in Philadelphia. Setting a perfect example for the children at Chester High School, two women got into a big fight, right in front of the kids. “She was shoving me and I was asking her to please back up off of…

Founder of Roc-A-Fella Founder Pleads Guilty to Drug Distribution Charges

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Kareem Burke, one of the founders of Roc-A-Fella records, had pleaded guilty on charges that he distributed marijuana.   The 38-year old was part of a sting operation that led to the incarceration of over 50 people during a series of raids designed to halt the sale of marijuana in New York and Florida.   The feds captured over $2 million and 360 pounds of marijuana. Burke faces up to…

Finally Memphis Steps Up,Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street

Finally Memphis Steps Up,Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street

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  Forty-four years ago civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of  the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.  Now nearly half a century later, the city of Memphis will finally rename the one-mile stretch of Linden Avenue to Dr. M.L. King Jr. on the anniversary, April 4, of his brutal murder, reports CNN. Streets named after the slain leader can be found across the…

Obama Presidential Bumper Sticker, “Don’t Re-Nig”

Obama Presidential Bumper Sticker, “Don’t Re-Nig”

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  Playing on the word renege, which means to go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract, according to Merriam-Webster, the ever-hateful anti-Obama masses seem to have come up with yet another way to disparage not only the President, but also African Americans. Circulating on Facebook, a picture of a bumper sticker, reading, “Don’t Re-Nig In 2012,” (pictured left) is making feverish rounds. While Obama’s iconic red, blue, and white…

Cadmium Intake Linked To The Risk of Breast Cancer risk

Cadmium Intake Linked To The Risk of Breast Cancer risk

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  In a finding that strengthens the link between environmental pollutants and rising rates of breast cancer, new research finds that women whose diets contain higher levels of cadmium are at greater risk of developing breast cancer than those who ingest less of the industrial chemical in their food. Cadmium, a heavy metal long identified as a carcinogen, leaches into crops from fertilizers and when rainfall or sewage sludge deposit…

Oprah Takes Heat for Letting Whitney’s Family Off the Hook

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Oprah Winfrey secured a big win for her television network by getting an interview with Bobbi Kristina, daughter of Whitney Houston.  The interview has come under fire from critics who said that Oprah’s friendship with the Houston family got in the way of her asking the hard questions. Some are saying that Winfrey should have addressed the allegations of Whitney’s sister-in-law, who said that the singer was murdered.  Instead, Winfrey…

Rihanna Explains Why She Wanted to Work with Chris Brown Again

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Rihanna has taken a hit for deciding to get back together with her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown.  But she isn’t hearing any of the haters on this one and told the media that she chose to work with Brown because she feels that he’s one of the hottest R&B artists out right now. I reached out to him about doing ‘Birthday Cake’ because that’s the only person that really — it…